1. Mrs. Nina Whitney White was born in Illinois on September 10, 1887 and died in Wilmington, NC on November 16, 1967. She and mom corresponded over the years during the '50s and '60s. Mom wrote up some of her memories of the war years: "I worked for Atlantic Coast Line RR while in Wilmington, NC. We bought a second hand car (from Mrs. White) and got to go to the beach and to camp. Pony was a sergeant and almost had regular hours. We had a room with Mrs. White and a Christian Church was only a couple of blocks."
Mrs. White was divorced from her husband Lee, and in the late 1930s (after she had moved to this house) she worked for a local store, selling bedding and pillows out of her car. This info came from the 1938 Wilmington business directory. There are several of those directories covering the 1930s and 40s, along with an early city plat map showing the Orange St neighborhood, at the Wilmington library.
Mrs. White had four daughters: Eunice Carter (who is pictured in these pages with her daughters Marta and Diane), Jewell Ward, Amoret Thrower, and Marie Wilkins Croom.
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