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Medford Business Directory 1917-18

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 11,000. 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.

M. M. Ahrens Co., M. M. Ahrens, manager, ladies' furnishings
Grant Allder, real estate
Jasper B. Andrews, broker

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
Bernard Motor Co., A. A. Bernard, president; Henry Kiene secretary-treasurer, autos
Big Bend Milling Co., S. V. Davis, manager
Big Pines Lumber Co., R. M. Cross, president; Gus Newbury, secretary
John Billings, woodworker
Edward H. Binns, meats
A. S. Bliton, insurance agent
Oliver C. Boggs, lawyer
Newton W. Borden, lawyer
John T. Broadley, florist
Joseph C. Brown, real estate
Lewis B. Brown, grain
John Brownlee, grocer
BULLOCK MERCANTILE AGENCY, F. E. Redden, President; H. A. Canaday, Attorney at Law, General Counsel
Louis Bundy, dentist
B. N. Butler, jeweler
Charles S. Butterfield, grocer
George Butz, architect
California-Oregon Power Co., H. L. Walther, division manager, light and power
James M. Campbell, loans
Campbell & Nye (W. N. Campbell, S. A. Nye), real estate
Hamill A. Canaday, lawyer
William J. Canton, lawyer
Carkin & Taylor (J. H. Carkin, G. O. Taylor), lawyers
Carlow & Carlow (F. G. and E. M.), osteopaths
John R. Carpenter, grocer
Charles A. Chapman, sewing machines
George W. Cherry, lawyer
Robert W. Clancy, physician
Frank C. Clark, architect
Frank D. Clark, real estate
Guy W. Conner, fruit packer
Robert J. Conroy, physician
Van E. Conser, grocer
George E. Corey, grocer
Otto M. Cornitus, real estate
Crater Lake Hardware Co., S. L. Leonard, manager
Crater Lake Motor Car Co., E. N. Bunce, manager
William E. Crews, lawyer
William S. Crowell, lawyer
Cudahy Packing Co., G. D. Hoffman, manager
Fred N. Cummings, civil engineer
T. E. Daniels, clothing
Llewellyn J. Davies, garage
Artemus W. Deane, dentist
Hugh L. DeArmond , lawyer
William C. Debley, piano tuner
Charles M. Delin, railroad contractor
W. Dennis & Son, fruit packers
Fred L. Diamond, jeweler
George F. Dyer, auto repair
Eads Fuel Co. (C. E. Eads)
Eden Valley Nursery (N. S. Bennett)
Elmer D. Elwood, optician
J. J. Emmens, oculist
Ewing's Gun Store, R. L. Ewing, manager
Farmers & Fruit Growers Bank (capital $50,000), Delroy Getchell, president; R. F. Antle, cashier
Gust Faske, wood dealer
FEHL INVESTMENT CO. (Earl H. and Delbert Fehl), Investments, Loans, Insurance, Real Estate
FIRST NATIONAL BANK (Capital $100,000, Surplus and Undivided Profits $37,000), M. L. Alford, President; C. M. English, Vice-President; Oris Crawford, Cashier; H. S. Deuel, Assistant Cashier
Fouts Grocery Co. (O. R. and E. J. Fouts)
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 and supplies
Merle E. Gault, grocer
Gold Ray Granite Co. (C. R. Ray)
Gold Ray Realty Co. (C. R. Ray)
S. B. Graham, insurance agent
Hale's Piano House, Emma A. Hale, president; J. F. Hale, general manager
Hall Taxi Co. (Court Hall)
William M. Hall, fuel
Chub A. Hamlin, meats
Percival H. Hargrave, drugs and physician
Leon B. Haskins, drugs
Thomas H. E. Hathaway, real estate
Alvin R. Hedges, chiropractor
L. E. Hedges, chiropractor
C. W. Heilbronner, men's furnishings
T. G. Heine, physician
O. C. Henlein, electrician
W. J. Hill, real estate
Robert A. Holmes, insurance agent
Hoon-Cathcart Co. (C. D. Hoon, L. L. Cathcart), real estate
HOTEL HOLLAND (J. A. Westerlund), European Plan, Rates $1.00 per Day and Up
Hotel Medford (Emil Mohr)
Hotel Nash (J. D. Bell)
J. S. Howard Engineering Co. (J. S. Howard, C. F. Rhodes), civil engineers
Warner W. Howard, osteopath
Hubbard Bros. (Fort and A. C.), implements
E. H. Hurd, lawyer
Hutchison & Lumsden (C. I. Hutchison, H. U. Lumsden), dry goods
Jackson County Abstract Co., E. H. Janney, manager
Jackson County Bank (capital $100,000), C. W. McDonald, president; V. H. Vawter, cashier
Jackson County Building & Loan Association, Bert Anderson, president; O. C. Boggs, secretary
Jackson County Business Men's Association, J. H. Carkin, secretary
Jackson County Creamery (S. A. Kroschel)
Jackson County Fair Association, S. I. Brown, secretary
Jackson County Supply Co. (E. J. and O. R. Fouts), grocers
Frank E. Jenkins, machinist
Carl Jeschke, jeweler
John W. Johnson, jeweler
Roscoe A. Johnson, architect
R. H. Jones, grocer
William F. Judkins, notions
James M. Keene, dentist
Edward E. Kelly, lawyer
Corsa M. Kidd, shoes
Emil Kirchgessner, physician
Knight Packing Co. (Portland), J. H. Zimmer, branch manager, pickle manufacturers
C. P. Kribs & Co. (estate of C. C. Kribs), grocers
George J. Kunzman Printing Co. (G. J. Kunzman)
Mrs. H. L. Leach, corsetiere
J. R. Leed, garage
Ernest W. Liljegran, assayer
Mrs. M. S. Lockwood, chiropractor
Robert J. Lockwood, chiropractor
William H. Lydiard, grocer
Bert R. McCabe, lawyer
Lincoln McCormack, lawyer
McCurdy Insurance Agency (R. H. and C. C. McCurdy)
Michael McGuirk, cigar manufacturer
E. M. McKeany, fruit buyer
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
Marsh & Bennett (H. E. Marsh, S. L. Bennett jr.), grocers
Mason, Ehrman & Co. (Portland), George F. Collins, branch manager, wholesale grocers
The May Co., F. K. Deuel, president; H. S. Deuel, secretary, dry goods
Fred W. Mears, lawyer
Medford Cement Brick & Block Works (H. A. Jansen)
Medford Commercial Club, A. L. Hill, president; H. A. Latta, secretary
Medford Commercial College (B. I. and F. S. Van Gilder)
Medford Concrete Construction Co. (C. J. Semon)
Medford Creamery (H. B. Clark)
Medford Domestic Laundry (Glen Fabrick, J. A. Slorah)
Medford Electric Co. (T. K. Flynn)
Medford Fish & Poultry Co. (Van R. Gilbert)
Medford Fluff Rug Co. (E. Hines)
Medford Fruit Co., J. G. Chapman, manager
Medford Furniture & Hardware Co., F. W. Hollis, president; J. H. Butler, secretary
Medford Greenhouse Co. (G. E. Pierce)
Medford Grocery Co., E. A. Welch, manager
Medford Harness Co. (E. H. Lamport)
Medford Ice & Storage Co., H. K. Tomlinson, manager
Medford Implement Co. (H. J. Holmer, W. E. Cloney)
Medford Iron Works (E. G. Trowbridge)
Medford Lumber Co., J. H. Cooley, president; Charles R. Cooley, secretary
MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE (Daily and Weekly) (Medford Printing Co.), George Putnam, Editor-Manager
Medford National Bank (capital $100,000), W. H. Gore, president; J. S. Orth, cashier
Medford Pharmacy Inc. (Jonas Wold)
Medford Plumbing & Sheet Metal Works (B. G. Worthington)
MEDFORD PRINTING CO., George Putnam, President-Manager, Printers and Publishers, Medford Mail Tribune
MEDFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY, Elizabeth Robinson, Librarian
Medford Public Market (E. J. Runyard)
Medford Roller Mills (H. O. Nordwick)
MEDFORD SASH & DOOR CO. INC., Thomas Moffat, President-Manager; Willard Wilson, Vice-President; A. N. Hildebrand, Secretary-Treasurer, General Mill Work, 431 S. Fir

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 TRANSFER CO. (C. A. Troutfether, H. M. Marsh), Baggage, Household Goods and Storage, Heavy Motor Truck Service, 28 North Front, Telephone 95
Medford Vulcanizing Works (Carl Fichtner)
Meridian Orchard Co., Guy W. Conner, president, D. R. Wood, secretary-treasurer
William A. Messner, real estate
T. W. Miles, lawyer
Miles & Barkdull (C. R. Miles, J. E. Barkdull), real estate
Miller & Davis (A. H. Miller, M. Davis), books, stationery, etc.
Model Clothing Co., F. K. Deuel, president; Samuel F. Richardson, secretary-treasurer
Monarch Seed & Feed Co., Leo J. Miksche, president; R. A. Miksche, secretary
Elizabeth M. Morrison, art goods
John F. Mundy, real estate
P. J. Neff, lawyer
Olof N. Nelson, insurance agent
Netherland & Wheeler (F. D. Netherland, Emerson Wheeler), box manufacturers
Gus Newbury, lawyer
Frank J. Newman, lawyer
Nichols & Ashpole (G. W. Nichols, C. W. Ashpole), meats
NURMI BAKING CO., R. Nurmi, Manager, Modern Sanitary Sunlit Bakery, Wholesale, Front St.
John E. Olmstead,  grocer
Oregon Gas & Electric Co., O. R. C. Grow, manager
Oregon Granite Co., E. A. Hicks, president-manager
OREGON NURSERY COMPANY, M. McDonald, President; B. A. Mitchell, Vice-President; R. E. Parsons, Secretary; J. A. McGee, Treasurer, Orenco, Oregon
Osgood & Brown (T. W. Osgood, A. Theodore Brown), civil engineers
The Oxford (Marie Edwards) hotel
PACIFIC FURNITURE & FIXTURE FACTORY, E. G. Trowbridge Jr., Proprietor, Home of the "Pacific" Cedar Chest, Mission Furniture, Cabinet Work, Furniture Novelties
Page-Dressler Co., F. C. Page, F. D. Welch, secretary, real estate
Palmer Investment Co., W. A. Sumner, superintendent
Palmer Piano Place (B. J. Palmer, P. B. McDonald), pianos, etc.
Park View Hotel
H. B. Patterson, nurseryman
B. W. Paul, electrical supplies
S. S. Pentz, lawyer
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
R. W. Poellnitz, physician

R. E. H. Porter, physician
Powell Auto Co. (F. A. Powell, J. C. Power)
Producers Fruit Co. of Oregon, B. U. Young, president-general manager, wholesale fruit
Mahlon Purdin, lawyer
Marion A. Rader, real estate
Frank H. Ray, fuel
Evan A. Reames, lawyer
F. E. Redden, president, Bullock Mercantile Agency
Martin J. Reddy, jeweler
C. F. Rhodes, U.S. mineral surveyor
Eugene Rice, lawyer
J. D. Rickert, oculist
E. G. Riddell, physician
Frank Roberts, dentist
George M. Roberts, lawyer
James C. Robinson, autos
Rogue River Co-Operative Fruit Growers Association, J. A. Perry, president; S. A. Nye, secretary
Rogue River Fruit Distributors, George Kaufman, manager
Rogue River Fruit & Produce Association, R. C. Washburn, president; A. C. Fiero, secretary-treasurer; S. V. Beckwith, manager
Rogue River Land Co., W. H. Holmes, manager
Rogue River Valley Canal Co., P. Welch, president; P. J. Neff, secretary-treasurer; E. M. Brown, manager
ROBERT W. RUHL, President-Editor, Medford Sun
Lew Rukes, cigar manufacturer
Sacred Heart Hospital
ST. MARY'S ACADEMY, Conducted by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Telephone 342
Charles L. Schieffelin, grocer
Emil F. Schmidt, shoes
Schrack & Klocker, printers
Eberle R. Seely, physician
John G. Shively, bicycles
John A. Smith, sheet metal works
S. S. SMITH, Secretary-Manager, Medford Sun
Southern Oregon Traction Co., S. S. Bullis, president, R. S. Bullis, secretary-treasurer
William H. Springer, dentist
Standard Oil Co.
Robert M. Stearns, physician
George W. Stephenson, physician
E. J. Stewart, real estate
Harrison S. Stine, insurance agent
Charles Strang, drugs
Fred G. Thayer, physician
C. M. Thomas, lawyer
Ray H. Toft, real estate
The Toggery, W. F. Isaacs, president; John B. Goodrich, secretary, men's furnishings
Earl S. Tumy, real estate
Ulrich & Ryan (William Ulrich, Luke Ryan), general merchandise
Union Meat Co. (Portland), E. J. Nedd, branch manager
Union Oil Co. of California
University Club, Leonard Carpenter, secretary
Edith A. Vandyke, physician
Van Scoyoc Bros. (C. C. and W. M.), dentists
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
L. E. Wakeman, insurance agent
A. W. Walker Auto Co. (A. W. Walker)
Warner, Wortman & Gore, E. N. Warner, president; E. E. Gore, secretary-treasurer, grocers
Richard W. Waters, paints, oils, etc.
Lee Watkins & Co., Lee Watkins, manager, hay, grain and feed
Weeks & McGowan Co. (F. W. Weeks, W. H. McGowan, A. E. Orr), furniture and undertakers
M. P. Welch, auto livery
Mrs. S. Aleta Wells, physician
C. W. Whillock & Son, dry goods
White & Trowbridge (J. F. White, B. J. Trowbridge), real estate
Theodore C. Wicks, insurance agent
Will H. Wilson, furniture
Holbrook Withington, lawyer
Dr. R. Wood & Co. (D. R. Wood, Guy Conner), insurance agents
J. R. WOODFORD, Postmaster
Woods Lumber Co., A. L. Hill, president
Scott Woolf, furniture and second-hand goods
William T. York, real estate
William A. Young, garage and auto repair
Young & Hall, auto repairs
R. L. Polk & Co.'s Oregon and Washington Gazetteer and Business Directory 1917-18,
page 211     Abbreviations spelled out to facilitate searching.




Last revised June 29, 2013