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Edward McKnight Brawley

Born March 18, 1851, in Charleston, South Carolina. Brawley began his education at Howard University in Washington, D.C., but later transferred to Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, becoming Bucknell's first African American student. Upon his graduation in 1875, Brawley became an ordained minister of the Baptist church. From 1912 to 1920, Brawley pastored the White Rock Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina.

Edward Mobbly

He received a Captains commission from Governor Arthur Dobbs to lead a group of soldiers from Johnston County. Members of the community signed a petition to remove him from his position due to his inability to effectively lead his troops.

Edward Nash Hurley

Born July 31, 1864, in Galesburg, Illinois. Hurley was a manufacturer and financier who served as chairman of the United States Shipping Board and president of the Emergency Fleet Corporation during World War I.

Edward Price

He lived in Johnston County and signed a letter of petition to Arthur Dobbs about the need for another justice in their section of the county.

Edward Ray Crouch

Born on September 14, 1903, in Hickory, North Carolina. An epileptic, Crouch spent several weeks at the state insane asylum in Raleigh for care before being taken back home by his father in October 1919. Subsequent letters from Hickory citizens to Governor Thomas W. Bickett complained about improper treatment of Crouch and demanded an investigation. Blame for the poor conditions at the asylum was placed squarely on a lack of appropriate funding. Crouch died from his condition on January 19, 1920. He was just sixteen.

Edward Roach

African American man lynched by mob in Roxboro, North Carolina, in July 1920

Edward Robert Bostic

Edward Robert Bostic, born in South Carolina on September 27, 1883. Bostic was for many years a clerk for the United States Postal Service.

Edward Robert Pace

Born August 26, 1872, in Raleigh, North Carolina. An influential figure in the labor movement, Pace served one term as a state legislator and two terms as Commissioner of Public Works for Raleigh, North Carolina. During World War I, he served on the state's eastern district exemption board.

Edward Sanders Parker

Born March 1, 1871, in Graham, North Carolina. Parker served as mayor of Graham for several terms and later was Alamance County's attorney. During a sexual assault investigation in July 1920, in which three black men stood accused, Parker was the investigating attorney.

Edward Vail

He was a colonial official and raised troops in North Carolina in 1754 to help defend Virginia during the French and Indian War.

Edward Walter Miller

Born June 5, 1886, in Asheville, North Carolina. A lifelong resident of Asheville, Miller was a bricklayer and a member of the masons and the Colored Knights of Pythias.

Edwin Courtland Dinwiddie

Born September 29, 1867, in Springfield, Ohio. Dinwiddie was a minister who served as legislative superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League. His work was influential in the fight for securing the passage of the 18th amendment to the U. S. Constitution (known generally as the prohibition amendment), which outlawed alcohol throughout the nation.

Edwin Rice Johnson

Born September 10, 1868, in Currituck County, North Carolina. Johnson was a merchant and politician who served as chairman of the Currituck County Democratic Executive Committee (1897-1937), two terms as a state senator, and eleven terms in the state house of representatives. During World War I, he served as the food administrator for Currituck County.

Edwin Thomas Cansler

Born in McDowell County, North Carolina, on February 18, 1866. Cansler was for many decades a prominent and successful attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina. During World War I, Cansler served as a member of the draft exemption board for the western district of North Carolina.

Edwin Toomer Huggins

Born March 16, 1872, in Wilmington, North Carolina. Huggins was a clerk for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad who helped lead a movement to combat profiteering and overinflation of food, clothing, and housing in post-war (World War I) Wilmington.

Elbert McDonald Dunn

Born May 12, 1889, near New Bern, North Carolina. Dunn was a farmer in Pamlico County, North Carolina, who was called for military service during the country's mobilization for World War I. He successfully appealed the call and was exempted from the draft.

Elbert McPhaul

Born October 29, 1895, in Red Springs, North Carolina. At the outbreak of World War I, McPhaul was working for the Department of Agriculture in Raleigh, North Carolina. Despite his request for an exemption, McPhaul was inducted into the service in June 1918 and served with the Medical Department until March 1919.

Eleazer Allen

He was a colonial official who served in a variety of offices during the 1730s-1740s. He was aligned politically with Governor Gabriel Johnston.

Eli Alexander Osborne

Born January 21, 1871, in Union County, North Carolina. Osborne was the secretary and treasurer of the D. B. Morrison Co., a manufacturer of yellow pine lumber in Morriston, Florida.

Elijah Lee Henderson

Born May 16, 1876, in Alamance County, North Carolina. Henderson was superintendent of the Piedmont E & R Co. power station and later general manager of the Graham Water Co., both in Graham, North Carolina. In 1920, he provided testimony in an investigation into an attempted lynching in Alamance County.

Eliot Wadsworth

Born September 10, 1876, in Boston, Massachusetts. Wadsworth was a financier who served as chairman of the American Red Cross during World War I. Later in life, he served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (1921-1926).

Eliza Clayton Wylie

Born December 10, 1896, in South Carolina. Wylie, nee Clayton, married Benjamin T. Wylie in March 1917. They resided in Marion, North Carolina, about the time of World War I.

Elizabeth Justice Grimes

Born September 12, 1870, in Lincolnton, North Carolina. During World War I, Grimes served as vice-president of the Raleigh chapter of the Red Cross.

Ella Lee Wright Randolph Deans

Born June 14, 1893, in North Carolina. Deans, nee Wright, married Leon Alexander Randolph in August 1917. She later married Kenneth Ives Deans in November 1931.

Elliott Stevens Millsaps

Born July 7, 1865, in Alexander County, North Carolina. Millsaps was the agricultural extension agent for Iredell County and later district extension agent. Upon his death in 1936, Millsaps was remembered as "one of the pioneers in North Carolina agricultural extension work."

Elwood Mead

Born January 16, 1858, in Patriot, Indiana. Mead was an engineer, educator, and civil servant, being variously connected throughout his career with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Colorado State Engineer's Office, the U. S. Department of Agriculture, among others.

Enoch Hall

He was Chief Justice of North Carolina.  Hall replaced Peter Henley in May 1755.

Enoch Herbert Crowder Person
Eric Oswald Shelton

Born May 24, 1886, in Stokes County, North Carolina. Shelton was sheriff of Stokes County in 1920.

Ernestine N. Booker Olive Hutchinson

Born January 17, 1867, in Wake County, North Carolina. Ernestine was an educator at various public schools in Wake County as well as the State School for the Blind. In January 1920, she was accused of physically assaulting a blind student, fifteen-year-old Annie Gentry. She married James Houston Booker in 1908; he died in 1916. She next married Rev. James Hinton Hutchinson in 1921; he died in 1929.

Eugene Patterson Jones

Born January 26, 1893, in Lenoir, North Carolina. Jones was a munitions worker at the E. J. DuPont Company in Hopewell, Virginia, in June 1917 when he registered for the military draft for World War I. He served as a 2nd lieutenant in the 113th Field Artillery from August 1917 to February 1918, when he transferred to the Marine Corps. With the Marines, Patterson saw combat in the Meuse-Argonne and served as part of the army of occupation following the armistice. He returned home in July 1919.

Eusebius Fernando McCulloch

Born October 16, 1861, in Guilford County, North Carolina. McCulloch served as chief clerk of the prison board during the administration of Governor Thomas W. Bickett (1917-1921) and was tapped by Bickett's successor, Governor Cameron Morrison, to serve as the superintendent of the state prison. He died just a few months in to his term.

Evan Jones Person
Ewing Stevenson Millsaps

Born July 29, 1892, in Iredell County, North Carolina. Ewing Stevenson Millsaps attempted to evade mobilization by claiming exemption on account of occupation. Three weeks after the date of this letter, on August 8, 1917, he instead secured a discharge from the state’s national guard by way of a Surgeon’s Certificate of Disability.

Ezekiel Ezra Smith

Born May 23, 1852, in Faison, North Carolina. A Shaw University graduate, Smith was a lifelong educator. In 1883, he became head of the Fayetteville State Normal School (now Fayetteville State University). He was additionally a member of the national guard and a Baptist minister.

F. F. Chambers

Statesville, NC, resident in 1920

F. Theo. Page

African American doctor in Durham NC in 1919

Faison, Samson Lane

Born November 29, 1860, in Faison, North Carolina. Faison was a West Point graduate and career military officer who commanded the 60th Infantry Brigade of the 30th Division during World War I.

Faison, William Williams

Born August 16, 1854, in Sampson County, North Carolina. Faison was a physician who served as superintendent of the North Carolina Asylum for the Colored Insane in Goldsboro from 1906 to his death in 1926.

Federated Shop Crafts

A labor group that seems to have been a part of the American Federation of Labor

Finch, George Ransom

Born October 13, 1865, in Wilson County, North Carolina. Finch was a farmer in the Bailey community of Nash County, North Carolina.

Floyd M. Boon

Born circa March 1895 in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Boon was an automobile machinist in Asheville, North Carolina, when he enlisted in the 1st North Carolina National Guard in May 1917 for service during World War I. He was transferred to the 55th Depot Brigade and later to Company A of the 105th Engineers, which unit he served with until he deserted from the service while at Camp Sevier, South Carolina, in October 1917.

Fordyce Cunningham Harding

Born in Pamlico County, North Carolina, on February 12, 1869. Harding served as a state senator representing the Fifth District from 1915 to 1920.

Francis Bernard, 1st Baronet

He served as colonial governor in New Jersey (1758-1760) and Massachusetts. His reactions to the colonists' response to Parliamentary taxation deepened divisions between Parliament and the colonies. 



Francis Brice

He was part of the representation of Merchants, Traders, and Planters in North Carolina (1755). He married Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Marmaduke Jones.

Francis Corbin

Working out of what became known as the Cupola House in Edenton, North Carolina, Corbin was the commissioned  land agent for the Earl of Granville (one of the eight Lords Proprietors who did sell back his land to the British Crown).  The proprietary agent and power of attorney for North Carolina also held numerous other provincial positions: a member of the governor's council, judge of the court of vice admiralty, an associate justice in the colony's general court system, colonel of the Chowan County militia, and a justice in Chowan's courts of pleas and quarter sessions. He fell out of Governor Dobbs' favor and eventually lost his numerous posts. He died in 1769.

Francis Fane

A member of Parliament, Francis Fane (1698-1757) of Brympton also played an instrumental role on the Board of Trade. In particular, he served as consulting counsel until 1746. He interpreted policy and colonial law and weighed the interests of the colonial assemblies with those of the crown. He is known for being "well-qualified for efficient service."  He was succeeded by Matthew Lamb.


Francis Fauquier

Fauquier (1703-1768) served as lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1758 until his death in 1768.  He served during the terms of two absentee governors: John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun, and Sir Jeffery Amherst. Largely via his friendship with the influential George Montagu-Dunk, 4th Earl of Halifax, Fauquier was offered the government role. He is known for steering Virginia through three difficult periods: Indian raids on the frontier, a compromise between colonials and English merchants regarding paper money, and the Stamp Act crisis. He occasionally disobeyed the orders of the Board of Trade and worked to balance the interests of the colonial elites and the English government. In 1756, he wrote An Essay on Ways and Means for Raising Money for the Support of the Present War, without Increasing the Public Debts. In it, he argued that the current taxation measures were insufficient to pay for an expensive Seven Years War. He proposed that the emphasis be on housing and not simply manufactured goods and the laboring classes. The second edition argued for a poll tax on estates and goods consumption.


Francis Nash Person
Francis Nicholas Cuddihy

Born in New York on May 13, 1880. Cuddihy was a railroad car repairman for the Southern Railway at Spencer Shops in Rowan County, North Carolina. He additionally served as secretary for a labor union called Brotherhood of Railroad Carmen.