Virginia Dare McNair.

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Virginia McNair (1900-1983).

In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 213 Ashe Street, renting for $8/month, tobacco factory laborer Virginia McNair, 40; daughter Bessie Ward, 24, a cook; and grandchildren Grace, 8, Mary N., 5, and Willie C., 7.

In 1941, Lonnie Robbins registered for the World War II draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he resided at 509 Church Street, Wilson; was born September 1910 in Black Creek, N.C.; his contact person was Virginia McNair, 213 Ashe Street, Wilson (no relation); and he worked for National Bank of Wilson, 100 block East Nash Street.

Hill’s Wilson City Directory (1941).

Virginia McNair died 1 December 1983 in Wilson, Per her death certificate, she was born 1900 in Scotland County, N.C.; her parents’ names were unknown; she had worked as a domestic laborer; and lived at 203 Moss Street, Apartment A, Wilson.

Many thanks to Castonoble Hooks for sharing these photographs.

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