Maternal Kin, Paternal Kin, Vocation

Where we worked: healers and helpers.

Margaret Balkcum Henderson, Dudley NC – midwife, 1870s?-1900s?

Louvicey Artis Aldridge, Dudley NC – midwife, 1890s?-1920s?

Sarah Henderson Jacobs Silver, Dudley NC – midwife, 1890s.

Joseph H. Ward, Indianapolis IN – doctor, 1897-1950s.

Vera L. Baker Holt, Goldsboro NC — registered nurse, 1900s.

Diana A. Adams Artis, Wilson NC — wife of Columbus E. Artis, registered nurse, 1910s-1950.

Henrietta Colvert, Wilson NC, Asheboro NC, Roanoke VA – registered nurse, 1910s-1960s?

J. Thomas Aldrich [Aldridge], Saint Louis MO – doctor, circa 1930-1968.

Worth A. Williams, Charlotte NC — dentist, 1920s-1960s

Nita Allen Meyers Wilkerson, Washington DC — registered nurse, 1930s-1970s.

J. Maxwell Allen, Lynchburg VA, Charles City VA — dentist, 1930s-1959.

Leon M. Braswell, Lynchburg VA — doctor, 1930s-1950s.

Henry C. Best, Wilson NC – husband of Annie Artis Best; hospital orderly, circa 1930.

Irvin L. McCaine Sr., Asheville NC, Oakland CA, Mount Vernon NY — husband of Mable Williams McCaine; dentist, circa 1940-circa 1980.

John W. Stockton, Statesville NC — orderly, Davis Hospital, 1940s-?

Hattie Henderson Ricks, Wilson NC –- nurse’s aide, 1940s-1958.

Leroy T. Barnes, Queens NY, Los Angeles CA — husband of Jeanne Davis Barnes and Wanda Davis Moseley Barnes, radiologist, 1940s-1987.

Jarvis E. Sherrod, Wilson NC – hospital orderly, 1940s-1950s.

Frederick R. Randall, New York NY — physician, 1940s-ca. 2000.

R. Stewart Randall, Washington DC — physician, 1940s-1992.

The fourteenth 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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