Wilson Daily Times, 18 June 1945.
In the 1880 census of Toisnot township, Wilson County: farm laborer Willis Mordicai, 28; wife Martha A., 24; and children Katie, 6, Mary D., 4, and Dinksy A., 1.
In the 1900 census of Toisnot township, Wilson County: farmer Willis Mordica, 53; wife Martha, 52; children Dinksy, 20, Etta, 16, Darcas, 14, and Hampton, 4; and grandsons Edgar, 2, and Fred, 3.
On 1 February 1901, Reddick Batts, 47, son of Mack and Anika Batts, married Dinkey Modica, 23, daughter of Willis and Martha Ann Modica, at “Fairview Plantation,” Toisnot township. Baptist minister Isaac Barnes performed the ceremony.
On 17 January 1906, Willie Barnes, 30, of Elm City, son of Bob and Hannah Barnes, married Etta Modica, 21, of Elm City, daughter of Willis and Martha Ann Modica, at Willis Modica’s residence.
In the 1910 census of Toisnot township, Wilson County: farm laborer Willis Modiky, 56; wife Martha, 53; and grandsons Jessey, 14, Edgar, 13, and Fred, 12.
On 28 October 1919, Edgar Modica, 22, son [sic] of Willis and Martha Modica, married Cora Hall, 20, daughter of Alex and Mollie Hall.
In the 1920 census of Toisnot township, Wilson County: on Wilson-Tarboro Road, Willis Modica, 65; wife Martha, 64; grandsons Fred, 22, and Edgar, 23, and Edgar’s wife Cora, 22.
Willis Modica died 26 June 1929 in Toisnot township, Wilson County. Per his death certificate, he was 85 years old; was born in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., to Nowell Daniel and Millie Daniel; was married to Martha A. Modica; and worked in farming.
In the 1930 census of Toisnot township, Wilson County: farmer Edgar Modica, 32, and grandmother Martha, 74.
In the 1940 census of Toisnot township, Wilson County: Martha Modica, 82, living alone.
Martha Ann Modica died 16 June 1945 at her home at 408 South Warren Street, Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was born 18 April 1856 in Granville County, North Carolina, to Harry Watson and Mariah [maiden name unknown]; was a widow; and was buried in Elm City, N.C. Kattie Jeffrey, 408 South Warren, was informant.
Fannie Ricks died 30 December 1945 in Elm City, Wilson County. Per her death certificate, she was born 30 July 1884 in Wilson County to Willis Modica and Marthann Watson and was married to George Ricks.
Katie Modica Jefferys died 24 December 1968 in Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was born 7 February 1873 to Willis Modica and Martha Ann Watson; was a widow; and loved at 1402 Atlantic Street, Wilson. Bessie Lassiter was informant.