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Biography of Robert Hoyle Upchurch Marker image, Touch for more information
By Forest McDermott, September 4, 2015
Biography of Robert Hoyle Upchurch Marker
North Carolina (Moore County), Carthage — Biography of Robert Hoyle Upchurch(August 23, 1923 – October 6, 1944)
Lieutenant Robert Hoyle Upchurch was born in the rural community of High Falls, North Carolina on August 23, 1923, where he grew up in a large, close family. The second youngest of eleven children, he was known by his family as “Hoyle”. . . . — Map (db m104351) HM
North Carolina (Moore County), Carthage — K 59 — Buggy Company
Thomas B. Tyson & W.T. Jones's factory produced horse-drawn vehicles sold across South. 1850s to 1920s. At peak made 3000 per year. Stood here. — Map (db m88659) HM
North Carolina (Moore County), Carthage — East Meets West
Sen. Harris Blake and Dr. Lian Xie have worked tirelessly since 2006 to maintain good will between the U.S. and Hunan Provence, China. Both countries fought together to defeat Japan in WWII. 60 years after the war, a relationship was renewed when a . . . — Map (db m104353) HM WM
North Carolina (Moore County), Carthage — James McConnell
-Translation- To the American Sergeant Pilot Aviator James McConnell Voluntary Enlisted Man in the French Aviation on December 27th, 1915 Killed in Action on March 19th, 1917 in Aerial Combat The country of France will forever be . . . — Map (db m104348) HM WM
North Carolina (Moore County), Carthage — James Rogers McConnell
In January 1915 James Roger McConnell left Carthage, N.C. For N.Y. And sailed to France. He volunteered in the American Ambulance Service as an ambulance driver. He was awarded the much coveted Croix de Guerre for Bravery Under Fire. He later joined . . . — Map (db m104350) HM WM
North Carolina (Moore County), Carthage — K 43 — John MacRae
Gaelic poet. Emigrated from Scotland in 1774. Loyalist during the Revolution. His home stood 2½ miles south. — Map (db m88657) HM
North Carolina (Moore County), Carthage — K 65 — John McConnell1887-1917
World War I soldier; aviator. Flew for France in Lafayette Escadrille. Killed in action, March 19, 1917. Lived 1 mi. W. — Map (db m88661) HM
North Carolina (Moore County), Carthage — Lt. Robert "Hoyle" Upchurch
23rd Fighter Group, 74th Squadron US Army Air Corps MIA/KIA Oct. 6th, 1944 A Member of the Famous Flying Tigers Home at Last, April 8th, 2006 Dedicated April 7, 2012 — Map (db m104352) HM WM
North Carolina (Moore County), Carthage — K 26 — Plank Road
This street is the route of Fayetteville-to-Salem plank road, a toll road 129 miles long, built 1849-54. — Map (db m100040) HM
North Carolina (Moore County), Carthage — Ret. SFC Zeb D. Harrington and The "Junkyard Dog"
Zeb Harrington was raised in Chatham County N.C. Near Moncure. He was a young boy during WWII and was always fascinated by anything military, especially airplanes. He grew up and married his wife, Martha, and raised four children. Gerald, Sherri, . . . — Map (db m104347) HM WM

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