Colonel Sartoris

Display Name: 
Colonel Sartoris
Sort Name: 
Sartoris, Colonel
AKA: 
"Colonel" Sartoris
(Old) Bayard Sartoris
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Dies
Family: 
Sartoris
Occupation: 
Management
Specific Job: 
Mayor
Date of Birth: 
Monday, January 1, 1849 to Monday, December 31, 1849
Cause of Death: 
Old Age
Real?: 
No
Biography: 

As mayor of Jefferson Colonel Sartoris remits Emily's local taxes, dating from the death of her father. The story he invents to disguise his act of charity identifies him as a gentleman of the old school. He is a major figure in the Yoknapatawpha fictions as a group, the only son of the original Colonel, John Sartoris; although it isn't evident in the story, the son's title of "Colonel" is entirely honorific; he himself never fought in any wars.

Property Status: 
owns land
owns house
owns business
Financial Status: 
controls substantial wealth
Social Status: 
has influential social contacts (family, business, political)
Individual or Group: 
Individual
Character changes class in this text: 
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