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  • Monument Name

    World War One and World War Two, Elizabeth City

  • Type

    Plaque

  • Subjects

    World War I

    World War II

  • City

    Elizabeth City

  • County

    Pasquotank

  • Description

    The memorial to war dead from Pasquotank County is a simple bronze plaque decorated with a spread winged eagle holding a clutch of arrows and sitting on a United States shield flanked by furled flags. In the upper right and left corners is the logo for the American Legion. Below the primary inscription are listed the names of men who perished in World War One and World War Two.

  • Inscription

    DEDICATED TO THOSE / WHO MADE THE / SUPREME SACRIFACE / SERVING OUR COUNTRY

    1917 WORLD WAR I 1918 /
    [Left Column] SETH E. PERRY /LUCIAN BALANCE / WILLIAM F. BROTHERS / JAMES GALLOP / THURMAN M. GREGORY / GEORGE W. STEVENSON /
    [Center Column] ROBERT L. HINGERTY / TALMADGE HOLLY / RAY D. JOHNSON / ALFRED M. LUMSDEN / JAMES L. SANDERLIN /
    [Right Column] LINTON J. SUTTON / DANIEL H. TARKINGTON / ZANNIE WASHINGTON / SIDNEY WARREN WHITE / WILLIAM E. WHITE

    1941 WORLD WAR II 1945
    [Left Column] WILLIAM CLARENCE JACKSON / RAYMOND F. ANDERSON / GEORGE A. BASNIGHT / ABBOTT KENYON BAILEY / VERNON C. BRAY / LELON C. CARTWRIGHT / WILLIAM CLESTION DANIEL / PAUL FREDERICK DUNWELL, JR. / DAVID WILLIAM EMMETT / EDWARD DAVIS EDWARDS / ROY LEE EVANS / LOUIS GARGANO / CHARLES M. GRIGGS / HAYWOOD SAWYER HARRELL / GEORGE WALTER HARRIS, JR. / ELMER AUGUSTA HARRISON / WILLIAM J. HENDERSON / JAMES A. HILLEY / MELVIN M. HOOKER, SR. / CHRISTOPHER HOLLOWELL III /
    [Center Column] JOHN EDWARD HOLLOWELL / WILLIAM L. HORTON, JR. / WILLIAM C. IVES / JAMES R. JACKSON / ALEXANDER M. KING / WILSON PARK LONG / JOSEPH T. MARKHAM / JAMES F. MCDANIEL / ERNEST MCMULLAN MEADS / LUTHER B. MEADS / CLARENCE A. MOORE / RIHCARD GUY NOEL / HENRY M. ONLEY / GEORGE L. OWENS, JR. / WILLIAM E. PARKER / JOHN D. PARKER / BILLY BRITE PHELPS / FRANK PHELPS / JASPER ROY PHILLIPS / JOHN W. ROBERTS /
    [Right Column] ULYSSESS C. ROBBINS / ANDREW J. SAWYER / BASCOM SAWYER, JR. / LEON E. SCOTT / CHARLES KING SEYFFERT / HARRY HINTON SHEEP / ARNOLD E. SOPER / FAY STAFFORD / JOHN T. STEVENSON, JR. / ROBERT E. STOKLEY / ALLEN E. TADLOCK / CLAUDE FRANCIS TARKINGTON / CLARK R. TOXEY / JOHN JOSEPH VENTURA / CARL M. WALKER / CHARLES LLOYD WHITE / ELIJAH GLOVER WILLIS, JR. JAMES M. WILKINS / JOHNIE WILLIMAS / BERNARD A. WINER

    ERECTED BY SETH E. PERRY POST 84, THE AMERICAN LEGION / WITH THE HOPE THAT THEIR NAMES SHALL LIVE FOREVER / GOD REST THEIR SOULS IN PEACE

  • Custodian

    Pasquotank County

  • Dedication Date

    Circa 1950

  • Decade

    1950s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.300070 , -76.222630 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “Memorials and Markers,” Lost Souls Genealogy, Pasquotank, http://pasquotank.lostsoulsgenealogy.com, (accessed June 27, 2016) Link

      “Pasquotank County Courthouse, Elizabeth City, N.C.,” in Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (PO77), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Link

      “Seth E. Perry Post To Start Campaign,” The Daily Advance (Elizabeth City, NC), October 31, 1921

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Bronze

  • Sponsors

    Seth E. Perry American Legion Post 84

  • Subject Notes

    This memorial plaque was placed by the Seth E. Perry American Legion Post. Perry was the only soldier from Pasquotank County believed to have died in combat during World War I. In honor of his sacrifice he was buried on the courthouse grounds when his body was returned in 1921. There are 15 other World War One names on the plaque. It is unknown if any of these men were determined to have died in combat after Perry’s burial in 1921.

  • Location

    The memorial plaque is attached to the wall, right to the right from the main entrance to the Pasquotank County Courthouse located at 206 E. Main Street in Elizabeth City, NC. A plaque listing “Historic Events” and a plaque to Korea and Vietnam war dead are on nearby columns. The Pasquotank County Confederate Monument stands to the right side of the courthouse.

  • Landscape

    The main entrance to the courthouse building is adorned by seasonal plants and mature trees.

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