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New Orleans, LASaturday, 21 December 2002


            Jacob E. Alford Jr., a retired insurance and theater executive, died Thursday at Christwood Retirement Community in Covington [St. Tammany Parish, LA]. He was 89. Mr. Alford was born in McComb, Miss., and lived in New Orleans and Metairie for many years before moving to Covington. He graduated from the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha. He was a Navy lieutenant during World War II. He served on the Louisiana Insurance Rating Commission during the administration of former Gov. David Treen. He was vice president of Gulf States Theaters for 20 years. He was a Rotarian and a member of Metairie Country Club.

            Survivors include his wife, Margaret Treppendahl Alford; a son, Robert Steele Alford of New Orleans; a daughter, Elizabeth Marshall Adams of Mandeville; seven grand-children; and three greatgrandchildren.

            A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie, Burial will be private. Schoen Funeral Home in Covington is in charge of arrangements.


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New Orleans, LASaturday, 21 December 2002


            Jacob E. Alford , Jr. at Christwood in Covington, LA on Thursday, December 19, 2002. Age 89 years. Beloved husband of Margaret Treppendahl Alford of Covington, LA. Son of the late Bertha and Jacob Alford of McComb, Mississippi. Father of Elizabeth Marshall Adams of Mandeville, LA and Robert Steele Alford of New Orleans, LA. Brother of the late Louis Alford , Warren Alford , Julius Alford and Ella Quinn Mixon. Also survived by (7) grandchildren and (3) great grandchildren.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the memorial service at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA on Monday, December 23, 2002 at 11:00 o'clock A.M. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, family has requested consideration of donations to either St. Martin's Church, 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA 70001 or Jack Lohman at Christwood, 100 Christwood Blvd., Covington, LA 70433, preferred.

            Schoen Funeral Home, 1414 S. Tyler Street, Covington, LA in charge of arrangements.


Photo from Evergreen Annex Cemetery, Woodville, Wilkinson Co., MS

Permission granted by the photographer, W.D. Anderson


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jacob Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 April 1913 and died 19 December 2002, last residence Covington, Saint Tammany Parish, LA.

            We included the obituaries of his wife, Margaret Treppendahl Alford in Louisiana Obituaries; his brothers James Louis Alford, Julius Mosby Alford (AAFA #0013) and John Warren Alford (AAFA #0194); and his half-sister Ella Quin Alford Mixon in Mississippi Obituaries.

            He was the son of Jacob Elias Alford and Josephine Bertha Egloff. Jacob is designated “Jr.,” implying that he was named after his father, but he reported that his middle name is Egloff, his mother’s maiden name.

      His lineage: Jacob Egloff 1913 MS1, Jacob Elias 1880 MS2, James Thomas 1840 MS3, Julius Caesar 1808 NC4, James 1764 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.