Raymond Washington Hackney

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Raymond Washington Hackney

Place of birth: 
Orange County, NC
Date of birth: 
01 April 1931
Place of death: 
Quarryville, PA
Date of death: 
18 May 1966

Raymond W. Hackney was born April 1, 1931 in Orange County, NC; his parents were Garland and Ross (Teague) Hackney. The 1940 census shows Garland as working as an ice deliveryman, and the family as living in Carrboro.

Raymond attended Carrboro High School, and joined the U.S. Army in July 1949, where he served as an enlisted infantryman in the 21st Infantry Regiment. He fought in the Korean War, in the Battle of Osan, where he was listed as missing, but had been captured by the North Koreans and later held as a prisoner of war at Ch'ang-Song prison camp. He was repatriated in 1953 and returned to Carrboro.

Hackney is second from right, during his homecoming celebration, 1953 (via Mack Watts collection)

 

East Main Street, Carrboro, 1953 (via Mack Watts collection)

From The News of Orange, July 26, 1951

 

He married Clarice Durham, but they divorced in 1964. He then moved to Pennsylvania to work in the steel construction business.

Hackney died May 18, 1966 in Quarryville, PA, from "asphyxiation due to carbon monoxide poisoning" when his bed caught fire from a lit cigarette.

 

Hackney is buried in the Westwood Cemetery (aka Carrboro Municipal Cemetery) in Carrboro.

cemeterycensus.com/nc/orng/cem074.htm

findagrave.com/memorial/40605100/raymond-washington-hackney

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