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    • Joseph Gardner Swift

    • Swift, Joseph Gardner, 1783-1865
    • Portrait of Joseph Gardner Swift in the U.S. Army. Joseph Gardner Swift (1783-1865) was the first graduate of the West Point Military Academy in 1802. In 1804 he was at Ft. Johnston in Smithville, NC (Southport) to develop a plan of defense for...
    • Silas Nelson Martin

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; City council members; Railroads
    • Photograph of Silas Nelson Martin. Silas Nelson Martin (1828-1877) was born in Maine, the son of Silas Hosmore and Margaret Martin. He settled in Wilmington, NC in 1846 and joined the firm of Potter & Kidder. He became partner in the firm in 1953...
    • Archibald Ray Black

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Sheriffs; Teacher educators
    • Portrait of Archibald Black. Archibald Ray Black (1823-1889) was born near Point Caswell on the Black River in Pender County, NC. He was a teacher at many Pender County Schools including Rocky Point Academy, Willard and Point Caswell Academy....
    • Janet Sutton Morgan

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Real estate agents
    • Photograph of Janet Sutton Morgan. Janet Sutton Morgan (1941- ) was born in Cumberland County, NC. She married Bernard Morgan, Jr. and moved to Wilmington, NC after her husband's graduation from medical school. Morgan worked as a real estate...
    • William A. Caster

    • United States. Coast Guard.; New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners
    • Portrait of William A. Caster. William "Bill" Caster (1940- ) was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Caster graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1963 and went on to pursue three Master's degrees. He served in the Coast Guard for 27 years and...
    • Nancy Harris Pritchett

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Volunteer workers in education; Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
    • Portrait of Nancy Harris Pritchett. Nancy Harris Pritchett (1934- ) was born in Cincinnati, OH. She moved to Wilmington, NC with her husband in 1969 when he accepted a position as Chief Financial Officer at New Hanover Memorial Hospital. She...
    • William A. Kopp, Jr.

    • Brunswick County (N.C.). Board of County Commissioners; New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
    • Portrait of William A. Kopp, Jr. William "Bill" Kopp, Jr. (1937- ) was born in Southport, North Carolina. He attended New Hanover High School and graduated from East Carolina University. He became a teacher in the New Hanover County School system...
    • Madafo Lloyd Wilson

    • Storytellers; Griots; African American--History
    • Digital image of Madafo Lloyd Wilson telling a traditional African story. Lloyd Wilson (1947- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended Williston High School where he was a member of the Glee Club. Wilson is renowned as a storyteller, musician,...
    • Thomas and Elizabeth Wright

    • Historic preservation; Conservation and restoration; Local history
    • This image is of Thomas and Elizabeth standing in front of the Mitchell-Anderson House, Wilmington's oldest structure, during a historic plaque ceremony. Thomas and Elizabeth Wright both played important roles in the revitalization of...
    • David, Laurence, and Kenneth Sprunt

    • Historic buildings
    • This image is of David, Laurence, and Kenneth Sprunt standing in front of their family's home, Orton Plantation, on the day that the Historic Wilmington Foundation plaque was presented to them. Laurence and Kenneth Sprunt are the sons of James...
    • Hurricane Bertha

    • Hurricane Bertha, 1996
    • Jennifer and Steven Raines playing in the flood waters in front of their house after Hurricane Bertha in 1996. Jennifer Suzanne Raines (1986- ) and her brother Steven Raines (1988- ) lived in the Woodberry Forest subdivision in 1996. Like many...
    • Robert Gardner Greer

    • United States. Coast Guard.
    • Photograph of Robert Gardner Greer. Robert "Bobby" Gardner Greer (1943- ) was born in Wilmington. He attended New Hanover High School and Wilmington College, graduating with a degree in business management. He then entered the U.S. Coast Guard and...
    • Joseph Walker Yates

    • Banking
    • Joseph Walker Yates, probably age 8. Joseph Walker Yates (1872-1941) was a business man in Wilmington, NC. He went to the University of North Carolina (now University of North Carolina Chapel Hill), graduating in 1894, and worked at the Atlantic...
    • 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...
    • Peter Henry Braak

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Fire fighters; Farmers
    • Portrait of Peter Henry Braak. Peter Henry Braak (1911-2003) was born in Warren Point, NJ. His family of Holland Dutch descent settled in Castle Hayne, NC, and Braak owned the Garden Place Bulb and Flower Farm. Braak was elected to the Board of...
    • Elizabeth Fishblate Buck

    • Women dressmakers; Business and Professional Women’s Club (Wilmington, N.C.); Millinery
    • Posed news photograph of Elizabeth Fishblate Buck. Elizabeth Fishblate Buck (1891-1931) was the daughter of S. H. Fishblate, the first Jewish mayor of Wilmington, NC, and Fannie Schaap of Richmond, VA. She married Harry C. Buck in 1915. After...
    • Angela Walker, Miss Wilmington 1981

    • Pageants; African American women
    • Angela Walker, Miss Wilmington 1981 Angela Walker (1960- ) was the first black Miss Wilmington. She was the first runner up in the contest, but became Miss Wilmington when the original winner of the title, Lynn Williford, won the title of Miss...
    • Thomas Green, Jr.

    • North Carolina State Ports Authority
    • Head shot of Thomas Green, Jr. Thomas James Green, Jr. (1942- ) was the Director of Administration and Finance for the North Carolina State Ports Authority in the early 1990s. He was the Deputy Executive Director in 2001. Wilmington in the...
    • James H. McKoy

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    • James H. McKoy James Hassel McKoy (1901-1964) was born in Wilmington and attended local schools. He was the producer/director of Paramount' s musical dramatic units in New York City, and achieved an international reputation for his staging of...
    • John Van Bokkelen Metts, Jr.

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Insurance agents; United States. Coast Guard.
    • Portrait of John Van Bokkelen Metts, Jr. John Van Bokkelen Metts, Jr. (1915-2003) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina (now University of North Carolina Chapel Hill) and served in the U.S. Coast Guard during...

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