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    • 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...
    • Tide Water Power Company Employees

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    • Tide Water Power Company Mechanics and Linemen in Wilmington, NC, standing in front of a trolley. The Tide Water Power Company, now part of Progress Energy, has been around as a company since at least the 1890s under one name or another. It...
    • Helen Farrington

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    • Helen Farrington of Winston Salem standing next to a Vietnam War memorial replica on display at the U.S. Army transportation terminal during the July 4 Southport Celebration July 5th, 1999. What is now known as the North Carolina 4th of July...
    • 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...
    • Mary Margaret Nettles Corbett

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    • Photograph tentatively identified as Mary Margaret Nettles Corbett. Mary Margaret Nettles Corbett (1854-1941) was born in Timmonsville, SC. She was the wife of William Fisher Corbett, and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
    • 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,...
    • Charlie Waddell

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    • Charlie Waddell, possible photo for star news article on running for school board. Charlie Roy Waddell (1923-2012) was an active community volunteer and educator in New Hanover County for many years. He graduated from Williston High School in...
    • George William Gillette

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    • Lt. George Gillette, Jr., USN, his mother, Mrs. Pearl M. Gillette, and his father, Col. George W. Gillette, USA. George William Gillette, Jr. (1888-1971) was an army veteran attached to the US Army Corps of Engineers 1918-1948. Before that he was...
    • Rev. Dr. A. J. Wilson

    • A. M. E. Church
    • Copy of a black and white newspaper photograph of the Rev. Dr. A.J. Wilson. Rev. Dr. Allen Jeffrey Wilson (1870-?) was the pastor of several A.M.E. churches throughout North Carolina, including Wilmington's St. Stephen A.M.E. from 1913-1917. ...
    • Rev. Elizabeth Achtemeier

    • Achtemeier, Elizabeth, 1926-2002; Clergy; Presbyterian Church
    • Head shot of the Rev. Elizabeth Achtemeier. Elizabeth Rice Achtemeier (1926-2002) was a nationally-acclaimed preacher, author, and ordained Presbyterian minister. She was the adjunct professor of Bible and Homiletics at Union Theological Seminary...
    • William Alexander Whitehead

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    • This image is a portrait of William Whitehead taken by Luigi Luccioni, courtesty of Ferargil Gallery in New York City. William Alexander Whitehead was born on July 30, 1908 in Wilmington, NC. He was the son of William Grant and Lita Larkins....
    • Beverly Skinner

    • Actresses
    • Photograph of Beverly Skinner at the Gala Opening of "Isabella," a musical by Dr. R. V. Fulk of Wilmington, NC. Beverly Skinner (1944- ) is a Wilmington local who was a Story Lady for the Growing Readers Project in the late 1990s-early 2000s. The...
    • Sadie Plunkitt Vick

    • Actresses; Musical theater
    • Photograph of Sara Ann Plunkitt Vick. Sara Ann "Sadie" Plunkitt (1873-1957) was born in Manhattan, NY. She grew up in Manhattan and was a member of "The Belle of New York" theatrical company. She performed with the company in numerous productions...
    • Rev. Adrian Shepard

    • Advent Christian Church
    • A photograph of Rev. Adrian Shepard for a newspaper column profiling local ministers. The Rev. Adrian Shepard (1937- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was the minister of United Advent Christian Church in Wilmington in 1987, and served as the...
    • James Loftin

    • African American cemeteries;African Americans--History
    • Photograph of James Loftin (Lofton?), probably at Pine Forest Cemetery. James Loftin is the Superintendent of Pine Forest Cemetery, a pre-Civil War African American cemetery in Wilmington, NC that is the final resting place of many notable African...

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