Little Tavern Washington Crew

Little Tavern employees as of the end of 1936. If anyone has info on any of these people, please, leave a comment.

Photobucket

  • Marvin D. Arion (b. 1914, d. 2005) – Started 1935 – Little Tavern No. 13
  • Robert H. Bowler (b. 1912, Kentucky) – Started in July 1933. Originally worked in Louisville, KY, transferred to Washington.
  • “Tommy” – Thomas H. Bowler (b. 1914, Kentucky) – Younger brother of Robert H. Bowler – Started March 1934, left Dec. 1935, started again in 1936. Worked at Washington No. 9
  • Lester G. Burke (b. 1912, Washington DC) – Started in 1935 in Washington, transferred to Baltimore, then back to Washington.
  • “Eddie” – James B. Canter – Started Nov. 1936
  • John W. Carr (b. 1904, Illinois) – Started May 1930
  • Stanley F. Carver (b. 1908) – Started September 1929 in Louisville, KY. Transferred to Washington No. 4 until Washington no. 14 opened.
  • Eugene M. Chambers – Started November 1935.
  • Carroll Clowser (b. 1910, West Virginia) – Started Dec. 1936 at No. 2
  • William B. Daniel, Jr. (b. 1903, Washington DC) – Started 1935 at No. 6
  • Harold W. Dickinson (B. 1914, VA) – started July 1935. Worked at No. 3 and No. 4
  • James M. Dickinson (B. 1904, VA) – Older brother of Harold W. Dickinson – Started 1932 – Worked at no. 5
  • Eugene S. Dumas (B. 1914, NC) – Started late 1935/early 1936 – Worked at No. 11
  • Marvin L. Duncan (b. 1896, VA) – started one day after Eugene Dumas.
  • H. Ferrell Eastwood – Started April 1936. Worked at no. 7
  • O. Dean Ellis – Started April 1935 – Worked at No. 6 and No. 3
  • Albert W. Gable (b.1905, d. 1991) – Started Dec. 8, 1936
  • Carl J. Garrison – Started June, 1935 at no. 10 and no. 17
  • Donald O. Goins – Started 1936
  • George Hemby – Started April, 1934
  • Thomas Howard – Started July, 1936, married shortly after
  • Louie F. League (b.1914, d.1955) – Started late 1935/ early 1936
  • Herman M. Literal (b. c.1914, d. 1986) – Moved from Louisville, KY (where he discovered LT) to Washington to start in 1935 at No. 3.
  • Dave McCarty- Started Sept. 27, 1929. Worked at No. 4
  • Kenneth McDaniels – Started Sept. 1933
  • Charles A. McDaniel – Started Sept. 1936 at No. 7
  • “Chick” Calvin S. Moore – Started October 1933. Formerly an usher at the Tivoli Theatre. Worked at No. 12.
  • “Artie” Arthur J. Moreland – Started 1935/1936
  • W. Marvin Moreland – older brother of Arthur Moreland – Started late 1936
  • “Flip” J. Prosper Nimro (b. 1903, d. 1971) – Started 1931
  • Roland B. Owens – Started November 1936
  • “Motorcycle Pete” – Charles J. Patterson – Started June 1932
  • Anthony J. Phillips – Started December 1936
  • George H. Rice, Jr. – Started June 1934
  • Linster G. Riggs – started August 1935
  • Fred E. Roberts – Started October 1935
  • “Bill” William O. Roberts – Older brother of Fred Roberts – Started July 1932 in Washington, then Baltimore, then back to Washington
  • Noland D. Robinson – Started December 1936
  • Raymond Robinson – Started August 1936
  • David H. Sellers – Started April 1936
  • Carl R. Schaffer – Started 1935. Worked at No. 10.
  • Edward E. Smith – Started 1935. Worked at No. 16
  • “Red” Edwin M. Sowder (b. 1908) – Started June 1935. Went on to careers in baseball and trick-horse riding. Arrested for the murder of his wife, Dorothy Sowder, a former Miss Washington competitor, in 1951
  • “Bill” William H. Stallings, Jr. – Started 1934/1935
  • Felton Crawley Summerlin (b. 1915, d. 1970) – Started October 1936
  • Hoke Summerlin (b. 1921, d. 1987) – Started April, 1936. Worked at No. 2
  • “Bob” Robert H. Summerlin (b. 1908, d. 1978) – Started June 1936
  • “Si” Simon F. Summerlin – Started April 1, 1936. Worked at No. 4
  • Leonard Swinburn (b. 1914, d. 1978) – Started April 1935 as a janitor at head office, later floated shop to shop during busy periods
  • “Louie” Louis B. Thompson – Started 1936. Robbed at gunpoint at No. 5
  • “Bill” William W. Tillett – Started Dec. 1936
  • Albert S. Trueblood (b. 1916, d. 2003) – Started Jan. 1935
  • “Cal” J. Calvin Trueblood – Started Dec. 1932
  • Ernest D. Tyndall (b.1913, d.?) – Started Dec. 29, 1936 – Worked at No. 9. Served 6 months in 1976 for public drunkenness.
  • “Davey” C. Davis Welsh – Started June, 1934
  • “Jake ” Jesse A. Wilson – Started 1936 – worked at No. 12
  • “Red” Alfred C. Zimmerman (b. 1905, d. 2003) – Started October 1932 – Worked at No.
  • David R. Gossett – Started October 1930 in Louisville, KY. Moved to Washington, taking the position of delivery driver, delivering all warehouse goods and fresh baked pies, in addition to manning the counter when need be.
  • John R. Fletcher – Started on payroll May 1933, but had been working on and off as a contractor before then – Handyman for chain- did all painting, maintenance and repair work.
  • Henry L. Downs – In charge of cleaning the exteriors of all Washington locations.
  • A. Camille Bryson – Started April 1936
  • Anna S. McGrogan – Started 1933 – Worked at No. 9
  • Evelyn Weaver – Started Dec. 1936
  • Joseph R. Maxwell – In charge of coffee purchasing, roasting, blending, packaging and delivery
  • A. C. “Scotty” Stark – Washington Manager. Started August 1929. Became area manager in 1933
Advertisements

One thought on “Little Tavern Washington Crew

  1. Red Edwin Sowder was my father. Dorothy sowder was my mother. They died when I was a young child. If you have any information of any living relatives of either of them I would really appreciate you sharing this with me. E-mail address is: sowder185@comcast.net. Thank you, joe sowder

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s