Colored Graded School ’11 commencement.

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Wilson Daily Times, 19 May 1911.

  • Fern Speight
  • Mazie Holland — Mazie Holland Wells. In the 1910 census of Wilson, Wilson County: laundress Charity Holland, 48; and children Charlie, 24, barber; Jane, 20; Mazie and Daisy, 18; Lue, 16; and Lillian, 12.
  • Eva Davis — Eva Mashon Davis Bland. In the 1910 census of Wilson, Wilson County: Fred M. Davis, 42, Baptist church minister; wife Dianah, 42; children Eva M., 16, Bertha, 15, Fred, 11, Ruth, 13, Addie L., 8, and William B., 5; and mother Jud., 60.
  • Nancy Jones
  • Bathenia Best —Barthena Best Fulcher.
  • Eva Speight — Eva Janet Speight Coley. In the 1910 census of Speights Bridge township, Greene County, North Carolina: day laborer Jacob Speight, 38, widower; and children Arbelia, 12, Eva, 9, Furnis, 7, and Joseph, 5.
  • Dr. Charles F. Meserve


  1. My grandmother was a high school senior in 1910 and I have recently inherited her hand written high school journal/yearbook. The listing of the program you published today is so reflective of the beauty and meaningfulness of the ceremonies of the day. I have almost completed transcribing her entries and placing scans of matching pages side-by-side, knowing that cursive may become regrettably more difficult for future generations to read. I plan to share this with her offspring. The best thing is that it has brought her voice back to me in so many ways. I hope it will do the same for my uncle’s offspring.

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