Maternal Kin, Paternal Kin, Vocation

Where we worked: drivers and chauffeurs.

Haywood Artis, Norfolk VA – coachman, 1898.

Ned Barnes, Wilson NC – coachman, circa 1900.

Harry Artis, Washington DC – chauffeur, circa 1920.

Lon W. Colvert, Statesville NC  – owned and operated jitney service, 1920s.

John W. Colvert II, Statesville NC – drove for jitney service, 1920s-1930s.

Earle M. Hagans, Norfolk VA — chauffeur for automobile dealer, circa 1920.

Andrew Ashford, Fremont NC – husband of Reka Aldridge Ashford; chauffeur; circa 1917.


The seventh in an occasional series exploring the ways in which my kinfolk made their livings in the 19th and early 20th centuries.


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