Parramore, Thomas C(ustis) 1932-2004
PARRAMORE, Thomas C(ustis) 1932-2004
See index for CA sketch: Born December 19, 1932, in Winton, NC; died January 14, 2004, in Raleigh, NC. Historian, educator, and author. Parramore was a noted authority on the history of his home state of North Carolina. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he earned his doctorate there in 1965. His academic career was also spent at his alma mater, beginning as a history instructor in 1960 and becoming a full professor from 1980 until his 1992 retirement. Parramore's books dealt almost exclusively with various historical topics concerning North Carolina. Among these are Launching the Craft: The First Half-Century of Freemasonry in North Carolina (1975), North Carolina: The History of an American State (1983), which he wrote with Douglas Wilms, The Lost Colony in Fact and Legend (1983), written with F. Roy Johnson, Triumph at Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers and Powered Flight (1993), and First to Fly: North Carolina and the Beginning of Aviation (2002). A number of Parramore's books were used as history texts for North Carolina schools.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
Los Angeles Times, January 17, 2004, p. B22.
Virginia Pilot, January 24, 2004, p. B9.
News 14,http://rdu.news14.com/ (January 15, 2004), "Expert on North Carolina's First Flight Dies."