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    • Chadbourn House

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    • Built by James H. Chadbourn for his daughter, Frances Chadbourn, who married Dr. Jack Stanley, dentist. Robert Ruark (1915-1965), newspaper journalist and novelist, spent part of his childhood here.
    • 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...
    • William Edgar Perdew

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    • Newspaper clipping of photograph. William (Bill) Edgar Perdew (1919-2013) was born in Wilmington, NC, and was a lifelong resident. He was married to Margaret (Peggy) Moore in 1962. During World War II, he servied in the U.S. Army Air Corps and...
    • Portrait of a Young Woman

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    • This portrait is probably of actress Daisy Lovering (1869-1950), aunt of Helen and Susan Lovering. She toured with the Mason and Morgan Duo, performing in cities such as Cass City, Michigan in 1888. She was a head member of the ensemble for the...
    • Richard Langdon House

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    • Federal style house built for Richard Langdon (1753-1810), native of New Hampshire, merchant; and wife, Jane Dunbibin Ward. In 1812, the widow Jane married Samuel Russell Jocelyn (1764-1816), native of Connecticut, attorney. Purchased in 1829, by...
    • The Spinster's Club

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    • The Spinster's Club, 1958. From left to right: Harlene Vance (1939- ), Eleanor Colucci (1938- ), Betsy Burney, and Elizabeth (Betsy) Jewett. Spinster clubs were popular in the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. It was a way for young women to get...
    • Woody and Emily Beddoes

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    • Woody and Emily Beddoes on their wedding day at Lebanon Chapel in Airlie Gardens. Woody Kell Beddoes (1950- ) was married to Emily Long Beddoes (1957- ) at Lebanon Chapel on the grounds of Airlie Gardens in December of 1990. Lebanon Chapel was...
    • Thomas Smith House

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    • Italianate style house built by Thomas H. Smith (1833-1887), grocer, native of England. Bought in 1892 by Rachel Letchfield Gore (1833-1914). Her son Albert Gore (1858-1895), merchant; and wife, Bessie Ledford (1865-1934), lived here. Bessie, who...
    • Bowden House

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    • Family Residence of Lemuel Hanry Bowden (1825-1891), native of New Hanover County, lumber inspector and city alderman. Title was transferred (1888) to his daughter Julia Bowden (1859-1944), who married B. Frank Boykin, stockbroker. She continued to...
    • Smith-Gore House

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    • Built for James C. Smith, (1830-1888) commission merchant as his residence. In 1853 he married Mary Ann Costin, daughter of Miles Costin. The property remained in family until 1890, when purchased by Daniel Lenox Gore and remained in family until...
    • Charlie Henry, Jr.

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    • Newspaper clipping of photograph of Charlie Henry, Jr. Charlie Henry, Jr. (1941-2006) was born in Jacksonville, FL, and was married to Bertha Henry. Retired from the United States Army with the rank of Major, he was a life member of the Alpha Phi...
    • John London Dudley

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    • Studio portrait of Mr. John Dudley. John London Dudley (1846-1901) enlisted in the 2nd Regiment North Carolina Artillery, Company D, in New Hanover County at age 18 on May 11, 1864. He was wounded and captured at Ft. Fisher on January 15, 1865. ...
    • Portrait of Susan Kidder Meares

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    • Portrait of Susan Kidder Meares in a white dress with the caption, “I have come to bring you an Easter Greeting” written on the bottom. Meares (1870-1955) was the daughter of Wilmington resident Walker Meares. She married Theodore P. Lovering...
    • Bertha Barlow

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    • Studio portrait of Bertha Barlow. Bertha Barlow (1882?-1922) is listed as a weaver in the 1897 Wilmington City Directory, living at 708 S. 5th Street with her mother. She married a Mr. Goskell and moved to Charlotte, NC, where she died of...
    • Brown-Lord House

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    • Basement timbers indicate house was here prior to the American Revolution. Robert Wells purchased this property in 1773. John Brown married Annabella Wells and lived here for many years. Property inherited by Columbia Brown Lord in 1857. Remained...
    • Williams-Agostini Cottage

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    • Cottage built for Hosea Williams (b. 1816), cooper; and wife, Margaret Stephens (b. 1816), natives of Onslow County. Purchased in 1857 by William Cookman (1812-1862), native of Ireland and gunsmith with W.H. Marks and Company. Inherited by his wife...
    • Sutton-Howey House

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    • Built by Martha Moore Sutton (1764-1838), native of Greenwich, England, and widow of Ephriam Sutton, (1768-1819). Devised by Mrs. Sutton in 1838 to her granddaughter Martha Ann Hedrick (sister of Col. John J. Hedrick, C.S.A.), subject to lifetime...
    • Alice Heron London

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    • Studio portrait of Alice Heron London. Alice Heron London (1814-1881) was born in Wilmington, NC, and married Platt Ketchum Dickinson in 1845. They had no children, but Alice and her husband raised her nephew, Pembroke Jones, as their own when his...
    • Orin Sheppard Hinton

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    • Photograph of Orin Sheppard Hinton. Orin Sheppard Hinton (1901-1987) was born in Norfolk, VA. In 1932, Mr. Hinton married Emelia Madeline Schnibben in a quiet family-only ceremony. He is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.

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