Port Washington's African-American Heritage


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


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

Dorothy Dumpson, 1940


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


Margaret Dumpson, 1942

afam039Margaret Dumpson’s High School photo, signed:

Best Wishes
To the family

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


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


Hubert Goode Working at Greenfield Pharmacy, 1940s


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