Location: Mecklenburg County NC

Waxhaw Indians

Waxhaw Tribe: Meaning unknown. Also called: Flatheads, a name given to this tribe and others of the Catawba connection owing to their custom of deforming the head. Waxhaw Connection. Nothing of their language has been preserved, but circumstantial evidence points to a close relationship between the Waxhaw and the Catawba and hence to membership in the Siouan linguistic stock. Their closest contacts appear to have been with the Sugeree. Waxhaw Location. In Lancaster County, S. C., and Union and Mecklenburg Counties, N. C. Waxhaw Villages. Lawson mentions two villages in 1701 but the names are not given. Waxhaw History. The

Sugeree Indians

Sugeree Tribe: Speck (1935) suggests Catawba yensr grihere, “people stingy,” or “spoiled,” or “of the river whose-water-cannot-be drunk.” Also called: Suturees, a synonym of 1715. Sugeree Connections. —No words of their language have been preserved, but there is every reason to suppose that they belonged to the Siouan linguistic family and were closely related to the Catawba, and perhaps still more closely to the Shakori. Sugeree Location. On and near Sugar Creek in York County, S. C, and Mecklenburg County, N. C. Sugeree Villages. There were said to be many but their names have not been preserved. Sugeree History. The

Biography of James Baxter

Captain James Baxter, of Boise, is a native of England, his birth having occurred in Norwich. His parents were Frank and Mary (Gunn) Baxter, who came with their family to the United States when the Captain was very young. They resided near New York City for some years, and then removed to Paterson, New Jersey. The father was a horticulturist by occupation and successfully engaged in the cultivation of vegetables and flowers. Soon after his arrival in America he took steps toward becoming naturalized and was recognized as a valued and influential citizen. He served as county commissioner in New

William M. Hannon

Sergeant, First Class, Q. M. C., Charlotte, N.C. Enlisted July 25, 1917, New Haven, Conn., 26th Division. Sailed for France September 9, 1917. Returned to States April 4, 1919. Discharged April 19, 1919. Served with 102nd Infantry and Division Headquarters, Q. M. C.

Ralph W. Hood

Was called into limited service in the medical department at Rock Hill, S. C., Sept. 4, 1918, and sent to Camp Greenleaf, Ga. On Sept. 24, 1918, he was dispatched with a body of men to duty at USA General Hospital No. 16, New Haven, Conn. Private Hood served three months at duty in the medical department and because of physical disability was placed in the hospital for three months for observation and treatment. On April 1, 1919, he was returned to duty and immediately attached to the Quartermaster Corps, and two months later he was promoted to Sergt. and

William E. Wishart

Capt. Med. Corps; son of the late J. J. and Fannie Wishart, of Mecklenburg County, and husband of Margaret M. Griffin Wishart. Entered service Sept. 12, 1917, at Charlotte, N.C. Sent to M. O. T. C. at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Transferred to Camp Travis, Base Hospital duty; from there to Hoboken and sailed for France Sept. 1, 1918. Commissioned 1st Lt., Aug. 15, 1917. Promoted to Captain April, 1919. Present at engagements at Verdun, Meuse-Argonne, St. Mihiel. Did duty at Bazailles, Sur-Meuse Base Hospital No. 81, in charge of Respitory and Urological cases. Received French Government Citation for attention to

Link Williams

Private, Co. C, 167th Inf., 42nd Div. Son of Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Williams, of Pineville, N.C., Mecklenburg County. Entered service April 15, 1918, at Charlotte, N.C. Trained at Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier. Sailed for France July 6, 1918. Received gunshot wound on the Verdun Front Sept. 12, 1918. Returned to the USA Nov. 29, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Wadsworth Jan. 17, 1919.

Clinton H. Stroupe

1st Class Private, Aviation Service, 172nd Aero Squadron. Born in Mecklenburg County; son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Stroupe. Entered the service May 8, 1917, at Charlotte, N.C., and was sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky., May 12, 1917, and from there to Kelly Field, Texas, June 23, 1917. Transferred to Dayton, Ohio, Oct. 18, 1917, and then to Garden City, N. Y., Feb. 19, 1918. Left New York for Liverpool, Eng., Feb. 26, 1918. Was injured in a flight in England while landing, August 22, 1918. Sent to hospital where he stayed until Oct. 16, 1918. Went to Havre,

Edwin Short

Private. Born in Mecklenburg County. Entered the service May 1, 1918, at Charlotte, N.C. Was sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky., then to Ft. Adams, R. I. Transferred to Camp Eustis, Va. Sailed for France Sept. 5, 1918. Returned to USA Jan. 18, 1919. Mustered out Feb. 14, 1919.

David Lockerbie

1st Class Sergt., Co. F, 105th Engineers, 30th Div.; of Mecklenburg County. Entered service Sept. 12, 1917, at Charlotte, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, from there to Camp Mills. Sailed for France May 27, 1918, on the Canadian Pacific S. S. “Melita.” Was in all engagements with his Company. Returned to USA April 18, 1919, and mustered out of service April 25, 1919, at Camp Jackson.