Jean And Bennie L. Daniel House

35.979868, -78.91009

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From the National Register nomination form of 2005, completed by M. Ruth Little

1-story front gable Period Cottage with 9-over-1 and 8-over-8 sash windows, 2 front picture windows, vinyl siding, and an exterior chimney. A 2-bay entrance projection has brick walls, with quoins around the recessed entrance. At left is an attached brick gate with a decorative iron gate. Bennie L. Daniel, agent at Home Insurance Agency, was the occupant in 1930. [1930 CD]  

The following information comes from the City Directories and general web searching:

Year Occupant(s) Occupation(s) Other information
1930 Jean Shute Daniel * Bennie L. Daniel *   agent Bennie worked as an agent for the Home Insurance Agency.
1932 Leila Cavers David F. Cavers   professor David worked at Duke University, and was a law professor both there and later at Harvard.
1936 Pauline C. Sanders Paul H. Sanders   assistant professor Paul worked as a law professor at Duke University, but spent the bulk of his career at Vanderbilt.
1938 Leila Cavers David F. Cavers   professor  
1940 Mary K. Hutchins + Christopher T. Hutchins +   engineer Christopher worked as an architectural engineer for William Muirhead Construction.
1942 Mary O. Rancer Sid S. Rancer   president Sid owned the Rancer Iron & Metal Company, Inc., which was an industrial wrecking and scrap metal recycling business located at 409 S Elm St.  He moved to Chapel Hill and was elected alderman in 1973.  He was apparently also known as a metal sculptor and actor.
1952 (vacant)        
1953 (vacant)        
1954 Martha M. Marshall Richard C. Marshall   VP/general manager Richard worked at Cary Lumber.
1957 (vacant)        
1958 Ida H. Ainsworth Charles C. Ainsworth office secretary associate professor Ida worked at Duke University Hospital and Charles also worked at Duke University.
1961 Susan L. Harrington Craig W. Harrington   manager Craig worked for The National Cash Register Co.
1971 (vacant)        
1972 (vacant)        
1973 Ida H. Ainsworth Charles C. Ainsworth   assistant VP Charles worked at the Home Security Life Insurance Company.
1980 Emily R. Bourgeois John E. Bourgeois   physician John worked at Duke University Hospital as an ophthalmologist.
1985 Toby L. Thompson     machinist Toby worked for the Sperry Rand Corp.
1988 Jonathan Sasser        
1995 Caperton M. Andersson Christer U. Andersson     Caperton appears to be a photographer.
2000 Paula J. Januzzi Richard L. Scher      
2006 Sarah Sidiqi Brian K. Murray nurse    
2011 Julie Hasse        
2014 Rebecca Fleishman Alex Faranoff attorney cardiology fellow Rebecca worked for Tharrington Smith, while Alex worked at the Duke University Medical Center.


* The 1930 US Census shows that, in addition to B.L. and Jean (both aged 26) Daniel, the house was also occupied by son Myrton (age "3 9/12"), and a roomer named Ira L. Adam (age 19), a salesman born in South Carolina.

+ The 1940 US Census shows that Christoper (age 42) and Mary (age 39) Hutchins had two sons, Thomas (age 11) and Richard (age 7).  Respectively, the family members had been born in Virginia, South Carolina, New York, and New Jersey.  During 1935 they had lived in Dunellen, NJ.

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