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William Franklin Langley

Born March 9, 1896, in Pitt County, North Carolina. Langley was a farmer in Pitt County, North Carolina, upon the outbreak of World War I. The Eastern District Exemption Board overturned a ruling by the county board to exempt this young man. He was subsequently enlisted for service in August 1918 and served overseas with the 330th Infantry from September 1918 to January 1919. He was honorably discharged in February 1919.

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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 Nicholson

Born July 15, 1848, in Iredell County, North Carolina. Nicholson was a physician who served as chairman of the exemption board for Iredell County during World War I.

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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 Gibbs McAdoo

Born October 31, 1863, in Marietta, Georgia. McAdoo served as Secretary of the Treasury under President Woodrow Wilson from 1913 to 1918. He was also Woodrow Wilson's son-in-law.

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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 Harrison Person
William Harvey Manning

Born December 4, 1894, in Bethel, North Carolina. Manning was a farmer in the Bethel community of Pitt County when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917.

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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 Joyner

Born September 16, 1867, in Enfield, North Carolina. Joyner served as a mayor of Garysburg for nineteen years, as legislator elected in 1916 and 1932, and as a member of the state prison board and the state board of agriculture, among other, more local, offices. In 1917, he served on a joint legislative committee charged with investigating the condition of the state's prison system.

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William Henry Lyttleton

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

William Henry Matkins

Born May 19, 1889 in Rockingham County, North Carolina. Matkins was a farmer in McIver, North Carolina, when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917. He was inducted into the service in September of that year and served in the 322nd Infantry and 119th Infantry. From May 1918 to April 1919, Matkins was deployed overseas. He was honorably discharged from the service on April 8, 1919.

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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 Houston Sr.

He was a physician, apothecary, and local political leader of Duplin County. He married Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Squire Griffith Jones.

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William Howard Harris

Born November 13, 1890, in Falkland, North Carolina. Harris was a farmer in Pitt County when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917. He was subsequently inducted into the service in September 1917 and served with the 321st Infantry and the 114th Field Artillery until his honorable discharge in April 1918.

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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 Hyslop Sumner Burgwyn

Born January 22, 1886, in Northampton County, North Carolina. A lawyer by training, Burgwyn served several terms as a state legislator in both the house and senate, as solicitor from 1932 to 1937, and as superior court judge from 1937 until his death in 1977. In 1917, he served on a joint legislative committee charged with investigating the condition of the state's prison system.

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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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William Johnston, 1st Baronet

During the Seven Years War, Johnston commanded the colonial militia in New York and the Iroquois. He later served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the northern American colonies.

William Joseph Swan

Born February 26, 1877, in Pamlico County, North Carolina. Swan was the president of the Bank of Pamlico and chairman of the War Savings Stamp campaign in the Stonewall community during World War I.

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William Kinchen Jr.

He was a well-to-do merchant-planter who settled on the south side of the Roanoke River. At the time of his early death in 1758, William represented Edgecombe County in the Assembly.

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William Lloyd Riddle, Sr.

Born September 7, 1857, in Wake County, North Carolina. Lloyd was for thirty-three years a pattern maker for an iron works company in Wilmington, North Carolina. His experience in that line of work drove him towards labor reform, and he became active with labor organizations like the Knights of Labor and the Allied Trades Council. By the time of his death in 1934, he was remembered as a "militant trade unionist" who was "one of the grand old men of labor."

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William Lowrie

Commissioner of Pembroke, April 1919

William Luther Spoon

Born March 18, 1862, in Burlington, North Carolina. Spoon was the highway engineer for Forsyth County (1911-1913) and the senior highway engineer with the public roads office (1913-1920).

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William Luton Shoffner

Born April 26, 1889, in Alamance County, North Carolina. Shoffner was engaged in sawmilling when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917. He served with the 161st Depot Brigade until April 1918 and then Company B of the 313th Service Battalion until his discharge in July 1919. He was deployed overseas from May 1918 to June 1919. After the war, he worked for the Bethlehem Steel Company.

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William MacKenzie

Captain of New Hanover Troops

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William Mackey

He was nephew and heir of Thomas Bell. He established and ran Mackey's Ferry.

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William Marion Bond

Born July 14, 1858, in Chowan County, North Carolina. Bond was a superior court judge from 1913 to 1928.

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William Marsh Sanders

Born February 13, 1858, near Smithfield, North Carolina. Sanders was a banker, businessman, and farmer who served on the executive board of the state fair, a term as president of the North Carolina Cotton Growers Co-operative Association, as a member of the State Prison Board, and as a legislator representing Johnston County.

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William Martin Person
William McArthur

Born September 12, 1888, in Cumberland County, North Carolina. At the outbreak of World War I, McArthur was employed at the Aspen Manufacturing Company in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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William McKinley McElrath

William McKinley McElrath, born in Tennessee on October 4, 1897. He was for thirty-three years a school principal, splitting that time between Kinston and Hillside High School in Durham, North Carolina.

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William Miller Person
William Mitchell

Born about 1887. Resident of North Morehead Township in Guilford County, NC.

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William Mobile Ashby

William Mobile Ashby, born October 15, 1889, in Carter's Grove, Virginia. Ashby graduated from Yale University with a degree in divinity in 1916 and came to Durham shortly after for a teaching job at the National Training School (now NCCU). He remained at the school only a short time, registering for the draft in Durham in June 1917 before moving to Newark, New Jersey, to embark on a long career of social work and activism. Much of his life is detailed in his autobiography Tales Without Hate.

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William Montgomery

He was master of the vessel Sloop Fair Trader.

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William Moore

He was master of the Schooner St. Michael.

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William Nash Everett

Born December 29, 1864, in Rockingham, North Carolina. Everett was the proprietor of a hardware store in his native Rockingham (the Everett Hardware Co). During World War I, he served as the food administrator for Richmond County. He was also a democratic politician, winning election to the state senate in 1916 and taking his seat in the 1917 session under Governor Thomas W. Bickett. During the Bickett administration, Everett championed tax reform, improvements to state institutions, and women's suffrage. Everett went on to become the North Carolina Secretary of State, which position he held until his death in 1928.

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William Neal Reynolds

Born March 22, 1863, in Critz, Virginia. Reynolds was the younger brother of Richard Joshua Reynolds, proprietor of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. He served as director of the company from 1890 to 1942 and became president of the company upon his brother Richard's death in 1918, a position he held until 1924. During World War I, Gov. Thomas W. Bickett nominated him to serve on the state's western district exemption board. Reynolds declined the appointment, citing the fact that because of his brother R. J.'s hospitalization, the burden of running the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco company fell completely on him and he couldn't give the exemption board the time it needed.

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William O'Berry Sykes

William O'Berry Sykes, born in Wayne County, North Carolina, on November 29, 1877. He was a contractor and home builder.

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William Paisley Beall

Born September 20, 1850, in Lenoir, North Carolina. Beall was a physician and longtime resident of Greensboro. During World War I, he served on the state's western district exemption board.

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William Penn Wood

Born May 2, 1843, in Asheboro, North Carolina. Wood served as Asheboro town treasurer (1880-1888), Randolph County treasurer (1890-1894), state legislator for Randolph County (elected in 1905 and 1907), and state auditor (1910-1920). He additionally served vice president of the board of directors for the Confederate soldiers' home.

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William Pepperell

Sir William Pepperell

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William Peppermill