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Burgin, William Olin
by Harris, Tyndall P., Jr. William Olin Burgin, congressman, lawyer, and businessman, was born on a farm in McDowell County, one of five children of Merrett Burgin, farmer, merchant, and Confederate Army veteran, and his wife, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bynum, William Preston, II
by Bell, John L., Jr. William Preston Bynum, II, jurist, prosecutor, and lawyer, was born in McDowell County but was reared in Stokes County. He was the son of Major Benjamin Franklin Bynum and Charity Henrietta Morris [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Camp, Cordelia
by Stephens, George Myers. Cordelia Camp, teacher and writer, was born north of Rutherfordton, the daughter of Merritt Rickman and Letitia Morrow Camp. From her neighborhood one-room school she began teaching in McDowell [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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.)
Finley, Robert Corpening
by Willis, F. Craig. Robert Corpening Finley, musician, attorney, and judge, was born in Marion, the son of Robert Sylvester, a pharmacist, and Willie Corpening Finley. He and his brother, Frank A. ("Buzz"), were reared [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hilton, Ernest Auburn
by Conway, Robert O. Hilton, Ernest Auburn by Robert O. Conway, 1988 20 Sept. 1879–28 Sept. 1948 Ernest Auburn Hilton, master potter, was born in Catawba County near Hickory, the son of John Wesley Helton (or [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Justice, Edwin (or Edward) Judson
by Flannagan, Clara Hamlett Robertson. Edwin (or Edward) Judson Justice, lawyer, Democratic party leader, legislator, and special prosecutor, was born in Rutherfordton, one of six children and the oldest son of Margaret L. Smith and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McDowell, Joseph
by Inscoe, John. Joseph McDowell, Revolutionary War officer, the son of "Hunting" John McDowell, was born at his father's newly acquired Pleasant Gardens home in what is now McDowell County. To distinguish him from [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Newland, William Calhoun
by Tyner, David H. William Calhoun Newland, lawyer, legislator, and lieutenant governor, was born near Marion in McDowell County. The Newland family had immigrated to the American colonies from Wales, and William [...] (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.)
Winborne, John Wallace
by Shaffer, Charles M. Winborne, John Wallace by Charles M. Shaffer, 1996 12 July 1884–9 July 1966 John Wallace Winborne, chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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