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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...
    • William Alexander Whitehead

    • Actor
    • This image is a portrait of William Whitehead taken by Luigi Luccioni, courtesty of Ferargil Gallery in New York City. William Alexander Whitehead was born on July 30, 1908 in Wilmington, NC. He was the son of William Grant and Lita Larkins....
    • Sadie Plunkitt Vick

    • Actresses; Musical theater
    • Photograph of Sara Ann Plunkitt Vick. Sara Ann "Sadie" Plunkitt (1873-1957) was born in Manhattan, NY. She grew up in Manhattan and was a member of "The Belle of New York" theatrical company. She performed with the company in numerous productions...
    • 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...
    • James Benson Dudley

    • African American educators; African American newspaper editors; African American freemasonry; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    • Studio portrait of James Dudley. James Benson Dudley (1859-1925)was born in Wilmington, NC, to John Bishop and Annie Hatch Dudley, who were slaves of Edward B. Dudley, Governor of North Carolina. He majored in elementary education at Shaw...
    • Clyde Simmons

    • African American football players; Philadelphia Eagles (football team)
    • Head shot of Clyde Simmons. Clyde Simmons (1964- ) was born in Lane, SC. He went to New Hanover High School in Wilmington, NC and graduated from Western Carolina University. He was a 9th round draft pick for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1986 as a...
    • Levy Odel Gaillard

    • African American music teachers; Brunswick County (N.C.); New Hanover County (N.C.)
    • Photograph of Levy Odel Gaillard used in his newspaper obituary. Levy Odel Gaillard (1952-2004) was born in Charleston, SC, and passed away in Wilmington, NC. He taught for 28 years in New Hanover (E. A. Laney High School) and Brunswick...
    • Robert Smith Jervay

    • African American Newspapers
    • Robert Smith Jervay Robert Smith Jervay (1873-1941) was born in Summerville, S.C. He moved his family to Wilmington in 1911 for the better educational opportunities, and started a printing business called Jervay Printing. In 1927 his son Henry...
    • Amelia R. Martin

    • African American nurses
    • Photograph of Amelia Martin wearing a silver dress and matching hat. Amelia Martin (1940- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. She graduated from Williston Senior High School in 1958 and the Community School of Nursing in 1962. She was the second black...
    • Hubert Eaton, Sr.

    • African American Physicians; Eaton, Hubert A. (Hubert Arthur), 1916-1991; African American tennis players; Segregation
    • Studio Portrait of Hubert Eaton, Sr. Hubert A. Eaton, Sr. (1916-1991) was born in Fayetteville, NC. He received his Bachelor of Science from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte NC in 1937, and went on to the University of Michigan, where he...
    • Lear Vivian Henry Clemmons

    • African American professional employees; African American Women
    • Photograph of Lear Vivian Henry Clemmons. Lear Vivian Henry Clemmons (1919-2007) was born in the Myrtle Grove Sound area of New Hanover County, NC. She was an alumna of the Williston Industrial High School Class of 1938, and a member of the Mt....
    • Lendward Simpson, Jr.

    • African American tennis players
    • Lendward Simpson, Jr. speaking at a memorial service for Dr. Hubert Eaton. He is discussing the time he caught a fish hook in his ear and Dr. Eaton treated him. Lendward (Lenny) Simpson, Jr. (1948- ) was born at New Hanover Hospital, and attended...
    • Mary Magaline Jefferson

    • African American women; Hampstead (N.C.)
    • Family photograph from obituary. Mary Magaline Jefferson (1934-2013) was born in Goochland, Va. Her parents were James Scott and Ella Watson Scott. She was a resident of Hampstead, NC.
    • 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...
    • Edgar William Gaither

    • Agricultural extension work; Chemists
    • Portrait of Edgar William Gaither. Edgar William Gaither (1879-1961) was born in Davie County, NC. He graduated from North Carolina State College in 1904, and worked as a chemist for a number of different companies. In 1919, Gaither became the...
    • Robert E. Allen

    • Air Force; Columbus County, (N.C.)
    • Robert E. Allen in Air Force uniform about age 17 Robert E. Allen (1931-1998) was born in Columbus County, NC. He volunteered for the Air Force when he was 16 years old. He was based in California and in Alaska, and was a cook for the officers'...
    • Dr. Elbert Anderson

    • Anderson family, Sykes family, Roberts family, Stovacs family, physicians
    • Dr. Elbert Carl Anderson (1911-), son of John and Maggie Sykes Anderson, was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, April 28th, 1911. He married Miss Mildred Roberts (deceased) and married his second wife, Miss Martha Stovacs. He received his M.D....
    • Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson

    • Anderson, Edwin Alexander, 1860-1933; Admirals--United States; World War, 1914-1918
    • Portrait of Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson. Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson (1860-1933) was born in Wilmington, NC. He went on to fight in the Spanish-American War in 1898 and was promoted by an Act of Congress for his extraordinary heroism. ...
    • Dr. Robert J. Andrews

    • Andrews family, physicians, medicine
    • Dr. Robert Jackson Andrews (1921-), was born January 21, 1921 in Wilmington, North Carolina. He attended UNC Chapel Hill from 1943-44 and the University of Tennesse, Memphis, in 1946. His parents were Vernon and Edna Hall Andrews and he married...

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