Louis Hatcher

Display Name: 
Louis Hatcher
Sort Name: 
Hatcher, Louis
AKA: 
Uncle Louis
Unc' Louis
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Domestic Service
Biography: 

Louis Hatcher is an elderly black man who goes possum hunting with Quentin and Versh on a windless October night. Thinking of him, Quentin notes that he "never even used his [hunting] horn carrying it" (114). He does use the lantern he carries, but the last time he cleaned it, he tells Quentin, was during the 1889 flood in Johnstown, Pennsylvania; he and his wife Martha were afraid the flood waters would reach Yoknapatawpha. It is possible but unlikely that he is the "Louis" who teaches Caddy how to drive a car (93).

Financial Status: 
poor (controls limited wealth)
Individual or Group: 
Individual

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