On February 15, 1950, sixty-three years ago today, Alexander (Sandor) “Alex” Balla (1886-1950), my 2nd great grandfather, died in Beaumont, Jefferson Co., Texas. According to his death certificate, Alexander died from “pyelonephrosis” (or disease of the pelvis of the kidney), which was due to “obstructive prostatitis”, which was due to “secondary anemia.”
Alexander was buried on February 17, 1950 in Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze, Hardin Co., Texas.
Alexander was born in 1886 the son of István Balla (1858-1930) and Eszter Szabó (1857-1925) in Eszény, Szabolcs County, Kingdom of Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Empire, which is now in modern day Ukraine. After immigrating to the United States, he married Julia Molnar (1885-1962) in 1907 in New York. Alexander and Julia had ten children, one of which was Irene Vera Balla (1913-2006), who married Albert Sebok (1903-1968) in 1935 in California.