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    • James H. McKoy

    • James H. McKoy James Hassel McKoy (1901-1964) was born in Wilmington and attended local schools. He was the producer/director of Paramount' s musical dramatic units in New York City, and achieved an international reputation for his staging of...
    • John H. McRae

    • Portrait of John H. McRae John McRae (1806-1883) was a Wilmington Town Commissioner as well as the Magistrate of Police in Wilmington, NC from 1847 through 1855. In 1855, the name of the head of the town government changed from Magistrate to...
    • John London Dudley

    • Studio portrait of Mr. John Dudley. John London Dudley (1846-1901) enlisted in the 2nd Regiment North Carolina Artillery, Company D, in New Hanover County at age 18 on May 11, 1864. He was wounded and captured at Ft. Fisher on January 15, 1865. ...
    • Alice Heron London

    • Studio portrait of Alice Heron London. Alice Heron London (1814-1881) was born in Wilmington, NC, and married Platt Ketchum Dickinson in 1845. They had no children, but Alice and her husband raised her nephew, Pembroke Jones, as their own when his...
    • Ed Danilowicz

    • Edward Danilowicz on board a boat in character as pirate Stede Bonnet. Edward Joseph Danilowicz (1952-2011) was a talented musician and songwriter from Wilmington, NC. He performed for Opera House Company and the Thalian Association. He was the...
    • Eleanor Williams Palmer

    • Photograph from newspaper clipping of Eleanor Williams Palmer. Eleanor Williams Palmer (1926-2013) was born at James Walker Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, NC, the daughter of Jesse Williams and Ann King Harrell. She was married to L.H. Palmer...
    • William Edgar Perdew

    • Newspaper clipping of photograph. William (Bill) Edgar Perdew (1919-2013) was born in Wilmington, NC, and was a lifelong resident. He was married to Margaret (Peggy) Moore in 1962. During World War II, he servied in the U.S. Army Air Corps and...
    • Robert L Henry

    • Newspaper clipping of photograph. Robert L. Henry (1939- ) was a loan officer at the North Carolina National Bank in the 1970's, working his way up from the position of a messenger.
    • The Spinster's Club

    • The Spinster's Club, 1958. From left to right: Harlene Vance (1939- ), Eleanor Colucci (1938- ), Betsy Burney, and Elizabeth (Betsy) Jewett. Spinster clubs were popular in the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. It was a way for young women to get...
    • Helen Farrington

    • Helen Farrington of Winston Salem standing next to a Vietnam War memorial replica on display at the U.S. Army transportation terminal during the July 4 Southport Celebration July 5th, 1999. What is now known as the North Carolina 4th of July...
    • Gene Motley

    • Gene Motley serving as guest speaker at the Sunny Point Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, 597th U.S. Army Transportation Terminal Southport, NC. Gene Motley was the Sports Director at WWAY-TV3 in Wilmington, NC. He worked at the station...
    • Charlie Henry, Jr.

    • Newspaper clipping of photograph of Charlie Henry, Jr. Charlie Henry, Jr. (1941-2006) was born in Jacksonville, FL, and was married to Bertha Henry. Retired from the United States Army with the rank of Major, he was a life member of the Alpha Phi...
    • Wooster House

    • Greek Revival style house built by John Wooster (1791-1869), native of Connecticut, dry goods merchant with Wooster, Anderson, and Company; and wife, Lucy A. Wright (1801-1864). Inherited by son, Capt. John L. Wooster (1821-1885), attorney,...
    • Mary Margaret Nettles Corbett

    • Photograph tentatively identified as Mary Margaret Nettles Corbett. Mary Margaret Nettles Corbett (1854-1941) was born in Timmonsville, SC. She was the wife of William Fisher Corbett, and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
    • St. Stephen A.M.E. Church

    • Late Gothic Revival style church built for African Methodist Episcopal congregation organized in 1865. Contractor and church member Lewis Hollingsworth designed the building. Other congregants worked as master carpenters and masons. Notable...


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