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Edward Abdalla
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1908
St. Landry Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1987
Lafayette Parish
Louisiana, USA

ABDALLA, Edward, businessman, civic leader. Born, Opelousas, La., November 11, 1908; son of George and Jas-mine Hasham Abdalla. Education: local schools; Gulfport (Miss.) Military Academy, graduated 1927. Married Irma Belle Poché. Children: Carolyn Ann, Edward IV. Career: worked in father's store in Opelousas; opened Abdalla's, a Lafayette clothing store, in 1933. World War II veteran. Instituted Home and Trade Show which es-tablished the New Hope Center for retarded children. Sponsored annual 4-H Club banquet for more than thirty years and "Policeman of the Month" award. Served as chairman of Boy and Girl Scouts' drives. Originated the annual Christmas parade; reigned as King Gabriel XXIX in the city's carnival; received the 1964 Lafayette Civic Cup Award; president, Abdalla's Lafayette, Inc. Member: American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Sideline Club, Chamber of Commerce, Retail Merchants' Committee, Young Men's Business Club. Died, Lafayette, La., April 4, 1987; interred Calvary Cemetery.

Sources: Lafayette Daily Advertiser, obituary, April 5, 1987 
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  George Abdalla (1866 - 1951)
  Jasemine H. Abdalla (1882 - 1976)
  Irma Belle Poche Abdalla (1913 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery
Lafayette Parish
Louisiana, USA
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Record added: Jan 26, 2013
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Edward Abdalla
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Edward Abdalla
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Edward Abdalla
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