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)

20 April 2015

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Residents of 506 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 20 April 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 506 A Street, SE:

[1908] Edwin B. Hesse (clerk, Police Department); John C. Hesse (chief of division, War Department).

[1909] Edwin B. Hess[e] (Chief and Property Clerk, Metropolitan Police).

[1911] Edwin B. Hesse (Chief and Property Clerk, Metropolitan Police).

[1916] Edwin B. Hesse (chief clerk, District); John C. Hesse (chief of division, War Department).

[1917] Edwin B. Hesse (chief clerk, police); John C. Hesse (chief of division, War Department).

[1920] Edwin B. Hesse (chief clerk, police); John C. Hesse (clerk).

[1922] Edwin B. Hesse (chief clerk, Police Department); John C. Hesse; Elizabeth Dieste (housekeeper).

[1923] Elizabeth Dieste; Edwin B. Hesse (clerk, District); John C. Hesse.

20 April 2015

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Residents of 508 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 20 April 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 508 A Street, SE:

[1871] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

[1873] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

[1876] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

[1877] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

[1878] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

[1879] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

[1881] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

[1885] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

[1887] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

[1888] John C. Hesse (clerk).

[1889] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office).

]1891] Edward [sic] B. Hesse (clerk); John C. Hesse (clerk, War Department).

[1892] Edwin Hesse (stenographer); John C. Hesse (clerk, War Department).

[1893] Edwin B. Hesse (stenographer and typewriter); John C. Hesse (clerk, War Department).

[1894] Edwin B. Hesse (clerk, police headquarters); John C. Hesse (clerk).

[1895] Edwin B. Hesse (clerk, police headquarters); John C. Hesse (clerk).

[1896] Edwin B. Hesse (clerk, Fire Department); John C. Hesse (clerk, War Department).

[1897] Edwin B. Hesse (clerk, Fire Department); John C. Hesse (clerk, War Department).

[1903] John C. Hesse (chief of division, War Department).

[1906] George [sic] C. Hesse (chief of division, War Department).

[1908] John C. Hesse (chief of division, War Department).

 

 

19 April 2015

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Mrs. J. Stephen Lord: chair of Capitol Hill House Tour

Sunday Star, 11 April 1965, p. D-5.

ImageImage[The Lords lived at 517 A St., SE.]

19 April 2015

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Residents of 504 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 19 April 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 504 A Street, SE:

[1884] Byron C. Coon (clerk, Post Office).

[1885] Mary A. St. John (widow of John St. John); Abner F. Dunnington (topographer, Geological Survey).

[1886] James A. Dunnington (police); Abner F. Dunnington (topographer).

[1887] Edward B. Cook (carpenter); Abner F. Dunnington (topographer).

[1888] Abner F. Dunnington (clerk, Geological Survey).

[1889] Edward B. Cook (carpenter).

[1890] Edward B. Cook (carpenter); Abner F. Dunnington (topographer).

[1891] Bertha T. Baldwin; Margaret Bowles (domestic).

[1894] Samuel D. Luckett (Copp & Luckett); Cora L. Hubbard (domestic).

[1895] Samuel D. Luckett (Copp & Luckett).

[1896] Samuel D. Luckett (Copp & Luckett).

[1897] Rolandus R. Rhode (stairbuilder).

[1899] Belle S. Luckett.

[1903] Rachel Sparr (widow of James Sparr).

[1906] Samuel D. Luckett (Copp & Luckett).

[1914] George H. Dorsey (paperhanger).

[1917] John Foley (machinist); Arthur B. Foster (patents, 500 Victor Building).

[1919] George H. Dorsey (paperhanger); Margaret Scott (clerk).

19 April 2015

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Residents of 502 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 19 April 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory at 502 A Street, SE:

[1877] Hanora [sic] Fitzpatrick (widow of Michael Fitzpatrick).

[1879] Honora Fitzpatrick.

[1880] Honora Fitzpatrick.

[1881] John T. Tyler (clerk).

[1882] George Y. Thorpe (stonecutter).

[1883] John F. Gates (messenger).

[1884] John F. Gates (watchman).

[1885] Susan C. Ayres (Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1886] Susan C. Ayres (Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1887] Susan C. Ayres (Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1888] Susan C. Ayres (Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1889] Susan Ayres (Coast and Geodetic Survey).

[1890] Susie C. Ayres (clerk, Pension Office).

[1892] Daniel O’Connell (printer).

[1894] John M. Kennedy (sergeant, police); William S. Moore (bookbinder).

[1895] William S. Moore (bookbinder).

[1897] William S. Moore (Government Printing Office).

[1898] William S. Moore (Government Printing Office).

[1905] William S. Moore (Government Printing Office).

[1906] William S. Moore (Government Printing Office).

[1908] Edith S. Moore (teacher).

[1909] Edith S. Moore (teacher).

[1913] Edith S. Moore (teacher).

[1916] Edith S. Moore (teacher).

19 April 2015

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Residents of 100 Fifth St. in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 19 April 2015. Since this is a corner house, there was some occasional uncertainty in the nineteenth century about whether it should be listed as a Fifth Street or an A Street address.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory at 100 Fifth Street, SE:

[1871] Charles Brough (upholsterer). [Listed as 501 A St., SE.]

[1872] Charles Brough (upholsterer). [Listed as 501 A St., SE.]

[1873] Charles Brough (upholsterer). [Listed as 501 A St., SE.]

[1876] Charles Brough (upholsterer). [Listed as 501 A St., SE.]

[1879] Virginia C. Stephens (widow of George G. Stephens). [Listed as 501 A St., SE.]

[1881] P. S. Smith (clerk, Washington Market Co.).

[1883] Preston S. Smith (clerk).

[1884] Preston S. Smith (superintendent and clerk, Washington Market Co.)

[1885] Preston S. Smith (superintendent, Washington Market Co.).

[1887] Elizabeth Bentley (widow of Thomas Bentley); Belle Ryon; Benjamin F. Ryon (clerk).

[1888] Harry E. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office); Prudence Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver).

[1889] Henry E. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office); Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver).

[1890] Moses Bell (laborer). [Listed as 501 A St., SE; possibly a typo, because in the 1891 directory he is living at 501 D St., SE.]

[1891] Harry E. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office); Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver); Mary B. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office).

[1892] Harry E. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office).

[1893] Harry E. Lineaweaver (private secretary); Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver); Mary B. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office).

[1894] Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver); Mary B. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office).

[1895] Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver); Mary B. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office).

[1896] Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver); Mary B. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office).

[1896] Mary B. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office).

[1898] Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver); Mary B. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office); Elizabeth Lineaweaver.

[1899] Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver); Mary B. Lineaweaver (Pension Office).

[1906] Mary B. Lineaweaver (Pension Office); Prudence N. Lineaweaver.

[1908] Elizabeth Lineaweaver; Mary B. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office); Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver); Minnie E. Carter (bookkeeper).

[1909] Mary B. Lineaweaver (Pension Office); Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline C. Lineaweaver).

[1911] Elizabeth Lineaweaver; Mary B. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office); Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of K. C. Lineaweaver).

[1914] Elizabeth Lineaweaver (boards); Mary B. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office, boards); Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline Lineaweaver).

[1916] Elizabeth Lineaweaver (clerk); Mary V. Lineaweaver (clerk, Pension Office); Prudence M. Lineaweaver (widow of Kline Lineaweaver).

15 April 2015

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Thomas McNeely: 1880 census

Federal census, 1880, Washington, D.C.; 517 A St., S.E.

  • Thomas M. McNeely, 48, married, clerk, Treasury, b. in Ohio, parents b. in Ohio.
  • Mary McNeely, 36, wife, keeping house, b. in Ky., father b. in Va., mother b. in Ky.
  • Carrie McNeely, 12, daughter, at school, b. in W.Va., father b. in Ohio, mother b. in Ky.
  • Genevieve McNeely, 10, daughter, at school, b. in W.Va., father b. in Ohio, mother b. in Ky.
  • William McNeely, 6, son, b. in W.Va., father b. in Ohio, mother b. in Ky.
  • Servy McNeely, 4, son, b. in W.Va., father b. in Ohio, mother b. in Ky.

15 April 2015

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Michael P. Fee: 1930 census

Federal census, 1930, Washington, D.C.; 514 A St., S.E.

  • Michael P. Fee, head (rents, $50), 54, married at 28, b. in England, parents b. in Ireland, insurance agent.
  • Ellen P. Fee, wife, 60, married at 34, b. in Ind., parents b. in Northern Ireland.
  • Patrick J. Fee, son, 26, married at 20, b. in U.S.A., mother b. in Ind., father b. in Penn., clerk, cigar.
  • Sarah E. Fee, daughter-in-law, 27, m. at 21, b. in Penn., father b. in Penn., mother b. in Ireland.
  • Marian Fee, granddaughter, 5, b. in D.C., parents b. in Penn.
  • Dolores Fee, granddaughter, 2 7/12, b. in D.C., parents b. in Penn.
  • Joseph Fee, nephew, 19, single, b. in Penn., father b. in England, mother b. in Penn., clerk, drug store.

15 April 2015

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Kline Lineaweaver: his estate

[Lineaweaver was a druggist, and after his death his widow Prudence carried on the business at 11th and M Streets, SE; the family later lived at 100 Fifth St., SE.]

Washington Evening Star, 25 January 1873, p. 4.

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14 April 2015

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Residents of A Street in 1967

“Street and Avenue Guide,” Boyd’s Directory (1967).

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[Surnames: Kelly, Brown, Donnell, Schaaf, Driskill, Woodburn, Cato, Dulin, Cavanaugh, Hendrick, Fitzmaurice, Patterson, Brandhove, Buck, Fleet, Tappan, Wise, Shapley, Javens, Stephenson, Quellette, Zikeev, Burch, Zens, Connon, Turner, Guyol, Bennett, Kinney, Daly, Bradley, McHale, McQuade, Richardson, Hodges, Morrow, Beveridge, Combs, Hepler, Smoak, Greer, Kidd, Nolan, Bledsoe, Halling, Ballard, Hodgson, Bixler, Hendricks, Dyer, Duodomopoulos, Mauro, Bauman, Paige, Fogarty, Morris, Sullivan, Lord, Waple.]

14 April 2015

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Residents of A Street in 1936

“Street and Avenue Guide,” Boyd’s Directory (1936).

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[Surnames: Clements, Ray, Miller, Beadle, Lambert, Hollinger, Allen, Payne, Wright, Trotter, Brand, Gannon, Hammer, Tappan, Draper, Taylor, Herold, Donnelly, Brill, Hood, Cartright, Smith, Hilliard, Membert, Davis, Forbes, Varrella, Royall, Jameson, Hensinger, Sewell, Kerby, Embrie, Bradley, Edmonds, Jenkins, Hodges, Morgan, Milner, Andre, McGarvey, Knott, Dorsey, Quade, Hess, Whittlesey, McLean, Rowles, Hesse, Castle, Stanford, Hartley, Schoeb, Ladd, O’Connell, Warren, Swaim.]

14 April 2015

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Residents of A Street in 1932

“Street and Avenue Guide,” Boyd’s Directory (1932).

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[Surnames: Clements, Ray, Miller, Beadle, Lambert, Sheedy, Hollinger, Allen, Payne, Wright, Shelton, Brand, Ward, Hammer, Tappan, Draper, Herold, Donnelly, Kasofsky, Hood, West, Smith, Nolan, Membert, Forbes, Eubank, Royall, Jameson, Tripp, Sewell, Kerby, Brooking, Shuman, Limerick, Jenkins, Hodges, Elliott, Taylor, Bixler, McGarvey, Poland, Dorsey, Castle, Hesse, McLean, Richards, Steele, Kirchner, Hartley, Bass, Ladd, O’Connell, Fee, Burgess.]

 

 

14 April 2015

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Residents of A Street in 1925

Street and Avenue Guide, Boyd’s Directory (1923).

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[Surnames: Clements, Mattingly, Smith, Morgan, Trumbo, Higgins, Beadle, Steele, Lambert, Lyons, Allen, Bragdon, Wright, Jones, Schroeder, Brand, Kane, Jackson, Bohrer, McCarthy, Tappan, Draper, Taylor, Herold, Donnelly, Weedon, Bedell, Orndoff, Hilliard, Andrews, Forbes, Royall, Graves, Tripp, Ratcliffe, Kerby, Simms, Schuman, Brown, Hodges, Taylor, Bixler, Miller, Gaddis, Dorsey, Gordon, Hesse, McLean, Marche, Richards, Risler, Watts, Hartley, Vought, Ladd, Taylor, Reidy.]

14 April 2015

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¶ Residents of A Street in 1928

Street and Avenue Guide, Boyd’s Directory (1928).

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14 April 2015

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Residents of 500 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 14 April 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 500 A Street, SE:

[1872] John H. Carmiencke (clerk, Advocate-General’s Office); Michael A. Dillon (clerk); Dr. Lawrence Wilson.

[1873] Michael A. Dillon (clerk).

[1875] David H. Goodno (clerk).

[1877] David H. Goodno (clerk).

[1878] David H. Goodno (clerk).

[1879] David H. Goodno (clerk).

[1880] Amelia Queen (servant).

[1881] David H. Goodno (clerk, Patent Office).

[1882] William W. Chase (machinist); David H. Goodno (clerk, General Land Office).

[1883] David H. Goodno (clerk, General Land Office).

[1884] David H. Goodno (clerk, General Land Office).

[1885] David H. Goodno (clerk, General Land Office); William Chase (machinist); Maria Taylor (cook).

[1886] Maria Taylor (servant).

[1887] William W. Chase (machinist); David H. Goodno (clerk, General Land Office).

[1888] David H. Goodno (clerk, General Land Office); William W. Chase (conductor).

[1889] David H. Goodno (clerk, General Land Office); William W. Chase (machinist); Maria Taylor (servant).

[1890] William W. Chase (machinist).

[1891] Ann M. Taylor (domestic); William W. Chase (machinist); David H. Goodno (clerk, General Land Office).

[1892] William W. Chase (machinist); David H. Goodno (clerk, General Land Office); Maria Taylor (domestic).

[1894] Richard F. Jones (salesman); William C. Simpson (salesman).

[1895] Richard F. Jones (clerk).

[1896] William F. Hart (clerk).

[1898] Nettie Cross (Bureau of Printing); Louis Green (clerk); William Brashears (grocer).

[1899] William B. Brashears (clerk); Louis Green (clerk).

[1902] Samuel U. King (machinist).

[1903] Harry A. Severn (machinist); James S. Severn (machinist).

[1905] Robert J. Fitch (messenger).

[1906] Thomas R. Davis (machinist); Marion D. Finch (carrier, Post Office); Robert J. Fitch (messenger); Reed K. Middleton (Navy Yard).

[1907] Marion D. Finch (carrier, Post Office); J. Louis Bixler (clerk. Commerce and Labor Department).

[1909] J. Lewis [sic] Bixler (Commerce and Labor Department); John N. Bixler (Pension Office).

[1910] J. Louis Bixler (Commerce and Labor Department); John N. Bixler (clerk, Pension Office).

[1913] J. Louis Bixler (Commerce and Labor Department).

[1915] J. Louis Bixler (clerk, Department of Labor).

[1919] J. Louis Bixler (assistant chief clerk, Department of Labor).

[1921] J. Louis Bixler (examiner, Department of Labor); Mary E. Bixler (clerk).

[1923] J. Louis Bixler (examiner, Department of Labor).

13 April 2015

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Residents of 516 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 13 April 2015.]

[1881] Alexander T. Stuart (principal, Wallach School).

[1882] Jennie Thompson (servant); William Burris (patents).

[1883] Georgie Carter (servant); Mahaney Gross (servant).

[1884] Alexander T. Stuart (teacher).

[1885] Alexander P. Steward (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1886] Arthur P. Steward (clerk, Treasury Department); Edna Grubb (dressmaker).

[1887] Arthur P. Steward (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1888] Arthur P. Steward (clerk, Treasury Department); Watson Smith (clerk).

[1889] Arthur P. Steward (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1891] Annie E. Ober (clerk, Pension Office); Florence M. Miller (clerk).

[1892] Mary E. Pettis (clerk, Pension Office); Arthur B. Smith (proof-reader).

[1893] Samuel P. Paul; Arthur B. Smith (proof-reader).

[1894] Francis Kittel; Samuel P. Paul.

[1895] Grace L. Anderson; Eugenia H. Levering (widow of Righter Levering); Augusta E. Stewart (widow of George L. Stewart); John H. Anderson (clerk); Samuel P. Paul.

[1896] John H. Anderson (clerk); Eugenia H. Levering (widow of Righter Levering); Augusta Stewart (widow of George L. Stewart); Esther L. Sweet (widow of Foster F. Sweet); Sarah E. Sweet (clerk, Pension Office).

[1897] Eloise Sweet (student); Esther Sweet (widow); Eva Sweet (clerk); Sarah Sweet (clerk, Pension Office); James H. Anderson (clerk); Eugenia H. Levering (widow of Righter Levering).

[1898] George M. Slye (collector); Emma Robertson (clerk, Pension Office); William C. Watson (publisher); Albert T. Robertson (clerk).

[1902] Emmett R. Bruff (naval student); Harriet M. Bruff (nurse).

[1903] Charles Franold (foreman); Prentiss A. Shreve (laborer).

[1904] Margaret B. Fields (professional nurse).

[1905] Harry A. Calohan (insurance); Steingrimur Steffansson (Library of Congress); Thornton T. Thomas (clerk, General Land Office).

[1906] Steingrimur Stefansson (Library of Congress).

[1908] Joseph H. Ward (Fire Department).

[1916] Leroy C. Risler (“cndr” [?]).

[1917] Frank C. Curtis (clerk).

[1919] Milliard F. Alley (grocer); Joseph English.

[1920] Joseph E. O’Toole (secretary).

[1921] Joseph B. Pannill (agent, Prudential Insurance Co.).

[1922] Joseph B. Pannill (agent); Harry L. Sackett (auditor, Treasury Department); Mrs. Nettie Bell (clerk, Kann’s); N. B. Bell (clerk).

13 April 2015

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Samuel McKim moves to Fifth Street

Washington Evening Star, 22 May 1875, p. 3.

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13 April 2015

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Residents of 25 Fifth in Boyd’s Directory

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 25 Fifth Street, SE:

[1875] E. D. Town (captain, police).

[1877] Samuel A. H. McKim (physician)

[1878] Samuel A. H. McKim (physician; surgeon, Metropolitan Police); Mary A. Mirick (teacher).

[1879] S. A. H. McKim (physician); Mary A. Mirick (teacher).

[1880] Samuel A. H. McKim (physician).

[1881] Samuel A. H. McKim (physician); Andrew J. Carrier (clerk, Census Office); Mary A. Mirick (teacher).

[1882] Mary Mirick (teacher); Samuel A. H. McKim.

[1883] Samuel A. H. McKim (physician) [also the president of the Potomac Fruit Growers’ Improvement Company]; Mary Mirick (teacher).

[1884] Samuel A. H. McKim (physician); Mary Mirick (teacher).

[1885] Samuel A. H. McKim (physician); Mary A. Mirick (teacher).

[1886] Mary A. Mirick (teacher); Samuel A. H. McKim (physician).

[1887] Samuel A. H. McKim (physician).

[1888] William Saunders (watchman, Capitol Police); Samuel A. H. McKim (physician); Mary A. Minick [sic] (teacher).

[1889] Samuel A. H. McKim (physician).

[1890] Samuel A. H. McKim (physician); Mary A. Mirick (teacher).

[1891] Samuel A. H. McKim (physician).

[1892] Mary A. Mirick (teacher); Samuel A. H. McKim (physician).

[1893] Samuel A. H. McKim (physician); Mary A. Mirick (teacher).

[1894] Emma McKim (clerk); Samuel A. H. McKim (physician); Everard Bierer, Jr. (clerk, pension applications [?], boards).

[1895] Mary E. McKim (typewriter); Samuel A. H. McKim (physician).

[1896] Mary A. Mirick; Samuel A. H. McKim (physician); Mary E. McKim (stenographer and typewriter).

[1897] Naomi Baker (clerk, Pension Office); Mary E. McKim (stenographer); Samuel A. H. McKim (physician).

[1898] Mary A. Hendley (widow of William Hendley); Mary H. Hill.

[1899] Mary E. McKim (stenographer); Samuel A. H. McKim (physician); Mary A. Hendley (widow of William Hendley); Oliver A. T. Swain (physician; home 321 E St., NE); Mary H. Hill.

[1902] Frank C. Alexander (clerk); Joseph S. Stimson (draughtsman, Treasury Department).

[1903] Frank C. Alexander (clerk); Frank V. De Costa (clerk, Capitol); Joseph Stimson (draughtsman).

[1904] Robert C. Harris (confectioner); Horace E. Alexander, Jr. (collector); Guy C. Harris (Acme Candy Factory).

[1905] James W. Almarode (messenger).

[1906] Samuel T. Kalbfus (assistant assessor, District Building).

[1908] John A. Jarboe; Samuel T. Kalbfus (assistant assessor, District Building).

[1920] Franklin Atypical and Special School.

[1921] Franklin Atypical and Special School.

[1922] Franklin Atypical and Special School.

12 April 2015

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Samuel McKim: grave

[He lived at 25 Fifth St., S.E.]

The following is from Find a Grave:

Dr Samuel A. H. McKim

Birth:

Apr. 17, 1826, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA

Death:

Jul. 26, 1900, District Of Columbia, USA

Dr. McKim, a physician in Washington, D.C., testified in the Lincoln Conspiracy Trial in defense of David Herold whom he had known since he was a boy and was a friend of his family. Dr. McKim stated in trial that he believed that Herold might not have fully understood what he had done, that he was immature and unreliable, and would not trust him to deliver medicine to any of his patients for fear that Herold may tamper with the medicine. He also stated that Herold’s intelligence was that of an eleven year old.

Family links:

Spouses:

Caroline L. Gibbs McKim (1828 – 1869)*
Emma S. McKim (1840 – 1917)*

Children:

Caroline Augusta McKim (1856 – 1862)*

Mary E. McKim (1857 – 1950)*

Harriet Hutchins McKim Haddaway (1859 – 1943)*

James McKim (1865 – 1866)*

Emma McKim Myers (1871 – 1959)*

William Bridges McKim (1874 – 1874)*

Lucy May McKim (1875 – 1875)*

John McKim (1877 – 1877)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:

Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, SA, Plot: Range 70, Site 98

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12 April 2015

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Samuel McKim: obituary

Washington Post, 27 July 1900, p. 2.

[He lived at 25 Fifth St., S.E.]

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DEATH OF DR. SAMUEL A. H. M’KIM.
Was a Veteran Physician and Long Identified with District Affairs.

Dr. Samuel A. H. McKim, aged seventy-four years, a practitioner of medicine in the District of Columbia for forty-eight years, died suddenly of paralysis at his residence, at the northwest corner of Fifth and A streets southeast, about 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon. He had been confined to his home by ill health for the past two years. During recent months he had suffered five paralytic strokes.

Dr. McKim was one of the best known residents of Washington. He was born in Massachusetts April 17, 1826. His grandparents came to this city from England in 1804 [?]. His parents were married here in 1815, afterward moved to Massachusetts, returning in 1844. The father became paymaster at the Marine Barracks and placed the son in Columbian University, from which the latter was graduated in medicine in the spring of 1852. He entered upon a physician’s career immediately and was an exceedingly active man during the early years of the civil war. He was appointed surgeon to the local police department in 1860 [?], serving in that capacity thirty-two years. He was the first medical assistant to the local police force.

In February, 1861, he organized a company of militia for the defense of the city of Washington, and was assigned to guard the Benning Bridge. About that time he was also visiting physician to the Washington Asylum, and in April, 1861, he became acting assistant surgeon in the army, doing duty in the military hospitals in this city. In 1889 he was appointed surgeon of the Third Battallion of the District of Columbia National Guard, with rank of lieutenant, and in June, 1893, was attached to the First Regiment of the same organization, with the rank of Captain. He retired about two years ago.

Dr. McKim was twice married, first to Miss Caroline Gibbs, of Norwich, N. Y., and later to Miss Emma Simpson, of England, who survives him. By his first wife he had three children—Mrs. Hattie Hadderway, of Pennsylvania; Miss Mary E. McKim, of this city; and Henry Gibbs McKim. As a result of the second union there is one child living, Mrs. Emma Myers, of Virginia. All the children are living and are expected to assemble at the late home of the deceased this morning. The funeral will occur Monday, and interment will be made at Congressional Cemetery. Further arrangements have not been made. Two brothers, living in Massachusetts, who were notified of the death of Dr. McKim, will first have to be heard from.

The deceased was a member of Farragut Post, of the Grand Army of the Republic, a prominent Odd Fellow, and also a member of the Old Guard.

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Samuel McKim: 1880 census

Federal census, 1880, 25 Fifth St., S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • S. A. H. McKim, 64, physician, b. in Mass., father b. in Maine, mother b. in Mass.
  • Emma McKim, 40, wife, keeping house, b. in England, parents b. in England.
  • Mary McKim, 22, daughter, single, b. in D.C., parents b. in Mass.
  • Hattie McKim, 20, daughter, single, b. in D.C., parents b. in Mass.
  • Henry, 18, son, single, farmer, b. in D.C., parents b. in Mass.
  • Emma McKim, 8, daughter, b. in D.C., father b. in Mass., mother b. in England.
  • James Carrier, 40, board, married, lawyer, b. in England, parents b. in England.
  • Lucy Woolmer, 69, boarder, widow, at home, b. in Mass., parents b. in Mass.
  • Christine Woodruff, 40, boarder, widow, at home, b. in N.Y., parents b. in Mass.
  • Mary Mirick, 55, boarder, single, teacher, b. in Mass., parents b. in Mass.
  • Emma Williams, 43, servant, widow, b. in Va., parents b. in Va.

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Samuel McKim: 1900 census

Federal census, 1900, 25 Fifth St., S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Samuel A. H. McKim, head, b. April 1826, 74, married 29 years, b. in D.C., father b. in Mass., mother b. in Md., physician, rents.
  • Emma McKim, wife, b. July 1840, 59, married 29 years, mother of 1 child (living), b. in England, parents b. in England, immigration 1855.
  • Mary E. McKim, daughter, b. December 1858, 41, married 4 years, b. in D.C., father b. in D.C., mother b. in Conn.
  • Mary H. Hill, lodger, b. October 1851, 48, single, b. in Mich., parents b. in N.Y., landlord.

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Residents of 515 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 12 April 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 515 A Street, SE:

[1877] Frank A. Springer (teacher).

[1878] James M. King (clerk).

[1879] James M. King (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1881] James M. King (clerk, Treasury Department); William A. King (clerk, Census Bureau).

[1882] James M. King (clerk, “red div”).

[1883] James M. King (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1884] James M. King (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1885] Byron C. Coon (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1886] Samuel H. Decker (messenger, Capitol).

[1887] Samuel H. Decker (messenger).

[1889] Samuel H. Decker (messenger).

[1890] Samuel H. Decker (messenger).

[1891] Frank R. Gillis (clerk); Samuel H. Decker (messenger).

[1892] Samuel H. Decker (messenger); George B. Harrison.

[1894] Samuel H. Decker (messenger).

[1895] Vina R. Gillis.

[1896] Samuel H. Decker (messenger).

[1898] Nellie Callahan (stenographer).

[1899] Samuel H. Decker (messenger).

[1902] Samuel H. Decker (messenger).

[1903] Samuel H. Decker (messenger).

[1904] Vina D. Penn (widow of James R. Penn).

[1905] W. F. Scott (chief clerk, Folding Room, House of Representatives); Mary F. Decker (widow of Samuel H. Decker); Don C. Walters (messenger); Hugh Lewis (messenger); J. G. St. John (machinist); Porter W. Stockdale (machinist).

[1906] Mary Decker (widow of Samuel Decker); William G. Josenhaus (machinist); Stephen M. Pritchard (clerk, Post Office Department); John G. St. John (Navy Yard); Porter W. Stockdale (machinist); Don C. Walters (messenger); W. F. Scott (chief clerk, Folding Room, House of Representatives).

[1907] William G. Josenhaus (Navy Yard).

[1908] Stephen M. Pritchard (clerk, Post Office Department); Don C. Walters (messenger, Capitol).

[1909] Roland L. Davidson (Government Printing Office); Frank McDermott (Government Printing Office).

[1910] James A. Bayly (Library of Congress).

[1914] William S. Campbell (clerk, boards); Walter N. Gates (fireman).

[1916] Edgar E. Lyon (helper, Navy Yard); Edgar R. Lydon (binder, Government Printing Office).

[1918] George S. Herr (molder, Navy Yard); Louis Y. Herr (machinist, Navy Yard).

[1919] Eliza R. Schmidt (clerk, Department of Agriculture); Bernard D. Ladd (machinist); Bernard G. Ladd (machinist).

[1920] Bernard D. Ladd; Bernard G. Ladd (machinist); Eliza P. Jackson (clerk, War Department).

[1922] Bernard D. Ladd (machinist, Navy Yard); Bernard G. Ladd (machinist, Navy Yard); Sallie Gosnell (widow of Jesse T. Gosnell).

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Residents of 513 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 12 April 2015.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 513 A Street, SE:

[1876] James M. King (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1877] James M. King (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1878] Lizzie E. Blood (clerk); Sarah Blood (widow of Horatio Blood).

[1879] Elizabeth E. Blood (clerk); Sarah Blood (widow of Horatio Blood).

[1880] James M. King (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1882] Elizabeth E. Blood (clerk); Sarah W. Blood (widow of Horatio Blood).

[1883] Edgar DeS. Frasier (clerk, Census Bureau); Julius Fleishman (clerk, Census Bureau); James Cross (clerk).

[1884] Thomas E. Morgan (A. W. Morgan & Son); C. G. Boyce (widow of William Boyce).

[1885] Lena Johnson (servant); John W. Brown, clerk, Adjutant General’s Office).

[1886] Stannie Howard (servant); Charles W. Tabler.

[1888] Charles W. Tabler (clerk); Harry J. Tabler.

[1889] Charles W. Tabler (clerk); J. Harry Tabler; John W. Fite (printer); George S. Donnell (stationery clerk, office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives); Ormsby B. Thomas (member of Congress).

[1891] Rice W. Hooe (bailiff, Police Court); Rebecca Dangerfield.

[1893] Rice W. Hooe (bailiff, Police Court); Josiah W. Shaw (clerk, Pension Office).

[1894] Josiah W. Shaw (clerk); Josiah Shaw (clerk).

[1895] Josiah W. Shaw (clerk, Pension Office); Josiah Shaw (clerk).

[1896] Josiah W. Shaw (clerk, Pension Office).

[1897] John B. Peyton (clerk); Lucien B. Peyton (clerk).

[1898] Clara V. Trow; Gordon W. Trow (notary).

[1899] Clara V. Trow (teacher); Gordon W. Trow (clerk, District Commission).

[1902] William B. Hartley (W. B. Hartley & Son); William P. Hartley (W. B. Hartley & Son).

[1903] William B. Hartley (W. B. Hartley & Son); William P. Hartley (W. B. Hartley & Son); John Hawkins (clerk); John Hawkins (clerk).

[1906] Eunice F. Hartley (Government Printing Office); Eunice Hawkins (widow of John Hawkins).

[1908] Eunice F. Hartley (Government Printing Office); William B. Hartley (merchandise broker and manufacturers’ agent); Eunice P. Hawkins (widow of John Hawkins).

[1909] William B. Hartley (merchandise broker and manufacturers’ agent); William P. Hardley (advertising agent); Eunice E. Hawkins (widow of John Hawkins).

[1910] William B. Hartley (merchandise broker and manufacturers’ agent); William P. Hardley (“solr” [solicitor?]); Eunice F. Hartley (Government Printing Office).

[1912] Eunice E. Hawkins (widow of John Hawkins).

[1913] Emma F. Hartley (clerk); Eunice F. Hartley (Government Printing Office); Eunice E. Hawkins (widow of John Hawkins).

[1914] Eunice F. Hartley (Government Printing Office, boards); Eunice E. Hawkins (widow of John Hawkins, boards).

[1915] Eunice F. Hartley (skilled laborer, Government Printing Office); Eunice E. Hawkins (widow of John Hawkins).

[1919] William B. Hartley (merchandise broker).

[1920] William B. Hartley (merchandise broker); Eunice F. Hartley (clerk, Government Printing Office); Eunice E. Hawkins (widow of John Hawkins); Julia Washington.

[1921] William B. Hartley (merchandise broker).

[1922] Eunice F. Hartley (skilled laborer, Government Printing Office); Sara D. Hartley (clerk (Treasury Department).

[1923] Eunice F. Hartley (helper, Government Printing Office); Eunice E. Hawkins (widow of John Hawkins).

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Building permits

The following list is adapted from a summary of Capitol Hill building permits created by the Capitol Hill Restoration Society.


Unidentified A Street address

22′ x 28′ brick dwelling, permit no. 2020, 4 April 1879. Estimated cost: $2,200. Owner: Madison Davis.

301 A St., SE

56′ x 73′ brick church, permit no. 126, 19 July 1888. Estimated cost: $20,000. Owner: St. Mark’s Church, Trustees. Architect: T. Buckler Ghequier. Builder: W. H. C. Thompson.

304 A St., SE

18′ x 30′ brick and stone dwelling, permit no. 185, 13 July 1909. Estimated cost: $5,000. Owner: D. J. Murphy. Architect: L. Norris. Builder: D. J. Murphy.

306 A St., SE

18′ x 30′ brick and stone dwelling, permit no. 185, 13 July 1909. Estimated cost: $5,000. Owner and builder: D. J. Murphy. Architect: L. Norris.

312 A St., SE

19′ x 34′ brick and stone dwelling, permit no. 360, 9 September 1898. Estimated cost: $3,500. Owner: Gershom Bradford. Architect and builder: James M. York & Son.

314 A St., SE

23′ x 26′ brick dwelling, permit no. 252, 5 August 1885. Estimated cost: $8,000. Owners: Mrs. M. Davis and Mrs. Ruff. Architect: Emil S. Friedrich. Builder: John H. Edelin.

316 A St., SE

23′ x 26′ brick dwelling, permit no. 252, 5 August 1885. Estimated cost: $8,000. Owners: Mrs. M. Davis and Mrs. Ruff. Architect: Emil S. Friedrich. Builder: John H. Edelin.

317 A St., SE

22′ x 28′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1519, 30 October 187 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $1,500. Owner: Hugh McCaffrey.

318 A St., SE

[This entry is badly scrambled. The only part that can be read is that the owner is William E. Shelton.]

320 A St., SE

19′ x 28′ brick dwelling, permit no. 3638, 21 February 1912. Estimated cost: $3,000. Owner: Julia A. Chase. Architect: B. B. Adams. Builder: William S. Spencer.

322 A St., SE

21′ x 31′ brick dwelling, permit no. 180, 28 July 1899. Estimated cost: $6,000. Owner: J. N. Avery. Architect: Edward Woltz. Builder, J. C. Yost.

323 A St., SE

20′ x 28′ brick dwelling permit no. 1418, 10 October 187 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $2,000. Owner: Henderson Fowler.

325 A St., SE

22′ x 28′ brick dwelling, permit no. 856, 3 July 1878. Estimated cost: $3,200. Owner: Hugh McCaffrey.

327 A St., SE

22′ x 28′ brick dwelling, permit no. 856, 3 July 1878. Estimated cost: $3,200. Owner: Hugh McCaffrey.

329 A St., SE

24′ x 28′ brick dwelling and store, permit no. 215, 29 July 1885. Estimated cost: $2,000. Owner: George W. Barnes.

400 A St., SE

21′ x 40′ brick dwelling, permit no.2391, 18 May 1887. Estimated cost: $4,000. Owner: H. P. Godwin.

402 A St., SE

21′ x 40′ brick dwelling, permit no. 2390, 18 May 1887. Estimated cost: $3, 000. Owner: F. A. Wood.

404 A St., SE

21′ x 34′ brick dwelling, permit no. 453, 25 August 1892. Estimated cost: $10,000. Owner and builder: N. Hilliard. Architect: N. T. Haller.

405 A St., SE

17′ x 32′ brick dwelling, permit no. 827, 23 November 188 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $9,000. Owner, architect, and builder: Charles W. King.

406 A St., SE

21′ x 34′ brick dwelling, permit no. 453, 25 August 1892. Estimated cost: $10,000. Owner and builder: N. Hilliard. Architect: N. T. Haller.

407 A St., SE

17′ x 32′ brick dwelling, permit no. 827, 23 November 188 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $9,000. Owner, architect, and builder: Charles W. King.

408 A St., SE

23′ x 63′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1878, 4 April 1892. Estimated cost: $8,500. Owner: Mary L. Hill. Architect: N. T. Haller. Builder: John H. Nolan.

409 A St., SE

17′ x 32′ brick dwelling, permit no. 827, 23 November 188 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $9,000. Owner, architect, and builder: Charles W. King.

410 A St., SE

19′ x 45′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1008, 24 November 190 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $3,500. Owner: Henry E. Tripp. Architect: John Webster.

411 A St., SE

31 x 32 brick dwelling, permit no. 1203, 3 December 1891. Estimated cost: $4,000. Owner, architect, and builder: F. S. Obold.

413 A St., SE

16′ x 32′ brick dwelling, permit no. 641, 17 September 1889. Estimated cost: $7,000. Owner: Dr. J. W. Bayne. Architect: T. Franklin Schneider. Builder: W. F. Kirby & Brothers.

415 A St., SE

16′ x 32′ brick dwelling, permit no. 641, 17 September 1889. Estimated cost: $7,000. Owner: Dr. J. W. Bayne. Architect: T. Franklin Schneider. Builder: W. F. Kirby & Brothers.

417 A St., SE

20′ x 36′ brick dwelling, permit no. 366, 15 August 1892. Estimated cost: $5,200. Owner: J. W. Bayne. Architect: T. Franklin Schneider. Builder: S. J. Prescott.

503 A St., SE

18′ x 57′ brick dwelling, permit no. 225, 17 August 1880. Estimated cost: $6,600. Owners: Sarah J. Ruff and Virginia Davis. Architect: J. L. Schaffert.

504 A St., SE

22′ x 58′ brick dwelling, permit no. 805, 31 January 1883. Estimated cost: $2,500. Owner: Bernard Kernan.

505 A St., SE

18′ x 57′ brick dwelling, permit no. 225, 17 August 1880. Estimated cost: $6,600. Owners: Sarah J. Ruff and Virginia Davis. Architect: J. L. Schaffert.

506 A St., SE

21′ x 58′ brick dwelling, permit no. 282, 26 July 1906. Estimated cost: $10,000. Owner: John C. Hesse. Architect: W. S. Plager. Builder: George W. Barkman.

507 A St., SE

19′ x 45′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1858, 26 May 1885. Estimated cost: $2,000. Owner: F. McLean. Architect: Rhodes and Simms.

509 A St., SE

15′ x 30′ brick dwelling, permit no. 351, 2 August 1887. Estimated cost: $6,000. Owner: Thomas B. Marche. Architect: Oliver Cox.

510 A St., SE

18′ x 30′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1979, 24 December 190 [incomplete number]. Estimated cost: $4,300. Owner: Henry A. Hesse. Architect: W. S. Plager. Builder: George W. Barkman.

511 A St., SE

15′ x 30′ brick dwelling, permit no. 351, 2 August 1887. Estimated cost: $6,000. Owner: Thomas B. Marche. Architect: Oliver Cox.

516 A St., SE

21′ x 31′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1045, 4 March 1880. Estimated cost: $4,000. Owner: B. D. Harrison.

518 A St., SE

21′ x 31′ brick dwelling, permit no. 1045, 4 March 1880. Estimated cost: $4,000. Owner: B. D. Harrison.