Category Archives: 1928

1928 Kane Directory

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

There were no entries for Burrows or Hoke.

Posted by on December 29, 2016 in 1928, Uncategorized


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Grandpa’s Little Girl

Today starts a series of posts sharing pictures discovered in the family archives of my great-great-grandfather John Elmer Mix. Born 150 years ago last Thursday (28 August 1864), he lived until 25 January 1951. He lived his entire life in the Bolivar, Allegany County, New York area.

Today’s post is a picture of him with his granddaughter Mary Lue Mix. She was born in 1928 and looks 1-2 years old, so I’m guessing this was taken around 1930 or so.

Grandpa's Little Girl

For an earlier blog post about John Elmer Mix, click below:

– Four Narrowly Escape Death

– Hollywood Star: Tom Mix


Posted by on September 4, 2014 in 1864, 1928, 1930, 1951, Photo, Uncategorized


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