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 a good deal 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.

However, I have gradually become aware that by now so much material has accumulated on this blog that it is increasingly difficult to make any sense out of it. I have therefore decided, as an experiment, to open up my drafts and notes in OneNote Online, where you can see all the entries for an individual house at a glance, organized chronologically. OneNote also allows you to search within the text of the various newspaper clippings. I should add that searching is very slow in OneNote Online, so you will want to continue using the blog itself for most searches and to keep track of the latest posts. Here is the link to the OneNote notebook.

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. Gradually, however, I have gained access to many additional volumes of Boyd’s, and I have therefore found it necessary to bring the lists on this blog up to date from time to time. 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.

26 April 2016

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Residents of 515 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 26 April 2016. The most recently added information is highlighted in green.]

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

[1877] Frank A. Springer (teacher); William C. Bates (clerk).

[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.

[1893] Samuel H. Decker (messenger).

[1894] Samuel H. Decker (messenger).

[1895] Vina R. Gillis.

[1896] Samuel H. Decker (messenger).

[1898] Nellie Callahan (stenographer); Samuel H. Decker (messenger).

[1899] Samuel H. Decker (messenger).

[1900] 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); W. George Josenhaus (machinist); Katie M. O’Connor; Joseph J. Printup (clerk).

[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); Stephen M. Pritchard (clerk, Post Office Department).

[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).

[1911] Charles Poulton (bartender); Thomas Poulton (bartender).

[1912] Charles W. Poulton (clerk); Cora E. Poulton (clerk).

[1913] Eva M. Casseen; Charles W. Poulton (bartender); Cora E. Poulton (clerk).

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

[1916] Edgar E. Lyon [or Lyons?] (helper, Navy Yard); Edgar R. Lyon (binder, Government Printing Office); Charles A. Lyon (coppersmith (Navy Yard).

[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).

26 April 2016

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Residents of 513 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 26 April 2016. The most recently added information is highlighted in green.]

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).

[1881] Elizabeth E. Blood (clerk); Sarah W. Blood.

[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); J. Harry 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).

[1900] Earl R. Baxter (printer); Charles E. Capehart (messenger); Charles E. Steuven (watchman).

[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).

[1905] W. B. Hartley (broker); William P. Hartley (clerk); John Hawkins (engineer).

[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. Hartley (solicitor); Eunice F. Hartley (Government Printing Office).

[1911] William P. Hartley (solicitor); Eunice E. Hawkins (widow of John Hawkins).

[1912] Eunice E. Hawkins (widow of John Hawkins); Eunice F. Hartley (Government Printing Office); William B. Harley (merchandise broker and manufacturers’ agent).

[1913] Emma F. Hartley (clerk); Eunice F. Hartley (Government Printing Office); Dorothea S. Hartley; William B. Hartley (merchandise broker and manufacturers; agent); 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).

[1916] Eunice F. Hartley (skilled laborer, Government Printing Office).

[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).

26 April 2016

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Residents of 511 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 26 April 2016. The most recently added information is highlighted in green.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 511 A Street, SE:

[1872] L. E. Forrest Spofford (clerk, Land Office).

[1873] Thomas B. Marche (clerk, Post Office Department); Rev. Samuel G. Valiant.

[1875] William H. Mirick (teacher).

[1877] Thomas B. Marche (clerk, Post Office Department); Emma S. Searle (clerk, boards); George B. Harrison (Keilholtz & Harrison, boards).

[1878] Emma F. Marche (clerk); Thomas B. Marche (clerk).

[1879] George B. Harrison (brickmaker).

[1880] George B. Harrison (brickmaker); Thomas B. Marche (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1881] Everett T. Marche (mail clerk); Thomas B. Marche (clerk, Post Office Department); George B. Harrison (brickmaker).

[1882] Thomas B. Marche (clerk, Post Office Department); T. E. Marche (postal clerk); George B. Harrison (bricks).

[1883] Thomas B. Marche (clerk, Post Office Department); T. Everett Marche (postal clerk); Edna Grubb.

[1884] Thomas B. Marche (clerk, Post Office Department); T. Everett Marche (postal clerk).

[1885] Thomas B. Marche (clerk, Post Office Department); Thomas E. Marche (clerk, Railway Mail Service).

[1887] Thomas B. Marche (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1889] Mary A. St. John (widow of John M. St. John); James A. Dunnington (police).

[1890] Blanche M. Dunnington (clerk); James A. Dunnington (police); Lilian E. Dunnington (clerk); Rebecca M. Dunnington (clerk).

[1891] James A. Dunnington (police); Mary A. St. John (widow of John St. John).

[1892] Blanche M. Dunnington (clerk); James A. Dunnington (police); Rebecca Dunnington (clerk).

[1893] James A. Dunnington (police).

[1894] James A. Dunnington (police).

[1895] James A. Dunnington (police).

[1896] James A. Dunnington (police).

[1897] James A. Dunnington (police).

[1899] S. Leroy Pritchard (Fishing Commission); Harriet W. Price (widow of J. Hugh Price).

[1900] Harriet W. Price (widow of J. Hugh Price); S. LeR. Pritchard (clerk, Fishing Commission).

[1902] S. Leroy Pritchard (clerk, Fishing Commission).

[1903] Harriet W. Price (widow of John Price); E. Florence Pritchard; S. Leroy Pritchard (Fishing Commission); James A. Dunnington (police).

[1904] S. Leroy Pritchard (Fishing Commission); Harriet W. Price (widow of Jehu [sic] Price).

[1905] Harriet W. Price (widow of John Price).

[1906] Harriet W. Price (widow of John Price); S. Leroy Prichard (Bureau of Fisheries).

[1907] S. Leroy Prichard (Bureau of Fisheries); Harriet W. Price (widow of Jehu [sic] Price).

[1908] Florence E. Pritchard; Samuel Le Roy Pritchard (Bureau of Fisheries).

[1909] Florence E. Pritchard.

[1911] Florence Pritchard (boards); Samuel L. Pritchard (clerk).

[1912] Stephen M. Pritchard (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1913] Samuel LeR. Pritchard (Bureau of Fisheries); Sarah H. Pritchard.

[1914] Florence Pritchard (boards); Samuel L. Pritchard (clerk).

[1915] Clarke J. Risler (bookkeeper); Maurice M. Risler (skilled laborer, Treasury Department).

[1916] Clarke J. Risler (bookkeeper); Maurice M. Risler (skilled laborer, Treasury Department).

[1919] E. Florence Pritchard (clerk); Clarke J. Risler (U.S. Army); Maurice M. Risler (skilled laborer, Treasury Department)

[1922] Florence Pritchard.

[1923] Clark J. Risler (salesman, Coca-Cola Company); Maurice M. Riser (skilled laborer, Treasury Department); Mrs. Pearl Risler (clerk, International Reform Bureau).

 

26 April 2016

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Residents of 509 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 26 April 2016. The most recently added information is highlighted in green.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 509 A Street, SE:

[1888] T. Everett Marche (Railway Mail Service); Thomas B. Marche (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1889] Thomas E. Marche (clerk); Thomas B. Marche (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1890] Thomas B. Marche (clerk, Post Office Department); Maud Waines (servant).

[1891] Thomas B. Marche (clerk, Post Office Department); Maude Waynes [sic] (domestic).

[1892] T. Everett Marche (postal clerk); Thomas B. Marche (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1893] T. Everett March (clerk); Thomas B. Marche (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1894] T. Everett Marche (clerk); Thomas B. Marche (clerk, Post Office Department); Hattie Taylor (domestic).

[1895] Thomas B. Marche (chief clerk, division, Post Office Department).

[1896] Everett T. Marche (clerk); Thomas B. Marche (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1897] Everett Marsh [sic] (postal clerk).

[1898] T. Everett Marche (postal clerk); Thomas B. Marche (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1899] T. Everett Marche (clerk).

[1903] T. Everett Marche (clerk); T. Everett Marche (clerk).

[1904] Thomas E. Marche (Railway Mail Service).

[1905] Margaret B. Fields (nurse); Alice I. Marche (stenographer).

[1906] Alice I. Marche (clerk); Thomas E. Marche (Railway Mail Service).

[1907] T. Everett Marche (clerk).

[1908] Alice I. Marche (stenographer); Thomas E. Marche (clerk); Maggie Smith (domestic).

[1909] Robert L. Lambert (Bureau of Printing).

[1911] Susie Lambert; Annie M. Shirley (Bureau of Printing).

[1912] Robert L. Lambert (Lambert & Henderson).

[1914] Otto Keeler (conductor); John A. Petz (clerk).

[1915] William S. Campbell (clerk, Department of Agriculture); Walter N. Gates (fireman).

[1916] Walter N. Gates (fireman); William S. Campbell (clerk, Department of Agriculture).

[1919] Lucian Wharton (clerk); Rhett Wharton (clerk); Wallace Wharton (clerk).

[1920] Bertha F. Thomas (war risk [?]).

[1921] William M. White (salesman).

[1922] Harry C. Litts (electrician).

[1923] Winfield W. White (clerk).

25 April 2016

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Residents of 507 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 25 April 2016. The most recently added information is highlighted in green.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 507 A Street, SE:

[1886] Francis McLean (clerk, Quartermaster-General’s Office).

[1887] Francis McLean (clerk, Quartermaster-General’s Office).

[1888] Francis McLean (clerk, Quartermaster-General’s Office).

[1889] Francis McLean (clerk, Quartermaster-General’s Office).

[1890] Francis McLean (clerk, Quartermaster-General’s Office).

[1891] Maggie Douglass (domestic).

[1892] Francis McLean (clerk, Quartermaster-General’s Office).

[1893] Francis McLean (clerk, Quartermaster-General’s Office).

[1894] Francis McLean (clerk).

[1896] Francis McLean (clerk, Quartermaster-General’s Office).

[1897] Francis McLean (clerk, Quartermaster-General’s Office).

[1898] Francis McLean (clerk, Quartermaster-General’s Office); Thomas B. Marche (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1898] Francis McLane [sic] (clerk).

[1899] Florence R. Benedict (teacher); Francis McLean (clerk, War Department).

[1900] Florence R. Benedict (teacher); Francis McLean (clerk, War Department).

[1902] Florence R. Benedict (teacher).

[1903] Francis McLean (clerk, War Department).

[1904] Francis McLean (clerk, War Department).

[1905] Francis McLean (clerk, War Department); Frank N. McLean (stenographer).

[1907] Francis McLean (clerk, War Department); W. F. Scott (chief clerk, folding room, House of Representatives).

[1908] Francis McLean (clerk, War Department); Frank N. McLean; Emons R. Blake (bookkeeper, Office of the Clerk of the House).

[1909] Francis McLean (clerk, War Department); Emons R. Blake (lawyer; bookkeeper, House of Representatives).

[1910] Francis McLean (clerk, War Department); Frank N. McLean (clerk).

[1911] Emmon [sic] Blake (clerk, Capitol); Frank N. McLean (clerk).

[1913] Frank N. McLean (clerk); Marion J. McLean (widow of Francis McLean).

[1914] Marion J. McLean (widow of Frank McLean); Frank N. McLean (clerk; boards); Walter R. Nelson (clerk, House of Representatives post office; boards).

[1916] Frank W. McLean (clerk); Marion J. McLean (widow of Francis McLean).

[1917] Frank N. McLean (stenographer); Marion J. McLean (widow of Francis McLean).

[1918] Frank N. McLean (clerk); Marion J. McLean (widow of Francis McLean); Samuel Montgomery (clerk, Navy Yard); Samuel M. Montgomery (molder, Navy Yard).

[1919] Frank N. McLean (clerk); Marion J. McLean (widow of Francis McLean).

[1920] Frank N. McLean (clerk); Marion J. McLean (widow of Francis McLean).

[1922] Frank N. McLean (clerk); Marion J. McLean (widow of Francis McLean).

 

25 April 2016

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Residents of 505 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 25 April 2016. The most recently added information is highlighted in green.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 505 A Street, SE:

[1882] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department); Sarah J. Ruff (widow of George R. Ruff).

[1883] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department); Sarah J. Ruff (widow of George R. Ruff).

[1884] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department); Sarah J. Ruff (widow of George R. Ruff).

[1885] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department); Sarah J. Ruff (widow of George R. Ruff).

[1887] Charles A. Gibson; Richard Watson Smith (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1888] Charles A. Gibson (clerk).

[1889] Herman Frouz (architect); Charles A. Gibson (clerk, Pension Office).

[1890] Aldrich C. Wiley (messenger); Virginia Wiley (widow of Lewis H. Wiley).

[1891] Aldrich C. Wiley (clerk, Pension Office); Laura W. Wiley (clerk, Census Office); Virginia M. Wiley (widow of Lewis H. Wiley).

[1892] Albert G. Ruff (clerk).

[1893] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1894] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1895] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1896] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1898] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1899] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1902] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1903] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1905] Albert G. Ruff.

[1906] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1907] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1908] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1909] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1911] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1913] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department); Julia E. Ruff.

[1914] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1915] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1916] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

[1917] Albert G. Ruff (clerk, Post Office Department).

25 April 2016

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Residents of 503 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 25 April 2016. The most recently added information is highlighted in green.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 503 A Street, SE:

[1877] John Fisher (waiter).

[1882] Samuel M. Wilcox (clerk, Pension Office).

[1883] Samuel M. Wilcox (clerk, Pension Office).

[1884] Samuel M. Wilcox (clerk, Pension Office).

[1885] Samuel M. Wilcox (clerk, Pension Office).

[1887] John C. Hesse (clerk, Adjutant-General’s Office); Samuel M. Wilcox (clerk, Pension Office).

[1888] Samuel M. Wilcox (clerk, Pension Office).

[1889] Samuel M. Wilcox (clerk, Pension Office).

[1890] Samuel M. Wilcox (clerk, Pension Office).

[1891] Samuel M. Wilcox (clerk, Pension Office).

[1892] Samuel M. Wilcox (clerk, Pension Office).

[1893] Samuel M. Wilcox (clerk, Pension Office).

[1894] Samuel M. Wilcox (clerk, Pension Office).

[1895] Samuel M. Wilcox (clerk, Pension Office).

[1897] Samuel M. Wilcox (clerk, Pension Office).

[1898] Samuel M. Wilcox (clerk, Pension Office).

[1899] Samuel M. Wilcox (clerk, Pension Office).

[1900] Samuel M. Wilcox (clerk, Pension Office).

[1903] Robert A. W. McKeldin.

[1904] Robert A. W. McKeldin (clerk, War Department).

[1905] Robert A. W. McKeldin (physician).

[1906] Robert A. W. McKeldin; William R. Rodenberger (clerk, Capitol).

[1907] Robert A. W. McKeldin (physician); William R. Rodenberger (clerk, Capitol).

[1908] Caroline A. Mack (widow of Frederick Mack); Nellie M. Mack (teacher).

[1911] Caroline A. Mack (widow of Frederick Mack); Nellie M. Mack (teacher).

[1912] Caroline A. Mack (widow of Frederick Mack); Nellie M. Mack (principal).

[1914] Charles W. Bland (notary); James Trimble (bookkeeper, boards).

[1915] Mary Doyle.

[1916] Charles W. Bland (notary); James Trimble (accountant).

[1917] Charles W. Bland (notary).

[1919] Charles W. Bland (notary).

24 April 2016

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Residents of 517 A in Boyd’s Directory

[Originally posted 5 January 2014; revised 24 April 2016. The most recently added information is highlighted in green.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 517 A Street, SE:

[1877] James Cross (clerk).

[1878] James Cross (clerk).

[1880] Thomas M. McNeely (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1881] Thomas McK. McNeely (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1883] Thomas M. McNeely (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1884] Thomas M. McNeely (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1885] Thomas M. McNeely (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1886] Thomas M. McNeely (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1887] Thomas M. McNeely (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1886] Thomas M. McNeely (clerk, Treasury Department). [McNeely died soon thereafter, because in the 1892 directory Mary E. McNeely is listed as his widow and is living at 321 B St., SE.]

[1890] Joseph C. Tappan (clerk); William F. Tappan (printer); William S. Tappen (jeweler).

[1892] Clarence J. Tappan (jeweler); William F. Tappan (printer).

[1894] Julia M. Rawlings (teacher); Henry J. Bright (clerk).

[1895] August B. S. Rawlings; Julia M. Rawlings (teacher); Henry T. Bright (clerk); Henry J. Bright.

[1896] Augustus B. Rawlings; J. May Rawlings (teacher); Henry J. Bright.

[1897] Mary J. Rollins [sic] (teacher).

[1898] Henry J. Bright; Julia M. Rawlings (teacher).

[1899] Henry T. Bright (Colhoun & Bright).

[1900] Julia M. Rawlings (teacher); Staughton A. B. Rawlings.

[1901] Henry J. Bright (clerk); Julia M. Rawlings (principal).

[1902] Henry J. Bright (clerk, Navy yard); Henry T. Bright (patents).

[1903] Harry J. Bright (clerk, Navy Yard); Henry J. Bright; Henry T. Bright (patents); Julia May Rawlings (principal).

[1904] Henry T. Bright (patent attorney); H. J. Bright (clerk, Navy Yard).

[1905] Julia M. Rawbridge [sic] (principal); Henry T. Bright (patent attorney).

[1906] Henry J. Bright (clerk); Gladys Offut (milliner).

[1907] Henry J. Bright (time clerk, Navy Yard); Henry T. Bright (clerk, The Lambert); Emily Genella (widow of William Genella).

[1908] Joseph A. Flynn (clerk).

[1909] Joseph A. Flynn (ticket examiner); E. W. Vaden (Navy Yard); Clarence C. Vaden (machinist).

[1910] Clarken W. Baden (Navy Yard);

[1911] George H. Woodruff; Mary J. Hickey (clerk).

[1912] Louis T. Gronberg (Navy Yard); Joseph F. Henderson (Navy Yard).

[1914] Grover F. Tolson (glazier); Elbert W. Pyles (salesman, boards).

[1915] Grover F. Tolson (glazier).

[1916] Mary E. Danks (clerk, Treasury Department); Cornelia I. Mathins [?] (principal, Maury School); Grover F. Tolson (glazier).

[1922] Thomas L. Bohannon (meats, Eastern Market); Myron L. Bohannon (electrician).

[1923] Thomas L. Bohannon (meats, Eastern Market); Myron L. Bohannon (electrician); Julian Grubbs (machinist).

24 February 2016

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Charles Membert: death

“Deaths.” Washington Evening Star, 30 July 1940, p. 8.

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24 February 2016

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J. Louis Bixler: retirement

Washington Sunday Star, 6 March 1949, p. 2.

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21 February 2016

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Rev. A. Floridus Steele: his family

Washington Evening Star, 2 September 1893, p. 15.

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21 February 2016

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Jacob Hollinger: death

Washington Evening Star, 10 March 1953, p. 10.

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21 February 2016

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Charles Membert: 1940 census

Federal census, 1940, 405 A Street, SE, Washington, D.C.

  • Charles K. Memberbt (owns, $7,500), head, 41, completed 11th grade, b. in D.C., lived in same house in 1935, electrical engineer, Navy Yard, income $2,600.
  • Rose C. Membert, wife, 36, completed 11th grade, b. in Md., lived in same house in 1935, saleswoman, cosmetic company, income $125.
  • Carol E. Membert, daughter, daughter, 5, b. in D.C., lived in same house in 1935.
  • Dorothy E. O’Malveny, sister-in-law, 32, divorced, completed 1 year of college, completed 1 year of college, b. in D.C., lived in Corpus Christi, Tex., in 1935, vari-typist, Department of Agriculture, income $1,500.
  • Alva H. Dobson, lodger, 51, completed 12th grade, b. in Md., lived in Greensboro, Md., in 1935, auditor, government, income $1,800.

21 February 2016

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Jacob Hollinger: 1940 census

Federal census, 1940, 315 A Street, SE, Washington, D.C.

  • Jacob H. Hollinger (owns, $15,000), head, 62, completed 1 year of college, b. in Penn., lived in same house in 1935, chief clerk, Government [illegible], income $3,100.
  • Maude V. Hollinger, wife, 61, completed 8th grade, b. in Md., lived in same house in 1935.
  • Ralph S. Arbegast, lodger, 51, single, completed 1 year of college, b. in Penn., lived in same house in 1935, auditor, government, income $2,100.

21 February 2016

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Alfred Brand: 1940 census

Federal census, 1940, 320 A Street, SE, Washington, D.C.

  • Alfred W. Brand (owns, $12,000), head, 48, completed 8th grade, b. in Ohio, lived in same house in 1935, accountant, dairy company, income $5,300.
  • Catherine E. Brand, wife, 43, completed 10th grade, b. in D.C., lived in same house in 1935.
  • Charlotte E. Brand, daughter, 18, single, completed 12th grade, b. in D.C., lived in same house in 1935.
  • Margaret C. Brand, daughter, 17, single, completed 10th grade, b. in D.C., lived in same house in 1935.
  • Albert W. Brand, son, 15, completed 9th grade, b. in D.C., lived in same house in 1935.
  • Mary C. Brand, daughter, 13, completed 7th grade, b. in D.C., lived in same house in 1935.
  • Edward W. Brand, son, 11, completed 4th grade, b. in D.C., lived in same house in 1935.

16 February 2016

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Louis Ratcliffe: death

Washington Evening Star, 12 April 1930, p. 7.

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16 February 2016

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Hennig and Membert: wedding

Washington Evening Star, 28 July 1929, p. 40.

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16 February 2016

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Charles K. Membert: income tax

“Income Tax Returns Paid from District and Vicinity.” Washington Evening Star, 8 September 1925, p. 23.

“Charles Knickerbocker Membert, 405 A street southeast, $15.58.”

16 February 2016

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Jacob Membert: death

Washington Evening Star, 22 December 1917, p. 7.

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Washington Evening Star, 22 December 1917, p. 14.

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16 February 2016

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Athol B. Gilmore: 1940 census

Federal census, 1940, 25 Fifth Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Athol B. Gilmore (owns, $4,000), head, 60, completed 12th grade, b. in S.C., lived in same place in 1935, agent, insurance company, income $2,000.
  • Marian D. Gilmore, wife, 54, completed 12th grade, b. in S.C., lived in same place in 1935.
  • Athol B. Gilmore, Jr., son, 17, single, completed 12th grade, b. in D.C., lived in same place in 1935.
  • Ella D. Brooks, sister-in-law, 52, widow, completed 10th grade, b. in S.C., lived in Wilmington, S.C., in 1935.
  • Hannah Hawkins (rents, $40), head, 75, widow, completed 12th grade, b. in Penn., lived in same house in 1935.
  • Leander J. Moody (rents, $32.50), head, 60, single, completed 3 years of college, b. in Maine, lived in same place in 1935, attorney, government, income $3,500.
  • John E. Trail (rents, $37.50), head, 28, completed 8th grade, b. in W.Va., lived on army post, Hawaii, in 1935, carpenter, construction, income $730.
  • Mary E. Trail, wife, 30, completed 10th grade, b. in W.Va., lived in same place in 1935, waitress, lunch counter, income $860.

16 February 2016

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Francis Kretzer: 1940 census

Federal census, 1940, 418 A Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Francis M. Kretzer [?] (rents, $50), head, 69, single, completed 9th grade, b. in Ohio, lived in same place in 1935, other income sources.
  • Raymond T. McGoldrick, lodger, 37, single, completed 6 years of college, b. in N.Y., lived in same place in 1935, mechanical engineer, Navy Yard, income $3,050.
  • Beulah C. Newhouser, lodger, 40, single, completed 2 years of college, b. in D.C., lived in same place in 1935.

16 February 2016

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Caroline Jenkins: 1940 census

Federal census, 1940, 416 A Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Caroline L. Jenkins (rents), head, 68, single, completed 2 years of college, lived in same house in 1935, general worker, church, [no income reported].

15 February 2016

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Jeremiah Bradley: 1940 census

Federal census, 1940, 414 A Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Jeremiah A. Bradley (owns, $5,500), head, 52, completed 8th grade, born in N.Y., lived in same house in 1935, plasterer, building contractor, income $1,200.
  • Margaret A. Bradley, wife, 48, completed 8th grade, born in N.Y., lived in same house in 1935.
  • Jeremiah Bradley, son, 23, single, completed 12th grade, b. in N.J., lived in same house in 1935, skilled helper, Government Printing Office, income $1,200.
  • James M. Morita, lodger, 26, single, completed 6 years of college, b. in Hawaii, lived in Honolulu in 1935.
  • Wesley J. Goodwin, lodger, 50, married, completed 8th grade, b. in Newfoundland, lived in Boston in 1935, carpenter, contractor, income $1,200.
  • Charles F. Platte, Jr., lodger, 25, single, completed 1 year of college, b. in R.I., lived in Warren, R.I., in 1935, order cook, restaurant, income $630.

14 February 2016

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St. Mark’s: new parish hall

Evening Star, 13 November 1926, p. 14.

[Mrs. Ella Kerby lived at 412 A Street, S.E.]

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Ella Kerby: 1940 census

Federal census, 1940, 412 A Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Ellla G. Kerby (owns, $8,500), head, 78, widow, completed 9th grade, b. in Md., lived in same house in 1935, lodging house keeper.
  • Mary C. Monroe, partner, 91, single, completed 9th grade, b. in Md., lived in same house in 1935.
  • Jenevieve [sic] Wolf, lodger, 23, single, completed high school, b. in Md., lived in rural Prince George’s County, Md., in 1935, waitress, restaurant, income $890.
  • Elinor Schwene, lodger, 20, single, completed 2 years of college, b. in Md., lived in rural Prince George’s County, Md., in 1935, stenography, Chamber of Commerce, income $1,440.
  • Charlotte E. Osborn, lodger, 23, single, completed 2 years of college, b. in D.C., lived in Tulsa, Okla., in 1935, stenographer, government, income $1,320.
  • Benton McKaye, lodger, 61, widower, completed 6 years of college, b. in Conn., lived in same house in 1935, forester, Forestry, government, income $3,800.