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Meredith WIDDOES, proprietor of rooming house in 1910
Posted by: Mary Thiele Fobian (ID *****7251) Date: July 30, 2003 at 11:46:11
In Reply to: The Arlington (Boarding House?) by C Thompson of 449

C Thompson wrote, "Does anyone know anything about a possible boarding house called The Arlington? Eighteen boarders were listed in the household so I assume that it was a large building. Or does anyone know anything about the WIDDOES family in Shawnee Co.?"

This isn't my family, but I took a look at and found a 1910 census with Meredith WIDDOES (age 60) as proprietor of a rooming house; his wife is Amelia (age 45). The handwriting is terrible, but looks like the address might be 332 Kansas Street. I'll also take a look at a couple of other resources. In the meantime, try the Topeka Genealogical Society (PO Box 4048, Topeka KS 66604).

Meredith's birthplace wasn't listed, but Amelia was born in Iowa. I took a look at 1880 census at and found several WIDDOES families--among them one in Iowa and one in Kansas, plus others.

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