Shoe Factory History?
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BrocktonGirl

UK

#1 Feb 11, 2007
Hi there,

I'm trying to find some old history of Brockton and I am trying to find the name of the old Factory on Rutland Square. I know when I was growing up back in the 60's that it was some type of leather shoe factory and i'm trying to find out the name of the place.

does anyone know?

thanks
MKM

Brockton, MA

#2 Feb 11, 2007
Hi BrocktonGirl
I'm not sure but it may be the Keith Shoe factory. That's the only one I know of that was in Rutland Square. A few of the other shoe factories have been converted to condos. in the Campello area and I'm sure quite a few are gone. Hope this helps.
BrocktonGirl

UK

#3 Feb 12, 2007
thank you for the fast response. I'll do some more research and see what I can find. I'm glad that I have a name now to search for.

thanks again.

If anyone else knows of where I can find some more info it would be much appreciated.
MKM

Brockton, MA

#4 Feb 12, 2007
Your Welcome. There are sights that carry information on the Keith Family. I know there was a Mayor Keith at the time of the Grover Shoe Factory explosion of 1905 that killed 58 people. There was a boiler explosion that razed the building. Check out rootsweb.com and you'll most likely find info. on the Keiths. I think the name may be George Keith Shoe Factory but don't quote me. Also, keep in mind when searching for old info. that Brockton was once North Bridgewater but that is only if you go way back. Hope this helps. Good luck.
BrocktonGirl

UK

#5 Feb 12, 2007
HI MKM

you have been a wonderful help. Much appreciated. I was born and raised in Brockton in the Campello area and I'm writing a history of my life to be put with my family tree belongings and I am trying to remember names of places that were a part of my life.

I no longer live in Brockton so trying to use the Internet fo what I need. So many wonderful memories.

Its really sad too about Stanley Bauman death. I admired his work and I hope that the city will dedicate something in his honor. It would be nice to see a book of his photos put together. I know that I would be one of the first to buy it.

thanks again
MKM

Brockton, MA

#6 Feb 12, 2007
Hi Brocktongirl
I'm always more than happy to help you out. If you have anymore questions about Brockton there is a web site that is called inbrockton.com The members are made up of many residents who were born in the city. If you have anymore questions feel free to visit the site. Anyone can be a member and the people who visit the forum do so on a daily basis so it wouldn't take long to get answers to your questions if you have any others. They're very knowledgeable. I've lived in the city for 26 years so there's still a lot I don't know but I'm glad I could be of help.
Yes Stanley Bauman will be missed. I'm sure at some point a book of his photos will be for sale.
He was so talented. Take care Brocktongirl!!
MKM

Brockton, MA

#8 Feb 12, 2007
No, not at all. But good try. :)
Barbara

AOL

#9 Apr 22, 2007
I'm looking for info on Alfred McIntyre once owned shoe factory,did many things for children in Brockton at xmass in Brockton center
Barbara

AOL

#10 Apr 22, 2007
I'm looking for any info.on Alfred McIntyre who onc ownedShoe factoy in Brockton and did many good for the children at xmass at Brockton center

MKM

Since: Apr 07

Brockton, MA

#11 Apr 23, 2007
Have you tried the Brockton Shoe Museum on the web?
Sherry

Brockton, MA

#12 Apr 28, 2007
What year did Mr. McIntyre own his factory?
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West Des Moines, IA

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West Des Moines, IA

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sherry

Brockton, MA

#15 May 4, 2007
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Tim

Brockton, MA

#16 May 4, 2007
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Scott Linden

Diamond Bar, CA

#17 May 12, 2007
My great Grand Father was R.B. Grover, a Union Captain who after the war owned Emerson Shoe, as I understand it, the factory that was the sight of the Brockton explosion of 1905. I'm looking for help on more history? Did they then move to Lynn and open Grover Shoes there?
NEVER was the boiler disaster ever mentioned by my Grandmother. I found it on the web a year ago ...
Thanks,
Scott Linden
Susan

AOL

#18 May 27, 2007
Hi we are in need of help....We are looking for help in finding our father. He was married at the time of our mothers affair....He was a sperm donar for both of us, we are 10mths apart and told he owned and operated either a clothing facotry or a shoe factory back in the late 50's. He was married with three children one boy and two daughters. He owned a sailboat. Thou my mather kept me they gave up my sister for adoption the younger of the two. The father did pay child support for the older one. My sister and I have met for the first time recently after finding out about each other accidently. we are both entering our 50's and would like to really solve this mystery so any help would be highly appreciated. We have hit so many dead ends
I can be reached at [email protected] if anyone has anything they think might help. My younger sister has been diagnosed with cancer and would really like to put a mystery to bed and solve this before anything happens.....Thank you one and all who can give us a lead....
We were told that our father inherited this factory when his father died, and that he had two older or younger sisters and that the factory was in the Legion Parkway.....
Tony

Brockton, MA

#19 May 27, 2007
Scott Linden wrote:
My great Grand Father was R.B. Grover, a Union Captain who after the war owned Emerson Shoe, as I understand it, the factory that was the sight of the Brockton explosion of 1905. I'm looking for help on more history? Did they then move to Lynn and open Grover Shoes there?
NEVER was the boiler disaster ever mentioned by my Grandmother. I found it on the web a year ago ...
Thanks,
Scott Linden
Googled it and found:
Mar 20, 1905 - Brockton - MA - Brockton Shoe, Grover Factory - Building explosion (boiler) with fire, fire spread to other company buildings and neighborhood dwellings completely destroying many structures - Over 50 killed
Tony

Brockton, MA

#20 May 27, 2007
Susan

AOL

#21 May 30, 2007
Does anyone have any history on Campell SHoe in BRockton. Owners name or anything as far as history goes...

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