Alexander Mapes Alvord
1933 — 2021
Striding down a crowded market street of late 1930's Shanghai, China, four year old Alec Alvord, looks like he can take on the world. With his two big sisters and two big brothers, Alec's parents, Berenice and Emory were on a globe-trotting adventure which included a hearse from NYC converted to a station wagon to fit the whole family. His Dad spent time at Tuskegee Institute working with George Washington Carver on rotation of crops and the replenishing of spent soil with the soybean. Alec's Dad, Emory, would take this knowledge back to Southern Rhodesia, expanding his work as an agricultural missionary, founding an agricultural institute there. Known as "adventurers for God," that is...