A. D. Harby

Merchant
1903-1908


Sumter, SC 29150

FAMILIES: Harby

Ansley D. Harby (1876-1941), son of Horace Harby and Emma H. Harby, worked as a salesman for a “reliable sash, door, and blind factory” from 1900 to 1901. From around 1903 to 1908, Harby ran his own business, A. D. Harby, from which he sold horses, mules, wagons, buggies, and harness. In 1908, Harby’s business consolidated with the Booth Live Stock Company, and became the Booth-Harby Live Stock Company. During the late 1910s, Harby dabbled in the real estate business, and later became a salesman for Harby & Co., which sold farm products, buggies, carriages, and livestock. Prior to 1930, Harby moved to Abbeville County, where he owned a farm until his death. 

Above: Reprinted from The Watchman and Southron, September 6, 1905

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation. Longtime members of the JHSSC, Mr. Arnold obm, a merchant himself, and Mr. Farbstein obm were both children of South Carolina Jewish merchants.

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