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Charles Ira Alexander
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Birth: Dec. 20, 1920
Darlington County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 9, 1979
South Carolina, USA

Ira was a son of Charles Engram "Charlie" Alexander and Ida Eula Jeffords Alexander known as "Ida".

He married the former Allien U. Odom in Darlington County April 28, 1957 when he was 36, and she was 34.

They resided on Indian Branch Road near Darlington.

Ira became a United States Army Corporal who served during World War II. His enlistment information is as follows. Enlistment date: September 5, 1942 (age 21). Enlistment location: Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. Enlistment rank: Private. Enlistment branch: Warrant Officers, USA. Term of enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law.

Other enlistment information was of a more personal nature. Education: four years of high school. Civil occupation: unskilled occupations in manufacture of paper goods. Marital status: single, with dependents. Height: 67". Weight: 170 lbs.

Ira's photo in uniform comes from an unknown source publication seemingly named "World War II Young American Patriots" in a section pertaining to Hartsville area military. Date not known. Information from the part on Ira is exactly as printed. "Cpl. U.S. Army 47th A. A. Artillery. Born Dec. 20, 1920. Entered service Sep. 18, 1942, Ft. McClellan, Ala.; Charleston, S.C.; Camp Stewart, Ga.; San Francisco, Calif.; Guadalcanal; Emirau Island; Luzon, Leyte; Camp Gordon, Ga. Awarded 4 BS, G Cond. M., VM, Amer., AP. Disch. Jan. 1, 1946. Attended Hartsville H.S. Protestant. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Alexander, Rt. 2, Darlington, S.C.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Engram Alexander (1871 - 1949)
  Ida Eula Jeffords Alexander (1881 - 1949)
 
 Spouse:
  Allien U. Odom Alexander (1922 - 2003)
 
 Siblings:
  Hamilton Earl Alexander (1909 - 1983)*
  Eula Myrtle Alexander (1912 - 1916)*
  Woodrow Wilson Alexander (1914 - 1990)*
  Daniel Allen Alexander (1918 - 1927)*
  Charles Ira Alexander (1920 - 1979)
  Sallie Louise Alexander Newsome (1928 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Darlington Memory Gardens
Hartsville
Darlington County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Val McGinness
Record added: Oct 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60789261
Charles Ira Alexander
Added by: Val McGinness
 
Charles Ira Alexander
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Charles Ira Alexander
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