The obituary of Robert E. Vick.

Wilson Daily Times, 13 September 2001.

Educator Robert Elliott Vick was the youngest son of Samuel H. and Annie Washington Vick.


In the 1910 census of Wilson, Wilson County: dealer in real estate Samuel Vick, 47; wife Annie, 38; and children Elma, 17, Daniel L., 13, Samuel E., 10, George, 7, Anna, 5, and Robert, 2.

In the 1928 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Vick Robt E (c) student h 622 E Green

In 1940, Robert Elliott Vick registered for the World War II draft in Essex County, New Jersey. Per his registration card, he was born 1 February 1908 in Wilson, North Carolina; he lived at 83 Kenilworth Place, Orange, Essex County, N.J. (and later 620 Queen Street, Wilmington, North Carolina; “wears glasses at all times;” and worked for Mr. O’Hara at Dugan Baking Company, Abingdon Avenue, Newark, Essex County, N.J.

In the 1950 census of Wilson, Wilson County: Annie M. Vick, 78, widow; sons Sam Jr., 43, beauty product salesman, and Robert, 40, principal of county school; son-in-law George A. Cowan, 34, agricultural teacher at Edgecombe County schools; sister Monte L., 31, home economics teacher at county school; and brother Samuel Washington, 82, retired postal clerk.

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