Studio shots, no. 201: Lula Reid Wilson.

Lula Reid Wilson (1889-1958).

Lula Reid married Willie Wilson on 15 September 1909 in Wayne County, North Carolina.

In the 1910 census of Nahunta township, Wayne County: Willie Wilson, 29; wife Lula, 21; and children May, 7, William, 5, Jonah, 3, and Gertrude, 11 months.

In the 1920 census of of Nahunta township, Wayne County: on Stantonsburg Road, Willie Wilson, 39; wife Lula, 30; and children William, 14, Jonah, 12, Gertrude, 10, Anna Bell, 8, Lela, 6, Woodrow, 3, and Retha, 1.

In the 1930 census of Eureka township, Wilson County: Willie Wilson, 49; wife Lula, 40; and children Anna B., 18, Lila, 15, Woodrow, 13, Retha, 10, Adam, 7, and Fred D., 6.

William Wilson died 5 March 1939 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was 33 years old; was born in Wayne County to Willie Wilson and Lula Reid; was married to Lillie Wilson; and worked as a farmer. Lula Wilson, 609 East Nash Street, was informant.

In 1940, Woodrow Wilson registered for the World War II draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 1 January 1918 in Wilson County; lived in Stantonsburg, Wilson County; his contact was mother Lula Wilson, 534 East Nash Street, Wilson; and he worked for W.R. Rodgers, Stantonsburg.

In the 1950 census of Wilson, Wilson County, Lula Wilson, 60, house cleaner, widow, was a lodger at Mattie B. Coleman‘s Nash Street boarding house, otherwise known as the Orange Hotel.

Lula Reid Wilson died 6 December 1958 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Per her death certificate, she was born 22 November 1893 to Julius Reid and Lula Holms; was separated from Willie Wilson; and lived at 143 Narrow[ay] Street, Wilson. Her death was attributed to a malignancy of stomach caused by swallowing lye water when she was two years old.

Photo courtesy of user M. Perricone.

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