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 Railroad for eight years. When MacMillan returned to Wilmington, he established a livery stable and in later an automobile sales agency. He was appointed to the Board of New Hanover County Commissioners in 1916 and became chairman of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board in 1935. MacMillan married Katherine Gaston deRosset in 1896 and the couple had four children. After the death of Katherine, he married Emma Woodward, head librarian of the Wilmington Public Library. MacMillan is buried in Oakdale cemetery.
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company
New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners
North Carolina. Board of Alcoholic Control
Bill Reaves Collection, Series II, "MacMillan" File
New Hanover County Public Library
Donated to New Hanover County Public Library by Bill Reaves in 1999
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