Well-known blind colored man dies.

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Wilson Daily Times, 2 October 1926.

  • C.A. Nicholson — Cas Nicholson.

On 23 November 1898, Cas. Nicholson, 22, married Anna Lee Harrison, 20, daughter of Allen and Margarett Harrison, at the bride’s residence in Wilson. Missionary Baptist minister Fred M. Davis performed the ceremony in the presence of H.T. Thompson, H.S. Phillips, and P.R. Jones.

In the 1900 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: day laborer Cas Nickerson, 25, and wife Aner, 21.

In the the 1916 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Nicholson Cass, lab h 621 Viola

In the the 1920 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Nicholson Cass, lab h 621 Viola

In the 1920 census of Wilson, Wilson County: Cas Nickolson, 53, born in Mississippi; wife Lillie, 38, dressmaker; son James, 19; and lodger Lonie Fields, 24, public works laborer.

Cas Nichlson died 2 October 1926 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was 47 years old; was born in Ring Wood, North Carolina, to Verga B. Nickerson of Vicksburg, Mississippi; was married to Lillie Nichlson; worked as a “urb and medicine seller”; and he was buried in Rountree cemetery. William Nickerson of Appies, North Carolina, was informant.

Hat tip to Bobby Boykin for passing along this clipping.

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