obituary

Death notices of Will Bulluck and Nokomis Swinson.

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Wilson Daily Times, 9 October 1941.

  • Will Bulluck

In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: Will Bullock, 67, driving dray, and wife Pearl, 49, cooking.

Per his death certificate, Will Bullock was a native of Edgecombe County. He was working as a railroad laborer at the time of his death (at age 67), and his body was returned to Wilson for burial.

  • Niknois Swinson — Nokomis Swinson, 19, is listed in the 1940 census of Speights Bridge township, Greene County, with his mother Lula Swinson.

The funeral of Dr. William A. Mitchner.

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Wilson Daily Times, 10 November 1941.

The obituary of Nora A. Jones, 101.

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Nora A. Jones, 2 January 1919-18 May 2020.

Nora A. Jones, age 101, of Wilson transitioned from labor to reward on Monday, May 18, 2020.  Funeral service will be held Monday, May 25 at 12 noon at St. John AME Zion Church, Wilson.  Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

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In the 1920 census of Wilson, Wilson County: on Nash Street, Frank Mitchell, 27, laborer; wife Allice, 23; and daughter Nora A., 1; plus boarder Noah Bess, 63, widower.

In the 1930 census of Wilson, Wilson County: in New Grabneck, carpenter Frank Mitchell, 37; wife Alice, 31, teacher; and daughter Nora A., 10.

In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: in New Grabneck, carpenter Frank Mitchell, 52; wife Alice, 39, teacher; and daughter Nora Allen, 19.

On 27 October 1946, Walter A. Jones, 24, of Wilson, son of Joe Jones and Virginia Applewhite Jones, married Nora Allen Mitchel, 25, of Wilson, daughter of Frank and Alice Mitchell, in Wilson. A.M.E. Zion minister William A. Hilliard performed the ceremony in the presence of Frank Mitchell, Alice Mitchell, and Mrs. Louis Thomas.

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The obituary of Cora Artis.

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Wilson Times, 20 November 1925.

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In the 1880 census of Gardners township, Wilson County: farmer Jessie Artis, 34; wife Patsey, 35; and children Adeline, 15, Dora, 12, Lornce, 7, Barney, 4, Jane, 2, and Corah, 2 months.

In the 1900 census of Gardners township, Wilson County: farmer Jessie Artis, 55; wife Patsie, 58; and children Larnce, 27, Bonnie, 24, James, 22, Cora, 20, and Emma, 17.

In the 1910 census of Gardners township, Wilson County: farmer Jessie Artis, 55; wife Patsie, 58; and children Larnce, 27, Bonnie, 24, James, 22, Cora, 20, and Emma, 17.

In the 1920 census of Gardners township, Wilson County: farmer Jessie Artis, 69; wife A. Patsy, 64; and daughter Cora, 30.

Cora Artis died 17 November 1925. Her death certificate belied the newspaper’s claim of the heroic efforts of four physicians to save her life, noting her cause of death as “pneumonia stated to us no Doctor.”

The obituary of Eleanor F. Hooker.

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Wilson Daily Times, 18 October 1944.

The obituary of John Montique.

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Wilson Daily Times, 23 July 1949.

  • John Montique —

On 18 September 1908, Johnies Montague, 25, of Wake County, married Laura E. Watson, 19, of Saratoga, in Wilson County. N.D. King performed the ceremony in the presence of Allen T. Williams, Phenie Williams and Butler Jones.

In the 1910 census of Old Fields township, Wilson County: farmer John W. Montague, 24, and wife Laurena, 17.

In the 1920 census of Old Fields township, Wilson County: on Bailey & Kenly Road, farmer Johnatha Monteque, 37; wife Laurena, 27; and children Lena May, 7, Norman Lee, 5, Walter L., 3, Lee Oda, 2, and E.C. ,1 month.

In the 1930 census of Old Fields township, Wilson County: farmer John H. Montegue, 42; wife Laurena, 38; and children Lena M., 17, Norman L., 15, Walter L., 14, Leora, 12, E.C., 10, Calona, 8, Johnny Jr., 5, and Wilbert, 2.

George H. Washington is buried at Crown Hill.

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Indianapolis Recorder, 9 May 1936.

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In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: blacksmith Jerry Washington, 42; wife Jane, 29; and children Georgiana, 14, Joshua, 12, William, 11, George H., 7, Andrew, 5, and Samuel, 2.

In the 1880 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: blacksmith Jerry Washington, 52; wife Jane, 40; and children George H., 17, works in blacksmith shop, Andrew, 14, Samuel, 12, Anna Maria, 8, Paul, 6, Sarah Jane, 3, and Mary Cathren, 11 months.

On 15 August 1901, George Henry Washington, 38, of Wilson, son of Jerry and Jane Washington, married Cora Miller, 25, of Wilson, daughter of Cynthia Miller, at the bride’s residence on Green Street. A.M.E. Zion minister C.L. Alexander performed the service in the presence of Sallie M. Barbour and Alice F. Moore. [George Washington was the brother of Samuel H. Vick‘s wife, Annie Washington Vick. She is the “Anna Vicks” erroneously listed as George’s daughter in the obituary.]

In the 1910 census of Indianapolis, Center township, Marion County, Indiana: Marie Smith, 35, single, laundress, born in Kentucky, and George H. Washington, 50, widower, railroad company coach cleaner, born in North Carolina.

In the 1910 census of Wilson, Wilson County: widowed cook Lou Miller; her daughter Cora Washington, 34, a widowed school teacher; her grandchildren Irene, 7, James, 4, and Cora Washington, 1; and two boarders, Mary Hadley, 20, cook, and Mary Pender, 60, widowed servant. [Obviously, neither George nor Cora Washington was, in fact, a widower. They had been either separated (most likely) or divorced since George H. Washington had taken up residence in Indiana in 1903.]

In the 1920 census of Indianapolis, Center township, Marion County, Indiana: Emma Lilly, 49, widow, laundress, born in Kentucky, and George Washington, 30 [sic], married, railroad employee, born in North Carolina.

George H. Washington died 28 April 1936 in Indianapolis, Center township, Marion County, Indiana. Per his death certificate, he was born in 1856 in Wilson County, North Carolina, to Jerry Washington; was the widower of Cora Washington; was a laborer; and lived at 802 1/2 Indiana Avenue.

The remains of West Vick, a colored soldier, return.

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Wilson Daily Times, 18 March 1919.

In the 1900 census of Stony Creek township, Nash County: farm laborer John Vick, 45; wife Hanna, 40; and children Tassey, 21, Clara, 19, Johnnie, 17, Berry, 15, Elisha, 13, Joseph, 10, Westray, 9, Paul 3, and Baby, 1.

Wesley Vick, 21, son of John and Hannah Vick, married Sarah Locus, 20, daughter of Jesse and Florida Locus, on 25 May 1912, in Wilson.

Little Yevette Sellers passes.

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Wilson Daily Times, 5 January 1945.

Just a few days into 1945, seven year-old Yevette Coridian Sellers died of acute food poisoning. Her neighbors and schoolmates at Sam Vick Elementary served as pallbearers and flower bearers at her funeral at Saint John A.M.E. Zion. She was buried in Rest Haven cemetery.

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  • Yevette C. Sellers
  • Leah Ford
  • Liston Sellers — Liston Sellers registered for the World War II draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 23 October 1916 in Wake County, North Carolina; lived at 910 Green Street, Wilson; his contact was wife Leah Sellers; and he worked for Dick Punch at O’Brien Factory, Wilson.
  • W.A. Hilliard — in 1942, William Alexander Hilliard registered for the World War II draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 14 September 1904 in Greenville, Texas; was a minister in the A.M.E. Zion Church serving in Wilson; resided at 119 Pender Street; and his contact was Mrs. Veta Watson, 2449 Woodland Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • O.J. Hawkins — Rev. Obra J. Hawkins.
  • Rudolph Farmer — Nelson Rudolph Farmer was born 1933 to Paul Farmer and Cora Rountree Farmer.
  • Chas. Bynum — Charles Bynum.
  • Russell Wingate — Russell Winford Wingate was born in 1928 to Luther C. Wingate and Mamie Daniel Wingate.
  • Reddick Henderson — Rederick Caswell Henderson was born in 1934 to Hattie M. Henderson and Roderick Taylor.
  • Jesse Davis — Jesse Lee Davis was born in 1932 to Clinton Davis and Alliner Sherrod Davis.
  • George Brodie — George Thomas Brodie was born in 1931 to George Brodie and Elma Tabron Brodie.
  • Thomas Peacock — Thomas Levi Peacock was born in 1928 to Levi Peacock and Eloise Reaves Peacock.
  • Cornelius Moye — Carnelius Bryant Moye was born in 1931 to Fred Lee Moye and Esther Battle Moye.
  • Leatrice Speights — Leatrice Speight was born in 1937 to Doll Speight and Lula Mae Barnes Speight.
  • Selma Brown — Selma Lee Brown was born in 1937 to George Brown and Lea Davis Brown.
  • Helen Barnes — Helen Barnes was born in 1934 to Boisey and Flossie Howard Barnes.
  • Vilma Dew — Vilma Dew born to Earnest Dew and Geneva Wynn Dew.
  • Joyce Walker
  • Shirlie Best — Shirley Yvonne Best was born in 1934 to Thelma Best.
  • Clara Cannon — Clara Cannon was born in 1936 in James Cannon and Deborah Patterson Cannon.
  • Evangeline Reid — Edith Evangeline Reid.
  • Fay Bryant — Fay Gwendolyn Bryant was born in 1935 to Willie Bryant and Sarah Thomas Bryant.
  • Jeane Bryant — Jean Willette Bryant was born in 1934 to Willie Bryant and Sarah Thomas Bryant.
  • Joan Bynum — Joan Gregory Bynum was born in 1933 to Graham Bynum and Catherine Whitehead Bynum.
  • Bettie Jean Handy — Bettie Jean Handy was born 1937 to Alexander Handy and Daisy Woodard Handy.
  • Patricia Garner
  • Hattie Margaret Henderson — Hattie Margaret Henderson was born in 1936 to Hattie M. Henderson and Roderick Taylor.