Monday, January 5, 2009

John Cofield house in Hackleburg, Alabama

After receiving his degree from Birmingham Dental School, John Richard Cofield moved his young family from Bull Mountain near the Shottsville community of Marion County to Hackleburg. According to his grandson and namesake Richard Cofield, John used the buggy in the photo below to make house calls to his patients.

Standing on the porch with John is his wife, Dollie, and children Clyde and Ruby. Based on the ages of the children, I believe this photo was taken about 1902 or 1903. Shortly thereafter, the Cofield family moved just up the road to the growing town of Haleyville where Dr. Cofield opened his office and became the first dentist in the small town.

Below is a closeup of the family on the porch.

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