Wilson Daily Times, 22 January 1941.
- Rev. Walter Thorpe
On 16 November 1921, Walter Thorp, 44, of Wilson, son of Anderson and Lucinda Thorp, married Rebecca Kent, 28, of Wilson, daughter of Elbert and Lissie Kent, in Wilson. A.M.E. Zion minister Bryant P. Coward performed the ceremony in the presence of W.F Edwards, G.E. Lyles, and S.B. Thomas.
In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 1111 Washington Street, owned and valued at $2000, carpenter Walter Thorpe, 63; wife Rebecca, 46, sewing; and boarder Jane Boyd, 37, county home demonstration agent.
Walter T. Thorpe died 21 January 1941 at Mercy Hospital, Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 30 November 1886 in Granville County, N.C., to Anderson Thorpe and Lucy Thorpe; was married to Rebecca Thorpe; lived at 1111 Washington Street; and was a minister.
- Buddie Hagans — William Lawrence Hagans, Jr.
In the 1900 census of Gardners township, Wilson County: farmer Larnce Haggan, 49, wife Etha, 44, and children Joe, 21, Augustus, 19, Oscar, 18, Charlie, 16, Annie, 13, Connie, 10, Lena, 8, Mollie, 7, William L., 4, Minnie, 3, and Pattie, 1, and Lawrence’s widowed mother Alice Hagans, 70.
In the 1910 census of Gardners township, Wilson County: on Plank Road, farmer Lawrence Haggans, 60; wife Mary, 56; and children Mollie, 17, Lawrence Jr., 16, Minnie, 14, and Pattie, 12.
On 30 December 1914, Laurence Hagans, 20, of Gardners township, son of Laurence and Mary Hagans, married Mary Thomas, 16, of Gardners township, daughter of Alfred and Lou Thomas, at Alfred Thomas‘.
In the 1920 census of Gardners township, Wilson County: farmer Lawrence Haggans, 24; wife Mary, 22; daughter D. Ermie, 4; and cousin Jordan Thomas, 13.
In the 1940 census of Gardners township, Wilson County: farm laborer W.L. Hagans, 46; wife Mary, 41; and daughter Erma Dean, 25.
William F. [sic] Hagans died 19 January 1941 in Gardners township, Wilson County. Per his death certificate, he was 47 years old; was born in Wilson County to Larence Hagans and Mary Pender; was married to Mary Hagans; and worked as a farmer.
- Rev. G.S. Bobbitt
In the 1900 census of Long Acre township, Beaufort County, North Carolina: odd jobs laborer Sidney G. Bobbitt, 38; wife Millie, 33; and children Walter L., 12, Ernest, 10, Viola, 4, and Lillie, 1.
In the 1930 census of Speights Bridge township, Greene County, North Carolina: farmer Sidney Bobbitt, 54; wife Millie, 52; children Agnes, 18, and Ellen, 14, ;and granddaughter Anna Lee, 5.
In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: Nathaniel Winstead, 27; wife Ellen, 25; and son Nathaniel Jr., 3; plus lodger Sidney Bobbitt, 65.
Giles Stanley Bobbitt died 21 January 1941 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was 65 years old; was born in Granville County to Elex Bobbitt; was the widower of Millie Bobbitt; was engaged in preaching; and was buried in Rountree [probably Vick] cemetery. Walter Lee Bobbitt was informant.
Clipping courtesy of J. Robert Boykin III.