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Bird, William Ernest
by Wiest, Timothy J. William Ernest Bird, educator, was the fifth of nine children born to Charles Asbury Bird and Sarah Ermina Terrell. Bird's paternal ancestors emigrated from England to Virginia, then to North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brinkley, John Romulus (Afterward Changed to Richard)
by Powell, William S. John Romulus (Afterward Changed to Richard) Brinkley, medical maverick, was born in the community of Beta near Sylva, Jackson County, apparently the illegitimate son of Dr. John Richard Brinkley and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Buchanan, Harry Eugene
by Stephens, George Myers. Harry Eugene Buchanan, mountain region leader and moving picture theater official, was born in Sylva, the son of Marcellus and Laura Belle Leatherwood Buchanan. He obtained his early schooling in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Byer, Kathryn Stripling
by Alley, Sierra. Byer attended Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, and she also attained her Master of Fine Arts from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she also was poetry instructor. Byer studied [...] (from NCpedia.)
Hall, David McKee
by Evans, Phillip W. David McKee Hall, congressman, was born in Sylva, Jackson County, the son of David McKee and Edith Moore Hall. He attended the public schools in Jackson County until the age of twelve, when he was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harris, Charles Joseph
by Bell, John L., Jr. Harris, Charles Joseph by John L. Bell, Jr., 1988 11 Sept. 1853–14 Feb. 1944 Charles Joseph Harris, businessman, was the son of William Harris, a farmer, and Zilpah Torrey Harris of Putnam, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunter, Hiram
by Green, C. Sylvester. Hiram Tyram Hunter, educator and college president, was born at Mars Hill, the son of James Hardy and Martha Carolina Bradley Hunter. After attending elementary and secondary schools in Mars Hill, he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kephart, Horace Sowers
by Ellison, George. Horace Sowers Kephart, writer, outdoorsman, and librarian, was born in East Salem, Pa., the son of Isaiah L., a teacher, editor, and clergyman, and Mary Elizabeth Sowers Kephart. His ancestors had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Madison, Robert Lee
by Conway, Robert O. Madison, Robert Lee by Robert O. Conway, 1991 17 Feb. 1867–2 Oct. 1954 See also: Western Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKee, Gertrude Dills
by Beck, Teresa Kay. Gertrude Dills McKee, homemaker, clubwoman, and state legislator, was the first woman to serve in the North Carolina Senate. She was the second of three daughters of William Allen and Alice M. Enloe [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McRae, Colin John
by Bell, John L., Jr. Colin John McRae, businessman and Confederate official, was one of eleven children of Elizabeth Mary and John M. McRae, a merchant of Sneedsboro (now McFarlan) in Anson County. Colin moved with his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ramsey, Darley Hiden
by Riley, Jack. Darley Hiden Ramsey, editor, newspaper manager, historian, and scholar, was born in Gretna, Va., the son of Simeon Clay and Lucy Pinckard Ramsey of Ferrum, Va. In 1903 the family moved to Asheville, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reed, Weston Cosby
by Woodard, John R. Weston Cosby Reed, Baptist minister and child care executive, was born on a farm near Sylva, in Jackson County, the fifth child of James Phillip and Marcella Farmer Reed. He attended the public [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reid, Paul Apperson
by Williams, Max R. Paul Apperson Reid, a professional educator who in a forty-three-year career served North Carolina at every level of the public education system, was born in Stokes County, the son of Margaret [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reynolds, Alonzo Carlton
by Fox, Charlesanna L. Alonzo Carlton Reynolds, educator, was born in the Sandy Mush community of Buncombe County, the son of John Haskew and Sarah Ann Ferguson Reynolds. After attending local schools and Weaver College, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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