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    • 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...
    • Betty Loughlin

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company; East Carolina University
    • Magazine cover for Life Around Wilmington, featuring Betty Loughlin. Life Around Wilmington was an information /shopping guide to the Wilmington, NC area published in the 1950s. In the spring of 1953, Betty Loughlin had her engagement pictures...
    • Martha Hand

    • Burgaw (N.C.); Centenarians; Pender (N.C.)
    • Martha Hand, seated, with her oldest daughter, Effie Pugh. Martha Cox Hand (ca.1890-2002) lived in three centuries, and her life spanned four generations. She lived in the town of Burgaw, Pender County, NC, and outlived 11 of her 12 children. ...
    • Violet Patricia Wood

    • Wilmington College; Wrightsville Beach (N.C.)
    • Cover shot used in local magazine "Life Around Wilmington," featuring Violet Patricia Wood published by Belk-Beery Studio. Violet Patricia "Pat" Wood (1936- ) graduated from New Hanover High School in the Class of 1953, and studied business...
    • Portrait of Helen Lovering as a Child

    • studio portrait, children
    • A studio portrait of Helen Lovering, with the description that she was 1 year, 3 days old at the time of the photograph. Although born in Hawthorne, New Jersey, Lovering had strong family ties to Wilmington, North Carolina and lived there for most...
    • 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...
    • C. E. Spivey

    • Restaurants; Whiteville (N.C.)
    • Head shot used in "Life Around Wilmington", a local magazine. C. E. "Gene" Spivey was born in Whiteville, NC, and moved to Wilmington before joining the U. S. Army in 1943. He earned a Bronze Medal during his WWII service. He started as an...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Sternberger-Small House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built by Solomon Sternberger (1870-1945), dry goods merchant, for son, Julius Earl "Jinx" Sternberger (1897-1966), World War I veteran, realtor, director of Carolina Savings & Loan; and wife, Sadibel Simon (1904-1983),...
    • Holt-Wise House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Edwin Cameron Holt (1861-1944), native of Graham, NC, cotton manufacturer and president of Delgado Cotton Mills; and wife, Delores Delgado Stevens (1872-1983), native of Charleston, SC. Purchased in 1916...
    • Eleanor Williams Palmer

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    • Photograph from newspaper clipping of Eleanor Williams Palmer. Eleanor Williams Palmer (1926-2013) was born at James Walker Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, NC, the daughter of Jesse Williams and Ann King Harrell. She was married to L.H. Palmer...
    • Charles W. Chesnutt

    • Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932; Riots--North Carolina--Wilmington--History--19th century; African Americans--North Carolina
    • Copy print of a black and white photograph of Charles W. Chesnutt. Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858-1932) was an author who made frequent visits to Wilmington, NC. His family was from Fayetteville, NC, though he was born in Cleveland, OH. His...
    • 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....

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