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W. A. Bridgers
W. B. Stone

Chairman of the local exemption board at Tryon, North Carolina

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W. C. Brewer

Commissioner in Wake County in Nov 1918

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W. C. Strudwick

African American doctor in Durham NC in 1919

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W. D. Weatherford

Resident of Blue Ridge NC in June 1919

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W. F. Rike

Major and adjutant, 21st Field Artillery at Camp Bragg, NC, in May 1920

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W. H. Chamblee, Jr.

Commissioner in Wake County in Nov 1918

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W. S. Beasley

Student at A & T, third year trade class in 1916-1917, from Baltimore, MD

W. S. McNair

Col, commander of Camp Bragg in May 1920

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W. S. Turner

Faculty or student of Shaw U Summer School in 1919

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W. T. Andrews

Editor of the Baltimore Daily Herald

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W. W. Fentress

Resident of Norfolk VA in June 1919. Member of Columbian Union

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Walter Edgar Brock

Born in Wadesboro, North Carolina, on December 23, 1882. A Wake Forest graduate, Brock served as solicitor for the 13th district from 1914 until he was appointed a Superior Court judge by Gov. Cameron Morrison in 1921. The following year, he lost the election for the judgeship and spent the remainder of his law career with the firm Graves, Brock and Graves in Winston-Salem.

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Walter Francis White

Born July 1, 1893, in Atlanta, Georgia. White was a civil rights activist and longtime employee of the N.A.A.C.P.

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Walter Hutchinson Blair

Born May 6, 1890, in Wilmington, North Carolina. Blair was a civil servant (tax collector and register of deeds) who helped lead a movement to combat profiteering and overinflation of food, clothing, and housing in post-war (World War I) Wilmington. During World War I, Blair served with Company E, 56th Pioneer Infantry, and arrived in France about two months before the armistice. He received an honorable discharge on January 14, 1919.

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Walter McKenzie Clark

Born August 19, 1846, in Halifax County, North Carolina. A Confederate veteran, Clark is best remembered for his thirty-five-year career as chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, which began with his election to the position in 1902.

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Walter Orr

Chief of Police in Charlotte NC in Sept 1919

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Walter Parker Stacy Person
Walter Scott Foster

Walter Scott Foster, born in Wake County, North Carolina, on June 27, 1872. Foster was a minister in the A. M. E. Zion Church who was ordained at just sixteen years of age. His work took him to various places in Virginia and at Plymouth, Whitehall, and Snow Hill in North Carolina. He worked in the Goldsboro area from 1915 to 1920.

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Ward W. Smith

Manager of the Fruit and Trade Association, in New York City, in June 1919

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Watson Smith Rankin

Born January 18, 1879, near Mooresville, North Carolina. Rankin was a physician and professor who served as the state's chief public health officer and secretary of the State Board of Health from 1909 to 1925.

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Will Lee

One of three men accused of sexually assaulting the wife of A. A. Riddle in Alamance County in July 1920. Employee of Rainey Hospital at the time.

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Will Oxentine

Born on April 13, 1890 in Boone, North Carolina. Oxentine registered for the draft on June 5, 1917, but doesn't seem to have been called to service.

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Will Swan

"Prominent citizen" of Pamlico County during World War I

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Will W. Alexander

Southeastern Divisional Director of the Interchurch World Movement of North America, based out of Atlanta GA in July 1919

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William Augustus Devin

Born July 12, 1871, in Granville County, North Carolina. Devin was a superior court judge and later chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

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William Bauchop Wilson

Born April 2, 1862, in Scotland. Wilson was an American Labor leader who served as President Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of Labor 1913 to 1921.

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William Blakeney
William Bryham Roper

Born June 7, 1870, in Norfolk, Virginia. Roper was the son of John Lonsdale Roper, prominent businessman and proprietor of the John L. Roper Lumber Company. He worked for his father's lumber company for a while and then served as Secretary-Treasurer of the North Carolina Pine Association.

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William Bull
William Carroll Oxentine

Born April 17th of 1887, 1889, or 1890, in Watauga County, North Carolina. Oxentine was a farmer in Watauga County when he was drafted into the army on May 9, 1918, for military service during World War I. Draft administrators originally classed Oxentine's race as "African," though he actually identified as a member of the Croatan from Robeson County. Military officials later corrected this error, and he was reclassed as "white" and assigned to Company D, 54th Infantry. [Note: Military systems of the time allowed for only two races: "white" or "colored."] Oxentine deserted his unit while stationed at Camp Merritt, New Jersey, on October 12, 1918.

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William Chetwynde Person
William Cox Redfield

Born June 18, 1858, in Albany, New York. Redfield, a northern politician affiliated with the Democratic Party, is best remembered for his tenure as the U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 1913 to 1919 under the administration of President Woodrow Wilson.

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William Edward Lew

Born July 1, 1865, in Pawtuckettsville, Massachusetts. Lew was a classically trained musician, having studied piano at the Boston Conservatory of Music. He taught at a wide variety of institutions of higher learning throughout the south, including Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, and Miles Memorial College in Birmingham, Alabama. From 1916 to 1918, he was director of music at what is now known as North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

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William Ernest Thompson

Born July 6, 1890, in Chatham County, North Carolina. In August 1920, Thompson was an undertaker-turned-furniture merchant in Graham, North Carolina, when he provided testimony in an investigation into an attempted lynching in the town.

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William Frederick Harding

Born November 26, 1867, in Aurora, North Carolina. Harding was a judge on the North Carolina Superior Court from 1913 to 1938.

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William G. Saunders

William G. Saunders, born in North Carolina circa 1870. Bridgers was superintendent of the North Carolina Mutual and Provident Association office in Washington, North Carolina.

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William Gaston Pearson

William Gaston Pearson, born in Durham, North Carolina, on April 11, 1858. Gaston was a Shaw University alum, a Harmon award winning businessman, philanthropist, and cofounder of Durham's Mechanics and Farmers Bank. He dedicated the majority of his time, however, to education, beginning as a teacher at Whitted High School but later serving as principal of Hillside Park High.

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William George Avant

Born August 16, 1868, in Wilmington, North Carolina. A graduate of Howard University and Payne Divinity School, Avant was a prominent and influential African American minister who resided in New Bern, North Carolina. In addition to his ministerial duties, he was a mason and a member of the Colored Knights of Pythias.

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William H. Williamson

President of the Pilot Cotton Mills Company in Raleigh in 1919

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William H. Woods

During World War I, Woods served with the Durham County home guard unit. Woods was a sergeant in the Durham Machine Gun Company and with this unit helped put down a lynch mob in Alamance County in July 1920.

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William Hazel Bradford

Born July 26, 1896, in Fort Mills, South Carolina. Bradford was an electrical engineer for the Tallassee Power Company in Badin, North Carolina. In 1919, he provided testimony during an investigation into the alleged abuse of Tallassee employees by management.

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William Henry Lyttleton

He was royal governor of South Carolina from 1756 to 1760.

William Henry Nicholson

Born April 1, 1864, in Franklin County, North Carolina. Nicholson was a physician who practiced in Louisburg and Hickory.

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William Henry Penney

Born March 17, 1868, in Wake County, North Carolina. Penney began as an employee with the Wake County Register of Deeds in January 1902, eventually working his way up to the Register of Deeds position in late November 1918.

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William Henry Ryder

Born February 28, 1894, in Glasgow, Virginia. Ryder 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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William Howard Moser

Born June 29, 1906, in Alamance County, North Carolina. In August 1920, when he was just fourteen, Moser was called upon to provide testimony in an investigation into an attempted lynching in Alamance County. He was the son of Adolphus Washington Moser, who was at that time serving as jailer and chief of police for Graham, North Carolina.

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William James Herritage

Born circa 1850 in Washington, North Carolina. A Lincoln University graduate, Herritage was an espiscopal minister, called to service at the St. John the Evangelist church in Edenton, North Carolina. From Edenton, he endeavored to build new congregations among the black citizens of nearby towns such as Elizabeth City and Washington. Reverend Herritage also served as the principal of the parochial school for Edenton's African American students.

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William John Franklin Moore

William John Franklin Moore, born circa 1863 in Washington, North Carolina. Moore was a minister in the A. M. E. Zion Church in Washington, North Carolina.

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