A rowboat capsized, drowning two.

Wilson Daily Times, 21 May 1928.

  • Tom Wilson

In the 1910 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: on Finch Mill Road, farmer Thomas W. Wilson, 42; wife Anna, 33; and children Winnie, 12, Vina, 10, Corina, 8, Hester, 6, Thomas, 4, and Georgianna, 2.

In the 1920 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: farmer Tom Wilson, 56; wife Leanna, 40; and children Sarah, 17, Ester, 15, Thomas, 14, Georgia, 11, Nancy, 9, Gola, 7, and Margie, 3; and sister Nance, 16.

Thomas Wilson Jr. died 20 May 1928 in Wilson township, Wilson County, “drowned, boat capsized.” Per his death certificate, he was 22 years old; single; a farmer; born in Wilson County to Thomas Wilson Sr. of Caswell County and Leanna Briggs of Pearson [Person] County; and buried in Rountree cemetery.

  • Babe Tyson

Leanda Tyson died 20 May 1928 in Wilson township, Wilson County, “drowned, boat capsized.” Per his death certificate, he was 18 years old; single; a farmer; born in Wayne County to Walter Tyson and Olive Parker; and buried in Rountree cemetery. Walter Tyson, Elm City, was informant.

  • Jarvis Lofton

Eddie Jarvis Lofton registered for the World War II draft in Wilson County in 1940. Per his registration card, he was born 1 May 1911 in Wayne County, N.C.; lived at 816 Mercer Street; his contact was mother Tynce Lofton, 902 West Broad Street; and he worked for Loftin Cafe, Tarboro Street, Wilson.

Thanks to J. Robert Boykin III for sharing this clipping.

2 comments

  1. Added info about Jonah Ricks of 307 Reid Street. Jonah was father to Jonah Jr., Sis(can’t  recall name), Velma and Vivian. All graduated from Darden and moved north. Their mother Mrs.Ricks was the first person I ever saw pass away with diabetes after several amputations. After she passed Jonah Sr. married Fannie (from out of town). Jonah Sr. passed and Fannie moved to a little brick house on Faison St.(last house on the left) at Ward Blvd. I think she passed the year I went off to Vietnam, 1964.Rederick and Margaret should remember the children.

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    1. Thanks, Vernon. Cousin Fannie, as we called her, was alive well into my childhood. She lived with Mamie Alexander on Faison Street. My grandmother knew Jonah L. Ricks’ children in Philly, and of course the children of Jonah C. Ricks (the younger Jonah).

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