Minnie Timeline

Minnie Moves to Wrightsville Sound

Mary Croom Jones, Ella and Minnie Jones moved to Wrightsville Sound near Wilmington. Minnie Jones was in the sixth grade and loved learning history, particularly about “Greeks, Trojans and things like that.” That year she had to drop out of school because her family could not afford the clothes to keep her in school. She began to work as a sounder, gathering oysters and clams and selling them door-to-door for $2.50 a week. She loved this work.