resisting arrest

Police shoot man for “resisting arrest.”

Wilson Daily Times, 1 June 1949.


In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: Bessie Ward, 36, hanging tobacco at redrying plant, and her children Percy, 19, assistant attendant at gasoline filling station, Essie Mae, 17, hanging tobacco at redrying plant, Charlie, 16, janitor at theatre; Magdeline, 13, Luther, 12, Le Roy, 11, Marvin Jr., 7, and Dorphine Poole, 1; as well as sister Mattie Williams, 21, widow.

Luther “Pat” Poole registered for the World War II draft in Wilson in 1945. Per his registration card, he was born 7 June 1927 in Wilson County; lived at 217 West Walnut Street; his contact was mother Bessie Poole; and he worked for Morehead City Fish Market, Wilson.