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Adams, Donald Keith
by Green, C. Sylvester. Donald Keith Adams, educator and psychologist, was born in Orville, Ohio, the son of John F. and Elizabeth Taylor Adams. His preparatory education was completed at the local high school in 1919, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Artom, Camillo
by Hairston, Peter W. Camillo Artom, internationally recognized scientist and head of the department of biochemistry at Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University, was born in Asti, Italy, of a Jewish family [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Baity, Herman Glenn
by Harris, Tyndall P., Jr. Herman Glenn Baity, sanitary engineer and educator, was born in Clarksville Township, Davie County, to George Wesly and Sallie Sprinkle Baity. He was educated in public schools in Iredell County and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barringer, Daniel Moreau, Jr.
by Powell, William S. Daniel Moreau Barringer, Jr., lawyer, sportsman, mineralogist, consulting engineer, and geologist, the son of Elizabeth Wethered, of Baltimore, and Daniel Moreau Barringer, was born in Raleigh. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bartram, William
by Parramore, Thomas C. William Bartram, naturalist, was the son of John Bartram, an eminent naturalist, and his wife, Ann Mendenhall Bartram. He was born near Philadelphia, where his gifts as an artist brought him in his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Baskerville, Charles
by Steelman, Bennett L. Charles Baskerville, chemist and college professor, was born in Deerbrook, Noxubel County, Miss., the son of Charles Baskerville, a physician and former Confederate Army captain, and his wife, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, Herbert Bemerton
by Gass, W. Conard. Herbert Bemerton Battle, chemist and industrialist, was the fourth child and third son of Kemp Plummer Battle, president of The University of North Carolina (1876–91), and Martha Ann Battle Battle [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bennett, Hugh Hammond
by Eagles, Charles W. Hugh Hammond Bennett, soil conservationist, was born near Wadesboro to William Osborne and Rosa May Hammond. His father had farmed a plantation of about fifteen hundred acres from the time of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boynton, Charles Lawrence
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. Charles Lawrence Boynton, botanist and zoologist, was born in Vineland, N.J., of Scotch-Irish ancestry. His father, Charles A. Boynton, was a descendant of John Boynton, who arrived from England in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bradham, Caleb Davis
by Copeland, Elizabeth H. Caleb Davis Bradham, founder of Pepsi-Cola, pharmacist, and Shriner, was born at Chinquapin, Duplin County, the son of George Washington and Julia McCann Bradham. He was of English and Scotch-Irish [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Briggs, William Cyrus
by Powell, William S. William Cyrus Briggs, inventor, the son of Cyrus and Lydia F. Loring Briggs, was born in Turner, Maine, and educated locally. He moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was an engineer and machinist, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brimley, Clement Samuel
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. Clement Samuel Brimley, zoologist and entomologist, was born in Great Linford, Buckingham County, England, the son of Joseph and Harriet Brimley, who immigrated with their family to Raleigh in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brimley, Herbert Hutchinson
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. Herbert Hutchinson Brimley, zoologist and director of the North Carolina State Museum, was born in Willington, Bedfordshire, England, the son of Joseph and Harriet Brimley, who immigrated with their [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cain, William
by Willard, George-Anne. William Cain, civil engineer, mathematician, university professor, and author, contributed for over half a century to the advance of engineering theory and practice in his state and country. Although [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cairns, John Simpson
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. John Simpson Cairns, ornithologist, was born in Lawrence, Mass., the son of John and Agnes Simpson Cairns. In 1855 his parents moved from Scotland to the United States, where the elder John Cairns [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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