Habit Family


Habit Family


These materials were provided by Franklin Hanna Habit and concern his life and those of his immediate family members. 
Frank Habit was the youngest son of John Francis Habit, a Lebanese immigrant. The four Habit brothers—Joseph, John, Edward and Sam—immigrated to the United States from what is now Lebanon in the first decades of the twentieth century. After first settling in New York and New Jersey, the brothers moved south to Edenton, North Carolina, where John Habit worked as a merchant before moving into other business ventures which included a store and a hotel, Habit’s Motor Court.

John Habit married Vivian Craddock in the late 1920s and the two had three children: Jeanette Teresa Habit Dowd, John “Jack” Francis Habit, and Franklin Hanna Habit. In 1950, Frank married Marjorie Miller. Their son, Tony Habit, is president of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation North Carolina New School Project, a position appointed by Governor Mike Easley.
Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs, documents, and images of family artifacts from the personal collection of Frank Habit.


Franklin Hanna Habit


Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies


c. 1920's, 1950's, 2010


Franklin Hanna Habit
Collection description written by Claire A. Kempa


Donor retains full ownership of any and all copyright currently controlled in agreement with Khayrallah Center. Nonexclusive right to authorize all uses of these materials for non-commercial research, scholarly, or other educational purposes are granted to Khayrallah Center pursuant to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA).

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