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Spadefan
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:41 pm    Post subject: 1887 Chicago Directory  Reply with quote

Here is another piece of info that is very interesting.  1887 Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago Ill.
http://books.google.com/books?id=...cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false



Louis B. was born in 1871.  He was age 16 in 1887 and living at the same address, 88 N. Clark, as Mary (Mrs.) Linkman.  The Directory also lists M. Linkman & Company at 22-35 Clark as her business.  Louis is listed as a clerk at 168 Lake St.

So in 1887 when Louis was 16 yrs old, he was working as a clerk on Lake St. and the M.Linkman Company on Clark St. was operating under the name Mary Linkman.  I guess its a pretty safe bet Mary was his mother and either she started the company prior to 1887 or became the owner if widowed prior to 1887.

Also interesting that the business is listed as "pipes and amber goods".

EDIT 10/4/2014
Based on other info, it looks like Louis was born 1868 or 1869.
http://drgrabows.myfreeforum.org/about6053.html&highlight=
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very cool

Wonder  what amber goods means?  Alcohol or medicine?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting!  I've enjoyed all of the research you're doing!   I wonder if amber goods literally means like amber stems and articles made of amber?
Keep diggin',  I like it!
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