Burleson, Ernest Harold, 1917-2015
Ernest Harold Burleson was the son of Millard and Alma Smith Burleson and was born on September 24, 1917. He graduated from Science Hill High School, Milligan College, and East Tennessee State University. Burleson was a petty officer in the Navy during World War II and was in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He worked at the rayon plants in Elizabethton for 36 years until his retirement. Burleson died in Johnson City, Tennessee on December 9, 2015.
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The Mabel and Quinty Gouge interview focuses on the history of the Gouge family in western North Carolina. The interview was conducted by Ernest Burleson, with Ruth Cole. The Gouges discussed the Gouge (Geouge) family of western North Carolina. Quinty Gouge sang an old English ballad, the first line of which is "There Once Was a Woman in London." She also recited poetry.