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Samuel McKim: obituary

12 April 2015

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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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John C. Hesse: awarded Medal of Honor

7 September 2014

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Washington Post, 14 May 1905, p. F3.

[At various times Hesse lived at several addresses on A Street, SE: 503, 506, 508, and 510.]

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This document explains why and how the Medal of Honor was eventually withdrawn: Interments in the Historic Congressional Cemetery.

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Albert Ruff: 1910 census

6 September 2014

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Federal census, 1910, 505 A Street, SE, Washington, D.C.

  • Albert G. Ruff, head, 48, married (once) for 20 years, b. in D.C., father b. in Md., mother b. in Va., clerk, Post Office Department, survivor of Union army.
  • Julia W. Ruff, wife, 43, married (once) for 20 years, mother of 2 children (1 living), b. in Va., father b. in Md., mother b. in Va., no occupation.
  • Julia Ruff, daughter, 16, b. in D.C., father b. in D.C., mother b. in Va.
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Thomas Adams: death

22 June 2014

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“Deaths Reported.” Washington Evening Star, 7 August 1911, p. 7.

“Thomas D. Adams, 74 years, 400 A street southeast.”


 

Washington Evening Star, 7 August, 1911, p. 3.

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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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History of 323 A Street, S.E.

29 January 2014

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Two excerpts from a report prepared by Ruth Ann Overbeck in 1991:

“In the fall of 1878 the two-story single family dwelling known as 323 A Street, S.E. was built as rental property. Its developer was Capitol Hill coal and wood merchant Henderson Fowler. Fowler, who lived near the Navy Yard and the Eleventh Street Bridge, began acquiring real estate before the Civil War; and his development of this site is consistent with his other known projects. From his first real estate investment Fowler pursued a safe course by speculating in empty land near property which was already developed. Then, when he determined that the timing was right, he would build. Every development project that thus far has been identified as Henderson’s has consisted of a single family residence, modest in size and scale in comparison to its neighbors, yet stylistically appropriate. They are all located on Capitol Hill between East Capitol Street and the Anacostia River.”

“Relatives of the Tappan family relate that nine people resided in this house about the turn of the twentieth century. They allocated the rear bedroom to the parents, the bedroom to the north of the bathroom to the bachelor brother of one of the parents, the bedroom north of that to the widowed mother of one of the parents, and the front bedroom (including the small room over the foyer) to the five children.”

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Francis McLean: funeral

23 December 2013

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Washington Post, 5 August 1910, p. 2.

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Thomas Adams: death

22 December 2013

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Washington Post, 7 August 1911, p. 12.

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Samuel Decker: death

16 December 2013

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Washington Evening Star, 20 October 1903, p. 4.

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Washington Post, 21 October 1903, p. 7.

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Dr. Goodno: funeral

15 December 2013

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Washington Post, 8 February 1893, p. 5.

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“Died.” Washington Evening Star, 6 February 1893, p. 5.

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Michael Maloney: death

15 December 2013

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Washington Post, 14 May 1906, p. 14.

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Newton Hilliard: funeral

10 December 2013

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Washington Post, 27 March 1927, p. 20.

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Benjamin Harris: death

7 December 2013

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Washington Post, 19 February 1900, p. 2.

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Washington Evening Star, 19 February 1900, p. 2.

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Simon D. Newcomb: death

27 January 2013

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“Simon D. Newcomb.” News (Frederick, Md.), 17 December 1900, p. 3.

“Simon D. Newcomb, bill and document clerk of the House of Representatives, died on Tuesday at his home, 400 A street southeast, Washington, D. C., of paralysis. He was born in Pittstown, N. Y., September 7, 1842, served throughout the Civil War and settled in Washington at its close. He was appointed to the position of bill and document clerk during the first session of the Fifty-sixth Congress.

“Mr. Newcomb had many friends and acquaintances in Frederick. He was president of the Eastern Electric Company, in which a number of Fredericktonians are interested, president of the Emmner Telegraph Company, and was interested in many other business companies and enterprises.”

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