Edna Pontellier

Apr 12, 1864 - Jun 4, 1893

A young woman, age 29, drowned in the ocean of Grand Isle yesterday, June 4th. Edna Pontellier, a Kentucky born Presbyterian had married into the Catholic Pontellier family. It is not clear if Mrs. Pontellier drowned from inability to swim or from suicide. Her husband, Leonce Pontellier stated, “she seemed ‘just fine’ when he sent her off on a short vacation while the finishing touches h