Biography of Gus D. Alexander
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Gus D. Alexander, who successfully conducts a confectionery business in East Liverpool, was born in Trippolis, Greece, July 2, 1887, and is the son of Demetrios and Georgia (Tzomis) Alexander.

Demetrios Alexander, deceased, was a farmer and spent his entire life in Greece. His wife resides there. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Alexander, as follows: Alexander, lives in East Liverpool; Paul, died while serving with the Greek army in 1902; Mary, married Anast Petrakis, lives in Greece; Bessie, married Gus Pollas, lives in Greece; Chris, lives in Greece, formerly lived in East Liverpool, where he was engaged in the restaurant business for 16 years; Gus D., the subject of this sketch; Peter, lives in East Liverpool; George, deceased; and Ernest, lives in Alberta, Canada.

Gus. D. Alexander came to America in 1901, after having completed his schooling in his native land. He settled in Chicago, later lived in Pittsburgh, and in 1908 came to East Liverpool. He successfully conducted a restaurant business here for 16 years and since 1924 has conducted his confectionery. He carriers a fine line of candies, fruits, and refreshments. The business is located on Sixth Street.

Mr. Alexander served during the World War with the 166th Headquarters Brigade, 83rd Division. He served in France from May, 1918, until Jan. 1919, and was discharged Feb. 1, 1919. He made a visit to Greece shortly after his discharge from the army and was married there to Miss Effle Rousous. They have haad four children: one died in infancy; James; William Plato, and Georgia. William Plate Alexander was awarded first prize in a perfect baby contest held in East Liverpool on July 31, 1925, and received a silver loving cup.

Mr. Alexander is affiliated with the Greek Church of Youngstown and belongs to the American Legion. He is well and favorably known in East Liverpool.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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