Another testimonial to Elijah L. Reid‘s veterinary skill, this time from two doctors, a sheriff and a judge.
Reprinted in Hugh B. Johnston’s “Looking Backward” column in the 18 August 1955 edition of the Wilson Daily Times. The original print date appears to be 26 December 1902.
Wilson Times, 11 August 1899.
In 1899, veterinary surgeon Dr. Elijah L. Reid moved his practice from Stantonsburg to the greener pastures of the town of Wilson, setting up at Jefferson D. Farrior‘s livery stable. He came with glowing references.
Wilson Daily Times, 25 April 1911.
More re veterinarian Elijah L. Reid here.
Wilson Advance, 12 June 1895.
Elijah L. Reid (1864-1948) was the first (and perhaps only ever) African-American veterinarian in Wilson County. His father, Washington Reid (1822-1889), was a prosperous farmer in northeast Wayne County, near modern Eureka. The Reids were a free family of color whose matriarch, Rhoda Reid, was born about 1795.