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    • Cape Fear River - Steamer, Wilmington.

    • Cape Fear River, Steamer, Wilmington
    • The legendary steamer, Wilmington, was owned by John W. Harper (1856-1917), who was also her captain. Capt. Harper began taking passengers down the Cape Fear River from Wilmington to Southport about 1887. He owned two boats - the Passport and the...
    • Robert Rufus Bridgers

    • Confederate States of America. Congress. Senate. Committee on Military Affairs
    • Robert Rufus Bridgers (1819-1888) was born on a farm in southwestern Edgecombe county. He graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina in 1841 and was a charter member of the university's alumni association in 1843. After...
    • Fred Little

    • Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; Printing
    • Portrait of Fred Little. Fred Little (1891-1975) was born in Mecklenburg County, NC. He moved to Wilmington, NC in 1908 as an office clerk at the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company. During World War I, Little served in France and was discharged...
    • William Roy Yopp

    • Printing; baseball
    • Portrait of William Roy Yopp. William Roy Yopp (1886-1937) was born in Florence, South Carolina. He came to Wilmington in 1908 and first started work as a motorman on the street car lines. In 1911, Yopp helped to found the Regwill Printing...
    • Dr. John Thomas Hoggard

    • Physicians; Board of Education; Wilmington College
    • Portrait of Dr. John Thomas Hoggard. John Thomas Hoggard (1879-1965) was born in Bertie County. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and received his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia. Hoggard practiced...
    • Dr. William White Harriss

    • Physicians; Soldiers--Confederate States of America; Ship brokers
    • Portrait of Dr. William White Harriss. William White Harriss (1824-1901) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College and the medical department of the...
    • Louis Julien Poisson

    • City attorneys; North Carolina General Assembly
    • Portrait of Louis Julien Poisson. Louis Julien Poisson (1887-1961) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in Wilmington Public Schools and Cape Fear Academy. Poisson attended North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State...
    • George Kirby, Ben Chavis, and Angela Davis

    • Chavis, Ben, 1948- ; Kirby, George, ?-1997; Davis, Angela, 1944-
    • Photograph of George Kirby, Ben Chavis and Angela Davis, and unknown supporter. Ben Chavis (1948 - ) is originally from Oxford, North Carolina. He was a minister from the United Church of Christ's Commission for Racial Justice at the time of...
    • Emma Woodward MacMillan

    • MacMillan, Emma, 1893-1975; New Hanover County Public Library (New Hanover County, N.C.); Public librarians
    • Photograph of Emma Woodward MacMillan sitting in the North Carolina Room of the Wilmington Public Library on the day that she retired. Emma Woodward MacMillan (1893-1975) is the daughter of William Joseph Woodward and was born in Wilmington, NC....
    • Wilmington Civic Ballet Class

    • Ballet; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • A Wilmington Civic Ballet class about to give their spring recital at Kenan auditorium on the UNC Wilmington campus. Just right of center is Johanna Hickman. Johanna M. Hickman (1981- ) is a native of Wilmington. She graduated from New Hanover...
    • Marsden Bellamy, Jr.

    • County attorneys; Legislators--United States
    • Portrait of Marsden Bellamy, Jr. Marsden Bellamy Jr. (1878-1968) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended Cape Fear Academy and the Horner Military Academy. Bellamy graduated from the University of North Carolina (now University of North Carolina...
    • Elvie Linwood White

    • Ice cream industry; Cold storage industry
    • Portrait of Elvie Linwood White. Elvie Linwood White (1889- ) was born in Virginia. White moved to Wilmington, NC in 1922 to become manager of the the T.S. Southgate & Company Wilmington branch, where he remained for two years. White purchased...
    • Rinaldo Burrus Page

    • Wilmington star-news (Wilmington, N.C.); Newspaper publishing; North Carolina State Port Authority
    • Portrait of Rinaldo B. Page. Rinaldo Burrus Page (1890-1955) was born in Columbus, GA. Born into family with a long and prominent history in southern journalism, Page began his career working as a staff member for various newspapers owned by his...
    • James William Jackson

    • Newspaper presses; Printing presses
    • Portrait of James William Jackson. James William Jackson (1850-1928) was born in Fayetteville, NC and moved to Wilmington, NC with his family during childhood. He started work at a young age with the Wilmington Journal newspaper, the first daily...
    • Junius Davis

    • Lawyers; Soldiers--Confederate States of America
    • Portrait of Junius Davis. Junius Davis (1945-1916) was born in Wilmington, NC, the son of George Davis. He was educated at Cape Fear Military Academy, among other private schools in Wilmington and Charlotte, NC. He enlisted in Moore's Battery...
    • Benjamin Bell

    • Newspaper presses; Printing presses
    • Portrait of Benjamin Bell. Benjamin Bell (1852-1923) was born in Wilmington, NC. He joined the newspaper business at a young age, working for the Wilmington Journal. It is during his time at this newspaper that he met James W. Jackson. In 1877,...
    • B. D. Schwartz

    • Wilmington College; City Council members; Legislators
    • Studio black and white picture of B. D. Schwartz. Benjamin D. Schwartz (1909-2001) led a long life of service to the citizens of the Wilmington, NC area. He was born in Poland and came to Wilmington with his mother and father when he was four and...
    • Wilbur Randall Dosher

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; North Carolina. General Assembly; North Carolina. State Board of Examiners of Plumbing and Heating Contractors
    • Photograph of Wilber Dosher. Wilbur Randall Dosher (1881-1960) was born in Southport, NC. He came to Wilmington, NC at an early age and was employed with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad shops, where he learned the trades of pipe fitting and copper...

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