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    • Eleanor Williams Palmer

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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.
    • Harper-Hundley House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as investment property for John Allan Taylor (1862-1957), wholesale grocer. Purchased in 1905 by Capt. James Thomas Harper (1843-1915), operator of a tow boat business between Wilmington and Southport and part-owner of...
    • Reaves-Hayes House

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    • House built by William J. Reaves (1861-1917), builder and contractor, as investment property. Hubert Hayes (1895-1982); and wife, Margaret Spell (b. 1900) occupied house from 1934 to 1968. Hayes was a long time member of Wilmington Police...
    • Rev. Dr. A. J. Wilson

    • A. M. E. Church
    • Copy of a black and white newspaper photograph of the Rev. Dr. A.J. Wilson. Rev. Dr. Allen Jeffrey Wilson (1870-?) was the pastor of several A.M.E. churches throughout North Carolina, including Wilmington's St. Stephen A.M.E. from 1913-1917. ...
    • Sadie Plunkitt Vick

    • Actresses; Musical theater
    • Photograph of Sara Ann Plunkitt Vick. Sara Ann "Sadie" Plunkitt (1873-1957) was born in Manhattan, NY. She grew up in Manhattan and was a member of "The Belle of New York" theatrical company. She performed with the company in numerous productions...
    • 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...
    • Jessie McNeil

    • African American men
    • Photograph of Jessie McNeil. Jessie McNeil (1911-2002) was a resident of Wilmington, NC, and was married to Wilbert McNeil (1915-1981).
    • Levy Odel Gaillard

    • African American music teachers; Brunswick County (N.C.); New Hanover County (N.C.)
    • Photograph of Levy Odel Gaillard used in his newspaper obituary. Levy Odel Gaillard (1952-2004) was born in Charleston, SC, and passed away in Wilmington, NC. He taught for 28 years in New Hanover (E. A. Laney High School) and Brunswick...
    • Robert Smith Jervay

    • African American Newspapers
    • Robert Smith Jervay Robert Smith Jervay (1873-1941) was born in Summerville, S.C. He moved his family to Wilmington in 1911 for the better educational opportunities, and started a printing business called Jervay Printing. In 1927 his son Henry...
    • Thomas C. Jervay

    • African American newspapers; African American--History
    • Thomas Clarence Jervay with President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House. Thomas C. Jervay (1914-1993) took over the leadership of his family printing and newspaper business after his father passed away. In 1945 he changed the name of the...
    • Mary Alice Jervay

    • African American Newspapers; African American women; African American--history
    • Photograph of Mary Alice Jervay. Mary Alice McNeill Jervay (1874-1948) was the wife of Robert Smith Jervay, who started a Wilmington weekly newspaper for African American readers in 1927 called "The Cape Fear Journal." She was originally a...
    • 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...
    • George R. McCracken

    • African American police chiefs; Southport (N.C.)
    • Southport police chief George R. McCracken talking on the radio in his patrol car. George R. McCracken (1941-2013) joined the Southport Police Department in the 1960s, becoming one of the first black police officers in the state of North...
    • Betty Foy Scavella

    • African American women
    • Newspaper clipping of Betty Foy Scavella. Betty Foy Scavella (1913-2010) was a New Hanover County, NC resident. Her funeral service was held at Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church and she was buried in Pollocks Cemetery in Scotts Hill, NC.
    • 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...
    • 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.

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