Miss North Carolina 1933 Leola Councilman

69. Leola Catherine COUNCILMAN was born on 29 Jul 1913 in Bear Creek Twp, Chatham Co, NC, died on 26 May 1991 in Sea Level, NC at age 77, and was buried on 29 May 1991 in National Cemetery, New Bern, NC. Another name for Leola was Lee.

Birth Notes: Born 29 Jul 1913 in Bear Creek, NC according to Funeral service bulletin.

Death Notes: Died 26 May 1991 in Sea Level, NC, according to Funeral service bulletin.

Burial Notes: Buried on 29 May 1991 in National Cemetery in New Bern, NC, according to Funeral service bulletin.

General Notes: Was Miss North Carolina at 1933 pageant at Wrightsville Beach. The entire story about whether or not she attended the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City is unclear. See the newspaper article for the controversy and more details about the pageant. Had a brief early marriage (Howard?) then divorce before marrying Harold. They had no children. She worked as a telephone operator for Carolina Telephone for nine years. She was a very good golfer. She had a stroke, then lived in a nursing home for several years. She died in her sleep in a nursing home in Sea Level, NC.

According to article in Sun Journal, New Bern, NC, 31 May 1991, Harold Haught said Leola waited until a year after they were married before she told him she'd been crowned the first Miss North Carolina in 1933, and then only after her sisters had spilled the story.

According to Odell, Leola suffered her first stroke at age 40. She lost control of her right hand, so she learned to play golf left handed.

I have photo of Harold and Leola in 1987, with other family members at Sea Level nursing home. 30

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1920, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham Co, NC. Leola C Councilman, age 7, attending school, born NC, living with parents (Chatham Co, Bear Creek Twp, ED 4, sheet 12, enumerated 2-4 Feb 1920)

Census: 1930, Bonlee, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham Co, NC. Leola K Councilman is age 17, living with parents. (Chatham Co, Bear Creek Twp, Bonlee, Anson Rd, ED 4, dwelling 28)

Occupation: Telephone Operator.

Religion: Presbyterian.

Cemetery: Burial details, 29 May 1991, New Bern National Cemetery, New Bern, NC. 31 Name: Leola C Haught Service Info.: CWO4 US MARINE CORPS Birth Date: 29 Jul 1913 Death Date: 26 May 1991 Relation: Wife of Haught, Harold E Interment Date: 29 May 1991 Cemetery: New Bern National Cemetery Cemetery Address: 1711 National Avenue New Bern, NC 28560 Buried At: Section 21 Site 70

Leola married Harold Eugene HAUGHT, son of Clinton Ulrich HAUGHT and Living, on 2 Mar 1946 in Camp Lejeune, NC. Harold was born on 7 Aug 1915 in New Martinsville, WV,16 died on 9 Oct 1994 in Saint Cloud, FL 16 at age 79, and was buried on 14 Oct 1994 in New Bern National Cemetery, New Bern, NC. Another name for Harold was Hal. They had no children.

Marriage Notes: Harold Eugene Haught married Leola Catherine Councilman on 2 Mar 1946 at Camp LeJeune, NC, according to Leola's Funeral service bulletin, and according to family sheet provided by Harold Haught..

Birth Notes: Born 7 Aug 1915 in New Martinsville, WV, parents names (personal knowledge of Harold Haught, from Family Sheet given to Odell Councilman)

Death Notes: Social Security Death Index says Zip code 34769, which is Saint Cloud, Florida

General Notes: Harold met Leola at Camp Davis in 1945, when he returned from Iwo Jima. They moved frequently and settled at Havelock, NC in 1965. He was baptised at Trinity Presbyterian church in Havelock in 1965.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Marine officer.

Military Service: Military Enlistment, 24 Jun 1937. 32 Muster report in Apr 1938 mentions enlistment date 24 Jun 1937

Military Service: Private, Western Recruiting Division, HQ, Jun 1937, San Francisco, CA. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Jun 1937 Enlistment Date: 24 Jun 1937 Rank: Private Station: Headquarters, Western Recruiting Division, San Francisco, California

Military Service: Private, Recruit Depot, Jul 1937, San Diego, CA. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Jul 1937 Rank: Private Station: Recruit Depot, San Diego, California

Military Service: Private, Recruit Depot, Aug 1937, San Diego, CA. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Aug 1937 Rank: Private Station: Recruit Depot, San Diego, California

Military Service: Private, 6th Marines, 1st Battalion, Co B, Aug 1937, USS Chaumont. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Aug 1937 Enlistment Date: 24 Jun 1937 Rank: Private Station: Co ''B'', 1st Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Brig, Fmf, Uss Chaumont

Military Service: Private, 6th Marines, 1st Battalion, Co B, Sep 1937, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Sep 1937 Rank: Private Station: Co ''B'', 1st Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Brig, Fmf, Shanghai, China

Military Service: Private, 6th Marines, 1st Battalion, Co C, Oct 1937, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Oct 1937 Rank: Private Station: Company ''C'', First Battalion, Sixth Marines, Second Marine Brigade, Shanghai, China

Military Service: Private, 6th Marines, 1st Battalion, Co C, Jan 1938, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Jan 1938 Rank: Private Station: Company "C", First Battalion, Sixth Marines, Second Marine Brigade, Shanghai, China

Military Service: Private, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, Co B, Feb 1938, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Feb 1938 Enlistment Date: 24 Jan 1937 Rank: Private Station: Company ''B'' , First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Shanghai, China

Military Service: Private, 6th Marines, 1st Battalion, Co C, Feb 1938, USS Chaumont, en route Guam to Honolulu. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Feb 1938 Rank: Private Station: Co ''C'', 1st Bn, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Brigade, On Board USS Chaumont, Passage Guam, MI To Honolulu Ship went from Shanghai to Manila to Guam to Honolulu.

Military Service: Private, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, Co C, Mar 1938, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Mar 1938 Rank: Private Station: Company ''C'', First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Shanghai, China

Military Service: Private, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, HQ Co, Apr 1938, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Apr 1938 Enlistment Date: 24 Jun 1937 Rank: Private Station: Headquarters Company, First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Shanghai, China

Military Service: Private, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, Co C, Apr 1938, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Apr 1938 Rank: Private Station: Company "C", First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Shanghai, China Transferred to Co A

Military Service: Private, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, HQ Co, Jan 1939, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Jan 1939 Rank: Private Station: Headquarters Company, First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Shanghai, China

Military Service: Private, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, Co B, Apr 1939, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Apr 1939 Enlistment Date: 24 Jun 1937 Rank: Private Station: Company "B", First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Shanghai, China

Military Service: Private, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, Co A, May 1939, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: May 1939 Rank: Private Station: Company ''A'' First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Shanghal, China

Military Service: Private, 4th Marines, Detached, Co B, Jun 1939, Camp Holcomb, Chinwangtao, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Jun 1939 Rank: Private Station: Company ''B'', Detached Companies, Fourth Marines, Camp Holcomb, Chinwangtao, China 17, qual mks.

Military Service: Private, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, Co A, Jul 1939, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Jul 1939 Rank: Private Station: Company ''A'' , First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Shanghai, China

Military Service: PFC, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, Co A, Aug 1939, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Aug 1939 Rank: Private First Class Station: Company ''A'', First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Shanghai, China Promoted 3 Aug 1939

Military Service: PFC, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, Co B, Oct 1939, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Oct 1939 Rank: Private First Class Station: Company ''B'', First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Shanghai, China

Military Service: PFC, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, Co A, Jan 1940, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Jan 1940 Rank: Private First Class Station: Company ''A'', First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Shanghai, China 17, qual mks.

Military Service: PFC, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, Co B, Feb 1940, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Feb 1940 Rank: Private First Class Station: Company "B", First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Shanghai, China

Military Service: PFC, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, Co D, Apr 1940, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Apr 1940 Rank: Private First Class Station: Company ''D'', First Battalion Fourth Marines, Shanghai, China

Military Service: PFC, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, HQ Co, May 1940, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: May 1940 Enlistment Date: 24 Jun 1937 Rank: Private First Class Station: Headquarters Company, First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Shanghai, China

Military Service: PFC, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, Co B, May 1940, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: May 1940 Rank: Private First Class Station: Company ''B', First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Shanghai, China

Military Service: PFC, 4th Marines, Motor Transport Co, Jun 1940, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Jun 1940 Rank: Private First Class Station: Motor Transport Company, Fourth Marines, Shanghai, China

Military Service: PFC, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, HQ Co, Jul 1940, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Jul 1940 Rank: Private First Class Station: Headquarters Company, First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Shanghai, China P.E. Clk

Military Service: Corporal, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, HQ Co, Aug 1940, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Aug 1940 Rank: Corporal Station: Headquarters Company, First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Shanghai, China Promoted 4 Aug 1940

Military Service: Corporal, 4th Marines, Motor Transport Co, Sep 1940, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Sep 1940 Rank: Corporal Station: Motor Transport Company, Fourth Marines, Shanghai, China P.E. clk

Military Service: Corporal, 4th Marines, 1st Battalion, HQ Co, Nov 1940, Shanghai, China. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Nov 1940 Enlistment Date: 24 Jun 1937 Rank: Corporal Station: Headquarters Company, First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Shanghai, China

Military Service: Corporal, Marine Barracks, Dec 1940, Mare Island, CA. 32 Name: Harold E Haught Muster Date: Dec 1940 Enlistment Date: 24 Jun 1937 Rank: Corporal Station: Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Mare Island, California

Residence: 1945, Camp Davis, NC.

Military Service: Wounded in Action. 33 Name: Harold E Haught Relative Name: Mr. and Mrs. Clinton E Haught Relative Relationship: Parents State: West Virginia Country: United States Type of Casualty: Wounded In Action Roll: ww2c_27 He is Gunnery Sgt, USMC. Parents are living in Glendale, WV.

Residence: 1965, Havelock, NC.

Cemetery: Burial details, 14 Oct 1994, New Bern National Cemetery, New Bern, NC. 31 Name: Harold Eugene Haught Service Info.: CW04 US MARINE CORPS WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM Birth Date: 7 Aug 1915 Death Date: 9 Oct 1994 Service Start Date: 24 Jun 1937 Service End Date: 31 Dec 1966 Interment Date: 14 Oct 1994 Cemetery: New Bern National Cemetery Cemetery Address: 1711 National Avenue New Bern, NC 28560 Buried At: Section 21 Site 70

Source: http://woodlin.net/councilmandescendants/d4.htm

New Bern, NC National Cemetery:
Haught, Harold Eugene, b. 08/07/1915, d. 10/09/1994, US Marine Corps, CW04, Res: St Cloud, FL, Plot: 21 0 70, bur. 10/14/1994
Haught, Leola C, b. 07/29/1913, d. 05/26/1991, US Marine Corps, CW04, Res: Havelock, NC, Plot: 21 0 70, bur. 05/29/1991
St. Cloud, FL obituary (Harold moved to St. Cloud after Leola died):
HAUGHT - Harold Eugene Haught, 79, of 201 Vermont Ave., St. Cloud, died Oct. 9. Born in New Martinsville, W. Va., he moved to St. Cloud in 1991. He was a retired captain for the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the Retired Officers Association. He was a Presbyterian. Survivors include his brothers, C. Leo Haught, St. Cloud, John W. Haught, Canton, Ohio; and sister, Hazel P. Harcher, Moundsville, W. Va. Graveside services and full military honors were held Oct. 14 at the New Bern National Cemetery. Interment was in New Bern National Cemetery. Fisk Funeral Home, St. Cloud, was in charge of arrangements.

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