Maternal Kin, Paternal Kin, Vocation

Where we worked: grocers and storekeepers.

Jesse Artis, Eureka NC – owned and operated a general store, circa 1890.

Mathew W. Aldridge, Goldsboro NC – grocer, 219 Pine Street, 1900s-1920.

nc year book & business directory 1903

John C. Allen Sr., Newport News VA – owned and operated grocery, 2006 or 2206 Madison Avenue, circa 1916-1917.

John W. Aldridge, Dudley NC – owned and operated a general store, circa 1900?-1910.

Columbus E. Artis, Stantonsburg NC – “grocery storekeeper,” circa 1910.

Isaac Lee, Fremont NC – husband of Eva Aldridge Lee; general store operator; circa 1930-1970.

J. Leslie Thompson, Goldsboro NC – husband of Margaret Artis Thompson; storekeeper, circa ??-1960s.

Richard T. Price, Newport News VA — Price’s Confectionery, 12th Street & Ivy Avenue; 1940s-1970s.


The tenth 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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