The image on the left depicts a section from Wilkie's military record, which summarizes the work he did prior to enlisting in the United States Military.
He worked for Dr. G.W. Bonner, a prominent white doctor in the city.
According to the record, he "drove automobile for physician making routine and emergency calls on patients. Was responsible for attending to upkeep of car and saw to it that vehicle was always in shape for ready travel. Held state and municipal driving permits.
The report states that he did this job for 3 years.