News Articles – 1918

Federal Point, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Fort Fisher
– from the Wilmington Star, Wilmington News, Wilmington Post, Wilmington Dispatch

Source:
Bill Reaves files: Federal Point/Carolina Beach/Kure Beach/Fort Fisher 1725-1994

 

February 10, 1918
A charter was applied for by the Wilmington-Carolina Beach Steamship Company. The members of the company include Mr. A.W. Pate, who had done much toward developing Carolina Beach; Captain J.B. Fox and U.A. Underwood, the former an experienced river man and the latter one of the biggest contractors in this area.

The prime idea of the company was to continue the development of Carolina Beach, and to own a number of boats to carry passengers and freight to Carolina Beach and to Southport also. It was their intention to operate the beach as a winter as well as a summer resort and Greystone Inn to be kept open the year round in the future. The railway property owned by the company was to be completely overhauled and a full train operated during the summer season. A gas car would be operated during the winter months. WILM.DISPATCH, 2-10-1918

 

March, 1918
Real Estate Transfers:

  • New Hanover Transit Company to Mrs. Ethel Durden Tuberville, for $100 and other considerations, Lot No. 2 in Block 5 of the northern section of Carolina Beach. Two conditions mentioned were that the property cannot be sold to colored persons or persons of African descent; neither can whiskey ever be sold on the property. WILM.DISPATCH, 3-3-1918.
  • New Hanover Transit Company to Mrs. Ethel Durden Turberville, a lot at Carolina Beach. WILM.STAR, 3-3-1918
  • The New Hanover Transit Company to D.M. Harrelson, Lot 2 in Block 21 at Carolina Beach, for $100 and other considerations. WILM.DISPATCH, 3-5-1918
  • W.A. Fonvielle and wife transferred to Gustav I.G. Palmgren, for $100 and other considerations, Lot 3 in Block 26, Carolina Beach. WILM.DISPATCH, 7-28-1918

 

April, 1918
Infant twin sons of J.W. and Rebecca J. Davis, born and died April 1918. Internment in Federal Point Cemetery. Gladys Davis, daughter of J.W. and Rebecca J. Davis, also buried in this cemetery. Age 5 years. No death date given.

 

Source:
Bill Reaves files: Federal Point/Carolina Beach/Kure Beach/Fort Fisher 1725-1994