unemployment

If you are out of work.

Wilson Daily Times, 15 February 1932.

As the Great Depression deepened, Henry Ellis Post No. 17, American Legion, collected names of unemployed workers and sought employers willing to hire.

  • Thomas Cook — Per his World War I service card, Thomas Cook, 619 Stantonsburg Street, Wilson, was born 18 May 1894 in Wilson and inducted into military service on 19 July 1918. He served in Companies A and B of the 147th Labor Battalion and was discharged on 31 May 1919.
  • Nathan Haskins
  • J.W. Pitt — John W. Pitt (or Pitts) registered for the World War I draft in 1917 in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 4 August 1891 in Newberry, South Carolina; lived on Vance Street, Wilson; and worked as a carpenter in Wilson for “Mr. Lassiter of Rocky Mount.”
  • Dr. G.S. Butterfield — Dr. George K. Butterfield.
  • H.M. Fitts — Howard M. Fitts.
  • A.N. Darden — Arthur N. Darden.
  • Henry Ellis Post No. 17

North Carolina World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919, http://www.ancestry.com