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Medford Business Directory 1909-10

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 5000. Settled in 1884, incorporated as a city in [1885], in the Rogue River Valley on Bear Creek and the Southern Pacific railway, 328 miles south of Portland, 443 north of San Francisco, and 5 east of Jacksonville, the county seat. Contains Christian, Baptist, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist Episcopal and Methodist Episcopal South, Presbyterian and Catholic churches, public school, opera house, water works, electric light plant, 3 newspapers--Medford Mail Southern Oregonian and Medford Tribune--3 banks, a flour mill, and several hotels. The Crater Lake Lumber Co. have their mills and factories here and give employment to a large number of men. The land is fertile, suited to grain and fruit. Shipments, flour, fruit and livestock. Quartz and placer mining is extensively carried on. Telegraph Postal and Western Union. Express Wells Fargo & Co. Telephone connections. Mail daily. Alonzo M. Woodford, postmaster.

William A. Aitken, plumber
Robert F. Anderson, restaurant
Baker-Hutchason Co., G. R. Baker, president; Grace B. Baker, vice-president; J. F. Hutchason, secretary, dry goods
Edward L. Balcom, confectioner
Ephraim W. Barnes, physician

Bates Bros. (James W. and William W.), barbers
Frank E. Berdan, carpenter
P. C. Bigham, soda water manufacturer
Bijou Theatre, Hubbard & Sears, proprietors
Albert S. Bliton, publisher, Medford Mail and U.S. commissioner
Henry E. Boyden, hardware
Mrs. H. M. Brown, music teacher
J. C. Brown, real estate
Sidney I. Brown, poultry breeder
Mrs. W. I. Brown, milliner
Henry S. Brumble, dray
Louis Bundy, dentist
Basil N. Butler, watchmaker
Butte Falls Pine & Lumber Co., B. H. Harris, president
John Calhoun, dairy
William H. Canon, insurance
George H. Carter, dentist
Childers Bros. (Albert and Eugene), brick manufacturers
J. H. Cochran, insurance
Charles E. Collins, carpenter
COLUMBIA LIFE & TRUST CO., W. M. Ladd, President; S. P. Lockwood, General Manager; 214 Lumber Exchange Bldg., Portland, Or.
(William M. Colvig, George H. Durham), Lawyers, General Practice in State and U.S. Courts
Clarence F. Cook, nursery
Grover C. Corum, tailor
Albert W. Countryman, shoemaker
Frank L. Cranfill, general merchandise
CRATER LAKE LUMBER CO. (Successor to Iowa Lumber & Box Co.), Calvin Hafer (Council Bluffs, Iowa), President; Ernest E. Hart (Council Bluffs, Iowa), Treasurer; Edgar Hafer, Local Manager, Lumber and Box Manufacturers
William S. Crowell, lawyer
Daily & McComb (T. W. Daily, C. E. McComb), real estate
Thurston E. Daniels, men's furnishings
Arthur H. Davis, electrical engineer
A. A. Davis, proprietor, Medford Flour Mills
D. L. Day, painter
Day, Reed & Day (John E. Day, George Reed, Fred S. Day), cabinetmakers
Allan J. DeLay, printer
Deuel & Kentner (Fred K. Deuel, Herbert C. Kentner), dry goods, clothing and shoes
Dinkens & Dooms (James P. Dinkens, Pleasant A. Dooms), blacksmiths
J. H. Doty, fish
Dressler & Wood (Jesse W. Dressler, James B. Wood), real estate
Duncan & Koontz (Robert O. Duncan, Henry E. Koontz), livery
John T. Eads, second-hand goods
William W. Eifert, tailor
Elmer D. Elwood, jeweler
Merton Elwood, jeweler
George T. Faucett, agent, Wells Fargo & Co. Express
FIRST NATIONAL BANK (Capital $50,000), William S. Crowell, President; F. K. Deuel, Vice-President; M. L. Alford, Cashier
J. H. Fitzgerald, manager, Rogue River Electrical Construction Co.
E. J. & O. R. Fouts, grocers
Gaddis Bros., proprietors, Rogue River Creamery
Henry C. Garnett, hardware
Mrs. O. Gilbert, notions
Calvin M. Gipson, saloon
Mrs. H. W. Gore, music teacher
Richard W. Gray, building contractor
Local Manager, Crater Lake Lumber Co.
Frank J. Hale, pianos
Robert H. Halley, proprietor, Palace Hotel
Hamlin Bros. (James W. and Chub A.), meats
Percival H. Hargrave, physician
John A. Harrington, saloon

Leon B. Haskins, drugs
Douglas W. Hazel, carpenter
Jesse L. Helms, veterinary surgeon
David S. Hill, meats
R. D. Hill, fruit grower
HODSON AUTO CO. (W. M. Hodson), Automobiles and Gas Engines
W. M. Hodson (Hodson Auto Co.)
F. H. Hopkins, fruit grower
HOTEL MOORE, Thomas H. Moore, Proprietor
HOTEL NASH (European 50¢ and Up), P. J. McMahon, Manager, Commercial Headquarters, Opposite Depot
James S. Howard, civil engineer
Hubbard Bros. (Asahel C. and Fortunatus), agricultural implements
Hubbard & Sears (Earl C. Hubbard, Robert J. Sears), proprietors, Bijou Theatre
Frank H. Hull, photographer
Hutchison & Lumsden (Clarence I. Hutchison, Harold U. Lumsden), general merchandise
IOWA LUMBER & BOX CO., Crater Lake Lumber Co., Successor
William F. Isaacs, men's furnishings
Jackson County Abstract Co., T. W. Miles, secretary
JACKSON COUNTY BANK (Capital $50,000, Surplus $65,000), W. I. Vawter, President; G. R. Lindley, Cashier; L. L. Jacobs, Assistant Cashier
Carl H. Jeschke, jeweler
Joe Creek Copper Mining Co., J. F. Reddy, secretary
James M. Keene, dentist
Walter M. Kennedy, saloon
Miss L. M. Kincaid, milliner
George F. King, stationer
Herman G. King, phonographs
John Kreuzer, tailor
W. E. Lane & Son (William E. and Fay), tailors
Denison T. Lawton, agricultural implements
F. W. Lawton, real estate
Grace F. Lawton, music teacher
Frederick W. Lesmeister, photographer
Allen H. Lewis, stationer
James W. Ling, painter
Meldrum F. McCown, lands
Martin McDonough, ladies' furnishings
McGlashan & Junken (John A. McGlashan, Robert A. Junken), teas and coffee
J. A. McIntosh, architect
P. J. McMAHON, Manager, Hotel Nash
Frank E. Martin, bicycles
Medford Band, J. A. Norling, leader
Medford Commercial Club, W. M. Colvig, president
Medford Daily Tribune, George Putnam, editor and manager
Medford Electric Light & Water Plant, A. C. Gordon, superintendent
Medford Flour Mills, A. A. Davis, proprietor
Medford Furniture Co. (Frank W. Hollis, David S. Busey, John H. Butler), furniture and undertakers
Medford Iron Works, Edwin G. Trowbridge, manager, machinists
Medford Mail, Albert S. Bliton, publisher
Medford National Bank, J. E. Enyart, president; John S. Orth, cashier

W. H. Meeker & Co. (William H. and Julius Meeker), dry goods and shoes
George F. Merriman, blacksmith
T. W. Miles, lawyer
Mitchell & Boeck (J. Will Mitchell, Eric Boeck), wagonmakers
Model Clothing Co., F. K. Deuel, president; S. F. Richardson, secretary-treasurer
Marvin D. Moore, furniture
THOMAS H. MOORE, Proprietor, Hotel Moore
H. E. Morrison, real estate
Abraham S. Moyers, confectioner
Mrs. Pearl Mulkey, milliner
Joseph S. Murphy, barber
Murphy & Downing (Orin M. Murphy, Fred Downing), saloon
Nicholson Hardware Co., H. G. Nicholson, president; H. N. Butler, vice-president; H. F. Platt, treasurer
Olmstead & Hibbard (John E. Olmstead, Josiah G. Hibbard), grocers
Oregon Granite Co. (E. A. Hicks, P. M. Kershaw), monuments
Wilbur L. Orr, harnessmaker
Ferdinand Osenbrugge, agricultural implements
Pacific Telegraph and Telephone Co., George A. Patterson, manager
Pacific & Eastern Railroad Co., Edgar Hafer, acting president; Holbrook Withington, acting secretary
Page & Son (Portland, Oregon), wholesale produce
Palace Hotel, R. H. Halley, proprietor
Charles W. Palm, real estate
Isaac A. Palmer, architect
George G. Peil, laundry
Samuel S. Pentz, lawyer
PERKINS & LYON (Fred H. Perkins, Charles D. Lyon), Engineers and Architects
James A. Perry, wholesale produce
Ira D. Phipps, dentist
W. Estill Phipps, lawyer
E. Barton Pickel, physician
C. H. Pierce & Son (Charles H. and Clarence C.), real estate
Postal Telegraph-Cable Co., Bernice Cameron, manager
George W. Priddy, brick manufacturer
Charles Prim, lawyer
Mahlon Purdin, lawyer
REALTY BOND SYNDICATE OF OREGON, J. A. Bothwell, President; William H. Stalker, Secretary; Bonds and Mortgages
Martin J. Reddy, jeweler
Anna Rindlaub, music teacher
Roy B. Roberts, real estate
Rogue River Creamery (Gaddis Bros., proprietors), E. C. Gaddis, manager
Rogue River Electric Co., Charles R. Ray, president
Rogue River Electrical Construction Co., J. H. Fitzgerald, manager
Rogue River Fruit Growers Union, J. A. Perry, secretary
Rogue River Land Co. (J. D. Olwell, W. M. Holmes, C. H. Lewis), real estate
Rogue River Valley Railroad Co., William Barnum, manager
A. S. ROSENBAUM, Agent, Southern Pacific Co.
Darius B. Russell, confectioner
Selsby & Magill (Otto L. Selsby, Archie A. Magill), saloon
Alonzo Slover, drayman
Alfred Smith, real estate
John A. Smith, tinsmith
Tennessee Smith, fruit grower
Smith & Molony (Joseph C. Smith, John P. Molony), shoes
The Southern Oregonian, George C. Putnam, editor and manager
SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO., A. S. Rosenbaum, Agent
Standard Oil Co., Andrew Anderson, manager
Elijah W. Starr, building contractor
George W. Stephenson, physician
Francis M. Stewart, real estate and justice
James Stewart, confectioner
Charles Strang, drugs
Wallace Stringer, grocer
H. H. Taylor, dairy
Robert Taylor, painter
B. Paul Theiss, saloon
B. P. Theiss & Co. (B. Paul Theiss, Edward A. Welch), wholesale grocers
Joseph E. Toft, painter
Ray H. Toft, painter
CHARLES E. TULL, Proprietor, West Side Livery and Veterinary Surgeon
John R. Tyrrell, restaurant
John G. Van Dyke & Co. (John G. and Sarah S. Van Dyke), dry goods and shoes
VanHardenberg Bros. (Peter and Albert), bakers
William I. Vawter, lawyer and president, Jackson County Bank
Frank W. Wait, marble works
Amos W. Walker, automobiles
Edward N. Warner, grocer
L. B. Warner, nursery
Joseph E. Warren, barber
Waschau & Brown (Reinhold A. Waschau, Sedney I. Brown), billiards
Waschau & Co. (Paul W. Waschau, Frank J. McMahon), saloon
Arthur Weeks, fruit grower
Weeks & McGowan (Fred W. Weeks, William H. McGowan), furniture
H. Weinhard (estate of), beer and ice depot
Weisser & Jones (William Weisser, Jesse Jones), painters
Wells Fargo & Co. Express, G. T. Faucett, agent
WEST SIDE LIVERY, Charles E. Tull, Proprietor
Western Union Telegraph Co., A. S. Rosenbaum, manager
John F. White, drugs
White & Trowbridge (John F. White, Benjamin J. Trowbridge), real estate
Edgar G. Whiteside, harnessmaker
Harry O. Wilkinson, saloon
Frank M. Wilson, cigars
(H. F. and C. F. Wilson), New and Second-Hand Household Goods, West Seventh
Wilson & Kinyon (Oliver N. Wilson, Wallace C. Kinyon), real estate
Withington & Kelly (Holbrook Withington, Edward E. Kelly), lawyers
Alonzo M. Woodford, postmaster
Wallace Woods, lumber
Wortman & Gore (Harry G. Wortman, Edward E. Gore), meats
W. T. York & Co. (William T. York, William N. Campbell, Stephen A. Nye), real estate
Young & Hall (Charles F. Young, J. Court Hall), saloon
R. L. Polk & Co.'s Oregon and Washington Gazetteer and Business Directory 1909-10,
page 246     Names inverted and abbreviations spelled out to facilitate searching.

Last revised June 29, 2013