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    • Pembroke Jones

    • Shipbuilding industry; Rice--milling; Businessmen
    • Photograph of a portrait of Pembroke Jones. Pembroke Jones (1858-1919) was raised by his maternal aunt, Alice Heron London Dickinson, in Wilmington, NC and attended Cape Fear Academy. In 1879, he founded Carolina Rice Mills with Norwood Giles,...
    • 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...
    • Wrightsville Beach - turn of the century.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Ocean View Beach
    • The southern extension of Wrightsville Beach was once called Ocean View Beach after the development company that owned that part of the beach. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage...
    • Mary Lou Alford

    • Nursing; New Hanover Regional Medical Center
    • Head shot of Mary Lou Alford. Mary Lou Alford (1935- ) was the Chief of Nursing at New Hanover Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, NC for 12 1/2 years. She supervised 600 nurses, and retired in 1990 after 34 years in nursing. She was on the New...
    • Duncan McEachern

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Grocery trade; North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
    • Studio portrait of Duncan McEachern. Duncan McEachern (1859-1925) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was in the wholesale grocery business and purchased an interest in the Holmes Grocery Company after the death of Gabriel Holmes. He also owned a naval...
    • Dr. Daniel Carter Roane

    • Roane, Daniel Carter, 1907-1986; Physician
    • Studio portrait of Dr. Daniel Carter Roane. Dr. Daniel Carter Roane (1907-1986) was born in Connecticut. He attended medical school at Howard University and moved to Wilmington, NC in 1938. Dr. Roane was the first resident physician at the...
    • Wright-Murchison House

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    • Italianate style house owned by Lucy Wright Murchison Giles (1850-1913); later owned by her daughter, Lucile Wright Murchison (1880-1968); became residence of Dr. and Mrs. David R. Murchison in 1927.
    • Simeon Archibald Schloss

    • Theatrical managers; Theaters
    • Studio portrait of Simeon A. Schloss. Simeon Archibald Schloss (1865-1913) was born in Virginia. He was the son of Bavarian immigrants who owned several hotels in Raleigh, Salisbury, and Wilmington, NC. Schloss worked in a number of different...
    • President Woodrow Wilson

    • Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
    • A program for the Centennial Memorial Service held for Woodrow Wilson at the First Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, NC. Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) is the only U.S. president to have called Wilmington home. President Wilson's parents moved to the...
    • Ellyn Bache

    • Bache, Ellyn; Authors
    • Photograph of Ellyn Bache. Ellyn Bache (1942- ) is a popular writer who lived in Wilmington, NC for over twenty years. She has written a number of books, short stories, and worked as a freelance newspaper journalist. She once owned Banks Channel...
    • Rinaldo Burrus Page

    • Wilmington star-news (Wilmington, N.C.); Newspaper publishing; North Carolina State Port Authority
    • Portrait of Rinaldo B. Page. Rinaldo Burrus Page (1890-1955) was born in Columbus, GA. Born into family with a long and prominent history in southern journalism, Page began his career working as a staff member for various newspapers owned by his...
    • Edgar Dickinson and Ida Jane Fleet Williams

    • Fort Fisher (N.C.); Harbor masters
    • Edgar Dickinson and Ida Jane Fleet Williams at "The Farm" in east Wilmington, NC. Captain Edgar Dickinson Williams (1849-1928) was born in Southport, NC and lived in Wilmington, NC. He did not fight in the Civil War, but remembered clearly...
    • Rev. D. J. Sanders

    • African American Newspapers; African American Churches
    • Rev. D. J. Sanders Rev. D. J. Sanders (1845? -1907) became the pastor of the Chestnut Street Presbyterian church on May 15, 1874, a small Carpenter Gothic and Italianate style church with a African-American congregation, that still stands on...
    • Maritime Day 2003

    • North Carolina State Ports Authority
    • Photograph of Maritime Day 2003 at the North Carolina State Port in Wilmington, NC. On the far left: Harper Peterson, then Mayor of Wilmington, and Norman Holden, then Mayor of Southport, NC. Maritime Day is a United States holiday created to...
    • Martha Blount Simpson

    • North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission
    • Head shot of Martha Blount Simpson. Martha Blount Simpson (1943- ) was appointed to the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission by Governor Jim Martin in 1988. She was not re-appointed in 1992 due to the fact that her family owned a tree farm...
    • President Taft visits Wilmington, NC

    • Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Presidents--United States; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • President William Howard Taft (1857-1930) views the live American flag created by Wilmington school children dressed in red, white and blue during his visit to the city on November 9, 1909. Visible along Market Street are St. James Episcopal...
    • Marsden Campbell

    • Plantations--North Carolina; Wilmington (N.C.); Louisiana
    • Portrait of Marsden Campbell. Marsden Campbell (1777-1841) was the grandson of James Campbell, one of the founding fathers of Wilmington, NC. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, and owned Clarendon Plantation in Brunswick County, NC. ...
    • 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...
    • Hugh Morton and Family

    • Morton, Hugh M.; Grandfather Mountain (N.C.); North Carolina (Battleship BB-55)
    • Hugh Morton and family in their 1964 Christmas card in front of the USS North Carolina. From left to right: Hugh Jr. (1949-1996), Jimmy (1951- ), Catherine (1958- ), Judy (1946- ), Julia (1926- ) and Hugh Morton (1921-2006). Hugh MacRae Morton...
    • Daniel Mott with family

    • Mott, Daniel, 1858-1934; Soldiers--Confederate States of America; Farmers
    • Photograph of Daniel Mott withi his family. Daniel Mott was born in Onslow County, NC in 1858. He served in the Civil War as a Confederate soldier with Company G, 2nd Regiment, 36th Infantry and lost his leg in battle. After the war, Mott owned a...

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