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Willie Phillips

Man who was with James A. Ray when he was shot and killed in Alamance County on the night of July 19, 1920.

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Willis James Brogden

Born October 18, 1877, in Wayne County, North Carolina. In August 1920, Brogden served as a character witness for members of the Durham Machine Gun Company who, in the month preceding, protected three African American men accused of sexual assault from an Alamance County lynch mob. Brogden went on to serve as a justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1925 until his death in 1935.

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Winborne, John Wallace

Born July 12, 1884, in Chowan County, North Carolina. Winborne was an attorney in Marion who served as the chairman of the McDowell County Council of Defense, chairman of the Marion Chapter of the Red Cross, McDowell County Food Administrator, and as a member of the McDowell County Exemption Board during World War I.

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Winnin Russ Dyson

Born September 16, 1888, in White Lake, North Carolina. Dyson was a farmer in Bladen County, North Carolina, who served with the 317th Field Artillery during World War I.

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Winter Fargie

He was an owner of the vessel Sloop Dove.

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Wm. Sutton

Rev. in the AME Zion Church

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Wood, Julian Edward

Born October 19, 1886, in Kelford, North Carolina. Wood was a farmer in the Kelford community of Bertie County, North Carolina, when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917. He was subsequently inducted into the service in June 1918 and served with the 156th Depot Brigade until he was honorably discharged in November 1918.

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Woodberry Lennon

Owned a law office in Lumberton, NC

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Woodrow Wilson

Born Thomas Woodrow Wilson on December 28, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia. Wilson was the 28th President of the United States, occupying the office from 1913 to 1921.

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Wrenn, Clement

Born March 24, 1884, in North Carolina. Wrenn was cashier of the Deposit and Savings Bank in North Wilkesboro when he registered for the draft (World War I) in September 1918. During the war, he served as a member of the Wilkes County Council of Defense.

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Wynn, Charles Stewart

Born August 1, 1888, in Powellsville, North Carolina. In April 1917, Wynn joined fellow students and faculty of his school (the Negro Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina) in signing and submitting tot he governor a resolution proclaiming loyalty to the United States and pledging support for the American declaration of war on Germany. In September 1935, he was among twenty-seven black professionals appointed to serve as agents of the Agricultural Extension Service, stewarded by North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State University); he was stationed in Warrenton.

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Yarborough, Richard Fenner

Born March 21, 1872, in Franklin County, North Carolina. Yarborough was a physician in Louisburg, North Carolina. He was also the brother-in-law of Gov. Thomas W. Bickett.

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Z. A. Hovis

Coroner for Mecklenburg County in Sept 1919

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Zebulon Baird Vance

Born May 13, 1830, in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Vance was a Confederate veteran, attorney, and politician. He served as governor of North Carolina from 1862 to 1865 and 1877 to 1879.

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Zebulon Baird Vance, Jr.

Born March 22, 1860, in North Carolina. Vance was the son of former governor and United States Senator Zebulon Baird Vance. He was a Naval Academy graduate (1881) and career army officer who retired with the rank of major.

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Zene Walter Faries

Born August 3, 1868, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Faries, whose name was often misspelled as "Ferris" or "Farris," was a police officer in Lincoln and Stanly Counties.

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Zollicoffer Wiley Whitehead

Born April 15, 1862, in Kenansville, North Carolina. Whitehead was a journalist and editor. During the course of his career, he wrote for the Greensboro Patriot, Fayetteville Observer, Southern Lumber Journal, and the Carolina Fruit and Truckers' Journal.

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Zollicoffer, Algernon Augustus

Born April 3, 1888, in Henderson, North Carolina. Zollicoffer was the bookkeeper for the Henderson and Harriet Cotton Mills in Henderson when he registered for the draft (World War I) in June 1917. During the war, he served in the United States Navy from May 1918 until May 1920.

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