|Pritchard courtesy Jack Dudley|
228 Elm Street - Five-bay center-hall plan I-house which may incorporate a slightly earlier house which served as a Methodist parsonage, with decorative one-story porch, rear wings, fine detailing, asbestos siding. Pritchard.was the president of the Swansboro Land and Lumber Company.
Thomas Henry Pritchard Sr. 1855-1920 was born in Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina to George Lafayette Pritchard and Catherine Riddick Congleton.
In the 1900 census, Thomas Sr. and his wife Charity Hampden "Singie" Anthony were living in Scotland Neck, North Carolina; at that time their son Thomas Henry Pritchard Jr. was 16-years old.
|Thomas H. Pritchard Jr. 1883-1945|
The 1920 Swansboro census recorded "lumberman" T.H. Pritchard Sr. 64 and T.H. Pritchard Jr. 36, lumber inspector - in the same household. That year T. H. Pritchard Sr. died in Kinston, North Carolina.
By 1930 47-year-old "lumberman" Thomas H. Pritchard Jr. had married Mary W. (Ward?). In the household were Frank Ward 27, George W. Ward 25, Clifton Ward 19 and Mary M. Ward--all perhaps children of Mary.
Thomas Henry Pritchard Jr.'s death certificated noted his having been in the community of Swansboro for 40 years. He was noted as bookkeeper in the lumber business. Pritchard was buried in Ward Cemetery.
Pritchard Jr. or Sr. built another house at 214 Walnut about the same time.