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Fayette County, Alabama
 
~ Smith Store: Accounts Ledger ~
(1920s/1930s)



Graciously contributed by
Karen Melton Manasco

These are names of customers at the store owned and operated by my grandfather, W.D. “Dilmus” SMITH, in the late 1920s and early 1930s.  The store was located on Hwy. 43, south of Winfield near the Bobo community.  Written beside each customer's name were the items bought on credit, the total cost, the amount paid and the amount still owed. 

Grandfather accepted all kinds and manner of payment from his customers.  Since he also owned a farm, some people would help him in the fields.  A few examples cited in the ledger include cutting hay and oats, picking peas, picking cotton, pulling corn, hoeing in the garden, splitting wood, pulling fodder?, helping clean house and doing the wash.  Some customers even brought him chickens and eggs!

The numbers in the first column below reflect the order in which the names were recorded in the ledger.

151.  BALLARD, Claud
059.  BALLARD, James
017.  BALLARD, Lock
150.  BALLARD, R.Y.
152.  BALLARD, W.F.
101.  BALLARD, Wilburn
149.  BLY, James
093.  BOBO, Lee
078.  BOBO, Mrs.
122.  BOWEN, Preacher
105.  BOWLING, Bill
147.  BOWLING, Mell
138.  CORBETT, Howard
070.  CORBETT, Pervie
067.  COSEY, Clovis
157.  CRUMP, Della
040.  CRUMP, Frank
154.  CRUMP, Marchell
027.  CRUMP, Walt
009.  DENMORE, Mr.
038.  DUCKWORTH, James (Mr.)
047.  EADS, --?--
140.  EARNEST, Earlie
041.  EARNEST, Edna
079.  EARNEST, Edna
035.  EARNEST, Ove/Eve
025.  ENIS, Andrew
046.  ENIS, Bill
004.  ENIS, Jessie
048.  ENIS, Lorene
051.  ENIS, Soloman
044.  ERWIN, Alton
066.  ERWIN, Robert
003.  ERWIN, Will
119.  FOSTER boy
131.  FOWLER, Marvin
042.  FOWLER, Sumner
112.  GAIRED?, Charles
022.  GARRISON, Melton
071.  GILPIN, Verner
088.  HARBIN, Jack
083.  HARBIN, Oliver
086.  HARRIS, George
124.  HART, Jack/Lock
126.  HAWKENS, Baley (HAWKINS?)
139.  HENSLEY, Will
110.  HODGES, Dasie/Daisey
053.  HODGES, Willie (Mr.)
054.  HOOKER, John Kemp
128.  HOOKER, Mr.
006.  HOOKER, Nettie (Mrs.)
068.  HORN, Seanie
133.  HOSCH boy
141.  HOUSH, Arvil
090.  HOWARD, John
143.  HUBBERT boy
072.  HUBBERT, Marion
074.  HUMBERS, Alphus
073.  HUMBERS, Porter
055.  HUMBERS, Wyman
020.  LEE, Jim
033.  LEE, Lomack
050.  LEE, Sam
081.  LITTLE, John
114.  LUCAS boy
096.  LUCAS, Mr.
062.  MANASCO, Frank
136.  MATTHEWS, Walter
069.  McCLUSKEY, Cliff
108.  McDONALD boy
001.  MEHERG, Raburn
026.  MILES, Ellie
084.  MILES, Luther
111.  MILES, Will
063.  MILLS, Audrie
102.  MILLS, Chelsie
002.  MILLS, Lincoln
135.  MILLS, Olen
049.  MITCHELL, Bruce
024.  MITCHELL, Edd
061.  MITCHELL, Lela
037.  MITCHELL, Rudie
107.  MOORE boy
030.  MORRIS, Azzie
092.  MORRIS, Bill
098.  MORRIS, Flora
031.  MORRIS, Grant
137.  MORRISON, Preacher
080.  MOSS, Bud
132.  MOSS, Earnest
118.  MOSS, Walter
015.  MURDOCK, Mr.
115.  NELSON, Mr.
091.  NORRIS, Fred
005.  NORRIS, Luther
094.  NORTHERN, Lee
116.  PATE, Osker
089.  PERRY, William
099.  PORTER, Olie
011.  PRICE, Ben
082.  RILEY, Earnest
087.  RILEY, Harriet (Mrs.)
019.  RILEY, Johnnie
021.  RILEY, Raymond
052.  ROBERTS, Joe
056.  ROBERTS, Sammie Lee
039.  ROBIE, Rass
153.  RODEN, Mr.
077.  ROGERS, Roy
043.  SILIVAN, Gilbert (SULLIVAN?)
018.  SILIVAN, Kelcy (SULLIVAN?)
106.  SMITH, Cecil
057.  SMITH, Clyde
104.  SMITH, Fred
155.  SMITH, Garna/Larna (Mrs.) ~ colored fellow at
148.  SMITH, Henry’s boy
097.  SMITH, Marvin
125.  SMITH, Tim
129.  SMITH, W.D.
117.  SOUTH boy
007.  SPANN, Harve (Mr.)
130.  STEWART, Clyde
028.  STEWART, Larken
008.  STEWART, Leslie
016.  STEWART, Liman
032.  STOW, Jim
109.  stranger
076.  THOMPSON, Claudie
014.  THOMPSON, Floid
075.  THOMPSON, Grudie
134.  TIDWELL boy
012.  TIDWELL, Sim/Sam (Mr.)
142.  TILLEY, Bone
121.  TRIMM, Felix
058.  TRIMM, Jim
034.  TUCKER, Willie
156.  UNDERWOOD, Dewey
145.  WALKER, Tom
144.  WALLIS, Preacher (WALLACE?)
127.  WARREN boy
064.  WEBB, Oscar
146.  WEBSTER, Bertha
029.  WEBSTER, Eccla
023.  WEBSTER, Edward
120.  WEBSTER, Fannie
036.  WEBSTER, Fred
013.  WEBSTER, Green
065.  WEBSTER, Maggie
123.  WEBSTER, Ora
060.  WEBSTER, Robert
010.  WEBSTER, T.A.
095.  WEBSTER, Ulus
100.  WEBSTER, Vandiver
103.  WEBSTER, Wyman
045.  WEEKS, Joe
113.  WILLIAMS, W.B. (Mrs.)
085.  WILLIS, Dexter
 
 
Here are some items that were bought at W.D. SMITH's store and how much they cost at the time.
 
1 sack flour = 70¢
1 gallon coal oil = 16¢
1 spool thread = 5¢
10 lbs meat = $1
1 cake soap = 5¢
16 lbs beef - 8¢ per lb = $1.28
2 gallons gas = 30¢
1 box aspirin = 8¢
marshmallows = 10¢
2 lbs sugar = 10¢
1 plug tobacco = 15¢
1 box crackers = 5¢
2 buckets lard 4 lbs = $1
2 lamp globes = 20¢
2 sacks salt = 30¢
1 box snuff = 10¢
1 bottle turpentine = 10¢
1 box shoe polish = 10¢
Black draught = 20¢
9 gallons molasses - 35¢ per gallon = $3.15
43 gallons gas - 18¢ per gallon = $7.74
9 quarts of oil - 20¢ per quart = $1.80
coffee = 10¢
1 dozen oranges = 20¢
1 dozen apples = 25¢
1 box coconut = 10¢
1 cake of shaving soap = 10¢
1 box starch = 5¢
1 bottle oil = 10¢
1 box face powders = 40¢
1 pair shoe strings = 5¢
matches = 15¢
1 box soda = 5¢
2 lbs candie = 25¢
1 1/4 lb cheese = 31¢
1 bottle Milk of Magnesia = 45¢
1/2  dozen eggs = 8¢
1 box cocoa = 10¢
2 pencils = 5¢
1 pair of socks = 10¢
soda = 5¢
black pepper = 10¢
3 1/2 lbs nails - 5¢ per lb = 16¢
2 cans tomatoes = 20¢
shirt = 75¢
10 yds cloth - 5¢ per yd = 50¢
beet seed = 5¢
1 bottle flavoring = 20¢
Vicks salve = 30¢
1 block gum = 5¢



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