Mertie Lavina Bjorkgren

#5908, b. Jul 1888, d. 31 Dec 1961
Last Edited:10 Jul 2017
FatherSvante Leonard Bjorkgren b. 16 Oct 1852, d. 8 Jul 1930
MotherGeorgia Kirk Wells b. 12 Apr 1856, d. 31 Aug 1948

Child of Mertie Lavina Bjorkgren and Alvin Luther Hawkins

Outline of Life Events:

EventDescription
BirthMertie Lavina Bjorkgren was born in Jul 1888 at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.1,2
Census1900, daughterShe was enumerated as the daughter of Svant Lenard Bjorkgren (given age 47) on the 1900 Census at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.1
MarriageMertie Lavina Bjorkgren married Alvin Luther Hawkins, son of Lula Hawkins, on 9 Jan 1910 at Tangipahoa Parish, LA.3,4
Census1920Mertie Hawkins (given age 31) was enumerated as the wife of A L Hawkins (given age 32) on the 1920 Census, living at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.5
Census1930Mertie Hawkins (given age 42) was enumerated as the wife of A. L. Hawkins (given age 43) on the 1930 Census. They lived at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.6
Death, WidowShe was left a widow at age 63, when her husband, Alvin Luther, died of pneumonia, after a 2-year illness with lung cancer, on 7 Jun 1952 at Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA.7
DeathMertie L. Hawkins died at age 73 on 31 Dec 1961 probably in Calcasieu Parish, LA.8
BurialShe was buried at Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA.2

Citations:

  1. [S374] 1900 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  2. [S351] Rootsweb Tombstone Transcriptions, Louisiana. Website. Online http://www.rootsweb.com/~cemetery/louisiana/
  3. [S717] LA. Tangipahoa Parish. Marriage index. Tangipahoa Parish Courthouse, Amite City, Tangipahoa, LA, USA.
  4. [S356] Jim Perrin. E-mail message.
  5. [S587] 1920 U.S. Census. LA. Cacasieu Parish. population schedule.
  6. [S376] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  7. [S670] LA. Calcasieu Parish. Death certificate. Louisiana Secretary of State, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
  8. [S169] Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1960. Website. Online http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/…