26 January 2013

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Introduction

400 block 1949

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

[I apologize for the slightly clunky look of this website at the moment. An update of the WordPress software a few days ago seems to have had this effect—i.e. the loss of background colors and custom fonts—on hundreds of sites around the world, and the WordPress folks are investigating the problem and slowly trying to restore order. I hope to have a better-looking site soon.]

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)

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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25 July 2015

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Residents of 327 A in Boyd’s Directory

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 327 A Street, SE:

[1879] Elbert A. Hebard (agent).

[1880] Charles S. Gregory (clerk).

[1881] Charles S. Gregory (clerk, General Land Office).

[1882] Stanislaus M. Hamilton (clerk, State Department); Ellen Harrison (servant); Emma Toliver (servant).

[1883] Dominic McMenamin (marble works).

[1884] Dominic McMenamin (marble works).

[1885] Dominic McMenamin (marble works).

[1886] Dominic McMenamin (marble works).

[1887] Dominic McMenamin (marble works).

[1888] Dominick McMenamin (marble).

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[1889] Dominick McMenamin (monumental works).

[1890] Dominick McMenamin (monumental works).

[1891] Dominick McMenamin (monumental works).

[1894] D. Frank McMenamin; Dominick J. McMenamin (stonecutter); James McMenamin (sculptor); Rose E. McMenamin (widow of Dominick McManamin).

[1895] D. Frank McMenamin; Dominick J. McMenamin (superintendent); James McMenamin (sculptor); Rose E. McMenamin (widow of Dominick McManamin).

[1896] D. Frank McMenamin; Dominick J. McMenamin (superintendent); James J. McMenamin; Rose E. McMenamin (widow of Dominick McManamin).

[1897] D. Frank McMenamin; Dominick J. McMenamin (superintendent); James J. McMenamin.

[1898] D. Frank McMenamin; Dominick J. McMenamin (superintendent); James J. McMenamin (sculptor).

[1898] D. Frank McMenamin; Dominick J. McMenamin (superintendent); James J. McMenamin (sculptor).

[1904] Aloysius H. McMenamin (printer); Dominick J. McMenamin (inspector); Edward McMenamin (paperhanger); Mary R. McMenamin (Bureau of Printing).

[1906] Patrick R. Hilliard (lawyer); William J. Donnelly (notary).

[1907] William J. Donnelly (notary).

[1908] Charles G. Stranahan (bookkeeper, House of Representatives).

[1913] William J. Donnelly (real estate and notary); Eva Marlowe (domestic).

[1915] Richard L. Tobin (steamfitter).

[1916] William J. Donnelly (notary public).

[1919] Edna McGowan (clerk); William J. Donnelly (clerk).

[1921] William D. Donnelly (clerk, war risk).

21 July 2015

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Residents of 325 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 12 January 2014; revised 21 July 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 325 A Street, SE:

[1881] Charles S. Draper (messenger, acting assistant doorkeeper, Senate); Paul A. Draper (messenger). [In 1878 Charles S. Draper had been living at 37 B St., SE.]

[1882] Charles S. Draper; Paul A. Draper (messenger); Anne Moulden (servant).

[1883] Charles S. Draper (messenger, Senate); Paul A. Draper (messenger).

[1884] Charles S. Draper (messenger); Paul A. Draper (Bureau of Printing).

[1885] Charles S. Draper (messenger); Paul A. Draper (engraver).

[1886] Charles S. Draper (doorkeeper, Capitol); George S. Draper (page); Paul A. Draper (clerk).

[1887] Charles S. Draper (messenger, acting assistant doorkeeper, Senate); George H. Draper; Paul A. Draper (photographer).

[1888] Charles S. Draper (messenger, acting assistant doorkeeper, Senate); George H. Draper (messenger).

[1889] Charles S. Draper (messenger, acting assistant doorkeeper, Senate); George H. Draper (clerk); Paul A. Draper (engineer).

[1890] Charles S. Draper (messenger, activing assistant doorkeeper, Senate); George H. Draper (assistant secretary); Hall [sic] A. Draper (electrical engineer).

[1891] Charles S. Draper (messenger, acting assistant doorkeeper, Senate); George H. Draper (clerk).

[1892] Charles S. Draper (messenger, acting assistant doorkeeper, Senate); George H. Draper (stenographer); Paul A. Draper (electrical engineer).

[1894] Charles S. Draper (assistant sergeant-at-arms, Senate); Paul A. Draper (electrician).

[1895] Charles S. Draper (sergeant-at-arms, Senate); Paul A. Draper (electrician).

[1896] Charles S. Draper (doorkeeper); Paul A. Draper (electrician).

[1897] Charles S. Draper (messenger); Paul A. Draper (electrician).

[1898] Charles S. Draper (messenger); Paul A. Draper (electrical engineer).

[1899] Charles S. Draper (messenger); Paul A. Draper (electrician).

[1901] Charles S. Draper (messenger); Paul A. Draper (electrician).

[1902] Charles S. Draper (clerk); Paul A. Draper (electrician).

[1903] Charles S. Draper (messenger); Paul A. Draper (electrician).

[1904] Charles S. Draper (messenger); William S. Draper (student). [In this year Paul A. Draper has moved to 217 Third St., SE.]

[1905] Charles S. Draper (clerk).

[1906] Charles S. Draper (doorkeeper); W. Albert Draper (student).

[1908] Isabel Taylor (nurse); Charles S. Draper (doorkeeper).

[1909] Isabelle Taylor; W. Albert Draper (engineer dist.); Josephine Draper (widow of Charles S. Draper).

[1910] Josephine Draper (widow of Charles S. Draper); W. Albert Draper (civil engineer).

[1913] Josephine Draper (widow of Charles S. Draper); Paul A. Draper (electrician).

[1915] William M. Powell (folder, House of Representatives); Isabelle Taylor (nurse).

[1916] Josephine Draper (widow of Charles S. Draper).

[1917] Isabelle B. Taylor (nurse).

[1918] Isabelle B. Taylor (nurse).

[1919] Josephine C. Draper (widow of Charles Draper); Isabelle Taylor (nurse).

[1920] Josephine Draper (widow of Charles S. Draper); Isabelle Taylor (nurse); Charles A. Ehrhart (captain, police).

[1921] Thomas H. Dugan (clerk, House of Representatives).

[1922] Isabelle Taylor (domestic; checker, Washington Term[inal?]); Thomas H. Dugan (clerk, House of Representatives).

[1923] Isabelle Taylor (checker, Washington Term[inal?]).

20 July 2015

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Residents of 323 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 21 February 2014; revised 20 July 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 323 A Street, SE:

[1881] Eward Middleton (Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy); Francis Woodman (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1882] George Hickenlooper (clerk, Paymaster General’s Office); Sarah Mason (servant).

[1883] James W. Somerville (Thomas Somerville & Sons).; Marcus L. Donohue (clerk).

[1884] Edward Horn (cabinetmaker); Laura Horn (dressmaker); L. J. Kavanagh (clerk, Signal Office).

[1885] David A. Roe (gunner).

[1886] David Rose; Frederick Roe (machinist).

[1887] David A. Roe.

[1888] Frederick R. Wallace (bookkeeper).

[1889] Frederick R. Wallace (clerk).

[1890] Cecilia Schriver (servant); Frederick R. Wallace (clerk); May S. Ashby.

[1891] Louis A. Frey (clerk).

[1892] Annie M. Prescott (clerk, Census Office).

[1893] Annie M. Prescott (clerk, Census Office).

[1894] Heber Gerow (manager); John R. Young (salesman).

[1895] Edward K. Gerow (dentist); Heber Gerow (clerk); Ann King (widow of John King); William Mitchell (dentist); John R. Young (clerk).

[1896] David A. Row.

[1897] Emma M. Steckline (domestic); Frank H. Evans (clerk, Quartermaster General’s Office).

[1898] Frank H. Evans (clerk, War Department).

[1899] Frank H. Evans (clerk, War Department).

[*1903] Helen Bayly (widow of Harry Bayly); James McKnight (contractor); William A. McKnight (mason); William F. Tappan (printer).

[1903] William F. Tappan (printer).

[1904] William F. Tappan (Government Printing Office); William A. McKnight (mason).

[1904] William F. Tappan (clerk, Government Printing Office).

[1906] Nellie G. Bayly (cashier); William A. McKnight (stonecutter); William F. Tappan (Government Printing Office).

[1907] William F. Tappan (Government Printing Office).

[1908] William A. McKnight (stonemason).

[1909] Helen G. Bayly (bookkeeper).

[1910] William F. Tappan (Government Printing Office).

[1911] Harry Bayly (messenger); Helen G. Bayly (real estate); James A. Bayly (Library of Congress); William A. McKnight (stonemason); William F. Tappan (Government Printing Office).

[1914] William F. Tappan (Monotype operator, Government Printing Office); William A. McKnight (stonemason, boards).

[1916] William F. Tappan (Monotype operator, Government Printing Office).

[1920] William A. McKnight (stonemason); Lois Wickham (clerk, Senate Office building).

[1921] Margaret M. Tappan (Library of Congress); Mary S. Tappan (War Risk); William F. Tappan (Monotype operator, Government Printing Office).

[1923] Margaret M. Tappan (Library of Congress); Mary S. Tappan (secretary, Veterans Bureau); William F. Tappan (Monotype operator, Government Printing Office).

20 July 2015

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Residents of 321 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 21 February 2014; revised 20 July 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 321 A Street, SE:

[1881] Edward W. Ayres (correspondent, Kansas City Times).

[1882] William A. Smith (student); Charles F. Smith (superintendent, Congressional Cemetery).

[1883] William A. Smith (clerk); Charles F. Smith (clerk, Pension Office); Charles S. Smith (captain, U.S. Army, assistant chief of ordnance).

[1884] Charles F. Smith (clerk, Pension Office); Charles S. Smith (captain, U.S. Army, assistant chief of ordnance); William A. Smith (clerk).

[1885] Charles F. Smith (clerk, Pension Office); Charles S. Smith (captain, U.S. Army, assistant chief of ordnance); William A. Smith (clerk).

[1886] William A. Smith (salesman); Ophelia Smith (clerk).

[1887] Charles A. McNamee (Government Printing Office); Charles F. Smith (clerk); William A. Smith (salesman).

[1888] Charles F. Smith (clerk, Pension Office); William F. Gullick (clerk).

[1889] William Alexander [Smith] (clerk); Charles F. Smith (clerk, Pension Office).

[1890] Charles F. Smith (clerk, Pension Office); William A. Smith (clerk).

[1891] Charles F. Smith (clerk, Pension Office); Odie MacNamee (clerk, widow of Charles A. MacNamee); W. Alexander Smith (salesman); William A. Smith (clerk); Radford S. Smith (model-maker).

[1892] Radford S. Smith (pattern-maker); William A. Smith (clerk); William Alexander Smith (salesman).

[1893] William H. [sic] Smith (clerk).

[1894] Charles A. Smith (clerk, Pension Office); William A. Smith (clerk).

[1895] Mary E. Smith (widow of Charles F. Smith); William A. Smith (clerk).

[1896] Mary E. Smith (widow of Charles F. Smith); William A. Smith (clerk).

[1897] W. Alexander Smith (salesman); Radford A. [sic] Smith (pattern-maker).

[1898] Mary E. Smith (widow of Charles F. Smith); William A. Smith (clerk).

[1899] William A. Smith (clerk).

[1902] Frederick H. Braggins.

[1903] Magdalene H. Berger (clerk); William P. Rice (broker); Ceanna Jones (dressmaker).

[1904] S. Stephenson (Library of Congress).

[1905] Frank A. Porterfield (Census Office); Evelyn W. Fant (Library of Congress); Jessie D. Fant (teacher); M. B. Fant (widow of Joseph N. Fant).

[1906] Eva W. Fant (Library of Congress); Evelyn W. Fant (clerk); Jessie D. Fant (teacher); Mariana B. Fant (widow of Joseph Fant).

[1908] Eva M. Fant (Library of Congress); Evelyn W. Fant (clerk); Jessie D. Fant (teacher); Mariana B. Fant (widow of Joseph N. Fant); James Berry (cook).

[1910] Albert S. Davidson (dentist).

[1911] Bettie A. Guinand (Bureau of Printing).

[1912] Jerusha Davidson (widow of John Davidson).

[1913] Richard A. Allen (Museum of Natural History).

[1915] James H. Shouse (doorkeeper, House of Representatives).

[1916] James H. Shouse (messenger, Capitol).

[1919] Mary Allen (clerk).

[1920] Irma M. Rice (clerk, War Department); James H. Shouse (messenger, House of Representatives); Thelma Newell (stenographer, Southern Railroad).

[1921] E. Blanche Rice (clerk, Treasury Department); Irma M. Rice (clerk, War Department).

[1922] Edward Brians (electrician).

[1923] Theron D. Wilson (nautical expert, Navy).

19 July 2015

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Residents of 317 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 21 February 2014; revised 19 July 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 317 A Street, SE:

[1881] George Schultz (clerk, Navy Department).

[1882] George Schultz (clerk, Navy Department); Ella Butler (servant).

[1883] George Schultz (clerk, Navy Department); Ella Butler (servant).

[1884] George Schultz (clerk, Navy).

[1885] George Schultz (clerk, Navy).

[1886] George Schultz (clerk, Navy); Belle Swain.

[1887] George Schultz (clerk, Navy).

[1889] George Schultz (clerk, Navy).

[1890] George Schultz (clerk, Navy); George Schultz, Jr. (clerk).

[1893] George Schultz (clerk, Navy); George Schultz, Jr. (watchman).

[1894] Henry J. Wylie (clerk); Louisa Warren (domestic).

[1896] Henry J. Wylie (clerk); Lenora L. Pearson.

[1898] Henry J. Wylie (clerk).

[1899] Henry J. Wylie (clerk); Leonora L. Pearson.

[1903] Walter H. Todd (clerk); Henry J. Wylie (accountant).

[1904] Henry J. Wylie (clerk, Navy).

[1905] Henry J. Wylie (clerk).

[1906] Harry J. Wylie (clerk, U.S. Marine Corps).

[1907] Henry J. Wylie (notary).

[1908] Harry D. Weil (clerk, Navy); Henry J. Wylie (clerk, Navy); John E. Thomas (foreman).

[1919] Henry J. Wylie.

[1920] Lenora Reed (widow of Samuel Reed); Henry J. Wylie (clerk).

[1921] Lenora M. Reed (widow of Samuel T. Reed); Henry J. Wylie.

[1922] Lenora M. Reed (widow of Samuel T. Reed).

[1923] Alice J. DeCourcy (widow of Matthew B. DeCourcy); Elizabeth C. DeCourcy (stenographer); Juliet E. DeCourcy (nurse); Mary J. DeCourcy (clerk).

19 July 2015

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Residents of 315 A in Boyd’s Directory

 

[Originally posted 20 February 2014; revised 19 July 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 315 A Street, SE:

[1880] Madison Davis (chief, postage stamp division, 3rd Assistant Postmaster General).

[1881] Madison Davis (chief, postage stamp division, 3rd Assistant Postmaster General).

[1882] C. G. Calkins (Hydrographic Office).

[1883] Madison Davis (chief clerk, 3rd Assistant Postmaster General).

[1884] Charles A. Shields (stenographer).

[1885] Madison Davis (chief clerk, 3rd Assistant Postmaster General); Elizabeth A. Smith (servant).

[1886] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, city post office); Sarah J. Ruff (widow of George R. Ruff); Wesley G. Carr (teacher).

[1887] Frank A. Smith (clerk, Pension Office).

[1888] William B. Marlow (clerk); Frank A. Smith (clerk, Pension Office).

[1889] Frank A. Smith (clerk, Pension Office); William B. Marlow (clerk).

[1890] Alida J. Gaynor (housekeeper); Thomas S. Moore (Moore & Leding).

[1891] Franklin Moore (clerk); Thomas S. Moore (Moore & Leding).

[1892] Thomas S. Moore (Moore & Leding); Franklin Moore (clerk).

[1893] Thomas S. Moore (Moore & Leding); Franklin Moore (clerk).

[1894] Thomas S. Moore (Moore & Leding); Franklin Moore (clerk).

[1895] Phyllis M. Gross (widow of Horace Gross); Angeline Marshall (widow of Ezra A. Marshall).

[1896] Harry N. Low (Graham & Low); Elvira Scott (nurse); Angeline Marshall (widow of Ezra A. Marshall).

[1898] Elizabeth J. Bock (teacher); Fred M. Bock (clerk, city post office); Irene B. Bock; George W. Bock (clerk); L. Ellsworth Bock (clerk, city post office); Magdalene C. Bock (teacher); Mary A. Bock (widow of Max Bock).

[1899] Elizabeth J. Bock (teacher); L. Ellsworth Bock (clerk, city post office); Mary A. Bock (widow of Max Bock).

[1902] Elizabeth J. Bock (teacher); Irene B. Bock (teacher); George W. Bock (fireman); Madalene C. Bock (teacher); Mary A. Bock (widow of Max Bock).

[1903] J. Van Stewart (clerk).

[1905] George M. Buck (clerk, Capitol); William J. Jones (painter).

[1906] Clara H. Jones (Census Office); William J. Jones (barber); Charles A. Conrad (chief clerk, office of Fourth Assistant Postmaster General, Post Office Department).

[1908] Edward F. Albert (pharmacist).

[1909] Arthur F. Bauer (bookkeeper); Bessie K. Bauer (bookkeeper); Henry Bauer (tailor).

[1910] Arthur F. Bauer (bookkeeper); Bessie K. Bauer (bookkeeper); Henry Bauer (tailor).

[1916] Bessie K. Bauer (stenographer, Robert C. Rogers Co.).

[1918] Juliet C. De Courcy [sic] (nurse); Lulu Konkle (stenographer).

[1919] Elizabeth C. DeCourcy (stenographer); Jennie DeCourcy (widow of Matthew DeCourcy); Juliet E. DeCourcy (nurse); Mary DeCourcy (clerk).

[1919] Elizabeth C. DeCourcy (clerk, War Department); Jennie DeCourcy (widow of Matthew DeCourcy); Juliet E. DeCourcy (nurse); Mary DeCourcy (clerk).

[1920] Juliet DeCourcy (nurse).

19 July 2015

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Residents of 313 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 20 February 2014; revised 19 July 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 313 A Street, SE:

[1872] Lewis Bruce (laborer); Benjamin Harris (laborer).

[1873] Benjamin Harris (laborer).

[1877] Mason Williams (laborer, rear of lot [business address?]).

[1878] Benjamin Harris (laborer).

[1879] Benjamin Harris (laborer).

[1880] Amelia Bruce; Anna Harris; Benjamin Harris (laborer).

[1881] Basil Chase (laborer).

[1882] Mary Parker; Benjamin Harris (messenger).

[1883] Mary Parker (servant); Benjamin Harris (messenger); R. Davis (watchman).

[1884] Roley Davis (watchman); Benjamin Harris (laborer).

[1885] Lee Maxwell (laborer); Benjamin Harris (laborer); Richard A. Neal (painter).

[1886] Leon Howard (laborer); Benjamin Harris (laborer); Richard A. Neal (painter); Lee Maxwell (laborer).

[1887] Richard A. Neal (painter); Benjamin Harris (laborer); Richard Gant (waiter); Lewis Bruce (waiter); Ann Harris (washing).

[1888] Eliza E. Washington (servant); Benjamin Harris (laborer); Richard A. Neal (painter).

[1889] Richard A. Neal (painter); Richard Gant (waiter); Benjamin Harris (messenger).

[1890] Richard A. Neale (musician); Richard Gant (waiter).

[1890] Richard Gant (waiter).

[1891] Richard R. Neale (painter); Benjamin Harris (laborer).

[1892] Richard Gant (General Land Office); Benjamin Harris (messenger); John Thomas (laborer).

[1893] Benjamin Harris (messenger).

[1894] Benjamin Harris (messenger).

[1896] Austin Banks (laborer); Benjamin Harris (laborer).

[1897] Fannie Jackson; Benjamin Harris (messenger).

[1898] Benjamin Harris (laborer).

[1899] Benjamin Harris (messenger); J. E. Johnson (stenographer); James Jenkins (laborer).

[1903] Annie Harris (widow of Benjamin H. Harris); James Jenkins (laborer).

[1905] George W. Butler (laborer); Anna Harris (widow of Benjamin Harris).

[1906] George Jones (driver); John Jones (clerk); Arthur B. Jordan (laborer); Elizabeth Jordan (widow of James Jordan); Linnear Tripley (porter); John Hurd (laborer, District Building).

[1907] Arthur Jordan (porter); Joseph Williams (butler).

[1909] James L. Cochran; Lewis Lanford (laborer); James H. Carter (barber).

[1910] Lizzie Nickens (cook).

[1911] Armstead Nickens (laborer); Cyrus Nickens (undertaker); Augustus Williams (driver).

[1913] Emma Allen (domestic).

[1914] Emma E. Allen (domestic, boards).

[1915] Amanda Edmonds (domestic, widow of John Edmonds); Mrs. Emily E. Allen (domestic).

[1916] Bertha M. Nalls (saleslady); Amanda Edmonds (laundress, widow of John Edmonds).

[1917] Amanda Edmonds (widow of John Edmonds); George Wilson (hostler).

[1919] Hugh P. Hill (machinist).

[1920] Channing Richards (lawyer); Peter Hill (machinist); Grace Houghton (clerk, War Department).

[1921] Hugh P. Hill (machinist); Hugh P. Hill, Jr. (draftsman); Peter Hill (machinist, Navy Yard); Pernina Rohner (clerk, Department of Labor); Raymond W. Weiser (clerk, War Department); Grace L. Houghton (stenographer, Treasury Department).

[1922] Channing Richards (lawyer); Hugh Hill; Hugh P. Hill, Jr. (draughtsman, Navy).

[1923] William W. Virts (house officer, Washington Hotel); William E. Virts (messenger, Treasury Department).

 

18 July 2015

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Residents of 311 A in Boyd’s Directory

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 311 A Street, SE:

[1877] James H. Foster (laborer).

[1905] Minnie French (domestic).

[1907] J. J. Darby (Patent Office).

[1917] Joseph E. Supplee (Linotype operator).

18 July 2015

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Residents of 309 A in Boyd’s Directory

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 309 A Street, SE:

[1871] John M. Shomo (police); W. H. Shomo (printer).

[1872] J. M. Shomo (clerk, Capitol); W. H. Shomo (printer).

[1875] John M. Shomo (superintendent); Oscar V. Shomo (printer).

[1877] John M. Shomo (plumber or inspector); Oscar V. Shomo (printer); Thomas W. Shomo.

[1879] James Shomo (inspector).

[1881] John M. Shomo (Water Department).

[1882] Anne L. Shomo; John M. Shomo; Kate E. Shomo.

[1883] Annie L. Shomo; John M. Shomo (foreman); Kate E. Shomo; Oscar V. Shomo (printer)

[1885] John M. Shomo (superintendent).

[1886] John M. Shomo (inspector); Kate E. Shomo; Oscar V. Shomo (printer).

[1887] John M. Shomo (inspector).

[1888] John M. Shomo (inspector).

[1889] David Nicholson (telephone operator).

[1890] David Nicholson (timekeeper).

[1891] John M. Shomo (foreman).

[1892] John M. Shomo (foreman).

[1893] John M. Shomo (foreman); Kate E. Shomo.

[1894] John M. Shomo (superintendent).

[1895] John M. Shomo (foreman); Kate E. Shomo.

[1896] John M. Shomo (clerk); Kate E. Shomo; Oscar V. Shomo (printer).

[1897] John M. Shomo (inspector); Katharine E. Shomo; Charles M. Templeton (cornicemaker); James N. Templeton (Washington Wall Paper Co.).

[1899] John Shomo; Edward Tucker (machinist); Charles Kirsting (machinist).

[1903] William O. Bacon (bricklayer); Warren Joline; Ross E. Noel (bricklayer).

[1904] Elizabeth Flowers.

[1906] Mary J. Davidson (widow of Alexander Davidson); George R. Jackson (Navy Yard); Julian E. Mattern (clerk).

[1908] Arthur Ashton (fireman); James L. Carrico (driver); Marion L. Thompson (motorman); Margaret Wood (widow of Zachariah Wood); William Wood (fireman)

[1909] William P. Harrison (laborer); Herbert E. La Fourcade (Navy Yard); Virginia La Fourcade (widow of Frederick La Fourcade); Wilhelmina La Fourcade (tailoress).

[1915] Bernard W. Cleveland (roofer).

[1919] Roland Dobell (clerk).

[1920] Claude A. Crandall (watchmaker, Lewis Callisher).

18 July 2015

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Residents of 307 A in Boyd’s Directory

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 307 A Street, SE:

[1871] Thomas A. Maguire (clerk, 2nd auditor); W. H. Maguire (assistant paymaster, Senate).

[1872] Thomas A. Maguire (clerk, House of Representatives); William H. Maguire (assistant paymaster, Senate); Clara M. Richter (Post Office Department).

[1873] M. H. Cooke (telephone operator); Kate M. Cook [sic].

[1875] Clara M. Richter (clerk, Post Office Department); Kate M. Cooke; Mary A. Cooke (clerk).

[1877] Charles Cooke (printer); E. C. Cooke (telephone operator); Clara M. Richter (clerk, Post Office Department); M. H. Cooke (operator).

[1878] W. H. Goodrell (Capitol Police).

[1879] Levi Nagle (printer).

[1880] W. H. Goodrell (Capitol Police).

[1881] John M. Shomo (Water Department); William H. Shomo (painter).

[1882] William M. Shomo (printer); Grace Tyler (servant).

[1883] William H. Shomo (printer); Grace Tyler (servant).

[1884] William H. Shomo (Government Printing Office); Mary A. Brown.

[1885] Oscar V. Shomo (printer).

[1887] Thomas W. Shomo (Government Printing Office).

[1889] Thomas Songster (books); Thomas G. Songster (clerk); Robert L. Burlin (carpenter).

[1890] Thomas Songster (Government Printing Office); Thomas G. Songster (clerk).

[1891] Thomas Songster (Government Printing Office); Thomas G. Songster (clerk).

[1892] Thomas Songster (clerk); Thomas Guy Songster (clerk).

[1894] Mariana B. Fant (widow of Joseph N. Fant).

[1895] Mariana B. Fant (widow of Joseph N. Fant); Peter J. Nelson (stonecutter).

[1896] Ervin [sic] W. Tate (clerk); Ella Simpson; Robert Simpson (watchman).

[1897] George H. Burke (clerk, Department of Labor); Edward W. Tate (clerk); Robert Simpson (watchman).

[1898] Edward W. Tate (clerk); James M. Collins (Bureau of Printing); James N. Collins (lawyer); John W. Roberts (fireman).

[1899] Kate Fox (clerk).

[1903] Harry V. Bosse (undertaker); Mary E. Bosse (widow of William C. Bosse).

[1904] William F. Wheatley (carrier, Post Office).

[1906] Amanda Thomas (Bureau of Printing); Frank H. Thomas (machinist); Joseph H. Thomas (wheelwright).

[1907] Joseph H. Thomas (wheelwright); Frank H. Thomas (machinist).

[1908] Frank H. Thomas (Navy Yard); Joseph H. Thomas (wheelwright).

[1909] Joseph H. Thomas (wheelwright).

[1910] John E. Thomas (clerk); Joseph H. Thomas (carpenter).

[1914] Bernard W. Cleveland (tinner, rooms); Florence L. O’Connell (widow of Patrick O’Connell); William J. Hickey (gasfitter).

[1915] John J. Trumbo (molder, Navy Yard).

[1919] John J. Trumbo (carpenter); Marie Trumbo (telephone operator); Sophia M. Trumbo (skilled laborer, Government Printing Office).

[1920] John J. Trumbo; Marie Trumbo (telephone operator).

[1921] John J. Trumbo (molder, Navy Yard); Marie Trumbo (telephone operator).

[1922] John H. Trumbo (clerk, O’Donnell’s Drug Store); John J. Trumbo (molder); Marie C. Trumbo (telephone operator).

[1923] John J. Trumbo (molder); Marie Trumbo (telephone operator).

17 July 2015

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Residents of 305 A in Boyd’s Directory

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 305 A Street, SE:

[1871] Emma E. Cook (telephone operator); Clara M. Richter (clerk, post office).

[1872] Clara M. Richter (clerk, post office).

[1873] H. C. Carr (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1875] John Fisher (printer).

[1876] James B. Austin (clerk, 6th auditor).

[1877] Clara E. Reed (dressmaker).

[1881] Andrew Heard; Robert V. Rusk (clerk).

[1882] Edward Litchfield (engineer).

[1883] Edward Litchfield (carpenter).

[1884] Edward H. Litchfield.

[1885] Edward Litchfield (carpenter); Etta Tait (widow of Joseph Tait); William E. Gibson (clerk).

[1886] Edward H. Litchfield (engineer).

[1887] Edward Hitchfield [sic] (carpenter).

[1889] Millard F. Peake (M. F. Peake & Co.).

[1891] Frederick A. Linger (clerk); Jane Brown (domestic).

[1892] Harry B. Koch (jeweler).

[1896] Charles H. Seaton (Department of Agriculture).

[1897] Edward N. Ashley (paperhanger); Fannie E. Ashley; Harley B. Ashley (carpenter); Henry M. Ashley (Washington Wall Paper Co.); Lewis W. Ashley (clerk).

[1898] Edward N. Ashley (paperhanger); Harley B. Ashley (carpenter); Henry M. Ashley (paperhanger); Lewis N. Ashley (paperhanger).

[1899] Edward N. Ashley (paperhanger); Harley B. Ashley (carpenter); Henry M. Ashley (paperhanger); Lewis W. Ashley (paperhanger).

[1902] Mariana B. Fant (widow of Joseph N. Fant).

[1903] Torstein Jahr (Library of Congress).

[1906] Clarence Weaver (general agent, United States Casualty Co.); Cora A. Weaver (milliner); Leon Weaver (paperhanger); Priscilla Weaver (widow of Samuel Weaver).

[1908] Cora A. Weaver (milliner); Priscilla Weaver (widow of Samuel Weaver).

[1909] Cora A. Weaver (milliner); Priscilla Weaver (widow of Samuel Weaver).

[1911] Cora A. Weaver (milliner); Priscilla Weaver (widow of Samuel Weaver).

[1916] John W. Slater (elevator conductor).

[1919] Harriett E. Columbus (widow of Aristides Columbus).

[1920] Harriett E. Columbus (widow of Aristides Columbus); Leo V. Columbus (machinist).

[1922] Iva L. Kilby (clerk, Kann’s).

[1923] Albert Barry (painter); Mary E. Booth.

16 July 2015

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Residents of 330 A in Boyd’s Directory

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 330 A Street, SE:

[1872] Lemuel B. S. Miller (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1873] Lemuel B. S. Miller (clerk first auditor); D. F. McGowan (clerk, third auditor).

[1875] L. B. S. Miller (lawyer); William E. Miller (conductor).

[1877] E. V. Murphy (official reporter of debates, Senate).

[1878] Charles W. Jones (Senator, Florida).

[1879] Charles W. Havenner (Havenner & Dudley); C. T. Havenner (real estate); Henry B. Havenner (grocer); Pinkney B. Havenner (grocer).

[1880] B. Charlton Havenner; E. Josephine Havenner; Estelle Havenner.

[1881] George C. McPherson (clerk, Treasury Department); James Harper (printer); Martha Herd (servant); Charles D. Willard (lawyer).

[1882] Sarah Reed (servant).

[1883] Clara M. Richter (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1884] Ernest J. Sommer (Coast and Geodetic Survey); Margaret Walker (servant).

[1885] Clara M. Richter (clerk, Post Office Department); Mary Richter (servant).

[1886] Clara M. Richter (clerk, Dead Letter Office); Mary Miller (servant).

[1887] Clara M. Richter (clerk, Dead Letter Office); Ernest J. Sommer (Coast and Geodetic Survey); Emilie Lange (servant).

[1888] Ernest J. Sommer (Coast and Geodetic Survey); Mary Welz (servant); Clara M. Richter (clerk, Dead Letter Office).

[1889] Ernest J. Sommer (draftsman); Clara M. Richter (clerk, Dead Letter Office).

[1890] Ernest J. Sommer (Coast and Geodetic Survey); Clara M. Richter (clerk, Dead Letter Office).

[1891] Ernest J. Sommer (Coast and Geodetic Survey); Clara M. Richter (clerk, Dead Letter Office).

[1892] Ernest J. Sommer (Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1893] Ernest J. Sommer (topographer); H. Otto Sommer; Clara M. Richter (clerk, Dead Letter Office).

[1894] Ernest J. Sommer (Coast and Geodetic Survey); Miss C. M. Richter (principal clerk, Foreign Division, Post Office Department).

[1895] Ernest J. Sommer (Coast and Geodetic Survey); Miss C. M. Richter (principal clerk, Foreign Division, Post Office Department).

[1896] Miss C. M. Richter (principal clerk, Foreign Division, Post Office Department); Ernest J. Sommer (Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1897] Ernest J. Sommer (Coast and Geodetic Survey); H. Otto Sommer (student); Julius G. Sommer (student); Clara M. Richter (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1898] Ernest J. Sommer (Coast and Geodetic Survey); H. Otto Sommer (physician); Julia G. Sommer (student); Karl E. Sommer (electrical engineer); Miss C. M. Richter (principal clerk, Foreign Division, Post Office Department).

[1899] Clara M. Richter (clerk, Post Office Department); Ernest J. Sommer (Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1902] Theodore Straub (clerk, Census Office); Frank A. Flower (clerk, Census Office).

[1903] Frank A. Flower (clerk); John B. Webb (clerk).

[1905] William L. Agnew (printer, Government Printing Office).

[1906] Frank A. Flower (author).

[1907] Emily M. Evans (demonstrator).

[1908] Records of the Past (bimonthly magazine; business address).

[1909] Records of the Past (bimonthly magazine; business address); Thomas F. Nelson (vice president, Records of the Past Exploration Society); Frederick B. Wright (secretary).

[1911] Frederick B. Wright (editor).

[1913] Thomas F. Nelson (genealogist; business address).

[1916] Charles J. Weedon (carrier).

[1917] Mrs. Betty Shinn (telephone operator).

[1918] Thomas W. Walsh (secretary to the Hon. Andrew J. Montague).

[1919] Annie Free (clerk); Clara L. Free (clerk); Charles Weedon (salesman, J. C. Weedon & Co.).

[1922] Charles Weedon (salesman, J. C. Weedon & Co.).

16 July 2015

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Lena Sommer: death

[The Sommers lived at 330 A St., S.E.]

Washington Evening Star, 6 May 1938, p. 33.

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