Re: Solved! 1st FM Station In Washington State

#342
kennewickman
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A Snapshot of the early life of Harold C. Singleton, electrical Radio Engineer.

Harold Singleton

Born: 7 , Feb 1904

Died : September 1986

Last Residence : 97034, Lake,Oswego, Clackamas, Oregon

SSN : 541-01-3758

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In 1930 his occupation was as : ELECTRICAL ENGINEER- RADIO age 26. Born Colorado.

Location in 1930 : Alameda, Alameda, California

Residence in 1930 : 2116 San Jose Avenue # 6 and they paid 45 / month in rent

Wife Roseamond, children, Richard C. and Dorothy M.

Learning his trade, no doubt. I wonder what station he worked for or put on the air down in the bay area at that time ??? KGO? Alameda is closer to Oakland?? mm?? Maybe the precursor to KFRC?

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In 1920 his occupation was , Student in grade school.

Residence : 1101 12 th street, Golden, Jefferson, Colorado

He and his sister lived with a grandmother who ran a boarding house at this address. No parents listed. I’ll bet he was pineing away listening to the few broadcast or shortwave stations on the air at that time with his cat whisker and a crystal. HI TECH , HI TECH…in 1920

And if you look at your current census form ( mine came today ) the kind of information you put on them now is barely the quality that they asked for in 1930 !! Not much has changed in terms of information to be gleened by future generations looking into genealogical history.