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Olive Hill School Football Team


Photography by Greene Studio



Nettie McGimpsey McIntosh    


Kincaid Homeplace on Irish Creek - About 1912.

Home of William Alexander Kincaid (1853- 1947) and Harriette Loretta McGimsey Kincaid (1853-1936) who are standing at bottom of steps. Susan Kincaid Hemphill (1889-1969) is standing at top of steps. The Kincaid's son, Thomas Monroe Kincaid (1887- 1977) is on a horse.

The house is no longer standing.


Burke County Historical Society (Louise K. Gosnell)



William Ellerbe Powe (1829-1905)

was born in Cheraw, SC and was the son of William Ellerbe Powe and Elizabeth Sloan Torrence. He served as mayor of Morganton for several terms. He married Catherine Elvira "Katie" Tate (1841-1918).


Jean Conyers Ervin



George Shuford and Anna Forney Ramseur Family

Pictured with a Conestoga wagon at 1685 Bost Road, Morganton, NC. Barn was built in the fall of 1896 from lumber which was sawmilled on the farm. Left to right: George Shuford Ramseur (1863-1919); Baby in arms, Daniel Elkana Ramseur; (1899-1991), Anna Forney Ramseur (1863-1950); girl on log, Katherine Elizabeth Ramseur (1898-1941); Clarence Macon Ramseur (1896-1988); George Lewis Ramseur (1895-1930); William Forney Ramseur (1892-1979).


Nancy Ramseur McMurray



Colonel Thomas George Walton (1815-1905)

Son of Thomas Walton and Martha McEntire. He was one of the antebellum leaders of Morganton and Burke County. He built Creekside, an antebellum house still standing at 825 West Union Street, Morganton, NC. Colonel Walton began building the house in 1836. It was completed in 1837 soon after he married Elizabeth A. Murphy.


Louise Emmons



Valdese Red Tops

Champions of the Western Carolina League.

Left to right: Front row: Harlan Murray, Pose Owen, Unknown, Laird Jacob, Unknown, "Little Rooster" Deal. Back row: Unknown, Unknown, Claude Owens, Unknown, Will Bumgarner, Willie Arrowood, "Red" Branch. Photograph by Greene Studio Sept. 25, 1936.


Susan Fitz McAninch



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