News Articles – 1912

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

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


February 12, 1912
Estell Lewis, daughter of R. F. and H. L. Lewis, died. Born 9-27-1910. Interment in Federal Point Cemetery.


March 7, 1912
It was confirmed that the Southern Realty Company, of Wilmington, had closed a deal with Captain John W. Harper for his extensive holdings at Carolina Beach. The announcement was from the office of the A.W. Pate Company. The consideration was in the neighborhood of $30,000.

The Southern Realty and Development Company, of which Mr. A.W. Pate was president; Mr. D.N. Chadwick, Jr., vice president, and Mr. J.J. Loughlin, secretary and treasurer, had plans on foot which was to result in the development of a modern summer and winter resort at Carolina Beach.

The purchase included nearly 200 acres of land with a beach two miles long, a railroad, two pavilions, bath houses, etc. Capt. Harper of the Harper steam lines, made an exclusive contract with the new owners, to supply steamer service for two years. WILM.STAR, 3-8-1912; 3-19-1912.


May 11, 1912
Mr. M.S. Winner, the well known pianist now engaged at the Crystal Palace, and Miss Mary Russell, of Fayetteville, were married at the home of the groom‘s uncle on Market Street in Wilmington. They were to make their home in the city. WILM.STAR, 5-12 -1912.


June, 1912
Real Estate Transfers:

  • John W. Harper and wife to Hanover Transit Company, for $1 and other considerations, lot in Federal Point Township, on Carolina Beach. WILM.STAR, 6-6-1912.
  • S. T. Cooper and others to T. F. Boyd, for $200, lot on Carolina Beach, 100 x 100 feet in size. WILM.STAR, 6-21-1912.


June 12, 1912
Mrs. J. W. Cavanaugh, of Federal Point Township, died at her home. Survived by her husband and four children. Interment was in Bryant‘s graveyard.
WILM.STAR, 6-13-1912.


August 23, 1912
The regular Friday ‘Hoo-Doo’ Dance by Scelzi‘s Orchestra was given in the Carolina Beach pavilion. WILM.STAR, 8-21-1912.


August 30, 1912
The last ―’Hoo-Doo’ dance at Carolina Beach was held. A series of these dances were conducted by the popular Scelzi Orchestra, and they had been greatly enjoyed . A splendid prize was given to the best waltzing couple on the floor. WILM.DISP, 8-26-1912.


October, 1912
Infant daughter of J. W. & Rebecca Davis. Born and died October, 1912. Interment in Federal Point Cemetery.


October 7, 1912
An application was made to the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners for a franchise for street car, electric light, and gas privileges to Carolina Beach. WILMI.DISP, 10-8-1912.


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