Engineers

Engineers
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.)
Ferguson, Harley Bascom
by Snow, Claude H., Jr. Harley Bascom Ferguson, U.S. Army general and engineer, was born in Waynesville, the oldest son of William Burder and Laura Adelaide Reeves Ferguson. He was graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Forney, John Horace
by Branch, Paul. John Horace Forney, soldier, Confederate officer, civil engineer, and planter, was born in Lincoln County. His father was Jacob Forney and his grandfather was Peter Forney, who served in the partisan [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fremont (née Fish), Sewall Lawrence
by Grant, Dorothy Fremont. Fremont (née Fish), Sewall Lawrence by Dorothy Fremont Grant, 1986 30 Aug. 1816–1 May 1886 Sewall Lawrence Fremont (née Fish), army officer, chief engineer, and superintendent of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fulton, Hamilton
by Stevenson, George. Hamilton Fulton, civil engineer, was born in Great Britain into a Scottish family presumably connected with the engineering family of that name in Glasgow. He studied under John Rennie (1761–1821), [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gilchrist, Peter Spence
by Allan, Anna Brooke. Peter Spence Gilchrist, chemical engineer and specialist in sulfuric acid and fertilizer plants, was born in Manchester, England. His father, John Gilchrist, a Scotsman, was a chemical engineer and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Graves, Ernest
by Caldwell, Martha B. Graves, Ernest by Martha B. Caldwell, 1986 27 Mar. 1880–9 June [...] (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.)
Hickerson, Thomas Felix
by Caldwell, Martha B. Hickerson, Thomas Felix by Martha B. Caldwell, 1988 30 Apr. 1882–8 Aug. 1968 Thomas Felix Hickerson, Kenan Professor of Applied Mathematics [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kendall, Henry Eli, Jr.
by Kendall, Katharine Kerr. Henry Eli Kendall, Jr., engineer and state government official, was born in Shelby of English and Scottish ancestry, the son of Henry E., Sr., a pharmacist, and Mary Whitelaw Wiseman Kendall, of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lee, Arthur Carl
by Green, C. Sylvester. Lee, Arthur Carl by C. Sylvester Green, 1991 3 Sept. 1886–17 July 1974 Arthur Carl Lee, engineer and construction company executive, was born in Anderson, S.C., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ludlow, Jacob Lott
by Mcarver, Charles H., Jr. Jacob Lott Ludlow, engineer, was born in Spring Lake, N.J., the son of Samuel and Nancy Johnson Ludlow. He completed his education at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., where he received a degree in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacRae, Hugh
by Riley, Jack. Hugh MacRae, mining engineer, developer, and industrialist, was born in Carbonton, Chatham County, of Scottish and English descent. He was the son of Julia Norton and Donald MacRae, who served as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacRae, William
by Branch, Paul. William MacRae, railroad manager, civil engineer, and Confederate general, was born in Wilmington. His family was descended from the clan MacRae from Rosshire on the seacoast of the western Highlands [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Enoch William
by Butler, Lindley S. Enoch William Moore, businessman and inventor, was born in Rockingham County, the son of James Wright and his second wife, Emily Branson Moore. James W. Moore's first wife was Marinda Branson, who in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Morris, Ellwood
by Powell, William S. Ellwood Morris, civil engineer, was born in Pennsylvania. Nothing is known of his parents other than the fact that in 1846 his father, also a civil engineer, was an assistant to Charles Ellet, Jr., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
O'Brien, William Thomas
by Tilley, Nannie M. William Thomas O'Brien, machinist, was born in Lynchburg, Va., of Irish ancestry. His father was John O'Brien, a laborer, who came to the United States in 1846; his mother was Katherine McLaughlin [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Parker, Surry
by Bosman, Jane Parker. Parker, Surry by Jane Parker Bosman, 1994 1 Dec. 1866–21 Apr. 1942 Surry Parker, designer and builder of steam logging machinery and founder of Pinetown, was born in Nansemond County, Va., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Price, Thomas Moore
by Powell, William S. Price, Thomas Moore by William S. Powell, 1994 14 Jan. 1891–12 Sept. 1962 Thomas Moore Price, engineer, was born in Madison, the son of James Valentine and Pattie Frances Moore Price. He was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ramsay, John Andrew
by Branch, Paul. John Andrew Ramsay, land surveyor, civil engineer, Confederate soldier, and mayor of Salisbury, was born in Rowan County to Robert and Mary M. Walton Ramsay. Young Ramsay practiced the profession of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reynolds, Charles A.
by West, Warren F., III. Charles Albert Reynolds, lieutenant governor of North Carolina, civil engineer, tobacco manufacturer, and farmer, was born in Madison, the son of Dr. Thomas and Sarah Jane Fewel Reynolds. They were [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Riddick, Thomas Moore
by Roberts, B. W. C. Riddick, Thomas Moore by B. W. C. Roberts, 1994 3 Jan. 1907–26 May 1975 Thomas Moore Riddick, consulting engineer and chemist, was born in Woodville, Perquimans County, the son of Dr. Thomas [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Riddick, Wallace Carl
by Toler, Maurice S. Wallace Carl Riddick, educator and engineer, was born in Wake County, the son of Wiley Goodman and Anna Jones Riddick. After attending Wake Forest College for two years, he transferred to The [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robeson, Edward John, Jr.
by Eagles, Brenda Marks. Edward John Robeson, Jr., civil engineer, shipyard executive, and congressman, was born in Waynesville to Edward John and Sarah Frances Ferguson Robeson. The family moved to Wythe County, Va., soon [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Seeley, Walter James
by Green, C. Sylvester. Walter James Seeley, electrical engineer and engineering educator, was born at Hazelton, Pa., the son of Frank Wesley and Mame Seaborne Seeley. In 1913 he was graduated from the Polytechnic Institute [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, John Baptist
by Gaddy, David Winfred. John Baptist Smith, Confederate army signal officer and inventor of a forerunner of naval blinker signaling, was born at Hycotee in Caswell County, the fifth child of Richard Ivy (an 1820 graduate of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Peter Evans
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Peter Evans Smith, inventor, the eldest son of William R., Jr., and Susan Evans Smith, was born at the Edgecombe plantation of his maternal grandfather, Peter Evans. He received his early education [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spoon, William Luther, Jr.
by McKown, Harry W., Jr. William Luther Spoon, Jr., engineer, inventor, and farmer, was born near Kimesville, Alamance County, the only son of George Monroe and Nancy Stafford Shoffner Spoon. He attended the public schools [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Steppe, Clarence Maddrey
by Powell, William S. Clarence Maddrey Steppe, landscape nurseryman, was born at Dana in eastern Henderson County, the son of Norman Fanning and Annie Laurie Fordham Steppe. Known throughout life as "Kit," he was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sutton, Louis Valvelle
by Riley, Jack. Louis Valvelle Sutton, engineer and electric utility executive, was born in Richmond, Va., the son of Lee Edwards and Ella Wagner Sutton. His father, a tobacco manufacturer, invited him into the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tatum, Howell
by Davis, Curtis Carroll. Howell Tatum, officer in the Revolution and War of 1812, merchant, engineer, and lawyer, attorney general, and superior court judge in Tennessee, was the son of Joshua and Amey Tatum of Halifax [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Waddell, Charles Edward
by Stephens, Eleanor Waddell. Charles Edward Waddell, civil and electrical engineer, was born at Moorefields near Hillsborough, the son of Francis Nash and Anne Ivie Miller Waddell and a descendant of Colonel Hugh Waddell. With [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wheeler, Alvin Sawyer
by Bursey, Maurice M. Wheeler, Alvin Sawyer by Maurice M. Bursey, 1996 2 Nov. 1866–12 May 1940 Alvin Sawyer Wheeler, the first organic chemist in North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williams, Jesse Lynch
by Reidinger, Martin. Williams, Jesse Lynch by Martin Reidinger, 1996 6 May 1807–9 Oct. 1886 Jesse Lynch Williams, civil engineer, was born at Westfield, in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wood, John Elliott
by Powell, William S. Wood, John Elliott by William S. Powell, 1996 23 Feb. 1891–1 Oct. 1963 John Elliott Wood, army officer, was born in Hertford, the son of John Q. A. and Julia Elliott Wood. He was graduated [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Yeates, William Smith
by Moore, James Elliott. William Smith Yeates, first state geologist of Georgia, was born at Murfreesboro, the son of Jesse Jackson, a prominent attorney and U.S. congressman, and Virginia Scott Yeates. He attended the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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