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Studio shots, nos. 134 and 135: Lonnie Bagley and Leona Jones.

  • Lonnie Bagley

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Lonnie Bagley sitting in Picture-Taking Barnes‘ wicker chair.

In the 1900 census of Old Fields, Wilson County: farmer Henderson Bagley, 70, wife Lenora, 48, daughter Etta, 18, and grandchildren Lonna [Lonnie] Locus, 8, Earnest Locus, 6, and Percy Locus, 2. Next door: Ruffin Bagley, 32, wife Luesah, 25, and son Arthar, 6.

Lonnie Bagley, 20, of Old Fields, son of Frank Locus and Ida Jones [Mary Ida Bagley Jones], married Mary Jane Morgan, 21, of Nash County, daughter of Parker and Mary Morgan, on 16 January 1908 in Old Fields township, Wilson County.

Lonnie Bagley registered for the World War I draft in Nash County. Per his draft registration, he was born 3 July 1891 in Wilson; resided in Bailey; worked as a farmer for Mary J. Glover near Bailey; and had a wife and children.

In the 1920 census of Jackson township, Nash County: on Bailey and Spring Hope Road, Lonnie Bagley, 28; wife Mary J., 30; and children Odel, 10, Weldon, 9, Gladys, 7, Lessie, 6, Ollie M., 4, and Lonnie Jr., 1 month.

Lonnie Bagley registered for the World War II draft in Washington, D.C. Per his registration card, he was born 3 July 1891 in Wilson, N.C.; lived at 2007 O Street, N.W., Washington; and worked for Morrison Brothers, Bethesda, Maryland.

Lonnie Bagley, 51, married Hattie M. Robinson on 12 June 1943 in Washington, D.C.

  • Leona Jones

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Leona Jones.

In the 1920 census of Old Fields township, Wilson County: on Sims Road, farmer Thomas A. Jones, 51; wife Mary I., 45; children Milbry T., 23, Andrew, 19, Leona, 17, James H., 14, Ollie, 9, Ida May, 7, Paul H., 5, and Jim Lawrence, 3; and granddaughter Bettie Lee, 4.

In the 1930 census of Crossroads township, Wilson County: farmer Thomas Jones, 61; wife Ida, 54; and children Leona, 27, Ollie, 19, Ida M., 17, Paul, 15, James, 13, and Willie, 8.

Many thanks to Edith Jones Garnett for the use of these images.

Studio shots, no. 131: Robert Lucas.

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Robert Lucas (1888-1973).

Bob Locus, 22, of Taylors township, son of Duncan and Barbary Locus, married Etta Howard, 18, of Taylors, daughter of Deal and Nancy Howard, on 29 January 1909. [Duncan Locus, 65, of Taylors, married Barbara Eatman, 40, daughter of Jim Taylor and Cary Eatman, on 11 February 1896 in Wilson township.]

In the 1910 census of Taylors township, Wilson County: on Sharp Road, farm laborer Bob Lucas, 21; wife Etta, 19, and daughter Nannie M., 3 months.

In 1917, Robert Lucas registered for the World War I draft. Per his registration card, he was born 20 May 1888 in Nash County; lived in Wilson County; farmed for William Mercer in Wilson County; and had a wife and four children. He signed his name ‘Bob Lucas.’

In the 1920 census of Oldfields township, Wilson County: farmer Bob Lucas, 30; wife Etta, 30; and children Nannie, 10, Ella, 8, Addie, 6, Herman, 4, and Lillie, 1.

In the 1930 census of Jackson township, Nash County: farm laborer Robert Lucas, 42; wife Etta, 41; children Ella, 18, Addie, 16, Herman, 14, Lillie, 12, James, 10, and Willie, 8; and grandchildren Doretha, 3, and Chaner, 3 months.

On 23 November 1934, Herman Lucas, 21, of Wilson County, son of Bob and Etta Lucas, and Mamie Lee Brockington, 19, of Wilson County, daughter of John and Mary Brockington, in Nashville, North Carolina. Witnesses were D. Elbert Williams, Addie Williams and Silas Wright, all of Wilson.

In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 502 Warren Street, Bob Lucas, 50, W.P. A. laborer; wife Etta, 44; children Eller, 24, tobacco factory hanger, Lillie, 20, tobacco factory hanger, James, 18, carpenter’s helper, and Willie, 15; grandchildren Doretha, 11, Etta, 8, Christine, 4, and Shirley, 2.

In 1945, Wade Hilton Finch registered for the World War II draft. Per his registration card, he was born 17 May 1927 in Wilson County; lived at 502 South Warren Street, Wilson; his contact was grandfather Bob Lucas, 502 South Warren; and he worked for mechanic Joe Knight, 501 South Warren.

Robert Lucas died 26 July 1973 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 30 June 1894; worked with carpenter; was married to Rosetta Lucas. Informant was Herman Lucas, 1701 East Nash Street, Wilson.

Photo courtesy of Ancestry.com user weezalini.

Studio shots, no. 126: Julia Pearl Simms Epps.

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Julia Simms Epps (1914-1981).

In the 1930 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: John Simms, 63, wife Milindy, 54, and children Jenette, 23, Rosetta, 20, Johnnie, 18, Paul, 16, Julia, 13, and Mary, 12.

Charlie Epps, 21, of Edgecombe County, son of Silas and Flossie Epps, married Julia Pearlie Simms, 20, of Edgecombe County, daughter of John and Malinda Simms, on 11 February 1936 in Tarboro, Edgecombe County.

In the 1940 census of Toisnot township, Wilson County: laborer Charlie Epps, 26; wife Julia, 27; and son Charlie Jr., 4.

In 1940, Charlie Epps registered for the World War II draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 7 May 1914 in Edgecombe County; resided on Route 1, Elm City, Wilson County; his contact was wife Julia Pearl Epps; and his employer was John L. Griffin, Route 1.

Julia Epps Simms died 20 September 1981 in Baldwin, New York.

Photo courtesy of Ancestry.com user brianandrewbonner.

Studio shots, no. 125: Emmaline Bobbitt Parks.

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Emmaline Bobbitt Parks (1898-1938).

In the 1920 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 404 Walnut Street, John Parks, 28, tobacco factory worker; wife Emeline, 26; children Beatrice, 7, John Jr., 6, Ida, 3, and Mark, 1.

In the 1930 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 405 Mercer, owned, John Parks, 59; wife Emeline H., 32; and children Beatrice, 17, John H., 16, Ida D., 13, Helen G., 7, Douglas R., 5, and Mark A., 11.

Emmaline Parks died 5 March 1938 in Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was born in August 1898 in Clayton, North Carolina, to Mark Bobbitt and Dora Arrey [Avery]; worked as a laborer; and was married. John Parks was informant.

Photo courtesy of Ancestry user Barbette46.

Studio shots, no. 124: Robert Barron Sr.

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Robert Barron Sr. (1914-1993).

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In the 1920 census of Black Creek township, Wilson County: on Wilson & Smithfield Road, Gray Barron, 49, farmer; wife Tempie, 44; and children Laura, 20, Dora, 17, Sarah, 15, Bessie, 13, Aggie, 10, Minnie, 8, and Robert, 6.

In the 1930 census of Toisnot township, Wilson County: farmer Gray Barron, 63; wife Tempy, 58; children Dora, 26, Larro, 28, Minnie, 15, and Robert, 16; and grandchildren Ernest, 9, J.C., 8, Lucile, 5, and Areline, 2.

In 1940, Robert Barron registered for the World War II draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 1 May 1914 in Wilson County; lived at Route 1, Elm City; his contact was sister Minnie Bynum; and he worked for James Whitehead, Route 1, Elm City.

In the 1951 Plainfield, New Jersey, city directory: Barron Robert (Naomi) fctywkr h538 W 3rd

Robert Barron Sr. died 31 August 1983 in Irvington, Essex County, New Jersey.

Photo courtesy of Ancestry.com user rogerbarron52.

Studio shots, no. 123: Hilliard Ellis Jr.

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Hilliard Ellis Jr. (1865-1924).

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In the 1870 census of Taylor township, Wilson County: farmer Hilliard Ellis, 43; wife Feribee, 40; and children Caroline, 16, William, 14, George, 11, Emily, 9, Hilliard, 6, Mary H., 4, and Warren, 8 months.

In 1880 census of Taylors township, Wilson County: Hilliard Ellis, 53; wife Fereby, 50; and children Hilliard Jr., 17; Mary A., 13; Warren, 12; Phillis, 10; and Milby, 6.

On 29 November 1887, Hilliard Ellis Jr., 22, son of Hilliard Ellis and Feraby Ellis, married Cora Williams, 21, daughter of Austin Williams and Nelly Williams, in Wilson County. Samuel Rowe applied for their license, and Warren Ellis witnessed the application.

In the 1900 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: blacksmith Hillard Ellis, 34; wife Cora, 31; and children Willie, 11, Floyd, 6, and Ben, 2.

In the 1910 census of Old Fields township, Wilson County: farmer Hilliard Ellis, 44; wife Cora, 42; and children Floid, 17, Benjamin, 13, Hilliard D., 9, and Cora L., 9.

Cora Lee Howard died 13 October 1918 in Taylor township, Wilson County. Per her death certificate, she was 18 years old; married; and was the daughter of Hilliard Ellis and Cora Williams. M.S. Gilliam was the attending physician.

In the 1920 census of Old Fields township, Wilson County: tenant farmer Hillard Ellis, 53; wife Cora, 52; and children Floyd, 24, Bennie, 21, Hillard, 19, and Walter M., 5.

Hillard Ellis died 20 March 1924 in Taylor township, Wilson County. Per his death certificate, he was born 30 September 1865 in Wilson County to Hillard Ellis and Fabriby Rountree; was farmer working for Furney High; and was married to Cora Ellis.

Wilson Daily Times, 5 February 1948.

Photo courtesy of Ancestry.com user tishbaldez.