Durham County, NC

1920 5th Grade Class Picture

The picture was taken in 1920 of the fifth grade class of Ms. Eva Neal. I don't know the name of the school, but it was in Durham. The names are on the back of the picture, but someone cut off some of the names at the bottom. Names 16 - 18, 31 - 32 are missing. My Mother is on the third row, fourth from the left. Mother told a story about one of the boys in the picture. I can't remember which one, but he could wiggle his ears, and nothing else moved. She kept practicing and trying until she could do it, too, and she really could wiggle her ears. I saw her do it many times.

Born 19 April 1909, her name was Christine Wilkins, dau. of Charlie B. and Delia Wallace Wilkins, originally from Johnston Co. Mother and her family lived on Anderson St. in West Durham, and my grandfather worked at the cotton mill. I think it was Erwin Mills. The family moved back to Selma in Johnston Co. the next year, and she lived there the rest of her life. She and my Father, Robert E. Hill were married in 1934. One of her brothers, L. R. Wilkins, remained in Durham, for by that time he was married and had a family of his own. She had three more brothers: Charlie Van, James Clinton and Edward Skinner. She also had one sister, Pauline.

Back of Picture

1920 - Fifth Grade

Miss Eva Neal

 1. Edward N.			19. Katie Jeffreys
 2. Paul Taylor			20. Ophelia Wood
 3. Dewey Peede			21. Margaret Phillips
 4. Charles McBroome		22. Carlotta Satterfield
 5. Robert Crabtree		23. Lois Cates
 6. Vernon Wallace		24. Myrtle Williams
 7. Jasper Bane			25. Winston Montgomery
 8. Lois Rhodes			26. Edgar Andrews
 9. Lucille Rigsbee		27. Theodore Smith
10. Lillie Howard		28. Hall Capps
11. Christine Williams		29. Coy Weaver
12. Estelle Rigsbee		30. Dennis James
13. Daisy Ray			31. [torn off]
14. Lois Cheek			32. [torn off]
15. Myrtle Keck
16. Mary Belkes (?)
17. [torn off]
18. [torn off]

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