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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Dr. John Thomas Hoggard

    • Physicians; Board of Education; Wilmington College
    • Portrait of Dr. John Thomas Hoggard. John Thomas Hoggard (1879-1965) was born in Bertie County. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and received his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia. Hoggard practiced...
    • John Newland Maffitt

    • Blockade; Soldiers--Confederate States of America; Farmer
    • Photograph of John Newland Maffitt. John Newland Maffitt (1819-1886) was born at sea when his parents were immigrating to the United States from Ireland. Maffitt was brought to North Carolina by an uncle who adopted him in the late 1820s. He held...
    • Walter G. MacRae

    • Soldiers-- Confederate States of America; City council members; Sheriffs
    • Portrait of Walter MacRae. Walter G. MacRae (1841-1928) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in private schools in Wilmington and attended Harvard University, where he received a degree in law. During the Civil War, he first enlisted in the...
    • Dr. William White Harriss

    • Physicians; Soldiers--Confederate States of America; Ship brokers
    • Portrait of Dr. William White Harriss. William White Harriss (1824-1901) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College and the medical department of the...
    • Oscar Pearsall

    • Merchants; City council members
    • Portrait of Oscar Pearsall. Oscar Pearsall (1849-1925) was born in Kenansville, NC. He was educated in the public schools of Kenansville and moved to Wilmington, NC in 1869 to take a clerk position. In 1874, Pearsall formed a partnership with B.F....
    • Elijah Hewlett

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Sheriffs; Census takers (Persons)
    • Studio portrait of Ejiah Hewlett. Elijah Hewlett (1828-1919) was born near Masonboro Sound, NC, the son of John Hewlett Jr. and Ann Eliza Todd Hewlett. He was appointed Captain of the Masonboro Home Guard by Governor Vance during the Civil War....
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • Derick G. S. Davis

    • University of North Carolina, Wilmington; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • Picture used by the funeral home in Mr. Davis' obituary and funeral program. Derick G. S. Davis (1920-2004) was born in Richmond, VA, and lived in Wilmington, NC. He was Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW),...
    • 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...
    • Robert Merritt Kermon

    • North Carolina. General Assembly; lawyers
    • Portrait of Robert Merritt Kermon. Robert Meritt Kermon(1893-1976) was born in Acme, North Carolina. He was educated in the public schools of Wilmington and also attended Alderman Private School. Kermon worked as quartermaster of a steamer and as...
    • 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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