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    • 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...
    • McGhee House

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    • Residence built for Henry McGhee (1869-1918), cook; and wife, Elizabeth Whitehead (1873-1931). Three of their eleven children remained in the house after their parents deaths: Hettie, a seamstress; Mozelle, a Peabody School teacher; and Lisbon...
    • William H. Alderman House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for William Harriss Alderman (1851-1932), bookkeeper; and wife, Alice Guess Larkins (1852-1905), on property given to them by her parents, William and Belinda Larkins. After Mrs. Aldermans death, the family retained the...
    • John Newland Maffitt

    • Blockade; Soldiers--Confederate States of America; Farmer
    • Photograph of John Newland Maffitt. John Newland Maffitt (1819-1886) was born at sea when his parents were immigrating to the United States from Ireland. Maffitt was brought to North Carolina by an uncle who adopted him in the late 1820s. He held...
    • William D. Polite

    • Waiters
    • Newspaper photograph of William D. Polite in a dining room William Darnell Polite (1867-1953) was born in Charleston to slave parents. He worked as a headwaiter at some of the finest hotels in the south, including the Wilmington and the Orton in...
    • Dr. J. F. Robertson, Jr. and Dr. Charles Powell

    • Robertson family, Powell family, physicians, medicine, hospitals, Cancer hospitals
    • Dr. James Farish, Robertson, Jr. (1888-1975), son of James Farish Robertson, Sr., M.D. and Mary Elizabeth Grattan Robertson, was born in Culpepper, Virginia July 27th, 1888. His first wife was Juliette Howard Albright (1916); his second wife,...
    • Earl A. Jackson

    • African Americans; International Nickel Company; Municipal employees
    • Earl A. Jackson at the International Nickel Company in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Earl Abel Jackson (1927- ) grew up close to Wrightsville Beach. His parents worked for Pembroke Jones at Pembroke Park and Airlie. He acted as the entire animal...
    • Dr. Avon Hall Elliot

    • Elliot family, Physicians, hospitals, James Walker Memorial Hospital
    • Dr. Avon Hall Elliot, (1890-), was born in Manchester, N.C., September 29th, 1890. His parents were Johnathan Evans and Alice Hall Elliot. He married Miss Myrtle Elaine Vandegrift. His brother, George Douglas Elliot, was also a Medical Doctor...
    • Alexander Hall House

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    • Queen Anne style house built c. 1897 for Alexander Hall (1874-1933), president of the Wilmington Grocery Company; and wife, Margaret Hargrave (1875-1961). According to family tradition, house was a wedding present from the grooms parents. Remained...
    • Yarborough House

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    • Queen Anne style cottage built for Ann E. Harriss Yarborough (1864-1913); wife of John Wesley Yarborough (1850-1924), barber. They were the parents of Americas first internationally acclaimed black opera singer, Catherine Yarborough (1898-1986),...
    • Blessing of the Animals (2)

    • New Hanover County, North Carolina, churches, pets, St. Francis of Assisi, services, animals, pastors, priests
    • Parents and children watch as Scotty Jenkins of Wilmington has her parakeet (Peter of St. Johns), in its cage, being blessed by Reverend Alfred Durrance of St. John's Episcopal Church during a blessing of the animals on the church grounds. The...

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