Studio shots, no. 214: Oscar Bullock.

Oscar Bullock (1878-1972).


In the 1880 census of Saratoga township, Wilson County: farmer John Bullock, 25; wife Elizabeth, 22; and children Oscar, 2, and Connie, 7 months.

In the 1900 census of Saratoga township, Wilson County: Robert Edwards, 29, farmer; wife Charity, 32; children James, 4, Elizabeth, 2, and Becky, 8 months; and boarder Oscar Bullock. [All were described as white, but were African-American.]

On 17 January 1906, Oscar Bullock, 27, and Agnes Horne, 19, married in Wilson County.

In the 1910 census of Saratoga township, Wilson County: farmer Oscar Bullock, 30; wife Agnes, 24; and children David, 3, and John C., 1.

In 1918, Oscar Bullock registered for the World War I draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 15 April 1874; resided on Route 1, Fountain, Wilson County; worked as a farmer for Romain Langley; his “right leg [was] born broke”; and his nearest relative was Agnes Bullock.

In the 1920 census of Saratoga township, Wilson County: farmer Oscar Bullock, 48; wife Aggie, 45l children Dave, 14, John, 12, Fetie, 10, Daisy, 8, Agnes, 6, Minnie, 4, and Polly, 1; niece Mary Horn, 5; and John Horn, 3.

Agnes Bullock died 27 April 1925 in Saratoga township, Wilson County. Per her death certificate, she was born in 1882 to Essex Horne and was married to Dave [sic] Bullock. Dave Bullock was informant.

In the 1940 census of Saratoga township, Wilson County: farm laborer Oscar Bulluck, 65; wife Martha, 57; daughter Ethel, 17; and step-grandchildren Lewis, 28, Elberta, 23, Elmer Marie, 3, and Henry Lee Newton, 2.

Oscar Bullock died 15 July 1962 at Mercy Hospital, Wilson, Wilson County. Per his death certificate, he was born in 1872 in Edgecombe County; was a widower; lived at 1705 Washington Street Extension; had worked as a farmer; and was buried in Bullock cemetery, Fountain, North Carolina. Elder Dave Bullock was informant.

Photo courtesy of Cynthia Bullock Hines.

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