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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...
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • Joseph Gardner Swift

    • Swift, Joseph Gardner, 1783-1865
    • Portrait of Joseph Gardner Swift in the U.S. Army. Joseph Gardner Swift (1783-1865) was the first graduate of the West Point Military Academy in 1802. In 1804 he was at Ft. Johnston in Smithville, NC (Southport) to develop a plan of defense for...
    • William Dougald MacMillan, Jr.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company
    • Portrait of William Dougald MacMillan from a Morning Star newspaper clipping. William Dougald MacMillan, Jr. (1872-1960) was born in Wilmington. He attended public schools in Magnolia, North Carolina and was employed by the Atlantic Coast Line...
    • Joseph Wallace Little

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Publishers and publishing
    • Portrait of Joseph Wallace Little. Joseph Wallace Little (1886-1955) was born in Mecklenburg County, NC. He was educated in Mecklenburg County schools and at the North Carolina Military Academy. Little moved to Wilmington, NC in 1905, and was...
    • 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...
    • James Malcolm Hall, Sr.

    • Pharmacists; New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; City council members
    • Portrait of James Malcolm Hall, Sr. James Malcolm Hall, Sr. (1878-1953) was born in Sampson County, NC. He moved to Wilmington, NC when he was eleven-years-old and attended Union School. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1900...
    • Raiford Graham Trask

    • Farmers; New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Landowners
    • Portrait of Raiford Graham Trask. Raiford Graham Trask (1916-1993) was born in New Hanover County, NC, the son of George and Emma Trask. Following in his father's footsteps, Trask became the owner and manager of extensive farming interests in New...
    • Leon Ersel Broadhurst

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company; Engineers
    • Portrait of Leon Ersel Broadhurst. Leon Ersel Broadhurst (1910-1971) was born in Duplin County, NC. Broadhurst attended Calypso High School and became a professional auctioneer at the Calypso Produce Market. He worked as an engineer for the...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 "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...
    • Martha Blount Simpson

    • North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission
    • Head shot of Martha Blount Simpson. Martha Blount Simpson (1943- ) was appointed to the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission by Governor Jim Martin in 1988. She was not re-appointed in 1992 due to the fact that her family owned a tree farm...
    • 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...
    • Rev. Aaron Moore and Anna Briggs Moore

    • African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Cape Fear Conference
    • Newspaper clipping of photograph of Aaron Moore and wife, Anna Moore. Reverend Aaron Moore (1918- ) was born in the Old Town Community of Brunswick County and was married to Anna Briggs Moore. At the United Christian College in Goldboro, NC, he...
    • 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...


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