Joe in Chicago. I didn't realize how his brother Joe might have been involved till I started plotting addresses on maps. Joe's 1917 draft registration (image below) located him in Chicago, working for Dan Herr's Teaming Company (a hauling/carting business). I was easily able to locate his home address on W. Jackson, but the teaming company was elusive. I spent time looking at old want ads for clues about its location (newspapers.com), then found a good old Chicago map where I could zoom in on the streets. It appears that over the years "St. Ann" Street was renamed "Racine." I could finally pinpoint the exact location of Dan Herr's at the intersection of St. Ann [Racine] and Madison.
Revelation. When I went to map Modie's residence in Chicago, I discovered it was practically next door to Dan Herr's Teaming Company. What???
Back to studying my timelines.
It was easy to imagine the brothers' paths crossing: Modie showing up in Chicago full of bravado from his jailbreak; Joe tracking his brother's hijinks in the news till his murder; and Joe escorting his brother's body back to St. Louis.
The mapping process allowed Modie's demise to be more deeply witnessed, more deeply mourned.
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