Larry Artis, Norfolk VA – butcher, 1897.
Lloyd Artis, Norfolk VA –baker, 1897.
Celebus Thompson, Goldsboro NC — restaurant keeper, circa 1913.
Columbus E. Artis, Wilson NC — operated an “eating house” at 214 Goldsboro Street, circa 1912; proprietor of The Delicatessen, circa 1922.
Milford E. Carter — husband of Beulah Aldridge Carter; chef at the Lincoln Inn, Coatesville PA, circa 1917; New Britain CT, chef, circa 1924; Queens NY, restaurant chef, 1930s-1960s.
Tilithia Brewington King Goldbold Dabney, Norfolk VA — owned and operated Strand Cafe, 426 Brambleton Avenue, as early as 1920.
Mike Taylor, Wilson NC – cook, café (probably his son-in-law’s), circa 1920.
William I. Barnes, Wilson NC – husband of Madie Taylor Barnes; owned and operated café, circa 1920.
Barbara Brewington, Brooklyn NY — wife of Elijah Brewington; worked in a “tea room” circa 1930.
Luther McNeely, Bayonne NJ — restaurant chef, circa 1930.
J. Maxwell Allen, Washington DC — waiter in restaurant, circa 1930.
William J. Murdock, Statesville NC – husband of Bertha Hart Murdock; caterer, owned and operated Bill Bailey’s Steakhouse, 1930s-1944.
Bertha Hart Murdock, Statesville NC – managed husband’s restaurant/roadhouse, 1930s-1940.
Allen Aldridge, Goldsboro NC — Central Cafe, Center Street, circa 1940s.
Milford Aldridge, Goldsboro NC – Central Café, Center Street, circa 1940s.
Adam H. Artis – restaurant cook, 1960s.
The first in an occasional series exploring the ways in which my kinfolk made their livings in the 19th and early 20th centuries.