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    • Clara Dorothy Ames Skelding

    • Colonial Dames of America; Wilmington Race Riot, Wilmington, N.C., 1898
    • Head shot of (Clara) Dorothy Ames Skelding, probably in Washington, DC. Clara Dorothy Ames (1875-1904) was born in Washington, DC. She married Arthur Bertram Skelding in 1898, and moved with him to Wilmington, NC, shortly thereafter. She was the...
    • Washington Catlett

    • School principals; School superintendents
    • Portrait of Washington Catlett. Washington Catlett (1852-1934) was born in Port Royal, VA. He attended Kenmore College and came to Wilmington, NC in 1877 to accept an assistant instructor position at Cape Fear Academy. Two years later he became...
    • Washington Catlett

    • School principals; School superintendents
    • Portrait of Washington Catlett. Washington Catlett (1852-1934) was born in Port Royal Virginia and is a graduate of Kenmore College in Fredericksberg. Catlett came to Wilmington in 1877 to accept an assistant professor position at Cape Fear...
    • Benjamin Beery

    • Beery, Benjamin Washington, 1822-1892; Shipyards
    • Studio portrait of Benjamin Beery. Benjamin Washington Beery (1822-1892) was born in Brunswick County, NC. He was a partner in the Cassidey and Beery shipyard in Wilmington, NC. He was a privateer early in the Civil War, but then returned to...
    • Azalea Festival and Queens\03100

    • Azalea Festival
    • The Washington High School Band, of Washington, North Carolina, marches in the Azalea Festival parade along North Third Street. Two members of the band carry the North Carolina flag, and a Confederate flag. Buildings pictured on the left include...
    • Henry Bacon, Jr.

    • Bacon, Henry, 1866-1924; Architects; Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
    • Photograph of Henry Bacon, Jr. Henry Bacon, Jr. (1866-1924) spent his childhood in Smithville (Southport) and Wilmington, NC while his father, Henry Bacon, Sr. engineered "The Rocks" down by Ft. Fisher. Henry Bacon, Jr. became a prominent...
    • Portrait of James Walker, Architect

    • Walker family, Architects, Builders, Philanthropists, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, portraiture
    • This portrait of James Walker can be found hanging on a wall at UNC-Wilmington. James Walker, (1826-1901) was born in Scotland and came to the U.S. (New York), with his brother at the age of 12. He started out as a stone mason, then later moved to...
    • Arthur Bertram Skelding

    • Yale University; Wrightsville Beach (N.C.)
    • Arthur Bertram Skelding posing for a picture, probably in D.C. Arthur Bertram Skelding (1868-1957) was born in Connecticut, and was a graduate of Yale Univeristy with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He married Clara Dorothy Ames of...
    • Oakdale Cemetery - Monument of Henry Bacon.

    • Oakdale Cemetery, Cemeteries, Graves, Henry Bacon
    • Monument is to Henry Bacon (1866-1924), who spent his childhood in Wilmington while his father, Henry Bacon, Sr. (1822-1891), was the chief engineer for the "Rocks", a Federal navigation project (begun in 1875) to close New Inlet near Federal...
    • Alex Manly

    • Armstrong Association of Philadelphia; African American newspaper editors; Wilmington Race Riot, Wilmington, N.C., 1898
    • Portrait of Alex Manly. Alex Manly (1866-1944) was born in Wake County, North Carolina to parents who were freed slaves of Governor Charles Manly. It is believed that Alex Manly is the son of Governor Manly. He attended the Hampton Institute where...
    • Dr. William Wagner

    • School superintendents
    • Photograph of Dr. Wagner sitting at his desk. Dr. William Wagner (1927-1999) attended Washington High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1946. He received a Master's degree from East Carolina University and a Doctorate in Educational...
    • Walker House

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    • Built by James Walker (1826-1901), a native of Scotland, architect, contractor and builder, who built the old James Walker Hospital and donated it to the city. He also worked on one of the wings of the Capitol building and the old Smithsonian...
    • Frank Green Harriss

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company; Insurance agents; Real estate development
    • Portrait of Frank Green Harriss. Frank Green Harriss (1883-1953) was born in Wilmington, NC, the grandson of Thomas Davis Meares and Jane Moore Iredell Meares. He was educated in Wilmington Public Schools and received private tutoring from...
    • Taylor-Washington House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as rental property for John E. Taylor (1858-1925), deputy collector of US Customs and realtor. Purchased in 1921 by Edward G. Story, real estate developer and insurance broker; and wife, Mary Ellen Noyes. Inherited by...

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