Wake County College Students


Richard H. Lewis School

The tables below includes both college and high school students from Wake County. The lists were generated August 10th, 2014 from the NCGenWeb NC Yearbook Index website and includes over 2,000 names; mostly graduating seniors pre-1940.  You can access the most updated list here.

These students had cities & communities in Wake County listed as their hometown. There may be other students in the index that were not labeled as being from Wake County, so it’s a good idea to search the database for additional people.  You can also find links to the online yearbooks by visiting the NCGenWeb NC Yearbook Index website.

YEARBY, L.M. (d. 1878)

L.M. YEARBY, of Raleigh, was found dead in his bed last Friday morning. He had been unwell for some time, but his death at the time was unexpected. An autopsy revealed that he died of heart disease.

Source:  Washington Post, September 9, 1878. 

WHITE, Haywood (d. 1800)

DIED — In this city, on Thursday evening, after an illness of a few days, to the great grief of his parents, Haywood, the only son of William WHITE, Esqr., Secretary of this State – a promising boy in the seventh year of his age.

Source: Raleigh Register and Weekly Advertiser, 8 April 1800, pg 3.

BEIRNE, Charles (Mrs.) – (d. 1880)

Title: Died

Mrs. Charles BEIRNE died Sunday night.  She lived on east Hargett street, near Camp Russell.  She was a laundress of the troops here for many years, and will, at her own request, be buried at the National Cemetery, at noon today, Rev. Dr. M.M. MARSHALL conducting the services. 

Source: Raleigh News and Observer. 14 Sep 1880. pg. 3.

LACY, Mary R. – (d. 1880)

Title: Death of Mrs. Mary R. Lacy

Though such an event was not unexpected, the many friends of Mrs. Mary R. LACY were greatly pained on yesterday to learn that their worst fears were realized, and that she had died in Baltimore on Wednesday night, at 9 o’clock.  Only one week ago she went to that city to consult with physicians as to her failing health, and soon after her arrival the worst symptoms developed in her case.  It is not our purpose to write a full tribute to the memory of this noble Christian woman, whose life has been one of such eminent usefulness.  Our whole community, and numbers of persons in our State, know of her great Christian worth and influence in her church and as an educator of the young.

Mrs. LUCY was the eldest daughter of the late eminent divine, Dr. Benjamin RICE of Princeton, New Jersey.  She was born in Virginia, and was in the sixty-first year of her age.  As soon as her death was known here the exercises at Peace Institute were suspended.  She had long been an honored and important member of the corps of teachers of that school.  Her remains are expected to arrive here this evening at 8 o’clock, on the Raleigh and Gaston train, accompanied by her children, and will be taken to Peace Institute.  The funeral services will take place tomorrow from the Peace Institute, the hour of which will be announced hereafter.

Source: Raleigh News and Observer, 17 September 1880. Page 3.

CARTER, Lucinda – (d. 1880)

DIED – at her residence on Lenoir street, at 11:30 o’clock last night, Mrs. Lucinda CARTER, aged 63 years.  She had been sick and confined to her bed nearly eight years.  She was a member of the First Methodist church, and her funeral will be held therefrom.

Source: Raleigh News and Observer, 16 September 1880. Page 3.

DENTON, Martha A. – (d. 1880)

Died, at 8:05 o’clock p.m. yesterday, Mrs. Martha A. DENTON, wife of N.V. DENTON, aged 41 years.  The funeral services will take place at the Salisbury Street Baptist Church tomorrow (Friday) morning, at 10 o’clock.

Source: Raleigh News and Observer, 16 September 1880. Page 3.

Personals (September 12, 1880)

From the Raleigh News & Observer

  • Mr. William SIMPSON left yesterday for Baltimore and Philadephia.
  • Mrs. George W. MORDECAI and Miss Mildred CAMERON have returned from Virginia.
  • Mr. Willie KERR is now a student at the Boston, Mass., Institute of Technology.
  • Major. W.H. BAGLEY left yesterday for Toronto, Canada, to attend the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the World I.O.O.F., to which he is a delegate from North Carolina. 
  • The autumn coolness is driving our people away from the mountain resorts, and quite a number returned to the city yesterday.  Mr. and Mrs. James BOYLAN returned from the Warm Springs. 
  • Mr. Ed HEARTT, who has for some years held a position in the Raleigh National Bank, has resigned, and will make Columbia, S.C., his future home.  His many friends here regret his departure, but wish him success in his new home.