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Commencement. — Black Wide-Awake

In 1921, Wilson Colored Graded School educated students through the eighth grade. The wide range of students’ ages reflects the difficulty of regular school attendance, in an era of untreatable childhood illness and other family challenges. Dr. F.S. Hargrave — Frank S. Hargrave. Artelia Barnes — Leo Artelia Barnes (1906-1962) was a daughter of John M. and Annie Darden Barnes. She married […]

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Taylor sisters. — Black Wide-Awake

Alice Taylor Perry and Martha Taylor Jones, circa 1910. Martha and Alice Taylor were the daughters of Daniel and Lucinda Renfrow Taylor and grew up in Old Fields township. Martha, born 20 September 1887, married Wesley Jones, son of Thomas and Kizziah Powell Jones, in about 1912. She died 24 January 1970 in Wilson. Alice, born about […]

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Mr. and Mrs. Jones celebrate their 50th anniversary. — Black Wide-Awake

New York Age, 21 March 1959. In late March 1959, the seven children of Wesley and Martha Taylor Jones — Mildred Jones Crittenden, Lucille Jones Peterson, Vernon Jones, Willia Jones Turner, John Wesley Jones, James Jones and Elroy Jones — threw a party in East Elmhurst, Queens, New York, to celebrate their parents’ 50th anniversary. […]

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