Joshua Woodard dies suddenly.

Wilson Daily Times, 1 October 1935.


In the 1900 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: in the household of Wiley Corbett, 45, servant Julus Hagans, 35, day laborer; servant Annie Deans, 19; and servant Joshaway Woodard, 19, day laborer.

In the 1908 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Woodard Joshua lab h 512 S Lodge

In 1918, Josh Woodard registered for the World War I draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 15 September 1881; lived at 512 Lodge, Wilson; worked as a laborer for Imperial Tobacco Company; and his nearest relative was sister Clory Woodard.

Joshua Woodard, 38, of Wilson, married Mary Battle, 27, of Wilson, on 10 September 1919 in Wilson. 

In the 1920 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 511 Green Street, Josh Woodard, 38, laborer; wife Mary W., 27; widowed mother-in-law Dorothy Battle, 65; and sister-in-law Lenora Battle, 19, cook.

In the 1930 census of Wilson, Wilson County: Joshua Woodard, 48, “chofer” for C.M. Fleming, and wife Mary Woodard, 34.

Josh Woodard died 29 September 1935 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born about 1887 in Wilson County to Marriman [Merriman] Woodard and Jane Mills; was married to Mary Woodard; lived at 410 East Banks Street; and worked as a laborer. Bessie Baldwin, 412 Jones Street, was informant. His sudden death was attributed to an abscess of the lungs caused by pulmonary tuberculosis.

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