Boston Newspaper - 1933
contributed by Eileen Avery

Mother of War Hero Dead

Mrs. Elizabeth Avery, Cambridge Gold Star mother and a resident there for nearly 40 years, was mourned in death today by hundreds of friends in the Central Square section. Mrs. Avery died yesterday at her home, 36 Cottage
Street, to which she moved several years ago after many years resident in Pearl Street, nearby.

She was the mother of Joseph Avery, who was killed in action during the Chateau-Thierry drive of 1918, and two years ago made the trip to France with other Gold Star mothers for a visit to his grave.
Four other sons and three daughters survive. The sons are Henry, representative of an American rubber concern in India; David, of Buffalo, N.Y.; James, of Cambridge, and Abraham, of Belmont.
The daughters are Mrs. Mary Avery Richards, of Belmont, Mrs. Clara (Claire) Avery Curran, of Dorchester and Miss Charlotte Avery, of Whittier, California.
Another daughter, the late Mrs. Leah Avery Shea of Cambridge, died several years ago. Funeral services will be held Thursday with a solemn high mass of requiem at Blessed Sacrament Church, Pearl Street, Cambridge.


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