John Henry Alexander was born to Thomas Taylor and Mary Joye Alexander on April 20, 1920 in Mecklenburg County, N.C. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 until 1945, where he rose to the rank of Sergeant with the 2077th Engineering Aviation Utility Detachment. He married Evelyn Galloway in June 1945 and returned to the Mallard Creek area of Mecklenburg County after being discharged from the army. Alexander was a member of the Derita Volunteer Fire Department and a charter member of the Mallard Creek Volunteer Fire Department. He died in Charlotte, N.C. on March 16, 2006 at the age of 86.
Evelyn Gywn Galloway Alexander was born to Harry Young and Laura Query Galloway on May 1, 1923 in Charlotte, N.C. Galloway graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Education and went on to teach for 39 years in the Cabarrus County School System. She died in Charlotte, N.C. on March 7, 1995 at the age of 72.