Lois Farler, London, Ohio, was the first person to correctly identify Carl Seal, Mystery Person #11, not an easy task since so few clues were given. Bobby Mcguire in Decatur, Georgia thought our Mystery Person could be Arlie Barber. Mary Jo Edwards in Carmel, Indiana put in votes for Randolph Adams and Gaine Stidham. Ida Lee Hansel, Spartanburg, South Carolina, thought it could be Moscoe Blackburn and Brock Fouts of Ellijay, Georgia, suggested the answer was Grover Branson who ran Branson's florist shop in Lothair.
Carl Seale, was born in Booneville, Kentucky on December 24th 1908. His family moved to Perry County in 1923, when his father, A. B. Seale, was transferred by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad to Hazard. Carl was first employed at the Kentucky Power Plant at Lothair where he was later promoted to Plant Operator, a position he held for 16 years. Altogether, he was associated with the Power Company for 20 years. While in high school, Seale became greatly interested in auto mechanics and while at the power company, he repaired cars as a side line. On May 8th 1935, he opened the Seale Motor Company on East Main Street in the building that later would be home to Fallon's Garage. For two and a half years he sold Chrysler and Plymouth cars at this location. The Seale Motor Company moved to a location across from the Hazard Fire Department where they remained until the building burned on February 6th 1948. While the building was on fire, Carl promised himself that he would continue the business. He opened three days later in Walkertown. In September of that year, he broke ground for the new Seale Motor Company on East Main Street. It opened for business on June 1st 1949, employing 15 people including Service Manager - Kermit Cox, who had worked for Seale since the beginning.
Carl M. Seale died on April 18th 1995.