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Beal, Fred Erwin
by Veto, R. Beal, Fred Erwin by R. Veto, 1979 See also: Labor Unions- Part 1: Introduction; Gastonia Strike 1896–15 Nov. 1954 Fred Erwin Beal, union organizer for the National Textile Workers' Union [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bulwinkle, Alfred Lee
by Morgan, Thomas S. Alfred Lee Bulwinkle, congressman, was born in Charleston, S.C., to Herman and Frances McKean Bulwinkle. His father was a German immigrant who developed a successful career as a cotton factor and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cherry, Mildred Stafford
by Ham, Marie Sharpe, Blake, Debra A., Morris, C. Edward. Cherry, Mildred Stafford 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.)
Cherry, Robert Gregg
by Morgan, Thomas S. Robert Gregg Cherry, post-World War II governor of North Carolina and speaker and long-time member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, was born at Catawba Junction, near York, S.C., to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Denny, Emery Byrd
by Denny, Bessie B. Emery Byrd Denny, lawyer and North Carolina Supreme Court justice, was born on a farm near Pilot Mountain in Surry County, the son of the Reverend Gabriel and Sarah Delphina Stone Denny. After [...] (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.)
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.)
Gray, George Alexander
by Strong, Ellen R. George Alexander Gray, cotton manufacturer of Gastonia, was one of a group of self-educated, self-trained engineers in the South who brought technical proficiency to cotton manufacturing. He was born [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Haid, Leo
by Bennington, Catherine Myers. Haid, Leo by Catherine Myers Bennington, 1988 15 July 1849–24 July 1924 Leo Haid, D.D., O.S.B., Roman Catholic abbot, orator, and educator, was born in Latrobe, Pa., the son of nurseryman [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hambright, Frederick
by Goins, Michael Edgar. Frederick Hambright, colonial officer and local patriot, was born in Germany, probably the son of Conrad Hambright. Along with several members of the Hambright family, he emigrated to Philadelphia in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hanks (Lincoln), Nancy
by Horne, Meade B. B. Nancy Hanks (Lincoln), mother of Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States, was born in Campbell County in southwestern Virginia. The identity of her father has never come to light [...] (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.)
Johnston, William
by Williams, Max R. William Johnston, attorney, was best known as a railroad builder and businessman of great frugality and sagacity; but, like many other public-spirited men of his day, he also was active [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jones, James Addison
by Stafford, Garland R. James Addison Jones, construction contractor, civic leader, and philanthropist, was born near Lexington in Davidson County, the son of Robert J. and Elizabeth Horney Jones. His parents were [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Love, James Spencer
by Terrill, Thomas E. James Spencer Love, textile manufacturer and founder, president, and chairman of the board of Burlington Industries, was born in Cambridge, Mass., the son of James Lee and June Spencer Love. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Love, Robert Calvin Grier
by West, Walter Carr, III. Robert Calvin Grier Love, Gaston County textile pioneer, was born at or near Crowder's Creek (now Crowders, Gaston County), the fifth son and sixth of eight children of Andrew and Mary Wilson Love. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Maclean, William
by Davidson, Chalmers G. William Maclean, physician, was born in Rowan County, the son of Alexander, an emigrant from Northern Ireland, and Elizabeth Ratchford McLean. Alexander lived first in Pennsylvania, working to pay [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Milburn, Frank Pierce
by Wodehouse, Lawrence. Frank Pierce Milburn, architect and designer of numerous structures in most states south of the Mason-Dixon Line, was born in Bowling Green, Ky. His father, Thomas Thurmond Milburn, was a building [...] (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.)
Murdoch, Francis Johnstone
by London, Lawrence F. Francis Johnstone Murdoch, Episcopal clergyman, teacher, and manufacturer, was born in Buncombe County, the son of William and Margaret Nixon Murdoch. His parents immigrated to America from Ireland [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Myers, Albert Gallatin
by Martin, Sophie S. Albert Gallatin Myers, banker, insurance executive, and textile manufacturer, was born in Chesterfield County, S.C., the sixth of ten children of Stephen Huntley and Winifred Crump Myers. In 1889 his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pope, Liston
by Green, C. Sylvester. Liston Pope, clergyman, theological educator, and ecumenist, was born in Thomasville, one of three children of Robie Lester and Dora Vivian Younts Pope. His sisters were Mildred (Mrs. Frank H. Wood) [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Prudden, Emily C.
by Hill, Michael. Emily C. Prudden, educator and missionary, established fifteen primary and secondary schools in western North Carolina in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. At age fifty, she left her [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ragan, George Washington
by Selph, G. S. George Washington Ragan, textile manufacturer, was born in Gaston County, the son of Daniel Franklin and Harriet Frances Glenn Ragan. Self-educated, he is said to have joined in May 1864 the Junior [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rhodes, John Melancthon
by Cauble, Frank P. John Melancthon Rhodes, textile manufacturer, temperance leader, and patron of education, was born in Gaston County, four miles north of the town of Dallas. Of German ancestry, he was the son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rhyne, Abel Peterson
by Cauble, Frank P. Abel Peterson Rhyne, textile manufacturer, Confederate soldier, and patron of education, was born on a farm near Mount Holly in Lincoln (now Gaston) County. Of German ancestry, he was a descendant of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Rhyne, Daniel Efird
by Cauble, Frank P. Daniel Efird Rhyne, textile manufacturer, banker, and philanthropist, was born on a farm in Gaston County near the town of Mount Holly. A son of Moses H. and Margaret Hoffman Rhyne, he was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Schenck, David
by Leutze, James R. David Schenck, lawyer, judge, public servant, and author, was born to David Warlick and Susan Bevins Schenck in Lincolnton. His father, a surgeon, was the son of the founder of the earliest cotton [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Whitener, Basil Lee
by Powell, William S. Basil Lee Whitener, legislator and congressman, was born in York County, S.C., the son of Levi, foreman in a Cannon textile mill, and Laura Barrett Whitener. His father died at the age of thirty-six [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wiggins, Ella May
by Frederickson, Mary E. Ella May Wiggins, textile worker, balladier, and union organizer, was born in the mountains of Cherokee County, near Bryson City, the daughter of James and Elizabeth Maples May. Her father, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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