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Elaine

Worcester, MA

#22 Jun 20, 2007
I am looking for information re a shoe factory owned by my Great Uncle, Charles Counelis from the early 1900s until his death in 1932(?).
He was married twice and had one son, Phillip or Philip.
I did find a reference to a legal proceeding between Counelis and Counelis in 1944. That may be his first and second wives over the settlement of his estate. I think I remember some talk about issues.
Chris Counelis

Brockton, MA

#23 Jul 14, 2007
Elaine,
You are referencing my grandfather Charles Counelis. He actually has another son Charles, my father. He died while my grandmother was pregnant with my dad. We are still in Brockton and in the book. I have information about that court case too.
email me
Counelis@aol.com
Paul

Gilbertville, MA

#24 Apr 1, 2008
I live right next to the factory on Rutland Sq. It was not the keith factory... those were across Main Street... my friend just bought the old kieth corporate office building (it was 6 floors).

Paul@ZigourasRacing.com
BrocktonGirl wrote:
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
SRC

Franklin, MA

#25 May 4, 2008
I grew up across the street from the factory, it was in fact the "Preston B. Keith Shoe Company"
It is printed in the book...
"American Trade Index"
By National Association
of Manufacturers
Published 1906
you can read it here..

http://books.google.com/books...

The Preston B. Keith Company is listed on page 120
Hope this helps.
lconalis

Austria

#26 Jan 9, 2009
Hi, I'm Philip's daughter and Chris' cousin, I don't know much about the factory or the court case but I'm thrilled with the idea of more family!
lconalis

Austria

#27 Jan 9, 2009
Hi Elaine, I'm Philip's daughter and Chris' cousin, I don't know much about the factory or the court case but I'm thrilled with the idea of more family!
lconalis

Austria

#28 Jan 9, 2009
obviously don't know too much about posting....
Charles Clark

Pompano Beach, FL

#29 Nov 26, 2009
BrocktonGirl wrote:
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
I live in Florida and I collect antique items . I found a wooden box that was used to ship shoes. The name on the box is The Emerson Shoe written in old script dating it to the late 1800's. This was bought by R.B. Grove. This might be the name of the shoe company.
Charles Clark

Pompano Beach, FL

#30 Nov 26, 2009
MKM wrote:
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.
I live in Florida and I collect antique items . I found a wooden box that was used to ship shoes. The name on the box is The Emerson Shoe written in old script dating it to the late 1800's. This was bought by R.B. Grove. This might be the name of the shoe company.
W Emerson

Randolph, MA

#31 May 16, 2010
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
There is a wikipedia page now http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grover_Shoe_Fact... with some good info.
RB Grover owned the factory building, but my great grandfather's cousin, Charles Oliver Emerson owned the Emerson Shoe Company. After the disaster The Grover factory went out of business right after the explosion in 1905, but the Emerson Shoe company moved its operations to Rockland MA. Then after C.O. Emerson died in 1926 (I think) the company moved to Maine, eventually going out of business during the Great Depression.
day1

Brockton, MA

#32 May 22, 2010
BrocktonGirl wrote:
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
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Roger Pare

Washington, DC

#33 Nov 4, 2010
I live in Rockland MA in the Emerson Shoe lofts... When i first took a look at living at this apartment building, i asked when the building was built (because they have all the old, cool looking vintage beams from the original frame work) and they said it used to be a shoe company (obviously) built back in the early 1800's. Ive also read that Rockland had about 6 different shoe companies and they all made most of the shoes/boots worn by the Union soldiers in the Civil War!
Margaret

AOL

#34 Mar 16, 2011
My relatives once worked at the Commonwealth Leather Goods company in Brocton. Looking for a little history of that factory but can't find that name of company.
Nancy

Halifax, MA

#35 Mar 27, 2011
Looking to find out what street, exactly where was Grover Shoe factory located in Campello, Brockton MA.
Gale

Canton, MA

#36 Apr 28, 2011
Nancy wrote:
Looking to find out what street, exactly where was Grover Shoe factory located in Campello, Brockton MA.
The Grover Shoe Factory was on the corner of Calmar and Main St.
From Brockton

Ewa Beach, HI

#37 Apr 28, 2011
Susan wrote:
Does anyone have any history on Campell SHoe in BRockton. Owners name or anything as far as history goes...
In the late fifites I used to see the Shoe Factory as we entered Brockton, coming from Halifax, I think it's the one you are asking about. All the windows were broken out, but it seemed like it was the largest building in Brockton.
Laura

Tyrone, PA

#39 Feb 8, 2012
I am trying to research the history of an Emerson Shoe 50th anniversary coin or rather token. I have found images but now details on this item. Can someone please help?
kristine

Brockton, MA

#40 Jan 28, 2013
I too grew up in Brockton, the Campello area. Small world. What street did you grow up on??? I am online trying to find out information on the Ray shoe company in Brockton. Anyone know of this company?
BrocktonGirl wrote:
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
Tayler

Houston, TX

#41 Mar 26, 2013
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
Hi I am doing a research paper and was interested to know if you found out any more information about your great grand father. Thank you

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