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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Those Places Thursday: 713 Loucks Ave., Peoria, Illinois

In 1941, my maternal grandfather's brother James Jorgen "Jim" Boe lived in Peoria, Illinois and worked as a floorman for Kresge. His future wife, Laverne "Lee" Grimm, worked as a saleswoman for Kresge. She lived at 713 Loucks Ave., Peoria with her widowed mother Lydia and many of her siblings. The Grimm family had moved to the house fairly recently (they lived at 117 E. Armstrong Ave., Peoria in 1940). Lee lived there until her marriage to Jim in September 1942. Lydia continued to live at 713 Loucks Ave. for at least ten more years.

Polk's Peoria City Directory, 1941. Available from U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.

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