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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...
    • Georgia Etta Orrell McClelland

    • American Legion. Auxiliary; Women
    • Pphotograph of an announcement that Mrs. Georgia Etta McClelland was elected President of the North Carolina Department, American Legion Auxiliary. Georgia Etta Orrell McClelland (1881?-1935) was the wife of Colonel Royce Stanley McClelland. She...
    • Oldham-Allison Building

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    • Mission Revival style building constructed as a grist mill for Captain William P. Oldham (1836-1918), native of Orange County, NC, and Confederate officer. Occupied variously by a stable, ice and cold storage company, and welding and auto repair...
    • Shipyard Canteen, World War I

    • Shipyards; World War I; Local history
    • Photograph of Liberty Shipyard Commissary during World War I. Marion Reaves is the young boy at the counter in the white shirt and tie. He worked from 11:30 through 12:30 for dinner, earning 50 cents a day. Marion W. Reaves (1904-1970) was the...
    • Richard Evers

    • Orchids; Wilmington (N.C.); American Orchid Society
    • Richard Evers holding one of his beautiful orchids, probably at the auditorium of the New Hanover County Arboretum. Richard P. Evers (1944- ) is a member of the Cape Fear Orchid Society. The Cape Fear Orchid Society was founded in 1987 to study...
    • Dr. Edward Jenner Wood

    • Wood, Edward, 1878-1928; Tropical medicine; North Carolina Medical Society
    • Newspaper clipping of studio portrait of Dr. Edward Jenner Wood. Dr. Edward Jenner Wood was born in Wilmington, NC on June 12, 1878, the son of Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood. He attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and received a...
    • Dr. Hooper, Sr., Dr. Koonce and Dr. McEachern

    • Hooper family, Koonce family, McEachern family, physicians
    • Dr. Joseph Ward Hooper, Sr. (1887-1952), was born in Baltimore, Maryland February 17, 1887. He married Louise Smallbones and they had a son, Joseph Ward Hooper, Jr., who was also a Physician. He received his M.D. from the University of Maryland in...
    • Andrew Harriss Family History Collection, 747-1998

    • Harris family; Montgomery family; Foy family; Nixon family; Saunders family; Jennings family; Bellamy family; Borden family; Milton family; Howell family; Wright family; Hyde family; Chapin family; Lee family; Ward family
    • The collection consists of genealogical data compiled by Andrew H. Harriss, Jr. over many years. Both his paternal and maternal lineages are included, many of them, early families of the Lower Cape Fear region. The information was taken from 12...
    • Dr. Theodore Bryant Kingsbury

    • Newspaper Editors; Kingsbury, Theodore Bryant, 1828-1911
    • Studio photograph of Theodore Bryant Kingsbury. Dr. Kingsbury (1828-1911) was an editor of the Wilmington Morning Star for 12 years, and then editor of the Wilmington Messenger for 13 years. He edited various other weekly and daily publications...
    • Eliza Nutt Parsley

    • United Daughters of the Confederacy. Cape Fear Chapter No. 3
    • Copy of a painted portrait of Eliza Nutt Parsley. Eliza "Hallie" Hall Nutt Parsley (1842-1920) married William M. Parsley in 1862. He was in Company F of the 3rd NC Regiment, NC Infantry. He advanced to the rank of Lt. Colonel, and died...
    • Cape Fear Hotel Barber Shop

    • barbering, shops, New Hanover County, businesses
    • C. Donald Zearfoss reads a newspaper as Larry Colvin cuts his hair at the Cape Fear Hotel Barber Shop on 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington, N.C. Zearfoss has been getting his hair cut by Colvin for 12 years.
    • Sadie Plunkitt Vick

    • Actresses; Musical theater
    • Photograph of Sara Ann Plunkitt Vick. Sara Ann "Sadie" Plunkitt (1873-1957) was born in Manhattan, NY. She grew up in Manhattan and was a member of "The Belle of New York" theatrical company. She performed with the company in numerous productions...
    • Car speaker system

    • North Carolina, automobile, sound systems
    • A monster audio deck in the rear of Geoff Hall's car blasts out 250 watts of power. 12 speakers rock the 1986 Dodge Omni GLH Turbo. Mr. Hall plans to expand his system in the near future.
    • James Goodnight

    • Goodnight, James Howard, 1943- ; SAS Institute; High schools
    • Photograph of James Goodnight at the World Economic Forum. James Howard "Jim" Goodnight (1943- ) is the CEO of SAS Instititute, the world's leading business analytics software vendor, located in Raleigh, NC. James Goodnight moved to Wilmington,...
    • Emma Bellamy Williamson Hendren

    • Bellamy Mansion Museum; Hendren, Emma Bellamy Williamson, 1902-1992
    • Newspaper photograph of Emma Bellamy Williamson from when she was the Banquet Guest of Honor at the Feast of the Pirates Banquet at the Cape Fear Hotel on June 12, 1929. She had been the Queen of the Pirates at the 1928 Feast of Pirates. Emma...
    • Basilica Shrine of St. Mary

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    • Rafael Guastavino (1842-1908), Architect Rafael Guastavino (1872-1950), Builder Joseph Taft, New York, Consulting Architect The Rev. Msgr. Christopher Dennen (1855-1939), Pastor Spanish Baroque style church built with R. Guastavino’s patented...
    • Henry Emil Bonitz

    • Architects --North Carolina
    • Born in Goldsboro in 1872, and died 1921. Henry Bonitz was among the first 12 students who enrolled at the State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later NCSU), graduating from the institution in 1893. A local architect who designed many...
    • Charlie Waddell

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    • Charlie Waddell, possible photo for star news article on running for school board. Charlie Roy Waddell (1923-2012) was an active community volunteer and educator in New Hanover County for many years. He graduated from Williston High School in...

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