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What does the Capital B stand for? (US Directories)

What does the Capital B stand for? (US Directories)

Posted: 6 Jul 2012 6:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Jul 2012 10:47PM GMT
Surnames: Ivey
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Ivey, Ralph steelwkr h3642 Williams (B)

Re: What does the Capital B stand for? (US Directories)

Posted: 12 Jul 2012 7:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Jul 2012 7:29PM GMT
It probably means basement.

Then again, given the times, maybe it meant Black???

I checked the abbreviations page, but it was not listed....

Got it! -- B = Brighton -- an area of Bessemer, Alabama. The abbreviation was listed in the 1938 directory.

Re: What does the Capital B stand for? (US Directories)

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 12:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks...that makes sense
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