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Residents of 517 A in Boyd’s Directory

1 May 2016

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[Originally posted 5 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 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).

[1917] James P. Porter.

[1920] Julian Grubbs.

[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).

[1925] Samuel S. Taylor; Samuel S. Reidy.

[1928] Vacant.

[1932] Michael P. Fee.

[1934] Mrs. Ida M. Phillips.

[1936] George E. Warren.

[1956] Edward J. O’Donnell.

[1967] J. Stephen Lord.

[1973] W. Milne Holton.

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Julia May Rawlings: obituary

28 January 2014

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“Miss Julia Rawlings Funeral Rites Today.” Washington Evening Star, 25 March 1950, p. 33.

[She had lived at 517 A Street.]

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Henry J. Bright: obituary (Washington Times)

23 January 2014

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Washington Times, 4 June 1906, p. 12.

[Bright had lived at 517 A Street, S.E.]

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Henry J. Bright: death

2 January 2014

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“Guiteau Juror Is Dead.” Washington Post, 5 June 1906, p. 5.

“Henry Jackson Bright, one of the few survivors of the famous Guiteau jury, died yesterday at his home in the Lambert Flats, on A street northeast. Mr. Bright had suffered nearly three years from heart trouble supplemented by bright’s disease and dropsy.

“He will be buried to-morrow from his late home. The funeral will be under the auspices of the Masonic lodge, of which he was a member. Burial will be in Congressional Cemetery.

“Mr. Bright was seventy-eight years old. He was born near Alexandria, Va., but in his early youth moved to this city. At the age of twenty-one he engaged in the shoe business on what was then known as Capitol Hill, and he continued there till about twenty years ago, when he retired from business.

“He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Carroll Bright, one son, Henry Bright, and one daughter, Mrs. Julia M. Rawlings, all of this city.”

[He lived earlier at 517 A Street, SE.]


“Died.” Washington Post, 4 June 1906, p. 3.

“BRIGHT—On Monday, June 4, 1906, at 1 a.m., Henry Jackson Bright, in the seventy-eighth year of his age.

“Notice of funeral hereafter.”

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Julia Rawlings: piano for sale

1 January 2014

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Baltimore Sun, 11 September 1905, p. 3. [Same in 9 September 1905, p. 3.]

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Henry Bright: 1900 census

1 January 2014

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Federal census, 1900, Washington, D.C. (Dist. 126, p. 34). 517 A Street, SE.

  • Henry Bright, head, white, male, b. Feb. 1829, 71, married for 41 years, b. in D.C., parents b. in Va.
  • Mary E. Bright, wife, white, female, b. Dec. 1835, 64, married for 41 years, mother of 3 children (1 living), b. in D.C., father b. in Va., mother b. in Md.
  • Julia A. Rawlings, niece, white, female, b. Feb. 1864, 30, single, b. in D.C., father b. in Md., mother b. in D.C., public school teacher.
  • A. B. Stoughton [Rawlings], nephew, white, male, b. Aug. 1869, 30, single, b. in D.C., father b. in Md., mother b. in D.C., [no occupation].
  • Henry T. Bright, son, white, male, b. Sept. 1875, 24, single, b. in D.C., parents b. in D.C., patent attorney.
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