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Albert Godchaux's Death and Funeral

2 Aug 1924 New Orleans Times-Picayune, p. 1

Insurance Man Stricken While on Visit to Alberta, Canada

Albert Godchaux, 497 Audubon street, well-known business man, and prominent in society, died unexpectedly yesterday at Bamp [Banff], Canada, according to telegraphic information received here last night. Acute heart disease was said to have caused his death.

Mr. Godchaux, with his wife and son, was touring Canada.

The information was telegraphed to the Roosevelt by A. Benaglia, manager, who is in Alberta on vacation. Members of the family also were advised by telegraph of his death.

Mr. Godchaux is the son of the late Leon Godchaux, founder of the Leon Godchaux Clothing Company, Ltd., one of the largest in the South, and for some time was head of that concern, later relinquishing his directorship and engaging in the insurance business.

Mr. Godchaux also was active in civic affairs, and for a number of years was president of the Progressive Union, and for some years was a high figure in its successor, the Association of Commerce.

Relatives here last night were trying to communicate with Mrs. Godchaux.


6 Aug 1924 New Orleans Times-Picayune, p. 13

Body of Albert Godchaux to Reach New Orleans Tomorrow

Arrangements for the funeral of Albert Godchaux, well-known New Orleans Insurance man, were interrupted yesterday when a message was received from Chicago stating that the train which was bearing the body missed connections with the Panama Limited on the Illinois Central. The funeral was planned for today from the train, but due to the delay it has been postponed and will beheld form the Panama Limited tomorrow. Mr. Godchaux had he lived, would have been 54 years old on the day of his funeral. Interment will be in Metairie cemetery.

Messages of condolence have been received by the family form every part of the country, Jules Godchaux said, and “it is very gratifying to the family to know that he is so widely mourned.

Active pallbearers will be:  A. A. Zodiag, Paul L. Godchaux, Edward Godchaux, Charles Godchaux, Jules Godchaux, Emile Godchaux, Walter Godchaux, Harold Mayer, Jake Lengsfield, Harold Danziger and W. E. Mooney.

Honorary pallbearers have been selected as follows: J.J. Herman, Thomas Salvant, Henry Peavy, Solon G. Wilson, E. M. Loeb, Nathan Simmons, J. Goldsmith, Moses Jacobs, John H. Murphy, E. A. Rainold, Harry Falk, Louis M. Cohen, Henry Ladage, Charles Baccarach, Albert E. Wachenheim, E. S. Butler, Earl Jacobs, E. V. Benjamin, Silas I. Hyman, A. J. Mchane, L.F. Martin, Charles Thibodaux, Albert Kraemer, John A. Wogan, Walter Castenedo, W.J. Elger.

Charles Frank, Henry Weber, Philip Lichtenstein, Wilson Williams, J. Stern, Jacob Lobermouth, Mike S. Hart, Alfred Hiller, Leon Godchaux, Jr., Leonard Stern, Gus Katz, S.J. Newman, Leon Pfeifer, J.A. Badger, Leopold Godchaux, P.M. Godchaux, Irving S. Saal, Isidore Hechinger, Frank A. Godchaux, John S. Milton, Fred Montegut, Leon S. Simon, M. J. Hartson, Emile Kuntz, T.F. Cunningham.

Jack Lazard, Max M. Levy, W. H. Lengsfield, H. F. Lengsfield, Martin Behrman, W. W. Bouden, Victor E. Bernard, Ralph M. Pons, Ariel Newman, Victor Endel, Robert Ewing J. L. Ewing, Sidney Garig, J. W. Moses, A. J. Lines, Norman Mayer, Clarence Wiener, Alex Hyman, J. Y. Sanders, F. E. Larue, A. A. Lasseigne, Charles J. Jarvis, Edgar Schwartz, Sam Israel, A. G. Newmayer.

Henry Lazard, W. S. Parker, Edgar Newman, S. J. Shwartz, S. W. Wei, Charles Weinberger, C. S. Fay, Charles Janvier, Emile Kahn, Leigh Carrol, Simon Pfeifer, Jeff Feibelman, A. J. Wolf, F. B. Barnes, Alex Lamm, George J. Glover, R. E. Milling, Sr., J. G. Pepper, J.A. Mioton, John S. Legier, H.A. Blanc, John X. Weggeman, Robert Soniat, J.J. D’Aquin, F. Rivers Richardson. 

Owner/SourceNew Orleans Times-Picayune
DateAug 1924
Linked toAlbert Charles GODCHAUX

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