26 January 2013

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Introduction

400 block 1949

[Photo: Historical Society of Washington, D.C.]

As I walk around our neighborhood, I often find myself wondering about the people who have lived here since the second half of the nineteenth century, and I feel intensely curious about their distant lives. On the assumption that many of my neighbors must also share this fascination with the names and personalities of certain persons long dead, I am trying to gather on this blog some miscellaneous scraps of information about the former inhabitants of A Street SE (between Third and Sixth streets) on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. The emphasis is mainly on the people who lived on this street rather than the history of the buildings, though I am compiling any material that I can about the street’s past. There will also be some occasional notes about other addresses in the neighborhood, including of course St. Mark’s Church, which is at the corner of A and Third streets.

The easiest way to find all the posts relating to a particular house is to click on one of the addresses in the dropdown menus under the header above and in the menu Addresses at the right. The tag cloud below it includes surnames, names of institutions, and a few broad categories like photosdeaths, and marriages. The search box at the upper right is useful for doing more miscellaneous kinds of searches.

I am grateful to several persons who have supplied material for this blog: Gene Berry, Peter Clark, Eric Freund, Mark Kantor, Paul Cromwell, and Maureen Shea. I welcome further suggestions and corrections.

—Bill Peterson (wsp@umd.edu)


Postscript: A quick word about Boyd’s Directory, which is cited so frequently on this blog. In late 2013 I located fifteen annual editions of it online, downloaded them to my hard disk, and then, after searching for individual addresses, posted the results here. More recently I discovered that the subscription website Fold3 has a much large collection of the annual Boyd’s volumes, and I have now done a similar search in them. Since in the twentieth century Boyd’s included a “Street and Avenue Guide,” I have also clipped and uploaded the sections describing the 300, 400, and 500 blocks of A Street in many of those volumes (mainly supplied by Paul Cromwell) in a series of posts entitled “Residents of A Street in [year].” Finally, you should note that the OCR in all the Boyd’s volumes is imperfect; do not be puzzled, therefore, if John Doe appears at an address in 1905 and 1908 but not 1906 or 1907. He’s probably living there in the intervening years as well.

24 August 2015

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Timothy Keleher: funeral

[Keleher had lived earlier at 409 A Street, SE.]

Washington Post, 10 December 1916, p. 21.

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24 August 2015

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Timothy Keleher: ordered to San Francisco

[Keleher had lived earlier at 409 A Street, SE.]

Evening Star, 13 December 1904, p. 3.

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24 August 2015

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Timothy D. Keleher: bankruptcy

“Petitions in Bankruptcy.” Evening Star, 13 November 1900, p. 16.

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Evening Star, 13 March 1901, p. 5.
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16 August 2015

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Residents of 407 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 29 January 2014; revised 16 August 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 407 A Street, SE:

[1886] Craven E. Silcott (cashier, House of Representatives); W. C. Fields (assistant enrolling clerk, House of Representatives); John P. Leedom (sergeant-at-arms, House of Representatives).

[1887] William C. Fields (index clerk, private claims, House of Representatives); C. Edward Silcott (cashier for sergeant-at-arms, House of Representatives).

[1888] John B. Hussey, chief, Pensions Division, Treasury Department).

[1890] Edward G. H. Austin (clerk).

[1891] Gershon [sic] Bradford (assistant, chart division, Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1892] Gershorn [sic] Bradford (assistant, chart division, Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1893] Gersham [sic] Bradford (assistant, Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1894] Gershom Bradford (chart division, Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1895] Gershon [sic] Bradford (assistant, chart division, Coast and Geodetic Survey); Mary A. F. Winsor (widow of Charles F. Winsor).

[1896] Gershom Bradford (assistant, chart division, Coast and Geodetic Survey); Mary A. Winsor (widow of Charles F. Winsor).

[1899] Thomas H. Clark (Library of Congress).

[1903] Howard W. Peck (clerk); William H. Peck (Bureau of Printing).

[1904] Howard W. Peck (electrician).

[1905] Amelia J. Thomas (milliner); Bessie C. Thomas (Bureau of Printing); Elizabeth B. Thomas (stenographer); Henry Thomas (printer); Jane Thomas (widow of James C. Thomas).

[1906] Amanda Thomas (Bureau of Printing); Amelia J. Thomas (milliner); Bessie Thomas (Bureau of Printing); Elizabeth B. Thomas (clerk); Henry Thomas (Bureau of Printing); Jane Thomas (widow of James C. Thomas).

[1908] Vincent Ingling (Executive Department); J. J. Porter (Navy Yard).

[1909] Laura V. Monroe; J. J. Porter (Navy Yard); George R. Brooks (draftsman, Navy).

[1910] Joseph J. Porter (Navy Yard).

[1912] Clara B. Thorne (Bureau of Printing).

[1914] Laura V. Monroe (boards); Anthony Sherman (clerk, Navy, boards).

[1915] Eliza Monroe; Anthony Sherman (clerk, Navy).

[1916] Anthony Sherman (clerk, Navy).

[1917] Anthony Sherman (clerk, Navy).

[1918] Elizabeth E. Monroe.

[1919] Clark Phelps (clerk); James J. Porter (draftsman, Navy Yard); Laura V. Monroe.

[1920] Clara L. Phelps (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1922] Maude E. Beck (clerk, Census Office).

15 August 2015

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Residents of 405 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 28 January 2014; revised 15 August 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 405 A Street, SE:

[1886] Thomas J. Gill; William R. Gill (watchman).

[1887] Prudence M. Lineaweaver.

[1888] Francis W. Yager; Gertrude W. Ashby (clerk, Dead Letter Office).

[1889] Frank W. Yager; Llewellyn M. Cook (clerk).

[1890] Genevieve T. Yager (widow of Francis W. Yager).

[1891] Genevieve T. Yager (widow of Frank Yager); Llewellyn M. Cook (clerk).

[1892] Gertrude W. Ashby (clerk, Dead Letter Office); Nellie Butler (domestic); Llewellyn M. Cook (clerk); Drusilla Jones (domestic); Genevieve T. Yager (widow of Frank Yager).

[1893] Gertrude W. Ashby (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1894] Jeff F. Moser (U.S. Navy).

[1896] Philip J. McHenry (clerk); Philip J. McHenry, Jr. (attorney-at-law, Washington Loan and Trust Co. building).

[1897] Thomas D. Pryor (conductor).

[1898] Alfred C. Hawley; Harriet E. Hawley.

[1899] W. H. Estey (teller, Sergeant-at-Arms, House of Representatives); Susie Poindexter (domestic).

[1903] George T. Dietz (stenographer); Philip Hicks (waiter); Jacob J. Membert (machinist).

[1905] George T. Dietz (stenographer)/

[1906] Jacob J. Membert (Navy Yard); Francis J. Rogers (Navy Yard).

[1908] T. J. Connington (Navy Yard); Jacob J. Membert (Navy Yard).

[1909] Jacob J. Membert (Navy Yard).

[1920] Charles K. Membert (copyist, Navy Yard).

[1921] Elvira Andrews (widow of Reuben Andrews).

[1922] Charles K. Membert (draughtsman, Navy Yard).

15 August 2015

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Residents of 401 A in Boyd’s Directory

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 418 A Street, SE:

[1909] Laura V. Monroe (boarding).

[1917] William S. Davenport (clerk, comptroller of the currency, Treasury Department).

15 August 2015

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Residents of 403 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 28 January 2014; revised 15 August 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 403 A Street, SE:

[1894] M. M. Robinson (watchman).

[1903] George Deitz (stenographer).

15 August 2015

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Residents of 418 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 1 February 2014; revised 15 August 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 418 A Street, SE:

[1893] Moses D. Baker (contracting paper-hanger).

[1895] William E. Davy (Robert Callahan); Henry S. Weyand (printer).

[1896] John K. Hench (clerk); Charles S. Rice (clerk); Henry S. Weyand (printer).

[1897] John K. Hench (clerk, Pension Office); Henry S. Weyand (Government Printing Office).

[1898] Charles S. Rice (clerk, Pension Office); Henry S. Weyand (Government Printing Office); Mary J. Parker (domestic); James B. Hench (clerk, Pension Office); John K. Hench (clerk).

[1899] Henry S. Weyand (proofreader); John K. Hench (Pension Office); Charles S. Rice (Pension Office).

[1903] Florence R. Cole (clerk); William Cole (clerk); William H. Cole (Library of Congress); Alena E. Graves (Bureau of Printing); Lucilla W. Graves (widow of John A. Graves); Mary E. Graves (teacher).

[1904] Florence R. Cole (clerk); Alena E. Graves (Bureau of Printing); Mary E. Graves (teacher); Lucilla Graves (widow of John A. Graves).

[1905] Alena Graves (Bureau of Printing); Lucilla W. Graves (widow of John A. Graves); Mary E. Graves (teacher).

[1906] Alena E. Graves (Bureau of Printing); Lucilla W. Graves (widow of John A. Graves); Mary E. Graves (teacher); Frank E. Newton (Government Printing Office); Gertrude G. Newton.

[1908] Alena E. Graves (Bureau of Printing); Lucilla W. Graves (widow of John A. Graves); Mary E. Graves (teacher); Frank E. Newton (Government Printing Office).

[1909] Alena E. Graves (Bureau of Printing); Lucilla W. Graves (widow of John A. Graves); Mary E. Graves (teacher); Florence E. Newton (Bureau of Printing); Francis E. Newton (Government Printing Office).

[1910] Florence E. Newton (Bureau of Printing); Francis E. Newton (Government Printing Office).

[1911] Florence E. Newton (Bureau of Printing); Francis E. Newton (Government Printing Office); Alena E. Graves (Bureau of Printing); Lucilla W. Graves (widow of John A. Graves); Mary E. Graves (teacher).

[1912] Lucilla W. Graves (widow of John A. Graves); Mary E. Graves (teacher).

[1913] Frank E. Newton (Government Printing Office); Lucille W. Graves (widow of John A. Graves); Mary E. Graves (teacher).

[1914] Alena E. Graves (Bureau of Printing, boards); Lucille W. Graves (widow of John A. Graves, boards); Mary E. Graves (teacher, Ketcham School, boards).

[1915] Franklin E. Newton (helper, Government Printing Office).

[1920] F. Hobart (clerk); James Taylor (clerk).

[1922] James Taylor (steamfitter); Edward Taylor (steamfitter); Arnold M. Shaw (agent, Pullman Car Co.).

9 August 2015

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Residents of 416 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 31 January 2014; revised 9 August 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 416 A Street, SE:

[1875] Howard B. Abbott (clerk); L. S. Abbott (clerk, Treasury Department); Carlos Hickenlopper (clerk); George Hickenlopper (clerk).

[1876] S. A. H. McKim (physician; business and home address).

[1878] Richard Granger (messenger, House of Representatives post office).

[1877] William E. Stearns (clerk, Patent Office).

[1879] Charles H. Flemer (carpenter); Charles H. Flemer (clerk).

[1882] E. A. Doughty (clerk, Treasury Department); Eva A. Doughty (clerk, Fourth Comptroller’s office); James E. Doughty (lawyer); Charles H. Flemer (carpenter); Lewis Flemer (clerk); Eunice Rider (widow of James Rider).

[1883] Adolph Flemmer [sic] (civil engineer); Charles H. Flemmer; Lewis Flemmer (clerk).

[1884] Adolph Flemmer [sic] (civil engineer); Andrew Flemmer (clerk): Charles H. Flemmer; Lewis Flemmer (clerk); Evelina A. Doughty (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1885] Adolph Flemer (civil engineer); Andrew Flemer (clerk); Eva Doughty (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1886] Henry S. Town (messenger); Mary L. Town (clerk, Post Office Department); Eva Doughty (clerk, Fourth Auditor’s office).

[1887] Eve Doughty (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1888] Eva Doughty (clerk, Fourth Auditor’s office).

[1889] Moses D. Baker (paper-hanger).

[1890] William H. Martin (House of Representatives, Texas); Moses D. Baker (contracting paper-hanger); John C. Henderson (paper-hanger); Julia A. Brown (teacher).

[1891] William H. Harder (printer); Will N. Harder; Julia A. Brown (teacher); Moses D. Baker (contracting paper-hanger); Caleb Taylor (waiter).

[1892] Moses D. Baker (contracting paper-hanger); Julia A. Brown (teacher); William N. Harder (clerk, Pension Office); Mary L. Packard (teacher).

[1893] Moses D. Baker (paper-hanger); James H. Morrison (machinist).

[1895] Lewis Flemer (Mackall Brothers & Flemer).

[1896] Charles H. Flemer; Lewis Flemer (Mackall Brothers & Flemer); Sarah Johnson (domestic).

[1897] Annie B. Woolfolk (domestic); Charles Flemer; John A. Flemer (assistant, Coast and Geodetic Survey); Lewis Flemer (Mackall Brothers & Flemer); Sarah Johnson (domestic).

[1899] Melville G. Green (clerk, Navy Yard).

[1902] Moses D. Baker (paper-hanger).

[1903] Moses D. Baker (sexton).

[1904] Moses D. Baker (sexton).

[1905] Moses D. Baker (sexton).

[1908] Mary F. Baker (sexton); Moses D. Baker (sexton).

[1909] Moses D. Baker (sexton); Charles Poindexter (plumber).

[1915] Moses D. Baker (sexton).

[1916] Anna C. Ault (caretaker).

[1919] Clara B. Smith (widow of Arthur W. Smith).

7 August 2015

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Residents of 414 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 30 January 2014; revised 7 August 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 414 A Street, SE:

[1876] Charles H. Flemer.

[1879] James R. Furgerson (plumber); Annie D. Middleton.

[1880] Albert B. Clark (U.S. Navy); Harry G. Clark (lawyer); Mary F. Clark (widow of Rev. Albert Clark).

[1881] Albert B. Clark (U.S. Navy); Harry G. Clark (lawyer).

[1882] Mary F. Clark (widow of Albert B. Clark).

[1883] Albert B. Clark (U.S. Navy); Harry G. Clark (lawyer); Mary F. Clark (widow of Albert B. Clark).

[1885] Arthur E. Middleton (draftsman); Richard Middleton (inspector).

[1886] Arthur E. Middleton (draftsman); Richard Middleton (clerk); Rose Poore (servant).

[1887] Carrie J. Bryan (widow of Benjamin H. Bryan); Edward C. Bryan.

[1888] Carrie J. Bryan (widow of Benjamin Bryan); Edward C. Bryan (clerk, National Museum).

[1889] Carrie J. Bryan (widow of Benjamin Bryan); Edward C. Bryan (clerk, Fishing Commission).

[1890] Martin M. Rohrer (real estate and loans); Benjamin H. Bryan (police); Edward C. Bryan (clerk).

[1890] Benjamin H. Bryan (police); Carrie J. Bryan (widow of Benjamin H. Bryan); Edward C. Bryan (clerk, Fishing Commission).

[1892] Benjamin H. Bryan (seaman); Carrie J. Bryan (widow of Benjamin H. Bryan); Edward C. Bryan (clerk, Fishing Commission); Martin M. Rohrer (lawyer).

[1893] James A. Flemer (Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1894] James A. Flemer (Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1895] John A. Flemer (assistant, Coast and Geodetic Survey); Lewis Flemer (Mackall Brothers & Flemer).

[1896] Charles H. Flemer; John A. Flemer (assistant, Coast and Geodetic Survey); Ellen G. Matthews (teacher).

[1897] Charles Flemer; John A. Flemer (assistant, Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1898] John A. Flemer (assistant, Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1902] Pearl S. Craig (clerk, Census Office).

[1903] Annie K. Evans (clerk, District Commissioner [?]); Francis H. Evans (clerk, Indian Office); George W. B. Evans (clerk).

[1905] Francis C. Evans (clerk, Navy); Harry Irwin [sic] (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1906] Emily Evans; Francis C. Evans (Commerce and Labor); Frank Evans; Harry Irion (civil service); Alfred H. Russler (boilermaker).

[1907] Harry Irion (civil servant).

[1908] Francis C. Evans (Commerce and Labor); George W. Evans (clerk); Mabel E. Evans (stenographer); Oscar Gardner (clerk); Harry H. Irion (civil servant); Clarence N. Walker (draftsman).

[1909] Francis C. Evans (Commerce and Labor).

[1910] Leonard R. Walker (engineer).

[1911] Charles Eldon (salesman).

[1912] Summer S. Evans (stenographer).

[1914] John T. Shuman (painter); John T. Shuman, Jr. (clerk, boards).

[1915] John T. Sherman [sic: Shuman?] (clerk, Woodward & Lothrop).

[1917] John T. Shuman (painter); John T. Shuman, Jr. (clerk); Katherine Shuman (clerk).

[1919] Christina Swain; John T. Shuman (clerk, Fred S. Lincoln, Inc.); Hallie Cooper (clerk); Jessie Jones.

[1920] Hallie E. Cooper (clerk, War Department); Susuan Cossell (clerk, war risk).

[1921] William J. Hussion (machinist, Navy Yard).

[1922] Estelle S. Mead (correspondent, Veterans Bureau); Bessie A. Mayhall (clerk, Treasury Department); Ernestine R. Mayhall (clerk, Treasury Department).

1 August 2015

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Residents of 412 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 30 January 2014; revised 1 August 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 412 A Street, SE:

[1871] Adolphus Lindenkohl (draughtsman); Henry Lindenkohl (draughtsman); Charles Flemer (carpenter).

[1872] Charles Flemer (carpenter); Charles Flammer [sic].

[1876] John Wagoner (driver).

[1878] Charles W. Hepbrun (laborer); Leah Hepbrun (widow of James Hepbrun); Samuel H. Hepbrun (painter).

[1879] Charles W. Hepbrun (laborer); Leah Hepbrun (widow of James Hepbrun); Samuel H. Hepbrun (painter); Thomas A. Mitchell (clerk); Thomas A. Mitchell, Jr. (telephone operator); Samuel H. Clark (painter); Frank E. Swartout (carpenter); Leah Clark [sic] (widow of James Clark).

[1880] Leah Hepburn (widow of James Hepburn).

[1881] Griffin S. Martin (carpenter).

[1882] James A. Randall (clerk, Adjutant-General Office).

[1883] James A. Randall (clerk, War Department).

[1884] H. B. Sabin (clerk); James A. Randall (clerk, War Department).

[1885] James A. Randall (clerk, War Department).

[1886] James A. Randall (clerk, War Department).

[1887] James A. Randall (clerk, War Department).

[1888] James A. Randall (clerk, War Department).

[1889] James A. Randall (clerk, War Department).

[1890] George S. Randall (clerk); James A. Randall (clerk, War Department).

[1892] James A. Flemer (Coast and Geodetic Survey); James E. Gill (carpenter).

[1894] Clair R. Hillyer (student); William E. Hillyer (student); William R. Hillyer (clerk, War Department).

[1895] William R. Hillyer.

[1896] Clair R. Hillyer (manager); William E. Hillyer (chemist); William R. Hillyer (insurance).

[1897] Clair R. Hillyer (clerk); Edward L. Hillyer (student); William E. Hillyer (chemist); William R. Hillyer (insurance).

[1898] Clair R. Hillyer (stenographer); William E. Hillyer (chemist); William R. Hillyer (insurance); Daniel T. Birtwell (clerk).

[1899] Clair R. Hillyer (stenographer); Edward L. Hillyer (clerk); William E. Hillyer (chemist); William R. Hillyer (insurance); William E. Tufts (chemist).

[1902] John W. Bulla (inspector).

[1903] John W. Bulla (inspector, Post Office Department).

[1904] John W. Bulla (inspector, Post Office Department).

[1905] John W. Bulla (inspector).

[1906] Beatrice Bulla; John W. Bulla (inspector, Post Office Department).

[1908] Louise M. Newcomb (stenographer); Mary C. Newcomb (widow of Simon D. Newcomb); William R. Bolten (Government Printing Office).

[1909] William R. Bolten (Government Printing Office); Joseph E. Cox (clerk); Lewis D. Lawrence (clerk); Mary C. Newcomb (widow of Simon D. Newcomb); M. Louise Newcomb (stenographer).

[1910] Louis B. Lawrence (clerk, Navy).

[1911] Edward P. Fitch (clerk, Census Office).

[1913] William R. Bolten (Government Printing Office); Mary C. Newcomb (widow of Simon D. Newcomb); Mary L. Newcomb (stenographer).

[1915] Carroll B. La Place (clerk, Post Office Department); Ella G. Kerby (widow of William F. Kerby).

[1916] Eliza Logie (Library of Congress).

[1919] Eliza Logie (Library of Congress); Ella G. Kerby (widow of William H. [sic] Kerby).

[1921] Vernon Kaufman (police); Ethel C. Morrison (clerk, War Department).

[1922] Mary C. Monroe; Ethel C. Morrison (clerk, War Department); Vernon E. Kaufman (Capitol police).

[1923] Helen Corcelius (clerk).

31 July 2015

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Residents of 410 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 30 January 2014; revised 31 July 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 410 A Street, SE:

[1875] Henry Ruble (laborer).

[1879] Thomas A. Mitchell (clerk).

[1882] William Hillyer (clerk, Adjutant-General Office).

[1887] William R. Hillyer (clerk, War Department).

[1888] Julia Rollins (servant); William R. Hillyer (clerk, War Department).

[1889] William R. Hillyer (clerk, War Department).

[1890] William R. Hillyer (clerk, War Department).

[1891] William R. Hillyer (clerk, War Department).

[1892] William R. Hillyer (clerk, War Department).

[1893] William R. Hillyer (clerk, War Department).

[1894] Joseph R. Ruppel (bartender).

[1895] Joseph Ruppel (watchman).

[1897] Joseph P. Ruppel (police); Joseph P. Ruppel, Jr. (driver).

[1898] Joseph L. Ruppel (driver); Joseph P. Ruppel (watchman); Joanna Kieffer (widow of Phillip Kieffer).

[1899] Joseph L. Ruppel (driver); Joseph P. Ruppel (watchman); Sophia Ruppel (clerk); Joanna Kieffer (widow of Phillip Kieffer).

[1903] Louis Bryan (laborer); Oliver W. Bryan (porter).

[1904] Henry E. Tripp (H. Tripp Sons, wagonmakers).

[1906] Henry E. Tripp (notary).

[1906] Herey [sic] E. Tripp (notary).

[1908] Clara M. Tripp (widow of Henry E. Tripp).

[1909] Clara M. Tripp (widow of Henry E. Tripp).

[1914] Clara M. Tripp (widow of Henry E. Tripp); H. Ernest Tripp (messenger, Evening Star, boards).

[1916] Clara M. Tripp (widow of Henry E. Tripp); H. Ernest Tripp (messenger, independent organization).

[1919] Clara M. Tripp (widow of Henry E. Tripp); Henry E. Tripp.

[1920] Clara M. Tripp (widow of Henry E. Tripp); Henry E. Tripp (clerk).

[1920] Clara M. Tripp (widow of Henry E. Tripp); Ernest Tripp (supervisor, war risk); Henry E. Tripp (clerk).

30 July 2015

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Residents of 408 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 29 January 2014; revised 30 July 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 408 A Street, SE:

[1872] John Ruppel (laborer); Joseph Ruppel (laborer).

[1873] Joseph Ruppell [sic] (driver).

[1876] Joseph Ruppel (laborer).

[1878] Joseph Ruppel (laborer); Joseph Ruppel (shoemaker).

[1879] Joseph Ruppel (laborer); Joseph Ruppel, Jr. (shoemaker).

[1881] Joseph Ruppel (watchman); Joseph Ruppel, Jr. (shoemaker).

[1882] Joseph Ruppel (flagman); Joseph Ruppel, Jr. (shoemaker); Philip Ruppel (messenger); William Ruppel (baker); Margaret Huhn (widow of Nicholas Huhn).

[1883] Joseph Ruppel (flagman).

[1884] Joseph Ruppel (shoemaker).

[1885] Joseph Ruppel (flagman).

[1886] Joseph Ruppel (flagman); Philip Ruppel (cigarmaker).

[1887] Joseph Ruppel (flagman).

[1888] John W. Ruppel (oysters); Joseph Ruppel (watchman); Philip H. Ruppel (driver).

[1889] Joseph Ruppel (gateman).

[1891] John W. Ruppel (laborer); Joseph Ruppel (flagman); Philip H. Ruppel (cigarmaker).

[1892] John Ruppel (watchman); Joseph A. Ruppel.

[1893] Joseph Ruppel; Charles W. Herbert (shoemaker).

[1896] M. M. Robinson (Capitol Police); Everard Bierer, Jr. (pension applications, Interior Department).

[1897] Agnes McCarthy (domestic); Victoria Trook (teacher).

[1898] Isaac R. Hill (clerk); Victoria V. Trook (teacher).

[1899] Isaac R. Hill (clerk, Capitol).

[1903] Isaac R. Hill (clerk, Capitol); Franc [sic] C. Thompson (Library of Congress).

[1904] Charles E. Colliflower (broker); Charles E. Colliflower, Jr. (law student); George C. Colliflower (student); James E. Colliflower (student).

[1906] Annie C. Colliflower; Annie M. Colliflower; Charles E. Colliflower (broker); Charles E. Colliflower, Jr. (clerk); George C. Colliflower (student); James E. Colliflower (student).

[1908] Charles E. Colliflower; Charles E. Colliflower, Jr. (stenographer); George C. Colliflower (clerk); James E. Colliflower (clerk); S. A. Grace Marriotte (Bureau of Printing); George R. Cooksey (Associated Press, Star Building).

[1909] Charles E. Colliflower (broker); Charles E. Colliflower, Jr. (clerk, District); George C. Colliflower (clerk); James E. Colliflower (clerk).

[1913] Courtney W. Hamlin (House of Representatives, Missouri).

[1914] Courtney W. Hamlin (House of Representatives, Missouri); Carl Hamlin (messenger, House of Representatives, boards).

[1915] Lucius T. Royall (conductor).

[1916] Lucius T. Royall (conductor); Robert E. Royall (highway engineer, Department of Agriculture).

[1919] Charles F. Booher (member of Congress); Joseph Hainan (superintendent).

[1920] William W. Rucker (member of Congress); Charles F. Booher (member of Congress).

[1921] William W. Rucker (member of Congress).

[1922] Edward E. Royall (clerk); Lucius T. Royall (conductor); Robert E. Royall (highway engineer, Department of Agriculture).

29 July 2015

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Residents of 406 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 29 January 2014; revised 29 July 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 406 A Street, SE:

[1894] Edwin C. Fowler (chief clerk, First Assistant Postmaser General’s office); Mary E. Fowler (clerk, Pension Office); Minnie E. Fowler (clerk, Pension Office); Robert W. Fowler (clerk, city post office); A. Estelle Fowler (teacher).

[1896] Mary E. Fowler (clerk, Pension Office); Robert Fowler (clerk, city post office).

[1897] Frank L. Middleton (lawyer).

[1898] Rudolph Kleberg (House of Representatives, Texas).

[1899] Frederick R. Wallace (teller).

[1905] Llewellyn Cook (paper).

[1906] Gertrude Ashby (clerk, Post Office Department); Vernon W. Ashby (inspector); Llewellyn M. Cook (Cook, Bernheimer & Co.).

[1908] Vernon W. Ashby (secretary); Llewellyn M. Cook (Cook, Bernheimer & Co.).

[1910] Gertrude W. Ashby; Harriet Ashby (widow of V. W. Ashby).

[1913] Samuel Gray (inspector); Charles W. Gwynne (Navy Yard).

[1915] Charles W. Bundy (doorkeeper).

[1919] Frank W. Kimball (machinist); Margaret E. Forbes (teacher).

[1920] Sarah Keeley (teacher).

[1921] Mrs. Josephine F. O’Meara (skilled laborer, GPO).

[1922] Clinton H. Davis; Marie English (clerk, Department of Commerce); Josephine M. Forbes; Margaret E. Forbes (teacher).

29 July 2015

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Residents of 404 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 28 January 2014; revised 29 July 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 404 A Street, SE:

[1895] Franklin Moore (jeweler); May B. Hilliard; Newton Hilliard (coal); Tyrus Christman (toolmaker).

[1896] Franklin Moore (clerk); Newton Hilliard (coal).

[1898] Capt. Benjamin F. Day USN (Naval Examining Board); Clement Hilliard (student); May Hilliard (student); Newton Hilliard (coal).

[1899] Capt. Benjamin F. Day USN (Naval Examining Board); Hugh C. Mitchell (Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1903] Newton Hilliard (coal).

[1905] Daniel P. Wright (machinist).

[1907] C. B. Hilliard (secretary and treasurer, East Washington Heights Railroad Co.); Clement B. Hilliard (bookkeeper); Newton Hilliard (Bureau of Printing).

[1908] Philander B. Carlisle (Navy Yard); George E. Gardner (Navy Yard); Clement B. Hilliard; Newton Hilliard (laborer).

[1909] George R. Brooks (draftsman, Navy); Clement B. Hilliard (bookkeeper); Newton Hilliard (Government Printing Office).

[1914] Clement B. Hilliard (bookkeeper, Commercial National Bank, boards); Newton Hilliard (laborer, General Post Office).

[1918] Mrs. Julia Morgan (housekeeper).

[1919] Clement B. Hilliard (clerk, Commercial National Bank): Newton Hilliard.

[1921] Clement B. Hilliard (clerk); Newton Hilliard.

26 July 2015

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Henry P. Godwin: death

[Godwin had earlier lived at 400 A Street, SE.]

Washington Evening Star, 31 March 1900, p. 16.

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26 July 2015

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Harry P. Godwin: retires from Evening Star

[Godwin lived at 400 A Street, SE.]

Washington Evening Star, 26 April 1897, p. 5.

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Washington Evening Star, 3 May 1897, p. 4.

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26 July 2015

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Residents of 400 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 28 January 2014; revised 26 July 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 400 A Street, SE:

[1872] Charles E. Brown (laborer); Lucinda Brown (widow of William Brown).

[1873] Charles Brown (laborer).

[1876] Charles E. Brown (laborer).

[1877] Anna A. Brown (teacher); Charles Brown (laborer).

[1879] Charles Brown (laborer); Charles E. Brown (machinist) [same person?].

[1881] William Finker (laborer).

[1882] Mary Simms (cook); Sadie Johnson (cook).

[1883] Barney Johnson (laborer); Albert Whiting (laborer).

[1884] Amanda Brown (widow of Daniel Brown); Barney Johnson (laborer); Albert Whiting (watchman).

[1885] Madison Medbery (bricklayer).

[1886] Madison Mabry [sic] (bricklayer); Bernard Johnson (whitewasher).

[1888] Nora Lane (servant).

[1889] Nora Lane (servant).

[1891] Sarah J. Washington (domestic); Harry P. Godwin (editor).

[1892] Harry P. Godwin (journalist).

[1893] Harry P. Godwin (city editor, Evening Star).

[1894] Sarah Washington (domestic); Sarah V. Bingham (domestic).

[1895] Harry P. Godwin (city editor, Evening Star Newspaper Co.).

[1896] Harry P. Godwin (city editor, Evening Star); Ruinette D. Bacon (widow of Ralph Bacon).

[1898] Alice E. Warner (clerk); Ambrose R. Warner (student); Adele V. Smith (clerk).

[1899] Homer Dougall (machinist); William D. Fisher (salesman).

[1903] William R. Bolten (Government Printing Office); Herman C. Miller (Library of Congress); Mary C. Newcomb (widow of Simon D. Newcomb); S. Ross Newcomb (clerk); William R. Bolten (Government Printing Office).

[1904] Stephen Stolts [sic] (clerk).

[1905] Frank C. Alexander (bookkeeper); Horace E. Alexander (printer); William H. Burger (Coast and Geodetic Survey); William R. Bolten (printer); Frank C. De Costa (clerk); Stephen Stultz (clerk).

[1906] William R. Bolten (Government Printing Office); F. V. De Coster (clerk, Capitol).

[1907] Edward A. Brand (machinist, Navy Yard).

[1908] J. D. Adams (Navy Yard); Thomas D. Adams (Navy Department); S. Hamp Beck (draftsman, Navy); John E. Catlett (conductor); Walter E. Frayser (paperhanger); Nathan H. Healy (druggist clerk); Edward Young (ex-consul).

[1909] Thomas D. Adams (Navy Yard); Nathan S. Healy (clerk); Edward Young (ex-consul).

[1910] William B. Stancell (clerk).

[1913] C. Gurley Kane (Pension Office); Dorothy W. Babcock (Bureau of Printing).

[1915] Lillian W. Carter (helper, Government Printing Office).

[1916] Otto Ratz (assistant examiner, Patent Office); Joseph M. Pilcher (phone operator, Capitol).

[1917] Arthur G. Bedell.

[1919] Arthur G. Bedell; Frank A. Lanning (clerk, Post Office).

[1922] Arthur G. Bedell.

26 July 2015

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Residents of 402 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 28 January 2014; revised 26 July 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 402 A Street, SE:

[1871] Susan Henson.

[1872] Isaiah Lee (brickmaker).

[1873] William Harris (carpenter); Elizabeth Brent (widow of Moses Brent).

[1876] Thomas Gant (laborer); Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1877] Susan Henson (widow of David Henson).

[1879] Elizabeth Brent (widow of Moses Brent); Susan Henson (widow of David Henson).

[1881] Edward Henson (laborer); Susan Henson (widow of David Henson, washer).

[1882] Richard Miller (coachman); Eliza Brent (widow of Moses Brent).

[1883] Richard Miller (coachman); Rosetta Stewart; Elizabeth Lewis (widow of Lafayette Lewis).

[1884] Warren Berry (laborer); Eliza Brent (widow of Moses Brent).

[1885] Warren Berry (laborer); Susan Henson (widow of David Henson); Eliza Brent (widow); Annie Henson (washer).

[1889] Annie Hogan; Thomas J. Godwin (clerk); Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1890] F. A. Wood (Capitol Police).

[1891] Annie Hogan (domestic); Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1892] Thomas J. Godwin (clerk, District Commissioner).

[1893] Thomas J. Godwin (clerk, District Commissioner); Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1894] F. A. Wood (coal and wood); Thomas J. Godwin (clerk, District Commissioner).

[1895] Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1896] Thomas J. Godwin (clerk, District Commissioner); Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1897] Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1898] Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1899] Josephus Stephens; Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1903] Joseph Stephens (mining expert); Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1904] Josephus Stephens (mining expert).

[1905] Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1906] Elizabeth Henson (domestic); Joseph Stevens.

[1908] Joseph Stephens (mining); Francis A. Wood (coal).

[1909] Joseph Stephens; Frank A. Wood.

[1910] Frances A. Wood.

[1914] Josephus Stephens (mining engineer, boards).

[1915] Frances A. Wood; Josephus Stephens (mining engineer).

[1916] Frances A. Wood.

[1919] Adolphus P. Nelson.

[1922] Mary J. Stephens (widow of Josephus Stephens).

26 July 2015

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Residents of 329 A in Boyd’s Directory

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 329 A Street, SE:

[1888] Shomo & Nicholson (Thomas W. Shomo and David Nicholson), grocers [business address].

[1890] Harry W. Bolton (grocer) [business address].

[1891] Otho R. Beall (grocer) [business address].

[This building remained a grocery store well into the twentieth century.]

26 July 2015

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McMenamin: breakup of his business

[McMenamin lived at 327 A Street, SE.]

Washington Post, 18 January 1886, p. 1.

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26 July 2015

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McMenamin: “Triumphs in Stone”

[The McMenamin family lived at 327 A Street, SE, during the 1880s and 1890s.]

Washington Post, 25 August 1879, p. 4.

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25 July 2015

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Dominic McMenamin: sale of personal effects

[He lived at 327 A Street, SE.]

Washington Evening Star, 10 November 1893, p. 12.

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25 July 2015

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Dominic McMenamin: death

“Died.” Washington Evening Star, 2 April 1892, p. 5.

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25 July 2015

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McMenamin’s monumental works

[The McMenamin family lived at 327 A Street, SE.]

Washington Evening Star, 6 April 1889, p. 12.

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