Negro Killed

Negro Killed: Shot by Policeman at Kinston While Breaking Into a Store
(Special to the Times-Dispatch)

Kinston, N.C., February 11 – This morning about 3 o’clock Night Policeman J.J. Dunn, while making his beat on North Queen Street, saw a negro named Walter Houston, alias Hunter, entering the store of W.W. Triton through the back way.  The officer fired at him seven times, three balls taking effect.  As soon as he started the firing the negro jumped and ran out through an alley, which opened on North Street, where he fell dead and lay until 9 o’clock, when Coroner R.W. Wooten viewed the body.  No inquest was deemed  necessary.  The body was turned over to the sheriff for burial.

When he searched this morning the authorities found only one apple in his pocket, but it is reported that he had already broken in one or two more places before he had gotten to Mr. Triton’s place of business, and had carried clothing, shoes, etc., away to some of his partners.

Source: “Negro Killed.” Times-Dispatch [Richmond, VA] 12 Feb. 1903. Chronicling America. Library of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov&gt;.

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December 1898 Marriages

Kinston Free Press – 2 Jan 1899

White

  • Bishop Chancey and Katie Harper
  • Daniel Brinson and Julia Whaley
  • I.J. Broados and Mollie White
  • J.N. Bryant and Ida May Turnage
  • James Cauley and Kate Thomas
  • B.Goodman and Alice E. Sutton
  • R.D. Hart and Sue Herring
  • John Jenkins and Penny Jenkins
  • Wm. Jones and Anges Dale
  • B.F. Jones and Ellen Rebecca Moore
  • J.P. Murphy and Ella Howard
  • Matthew H. Smith and Sarah H. Smith
  • R.B. Morgan and Nannie Allen
  • Benj. Sullivan and Claude Arthur
  • John I. Sutton and Cora L. Fields
  • C.H. Smith and Myrtle Marquette
  • Daniel Potter and Sarah E. Nunn
  • D.R. Phillips and Clara Turnage
  • W.N. Rouse and Clemmie L. Smith

Colored

  • Henry Albritton and Sarah Sutton
  • Guilford Bell and Victoria Becks
  • William Bess and Virginia Dawson
  • Will Blount and Rena Suggs
  • Geo. W. Best and Hattie Miller
  • Lewis Chadwick and Sue Wilson
  • Henry Daughtery and Rozella Rhem
  • Henry Gardner and Winnie Davis
  • C.S. Harper and Matilda Wayne
  • Manuel Hill and Julia Moseley
  • John Hargett and Percilla Brown
  • Joshua Isler and Charity Coleman
  • Joe James and Lizzie Outlaw
  • I.F. Lane and Jane Fields
  • James Lovitt and Louise Daughtery
  • John Lee and Hannah Johnson
  • Zebedee Nunn and Bertha Harrison
  • J.F. Noble and Alice Plummer
  • Herbert Soloman and Bessie Dunn
  • Atlas Outlaw and Ora Cople
  • Sam Sutton and Mariah Gardner

Business in 1888

Over on Google Books is a book titled  Norfolk; the Marine Metropolis of Virginia: And the Sound and River Cities of North Carolina. A Narrative.  Published in 1888,  the book gives short accounts of several cities in Virginia and the coast of NC – Kinston included.

According to author George I. Nowitzky, these were the prominent businesses in Kinston as of 1/1/1888.  Many of these names appear in the newspaper:

Bakers & Confectioners

  • McRae & Bizzell, Queen street

Dentist

  • H.D. Harper, D.D.S., office in Opera House

Drugs, Patent Medicines, Perfumery, etc.

  • R.F. Whitehurst, Queen street
  • Henry Dunn, Queen street
  • John E. Parrot, Queen street

General Merchandise

  • S.H. Abbott, Queen street

Dry Goods, Clothing, Books & Shoes

  • C.W. Burt, Queen street

Hardware, Stoves, Building Material

  • B.W. Canaday, Queen street

Jewelry, Watches & Clocks

  • C. Bailey, Queen street

Manufacturers

  • E.M. Hodges, Wagons & Carts
  • Geo. B. Webb, Carriage Maker and & Undertaker
  • J.C. Hay, Cabinetmaker & Undertaker
  • S.H. Abbott, Bricks & Tiles

Machinery, Engines, Buggies, & Wagons

  • J.W. Granger, Queen street

Navigation Company

  • Neuse & Trent River,  J.M. White, Manager

Restaurant

  • “Mays”, J.D. May, Proprietor

Real Estate & General Auctioneer

  • C.W. Burt, Queen street