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A. Hicks, 31 Linden Street
J. & Ida B. Gorsey
Roy A. Hicks, who lived on Linden Street, built three houses on
the west side of Somerset Road in 1927 (#s 14, 18, and 24).
Road was the home initially of Samuel and Ida Gorsey. Samuel Gorsey
(1897-1992) was an accountant. Born in England -- his parents were
born in Russia -- he came to the U.S. in 1905. Ida Gorsey, whose
parents had come to the U.S. from Austria, was born c1902. They
had a son, Charles. The Gorseys were listed at this address in the
Street List from 1929 to 1933.
U.S. Census listed the residents as: Samuel J. Gorsey, 32, accountant,
born England; Ida B. Gorsey, 28; Charles B. Gorsey, 6; and Hannah
Maguire, 22, maid. The house was valued at $16,000.
residents of this house were Sadie and Leo Flax, listed here from
1934 to 1938. Leo Flax (1901-1974) was a merchant. (In 1930, he
was in the floor covering business, although it is not clear if
that was still the case when he lived on Somerset.) He and his wife
Sadie (1904-2000) moved to Newton after living in Brookline.
residents in the period covered by this survey were Paul and Jeanne
S. Lerman, who moved here from Fuller Street. Paul Lerman (1892-1987)
was a superintendent at a shoe factory. He and his wife Jeanne [or
Jeannette] (1897-1999) had two sons.