Aunt Betsey Holmes and Her Horseless Carriage, Raleigh, N.C.

We have several postcards of what appears to be a frequent sight on Raleigh’s Fayetteville Street:  Aunt Betsey Holmes riding in her carriage.  The carriage is pulled by a bull, not a horse, and so the postcards often contain puns relating to her preferred mode of transportation:  “automobull and “horseless carriage” are the two most common.  The bull’s name was Joe, and Betsey is often shown with Uncle Bill.  It appears she became quite the institution – the postcard below lists her age as 93!

Does anyone know anything about Betsey (or is it Betsy) Holmes?