C.R. Cannon rents furniture.

On 26 September 1903, just eight months after Charles R. and Stattie E. Cannon mortgaged their Viola Street property, Charles Cannon rented an unusual amount of furniture from G.S. Tucker & Co., a Nash Street business.

The 1900 census of Wilson, reveals that Charlie Cannon, 26, was a barber living with wife Stattie, 24; son Charlie Jr., 1; and mother Nancy, 70, widow. His venture in operating his own barbershop was short-lived, as n the 1910 census of Wilson, Wilson County, census Chas. Cannon, 35 is described as a barber in “white shop.” His household included wife Statie, 34; children Chas., 11, Ruth, 9, and Statie Benton, 13.

That “white shop” was not white-owned. Rather, Levi H. Jones‘ barbers served a white-only clientele.

Wilson Daily Times, 1 November 1910.

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