'Salem's Lot
  'Salem's Lot Characters List:

 

Character Name Description
Chopper  Mark Petrie's dog
Doc  Irwin Purinton's dog
Evvie  Person on the phone
Horris  Old man with intestinal cancer who spoke to Father Callahan
Jerusalem  Pig owned by Charles Tanner. The town was named after the pig
Kali  Hindu Goddess mentioned in passing
Roddy  Boy in the park in 'Salem's Lot pushing his sister in a swing.
Shirley  Worked at Dell's bar
Toni  Worked at Dell's bar
Wolfman Jack  Disk Jockey on a Monterey radio station
Albee, Edward  Spoke about monkey nipples
Anderson, Sherwood  American writer mentioned by Ann Norton
Ashford, ?  Maiden name of ? Mears, mother of Ben Mears.
Astaire, Fred  Dancer imagined by Father Callahan.
Bannock, John  Betrothed to a girl, but was accused of killing her. He was supposed to be an Incubus.
Barclay, Davie  Childhood friend of Ben Mears
Barlow, Kurt  Antiques expert. Vampire. Born as Kurt Breichen in Germany, and told about 'Salem's Lot by Hubert Marsten.
Bascomb, Buddy  Morgue attendant in Portland
Bergeron, ?  Priest
Bissonette, Raymond  Father Good friend of Father Callahan.
Boddin, Derek  Father of Richie. Brother of Franklin
Boddin, Franklin  Brother of Derrick. A friend of Virgil Rathburn that drove a 57 Chevrolet pickup
Boddin, Marie  Richie's mother. Spilt fat on her arm
Boddin, Richie  11-year-old school bully at Stanley Street elementary school. Son of Marie Boddin.
Bowie, ?  Son of Claude. He came back from Vietnam with a mechanical foot.
Bowie, Claude  Lived in 'Salem's Lot. His son lost a foot in Vietnam.
Bowie, Sandy  Maiden name of Sandy McDougall
Boyer, George  Worked at Gates mill on the 3 to 11 shift.
Breichen, Kurt  Kurt Barlow's birth name
Bryant, Corey  22-year-old who worked for the telephone company and was having an affair with Bonnie Sawyer until Reggie Sawyer found out. Son of Pete
Bryant, Pete  Corey's father
Burke, Matthew (Matt)  63-year-old English teacher
Butts, Pearl Ann  Ran off to New York City to become a Zigfield girl in 1907
Buzzey, Frank  Convict in Ben Mears' book "Air Dance"
Callahan, Donald  Parish Priest of St. Andrew's Catholic Church.
Campion, Brad  Friend of Ben. Works at Yarmouth Liquor store
Carlyle, ?  Author quoted by Matt Burke
Carty, ?  Morgue attendant in Portland
Carver, George Washington  Author mentioned by Matt Burke
Cobham, Mrs.  Character in a movie
Cody, Ben  Name used by Ben Mears in a New Hampshire Motel
Cody, Jimmy  A young doctor in 'Salem's Lot.
Coggins, Fiona  Missing widow in 'Salem's Lot. Aunt of Gertrude Hersey. Reported missing 14 February, 1976
Coleman, Gary  Went blind from a mysterious optic nerve degeneration. Student of Matt Burke
Coogan, Miss  Works at Spencer's Drugstore
Cook, Pete  Worked at Sonny's Exxon garage
Corey, Minella  Birdie Marsten's sister
Corliss, Aggie  Often wrote the local paper about drinking and other 'evils'.
Corliss, Clyde  In Milt Crossens store
Corson, Sheldon  Dragged Floyd off Ben when they were fighting. Stayed in Eva Miller's boarding house.
Craig, Ed (Weasel)  Ex-lover of Eva Miller, and drunk. Stayed in Eva Miller's boarding house.
Crane, Albie  Father of Joe Crane.
Crane, Joe  In Milt Crossens store. Son of Albie.
Crockett, Lawrence (Larry)  Real estate agent on 'Salem's Lot. Millionaire father or Ruthie Crockett. Second Selectman of 'Salem's Lot.
Crockett, Mrs.  Wife of Larry and Mother or Ruthie
Crockett, Ruthie  Lead in the school play. Daughter of Lawrence
Crossen, Milt  Ran "Crossens Agricultural Market" in 'Salem's Lot.
Curless, Dick  Drinks at Dells Bar
Curless, Rhoda  Lived in 'Salem's Lot. Moved to Portland and worked for St. Matthews Mission.
Danles, Kenny  Worked in the post office
Danles, Mrs.  Mother of Kenny Danles.
Dickens, Pauline  Lived in 'Salem's Lot and worked in the "Excellent Cafe". Moved to L.A.
Dickey, James  Author mentioned in passing
Dube, LaVerne  Girlfriend of Billy Smith.
Durham, ?  Kicked off the school bus for talking too loud
Durham, Harriet  Worked at Gates Mill. Wife of Lester
Durham, Lester  Worked at Gates Mill. Husband of Harriet
Evans, David  Lived in 'Salem's Lot. Was a mechanic in Sears Store at Gates Falls.
Evans, Mrs.  Wife of David.
Felson, Dave  In charge of bus motor pool and friends with Charlie Rhodes
Flip, Mr.  The Boogeyman of Father Callahan, as a child
Foreman, Carl  'Salem's Lot undertaker
Forester, Debbie  Her dress caught on fire at the 200 year celebration of 'Salem's Lot.
Gardener, Nolly  Deputy Constable in 'Salem's Lot
Garvey, Andy  Let air out of bus tires and was caught in the act by Bob Thomas. Suspended.
Gaye, Marvin  His song "I heard it through the Grapevine" was mentioned
Gendron, Mr.  Sells cheap books in Cumberland
Gillespie, Parkins  'Salem's Lot Constable that moved to Kittery to stay with his sister.
Gliccoucchi, ?  Tony Glick's grandfather's surname prior to changing it to Glick
Glick, Anthony H (Tony)  Husband of Marjorie and father of Daniel and Ralphie
Glick, Daniel Francis  Son of Marjorie and Tony.
Glick, Marjorie  Danny and Ralphie's mother. Wife of Tony.
Glick, Ralphie  Son of Marjorie and Tony.
Gorby, George M.  Danny Glick's doctor when he was admitted to hospital.
Gracon, ?  Priest in Los Zapatos.
Green, Maury (Moe)  Jewish funeral director in Cumberland, and husband of Rachel Green
Green, Rachel  Maury's Green's wife
Greenberg, Bob  Morgue attendant in Portland
Greer, Sally  Killed by her drunken boyfriend when she wanted to break up with him.
Griegson, Mary Kate  Sent note across the bus and was kicked off the bus by Charlie Rhodes for it
Griffen, Babs  Hal and Jacks sister. Beautician daughter of Charles. Owned "Babs Beauty Boutique" in 'Salem's Lot.
Griffen, Charles  Farmer who owned the largest dairy farm south of Mechanic Falls. Father of Babs
Griffen, Doug  Baseball player mentioned in passing
Griffen, Hal  18-year-old son of Charles Griffen.
Griffen, Jack  14-year-old son of Charles Griffen
Groggins, John  Minister of 'Salem's Lot Methodist church
Hanrahan, Tom  FBI agent in Portland
Hawthorne, Nathaniel  Considered to be conventionally religious by Father Calaghan.
Hersey, Audrey  Town gossip in 'Salem's Lot, and member of the Ladies Auxiliary. Sister of Jackson Hersey.
Hersey, Gertrude  Niece of Fiona Coggins that reported her missing.
Hersey, Jackson  Audrey Jackson's brother
Holcomb, Miss  Playground monitor at Stanley Street Elementary School.
Holloway, Daniel  Missing in 'Salem's Lot on May 29, 1976. Reported by Daniel's Grandfather.
Holloway Family  Reported missing on May 29, 1976 by Daniel Holloway's grandfather
Holly, Buddy  Singer, liked by Matt Burke
Holmwood, Arthur  Actor in the film "Dracula"
Hooker, ?  Local judge who fined Frank Kilby $50 for possession of drugs.
Houdini, Harry  Magician mentioned in passing
Hume, ?  Old priest who was replaced by Father Callahan
Jackson, Shirley  Wrote "The Haunting of Hill House"
James, Audie  Charlie Rhodes thought he was one of the people that let the air out of the bus tires
James, Charles (Sonny)  Owner of Sonny's Exxon gas station in 'Salem's Lot. Moved to Cumberland to open a repair shop. Childhood friend of Ben Mears.
Jointner, Elias  Jointner Avenue (The main street of 'Salem's Lot) was named after him in 1896. Member of the State House of Representatives. The road was previously Portland Post Road.
Kelly, John  The person Crockett thought was playing a joke on him when the Marsten house was bought
Kilby, Frank  Used dope and was fined $50 when caught. Local paperboy. Son of Horace Kilby
Kilby, Horace  Father of Frank Kilby.
Kingfield, Jerry  Disappeared in the marshes while fishing when he was 10 years old.
Kurtin, Peter  The Monster of Dusseldorf
Labree, Mr.  Works in Spencer's drug store
Lee, Christopher  Actor mentioned in passing
Lewis, John  Press-Herald features editor who wrote about 'Salem's Lot being a ghost town.
Lovecraft, H.P.  Writer and atheist mentioned in passing.
Lubert, ?  Wrote about the Lot and Hubert Marsten
Markey, Delbert  Owner of Dells bar in 'Salem's Lot
Marshall, Peter  Host of "The Hollywood Squares" on TV
Marsten, Birdie  Hubert Marsten's wife. Sister of Minella Corey. Murdered by her husband August 1939.
Marsten, Hubert Barclay  Owner of the Marsten House that Kurt Barlow eventually bought. Committed suicide (hung himself) on 12 August 1939 after killing his wife. Born 6 October 1889 and arrived in 'Salem's Lot in 1928 after retiring from being president of a large trucking firm. Really a mobster.
Mayberry, Buddy  Brother of Doug and friend of Royce McDougall
Mayberry, Doug  Brother of Buddy. Student of Matt Burke.
Mayberry, Glynnis  Spoke on the phone to Harriet Durham. Wife of Paul Mayberry.
Mayberry, Paul  Husband of Glynis Mayberry
McCaslin, Homer  County Sheriff
McCaslin, Mrs.  Wife of Homer McCaslin
McDougall, Randall (Randy)  10 month old son of Sandy and Royce.
McDougall, Royce (Roy)  Lived in 'Salem's Lot. Husband of Sandy and father of Randy.
McDougall, Sandy  17-year-old wife of Royce and mother of Randall. Married name of Sandy Bowie. She beat her son, and said that he had fallen by accident.
McFee, Peter  State Police chief who looked into some of the people who had disappeared in 'Salem's Lot
McGee, Travis  Writer mentioned by Royce McDougall.
McLeod, Larry  Mailman in the 1920's and 1930's. Found the dead Marstens
Mears, ?  Mother of Ben who had a nervous breakdown when her husband. She committed suicide when Ben was 14. Her maiden name was Ashford
Mears, ?  Merton Ben Mears's father.
Mears, Benjaman  Writer who discovered the truth about Jerusalem's Lot. He wrote "Air Dance", "Conway's Daughter" and "Billy said keep going". His wife died in a motorcycle accident where Ben was not injured at all.
Mears, Miranda  Ben's wife. Was killed when hit by a truck after a motorcycle accident in New York in May 1973
Mephisto, Mr.  Hypnotist at Topsham Fair
Middler, George  Worked at the hardware store and sells ammunition. Secretly wears Woman's clothing.
Middler, Pat  Often sat in Crossen's store.
Miller, Eva  Ran a boarding house in 'Salem's Lot where Ben Mears stayed.
Miller, Ralph  Eva's husband. Was killed when he fell into a shredder at a sawmill in 1959
Mullican, Mabe  Lived in Eva Millers boarding house in 'Salem's Lot
Munoz, Jesus de la rey  Father Gracon's interpreter
Norbert, Brenton  County examiners assistant
Norton, Ann  Mother of Susan Norton. Died.
Norton, Susan  Love interest of Ben Mears who became a vampire, but was killed.
Norton, William (Bill)  Susan Norton's father. 'Salem's Lot first selectman. Worked at the Portland Docks.
Overlock, Freddy  Father of Judy
Overlock, Judy  Daughter of Freddy. Ran off with Saladmaster salesman from New York in 1957 or 1958.
Patterson, ?  Minister of the Church of Latter Day Saints and Followers of the Cross.
Perkins, Mrs.  Ben Mears first grade teacher
Peters, Hank  Worked for Larry Crockett and did odd jobs. Friend of Jackie Talbert and got a dishonorable discharge.
Petrie, Henry  Prudential Insurance Company executive. Father of Mark and husband of June.
Petrie, June  Wife of Henry and mother of Mark.
Petrie, Mark  The young boy who helps Ben Mears destroy the Vampires. Son of Henry and June
Philbrook, Mike  Charlie Rhodes thought he was one of the people that let the air out of the bus tires
Phillips, Gordon  Had a car accident in 'Salem's Lot 4 January 1976 and was reported missing.
Plowman, Dr.  Local doctor in 'Salem's Lot
Poe, Edgar Allan  Poet mentioned in passing
Potter, ?  'Salem's Lot resident who died in Vietnam
Poulin, Romeo  Builder of a supermarket in Auburn. Silent partner of Larry Crockett
Prine, David  Doctor at John Hopkins hospital
Pritchett, Amanda  Wife of Charles Pritchett
Pritchett, Charles V  Owners of a farm in 'Salem's Lot. Bought Charles Griffin's farm, but moved out quickly after hearing strange things in the night. Husband of Amanda Pritchett
Pruitt, Upton  Deputy Game Warden
Purinton, Elsie  Irwin's dead wife. Wicked lady who died in 1973 by falling down the stairs and broke her neck.
Purinton, Irwin (Win)  Milkman in West Salem. 60 years old and about to retire. Owner of the dog Doc who was killed.
Rangers, The  Band who played at Dell's
Rathburn, Tommy  Died when he fell over a cliff drunk. Brother of Virge
Rathburn, Virgil  Brother of Tommy. Friend of Franklin Boddin.
Rauberson, Harold  Childhood friend of Ben Mears. Died of Leukemia
Rawcliffe, Amy  Friend of Susan Norton.
Reardon, Dr.  Tony Glick's doctor
Rhodes, Charlie  Driver of the school bus.
Rice, David  County Medical examiner
Robinson, Edward  Arlington Writer mentioned by Ann Norton
Rodgers, Ginger  Dancer imagined by Father Callahan.
Rodin, Mrs.  (Mrs Rodan) Teacher who was nicknamed Mrs Rodan after the Japanese monster movie Rodan
Rogers, Dud  Dump custodian in 'Salem's Lot. Liked shooting rats in the dump.
Royko, Billy  Died in Vietnam in a helicopter crash 2 months before cease fire. One of Matt Burke's students.
Ryerson, Michael Corey  Cemetery grounds keeper of the 3 cemeteries in 'Salem's Lot
Salk, Jonas  Writer mentioned in passing
Sawyer, Bonnie  Reg's wife. Having an affair with Corey Bryant. Was Miss Cumberland County in 1973.
Sawyer, Reg  Mechanic in Jim Smiths Pontiac in Buxton. Husband of Bonnie.
Silvius, Lester  At Crossins store
Simons, ? (Jumpin')  Husband of Coretta Simons
Simons, Coretta  Dying of intestinal cancer. Forgot about the $30, 000 she had hidden in the wall of her house.
Smith, Billy  Killed when driving drunk and he hit a tree. Boyfriend of LaVerne Dube, who was also killed in the car accident.
Smith, Carl  Widower who lived in 'Salem's Lot. Wife died in 1957.
Smith, Jim  Owned a Pontiac dealership in Buxton where Reg Sawyer worked
Smith, Mrs.  Wife of Carl Smith. Died in 1957
Snow, John  One of the Vampires in Eva's basement with Barlow. Had bad arthritis.
Snow, Royal  Works for Crockett
Spencer, Mr.  Sold root beer in Spencer's Drugstore. He was the pharmacist before Mr Labree.
Starcher, Loretta  Librarian in 'Salem's Lot.
Stevens, Wallace  Poet mentioned by Parkins Gillespie
Stowens, Cynthia (Cindy)  Ben Mears aunt. He lived with the when his dad died. Died in 1972
Straker, Richard Throckett  Bought the Marsten house and Village Washtub. 58 years old
Sylvester, Mickey  Worked at Gates Falls Mill, and lived at Eva Miller's boarding house. Told Reggie Sawyer about his wife's affair
Talbot, Jackie  Worked at Dell's bar. Good friend of Hank Peters
Talbot, Maureen  Mother of Jackie. Used to do the washing for Cynthia Stowens
Tanner, Charles  Belknap Pig farmer who owned a pig called Jerusalem. The pig escaped and ate in a wood lot, hence the town name of Jerusalem's Lot
Tenny, Brent  Sent note across the bus and was kicked off the bus by Charlie Rhodes for it
Thomas, Bob  Teacher who caught Andy Garvey letting the air out of the bus tires.
Tibbits, Floyd  Susan Norton's boyfriend and childhood friend of Ben Mears. Worked at Grants and was second in charge of credit.
Tremont, Elaine  Died of a heart attack after seeing a face in her window after dark on the 4th of June 1976
Upshaw, Vic  Half brother of Vinnie Upshaw who owned a 39 Packard.
Upshaw, Vinnie  Lived in Eva Millers boarding house.
Van Helsing, ?  Character in the movie "Dracula"
Varney, Norris  Constable when Marsten died in 1939
Verrill, Grover  Worked at Gates Falls Mill and lived at Eva's boarding house.
Vickery, Frank  Son in law of John Farrington, who found the dead body of John Farrington
Walsh, Francis  Crockett's lawyer in Boston
Webber, Jim  Old boss of Reggie Sawyer
Welby, Marcus  TV Doctor
Werts, Mabel  Fat Widow who is prominent in the church fund raisers. 74 years old.
Wilson, Gahan  Cartoonist mentioned by Jimmy Cody
Wolfe, Thomas  Author mentioned by Matt Burke
Wordsworth, Henry  Poet mentioned in passing

 

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