Location: Buncombe County NC

Garrett, Jesse Pelum – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Jesse Pelum Garrett passed away at the Walowa County hospital Sunday morning. He was taken to the hospital Saturday after his hip had been broken in a fall on Main Street. He was knocked to the sidewalk when some boys, who were wrestling, bumped into him. At the hospital he sank rapidly, apparently suffering from the shock. Mr. Garrett had been a resident of Wallowa County for about 52 years. He was born in Leicester, North Carolina, on April 3, 1863. When he was a young man he moved to Washington where he lived a few years before coming to Wallowa County. About 1895 or 1896 he filed on a homestead four miles west of Flora and this was his home until 12 or 15 years ago when he moved to Flora. For the past year he had lived in Enterprise. Mr. Garrett was never married. He is survived by two brothers, Willie and Ellen, of North Carolina; two nephews, Edwin Lee Garrett on the Grande Ronde River and Richard Garrett of Jacksonville, Oregon; and by three nieces, Mrs. Lila Botts, Mrs. Neva Botts and Mrs. Velma Osborn. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Howard Stover of the Community Church at Enterprise, will be held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2 o’clock at Flora with burial in the Flora cemetery. Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon. Contributed by Julie...

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Biography of J. H. Rash

From territorial days until the present the Rash family has been identified with the agricultural development of Oklahoma, and J. H. Rash is worthily sustaining the traditions of the name in this respect, being the owner of a well developed and modernly equipped farm property three miles west and two and one-half miles south of Wann, which in all of its appointments gives evidence of the progressive methods and enterprising spirit of the owner. Mr. Rash was born in Buncombe county, North Carolina, May 4, 1875, his parents being R. T.. and Mary Malinda (Frisbie) Rash, who made their way to Indian Territory in 1899, during an early period in its settlement. They left North Carolina with the intention of locating in Washington territory, but when they reached Missouri, the father sold their railroad tickets and settled in Benton County, that state, purchasing a farm, upon which the family resided for five years. They then came to Indian Territory, establishing their home on the Big Caney river, half way between Bartlesville and Dewey. Here the father devoted his attention to general agricultural pursuits and also raised cattle and hogs, marketing his wheat at Coffeeville, Kansas. The parents are now living two and a half miles northeast of Dewey, on section 16, of which they own a part, this being within a ten-mile radius of where they first settled. Although...

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Earl Thrash

Private, 81st Div., 318th F. A., Btn. F. Born in Buncombe County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Thrash. Entered service June 24, 1918, at Candler, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, from there to Camp Mills. Went to France Aug. 8, 1918. Returned to USA June, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 23,...

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J. B. Sawyer

Private, Light Artly., Btry C., 42nd Div., 155th Regt. Born in Buncombe County, 1895; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Sawyer. Entered service June 24, 1918, at Asheville, N.C., and sent to Camp Jackson, transferred to Camp Stuart, Va. Sailed for France Aug. 21, 1918. Fought at Argonne Forest, Verdun, Sedan. Returned to USA April 20, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., May 13,...

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Clifford W. Misenheimer

Private, T. M. C., 117th Co., 19th Div.; of Buncombe County; son of G. W. and Lou Misenheimer. Entered service May 18, 1918, at Asheville, N.C. Sent to Camp Meade, Md. Transferred to Camp Laurel. Sailed for France July 18, 1918. Returned to USA July 4, 1919, Hoboken. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 18,...

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Harry Lavitt

Sergt., Inf., Co. K, 22nd Inf. Born in Buncombe County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Lavitt. Entered the service at Chicago, Ill., Nov. 1, 1916. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., then to Camp Douglas, then to Ft. Hamilton, Ellis Island, N. Y., Green Pt., Brooklyn, Syracuse, N. Y. Mustered out at Ft. Jay, N. Y., May 6, 1919. Now located at Asheville,...

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James O. Israel

Corpl., Medical Co. 323 F. H., 81st Div., Regt. 306 Sanitary; of Buncombe County; son of W. L. and Elizabeth Israel. Entered service Nov. 27, 1917, at Candler. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., from there to Camp Mills. Remaining until sailing for France Aug. 7, 1918. Promoted to rank of Corpl. Sept., 1918. Fought at Vosges, Meuse-Argonne, Verdun. Returned to USA June, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 30,...

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B. J. Edwards

Elec., 1st Class, (R) U. S. Navy; son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Edwards; of Buncombe County. Entered the service March 4, 1916, at Asheville, N.C. Was sent to St. Helena, Va. Transferred to U. S. S. “Vestal” then to U. S. S. C. 94, U. S. S. “Maury.” Sailed for France June 18, 1918. Returned to USA Aug. 12, 1919. Mustered out at Opr. Base, Va., Aug. 26,...

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Robert H. Delvechio

Private, Inf., D. Co., 30th Div., 119th Regt.; son of J. D. and Sallie Delvechio; of Buncombe County. Husband of Mary. Entered service Oct. 2, 1917, at Asheville, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier then to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 28, 1918. Fought in all actions of the 30th till Oct. 2, 1918. Wounded at Busigny, France, Oct. 2, 1918. Shrapnel in left hand. Sent to hospital, Rouen, France. Returned to USA Feb. 19th. Mustered out at Camp Gordon, Ga., March 31,...

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Louis F. Cole

Sergt., Med. Corps, Detachment Co. Born in Buncombe County Sept. 9, 1895. Entered service at Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 5, 1917. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and from there to Camp Humphreys, Va. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Promoted to rank of Sergt. July 14, 1918. Entered the service in the Infantry and was transferred to Engineers and then to medical service. Mustered out at Camp Humphreys, Va., July 29,...

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Jere E. Cocke

1st Lt., Med. Born Sept. 28, 1881; son of Wm. M. and Maria Johnston Cocke, of Buncombe County. Husband of Mrs. Fredrick Brown Cocke. Entered service Oct. 22, 1918, General Hospital No. 16. Transferred to Camp Devens, Mass., Jan. 1, 1919; General Hospital No. 42 June 1, 1919. Mustered out General Hospital No. 42, July 25,...

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Robert H. Cooke

Musician, Naval; of Buncombe County; son of Rev. J. A. and Julia Cooke. Husband of Christine Cooke. Entered service Sept. 11, 1918, at Asheville. Sent to Hampton Roads. In Naval Glee Club. 1st Tenor, Asst Co. Commander for five weeks at Hampton Roads. Mustered out at Hampton Roads, Feb. 28,...

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Guy E. Brookshire

Private, 1st class, Medical Evac. Hospital No. 14; son of L. D. and Julina Brookshire, of Buncombe County. Entered service April 26, 1918, at Asheville, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Ft. Orlethorpe, Ga., then to Camp Jackson, sailed for Brest, France, Aug. 7, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne offensive. Returned to USA May 11, 1919, Newport News, Va. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., May 19,...

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R. Blackburn

Private, 105th Supply Train, Co. C, 30th Div.; of Buncombe County; son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Blackburn. Entered service Sept. 19, 1917, at Asheville, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, then to Baltimore, Md., then to Wabash, Ind. Sailed for France June 11, 1918. Landed in USA April 11, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 14,...

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Biltmore Mound, Asheville, North Carolina

During the 1980s American scholars suddenly became interested in Spain’s efforts to colonize the North America. For 200 years American history books had generally ignored the Spanish and French presence in North America prior to the English colonies winning their independence. Generations of students here were under the impression that no white man had set foot on the continent until brave Englishmen founded a short-lived colony on Roanoke Island, NC in 1585. Well, while all the history books were being printed in Boston, probably most students had the impression that the first colony was founded by the Pilgrims in...

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