Maternal Kin, Migration, Paternal Kin, Vocation

Punching the clock: factory workers and machine operators.

Hattie Artis Johnson, Norfolk VA — stemmer, tobacco factory, circa 1920; “bag maker,” circa 1930.

June Scott Artis, Stantonsburg NC – worked at box factory, circa 1910.

Henry J.B. Artis, Stantonsburg NC – worked at box factory, circa 1910.

Sylvester Watson, Wilson NC – tobacco worker, circa 1920.

Madie Taylor Barnes, New York NY – presser, dress factory, circa 1930.

Dorothy Barnes, New York NY – presser, dress factory, circa 1930.

Rachel Barnes, New York NY – presser, dress factory, circa 1930.

Mary Barnes Barnes Jones, Wilson NC – stemmer, tobacco factory, circa 1910.

Sylvester Barnes, Wilson NC – tobacco factory worker, circa 1936.

William I. Barnes, Wilson NC – husband of Madie Taylor Barnes; laborer, Export Leaf Tobacco Company, circa 1918.

William Bradshaw, Statesville NC – Statesville Furniture Factory worker, 1910s-1940s.

Aggie Colvert, Statesville NC — Statesville Furniture Factory worker, circa 1917; janitor, Statesville Flour Mills, 1920s-1930s.

James W. Cooper, Wilson NC – husband of Alberta Artis Cooper; fireman, Jas. I. Miller tobacco company.

Sarah Henderson Jacobs Silver, Wilson NC – occasional tobacco factory worker, 1920s.

Hattie Henderson Ricks, Wilson NC – tent factory, World War II.

Theodore Henderson, Goldsboro NC – laborer, Wayne Red Brick Company, circa 1917.

John Henderson, Goldsboro NC – factory hand, circa 1923.

William Henderson, Goldsboro NC – factory hand, circa 1923.

William H. Henderson, Mount Olive NC – Calypso Veneering Co., Calypso NC, 1940s.

James H. Henderson, Goldsboro NC – Kemp Specialty Furniture Ltd., 1940s.

Irving Houser, Bayonne NJ – husband of Emma McNeely Houser; oilworks fireman, circa 1920; machine operator, oil refinery, circa 1930.

Watt Kilpatrick, Winston-Salem NC – husband of Lizzie McNeely Kilpatrick; shape puller, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, circa 1918.

Luther McNeely, Alexandria VA – laborer at Virginia Ship Building Corp, circa 1917.

John McNeely, Bayonne NJ – laborer at furniture factory, circa 1930.

Edward McNeely, Statesville NC – laborer, Statesville Furniture Factory, circa 1910.

Charles McNeely, New York NY – machine operator, mayonnaise factory, circa 1930.

Eugene Stockton, Statesville NC – husband of Ida Colvert Stockton; tobacco roller at tobacco factory, circa 1910.

Eliza T. Taylor, Wilson NC – tobacco factory worker.

Jordan T. Taylor, Wilson NC – husband of Eliza Taylor; tobacco warehouse worker.

The fifteenth 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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