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Residents of 411 A in Boyd’s Directory

28 July 2016

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[Originally posted 30 January 2014; revised 28 July 2016. The most recently added information is highlighted in green.]

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 411 A Street, SE:

[1872] John B. Taylor.

[1873] John Taylor (laborer).

[1875] Edwin Taylor (laborer); John B. Taylor (laborer).

[1876] John B. Taylor (laborer); Judson Taylor (laborer).

[1877] Edwin Taylor (porter); John Taylor (whitewasher).

[1878] John B. Taylor (whitewasher).

[1879] John B. Taylor (laborer).

[1881] Edwin L. Taylor (waiter); John B. Taylor (whitewasher); Julia M. Taylor (teacher).

[1882] John B. Taylor (laborer); Catharine V. Taylor (dressmaker); Edwin L. Taylor (Taylor & Wells).

[1883] Francis Newton (waiter).

[1884] Francis Newton (sawyer); William M. Brown (waiter).

[1887] William Neal (shoemaker); Francis Newton (laborer).

[1889] Albert White (shoemaker).

[1890] William Ellis (shoemaker).

[1892] Carrie Jones (domestic); Julia Jones (widow of Frank Jones).

[1893] Francis F. [sic] Obold (builder).

[1894] Francis S. Obold.

[1895] Francis S. Obold.

[1896] Francis S. Obold.

[1897] Francis S. Obold.

[1898] Francis S. Obold; Annie Tuohy.

[1899] Francis S. Obold.

[1903] Sarah J. Obold (widow of Francis Obold); Annie C. Tuohy (widow).

[1904] George W. B. Evans (clerk).

[1905] Frank Mague (engineer); Maggie Bryerton (binder, Government Printing Office); Harry T. Clark; Russell Cyphers (machinist); Louis A. Radcliff (clerk).

[1906] H. P. Andrews (clerk, Capitol); Charles Fisher (machinist); Charles Morris (clerk); John Renwick (clerk); David Tassler (Navy Yard); Louis A. Ratcliffe (clerk).

[1907] John B. Kernshaw [or Kershaw] (machinist, Navy Yard); Louis A. Ratcliff (fire department); Maggie Bryerton (Government Printing Office); William S. Davenport (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1908] Margaret U. Bryerton (Bureau of Printing); William S. Davenport (clerk, Treasury Department); Louis A. Ratcliffe (inspector, District Building).

[1910] Margaret V. Bryerton (Bureau of Printing); Louis A. Ratcliffe (fire department).

[1911] Austin J. Morgan (musician); Eugene L. Morgan (clerk); Margaret U. Bryerton (Bureau of Printing); Annette Castell (teacher); Nanette R. Castell (teacher); William S. Davenport (clerk, Treasury Department); William A. Gebicke (clerk); Louis A. Ratcliffe (Fire Department).

[1912] Maggie Bryerton (Bureau of Printing); Carl Hookstadt (Library of Congress).

[1913] Maggie Bryerton (Bureau of Printing); Louis A. Ratcliffe (Fire Department); Robert E. Schofield (Bureau of Printing).

[1914] John A. Dorney (assistant, Library of Congress); Louis A. Ratcliffe (city fireman); Paul Ratcliffe (clerk, Newman’s Shoe Store, boards); Margaret U. Bryerton (operator, Bureau of Printing, boards); Carl Hookstadt (clerk, boards); James C. Mitchell (private secretary, Hon. J. J. Mitchell, boards); Owen Reese (page, boards); Edwin E. Witte (private secretary, Hon. J. M. Nelson, boards).

[1915] James C. Mitchell.

[1916] Maggie H. Bryerton (operator, Bureau of Printing); William S. Davenport (clerk); Louis A. Ratcliffe (clerk).

[1917] Louis A. Ratcliffe.

[1918] William S. Davenport (clerk).

[1919] William S. Davenport (clerk); Albertine A. Bird (Library of Congress); John Ratcliffe (U.S. Army); Louis A. Ratcliffe (fire department).

[1920] Louis A. Ratcliffe.

[1921] J. Paul Ratcliffe (clerk); Louis A. Ratcliffe (fire department); L. Johnson Ratcliffe (clerk, Department of Labor); William S. Davenport (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1922] Johnson P. Ratcliffe (library, Department of Labor); Louis A. Ratcliffe (fire inspector).

[1923] Louis A. Ratcliffe.

[1925] Louis A. Ratcliffe.

[1928] Louis A. Ratcliffe.

[1932] John T. Sewell (hauling).

[1934] John T. Sewell.

[1936] John T. Sewell.

[1956] Martin A. Bryant.

[1967] Walter K. Bennett.

[1973] Harold E. Engle.

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Louis Ratcliffe: death

16 February 2016

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

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Joseph Smith: 1930 census

23 December 2015

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Federal census, 1930, 502 A Street, S.E., Washington, D.C.

  • Joseph N. Smith, head, rents ($45), 59, married, 25 at first marriage, b. in D.C., father b. in U.S.A., mother b. in Delaware, fireman, theater.
  • Blanche Smith, wife, 57, 21 at first marriage, b. in D.C., parents b. in D.C.
  • Margaret M. Smith, daughter, 19, single, b. in D.C., parents b. in D.C., operator, telephone company.
  • Bernard R. Smith, son, 15, b. in D.C., parents b. in D.C.
  • Louis J. Ratcliffe, son-in-law, 25, married, 23 at first marriage, b. in D.C., father b. in D.C., mother b. in Maryland, clerk, U.S. government.
  • Helen S. Ratcliffe, daughter, 24, married, 21 at first marriage, b. in D.C., parents b. in D.C., clerk, U.S. government.
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Mary C. Ratcliffe: death

12 July 2015

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[She lived at 318 A St., S.E.]

Washington Evening Star, 9 January 1903, p. 5.

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Residents of 318 A in Boyd’s Directory

12 July 2015

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

The following persons appear in Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia at 318 A Street, SE:

[1872] James Walsh (grocer).

[1876] Benjamin O. Greenwell (carpenter); Joseph B. Greenwell (grocer).

[1878] John L. Ginck (printer).

[1881] Morgan F. Mount (Mount & Co., china & glassware [business address]); Nicholas H. Main (assistant cashier, P. P. C. Co.).

[1883] Morgan F. Mount (Mount & Co., china & glassware [business address]); Mary J. Mount (Mount & Co.).

[1884] Morgan F. Mount (Mount & Co.); Mary J. Mount (Mount & Co.).

[1885] Morgan F. Mount (Mount & Co.); Mount & Co. [business address]; Matilda Contee (servant); Nicholas Main (superintendent).

[1886] Morgan F. Mount (crockery).

[1887] Morgan F. Mount (china, glass and earthenware [business address]).

[1888] Caleb A. Rice (furniture).

[1889] Daniel Norton (plumber); William Young (laborer); Mary C. Ratcliffe (charwoman); Louisa Coleman (washer); Charles A. Rice (laborer).

[1890] Daniel Norton (plumber); Mary C. Ratcliffe (clerk, Treasury Department).

[1891] Mary C. Ratcliffe (clerk).

[1892] Daniel D. Marsh (brickmaker); Daniel Norton (plumber).

[1893] Mary C. Ratcliffe; Daniel Norton (plumber).

[1894] George F. Crown (oysters [business address]); Daniel Norton (plumber); Mary C. Ratcliffe (widow of William Ratcliffe); Daniel D. Marsh (watchman).

[1895] Daniel Norton (plumber); George F. Crown (oysters [business address]); Mary C. Ratcliffe (charwoman); Daniel D. Marsh (watchman); Judson T. Faulkner (agent).

[1896] Daniel D. Marsh (watchman); George F. Crown (oysters [business address]); Daniel Norton (plumber).

[1897] Mary C. Ratcliffe (laborer); Daniel Norton (plumber); Catharine C. Ratcliffe (bookkeeper); William Heath (laborer); George Barnes (tinner); George F. Crown (oysters).

[1898] George F. Crown (oysters [business address]).

[1899] George F. Crown (oysters [business address]); John H. Smith (cook); Marie C. Smith; Charles Lewis (waiter); Martha Fox (widow); Mamie T. Lewis (widow of John Lewis).

[1903] Barnes & Thomas (William H. Barnes and Thomas F. Thomas (oysters [business address]); Mary Jackson (Government Printing Office); Annie Smith (widow of Harrison Smith); Erskin Smith (driver).

[1905] Esther Erlene Smith (nurse).

[1906] Thomas F. Thomas (oysters [business address]); Charles R. Douglass (Pension Office); Erskin Smith (laborer); J. Marwin Carpenter (waiter).

[1907] Barnes & Thomas (oysters [business address]).

[1908] Jesse Clark (driver); Nancy Johnson (domestic); Alice Thomas (domestic); Frederick Thomas and William H. Barnes (oysters [business address]).

[1909] Joseph Jennings (house painter).

[1914] S. Gertrude Shelton (music teacher, boards).

[1915] Gertrude Shelton (music teacher).

[1916] Gertrude Shelton (music teacher).

[1917] Gertrude S. Shelton (music teacher, boards).

[1919] John C. Schroeder (assistant secretary, Washington Safe Deposit Co.).

[1920] John C. Schroeder (assistant secretary, Washington Safe Deposit Co.).

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Residents of A Street in 1923

14 April 2015

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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.]

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Residents of A Street in 1928

14 April 2015

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

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[Surnames: Clements, Ray, Miller, Beadle, Lambert, Hollinger, Allen, Bragdon, Jones, Shelton, Brand, Stewart, Williams, Bohrer, McCarthy, Tappan, Draper, Taylor, Gleason, Donnelly, Hood, Morrow, Bischoff, Hilliard, Andrew, Forbes, Haynie, Royall, Smith, Tripp, Ratcliffe, Kerby, Simms, Shuman, Leonard, Graham, Hodes, Bates, Taylor, Bixler, Smith, Gaddis, Dorsey, Gordon, Hesse, Dieste, McLean, Marche, Castle, Verlander, Hartley, Fee, Ladd, O’Connell, Burgess]

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Residents of A Street in 1914

10 April 2015

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Street and Avenue Guide, Boyd’s Directory (1914), p. 1434.

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Residents of A Street in 1917

10 April 2015

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Street and Avenue Guide, Boyd’s Directory (1917), p. 1332.

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Residents of A Street in 1923

9 April 2015

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Street and Avenue Guide, Boyd’s Directory (1923), p. 1706.

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[Surnames: Clements, Mattingly, Booth, Lamb, Trumbo, Higgins, Beadle, Lambert, Dahlman, Davis, DeCourcy, Krowl, Schroeder, Allen, McCarthy, Tappan, McKnight, Draper, Herold, Donnelly, Weedon, Bedell, Washer, Hilliard, Andrews, Forbes, Browner, Royall, Tripp, Ratchliffe, Kerby, Simms, Shuman, Brown, Hodges, Taylor, Bixler, Colman, Gaddis, Dorsey, Gordon, Hesse, McLean, White, Hesse, Risler, Watts, Hartley, Keirle, Ladd, Pannill, Grubbs, Schaefer.]

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Residents of A Street in 1920

9 April 2015

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Street and Avenue Guide, Boyd’s Directory (1920), p. 1590.

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