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    • Mary Lily Kenan

    • Bingham, Mary Lily Kenan, 1867-1917; Upper class women; Philanthropists
    • Studio photograph of Mary Lily Kenan. Mary Lily Kenan (1867-1917) was born to the Kenan Family of Wilmington, NC. She married late in life in 1901 to Henry M. Flagler, an extremely wealthy gentleman. He was 71, she was 34. They were married at...
    • Dr. Robert Pigford

    • Pigford family, Toms family, Selden family, Harris family, physicians
    • Dr. Robert Toms Pigford (1914-), son of Robert Weldon and Myrtle Toms Pigford, was born in Wilmington, N.C. November 20th, 1914. He married Miss Lavinia Selden Harris, attended UNC-Chapel Hill (1936) and The University of Maryland (1940). He was in...
    • Elkins Family

    • Elkins Family
    • Elkins family sitting on the porch, in Clarkton, North Carolina. The Elkins Family of Clarkton, Bladen County, North Carolina. These are relatives of Tommie Wells, who donated the picture to the library. The two people seated are Ms. Wells'...
    • George W. Williams Family

    • Families
    • Portrait of the Williams Family. Family members shown in this portrait: Top row, left to right: John Williams, George W. Williams, Katherine Murchison, Albert Williams, Robert Williams; Bottom row, left to right: David Williams, Fannie Williams,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Karen Y. Davis

    • Funeral homes; Embalming
    • Picture of Karen Y. Davis standing in front of her family's funeral home, in a newspaper article. Karen Y. Davis (1958- ) is a licensed embalmer and funeral director for the Davis Funeral Home. Her father, French I. Davis started the mortuary...
    • Eleanor Wright

    • Upper class women; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • Newspaper photograph of Miss Eleanor Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Wright, aboard the Holland America Liner Statendam, off for a mid-winter cruise through the Caribbean. Eleanor Wright Beane (1915-2002) was the granddaughter of...
    • Walter Winner, Jr.

    • Carolina Beach (N.C.); Charter boat fishing
    • Newspaper photograph of Walter "Skeets" Winner, Jr. sitting in the captain's chair aboard the "Winner Cruise Queen." Walter "Skeets" Winner, Jr. (1970- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He graduated from John T. Hoggard High School in 1988, and went...
    • Dr. James Dickie and Dr. Robert M. Fales

    • Dickie family, McDonough family, Fales family, Taylor family, physicians, medical profession
    • Dr. James William Dickie, son of Herbert Gratsby, Sr. and Kate DuRant Dickie, was born September 20th, 1916 in Wilmington, North Carolina. He married Miss Gladys McDonough, and his father and brother also received their medical degrees. He was...
    • Gerdes Family

    • Families
    • Photograph of the Gerdes Family. Back row, left to right: John Henry Gerdes (1890-1978), Katherine Gerdes Ellis (1887-1965), Herman John Gerdes (1893-1978), Christian William Gerdes (1895-1927); Front row, left to right: Henry(1861-1940), Mary...
    • 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....
    • McKoy Family

    • Ships--Launching; North Carolina Shipbuilding Company; Bacon, Henry, 1866-1924
    • Photograph of the McKoy Family at the launching of the S.S. Henry Bacon in Wilmington, NC on November 11, 1942. Henry Bacon was Katherine Bacon McKoy's father. Front row, left to right: Elizabeth F. McKoy, James Hassel McKoy, Jr., Betty Bacon...
    • Dr. David Thomas

    • Pryse family, physicians, Thomas family, Sheaffer family
    • Dr. David Pryse Thomas (1907-), son of Pyrse and Sarah Jeanette Elias Thomas, was born July 16, 1907 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He attended Lehigh University (1934) and the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his M.D. (1938). He married...
    • Emmett Cinque Irving

    • Murder; Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
    • Photograph of Emmett Cinque Irving used in the Wilmington Journal in a memorial. Emmett Cinque Irving (1982-2008) was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. He was shot in front of his home and the crime is still unsolved. He was a dedicated family...
    • Boney Family Architects

    • Architects--North Carolina-- Biography
    • Family photograph of the Boneys. From right to left: Leslie Norwood Boney, Sr., Leslie Boney, Jr., William Joseph Boney, Charles Hussey Boney, Paul Boney in front. Leslie Norwood Boney (1880-1964) was a well-known and respected architect in...
    • Sprunt and Dudley Mansion

    • Dudley family, Sprunt family, Front St., Nun St., Governors, mansions
    • The stately mansion on the corner of Front and Nun streets has been the home of several prominent families. It is thought to have been constructed about 1825 by Governor Dudley (1789-1855). In 1836, he became the first popularly elected Governor of...
    • Tobacco Farm.

    • Tobacco Farm, Tobacco
    • One of the most important times for farmers in North Carolina was the annual tobacco harvest. Picking and curing the flue-cured tobacco involved all members of the farm family. After the leaves were stripped from the plants, they were tied onto...
    • Catherine, Eliza, and Alice deRosset

    • deRosset Family
    • Portrait of Catherine, Eliza, and Alice de Rosset. Catherine, Eliza, and Alice deRosset were members of a prominent local family. They were some of the eleven children of Dr. Armand J. deRosset III and his first wife, Eliza Jane Lord. The family...

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