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Emily Kemp Auble

The Charles Auble Home in San Diego — Post 559 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

An Auble cousin gifted me with a photograph album of her family several years ago which included quite a few photos of my grandmother, Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer and her parents, Charles and Georgianna (Kemp) Auble.


Included in the photo album was this intriguing photo:

This house where my great-grandparents, Charles and Georgianna (Kemp) Auble, and my grandmother, Emily Kemp Auble, resided in in the 1911 to 1916 time frame was at 767 14th Street in San Diego (known from city directory listings), on the southeast corner of F Street and 14th (east side of 14th).  There are two signs visible:

*  Free-standing on the right side of the house:  “Painting, Decorating.”

*  To the right of the window on the bottom floor:  “Furniture Shop;  ?????? ; Signs”

Charles Auble (1849-1916) was a painter – probably not an artist, but a painter of signs, buildings, furniture, etc.  He was a member of the local Painter’s Union.  Charles died on 23 March 1916 in his home after falling down stairs and rupturing his gall bladder.  

The house is no longer there.  My grandmother, Emily, was a teenager in this house from 1911 to 1916, and attended San Diego High School just six blocks to the north. After her father died, she and her mother moved to apartments nearby and Georgianna went to work to support theirselves.

The Charles Auble family came to San Diego in about 1911.  The photograph was probably taken in the 1915-1916 time period when the Pentecosts visited the Aubles in San Diego. .  

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