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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Joshua Grainger Wright

    • Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Biography; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Photograph of Joshua Grainger Wright, taken from "History of North Carolina, Vol. IV North Carolina Biography." Joshua Grainger Wright (1840-1900) was born in the family home now known as the Burgin-Wright House. He was a soldier, businessman,...
    • Herbert Bluethenthal and Group

    • Philanthropists; Hospitals; University of North Carolina, Wilmington; Businessmen
    • Photograph of prominent citizens of the day receiving an award. Front row, left to right: George Alper, Ben Kingoff, Sam Berger, Milton Finkelstein, Benjamin May. Back row, left to right: Herbert Moskowitz, Herbert Bluethenthal, B. D. Schwartz,...
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • Katie Tate Grady

    • Homemaker
    • Portrait of Katie Tate Grady. Katie Tate Grady (1910-2002) was born in the Wilmington area. She was married to Louis Grady and had eight children. Grady was an active member of the Wilmington community and belonged to many clubs in the Rock Hill...
    • Herbert McKim

    • Wrightsville Beach (N.C.); Architects
    • Photograph of retiring Chamber of Commerce President Herbert McKim (right) accepting an award of appreciation from Howard A. Penton, Jr., incoming Chamber president. Herbert Pope McKim (1928-2010) was born in Robesonville, NC. He received his...
    • Bland Simpson

    • Simpson, Bland; Authors
    • Publicity shot of Bland Simpson. Bland Simpson (1948- ) was born and grew up in Elizabeth City, NC. He has been a teacher at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill's Creative Writing Program since 1982, and was director of the program...
    • Cape Fear River - Eagles Island.

    • Cape Fear River, Eagles Island
    • A freighter passes Eagles Island. Eagles Island is located on the west bank of the Cape Fear River, directly opposite downtown Wilmington. The seven mile long island was named for Richard Eagles, a native of Bristol, England, who was granted a...
    • Andrew Harriss Family History Collection, 747-1998

    • Harris family; Montgomery family; Foy family; Nixon family; Saunders family; Jennings family; Bellamy family; Borden family; Milton family; Howell family; Wright family; Hyde family; Chapin family; Lee family; Ward family
    • The collection consists of genealogical data compiled by Andrew H. Harriss, Jr. over many years. Both his paternal and maternal lineages are included, many of them, early families of the Lower Cape Fear region. The information was taken from 12...
    • Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr.

    • Wilmington Race Riot, Wilmington, N.C., 1898
    • Portrait of Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr. Benjamin Franklin Keith, Jr. (1858-1924) was a planter and land owner in the Lower Cape Fear region, credited with much of the agricultural and industrial development of the area. He was a wholesale...
    • Mary Shreves Crow

    • Ceramic sculpture; Painting; Women artists
    • Mary Shreves Crow in her studio at her home. Mary Shreves Crow (1955- ) is an artist who lived in Wilmington, NC for several years. She has participated in many regional, national, and international exhbitions, as well as one-man shows and craft...
    • 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...
    • Wayne Jackson

    • Television; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Wayne Jackson on remote at the election boards Wayne Robert Jackson (1926- ) was a pioneer in early television and sports broadcasting in Wilmington, NC. He was one of the first employees of WMFD in 1954, which later became WECT-TV. He was the ...
    • Cape Fear River.

    • Cape Fear River, Eagles Island, Point Peter, Steamer
    • A steamer is in the river in front of Eagles Island. Point Peter is in the background. The Native Americans called the river, "Sapona," which is formed by the junction of the Haw and Deep Rivers in Chatham County, NC, and flows southeasterly...
    • 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...
    • Hiroshi Sueyoshi

    • Pottery; Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum;
    • Hiroshi Sueyoshi working on a student's vase during a pottery class at the Pancoe Art Center in the Cameron Art Museum. Hiroshi Sueyoshi (1946- ), master potter, exhibitor, and teacher/mentor, has lived in North Carolina since 1971, and...
    • Corneilus Ellis Anderson, Sr

    • Church of God in Christ; African Americans--North Carolina--Wilmington
    • Color photograph of Bishop Anderson in his church robes. Bishop Cornelius Ellis Anderson, Senior (1932-2012) was born in Texas and passed away in Charlotte, NC. He accepted a call to the ministry and was ordained in October 1959 in the Church of...
    • Burett H. Stephens

    • Stephens, Burett H., 1874-1956; Architects--North Carolina
    • Photograph of Burett Stephens. Burett H. Stephens (1874-1956) was a prominent local architect who was originally a native of Ottawa, Canada. He designed many buildings in Wilmington, NC, including the Sunday School Annex for Grace Methodist...


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