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Daily Times paperboys, no. 4.

  • Benjamin Hines

Wilson Daily Times, 5 October 1950.

  • Therman G. Barnes

Wilson Daily Times, 7 October 1950.

In the 1950 census of Wilson, Wilson County: cook Maggie L. Ward, 38; cook Ida Mae, 35; sister Annie, 20, maid; sister Addie, 15; brother Vertice B., 14; nephew Thurman Barnes, 14; and nieces Mable Barnes, 18, and Patricia A. Ward, 1.

  • V. Bruce Ward

Wilson Daily Times, 7 October 1950.

Vertice Bruce Ward was the uncle of Therman G. Barnes, above.

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Daily Times paperboys, no. 3.

  • Charles Batts

Wilson Daily Times, 4 October 1950.

  • Howard Hines Atkins

Wilson Daily Times, 5 October 1950.

  • Elijah Reid

Wilson Daily Times, 5 October 1950.

In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 915 Carolina, Elton Reid, 24; wife Elizabeth, 23; twins Elizabeth and Elijah, 4.

In the 1950 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 915 Carolina, Elton Reid, 35; wife Elizabeth, 34; twins Elizabeth and Eligh, 4.

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Daily Times paperboys, no. 2.

  • Willie Battle Jr.

Wilson Daily Times, 3 October 1950.

In the 1950 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 908 East Nash, widow Mamie Hill, 43; nephew Bobbie Becton, 10; and lodgers Willie Battle, 48, and sons Willie Jr., 17, and James, 16.

  • Percy Bowens

Wilson Daily Times, 3 October 1950.

This boy’s name, in fact, was Percy Bowens. (And he grew up to be a well-known East Wilson businessman.)

In the 1950 census of Wilson, Wilson County: carpenter Welch Bowens, 55; wife Leola, 55; daughter Mary D. Brown, 23, house cleaner; and grandchildren Raymond, 15, LeAnna, 14, and Percy Bowens, 12, and Veronia, 5, Colin Jr., 3, Patricia Ann, 2, and Mary Brown, born in June.

  • Joshua E. Winstead Jr.

Wilson Daily Times, 5 October 1950.

In the 1940 census of North Whitakers township, Nash County, North Carolina: teamster Josh Winstead, 20; wife Flora, 19; and children Joshua E., 2, and Darlina, 9 months.

In the 1950 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 1020 Roberson Street, Flora Bowens, 29, “cook and keep house,” divorced; children Joshua, 12, Darlena D., 10, and Aldonia Winstead, 8; and lodger Susie G. Edwards, 26.

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Daily Times paperboys, no. 1.

  • Benjamin Amos Harris Jr.

Wilson Daily Times, 5 October 1950.

In the 1950 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 312 Finch Street, brick mason foreman Benjamin Harris, 55; wife Pauline, 49; and childrenĀ William, 24, brickmason, Agnes, 18, and Ben Jr., 15.

  • Odell Thomas Simmons

Wilson Daily Times, 5 October 1950.

In the 1940 census of Black Creek township, Wilson County: farmer Junius Simmons, 44; wife Clara, 39; and children Levi, 21, Joseph, 20, Frank, 15, Julia, 10, Lettie, 5, Thomas, 1, and Edward, 9.

In the 1950 census of Wilson, Wilson County: in New Grabneck, carpenter Junious Simmons, 50; wife Clara J., 49, nurse; children Julia M., 20, “clean house and wash and iron,” Lettie L., 16, and Thomas, 10; and grandson William E., 2.

  • James Battle

Wilson Daily Times, 5 October 1950.

In the 1950 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 908 East Nash, widow Mamie Hill, 43; nephew Bobbie Becton, 10; and lodgers Willie Battle, 48, and sons Willie Jr., 17, and James, 16.

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The Daily Times’ Negro news carriers.

Wilson Daily Times, 25 April 1944.

The news carrier “boys” included a girl, Susan Moody.

  • Teddy Jenkins
  • Robert Barnes
  • Willie Lee Smith
  • Navarro Artis
  • James Delaney — in the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: WPA bricklayer George Delany, 46; wife Marian, 39; and children Lewis, 18, Willie, 15, Joyce, 12, Ray, 9, James D., 8, Ruby, 4, and Fred, 2.
  • William Farmer
  • Willie Jones
  • Charles Moody — in the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 410 Daniel Street, Charlie Moody, 38, W.P.A. laborer; wife Martha, 36, laundress; and children Magnolia, 17, Susie G., 14, and Charlie Jr., 12; and mother-in-law Susan Lipscomb, 56.
  • Edward Harris — probably Edward K. Harris, son of Benjamin and Pauline Artis Harris.
  • Susan Moody — see above.
  • Evander Barnes
  • Winford Lee Morgan — in the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 611 Spring, James Morgan, 34; wife Addie May, 29; son Winford Lee, 9; mother-in-law Eunice Lara Fisher, 55, widow; and cousin Ruth Richard, 14.
  • Billie Dew
  • James Spivey
  • Willie Blue
  • Pete Bryant
  • Joseph Knight
  • Joseph Hunter

Clipping courtesy of J. Robert Boykin III.