Isom

Display Name: 
Isom
Sort Name: 
Isom
AKA: 
Isom Strother
Race: 
MixedBlackWhite
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Sartoris
Occupation: 
Domestic Service
Specific Job: 
Gardener
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1902 to Monday, December 31, 1906
Origin: 
Yoknapatawpha
Biography: 

Elnora's son Isom is one of her two children who continue the family pattern of service to the Sartorises. His Strother ancestors were slaves who came from Carolina to Mississippi with the first John Sartoris (who is also one of Isom's grandfathers). Isom apparently still lives with his mother in the cabin those ancestors occupied, and "tends the grounds" of the Sartoris estate (728). It is noteworthy that the narrative includes the fact that Isom has been to school, although it also needs to be noted that the one example it provides of what he "learnt" there (the distance between Carolina and Yoknapatawpha) is very inaccurate (732).

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