Dancy, Preston


Preston Dancy, an old negro and well known in Tarboro died last Saturday night at his home.  Old age was the principal cause of his death.

Dancy was the man who mixed the first bag of fertilizer ever sold by the Royster Co., then a very small and private business.  He took great pride in the fact that he was with the company when it first started.   


Transcription from the newspaper, The Wilson Times, Wilson, North Carolina, 28 November 1911, found on the website, Chronicling America (, accessed 14 March 2021.   

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