Mad dogs in Black Creek; or Sam Rice loved his dog so much.

Wilson Daily Times, 7 June 1934.


In the 1930 census of Crossroads township, Wilson County: farmer Samuel Rice, 35; wife Nettie, 36; and children Essie M., 17, Jeneva, 14, and Beatrice, 13.

In the 1940 census of Black Creek township, Wilson County: farmer Sam Rice, 43; wife Nettie, 47; and son Richard, 11.

In 1945, Richard Rice registered for the World War II draft in 1945. Per his registration card, he was born 2 December 1927 in Wake County, North Carolina; lived at Route 1, Lucama, Wilson County; his contact was father Sam Rice; and he worked for Lannie Smith, Five Points, Wilson.

Sam Rice died in Black Creek township on 16 January 1946. Per his death certificate, he was born in 1885 in Spartanburg, South Carolina; was married to Nettie Rice; and worked in farming.

Clipping courtesy of J. Robert Boykin III.

Snaps, no. 80: two boys and a dog.

Lucian J. Henderson, in aviator helmet and goggles, stands with a dog between two unidentified houses in East Wilson. The boy at left in striped socks, also unidentified, is standing in the remnants of a light snow. The photo dates to the mid-1930s.

Photo in the collection of Lisa Y. Henderson.

Worthy colored man bitten by dog.

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Wilson Daily Times, 7 October 1921.

  • Jim Crocker — in the 1910 census of Wilson, Wilson County: odd jobs laborer James W. Crocker, 40, and wife Nancy, 34. In the 1925 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Crocker James lab h 206 Pender and Crocker Nancy cook h 206 Pender
  • Lula Creech — in the 1920 census of Wilson, Wilson County: renting 421 Green Street, general laborer Haywood Creech, 28, and wife Lula, 26.