Art Alexakis

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Alexakis in 2006, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Arthur Paul Alexakis

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 12, 1962

*father – Greek
*mother – English, German, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

Art Alexakis is an American singer and composer. He is the singer, songwriter, and guitarist of rock band Everclear.

He was raised by his mother in Mar Vista Gardens, California. His paternal grandparents were Greek immigrants.

Art’s paternal grandfather was named Elias Alexakis, later Louis Apostolus Alexakis.

Art’s paternal grandmother was named Vaseleke/Vassikley “Bessie” Kehos.

Art’s maternal grandfather was Emmett/Emmitt Floyd Vess (the son of Pinkney Elcanah Vess and Cora Nevada Moffitt). Emmitt was born in North Carolina. Pinkney was the son of Andrew Logan “Andy” Vess and Lucy Malinda “Linna”/Lindy Halford. Cora was the daughter of The Rev. James Ivy Moffitt and Nancy E. Murphy.

Art’s maternal grandmother was Sophronia Elizabeth Morris (the daughter of Charles Lee Morris, Jr. and Garnelia Elizabeth “Garnie” Walker). Sophronia was born in North Carolina. Charles was the son of Charles Lee “Charlie” Morris and Elizabeth Kyle. Garnelia was the daughter of Arminda Sophronia Walker.

Sources: Marriage record of Art’s parents –

Naturalization record of Art’s paternal grandfather, Elias Alexakis –

Art’s paternal grandfather, Elias Alexakis/Louis Apostolus Alexakis, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogies of Art’s maternal grandparents, Emmett/Emmitt Floyd Vess and Sophronia Elizabeth (Morris) Vess –

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