Assassination of John Walter Stephens

The year 1870 is one of the years that will go down in history as one of great social and political significance, and it well marks the culmination and the decline of the Ku Klux organization. Never before, nor perhaps since, was there a time when prejudice and feeling, intermingled with crime, ran so rampant



Slave Narrative of Charles Lee Dalton

Interviewer: Miss Nancy Woodburn Watkins Person Interviewed: Charles Lee Dalton Location: Madison, North Carolina Age: 93 Ex-Slave Biography–Charles Lee Dalton, 93. In July, 1934, the census taker went to the home of Unka Challilee Dalton and found that soft talking old darky on the porch of his several roomed house, a few hundred feet south



Biography of Rev. Ira W. King

Rev. Ira W. King, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and a prominent citizen of Alexandria, was born December 3, 1819, in North Carolina. He is the fourth of eight children born to Prof. Tho. H. And Ann (Harris) King. The father was a native of Virginia, born about 1790, of Scotch-Irish descent, a son



Biography of Capt. Samuel W. Greer

CAPT. SAMUEL W. GREER. Industry, frugality and honesty were the main principles instilled into the lives of their children by the parents of Capt. Samuel W. Greer. Who can doubt but these principles, which have been adopted by Mr. Greer throughout his career, have had much to do with his success? He was born in



Biography of James W. Reid

Idaho has won distinction for the high rank of her bench and bar. Perhaps none of the newer states can justly boast of abler jurists or attorneys. Some of them have been men of national fame, and among those whose lives have been passed on a quieter plane there is scarcely a town or city



Roy Andrew Hooker

Private., Inf., Co. E, 119th Regt. Inf., 30th Div.; of Stoneville, N.C.; son of G. R. and Mrs. R. A. Hooker. Entered service Sept. 1, 1917, at Concord, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Ft. Jay, N. Y., then to Des Moines, Iowa. Now at Douglas, Arizona. Mrs. Hooker has sent three



Hugh W. White

Private, San. Co., 30th Div. Born in Rockingham County; the son of S. N. and Mrs. M. A. White. Entered service June 19, 1916, at Reidsville, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., transferred to Camp Merritt. Went to France May 13, 1918. Fought at Ypres. Transferred to 2nd Army Corps Hdqrs. On Mexican



Allen J. Smith

Private 1st Class, M. P., Co. A, 81st Div., 306th Regt.; of Rockingham County; son of F. B. and Mrs. Lena Smith. Entered service Sept. 5, 1917, at Rockingham, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and then transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne. Mustered out of the



Robert H. Stone

First Sgt., Inf., Co. 8, 2nd Reg., T. R. B. N. Born in Rockingham County, Dec. 7, 1896; son of R. T. and Mary Stone. Entered service August 26, 1918, at Stoneville, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., then to Camp Sevier, S. C. Promoted to rank of Corpl. Oct. 1, 1918; Sgt., Dec.



S. L. Martin, Jr.

Sergt., Med. Corps, 319th Amb. Co., Div. 80th, Regt. 305th, San. Tr. Born in Rockingham County Nov. 12, 1893; son of S. L. Martin, Sr., and Mrs. Reaves John Martin. Entered service Nov. 15, 1917, at Leaksville, N.C. Sent to Camp Lee, Va. Sailed for France May 28, 1918. Promoted to Sergt. September, 1918. Fought



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