The footnote led me to Benjamin Franklin Currie.
I was able to search for more information using the above article written in 1945. Being the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Currie of Raeford, North Carolina, I got more and more curious.
This is what I was able to find.
Benjamin F. Currie was born on April 3rd, 1920 in Raeford, North Carolina. He was the son of David Scott Currie and Emma Lee Gwaltney. Benjamin died June 28, 1988.
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