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    • William J. Brooks

    • Coaches (Athletics); University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Bill Brooks throwing a baseball during a game held at Brooks Field at UNCW in tribute to his retiring as Athletic Director. William Jasper Brooks (1922-2010) was born in Wilson County, NC. He excelled in sports in high school, playing for Leon...
    • Moore-Davis House

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    • Built as rental property for James Henry Moore (1846-1927), farmer and native of Pender County. Purchased in 1970 by French Isadore Davis, Jr. (1916-1980), funeral director and community leader; and wife, Bennye Louise Newell (1923-2010), native of...
    • James Linton Allegood

    • Allegood, James Linton, 1897-1991; Wilmington star-news (Wilmington, N.C)
    • Christmas card for Jimmy Allegood. James L. Allegood (1897-1991) was the advertising director of the Wilmington Morning Star newspaper for 41 years, starting in 1927.
    • Leon Brogden

    • Coaches (Athletics); High schools; Basketball; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • Coach Leon Brogden watching the New Hanover High School Wildcats play. Leon Lafayette Brogden, Sr. (1910-2000) was a legendary and much-loved sports figure in Wilmington, NC. He coached football, basketball, and baseball for over 32 years at New...
    • Dr. Avant House & Office

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    • Colonial Revival style house and office built for Frank W. Avant (1876-1973), physician, native of Southport; and wife, Florence L. Nichols (1887-1962), native of Newark, NJ. He was a founder of Community Hospital, president of the New Hanover...
    • Yopp House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built for Walter E. Yopp (1860-1933), funeral director; and wife, Emma H. Donnelly (1872-1955). He was a Wilmington city alderman for fifteen years, a New Hanover County commissioner for twenty years and a trustee of...
    • Frederick Cutlar Sadgwar, Sr.

    • African Americans--History; Carpenters; African American business enterprises; Freedmen's schools and textbooks
    • Copy of a photograph of Frederick C. Sadgwar, Sr. used in a newspaper story honoring him at the Cape Fear Museum. Frederick Cutlar Sadgwar, Sr. (1843-1925) was a local carpenter who did much to promote African American businesses in Wilmington,...
    • Mary McLeod Bethune

    • Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955; National Council of Negro Women; African American women
    • Copy print of Mary McLeod Bethune. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was born in South Carolina, the daughter of slaves. From these beginnings she went on to found Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach, FL, and the National Council of Negro...
    • Sternberger-Small House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built by Solomon Sternberger (1870-1945), dry goods merchant, for son, Julius Earl "Jinx" Sternberger (1897-1966), World War I veteran, realtor, director of Carolina Savings & Loan; and wife, Sadibel Simon (1904-1983),...
    • Dean Ripa

    • Snakes
    • Dean Ripa checking on his Gaboon viper. Dean Ripa (1957- ) is the owner and director of the Cape Fear Serpentarium, where he has one of the largest breeding populations of poisonous bushmasters in the world. He has always been interested in...
    • Delmas D. Haskett

    • Haskett, Delmas D.; New Hanover County Public Library (New Hanover County, N.C.); Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 18th. Company G
    • Delmas D. Haskett working in the North Carolina Room of the New Hanover County Public Library. Delmas Dennis Haskett (1911-2002) was a well respected local historian, genealogist and author. Through his 40 volumes of abstracted records, countless...
    • Madafo Lloyd Wilson

    • Storytellers; Griots; African American--History
    • Digital image of Madafo Lloyd Wilson telling a traditional African story. Lloyd Wilson (1947- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended Williston High School where he was a member of the Glee Club. Wilson is renowned as a storyteller, musician,...
    • Dr. A.M. Couch, Sr.

    • Crouch family, McFales family, physicians, medicine
    • Dr. Auley McRae Crouch, Sr., received his M.D. from Jefferson College in 1916. He married Miss Muriel Lee Fales and together they had two sons, Auley McRae Crouch, Jr. and Walter Lee Crouch, whom also were Physicians. Notable achievements:...
    • 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...
    • Dr. James Buren Sidbury

    • Sidbury family, physicians, Babies Hospital, Dr. James Buren Sidbury
    • Dr. James Buren Sidbury, Jr., son of James Buren, Sr. and Willie Daniel Sidbury, was born January 13th, 1922, in Wilmington, North Carolina. His father James and sister, Rowena S. Hall Lenart, were also Physicians (Pediatrics). He married Ms....
    • Dr. J. B. Sidbury, Sr.?

    • Sidbury family, Daniel family, physicians, Pediatricians, Babies Hospital
    • Dr. James Buren Sidbury, Sr., (1886-7967), son of Verlinza and Fannie Willims Sidbury, was born March 2nd, 1886 in Holly Ridge, North Carolina. He married Miss Willie Daniel and they had a son, James Buren Sidbury, Jr. and daughter, Rowena Sidbury...
    • Dr. J. F. Robertson, Jr. and Dr. Charles Powell

    • Robertson family, Powell family, physicians, medicine, hospitals, Cancer hospitals
    • Dr. James Farish, Robertson, Jr. (1888-1975), son of James Farish Robertson, Sr., M.D. and Mary Elizabeth Grattan Robertson, was born in Culpepper, Virginia July 27th, 1888. His first wife was Juliette Howard Albright (1916); his second wife,...

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