Florence Alker was the widow of Alphonse H. Alker. Her father was James E. Ward, the founder of the Ward Line of steamships. The Alker summer estate, Idlewilde, was in Great Neck, Long Island.
The stories behind the buildings, statues and other points of interest that make Manhattan fascinating.
A First Rate Female Cook, well acquainted with her business, for a small private family. Also, a Black Boy of about sixteen years old, at 152 Eleventh street.
During one of the halts in the parade, Mayor Hyland had a brief chat. This was when the column neared 152 West Eleventh street, the home of ex-Lieut. Thomas Cox[e], a retired policeman, who several years ago was a member of the Mayor's bodyguard. While the column stood at ease, the Mayor, Lieut. Quinn and Sinnott approached the house and were introduced to the members of the ex-policeman's family.
The only products, until within a year ago, were store-ware and glazed earthen-ware. At that time the demand by decorators for terra-cotta in the choicest antique forms led the firm to add it to their list of productions. The experiment was successful. The paste is fine and well worked.