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    • 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...
    • Alice Hovis

    • Hovis, Alice, 1944-; Historic preservation
    • Photograph of Alice Hovis getting ready for the spring house tour. Alice Hovis (1944- ) is a Wilmington, NC preservationist and longtime New Hanover County worker in the Juvenile Justice System. The house depicted is at 326 S. 4th Street.
    • Parker Quince Moore

    • Mayors
    • Portrait of Parker Quince Moore. Parker Quince Moore (1876-1943) was born in Wilmington, NC, the son of Susan Eugenie Beery and Roger Moore. He attended the Rutherford Military Institute. For a period of time he worked with his brother at the firm...
    • William Eliason Sisson, Jr.

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; City council members; Chiropractors
    • Portrait of William Eliason Sisson, Jr. William "Bill" Eliason Sisson, Jr. (1949- ) was born in Wilmington, the son of William Eliason Sisson and Alice Borden Moore Sisson. He is the great-grandson of Roger Moore. Sisson attended New Hanover High...
    • NCRPC0935

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Launching of the S.S. Reuben Tipton on April 20, 1945. It was the 211th ship completed by the NC Shipbuilding Company. Pictured left to right are Joseph E. Lykes, president of Lykes Bros.; Miss Mathilde Conway Farrell, neice of Mrs. Tipton; Miss...
    • NCRPC0862

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Gathering for the launching of the U.S.S. Southampton on the second anniversary of the establishment of the United States Navy's Women's Reserve. Pictured standing from left to right are Mary Blackwell, of Hartsville, SC; Josephine Eubanks, of...
    • NCRPC01866

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Launching of the SS Roger Moore on March 31, 1943, at the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company in Wilmington, NC. Miss Alice B. Moore, a descendant of Roger Moore, was the sponsor. From left to right Louis T. Moore, Mrs Roger Moore, Roger Moore, Ann...
    • Black History Month

    • North Carolina, plays, sports casters, WWAY-TV-3
    • Joyce Grear, left, Gene Motley and Cathy Gant rehearse a scene from Wine in the Wilderness written by Alice Childress, as part of the festivities of the Umoja Festival, which is an African American cultural celebration.

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