This page will contain information about my grandfather as I find it.
I know eventually around the depression they had to close the business but I have found a phone book on line from 1930-1931 that still had the business. All the brothers lived in Kentwood Park in Lenoir. My dad was born in 1929.
In 1979 he was interviewed by the local paper. He tells a bit about his life. It mentions his sister Ruth see is 100+ (born 1913). I actually interviewed her and she remembers him coming home from the trip and how excited he was. She loved looking at the pictures but didn’t remember any more about the trip.
Throughout granddad’s career, he won several awards and often had his picture in the newspaper. He remained a car salesman until he retired. In 1985, the building they had their 1920’s/30’s business in was destroyed. It was described in this article.
Here are links to other pictures
- My dad, a cousin, my grandmother holding Holt and Harris.
- My dad, my granddad holding Holt, and Harris.
- Granddad and the people at Ford he worked with. Front row, 4th from the left.
- Smith Brothers and who knows at one of their locations.
When I was born, my granddad was a salesman for Bush Oldsmobile and continued working until he was 88.