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    • Ronald Bradley Woodcock

    • New Hanover County (N.C.)
    • Baby picture in the Wilmington Evening Post. Ronald "Ronnie" Bradley Woodcock (1945-2001) was born in New Hanover County to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Woodcock. He is buried in Brandon, Florida.
    • Bishop James Walker Hood

    • Hood, James Walker, 1831-1918; African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
    • Black and white copy print of a drawing of Bishop Hood. James Walker Hood (1831-1918) was sent as a church Elder to do mission fieldwork in North Carolina. He was Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1868 to 1870, and he co-founded...
    • John Winecoff

    • Mounted police; Race riots
    • Black and white newspaper photograph of John Winecoff being honored as an Outstanding Young Law Enforcement Officer. John Winecoff (1949- ) joined the Wilmington, NC Police Department in May of 1971, three months after the firebombing of Mike's...
    • Victoria Lofton

    • African American women--North Carolina
    • black and white photograph of Victoria Lofton. Victoria Lofton (nee Williams) (1883-1949) was a very active member of the Wilmington black community. She led the local branch of the United Order of Tents, a mutual aid society for the black...
    • Charles Venson Medlin

    • Surf City (N.C.); City councils
    • Black and white photograph used in the newspaper obituary for Charles Venson Medlin. Charles Venson Medlin (1923-1998) was a longtime businessman in Surf City, NC. He was a native of North Carolina, having been born in Nash County. He was an...
    • William Marion Reaves

    • Reaves, William Marion, 1934-2000
    • Born 1934, in Newark, New Jersey, and died 2000. An incredible historian with over 50 local history publications and abstracts to his name (including "Strength Through Struggle"),Bill Reaves compiled the invaluable Reaves collections. This...
    • Cynthia Wolff Smith

    • Castle Hayne (N.C.)
    • Bridal picture used in newspaper wedding announcement. Cynthia Ellen Wolff Smith (1947- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. She was raised in the Castle Hayne area of the county.
    • Bright-Price-Pearce House

    • Bungalow built for Jennie Bright (1879-1953); and husband, Morton D. Bright (1862-1930), natives of Ashland, PA. He was a partner in W.J. Reaves building supply firm and co-owner of the Crescent Cigar Store. Purchased in 1916 by the Reverend Alonzo...
    • Vina Milliken Smith

    • Foster mothers; Leland (N.C.)
    • Color photograph of Vina Milliken Smith. Vina Milliken Smith (1945-2013) was born in Ash, NC. She was a beloved mother and foster parent to many children. She lived in Leland, NC.
    • Frederick Cutlar Sadgwar, Sr.

    • African Americans--History; Carpenters; African American business enterprises; Freedmen's schools and textbooks
    • Copy of a photograph of Frederick C. Sadgwar, Sr. used in a newspaper story honoring him at the Cape Fear Museum. Frederick Cutlar Sadgwar, Sr. (1843-1925) was a local carpenter who did much to promote African American businesses in Wilmington,...
    • Rosemary Sellers Thompson

    • Columbus County (N.C.)
    • Copy of photograph from website. Rosemary Sellers Thompson (1949-2013) was married to William Alton Thompson and lived in Chadbourn. Over her career, she filled many roles for the Columbus County Clerk of Court Office, including serving a year as...
    • Sara Benson Prince

    • Jehovah's Witnesses
    • Copy of photograph of Sara Benson Prince. Sara Benson Prince (1923-2013) was born in Reidsville, GA. She married Aubrey Prince and attended the Sunset Park Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Wilmington, NC.
    • Charles W. Chesnutt

    • Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932; Riots--North Carolina--Wilmington--History--19th century; African Americans--North Carolina
    • Copy print of a black and white photograph of Charles W. Chesnutt. Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858-1932) was an author who made frequent visits to Wilmington, NC. His family was from Fayetteville, NC, though he was born in Cleveland, OH. His...
    • Mary McLeod Bethune

    • Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955; National Council of Negro Women; African American women
    • Copy print of Mary McLeod Bethune. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was born in South Carolina, the daughter of slaves. From these beginnings she went on to found Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach, FL, and the National Council of Negro...
    • Violet Patricia Wood

    • Wilmington College; Wrightsville Beach (N.C.)
    • Cover shot used in local magazine "Life Around Wilmington," featuring Violet Patricia Wood published by Belk-Beery Studio. Violet Patricia "Pat" Wood (1936- ) graduated from New Hanover High School in the Class of 1953, and studied business...
    • Dorothy Woods

    • Librarians, African American; African American women
    • Dorothy Woods manning the library booth. Dorothy "dot" Logan Woods (1942-1996) was a dedicated librarian and local history enthusiast who worked for New Hanover County for 18 years, many of those in the North Carolina Room of the library. She...
    • Mary Magaline Jefferson

    • African American women; Hampstead (N.C.)
    • Family photograph from obituary. Mary Magaline Jefferson (1934-2013) was born in Goochland, Va. Her parents were James Scott and Ella Watson Scott. She was a resident of Hampstead, NC.
    • Freddie Lane Hardee

    • Electricians
    • Freddie Lane Hardee (1945-2013) was an electrician for 42 years in the Cape Fear area with employment including Graves Electric, Watson Electric, Hodges Electric, and Holterchem Chemical Plant. He was married to Katrine Lynn Bullard Hardee and is...
    • Firemen

    • Wilmington (N.C.); Fires; Fire departments
    • Group of Wilmington, NC Firemen on Front Street after the Great Fire of 1886. On February 21, 1886 the steamer "Bladen" arrived from Fayetteville, NC already on fire. It landed at the Wilmington waterfront, catching the nearest buildings on...


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