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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • John Aaron Orrell

    • Accounting; Standard Oil Company; County government
    • Portrait of John Aaron Orell. John Aaron Orell (1875-1950) was born in Wilmington, NC. At a very early age, Orell began working for Acme Manufacturing Company and then for Standard Oil Company. While with Standard Oil, he also began to study...
    • Amy Morris Bradley

    • Bradley, Amy Morris, 1823-1904; Education--North Carolina
    • Portrait of Amy Morris Bradley. Amy Morris Bradley (1823-1904) was born in East Vassalboro, ME. She had a distinguished career as an influential educator who made a huge impact on free education in North Carolina. After serving as a nurse...
    • Captain Donald MacRae

    • MacRae, Donald, 1861-1928
    • Photograph of Donald MacRae probably taken some time in the spring of 1898 before going to Raleigh in April to train for the war. Donald MacRae (1861-1928) was a captain in the Second Regiment of the North Carolina Volunteers in the...
    • Barker-O'Connor House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as investment property for E. Gerry Barker (1850-1933), native of Onondaga County, NY, commission merchant; and wife, Alice M. Schonwald (1850-1932). Purchased in 1904 by Major Daniel O'Connor (1834-1925); and wife,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Historic District Commission

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    • Photograph of the Brooks Warehouse site, at the foot of Orange Street in what would become Claude Howell Park. The construction probably has to do with the River Walk in Wilmington, NC. Left to right: Unknown, Claude Howell, Isabel Letho, Rev....
    • 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....

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