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    • Isaac Bear Memorial School

    • schools, Bear family, Isaac Bear, Isaac Bear School
    • The Isaac Bear School was located on the South side of the 1200 block of Market Street. It was built as a memorial to Isaac Bear (1852-1911), from a donation of 30,000.00 from Isaac's brother, Samuel (1854-1916). The school was a 2-story brick...
    • Jimmie I. Metts on Front Street

    • Wilmington (N.C.)
    • Photograph of Jimmie I. Metts. The black and white photograph is labled "Hep Cat! Zoot Suit, Drape Shape!!" and shows James Isaac Metts walking down Front Street in Wilmington, NC. Metts (1910-1990) was the grandson of the Civil War General...
    • James Isaac Metts

    • Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Biography; Kinston (N.C.); Civil War campaigns; Johnson Island Prison
    • Original picture of Mr. James Isaac Metts, used for the engraving in "Biographical History of North Carolina" by Samuel Ashe. James Isaac Metts (1842-1921) was born in Kinston, NC, and moved to Wilmington, NC at age six. He joined the...
    • Isaac Bear School - Market Street, 1200 block.

    • Isaac Bear School, Schools, Market Street, Wilmington College
    • Built in 1912, the structure was an elementary school until the mid-1940s. The building was erected with funds donated by Samuel Bear (ca. 1854-1916) in memory of his brother, Isaac Bear (1852-1911). It became the first home of Wilmington College...
    • Jimmie Metts and friend

    • Wilmington, (N.C.); Children
    • Jimmie Metts (on left) and his friend Jimmie Hutt(?) in front of the Metts family home on Market Street, dressed for some kind of celebration. The family home stood across the street from where the Cape Fear Museum is today. James Isaac Metts...
    • Isaac Bear School, 2nd Grade Class

    • Children; Second Grade (Education)
    • Photograph of the Isaac Bear School 2nd Grade Class, 1939-40, standing on the school steps. The picture was donated by Betty Loughlin Sylivant (1932- ), who is on the far right of the third row from the bottom. From left to right: Row 1 - Faye...
    • Julia Hill & Opal Herring

    • School Principals
    • Photograph of Julia Hill and Opal Herring, May Day ceremony at Pembroke Jones Park. Miss Julia Hill (1878-1949) was the principal of Isaac Bear Memorial School, and Opal Herring (1922-2011), 7th grader, was Queen of the May in 1935. Miss Hill was...
    • Jimmie I. Metts, Jr. and neighbor

    • Wilmington (N.C.); Children
    • Jimmie I. Metts sitting on the front porch of either his house or his neighbor's on Market Street. He is sitting with his dog and the neighbor, Ms. Fennell, either Charlotte or Mary, who went by Mamie. James Isaac Metts, Jr. (1910-1990) lived at...
    • Annie Herring Snipes

    • School principal; Educator
    • Newspaper clipping of photograph of Annie Herring Snipes. Annie Herring Snipes (1895-1977) served as principal of the Carolina Beach school, the Winter Park school, and the Isaac Bear school. She became principal of the newly built Chestnut Street...
    • Gladys Almon Sneeden

    • Independent insurance agents; Wilmington (N.C.); Women volunteers
    • Newspaper photograph of Mrs. LaMar Whiteford McIver on the occasion of her wedding, taken at her parents' home on Harbor Island, NC. Gladys Sneeden McIver (1922- ) was born in the Sea Gate area of Wilmington, NC. She went to Isaac Bear School,...
    • Opal Herring

    • Wilmington (N.C.); Women
    • Newspaper photograph used in Opal Herring's wedding announcement. Opal Viola Herring (1922-2011) married Edwin Love West at Temple Baptist Church in 1939. She attended Isaac Bear and New Hanover High Schools. She was employed by the State of...
    • Walton family at the airport

    • Airports
    • The Walton family at the Wilmington Airport. Left to right: Vistula Burton Walton (1901-1997; Mrs. Noah Francis Walton); her daughter, Carolyn Ann Walton (1937- ), age 11; son, James Burton Walton (1922-2004); and James' wife, June Stewart Smith...
    • George Rountree III

    • Rountree, George; Lawyers; Senators (United States)
    • Head shot of George Roundtree III George Rountree III (1933- ) is a prominent attorney, civic leader, and philanthropist. Born into a long-time Wilmington, NC family, he attended Isaac Bear School and the University of Arizona on an...
    • William "Billy" Hobbs Sutton

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners
    • William Hobbs Sutton was born in Wilmington, NC on June 23, 1925. Known as Billy, he attended Isaac Bear Elementary School and graduated from New Hanover High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. Billy went on to...
    • Shrier Building

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    • Commercial building constructed as rental property for Isaac Shrier (1841-1920), native of Germany, clothier and real estate investor; and wife, Betsy Willner (1850-1916), native of Austria. Rented by various tenants, including the Telegraph-Cable...
    • French-Shrier Building

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    • Built for William A. French (1835-1907) as investment property and leased to various merchants including tailors, clothiers and stationers. Purchased in 1914 by Isaac Shrier (1841-1920), clothier, native of Bavaria, who renovated the building in...
    • John Burney, Jr.

    • University of North Carolina, Wilmington; Lawyers; Veterans; World War II
    • John Burney, Jr. questioning Wilmington Police Chief Robert Wadman on the witness stand in an ABC hearing. John Jay Burney, Jr. (1924-2010) was born in Wilmington, NC, at James Walker Hospital. He had a long and distinguished career as an...

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