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William Fillmore Papers, ca. 1893-1966

(Manuscript Collection #1202)

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: William Fillmore Papers
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection consists of a DVD containing 581 images of photographs and documents related to the life of William Haydock Fillmore (1893-1966) who married into the Carr family of Edgecombe County, North Carolina. He founded and operated the Fillmore Flying Service in Oakland, California, in the late 1920s through the 1930s, was a barnstormer, a commanding officer in the Army Air Corps during World Wars I and II and the Korean War, and retired to a farm named Chosumneda in Edgecombe County.
Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 1 archival folder, consisting of a DVD containing images of photographs and documents

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

November 21, 2012, (unprocessed) 0.010 cubic feet, 1 item; Collection consists of a DVD containing 581 images of photographs and documents related to the life of William Haydock Fillmore (1893-1966), the grandfather of the donor Edward R. Taylor. Mr. Fillmore was married to Martina Van Riswick Carr (1904-1972), the daughter of Elias Carr, Jr., of Edgecombe Co., N.C. Mr. Fillmore was very active in early aviation in the Oakland, California, area. He founded and ran the Fillmore Flying Service at the Oakland Airport in the late 1920s and the 1930s, was a barnstormer, was a commanding officer in the Army Air Corps serving during World Wars I and II and the Korean War, and retired to a farm called Chosumneda in Edgecombe County, near the Carr home place at Bracebridge Hall. The photographs cover his interest in and involvement in early aviation, his military career, the Fillmore Flying Service and the Chosumneda farm. Donor: Edward R. Taylor

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

William Fillmore Papers (#1202), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Edward R. Taylor

Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

William Haydock Fillmore (1893-1966) was married to Martina Van Riswick Carr (1904-1972), the daughter of Elias Carr, Jr., of Edgecombe Co., N.C. Mr. Fillmore was very active in early aviation in the Oakland, California, area. He founded and ran the Fillmore Flying Service at the Oakland Airport in the late 1920s and the 1930s, was a barnstormer, was a commanding officer in the Army Air Corps serving during World Wars I and II and the Korean War, and retired to a farm called Chosumneda in Edgecombe County, near the Carr home place at Bracebridge Hall.

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