Wilson Daily Times, 18 July 1948.
Whatever the short-term solution to Rev. Wood’s housing situation was, no longer-term decision was necessary. He passed away in not eighteen months later, and his obituary revealed just who the reverend was.
Wilson Daily Times, 16 December 1949.
- Rev. G.A. Wood — George Albert Wood.
In the 1922 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Wood George A Rev h 1116 E Nash
In the 1925 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Wood Geo A Rev h 1116 E Nash
In the 1928 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Wood Geo A Rev (c; Ella) Wm Pride of Wilson Lodge No 484 A F & A M h 1116 E Nash
In the 1930 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Wood Geo A Rev (c; Ella) h 1116 E Nash
In the 1930 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 1116 East Nash Street, owned and valued at $1500, Methodist minister George A. Wood, 60, and wife Ella, 52. [If Rev. Wood were actually born in 1870, he would not have been one of the first A.M.E.Z. ministers in the state.]
In the summer of 1930, the Daily Times published a series of notices in Town of Wilson vs. G.A. Wood and wife Ella Wood, F.S. Hargraves and Ed Nicholson. The town had made improvements to the street and sidewalks in front of the Woods’ property, and they apparently had failed to pay the share assessed them for the work.
Wilson Daily Times, 26 July 1930.
In 1940, John Wesley Williams registered for the World War II draft in Wilson. Per his registration card, he was born 6 April 1909 in Wilson; lived at 204 South Reid Street; his contact was grandfather George Albert Wood; and he was employed by R.P. Waters, South Street, Wilson.
In the 1941 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Woods Geo (c) h 204 S Reid
- Herbert Woodard‘s Filling Station Cabin
- Rev. E.E. Morgan — Eugene E. Morgan, pastor of Saint John A.M.E. Zion Church
- C.L. Darden — Camillus L. Darden.
Clipping courtesy of J. Robert Boykin III.