Studio shots, no. 171: John Percy Maryland.

John Percy Maryland (1906-2004).


In the 1910 census of Toisnot township, Wilson County: John Maryland, 40, farmer; wife Margaret, 30; children Cora, 15, Mandonia, 15, Robert, 13, Della, 10, Charlie, 6, Richard, 4, Percy, 2, and William T., 1 month.

In the 1920 census of Toisnot township, Wilson County: farmer John Maryland, 50; wife Margritt, 40; children  Robert, 24, Della, 22, Charley, 18, Richard, 16, John P., 14, William, 13, and Primas, 11; nephew Walter, 14, and niece Hellen, 12; daughter-in-law Ether, 19; and grandchildren Maggie, 7, and Cuba, 2 months.

In the 1940 census of Toisnot township, Wilson County: farmer John P. Maryland, 22; wife Lona, 19; and daughter Ila M., 1.

John Percy Maryland registered for the World War II draft in 1940 in Edgecombe County. Per his registration card, he was born 22 February 1906 in Wilson; lived at Route 1, Sharpsburg, Edgecombe County; his contact was wife Loanie Maryland; and he worked for W.D. Batchelor, Sharpsburg. He signed his name with an X.

John Percy Maryland died 29 March 2004 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

His obituary appeared in Greensboro’s News & Record on 1 April 2004:

“Mr. John P. Maryland, 96, died Monday, March 29, 2004. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.

“He is survived by his daughters, Ms. Ida Mae Williams, Ms. Onie Johnson, Ms. Pearlie Johnson and Mrs. Effie Lee; sons, Mr. Jesse Maryland and Mr. Willie Dortch; grandchildren that he raised from birth, Mr. George Maryland, Mrs. Mary White and Mr. Larry Maryland; and a host of other relatives and friends.

“Visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to the service at the church and other times at 1507 Randolph Ave.

“Woodard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.”

Photo courtesy of user El maryland.

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