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Medford Business Directory 1915-16

The many discontinuities from year to year suggest that listing in this directory was by subscription; don't assume that a business' absence from this listing is necessarily evidence of its absence from Medford.


MEDFORD. Jackson County. Population 10,500. Settled in 1884, incorporated as a city in [1885], located in the Rogue River Valley on Bear Creek and Southern Pacific railway, 328 miles south of Portland, 5 east of Jacksonville, county seat. It is the commercial center of Jackson County. The city is well built and possesses the appearance of a metropolitan center. It has asphalt-paved streets, cement sidewalks, sewers. All religious denominations are represented. It has 4 banks, 2 daily and weekly newspapers, splendid schools, water works, electric light and power plant, large hotels and stores. Fertile lands adjacent and extensive quartz and placer mines in vicinity. Ships fruit, livestock. Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co., Independent Telephone Co.

Charles A. Adams, express
M. M. Ahrens Co., M. M. Ahrens, manager, ladies' furnishings
Benton Akins & Co. (A. A. Akins, C. L. Benton), dry goods
Grant Allder, real estate
Albert E. Anderson, civil engineer
Jasper B. Andrews, broker
Andrus & Klippel (D. R. Andrus, Jacob Klippel), real estate
J. Walter Antle, electrician
B & C Cash Store (G. T. Foyes), grocers
George F. Bacon, grocer

Martin C. Barber, physician

Joseph C. Barnes, real estate
Frank W. Bartlett, taxidermist
Henry C. Behling, shoes
Bennett Investment Co. (A. O. Bennett), real estate
Noah S. Bennett, nurseryman
Robert L. Bennett, paints, etc.
Big Pine Lumber Co., R. M. Cross, president; Gus Newbury, secretary
Edward H. Binns, meats
Oliver C. Boggs, lawyer
Newton W. Borden, lawyer
Brandon & Whitney (F. S. Brandon, R. J. Whitney), men's furnishings
Elgin F. Bratney, insurance
John T. Broadley, florist
Joseph C. Brown, real estate
Lewis B. Brown, grain
William I. Brown, grocer
Brownlee & Lindley (John Brownlee, G. F. Lindley), grocers
Richard H. Bullock, collections agent
Louis Bundy, dentist
Frank T. Burgess, insurance
Charles S. Butterfield, grocer
George Butz, architect
California-Oregon Power Co., H. L. Walther, general superintendent
James Campbell, loans
Campbell & Nye (W. N. Campbell, S. A. Nye), real estate
Hamill A. Canaday, lawyer
William J. Canton, lawyer
William R. Canton, mining engineer
Carkin & Taylor (J. H. Carkin, G. O. Taylor), lawyers
Carlow & Carlow (F. G. and E. M.), osteopaths
John R. Carpenter, grocer
Charles A. Chapman, real estate
Pontus W. Chilgren, cement contractor
Spencer Childers, brick contractor
Robert W. Clancy, physician
Frank D. Clark, real estate
Grant Coleman, cigar manufacturer
Colvig & Roberts (W. M. Colvig, G. M. Roberts), lawyers
Robert J. Conroy, physician
Van E. Conser, grocer
Otto M. Cornitus, real estate
Crater Lake Motor Car Co., E. N. Bunce, manager
William S. Crowell, lawyer
Cudahy Packing Co., G. D. Hoffman, manager
Cummings, Tee & McKissick (F. N. Cummings, A. S. Tee, Stuart McKissick), surveyors
H. Milton Daley, investment broker
T. E. Daniels, clothing
Llewellyn J. Davies, garage
Andrew F. Davis, express
Davis & Miller (E. B. Davis, A. H. Miller), book and stationery
Artemus W. Deane, dentist
Hugh L. DeArmond , lawyer
William C. Debley, piano tuner
Charles M. Delin, railroad contractor
W. Dennis & Son, E. M. McKeany, agent
F. K. Deuel & Co., F. K. Deuel, manager, department store
Diamond Bros. (J. W. and F. E.), jewelers
Jay W. Diamond, drugs
Jesse F. Donnell, grocer
Dow Hospital (M. M. Dow)
Lydia S. Dow, osteopath
McMorris M. Dow, osteopath
George F. Dyer, auto repair
Eads Fuel Co. (C. E. and G. H. Eads)
Eads Transfer & Storage Co. (E. E. Eads, C. R. Boyd)
Eagle Drug Co.
Chauncey L. Earsley, grocer
East Side Wood Yard (Gust Faske)
Eden Valley Nursery (N. S. Bennett)
Elmer D. Elwood, optician
J. J. Emmens, physician
Evans Printing Plant (R. D. and C. B. Evans)
William H. Everhard, physician
Ewing's Gun Store, R. L. Ewing, manager
Farmers & Fruit Growers Bank, Delroy Getchell, president; L. L. Jacobs, cashier
Delbert G. Fehl, real estate
FIRST NATIONAL BANK (Capital $100,000, Surplus and Undivided Profits $65,000), F. K. Deuel, President; Charles M. English, Vice-President; M. L. Alford, Cashier; Oris Crawford, Assistant Cashier
Harry E. Foster, city engineer
Fouts & Co. (O. R. and E. J. Fouts, John Brownlee), grocers
Edward H. French, physician
Gaddis & Dixon (E. C. Gaddis, H. G. Volney), manufacturers' agents
Garnett Corey Hardware Co., H. C. Garnett, president-manager
C. E. Gates, autos
Merle E. Gault, grocer
Gaunyaw & Bostwick (R. E. Gaunyaw, J. E. Bostwick), livery
Judson G. Goble, optician
Gold Ray Granite Co., C. R. Ray, president-manager
Gold Ray Realty Co. (C. R. Ray)
Hale's Piano House, J. F. Hale, president-manager
Hall Taxi Co. (Court and Seely Hall), garage
William M. Hall, wood
Hall & Rickley (M. D. Hall, E. E. Rickley), china and glass
Chub A. Hamlin, meats
Percival H. Hargrave, physician
Robert H. Harrison, surveyor
Leon B. Haskins, drugs
Thomas H. E. Hathaway, real estate
Alvin R. Hedges, chiropractor
Mrs. L. E. Hedges, chiropractor
Herman Bros. (C. H. and M. M.), harnessmakers
John L. Hill, physician
Robert A. Holmes, insurance
William M. Holmes, real estate and loans
John A. Honey, insurance
Charles D. Hoon, real estate
Hotel Moore, Emil Mohr, manager
Hotel Nash (Bell & Sheridan)
J. S. Howard Engineering Co. (J. S. Howard, C. F. Rhodes), civil engineers
Warner W. Howard, osteopath
Hubbard Bros. (Fort and A. C.)
William H. Humphrey, real estate
Hutchison & Lumsden (C. I. Hutchison, H. U. Lumsden), dry goods
Jackson County Abstract Co., W. C. Allaway, manager
Jackson County Bank, W. I. Vawter, president; C. W. McDonald, cashier
Jackson County Bar Association, W. P. Mealey, secretary-treasurer
Jackson County Building & Loan Association, Bert Anderson, president; O. C. Boggs, secretary
Jackson County Fair Association, S. I. Brown, secretary
Jackson County Realty Co., H. M. Coss, manager
Jacksonville Brick & Tile Co., Joseph Williams, manager
Frank E. Jenkins, machinist
Carl Jeschke, jeweler
James M. Keene, dentist
Edward E. Kelly, lawyer
Corsa M. Kidd, shoes
George F. King, timber lands
B. H. Kirby, insurance
Emil Kirchgessner, physician
Korinek Veterinary Remedy Co., I. J. Dodge, secretary
C. P. Kribs & Co. (C. P. and C. C.), grocers
George J. Kunzman Printing Co. (G. J. Kunzman)
Latta & Hopkins (H. A. Latta, J. E. Hopkins), nurserymen
John F. Lawrence, jeweler
Orrin H. Lawrence, lawyer
Mrs. H. L. Leach, corsetiere
Ernest W. Liljegran, assayer
Ralph H. Lincoln, lawyer
Mrs. M. S. Lockwood, chiropractor
Robert J. Lockwood, chiropractor
William H. Lydiard, grocer
Charles A. McArthur, real estate, insurance and loans
Bert R. McCabe, lawyer
Lincoln McCormack, lawyer
R. H. McCurdy, insurance
Michael McGuirk, cigar manufacturer
McMILLAN ADVERTISING AGENCY (Lillian A. McMillan), Typewriting, Printing, Manuscripts
LILLIAN A. McMILLAN (McMillan Advertising Agency)

M. M. Department Store, A. E. Kinney, president; C. A. Meeker, vice-president
John C. Mann, dry goods
C. S. Manning & Son (C. S. and H. D.), notions
J. Willis Marion, physician
Francis E. Marlin, bicycles
Mason, Ehrman & Co., George F. Collins, branch manager, wholesale grocers
Fred W. Mears, lawyer
Medford Business College, E. L. Moore, manager
Medford Cement Brick & Block Works, H. A. Jansen, manager
Medford Commercial Club, C. E. Gates, president; F. W. Streets, secretary
Medford Concrete Construction Co., C. J. Semon, president-manager
Medford Conservatory for Musicians & Languages, Gerard Taillandier, director
Medford Creamery (W. L. Chappell)
Medford Domestic Laundry Co. (Glen Fabrick, J. A. Slorah)
Medford Furniture & Hardware Co., F. W. Hollis, president; H. D. Howard, secretary
Medford Greenhouse (G. E. Pierce)
Medford Grocery Co., E. A. Welch, manager, wholesale
Medford Harness Co. (E. H. Lamport)
Medford Ice & Storage Co., J. G. Hunt, manager
Medford Implement Co. (H. J. Holmer, W. E. Cloney)
Medford Iron Works (E. G. Trowbridge)
MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE (Daily and Weekly) (Medford Printing Co.), George Putnam, Editor-Manager
Medford Merchants Association, J. H. Carkin, secretary
Medford National Bank, W. H. Gore, president; J. S. Orth, cashier
Medford Pharmacy (Jonas Wold)
MEDFORD PRINTING CO., George Putnam, President-Manager, Printers and Publishers, Medford Mail Tribune
Medford Public Market, E. J. Runyard, manager
Medford Realty & Improvement Co., G. M. Anderson, president; C. S. Lebo, secretary
Medford Roller Mills (H. O. Nordwick)
MEDFORD SASH & DOOR CO., Thomas Moffat, President-Manager; C. L. Catlin, Vice-President; A. N. Hildebrand, Secretary-Treasurer, General Mill Work, 431 S. Fir

Medford Sheet Metal Works (B. G. Worthington)
Medford Soda Works (P. C. Bigham)
MEDFORD SUN (Daily), Robert W. Ruhl, President-Editor; S. S. Smith, Secretary-Manager
Medford Tent & Awning Co., A. D. Little, manager
Medford Vulcanizing Works, C. J. Sutor, manager
Medford Warehouse Co., C. S. Lebo, manager
William A. Messner, real estate
T. W. Miles, lawyer
Miles & Barkdull (C. R. Miles, J. E. Barkdull), real estate
Model Clothing Co., F. K. Deuel, president; Samuel F. Richardson, secretary-treasurer
H. N. Moe & Co. (H. N. Moe), dry goods
Mulkey & Cherry (B. F. Mulkey, G. W. Cherry), lawyers
John F. Mundy, real estate
Walter J. Mundy, mining
NASH LIVERY (A. W. Walker), 42-44 S. Fir St.
Neff & Mealey (P. J. Neff, W. P. Mealey) lawyers
Olof N. Nelson, insurance agent
Frank J. Newman, lawyer
Nichols & Ashpole (G. W. Nichols, C. W. Ashpole), meats
John E. Olmstead,  grocer
Oregon Granite Co., E. A. Hicks, president-manager
OREGON NURSERY COMPANY, M. McDonald, President; B. A. Mitchell, Vice-President; F. W. Power, Secretary; R. E. Parsons, Assistant Secretary; J. A. McGee, Treasurer, Orenco, Oregon
OSGOOD & BROWN (T. W. Osgood, A. Theodore Brown), Civil Engineers
Oxford Hotel (Mrs. R. M. Daley)
Pacific Furniture & Fixture Co. (E. G. Trowbridge)
Page-Dressler Co., F. C. Page, F. A. Thaler, secretary, real estate
Palmer Investment Co., W. A. Sumner, superintendent
Palmer Piano Place (B. J. Palmer, P. B. McDonald)
Park View Hotel (Young Holmes)
H. B. Patterson, nursery stock
Pellett & Cook (Harry Pellett, J. H. Cook), garage
John A. Perl, undertaker
Ira Phipps, dentist
W. Estill Phipps, lawyer

Benjamin F. Piatt, lawyer
John B. Piatt, civil engineer
E. Barton Pickel, physician
Clarence C. Pierce, real estate
Pierson & Tarbel (V. R. Pierson, W. E. Tarbel), auto repairers

Elias H. Porter, physician
Powell Auto Co. (F. A. Powell, J. C. Power)
Producers Fruit Co., B. U. Young, manager, wholesale fruit
Mahlon Purdin, lawyer
Quaker Nurseries, H. B. Patterson, manager
Marion A. Rader, real estate
RAILWAY EQUIPMENT CO., W. T. O'Brien, Manager, Rails, Cars, Locomotives, Railroad Supplies, Car Builders, Locomotive Repairing, First and Oak Sts., Portland, Oregon
Charles A. Ramsey, dentist
Frank H. Ray, fuel
A. Evan Reames, lawyer
Martin J. Reddy, jeweler
Eugene Rice, lawyer
Charles M. Richards, piano tuner
James C. Robinson, autos
Rogue River Valley Canal Co., P. Welch, president; J. T. Sullivan, manager, irrigation
James M. Roseberry, auto repair
ROYAL TYPEWRITERS, M. J. Whiting, Representative for Jackson, Josephine and Douglas Counties, 9 N. Fir
ROBERT W. RUHL, President-Editor, Medford Sun
Lew Rukes, cigar manufacturer
Sacred Heart Hospital
St. Mary's Academy
Arthur B. Saling, real estate
Charles L. Schieffelin, grocer
F. W. Shapleigh Hardware Co., F. W. Shapleigh, president; W. B. Watson, secretary
Emil F. Schmidt, shoes
Eberle R. Seely, physician
John G. Shively, bicycles
Siskiyou Heights Co. (John A. Torney), real estate
John A. Smith, sheet metal works
S. S. SMITH, Secretary-Manager, Medford Sun
SOUTHERN OREGON REALTY COMPANY (D. R. Andrus, J. Klippel), General Real Estate, Timber Lands and Mining Properties
Standard Oil Co.
Robert Stearns, physician
George W. Stephenson, physician
Elmer J. Stewart, insurance
Harrison S. Stine, insurance agent
Charles Strang, drugs
Fred G. Thayer, physician
J. L. Thorndike, grocer
Ray H. Toft, real estate
Earl S. Tumy, real estate
Effie M. Turrill, watchmaker
TYPEWRITER EXCHANGE, M. J. Whiting, Proprietor, Typewriters Sold, Rented and Repaired, Full Line of Supplies, 9 N. Fir
Ulrich & Ryan, William Ulrich, Luke Ryan, general merchandise
Union Meat Co. (branch), E. J. Nedd, manager, cured meats
Valley Motor and Tractor Co., F. W. Hills, president; W. J. Hills, secretary-treasurer, autos
Bennett T. Van de Car, jeweler
Edith A. Vandyke, physician
Van Scoyoc Bros. (C. C., W. M.), dentists
William I. Vawter, lawyer
Oran B. Verbick, grocer
Henry Vinson, livery
Orris G. Vroman, bicycle repair
Martin W. Wagner, meats
F. W. Wait Co. (F. W. and F. W. jr.), granite quarries
John W. Wakefield, real estate
Amos W. Walker (Nash Livery and West Side Feed Barn), stock dealer, 42-44 S. Fir
Warner, Wortman & Gore, E. N. Warner, president; E. E. Gore, secretary-treasurer, grocers
Charles A. Warren, insurance
Richard W. Waters, paints, oils, etc.
Lee Watkins & Co., Lee Watkins, manager, feed
Weeks & McGowan Co. (F. W. Weeks, W. H. McGowan, A. E. Orr), furniture
WEST SIDE FEED BARN (A. W. Walker), 37-41 S. Grape
Western Oregon Orchard Development Co., J. A. Westerlund, president; C. Y. Tengwald, secretary
White & Trowbridge (J. F. White, B. J. Trowbridge), real estate
Louis W. Whiting, civil engineer
James M. Whiting (Typewriter Exchange), representative Royal Typewriters, 9 N. Fir
Theodore C. Wicks, insurance agent
Will H. Wilson, furniture
Holbrook Withington, lawyer
Wood & Childers (J. B. Wood, G. A. Childers), real estate
Woods Lumber Co., D. N. Snyder, president
Scott Woolf, furniture, 22 S. Fir
William T. York, real estate

R. L. Polk & Co.'s Oregon and Washington Gazetteer and Business Directory 1915-16,
page 239     Abbreviations spelled out to facilitate searching.




Last revised June 29, 2013