Philip A. Payton Jr., February 27, 1876 – August, 1917, was an African American real estate entrepreneur, known as the “Father of Harlem”, due to his work renting properties in the Harlem, New York to African Americans.
The Marion A. Daniels and Sons Funeral Home, with three contiguous townhouses was located at 164 West 136th Street in Harlem, NY.
It may not seem so to outsiders, but New York City is really a collection of small towns with residents and businesses connected in the most surprising ways. Just ask David Daniels.
John E. (Jack) Nail, 1883 – 1947, was born in New London, Connecticut, and was a successful Harlem, New York realtor.
Egbert Austin “Bert” Williams (November 12, 1874 – March 4, 1922) was one of the preeminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time. “(Bert Williams was)…central to the development of a global black modernism centered in Harlem’s Renaissance.”