PVT David Delton Evans,

Unknown Sailor

PVT David Delton Evans

David Delton Evans was born June 18, 1918 in Louisiana and possibly in New Orleans. His mother, Nina Mae Grantham Evans, was a homemaker, and his father, Warren Evans, a laborer at a truck farm.

The father died in March 1920, leaving the widow with three young children in St. Tammany 50 miles north of New Orleans.

Young Mr. Evans began serving in the Fleet Marine Corps Reserves in New Orleans in 1935. 

He enlisted in active duty on Oct. 11, 1940, and was a private on the U.S.S. Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.

Mr. Evans was survived by his widow, Faye.


Sources: The Times of Shreveport, Louisiana; Census; Marine muster rolls; father’s grave marker. Marine photo.

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