Dr. James A. and Florence E. Pethel 

Bearden biographical
500 N. Myers St.
Dr. James A. Pethel was the physician who delivered Romare Bearden to life on September 2, 1911. His wife, Florence, was a teacher at St. Michael's Training and Industrial School, which was affiliated with St. Michael and All Angels Protestant Episcopal Church.

Courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room – Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

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Works Cited:

"Good Samaritan Hospital and Dr. James A. Pethel." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. 31 Oct. 2010. http://www.cmstory.org/african/album/volume1/work19.htm

Miller, Ernest H. Charlotte, North Carolina City Directory. Asheville, NC: Piedmont Directory Co., 1911. Web. http://www.archive.org/details/charlottenorthca1911pied

Schwartzman, Myron. Romare Bearden: His Life and Art. New York: H. N. Abrams, 1990. Print.