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 Albert Sebok

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Albert Sebok

  • Birth 26 Feb 1903 Hungary
  • Death 5 Jan 1968 Orange, Orange County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Kountze, Hardin County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 22571634

Albert Sebok (1903-1968), better known as "Popo" to his family, was born in Szekal Zsombor, Hungary, the son of Frank Sebok (1875-1951) and Roza Peto (1871-1937). As a young boy, his father moved his family to Budapest, where they breifly lived and where his father was a cobbler (or shoomaker).

In 1905, Albert and his mother left Hungary to join his father in the United States. They departed from Fiume, Austria-Hungary aboard the Carpathia, and arrived on the 20 November 1905 in New York. Soon after their arrival, they traveled to East Chicago, Lake Co., Indiana, where his father was living and awaiting their arrival. It was here that Albert's only surviving sibling, Emma, was born; and where Albert worked as a delivery boy for a bakery. Albert and his family remained in East Chicago until 1919, after which they lived in Gary, Lake Co., Indiana for about a year. In November of 1920, Albert moved with his parents and sister to Fontana, San Bernardino Co., California, where they remained until September 1926, after which they lived in San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., California, where Albert's father owned and opperated a general store.

In 1930, Albert began working for Santa Fe Railroad as a boilermaker. After working in this profession for about five years, he decided it was time that he married, and he knew he wanted to marry an Hungarian woman. The wife of one of the men he worked with had a niece, Irene Vera Balla (1913-2006), that was perfect for him. When she came out to visit her aunt and uncle, she met Albert when he came over for dinner. They began to date, and on the 17 June 1935, he married Irene in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California. Albert and Irene had three children between 1936 and 1948: Alberta, Julia Earl, and Paul.

Throughout their marriage, Albert and Irene lived in California, Texas, and Florida, where Albert was employed as a boilermaker, which he remained in through the early 1960's, working for Southern Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad, in addition to Santa Fe. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Boiler Makers. After his retirement from the railroad, Albert worked for Kellog repairing boliers, then as a janitor, and then as a nightwatchmen for a Glass Company.

In December of 1967, Albert came down with pneumonia. He passed away on the 5 January 1968 at Orange Memorial Hospital in Orange, Orange Co., Texas from congestive heart failure brought on by pneumonia. His funeral was held on the 7 January 1968; and he was buried in Old Hardin Cemetery, next to his wife's parents. Rest in Peace Popo!


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  • Created by: William
  • Added: 30 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22571634
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Sebok (26 Feb 1903–5 Jan 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22571634, citing Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze, Hardin County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by William (contributor 46827275) .