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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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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. ...
    • Robert Rufus Bridgers

    • Confederate States of America. Congress. Senate. Committee on Military Affairs
    • Robert Rufus Bridgers (1819-1888) was born on a farm in southwestern Edgecombe county. He graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina in 1841 and was a charter member of the university's alumni association in 1843. After...
    • Ida Brooks Kellam

    • Kellam, Ida Brooks
    • Photograph of Ida Brooks Kellam. For over two decades Ida Brooks Kellam devoted herself to the organizing, collecting, researching, and writing of Cape Fear history. Her research was valued by many reputable authors and compilers as she was...
    • Peter Henry Braak

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Fire fighters; Farmers
    • Portrait of Peter Henry Braak. Peter Henry Braak (1911-2003) was born in Warren Point, NJ. His family of Holland Dutch descent settled in Castle Hayne, NC, and Braak owned the Garden Place Bulb and Flower Farm. Braak was elected to the Board of...
    • Dr. Robert Barnard Slocum

    • Physicians; Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.
    • Portrait of Dr. Robert Barnard Slocum. Robert Barnard Slocum (1879-1933) was born in Reading, PA. He was educated in the school of New York and received a Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Slocum moved to...
    • 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...
    • The Rev. Gustave H. Caution

    • Episcopal Church; African American clergy; African American--History
    • Photograph of Rev. Gustave H. Caution. The Reverand Gustave Hamilton Caution (1898-1980) was the pastor for St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Wilmingto, NC in 1926. Under his tenure in 1928 the church was granted parish status by the Diocesan...
    • Elizabeth Fishblate Buck

    • Women dressmakers; Business and Professional Women’s Club (Wilmington, N.C.); Millinery
    • Posed news photograph of Elizabeth Fishblate Buck. Elizabeth Fishblate Buck (1891-1931) was the daughter of S. H. Fishblate, the first Jewish mayor of Wilmington, NC, and Fannie Schaap of Richmond, VA. She married Harry C. Buck in 1915. After...
    • Angela Walker, Miss Wilmington 1981

    • Pageants; African American women
    • Angela Walker, Miss Wilmington 1981 Angela Walker (1960- ) was the first black Miss Wilmington. She was the first runner up in the contest, but became Miss Wilmington when the original winner of the title, Lynn Williford, won the title of Miss...
    • Sheila Boles

    • Basketball coaches
    • John T. Hoggard High School yearbook photograph of Sheila Boles. Sheila Boles (1954- ) graduated from Seventy First High School in Fayetteville, NC in 1972 and started at North Carolina State University, but transferred to the University of North...
    • Stephanie Kimbro & swan

    • Historic gardens; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • Stephanie Kimbro and one of the swans at Airlie Gardens. The Kimbro family had their pictures taken in Airlie Gardens every Easter. Airlie Gardens was started in 1901 as a private garden for the Pembroke Jones family. It became a public garden in...
    • Thomas Green, Jr.

    • North Carolina State Ports Authority
    • Head shot of Thomas Green, Jr. Thomas James Green, Jr. (1942- ) was the Director of Administration and Finance for the North Carolina State Ports Authority in the early 1990s. He was the Deputy Executive Director in 2001. Wilmington in the...

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