Castor, Lynda “Rebecca”


Rebecca Castor, 1924.


Rebecca Castor, Lenoir Rhyne College, 1926.


Rebecca Castor, Lenoir Rhyne College, 1927.











Rebecca Castor Means, 1965

Class of 1924

Birth: Nov. 3, 1904, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 2003, Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA

David Bradshaw Castor
Barbara Bertie Kime

Ted R. Dorton (1904-1948)
George Barringer Means (1888-1975)

Rebecca was a member of the Castor Family who lived on Center Grove Road, Kannapolis, NC. She married Ted R. Dorton, deceased in 1948. She lived at her home on Center Grove Road with her 5 children until a second marriage to George Means then moved to South Union Street, Concord, NC, until her death. She was a homemaker, a mill worker, a school teacher and a busy church member at Center Grove Lutheran, Kannapolis, NC, St. James Lutheran, Concord, NC and St Martin’s Lutheran, Hwy 200, Concord, NC.


Center Grove Lutheran Cemetery
Kannapolis, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA

Source:, # 135070519.
Photos: (Left) From the scrapbook of classmate Temperance Ritchie, Easter Cabarrus Historical Society and Museum.
College Photos:


The Daily Independent (Kannapolis, NC), March 11, 1965, p.8.

As Mother Of Year
Home Clubs In County Nominate Mrs. Means

Mrs. George Means, member of the Center Grove Home Demonstration club and an active worker in the organization the past 27 years, has been named Cabarrus county’s Home Demonstration Mother of the Year.

Her selection at the county level will place her in the running for the North Carolina state title, announcement of which will be made during Homemaker’s Week in Raleigh June 14-18.

The Center Grove club in placing Mrs. Means’ name in nomination, said “She undertakes club projects with enthusiasm. It then comes as no surprise that her club work is so outstanding. Her regular attendance at club meetings, council meetings, district meetings, and state events show her interest is not limited to past work, but present and future.”

Mrs. Means attended elementary school in Kannapolis and high school at Winecoff. She studied at Mont Amoena Seminary, Mt. Pleasant, where she was secretary of student government, and received her A. B. degree from Lenoir Rhyne college, Hickory.

Further Studies

Further studies took Mrs. Means to Catawba collage, Salisbury; Duke University, Durham; and Appalachian State Teachers college, Boone. She now teaches at Mt. Pleasant school where she is building representative for the North Carolina Education Association.

Mrs. Means has five children: the Rev. Richard B. Dorton, pastor of St. Enoch’s Lutheran church, Enochville; the Rev. L. Franklin Dorton, pastor of Christiana Lutheran church, Granite quarry; Mrs. Donald D. Coley, Winston-Salem school teacher; Ronald Dorton of New York, who plans to attend college when his present term of military service is completed; and Zuebecca Frances Dorton, freshman at Lenoir Rhyne college, Hickory.

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