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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Winifred Fisher

    • Kinston (N.C.); Florence (S.C.)
    • Newspaper photograph used in Miss Fisher's engagement announcement. Winifred E. Fisher Womack (1911-1953) was born in Kinston, NC. She went to New Hanover High School, and married Charles Hollis Womack in March of 1935. They moved to Florence,...
    • The Very Rev. Charles B. Joseph O'Connor

    • Pastors; Catholic Church
    • Photograph of the Very Rev. Charles B. Joseph O'Connor. Charles B. Joseph O'Connor (1918-1967) was the fifth pastor of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Parish of Wilmington, NC from 1959-1967. He oversaw changes in the church building in accordance with...
    • Lieutenant David Worth Loring

    • World War I; Flanders Field American Cemetery (Waregem, Belgium)
    • Photograph of David Worth Loring in army uniform. David Worth Loring (1887-1918) was born in Sumter, SC. He joined the Wilmington Light Infantry (WLI), and participated in training exercises in 1911 at Fort Caswell. He was also on the Armory and...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • C. E. Spivey

    • Restaurants; Whiteville (N.C.)
    • Head shot used in "Life Around Wilmington", a local magazine. C. E. "Gene" Spivey was born in Whiteville, NC, and moved to Wilmington before joining the U. S. Army in 1943. He earned a Bronze Medal during his WWII service. He started as an...
    • Miss Carrie Lane

    • Centenarians; Educators; African American educators; YWCA; African American women
    • Newspaper photograph of Miss Carrie Lane at home. Carrie Lane (1872-1981) was the daughter of slaves. She graduated from Scotia Seminary School in Concord, NC, and taught school in Onslow and Robeson Counties. She spent 40 years teaching in New...
    • Neil Marcus Woodcock

    • Atkinson (N.C.); Pender County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners; World War II
    • Head shot used in newspaper article on Mr. Neil Marcus Woodcock's death. Neil Marcus Woodcock (1917-1999) was born in Atkinson, Pender County, NC. He was a 1933 graduate of Atkinson High School, and served in World War II for two and a half...
    • William D. Polite

    • Waiters
    • Newspaper photograph of William D. Polite in a dining room William Darnell Polite (1867-1953) was born in Charleston to slave parents. He worked as a headwaiter at some of the finest hotels in the south, including the Wilmington and the Orton in...
    • Peter Grear

    • Lawyers; City Councils; Educators
    • News photograph that ran in a political advertisement for Peter Grear for City Council. Peter Grear (1944- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He graduated from Williston High School in 1962, and ran for the Wilmington City Council in 1977. He is an...
    • 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.
    • 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. ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Bishop Herbert Bell Shaw

    • Shaw, Herbert Bell, 1908-1980; African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church; African Americans--North Carolina--Wilmington
    • Photograph of Bishop Shaw standing at the altar of an African Methodist Episcopal Zion (A.M.E.Z) church. Bishop Herbert Bell Shaw (1908-1985) was born in Wilmington, NC and received his early education from local public schools. He later...
    • Caroline Sadgwar Manley

    • Sopranos (Singers); African American Women
    • Photograph of Caroline Sadgwar Manley. Caroline Sadgwar Manley (1871-1965) was born in Wilmington, NC. She was a student at the Gregory Normal School and was awarded a scholarship to attend Fisk University in Nashville. Known as "Carrie," she...
    • 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,...

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