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Ellington, Kenneth Raynor

by George Myers Stephens, 1986

25 Dec. 1888–2 Sept. 1962

A photograph of Kenneth Raynor Ellington from the 1913 University of North Carolina yearbook. Image from the Internet Archive.Kenneth Raynor Ellington, partner in architectural firm, was born in Clayton, the son of Jesse and Sallie Williamson Ellington. In 1914 he received the LL.B. degree from The University of North Carolina where he was a member of Gorgon's Head, an honorary society. After serving in the Navy Air Corps during World War I, he joined the architectural office of his brother Douglas in Asheville and participated in the work of the firm. (See Ellington, Douglas D.) A Baptist, he married Margaret Roberts in 1922 and they were the parents of a son, Eric Edward.





Alumni records, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Ellington, Douglas D. "Architecture of the City Building." Architectural Record 64 (August 1928).

Grant, Daniel L. Alumni History of the University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill: General Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina, 1924.

Additional Resources:

"Necrology: '14." The Alumni Review (University of North Carolina) 51, no. 7-8 (April-May 1963): 177. (accessed February 18, 2014).

"Medical Mobilization and the War: Ambulance Co. 317." Journal of the American Medical Association 69, no. 19 (November 10, 1917): 1619.

Sallie Middleton: An Online Art Gallery. "Sallie Ellington Middleton." (accessed February 18, 2014).

Mauldin, Joanne Marshall. Thomas Wolfe: When Do the Atrocities Begin? Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2007.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Part 1, Group 3. Dramatic Composition and Motion Pictures New Series, vol. 10. For the Year 1937. Nos. 1-12. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1938.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Part 1, Group 3. Dramatic Composition and Motion Pictures  vol. 9. For the Year 1937. Nos. 1-12. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1938.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Part 1, Group 3. Dramatic Composition Motion Pictures 1929, vol. 2, no. 1. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1929.

Image Credits:

"Kenneth Raynor Ellington - Clayton." Yackety Yack 13. Chapel Hill: Dialectic and Philanthropic Literary Societies and the Fraternities of the University of North Carolina,1913. (accessed February 18, 2014).

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Just a quick note to say that Eric and Margaret had three children, rather than just one as stated. They were Sallie Williamson, Martha, and Eric Edward.

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