Living in Cliffside: Good for your health
This letter was printed in the 1927 B.M.I. Builder, an insurance company periodical mailed to policyholders. The James Pinkney Carpenter family was well insured as evidenced by the premiums paid. Each family member was also employed in Cliffside in various departments and businesses. The writer was Andrew Campbell, Cliffside’s H & A insurance agent.
Cliffside, Jan. 7, 1927.
Mr. E. G. Jones, Agency Mgr.
Greensboro, N. C.
Dear Sir:—I am mailing under separate cover, as per your request, the photo of the famous Carpenter family.
Seated is Mr. J. P. Carpenter, manager of the Lakeview Roller Mill, who carries an H. & A. policy, $3.30 a month. At his right is Mrs. Arrie Carpenter, his wife, who carries an H. & A. policy, $2 a month.
In the back row standing from left to right are Charles D. Carpenter, high school student, who carries an H. & A. policy $1.85 a month, carrying also a $1,000 policy in the Ordinary Department.
Next is Miss Mary Willie Carpenter, assistant cashier of the Haynes Bank of Cliffside, N. C., who carries an H. & A. policy with a premium of $1.50 per month.
Next is Robert Edgar Carpenter, architect and civil engineer, who carries an H. & A. policy, $2 a month and also a $4,000 policy in the Ordinary Department.
Next, Mrs. Minnie Webb, ex-teacher from the graded schools,who carried an H. & A. policy with us until after her marriage.
Next is Arthur Carpenter, cotton buyer for the Haynes Mill, Avondale, N. C., who carries an H. & A. policy $3.30 a month. He also carries a $1,000 policy in the Ordinary Department.
Last standing in the back row is Miss Alice Carpenter, stenographer for Cliffside Mill’s store, who carries an H. & A. policy, $2.15 a month.
Now, Mr. Jones, as near as I can recall I have been with the Company for the past eleven years and I consider this the best insured family in western North Carolina. As you will notice by looking up the record in the Home Office you will find a part of these have been insured for a number of years but have drawn less sick claims than any family of like proportions in all this section of the country.
Yours very truly,
A. L. CAMPBELL.
Contributed by Phillip White.
This article appeared previously in the Summer 2011 edition of The Cliffside Chimes.