Monday, November 21, 2011

Pierpont Family in Indianapolis, 1919

Polk's 1919 City Directory, Indianapolis, Indiana


Continuing my research into the PIERPONT family in Indianapolis, the 1919 Polk's Directory at Archive.org listed the following PIERPONTS [h=house, b=boarder].  I have been hoping to find out more about the early days of Harry Pierpont.


Pierpont Clarence M mach h1150 Spruce
Pierpont Cora F clk CCC&StLRy r1150 Spruce
Pierpont Edw L lab h1462 S Harding
Pierpont Ezra M mach h206 N Chester av
Pierpont Fern M bkpr Fidelity Trust Co r54th and Keystone av
Pierpont Frank (USA) r1742 W Morris
Pierpont Jno E (USA) r1742 W Morris
Pierpont Jno T woodwkr r1742 W Morris
Pierpont Macel lndrs r967 King av
Pierpont Wm E mech h967 King av
Pierpont Wm R finisher h2812 Schofield av

Harry's  sister Fern is working as a bookkeeper for Fidelity Trust Co., same as she was in the 1918 directory.  In that directory, her residence was 1107 Blaine.


The unidentified Clarence PIERPONT appears to have moved between 1918-1919, in the 1918 directory he was living at 1819 Southeastern avenue.  The Cora listed at the same address as Clarence could be his wife.


The Edward L. PIERPONT may be the same as the one found in earlier directories, who I believe was the son of John T. and Hester PIERPONT.   In the 1918 directory, he was living at 1747 Blain avenue.  Edward was a younger brother of Harry's father, Joseph Gilbert.


The Ezra M PIERPONT, the machinst, is I believe the brother of Edward L, also another son of John T. and Hester PIERPONT.  In the 1918 directory, he was living at 1036 Blain avenue.


The Frank and John E PIERPONT, listed as serving in the U.S. Army, are the sons of John T. and Hester PIERPONT.


The John T. PIERPONT, woodworker, is the patriarch of most of the Indianapolis Pierpont families.  He is living at the same household he was living in the 1918 directory.


The remaining Pierponts are unidentified into this family group at this time.


The listing for the 1918 directory can be found here.


Again, where was Harry's father, Joseph Gilbert and the rest of the family living at this time?  Why are they found in the 1920 census in Indianapolis, but not in any directories between 1912-1920 period?

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