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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.)
Adams, Kate
by Boyd, Sandra O. Today, women can pilot commercial airliners and military planes, but not too long ago, they could not get such jobs. After the Wright brothers flew the first airplane, both men and women learned to [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Baldwin, Alice Mary
by Russell, Mattie U. Alice Mary Baldwin, educator, was born in Lewiston, Me., where her father was head of the Latin School. She was the eldest of the five children of the Reverend Fritz Walter and Sarah Bingham Lyman [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bennehan, Richard
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Richard Bennehan, merchant, planter, builder, and pioneer in the tobacco industry and in education, was born near Warsaw, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Va. The fifth of seven children, he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Biddle, Mary Duke
by Durden, Robert F. Mary Duke Biddle, philanthropist, was born in Durham to Benjamin Newton and Sarah Pearson Angier Duke. Educated first in the public schools of Durham, she was graduated from Trinity College in 1907. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Biggs, James Crawford
by Steelman, Bennett L. James Crawford Biggs, jurist and U.S. solicitor general, was born in Oxford, the son of William Biggs and his wife, Elizabeth Arrington Cooper. William Biggs, a former captain in the Confederate [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blackwell, William Thomas
by Noblin, Stuart. William Thomas Blackwell, tobacco manufacturer and civic leader, was born near Woodsdale in northern Person County. His father was James Lipscomb Blackwell, his mother Eleanor Fox Buchanan. W. T., or [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Breedlove, Joseph Penn
by Powell, Benjamin E. Joseph Penn Breedlove, college and university librarian, was born near Oxford, the son of John Henry and Susan Caroline Hunt Breedlove. His formal education was received at Horner's School in Oxford [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cameron, Bennehan
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Bennehan Cameron, planter, railway executive, industrialist, and promoter of good roads, was born at Fairntosh in what was then Orange County, the son of Paul Carrington and Anne Ruffin Cameron. At [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cameron, Duncan
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Duncan Cameron, planter, judge, politician, and banker, was born in Mecklenburg County, Va. His father, the Reverend John Cameron (d. 1815), an Episcopal priest, was the son of Duncan and Margaret [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cameron, Paul Carrington
by Sanders, Charles Richard. Paul Carrington Cameron, planter, agricultural reformer, railway and road builder, and friend of education, was born at Stagville, the home of his grandfather, Richard Bennehan. Son of Duncan and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carmichael, William Donald, Jr.
by Caldwell, John T. William Donald Carmichael, Jr., vice-president of The University of North Carolina, was born in Durham, one of four sons of William Donald and Margaret McCaull Carmichael. He was educated in the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carmichael, William Donald, Sr.
by Caldwell, Martha B. William Donald Carmichael, Sr., tobacco company official, was born in Little Rock, S.C. His father was Captain William Donald Carmichael, a Confederate veteran who fought throughout the Civil War [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carr, Julian Shakespeare
by Queen, Louise L. Julian Shakespeare Carr, industrialist and philanthropist, was born the son of John Wesley and Eliza Pannill Bullock Carr in Chapel Hill, where his father was a merchant. He attended The University [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carrington, George Lunsford
by Fuqua, L. W. George Lunsford Carrington, pioneer surgeon, was born in Durham County, the son of Ursula Elizabeth Lunsford and Sterling R. Carrington, a prominent businessman in Durham. Carrington received his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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