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Medford Business Directory 1919-20

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.

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
W. S. Biden, shoes
Big Bend Milling Co., S. V. Davis, manager
BIG PINES LUMBER CO., R. M. Cross, President; H. A. Thierolf, Vice-President-Treasurer; Gus Newbury, Secretary, Dealers in Lumber and Building Materials
John Billings, woodworker
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
Campbell & Nye (W. N. Campbell, S. A. Nye), real estate
Hamill A. Canaday, lawyer
Carkin & Taylor (J. H. Carkin, G. O. Taylor), lawyers
Carlow & Carlow (F. G. and E. M.), osteopaths
Charles A. Chapman, sewing machines
George W. Cherry, lawyer
Robert W. Clancy, physician
Frank C. Clark, architect
Frank D. Clark, real estate
J. H. Cochran, insurance
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
Fred N. Cummings, civil engineer
T. E. Daniels, clothing
L. J. Davies, garage
W. C. Debley, piano tuner
W. R. De Lay, autos
Fay E. Diamond, jeweler
G. W. Dow, grocer
M. M. Dow, physician
Eads Fuel Co. (C. E. Eads)
Earl Fruit Co., J. C. Brown, manager
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), real estate
FIRST NATIONAL BANK (Capital $100,000), William G. Tait, President; C. M. English, Vice-President; Oris Crawford, Cashier; H. S. Deuel, Assistant Cashier
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
Gold Ray Granite Co. (C. R. Ray)
Gold Ray Realty Co. (C. R. Ray)
Hale's Piano House, Emma A. Hale, president; J. F. Hale, general manager
Hall Taxi Co. (Court Hall)
William M. Hall, fuel
Hall & Bunce, autos
Chub A. Hamlin, meats
Percival H. Hargrave, drugs and physician
Henry Hart, physician
Leon B. Haskins, drugs
Fred L. Heath, drugs
W. H. Heckman, physician
Alvin R. Hedges, chiropractor
L. E. Hedges, chiropractor
C. W. Heilbronner, men's furnishings
T. G. Heine, physician
J. G. Hibbard, grocer
Robert A. Holmes, insurance agent
HOTEL HOLLAND (J. A. Westerlund), European Plan, Rates $1.00 per Day and Up
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, Secretary-General Manager, Abstracts and Insurance, 46 N. Central, Telephone 41
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
Jacobs & Son (L. L. Jacobs), grocers
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
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)
John F. Lawrence, jeweler
Mrs. H. L. Leach, corsetiere
Ernest W. Liljegran, assayer
Mrs. M. S. Lockwood, chiropractor
S. A. Lockwood, physician
Luman Bros., meats
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
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 Commercial Club, A. L. Hill, president; H. A. Latta, secretary
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 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 Orchard Co., J. A. Westerlund, president
Medford Pharmacy Inc. (Jonas Wold)
Medford Plumbing & Sheet Metal Works (B. G. Worthington)
Medford Poultry & Egg Co. (T. J. Gardner)
MEDFORD PRINTING CO., Publishers, Medford Mail Tribune
MEDFORD SASH & DOOR CO. INC., Thomas Moffat, President, 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 Vulcanizing Works (Carl Fichtner)
William A. Messner, real estate
T. W. MILES, Attorney at Law and Notary Public, Jackson County Bank Building
Miller & Davis (A. H. Miller, M. Davis), books, stationery, etc.
Model Clothing Co., F. K. Deuel, president; S. F. Richardson, secretary-treasurer
Monarch Seed & Feed Co., Leo J. Miksche, president; R. A. Miksche, secretary
Monitor Orchard Co., J. A. Westerlund, president
Rawles Moore, lawyer
John F. Mundy, real estate
Nash Hotel (J. D. Bell)
P. J. Neff, lawyer
Gus Newbury, lawyer
Frank J. Newman, lawyer
Nichols & Ashpole (G. W. Nichols, C. W. Ashpole), meats
Oregon Gas & Electric Co., O. R. C. Grow, manager
Oregon Granite Co., E. A. Hicks, president-manager
Osgood & Brown (T. W. Osgood, A. T. Brown), civil engineers
OVERLAND MILLNER CO., G. E. Millner, Manager; Automobiles, Garage, Etc., Corner Riverside and Main
PACIFIC FURNITURE & FIXTURE FACTORY, E. G. Trowbridge Jr., Proprietor, Home of the "Pacific" Cedar Chest, Mission Furniture, Cabinet Work, Furniture Novelties and Mill Work
Page-Dressler Co., F. C. Page, F. D. Welch, secretary, real estate
Palmer Piano Place (B. J. Palmer, P. B. McDonald), pianos, etc.
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
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)
Mahlon Purdin, lawyer
Marion A. Rader, real estate
Frank H. Ray, fuel
A. Evan Reames, lawyer
F. E. Redden, president, Bullock Mercantile Agency
Martin J. Reddy, jeweler
J. D. Rickert, oculist
E. G. Riddell, physician
Frank Roberts, dentist
George M. Roberts, lawyer
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 Valley Canal Co., P. Welch, president; P. J. Neff, secretary-treasurer; E. M. Brown, manager
Rogue River Valley Canning Co., R. D. Coke, president; J. A. Perry, secretary-treasurer
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
Eberle R. Seely, physician
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
Harrison S. Stine, insurance agent
Charles Strang, drugs
Charles T. Sweeney, physician
O. F. Taines, electrician
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
THE UNION CENTRAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. OF CINCINNATI, OHIO, William F. Stilz, State Manager, Principal Office 1117-1120 Northwestern Bank Building, Portland, Oregon

Union Oil Co. of California
VALLEY GARAGE (Ossman & McDonald), Agents for Paige and Western Truck Attachments, Supplies and Accessories

Van Scoyoc Bros. (C. C. and W. M.), dentists
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
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
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
William T. York, real estate
William A. Young, garage and auto repair

R. L. Polk & Co.'s Oregon and Washington Gazetteer and Business Directory 1919-20,
page 192     Abbreviations spelled out to facilitate searching.




Last revised June 29, 2013