My arrival in Toulouse
In March 1876 I ran away from Tucson with the help of my nephew Pierre, following the discovery of a project to suppress my husband Richard by illegal means ... So I spent 7 years in this territory where I have acquired a great fortune.
I lived in San Francisco for a while, went around the world and then, around 1883, I moved to Toulouse at No. 12 boulevard de Strasbourg.
Toulouse the "pink" city was for nearly 100 years the capital of the Visigoth kingdom and the historic capital of Languedoc, it is now the capital of the Occitanie region, of the Haute-Garonne department, and is the seat from Toulouse Métropole.
When I arrived in 1883, Toulouse had 140,000 inhabitants. With 466,297 inhabitants on 1 January 2014, Toulouse has become the fourth most populated city in France after Paris, Marseille and Lyon.
Toulouse is the European capital of the aerospace industry with the Airbus sites. It has more than 100,000 students and has become the most dynamic city in France ....
From the 1870s, some major avenues were drilled on the Parisian model. They are lined with large bourgeois buildings and host the first department stores:
At the Capitol, the galleries Lafayette, Au printemps, Au wasting and Lapersonne department stores are the main stores in Toulouse when I arrive in Toulouse..
My life in Toulouse
Toulouse was my final step.
I am listed there in 1886 as a rentière, then in 1891 under the name of Widow Artigue.
In this city, I find my niece Jeanne (daughter of my brother Sébastien) and her daughter Marie who lived on rue des Jardins, but also my sister Rose and her daughter Marie Jeanne who had married Denis Gouzy from Mas d'Azil and their Marie Louise and lived on rue Lafayette.
In 1891, she was not my surprise with the arrival in France of Angélina and her daughters Louise (4 years old) and Anna (2 years old) .... They lived during their stay with my sister Rose ...
Boulevard de Strasbourg vers 1900
1891 census of Angélina and her daughters who lived during their stay in France with Rose who lived with her little daughter Marie Louise.
Even in Toulouse, my judicial affairs have pursued me ....
Indeed, on July 30, 1883, the Toulouse judges summoned me to answer to the judges of the district of Tucson, in the cases opposing Richard to Pierre and to Jean.
Richard, still claiming his right of ownership over my own property, has filed a lawsuit against my nephews Peter and John.
I had to prove that I had made a fortune in my various business activities in Mexico, then in Tucson where I acquired property in my own name.
Then I testified that I had sold my properties to my nephews, and that they were the owners.
The end of the trip .....
It's here in Toulouse that my life ends.
Arriving in 1883, at the age of 71, I died on April 3rd at 2 pm I was 86 years old.
Some time before my death I was staying with my niece Marie, wife of Denis Gouzy, (deceased in 1896),
So I lived with them some time before my death at 5 Boulevard Carnot in Toulouse. (photo below).
The same year, his daughter Marie Louise married Jean Boutiq. They will have a daughter Reine born June 10, 1900. This last married Jean Bousquet in 1925. My little niece Reine, will die in Paris on July 8, 1997.
I rest in peace in the cemetery of Terre Cabade of Toulouse near them ....