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    • Joseph McNeil

    • McNeil, Joseph (Jospeh Alfred), 1942- ; Civil rights demonstrations; North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
    • Joseph McNeil speaking as part of Black History Month at Williston Middle School. Joseph McNeil (1942- ) was born in Wilmington, NC, and graduated from Williston Senior High School in 1959. He then went to North Carolina A & T State University in...
    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County, NC.

    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County
    • A central portion of the mansion at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County on the west bank of the Cape Fear River dates from 1725 and was built by "King" Roger Moore (ca. 1694-1751). It remained in the Moore family for three generations. Other...
    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County, NC.

    • Orton Plantation, Brunswick County
    • A central portion of the mansion at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County on the west bank of the Cape Fear River dates from 1725 and was built by "King" Roger Moore (ca. 1694-1751). It remained in the Moore family for three generations. Other...
    • Dr. Armand John deRosset III

    • deRosset, Armand John, 1807-1897; Oakdale Cemetery (Wilmington, N.C.)
    • Published photograph of Dr. Armand John deRosset III. Dr. deRosset III (1807-1897) was one in a long line of doctors in the deRosset family. He graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1824 with his A.B. degree and received...
    • Donora Smog Victims

    • Donora (Pa.)
    • Newspaper clipping of a photograph of the forty victims of the Donora fog of 1948 arriving in Wilmington, NC at Bluethenthal Field. In late October of 1948, a rare weather condition caused pollution from the smokestacks at Donora Zinc Works to...
    • James Walker Memorial Hospital - Front view.

    • James Walker Memorial Hospital, Hospitals
    • A contractor, James Walker was a native of Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, who came to Wilmington in 1857, after helping to construct one of the wings of the U. S. Capitol Building and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. He built the...
    • Wallace Carmichael Murchison

    • Episcopal Church. Diocese of East Carolina; Lawyers; Historic preservation
    • Portrait of Wallace C. Murchison. Wallace Carmichael Murchison (1919-2013) was born in Wilmington, NC. He is the son of Wilmington doctor, David Reid Murchison. Wallace Murchison attended Tileston High School and then New Hanover High School....
    • Lloyd Houston Wolfe

    • Fire chiefs; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • Head shot used in the newspaper obituary of Lloyd Houston Wolfe. Lloyd Houston Wolfe (1920-1995) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was the longest employee with the City of Wilmington, after retiring as the Fire Chief from the City with 47 years of...
    • Dr. Theodore Bryant Kingsbury

    • Newspaper Editors; Kingsbury, Theodore Bryant, 1828-1911
    • Studio photograph of Theodore Bryant Kingsbury. Dr. Kingsbury (1828-1911) was an editor of the Wilmington Morning Star for 12 years, and then editor of the Wilmington Messenger for 13 years. He edited various other weekly and daily publications...
    • Fanny de Rosset Collection, 1682-1970

    • de Rosset family; Green family; Lord family; Williams family; Swann family; Cemeteries -- North Carolina -- Wilmington; Fugitive slaves -- North Carolina
    • Collection mainly consists of genealogical information gathered by Fanny and other relatives for the de Rosset, Green, Williams and other families. The de Rosset genealogy was used to supplement a family "Annals" written by her aunt, Kate de Rosset...
    • A family at Van Eeden

    • van Eeden, Frederik, 1860-1932; Colonists; Agriculture
    • Photograph of a family standing in front of one of the homes constructed for colonists at the Van Eeden farm colony. The Van Eeden Colony was established in 1909, following the work of Dr. Frederik van Eeden and Hugh MacRae to purchase land in...
    • James Harold Davis

    • African American mayors; Southport (N.C.)
    • Head shot used in a newspaper article on James Harold Davis. James Harold Davis (1939-2003 ) was one of Southport's leading citizens in the 1970s. He was Mayor Pro-Tem of Southport from 1976-1978, Town Clerk, City Alderman, and Vice Chairman of...
    • Junius Davis

    • Lawyers; Soldiers--Confederate States of America
    • Portrait of Junius Davis. Junius Davis (1945-1916) was born in Wilmington, NC, the son of George Davis. He was educated at Cape Fear Military Academy, among other private schools in Wilmington and Charlotte, NC. He enlisted in Moore's Battery...
    • Beverly Tetterton

    • Tetterton, Beverly; Tetterton, Glen; Special librarians; Women archivists; Genealogy and local history; Women historians
    • Photograph of Beverly Tetterton at the New Hanover County Courthouse. Beverly S. Tetterton-Opheim is a native of Williamsburg, Virginia, the youngest daughter of Ella Virginia Levorsen and Lester Norvin Opheim. Mrs. Tetterton and her husband Glenn...
    • Sound adjacent to Intracoastal Waterway.

    • Intracoastal Waterway, Sound
    • The idea of a national intracoastal waterway system from Maine to the tip of Florida was conceived as early as the late eighteenth century. Several portions were built, with the first link - the Dismal Swamp Canal - being completed in 1805. Other...
    • Boney Family Architects

    • Architects--North Carolina-- Biography
    • Family photograph of the Boneys. From right to left: Leslie Norwood Boney, Sr., Leslie Boney, Jr., William Joseph Boney, Charles Hussey Boney, Paul Boney in front. Leslie Norwood Boney (1880-1964) was a well-known and respected architect in...
    • George Kirby, Ben Chavis, and Angela Davis

    • Chavis, Ben, 1948- ; Kirby, George, ?-1997; Davis, Angela, 1944-
    • Photograph of George Kirby, Ben Chavis and Angela Davis, and unknown supporter. Ben Chavis (1948 - ) is originally from Oxford, North Carolina. He was a minister from the United Church of Christ's Commission for Racial Justice at the time of...

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