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    • McCabe-Lancaster House

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    • Beach house built for Harry Lee McCabe (1895-1962), grocer; and wife, Vista Mae Taylor (1902-1982). Until Hurricane Hazel (1954), used variously as summer residence, rental property and apartments. Purchased in 1955by Luke Wilson Lancaster...
    • Meadowlark Lemon House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as rental property by Erna C. Boesch (1864-1935), native of Hannover, Germany. Residence from 1946 to 1956 of Meadowlark George Lemon, Jr. (1913-1952), native of South Carolina and employee with Wilmington Waste Paper...
    • Katherine Howell

    • New Hanover County Public Library (New Hanover County, N.C.); Librarians; Women librarians; Local history; Historic preservation
    • Katherine Howell at the New Hanover County Public Library. Katherine Howell (1920-1990) became Head Librarian of the New Hanover County Public Library (NHCPL) in 1956, just in time to oversee its move from the 3rd floor of the Wilmington City Hall...
    • Newton-Millinor House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Southport natives, Joseph Stokes Newton (1874-1958), stevedore; and wife, Daisy Burriss (1876-1950). Purchased in 1956 by Maurice Lee Millinor (1924- ), auto mechanic with C.C. Grissom & Sons; and wife,...
    • Cooperative Savings and Loan

    • Banks and Banking--United states;
    • Photograph of Christmas party of the Cooperative Savings and Loan on board the Fergus Ark restaurant. Left to right: (sitting) Estel Fussell, Audrey Woodall, Polly Justice, Miriam Alford, Frederick Willetts, Sr., Catherine Freimuth (Tinder), Betty...
    • Betsy Burney Wright

    • North Carolina Azalea Festival (Wilmington, N.C.)--History; Teachers--North Carolina
    • Betsy Burney, later Betsy Wright, riding on the U.S.A.F. float in the Azalea parade. Elizabeth Moody Burney Wright (1938-2001) was born in Lumberton, NC. She was a member of the New Hanover High School Class of 1956, and graduated from Meredith...
    • Minnie Evans

    • Evans, Minnie, 1892-1987; African American painters; Women artists; Artists; African American women
    • Minnie Evans possibly at the gatehouse at Airlie Gardens Estate. Minnie Eva Jones (1892-1987) was born in the Long Creek Community of Pender County, NC. In 1908, she married Julius Evans, who worked for the Pembroke Jones family. Minnie also...
    • Perdew-Koonce House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for William Edgar Perdue (1865-1934), civic leader and partner in J. W. Murchison & Son., hardware wholesalers. Purchased in 1946 by Henry Farrior Koonce (1897-1976), salesman; and wife Alda Howard...
    • Dr. John Ormand

    • physicians, Ormond family
    • Dr. John William Ormond, Jr., son of John William and Louise Thomas Ormand, was born August 26th, 1930 in Wilmington, North Carolina. His father John and brother Thomas Lane Ormand were also medical doctors. He married Miss Betsy Castelloe and...
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    • Fishing
    • This divided back postcard features a photograph by W. Kendall Dorsey which captures Capt. Eddy Haneman deep sea fishing in the boat ""Martha Ellen,"" off Wrightsville Beach.
    • Dr. Robert Nicholson

    • Nicholson family, physicians
    • Dr. Robert William Nicholson, (1916-), son of Louis and Hazel Nicholson, was born in Youngstown, Ohio, October 24th, 1916. He married Jane Nicholson, attended Kenyon (1939) and Temple University Medical School (1943). He was in private practice...
    • Dr. Andrew Harriss

    • Harriss family, physicians, Obstetricians, Oakdale Cemetery
    • Dr. Andrew Howell Harriss, son of George Harriss and Julia Ophelia Sanders Harriss, was born March 7th, 1872 in Wilmington, North Carolina. He married Miss Mary Montgomery Wilcox Bolles October 14th, 1896. His grandfather, William James Harris was...
    • Morrill-Lennon House

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    • Craftsman style house built by Charles D. Morrill (1851-1910), native of Boston, MA, contractor and builder; and wife, Caroline A. Williams (1853-1939), native of Columbus County. Purchased in 1920 by Rosser Yates Lennon (1871-1963), freight...
    • Boney Family Architects

    • Architects--North Carolina-- Biography
    • Family photograph of the Boneys. From right to left: Leslie Norwood Boney, Sr., Leslie Boney, Jr., William Joseph Boney, Charles Hussey Boney, Paul Boney in front. Leslie Norwood Boney (1880-1964) was a well-known and respected architect in...
    • Champion Davis

    • Nursing homes; Philanthropists
    • Formal portrait of Champion Davis. Champion McDowell Davis (1879-1975) was a prominent Wilmington businessman and philanthropist. He is best known for the establishment of the Champion McDowell Davis Charitable Foundation in 1963, and the...
    • Dr. J. Watts Farthing

    • physicians, James Walker Memorial Hospital
    • Dr. John Watts Farthing (1909-1957) was a native of Pittsboro, N.C. who received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1933. He practiced surgery in Wilmington from 1938 to 1956.

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