Previous Residents of
1872, January: Deed transferred from Anna S. Gerhard to James C. Shedwick.
Shedwick was almost certainly the builder who built 3212-14.
1872, August: Deed transferred from James C. Shedwick to Thomas P. Bacon.
Thomas P[ryor] Bacon 31 Salesman
Annie E. Bacon 30
Ellis W. Bacon 6
Martha W. Bacon 59
Minnie Johnson 24 Servant; born in Sweden
(ED 483, p 25)
For a summary of the several generations of the Bacon family who lived in Powelton, see the Powelton History Blog, July 9, 2009.
1881 Directory: Bacon, Thomas P., salesman
1887 Directory: Bacon, Thomas P., stationer
1890 & 1895 Directory: Thomas P. Bacon, publisher
1898 Blue Book: Ellis W. Bacon and Thomas P. Bacon were members of the Powelton Club. (For a brief history of the club, see the Powelton History Blog.)
Thomas P. Bacon 51 Book publisher (?); born 1848
Annie E. Bacon 50 Married 28 years, one child
Ellis W. Bacon 26 Book publisher
Catherine E. Dietrich 50 Boarder; dress maker; father born in Germany
Bridget Henry 28 Servant; born in Ireland
Annie Henry 21 Servant; born in Ireland
(ED 539, 11B & 12B)
1902, Dec. 16: “Marriages: Bacon-Comly. On Twelfth month 16, 1902, at the residence of the bride’s father [3311 Arch St.], under the care of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia, held at Race street, Ellis W. Bacon, son of Thomas P. and Annie E. Bacon, and Helen A. Comly, daughter of Robert Comly and the late Lydia T. Comly” (Friends’ Intelligencer)
The couple moved to 3603 Baring St.
Thomas P. Bacon 71
Annie E. Bacon 69
Emma B. Parry 49 Nurse
Catharine Ditrich 68 Housekeeper; father born in Baden (Germany)
Mary Bradley 23 Waitress; born in Ireland, immigrated in 1914
Anne Brown 28 Cook; born in Ireland, immigrated in 1916
(ED 682, 12B)
1924, November: Deed transferred from Annie E. Bacon, widow of Ellis W. Bacon, & The land Title & Trust Co. Trustees under the Will of Thomas P. Bacon Dec'd Bacon to James A. List.
1926, March: Deed transferred from James A. List to George E. Cassel.
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