Just out of curiosity I’m going to revisit an image I used regarding an African American female homeowner. But she created a mental roadblock and I lost my rhythm.
This image is part of the 1933-34 property tax assessment page for part of Sq. 551, which is between R, 3rd, Q, 1st and Florida.
So the first name, actually surname, to jump out at me are the Bundys. James F. Bundy appears to own 218 & 220 R St NW (551-0841, 551-0839, old 551-0016). Delilia Bundy owned a connected alley side lot (551-0842).
Poking around on Ancestry I found a James F. Bundy married a Delilia Freeman on June 5, 1884. But there is also a James F. Bundy, married to a Delilia, with daughters named Delilia/Della and Zenobia/Zenobra, who died in December 1914 (b. Sep 1862). The dead can continue to own land. My great aunt who has been dead nearly 10 years still owns a house in SE.
So I decided to switch to Delilia, and I find her living as the widow of James Franklin Bundy in 1935 at 403 O St NW. She lived with Della L. Bundy, a music teacher. By the 1940 Census Delilia Bundy was living with her son-in-law Joseph P. Turner, a Special Officer, daughter Della Bundy Turner and an adopted 13 year old daughter Mary Ann.
As a side note, the Bundys are African American. James F. Bundy, sometimes seen as James S. Bundy was an Attorney.
Now looking at where 403 O St NW is, it is on the other side of NJ Avenue, not in Truxton Circle. But it is over by the Bundy Playground. Which is quite a co-winky-dink. Do I feel like researching the name of the Bundy School, for which the Bundy playground is named? Nope. Not at this time.
So this is getting long. I will look at another property owner whose’s surname pops up more than once for this small section of Sq. 551.