Thomas Hennessey and Joseph T. Dupont are listed in the 1912 Adams City Directory as wholesale liquor dealers at 80 Summer St. They are not listed in 1910, so this should give you an idea of age. I imagine Prohibition shut them down.
Wow - thank you very much for providing that information. How were you able to find that information online? I had tried to look at the Maxxachusetts Ciry Directories but they weren't online and it was referencing microfiche reels and I wasn't headed to the Boston library or document repository.
There is but it is not free. Ancestry.com is a treasure trove of information and well worth the money (for me at least, as I love to research stuff like this). That is where this information came from.
You folks may want to use your local library for info. All I needed was a library card and now able to do some online research for free. HeritageQuest on line has city directories and census reports from just about every city in the country.
Provides access to U.S. Census records from 1790 to 1940, full text of local and family history books, PERSI, Revolutionary War Pension & Bounty-Land Warrant applications, and Freedman's Bank records.
This is absolutely an amazing resource. I bet if printing technology had remained the same, and graphic design technology had remained the same, and the Internet had not arrived (essentially, if time...