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    • Peter Rutledge Davis

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Contractors
    • Portrait of Peter Rutledge Davis. Peter Rutledge Davis (1942-) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in New Hanover County public schools and graduated from North Carolina State University. Since 1971, he has been a self-employed builder and...
    • Emma Woodward MacMillan

    • MacMillan, Emma, 1893-1975; New Hanover County Public Library (New Hanover County, N.C.); Public librarians
    • Photograph of Emma Woodward MacMillan sitting in the North Carolina Room of the Wilmington Public Library on the day that she retired. Emma Woodward MacMillan (1893-1975) is the daughter of William Joseph Woodward and was born in Wilmington, NC....
    • Delmas D. Haskett

    • Haskett, Delmas D.; New Hanover County Public Library (New Hanover County, N.C.); Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 18th. Company G
    • Delmas D. Haskett working in the North Carolina Room of the New Hanover County Public Library. Delmas Dennis Haskett (1911-2002) was a well respected local historian, genealogist and author. Through his 40 volumes of abstracted records, countless...
    • James R. Leutze

    • Leutze, James R., 1935-; University of North Carolina, Wilmington; College teachers
    • Portrait of James R. Leutze. James R. Leutze (1935- ) served as Chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) from 1990 to 2003. He had a significant impact at UNCW and under his command, the university became one of the top 10...
    • Katherine Howell

    • New Hanover County Public Library (New Hanover County, N.C.); Librarians; Women librarians; Local history; Historic preservation
    • Katherine Howell at the New Hanover County Public Library. Katherine Howell (1920-1990) became Head Librarian of the New Hanover County Public Library (NHCPL) in 1956, just in time to oversee its move from the 3rd floor of the Wilmington City Hall...
    • Dr. Robert Fales

    • Fales, Robert Martin, 1907-1995; Wilmington (N.C.); Physicians
    • Dr. Robert Fales working on his notes in front of the North Carolina Room at the New Hanover County Public Library. Dr. Robert Martin Fales (1907-1995) was a local physician, historian, and native of Wilmington, NC. He attended Wake Forest for...
    • James Edward Lee Wade

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    • J. E. L. Wade (Hi Buddy) at Greenfield Lake, the area which he helped promote into a public park. James Edward Lee Wade(1889-1980) was a legendary Wilmington politician, serving as Mayor twice, on the City Council 36 years, on the State...
    • William Dougald MacMillan, Jr.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company
    • Portrait of William Dougald MacMillan from a Morning Star newspaper clipping. William Dougald MacMillan, Jr. (1872-1960) was born in Wilmington. He attended public schools in Magnolia, North Carolina and was employed by the Atlantic Coast Line...
    • Robert Feaster Coleman, Jr.

    • Coleman, Robert Feaster, 1918-2009
    • Photograph of Robert Coleman sitting in his office. Robert Feaster Coleman Jr. was born in 1918 in Wilmington. He attended New Hanover High School and graduated from North Carolina State College, earning Bachelor's degrees in Civil Engineering and...
    • Hubert Eaton, Sr.

    • African American Physicians; Eaton, Hubert A. (Hubert Arthur), 1916-1991; African American tennis players; Segregation
    • Studio Portrait of Hubert Eaton, Sr. Hubert A. Eaton, Sr. (1916-1991) was born in Fayetteville, NC. He received his Bachelor of Science from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte NC in 1937, and went on to the University of Michigan, where he...
    • Bishop James Walker Hood

    • Hood, James Walker, 1831-1918; African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
    • Black and white copy print of a drawing of Bishop Hood. James Walker Hood (1831-1918) was sent as a church Elder to do mission fieldwork in North Carolina. He was Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1868 to 1870, and he co-founded...
    • Leora Hiatt "Billie" McEachern

    • Historians; Genealogists; Authors
    • Photograph of Leora Hiatt McEachern. Leora Hiatt "Billie" McEachern (1909-1982) was born in Sampson County, NC. She grew up in High Point, NC and moved to Wilmington, NC in 1951 with her husband. Billie was a significant contributor to the...
    • Dr. William Wagner

    • School superintendents
    • Photograph of Dr. Wagner sitting at his desk. Dr. William Wagner (1927-1999) attended Washington High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1946. He received a Master's degree from East Carolina University and a Doctorate in Educational...
    • Louis Julien Poisson

    • City attorneys; North Carolina General Assembly
    • Portrait of Louis Julien Poisson. Louis Julien Poisson (1887-1961) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in Wilmington Public Schools and Cape Fear Academy. Poisson attended North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State...
    • Louise Williams Love

    • Secretaries; Businesswomen; Junior League of Wilmington
    • Photograph of Henry Rehder, Louise Love, and Everett Hudggins at the Wilmington Retail Merchants Association Meeting. Louise Williams Love (1909-1994) was born in Wilmington, NC. She is the daughter of James Sprunt and Mary Louise McGirt Williams....
    • Bishop Herbert Bell Shaw

    • Shaw, Herbert Bell, 1908-1980; African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church; African Americans--North Carolina--Wilmington
    • Photograph of Bishop Shaw standing at the altar of an African Methodist Episcopal Zion (A.M.E.Z) church. Bishop Herbert Bell Shaw (1908-1985) was born in Wilmington, NC and received his early education from local public schools. He later...
    • Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood

    • Wood, Thomas Fanning, 1841-1892; North Carolina. State Board of Health; Soldiers--Confederate States of America
    • Studio portrait of Dr. Thomas Wood. Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood (1831-1892) was born in Wilmington, NC. Wood was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War, assigned to duty in the 18th regiment of the North Carolina Infantry, Company I, known as the...
    • Caroline Sadgwar Manley

    • Sopranos (Singers); African American Women
    • Photograph of Caroline Sadgwar Manley. Caroline Sadgwar Manley (1871-1965) was born in Wilmington, NC. She was a student at the Gregory Normal School and was awarded a scholarship to attend Fisk University in Nashville. Known as "Carrie," she...
    • Archibald Ray Black

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Sheriffs; Teacher educators
    • Portrait of Archibald Black. Archibald Ray Black (1823-1889) was born near Point Caswell on the Black River in Pender County, NC. He was a teacher at many Pender County Schools including Rocky Point Academy, Willard and Point Caswell Academy....
    • Karen Eckberg Gottovi

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; North Carolina. General Assembly; Reference librarians
    • Photograph of Karen Eckberg Gottovi. Karen Eckberg Gottovi (1941- ) was born in Rochester, NY. Gottovi was a Phi Betta Kappa scholar at Wells College and graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with an M.L.S. in Library...

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