Edgar Dickinson and Ida Jane Fleet Williams at "The Farm" in east Wilmington, NC.
Captain Edgar Dickinson Williams (1849-1928) was born in Southport, NC and lived in Wilmington, NC. He did not fight in the Civil War, but remembered clearly observing the Battle of Fort Fisher from the Brunswick side of the river. He married Ida Jane Fleet Williams (1856-1923) in 1874, and became the Wilmington Harbor Master in 1895, a position that he held until his death. He also owned and operated the Diamond Steamboat and Wrecking Company. He was very involved in the development of Fort Fisher as a national park as well. He and his wife are both buried in Oakdale Cemetery. Their house still stands at 221 S. 6th Street in Wilmington.
Fort Fisher (N.C.); Harbor masters
Cape Fearians Vertical Files, "Williams, Edgar & family"
Donated to the New Hanover County Public Library by Marylou Mintz, Edgar William's great grand-daughter
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