Alexander "Sandy" A. Muir was born on 19 August 1934 in Lake Arthur, Louisiana, to Henry "Jack" and Armitar Ormmueth (Alleman) Muir. He was their third son. A year after his birth the family lived in Los Angeles, California, but by 1940 they were back in Louisiana, living in Rayne. His father worked as a truck driver.
Sandy was drafted into the U.S. Army on 19 August 1951 and discharged on 22 August 1954. His period of military service overlapped with the Korean Conflict. His grandson believes he served with the 19th Cavalry during World War II, but I am not sure how this is possible as he would have 11 years old at the end of that war.
Sometime after he was discharged, he married Loretta Mae Jacobs and they had four children.
His daughter's family tree on Ancestry.com indicates Sandy and Loretta divorced after having four children and that Sandy remarried and had a son. I have no found no source documentation to verify this. A grandson of Sandy and Loretta contacted me and said they never divorced.
Sandy Muir died on 21 August 1998. His last Social Security benefit check was mailed to an address in Port Barre, Louisiana, but I do not know his exact place of death.
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Rayne, Acadia, Louisiana; Roll: T627_1377; Page: 23B; Enumeration District: 1-1
Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, page 9
Blogger contact form from Tymmothy Roy
Email exchanges with Tymmothy Roy
Muir Family Tree on Ancestry.com owned by Ancestry member christy_castille
US, Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010, 1998 Muir, Alexander A.
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1935-1993 Muir, Alexander A. (Port Barre, LA)
US, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, 437-44-7032
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Number: 437-44-7032; Issue State: Louisiana