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