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"The Board of Registrars for the fourth ward of the city was comprised of Messrs. Thomas S. Jones, chairman, Roy K. Flannagan and Water Dinwiddie. The board registered during its sitting the following qualified voters:..colored: J. Allen, Robt. Bullock, A.T. Buckner, G.W. Brown, Henry Blue, J.W.Burns, Charles Burley, R.T. Brown, J.L. Coles, Wm. E. Catlett, Wm. Dickerson, Robert Flood, Charles Fuller, C.D. Goodloe, Charles Goodloe, P.S. Hooker, Elder Harris, Albert Hooker, Hudson Jenkins, Robert Kelser, G.W. Lawson, W.O. Lewis, J.E. Moon, J.P. Michie, Thos. Preston, R.C. Quarles, Warner Rives, Albert Southall, B.E. Tonsler, Lee Watson, Allen Watson and P.Y. Wyatt."[1]
  • November 4 – the first election after Virginia's Constitution of 1902 became law. A list of qualified, registered African American voters from Charlottesville’s fourth ward, was reported in the October 29 issue of the Daily Progress.[2]


  • April 20Monticello lost a long-time resident when Willis Sheldon, who has been gatekeeper for nearly a half century, died on Jefferson’s mountain. He “was buried this afternoon at 3 o’clock in the colored burying grounds near the Jefferson mansion,” the Daily Progress reported the day after he died. “The deceased had been blind for years, and was always found at the post until a few days ago [when] he became too feeble for duty.[3]


  1. Web. </ref , staff, Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, October 29, 1902, retrieved May 27, 2019.
  2. Web. </ref , staff, Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, October 29, 1902, retrieved May 27, 2019.
  3. Web. Willis Sheldon Dead, Staff, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, April 21, 1902, retrieved April 22, 2021.