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    • 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...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Surf Bathing
    • View of beach and bathers. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle the area in the early 1880s by Joseph...
    • 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...
    • Carolina Beach - Street scene.

    • Carolina Beach, Pure Oil, Gas Station
    • Pure Oil station. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle the area in the early 1880s by Joseph Winner...
    • Rev. Dr. John L. Fairly

    • Presbyterian Church; Clergy; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of Christian Education
    • Portrait of Reverend Doctor John L. Fairly. Rev. Dr. John L. Fairly (1888-1964) was born in Laurinburg, NC. He attended Davidson College and Union Theological Seminary where he earned a Doctor of Divinity in 1922. Rev. Fairly started as the...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Hotel Royal Palm, Fountain's Rooms and Apartments, Hotels
    • People pose on the front porch of the Royal Palm Hotel. Fountain's Rooms and Apartments are next door to the right. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by...
    • Rev. Ralph Clayton Clontz

    • Presbyterian Church; Clergy
    • Studio portrait of Reverend Ralph Clayton Clontz. Reverend Ralph Clayton Clontz (1891-1971) was born in Unionville, NC. He attended Rutherford College and Columbia Theological Seminary. Reverend Clontz moved to Wilmington, NC in 1924 to accept a...
    • Henry Alexander Marks

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Agricultural machinery
    • Portrait of Henry Alexander Marks. Henry Alexander Marks (1902-1995) was born in Chatham County, NC. He was the owner of Marks Machinery Company, a farming implement dealership in Wilmington, Whiteville, and Wallace. Marks was very active in the...
    • Dr. Betty Jo Welch

    • Welch, Betty Jo Hyde; University of North Carolina, Wilmington; College teachers
    • Dr. Betty Jo Welch of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). Dr. Betty Jo Hyde Welch (1934-1987) was a well respected professor of Speech Communications at UNCW. She began teaching at UNCW in 1970 as the first full-time faculty...
    • 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. ...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Boardwalk, Pavilion
    • Boardwalk and pavilion. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle the area in the early 1880s by Joseph...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Boardwalk, Pavilion
    • Pavilion, boardwalk and stand. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle the area in the early 1880s by...
    • Rhonda Bellamy

    • Bellamy, Rhonda; Radio talk show hosts; African American women; authors
    • Photograph of Rhonda Bellamy used online for Dreams of Wilmington. Rhonda McLaurin Bellamy (1963- )was born in New York City but moved to Wilmington, NC during her high school years. She went to E. A. Laney High School. She is well-known as a...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Boardwalk, Concessions
    • Main boardwalk area, including concessions. Early auto and delivery truck. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made...
    • Portrait of Josh Lovering

    • studio portrait
    • Photography of Josh Lovering, relative of Theodore and Daisy Lovering. Personal note written on the inside cover of the folio reads, "They are very flattering. Your affectionate brother, Josh, Denver, CO, January 14th, 1908."
    • Rev. William H. Milton, D.D.

    • St. James Church (Wilmington, N.C.); Milton, William Hammond, 1869-1946
    • The Rev. William H. Milton, D.D., standing in front of what is probably St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington, NC. The Rev. William Hammond Milton, D.D. (1868-1946) was Rector of St James from 1906-1936. He was very involved in the National...
    • James Harmon Chadbourn

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Railroads; Bankers
    • Studio portrait of James Chadbourn. James Harmon Chadbourn (1853-1913) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in local schools and later attended Parskburg Institute in Pennsylvania. At the age of 19, Chadbourn became a member of the New...
    • George Edward Alper

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Steel industry and trade
    • Portrait of George Edward Alper. George Edward Alper (1907-1994) was born in New York City. In the early 1950s, he and his brother moved their business, Queensboro Steel, from New York to Wilmington, NC. Alper was elected to the Board of County...
    • Summer Tutoring Program

    • African Methodist Episcopal Church; African American--History
    • Children participating in a summer tutorial program sponsored by St. Luke's A.M.E. Zion Church in 1970. St. Luke's A.M.E. Zion Church was started in 1865 as the first African Methodist Episcopal church in Wilmington, NC. Originally called...
    • 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...

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