The Barnes sisters write Santa.

Wilson Daily Times, 17 December 1930.

Four years later, Mary Barnes’ younger sister wrote Santa:

Wilson Daily Times, 22 December 1934.


In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 1020 [Wainwright], William Barnes, 58, cotton mill engineer; wife Julia, 55; children Evylene, 25, beautician in beauty parlor, Mary, 19, and William, 17, shoeshine boy in shoe shop; and “adopted daughter” Nebraska, 11.

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