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    • Stanley Harts

    • Harts, Stanley Harold, 1952; Pender County (N.C.); Local history; Genealogists
    • Stanley Harold Harts working on his family history. Stanley Harts (1952- ) has done extensive research into his family history on both sides of his family, resulting in nine volumes of genealogical research on the Harts family, as well as many...
    • Anna Strauss Dudley

    • Dudley, Anna Strauss, 1855-1882
    • Portrait of Anna Dudley. Anna Strauss Dudley (1855-1882) was the wife of John London Dudley. They were married February 16, 1875, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. They were the parents of Mary Khrone Dudley Roberts, whose family papers...
    • Isaac Bear School, 2nd Grade Class

    • Children; Second Grade (Education)
    • Photograph of the Isaac Bear School 2nd Grade Class, 1939-40, standing on the school steps. The picture was donated by Betty Loughlin Sylivant (1932- ), who is on the far right of the third row from the bottom. From left to right: Row 1 - Faye...
    • John London Dudley

    • Studio portrait of Mr. John Dudley. John London Dudley (1846-1901) enlisted in the 2nd Regiment North Carolina Artillery, Company D, in New Hanover County at age 18 on May 11, 1864. He was wounded and captured at Ft. Fisher on January 15, 1865. ...
    • 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...
    • Legion Stadium

    • Sports arena built as a jobs-creation project by the by the federal Works Progress Administration on land donated to New Hanover County by American Legion Post 10. They also gave $27,000 toward the $237,000 construction cost. It has been renovated...
    • Ida Brooks Kellam

    • Kellam, Ida Brooks
    • Photograph of Ida Brooks Kellam. For over two decades Ida Brooks Kellam devoted herself to the organizing, collecting, researching, and writing of Cape Fear history. Her research was valued by many reputable authors and compilers as she was...
    • Fort Caswell Summer Encampment

    • Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 18th. Company G; Fort Caswell (N.C.)
    • Wilmington Light Infantry summer encampment at Ft. Caswell, NC around 1911. From left to right: Jim Holmes, George Lynch, Edward Z. King (1892-1978), David Loming, Jim Wilson, Pinky Turner. The Wilmington Light Infantry was a local militia unit...
    • Portrait of James Walker, Architect

    • Walker family, Architects, Builders, Philanthropists, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, portraiture
    • This portrait of James Walker can be found hanging on a wall at UNC-Wilmington. James Walker, (1826-1901) was born in Scotland and came to the U.S. (New York), with his brother at the age of 12. He started out as a stone mason, then later moved to...
    • Lieutenant David Worth Loring

    • World War I; Flanders Field American Cemetery (Waregem, Belgium)
    • Photograph of David Worth Loring in army uniform. David Worth Loring (1887-1918) was born in Sumter, SC. He joined the Wilmington Light Infantry (WLI), and participated in training exercises in 1911 at Fort Caswell. He was also on the Armory and...
    • Alex Manly

    • Armstrong Association of Philadelphia; African American newspaper editors; Wilmington Race Riot, Wilmington, N.C., 1898
    • Portrait of Alex Manly. Alex Manly (1866-1944) was born in Wake County, North Carolina to parents who were freed slaves of Governor Charles Manly. It is believed that Alex Manly is the son of Governor Manly. He attended the Hampton Institute where...
    • Benjamin Beery

    • Beery, Benjamin Washington, 1822-1892; Shipyards
    • Studio portrait of Benjamin Beery. Benjamin Washington Beery (1822-1892) was born in Brunswick County, NC. He was a partner in the Cassidey and Beery shipyard in Wilmington, NC. He was a privateer early in the Civil War, but then returned to...
    • John Newland Maffitt

    • Blockade; Soldiers--Confederate States of America; Farmer
    • Photograph of John Newland Maffitt. John Newland Maffitt (1819-1886) was born at sea when his parents were immigrating to the United States from Ireland. Maffitt was brought to North Carolina by an uncle who adopted him in the late 1820s. He held...
    • Kathryn Grayson, Azalea Queen X

    • Grayson, Kathryn, 1922-2010; North Carolina Azalea Festival (Wilmington, N.C.)--History; Cape Fear Garden Club (Wilmington, N.C.)--History
    • Kathryn Grayson, Azalea Queen X, cutting the ribbon at the home of Mrs. Bruce B. Cameron during the 1957 Azalea Festival. Eleanor Spence LeGrand Hervey stands in the background. Kathryn Grayson (1922-2010) was a popular singer and actress and a...
    • McEachern's Store

    • Merchants
    • Photograph of McEachern's Store, on Market Street around the middle of the block between 2nd and 3rd streets. William Heiden McEachern (right, 1867-1929) ran the store along with his brother Neil Morriss McEachern (1874-1937). Neil's family lived...
    • Louise Williams Love

    • Secretaries; Businesswomen; Junior League of Wilmington
    • Photograph of Henry Rehder, Louise Love, and Everett Hudggins at the Wilmington Retail Merchants Association Meeting. Louise Williams Love (1909-1994) was born in Wilmington, NC. She is the daughter of James Sprunt and Mary Louise McGirt Williams....
    • Shipyard Canteen, World War I

    • Shipyards; World War I; Local history
    • Photograph of Liberty Shipyard Commissary during World War I. Marion Reaves is the young boy at the counter in the white shirt and tie. He worked from 11:30 through 12:30 for dinner, earning 50 cents a day. Marion W. Reaves (1904-1970) was the...
    • Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood

    • Wood, Thomas Fanning, 1841-1892; North Carolina. State Board of Health; Soldiers--Confederate States of America
    • Studio portrait of Dr. Thomas Wood. Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood (1831-1892) was born in Wilmington, NC. Wood was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War, assigned to duty in the 18th regiment of the North Carolina Infantry, Company I, known as the...


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