Loretta Mae Jacobs was born on 31 October 1945 in Columbus, Ohio, likely to Edward Ransom and Hazel Loretta (Chapman) Jacobs. Her father was an "inmate" in various institutions for the feeble-minded in Ohio as enumerated in the 1920 and 1930 census. Whether Edward was mentally ill or merely came from a poor family with no other way to care for him except institutionalization, I have no idea. He married Hazel sometime after 1940.
Loretta Mae (Jacobs) married Alexander "Sandy" A. Muir sometime in the 1960s; they had four children. Her daughter's family tree on Ancestry.com indicates Sandy and Loretta divorced after having four children and that Loretta never remarried. A grandson emailed me and said they never divorced.
Loretta Mae died on 18 May 2001. Her last social security benefit check was mailed to an address in Port Barre, Louisiana, but I do not know her exact place of death.
A notice of her death was published in the Opelousas Daily World on May 20, 2001:
Loretta Muir Funeral
Services for Mrs. Loretta Muir, 55, formerly Loretta Jacobs, are incomplete at this time.
Guidry Funeral Home, Inc. of Church Point is in charge of arrangement.
Blogger contact form from Tymmothy Roy
Email exchanges with Tymmothy Roy
Muir Family Tree on Ancestry.com owned by Ancestry member christy_castille
Opelousas Daily World, 20 May 2001
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1935-1933 Muir, Loretta J (Port Barre, LA)
US, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, 266-02-4238
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Number: 266-02-4238; Issue State: Florida; Issue Date: 1967