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R. A. Smith

Submitted to Gov. Thomas W. Bickett around July 1920 a note congratulating him on his anti-lynching efforts. 

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R. C. Stover

Could be Rhea Stover, of Johnson City, T.N.

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R. D. Bailey

Statesville, NC, resident in 1920

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R. F. Litaker

Secretary of the Moose Heart in July 1919

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R. H. Livermore

Resident and commissioner of Pembroke NC in 1920

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R. H. Riddick

Rev. in the AME Zion Church

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R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

The R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company was a tobacco manufacturing operation in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It was chartered in 1890 and for a period of time (1899 to 1912) was part of the American Tobacco Company trust owned by James B. Duke. The company has undergone many changes through the years but can still be found today under the name of Reynolds American, Inc.

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R. Mitchell

Most likely Robert Mitchell, born circa 1862 in Martin County, North Carolina. Mitchell was a jeweler and watchmaker who owned his own shop in Washington, North Carolina.

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R. R. Clark

Statesville, NC, resident in 1920

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Reid Phillip Joyce

Born June 13, 1871, in Westfield, North Carolina. Joyce was deputy sheriff in Stokes County. While attempting to break up a fight on April 18, 1920, he was shot and killed. The shooter was alleged to be a black man named Bunk Hairston.

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Rembert J. Beverly

Born October 10, 1864, near Wadesboro, North Carolina. Beverly was a prominent African American farmer and land owner in Anson County, North Carolina.

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Reverend Doctor Bearcroft Person
Richard Edward Williams

Richard Edward Williams, born in Kenansville, North Carolina, on April 30, 1874. Williams was a Biddle University graduate and a clerk for the United States Postal Service. During World War I, Williams volunteered for the YMCA and provided canteen services in France.

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Richard Gold Allsbrook

Born December 13, 1874, in Scotland Neck, North Carolina. An attorney by training, Allsbrook was senior partner of the Allsbrook & Phillips law office in Tarboro, North Carolina, and was later a law partner of congressman Claude Kitchin. He additionally served as mayor of Tarboro from 1904 to 1905 and as solicitor for the fourth (later second) judicial district of North Carolina from 1910 to 1923.

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Richard J. Barrett
Richard Smith Busbee

Born April 18, 1878, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Busbee was president of the Atlantic Fire Insurance Company, president of the Raleigh Building and Loan Association, and chairman of the Wake County Welfare Board.

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Ritchie Hardware Company Company
Robert Archer Cooper

Born June 12, 874, in Laurens County, South Carolina. Cooper served as governor of South Carolina from 1919 to 1922.

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Robert Baxter McRary

Born in Lexington, North Carolina, on November 21, 1860. A Lincoln University graduate, McRary was an educator, lawyer, and real estate agent in Lexington. During World War I, he served as chairman of the War Saving Stamp Committee (Colored). In 1920, McRary was unlawfully run out of Lexington under threat of death after white citizens accused him of having an affair with Florence C. Varner, the wife of Henry B. Varner. Varner was a prominent and politically powerful white citizen of Lexington, serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the state prison system during the administration of Gov. Thomas W. Bickett at the time of the allegations. Varner sought to destroy his wife and McRary through his newspaper, the Lexington Dispatch, and through the court system, bringing suits against both parties. For their part, Mrs. Varner and McRary both flatly denied the allegations, stating that McRary had been in the habit of visiting the Varner home but only with the motive of seeing the Varner's servant, Anna Miller. Despite the testimonies of Mrs. Varner, McRary, and Miller to the effect that there was no affair, juries sided with Mr. Varner. McRary never returned to Lexington, living out the remainder of his life in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Robert Brodribb Stewart Hammond

Born June 12, 1870, in Melbourne, Australia. A social reformer and minister, Hammond visited North Carolina in June 1919 to inquire about the effects of state's prohibition laws upon the citizenry.

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Robert D'Arcy, Earl of Holderness

Robert D'Arcy, Earl of Holderness (also called Holdernesse in documents)

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Robert Dinwiddie
Robert Edward Lewis

Born October 27, 1873, in Robeson County, North Carolina. Lewis was a farmer who served as sheriff of Robeson County from 1912 to 1924.

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Robert Frank Dalton

Dalton was a prominent businessman in Greensboro and surrounding communities, helping to establish or found the Porter-Dalton Drug Store, the Snow Lumber Company, and the Southern Webbing Mills. In 1917, he was appointed chairman of the state building commission by Gov. Thomas W. Bickett.

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Robert Joe Frederick

Most likely Robert Joe Frederick, born in Sampson County, North Carolina, on August 2, 1886. In various census records, his occupation is listed as farmer.

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Robert Lafayette Huffman

Born October 18, 1884, in Catawba County, North Carolina. Huffman was a lawyer by training. He served as solicitor for the Sixteenth Judicial District from 1917 to 1926. As a younger man, Huffman seems to have gone by the name of Reuben.

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Robert Lee Abernethy

Born March 2, 1872, in Catawba County, North Carolina. Abernethy was a farmer in the town of Hickory, North Carolina.

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Robert Lee Bullard

Born January 1, 1861, in Youngsboro, Alabama. A West Point graduate, Bullard served in the United States Army from 1885 to 1925. 

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Robert Lee Campbell

Robert L. Campbell. Born March 28, 1881, in Athens, GA. Served overseas during war. Was a lieutenant in 368th Infantry. Honorably discharged Oct. 24, 1919. At A & T---Instructor in Machine Shop Practice and in charge of heating system, 1913.

Robert Lee Flowers

Born November 6, 1870, at York Collegiate Institute in Alexander County, North Carolina. A lifelong educator, Flowers is best remembered for his work transitioning Trinity College (later Duke University) to its new location in Durham, North Carolina, and later serving as the university's president (1940-1948).

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Robert Lee Holmes

Born July 14, 1873, in Orange County, North Carolina. In addition to serving as mayor of Graham, North Carolina, in the early 1920s, Holmes was also bookkeeper for the Oneida Cotton Mills and president of the Alamance Motor Company.

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Robert McCants Andrews

Born in Sumter, South Carolina, on April 1, 1891. Following his graduation from Howard University in 1915, Andrews went on to study law at Harvard, receiving his law degree in 1919. Shortly thereafter, Andrews took up a post as director of welfare work in Badin, North Carolina, working principally to better the conditions of the black employees of the Tallassee Power Company at Badin, North Carolina. His "radical" ideas on social and racial equality resulted in his being run out of town by white authorities, resulting in correspondence to the governor's office and to the superintendent of the power plant at Badin. Andrews went on to pass the North Carolina bar in 1921 and opened his own practice in Durham, where he became the principal lawyer for North Carolina Mutual. Known as an impressive litigator and skillful agitator in the pursuit of civil rights, Andrews' promising career was tragically cut short when in July 1932 he developed a medical condition known as peritonitas and died at the age of 41.

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Robert McCollum Price

Attended Plattsburgh training camp in August/ September 1918. Commissioned a 2nd lieutenant Sept 16. Taught military instruction at New Hampshire College in Durham, N.H. Discharged from service December 18, 1918. Later, pastor of Lakewood Methodist Episcopal Church. A sergeant in the Durham Machine Gun Company in July 1920.

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Robert Monckton
Robert Newton Page

Born at Page's Station (now Cary), North Carolina, on October 26, 1859.

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Robert Percy Reade

Born August 5, 1877, in Person County, North Carolina. Reade served for many decades as the attorney for the County of Durham, North Carolina.

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Robert Robinson

Born January 1870 in Georgia. Robinson was the proprietor of a boarding house in Albemarle, North Carolina. In 1919, he provided testimony during an investigation into the alleged abuse of Tallassee Power Company employees by management.

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Robert Vivian Wells

Born April 2, 1881, in Duplin County, North Carolina. Wells was clerk of the Superior Court of Duplin County.

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Robert W. Gorrell

Mayor of Winston-Salem in Nov 1918

Robert William Davis

Born July 18, 1875, in Brunswick County, North Carolina. Davis was an attorney in Southport, North Carolina.

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Ruby Rogers

Born on July 3, 1896, in North Carolina. Rogers was the wife of Leonidas S. Rogers, of Rolesville in Wake County, North Carolina. On the afternoon of Wednesday, October 30, 1918, Rogers was assaulted by an unknown assailant she described as being African American. Local white citizens retaliated by lynching a man named George Taylor.

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Ruffin Golson Pleasant

Born June 2, 1871, in Shiloh, Louisiana. Pleasant was governor of Louisiana from 1916 to 1920.

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Rufus Sigmond Hairston

Rufus Sigmond Hairston, born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on August 7, 1894. Following graduation from Shaw in May 1917, Hairston became the first African American pharmacist in Winston-Salem. Though he registered for the draft, he was exempted from military service in World War I due to having a dependent mother.

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Russell High

A black man accused of rape, attempted murder, and robbery in Winston-Salem in November 1918

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