Thomas R. Beavers


Company Names, addresses, dates1:
Saloon Owner:
  Thomas R. Beavers, 917 4 St. SW, Washington DC (1897)
  Thomas R. Beavers, 617 4 St. SW, Washington DC (1900)
  Thomas R. Beavers, 423 4 St. SW, Washington DC (1902)
Bottler:
  Thomas R. Beavers, 617 4 St. SW, Washington DC (1898-1901)
  Thomas R. Beavers, 423 4 St. SW, Washington DC (1902-1913)
  Thomas R. Beavers, 620 4 St. SW, Washington DC (1914-1916)
  Mrs. Anna L. Beavers, 620 4 St. SW, Washington DC (1917)

Notes:
Thomas R. Beavers was born 1867. An ad in the February 24, 1904 Washington Post said he was a bottler of "Wash. Brewery, Nat'l Capitol, Heurich's Beers". An ad in the February 24, 1907 Washington Post lists him is the proprietor of a Grocery and Liquor Store. It says "My own bottling, 12 bottles beer 40c, 5c rebate on bottles; net 35c.". I wish I could still get 12 of his bottles for 5 cents!
He's listed in city directories under bottlers as well as under Wines & Liquors. The fact that the directories showed a "Mrs. Anna L. Beavers" at the same address in 1917 makes me think maybe Thomas passed away and his wife took over the business.
A descendant of Thomas Beavers wrote me an email saying: "Apparently, Thomas never took a vacation until 1916. His wife Anna convinced him to take a trip to Florida. He fell ill and upon returning to Washington, and passed away in 1916."

Bottles:

beavers_1 (enlarge) book # 67
This is a 9.3" clear baltimore-loop top bottle marked:
front: THOS. R. BEAVERS / (picture of 2 beavers) / 423 4-1/2 ST. S.W. / WASHINGTON, D.C.
back: REGISTERED NOT TO BE SOLD


1 Boyd's Directory for the District of Columbia (various years)




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