Understanding the abbreviations (Here's a full page from the 1948 Cranston City Directory, page 8 image 22 "City Information") you can learn a lot about how to read the listings. I want you to click on the link above and go there and look at the list. It contains job descriptions, shortened first names, church denominations, and military affiliations. In later city directories, the name of the business the person worked for may be listed. This might not be information you have for your ancestors.
Information gleaned now can be recorded with the citation:
- Broadfoot Thomas H
- Broadfoot Dorothy S
- dry cleaner
- house at 60 Hill Top Dr.