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    • The Very Rev. Charles B. Joseph O'Connor

    • Pastors; Catholic Church
    • Photograph of the Very Rev. Charles B. Joseph O'Connor. Charles B. Joseph O'Connor (1918-1967) was the fifth pastor of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Parish of Wilmington, NC from 1959-1967. He oversaw changes in the church building in accordance with...
    • Johnnie Van B. Metts, Jr.

    • New Hanover County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners
    • Photograph of John Van Bokkelen Metts, Jr., captioned "Little John, 1920, in Raleigh." John Van Bokkelen Metts Jr (1915-2003) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was in the Coast Guard during World War II, and served as President of the North Carolina...
    • Portrait of Josh Lovering

    • studio portrait
    • Photography of Josh Lovering, relative of Theodore and Daisy Lovering. Personal note written on the inside cover of the folio reads, "They are very flattering. Your affectionate brother, Josh, Denver, CO, January 14th, 1908."
    • Rev. William H. Milton, D.D.

    • St. James Church (Wilmington, N.C.); Milton, William Hammond, 1869-1946
    • The Rev. William H. Milton, D.D., standing in front of what is probably St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington, NC. The Rev. William Hammond Milton, D.D. (1868-1946) was Rector of St James from 1906-1936. He was very involved in the National...
    • James Harmon Chadbourn

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Railroads; Bankers
    • Studio portrait of James Chadbourn. James Harmon Chadbourn (1853-1913) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in local schools and later attended Parskburg Institute in Pennsylvania. At the age of 19, Chadbourn became a member of the New...
    • Michael Jordan

    • Jordan, Michael, 1963-; Basketball Players; African Americans; African American athletes; National Basketball Association
    • Photograph of a very young Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan (1963-) was born in Brooklyn, New York but moved with his family to Wilmington, NC as a toddler. He played three sports in high school but was considered too small (5'11") as a sophomore...
    • Eleanor Wright

    • Upper class women; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • Newspaper photograph of Miss Eleanor Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Wright, aboard the Holland America Liner Statendam, off for a mid-winter cruise through the Caribbean. Eleanor Wright Beane (1915-2002) was the granddaughter of...
    • Mary Lily Kenan

    • Bingham, Mary Lily Kenan, 1867-1917; Upper class women; Philanthropists
    • Studio photograph of Mary Lily Kenan. Mary Lily Kenan (1867-1917) was born to the Kenan Family of Wilmington, NC. She married late in life in 1901 to Henry M. Flagler, an extremely wealthy gentleman. He was 71, she was 34. They were married at...
    • Rev. Dr. John L. Fairly

    • Presbyterian Church; Clergy; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of Christian Education
    • Portrait of Reverend Doctor John L. Fairly. Rev. Dr. John L. Fairly (1888-1964) was born in Laurinburg, NC. He attended Davidson College and Union Theological Seminary where he earned a Doctor of Divinity in 1922. Rev. Fairly started as the...
    • Rev. Ralph Clayton Clontz

    • Presbyterian Church; Clergy
    • Studio portrait of Reverend Ralph Clayton Clontz. Reverend Ralph Clayton Clontz (1891-1971) was born in Unionville, NC. He attended Rutherford College and Columbia Theological Seminary. Reverend Clontz moved to Wilmington, NC in 1924 to accept a...
    • Henry Alexander Marks

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Agricultural machinery
    • Portrait of Henry Alexander Marks. Henry Alexander Marks (1902-1995) was born in Chatham County, NC. He was the owner of Marks Machinery Company, a farming implement dealership in Wilmington, Whiteville, and Wallace. Marks was very active in the...
    • George Edward Alper

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Steel industry and trade
    • Portrait of George Edward Alper. George Edward Alper (1907-1994) was born in New York City. In the early 1950s, he and his brother moved their business, Queensboro Steel, from New York to Wilmington, NC. Alper was elected to the Board of County...
    • James H.Chadbourn Papers

    • Chadbourn, James H., -- 1853-1913; King, Ogden Doremus -- Biography; Conway Coast & Western Railroad -- History; Bank of Wilmington (Wilmington, N.C.) -- History; Chadbourn Lumber Company (Wilmington, N.C.); Businessmen -- North Carolina --...
    • Collection mainly consists of business papers for Chadbourn's lumber businesses, as well as a few personal papers, ie, his deed to his plot in Oakdale Cemetery. There are two very handsome stock shares in the Bank of Wilmington.
    • Carolina Beach - Street scene.

    • Carolina Beach, Bame's Hotel
    • Bame's Hotel, located on Cape Fear Boulevard at Carolina Beach. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle...
    • Dr. Andrew Harriss

    • Harriss family, physicians, Obstetricians, Oakdale Cemetery
    • Dr. Andrew Howell Harriss, son of George Harriss and Julia Ophelia Sanders Harriss, was born March 7th, 1872 in Wilmington, North Carolina. He married Miss Mary Montgomery Wilcox Bolles October 14th, 1896. His grandfather, William James Harris was...
    • Carolina Beach - Street scene.

    • Hotel Royal Palm, Fountain's Rooms and Apartments, Carolina Beach
    • Hotel Royal Palm is in the center. Next door to right, is Fountain's Rooms and Apartments. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Boardwalk
    • People on the beach and in the surf - boardwalk is left. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle the area...
    • Carolina Beach, northern extension.

    • Carolina Beach, Beaches
    • Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle the area in the early 1880s by Joseph Winner (1843-1902) and his...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Boardwalk
    • Photograph of children playing a game of “Tap,” about 1929, taken from the boardwalk. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt...

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