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    • Martin S.  Willard Collection, 1810-1993

    • Willard, Martin Stevenson, -- 1858-1933; Willard, Martin Stevenson, -- 1858-1933. -- Correspondence; Carolina Insurance Comany -- History; North Carolina. -- Dept. of Insurance -- History; New Hanover County (N.C.). -- Board of Commissioners --...
    • This collection contains 35 boxes holding ledgers, correspondence, pamphlets, scrapbooks, newspapers, deeds, photographs, and insurance documents. Boxes 1-6 contain ledgers filled with correspondence from Willard’s insurance business. There are 16...
    • Pembroke Jones

    • Shipbuilding industry; Rice--milling; Businessmen
    • Photograph of a portrait of Pembroke Jones. Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) was raised by his maternal aunt, Alice Heron London Dickinson, in Wilmington, NC and attended Cape Fear Academy. In 1879, he founded Carolina Rice Mills with Norwood Giles,...
    • John Aaron Orrell

    • Accounting; Standard Oil Company; County government
    • Portrait of John Aaron Orell. John Aaron Orell (1875-1950) was born in Wilmington, NC. At a very early age, Orell began working for Acme Manufacturing Company and then for Standard Oil Company. While with Standard Oil, he also began to study...
    • Kate Stuart

    • Smithville (Southport)
    • Kate Stuart was born 1844, in a waterfront inn in Smithville (Southport), North Carolina. In 1862, after graduating school Kate was the main help for her mother in running what became known as the Stuart House. During the Civil War before...
    • George  Hardee

    • Coaches (Athletics); High schools; American Legion Baseball; Wilmington (N.C.). Parks and Recreation Department
    • George "Buck" Hardee standing by the sign at the newly named Buck Hardee field at Legion Stadium. George "Buck" Hardee (1927-2005) was born in Whiteville, NC. He played on a Whiteville American Legion baseball team that went to the National...
    • Pearl Winner Russell

    • Carolina Beach (N.C.); Pianists; Businesswomen
    • News photograph of Pearl Winner Russell playing the piano. Pearl Winner Russell (1902-1984) was the granddaughter of Joseph L. Winner, one of the first residents of Carolina Beach, NC. He arrived in 1880, and laid out one of the first streets,...
    • James Benson Dudley

    • African American educators; African American newspaper editors; African American freemasonry; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    • Studio portrait of James Dudley. James Benson Dudley (1859-1925)was born in Wilmington, NC, to John Bishop and Annie Hatch Dudley, who were slaves of Edward B. Dudley, Governor of North Carolina. He majored in elementary education at Shaw...
    • Bessie & Sophie Xanthos

    • Greek Americans; Oakdale Cemetery
    • Newspaper photograph used in the wedding announcement of sisters Bessie and Sophie Xanthos. "Bessie" Billie D. Xanthos Pappas Frank (1919-2006) was born in Wilmington, NC. She was a member of the class of 1936 at New Hanover High School, and...
    • Woodus Kellum

    • Public prosecutors; lawyers
    • Portrait of Woodus Kellum. Woodus Kellum (1878-1963) was born in Onslow county. He came to Wilmington in 1900 and briefly worked at the Consolidated Street Railway, Light and Power Company before joining the City Fire Department. While with the...
    • NCRPC0848

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Miss Charlene Register, sponsor of the S.S. Game Cock, prepares to christen the vessel on May 26, 1944. Also included in the photo are representatives of New Hanover High School. Also pictured are Barbara Marshall (second from left); Betty Evans...
    • Maritime Day 2003

    • North Carolina State Ports Authority
    • Photograph of Maritime Day 2003 at the North Carolina State Port in Wilmington, NC. On the far left: Harper Peterson, then Mayor of Wilmington, and Norman Holden, then Mayor of Southport, NC. Maritime Day is a United States holiday created to...
    • James Laurence Sprunt

    • Sprunt, James, 1846-1924; Blockade; Cotton trade; Local history
    • Portrait of James Sprunt. James Sprunt (1846-1924) was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His family moved to Duplin County, NC in 1852, and then two years later to Wilmington, NC. During the Civil War, Sprunt was involved in blockade running from...
    • Marianne Nyman Helgesen

    • Swedish Americans; Models (Persons)--Sweden; Actresses--Sweden
    • Photograph of Marianne Helgesen from her obituary. Marianne Nyman Helgesen (1937-2013) was born in Lysekil, Sweden, and was the daughter of Eric and Wera Johansson Nyman. She worked as a model for the Lapedus Company and became the first Miss...
    • Dr. James Malcom Hall, 1906-1975

    • Hall family, pharmacies, Pharmacists, Oakdale Cemetery
    • Dr. James Malcom Hall, also known as "The Mayor of Dry Pond," for his civic duties and "Doc Hall," at his pharmacy on 5th and Castle Sts. that he owned and operated for over a century. He also was the first to keep track of the vital records at...
    • Martin Stevenson Willard

    • Insurance; Legislators--United States; New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; North Carolina. General Assembly
    • Photograph of Martin Willard. Martin Stevenson Willard (1858-1933) was born in Washington, NC. His family fled westward during the Civil War and settled in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in local Wilmington Schools and attended Yale University....
    • Dr. Conway H. Ficklen

    • Ficklen family, physicians
    • Dr. Conway Ficklen (1926-), son of V.C. Ficklen, was born in Lexington, Kentucky, September 7th, 1926. He was educated at the University of Virginia (1950) where he also received his M.D. in 1954. He married Rose G. Ficklen. He was President of the...

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