In June 1916, a Laurinburg newspaper reprinted the Wilson Dispatch‘s tally of Samuel H. Vick‘s wealth.
Laurinburg Exchange, 1 June 1916.
Some minor corrections:
- Vick was neither born nor bred in Wilson, though he moved to town as a small child. He and his parents were from Nash County, North Carolina.
- In 1916, 98 town lots represented a sizable minority of all the lots in East Wilson. (Though not all Vick’s property was east of the tracks.) By time his empire collapsed in 1935, he owned much more.
- It is not clear why Vick — who had living siblings — would be considered the practical owner of his father Daniel Vick‘s estate.
- Vick’s holdings were in Whitesboro, New Jersey, not North Carolina.