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500 block, south side (DCHistoryQuest)

1 December 2016

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The following notes are taken from DCHistoryQuest, “an interactive GIS map that provides historical data on approximately 127,000 extant buildings in Washington, D.C.” To save space, I have deleted lines that are left blank. Please keep in mind that if no building permit is cited, the construction date is usually conjectural.


503 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square— 0842
Lot — 0812
Year Built — 1880
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0225
Permit Date: August 16, 1880
Original Owner — Ruff (Sarah J.) & Davis (Virginia M.)
Builder — Schaffert, J. L.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $6,600.00
Qty Built — 3
Permit Note — plans on file
Microfilm Roll — 0058
Rooms — 0
Width — 18
Depth — 57
Stories — 2
Store? 0
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — brick & stone
Stone Type — brownstone courses
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin
Heat — Latrobe(s)


505 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0842
Lot — 0813
Year Built — 1880
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0225
Permit Date — August 16, 1880
Original Owner — Ruff (Sarah J.) & Davis (Virginia M.)
Builder — Schaffert, J. L.
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $6,600.00
Qty Built — 3
Permit Note — plans on file
Microfilm Roll — 0058
Rooms — 0
Width — 18
Depth — 57
Stories — 2
Store? — 0
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — brick & stone
Stone Type — brownstone courses
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin
Heat — Latrobe(s)


507 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0842
Lot — 0814
Year Built — 1885
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 1858
Permit Date — May 25, 1885
Original Owner — McLean, F.
Builder — Rhodes & Simms
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $2,000.00
Qty Built — 1
Microfilm Roll — 0086
Rooms — 0
Width — 19
Depth — 45
Stories — 2
Store? — 0
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


509 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0842
Lot — 0815
Year Built — 1887
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0351
Permit Date — August 1, 1887
Original Owner — Marche, Thos. B.
Builder — Cox, Oliver
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $6,000.00
Qty Built — 2
Permit Note — plans on file
Microfilm Roll — 0108
Rooms — 0
Width — 15
Depth 30
Stories — 2
Store? — 0
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


511 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0842
Lot — 0816
Year Built — 1887
Source — DC Historical Building Permits Database
Permit # — 0351
Permit Date — August 1, 1887
Original Owner — Marche, Thos. B.
Builder — Cox, Oliver
Material — brick
Purpose — dwelling
Est’d Cost — $6,000.00
Qty Built — 2
Permit Note — plans on file
Microfilm Roll — 0108
Rooms — 0
Width — 15
Depth — 30
Stories — 2
Store? — 0
Solid or Filled Land — solid
Foundation Material — brick
Front Material — pressed brick
Roof Type — flat
Roof Material — tin


513 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0842
Lot — 0033
Year Built — 1887
Source — Hopkins Maps
Purpose — dwelling
Other Notes — 1870s
Store? — 0


515 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0842
Lot — 0818
Year Built — 1887
Source — Hopkins Maps
Purpose — dwelling
Other Notes — 1870s
Store? — 0


517 A STREET SE

Contributing — Yes
Square — 0842
Lot — 0819
Year Built — 1887
Source — Hopkins Maps
Purpose — dwelling
Other Notes — 1870s
Store? — 0

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Residents of 507 A in Boyd’s Directory

1 May 2016

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[Originally posted 27 January 2014; revised 1 May 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).

[1923] Mrs. Marion J. McLean.

[1925] Marie McLean.

[1928] Mrs. Marie McLean.

[1932] Mrs. Marie J. McLean.

[1934] Mrs. Marie J. McLean.

[1936] Mrs. Marie J. McLean.

[1956] Mrs. Rosa M. Bixler.

[1967] R. Lucile Bixler.

[1973] Rose L. Bixler.

 

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J. Louis Bixler: retirement

24 February 2016

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

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Building permits

11 April 2015

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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 partly illegible.] Brick private garage, permit no. 787. Owner: Charles Shelton. Architect: William B. 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.

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Frank McLean: found

19 September 2014

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Washington Post, 27 January 1907, p. 8.

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MISSING PATIENT IS FOUND.
Man Who Left Relay Sanatorium Turns Up at Parents’ Home.

Frank Newton McLean, of 507 A street southeast, the young man who has been missing from the Gundry Sanatorium at Relay, Md., since Sunday last, and whose relatives have been apprehensive as to his safety, turned up at the home of his parents yesterday afternoon.

His mother said last night that since leaving the sanatorium, her son has been in Washington, where he visited friends, without notifying his parents. The police were requested to look out for the young man only yesterday.

“Frank seems perfectly recovered, and we are overjoyed at having him home again,” said his mother.

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McLean family: gravestone

18 September 2014

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Find a Grave

Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Stewart, Lot 615 East.

[The McLeans lived at 507 A St., SE.]

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Francis McLean: 1910 census

18 September 2014

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Federal census, 1910, 507 A St., S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Francis McLean, head, 73, married (twice), married for 34 years, b. in N.Y., parents b. in N.Y., clerk, War Department, owns home (no mortgage).
  • Marion J. McLean, wife, 60, married (once) for 34 years, 2 children (1 living), b. in N.Y., parents b. in N.Y., no occupation.
  • Frank N. McLean, son, 28, single, b. in D.C., parents b. in N.Y., student [illegible].
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Francis McLean: 1900 census

18 September 2014

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Federal census, 1900, 507 A Street, SE, Washington, D.C.

  • Francis McLean, head, b. May 1836, 64, married 25 years, b. in N.Y., parents b. in N.Y., clerk, government, owns home (no mortgage).
  • Marion J. McLean, wife, b. June 1849, 50, married 25 years, 2 children (1 living), b. in N.Y., parents b. in N.Y., no occupation.
  • Frank N. McLean, son, b. August 1881, 18, single, b. in D.C., parents b. in N.Y., at school.
  • Norma R. Benedict, sister-in-law, b. July 1870, 29, single, b. in N.Y., parents b. in N.Y., teacher.
  • Ada Collick, servant, black, b. Jan. 1882, 18, single, b. in Md., parents b. in Md., servant.
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Marion McLean: 1920 census

18 September 2014

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Federal census, 1920, 507 A Street, SE, Washington, D.C.

  • Marion J. McLean, head, owns house (no mortgage), 70, widow, b. in N.Y., parents b. in N.Y., no occupation.
  • Frank N. McLean, son, 38, single, b. in D.C., parents b. in N.Y., clerk, Municipal Building.
  • Ellen Mount, maid, 69, widow, b. in D.C., parents b. in Va., servant, private family.
  • Gussie Swartz, lodger, 28, single, b. in Mo., parents b. in Wis., stenographer, U.S. War Department.
  • Alice Swartz, lodger, 28, single, b. in Mo., parents b. in Wis., stenographer, U.S. War Department.
  • Nellie Swartz, lodger, 32, b. in Mo., parents b. in Wis., stenographer, newspaper office.
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Frank N. McLean: draft registration card

18 September 2014

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Draft registration card, World War I [Ancestry.com]

Frank Newton McLean, 507 A St., SE, Washington, D.C.

Age: 37. Date of birth: 1 August 1881.

White. Native born U.S. citizen.

Clerk, District government, Room 308, District Building.

Nearest relative: Marion J. McLean (mother), 507 A St., SE.

Medium height, medium build, brown eyes, brown hair.

Date of registration, 12 September 1918. Local Board for Division No. 6, District of Columbia.

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Rosa Bixler: death

13 September 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 25 April 1959, p. 6

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Marion McLean and Metropolitan Baptist Church

13 September 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 24 February 1932, p. 18

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Emily Chappelear: death

13 September 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 13 December 1940, p. 24.

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Marion McLean: death

13 September 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 9 December 1942, p. 15

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 Washington Evening Star, 9 December 1942, p. 15.

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Unfurnished rooms for rent

13 September 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 5 December 1931, p. 24.

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House for sale

13 September 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 12 February 1921, p. 17

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Rooms for rent

13 September 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 25 September 1910, p. 70.

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Ad for Frank McLean

13 September 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 22 January 1907, p. 18.

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Bed for sale

13 September 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 30 November 1889, p. 3

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507 A Street, SE: early reference

13 September 2014

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Washington Star, 6 July 1889, p. 2.

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Marian J. McLean: 1930 census

14 August 2014

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Federal census, 1930, 507 A Street, SE, Washington, D.C.

  • Marian J. McLean, head, owns, house value $10,000, 80, widow, 24 at marriage, b. in N.Y., parents b. in N.Y.
  • Frank N. McLean, son, 45, single, b. in D.C., parents b. in N.Y., clerk, D.C. government.
  • Mary A. Price, boarder, 76, widow, 20 at marriage, b. in U.S., parents b. in U.S.
  • Ellen Mount, servant, 79, widow, 16 at marriage, b. in D.C., parents b. in Va., servant, private home.
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J. Louis Bixler: death

12 August 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 23 March 1951, p. 18.

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Francis McLean: death and funeral

9 May 2014

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“Deaths Reported.” Washington Evening Star, 5 August 1910, p. 7.

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Washington Evening Star, 5 August 1910, p. 18.

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Frank McLean: disappears

29 April 2014

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Washington Evening Star, 26 January 1907, p. 6.

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Marion J. McLean: 1940 census

29 January 2014

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Federal census, 1940, 507 A St., S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Marion J. McLean (owns, property $10,000), head, 90, widow, completed college, born in N.Y., lived in same house in 1935, not employed but has other income.
  • Frank N. McLean, son, 68, single, completed high school, born in D.C., lived in same house in 1935, clerk, District Building, worked 52 weeks in 1939, income $2,000.
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