Where we worked, 1922 — N & O.

City directories offer fine-grained looks at a city’s residents at short intervals. The 1922 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., directory reveals the types of work available to African-Americans during the booming tobacco era. This post is the thirteenth in an alphabetical series listing all “colored” directory entries for whom an occupation was listed. The address is the resident’s home, unless a business address is noted.

  • Nance, Fred, watchman, 904 Mercer
  • Neal, Austin N., barber 219 South Goldsboro, 1214 Wainwright Avenue
  • Neal, Bryant, sign painter, 107 South Railroad
  • Neal, Easley, barber, 915 Mercer
  • Neal, Joshua, porter, 915 Mercer
  • Nelson, Cora, domestic, 110 North Pettigrew
  • Nelson, Winnie, tobacco worker, 110 North Pettigrew
  • Newsome, Ada, domestic, 610 Railroad
  • Newsome, Emma, hair dresser, 900 Atlanta
  • Newsome, Larry H., tobacco worker, 900 Atlanta
  • Newsome, Nancy, domestic, 410 East Jones
  • Newsome, Oliver, laborer, 610 Railroad
  • Newsome, William, carpenter, 900 Atlanta
  • Nicholson, James, porter, 215 Vick
  • No. 1 Pressing Club, 515 East Nash, Preston Smith proprietor
  • Noble, Wiley, laborer, 631 Wiggins
  • Norfleet, James, laborer, 517 Stemmery
  • Norfleet, Josephine, cook, 707 East Green
  • Norfleet, Leroy, baker Gilmer’s Inc., 120 Pender
  • Norwood, Aleck, tobacco worker, 606 Wiggins
  • Norwood, Cecilia, teacher, 205 Pender
  • Norwood, Christine, teacher, 205 Pender
  • Norwood, Fred, tobacco worker, 606 Wiggins
  • Norwood, Gladys, domestic, 400 Whitley
  • Norwood, Hazel, teacher, 205 Pender
  • Norwood, Lula, domestic, 606 Wiggins
  • Norwood, Mary, domestic, 205 Pender
  • Norwood, Minnie, tobacco worker, 400 Whitley
  • Norwood, Richard, tobacco worker, 205 Pender
  • Oaklawn Cemetery, Cemetery Road near Atlantic Coast Line Rail Road
  • Oates, Charles, helper, 119 Ashe
  • Oates, Henry, tobacco worker, Banks near Goldsboro
  • Obey, James, factory hand, 215 East Spruce
  • O’Neill, Nobel, tobacco worker, 208 Manchester

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