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    • Robert Smith Jervay

    • African American Newspapers
    • Robert Smith Jervay Robert Smith Jervay (1873-1941) was born in Summerville, S.C. He moved his family to Wilmington in 1911 for the better educational opportunities, and started a printing business called Jervay Printing. In 1927 his son Henry...
    • John Wright Butler

    • Federal Paper Board Company; Local history; Genealogy
    • Photograph of John Wright Butler. John Wright Butler (1924-2010) was a lab technician for Federal Paper Board Company, and a local historian and genealogist known for his love of family genealogy. A member of the Old New Hanover Genealogy...
    • Mary Gertrude Loughlin Bomar

    • Georgetown (S.C.); International Paper Company.
    • Photograph of Mary Gertrude Loughlin Bomar, probably in Georgetown, SC. Mary Gertrude "Trudy" Loughlin Bomar (1927-2012) was the only one in her family to be born outside of the state of North Carolina. She was born in Florida, but the family...
    • Cape Fear Region American Lung Association

    • ROTC, American Lung Association, Cape Fear Region, Raiders of New Hanover High School
    • ROTC emmber Dean North takes a break from stacking papers "just a little bit higher." Dean and other members of the ROTC group, Raiders of New Hanover High School help stack papers for the Cape Fear Region, American Lung Association paper drive....
    • 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...
    • Men Playing Checkers

    • Brooklyn Arts District, Wilmington, NC
    • On any given afternoon, the cab stand at the corner of Nixon and Brown street is the place for the Brooklyn neighborhood checker players. This particular afternoon was a little wet, so the crowd was down. Here, Lloyd McKoy and Gerald Brown take...
    • Boys Club Reunion

    • Clubs, Wilmington, NC
    • Men who used to be "boys" of the Boys Club on Vance St. from the years 1921-1923 in a group shot remembering their past at the club. This was at their monthly meeting, Monday, June 3 at 6 pm.
    • Meadowlark Lemon House

    • Queen Anne style house built as rental property by Erna C. Boesch (1864-1935), native of Hannover, Germany. Residence from 1946 to 1956 of Meadowlark George Lemon, Jr. (1913-1952), native of South Carolina and employee with Wilmington Waste Paper...
    • Boys Club Volunteering

    • clubs, Wilmington, NC
    • Moving day, boys from the Brigade Boys Club volunteer carrying boxes over from the old building to the new building on Friday. The new facility is to be dedicated on June 14th on Sunday.
    • Mary Alice Jervay

    • African American Newspapers; African American women; African American--history
    • Photograph of Mary Alice Jervay. Mary Alice McNeill Jervay (1874-1948) was the wife of Robert Smith Jervay, who started a Wilmington weekly newspaper for African American readers in 1927 called "The Cape Fear Journal." She was originally a...
    • John Porterfield Owen

    • Mexican War, 1846-1848
    • Silhouette of John Porterfield Owen. John Porterfield Owen (1818-1847) graduated from Princeton in 1839 or 1840 before enlisting in the army during the Mexican War. He was stationed in Mobile, AL and died there of yellow fever in 1847.
    • Brunswick Technical College

    • Community Colleges, Brunswick County, NC
    • "Fleging Brunswick technical College now has a temporary home and a sign at Supply. The temporary home, the school's first, is the former county extension office building. Joseph Bailey Carter, newly named "charter" president of the college,...


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