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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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • James Benson Dudley

    • African American educators; African American newspaper editors; African American freemasonry; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    • Studio portrait of James Dudley. James Benson Dudley (1859-1925)was born in Wilmington, NC, to John Bishop and Annie Hatch Dudley, who were slaves of Edward B. Dudley, Governor of North Carolina. He majored in elementary education at Shaw...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Kate Stuart

    • Smithville (Southport)
    • Kate Stuart was born 1844, in a waterfront inn in Smithville (Southport), North Carolina. In 1862, after graduating school Kate was the main help for her mother in running what became known as the Stuart House. During the Civil War before...
    • Samuel Beery

    • Sawmill workers
    • Portrait of Samuel Beery. Samuel Beery (1796-1853) was born in Brunswick County. His first wife was Elisabeth Pittman and together, the couple had five children. After the death of his first wife, Samuel married Frances Wallace and the couple had...
    • Robert Chester Ruark Jr.

    • Ruark, Robert Chester, 1915-1965
    • Photograph of Robert Ruark sitting with his typewriter. Robert Chester Ruark Jr. was born in 1915 in Wilmington. His grandparents owned a home on the corner of Lord and Nash Streets in Southport and it is at this home that Robert spent his...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Cape Fear Dairy

    • Dairy farming; Immigrants; Bulbs (plants)
    • The Cape Fear Dairy owners and operators, left to right: Cornelius (1895-1981), Dirk, Jr. (1899-1980), Hendrick (1906-1985), Jacob (1910-1980), William (1896-1976), Jan (1908-1955), Dirk, Sr. (1873-1939) and Maarten (1901-1962) Swart. The Cape...
    • Delores Delgado Stevens Holt

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    • Delores Delgado Stevens was born in Charleston, S.C. in 1872. She married Edwin Cameron Holt, a prosperous cotton manufacturer, on April 19, 1893. Delgado Cotton Mills, later Spofford Mills, was named by Edwin Holt for his wife. They had one...
    • Edwin Cameron Holt

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    • Edwin Cameron Holt, president Delgado Mills. Edwin Cameron Holt was a native of Graham, N.C. Born May 11, 1861, he came from a successful family of cotton mill owners. He attended Davidson College but left in his junior year due to poor health,...
    • 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...
    • Joseph Hatch Hinton

    • Hotelkeepers; New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; City council members
    • Portrait of Joseph Hatch Hinton. Joseph Hatch Hinton (1870-1952) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended public school in New Hanover County and began working at age 16. He became Chief Clerk at the Purcell Hotel in 1889, and soon afterwards...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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