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Beal, Fred Erwin
by Veto, R. Beal, Fred Erwin by R. Veto, 1979 See also: Labor Unions- Part 1: Introduction; Gastonia Strike 1896–15 Nov. 1954 Fred Erwin Beal, union organizer for the National Textile Workers' Union [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bulwinkle, Alfred Lee
by Morgan, Thomas S. Alfred Lee Bulwinkle, congressman, was born in Charleston, S.C., to Herman and Frances McKean Bulwinkle. His father was a German immigrant who developed a successful career as a cotton factor and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cherry, Robert Gregg
by Morgan, Thomas S. Robert Gregg Cherry, post-World War II governor of North Carolina and speaker and long-time member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, was born at Catawba Junction, near York, S.C., to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Denny, Emery Byrd
by Denny, Bessie B. Emery Byrd Denny, lawyer and North Carolina Supreme Court justice, was born on a farm near Pilot Mountain in Surry County, the son of the Reverend Gabriel and Sarah Delphina Stone Denny. After [...] (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.)
Foard, John Hanby
by Foard, John Hanby, Jr. John Hanby Foard, textile executive, manufacturer, museum director, and Civil War historian, was born in Wilmington, the fourth child of Charles Deems (1863–1951) and Florence Hanby (1875–1932) [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gray, George Alexander
by Strong, Ellen R. George Alexander Gray, cotton manufacturer of Gastonia, was one of a group of self-educated, self-trained engineers in the South who brought technical proficiency to cotton manufacturing. He was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Haid, Leo
by Bennington, Catherine Myers. Haid, Leo by Catherine Myers Bennington, 1988 15 July 1849–24 July 1924 Leo Haid, D.D., O.S.B., Roman Catholic abbot, orator, and educator, was born in Latrobe, Pa., the son of nurseryman [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hambright, Frederick
by Goins, Michael Edgar. Frederick Hambright, colonial officer and local patriot, was born in Germany, probably the son of Conrad Hambright. Along with several members of the Hambright family, he emigrated to Philadelphia in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hanks (Lincoln), Nancy
by Horne, Meade B. B. Hanks (Lincoln), Nancy by Meade B. B. Horne, 1988 5 Feb. 1784–5 Oct. 1818 Nancy Hanks (Lincoln), mother of Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States, was born in Campbell [...] (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.)
Johnston, William
by Williams, Max R. William Johnston, attorney, was best known as a railroad builder and businessman of great frugality and sagacity; but, like many other public-spirited men of his day, he also was active [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, James Addison
by Stafford, Garland R. James Addison Jones, construction contractor, civic leader, and philanthropist, was born near Lexington in Davidson County, the son of Robert J. and Elizabeth Horney Jones. His parents were [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Love, James Spencer
by Terrill, Thomas E. James Spencer Love, textile manufacturer and founder, president, and chairman of the board of Burlington Industries, was born in Cambridge, Mass., the son of James Lee and June Spencer Love. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Love, Robert Calvin Grier
by West, Walter Carr, III. Robert Calvin Grier Love, Gaston County textile pioneer, was born at or near Crowder's Creek (now Crowders, Gaston County), the fifth son and sixth of eight children of Andrew and Mary Wilson Love. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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