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Posted: 29 Apr 2012 3:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
Folks,

I am looking for someone to check the Rochester City Directories for me. The ones on the Monroe County Library System/RPL page only go to 1930. The copies on Ancestry's site post-1930 start in 1936. It appears the person I am interested in tracing got married around 1935, so a 1936 directory search does not help (I checked).

I am wondering if anyone can check the city directory from 1930 to 1935. I am looking to see if Dorothy Stephens (1907-date of death unknown) appears in the Rochester CD before 1935. Dorothy was born in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. It would appear she married Ferdinand John (or F. John) Powell around 1935.

I have no evidence for Powell visiting Canada before 1956, so I think it likely he met Dorothy in Rochester. I am trying to confirm that. I also would like to narrow the window of marriage so I can request the marriage record.

Any assistance you can provide is appreciated.

Chris Brennan
cristoir@optonline.net

Re: City Directory Search

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 4:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Chris
Dorothy and F John Powell must have been married in the earlier part of 1935 or the very last part of 1934, but after the information for the 1935 directory was taken. She is listed in 1935 as a shoe worker and was residing at 169 Genesee Park Blvd. F John Powell was living at 75 Glendale Ave, was the sales manager at the Herman Cohn & Co at 216 Andrews St, a necktie manufacturer.
The 1936 directory shows them married and living at 75 Glendale.
Hope this helps.
Guenter in Michigan

Re: City Directory Search

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 5:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Guenter,

This is exactly what I needed. Thank you!

Chris Brennan
cbrennan@nbts.edu
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