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1924 Pocket Directory of Wilmore, Kansas

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1924 Pocket Directory of Wilmore, Kansas

The Wilmore State Bank Appreciates your business large or small. WILMORE, KANSAS

1924 Pocket Directory of Wilmore, Kansas. Compliments of The Business Men

The Wilmore Co-op Gr. & Merc. Co. A real co-operative concern, doing a real co-operative business. Our Market Leads. E.E. Smith, Mgr.

Pratt-Gilchrist Lbr. Co. Lumber and General Hardware. Everything for the builder. Service First with Satisfaction Guaranteed. Give us a trial. Wayne R. Bolan

Stop at the Alpha Hotel (European) Comfortable rooms at reasonable prices. We fill your car with oil, gas and water. H.J. Pendergraft, Prop.

WILMORE, a thriving little city with a population of about three hundred, situated in the beautiful Mule Creek Valle7y in the eastern half of Comanche county. It being the only town in the eastern half of the county has a extensive trade territory. On the east are large cattle ranches as the country is best suited for grazing and also many large fields of alfalfa. One of the largest ranches being Geo. T. Hall and Son ranch. On the south is the New Eden district noted for its golden wheat fields. On the west is also principally wheat raising with some alfalfa on the Mule Creek bottom land. On the north, known as the Booth neighborhood, wheat is also raised extensively while on further north in Kiowa County and on the Medicine river are large cattle ranches, one of which being the Greenleaf ranch.
      WILMORE is located on the Wichita and Englewood branch of the Santa Fee railroad, has two passenger trains daily and also two local freights. Has excellent mail service since the Star Route is in operation between here and Sun city. Orders leaving here at four o'clock in the afternoon return the next day.

Wilmore Motor Company. Ford ... Fordson ... Trucks. Sales and Service, Accessories & Repairing.

E.C. Hastings. Dray Line ... Feed Barn. Corn chop and mill feeds for sale. Always on the job. Phone 60.

City Dray Line. We solicit your draying all times, to any place. Call 66 for SERVICE. Rates reasonable - Service prompt. Chas Waters.

A.F. & A.M. Wilmore Lodge No. 412 Meets every first and third Thursday nights of each month. Visitors Welcome. Geo. Kennedy, W.M., C.B. Austin, Sec.
O.E.S. Eastern Star meets first Tuesday afternoon and third Tuesday night of month. Cordial invitation exended to visitors. Mrs. Geo. Brown, W.M. Mrs. C.E. Richardson, Sec.
Modern Woodmen meet second and fourth Saturday nights of each month. Welcome hand extended to visitors. O.H. McCorkle, Consul. E.L. Ferrin, Sec.

The Golden Rule Oil Co. Kerosene Gasolene Greases Phone 39 Glen H. Shearer

Lott Merc. Co. Groceries and Meat. Service, our desire, Satisfaction, our motto, Quality, our guarantee.

R.O. Nevens, Insurance, Real Estate Loans. City or Farm Property.

Richardson Merc. Co. General line Drygoods and Groceries. Wilmore, Kansas.

Bon Ton Cafe. The best place to eat along the Englewood branch. Table set home style. Transient trade solicited. Mrs. J.M. Payne

OUR INVITATION. This directory is presented to you with the compliments of the business men of Wilmore, Kansas, whose branches of commercialism are herein mentioned. The object is to have you know we are interested in your welfare, and have anticipated your every need by being able to supply your wants.
      With every transaction our aim is to not only create a customer but a friend. You are invited to our several places of business, that we may become better acquainted and understand each other better.
      If you are a stranger among us, the welcome hand is extended. If you are a resident, our request is that you join us in boosting for Wilmore and Community. Respectfully yours, Wilmore Business men.

Standard Oil Co. (Indiana) Tank Station Service, Gas, Lubricating Oils and Greases. Service, our motto. Quality, your reward. Use the phone 49 when you don't see J.B. Brown, Agent.

RAILROAD TIME TABLE
No. 48: East bound passenger - Departure 7:48 A.M.
No. 47: West bound passenger - Departure 3:33 P.M.
No. 70: East bound Local, Departure 4:27 A.M.
No. 69: Westbound Local, Departure 9:02 A.M.

Schrock Studio. High Class Photos and Kodak Finishing.

Wilmore Telephone Ex. What is home without a telephone. If you haven't one call Albert Oller at once and have one installed.

DRIVING DISTANCE
Wichita125 miles
Hutchinson110
Dodge City76
Greensburg26
Ashland45
Coldwater11
Protection24
Kingman75
Pratt45
Medicine Lodge       50
Sun City30
Belvidere13
Kinsley55
Alva, Okla.75

C.A. Purcell. Painting and Decorating. All work guaranteed.

Wilmore Hardware Co. General line of Hardware, I.H.C. Implements and repairs. Riverside and Majestic stoves and ranges. Your patronage will be appreciated.

CHURCH DIRECTORY
First Baptist Church, C.W. Safford, Pastor. W.J. Ray, S.S. Supt.
Methodist Church, F.M. Dickey, Pastor. Mrs. L.E. Baker, S.S. Supt.
First Christian Church, Rev. A. Large, Pastor. George Kennedy, S.S. Supt.

O.H. McCorkle, General - Blacksmithing, Wood Work. Geo. T. Brown, Druggist. "Try the Drug Store First"

CITY OFFICIALS
Mayor - J. Berry Ware
Councilmen - O.H. McCorkle, C.O. Masterson, C.E. Richardson, R.O. Nevens, M.R. McCroskie.
City Clerk - C.O. Masterson
Marshall - Jack Grace
Street Commissioner - Perry Wall
High School BoardGrade School Board
Director - E.E. SmithW.J. Ray
Clerk - C.O. Masterson     L.E. Baker
Treasurer - Perry WallC.E. Richardson
Trustee - Earl Ferrin
Clerk - J.E. Wright
Treasurer - W.J. Ray

Payne's Barber Shop. For First Class work in the barber line. Suits from the M. Born Tailoring Co. made to your measure.


Thanks to Janet (Schrock) Hubbard for the scans of the front & back of this directory from the collection of John Edward Schrock. Web design by Jerry Ferrin. Also see: Photograph: Wilmore Train Depot, an undated photograph from the collection of Kim Fowles. This page was added to the site 25 March 2003; it was last updated 11 February 2006.


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