63 Years Ago Today

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 Balla Death Certificate
Alexander Balla Death Certificate

Alexander was buried on February 17, 1950 in Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze, Hardin Co., Texas.

Alexander & Julia Balla Headstone in Old Hardin Cemetery
Alexander & Julia Balla Headstone in Old Hardin Cemetery

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.

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2 thoughts on “63 Years Ago Today

  1. Thank You for this. It is so nice that you have all that information available, so many people don’t know anything about their great grandparents except maybe a nickname. Nice that you remembered him.
    Take Care.
    Jose

    1. I was lucky to have my great grandmother Irene (his daughter) in my life for so long that I did. She provided me an awareness of my 2nd great grandparents, as well as my 3rd great grandparents.

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