His parents were Charles "Charlie" Read and Mary Alice Cain. I'll have more on them in a separate post. Mary Alice is one of my biggest brick walls. I have not been able to find the names of her parents.
Alvin was the 2nd of 10 children born to Charlie and Mary Alice.
His World War I Draft Card from 5 Jun 1918 is below. This is a nice find, showing his signature, and that he had blue eyes and brown hair.
I am interested to find Alvin in the 1940 US Census when it comes out in a few months.