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Joseph Paul Leonard

Born April 24, 1887, in Statesville, North Carolina. Leonard was the secretary of the North Carolina Merchants Association and later the executive secretary of the North Carolina Fair Tax Association.

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Josiah William Bailey

Born September 14, 1873, in Warrenton, North Carolina. Bailey was a newspaper editor, conservative reformer, and politician. From 1913 to 1921, he served as the IRS collector for the state of North Carolina. In 1930, he unseated the popular and politically powerful Furnifold M. Simmons as a United States Senator from North Carolina, a position he kept until his death in 1946.

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Josias Dickson
Judah Lawrence Emanuel

Born January 22, 1894, in Manchester, England. Emanuel was a lawyer and notary in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Julian Shakespeare Carr

Born October 13, 1845, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Carr was a prominent businessman and philanthropist in Durham, North Carolina.

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Junius R. Page, Sr.

Born Junius Raboteau Page, Sr., on December 24, 1866, in Cary, North Carolina. Page was a prominent businessman in Aberdeen, North Carolina.

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Junk Frank

Frank was an employee of the Tallassee Power Company at Badin, North Carolina. During a 1919 investigation into alleged abuses at the plant, he was named as one of 10 or 12 employees who were forced to work overtime without pay and punishment for gambling.

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Katherine Margaret Brew Vaughn

Born October 22, 1872, in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Kate Vaughn (née Brew) was a journalist, home economics expert, and social worker. During her time in North Carolina, she served as a cooking school coordinator for the Raleigh-based News and Observer, dietician for the State College of Agriculture and Engineering (now North Carolina State University), and as director of the Bureau of Infant Hygiene within the State Board of Health. She resigned from this latter post in November 1919 and moved to California to pursue a career with the newspaper industry.

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Kimberly Barrett
King's Council
Kurt H. Debus
L. C. Curtis

A student at Shaw University in April 1917. Could be Lawrence Curtis, of Hampton, V.A.

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L. E. Cook

A student at Shaw University in April 1917.

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L. F. Cole

Post historian for the John Hanks Alexander Post #256 in Ardmore, PA, in July 1920

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L. P. Curry

A representative of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency

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Lauchlin A. Bethune

Born Lauchlin Alexander Bethune November 15, 1867, in Aberdeen, North Carolina. Bethune was an educator, newspaperman, businessman, banker, and state senator. He was a longtime resident of Clinton, North Carolina.

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Lee Slater Overman

Born January 3, 1854, in Salisbury, North Carolina. Overman was United States Senator from North Carolina from 1903 to 1930.

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Lennox Polk McLendon

Born February 12, 1890, in Wadesboro, North Carolina. McLendon served as a major in the 113th Field Artillery during World War I. He saw overseas service at St. Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne before returning home in March 1919. He was honorably discharged on April 14, 1919.

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Levy James Melton

Born December 25, 1864, in Mechanicsville, South Carolina. A graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, Melton was a Presbyterian minister who served the communities, at one time or another, of Wilson, McClintock, Mt. Olive, Cedar Grove, and Matthews. He was a longtime resident of Charlotte.

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Lewis Hicks Stepp, Sr.

Born October 18, 1882, in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Stepp was foreman in charge of mostly African American employees at the Tallassee Power Company plant at Badin, North Carolina. In 1919, he provided testimony in an investigation into alleged maltreatment of employees by Tallassee management.

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Lewis Swindell

Lewis [or Louis] Swindell, born circa 1863 in North Carolina. Swindell was a barber who also owned and operated an "eating house" that offered lodging in Washington, North Carolina.

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Lillie M. Twitty

Lillie M. Twitty, of Raleigh, N.C.

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Lord Anson
Lord Halifax
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Louis Nachman

Born November 17, 1887, in Lake City, South Carolina. Nachman was manager of Wolf's department store in Badin, North Carolina, in 1919 when he provided testimony via an affidavit in an investigation into the alleged abuse of laborers by management of the Tallassee Power Company.

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Loula Roberts Platt

Born October 14, 1863, in Asheville, North Carolina. Platt (nee Roberts) was an influential leader of the suffrage movement in North Carolina, serving as president of the Equal Suffrage Association of North Carolina and as president of the Suffrage League of Asheville.

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Lovelace B. Capehart

Lovelace B. Capehart, born in Raleigh, North Carolina, on April 24, 1895. Capehart attended officer candidate school at Fort Des Moines in Iowa and upon graduation was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. He went on to serve with the 365th and the 370th Infantry Regiments during World War I. He saw overseas service from June 10, 1918 to February 24, 1919 and was honorably discharged from the service on March 14, 1919.

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Luther Augustus Fink

Born on April 13, 1879, in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Fink served in the military during the Spanish American War and again in the Phillipine Islands in 1903. Following the country's entrance into World War I, Fink enlisted again on April 16, 1917, and served with the 105th Engineers until he was medically discharged on September 14, 1918.

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Luther Chavis

Born in Lumberton, North Carolina, on March 15, 1894. Chavis was inducted into military service on August 8, 1918 and served with the 56th Pioneer Infantry, the 422nd Reserve Labor Battalion, and the 4th Pioneer Infantry during World War I. He served overseas from September 22, 1918 to October 6, 1919, assigned to Prisoner of War Escort Company 215, and was honorably discharged on October 11, 1919. At some point during the war, Chavis contracted tuberculosis and was later admitted to the veterans' hospital at Oteen outside of Asheville, North Carolina. He succumbed to the disease on April 10, 1927, following an 21-month stay at Oteen.

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Luther Christian Fogleman

Born July 23, 1868, in Randolph County, North Carolina. In 1920, Fogleman provided testimony in an investigation into an attempted lynching in Alamance County. He was, at that time, an employee of the Graham Roller Cover Company.

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Luther Howerton Barbour

Born September 7, 1892, in Durham, North Carolina. During World War I, Barbour served overseas with the 113th Field Artillery, seeing combat at Beaumont, Toul, St. Mihiel, and Meuse. He was wounded by an exploding shell at Thiaucourt, France, on September 14, 1918, and, despite his own severe wounds, was able to help another wounded soldier to safety. The courage and devotion to duty he exhibited that day garnered him a Silver Star. Upon his return to the states, Barbour joined the Durham Machine Gun Company of militia and served as a lieutenant. In July 1920, he and his unit successfully protected the lives of three African American prisoners from an angry lynch mob in Alamance County, North Carolina. From 1923 to 1943, he served as the superintendent of the Durham County public school system.

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Luther Little

Resident of Charlotte NC in July 1919

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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 G. Kilbreth

President of the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage

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Mary S. Logan

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

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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 Rowan Person
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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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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