One of the neatest things I discovered a few years back in the Kane, PA library was a series of city directories. At the time I was exploring my wife’s ancestors with the last names of BURROWS, CLARK, DIPPO, HOKE, and HOUSLER. Here are my notes on people with those last names that I discovered in the 1928 Kane Directory.
Many of the business references (emp Pl G Co) means that person worked at that business but I do NOT know what most of those abbreviations stand for. (The example here is Plate Glass Co., but that’s all I know for these.)
“h” = home at … “bds” = has a bed at …
Information appears in this order:
page #, last name, first name, (wife) occupation, address
75-Clark, Chas L (Utica) lease tender, h642 Dawson
75-Clark, Chas S (Ella S.), cutting foreman, AmWGCo, h115 Clay
75-Clark, Earl, mach opr Holgate Co., bds642 Dawson
75-Clark, Fred L. (Mabel) salesman Miles-Kane, h223 Biddle
75-Clark, Merl (Florence) lad ler Int W G Co, h642 Dawson
75-Clark, Thornton N. (Annie) gauger Nat’l Tr Co., rms 333 Chase
There were sections for outlying towns that included some of the family names I was researching as well:
[Hazel Hurst Directory]
234-Dippo, Edw (Grace) retired
234-Dippo, Jr., Edw, emp bottle co.
234-Dippo, Emon, emp bottle co.
234-Dippo, John (Martha) emp bottle co.
234-Housler, Bert, emp bottle co.
234-Housler, Chas (Clara) retired
Interested in other years already posted?
- 1892 Kane Directory (click here)
- 1908 Kane Directory (click here)
- 1912 Kane Directory (click here)
- 1914-1915 Kane Directory (click here)
- 1918-1919 Kane Directory (click here)
- 1921-1922 Kane Directory (click here)
- 1924 Kane Directory (click here)
- 1928 Kane Directory (click here)
- 1932 Kane Directory (click here)