William R. Lowman

Private, 321st Inf., Co. B, 81st Div. Born in Burke County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lowman. Husband of Mrs. Ivey Lowman. Entered the service May 25, 1918, at Morganton, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Sevier, S. C. Was sent to Base Hospital at Camp



Albert F. Garrou

Sergt., Air Service, Co. 16th 4th Regt.; of Burke County; son of John and Marie Garrou. Husband of Louise Garrou. Entered service Dec. 10, 1917, at Valdese, N.C. Sent to Fort Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Camp Hancock, from there to Camp Greene, N.C., then to Camp Upton. Sailed for France July 15, 1918. Promoted to



Ferdinand Parise

Private, 1st Class, A. E. F., Hdqrs. Co., A. E. F. in Siberia, Russia; from Burke County; son of F. and Mrs. K. Parise. Husband of Mrs. Deled Parise. Entered the service at Valdese, N.C., 1914, and sent to Texas City, Texas. Transferred to Philippine Islands, from there to Japan, and then to Russia. Served



Harold W. Davis

Corpl., Med. I. M. S. No. 2 Co.; son of Mr. B. F. and Mrs. M. L. Davis; of Burke County. Entered service July 21, 1917, at Morganton, N.C. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Ft. Ben Harrison, Ind., then to Ft. Jay, N. Y. Sailed for France Sept. 20, 1917. Was six months



Frank Cline

Private, F. A. Son of W. P. and H. R. Cline, of Burke County. Husband of Mrs. Ester Cline. Entered service Aug. 26, 1918, at Valdese. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Newport News to go across. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, Dec. 15, 1919.



Herman John Crouch

1st Class Seaman, Navy; of Burke County; son of W. P. and Mary Crouch. Entered service June 2, 1918, at Morganton, N.C. Sent to St. Helena, Va. Sent to U. S. S. “Naiwa;” transferred U. S. S. “Powhatan,” made two trips overseas. Mustered out at Naval Base, Hampton Roads, Sept. 15, 1919.



Where was Hernando de Soto’s Guaxale?

Blue Ridge Mountains

Guaxale was a Native American village visited by the Hernando de Soto Expedition in late spring of 1541. De Soto and his small army of conquistadors explored what was to become the Southeastern United States between the years 1539 and 1543. Despite the fact that de Soto’s men only visited Guaxale briefly, and the village was not large, it’s location has been a major focus for scholars, studying the earliest Spanish explorers. In North Carolina one suggested location of Guaxale has even been a key element of tourism promotion.



Burke County, North Carolina Cemetery Transcriptions

North Carolina Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the North Carolina county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Following Cemeteries (hosted at Burke County, North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project) Bethel



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