|Current Day Race Street between 14th and 15th|
By 1860, the family seems to be living in the "East End." After Alexander died in 1862, his widow, Elizabeth, does not appear in the City Directories again until 1870. Here is a copy of the listing.
|1870 Cincinnati City Directory|
I'd love to know how she supported herself during that time. Her eldest son, William, was also listed in the City Directory. He was 18 years old in 1870 and probably assisted in the support of the family. He is listed as working at the Mowry Car and Wheel Works.
According to Kenny's Illustrated Cincinnati, the Mowry Car and Wheel "Works are the most extensive manufacturers of Car Wheels in Cincinnati or the West. They are situated on the bank of the Ohio, about one mile above the Little Miami Railroad Depot. The different buildings consist of foundry, forge, finishing, pattern, and other shops, besides large yards for coal, iron, etc., covering altogether about five acres of ground. They manufacture all descriptions of Railroad and Street Car Wheels, and build all kin*}* or Railroad Freight Cars, and have, during the past twenty-five years, supplied most of the leading roads in the United States. N.G. Green is the general superintendent. (p. 289)
|Mowry Car Wheel Works (located in area of current-day LeBlond Park on the riverfront).|
Source: 1891 Cincinnati Sanborn Fire Insurance Map
|View of the Ohio River from LeBlond Park (former location of Mowry Car Wheel Works)|
As mentioned earlier, I have not been able to find where the family lived after Alexander's death. It's not until 1870 that the family appears to have some type of stability in living arrangement. Of course, in the next post we'll be heading to the river bank, right on the shores of the Ohio River.