The obituary of Cora Pearl Vincent.

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Hold Last Rites of Mrs. Vincent

Mother of Physician Dies at Home Here – Husband Was N.C. Educator

The body of Mrs. Cora Pearl Vincent, 55, who succumbed June 21 at the residence of her son, Dr. Ubert Conrad Vincent, 251 West 138th street was buried Friday beside that of her husband in the family plot at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Three pastors officiated at the funeral services the same afternoon at Abyssinian Baptist Church.  They were the Rev. A. Clayton Powell, Jr., assistant pastor of the church; the Rev. J.W. Brown of Mother Zion and the Rev. Richard M. Bolden of the First Emanuel Church.

Arrangements for the funeral were in the hands of the Turner Undertaking and Embalming Company, 107 West 136 street, and the pallbearers were Drs. Paul Collins, Ira McCowan, Chester Chinn, J.W. Saunders, Charles A. Petioni, William Carter, Jesse Cesneres and Police Sergant Samuel Jesse Battles.

Mrs. Vincent, whose husband, Dr. Andrew B. Vincent, was on the faculty of Shaw University for fifteen years, was born at Wilson, N.C., in 1873.  She resided at Raleigh, N.C., until arrival in New York thirteen years ago.

She was the mother of fourteen children, six of whom survive her.  Besides Dr. Vincent they are Ruth, Pearl, Albert, Berniece and Mrs. Reba Ragsdale, the latter of the Dunbar apartments.  Ruth, who lives in Chicago, came East for the funeral of her mother.  The other children reside at 1849 Seventh avenue, where Mrs. Vincent made her home.

New York Amsterdam News, 29 June 1932.


Cora P. Exum, 19, married A.B. Vincent, 27, on June 26, 1884, at the Globe House in Goldsboro, Wayne County.

In the 1900 census of Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina: at 713 Blount Street, missionary Andrew B. Vincent, 42; wife Cora, 31; and children Mable, 13, Ubert C., 9, Cora P., 6, Ruth E., 3, and Baby, 3 months.

In the 1910 census of Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina: on Blount Street, Sunday School missionary Andrew B. Vincent, 50; wife Cora P., 42; and children Ubert C., 19, Cora, 16, Ruth, 14, Alfred B., 10, Reba G., 6, and Berenice, 2; plus servant Alice Hardin, 20.

In the 1920 census of Manhattan, New York County, New York: at 116 West 130th Street, Cora Pearl Vincent, 50; son Ubert C., 27, doctor at Belleview Hospital, daughters Pearl, 24, Reba, 15, Bernice, 11, and Hebda, 9; and lodger Claudia Foy, 36, seamstress.

In the 1930 census of Manhattan, New York County, New York: at 1949 Seventh Avenue, widow Cora P. Vincent, 61; daughters Cora P., Jr., 27, teacher-private lessons, Ruth V., 25, and Hebda T., 16.

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