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    • McEachern's Store

    • Merchants
    • Photograph of McEachern's Store, on Market Street around the middle of the block between 2nd and 3rd streets. William Heiden McEachern (right, 1867-1929) ran the store along with his brother Neil Morriss McEachern (1874-1937). Neil's family lived...
    • Robert Terry Gandy

    • City Councils
    • Robert Terry Gandy, city council candidate in 1995 Robert Terry Gandy(1950- ) ran for a seat on the Wilmington City Council in 1995. He ran as a Democrat, and was a retired Wilmington Police sergant and licensed private investigator. He wanted...
    • Peter Grear

    • Lawyers; City Councils; Educators
    • News photograph that ran in a political advertisement for Peter Grear for City Council. Peter Grear (1944- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He graduated from Williston High School in 1962, and ran for the Wilmington City Council in 1977. He is an...
    • Feast of Pirates, 1927.

    • Feast of Pirates, Cape Fear River
    • To begin Feast of Pirates celebrations, a “pirate ship,” flying the scull and crossbones (pictured here) rounded a bend in the Cape Fear River and prepared to “capture” Wilmington. After doing “battle” with the Coast Guard cutter, Modoc, the...
    • Evelyn MacDonald

    • United States. Army. Women's Army Corps.; Wilmington National Cemetery (Wilmington, N.C.)
    • Photograph of Evelyn MacDonald on the phone, probably at her business. Mrs. Evelyn Orrell MacDonald (1895-1966) was one of the leading members of the Business and Professional Women's Club in Wilmington, NC, and ran her own business, MacDonald...
    • Alfred Harding Yopp

    • Pianist; Music Stores
    • Portrait of Alfred Harding Yopp. Alfred Harding Yopp (1876-1973) was born in Wilmington, NC, a direct descendent of Lord William Howard of the "Western Marshes." He was educated in the public schools of Wilmington and then moved to Boston, MA...
    • Pearl Winner Russell

    • Carolina Beach (N.C.); Pianists; Businesswomen
    • News photograph of Pearl Winner Russell playing the piano. Pearl Winner Russell (1902-1984) was the granddaughter of Joseph L. Winner, one of the first residents of Carolina Beach, NC. He arrived in 1880, and laid out one of the first streets,...
    • Nancy Barnes

    • Festivals; Parades
    • Photograph of Nancy Barnes "driving" a tractor on the Marks Machinery Company float at the1947 Azalea Festival Parade. Henry A. Marks founded the Marks Machinery Company of Wilmington, Whiteville, and Wilson. He ran the company from 1931-1952.
    • Corporal Robert H. Worrell

    • Silver Star; Burgaw (N.C.); Pender County (N.C.)
    • Newspaper photograph of Cpl. Robert Worrell in uniform used in article "Our Men in Service", that ran periodically in the paper during WWII. Robert Henry Worrell (1921-1994) was born in Ashton, Pender County, NC. His family later lived in...
    • Dr. Ivan Brouse and Dr. Graham Barefoot

    • Brouse family, Barefoot family, physicians, medicine
    • Dr. Ivan Edwin Brouse (1898-), son of Jacob Edwin and Christina Chalmers Crosbie Brouse was born December 15th, 1898 in New Denver, B.C., Canada. His father was aldo a Medical Doctor. He married Vera Perritt and attended McGill University where he...
    • Martin L. and Ruth G. White

    • Grocery trade; Shallotte (N.C.); Brunswick County (N.C.)
    • Mr. and Mrs. Martin Luther White in front of their retail grocery store in Shallotte, NC. Martin Luther White (1874-1948) was born and died in Brunswick County, NC. His wife, Ruth Gore White (1878-1972) was also from Shallotte in Brunswick...
    • Jane Giblin Burbank

    • Little, Jane; Children's authors
    • Photograph of Jane Burbank from online obituary. Jane Giblin Burbank (1919-2013) was born in New York City and her parents were Lee and Peggy Giblin. She married John Burbank. She was the editor of Charm Magazine and was a children's author. Her...
    • Deans-Maffitt House

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    • Greek Revival style house built for James Irving Deans (1824-1877), native of Scotland; and wife, Ellen Geary (1833-1917), native of Ireland. He was a bookkeeper with Edward Kidder & Sons, lumber dealers. After his death she ran a boarding house....
    • 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...
    • Christy Godwin, Miss Wilmington 1998

    • Pageants; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Publicity shot for Christy Godwin, Miss Wilmington 1998. Christy Rie Godwin (1977- ) won the title of Miss Wilmington in 1998. She attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a major in communications, and ran a dance studio in...
    • Robert Chestnut and Edward Gibbs

    • African American Pilots
    • Post WWII African American flying school, Wilmington, Chestnut on left and Gibbs on right in picture. Edward Albertis Gibbs (1919-1969) was a civilian flight instructor in Tuskegee, Alabama during WWII. In 1947 he started the Atlantic School of...
    • Gearhardt Joseph Whilden

    • Whilden, Gearhardt Joseph, 1906-1990; Restaurateurs
    • Photograph of Gearhardt Joseph "Pappy Gay" Whilden behind the counter of his restaurant. Gearhardt Joseph "Pappy Gay" Whilden (1906-1990) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was in the restaurant business for more than forty years and ran a popular...
    • Heyer-Harrison House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Miss Maggie E. Heyer (1856-1944) as rental property. Remained in the family until purchased in 1949 by Vanus J. (1912-1970) and Rosa McIntire Harrison (1908-1965). He was a laborer and she ran a boarding house...
    • Colonel Walker Taylor

    • Insurance agents; Boys' Brigade; Bankers
    • Portrait of Colonel Walker Taylor. Walker Taylor (1864-1937) was born in Marion, SC at the height of the Civil War when his family was essentially homeless. He went to work at the age of fourteen for the deRosset & Northrop Insurance Agency and...

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