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Adoption
by Shaffer, Lisa C. Adoption, according to a 1996 North Carolina law, is "the creation by law of the relationship of parent and child between two individuals." Adoption and guardianship are legal ways for a responsible [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander, Annie Lowrie
by Dudley, Harold J. Annie Lowrie Alexander, physician, teacher, and philanthropist, was born near the town of Cornelius in Mecklenburg County of Scotch-Irish ancestry. Her father was Dr. John Brevard Alexander [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Babcock, Mary Reynolds
by Wooten, Hubert K. Mary Reynolds Babcock, philanthropist, was born in Winston of Scottish ancestry. Her father was R. J. Reynolds, founder of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; her mother was Katherine Smith Reynolds. As [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Baptist Children's Homes
by Jonas, Glenn. Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina, Inc., founded in 1885, is one of the largest residential child care facilities in the South. The idea to establish an orphanage was first brought before [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barnwell, Lila Ripley
by Brown, Arika. Barnwell, Lila Ripley By Arika Brown, North Carolina State University, 2013 18 Apr. 1863–6 Mar. 1961 Lila Ripley Barnwell, poet, suffragette, and [...] (from NCpedia.)
Beal, Helen Marjorie
by Oesen, Elaine Von. Helen Marjorie Beal, librarian, was born in Oneida, N.Y., the daughter of Joseph and Helen Clark Beal. She attended Syracuse University and was graduated from the Carnegie Institute Library School, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bingham, Mary Lily Kenan Flagler
by Kenan, T.S., III. Mary Bingham, philanthropist, was born in Kenansville at Liberty Hall, her grandfather's home. She was the daughter of William Rand Kenan and Mary Hargrave and the eldest of four children. Her [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blount, Mary ("Jackie") Sumner
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. Mary Blount, daughter and wife of revolutionary generals, by whose benefaction Christ Episcopal Church, Raleigh, was built, was born in Warren County at the home of her father, General Jethro Sumner. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bost, Annie Kizer
by Morgan, Thomas S. Annie Kizer Bost, commissioner of the North Carolina State Board of Charities and Public Welfare and an active participant in women's clubs, civic work, and the Democratic party, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boys Road Patrol
by Jones, H. G. The Boys Road Patrol was chartered by the General Assembly in 1915 under the aegis of J. Hampton Rich "to look after the maintenance of the stretch of road indigenous to each member of the patrol, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chain Gang
by Ireland, Robert E. From the Reconstruction era to the late 1950s, the use of prisoners in chain gangs to perform hard labor, especially in building and maintaining public roads, was a common practice in North Carolina [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chapman, John Kenyon (Yonni)
by . John Kenyon Chapman, known as Yonni, was a life-long social justice activist, organizer, and historian who focused his academic and social career on workers' rights and African American empowerment [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Civic Clubs
by Williams, Wiley J., Faulkner, Ronnie W., Bates, Jerry S., Cause, Sue, Kelley, Roy W., Morris, J. B., Overby, Willis H., Whitefield, Clarence E. Civic clubs play a significant role in the social, economic, and cultural life of North Carolina women and men and have done so for decades. In the early 1800s, people from different professions and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
by Cole, Olen. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) "Work and Opportunity: African Americans in the CCC" by Dr. Olen Cole Jr. Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Spring 2010. Tar Heel [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Clarendon Bridge Company
by Anderson, Jean B. The Clarendon Bridge Company of Cumberland County was established in 1818 by legislative act for the purpose of building and maintaining a bridge across the Cape Fear River near Fayetteville (the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coast Guard, U.S
by Stick, David, Branch, Paul. Coast Guard, U.S by David Stick, 2006 Additional research provided by Paul Branch. See also: Lifesaving Service, U.S.; Submarine Attacks; Fort Macon; The U.S. Coast Guard has figured [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Collins (Collens, Collings), William
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. William Collins (Collens, Collings), justice of the general court and of Pasquotank Precinct Court, came to North Carolina before 1693. He was probably the son of William and Alice Collins, who at [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cone, Laura Weil
by Tillett, Gladys Avery. Laura Weil Cone, civic leader and humanitarian, was born in Wilmington, the daughter of Solomon Weil and Ella Fishblatt. Solomon Weil, a graduate of The University of North Carolina, was a lawyer who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Confederate Postal Service
by Crumbley, Tony L. According to the Confederate Provisional Constitution that was adopted on 8 Feb. 1861, the postal service was to support itself from its own revenue. The Confederate Post Office Department was [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Confederate Soldiers' Home
by Rosenburg, Randall B. In Raleigh was first conceived in October 1881, when a number of veterans meeting at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh formed the Society of Ex-Confederate Soldiers and Sailors of North Carolina [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Constitution, U.S., North Carolina Signers of
by Powell, William S. Constitution, U.S., North Carolina Signers of by William S. Powell, 2006 See also: Representatives to the Constitutional Convention The U.S. Constitution, completed on 17 Sept. 1787, was [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Crisp, Lucy Cherry
by Powell, William S. Lucy Cherry Crisp , museum administrator and poet, was born in Crisp, Edgecombe County, the daughter of Sellers M. and Annie Gorham Crisp. She was graduated from the North Carolina College for Women [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Current, Ruth Augusta
by Stewart, James. Current, Ruth Augusta By James Stewart, NCSU Libraries, 2016 22 Nov. 1900-24 Jan. 1967 Ruth Current was a veteran leader of Home Demonstration for the North Carolina [...] (from NCSU Libraries.)
Damtoft, Walter Julius
by Lanning, E. Kaye. Walter Julius Damtoft, forester and business and civic leader in western North Carolina, was born in Southport, Conn., the son of Knud Julius and Dagmas (Jacobi) Damtoft. He received a bachelor of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Daniels, Josephus
by Watson, Richard L. Josephus Daniels, newspaper editor, secretary of the navy, and ambassador to Mexico, was born in Washington, N.C., the fourth of five children of Josephus and Mary Cleaves Seabrook Daniels. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Decrow, Sarah Moore Delano
by Evans, Esther. Decrow, Sarah Moore Delano By Esther Evans, 1986 ca. 1750–1795 Sarah Moore Delano Decrow, the first woman postmaster in the United States after the adoption of the Constitution, was born almost [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Eula Louisa
by Newlin, Algie I. Eula Louisa Dixon, leader in agriculture, local industry, school management, and community development, was born at Snow Camp where she lived most of her life. She was the daughter of Thomas Clay and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Drinkwater, Alpheus Walton
by Brown, Aycock. Alpheus Walton Drinkwater, U.S. Coast Guard communications officer, was born near Oregon Inlet on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the son of Edward and Josephine Etheridge Drinkwater. He was one [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Duke Endowment
by Durden, Robert F. The Duke Endowment, established in December 1924 by tobacco magnate and industrialist James B. Duke, is a perpetual trust for philanthropic purposes in North Carolina and South Carolina. In creating [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dwire, Henry Randolph
by Green, C. Sylvester. Henry Randolph Dwire, editor and university executive, was born in Winston, the son of Henry Xenophon and Mary Hanes Dwire. His father was a deputy collector of internal revenue in Winston-Salem. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Edwards, Alonzo Clay
by Edwards, Herman. Alonzo Clay Edwards, farmer, Sunday school superintendent, and legislator, was born in Hookerton, the son of Dr. Grandison C. Edwards, a country physician, and Katharine E. Herman, a schoolteacher [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Electric Power
by McGee, Barry. Electric Power by Barry McGee, 2006 See also: Carolina Power & Light Company; Duke Power Company; Nuclear Energy; Rural Electrification; Southern Power Company Electric power, at the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ervin, Samuel James, Jr.
by Ducey, Mitchell F. Ervin, Samuel James, Jr. by Mitchell F. Ducey, 1986 27 Sept. 1896–23 Apr. 1985 Samuel James Ervin, Jr., lawyer, jurist, legislator, congressman, and United States senator, was descended from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Everett, Reuben Oscar
by Creech, William A. Reuben Oscar Everett, attorney and civic and cultural leader, was born at Hamilton, Martin County, the son of Justus and Elizabeth Purvis Everett. Shortly afterwards he moved with his family to their [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ferebee, Percy Bell
by Stephens, George Myers. Ferebee, Percy Bell by George Myers Stephens, 1986 29 May 1891–30 Dec. 1970 Percy Bell Ferebee, banker and developer, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ferrell, John Atkinson
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. John Atkinson Ferrell, health director, was born in Clinton, the son of James Alexander and Cornelia Murphy Ferrell. After attending the local schools he entered The University of North Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fire Departments
by Mazzocchi, Jay, Fulghum, R. Neil. Fire departments in North Carolina cities and towns have advanced from sincere but often ineffective community efforts to highly equipped governmental agencies employing numerous professional [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foard, Frederick Theophilus, Jr.
by Foard, John Hanby, Jr. Frederick Theophilus Foard, Jr., physician and U.S. Public Health director, was born in the Vale section of Bandy Township, Catawba County, the fourth child of Dr. Frederick Theophilus (1855–1933) [...] (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.)
Fortune, Roma Coxey
by London, Lawrence F. Roma Coxey Fortune, Episcopal priest, son of John L. and Mary Coxey Fortune, was born in Black Mountain. Having lost his hearing at age eight after a severe case of scarlet fever, he received his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Free Will Baptist Children's Home
by Pelt, Michael R. At the first annual session of the North Carolina Convention of Original Free Will Baptists in 1913, a proposal to establish an orphanage was adopted. During the next two years, possible sites for [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fuller, Bartholomew
by Webb, Mena F., Raney, Carolyn F. Bartholomew Fuller, lawyer, magazine editor, government employee, and civic leader, was the second of three children born to Thomas and Catherine Eleanor Raboteau Fuller in Fayetteville, where Thomas [...] (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 See Also: Maxwell Oliver Gardner, Fay Webb Gardner 7 Sept. 1885–16 Jan. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gary, Emily Gregory Gilliam
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Emily Gregory Gilliam Gary, moving force behind the development and preservation of historic buildings and sites in colonial Halifax, N.C., was the daughter of George and Marie Antoinette Mullen [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gilmer, William Franklin ("Dixie")
by Evans, Phillip W. William Franklin ("Dixie") Gilmer, congressman, was born at Mount Airy, the son of W. F. and Emma Elizabeth Prather Gilmer. The family soon moved to Oklahoma, where young Gilmer attended the public [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Griggs, Lillian Baker
by Young, Betty. Lillian Baker Griggs, librarian, was born in Anderson, S.C., the daughter of William F. and Cora Wilhite Baker. From 1892 to 1895 she attended Agnes Scott College. She married Dr. Alfred Flournoy [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hammer, Minnie Lee Hancock
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Minnie Lee Hancock Hammer, religious, civic, and cultural leader, and newspaper manager, was the daughter of Dr. J. M. and Jane Page Hancock and the granddaughter of James Page, doorkeeper in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Harding, Henry Patrick
by Frech, Laura Page. Henry Patrick Harding, teacher and public school administrator, was known most of his life as Harry P. Harding. He was born in Aurora, one of eight children (two of whom died in infancy) of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hargrave, Janie Carlyle
by Smith, Maud Thomas. Janie Carlyle Hargrave, missionary, educator, philanthropist, and humanitarian, was born in Lumberton, the daughter of William Watts and Lillian Ottelia Vampill Carlyle. Her maternal grandfather was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hawkins, Reginald Armistice
by Carrier, Sarah. Dr. Reginald Armistice Hawkins, nicknamed “Hawk,” was a lifelong civil rights activist who played a central role in integrating Charlotte schools, hospitals, and public spaces, and in 1968 became the [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Hunter, Aaron Burtis
by Bennington, Catherine Myers. Aaron Burtis Hunter, Episcopal clergyman, educator, book collector, and philanthropist, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of John C. and Sarah A. Clark Hunter. After graduation from public [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jacocks, William Picard
by Allan, Anna Brooke. William Picard Jacocks, international public health physician and administrator, was born in Windsor. (His middle name, Picard, is accented on the last syllable.) His ancestors had lived in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnson, Ann: This Woman's War
by Cecelski, David S. Ann Johnson has been a ferocious advocate for the state's elderly for more than 40 years. As the executive director of the Durham County Coordinating Council for Senior Citizens from 1966 to 1990, [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Johnson, Kate Ancrum Burr
by Davis, Mollie C. Kate Ancrum Burr Johnson, public welfare administrator and civic leader, was born in Morganton. Her father was Frederick Hill Burr, whose American ancestry traced back to 1630 in Massachusetts and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Johnston, Elizabeth Johnston Evans
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Elizabeth Johnston Evans Johnston, philanthropist, was born at Blandwood in Greensboro, the daughter of Peter G. Evans and his wife Eliza, who was the daughter of Governor John M. Morehead. Known [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, Nellie Rowe (Mrs. William Cecil)
by Hester, Irene. Nellie Rowe (Mrs. William Cecil) Jones, librarian and author, was born in Greensboro, one of two children of Dr. Walter Wheat and Mary Dyson Rowe, both originally from Philadelphia. Dr. Rowe, who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jordan, Charles Edward
by Green, C. Sylvester. Jordan, Charles Edward by C. Sylvester Green, 1988 13 Apr. 1901–4 Feb. 1974 See also:  Benjamin Everett Jordan (from the Dictionary of North Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kellenberger Foundation
by Williams, Wiley J. The Kellenberger Historical Foundation (formerly the May Gordon Latham Kellenberger Historical Foundation) was established in 1979 in New Bern, following the donor's death on 1 May 1978. The [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kerr, Washington Caruthers
by Noblin, Stuart. Kerr, Washington Caruthers by Stuart Noblin, 1988 24 May 1827–9 Aug. 1885 Washington Caruthers Kerr, geologist, was born in eastern Guilford County in the Alamance Creek–Alamance Church [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kester, Howard Anderson ("Buck")
by Martin, Robert F. Howard Anderson ("Buck") Kester, clergyman, educator, and social reformer, was born near Martinsville in Henry County, Va. He was the youngest of three children of Nannie Holt, of Lynchburg, Va., and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
King's Daughters and Sons
by Horton, Clarence E., Jr. The King's Daughters and Sons developed out of a new Christian service order, the Silent Sisters of Service, formed in New York City by Margaret Bottome on 13 Jan. 1886. Originally open only to [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
King, Carl Howie
by King, William E. King, Carl Howie by William E. King, 1988 25 Jan. 1898–27 June [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Larkins, John Rodman
by Eagles, Charles W. Larkins, John Rodman by Charles W. Eagles, 1991 24 Dec. 1913–21 Mar. 1980 John Rodman Larkins, state government official, was born in Wilmington, the son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lifesaving Service, U.S
by Carter, Kathy. Lifesaving Service, U.S by Kathy Carter, 2006 See also: Mirlo Rescue; Huron, USS Established as a federal agency in 1872 and operating in North Carolina by 1874, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
London, Arthur Hill, Jr.
by Green, C. Sylvester. London, Arthur Hill, Jr. by C. Sylvester Green, 1991 5 July 1903–24 Apr. 1976 Arthur Hill London, Jr., pediatrician and medical educator, was born in Pittsboro, the son of Arthur Hill, Sr., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
London, Arthur Hill, Sr.
by Roberts, B. W. C. London, Arthur Hill, Sr. by B. W. C. Roberts, 1991 9 July 1874–8 Dec. 1969 Arthur Hill London, Sr., textile executive and banker, was born in Pittsboro of English ancestry, the son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
London, William Lord
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. William Lord London, merchant, banker and manufacturer, was born in Pittsboro, the son of Henry Adolphus and Sally Lord London. On completing his education in the local schools, he entered his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Macknight, Thomas
by Neville, John D. Thomas Macknight, Loyalist planter and public officeholder, was a native of Scotland. Little is known about him except for the years he spent in North Carolina, where he settled in 1757. A landowner [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mahan, Frank Hoyt
by Boughman, H. Lee, Jr. Frank Hoyt Mahan, YMCA official who gave the name basketball to that game, was born in Griggsville, Ill., the son of George and Sarah Hoyt Mahan who very soon after his birth moved to Memphis, Tenn. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
by Williams, Wiley J. Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, established in 1956 in New York City and now headquartered in Durham, provides support for private higher and secondary education, specified churches, cultural programs [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
McAlister, Alexander Worth
by Morgan, Thomas S. McAlister, Alexander Worth by Thomas S. Morgan, 1991 21 Mar. 1862–20 Nov. 1946 Alexander Worth McAlister, insurance executive and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McCall, Frederick Bays
by Aycock, William B. McCall, Frederick Bays by William B. Aycock, 1991 7 Oct. 1893–8 Apr. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McClure, Albert Bonner
by Mcgeachy, Neill R. McClure, Albert Bonner by Neill R. Mcgeachy, 1991 16 June 1905–28 Oct. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McClure, James Gore King, Jr.
by Clarke, Dumont, IV. McClure, James Gore King, Jr. by Dumont Clarke IV, 1991 28 Oct. 1884–17 June 1956 James Gore King McClure, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McGilvary, Daniel
by Spence, Thomas H., Jr. McGilvary, Daniel by Thomas H. Spence, Jr., 1991 16 May 1828–22 Aug. 1911 Daniel McGilvary, missionary to Siam, was of Highland Scottish ancestry. The son of Malcolm and Catharine McIver [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKelway, Benjamin Mosby
by Brandon, Betty J. Benjamin Mosby McKelway, newspaperman, was born in Fayetteville of Scottish ancestry. His father was Alexander Jeffrey McKelway, Presbyterian minister, journalist, and child labor reformer; his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKimmon, Jane Simpson
by Mcbride, Marie A. McKimmon, Jane Simpson by Marie A. Mcbride, 1991 13 Nov. 1867–1 Dec. 1957 See also: Jane S. McKimmon (from Tar Heel Junior Historian) Jane Simpson McKimmon, agricultural educator and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McLean, David Alexander
by McIntyre, Pattie B. McLean, David Alexander by Pattie B. Mcintyre, 1991 13 May 1918–16 July 1980 David Alexander [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McNeill, William Gibbs
by Terry, George David. William Gibbs McNeill, civil engineer and army officer, was born in Wilmington of Scottish ancestry; his great-grandfather was a member of a Highland clan that immigrated to North America in 1746. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Merrick, John
by Weare, Walter B. John Merrick, black businessman, community leader, and founder of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, was born in Sampson County, the son of a slave mother; his father is unknown. At [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Midgett, Erasmus S. "Rasmus"
by Roy, Haley. Midgett, Erasmus S. "Rasmus" By Haley Roy, North Carolina State University, 2013 December 23, 1851-1926 Erasmus "Rasmus" S. Midgett was a surfman in the United States Life-Saving Service of [...] (from NCpedia.)
Midgett, John Allen, Jr.
by Wechter, Nell Wise. Midgett, John Allen, Jr. by Nell Wise Wechter, 1991 25 Aug. 1876–9 Feb. 1938 See also: Mirlo Rescue John Allen Midgett, Jr., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Midgett, Levene Westcott
by Wechter, Nell Wise. Levene Westcott Midgett, chief boatswain's mate, U.S. Coast Guard, was born at Chicamacomico (now Rodanthe) of English ancestry. His father was Joseph Midgett, a member of the old U.S. Life-Saving [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Midgett, Little Bannister, III
by Wechter, Nell Wise. Little Bannister Midgett, III, keeper of Chicamacomico and New Inlet stations, U.S. Life-Saving Service (1879–94), and chief boatswain's mate and officer-in-charge, Chicamacomico Coast Guard Station [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Miller, Oscar Lee
by Long, Dorothy. Oscar Lee Miller, orthopedic surgeon and teacher, was born on a small farm in Franklin County near the community of Carnesville in northeastern Georgia, the oldest of ten children of John Clarence [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mitchell, Anderson
by Jernigan, Allen. Mitchell, Anderson by Allen Jernigan, 1991 13 June 1800–24 Dec. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mitchell, William Watson
by Jordan, John R., Jr. William Watson Mitchell, lay leader and benefactor of Baptist causes, planter, and civic leader, was born in Bertie County, the son of William and Rena Mitchell. As a young man he moved from Bertie [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, James Osborne
by Gault, Charles B. Moore, James Osborne by Charles B. Gault, 1991 31 Oct. 1909–1 Sept. 1988 James Osborne Moore, attorney and public official, was born in Wellston, Ohio, the son of James Osborne and Cordelia [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Joseph
by Moore, J. Floyd. Moore, Joseph by J. Floyd Moore, 1991 29 Feb. 1832–9 July 1905 See also:  Guilford College (from the Encylopedia of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Louis Toomer
by Perdew, Margaret Moore. Louis Toomer Moore, journalist, author, and local historian, was born in Wilmington, the son of Colonel Roger and Susan Eugenia Beery Moore. He was a lineal descendant of James Moore, colonial [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Peter Weddick
by Ingram, Charles. Peter Weddick Moore, educator, was born near Faison in Duplin County, the son of Weddick and Alecy Thompson Moore, both slaves. His father allegedly was killed by the Ku Klux Klan during [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, William John
by Powell, William S. Moore, William John by William S. Powell, 1991 4 Apr. 1837–post-1901 See also:  African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (from the Encyclopedia of North Carolina); African Methodist [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mordecai, George Washington
by Murray, Elizabeth Davis Reid. George Washington Mordecai, attorney, planter, financier, entrepreneur, and railroad and banking executive, was born in Warrenton. His father, Jacob Mordecai (1762–1838), had come to North Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moss, Robert Verelle, Jr.
by Martin, Katherine F. Robert Verelle Moss, Jr., educator, social activist, and president of the United Church of Christ, was born in Wilson, one of four children of Robert Verelle and Constance Bost Moss. Throughout a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nash, Francis (Frank)
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Francis (Frank) Nash, lawyer, assistant attorney general, local historian, and author, was born at Floral College, Robeson County, the son of the Reverend Frederick Kollock Nash, a Presbyterian [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Newbold, Nathan Carter
by Burns, A. M., III. Nathan Carter Newbold, educator, public servant, and longtime director of the Division of Negro Education in North Carolina, was born in Pasquotank County, near Elizabeth City, and lived his entire [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Newsome, Albert Ray
by Pegg, Carl Hamilton. Albert Ray Newsome, historian, archivist, and teacher, was born at Marshville, the son of Richard Clyde and Julia Ross Newsome. Studious from boyhood, he was graduated from The University of North [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nicholson, Timothy
by Winslow, Raymond A., Jr. Nicholson, Timothy by Raymond A. Winslow, Jr., 1991 2 Nov. 1828–15 Sept. 1924 Timothy Nicholson, Quaker humanitarian, was born near Belvidere in Perquimans County, the second son of Josiah [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Conference for Social Service
by Finlator, W. W. The North Carolina Conference for Social Service was formed in 1912, when a body of socially conscious men and women recognized that little attention was being paid to many disadvantaged North [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Fund
by Sellars, Linda. The North Carolina Fund, a statewide antipoverty program for rural and urban communities, operated from 1963 to 1968. In those five years, the fund received and spent more than $13 million in what [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Library History: Transforming the Tar Heel State
by Case, Steven, Allen, Christy E., Agan, Kelly. North Carolina Library History By Christie Allen and Steve Case, 2008; Kelly Agan, 2014-2019   See also: Public Libraries; State Library; Carnegie Libraries; State Libraryof North [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Orphans
by Towles, Louis P. Orphans by Louis P. Towles, 2006 See also: Free Will Baptist Children's Home; Baptist Children's Homes; Methodist Home for Children Orphans were an important part of colonial North [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Oxley, Lawrence Augustus
by Bell, John L., Jr. Lawrence Augustus Oxley, social worker and civil servant, was born in Boston, Mass., the son of William Junius Brutus and Alice Agatha Martin Oxley. His parents sent him to Prospect Union Preparatory [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Page, Thaddeus Shaw
by Franklin, W. Neil. Thaddeus Shaw Page, automobile distributor, congressional secretary, and federal archivist, was born in Aberdeen, the son of Flora Eliza Shaw and Robert Newton Page, who had careers in lumbering, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Park, John Alsey
by Green, C. Sylvester. John Alsey Park, journalist, was born in Raleigh, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Frances Beavers Park. His ancestral lines extended from Scotland and Ireland on his father's side, and from Great [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Parole
by Cline, Andrew. Parole in North Carolina began shortly after the Civil War, when the Constitution of 1868 allowed the governor to release prisoners before they had served their full sentences. The first major step [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Parsley, Eliza Hall Nutt (Hallie)
by Powell, William S. Eliza Hall Nutt (Hallie) Parsley, founder of the North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), was born in Wilmington, the daughter of Louise and Henry Nutt. She was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Paschall, Joshua Ernest
by Anderson, Walter W., Jr. Joshua Ernest Paschall, banker, lawyer, and legislator, was born near Black Creek in Wilson County. The son of Joshua Walter and Sallie Poole Paschall, he attended the public schools of Wilson County [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patterson, Lucy Bramlette Patterson
by Robertson, Clara Hamlett. Lucy Bramlette Patterson Patterson, organizational leader, literary figure, and Republican national committeewoman, was born at Castle Rock, her mother's family home in Tazewell, Tenn., the daughter [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Payton, Boyd Ellsworth
by Brabham, Robin. Boyd Ellsworth Payton, labor organizer and executive, was born in Dobbin, W.Va., the son of James William, a timber contractor, and Mary Sidonna King Payton. As a youth growing up in Garrett County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pearson, Robert Caldwell
by Poland, Jean Cameron. Robert Caldwell Pearson, merchant, postmaster, bank and railroad president, Democratic leader, jurist, and gold mine and flour mill owner, was born at the family plantation, Silvercreek, on Silver [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pearson, Thomas
by Conway, Robert O. Thomas Pearson, international economic adviser, was born at the family home, Richmond Hill, in Asheville, the son of Richmond and Gabrielle Thomas Pearson. His grandfather was Richmond Mumford [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Peck, Clara Jane Thornton
by Arnett, Ethel Stephens. Clara Jane Thornton Peck, nurse, the daughter of John and Jane Thornton, was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England. When she was about ten, her family moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., where she attended [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Peele, William Joseph
by Walser, Richard. William Joseph Peele, lawyer and cultural leader, was born near Jackson in Northampton County, the youngest of fourteen children of Isaac (1807–91) and Nancy Thompson Cobb Peele (1812–78). He was the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pelley, William Dudley
by Jones, H. G. William Dudley Pelley, journalist, novelist, promoter of mystical and political teachings, and founder of the Silver Shirt Legion and the Christian party, was born in Lynn, Mass., the son of William [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pender, David
by Powell, William S. David Pender, grocer and businessman, was born in Tarboro, the son of Robert W. and Martha Wallace Pender and the nephew of General W. D. Pender. His father was a cotton commission merchant. Educated [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pennington, William
by Powell, William S. William Pennington, colonial official in North Carolina and master of ceremonies at the Hot Wells, Clifton, near Bristol, England, was probably the son of a Bristol merchant and member of an ancient [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Person, Benjamin Thomas
by Johnston, Hugh Buckner. Benjamin Thomas Person, physician, legislator, and postmaster, was a son of Thomas and Sally Tarver Person of Greene County. Details of his youth and education are unavailable. He enlisted on 17 Mar. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Petty, Annie Florence
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Annie Florence Petty, pioneer North Carolina librarian was born in the Bush Hill community (now Archdale), Randolph County, the daughter of William Clinton, a successful businessman, and Mary [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Peyton, John Lewis
by Powell, William S. John Lewis Peyton, european agent for the state of North Carolina (1861–65), lawyer, and author, was born near Staunton, Va., the son of John Howe and Anne Lewis Peyton. One of his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pfohl, Bernard Jacob
by Bair, Anna Withers. Pfohl, Bernard Jacob by Anna Withers Bair, 1994 13 Sept. 1866–5 Dec. 1960 Bernard Jacob Pfohl, church musician, was the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pogue, Joseph Ezekiel, Sr.
by . Joseph Ezekiel Pogue, Sr., tobacco manufacturer and Raleigh public official, was born September 13, 1851 in Rogersville Junction, Tennessee in Jefferson County, to Reverend John Pogue, a [...] (from North Carolina State University.)
Postal Service
by Crumbley, Tony L. When the first colonists landed on Roanoke Island in 1587, they likely wrote letters to friends and relatives back home in England. For a small fee, the ship's captain would then transport the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Poverty- Part 1: Introduction
by Mazzocchi, Jay, Williams, Wiley J., Norris, David A., Johnson, K. Todd. Programs and initiatives to alleviate poverty and aid the needy have been undertaken in North Carolina since colonial times. In addition to private organizations and churches, government at various [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Poverty- Part 2: Public Charity in the Colonial Era through the Nineteenth Century
by . Poverty by David A. Norris, 2006 Additional research provided by K. Todd Johnson, Jay Mazzocchi, and Wiley J. Williams. Poverty- Part 1: Introduction Poverty- Part 2: Public [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Poverty- Part 3: Statewide Public Welfare Initiatives and the Modern Division of Social Services
by . Poverty by David A. Norris, 2006 Additional research provided by K. Todd Johnson, Jay Mazzocchi, and Wiley J. Williams. Poverty- Part 1: Introduction Poverty- Part 2: Public [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pruden, William Dossey
by Copeland, Elizabeth H. William Dossey Pruden, lawyer, churchman, and Confederate officer, was born near Harrellsville, a son of Nathaniel and Martha Garrett Riddick Pruden. After attending Union Male Academy in his home [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Public Libraries
by Cross, Jerry L., Stick, David, Rains, Rusty, Berkley, Anne M., Blalock, Faye Terres, Zeisel, Katherine. Anglican clergyman Thomas Bray is commonly credited with establishing the first public library in North Carolina. Bray arrived in the colony to recruit clergy to return to Maryland but found the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Purcell, Clare
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Purcell, Clare by Grady L. E. Carroll, 1994 17 Nov. 1884–8 Feb. 1964 Clare Purcell, Methodist clergyman, was born at Columbia, Ala., the son of William Henry and Mary Callen Purcell. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Purefoy, James Simpson
by Taylor, R. Hargus. James Simpson Purefoy, merchant and Baptist clergyman, was the youngest of three sons of the Reverend John and Mary Fort Purefoy near Forestville, Wake County. His paternal great-grandfather, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Purnell, Thomas Richard
by Putzel, Rosamond. Thomas Richard Purnell, jurist, was born in Wilmington, the son of Thomas Richard and Eliza Ann Dudley Purnell. His grandparents were John and Sarah Purnell and Governor and Mrs. Edward B. Dudley. He [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Relfe (Ralph, Relph, Rolfe), Thomas
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Thomas Relfe (Ralph, Relph, Rolfe), jurist, legislator, provost marshal, and surveyor general, was the son of Dr. Thomas and Dorothy Relfe, who moved from Virginia to the Carolina colony about 1663. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Republican Party
by Vocci, Robert Blair. The Republican Party in North Carolina has progressed through several discrete periods of strength and weakness to become a prominent political organization in the state, on a nearly equal [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Reuter, Philip Christian Gottlieb
by Hinman, William. Philip Christian Gottlieb Reuter, Moravian surveyor, architect, and forester, was born in Steinbach, Germany, and lived a difficult childhood as the son of Dr. Johann Marsilius Reuter—a once-wealthy [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Richardson, J[acob] Henry Smith
by Preyer, Norris W. J[acob] Henry Smith Richardson, president and chairman of the board of the Vick Chemical Company (now Richardson-Merrell, Inc.), through his sales and marketing techniques and his long-range [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roberts, John
by Massengill, Stephen E. John Roberts, planter, legislator, and militia officer, probably was born in the Bogue Sound area of Carteret County. His parents were William and Jemima (Jamima) Roberts, who owned a well-stocked, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roberts, William Paul
by Branch, Paul. William Paul Roberts, Confederate soldier, legislator, and state auditor, was born in Gates County, the son of John Smith and Jane Gatling Boyt Roberts. He received little formal education other than [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robinson, Cornelius
by Ford, Lacy. Cornelius Robinson, planter, commission merchant, and Confederate congressman, was the son of Todd Robinson, a Wadesboro, Anson County, planter, and his wife, Martha Terry. His maternal grandfather [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robinson, Leonidas Dunlap
by Medley, Mary L. Leonidas Dunlap Robinson, attorney and congressman, was born on the family plantation in Gulledge township, Anson County, the son of John and Araminta Robinson of English ancestry. Educated in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Robinson, William Smith O'Brien
by Robinson, Blackwell P. Robinson, William Smith O'Brien by Blackwell P. Robinson, 1994 27 Apr. 1852–17 Oct. 1927 William Smith O'Brien Robinson, judge, lawyer, and Republican [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rogers, John Henry
by Miller, Linda Angle. John Henry Rogers, attorney, congressman, and judge, was born near Roxobel, Bertie County, the son of Absalom and Harriet Rice Rogers. In 1852 the family moved to Mississippi and settled near Madison [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Russell, Elbert
by Moore, J. Floyd. Russell, Elbert by J. Floyd Moore, 1994 29 Aug. 1871–21 Sept. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Russell, Lindsay
by Powell, William S. Lindsay Russell, international and corporation lawyer and advocate of improved foreign relations, was born in Wilmington, the son of Thomas B. and Fanny Bryan Havens Russell. Governor D. L. Russell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sampson, John
by Lennon, Donald R. John Sampson, planter and colonial official, arrived in North Carolina during the 1730s from his native Ireland. He quickly obtained major landholdings in New Hanover County and purchased a residence [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sand Dunes
by Stick, David. Sand Dunes by David Stick, 2006 Sand dunes along the North Carolina coast are an integral part of the ecosystem immediately adjacent to the sea. The dunes are formed when sand particles that [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sanderson (Saunderson), Richard
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Richard Sanderson (Saunderson), council member and justice, settled in the Currituck area of what is now North Carolina in 1661. According to a deposition that he made in 1711, he was born about [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sanderson, Richard
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Richard Sanderson, councilman, assemblyman, and justice, was the son of Richard Sanderson (ca. 1641–1718), a longtime member of the Council who had settled in the Currituck area in 1661. The young [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Saunooke, Osley Bird
by Conway, Robert O. Saunooke, Osley Bird by Robert O. Conway, 1994 19 July 1906–15 April 1965 See also: Qualla [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shuford, Alonzo Craig
by Cauble, Frank P. Shuford, Alonzo Craig by Frank P. Cauble, 1994 1 Mar. 1858–8 Feb. 1933 Alonzo Craig Shuford, farmer, Populist leader, congressman, and promoter [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sidbury, James Buren
by McEachern, L. H., Kellam, Ida B. James Buren Sidbury, physician and pioneer in the establishment of pediatrics as a separate medical specialty, was a native of Holly Ridge and the son of Verlinza and Frances Williams Sidbury. After [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith Richardson Foundation
by Moore, Cecelia. The Smith Richardson Foundation is an independent organization started in 1935 by North Carolinia businessman H. Smith Richardson and his wife, Grace Jones Richardson. The foundation, today based in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Claiborne Thweatt
by London, Lawrence F. Smith, Claiborne Thweatt by Lawrence F. London, 1994 13 Nov. 1893–28 Nov. 1989 Claiborne Thweatt Smith, physician, was born in Scotland Neck, the son of William Edward, a Confederate [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Ezekiel Ezra
by Reidinger, Martin. Smith, Ezekiel Ezra by Martin Reidinger, 1994 23 May 1852–6 Dec. 1933 Ezekiel Ezra Smith, educator and diplomat, the son of free blacks Alexander and Caroline Smith, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, William Alexander
by Erwin, William R., Jr. William Alexander Smith, businessman, farmer, and local historian, was born in Anson County, the son of William Gaston Smith (1802–79), a planter, miller, merchant, magistrate, militia officer, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Southern Folklife Collection
by Baker, Bruce E. The Southern Folklife Collection (SFC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is among the leading folklife archives in the country, containing extensive documentary material for southern [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spaight, Richard
by Carraway, Gertrude S. Richard Spaight, colonial secretary, councilman, and clerk of the Assembly, was born in Carrickfurgus, Ireland, the son of George and Margaret Dobbs Spaight, who were married on 7 July 1729. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spaulding, Asa Timothy
by Powell, William S. Asa Timothy Spaulding, insurance company executive, was born in Columbus County, the son of Armstead and Annie Belle Lowery Spaulding. He attended the National Training School of Howard University, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spicer, John
by Smith, William S., Jr. John Spicer, port inspector, legislator, judge of the Admiralty Court, militia paymaster during the Revolutionary War, and member of the Council of State, probably settled in North Carolina with his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stanley, Lillie Lenora Crocker
by Agan, Kelly. Lillie Lenora Crocker Stanley (who went by "Lenora") was was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve program Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (known as WAVES) during World War II. [...] (from NC Office of Archives and History.)
Staton, Adolphus
by Bell, Jordan. Adolphus Staton, naval officer, was the younger brother of Henry and the son of Dr. Lycurgus Lafayette and Kate Baker Staton. The scion of a prominent family in Tarboro, he attended the Virginia [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Steadman, Connie Marie Badgett
by Agan, Kelly. Connie Marie Badgett Steadman grew up in Locust Hill Township in Caswell County, North Carolina. Her father, Cortelyou Badgett, was a gospel singer and choir director, and she grew up singing gospel [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Stephens, George Myers
by Massengale, William F. W. Stephens, George Myers by William F. W. Massengale, 1994 19 July 1904–20 Dec. 1978 George Myers Stephens, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stevens, Henry Leonidas, Jr.
by Ingram, Charles M. Stevens, Henry Leonidas, Jr. by Charles M. Ingram, 1994 27 Jan. 1896–5 Aug. 1971 Henry Leonidas Stevens, Jr., jurist, Veterans' leader, and soldier, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stick, Frank Leonard
by Stick, David. Stick, Frank Leonard by David Stick, 1994 10 Feb. 1884–12 Nov. 1966 Frank Leonard Stick, artist, author, conservationist, and developer, was born in Huron, S.Dak., the son of David L., a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stonewall Jackson Manual Training
by Horton, Clarence E., Jr. In late nineteenth-century North Carolina, young men convicted of criminal offenses were subjected to the same harsh sentences and punishments as hardened adult criminals. In 1890 James P. Cook, a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Swaim, Lyndon
by Whatley, L. McKay. Lyndon Swaim, printer, newspaperman, and architect, was the oldest of eleven children. His father, Moses (31 Dec. 1788–25 Apr. 1870), married Adah Swindell (17 Apr. 1791–2 May 1866) of Hyde County on [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Swalin, Benjamin Franklin
by . Benjamin Franklin Swalin led the North Carolina Symphony for 33 years, from 1939 to 1972, revitalizing and expanding the project that Lamar Stringfield had started under the WPA. In 1945, Swalin's [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Thompson Children's Home
by Towles, Louis P., Bumgarner, Sheila. Thompson Children's Home had its beginning in the work of two men-Benjamin Bronson of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Charlotte and Edwin A. Osborne, a recent convert to the Episcopal faith. Bronson [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thornton, Mary Lindsay
by Powell, William S. Mary Lindsay Thornton, first librarian of the North Carolina Collection at The University of North Carolina, was born in Cuckoo House, built by her maternal great-great-grandfather in Louisa County, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tisdale, William
by Pennywitt, Neil C. William Tisdale, silversmith, judge of the admiralty court for the Port of Beaufort, and engraver of the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina, was born the second son of Ebenezer and Hope Basset [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tomes (Tems, Thomes, Toms), Francis
by Parker, Mattie Erma E. Francis Tomes (Tems, Thomes, Toms), Council member, justice, customs collector, and prominent Quaker, moved from Virginia to the North Carolina colony, then called Albemarle, about 1664. He had [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Town Milk
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. Town Milk by Jaquelin Drane Nash, 2006 The Tarboro Municipal Milk Plant was established in 1918 in response to a severe outbreak of typhoid fever, dysentery, and colitis that claimed the lives [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Treasurer
by Towles, Louis P. Treasurer was one of seven "chief officers" whom the Lords Proprietors intended to manage the province of North Carolina. The treasurer, as envisioned in the Fundamental Constitutions of 1669, was to [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Troxler, Allan: Shirley's Garden
by Cecelski, David S. I talked with Allan Troxler in the garden behind the Blevins House, a group residence in Durham for people with HIV/AIDS. A 51-year-old Greensboro native, Troxler started this bountiful garden eight [...] (from Listening to History, News and Observer.)
Turner, Daniel
by Mcfarland, Daniel M. Turner, Daniel by Daniel M. Mcfarland, 1996 21 Sept. 1796–21 July 1860 Daniel Turner, soldier, lawyer, congressman, teacher, and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Turner, Vines Edmunds
by Deaton, Carol Dalton. Vines Edmunds Turner, dentist, businessman, Confederate soldier, and civic leader, was born in Franklin County, the son of Archibald Adams, a farmer and businessman, and Mary Anne Howze Turner. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Turrentine, Samuel Bryant
by Stokes, Durward T. Turrentine, Samuel Bryant by Durward T. Stokes, 1996 15 Nov. 1861–11 Apr. 1949 Samuel Bryant Turrentine, clergyman and educator, was born in Chatham County, the son of William Holt and Annie [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Tyler, Margaret Ridley Long
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Margaret Ridley Long Tyler, teacher and preservationist, was born in Roanoke Rapids, the daughter of Thomas W. M., a physician, and Maria Greenough Burgwyn Long. She attended St. Mary's College and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Van Noppen, Charles Leonard
by Yanchisin, D. A. Van Noppen, Charles Leonard by D. A. Yanchisin, 1996 7 Jan. 1869–15 June 1938 Charles Leonard Van Noppen, businessman, publisher, and political reformer, was born at Wemeldinge, Zeeland, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Warren, Julius (Jule) Benjamin
by Powell, William S. Warren, Julius (Jule) Benjamin by William S. Powell, 1996 12 Oct. 1887–24 June 1960 Julius (Jule) Benjamin Warren, newspaperman and editor, was born in Durham, the son of Julius B., a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weaver, Charles Clinton
by Stafford, Garland R. Charles Clinton Weaver, Methodist clergyman, educator, and church administrator, was born in Ashe County of Scots-Irish ancestry, the son of James Harvey and Jennie Burkett Weaver. His mother was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weaver, Zebulon
by Morgan, Thomas S. Zebulon Weaver, congressman and North Carolina legislator, was born on a farm near Weaverville in Buncombe County to William Elbert and Hanna E. Baird Weaver. His lineage included two prominent [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weil, Herman
by Powell, William S. Herman Weil, manufacturer and philanthropist, was born in Goldsboro, the son of Henry and Mina Rosenthal Weil. In 1901 he was graduated from The University of North Carolina, where he was a trustee [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weldon, Daniel
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Daniel Weldon was born in Henrico County, Va., the son of Samuel Weldon and the grandson of the Samuel Weldon who settled in Virginia in 1675 as factor of a London merchant. His mother was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wheeler, Raymond Milner
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Raymond Milner Wheeler, physician, champion of the rights of the poor and hungry, and crusader for social justice, was born in Farmville, where his father, George Raymond Wheeler, was superintendent [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whitener, Daniel Jay
by Jones, H. G. Whitener, Daniel Jay by H. G. Jones, 1996 17 Aug. 1898–23 Mar. 1964 Daniel Jay Whitener, historian and college administrator, was born near Newton, the son of Daniel Wilfong, a farmer and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whitfield, James Vivian
by Trawick, Gary F. Whitfield, James Vivian by Gary F. Trawick, 1996 23 July 1894–19 Nov. 1968 James Vivian Whitfield, foreign service officer and legislator, was born in Seven Springs, the son of James A. and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilson, Alexander Erwin
by Shiels, R. A. Alexander Erwin Wilson, missionary and physician, was born in Mecklenburg County, the son of the Reverend John Makemie and Mary Erwin Wilson. He attended Rocky River Academy in Cabarrus County and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wilson, Ronald Bonar
by Powell, William S. Ronald Bonar Wilson, newspaperman and journal editor, was born in Greenville, the son of Lewis Henry and Jackie Anne Caroline Smith Wilson. After attending The University of North Carolina (1901–3) [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Windmills
by Stick, David. Windmills were so common along the North Carolina coast at the time of the Civil War that Charles F. Johnson, a Union soldier stationed on Hatteras Island, later wrote that there were "a greater [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Winston, Laura Annie Ballinger
by Green, C. Sylvester. Laura Annie Ballinger Winston, temperance leader and educator of the deaf, was born at Swinton Lodge in Guilford County, the daughter of Yancey and Naomi Coffin Ballinger. Her father was of a line of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Works Progress Administration (WPA)
by Abrams, Douglas Carl. Works Progress Administration (WPA) "The Needy Doing Something Useful: The WPA Goes to Work" by Dr. Douglas Carl Abrams Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Worth, William Henry
by Stokes, Durward T. Worth, William Henry by Durward T. Stokes, 1996 13 July 1839–6 Feb. 1931 William Henry Worth, Farmers Alliance leader, was born on a farm in the Polecat Creek community in Guilford County. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wright, Charles Calvin
by Self, Lois S. Charles Calvin Wright, educator, school administrator, and religious and civic leader, was born on a small farm at Hunting Creek in Wilkes County and lived there all of his life. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wright, Marion Allen
by Copeland, J. Isaac. Wright, Marion Allen by J. Isaac Copeland, 1996 18 Jan. 1894–14 Feb. 1983 Marion Allen Wright, attorney, citizen of the two Carolinas, and firm supporter of civil rights, was born in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wyche, Richard Thomas
by Powell, William S. Wyche, Richard Thomas by William S. Powell, 1996 25 July 1867–5 May 1930 Richard Thomas Wyche, lecturer and storyteller, was born in Henderson, the son of Benjamin and Sarah Elizabeth [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wynn, Earl Raymond
by Powell, William S. Earl Raymond Wynn, educator and actor, was born in Coal Valley, Ill., the son of Zadoc Hardin and Mary Jane Ziegler Wynn. He was graduated from Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill., in 1932 and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Yeates, Jesse Johnson
by Parramore, T. C. Jesse Johnson Yeates, attorney and congressman, was the son of James Boon and Lucy J. Yeates of Hertford County. He attended schools in his native county and is said to have had "a hard struggle to [...] (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.)
Yelverton, Emmor Harrison
by Flowers, John Baxton, III. Yelverton, Emmor Harrison by John Baxton Flowers III, 1996 16 July 1890–8 May 1955 Emmor Harrison Yelverton, diplomat, was born at his father's town house in Goldsboro, Wayne County, the son [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
York, Brantley
by King, William E. York, Brantley by William E. King, 1996 3 Jan. 1805–7 Oct. 1891 Brantley York, Methodist clergyman, educator, lecturer, and author, was born near Bush Creek in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
York, Tyre
by Alexander, Roberta Sue. Tyre York, physician and politician, was born in Rockford, Surry County, the son of Michael York, a Surry County farmer. After attending the common schools in his home county, young York entered the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Young, Allen Lawrence
by Murray, Elizabeth Reid. Allen Lawrence Young, community leader, educator, and founder of the Wake Forest Normal and Industrial School for Negroes (1905–57), was born in northern Wake County, the eldest of ten children of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Young, David Alexander
by Powell, William S. David Alexander Young, psychiatrist and hospital administrator, was born in Raleigh, the son of James Richard and Virginia Nicholls Young. His father, of Vance County, was North Carolina's first [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Young, Richard Knox
by Powell, William S. Richard Knox Young, clergyman and pioneer in pastoral care for the ill, was born on a farm in Person County, the son of Ernest Moore and Ethel Pugh Young. He became ill as an infant, and the family [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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