A hostler was a groom or stableman employed to care for horses in a stable, often at an inn or hotel.
Fletcher Reeves, Charlotte NC – husband of Angeline McConnaughey Reeves; hostler, J.W. Wadsworth and others, circa 1880-1912.
Robert Wooten, Goldsboro NC – husband of Mary J. Henderson Wooten; hostler, circa 1910.
Ned Barnes, Raleigh NC – hostler and coachman, circa 1910.
Jack Henderson, Wilson NC – hostler, J.W. Farrior Stables, circa 1910.