Wilson items.


Raleigh Gazette, 18 September 1897.

  • Clarissa Williams, a Wayne County native, briefly served as principal of the colored graded school after the teacher-slapping scandal.
  • S.H. Vick — Samuel H. Vick‘s sister Nettie Vick Jones was murdered in August 1897. His daughter Viola Leroy Vick died in September of that year.
  • Dr. George Williams was perhaps Wilson’s first black physician.
  • J.W. Rogers — Per the city directory, in 1922, John Wesley Rogers lived at 548 East Nash Street and worked as a porter at Oettinger’s department store. His wife,  a native of Johnston County, was Mary Elizabeth Thomas Rogers (1878-1950). Rogers was born in Durham County in 1870 and died in Wilson in 1951.
  • Mrs. A.V.C. Hunt — Annie V. Collins Hunt owned a grocery on Goldboro Street.
  • J.W. Williams
  • B.J.W. Moore — Pullman porter Benjamin J.W. Moore settled briefly in Wilson, his wife’s hometown, to run a grocery.
  • Mr. Moore — perhaps Andrew J.C. Moore, a teacher-cum-grocer.


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