Wendell Theodore Alley, I
was born in Cedar Creek, Delta County, TX at the home of Dudley & Ethel
(Kerbow) Robertson, his uncle & aunt. He was the second child of
Edgar Lee Alley, Sr. & Florence (Kerbow) Alley. His older brother was
Edgar Lee Alley, Jr. His mother died when his younger brother, Lawrence
Elwin Alley, was born. His father died less than 2 years later & the 3
boys went to live with their uncle & aunt, Willie & Odie Alley & son,
Wendell attended schools
in Long Taw, Klondike, Liberty Grove & Cooper. In 1940, he went to
Wyoming to a CC Camp*.
In Feb. 1943, he joined
the army 82nd Airborne. In Dec. 1943, he was shipped to ETO. In Europe
he participated in 4 major battles, including Normandy & was awarded 4
bronze stars for those campaigns. After the war, he was shipped back to
the states & he arrived at the separation center in Jefferson Barracks,
MO, 21 Dec, 1945.
He married Doris Lee (Toon)
Wright in Feb, 1946 & they made their home in Delta Co, TX. Wendell was
a rancher & horse trainer. He was an officer in the Delta County Rodeo
Assoc. for many years. He also worked as a farm machinery mechanic
several years & later drove a butane delivery truck. He was elected
Delta County Justice of Peace & held that job 20 years.
He died at his home in
Hickory Grove, Delta Co, TX.
Wendell & Doris Lee
Alley's children were: Linda Ellen Wright, Wendell Theodore Alley II,
Denis Lee Alley, Odie Rebecca Alley, Sheila Sue Alley, Lawrence Kevin
Alley. (bio by: Doris L. Toon Alley)
^ CC [s/b CCC - Civilian
[courtesy of Doris L. (Toon) Alley]
Grave marker for
Wendell T. Alley in Plot #72, Space 2 of the Liberty Grove Cemetery,
Liberty Grove (Delta county), Texas.
In 1943 Pvt Alley was on
Detached service during the Tennessee Maneuvers. with 2nd Army Maneuver
#3 at Camp Forrest, TN.
In March 1944, Pvt was on
the Advanced Detail sent from Camp Cromore, Ireland to setup the new
encampment in Nottingham, England.
T/5 Alley appeared on the
Service Company roster published with te company photo in
Frankfurt, Germany in 1945.