The Colored Fire Department.

The end of an article about the history of Wilson Fire Department included this nod to the Red Hots, a volunteer company.

Wilson Daily Times, 29 July 1921.


  • B.J. Mincey — Benjamin Mincey.
  • Will Farmer
  • Jim Crocker — James W. Crocker.
  • G.W. Coppedge — George W. Coppedge.
  • Elton Thomas
  • Louis Thomas
  • W.J. Howell — William J. Howell.
  • Richmond Pender
  • W.H. Kittrell — William H. Kittrell.
  • Richard Green — Richard Green registered for the World War I draft in 1918. Per his registration card, he was born 15 March 1880; lived at 219 Pender Street; worked as a laborer for Hackney Buggy Company; and his nearest relative was wife Hattie Green.
  • J.L. Moore
  • George Carney — George T. Carney died 7 July 1958 at his home at 502 Manchester Street, Wilson. Per his death certificate he was born 10 June 1895 in Edgecombe County, N.C., to John Carney and Amanda Freeman; was married to Nonie Carney; and was a laborer.


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