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Brooks, Robert Nathaniel
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Robert Nathaniel Brooks, Methodist clergyman and educator, was born in Hollis, Cleveland County, the son of John and Louvenia Schanck Brooks. He held degrees from Bennett College in Greensboro, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cantrell, John Roland
by Dedmond, Francis B. John Roland Cantrell, minister, educator, and college president, was born in Spartanburg County, S.C., one of ten children of David L. and Elizabeth Cantrell. He attended the Baptist-supported [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cash, Wilbur Joseph
by Tindall, George B. Wilbur Joseph Cash, journalist and author, was born in Gaffney, S.C., of Ulster Scot and German ancestry, the oldest of three boys and one girl. His father, John William Cash, managed the company [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Amzi Clarence
by Woodard, John R. Amzi Clarence Dixon, Baptist pastor and evangelist for more than fifty years, was born in Shelby, the son of Amanda Elvira McAfee and Thomas Dixon, Jr., a pioneer preacher among the rural people of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Benjamin Franklin
by Salter, Frank. Benjamin Franklin Dixon, soldier, teacher, minister, and physician, was born in Cleveland County, the son of Thomas Dixon, a successful farmer in the county. He had one brother, Edward. When the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon, Thomas Frederick, Jr.
by Meekins, A. Christopher. Thomas Frederick Dixon Jr. was born on January 11, 1864, near Shelby to Thomas Dixon and the former Amanda Elvira McAfee. The elder Dixon was a Baptist minister who also ran a store in Shelby. [...] (from NC Office of Archives and History.)
Dixon, Thomas, Jr.
by Williamson, Joel. Thomas Dixon, Jr., minister, writer, lecturer, lawyer, playwright, producer, director, actor, legislator, and clerk of the federal court for the eastern district of North Carolina, was born near [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixon-Carroll, Elizabeth Delia
by Wells, Warner. Elizabeth Delia Dixon-Carroll, physician and director of medical services, professor of physiology and hygiene, and infirmary physician of Meredith College, Raleigh, was born in Shelby of English and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Durham, Plato
by Trelease, Allen W. Durham, Plato by Allen W. Trelease, 1986 20 Sept. 1840–9 Nov. 1875 Plato [...] (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.)
Gardner, Fay Lamar Webb
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Gardner, Fay Lamar Webb by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission from [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Gardner, Fay Webb
by Fairchild, Erika S. Businesswoman, civic leader, and wife of North Carolina governor Oliver Max Gardner, was born in Shelby, the younger of two daughters of James L. and Kansas Andrews Webb. Her family had long been [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gardner, Oliver Maxwell (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. OLIVER MAXWELL GARDNER Governor: 1929-1933 by Michael Hill Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Gardner, Oliver Maxwell (O. Max)
by Watson, Richard L., Jr. Oliver Maxwell (O. Max) Gardner, attorney and governor, was born in Shelby. His father, Dr. Oliver Perry Gardner, had two children by his first wife and ten by his second, Margaret Young. Max was the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gold, Pleasant Daniel
by Cotten, Alice R. Pleasant Daniel Gold, Primitive Baptist leader and publisher, was born in Rutherford County, now Cleveland County, to Milton and Martha Fortune Gold. His grandfather, Daniel Gold, had moved to North [...] (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.)
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.)
Hoey, Clyde Roark
by Gatton, T. Harry. Clyde Roark Hoey, printer, newspaper publisher, state legislator, attorney general, governor, congressman, and U.S. senator, was born in Shelby, the fifth child of Mary Charlotte and Samuel Alberta [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hoey, Clyde Roark (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. Clyde R. Hoey (1877-1954) is remembered for his oratory, courtly manner, long white hair, and distinctive style of dress, replete with swallow-tail coat, striped pants, wing collar, high-topped [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Hoey, Margaret Elizabeth Gardner
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Hoey, Margaret Elizabeth Gardner by Marie Sharpe Ham, Debra A. Blake, and C. Edward Morris. Excerpted from North Carolina's First Ladies, 1891-2001, copyright 2001. Reprinted with permission [...] (from North Carolina's First Ladies: 1891-2001, North Carolina Historical Publications.)
Huggins, James Dwyre, Sr.
by Dedmond, Francis B. James Dwyre Huggins, Sr., teacher and educational administrator, was born near Camden, S.C., the son of Theodore Norwood and Martha Joy Huggins. While growing up on a farm, he injured one of his legs [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hughes, (Harvey) Hatcher
by Walser, Richard. Hughes, (Harvey) Hatcher by Richard Walser, 1988 12 Feb. 1881–18 Oct. 1945 (Harvey) Hatcher Hughes, playwright and teacher, was born in Polkville, Cleveland County, the tenth of eleven [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ivey, Joseph Benjamin
by Stafford, Garland R. Joseph Benjamin Ivey, merchant and churchman, the fifth child of George Washington and Selina Neal Ivey, was born in Shelby of English and German ancestry. He was the brother of George Franks Ivey. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jenkins, James Lineberry
by Dedmond, Francis B. James Lineberry Jenkins, clergyman, educator, and college president, was born in Stanly County, the son of Lewis and Elizabeth Jenkins. He was graduated from Wake Forest College in 1910 and was [...] (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.)
Kendall, Henry Wiseman
by Kendall, Katharine Kerr. Henry Wiseman Kendall, newspaper editor, was born in Shelby, the son of Henry E., Sr., and Mary Whitelaw Wiseman Kendall. He attended local public schools, and was graduated from high school in 1914 [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McCorkle, William Parsons
by Brown, Nevin C. McCorkle, William Parsons by Nevin C. Brown, 1991 2 Apr. 1855–7 Mar. 1933 William Parsons McCorkle, clergyman and religious writer, was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McKnight, Colbert Augustus (Pete)
by Brabham, Robin. McKnight, Colbert Augustus (Pete) by Robin Brabham, 1991 19 Aug. 1916–16 Aug. 1986 Colbert Augustus (Pete) McKnight, newspaper editor, was born in Shelby, one of three sons of John Samuel, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Miller, John Fulenwider
by Hatcher, Susan Tucker. John Fulenwider Miller, physician, was born in Rutherford (now Cleveland) County of Scotch-Irish descent. His father, William John Twitty Miller, was a prominent physician and planter who served in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mills, Columbus
by Powell, William S. Columbus Mills, physician and regional political leader in western North Carolina in the counties bordering South Carolina, was the son of Eleanor Morris and William Mills, a pioneer settler of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, John
by Shelby, Bradford M. John Moore, Loyalist officer, was born in Tryon (now Lincoln) County. His father was Moses Moore, a native of Carlisle, England, who, after migrating to Virginia in 1745 and marrying a Miss Winston [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Patrick, John Tyrant
by Bowman, Charles H., Jr. John Tyrant Patrick, journalist and resort developer, was born in Wadesboro, the youngest of six children of William H. and Margaret A. Campbell Patrick. The Civil War interrupted his formal [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shelby, Evan
by Beasley, Paul W. Evan Shelby, frontiersman, trader, and militia officer, was born in Tregaron, Wales, the son of Evan, Sr., a merchant and farmer, and Catherine Daviess Shelby. The family emigrated to America in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sill, James Burges
by Massengale, William F. W. James Burges Sill, Episcopal priest, was born in New York but grew to love the land and people of western North Carolina. From a family of divines, his father, Thomas Henry, served a Manhattan parish [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Sparrow, Patrick Jones
by Sparrow, W. Keats. Sparrow, Patrick Jones by W. Keats Sparrow, 1994 1802–10 Nov. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wall, Zeno, Sr.
by Dedmond, Francis B. Zeno Wall, Sr., minister, World War I chaplain, and college president, was born in Mooresboro in eastern Rutherford County near the Cleveland County border. One of eleven children of Sidney F., a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Warlick, Absalom
by Goins, Michael Edgar. Absalom Warlick, skilled ironworker, was born near Warlick Settlement in West Lincoln County, the son of Daniel II and Maria Margaretta Mosteller Warlick. Daniel Warlick I and Marie Barbara [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Webb, Edwin Yates
by Mcpherson, H. Holt. Edwin Yates Webb, congressman and federal judge, was born in Shelby, the son of the Reverend George M., a Baptist minister, and Priscilla Jane Blanton Webb. He received an undergraduate degree from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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