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    • Preston Louis Bridgers

    • Commercial agents; Consuls
    • Portrait of Preston Louis Bridgers. Preston Bridgers (1856-1902) was born in Tarboro, NC, the son of Colonel Robert Rufus Bridgers. Bridgers came to Wilmington, NC with his family at a young age and was educated in both public and private schools...
    • Student Studies Commercial Fishing

    • CFCC, CFTI, Wilmington, NC
    • Cape Fear Tech Commercial Fishing student Monty Rish, and lead instructor Milton Gillette mend a lightweight type otter trawl in a parking lot off Front Street Wednesday morning. The net is used aboard the R/V Dan Moore by the school's commercial...
    • C. E. Spivey

    • Restaurants; Whiteville (N.C.)
    • Head shot used in "Life Around Wilmington", a local magazine. C. E. "Gene" Spivey was born in Whiteville, NC, and moved to Wilmington before joining the U. S. Army in 1943. He earned a Bronze Medal during his WWII service. He started as an...
    • 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....
    • Milford Gordon Welsh

    • Electric utilities
    • Portrait of Milford Gordon Welsh. Milford Gordon Welsh (1886-unknown) was born in Kentucky. He moved to Wilmington, NC in 1926 to take a position as Superintendent of the Gas Department at the Tide Water Power Company. Welsh was known as one of...
    • George W. Trask

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Truck farmers; Landowners
    • Portrait of George W. Trask. George W. Trask (1876-1963) was born on Masonboro Sound, NC, the son of Daniel Webster and Harriet Horne Trask. He became a truck farmer and founder of George W. Trask & Sons. Trask was one of the first commercial...
    • Louis Joseph Coleman

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Contractors
    • Portrait of Louis Joseph Coleman. Louis Joseph Coleman (1887-1963) was born in Columbus County, NC. He moved to Wilmington, NC in 1906 and became a contractor and builder. Coleman built several residential, public, and commercial buildings,...
    • Adrian D. Hurst

    • Mathematics; College teachers
    • Photograph of Adrian Hurst pointing towards the oyster and clam beds behind his home on Masonboro Sound. Adrian D. Hurst (1901-1991) was born in Duck Creek, NC. Hurst, a self-described career instructor, began teaching math after earning a...
    • Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson

    • Anderson, Edwin Alexander, 1860-1933; Admirals--United States; World War, 1914-1918
    • Portrait of Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson. Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson (1860-1933) was born in Wilmington, NC. He went on to fight in the Spanish-American War in 1898 and was promoted by an Act of Congress for his extraordinary heroism. ...
    • Fort Caswell Summer Encampment

    • Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 18th. Company G; Fort Caswell (N.C.)
    • Wilmington Light Infantry summer encampment at Ft. Caswell, NC around 1911. From left to right: Jim Holmes, George Lynch, Edward Z. King (1892-1978), David Loming, Jim Wilson, Pinky Turner. The Wilmington Light Infantry was a local militia unit...
    • Motor Corps

    • World War, 1914-1918--Women--United States
    • A photograph of women in the Motor Corps. The caption reads "Just a part of our Motor Corps, Wilmington North Carolina." Names included on the photograph, left to right: Fennell (possibly Charlotte), Dickinson, Lewis, Bluethenthal, Rankin,...
    • Diane Cobb Cashman and Andrew Harriss, Jr.

    • Cashman, Diane Cobb, 1938-; Lower Cape Fear Historical Society; Harriss, Andrews, Jr., 1898-1998
    • Photograph of Diane Cobb Cashman and Andrew Harriss, Jr. at a "Cape Fear Adventure" Christmas party. Diane Cobb Cashman (1938- ) is a prolific local author and researcher. She was a former president and longtime archivist for the Lower Cape Fear...
    • Lieutenant David Worth Loring

    • World War I; Flanders Field American Cemetery (Waregem, Belgium)
    • Photograph of David Worth Loring in army uniform. David Worth Loring (1887-1918) was born in Sumter, SC. He joined the Wilmington Light Infantry (WLI), and participated in training exercises in 1911 at Fort Caswell. He was also on the Armory and...
    • Charlotte and Mary Fennell

    • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
    • Photograph of Charlotte and Mary Fennell. Charlotte Fennell Wylie (1889-1918) and her sister Mary (Mamie) J. Fennell (1897-1970) lived at 807 Market Street in Wilmington. They were neighbors with the Metts family, and gave James I. Metts the album...
    • Ahrens Building

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    • Neoclassical Revival style commercial building commissioned by Benjamin H.J. Ahrens (1844-1912), native of Germany, grocer, for sons Eduard (1876-1961), and Adolph G. (1882-1953), who operated Ahrens Brothers Wholesale Drug Company here for...
    • 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...
    • Fort Caswell Soldiers

    • World War I; Fort Caswell (N.C.)
    • Soldiers from Fort Caswell, NC at an oyster roast at Lumsden's at Whiskey Creek. Oliver Hutaff is the young boy in the front, and George Hutaff, Jr., is at the back right behind the fence. Oliver Cromwell Hutaff (1907-1980) was the son of...
    • Johnnie Van B. Metts, Jr.

    • New Hanover County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners
    • Photograph of John Van Bokkelen Metts, Jr., captioned "Little John, 1920, in Raleigh." John Van Bokkelen Metts Jr (1915-2003) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was in the Coast Guard during World War II, and served as President of the North Carolina...
    • Andrew Howell Harriss, Jr.

    • Harriss, Andrew Howell, 1898-1998; Order of the Long Leaf Pine
    • Military photograph of Andrew Howell Harriss, Jr. in uniform. Andrew Harriss (1898-1998) was born in Wilmington, NC. He fought in World War I (with parental consent as he was only 16), and participated in five major engagements during his time...
    • Kathryn Grayson, Azalea Queen X

    • Grayson, Kathryn, 1922-2010; North Carolina Azalea Festival (Wilmington, N.C.)--History; Cape Fear Garden Club (Wilmington, N.C.)--History
    • Kathryn Grayson, Azalea Queen X, cutting the ribbon at the home of Mrs. Bruce B. Cameron during the 1957 Azalea Festival. Eleanor Spence LeGrand Hervey stands in the background. Kathryn Grayson (1922-2010) was a popular singer and actress and a...

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