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    • Martin S.  Willard Collection, 1810-1993

    • Willard, Martin Stevenson, -- 1858-1933; Willard, Martin Stevenson, -- 1858-1933. -- Correspondence; Carolina Insurance Comany -- History; North Carolina. -- Dept. of Insurance -- History; New Hanover County (N.C.). -- Board of Commissioners --...
    • This collection contains 35 boxes holding ledgers, correspondence, pamphlets, scrapbooks, newspapers, deeds, photographs, and insurance documents. Boxes 1-6 contain ledgers filled with correspondence from Willard’s insurance business. There are 16...
    • Silas Nelson Martin

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; City council members; Railroads
    • Photograph of Silas Nelson Martin. Silas Nelson Martin (1828-1877) was born in Maine, the son of Silas Hosmore and Margaret Martin. He settled in Wilmington, NC in 1846 and joined the firm of Potter & Kidder. He became partner in the firm in 1953...
    • Martin George Schnibben

    • Railroads--Employees; Brotherhood of Railway Clerks
    • Studio portrait of Martin Schnibben taken by Henry Cronenberg. Martin George Schnibben (1900-1972) was the son of Martin and Matilda Wrede Schnibben. Martin worked for the Railway Express Company for 45 years. He was a member of St. Paul's...
    • 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....
    • Martin L. and Ruth G. White

    • Grocery trade; Shallotte (N.C.); Brunswick County (N.C.)
    • Mr. and Mrs. Martin Luther White in front of their retail grocery store in Shallotte, NC. Martin Luther White (1874-1948) was born and died in Brunswick County, NC. His wife, Ruth Gore White (1878-1972) was also from Shallotte in Brunswick...
    • Amelia R. Martin

    • African American nurses
    • Photograph of Amelia Martin wearing a silver dress and matching hat. Amelia Martin (1940- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. She graduated from Williston Senior High School in 1958 and the Community School of Nursing in 1962. She was the second black...
    • Lydia Knox & Hilburn Johnson

    • Bladen County (N.C.); Martin County (N.C.); Farmers
    • Lydia Knox and Hilburn Gray Johnson. Lydia Knox (1894-1969) married Hilburn Johnson (1894-1919). They are the grandparents of Elaine Brown. Lydia was born in Martin County, NC and passed away in Virgnia. Hilburn was a farmer and lived in the...
    • Dr. Robert Fales

    • Fales, Robert Martin, 1907-1995; Wilmington (N.C.); Physicians
    • Dr. Robert Fales working on his notes in front of the North Carolina Room at the New Hanover County Public Library. Dr. Robert Martin Fales (1907-1995) was a local physician, historian, and native of Wilmington, NC. He attended Wake Forest for...
    • Dr. Bob Williams

    • Williams family, Martin family, physicians, emergency rooms, hospitals, medicine
    • Dr. Robert Wefer Williams (1921), son of Robert J. and Elsie Wefer Williams, was born January 27th, 1921, in New York, N.Y. He married Miss Isabel Martin and attended Harvard (1942) and Cornell Medical College, where he received his M.D. (1945). He...
    • Thomas Smith House

    • Italianate style house built by Thomas H. Smith (1833-1887), grocer, native of England. Bought in 1892 by Rachel Letchfield Gore (1833-1914). Her son Albert Gore (1858-1895), merchant; and wife, Bessie Ledford (1865-1934), lived here. Bessie, who...
    • Rankin & Martin Warehouse

    • Vernacular style warehouse built for Rankin & Martin, naval stores merchants. Purchased in 1889 by Burr & Bailey Ironworks. Acquired in 1902 by Wilmington Towing & Construction Company and occupied by W.B. Thorpe & Company, dealers in coal, wood...
    • Shipyard Canteen, World War I

    • Shipyards; World War I; Local history
    • Photograph of Liberty Shipyard Commissary during World War I. Marion Reaves is the young boy at the counter in the white shirt and tie. He worked from 11:30 through 12:30 for dinner, earning 50 cents a day. Marion W. Reaves (1904-1970) was the...
    • Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood

    • Wood, Thomas Fanning, 1841-1892; North Carolina. State Board of Health; Soldiers--Confederate States of America
    • Studio portrait of Dr. Thomas Wood. Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood (1831-1892) was born in Wilmington, NC. Wood was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War, assigned to duty in the 18th regiment of the North Carolina Infantry, Company I, known as the...
    • Dr. Daniel Carter Roane

    • Roane, Daniel Carter, 1907-1986; Physician
    • Studio portrait of Dr. Daniel Carter Roane. Dr. Daniel Carter Roane (1907-1986) was born in Connecticut. He attended medical school at Howard University and moved to Wilmington, NC in 1938. Dr. Roane was the first resident physician at the...
    • Emelia Wrede Schnibben

    • Schnibben, Emelia Wrede, 1907-1997
    • Studio portrait taken of Emelia Wrede Schnibben by Henry Cronenberg. Emelia Wrede Schnibben (1907-1997) was the daughter of Martin and Matilda Schnibben. She married Oran Shepard Hinton on April 27, 1932, and the couple resided at the Hinton...
    • Morse-Willard-Rhodes House

    • Front section of house built on adjacent lot by Christopher C. Morse (1824-1891), grocer. Moved and enlarged in Queen Anne style for Martin Stevenson Willard (1858-1933), insurance agent and president of Willard Bag and Manufacturing Company. ...
    • NCRPC0795

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Launching of the S.S. Alexander Martin, North Carolina Shipbuilding Company hull 18. Pictured left to right are Mrs. Hargrove Bellamy, Mr. Hargrove Bellamy, Mrs. Louise Hooper (mother of sponsor), Mr. Roger Williams (President of NC Shipbuilding...
    • NCRPC0823

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Pictured left to right are Capt. Derek R. Scorer, RA; Mrs. Milburn; Mr. Roger Williams, president of NC Shipbuilding Co.; Miss Rachel Cameron; Brig. General B.L. Milburn; Miss Mary Ann Milburn, sponsor; Miss Barbara Martin, attendant and Capt. E....


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