Studio shots, no. 117: Lillian Whitfield Stokes.

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Lillian Whitfield Stokes (1914-2003).

In the 1920 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 715 Stantonsburg Street, house painter James Whitfield, 27; wife Lizzie, 25, hotel cook; children James Jr., 8, Lillian, 5, and Helen I., 5 months; and father Andrew Whitfield, 69.

In the 1930 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 1004 Washington Street, valued at $3000, building painter James Whitfield, 34; wife Lizzie, 31, laundress; children James Jr., 18, Lillian, 15, and Hellen, 12; and father Alleck Whitfield, 81.

In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 1004 Washington Street, valued at $3500, house painter James Whitfield, 37; wife Elizabeth, 45; and daughters Lillian, 27, and Helen, 22.

On 8 March 1943, Donald C. Stokes, 34, of Wilson, son of Sidney and Sallie Stokes, married Lillian E. Whitfield, 28, of Wilson, daughter of James and Elizabeth Whitfield in Wilson. A.M.E. Zion minister William A. Hilliard performed the ceremony in the presence of Charles James, James Whitfield and Edra M. Hilliard.

Donald Collins Stokes, Jr., was a native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Lillian Whitfield Stokes died 7 July 2003 in Parkville, Maryland.

Photos courtesy of Ancestry.com user Doniellestokes.

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