Alfred Leonard Bjorkgren

#5907, b. 3 Oct 1885, d. 17 Dec 1925
Last Edited:13 May 2017
FatherSvante Leonard Bjorkgren1 b. 16 Oct 1852, d. 8 Jul 1930
MotherGeorgia Kirk Wells1 b. 12 Apr 1856, d. 31 Aug 1948

Outline of Life Events:

BirthAlfred Leonard Bjorkgren was born on 3 Oct 1885 at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.2,3
Census1900, sonHe was enumerated as the son of Svant Lenard Bjorkgren (given age 47) on the 1900 Census at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.3
DraftRegAlfred Leonard Bjorkgren was required to register for the third draft of World War I, held on 12 Sep 1918. At that time, he was living in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. His occupation was Farmer, working for himself, in Ponchatoula. He gave his father, S. L. Bjorkgren, as his nearest relative. Alfred was described as tall and of medium build, with blue eyes and brown hair.4
Census1920, sonAlfred Bjorkgren (given age 35) was enumerated as a son of S L Bjorkgren (given age 68) on the 1920 Census, living at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.5
DeathAlfred Leonard Bjorkgren died at age 40 of heart failure due to a chronic gall bladder infection, following an operation for stomach trouble, on 17 Dec 1925 at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA. He had been gored by a bull about a year earlier.1,6
BurialHe was buried at Wetmore Cemetery in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.7,2


  1. [S595] Louisiana Secretary of State, Baton Rouge, LA, USA. death certificate.
  2. [S357] Wetmore Cemetery. Tangipahoa, LA, USA. Headstone.
  3. [S374] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S273] "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918."
  5. [S375] 1920 U.S. census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S354] Martha Bjorkgren, interview. various dates.
  7. [S404] The Enterprise. Ponchatoula, La.