May 31, 1883 (The Banner Enterprise, an African American newspaper out of Raleigh, NC, 3d page)
Miss Pearl, daughter of Col. and Mrs. Geo. T. Wassom, of Goldsboro, after spending a few days in the city, left for her home last Monday.
[So, I am really not sure whether the information I found on Ancestry.com is this Pearl Wassom. Everything seems to match up in all the points–except that she would have been 7 years old when visiting her parents in Raleigh (I presume), from Goldsboro. This George Wassom was a laywer, her mother was F.E.H./Frankie and was a teacher. this Pearl was born about 1876, and she married Leslie V. Mockridge in 1909 in Arizona. She had a younger sister named Mabel.]