Elvis Author Alexander

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Elvis Author Alexander was born July 1, 1916, in Arkansas to Charles Alexander, a farmer, and Lilley Alma Edwards Alexander, a homemaker. She died of eclampsia in Stoddard County, Missouri, when Elvis was 11. The family included about six other children.

Mr. Alexander enlisted in the Navy on April 21, 1941. He was a seaman 2nd class when he was killed on the U.S.S. Arizona in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.

Sources: Arkansas birth record; grave marker; Navy muster roll; Missouri death and marriage records. This profile was researched and written on behalf of the U.S.S. Arizona Mall Memorial at the University of Arizona.

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