Wilson Daily Times, 1 June 1911.
News and Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), 12 September 1911.
I haven’t been able to determine whether one-armed Henry Howard was a Wilson County native.
Wilson Times, 30 September 1910.
Wilson Daily Times, 19 May 1936.
Wilson Daily Times, 2 June 1922.
Two unnamed African-American entertainers, described as “singers of note and the highest priced among their race,” were robbed of their wardrobes before a performance at the Globe Theatre. Booker Dew and Sylvester Jones were charged with the theft, and Gussie Davis, Marie Wallace, and Maggie Jefferson with receiving stolen goods. Globe owner Samuel H. Vick, Allen Armstrong, and Noah Tate appeared in court as witnesses.
Wilson Daily Times, 20 September 1945.
Wilson Daily Times, 7 September 1922.
Tenant farmer Roscoe Pearson raised tobacco on Green Watson’s farm between Wilson and Kenly, a town at the edge of Johnston and Wilson Counties. He stored his crop in a packhouse near the road. Three white Johnston County men were accused of stealing his tobacco and selling it at Planters Warehouse in Wilson. A white Wilson policeman testified against the trio, asserting that one of them asked if he thought the matter would be dropped if they paid Watson (not Pearson) for the tobacco.
Clipping courtesy of J. Robert Boykin III.
Wilson Advance, 21 June 1888.
The 1900 census of Wilson County lists three men named Toby Farmer, any of whom might have been the man whose horse was stolen. (Though barber Tobias Farmer, who lived in town, is least likely.)
In Black Creek township: John Melton, 42, farmer; wife Lucy, 43; sons John, 15, and Samuel D., 3; stepson Johnson Farmer, 23; and father-in-law Tobious Farmer, 75, widower.
In Wilson township: Tobias Farmer, 70, wife Willie, 69, and son Warren, 48.
In Wilson town: day laborer Junius, 22, Rosa, 17, Freeda, 10, Robert, 7, Richard, 5, Mark, 2, and Ericker Farmer, 7 months, plus boarder Tobias Farmer, 48, barber.
Wilson Daily Times, 28 October 1927.
Wilson Advance, 5 January 1888.