11/01/14 351 W, 1 I - + 8 - 4 City Firefighters Who Lived in Historic Oakwood

Did you dive into my prior posting on this subject? The accompanying research document (PDF) included a short list of some Raleigh firemen who lived in historic Oakwood.

Below is an expanded version of that list, drawn from additional city directory research. Notice the title of this posting says "city firefighters." That's because they're listed as such in said directories.  

City directories, including those published for Raleigh, traditionally listed a person's occupation. For Raleigh firefighters, they're listed as "city firefighter." And with digital versions of these directories now available (see this posting), finding firefighter addresses is practically a breeze!

Simply download your own copy of the directory file, open in your PDF reader, and commence a keyword search. The files have already been OCR (optical character recognition) enabled. They're fully searchable!


Trust me, these directories (for Raleigh and other North Carolina cities) are an absolute blast to browse. Particularly as each directory contains detailed information on community, residents, businesses, and streets. e.g., a street-by-street index. The site has Raleigh volumes from 1875 to 1963. A person could spend hours in any single one.

Now, for the latest data:

Note: Single years listed above reflect City Directory entries.

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