Studio shots, no. 137: James O. Barnes.

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James Odella Barnes (1903-1962).

In the 1910 census of Cross Roads township, Wilson County: farmer Wright Creech, 38; wife Sallie A., 26; children Leory, 13, Richard, 12, Penny, 9, Naomie, 7, Luther, 4, Lilly, 2, and Johnnie, 4 months; and Willie, 9, and Odalia Barnes, 7 [who were described as sons-in-law, but were actually Wright’s step-children and Sallie’s children.]

In the 1920 census of Springhill township, Wilson County: on New Wilson and Raleigh Road, farmer Right Creech, 48; wife Sallie, 37; and children Willie, 19, James O., 17, Maomie, 18, Luther, 14, Lillie May, 11, Alex, 9, Elizabeth, 8, Beulah, 6, Gertrude, 3, and David, 1.

On 5 January 1925, Jas. Barnes, 21, of Cross Roads, married Emma Sanders, 20, of Cross Roads, in Wilson.

In the 1930 census of Wilson, Wilson County: James O. Barnes, 26, farm laborer, and wife Emma, 25.

In 1942, James Odella Barnes registered for the World War II draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 2 June 1901 in Goldsboro, N.C.; lived at 426 Spring Street, Wilson; his contact was Sallie Creech, R.F.D. #2, Wilson; and he worked at the Marine Base, New River, N.C.

James O. Barnes died 6 September 1962 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 2 June 1903 to Earnest Barnes and Sallie Barnes; was married to Bessie Barnes; and worked as a self-employed carpenter. Informant was Luther Creech, 701 Cemetery Street, Wilson.

Thanks to Edith Jones Garnett for sharing this photo.

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