Do You Know? 20 questions based on Winston-Salem’s Historic Salem Cemetery book

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Here’s a quiz for Winston-Salem history buffs, based on my new book, Winston-Salem’s Historic Salem Cemetery.  See how well you know the people who lived and worked in Winston-Salem.

I’ll post the answers on May 23rd.  Good luck!

Do you know?

Questions based on Winston-Salem’s Historic Salem Cemetery*

  1. Winston-Salem’s only claim to a NC Governor.
  2. The man who had careers in whiskey distribution and in the grocery business.
  3. The first Winston-Salem girl to take a ride in an airplane.
  4. North Carolina’s first school superintendent and the namesake of one of our oldest schools.
  5. The first woman to serve as a director of First Wachovia Corporation.
  6. The father and son who served the city as mayors.
  7. The woman who taught English at three different schools, coauthored a Forsyth County history book, and wrote a historical newspaper column.
  8. The man who ran a jewelry business and was an ordained Baptist minister.
  9. The first male college graduate hired by Richard J. Reynolds to work in his tobacco factory.
  10. The first female radio announcer in Winston-Salem.
  11. A Civil War veteran who lost his leg in battle and was a register of deeds and a mayor.
  12. John Cameron Buxton, Rufus Lenoir Patterson, Charles Edward Norfleet, and Richard Joshua Reynolds have this in common.
  13. This tobacco executive has a factory and a hospital center named for him.
  14. A generous city benefactor who gave land for an airfield and a park, both of which bore his name.
  15. The man was excused from jury duty based on his occupation.
  16. Her name became synonymous with beautiful and well-researched Old Salem gardens.
  17. Highly-decorated, the city’s own Major General.
  18. He built a tall city building which now houses retail and resident tenants, financed by his transportation business.
  19. They lived in the first house restored for personal occupancy in Old Salem.
  20. He learned to set type as a boy and worked for the local newspaper for 63 years.

*Check your answers at on or after May 23rd.

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