Studio shots, no. 80: the Neal and Nellie S. Handy family.

Neal and Nellie Southerland Handy with children Alexander, Robert Lee and Susanna Handy, circa 1926.

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In the 1920 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: on Black Creek Road, Neal Handy, 33, farmer; wife Nellie, 27; and children Susanna, 7, and Bubber, 4.

In the 1930 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: brickmason Neal Handy, 40; wife Nellie, unknown age; children Susanna, 16, Alexander, 15, and Robert Lee, 5; and brother Archie, 22, laborer.

Jarvis Sherrod, 24, of Wilson, son of Solomon and Josephine Sherrod, married Susanna Handy, 21, of Wilson, daughter of Neil and Nellie Handy, in Wilson in October 1933. Missionary Baptist minister R.A. Murphy performed the ceremony at the bride’s home in the presence of Nellie Handy, Leonard Sherrod and Doretta Davis.

In the 1940 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: on Raleigh Road, bricklayer on school projects Neal Handy, 52; wife Nellie S., 42; and son Robert L., 15.

Nellie Handy died 22 November 1941 in Wilson County. Per her death certificate, she was 40 years old; married to Neal Handy; and born in Robeson County to Eli Sutherland and Annie Barnes.

Robert Lee Handy died 2 February 1953 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 18 March 1925 to Neil Handy and Nellie Southerland; was single; and worked as a chauffeur.

Neil Alexander Handy died 7 March 1967 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 30 June 1888 in South Carolina to George Handy and Mary Murphy; resided at 108 Manchester Street; and was a brickmason. Alexander Handy was informant.

Alexander Handy Jr. died 18 April 1987 in Durham, North Carolina. Per his death certificate, he was born 20 August 1914 in Robeson County, North Carolina, to Neil Handy and Nellie Sutton; was married to Daisy Woodard; resided at 108 Manchester Street, Wilson; and worked as a brickmason.

Susanna Handy Sherrod Carmichael (1913-1991).

Susanna Handy Carmichael died 21 December 1991 in Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was born 30 March 1913 in Robeson County to Neil Handy and Nellie Southerland; resided at 704 Edwards Street, Wilson; worked as a housemaid; and was married to James A. Carmichael.

Photographs courtesy of Ancestry.com user JeffreyMcLean5046.

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