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Lafargue family of Marksville, Louisiana

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  Alfred Briggs Irion (1833-1903) — of Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La. Born near Evergreen, Avoyelles Parish, La., February 18, 1833. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Louisiana secession convention, 1860; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1864-65; newspaper editor; planter; delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1879; Judge, Louisiana Circuit Court of Appeals, 1880-84; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 6th District, 1885-87. Slaveowner. Died in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., May 21, 1903 (age 70 years, 92 days). Interment at Baptist Cemetery, Evergreen, La.
  Relatives: Father of Annie Winn Irion (1860-1890; who married Adolphe Jolna Lafargue (1855-1917)); grandfather of Alvan Lafargue; great-grandfather of Malcolm Emmett Lafargue.
  Political family: Lafargue family of Marksville, Louisiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Adolphe Jolna Lafargue (1855-1917) — also known as Adolphe Lafargue — Born in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., October 3, 1855. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1892-99; district judge in Louisiana, 1899, 1912-16 (10th District 1899, 14th District 1912-16). French ancestry. Died in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., January 24, 1917 (age 61 years, 113 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Pierre Adolphe Lafargue (1818-1869) and Zepherine Michel (Zorich) Lafargue; married 1878 to Annie Winn Irion (1860-1890; daughter of Alfred Briggs Irion (1833-1903)); father of Alvan Lafargue; grandfather of Malcolm Emmett Lafargue.
  Political family: Lafargue family of Marksville, Louisiana.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Alvan Lafargue (1883-1963) — of Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish, La. Born in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., October 14, 1883. Physician; mayor of Sulphur, La., 1926-38. Catholic. French ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus; Rotary; Woodmen of the World. Died in Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish, La., February 11, 1963 (age 79 years, 120 days). Interment at Orange Grove Cemetery, Lake Charles, La.
  Relatives: Son of Adolphe Jolna Lafargue (1855-1917); uncle of Malcolm Emmett Lafargue; grandson of Alfred Briggs Irion.
  Political family: Lafargue family of Marksville, Louisiana.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Malcolm Emmett Lafargue (1908-1963) — also known as Malcolm E. Lafargue — of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. Born in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, La., November 4, 1908. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, 1945-50; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1950. Episcopalian. French ancestry. Member, Federal Bar Association; Sigma Nu; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Died in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., March 28, 1963 (age 54 years, 144 days). Interment at Centuries Memorial Park, Shreveport, La.
  Relatives: Son of Martha Elizabeth (O'Bannon) Lafargue (1879-1969) and Edwin Louis Lafargue (1881-1922); married, December 19, 1931, to Jewett Todd; nephew of Alvan Lafargue; grandson of Adolphe Jolna Lafargue (1855-1917); great-grandson of Alfred Briggs Irion.
  Political family: Lafargue family of Marksville, Louisiana.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
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