The third son of John Wesley and Eliza Bullock Carr, Julian Shakespeare Carr was born in Chapel Hill, N.C., on 12 October 1845. John Carr was a prosperous shopkeeper on Franklin Street, the main artery adjacent to the University of North Carolina. With achildhood spent near the University, among whose faculty his father was well-respected, it seemed natural that "Jule," as his father referred to him, should matriculate there in 1862.
Places Carr lived:
[Waverly Honor] Durham, NC
[Somerset Villa] Durham, NC
[Occoneechee Farm] Hillsborough, NC
Also acted as a host for Charlie Soong while he attended Trinity College in Durham in 1880.
"Julian Shakespeare Carr (October 12, 1845 – April 29, 1924) was a North Carolina industrialist and philanthropist. He was married to Nannie Carr, with whom he had two daughters (including Eliza Carr) and three sons."
"Carr was the son of Chapel Hill merchant John W. Carr and Eliza P. Carr, and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His student days were interrupted by service as a private in the Confederacy, serving with the Third North Carolina Cavalry. Later in life, he was known as "General Carr," the rank having been bestowed by the state veterans' association due to his long service in veterans' affairs and generosity toward widows and their children. In 1923, UNC bestowed an honorary degree upon Julian Carr."
"After the war, Carr became a partner in the tobacco manufacturing firm W. T. Blackwell and Co. in nearby Durham. His business acumen led to the firm becoming known worldwide through its recognizable Bull Durham trademark. Carr became one of the state's wealthiest individuals, engaging in successful textile, banking (Durham's First National Bank), railroad, public utility (Electric Lighting Company), and newspaper endeavors"
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