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 larger 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.

7 February 2016

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Ivar R. Hallberg: 1940 census

Federal census, 1940, 410 A Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Ivar R. Hallberg, head, 45, completed 8th grade, b. in Sweden, naturalized citizen, lived in same place in 1935, painter, income $1,000.
  • Ellen M. Hallberg, wife, 47, completed 8th grade, b. in Sweden, alien, lived in same place in 1935, lodging house keeper.
  • Ivar R. Hallberg, Jr., son, 23, single, completed 2 years of college, b. in Sweden, lived in same place in 1935, accountant, life insurance, income $1,200.
  • Paul T. Carrington, lodger, 40, married, completed 12th grade, b. in Colo., lived in Denver, Colo., in 1935, engineer, air conditioning, income $1,600.
  • Grace L. Carrington, lodger, 30, married, completed 12th grade, b. in Tex., lived in Fort Worth, Tex., in 1935, beauty operator, income $1,230.
  • Joseph Seablom, lodger, 45, married [?], completed 8th grade, b. in Sweden, lived in same place in 1935, cement finisher, construction.
  • Amil [Emil?] Peterson, lodger, 47, married [?], completed 8th grade, b. in Sweden, naturalized citizen, lived in same place in 1935, plasterer, building construction, income $2,500.
  • Einar J. Berggren, lodger, 33, single, completed 8th grade, b. in Sweden, naturalized citizen, lived in same place in 1935, carpenter, construction, income $1780.
  • Loma Allen, lodger, 40, married [?], completed 7th grade, b. in N.C., lived in same place in 1935, machinist, Navy Yard, income $1,984.

7 February 2016

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Lucius Royall: 1940 census

Federal census, 1940, 408 A St., S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Lucius T. Royall, head (owns, $12,000), 83, completed 8th grade, b. in Va., lived in same house in 1935, conductor, railroad, [no income reported].
  • Nellie B. Royall, wife, 70, completed 12th grade, b. in Va., lived in same house in 1935.
  • Hattie L. Meadows, lodger, 50, single, completed 10th grade, b. in Alabama, lived in same place in 1935, clerk, government, income $2,100.
  • Mary L. Bueschler, lodger, 29, single, completed 10th grade, b. in D.C., lived in same house in 1935, stenographer, government, income $1,620.
  • Arthur L. Moran, lodger, 42, married, completed 12th grade, b. in Kansas, lived in same place in 1935, auditor, government, income $2,000.
  • Frances F. Moran, housekeeper, 42, married, completed 10th grade, b. in Ark., lived in Van Buren, Ark., in 1935, housekeeper, private family.
  • Arthur L. Moran, Jr., son of housekeeper, 21, single, completed 1 year of college, b. in Ark., lived in Van Buren, Ark., in 1935.
  • Lewis Gayle Moran, son of housekeeper, 19, single, completed 11th grade, b. in Ark., lived in Van Buren, Ark., in 1935, clerk, retail market, income $470.

30 January 2016

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Wilvert H. Hubbell: 1940 census

Federal census, 1940, 406 A Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Wilvert F. Hubbell (owns, $3,500), head, 40, completed 5 years of college, b. in Va., lived in same place in 1935, chemist, dairy, income $400, other income.
  • Geneva C. Hubbell, wife, 24, completed 2 years of college, b. in Va., lived in same place in 1935, housework.
  • Fay Jane Hubbell, daughter, 3, b. in D.C.
  • Wilvert H. Hubbell, son, 2/12, b. in D.C.
  • Orvin L. Wilhite (rents, $32), head, 22, completed 4 years of college, b. in Kans., lived in Yates Center, Kans., in 1935, clerk, government, income $700.
  • Mary C. Wilhite, wife, 22, completed 2 years of college, b. in Kans., lived in Clyde, Kans., in 1935, housework.
  • James H. Green (rents, $25), head, 30, completed 8th grade, b. in N.J., lived in Norfolk, Va., in 1935, sailor, U.S. Navy, income $1,150.
  • Emma P. Green, wife, 31, completed 10th grade, b. in Vt., lived in same place in 1935, saleswoman, five & ten [illegible] store, income $85.
  • Paul A. Ruddell (rents, $32), head, 22, completed 2 years of college, b. in Kans., lived in Fort Scott, Kans., in 1935, clerk, government, income $1400).
  • Jessie P. Ruddell, wife, 25, completed 12th grade, b. in Va., lived in Trenton, N.J., in 1935, nurse, general duty, income $320.
  • Anthony C. Gaunucelte [?] (rents $34), head, 27, completed 12th grade, b. in R.I., lived in Providence, R.I., in 1935, clerk, government, income $1,440.
  • Ellinor [sic] Gaunucelte, wife, 23, completed 10th grade, b. in R.I., lived in Providence, R.I., in 1935, housework.
  • Dorothy A. Gaunucelte, daughter, 1, b. in R.I.
  • Freda S. McCaulay [?], lodger, 30, married, completed 12th grade, b. in Ohio, lived in Columbus, Ohio, in 1935, seamstress, dry cleaners, income $1600.

27 December 2015

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Henry Hesse: 1920 census

Federal census, 1920, 510 A Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Henry A. Hesse, head, owns, 52 married, b. in D.C., father b. in Germany, mother b. in N.Y., assistant chief assistant, Civil Service Commission.
  • Louise G. Hesse, wife, 51, b. in Penn., father b. in Penn., mother b. in Scotland.
  • Madeline Hesse, daughter, 23, single, b. in D.C., father b. in D.C., mother b. in Penn., teacher, public school.
  • John Hesse, son, 15, b. in D.C., father b. in D.C., mother b. in Penn.
  • G. Bruce Gilbert, son-in-law, 29, married, b. in Tex./Va., father b. in U.S.A., mother b. Scotland, U.S. Agriculture [Department?].
  • Marion E. Gilbert, daughter, 24, married, b. in D.C., father b. in D.C., mother b. in Penn., clerk, Childrens’ Bureau.

27 December 2015

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John H. Roberts: 1920 census

Federal census, 1920, 512 A Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • John H. Roberts, head, rents, 30, b. in Georgia, parents b. in Georgia, machinist, Navy Yard.
  • Mabel C. Roberts, wife 27, b. in Ga., parents b. in Ga.
  • Andrew W. Roberts, brother, 26, married, b. in Ga., parents b. in Ga., machinist, Navy Yard.
  • Ruth V. Roberts, sister-in-law, 19, married, b. in D.C., parents b. in D.C., operator, telephone.
  • John R. Roberts, son, 2-2/12, b. in D.C., parents b. in Ga.

25 December 2015

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William White: 1920 census

Federal census, 1920, 509 A St., S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • William W. White, rents, 27, b. in Md., father b. in Md., mother b. in D.C., salesman, auto lubricants.
  • Marie White, wife, 22, b. in Md., parents b. in Md.
  • Margaret White, daughter 3-1/2, b. in D.C., parents b. in Md.

25 December 2015

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Jane T. Bland: 1920 census

Federal census, 1920, 503 A St., S.E., Washington, D.C.

Jane T. Bland, head, owns (free of mortgage), 77, widow, b. in Ireland, parents b. in Ireland.

Mary T. Gaddis, sister, 81, widow, b. in Ireland, parents b. in Ireland.

25 December 2015

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B. F. Burgess: 1930 census

Federal census, 1930, 518 A Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • B. F. Burgess, head, rents ($60), 47, first marriage at 39, b. in Va., parents b. in Va., carpenter, own business.
  • Maude Burgess, wife, 38, first marriage at 21, b. in Va., parents b. in Va.
  • Louisa Burgess, daughter, 16, b. in Va., parents b. in Va.
  • Elizabeth Burgess, daughter, 15, b. in Va., parents b. in Va.
  • Oliver Burgess, son, 8, b. in Va., parents b. in Va.
  • Irving Griggs, roomer, 26, married, first marriage at 21, b. in Va., parents b. in Va., clerk, oil.
  • Betty Griggs, roomer, 29, married, first marriage at 23, b. in Va., parents b. in Va.

24 December 2015

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George Kirschner: 1930 census

Federal census, 1930, 512 A Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • George Kirschner, head, rents ($46), 35, first marriage at 21, b. in Md., father b. in Penn., mother b. in Md., advertising, [illegible].
  • Catharine Kirschner, wife, 42, first marriage at 29, b. in Va., father b. in Scotland, mother b. in Va., waitress, cafe.
  • Gertie Shields, roomer, 20, divorced, first marriage at 17, b. in D.C., parents b. in U.S.A., operator, telephone.

24 December 2015

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Henry Hesse: 1930 census

Federal census, 1930, 510 A Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Henry A. Hesse, head, owns ($9,500), 61, first marriage at 22, b. in D.C., father b. in Germany, mother b. in N.Y., division chief, U.S. Government.
  • Louise G. Hesse, wife, 60 , first marriage at 21, b. in Penn., father b. in Penn., mother b. in Scotland.
  • Marion C. Hesse, daughter, 34, single, b. in D.C., father b. in D.C., mother b. in Penn., clerk, U.S. government.
  • Madaline G. Hesse, daughter, 32, single, b. in D.C., father b. in D.C., mother b. in Penn., teacher, school.
  • Margaret L. Gordon, mother-in-law, 82, widow, first marriage at 19, b. in Scotland, parents b. in Scotland.

24 December 2015

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Edwin Hesse: 1930 census

Federal census, 1930, 506 A Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Edwin B. Hesse, head, owns ($15,000), 58, married, first marriage at 28, b. in D.C., father b. in Germany, mother b. in N.Y.
  • Pamela Hesse, wife, 50 first marriage at 20, b. in Ky., father b. in Ireland, mother b. in Ky.

24 December 2015

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George Dorsey: 1930 census

Federal census, 1930, 504 A Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • George E. Dorsey, head, owns ($14,000), 66, first marriage at 23, b. in Md., parents b. in U.S.A., paperhanger, own shop.
  • Anna V. Dorsey, wife, 63, first marriage at 20, b. in Md., parents b. in Md.
  • Markham C. Dorsey, son, 41, widower, first marriage at 25, b. in D.C., parents b. in Md., clerk, real estate.
  • Helen L. Dorsey, granddaughter, 13, b. in D.C., parents b. in D.C.

23 December 2015

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Joseph Smith: 1930 census

Federal census, 1930, 502 A Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Joseph N. Smith, head, rents ($45), 59, married, 25 at first marriage, b. in D.C., father b. in U.S.A., mother b. in Delaware, fireman, theater.
  • Blanche Smith, wife, 57, 21 at first marriage, b. in D.C., parents b. in D.C.
  • Margaret M. Smith, daughter, 19, single, b. in D.C., parents b. in D.C., operator, telephone company.
  • Bernard R. Smith, son, 15, b. in D.C., parents b. in D.C.
  • Louis J. Ratcliffe, son-in-law, 25, married, 23 at first marriage, b. in D.C., father b. in D.C., mother b. in Maryland, clerk, U.S. government.
  • Helen S. Ratcliffe, daughter, 24, married, 21 at first marriage, b. in D.C., parents b. in D.C., clerk, U.S. government.

23 December 2015

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Jacob Bixler: 1930 census

Federal census, 1930, 500 A Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Jacob Bixler, head, rents ($30), 51, married, 29 at first marriage, b. in Penn., parents b. in Penn., department chief, U.S. government.
  • Rosa M. Bixler, wife, 46, 23 at first marriage, b. in Penn., parents b. in Penn., no occupation.
  • Eben [?] T. Bixler, daughter, 21, single, b. in D.C., parents b. in Penn., teacher, school.
  • Rosa L. Bixler, daughter, 20, single, b. in D.C., parents b. in Penn., supervisor, playground.
  • Daniel A. Lesh, roomer, 23, divorced, 21 at first marriage, b. in Penn., parents b. in Penn., attendant, hospital.

23 December 2015

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Alice R. Marche: 1930 census

Federal census, 1930, 509 A Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Alice R. Marche, head, owns (property $6,800), 65, widow, 22 at first marriage, b. in Penn., father b. in England, mother b. in Penn., no occupation.
  • Luther R. Hansen, head, 42, 31 at first marriage, b. in Kans., parents b. in USA, piano-tuner.
  • Alice I. Hansen, wife, 42, 31 at first marriage, b. in D.C., father b. in Va., mother b. in Penn., assistant treasurer, American Federation of Accountants [?].

20 December 2015

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Clement Hilliard: 1940 census

Federal census, 1940, 404 A St., S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Clement B. Hilliard (owns home, $10,000), head, 46, single, completed 2 years of college, b. in Ohio, lived in same house in 1935, accountant, government, income $1,600.
  • Henry V. Nolan, cousin, 49, single, completed high school, b. in D.C., lived in same house in 1935, clerk, real estate, no income (unemployed).
  • Lloyd L. Freeman, lodger, 48, divorced, completed college, b. in Mich., lived in Detroit in 1935, engineer, government, income $2,100.
  • George Martin, lodger, 48, married, completed 6th grade, b. in Newfoundland, lived in Cambridge, Mass., in 1935, carpenter, construction, income $3,300.

20 December 2015

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Grace Smith: 1940 census

Federal census, 1940, 402 A St., S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Grace C. Smith (owns home, $9,000), head, 66, single, completed high school, b. in Conn., lived in same house in 1935, statistical clerk, government, income $1,980.
  • Mary L. Morrison, housekeeper, 62, single, completed high school, b. in N.H., lived in same house in 1935, housekeeper, private home.
  • Ethel C. Morrison, lodger, 61, single, completed high school, b. in N.H., lived in same place in 1935, clerk, government, income $1,980.
  • Mary Agnes Sheedy, lodger, 60, single, completed high school, b. in N.Y., parents b. in Ireland, lived in same place in 1935, registered nurse, private duty, income $950.
  • Ethel L. Oliver, lodger, 45, widow, completed high school, b. in Colo., lived in same place in 1935, registered nurse, private duty, income $915.

16 November 2015

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Residents of 417 A in Boyd’s Directory

 

[Originally posted 1 February 2014; revised 16 November 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 417 A Street, SE:

[1871] Phoebe Lowe; John B. Taylor (whitewasher).

[1872] Mercelener Jordon [sic: Jordan?] (lady’s nurse, widow of Fleming Jordon); Thomas W. Jordon.

[1873] William H. Marshall (laborer); Phebe Lowe; William Countee (laborer).

[1875] Mosthena Jarden (nurse).

[1876] William Sweeting (laborer); Jane Garrett (widow of David Garrett).

[1878] Phebe Lowe (widow of Jerry Lowe); Susan Tyler (widow of John Tyler).

[1879] Marcelena Jordan (widow of Flemming [sic] Jordan; Jane Garrett (widow of David Garrett).

[1880] Jane Garrett (widow of David Garrett).

[1881] John L. Butler (driver).

[1882] Jane Garrett (midwife, widow of David Garrett); Charity Washington (servant).

[1883] Silas Washington (driver); Charity Washington (nurse); Jane Garrett (nurse, widow of David Garrett).

[1884] Susan Tyler (servant); Mary Kirkland.

[1885] Jane Garrett (widow of David Garrett); Mary E. Kirkland.

[1886] Jane Garrett (widow of David Garrett); Mary E. Kirkland.

[1887] Jane Garrett (widow of David Garrett); Mary E. Kirkland.

[1888] Jane Garrett (widow of David Garrett); Mary E. Kirkland.

[1891] William Allis (shoemaker); Peter Edelin (shoemaker); Sophia Mitchell (domestic).

[1894] Genevieve T. Yager (widow of Francis T. Yager); Gertrude W. Ashby (clerk, Dead Letter Office).

[1895] Genevieve T. Yager (widow of Francis T. Yager); Llewellyn M. Cook (L. M. Cook & Co.); Gertrude W. Ashby (clerk, Dead Letter Office).

[1896] Gertrude W. Ashby (clerk, Dead Letter Office); Llewellyn M. Cook (L. M. Cook & Co.); Genevieve T. Yager (widow of Frank W. [sic] Yager).

[1897] Lucy J. Dorsey; Gertrude W. Ashby (clerk, Dead Letter Office).

[1898] Addie S. Hillyer; Rev. Charles H. Hayes (assistant rector, St. Mark’s Church).

[1899] Rev. William L. Devries (rector, St. Mark’s Church); Rev. E. Magruder Thompson; Rev. Charles H. Hayes (assistant rector, St. Mark’s Church); Addie S. Hillyer; Cora Johnson (domestic).

[1902] J. Arthur Russell (clerk); Charles E. Chambliss (Department of Agriculture); Sarah Clase (clerk).

[1903] Annie H. Gibson (widow); Henry Ittig (clerk, Navy); B. L. Williams (clerk, Patent Office).

[1904] Alfred F. W. Schmidt (Library of Congress); Anna H. Gibson.

[1905] H. P. Andrews (clerk, Capitol); Anne H. Gibson (widow); Oscar M. Pond (Census Office); Mary A. Matthews (Library of Congress); William C. Hodgkins (surveyor).

[1906] William J. Wallis (teacher); John D. Wolcott (Library of Congress); H. P. Andrews (clerk, Capitol); William J. Wallis (teacher).

[1908] J. Randolph Tucker (clerk, Library of Congress); Lawrence Washington (Library of Congress); Louisa F. Washington (stenographer); Pattie W. Washington; Fannie J. Washington; Willis L. Washington.

[1909] J. Randolph Tucker (Library of Congress); Lawrence Washington (Library of Congress); Louisa F. Washington (stenographer); Pattie W. Washington (clerk); Willis L. Washington.

[1911] George Turner (clerk); Charles J. Turner (salesman).

[1913] Lem J. Embrey (watchman); Lena E. Embrey; Thad J. Embrey (clerk).

[1914] Lee J. Embrey (watchman); Thaddeus J. Embrey (student, boards).

[1915] Chester L. Ballard (mariner); Guy C. Ballard (mariner); Ida M. Ballard (widow of Chester L. Ballard [sic]); Leo C. Lewis (chauffeur); Jerome Scarborough (police captain).

[1916] Annie B. Smith.

[1919] J. Randolph Grove (machinist); Florence Van Cott (stenographer); Joseph J. Brown (machinist).

[1922] Aubrey Simmons (machinist); John A. Simmons (Navy Yard); Maude Douglas (clerk).

[1923] Fannie M. Carpenter (widow of Fred Carpenter).

15 November 2015

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Residents of 415 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 31 January 2014; revised 15 November 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 415 A Street, SE:

[1871] William H. Marshall (laborer).

[1872] William H. Marshall (waiter); Daniel P. Newton (huckster).

[1875] George Scott (laborer); John Scott (laborer).

[1878] Nelson Bell (carpenter).

[1879] William Davis (waiter); William H. Davis (barber); Ann S. Sidney (widow of Jesse Sidney).

[1880] William Davis (laborer).

[1881] William Davis (waiter); William Davis.

[1882] William Davis (waiter); William H. Davis (barber); Ann Sidney (servant).

[1883] Sydney M. Davis (printer); William Davis (barber); William H. Davis (waiter).

[1884] Sydney M. Davis (Government Printing Office); William Davis (waiter); William H. Davis (barber); Ann Sidney (servant).

[1885] Edward Henson (laborer); William Davis (waiter)

[1887] William Hobbs (laborer).

[1888] Agnes Ford (widow of Robert Ford); Bertha Ford (sewing).

[1889] Agnes Ford (widow of Robert Ford); Edward Gray (driver).

[1891] William H. Tubbs (superintendent, Document Room, House of Representatives); John H. Roeth (Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1892] Martha C. Burgess (widow of George Burgess, clerk, Pension Office); Mary E. Crowell; John H. Roeth (Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1893] John H. Roeth (Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1894] John H. Roeth (Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1895] L. W. Habercom (lawyer).

[1897] Orville Van Deusen (student); Joseph I. Peyton (patents); James S. Roy (clerk, Pension Office).

[1898] Constance L. Roy (student); E. May Roy; James S. Roy (clerk, Pension Office); Maud B. Roy; Thomas B. Roy (salesman); Orville Van Deusen (student).

[1903] Robert M. Day (carrier, Post Office); John F. Mackenzie (machinist); John S. Mackenzie (machinist).

[1904] Anna G. Dugan (student); Jeannette Dugan (teacher); John A. Dugan (clerk); Mary A. Dugan (Department of Agriculture).

[1905] Anna G. Dugan (teacher); Jeannette F. Dugan (teacher); Leo T. Dugan (machinist); Mary Dugan (Department of Agriculture).

[1906] Anna G. Dugan (teacher); Jeanette F. Dugan (teacher); Mary A. Dugan (Department of Agriculture).

[1907] Ann G. Dugan (teacher); John A. Dugan (Geological Survey); Mary A. Dugan (Department of Agriculture).

[1908] James H. Anderson (Navy Yard).

[1909] John F. Franke (Navy Yard); John A. Dugan (Geological Survey).

[1908] James H. Anderson (Navy Yard); Beal Lusby (Navy Yard); Iola Schaffer (stenographer); John P. Schaffer (motorman); Mabel Schaffer (clerk); Maud Schaffer (clerk).

[1909] John A. Dugan (Geological Survey); Clarence Fisher (tinner); John F. Franke (Navy Yard).

[1910] Ellis F. Beauchamp (Bureau of Printing); Ulysses Beauchamp (clerk).

[1910] Bertie M. Menefee (bookkeeper); Richard S. Menefee (Pension Office).

[1916] Eula Robey (assistant, Bureau of Printing).

[1917] Eula Robey (operator, Bureau of Printing); Charles Otis (driver); Sarah Otis (clerk).

[1919] Nettie Able (clerk); Virginia Able (clerk); Harry M. Brown (photographer).

[1920] Annie I. Heard (clerk, Woodward & Lothrop); L. R. Heard (clerk, Woodward & Lothrop); Blanche Young (clerk).

[1921] Mary N. Abell [sic] (clerk, Census Office); Rose Abell (telephone operator); Virginia Abell (telephone operator).

[1922] Detie Heard; Herbert Heard (conductor); Lilleth R. Heard (clerk, Woodward & Lothrop).

14 November 2015

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Residents of 413 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 30 January 2014; revised 14 November 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 413 A Street, SE:

[1872] Annie E. Lucas (washer); Wallace Ashton.

[1873] John Lucas (cook).

[1876] Ann E. Lucas (washer); Annie E. Griffiths (widow of John Griffiths).

[1877] Ann E. Lucas (widow of Henry Lucas, boards); William Lucas (cook).

[1879] Bridget Doons (widow of James Doons).

[1880] Bridget Dorsen [sic?] (widow of James Dorset).

[1881] Philip J. Winfield (driver).

[1886] Frank Newton (laborer).

[1887] Francis Newman (laborer).

[1891] Frederick R. Wallace (teller).

[1892] Mary Payne (domestic); Frederick R. Wallace (teller).

[1893] Mary P. V. Payne (domestic).

[1894] Mary P. V. Payne (domestic).

[1895] Mary P. V. Payne (domestic).

[1896] Frederick R. Wallace (teller); Mary P. V. Payne (domestic).

[1897] Mary P. V. Payne (cook); James S. Roy (clerk, Pension Office).

[1898] Louisa Stewart (domestic).

[1899] Mittie Brent (domestic).

[1902] J. Lawrence Turner (motorman).

[1903] Sarah Elkins (dressmaker); Edward Turner (insurance); Lawrence J. Turner (moterman); Margaret A. Turner.

[1904] Edward Turner (clerk); Helen M. Turner (clerk). Henry A. Turner; James L. Turner (motorman); Margaret A. Turner (boarding); Frank La Porte (machinist).

[1905] John Allen (machinist); John W. Monroe (Monroe & Co.).

[1906] Irving C. Barber (Navy Yard); James F. Dougherty (Navy Yard); Caleb W. Fisher (Navy Yard); John W. Monroe (engineer); Laura V. Monroe; Ernest R. Sasscer (Department of Agriculture).

[1907] Oliver Jenkins (Navy Yard).

[1908] William R. Bolten (Government Printing Office); James F. Dougherty (Navy Yard); Caleb W. Fisher (Navy Yard); Oliver Jenkins (Navy Yard); Bessie Kerby (bookkeeper); Laura V. Monroe.

[1910] John H. Bradley (undertaker).

[1911] Alfred H. Anadale (plumber).

[1912] Alfred H. Anadale (plumber).

[1914] William H. Stratton (bricklayer, boards).

[1915] William H. Stratton (bricklayer).

[1916] Alfred H. Anadale (plumber); John A. Anadale (clerk).

[1919] Edward Keiler (watchman); Irving Keiler (inspector); Isabelle A. Lacy (phone operator, War Department).

[1920] Edward Keiler (watchman).

[1920] J. R. Ward (mechanic).

[1921] Ruth M. Lacey (clerk, War risk).

[1922] Isabell R. Lacy (widow of Richard A. Lacy).

[1923] Aloysius O. Simms (machinist).

21 October 2015

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Residents of 411 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 30 January 2014; revised 21 October 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 411 A Street, SE:

[1872] John B. Taylor.

[1873] John Taylor (laborer).

[1878] John B. Taylor (whitewasher).

[1879] John B. Taylor (laborer).

[1881] Edwin L. Taylor (waiter).

[1882] John B. Taylor (laborer); Catharine V. Taylor (dressmaker); Edwin L. Taylor (Taylor & Wells).

[1883] Francis Newton (waiter).

[1884] Francis Newton (sawyer); William M. Brown (waiter).

[1887] William Neal (shoemaker).

[1889] Albert White (shoemaker).

[1890] William Ellis (shoemaker).

[1893] Francis F. [sic] Obold (builder).

[1894] Francis S. Obold.

[1895] Francis S. Obold.

[1896] Francis S. Obold.

[1897] Francis S. Obold.

[1898] Francis S. Obold; Annie Tuohy.

[1899] Francis S. Obold.

[1903] Sarah J. Obold (widow of Francis Obold); Annie C. Tuohy (widow).

[1904] George W. B. Evans (clerk).

[1905] Frank Mague (engineer); Maggie Bryerton (binder, Government Printing Office).

[1906] H. P. Andrews (clerk, Capitol); Charles Fisher (machinist); Charles Morris (clerk); John Renwick (clerk); David Tassler (Navy Yard); Louis A. Ratcliffe (clerk).

[1907] John B. Kernshaw (machinist); Louis A. Ratcliff (fire department); Maggie Bryerton (Government Printing Office).

[1908] Margaret U. Bryerton (Bureau of Printing); William S. Davenport (clerk, Treasury Department); Louis A. Ratcliffe (inspector, District Building).

[1910] Margaret V. Bryerton (Bureau of Printing); Louis A. Ratcliffe (fire department).

[1911] Austin J. Morgan (musician).

[1914] John A. Dorney (assistant, Library of Congress); Louis A. Ratcliffe (city fireman); Paul Ratcliffe (clerk, Newman’s Shoe Store, boards).

[1915] James C. Mitchell.

[1919] William S. Davenport (clerk); Albertine A. Bird (Library of Congress); John Ratcliffe (U.S. Army); Louis A. Ratcliffe (fire department).

[1921] J. Paul Ratcliffe (clerk); Louis A. Ratcliffe (fire department); L. Johnson Ratcliffe (clerk, Department of Labor); William S. Davenport (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1922] Johnson P. Ratcliffe (library, Department of Labor); Louis A. Ratcliffe (fire inspector).

10 October 2015

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Residents of 409 A in Boyd’s Directory

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 409 A Street, SE:

[1881] George Rothande (cornice-maker).

[1885] Timothy D. Keleher (clerk to House of Representatives for Pacific Railroads); James W. Curtis (clerk, Pension Office).

[1886] T. D. Keleher (disbursing clerk, sixth auditor’s office, Treasury Department).

[1887] James W. Curtis (clerk, Pension Office); Timothy D. Keleher (disbursing clerk, sixth auditor’s office, Treasury Department); Timothy D. Kelley (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1888] Timothy D. Keleher (disbursing clerk, sixth auditor’s office, Treasury Department).

[1889] Timothy D. Keleher (disbursing clerk, sixth auditor’s office, Treasury Department).

[1890] Timothy D. Keleher (disbursing clerk, sixth auditor’s office, Treasury Department).

[1891] T. D. Keleher (disbursing clerk, sixth auditor’s office, Treasury Department).

[1892] T. D. Keleher (disbursing clerk, Treasury Department).

[1894] T. D. Keleher (disbursing clerk, Treasury Department).

[1895] Timothy D. Keleher (disbursing clerk, sixth auditor’s office, Treasury Department).

[1897] T. D. Keleher (disbursing clerk, auditor for the Post Office Department).

[1898] James P. Keleher (architect); T. D. Keleher (disbursing clerk, auditor for the Post Office Department).

[1899] James P. Keleher (Coast and Geodetic Survey); Timothy D. Keleher.

[1903] Harry A. Callahan (insurance); Charles E. Lane (Pension Office).

[1904] George A. Weschler; J. F. Weschler.

]1905] Harry V. Roe (clerk, Document Room, House of Representatives); James E. Porter (driver).

[1906] Bessie P. Catlett (Bureau of Printing); Effie B. Catlett (dressmaker); Ersie K. Catlett (clerk); John E. Catlett (brakeman); Mae E. Catlett (clerk auditor, Post Office Department), Sarah E. Catlett (widow of Callway Catlett); Charles E. Lane (Pension Office).

[1908] Bessie P. Catlett (Bureau of Printing); Effie B. Catlett (bookkeeper); Ersie Catlett (Bureau of Printing); Inez Catlett (clerk); John E. Catlett (conductor), Mae E. Catlett (clerk auditor, Post Office Department); Sarah E. Catlett (widow of Calloway Catlett); Charles E. Lane (Pension Office); James M. Payne (Payne Bros.).

[1909] Charles E. Lane (Pension Office).

[1915] Allie M. Payne (stenographer); Daniel J. Payne (stenographer); James M. Payne (Payne Bros.).

[1916] James M. Payne (Payne Bros.); Allie M. Payne (stenographer); Daniel J. Payne (stenographer).

[1920] Charles Payne (clerk); Charles R. Payne (clerk, Department of Commerce); Daniel J. Payne (clerk); Franklin J. Payne (clerk, War Department).

[1921] Charles R. Payne (clerk, Census Office); Daniel J. Payne (clerk, Census Office).

[1922] Charles R. Payne (clerk, Census Office); Daniel J. Payne (clerk).

21 September 2015

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Frances: O’Connell: to enter oratorical contest

Washington Evening Star, 27 March 1931, p. 4.

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21 September 2015

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John O’Connell: death

Washington Evening Star, 4 March 1951, p. 32.

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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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