baggage transfer

Dave Barnes, porter, gives “prompt attention to all.”


Wilson Advance, 14 September 1893.


Wilson Daily Times, 16 October 1896.


Wilson Daily Times, 1 November 1910.


Charlotte Observer, 26 January 1913.


On 31 January 1884, David Barnes, no age reported, married Pattie Battle, 17, at Efford Battle‘s in Wilson County. Minister E.H. Ward performed the ceremony in the presence of Sarah Artice, Mary Linsey, and James Barnes.

On 15 April 1894, David Barnes, 35, married Della Hines, 32, in Wilson. Rev. Fred M. Davis performed the ceremony at the bride’s home in the presence of J.T. Deans, Mrs. Hardy Tate, and Hardy Tate.

In the 1900 census of Wilson, Wilson County: hotel porter Dave Barnes, 40; wife Della; and children Walter, 20, William, 15, Lucy, 13, Dave, 5, and Viola, 11. [The older children were, in fact, Walter Hines, William Hines, and Lucy Hines, Della Hines Barnes’ children and Dave’s stepchildren.]

On 10 December 1904, Mack Jones, 21, of Halifax County, son of Mack and Lucy Jones, married Viola Barnes, 17, of Edgecombe County, daughter of David Barnes of Wilson County, at the “home house” in Township No. 12, Edgecombe County.

Viola Jones died 8 September 1909 in Scotland Neck, Halifax County, North Carolina. Per her death certificate, she was born 1 February 1887 in Wilson to Dave Barnes of Wilson and Pattie Battle of Edgecombe County; was married; and was buried in Marys Chapel. Mack Jones was informant.

David Barnes died 23 January 1913 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was 52 years old; worked in “hoteling”; was married; and was born in Wilson to unknown parents. Informant was William Hines.

Efford Barnes died 31 May 1913 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was 30 years old; was born in Wilson to Davit Barnes of Wilson and Pattie Battle of Halifax; and was a common laborer. William Hines was informant.

Boisey Otha Barnes died 24 April 1956 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 6 April 1902 in Wilson to Dave and Della Barnes; was married to Flossie Barnes; lived at 1312 Fikewood Street; and was a physician.