Alfred Taylor Pitt (p. 172): born 1894; public and private schools, Richmond Academy, lawyer, member of exclusive clubs.
Family: father: religious editor, clergyman, BA., D.L., DD.
father's father: M.D.
brothers and sister: one M.D., one wife of ass't rector of St. George's Episcopal, NYC., one office manager, one lieutenant now teacher in a private school.
Evaluation: Subject and his brothers are still young men. There is nothing here that looks remotely like social mobility.
Thomas M. Kennerly (pp. 186 - 187): born 1875; educated at William and Mary, taught two years, travelling salesman, bank teller, now president of Fidelity Loan and Savings Co., Richmond; "occupies a foremost position among Virginia's men of affairs."
Family: father: captain, large slaveholder, lived all his life at Greenway Court.
father's father: clergyman, "never accepted a salary . . . from his own means built several churches."
father's mother: inherited Greenway Court from her parents.
sisters: one widow of city engineer of Roanoke, one owns and operates Greenway Court, one a name.
Evaluation: As a young man subject traveled and worked (for experience?) in Chicago, New York, and Newport News. When he settled down, he carried on the reputation of leadership held by his forebears.
Noah R. Crist (p. 193): born 1867; high school, attended state normal school, taught ten years; worked in several businesses; cashier of Bank of Dayton (Vir.) since its opening in 1906; high mark of deposits in bank $175,000; loyal churchman, active in town "drives."
Family: father: no schooling to speak of, blacksmith, grist mill operator.
father's father: farmer and blacksmith, grist mill operator.
several relatives: mentioned by name only.
Evaluation: The cashier in a bank in a small town got his start through his opportunity to teach. There is, of course, some movement upward because of the possibility of contacts open to subject that were not open to forefathers.
Raymond R. Richardson (p. 200): born 1889; public schools, graduate of military academy, U. of Nevada, school of mines three years, engineer; U. of Vir. legal training; army engineering corps; now prominent attorney in Henrico County, "particularly at Raymond."
Family: father: a 49er, struck gold, owner first large lumber mills in California, large mining interests, active lodge man.
mother: niece of a delegate to convention which nominated Lincoln and builder of the first railway to Michigan.
brothers: mining engineer and "successful business man" in Nevada, one railroad and general contractor.
Evaluation: Subject, his father, and his brothers seem to have been consistent in their interest and success in engineering and building; even subject's great uncle was a pioneer and builder, too. There is nothing here to indicate social mobility. Of course,, there are no data beyond the parents, looking backward.
Philip H. Cogbill (p. 206): born 1892; private tutor at home. Randolph-Macon Academy and College, Richmond College, and Washington and Lee law course; clubs, church organist, young and unmarried; well-known young attorney in Richmond.
Family: father: lawyer, "One of the ablest attorneys in Chesterfield County." Virginia state senator, clerk of court.
father's father: clerk of court, captain in war, killed at Gettysburg.
brothers and sisters: one married to deputy clerk of court, one employee in bank, one attorney who was lieutenant in World War, one lawyer, one in Randolph-Macon College.
Evaluation: Family characterized by legal interests. The general family pattern is consistent.
Thomas Neill Barnett (p. 212): born 1891; high school and medical college, M.D., war surgeon, lodges, one club. Richmond.
Family: father: Vir. Mil. Institute, after war "successful farmer," politics; was for 27 years chairman of the board of supervisors of Clarke County.
father's father: "A man of wealth and importance . . . operated large plantation with his slaves."
brother: farmer and merchant.
sister: wife of farmer.
Evaluation: A middle class doctor comes of solid, if not illustrious family. Civil War was a setback for father, but son has recovered more successfully than have his brother and sister.