Port Washington's African-American Heritage

1940s

Jessie Mae Goode, 1940s

afam050b. May 1920.  Daughter of Rose Smith.  Niece of Hubert Goode.

Frederick "Sparky" Biddle at Gas Station

afam010Circa 1940.  Note: LIRR in background.

Harry Townsend near Valley Road, 1946

afam012Cousin of Gerald Biddle.

Gerald Biddle's Class, Grade 2, Sands Point School, 1942

afam008Top: (l-r) Malcolm Hill, Ralph Ciminera, Earl Da Costa, Gerald Biddle
Middle: (l-r) Tommy Dumpson, Wilbur Lewis, Carl Held, Donald Hansen, Lindsay Wiles, Henry Baginski
Bottom: (l-r) Jean Kelly, Joan Curtin, Wilma Noga, Helena Jenkins, Gloria Veit, Rita Karemski, Carolyn Gaeta, Francis Clyde, Laura Dumpson

Minnie Biddle at Christmas, 1946

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b. 1870, d. 1971.  Wife of William Biddle.  Sister of Wallace Townsend.

Dorothy Dumpson, 1940

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Wallace Townsend, 1944

afam120b. 1875, d. 1969.  Brother of Minnie Biddle.

Photo taken by William McMichael, owner of the White House Laundry.

William & Minnie Biddle, Harbor Road, c. 1940

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Margaret Dumpson, 1942

afam039Margaret Dumpson’s High School photo, signed:

Best Wishes
To the family
Love,
Margaret

Gerald Biddle's Class, Grade 2, Sands Point School, 1942

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Sam Eato with "Buddy" at Manhasset Bay School, July 5, 1947

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Hubert Goode Working at Greenfield Pharmacy, 1940s

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Mr. Goode worked at Greenfield Pharmacy for 10 years.  Then he worked in the taxi business on Main Street.