This house is located just outside the East Wilson Historic District.
In 1918, Sankey Jones registered for the World War I draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 25 July 1879; lived on Faison Street; worked as a laborer for Hackney Wagon; and his nearest relative was Ida Jones.
In the 1928 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Jones Sanky (c; Ida J) hlpr h 902 Faison
Ida Jones died 2 December 1928 in Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was born 2 March 1886 in Wilson County to Patrick Faison and Ella Blunt; was married to Sankey Jones; and worked as a laundress.
Sankey Jones’ house was advertised for sheriff’s sale in 1929, but it appears that he was able to redeem it.
Wilson Daily Times, 29 August 1929.
In the 1930 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 902 Faison, owned and valued at $1000, Sanky Jones, 40, wagon factory laborer; wife Amecia, 38, cook; children James, 16, and Ray M., 13; and lodger Frank Sharp, 48, gardener.
In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 902 Faison Street, Sankie Jones, 60; wife Armecie, 43, cook; roomer Joe McDowell, 41, plasterer, and wife Marinie, 41, cook, and Annie May Bowden, 34, domestic.
In the 1941 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Jones Sanky (c; Armesia) h 902 Faison
Sankey Jones died 6 February 1942 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 26 January 1884 in Wilson County to Henry Jones and Elizabeth Darring; was married to Armecia Jones, age 44; worked as a laborer for Hackney Wagon Company; and was buried in Rountree cemetery.
Armecia Jones died 8 September 1959 at the Green Street crossing of the A.C.L. railroad in Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was born 10 July 1893 in Louisburg, N.C., to Mary Malone; was widowed; and resided at 902 Faison Street. Raye Frazier of Brooklyn was informant.
Wilson Daily Times, 10 September 1959.
Photograph by Lisa Y. Henderson, October 2018.