Unnamed Suitors

When Hoake McCarron impregnates Eula Varner and leaves Frenchman's Bend, two other suitors also desert the community.

Unnamed Snopes(1)

When Ab Snopes moved to Frenchman's Bend, "another Snopes had appeared from somewhere to take over the rented farm" (6).

Unnamed Confederate Picket

This individual (or group, a "picket" may be either) is thought by some to have shot Abner Snopes.

Unnamed McCarron Boy

Gavin describes him to Eula as "that other one, that first one---your child's father---the only other one" (100).

Jody Varner

Jody Varner, the son of Will Varner, manages many of his father's businesses in Frenchman's Bend.

Will Varner

Father of Eula Varner Snopes, but never really present as a character, Will Varner is nonetheless a major figure in the background of The Town. "Mr Will Varner…just about owned the whole settlement and district called Frenchman's Bend about twenty miles from Jefferson" (5). He rents "a farm so poor and small and already wornout that only the most trifling farmer would undertake it" (5). They rent that farm to Ab Snopes and his family, including Flem. Varner's son, Jody, gives Flem a job as clerk in Varner's store, thus giving Snopes the beginnings of his mercantile and financial education.

Colonel Sartoris

A leading figure in Yoknapatawpha County, John Sartoris took command of the regiment raised for the War of the Rebellion.

Ab Snopes

Ratliff tells Gavin Stevens, "about ten years ago Flem and an old man who seemed to be his father appeared suddenly from nowhere one day and rented a little farm from Mr Will Varner who just about owned the whole settlement and district called Frenchman's Bend about twenty miles from Jefferson" (5). Ab is identified as one of the "mad short-tempered barn-burners" (83).

Grover Cleveland Winbush

Part-owner of the backstreet restaurant Flem Snopes co-owns when he first comes to Jefferson, Grover Winbush eventually becomes the night watchman in Jefferson.

Crowd at Train Station

The crowd at the "bleak" railroad station where Labove sees a white man shoot a black man "scatters" as the shooting occurs, then forms a "crowd" around the Negro so dense that Labove has to "use his football tactics" to move through it; some of them also "overpower and disarm" the white man (138).


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