Ninety years ago in June, a group of neighbors founded the Forest Hills Citizens Association. What we know about a few of them offers glimpses of life in the neighborhood when it was new: the physicist who founded the annual Forest Hills Halloween parade, two colleagues and neighbors who had moon craters named for them, and the dentist and the florist who wound up in court over a… goose.
With stories like these, we figure there’s a gold mine to be had in the list below of FHCA’s charter members. Do you recognize any of the names? Are you a descendant or do you know any family members? Or perhaps your family has lived in Forest Hills for many years and you have stories and photos you’d like to share. We are collecting contacts and stories for an FHCA 90th anniversary special. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charter Members of the Forest Hills Citizens Association, June 1929
Allen, Clifford R. 4500 Broad Branch Road
Allen, T. Warren 2840 Chesapeake St.
Ashworth, E. H. 2911 Albemarle St.
Barr, A. Eugene 4604 30th St.
Beach, Arthur C. 4535 30th St.
Bell, Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. 2839 Allendale Place
Bell, John G. 4550 30th St.
Boykin, Mr. & Mrs. Lester E. 2825 Albemarle St.
Bryan, Mr. &. Mrs. George B. 2812 Chesterfield Place
Bryant, Dr. Emory A. 3014 Gates Road (He accused a neighbor of cruelty toward a goose.)
Carruthers, Mr. & Mrs. L.A. 4600 30th St.
Clark, Mrs. Harry H. 4518 30th St.
Corby, Mr. &. Mrs. Clarence W. 3001 Albemarle St.
Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse P. 2936 Albemarle St.
Davis, Edwin L. 4616 30th St.
Davis, Col. William R. 3020 Albemarle St.
Dickinson, Dr. and Mrs. Hobart C. 4629 30th St. (Dr. Dickinson was a physicist and the founder of the annual Forest Hills Halloween parade.)
Elliott, Richard L. 4516 30th St.
Enlows, Mr. and Mrs. H.F. 2753 Brandywine St.
Erwin, Maj. Henry P. Upton & Linnean Ave.
Esch, Mr. and Mrs. George 2908 Brandywine St.
Fisher, H. Cochran 2820 Brandywine St.
Fullinwider, Comd’r. S.P. 3017 Gates Road
Gillett, Mrs. N. C. 4630 30th St.
Hamel, Mr. & Mrs. Charles D. 2938 Albemarle St.
Haynes, J. Marvin 2830 Chesterfield Place
Johnson, Col. and Mrs. John O. 2842 Allendale Place
Kearny, Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. 2821 Chesterfield Place
Kerr, John M. 4522 30th St.
Kiess, Dr. Carl C. 2928 Brandywine St. (A crater on the moon is named for him. There’s another moon man below.)
Killeen, Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. 2800 Chesapeake St.
Libby, Mr. and Mrs. John H. 4610 30th St.
Ludewig, Joseph G. 4609 30th St. (A machinist and instrument maker who had worked with Thomas Edison)
Martin, Ethel M. 4527 30th St.
McCollum, Mr. and Mrs. J.N. 4600 30th St.
McDowell Brothers 4201 Connecticut Ave.
Meggers, Mrs. William F. 2904 Brandywine St. (Her husband was the other “moon man.”)
Mohler, Dr. and Mrs. Fred L. 2853 Brandywine St. (Dr. Mohler played a small part in the development of the atomic bomb.)
Montgomery, Mr. and Mrs. Alex 2936 Brandywine St.
Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. 3006 Albemarle St.
Moses, Arthur C. 2700 Tilden St.
Munro, Dana G. 3005 Albemarle St.
O’Brien, Col. and Mrs. Arthur Broad Branch Road
O’Neal, Nelson B. 3011 Albemarle St.
Patrick, Maj. Gen. and Mrs. Mason M. 3010 Albemarle St.
Potter, Edward C. 2745 Brandywine St.
Proctor, James M. 4615 Linnean Ave.
Rappaport, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel S. 4614 30th St.
Rideout, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. 2930 Brandywine St.
Ritter, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert P. 2757 Brandywine St.
Robinson, Willis B. 3039 Albemarle St.
Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. Adam P. 2940 Brandywine St.
Sanders, Joseph 2612 Tilden St.
Sandoz, Com’dr. F.L. Gates and Grant Roads
Sherley, Hon. Swagar 2600 Upton St.
Stimson, Mrs. Harold F. 2920 Brandywine St. (A physicist – and a stay-at-home mom)
Sullivan, Dr. M.X. 4536 29th St.
Van Devanter, Mr. and Mrs. W.B. 2801 Chesterfield Place
Vest, George B. 3015 Albemarle St.
Vorkoeper, John F. W. 2965 Brandywine St.
Waldman, Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand 2730 Chesapeake St.
Waller, James W. 2899 Audubon Terrace
Ward, Mrs. R. N. 2839 Allendale Place
Wells, Joseph 4536 28th St.
Wenner, Dr. Frank 3100 Connecticut Ave.
White, George W. 2800 Upton St.
Willard, Henry A. Tilden & Linnean Ave.
Willett, Mr. and Mrs. Allan H. 2910 Brandywine St.
Willson, Mrs. Prentiss 2940 Albemarle St.
Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert S. 2909 Brandywine St.
Worch, Hugo 3000 Albemarle St.
Wright, Mrs. Clarence D. 4620 30th St. (We have her to thank for our schools and playground.)
Zelinski, John A. 4451 29th St.