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    • William H. Alderman House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for William Harriss Alderman (1851-1932), bookkeeper; and wife, Alice Guess Larkins (1852-1905), on property given to them by her parents, William and Belinda Larkins. After Mrs. Aldermans death, the family retained the...
    • James House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built for Eliza Alice Haughton James (1850-1938), native of Pittsboro, NC, widow of Col. Thomas Cowan James (1849-1912). At various times residence of son, J. Marion James (1884-1976), proprietor of James Book and...
    • Gause-Burr House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Mary Alice Gause Young (1846-1918); and sister; Anna Caroline Gause (1848-1917). Inherited in 1940, by Ann Bacot Cumming Burr (1900- ),wife of Frederick S. Burr, II (1898-1989), salesman for Tide Water...
    • Innes House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built for John Innes (1890-unk); native of Scotland, shipyard paymaster; and wife, Alice Green (1892-1966). From 1948 to 1950, residence of Gerhardt J. Whilden, "Pappy Gay", (1906-1990); and wife Louise Merritt...
    • Shore Acres House

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    • Mediterranean style house built as model home for Shore Acres Company, Roger Moore and Oliver T. Wallace, developers, Luther T. Rogers, contractor. From 1932 to 1969 owned by Roger Moore (1879-1968); and wife, Alice Borden (1881-1954). He was...
    • Smith-Sternberger House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Joseph David Smith (1857-1935), secretary-treasurer of J.F. Garrell & Company, insurance; and wife Alice Garrell (b. 1864). Purchased in 1903 by Julius Sternberger (1871-1933), of Sternberger Brothers,...
    • Alice Heron London

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    • Studio portrait of Alice Heron London. Alice Heron London (1814-1881) was born in Wilmington, NC, and married Platt Ketchum Dickinson in 1845. They had no children, but Alice and her husband raised her nephew, Pembroke Jones, as their own when his...
    • Barker-O'Connor House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as investment property for E. Gerry Barker (1850-1933), native of Onondaga County, NY, commission merchant; and wife, Alice M. Schonwald (1850-1932). Purchased in 1904 by Major Daniel O'Connor (1834-1925); and wife,...
    • Robert Smith Jervay

    • African American Newspapers
    • Robert Smith Jervay Robert Smith Jervay (1873-1941) was born in Summerville, S.C. He moved his family to Wilmington in 1911 for the better educational opportunities, and started a printing business called Jervay Printing. In 1927 his son Henry...
    • Thomas C. Jervay

    • African American newspapers; African American--History
    • Thomas Clarence Jervay with President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House. Thomas C. Jervay (1914-1993) took over the leadership of his family printing and newspaper business after his father passed away. In 1945 he changed the name of the...
    • Mary Alice Jervay

    • African American Newspapers; African American women; African American--history
    • Photograph of Mary Alice Jervay. Mary Alice McNeill Jervay (1874-1948) was the wife of Robert Smith Jervay, who started a Wilmington weekly newspaper for African American readers in 1927 called "The Cape Fear Journal." She was originally a...
    • Benjamin Beery

    • Beery, Benjamin Washington, 1822-1892; Shipyards
    • Studio portrait of Benjamin Beery. Benjamin Washington Beery (1822-1892) was born in Brunswick County, NC. He was a partner in the Cassidey and Beery shipyard in Wilmington, NC. He was a privateer early in the Civil War, but then returned to...
    • 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...
    • Catherine, Eliza, and Alice deRosset

    • deRosset Family
    • Portrait of Catherine, Eliza, and Alice de Rosset. Catherine, Eliza, and Alice deRosset were members of a prominent local family. They were some of the eleven children of Dr. Armand J. deRosset III and his first wife, Eliza Jane Lord. The family...
    • Dr. Avon Hall Elliot

    • Elliot family, Physicians, hospitals, James Walker Memorial Hospital
    • Dr. Avon Hall Elliot, (1890-), was born in Manchester, N.C., September 29th, 1890. His parents were Johnathan Evans and Alice Hall Elliot. He married Miss Myrtle Elaine Vandegrift. His brother, George Douglas Elliot, was also a Medical Doctor...

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