Where we worked, 1922 — P & Q.

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.

  • Page, Emma, waitress, 1022 Robinson [Roberson]
  • Page, Stephen, laborer, 1022 Robinson
  • Palmer, Ella, domestic, 702 South Lodge
  • Palmer, Joseph C., grocer 700 South Lodge, 702 South Lodge
  • Panner, Sallie, tobacco worker, 530 East Barnes
  • Parham, James, butler, 305 East Jones
  • Parker, Allison, laborer, 1110 East Nash
  • Parker, Charles, carpenter, 104 Ashe
  • Parker, Eddie, laborer, 304 Spring Street Alley
  • Parker, George, laborer, 121 Ashe
  • Parker, Jerry, tobacco worker, 811 Viola
  • Parker, John, tobacco worker, 211 East Spruce
  • Parker, John A., barber, 111 East Spruce
  • Parker, Kessia, laundress, 117 Fourth
  • Parker, Lucy, cook, 607 West Hines
  • Parker, Maggie, cook, 104 Ashe
  • Parker, Mamie C., student, 609 South Spring
  • Parker, Martha, cook, 530 East Barnes
  • Parker, Mary, cook, 121 Ashe
  • Parker, Mary, domestic, 1110 East Nash
  • Parker, Mattie, cook, 306 East Walnut
  • Parker, Moses, drayman, 419 South Goldsboro
  • Parker, Prodigal, drayman, 117 Fourth
  • Parker, Sallie, cook, 204 Pender
  • Parks, John, tobacco worker, 405 East Walnut
  • Pate, Joseph, tobacco worker, 505 East Green
  • Patrick, Edward, laborer, 406 North Pine
  • Patterson, Annie, laundress, 208 West Lee
  • Patterson, Ethel, domestic, 208 West Lee
  • Patterson, George, laborer, 208 West Lee
  • Paul, Sylvester, laborer, 502 South Daniel
  • Peacock, Hannah, teacher, 138 Ashe
  • Peacock, Hannah L., hairdresser, 138 Ashe
  • Peacock, Junius W., barber, 524 East Nash
  • Peacock, Levi H., post office clerk, 138 Ashe
  • Peacock, Levi H., Jr., barber, James H Barnes 141 Ashe
  • Pearce, Budd, laborer, 413 Warren
  • Pearce, James, auto mechanic, 520 Carroll
  • Pearce, Louella, laundress, 108 North Pettigrew
  • Pearce, Nase, tobacco worker, 905 East Vance
  • Pender, Charles, chauffeur, 213 Sunshine Alley
  • Pender, Emily, cook, 611 Warren
  • Pender, Isaac, laborer, 1007 Stantonsburg
  • Pender, Jonah, porter, 801 East Green
  • Pender, Patsy, domestic, 1007 Stantonsburg Road
  • Pender, Richmond, drayman, 504 East Vance
  • Perkins, John C., tobacco worker, 417 South Goldsboro
  • Perkins, Vance, grocer 405 South Railroad, [home] Newtown
  • Perrington, Louisa, nurse, 316 South Spring
  • Perrington, Rowena, tobacco worker, 621 Suggs
  • Perrington, Viola, tobacco worker, 621 Suggs
  • Perry, Edward, millhand, 518 Banks
  • Perry, Henry, janitor Branch Banking & Trust Co, 204 W Lee
  • Perry, Nelson, driver, Reid cor Viola
  • Perry, Rena, domestic, 113 Ashe
  • Perry, Sam, laborer, 108 Manchester
  • Perry, Thomas, laborer, 108 West Lee
  • Pettiford, Carrie, domestic, 603 Stantonsburg Road
  • Pettiford, Hugh, tobacco worker, 608 South Lodge
  • Phenious, Ben, driver, 517 South Spring
  • Phillips, Laura, tobacco worker, 214 South Reid
  • Phillips, Lou, cook, 402 East Hines
  • Phillips, William H., dentist 525 East Nash
  • Picot, William, furniture repairer 706 East Vance, 622 Viola
  • Pierce, Andrew, barber W M Hines, 413 South Warren
  • Pierce, Fannie, cook, 107 W Gold
  • Pierce, Sandy, laundress, 107 W Gold
  • Pierce, William M., Grand High Priest Knights of King Solomon Inc., Wainwright Ave
  • Pitt, Carter, fireman, 217 Manchester
  • Pitt, Hattie, laundress, 903 East Vance
  • Pitt, Lewis, farmer, 704 East Green
  • Pitt, Violet, laundress, 903 East Vance
  • Plummer, Etta, midwife, 1104 Wainwright Avenue
  • Plummer, Jennie, domestic, 553 East Nash
  • Plummer, Samuel, laborer, 1104 Wainwright Avenue
  • Poem, Porter, tobacco worker, 509 East Green
  • Poole, Charles, tobacco worker, 644 Wiggins
  • Poole, Clara, tobacco worker, 644 Wiggins
  • Poole, James, tobacco worker, 511 South Railroad
  • Poole, Mary, tobacco worker, 612 Railroad
  • Poole, Mattie, tobacco worker, 511 South Railroad
  • Pope, Frank P., tobacco worker, 911 Viola
  • Pope, Martha, tobacco worker, 203 Stantonsburg
  • Powell, Delia, laundress, 115 West Walnut
  • Powell, Itlaw, laborer 608 South Spring
  • Powell, James, cleaner and presser, Five Points Settlement
  • Proctor, Frank, driver 405 Banks
  • Pugh, Maggie, tobacco worker, 602 Stantonsburg
  • Purcell, Ruby I., dressmaker, 202 South Vick
  • Purrington, James, cook, 621 South Goldsboro

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