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Walter Burke Davis, Jr
Birth: Jul. 24, 1913
Durham County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 2006
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA

Author. Walter Burke Davis, Jr, known as Burke Davis to his many readers, started his career in journalism and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation, he worked for a number of newpapers in the Charlotte and Baltimore areas before returning to Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1960 he moved to Virginia where he spent the next 20 years working for Colonial Williamsburg, Inc. as a special projects writer. Davis has written over 50 books including fiction, non-fiction, biographies, children's books and historical works. Much of his focus in writing was on the American Civil War. Books such as "They Called Him Stonewall," "Gray Fox," "Jeb Stuart: The Last Cavalier" and "To Appomattox: Nine Days In April, 1865" are still being sold today. In 1973, Davis was awarded the North Carolina Award for Literature. He was also honored in 1990 by the North Carolina Society for his contribution to the cultural life of the state. (bio by: GettysBern) 
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  Walter Burke Davis (1889 - 1974)
  Harriet Jackson Davis (1889 - 1971)
  Walter Burke Davis (1913 - 2006)
  Virginia Davis King (1925 - 1992)*
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Forest Lawn Cemetery
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Section: 10 Lot: 24 Grave: 2
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Record added: Jul 08, 2007
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