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    • 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...
    • Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington

    • Compton, Spencer, Earl of Wilmington, 1673?-1743
    • Steel engraving of Spencer Compton. Spencer Compton, the first (and only) Earl of Wilmington (1673-1743) was elected to the House of Commons in 1698, and became Speaker of that House. He was First Lord of the Treasury under King George II, a...
    • 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...
    • John Van Bokklen Metts, Sr.

    • Metts, John VanB. (John VanBokkelen), 1876-1959; New Hanover County Board of Commissioners; World War, 1914-1918
    • Black and white photograph of John Van B. Metts, Sr., labeled "Uncle Jack at Camp Severe, 1917." This photograph was probably taken at Camp Sevier, SC, before the soldiers were shipped overseas. John is in the middle front row. John Van...
    • Elijah Hewlett

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Sheriffs; Census takers (Persons)
    • Studio portrait of Ejiah Hewlett. Elijah Hewlett (1828-1919) was born near Masonboro Sound, NC, the son of John Hewlett Jr. and Ann Eliza Todd Hewlett. He was appointed Captain of the Masonboro Home Guard by Governor Vance during the Civil War....
    • William Dallas Herring

    • Education--North Carolina
    • ( William) Dallas Herring was born in Rose Hill, North Carolina in 1916. He lived his entire life in the house in which he was born, which became the Duplin County Historical Foundation Library. He became the youngest mayor in the nation when he...
    • Woodus Kellum

    • Public prosecutors; lawyers
    • Portrait of Woodus Kellum. Woodus Kellum (1878-1963) was born in Onslow county. He came to Wilmington in 1900 and briefly worked at the Consolidated Street Railway, Light and Power Company before joining the City Fire Department. While with the...
    • 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,...
    • Howard Lacy Armistead, Jr.

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; City council members; North Carolina. Board of Alcoholic Control
    • Portrait of Howard Lacy Armistead, Jr. Howard Lacy Armistead, Jr. (1935- ) was born in Knoxville, TN. He graduated from Roanoke College and the Medical College of Virginia. Armistead interned at the James Walker Memorial Hospital and completed his...
    • John Van Bokkelen Metts Sr.

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Insurance agents; North Carolina. Adjutant General
    • Portrait of John Van Bokkelen Metts, Sr. John Van Bokkelen Metts, Sr. (1876-1959) was born in Wilmington. He attended Tileston Normal School and Cape Fear Military Academy. In 1896, Metts enlisted in the Wilmington Light Infantry and fought in...
    • Janet Sutton Morgan

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Real estate agents
    • Photograph of Janet Sutton Morgan. Janet Sutton Morgan (1941- ) was born in Cumberland County, NC. She married Bernard Morgan, Jr. and moved to Wilmington, NC after her husband's graduation from medical school. Morgan worked as a real estate...
    • William Henry Montgomery

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    • Portrait of William Henry Montgomery. William Henry Montgomery (1898-1976) was born in Wilmington. He became associated early on with the Brigade Boys Club in the area and as a Scoutmaster. Montgomery was appointed executive secretary of the...
    • Harry Zachary Holmes

    • Lawyers
    • Portrait of Harry Zachary Holmes. Harry Zachary Holmes (1901-?) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended both Wake Forest College and Columbia University, receiving two separate Bachelor of Laws degrees. Holmes then attended the University of...
    • William A. Kopp, Jr.

    • Brunswick County (N.C.). Board of County Commissioners; New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
    • Portrait of William A. Kopp, Jr. William "Bill" Kopp, Jr. (1937- ) was born in Southport, North Carolina. He attended New Hanover High School and graduated from East Carolina University. He became a teacher in the New Hanover County School system...
    • Frederick Taylor Tucker

    • Southern Railway and Steamship Association; Seaboard Railway Company; Tax collection--United States
    • Portrait of Frederick Taylor Tucker. Frederick Taylor Tucker (1885-1943) was born in Mocksville, NC. He attended Bingham Preparatory School in Mebane, NC. Tucker worked for a period of ten years for Southern Railway in Winston-Salem, NC and then...
    • William "Billy" Hobbs Sutton

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners
    • William Hobbs Sutton was born in Wilmington, NC on June 23, 1925. Known as Billy, he attended Isaac Bear Elementary School and graduated from New Hanover High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. Billy went on to...
    • 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...

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