Currituck County Photographs
Mildred Dudley Photo Album
[Now in possession of Judy Dudley]
|Mildred Dudley was born March 14, 1910 in Currituck Co. to Samuel Dudley and his 2nd wife, Agnes Simmons. Mildred died unmarried September 24, 1984 in Virginia. Mildred's father had been previously married to Roxanna O'Neal (1870-1900). Samuel and his 2 wives are buried in the Dudley-O'Neal Cemetery in Barco, NC. Mildred is found in the 1910 -1930 census living with her parents and siblings in Crawford Twp. She was counted twice in 1930--once with her family and also in South Norfolk where she was living as a boarder in the Arthur Minter home. She was listed as 20 in both records and it is suspected that she may have been attending school in Norfolk.|
Annie Barco, daughter of Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Barco & Letisha "Lettie" Ballance [see Lettie's photo] was born Nov. 8, 1872 and died Dec. 18, 1953. Annie's death certificate and obituary erroneously lists her father as Frank Ballance. Annie Barco married Grandy Boswood in Currituck Co. on Nov. 8, 1900. Grandy was born Sept. 15, 1859 and died March 14, 1930 [see his death certificate]. Grandy & Annie Boswood had one daughter named Hilda who was born July 6, 1904 and died in Georgia on July 17, 1983. Hilda married Adrian Mathias (1908-1969). The Grandy Boswood home in Barco can be seen here.
The caption on this picture reads "Uncle John Basnight's wife". From all that could be gathered from the Norfolk Co., Virginia census records, her name was Lula in 1900 (born July 1853), 1910 & 1920 & Louise in 1930. She married John Jefferson Basnight in 1900 and so far as can be determined, they had no children. The 1910 census states that Lula, age 56, had been married prior to her marriage to John J. Basnight. This was John's first marriage and Lula was about 9 years older than him. They lived on Bainbridge Street in Norfolk from 1910-1930. According to John J. Basnight's death certificate, he was born Feb. 27, 1862 in Camden Co., NC, the son of John Basnight and Penny Dudley, who were also born in Camden Co. John Jefferson Basnight died June 5, 1944 and is buried in the Dudley-O'Neal Cemetery in Barco, NC. Before his death, he bought a 4-plot section in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk. When Lula died on Dec. 12, 1934 she was buried in this 4-plot section and remains there by herself. If anyone knows anything more about Lula Basnight please contact me.
The caption on this photo says "Wilbur Walker". According to his Currituck Co. delayed birth certificate, he was born Wilbur Graham Walker on Oct. 15, 1905 to Hallie D. Walker & Sabrina "Sadie" Simmons. In 1910 he was age 4 living with his parents and younger brother, Manfred, in Crawford Twp. In 1920 he was age 14 and still lived in Crawford Twp. with his parents and 3 siblings: Manfred, Mildred and Elsie. By 1930 the family had moved to the city of Norfolk, Va. where Wilbur was listed as age 24, single, and working as a plumber at a Sanitary Corporation. Cassie (Dudley) Payne stated that Wilbur moved to Philadelphia, Pa. The Social Security Deaths shows a Wilbur Walker who was born Oct. 5, 1905 (off by 10 days from the delayed birth certificate) and died in Philadelphia in Feb. 1974. According to Young American Patriots (1941-1945) from Norfolk, Va., he was in the US Navy; Born Oct. 15, 1905; Entered the service in July 1943 in Sampson, NY; spent time in San Diego, CA; Attended Currituck High School & Rehoboth Church; was the son of Mrs. Sadie S. Walker of 417 Clay Ave. in Norfolk; and husband of Mrs. Marie Walker.
Photos contributed by Judy Dudley. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research.