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    • 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...
    • St. James Episcopal Church, 1844

    • churches, Episcopal churches, St. James Episcopal Church, South Third Street
    • St. James Episcopal Church, located at One South Third Street, was acquired by the congregation from Armand deRosset (the rest of the land was acquired over the years). It's design and construction involved at least 10 different architects and...
    • Feast of Pirates, 1927.

    • Feast of Pirates, Cape Fear River
    • To begin Feast of Pirates celebrations, a “pirate ship,” flying the scull and crossbones (pictured here) rounded a bend in the Cape Fear River and prepared to “capture” Wilmington. After doing “battle” with the Coast Guard cutter, Modoc, the...
    • Airlie Gardens - Swans on the pond.

    • Airlie Gardens, Swans
    • By 1910, Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) had acquired considerable acreage on the north shore of Bradley Creek. Jones was a wealthy man, who married Sadie Wharton Green (1859-1943). He named his property, "Airlie," after an English estate of the same...
    • Airlie Gardens - Lake.

    • Airlie Gardens, Lake
    • By 1910, Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) had acquired considerable acreage on the north shore of Bradley Creek. Jones was a wealthy man, who married Sadie Wharton Green (1859-1943). He named his property, "Airlie," after an English estate of the same...
    • Airlie Gardens - Azaleas around lake.

    • Airlie Gardens, Azaleas, Lake
    • By 1910, Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) had acquired considerable acreage on the north shore of Bradley Creek. Jones was a wealthy man, who married Sadie Wharton Green (1859-1943). He named his property, "Airlie," after an English estate of the same...
    • Cape Fear Cyclists

    • New Hanover County, North Carolina, bikers, bicycles, races, clubs, elected officials, holidays, Revolutionary War site, historical sites, Cape Fear River, Water St.
    • Seven participants in the Cape Fear Cyclist's Hot 100 Fun Ride string out along Highway 421 on the first leg of their 100 mile ride. The Labor Day weekend ride, with Mayor Don Betz acting as official starter, began at Riverfront Park in downtown...
    • Walter Hutchinson Blair

    • Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; City council members
    • Portrait of Walter Hutchinson Blair. Walter Hutchinson Blair (1890-1961) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in both public and private schools in the area. Blair began work as a cashier at the Southern Bell Telephone Company and...
    • Joseph Marvin Feagle

    • Insurance agents; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
    • Portrait of Joseph Marvin Feagle. Joseph Marvin Feagle (1887-1947) was born in Florida. At the age of 18, he became a school teacher and remained in the schools of Florida for fifteen years. In 1922, Feagle began a career in the insurance business...
    • Alfred Moore Waddell

    • Waddell, Alfred M. (Alfred Moore), 1834-1912; Legislators--United States
    • Portrait of Alfred Moore Waddell taken while he was the Mayor of Wilmington, NC. Alfred Moore Waddell (1834-1912) was born in Hillsborough, NC on September 16, 1834. After graduating from the University of North Carolina in 1853, Waddell was...
    • Herman Vogels Family

    • Colonists; Florist suppliers; Immigrants
    • Portrait of the Vogels Family. Herman Vogels was an educated Dutch businessman born in the Hague in 1868. He drew the attention of Hugh MacRae and Dr. Frederik van Eeden who were interested in starting a Dutch farm colony near Watha, NC. Vogels...
    • Gene Motley

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    • Gene Motley serving as guest speaker at the Sunny Point Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, 597th U.S. Army Transportation Terminal Southport, NC. Gene Motley was the Sports Director at WWAY-TV3 in Wilmington, NC. He worked at the station...
    • St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church

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    • The congregation was organized in 1858 by immigrants from Northern Germany. Plan of the Gothic Revival style church is attributed to charter member Hanke Vollers. Construction began in 1859. The unfinished building was damaged by occupying...
    • Robert Feaster Coleman, Jr.

    • Coleman, Robert Feaster, 1918-2009
    • Photograph of Robert Coleman sitting in his office. Robert Feaster Coleman Jr. was born in 1918 in Wilmington. He attended New Hanover High School and graduated from North Carolina State College, earning Bachelor's degrees in Civil Engineering and...
    • Robert Chester Ruark Jr.

    • Ruark, Robert Chester, 1915-1965
    • Photograph of Robert Ruark sitting with his typewriter. Robert Chester Ruark Jr. was born in 1915 in Wilmington. His grandparents owned a home on the corner of Lord and Nash Streets in Southport and it is at this home that Robert spent his...
    • Dr. Betty Jo Welch

    • Welch, Betty Jo Hyde; University of North Carolina, Wilmington; College teachers
    • Dr. Betty Jo Welch of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). Dr. Betty Jo Hyde Welch (1934-1987) was a well respected professor of Speech Communications at UNCW. She began teaching at UNCW in 1970 as the first full-time faculty...

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