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Baxter Rush

Private, Inf., 48th Co. Born in Randolph County, Nov. 28, 1890; son of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Rush. Entered the service Sept. 26, 1917, at Asheboro, N.C. Was sent to Camp Hancock, Ga., Sept. 26, 1917. Mustered out at Camp Hancock, Ga., Dec. 18, 1917.

George Connor

1st Class Private, F. A., Btry. A, 9th Regt. Born in Randolph County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Connor. Entered the service at High Point, N.C., Aug. 26, 1918. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Promoted to rank of Quartermaster Nov. 15, 1918. Was sick with influenza. Remained at Camp Jackson, where he was mustered out March 20,...

Troy Arthur Cranford

Private, 1st Class, 6th Co., 2nd Train Btn., Inf.; son of A. H. and Mrs. M. M. Cranford; of Randolph County. Entered service July, 1918, at Asheboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C. Served with same company until mustered out of service at Camp Jackson, S. C., May 29,...

Emmett H. Cox

Wagoner, 119th Inf., Supply Co., 30th Div. Born in Randolph County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Cox. Entered the service at Asheboro, N.C., Oct. 10, 1917. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May 8, 1918. Fought at Ypres, Belgium; Hindenburg Line. Landed in USA April 2, 1919. Was mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 7,...

W. E. Chisholm

Cook, Inf., Co. K, 30th Div., 120th Reg.; of Randolph County; son of H. C. and Martha Chisholm. Entered service July 27, 1916, at Asheboro. Sent to Camp Stewart, Texas. Transferred to Camp Sevier. Sailed for France June 8, 1918. Promoted to rank of Cook Jan. 1, 1917. In all actions of the 120th Reg. Did duty on Mexican border Oct. 1, 1916, to March 28, 1917. Returned to USA April 13, 1919, Charleston. Mustered out at Camp Jackson April 18,...

M. C. Alford

Private, Spruce Division, S. P. D. Born in Randolph County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Alford. Husband of Mrs. Ollie (R. Sullivan) Alford. Entered the service at Detroit, Mich., July 2, 1918. Was sent to Vancouver Barracks. Served with S. P. D. throughout entire service. Mustered out at Vancouver Barracks, Dec. 10, 1918. Now at Thomasville, N....

Biographical Sketch of Jeremiah C. Cooper

Jeremiah C. Cooper, farmer; P. O. Hutton; was born in Franklin Co., N. C., April 25, 1786, being now 93 years of age, hale and hearty; he remained with his parents up to the age of 21, working upon farms in the neighborhood, when he purchased a farm in Randolph Co., N. C., and lived there until 1841, when he came to Coles Co., and on April 22 of same year purchased the farm on Sec. 24, upon which he has ever since resided. While living in Randolph Co. he was elected Sergeant of the 18t Regt. of North Carolina Militia, and was promoted to Orderly Sergeant of the regiment, then Ensign or 2d Lieutenant, and then elected Captain, and from that to Colonel, which position he however would not accept on account of the expense attached to it; be was Justice of the Peace for fifteen years (appointed by both branches of the State Legislature), and retained the same up to his removal to Coles Co. in 1841. He has been married three times; his first wife was Miss McDelaney Wakehaster, whom he married April 15, 1809; she died in May, 1846; they had ten children; five boys-Jesse, born April 23, 1813; John, Sept. 6, 1818; Larkin, June 3, 1820; Frank, June 11, 1826; Henry L., Dec. 25, 1828; and five girls, four living – Fanny, born Feb. 7, 1810; Neety, Dec. 18, 1823; Mary, Aug. 30, 1831; Susan, born in 1816, and one that died in infancy; he married his second wife, Miss Tabitha Hulen (widow of Darius Whipple), February, 1847; she died Dee. 16, 1853; they...

Biographical Sketch of Henry Bell

Henry Bell, farmer; P. O. Hutton; was born in Randolph Co., N. C., in the year 1819; his parents Pierce and Rebecca moved to Preble Co., Ohio., in the year 1820, and after remaining about fifteen years, moved to Rush Co., Ind., where they lived for about fifteen or twenty years; in 1850, they came to Coles Co. and settled on Sect 16, where his father died at the age of 88, his mother dying the year afterward. Mr. Bell moved to his present farm on Sec. 15 Feb. 14, 1856, containing 80 acres. In 1843, he married in Indiana Miss Sarah Cox (daughter of Isaac Cox, of North Carolina); she died in the year 1853; they had five children; one living, Mary (now Mrs. N. Dunbar, of Charleston), born March, 1866; and four died-Jane E., Sarah E., Eli and one that died in infancy. He married his second wife Mrs. Nancy Brewer (widow of Jesse Bell), Feb. 12, 1853; she died Aug. 5, 1875; they had eleven children, all living – Jonas V., born Nov., 10, 1854; Jesse B., Nov. 19, 1856; Lucretia, March 17, 1858; William H., June 10, 1859; Alman, Oct. 14, 1860; Louisa, June 23, 1862; John, Oct. 22, 1863; Margaret D., May 14, 1865; Charles M., Oct. 28, 1866; Susanna, August 23, 186S, and James E., born March 4,...

Russell, David Alan – Obituary

David Alan Russell, 61, a former Baker City resident, died Aug. 26, 2005, at his mother’s home in Vale after a sudden illness. There will be no funeral. Disposition was by cremation. His cremains will be scattered at the same site as those of his brother, Fuller. Dave was born on Jan. 13, 1944, at Randleman, N.C., to Paul T. and Verneta Mae Russell. He grew up in North Carolina, Idaho and Oregon. After graduating from high school at Portland, he joined the U.S. Navy Seabees, serving on Guam and Okinawa. After his discharge from the Navy, he worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for several years. He then went to work for the chain saw division of Omark Corp. Dave moved to Baker City in 1970 to be closer to his family. He was employed at Ellingson Timber Co., Plywood Division, until it closed. He then worked at the Kinzua Corp. Plywood mill at Heppner for several years until it too closed. Dave then returned to Baker County and worked for several mining companies with his brother, Fuller W. Russell, until Fuller became ill. He died in 1998. After that, Dave moved to Vale to assist in the care of his mother at her home. Survivors include his mother, V. Mae Bjoin of Vale; a brother, William Z. Davis of Yamhill; a sister, Mary Lou Russell of Eagle Creek; a brother, Paul T. Russell of Baker City; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul T. Russell; and his brother, Fuller W. Russell. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald,...
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