Dave Barnes, porter, gives “prompt attention to all.”

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Wilson Advance, 14 September 1893.

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Wilson Daily Times, 16 October 1896.

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Wilson Daily Times, 1 November 1910.

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Charlotte Observer, 26 January 1913.

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On 15 April 1894, David Barnes, 35, married Della Hines, 32, in Wilson. Rev. Fred M. Davis performed the ceremony at the bride’s home in the presence of J.T. Deans, Mrs. Hardy Tate, and Hardy Tate.

In the 1900 census of Wilson, Wilson County: hotel porter Dave Barnes, 40; wife Della; and children Walter, 20, William, 15, Lucy, 13, Dave, 5, and Viola, 11. [The older children were, in fact, Walter Hines, William Hines, and Lucy Hines, Della Hines Barnes’ children and Dave’s stepchildren.]

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