1010 Wainwright Avenue.

For reasons that are not clear to me, the 1000 block of Wainwright Avenue is not included in the  East Wilson Historic District, though this house and others on the block date to the 1920s and ’30s.  

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In the 1928 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory, 1010 Wainwright was vacant.

In the 1930 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 1010 Wainwright, rented for $15/month, Grover Jackson, 48, odd jobs laborer, born in Alabama; wife Hattie, 30, servant; stepdaughters Bertha Reese, 15, Sarah E. Reese, 12, and Billie Roberson, 9, and stepson Samuel Farmer, 9.

In the 1930 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Jackson Grover (c; Hattie) lab h 1010 Wainwright Av

In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 1010 Wainwright, owned and valued at $750, Calvin Swinson, 41; wife Alice, 35; and children Jessie, 15, Calvin, 12, Earlean, 11, Horace, 9, Soisetta, 6, and Charles, 2.

In the 1941 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Swinson Calvin (c; Alice; 6) orderly h 1010 Wainwright Av

In 1942, Calvin Swinson registered for the World War II draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 6 June 1898 in Greene County, N.C.; lived at 1010 Wainwright; his contact was [father-in-law] Wesley Jones, 901 Stantonsburg Street, Wilson; and he worked for Woodard-Herring Hospital.

In 1945, Calvin Swinson Jr. registered for the World War II draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 11 June 1927 in Wilson; lived at 1010 Wainwright; his contact was Calvin Swinson; and he was a student at Darden High School.

Wilson Daily Times, 15 September 1948.

Wilson Daily Times, 9 August 1950.

One comment

  1. This is amazing! My grandfather, Charles Erick Swinson, talks about this home and living in Wilson all the time. Calvin Sr. & Alice Jones Swinson were his parents. Such a great part of our family history to learn more about!

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