WT1c Houston Oliver Wallace

Unknown Sailor

WT1c Houston Oliver Wallace

Houston Oliver Wallace was seven when his father died, leaving his mother with six young children to support.

The 1920 Census, conducted about two years after the death of George Lane Wallace, identified the mother, Camilla Methvin Wallace, as the manager of a farm in Hadley Township, Lafayette County in southwest Arkansas.

Houston, born May 22, 1910, attended school in Buckner, Arkansas, population about 350. He enlisted in the Navy in 1926 and last re-enlisted on July 7, 1939.

Mr. Wallace was a watertender and petty officer first class on the U.S.S. Arizona when he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941.


Sources: The Times of Shreveport, Louisiana; The (Little Rock) Arkansas Gazette; grave markers and cenotaph at Buckner, Louisiana, Memorial Cemetery; Census; Navy muster rolls. 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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