The Red Hot Hose Company.

Wilson_Mirror_11_30_1887_Ed_Pool

Wilson Mirror, 30 November 1887.

Wilson_Advance_12_1_1887_Ed_Pool_appreciation

Wilson Advance, 1 December 1887.

WIlson_Advance_9_14_1893_fire_company

Wilson Advance, 14 September 1893.

Wilson_Advance_2_22_1894

Wilson Advance, 22 February 1894.

Wilson_Advance_5_10_1894 (1)

Wilson Advance, 10 May 1894.

Wilson_Adv_4_11_1895_WFCo

Wilson Advance, 11 April 1895.

WDT_7_31_1896_Red_HOt (1)

Wilson Daily Times, 31 July 1896.

Wilson_Advance_13_Aug_1896_Red_Hot

Wilson Advance, 13 August 1896.

Wilson_Advance_1_19_1899_colored_fire_co (1)

Wilson Advance, 19 January 1899.

WDT_8_18_1899_CFCo

Wilson Daily Times, 18 August 1899.

Raleigh_N_Carolinian_8_28_1902_Red_Hot_Hose

The North Carolinian (Raleigh NC), 28 August 1902.

 WDT_3_7_1911_Colored_fire_co

Wilson Daily Times, 7 March 1911.

WDT_12_10_1918_Ben_Mincey_fireman

Wilson Daily Times, 10 December 1918.

WDT_8_19_1921_COlored_firemen

Wilson Daily Times, 19 August 1921.

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Edmund Poole (1846-?) was living in Wilson by 1882, when he married Adeline Gay. He worked as a teamster.

Greene County native Benjamin Thomas Mincey (1879-1950) was the son of Prince and Mattie Barnes Mincey. The family moved to Wilson when Ben was young, and he married Mattie Barnes there in 1904. When not fighting fires, he worked as a laborer for the city.

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