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    • Martin Stevenson Willard

    • Insurance; Legislators--United States; New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; North Carolina. General Assembly
    • Photograph of Martin Willard. Martin Stevenson Willard (1858-1933) was born in Washington, NC. His family fled westward during the Civil War and settled in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in local Wilmington Schools and attended Yale University....
    • Joseph Marvin Feagle

    • Insurance agents; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
    • Portrait of Joseph Marvin Feagle. Joseph Marvin Feagle (1887-1947) was born in Florida. At the age of 18, he became a school teacher and remained in the schools of Florida for fifteen years. In 1922, Feagle began a career in the insurance business...
    • John Van Bokkelen Metts Sr.

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Insurance agents; North Carolina. Adjutant General
    • Portrait of John Van Bokkelen Metts, Sr. John Van Bokkelen Metts, Sr. (1876-1959) was born in Wilmington. He attended Tileston Normal School and Cape Fear Military Academy. In 1896, Metts enlisted in the Wilmington Light Infantry and fought in...
    • Colonel Walker Taylor

    • Insurance agents; Boys' Brigade; Bankers
    • Portrait of Colonel Walker Taylor. Walker Taylor (1864-1937) was born in Marion, SC at the height of the Civil War when his family was essentially homeless. He went to work at the age of fourteen for the deRosset & Northrop Insurance Agency and...
    • 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...
    • Meares Harriss, Jr.

    • Insurance agents; New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Environmentalists
    • Portrait of Meares Harriss, Jr. Meares Harriss, Jr. (1915-1997) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended Woodbury Forest, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and the Boeing Air School. Harriss worked as a life insurance underwriter and...
    • John Van Bokklen Metts, Sr.

    • Metts, John VanB. (John VanBokkelen), 1876-1959; New Hanover County Board of Commissioners; World War, 1914-1918
    • Black and white photograph of John Van B. Metts, Sr., labeled "Uncle Jack at Camp Severe, 1917." This photograph was probably taken at Camp Sevier, SC, before the soldiers were shipped overseas. John is in the middle front row. John Van...
    • Frank Green Harriss

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company; Insurance agents; Real estate development
    • Portrait of Frank Green Harriss. Frank Green Harriss (1883-1953) was born in Wilmington, NC, the grandson of Thomas Davis Meares and Jane Moore Iredell Meares. He was educated in Wilmington Public Schools and received private tutoring from...
    • Parrish Caine Brakes Sign

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, advertisements, Kettle pancake, Bullard State Farm insurance, Bradley & Smith realty, Ernie's hair salon, Frontier, school buses, delivery truck, beauty shops, speed limit 45 sign, Wesley Memorial...
    • Shows billboards, restaurants, realtors, insurance companies and traffic at the intersection of Oleander Dr. and College Rd. [looking towards UNC-W].
    • Gladys Almon Sneeden

    • Independent insurance agents; Wilmington (N.C.); Women volunteers
    • Newspaper photograph of Mrs. LaMar Whiteford McIver on the occasion of her wedding, taken at her parents' home on Harbor Island, NC. Gladys Sneeden McIver (1922- ) was born in the Sea Gate area of Wilmington, NC. She went to Isaac Bear School,...
    • James Owen Reilly

    • Real estate agents; Botanists; Fire insurance agents
    • Portrait of James Owen Reilly. James Owen Reilly (1879-1936) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended St. Mary's and Cape Fear Academy. In 1902, Reilly became agent for the Royal Exchange and the Carolina & London Assurance fire insurance...
    • Richard Langdon Meares

    • Insurance agents
    • Photograph of Richard Langdon Meares. Richard Langdon Meares (1866-1963) was born in 1886 in Wilmington, NC, the son of Captain Thomas D. Meares. He was educated at Horner Military Academy and attended the University of North Carolina (now the...
    • McGhee House

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    • Residence built for Henry McGhee (1869-1918), cook; and wife, Elizabeth Whitehead (1873-1931). Three of their eleven children remained in the house after their parents deaths: Hettie, a seamstress; Mozelle, a Peabody School teacher; and Lisbon...
    • D.R. Foster Building

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    • Neo-Classical Revival style building constructed for David Russell Foster (1882-1933); and wife, Anna Stockwell (1885-1951), native of Canton, PA. He was the owner of D.R. Foster Company, realtors, developers and insurance agents; and founder of...
    • Taylor-Washington House

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    • Queen Anne style house built as rental property for John E. Taylor (1858-1925), deputy collector of US Customs and realtor. Purchased in 1921 by Edward G. Story, real estate developer and insurance broker; and wife, Mary Ellen Noyes. Inherited by...
    • Atkinson-Stevenson House

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    • Italianate style house built for John Wilder Atkinson (1830-1910), native of Lunenburg County, VA, Confederate veteran, insurance agent and New Hanover County commissioner; and wife Eliza Bland Mayo (1832-1880). Enlarged when purchased in 1895 by...
    • Cherry-Halterman House

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    • Dutch Colonial style house built for Luther H. Cherry, insurance agent; and wife, Hattie E. OHenry. Purchased in 1939 by William Kimry Stewart, Jr. (1910-1999), mortician. In 1968, sold to Lawton H. Halterman (1920- ), native of West Virginia...

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