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    • John Van Bokklen Metts, Sr.

    • Metts, John VanB. (John VanBokkelen), 1876-1959; New Hanover County Board of Commissioners; World War, 1914-1918
    • Black and white photograph of John Van B. Metts, Sr., labeled "Uncle Jack at Camp Severe, 1917." This photograph was probably taken at Camp Sevier, SC, before the soldiers were shipped overseas. John is in the middle front row. John Van...
    • John Van Bokkelen Metts Sr.

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Insurance agents; North Carolina. Adjutant General
    • Portrait of John Van Bokkelen Metts, Sr. John Van Bokkelen Metts, Sr. (1876-1959) was born in Wilmington. He attended Tileston Normal School and Cape Fear Military Academy. In 1896, Metts enlisted in the Wilmington Light Infantry and fought in...
    • Dr. Avant in His Flower Garden

    • Avant family, Physicians, African-Americans, medicine, Red Cross St.
    • Dr. Avant shown in his Flower Garden at his Home on Red Cross St. Dr. Frank W. Avant was born in Smithville (Southport), North Carolina. Dr. Avant attended Howard University (1896); Lincoln University, PA (1898), and Leonard Pharmaceutical School,...
    • Katherine Howe King

    • African American Nurses; St. Agnes Hospital (Raleigh, N.C.)
    • Katherine Howe King, nurse, with her charge. Katherine Howe King (1882-1948) was the daughter of John Harris Howe (who built many homes in Wilmington, NC) and Abbey Jane Waddell Howe. She went to St Agnes College in Raleigh, NC, one of the most...
    • 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...
    • Johnnie Van B. Metts, Jr.

    • New Hanover County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners
    • Photograph of John Van Bokkelen Metts, Jr., captioned "Little John, 1920, in Raleigh." John Van Bokkelen Metts Jr (1915-2003) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was in the Coast Guard during World War II, and served as President of the North Carolina...
    • Cassidey-Harper House

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    • Built as family residence by James Cassidey (1792-1866), native of Salisbury, MA, who with his sons operated an extensive shipyard and marine railway at river below house. Confederate ironclad RALEIGH was constructed there. His daughter, Anne E....
    • Whale - Wrightsville Beach, NC.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Whale
    • Whale's mouth and teeth. A large sperm whale washed up on the beach (pictured center). The whale measured fifty-four feet in length and thirty-three feet in girth. Its tail was fourteen feet wide and the lower jaw was ten feet long and contained...
    • Allen-Woodward House

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    • Built by Jacob S. Allen (1829-1895), native of Raleigh, contractor and builder. Purchased in 1891 by Hector McLean Green (1849-1925), native of Lillington, NC, timber inspector, Postmaster, and realtor; and wife, Ida Deems Alderman (1866-1926)....
    • Spofford Mills - Children in the swimming pool.

    • Spofford Mills, Delgado Mills, Swimming Pool
    • During the War Between the States, the site, where the Delgado (Spofford) Cotton Mill would eventually be built, was used as a camp for Confederate troops. Entrenchments were built there to protect Wilmington from possible land invasion from the...
    • James Pritchard Herring

    • Educators; farming
    • Portrait of James Pritchard Herring. James Pritchard Herring (1865-1942) was born in Long Creek, Pender County, NC. He worked on his family's farm until the age of 18, when he started to teach school and save money to attend Wake Forest College....
    • Karen Eckberg Gottovi

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; North Carolina. General Assembly; Reference librarians
    • Photograph of Karen Eckberg Gottovi. Karen Eckberg Gottovi (1941- ) was born in Rochester, NY. Gottovi was a Phi Betta Kappa scholar at Wells College and graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with an M.L.S. in Library...
    • Spofford Mills Swimming Pool.

    • Spofford Mills, Delgado Mills, Swimming Pool
    • During the War Between the States, the site, where the Delgado (Spofford) Cotton Mill would eventually be built, was used as a camp for Confederate troops. Entrenchments were built there to protect Wilmington from possible land invasion from the...
    • Dr. John Walcott Kay

    • Doctors; African Americans
    • Dr. John Walcott Kay in a carriage. Dr. John Walcott Kay (1890-1927) was born in Weldon, NC, and received his medical degree from Shaw University in 1912. He practiced medicine in Wilmington, NC until his death in 1927. He is buried in Mount...

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