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    • 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...
    • Rev. Adrian Shepard

    • Advent Christian Church
    • A photograph of Rev. Adrian Shepard for a newspaper column profiling local ministers. The Rev. Adrian Shepard (1937- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was the minister of United Advent Christian Church in Wilmington in 1987, and served as the...
    • Portrait of Helen Lovering as a Child

    • studio portrait, children
    • A studio portrait of Helen Lovering, with the description that she was 1 year, 3 days old at the time of the photograph. Although born in Hawthorne, New Jersey, Lovering had strong family ties to Wilmington, North Carolina and lived there for most...
    • Addison Hewlett, Jr.

    • Hewlett, Addison, 1912-1989; Wilmington College; Lawyers
    • Addison Hewlett, Jr. standing in front of the University of North Carolina Wilmington dormitory that bears his name. George Addison Hewlett, Jr. (1912-1989) was a prominent North Carolina politician and attorney. Born in Wilmington, NC, he went...
    • Althea Gibson

    • Gibson, Althea, 1927-2003; African American Women tennis players
    • Althea Gibson at the tennis court of Dr. Hubert A. Eaton, Sr. where she learned tennis in her early years. Althea Gibson (1927-2003) was the first black tennis player to win the Australian Doubles, French Open, United States Open, and Wimbledon...
    • Alton Asa Lennon

    • Lennon, Alton, 1906-1986; Legislators--United States
    • Alton Asa Lennon standing in downtown Wilmington at the corner of Front and Princess streets. Alton Asa Lennon (1906-1986) was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. He attended New Hanover High School, where he was a star football player, and...
    • Ann Conner

    • Artists; University of North Carolina, Wilmington; College teachers
    • Ann Conner with some of her woodblock prints. Ann Louise Conner (1948- ) was born in Wilmington, NC and is the Chairman of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Professor Conner is a nationally...
    • Archibauld Cameron Johnson

    • Sampson County (N.C.); Bladen County (N.C.)
    • Archibauld Cameron Johnson Archibauld Cameron Johnson (1850-1913) was born in Sampson County, NC. His first marriage was to Sarah Register (1851-1891). His second marriage was in 1892 to Emmaline Smith (1871-1957) of Bladen County, NC. He is...
    • William D. Halyburton Jr

    • Halyburton, William; Medal of Honor
    • Army photograph of William David Halyburton Jr. William D. Halyburton Jr (1924-1945) was born in Canton, North Carolina and then moved to Wilmington. He went to New Hanover High School and is one of two Medal of Honor recepients from that...
    • 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...
    • Augusta Futchs

    • Nurses--1910-1920; Hospitals
    • Augusta Futchs' graduation picture from James Walker Memorial Hospital Training School for Nurses. She is the shortest one on the far left. Augusta Margaret Futchs (1895-1971) was born in Wilmington, NC and lived in the city all her life. She...
    • Ronald Bradley Woodcock

    • New Hanover County (N.C.)
    • Baby picture in the Wilmington Evening Post. Ronald "Ronnie" Bradley Woodcock (1945-2001) was born in New Hanover County to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Woodcock. He is buried in Brandon, Florida.
    • Bertha Boykin Todd & Rosalind Moore Mosley

    • Todd, Bertha Boykin 1929- ; African American Women
    • Bertha Boykin Todd (r) and Rosalind Moore Mosley (l) at the dedication of the Bottle Chapel at Airlie Gardens. Bertha Boykin Todd (1929- ) is a native of Sampson County, NC as well as an author, educator and civil rights leader. She was the...
    • Betsy Burney Wright

    • North Carolina Azalea Festival (Wilmington, N.C.)--History; Teachers--North Carolina
    • Betsy Burney, later Betsy Wright, riding on the U.S.A.F. float in the Azalea parade. Elizabeth Moody Burney Wright (1938-2001) was born in Lumberton, NC. She was a member of the New Hanover High School Class of 1956, and graduated from Meredith...
    • William J. Brooks

    • Coaches (Athletics); University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Bill Brooks throwing a baseball during a game held at Brooks Field at UNCW in tribute to his retiring as Athletic Director. William Jasper Brooks (1922-2010) was born in Wilson County, NC. He excelled in sports in high school, playing for Leon...
    • Herbert Fisher

    • Wilmington College; Endowments; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Black and white head shot of Herbert Fisher. Herbert Theodore Fisher (1929- ) was born in Bullock Hospital in Wilmington, NC. He went to Chestnut Street Junior High and then New Hanover High School, where he graduated in 1949. He then enrolled...
    • William D. McCann

    • United States. Navy; San Francisco (Calif.)
    • Black and white head shot of Mr. McCann in U. S. Navy uniform used in online obituary. William D. McCann (1932-2013) was born in San Francisco, CA, and passed away in Wilmington, NC. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. In 1974 he...
    • Rachel Freeman

    • School boards--African American membership; Elizabethtown (N.C.); African American Women
    • Black and white head shot photograph of Rachel Freeman, used in a newspaper article. Rachel Freeman (1941-1996) was born in Elizabethtown, NC. She attended Williston High School but did not graduate. She served ten years on the New Hanover...

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