veterinarian

Reid’s Wart Cure.

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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.