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Brooks, Robert Nathaniel
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Robert Nathaniel Brooks, Methodist clergyman and educator, was born in Hollis, Cleveland County, the son of John and Louvenia Schanck Brooks. He held degrees from Bennett College in Greensboro, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cantrell, John Roland
by Dedmond, Francis B. John Roland Cantrell, minister, educator, and college president, was born in Spartanburg County, S.C., one of ten children of David L. and Elizabeth Cantrell. He attended the Baptist-supported [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cash, Wilbur Joseph
by Tindall, George B. Wilbur Joseph Cash, journalist and author, was born in Gaffney, S.C., of Ulster Scot and German ancestry, the oldest of three boys and one girl. His father, John William Cash, managed the company [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Amzi Clarence
by Woodard, John R. Amzi Clarence Dixon, Baptist pastor and evangelist for more than fifty years, was born in Shelby, the son of Amanda Elvira McAfee and Thomas Dixon, Jr., a pioneer preacher among the rural people of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Benjamin Franklin
by Salter, Frank. Benjamin Franklin Dixon, soldier, teacher, minister, and physician, was born in Cleveland County, the son of Thomas Dixon, a successful farmer in the county. He had one brother, Edward. When the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Thomas, Jr.
by Williamson, Joel. Thomas Dixon, Jr., minister, writer, lecturer, lawyer, playwright, producer, director, actor, legislator, and clerk of the federal court for the eastern district of North Carolina, was born near [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Durham, Plato
by Trelease, Allen W. Durham, Plato by Allen W. Trelease, 1986 20 Sept. 1840–9 Nov. 1875 Plato Durham, legislator and Conservative political leader during Reconstruction, was born at High Shoals (later [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Faduma, Orishatukeh
by Deveneaux, Gustav H. K. Orishatukeh Faduma, teacher and minister, was born in Guyana, South America (formerly British Guiana), to John and Omolofi Faduma, freed African slaves from Yorubaland (now in southwestern Nigeria, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gardner, Fay Webb
by Fairchild, Erika S. Gardner, Fay Webb By Erika S. Fairchild, 1986 Related Entry: Maxwell Oliver Gardner 7 Sept. 1885–16 Jan. 1969 Much of Mrs. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gardner, Oliver Maxwell (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. O. Max Gardner (1882-1947), whose political organization dominated state politics for a generation, took office only months before the stock market crash of 1929 and responded to the economic crisis [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Gardner, Oliver Maxwell (O. Max)
by Watson, Richard L., Jr. Gardner, Oliver Maxwell (O. Max) by Richard L. Watson, Jr., 1986 22 Mar. 1882–6 Feb. 1947 See also: Oliver Maxwell Gardner, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History Oliver Maxwell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gold, Pleasant Daniel
by Cotten, Alice R. Pleasant Daniel Gold, Primitive Baptist leader and publisher, was born in Rutherford County, now Cleveland County, to Milton and Martha Fortune Gold. His grandfather, Daniel Gold, had moved to North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harrelson, John William
by Toler, Maurice S. John William Harrelson, educator and soldier, was born in the Double Shoals Community of Cleveland County, the son of John H. and Ellen Williams Harrelson. His father was a tenant farmer. In 1905, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Henkel, David
by Carpenter, Robert C. David Henkel, theologian, Lutheran minister, and founder of the Tennessee Synod, was the son of the Reverend Paul and Elizabeth Negeley Henkel. Apparently his family had tutored him because he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hoey, Clyde Roark
by Gatton, T. Harry. Clyde Roark Hoey, printer, newspaper publisher, state legislator, attorney general, governor, congressman, and U.S. senator, was born in Shelby, the fifth child of Mary Charlotte and Samuel Alberta [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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