|Birth: ||Dec. 27, 1841|
|Death: ||Jan. 13, 1907|
Captain Alcide Albert, one of the oldest steamboatmen on the Mississippi River and known and highly esteemed by all rivermen making New Orleans their headquarters, died at his residence, 804 Foucher Street, at the age of 65 years.
Engaged in steamboating since 1863.
At the outbreak of war, joined the Confederate Army as a member of the Crescent City Guards, Company A, 5th Louisiana Infantry, Captain Hall being in command of the company. In 1863 he was disabled at Little Creek after being struck by a limb of a tree which was torn from the tree by a shot from Federal forces. One arm was broken and the other bruised. He came to New Orleans on furlough and before he could recover the Federals captured New Orleans. Captain Albert did not return to the Army but started in the steamboat business, which he followed until the time of his death.
About nine years ago while on the steam St. James, which was unloading at the New Orleans wharf, a roustabout accidentally dropped a keg of molasses, striking Captain Albert on the neck, causing a fracture of the spinal cord, from which injury the Captain never fully recovered. He continued making trips on the river until a short time ago.
Captain Albert's first steamboating was on the steamer Star under the late Captain Greathouse. After that he saw service on the Fawn, Assumption, Henry Tete, Belle of the Coast, Bradish Johnson, Paul Tulane, Oliver Beirne, Mary Ida, Blue Wing No. 3, Soully, Ouachita, Bannock City, Key West, and numerous other boats.
Survived by his wife, the former Susan Schutz, two sons, Edward J. and A.A. Albert, a daughter, Mrs. A.J. Reynolds, and seven grandchildren.
Plot: Section 106, Lot 111-112 (no headstone)
Created by: Barbara Munson
Record added: May 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70466044