Ancestral Beginnings
 
 
A - Arcadia (Columbia, SC)
A - Audubon (Camden, NJ)
A&B - Arbogast & Bastian Inc. (Allentown, PA)
A&MKInc - A & M Karagheusian Inc.
A&P - A & P Food Stores
A&P, A&PCo - Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.
AA - Albion Acres (Augusta, GA)
AA - Ann Arbor (Down River, MI)
A Addn - Allison Addition - (Cheyenne WY)
AAY-CD - Aid to Appalachian Youth-Community Development (Charleston, WV)
ab - above
A-B Gas Co - Allentown-Bethlehem Gas Co (Allentown, PA)
AB&W - A B & W Transit Co.
ABB, ABBCo - Albany Billiard Ball Co.
ABC Div - New York State Div of Alcoholic Bev Control
AC - Atlantic City (Atlantic City, NJ)
ACC - Abilene Christian College
ACCo - American Cyanamid Co.
ACE, ACECo - Atlantic City Electric Co (Atlantic City, NJ)
acct - accountant
ACF - ACF Industries (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
ACL - Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (Columbia, SC)
AC Life Ins - Atlantic Coast Life Insurance Co (Columbia, SC)
ACS - Alaska Communications System
ACW, ACWCo - Ablany Car Wheel Co.
ADCU - Aid to Depenedent Children of the Unemployed (Charleston, WV)
Ad - Addyston (Cincinnati, OH)
add - addition (El Paso, TX)
ADT - American District Telegraph Co (Cincinnati/Dayton, OH)
adv - advertising, advertisement (El Paso, TX)
AEC - Atomic Energy Commission
AFD - Albany Fire Dept.
AFP - Albany Fire Potectives
AGACo - American Gas Accumulator Co.
AGFCo  - American Gas Furnace Co.
agrl - agricultural (El Paso, TX)
agt - agent (El Paso, TX)
AGL&PC - Ash Grove Lime & Portland Cement Co (Chanute, KS)
AHts - Arlington Heights (Cincinnati, OH)
Airtemp - Airtemp Div of Chrysler Corp (Dayton, OH)
al - alley (El Paso, TX)
Albuq - Albuquerque
Alcoa - Aluminum Co. of America (Davenport, IA)
Alex - Alexandria
Alex R&H Authority - Alexandria Redevelopment & Housing Authority
ALS - Allegheny Ludlum Steel
alt - alteration
Am - American (El Paso, TX)
Amarillo AFB - Amarillo Air Force Base (Amarillo, TX)
Amoco, Am Oil - American Oil Co (Columbia, SC)
AMTCo - American Metal Treatment Co.
A-NS Co - Acme-Newport Stell Co, Newport Key (Cincinnati, OH)
Anch - Anchorage
ANS - Alaska Native State Hospital
AP - Allen Park (Dearborn MI; Down River, MI)
AP Co - Appalachain Power Co (Charleston, WV)
APDC - Albany Port District Commission
appe - apprentice (El Paso, TX)
API - Alaska Psychiatric Institute
APS CO - Arizona Public Service Co. (Douglas, AZ)
apts - apartments
AQHA - American Quarter Horse Assn
ARADMAC - Army Aero Depot Maintenance Center (Corpus Christi, TX)
archt - architect
ARR - Alaska Railroad
Arsenal - United States Arsenal
Arsenal (RI) - Rock Island Arsenal (Davenport, IA)
Arv - Arvada (Denver, CO)
AS&WCo - American Steel & Wire Co. (Duluth, MN)
assn - association (El Paso, TX)
asst - assistant (El Paso, TX)
AS&RCo - American Smelting & Refining Co (Corpus Christi, TX; El Paso, TX)
AT&SF, AT&SF Ry - Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad (Des Moines, IA; Dodge City, KS)
AT&T, AT&TCo  - American Telephone & Telegraph Co.
atdt, attdt - attendant (El Paso, TX)
Atl City - Atlantic City (Atlantic City, NJ)
atty - attorney (El Paso, TX)
AWTCo - American Tool Works Co (Cincinnati, OH)
aud - auditor (El Paso, TX)
Aug - Augusta (Augusta, GA)
AUHS - Albany Union High School
auto - automobile
av - avenue (El Paso, TX)
AV - Amberley Village (Cincinnati, OH)
AV F M Hubbell - Frederick M Hubbell Av (Des Moines, IA)
AWC - Army Weapons Command (Davenport, IA)
AWW - Albany Water Works
 
B - Bandon (Coos Bay & North Bend, OR)
B - Belvedere (Columbia, SC)
B - Bettendorf (Davenport, IA)
B - Bisbee (Douglas, AZ)
B - Brentwood (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
B - Brigantine (Atlantic City, NJ)
B&A - Boston & Albany Railroad
BA&PRy - Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railway Co
BA - Blue Ash (Cincinnati, OH)
Bankers H&L Ins - Bankers Health & Life Insurance Co.
bartndr - bartender (El Paso, TX)
Bayless - A J Bayless Markets (Douglas, AZ)
BBS - Bumble Bee Seafood (Astoria, OR)
bdg - building
bdg hse - boarding house (El Paso, TX)
Bd of Educ - Board of Education (Des Moines, IA)
BE - Brookland Estates
BE&P - Bureau of Engraving & Printing
bel - below
Belk's - Belk's Department Store (Columbia, SC)
Bell Tel - Bell Telephone Co of Nevada (Ely, NV)
Bell Tel - New Jersey Bell Telephone
bet - between
Beth - Bethlehem (Allentown, PA)
bev - beverages
bey - beyond
BF - Burgandy Farm
BF&T Wks - Bonney Forge & Tool Works (Allentown, PA)
BH - Belle Haven
BH - Black Hills (Deadwood, SD)
BH - Bunker Hill (Coos Bay & North Bend, OR)
BH - Black Hawk (Cedar Falls, IA)
B HAM - Birmingham (Down River, MI)
BHSC - Black Hills State College (Deadwood, SD)
BIA - United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
BI&BW - Buckeye Iron & Brass Works (Dayton, OH)
Biggs AFT - Biggs Air Force Base (El Paso, TX)
bkkpr - bookkeeper (El Paso, TX)
Black's -  Black's Department Store (Cedar Falls, IA)
bldg - building (El Paso, TX)
bldr - builder (El Paso, TX)
blk - block (El Paso, TX)
blksmith - blacksmith (El Paso, TX)
blr - baler
Blv - Belvedere, SC (Augusta, GA)
blvd - boulevard
BLM - United States Bureau of Land Management
BM - Bucknell Manor
Bmde - Bellemeade (Augusta, GA)
BM Ests- Bucknell Manor Estates
BofAI - Bureau of Animal Industry (Cedar Rapids, IA)
bobr- bobber
Boeing - Boeing Aerospace Co/Boeing Construction Co - (Cheyenne WY)
B&O - Baltimore & Ohio Railraod Co (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
B&ORR - Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (Camden, NJ; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI)
B&ORy - Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (Charles Town, WV)
bootblk - bootblakc (El Paso, TX)
Br - Bridgetown (Cincinnati, OH)
brdr - boarder
brklayr - bricklayer (El Paso, TX)
brkmn - brakeman (El Paso, TX)
bt - between (El Paso, TX)
btry flr - battery filler
BuH - Bush Hills
Burnham's - Burnham's Van Service (Columbus/Phenix City, GA)
BurStds - Bureau of Standards
BV - Burgundy Village 
BW Hts - Booker Washington Heights (Columbia, SC)
 
C&P Tel - Chesapeake & Potomoac Telephone Co of Va
C&C Bldg - City & County  Building - (Cheyenne WY)
C&NRy - Colorado & Northern Railway - (Cheyenne WY)
C&ORy - Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (Cincinnati, OH; Detroit, MI)
C&P Tel - Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
C&S - Citizens & Southern Bank
C&S Natl Bank - Citizens & Southern National Bank (Columbia, SC)
C&SRR, C&SRy - Colorado & Southern Railroad
C&WC - Charleston & Western Carolina Railway Co
CB&QRR - Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Co. (Boulder, CO; Council Bluffs, IA)
c - colored (El Paso, TX)
c - corner
C - Cayce (Columbia, SC)
C - Clawson (Down River, MI)
C - Clermont (Alexandria, VA)
C - Clive (Des Moines, IA)
C - Collingswood (Camden, NJ)
C - Coolidge (Casa Grande, AZ)
CAA - Civil Aeronautics Administration (El Paso, TX)
CAA - Civil Aeronautics Authority (Columbia, SC)
CA&CCo - Carr Adams & Collier Co. (Dubuque, IA)
cabtmkr - cabinetmaker (El Paso, TX)
CAC - Cannon Aeronautical Center (Cheyenne, WY)
Capital L & H Ins - Capital Life & Health Insurance Co (Columbia, SC)
capt - captain (El Paso, TX)
Carbide - Union Carbide Chemical Co (Charleston, WV; Cheyenne, WY)
card grndr - card grinder
carp - carpenter (El Paso, TX)
Caro - Carolina (Columbia, SC)
cashr - cashier (El Paso, TX)
Cata - Catasauqua (Allentown, PA)
CB - Coos Bay (Coos Bay & North Bend, OR)
CB&Q or Burlington RR - Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (Casper, WY; Davenport/Des Moines, IA)
CBO, CBOCo - Colonial Beacon Oil Co. (Albany, NY)
Cc - Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi, TX)
CC - Cottage City (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
CCC Hwy Inc - Cleveland Columbus & Cincinnati Highway Inc (Dayton, OH)
CC&CRy - Cowlitz, Chehalis & Cascade Railway (Centralia & Chehalis, WA)
CE - Compton Estates (Cincinnati, OH)
Cent - Centralia (Centralia & Chehalis, WA)
CF - Cedar Falls (Cedar Falls, IA)
CG - Casa Grande (Casa Grande, AZ)
CG&ECo - Cincinnati Gas & Electric Co (Cincinnati, OH)
CGW - California Girls Wear (Casa Grande, AZ)
CGW - Chicago, Great Western Railway Co (Des Moines, IA)
CGWRR - Chicago, Great Western Railroad (Council Bluffs, IA)
CGWRy - Chicago & Great Western Railway
Ch - Chehalis (Centralia & Chehalis, WA); Cheviot (Cincinnati, OH)
CH - Canyon Hill (Caldwell, ID)
Chaen - Charleston (Charleston, WV)
chauf - chauffeur
chf - chief (El Paso, TX)
CHH&M - Cornell, Howland, Hayes & Merryfield (Corvallis, OR)
CI - City of Impact (in Taylor County, Texas)
CIA - Central Intelligence Agency
Cinti - Cincinnati (Cincinnati/Dayton, OH)
Cinti M M Co - Cincinnati Milling Mach Co (Cincinnati, OH)
CIP - Columbia Industrial Park (Columbia, SC)
cir, clr - circle
Cl - Cleves (Cincinnati, OH)
Claussen's - H H Claussen's Sons, Inc.
Claussen's - Claussen's Bakeries Inc (Columbia, SC)
Clay's - Clay Equipment Co. (Cedar Falls, IA)
clk - clerk (El Paso, TX)
clnr - cleaner (El Paso, TX)
CM - Colmar Manor (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
CMP, CMPCorp - Consolidated Metal Products Corp.
CMStP&P, CMStP&PRR - Chicago Milwaukee St Paul & Pacific Railroad Co (Cedar Rapids, IA; Council Bluffs, IA; Davenport, IA)
CMStPM&ORR, CMStP&P, CMStP&PRR - Chicago, St Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad (Council Bluffs, IA; Dubuque, IA)
CM ST P&P OR Milwaukee Road - Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul & Pacific Railroad (Des Moines, IA)
C&NW, CNW, C&NWRy - Chicago & Northwestern Railway (Casper, WY; Cedar Falls/Cedar Rapids/Council Bluffs, IA; Duluth, MN)
CN&L RR - Columbia, Newberry & Laurens Railroad Co (Columbia, SC)
C&NW - Chicago & Northwestern Railway System (Des Moines, IA)
co - company (El Paso, TX)
Co - Covedale (Cincinnati, OH)
CoB - Council Bluffs (Council Blufffs, IA)
Coq - Coquille (Coos Bay & North Bend, OR)
C&ORy - Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co (Charleston, WV)
Coca-Cola - Albany Coca - Cola Bottling Co., Augusta Coca - Cola Bottling Co., Columbia Coca - Cola Bottling Co.
C of Ga - Central of Georgia Railway Co.
CofI - College of Idaho (Caldwell, ID)
Col - Colonie (Albany, NY)
Cola - Columbia (Columbia, SC)
Cola Mill - Columbia Mill of the Mount Vernon Mills Inc (Columbia, SC)
collr - collector (El Paso, TX)
Colonial L & A Ins - Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Co (Columbia, SC)
Cols - Columbus (Columbus/Phenix City, GA)
com - commission
COMCo - Crown Overall Manufacturing Co (Cincinnati, OH)
coml - commercial
condr - conductor (El Paso, TX)
conf - confectionery
Conn - Connecticut
Consol Granite - Consolidated Granite Company (Columbia, SC)
constr - constructoin
contr - contractor (El Paso, TX)
cor - corner (El Paso, TX)
corp - corporation
C&P Tel - Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co (Charleston, WV)
CP - Centralia Plywood Inc (Centralia & Chehalis, WA)
CP - College Park (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
CP - College Place (Columbia, SC)
CP&L - Central Power & Light Co (Corpus Christi, TX)
CR - Cedar Rapids (Cedar Rapids, IA)
CR - Chanute Refining Co (Chanute, KS)
crdr - carder
crlr - creeler
CR&IC, CR&ICRY - Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway (Cedar Rapids, IA)
CRI&P, CRI&PRR, CRI&PRy - Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway (Amarillo, TX; Cedar Falls/Cedar Rapids/Council Bluffs/Davenport/DesMoines, IA; Duluth, MN)
Crosley's - Crosley Div AVCO Mfg Corp (Cincinnati, OH)
CRR - Central Railroad of New Jersey
C&S Natl Bank - Citizens & Southern National Bank of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
CSC - Civil Service Commission
CSC - Colorado State College (Greeley, CO)
CSCo - Campbell Soup Co (Camden, NJ)
CSOilCo - Cities Service Oil Co.
CStPM&O - Chicago, St Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway (Duluth, MN)
ct - court
ctr - cutter (El Paso, TX)
C-U City Lines - Champaign-Urbana City Lines Inc (Champaign/Urbana City, IL)
CUT - Cincinnati Union Terminal (Cincinnati, OH)
 
D - Deadwood (Deadwood, SD)
D - Deaswood (Columbia, SC)
D - Douglas (Douglas, AZ)
D&H - Delaware & Hudson Railroad Corp.
D&TSLRR - Detroit & Toledo Shore Line Railroad Co. (Down River, MI)
DAC - Detroit Athletic Club (Detroit, MI)
Dav - Davenport (Davenport, IA)
DAV - Disabled American Veterans (Cincinnati, OH)
Davison's - Davison-Paxon Co. (Columbia, SC; Columbus/Phenix City, GA)
Dayco - Dayco Corp (Dayton, OH)
DC - District of Columbia
Deere's - John Deere Waterloo Tractor Works (Cedar Falls, IA)
del - delivery (El Paso, TX)
delica - delicatessan
dept - department (El Paso, TX)
Dept Agrl - Department of Agriculture
Dept Com - Department of Commerce
Dept Def - Department of Defense (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
Dept HEW, Dept HE&W - Department of Health, Education & Welfare
Dept Int - Department of the Interior
Dept Lab - Department of Labor (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
depy - deputy (El Paso, TX)
DESC - Defense Electronics Supply Center (Dayton, OH)
Det - Detroit (Dearborn, MI)
DF&MICo - Dubuque Fire & Marine Insurance Co. (Dubuque, IA)
dfr - doffer
DH - Delhi Hills (Cincinnati, OH)
dir - director
dist - district (El Paso, TX)
div - division (El Paso, TX)
dlr - dealer
DM - Des Moines (Des Moines, IA)
DM&IR - Duluth, Missabe & Iron Railway (Duluth, MN)
DMCIRy, DMCI Ry - Des Moines & Central Iowa Railway
DMI Co - Dayton Malleable Iron Co (Dayton, OH)
DMP Div - Delco Moraine Products (Dayton, OH)
DNCorp - Diamond National Corp (Cincinnati, OH)
do - ditto
dom - domestic (El Paso, TX)
DP - Deer Park (Cincinnati, OH)
DP&L - Dayton Power & Light co (Dayton, OH)
DPCo - Dubuque Packing Co. (Dubuque, IA)
DPD - Delco Products Div GMC
DPW - Department of Public Works (Dearborn, MI; Down River, MI)
dr - drive
DRI&NWRy - Davenport rock Island & Northwestern Railway (Davenport, IA)
drsmkr - dressmaker
drwr - drawer
DSF - Dayton Steel Foundry (Dayton, OH)
DSR - Department of Street Railways (Dearborn, MI)
DSR - Detroit Dept of Street Railways (Down River, MI)
DS S&A - Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway (Duluth, MN)
DT - Denny Terrace (Columbia, SC)
DT&IRR - Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad (Dearborn, MI; Detroit, MI; Down River, MI)
DTRR - Detroit Terminal Railroad (Detroit, MI)
D&TSLRR - Detroit & Toledo Shore Line Railroad Co. (Detroit, MI)
DUD&T - Duluth Union Depot & Terminal (Duluth, MN)
du Pont - E I du Pont Nemours Co., Aikens, SC (Columbia, SC)
DW&P - Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific Railway (Duluth, MN)
DYESS AFB - Dyess Air Force Base
Dynal - Dynalectron Corp - (Cheyenne WY)
 
E, e - East
E - Eastide (Coos Bay & North Bend, OR)
E - Ecorse (Dearborn, MI; Down River, MI)
E - Eloy (Casa Grande, AZ)
EAL - Eastern Air Lines Inc.
EA-LCo - Eelectric Auto-Line Co (Cincinnati, OH)
EC - Eau Claire (Columbia, SC)
ECGCo - Elizabethtown Consolidated Gas Co.
E&DCo - Early & Daniel Co (Cincinnati, OH)
Ed - Edmonston (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
E Dub - East Dubuque (Dubuque, IA)
Educ Bldg - Education Building
EFD - Elizabeth Fire Department
Efird's - Efird's Department Store (Columbia, SC)
EGenHosp - Elizabeth General Hospital and Dispensary
EICC - Eastern Iowa Community College (Davenport, IA)
Elder's - Elder - Beerman Stores Corp (Dayton, OH)
EIduPdeN&Co - E I duPont de Nemours & Co.
elec - electrician, electric, electrical
elect - electric (El Paso, TX)
electcn - electrician (El Paso, TX)
ElecCo - Coleman County Electric Co-Ooperative Inc (Coleman, TX)
elev - elevator (El Paso, TX)
Elmendorf - Elmendorf Air Force Base (Anchorage, AK)
EM - East Moline (Davenport, IA)
emp - employed
Emp - Empire (Coos Bay & North Bend, OR)
Emp Sec Comm - Employment Security Commission (Columbia, SC)
eng - eingineer
engr - engineer (El Paso, TX)
Enterprise Mill - Graniteville Co. Enterpise Div.
E&P Mills - Eagle & Phenix Mills (Columbus/Phenix Mills, GA)
EP - Elmwood Place (Cincinnati, OH)
EPNG Co. - El Paso Natural Gas Co. (El Paso, TX)
EPNG Prod - El Paso Natural Gas Products Co. (El Paso, TX)
ESOilCo - Esso Standard Oil Co.
ESSO - Esso Standard Oil Co (Columbia, SC)
es - east side (El Paso, TX)
est - estate
ET - Edgemont Terrace (Cincinnati, OH)
EV - East View (Augusta, GA)
Ev - Evendale (Cincinnati, OH)
EWCo - Elizabethtown Water Co Consolidated
exp - express (El Paso, TX)
expman - expressman (El Paso, TX)
ext, extn - extension (El Paso, TX)
 
F - Finneytown (Cincinnati, OH)
F - Florence (Casa Grande, AZ)
F - Fry (Douglas, AZ)
F&LMCo - Farley & Loetscher Manufacturing Co. (Dubuque, IA)
Fa - Fairfax (Cincinnati, OH)
FA - Forest Acres (Columbia, SC)
FAA - Federal Aviation Agency (El Paso, TX)
far - farmer
FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
FCC - Federal Communications Commission
fdr - feeder (Columbus/Phenix City, GA)
F Div - Frigidaire Div GMC (Dayton, OH)
FGECo - Fruit Growers Epress Co.
FH - Fairhaven (Alexandria, VA)
FH - Forest Hills (Augusta, GA)
FHA - Federal Housing Administration
F Hts - Fleming Heights (Augusta, GA)
First Natl Bk & Tr - First National Bank & Trust Co of Augusta (Augusta, GA)
5th 3d Un Tr - Fifth Third Union Trust Co (Cincinnati, OH)
fl - floor
FLBk - Federal Land Bank (Council Bluffs, IA)
fldr - folder
FNB - First National Bank of South Jersey (Atlantic City, NJ)
fnshg - finishing
FOA - Federal Operations Agency
FOK - Farwell-Ozman-Kirk (Duluth, MN)
Ford - Ford Motor Co (Dearborn, MI)
FP - Forest Park (Cincinnati, OH)
FPC - Federal Power Commission (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
FR - Flat Rock (Down River, MI)
frm - frame
frt - freight (El Paso, TX)
ft - foot
FtDDM&S, FT D DM&S - Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Ry (Des Moines, IA)
FtDM - Fort Des Moines (Des Moines, IA)
FT DM Hotel - Fort Des Moines Hotel (Des Moines, IA)
FT HUA - Fort Huachuca (Douglas, AZ)
Ft Rich - Fort Richardson (Anchorage, AK)
funeral dir - funeral director
furn - furniture (El Paso, TX)
furn rms - furnished rooms
fxr - fixer
FW&DC, FW&D RY, FW&DRY - Forth Worth & Denver City Railway
FWA - Federal Works Agency
 
G - Gloucester (Camden, NJ)
G - Groveton (Alexandria, VA)
G - Gearhart (Astoria, OR)
G&F - Georgia & Florida Railroad
GAO - General Accounting Office
Ga Pwr - Georgia Power Co (Columbus/Phenix City, GA)
Ga RR BK & Tr - Georgia Railroad Bank & Trust Co
GAS CO - Michigan Consolidated Gas Co. (Down River, MI)
Gas Light of Cols - Gas Light Co of Columbus (Columbus/Phenix City, GA)
GAWks - General Aniline Works
GC - Garden City (Dearborn, MI)
GC&SFRy - Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Co. (Coleman, TX)
GDA - General Dyamics Aeronautics - (Cheyenne WY)
GDBInc - General Dry Batteries, Inc. (Dubuque, IA)
GE, GE Co - General Electric Co.
GEICo - Government Employees Insurance Co.
GEM - Government Employees Mart
GE, Gen Tel - General Telephone Co (Charles Town, WAV)
gen, genl - general (El Paso, TX)
Geol Sur - Geological Survey
GES - Government Employee Stores (Cincinnati, OH)
GH - Groveton Heights (Alexandria, VA)
GI - Green Island (Albany, NY)
GI - Grosse Ile (Down River, MI)
GIC, GICorp - General Ice Cream Corp. (Albany, NY)
GICorp - General Instrument Corp.
GL - Glendale (Cincinnati, OH)
GM - Glenhaven Manor (Columbia, SC)
GM - Golf Manor (Cincinnati, OH)
GMAC - General Motors Acceptance Corp.
GMC - General Motors Corp (Dearborn, MI; Down River, MI)
GMCorpLDiv - General Motors Corp Linden Division
GNRy - Great Northern Railway Co (Centralia & Chehalis, WA; Duluth, MN)
govt - government (El Paso, TX)
GP - Grosse Pointe (Down River, MI)
GPF - Grosse Pointe Farms (Down River, MI)
GPO - Government Printing Office
G P PK - Grosse Pointe Parke (Down River, MI)
GPS - Grosse Pointe Shores (Down river, MI)
GPW - Grosse Pointe Woods (Down River, MI)
Gr - Greenhills (Cincinnati, OH)
Grant's - W T Grant Co.
Grkb - Groesbeck (Cincinnati, OH)
GSA - General Services Administration (Des Moines, IA)
GSI - General Services Inc.
GTW, GTWRR - Grand Trunk Western Railroad (Dearborn, MI; Detroit, MI; Down River, MI)
Guil - Guilford (Alexandria, VA)
Gville - Graniteville (Augusta, GA)
G-WCo - Globe-Wernicke Co (Cincinnati, OH)
G W Sugar Co. - Great Western Sugar Company (Boulder, CO; Greeley, CO)
 
 
H - Haddonfield (Camden, NJ)
H - Hammond (Astoria, OR)
H - Hamtramck (Dearborn, MI; Detroit, MI; Down river, MI)
H - Heathwood (Columbia, SC)
H - Hillside
H - Huntington (Alexandria, VA)
H - Hyattsville (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
H - Haverty's - Haverty Furniture Co (Columbia, SC)
HBBInc - Haddon Book Bindery Inc (Camden, NJ)
HC - Huachuca City (Douglas, AZ)
HCCo - Heekin Can Co (Cincinnati, OH)
HH - Haskell Heights (Columbia, SC)
HH - Hollin Hills (Alexandria, VA)
H&D - Hill & Dale (Cincinnati, OH)
H&L - Hook & Ladder
h - home (El Paso, TX)
hd - head (El Paso, TX)
hdqrs - headquarters (El Paso, TX)
hdw - hardware
HEB - HEB Food Store (Corpus Christi, TX)
HFD - Hillside Fire Department
HH - Haddon Heights (Camden, NJ)
Hill's - Hill's Dry Goods Co Inc (Davenport, IA)
hlpr - helper (El Paso, TX)
HOLC - Home Owners Loan Corporation
housekpr - housekeeper
HP - Highland Park (Dearborn, MI; Dearborn, IA; Detroit, MI; Down River, MI)
HP - Hunters Park (Duluth, MN)
H-S Co - Harris-Seybold Co (Dayton, OH)
hse - house (El Paso, TX)
H-SU - Hardin-Simmons University
H twp - Haddon township (Camden, NJ)
hwy - highway
 
I - Inkster (Dearborn, MI)
IA DM Natl Bk - Iowa Des Moines National Bank (Des Moines, IA)
IaP&LCo, IA P&L Co - Iowa Power & Light Co (Des Moines, IA)
IA EL&P, IaEL&PCo - Iowa Electric Light & Power Co (Cedar Rapids, IA)
IA-ILL G&E - Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Co (Cedar Rapids, IA)
IaP&L - Iowa Power & Light Co (Council Bluffs, IA)
IBM - International Business Machines
IBM (Adair) - International Business Machines (Adair AFS) (Corvallis, OR)
ICC - Interstate Commerce Commission
ICRR - Illinois Central Railroad (Cedar Falls/Council Bluffs, IA)
ICSys - Illinois Central System (Cedar Rapids, IA; Dubuque, IA)
I&GNRR - International & Great Northern Railroad
IH - Indian Hill (Cincinnati, OH)
IHCo - International Harvester Co. (Davenport, IA)
I-IG&E - Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Co (Davenport, IA)
IM&CC - International Minerals & Chemical Corp (Columbus & Phenix City, GA)
IM Div - Inland Mfg Div GMC (Dayton, OH)
Inc - Incorporated (El Paso, TX)
inq - inquire
ins - insurance (El Paso, TX)
insp, inspr - inspector (El Paso, TX)
instr - instructor
Intl - International (Dayton, OH)
Intl M&Chem - International Minerals & Chemicals Corp.
invt - investment (El Paso, TX)
IPCo - Interstate Power Co. (Dubuque, IA)
IPSCo - Iowa Public Service Co (Cedar Falls, IA)
ITRR - illinois Terminal Railroad Co (Champaign/Urbana City, IL)
 
J B White's - J B White & Co (Augusta, GA)
JEMHosp - Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital (Council Bluffs, IA)
JM - Jefferson Manor (Alexandria, VA)
junc - junction
 
 
K - Kenwood (Cincinnati, OH)
KAN - Kanawha (Charleston, WV)
Kennecott - Kennecott Copper Corp. (Ely, NV)
Keo Way - Keosauqua Way (DesMoines, IA)
Kettering Hosp - Chas F. Kettering Memorial Hospital (Dayton, OH)
Killduff's - Killduff's Variety Stores (Augusta, GA)
Kingan's - Kingan Division Hygrade Food Products Corp (Columbia, SC)
King Mill - John P King Mfg Co.
Kiralfy's - Kiralfy's Inc (Columbus & Phenix City, GA)
Kriven's - J A Kirven Co (Columbus & Phenix City, GA)
kpr - keeper (El Paso, TX)
Kress - S H Kress & Co.
KW - King Woods (Augusta, GA)
Kwik Chek - Kwik Chek Food Stores
 
L - Lakemont (Augusta, GA)
L - Lead (Deadwood, SD)
L - Linden
L - Longport (Atlantic City, NJ)
L&NRR - Louisvillle & Nashville Railroad (Cincinnati, OH)
L&SCo - Lodge & Shipley Co (Cincinnati, OH)
la - lane
lab - laborer (El Paso, TX), laboratory
Laf - Lafayette (Boulder, CO)
laund - laundress (El Paso, TX)
lbr - lumber (El Paso, TX)
LCCC - Laramie County Community College (Cheynne, WY)
LCD Pass - Laramie County Dept of Public Assistance & Social Services (Cheyenne, WY)
LCRA - Lower Colorado River Authority (Austin, TX)
Ledex - Ledex Corp (Dayton, OH)
Lerner's - Lerner Shops of Ga Inc
L-FCo - Lieble-Florsheim Co (Cincinnati, OH)
LFD - Liden Fire Department
LG - Lyndon Grove (Augusta, GA)
LH - Lincoln Heights (Cincinnati, OH)
LH - Lincolnia Hills (Alexandria, VA)
LibrCong - Library of Congress
lieut - lieutenant
Light & Power - Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power Co (Cheyenne, WY)
lino - linotype (El Paso, TX)
lm fxr - loom fixer
LM - Lake Manawa (Council Bluffs, IA)
Loc - Lockland (Cincinnati, OH)
L-O-F - Libbey-Owens-Ford Co (Charleston, WV)
Longmt - Longmont (Boulder, CO)
LP - Lincoln Park (Dearborn, MI; Down River, MI)
L-PDA - Lewis Pacific Dairymen's Assn (Centralia & Chehalis, WA)
LT - Lumpkin Terrace (Columbus & Phenix City, GA)
LV - Lehigh Valley (Allentown, PA)
Lville - Louisville (Boulder, CO)
LVRR - Lehigh Valley Railroad
LV Transit Co - Lehigh Valley Transit Co (Allentown, PA)
lwy - lawyer
 
M - Margate (Atlantic City, NJ)
M - Martinez (Augusta, GA)
M - Melvindale (Dearborn, MI; Down River, MI)
M - Merchantville (Camden, NJ)
M - Moline (Davenport, IA)
MK, M-K Co - Morrison-Knudsen Co.
M-K-T, M-K-TRR - Missouri-Kansas-Texas RR Co of Texas (Austin, TX; El Paso, TX)
mach - machine, machinery, machinist (El Paso, TX)
Mack's - Mack Manufacturing Corp.
Mad - Madeira (Cincinnati, OH)
Mar - Mariemont (Cincinnati, OH)
Marine Sub Depot - U.S. Gov't Marine Corps, Depot of Supplies
Mass - Massachusetts
MBCo - Morrison Bros. Co. (Dubuque, IA)
MBH&AAssn - Mutual Benefit Health& Accident Association (Council Bluffs, IA)
McCalls - McCall Corp (Dayton, OH)
Mc Crory's - J G Mc Crory Co (Columbia, SC)
McCrory-McLellan - McCroty - McLellan Stores Corp
mcht - merchant (El Paso, TX)
M'chville - Mechanicville (Albany, NY)
M County - Muscogee County (Columbus & Phenix City, GA)
McLellan's - McLellan 5c to $1,00 Stores (Augusta, GA)
MCRR - Michigan Central Railroad (Down River, MI)
mdse - merchandise (El Paso, TX)
MDU - Montana Dakota Utilities Company (Deadwood, SD)
mech - mechanic, mechanical
med - medical
Medco - Medford Co-operative (Ashland, OR)
Mem - Memorial (Augusta, GA)
Merry Bros - Merry Bros Brick & Tile Co (Augusta, GA)
MESC - Michigan Employment Security Commission (Detroit, MI)
mess - messenger (El Paso, TX)
Met Life - Metropolitan Life Insurance Co (Columbus & Phenix City, GA)
mfg - manufacturing (El Paso, TX)
mfr - manufacturer (El Paso, TX)
mgr - manager (El Paso, TX)
MH - Magnolia Heights (Augusta, GA)
Mico - Mutual Ice Co.
Mil - Milford (Cincinnati, OH)
Milwaukee RR - Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul & Pacific Railroad (Centralia & Chehalis, WA)
Minn - Minnesota (Duluth, MN)
MK - Morrison-Knudson (Cheyenne, WY)
mkr - maker (El Paso, TX)
mkt - market (El Paso, TX)
MKT - Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Co (Chanute, KS)
M-M CENTRAL DIV - Martin-Marietta Aggregates Central Division (Cedar Rapids, IA)
MO - Mobil Oil
Mo - Montgomery (Cincinnati, OH)
mono - monotype (El Paso, TX)
Montgy Ward - Montgomery Ward & Co (Columbus & Phenix City, GA)
Mo-Pac - Missouri Pacific Lines (Corpus Christi, TX)
MP - Madison Place (Cincinnati, OH)
MP - Morgan Park (Duluth, MN)
MP - Myrtle Point (Coos Bay & North Bend, OR)
MPLines - Missouri Pacific Lines
Mpls Mol - Minneapolis Moline (Davenport, IA)
MR - Mounted Route (Augusta, GA; Columbus & Phenix City, GA)
M&StLRy, M&ST L RY - Minneapolis & St Lois Railway Co (Des Moines, IA)
MStP&SSM or Soo Line - Minneapolis, St Paul & Sault Ste Marie Railway (Duluth, MN)
MST & T Co - Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Co.
MtH - Mt Healthy (Cincinnati, OH)
mtn - mountain
Mt R - Mt Rainier (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
mtrmn - motorman (El Paso, TX)
MtWash - Mt Washington (Cincinnati, OH)
MV Hosp - Miami Valley Hospital (Dayton, OH)
Mville rd - Milledgeville rd (Augusta, GA)
MWA (RI) - Modern Woodmen of America (Davenport, IA)
MWCo - Montgomery Ward Co.
 
n - near
N - Newtown (Cincinnati, OH)
N, n - North (El Paso, TX)
N - Nellieville (Augusta, GA)
N&WRy - Norfolk & Western Railway (Cincinnati, OH)
NA - North Augusta (Augusta, GA)
NA - New Alexandria (Alexandria, VA)
NA - North Albany (Albany, NY)
NAFEC - National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center (Atlantic City, NJ)
NAS - Navail Air Station (Corpus Christi, TX)
Nat - National
NavalOrd - Naval Ordnance Plant
NB - North Bend (Cincinnati, OH)
NB - North Bend (Coos Bay & North Bend, OR)
NB - North Brentwood (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
Nbk - Northbrook (Cincinnait, OH)
NBS - National Bureau of Standards
NC - North Cheyenne - (Cheyenne WY)
NC&StL - Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railroad Co.
NCH - North College Hill (Cincinnati, OH)
NCR - The National Cash Register Co. (Dayton, OH)
NC Co - Northern Commercial Co.
ND - New Duluth (Duluth, MN)
ne - northeast (El Paso, TX)
Newberry's - J J Newberry Co (Charles Town, WV)
NF - North Fairlington (Alexandria, VA)
NLRB - National Labor Relations Board (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
NMPC - Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.
NNC - Northwest Nazarene College (Caldwell, ID)
NNRR - Nevada Northern Railway Co. (Ely, NV)
Nor - Norwood (Cincinnati, OH)
NPC - Newspaper Printing Corp. (El Paso, TX)
NPRy - Northern Pacific Railroad Co (Centralia & Chehalis, WA; Duluth, MN)
nr - near (El Paso, TX)
ns - north side (El Paso, TX)
Nville - Nellieville (Augusta, GA)
nw - northwest (El Paso, TX)
NW - Northwest (Deadwood, SD)
NW - Hanna - North Western-Hanna Fuel Co. (Duluth, MN)
NWDTCo - Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. (Dubuque, IA)
NWOA - Northwest Orient Airlines
NY - New York City, New York Central (Albany, NY)
NYA - National Youth Administration (Camden, NJ)
NYCSys - New York Central System (Champaign/Urbana City, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Dearborn, MI; Detroit, MI)
Nyd - Navy Yard (Alexandria, VA)
NYP&L - New York Power & Light Corp.
NYC Sys - New York Central System (Dayton, OH)
NYS - New York Ship Yards (Camden, NJ)
NYS - New York State
NYSDofA&M - New York State Dept of Agriculture & Markets
NYSDA&C - New York State Dept of Audit & Control
NYSDofH - New York State Dept of Health
NYSDofL - New York State Dept of Labor
NYSDPW - New York State Dept of Public Works
NYSMVB - New York State Motor Vehicle Bureau
NYSPSC - New York State Public Service Commission
NYSDT&F - NYS Dept of Taxation & Finanace
NYSTMT Bur - NYS Truck Mileage Tax Bureau
NYT, NYTCo - New York Telephone Co.
 
O - Oaklyn (Camden, NJ)
OB&E - Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co.
OIM - Oliver Iron Mining Co. (Duluth, MN)
Om - Omaha (Council Bluffs, IA)
ONG - Oklahoma Natural Gas Co.
opp - opposite (El Paso, TX)
opr - operator (El Paso, TX)
OPW - Ohio Pattern Works Division of Dover Corp (Cincinnati, OH)
ORC - Order of Railway Conductors (Cedar Rapids, IA)
ORC&B - Order of Railway Conductors & Brakemen (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Ore Met - Oregon Metallurgical Corp.
OSC - Oregon State College (Corvallis, OR)
OSES - Ohio State Employment Service (Cincinnati/Dayton, OH)
OSU - Oregon State Univ (Corvallis, OR)
OTAC - Ordnance Tank Automotive Center (Detroit, MI)
OV - Olympia Village (Columbia, SC)
OV - Orchard Valley - (Cheyenne WY)
OWC - Ordnance Weapons Command (Davenport, IA)
 
p - page (El Paso, TX)
P - Phoenix (Ashland, OR)
P - Pirtleville (Douglas, AZ)
P - Powers (Coos Bay & North Bend, OR)
P - Proctor (Duluth, MN)
P&E Ry - Peoria & Eastern Railway (Champaign/Urbana City, IL)
P&G - Proctor & Gamble Co (Cincinnati, OH)
P&RC&ICo - Philadelphia & Reading Cola & Iron Co. (Duluth, MN)
P&SF - Panhandle & Santa Fe Railway (Amarillo, TX; El Paso, TX)
Pac Mills - Pacific Columbia Mills (Columbia, SC)
Pac NW Bell - Pacific Northwest Bell, Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Co
PacNWBellTel - Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Co (Corvallis, OR)
Pac Tel - Pacific Telephone & Telegraph (Corvallis, OR)
paperhngr - paperhanger (El Paso, TX)
Parker's - M L Parker Co (Davenport, IA)
pass - passenger (El Paso, TX)
P C - Phenix City (Columbus & Phenix City, GA)
PCo - Pullman Co.
PD CORP - PHelps Dodge Corp. (Douglas, AZ)
P-DCPCorp - Phelps-Dodge Copper Products Corp.
pdlr - peddler
PD MERC - Phelps Dodge Mercantile (Douglas, AZ)
Peabody Apts - Geo Foster Peabody Apts (Columbus & Phenix City, GA)
Pen twp - Pennsauken township (Camden, NJ)
Penna - Pennsylvania
PennAv - Pennsylvania av (Des Moines, IA)
Penn-Central - Pennsylvania Central System (Charleston, WV)
Penney's - J C Penney's Co Inc
PEPCo, PEP Co - Potomac Electric & Power Co. (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
Petersen's - Petersen-Harned-Von Maur Inc (Davenport, IA)
Petyons - Petyon Packing Co. (El Paso, TX)
PF - Parkfairfax (Alexandria, VA)
PFE - Pacific Fruit Express Co (Caldwell, ID; Council Bluffs, IA)
PG - Presidential Gardens (Alexandria, VA)
PGC - Prince George County (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
Pgh0DM Steel, PGH DM Steel - Pittsburg-DesMoines Steel Co (Des Moines, IA)
PHA - Public Housing Administration (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Phil - Philomath (Corvallis, OR)
phone - telephone (El Paso, TX)
photog - photographer (El Paso, TX)
PHS - Public Health Service
phys - physician (El Paso, TX)
PIE - Pacific Intermountain Express (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Pilgrim H&L Ins - Pilgrim Health & Life Insurance Inc.
pk - park
pky - parkway
pl - place
Pl - Plainville (Cincinnati, OH)
PMRy - Pere Marquette Railway Co. (Detroit, MI)
PNA - Pacific Northern Airlines
pntr - painter (El Paso, TX)
PO - Post Office (El Paso, TX)
Post Exch - Fort Benning Post Exchange (Columbus & Phenix City, GA)
PP - Petroleum Products Co (Chanute, KS)
PP&L - Pacific Power & Light Co.
PP&L Co - Pennsylvania Power & Light Co (Allentown, PA)
PP&L - Pacific Power & Light Co (Ashland, OR; Astoria, OR; Corvallis, OR)
pres - president (El Paso, TX)
Price Merc - L B Price Mercantile Co (Columbia, SC)
prin - principal (El Paso, TX)
priv - private
prod - production
prof - professor
prop, propr - proprietor (El Paso, TX)
PRR - Pennsylvania Railroad (College Park/Hyattsville, MD; Dayton, OH)
PRSL - Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines
prtg - printing (El Paso, TX)
PruInsCo - Prudential Insurance Co of America
PS - public schools
PSCT - Public Service Co-Ordinated Transport
PSCorp - Public Service Corporation
PSE&GCo - Public Service Electric & Gas Co
pshr - pusher (Columbus & Phenix City, GA)
PTS - Postal Transportation Service (Duluth, MN)
Ptsbgh Glass - Pitssburgh Plate Glass Co (Columbia, SC)
pub - publisher (El Paso, TX)
PUD - Public Utilities District of Grant County, Public Utilities District No 1 of Lewis County (Centralia & Chehalis, WA)
Pville, P'ville - Pleasantville (Atlantic City, NJ)
pwr - power
 
qlr - quiller
QMC - Quartermaster Corps.
 
 
R - Riverdale (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
R - Roselle
r - residence (El Paso, TX)
RAM - Riverside Architectural Metal Co (Davenport, IA)
Rath's - Rath Packing Co (Cedar Falls, IA)
RBCo - Roshek Bros. Co. (Dubuque, IA)
RCA - Radio Corp. of America (Camden, NJ)
RC Cola - Royal Crown Cola Co (Columbus & Phenix City, GA)
rd - road (El Paso, TX)
Rdg - Reading (Cincinnati, OH)
Rdgwd - Ridgewood Acres (Cincinnati, OH)
REA - Railway Express Agency (Des Moines, IA)
Rea Exp - Rea Express (Columbia, SC)
real est - real estate
rem - removed
Rens - Rensselaer (Albany, NY)
rep - representative (El Paso, TX)
repr - repairer (El Paso, TX)
rest - restaurant
ret, retd, ret'd - retired (El Paso, TX)
Rev - Reverand (El Paso, TX)
RF&P - Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad
RFD - Roselle Fire Department
RH - Rose Hill (Alexandria, VA)
RI - Rock Island (Davenport, IA)
RI Mtr Transit - Rock Island Motor transit (Des Moines, IA)
Rike's - Rike-Kumler Co (Dayton, OH)
RMCo - Rundle Manufacturing Co (Camden, NJ)
rms - rooms (El Paso, TX)
RNA, RNA (RI) - Royal Neighbors of America (Davenport, IA)
Ro - Rossmoyne (Cincinnati, OH)
RO - Royal Oak (Down River, MI)
RP - Rensselaer Park (Cincinnati, OH)
RP - Ridgeview Park (Davenport, IA)
RP - Riverside Park (Augusta, GA)
RP - Roselle Park
RPFD - Roselle Park Fire Department
RR - railroad
RR - River Rouge (Dearborn, MI; Down River, MI)
R S - Radium Springs
rtemn - routeman (Columbia, SC)
RVIEW - Riverview (Down River, MI)
Ry - railway (El Paso, TX)
RyEx - Railway Express Agency Inc.
 
S - Sharon (Aexandria, VA)
S - Sherwood (Augusta, GA)
S - Silvia (Davenport, IA)
S,s  - South (El Paso, TX)
S - Spearfish (Deadwood, SD)
S - Springdale (Cincinnati, OH)
SA - Skyline Acres (Cincinnati, OH)
Safeway - Safeway Stores, Inc.
SAGE - Semi Automatic Ground Environment (Corvallis, OR)
SAL - Seaboard Air Line Railroad Inc (Columbia, SC; Columbus & Phenix City, GA)
Sancken's - Georgia-Carolina Dairies & Sancken's Milk & Ice Cream (Augusta, GA).
SBT&T - Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Co. (Columbia, SC; Columbus & Phenix City, GA)
SC - South Charleston (Charleston, WV)
SC Elec & Gas - South Carolina Electric & GAs
Schtdy - Schenectady
SCLRR - Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Co (Columbia, SC)
SCo - Simmons Co.
SCS - Soil Conservation Service
SD - South Dakota (Deadwood, SD)
SDM - South Des Moines (Des Moines, IA)
se - southeast (El Paso, TX)
SEARS - Sears Roebuck & Co.
sec - secretary (El Paso, TX)
sect - section
SELFCO - Southeastern Liquid Fertilizer Co.
sergt - sergeant
servt - servant (El Paso, TX)
SETCo - Standard Electric Tool Co (Cincinnati, OH)
SG - Saluda Gardens (Columbia, SC)
SGATE - Southgate (Down River, MI)
Sh - Sharonville (Cincinnati, OH)
SH - South Hills (South Charleston, WV)
Sibley Mill - Graniteville Co Sibley Div (Augusta, GA)
Sil - Silverton (Cincinnati, OH)
SL - Soap Lake
slbr - slubber
sls - sales
slshr - slasher
slsmn - salesman (El Paso, TX)
SMfgCo - Singer Mfg Co.
smshr - smasher
smstrs - seamstress (El Paso, TX)
so - southern (El Paso, TX)
SOC - Southern Oregon College (Ashland, OR)
SOCo-Shell Oil Co.
SocSecAdmn - Social Security Administration (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
solr - solicitor (El Paso, TX)
Somico - Southern Minerals Corp (Corpus Christi, TX)
Sou - Southern
SO&R - Southwestern Oil & Refining Co (Corpus Christi, TX)
SouRy, Sou Ry - Southern Railway System
SP - Sunnydale Park (Augusta, GA)
SP&S, SP&SRy Co - Spokane, Portland & Seattle Ry Co
spcl - special (El Paso, TX)
SPCo, SP Co - Southern Pacific Lines, Southern Pacific Co (Corpus Christi, TX; Corvallis, OR; Douglas, AZ; El Paso, TX)
spdr - speeder
Spen - Spenard (Anchorage, AK)
splcr - splicer (Columbus & Phenix City, GA)
SPLines, SP Lines - Southern Pacific Lines (Corpus Christi, TX)
splr - spooler
spnr - spinner
SPRR - Southern Pacific Railroad
SR Co - Standard Register Co (Dayton, OH)
SRD - Scottish Rite Dormitory (Austin, TX)
sq - square
SS - Seaside (Astoria, OR)
ss - southside (El Paso, TX)
SSP - Sunnyside Park (Augusta, GA)
Stand Oil - Standard Oil Co (Council Bluffs, IA)
st - street (El Paso, TX)
sta - station, stationary
State DA&C - NYS Dept of Audit & Control
State DA&M - NYS Dept of Agriculture & Markets
State Div of Voc Rehab - State of Dept of Health & Social Service Division (Cheyenne, WY)
State DMH - NYS Dept of Mental Hygiene
State DPW - NYS Dept of Public Works
State MVB - NYS Dept of Motor Vehicle
State DSW - NYS Dept of Social Welfare
State DT&F - NYS Dept of Taxation & Finance
State DM&NA - NYS Dept of Military & Navala Affairs
State D Ed - NYS Dept of Education
State PSC - NYS Dept of Public Service Commission
StB - St Bernard (Cincinnati, OH)
steno, stenog - stenographer (El Paso, TX)
St Pk - State Park (Columbia, SC)
sub - substitute
Sub Tr Co - Suburban Trust Co (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
SUG - Southern Union Gas Co. (El Paso, TX)
Sup - Superior (Duluth, MN)
sup - supplies (El Paso, TX)
supt - superintendent (El Paso, TX)
supv - supervisor
SV - Sierra Vista (Douglas, AZ)
SV - Sun Valley (Cheyenne, WV)
SVP - Sunnyvale Park (Augusta, GA)
sw - southwest, southwestern
SW Bell Tel - Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.
SW Gas - Southwest Gas Corp (Casa Grande, AZ)
SWGH - Southwestern General Hospital (El Paso, TX)
Swift Oil - Swift & Co Oil Mill (Augusta, GA)
Swift Spng - Swift Spinning Mills Inc (Columbus & Phenix City, GA)
swpt - sweeper
SW Pub Serv - Southwestern Public Service Co.
 
T - Talent (Ashland, OR)
T - Trenton (Down River, MI)
T&LRR - Texas & Louisiana Railroad (El Paso, TX)
T&NO, T&NORR - Texas & New Orleans Railroad (Austin, TX; El Paso, TX)
T&PRY - Texas & Pacific Railway Co. (El Paso, TX)
Tappy's - The James L Tapp Co (Columbia, SC)
TC - Trailer City (Council Bluffs, IA)
TC - Turner City (Albany, GA)
tchr - teacher (El Paso, TX)
tel - telephone (El Paso, TX)
TelCo - Cincinnati & Suburban Bell Telephone Co (Cincinnati,OH)
Tel Co - Michigan Bell Telephone Co. (Down River, MI)
TelCo - Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Co. (El Paso, TX)
TelCo - New Jersey Bell Telephone Co.
Tel Co - Ohio Bell Telephone Co (Dayton, OH)
TelCo - Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. (Coleman, TX; Corpus Christi, TX)
Tel Co, Tel Dept - City Telephone Dept (Anchorage, AK), Illinois Bell Telephone Co (Champaign/Urbana City, IL)
Tel Co - Northwestern Bell Telephone Co (Cedar Falls/Cedar Rapids/Council Bluffs/Davenport, IA; Deadwood, SD)
Tenn - Tennessee
ter - terrace
tex - textile
tex wkr - textile worker
TH - Turpin Hill (Augusta, GA)
TIMEX - United States Time Corp
tkt - ticket (El Paso, TX)
TM Ry - Texas Mexican Railway (Corpus Christi, TX)
tmstr - teamster (El Paso, TX)
TP - Terrace Park (Cincinnati, OH)
tpk - turnpike
trans - transportation
trav - traveler, traveling (El Paso, TX)
treas - treasurer (El Paso, TX)
Turner AFB - Turner Air Force Base
Turnstyle - Turnstyle Family Center (Davenport, IA)
TV - television
TWA - Trans World Airline Inc.
TWC - Texas Western College (El Paso, TX)
twstr - twister
 
U - Urbandale (Des Moines, IA)
UC Bldg - Union Central Building (Cincinnati, OH)
UCLICo, UCLI Co - Union Central Life Insurance Co (Cincinnati, OH)
UFG Co - United Fuel Gas Co (Charleston, WV)
UofC - University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
UofC - University of Colorado
UofD - University of Detroit (Dearborn, MI; Detroit, MI)
U of D - University of Dayton (Dayton, OH)
UofD - University of Dubuque (Dubuque, IA)
U of SC - University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
UGI - United Gas Improvement Co.
UNI - University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA)
univ - university
Univ of NM - University of New Mexico
UMD - University of Minnesota-Duluth Branch (Duluth, MN)
UofI - University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana City, IL)
UofT - University of Texas (Austin, TX)
UPRR - Union Pacific Railroad Co. (Detroit, MI)
UPS - United Parcel Service Inc (Cincinnati, OH)
USBLM - United States Bureau of Land Management (Ely, NV)
USBofR, USBR - U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
USC&GS - United States Coast & Geodetic Survey
U S Dept of Agri - United States Department of Agriculture
US Emp Serv - United States Employment Service
USF&G - United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co (Columbia, SC)
USICC - Unisted States Interstate Commerce Commission
USPCCo - United States Playing Card Co (Cincinnati, OH)
USPHS Hosp - United States Public Health Service Hospital (Detroit, MI)
USR - United Research Services Corp. (Douglas, AZ)
UTCo - United Traction Co.
 
V - Ventnor (Atlantic City, NJ)
VA, Vets Admn - Veterans Administration
VAD (WC) - Veterans Administration Domiciliary (Ashland, OR)
VA Hosp, VAHosp - Veterans Administration Hospital
Valley Co-Op - Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Co-Operative Inc. (Douglas, AZ)
Vancouver Ply - Vancouver Plywood Co.
V-CChem - Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co (Columbia, SC)
VEPCo - Virginia Electric & Power Co.
VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars
VH - Virginia Hills (Alexandria, VA)
Viking's - Viking Pump Div (Cedar Falls, IA)
VM - Villa May (Alexandria, VA)
VNB - Valley National Bank (Casa Grande, ZA)
v pres - vice president (El Paso, TX)
 
W - Warrenton (Astoria, OR)
W - Wellington (Alexandria, VA)
W, w - West (El Paso, TX)
W - Woodlynne (Camden, NJ)
W - Wyandotte (Dearborn, MI; Down River, MI)
W&CHosp - women's & Children's Hospital
W&S Life Ins - Western & Southern Life Insurance Co (Cincinnati, OH)
WA - West Albany (Albany, NY)
WAFB - Frances E Warren Air Force Base - (Cheyenne WY)
Wah Chang - Wah Chang Corp.
Warren Wms Homes - Warren Williams Homes (Columbus & Phenix City, GA)
Wash DC - Washington D.C. (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
Washn - Washington
WBAH - Wm Beaumont Army Hospital (El Paso, TX)
WBGH - Wm Beaumont General Hospital (El Paso, TX)
Wboro rd - Wrightsboro rd (Augusta, GA)
WC - West Columbia (Columbia, SC)
WCF&NRy - Waterloo Cedar Falls & Northern Railroad (Cedar Rapids, IA)
WDM - West Des Moines (Des Moines, IA)
WECo, WE Co - Western Electric Co (Newark)
Westm - Weestminster (Denver, CO)
Western Home - Western Home of the Evangelical United Bethren Church (Cedar Falls, IA)
WG - West Grove (Alexandria, VA)
WH - Western Hills - (Cheyenne WY)
whol - wholesale (El Paso, TX)
Wht - Wheatridge (Denver, CO)
wid - widow (El Paso, TX)
Wins H - Winslow Hills (Alexandria, VA)
wkr - worker (El Paso, TX)
wks - works (El Paso, TX)
Wloo - Waterloo, Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA)
Wloo RR - Waterloo Railroad (Cedar Falls, IA)
wndr - winder
WOak - White Oak (Cincinnati, OH)
Wo - Woodlawn (Cincinnati, OH)
WP&G - Western Power & Gas Co. (Dodge City, KS)
W-PAFB - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Dayton, OH)
WP Mfg - West Point Manufacturing Co (Division of Columbus Mfg Co) (Columbus & Phenix City, GA)
WR - Willow Run (Dearborn, MI; Down River, MI)
wrpr - warper
W-S, W-S Inc - Winthrop-Stearns Inc.
ws - west side (El Paso, TX)
WSMR - White Sands Missile Range (El Paso, TX)
WSPG - White Sands Proving Ground (El Paso, TX)
WSSC - Washington Suburban Sanitary Comn (College Park/Hyattsville, MD)
WTU CO or WTUCo - West Texas Utilities Co.
WUT, WU Teleg - Western Union Telegraph Co.
W Va - West Virginia (Charles Town, WV)
W'vliet - Watervliet (Albany, NY)
wvr - weaver
Wy, Wyo - Wyoming
 
yd - yard (El Paso, TX)
YMCA - Young Men's Christian Assn
YWCA - Young Women's Christian Assn
 
Zayre - Zayre Department Store (Columbia, SC)