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Mabry

A member of the private police force of the Tallassee Power Company at Badin, North Carolina, about 1919. He was alleged to have shot and wounded an African American employee named "Big Will" for the man's refusal to work.

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Macon, Francis Atherton

Born March 18, 1872, in North Carolina. Macon, a dentist by training, held the rank of major general and oversaw the pay department of the North Carolina National Guard during the World War I era.

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Magnus Cowan

He signed a petition to Arthur Dobbs on behalf of the Tanners and Merchants in North Carolina. He lived in Bladen County and died in 1782.

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Mamie C. Turner

Born November 3, 1873, in Wake County, North Carolina. Turner served as executive aide to seven state governors during the period 1916 to 1940: Locke Craig, Thomas W. Bickett, Cameron Morrison, Angus W. McLean, O. Max Gardner, J. C. B. Ehringhaus, and Clyde R. Hoey.

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Manly Blackman Page

Born August 31, 1892, in Cumberland County, North Carolina. At the outbreak of World War I, Page was a barber.

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March, Peyton Conway

Born December 27, 1864, in Easton, Pennsylvania. March was a West Point graduate and career military officer. During World War I, he served as acting Army Chief of Staff (March to May 1918) before being appointed as Army Chief of Staff (May 19, 1918 to June 30, 1921).

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Marcus Cicero Stephens Noble

Born March 15, 1855, in Louisburg, North Carolina. Noble was an educator, banker, and author who served as a trustee (1899 to 1940) and president of the board (1907 to 1940) for what is now North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

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Margaret Baxter White

Born March 10, 1868, in Shawboro, North Carolina. White was a widow in Currituck County when she appealed to draft officials and politicians to garner an exemption from service for her son Ross L. White.

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Marie E. Brown

Marie E. Brown, of Winton, N.C.

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Marion Butler Fowler

Born June 9, 1896, in Orange County, North Carolina. Fowler enlisted in the National Army for service during World War I, on May 15, 1918 and was later commissioned a 2nd lieutenant and assigned to the 141st Infantry. He served overseas with the 141st from September 1918 to June 1919. In the fall of 1919, Fowler headed up recruitment organization efforts for a new machine gun company of the state militia in Durham, North Carolina. Serving as the company's commanding officer, he directed the machine gunners' actions during an attempted lynching in Alamance County in July 1920. The affair caught state-wide media attention and, due to the death of a citizen, resulted in a widely publicized investigation.

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Marion Eugene Newsom

Born March 4, 1884, in Littleton, North Carolina. Newsom served as the mayor of Durham from November 1917 to May 1921.

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Mariot Arbuthnot Person
Mark Morgan

He served as a captain in the North Carolina militia for Orange County. He left the county and Alexander Mebane petitioned Arthur Dobbs for his replacement after he refused to act.

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Marmaduke Jones

He served as an assistant justice in North Carolina appointed by the governor in May 1760.

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Marshal Tudor

He signed a petition to Arthur Dobbs on behalf of the Tanners and Merchants in North Carolina.

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Marshall Hall Fletcher

Born December 20, 1858, in Henderson County, North Carolina. Fletcher was a physician and surgeon who served on the Committee of American Physicians and guided the state's mobilization of medical resources during World War I.

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Martha Helen Haywood

Born September 27, 1872, in North Carolina. Haywood was a prominent Wake County suffragist who was appointed by Gov. Thomas W. Bickett to the board of directors for the state's Confederate soldiers' home in 1919.

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Martin Leroy Wright

Born September 12, 1882, in Guilford County, North Carolina. Wright was an educator who served as superintendent of the graded schools in Edenton, North Carolina, and the Carteret County Public Schools.

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Marvel Ritchie

Born September 10, 1845, near Richfield, North Carolina. Ritchie served in the Confederate army (28th Regiment North Carolina State Troops) during the Civil War, from July 1861 to the surrender in April 1865. He was a farmer and postmaster and was active in veteran's affairs late in life.

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Marvin Key Blount

Born March 18, 1892, in Bethel, North Carolina. Blount was a lawyer and farmer in Greenville when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917.

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Marvin Lee Ritch

Born in Union County, North Carolina, on March 7, 1889. Ritch served as an attorney for the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, from 1915 to 1917.

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Mary Catherine Holton Dunn

Born February 10, 1891, in North Carolina. Dunn, nee Holton, married Elbert McDonald Dunn in December 1914.

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Mary Duncan Penney

Born in April 1854 in North Carolina. Penney (nee Duncan) was a farmer in the Hallsboro community in Columbus County, North Carolina.

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Mary Elizabeth Jones Beasley

Born February 6, 1871, in Granville County, North Carolina. A longtime resident of Louisburg, North Carolina, Beasley was the wife of Joseph Ophelius Beasley.

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Mary Franklin Pass Fearrington

Born March 1862, in Sampson County, North Carolina. In 1889, she married Dr. Joseph Peyton Fearrington.

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Mary G. Kilbreth

President of the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage

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Mary Portia Devlin Weeks

Born August 6, 1868, in South Carolina. Weeks, nee Devlin, was the wife of Rufus B. Weeks, a grocery store clerk. The couple and their children resided in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Mary S. Logan

Mary S. Logan, of Uree, N.C.

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Mary Temple Arrington Avera

Born in 1848 in Halifax County, North Carolina. Avera, nee Arrington, was a longtime resident of Nash County, North Carolina. Her husband was Harlow Dibble Avera.

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Massey, Thomas Ethelder

Born September 6, 1895, in Bixby, North Carolina. Massey was a farmer in Bixby when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917. He was subsequently inducted into the service in December 1918 and served with a headquarters company of infantry at Camp Greene, North Carolina, until honorably discharged in March 1919.

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Matt Ransom Stephenson

Born November 14, 1859, in Northampton County, North Carolina. Stephenson was a physician in the Seaboard community of Northampton County.

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Mattamuskeet Organization
Matthew F. Shipp

Shipp was a private in the Durham Machine Gun Company, a national guard unit. In July 1920, he deployed with his company to Alamance County on orders from the governor to protect three African American men from a lynch mob. 

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Matthew Lamb
Matthew Rowan

He became a member of the NC Assembly in 1727 before being named to the executive council in 1731. After the death of governor Nathaniel Rice, Rowan served as President of the Council and acting governor of North Carolina until Arthur Dobbs arrival to the colony in 1754. He remained part of the council until his death in April 1760.

 

 

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Matthew Whitwell

Captain and Commanding Officer of the Triton 1749-1755.

 

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Maxwell Christine Banks

Maxwell Christine Banks, born in Statesville, North Carolina, on December 2, 1898. A student at Shaw University during the first world war, Banks went on to earn degrees from Winston-Salem State and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She married Cephus Alphonso Grier in 1927 and dedicated many decades of service to the Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County School System as an educator.

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McBee, John Calhoun

Born August 19, 1876, in North Carolina. McBee was an attorney in Bakersville, North Carolina, who served as chairman of the Mitchell County Exemption Board.

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McCanless, Napoleon Bonaparte

Born December 12, 1895, in Salisbury, North Carolina. McCanless was a manager of a farm when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917. He was subsequently inducted into the army in August 1918 and served in the 5th Pioneer Infantry and the 4th Pioneer Infantry. He was honorably discharged on December 12, 1918.

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McDonald, Moses Christopher

Born June 8, 1863, in Moore County, North Carolina. McDonald was a merchant in the community of West End.

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McEachern, Alexander Rufus

Born October 9, 1860, in St. Pauls, North Carolina. McEachern was the secretary and treasurer of a cotton mill who served as chairman of the Robeson County Exemption Board, No. 2, during World War I.

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McKay, Felix Murphy

Born June 3, 1865, in North Carolina. McKay represented Harnett County in the state legislature and later served as postmaster of Erwin, North Carolina. During World War I, he was chairman of the Harnett County Exemption Board.

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McKenzie, James Hampton

Born June 3, 1860, in Rowan County, North Carolina. McKenzie was a legislator (1891 and 1893), sheriff of Rowan County (1909-1915), and United States Deputy Marshal (1915-1918).

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McVicker Monroe Coleman

McVicker Monroe Coleman, born in Gibsland, Louisiana, on July 15, 1896. Coleman served with the 164th Depot Brigade and the 806th Pioneer Infantry during World War I. He saw overseas from September 8, 1918 to July 3, 1919 and was honorably discharged on July 9, 1919 with the rank of corporal.

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Meherrin Organization
Melvin Lucien White

Born June 8, 1857, in Kentucky. White came to North Carolina in 1882, where he served as a school teacher for 45 years. He was well known as a prolific editorial contributor to state newspapers, publishing his thoughts under the pen name of "Corn Cracker."

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Mical Curtis

He signed a petition with other men from Johnston County to Arthur Dobbs requesting the governor appoint new captains for the company in Johnston County.

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Michael Dixon

He served as a captain in the North Carolina militia for Orange County. He left the county and Alexander Mebane petitioned Arthur Dobbs for his replacement after he refused to act.

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Michael J. Smith
Michael Sooe

He signed a petition on behalf of the residents of Anson County requesting Arthur Dobbs create and appoint a patrol group to provide protection against Native Americans who were raiding their homes and farms.

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