Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Julius Ellsberry Memorial Park
In honor of Julius Ellsberry of Birmingham
World War II Hero
First Jefferson County Citizen to die for his country at Pearl Harbor while serving aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma December 7, 1941
Location. 33° 32.324′ N, 86° 49.902′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Finley Avenue North one mile east of 13th Place North, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Small plot of land, triangular in shape, about the area of 1/2 city block. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35204, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Birmingham (approx. 1.3 miles away); Smithfield (approx. 1.7 miles away); Jefferson County Courthouses (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Birmingham Public Library / The Linn - Henley Research Library (approx. 1.8 miles away); Police Presence (approx. 1.8 miles away); Jim Crow on the Books (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
Regarding Julius Ellsberry Memorial Park. Julius
On May 31, 1941 he wrote his classmate and friend Dodson Curry a letter requesting a class ring. The full content of the letter was photographed and included here. The original letter is in the archives at the Birmingham Public Library.
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Additional keywords. WWII Purple Heart
Categories. • African Americans • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2010, by Dodson M. Curry of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,673 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on November 17, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on January 31, 2010, by Dodson M. Curry of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.