Earnest Gorham was electrocuted while placing a metal pipe in a newly dug well.
Wilson Daily Times, 12 August 1953.
Earnest Gorham registered for the World War I draft in Taylors township, Wilson County in 1917. Per his registration card, he was born in 1891; worked as a farmer; and was married.
In the 1920 census of Wilson, Wilson County: tenant farmer Ernest Goran, 28; wife Mary, 21; and daughter Rachel, 2 months.
In the 1928 Wilson, N.C., city directory: Gorham Earnest (c; Mary) farmer r New Grabneck
In the 1930 census of Wilson, Wilson County: farm laborer Earnest Goraham, 40; wife Mary, 36; and daughter Lucile, 10.
In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: well digger Ernest Golden, 50; wife Mary, 45; and daughter Lucile, 20.
Mary McPhail Gorham died 1 October 1972 in Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was born in 6 August 1897; was a widow; lived at 719 Elvie Street, Wilson; and was the daughter of Ander McPhail and Harriett (last name unknown). Informant was Hubert McPhail, Wilson.