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William W. Morrison is listed in the 1911 City Directory as the proprietor of Crescent Pharmacy, located at 117 East College Street. His residence is listed as 314 East Fairchild and wife as Susan B. The 1910 Census lists his birth year as about…

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John D. Reichardt was listed as a confectioner residing at 425 East Iowa Avenue in the 1910 Census. He was born in 1866. His wife was named Elizabeth and they had a son named Herbert. Also living at the address was his brother, named Louis, and his…

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O. H. Carpenter was an architect who resided at 529 South Clinton Street. He is listed in the 1910 Census as Orville Homer Carpenter. His wife was named Anna B. and they had two children, Melba and Aileen. Two roomers also lived with them, Fay Gay…

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Willard F. Main ran a jewelry and stationary business at 127 ½ Dubuque Street. His home was listed as East Iowa City in the 1908 City Directory. The 1909 City Directory lists him at Garden and Friendship. The company began as W. F. Main Co. in 1888.…

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According to the 1910 Census, E. D. Murphy was born about 1871 in Iowa. His wife was named Mary E. and they had four children, Mary, Clarence, George, and Helen. He was involved in both furniture and undertaking. His business was located at 123, 125,…

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Sam T. Morrison ran a jewelry business at 203 East Washington Street. He lived at 327 East Burlington Street, as listed in the 1908 City Directory. The 1910 Census listed his address as 515 North Dubuque Street. His wife was named Hazel A., and he…

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Joseph H. Novak ran Novak’s Pharmacy at 11 South Dubuque Street. He and his wife Elizabeth lived at 330 Church Street. According to the 1910 Census, they had a daughter named Margaret and a son named Joseph W. He was born about 1872 in Iowa.…

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Dr. Frederick H. P. Edwards was listed as living at 300 South Dubuque Street in the 1908 City Directory. He is listed as a veterinary surgeon in the 1910 Census. He was born about 1866 in England. His wife was named Kate, and they had two daughters,…

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Charley A. Webber was born about 1872 in Illinois. His wife was named Neta C. and they had two children named Russel L. and Charlotte A. He was a printer at Weber Printing Company at 218 Washington Street, according to the 1908 City Directory. Their…

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Ernest H. Ross was born about 1879, according to the 1910 Census. His wife was named Minnie, and they had a daughter named Marion. The residence was at 922 East Davenport Street. His business was insurance, real estate, and loans.

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In the 1910 Census, Winfield Hughes was listed as being born about 1852 in Pennsylvania. He was a widow, living alone at 804 Iowa Avenue. He ran Hughes Music Store at 108 South Clinton Street, as listed in the 1908 City Directory.

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William E. Shrader was the proprietor of Shrader’s Pharmacy at 132 South Clinton Street. The 1908 City Directory listed his residence as 803 East College Street. The 1910 Census lists his birth year as about 1857 and he was a widow. His children…

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In the 1910 Census, Al G. Prince was listed as being born about 1860 in Vermont. His wife was named Lilla E. and they had three sons named Walter, Myron, and Herbert. Their address in the Census was listed as 924 Walnut Street. His floral business…

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Albert M. Greer was the proprietor of Greer’s Jewelry Store at 128 South Clinton Street and a music store. According to the 1910 Census, he was born about 1862. His wife was named May, and they had two daughters named Mildred and Gertrude. They…

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William W. Morrison is listed in the 1911 City Directory as the proprietor of Crescent Pharmacy, located at 117 East College Street. His residence is listed as 314 East Fairchild and wife as Susan B. The 1910 Census lists his birth year as about…

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Otto H. Fink ran the cigar store at St. James Hotel. His home address is listed as 730 Iowa Avenue in the 1908 City Directory. His wife was named Margaret M. and they had two sons named John G. and Guy S. He was born about 1865, according to the 1910…

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Will S. Thomas was the proprietor of the Thomas Hardware Store on the corner of Dubuque and Washington Streets. His home address is listed as 109 South Johnson Streets in the 1908 City Directory. His wife was named Carrie C., and their children were…

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The Whetstone Pharmacy was on the corner of Clinton and Washington Streets. John H. Whetstone and his grandson Robert Whetstone’s home address was in University Heights. They are both listed in the 1910 Census as merchants of drugs. John’s wife…

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Clyde C. Putnam was the proprietor of the Merchants Lunch Room at 214 East College Street. His home address was 510 South Capitol, according to the 1908 City Directory, and his wife was named Clara F. In the 1911 City Directory, he is listed as a…

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Henry K. Morton ran Morton’s Shoe Store at 101 East Clinton Street. He resided on the west side on Coralville Road, according to the 1908 City Directory. The 1910 Census lists his wife’s name as Mary E., and they had two sons named John M. and…

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In the 1908 City Directory, Will P. Hohenshuh is listed as both a proprietor of a furniture store at 20 South Dubuque Street and an undertaker at 19 South Dubuque Street. His home address is listed as 410 East Jefferson Street.

The attached ad was…

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The 1911 City Directory lists Owen & Graham laundry at 213 East Iowa Avenue. The men’s names were C. Roy Owen and A. B. Graham. C. Roy Owen resided at 507 South Dodge Street, and his wife was named Frances. The same directory lists Albert B. Graham…

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Joseph J. Stach was born about 1850 in Germany and immigrated in 1867. His wife was Teresa Stach, and they had six children: Mary E., Philip J., Joseph C., Anna, Alice T., and Carl T. The 1908 City Directory lists him as the proprietor of a shoe…

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According to the 1910 Census, Thomas A. Brown was born around 1875. He lived at 407 East Jefferson Street and was the merchant of a cigar store. His wife was named Martine and they had one child, Charles V. Clinton Street Smoke House was located at…

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Frank R. Hatch was born about 1875 in Iowa, according to the 1910 Census. His wife was named Edna R. and they had no children in 1910. Hatch’s Department store was at 124 South Clinton Street, and the 1908 City Directory lists their home address as…

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According to the 1910 Census, John Hands was born about 1850 in England and immigrated in 1881. His wife was named Anna M. Hands and they had three children: Amy C., Stanley M., and Harold L. They lived at 533 South Van Buren. Hands Jewelry Store was…

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Elizabeth Irish was the principal of a business college, living at 132 North Dodge Street, according to the 1910 Census. Her mother, Susanah A. Irish, also lived with her as well as several lodgers. She was born around the year 1865. The college was…

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Timothy Wesley Townsend (1844-1912) was one of Iowa's most active photographers of stereographs, according to an article on iowahistory.org. He had a studio on the northeast corner of Washington and Clinton streets, on the second floor.

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Morris A. Lichtenstein was listed at 428 South Governor Street in the 1910 Census. He was born in 1880, and his wife was named Stella. Maid Julia Ryan also lived at that address. He was the manager of Golden Eagle Clothiers.

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Orr L. Keith was listed at 924 East Washington Street in the 1910 Census. His wife was named Margaret and their children were Lorna and Alice. One lodger, Clara Daily, also lived in the house. The Keith & McChesney jewelry store was at 104 S. Clinton…

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In the 1910 Census, Paul Korab is listed at 729 North Linn Street and had a wife named Marie and a son named Edward. He was born in 1858 and was a cashier at the Iowa City State Bank, which was at the corner of Clinton and College Streets.

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In the 1910 Census, Jim Aldous, Jr. was listed as a florist at 14 ½ Dubuque Road. His wife was named Margaret and two lodgers lived with them. In the 1908 City Directory, his home address is listed as 710 Church Street. There is an advertisement in…

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In the 1910 Census, Max Mayer resided at 714 College Street at the College Hill Apartments. He was born in 1859 and had a wife named Julia. They had three children named Florence, Laurance, and Edward, and two servants named Anna Kessler and Clara…

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In the 1910 Census, William Lutton is listed as residing at the St. James Hotel at 6 South Clinton Street. In the 1908 City Directory, he is listed as the hotel’s manager.

The attached article was published in the Iowa City Citizen on July 6,…

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In the 1910 Census, Henry Louis was recorded at having been born in 1866 in Germany and immigrating in 1869. He lived at 319 South Linn Street, at the house of his mother-in-law, Amanda Webb. His wife was named Ada and they had two children named…

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In the 1910 Census, Robert N. Carson was listed as a grocery store retail merchant. Born in 1871, his wife was named Cora and they had two children named Virginia and Grace. The residence is listed as 226 South Lucas Street, and the maid’s name was…

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James L. Records was born in 1953. In the 1910 Census, he was listed as a proprietor of a wholesale jewelry company. His wife was named Anna and their children named Catharine, Edwin, Donald, and Theodore. He had a maid named Frances Sokup and a…

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In the 1910 Census, John J. Ney resided at 522 East Burlington Street. He was born in 1853 and had a wife named Anastasia. They had a son named John J., Jr., and a maid Nora Yeries. In the 1908 City Directory, his office address was listed as 108 ½…

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In the 1910 Census, W. J. McDonald was listed as a general practice lawyer. Born in 1873, his wife was named Margery, and their children were named Mary and Richard. The family had a servant named Laura Lincoln. His brother was named Timothy, also a…

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George W. Ball was mayor of Iowa City from 1905 to 1909, and an Iowa Senator from 1900-1902. According to the 1910 Census, George Ball resided at 429 North Clinton Street. His wife was named Estella and had two children, Walter M (also a lawyer, and…
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