Search billions of records on

NEGenWeb Project 1999 LLG


    Business Directory and farmer list for 1890 - 1891

Omaha: J.M. Wolfe & Co., Publishers, 509 - 510 Paxton Block 1890

Entered according to Act of Congress in the year of 1890, by J.M. Wolfe

& Co., in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D.C.

Furnas County
Beaver City -- County Seat

Transcribed by Leona L. Gustafson, September 1999
Transcriber's Note: An asterisk (*) indicates that the letter or word was difficult
or impossible to read in the copy.

Arapahoe  Beaver City  Cambridge  Edison  Hendley  Holbrook
Oxford  Precept  Sett  Sherman  Spring Green  Wilsonville

   Arapahoe is the largest town in Furnas county and is located in the northern part of the county on the main line of the B. & M. R. R. from Ohmaha to Denver.  It is 16 miles north of Beaver City, the county seat.  The location is a favorable one, on the north side of the Republican river, on the second bottom lands about midway between Elk and Muddy creeks, which flow into the Republican a short distance apart.  On the town site the land is nearly level, but slopes sufficient-
ly to insure good drainage.  It is the principle grain market and shipping point for almost the entire county.  Several fine brick structures are indicative of the prosperty [sic.] of the town.  The First National Bank, J. W. Tomblin, president, with a capital of $50,000, and the Bank of Arapahoe do a general banking business.  The requirements of the traveling public are well provided for by the American House, P. W. Swartz, proprietor, and the Arapahoe House, L. Clute, proprietor.  The Pioneer and the Public Mirror are the local newspapers and are ably conducted.  The churches represented here are the Methodist, Christian and Catholic.  Its secret societies are A. G. & A. M., I. O. O. F., G. A. R., A.O. U. W. and K. of L.  Population 1,000.

Allen E N, hardware.
American House, P W Swartz, prop.
Arapahoe House, Lewis Clute, prop.
Arapahoe Pioneer, W E Smith editor and pub.
Ballard C E, physician.
Bank of Arapahoe, capital $50,000
     paid up, Thos B McPherson pres,
     F C Condon vice-pres, P L Hole,
Baxter J N, blacksmith.
Beach J D, dry goods.
Bellamy R H, drugs.
Benjamin & Sailor, livery.
Boehner & Co, genl mdse.
Brown W H, genl mdse.
Butler A C, physician.
Child E S & Co, land attys, real estate
Childs P R, second-hand goods.
Clark D P Mrs, Millinery.
Clute Lewis, prop Arapahoe House, $2 per day.
Coates W H, justice of the peace.
Crowell H W, harnessmaker.
D'Allemand & Ball, pumps.
Davis J L, jeweler.
Dean C E, durgs.
Disbrow E, livery.
Dudgeon J A, attorney at law.
Early S J, boots and shoes.
Einstein Joseph, gents furnishings.
Ensign William, grocer.
Finch R J, genl mdse.
First National Bank,  capital
     $50,000 paid up, J W Tomblin pres,
     W S Morlan vice pres, W J Gregory
     cashier, E E Emmett asst cashier.
Garey & Dempsey, real estate.
Garey & Hill, bakers.
Gregory W J, cashier First National Bank
Hanning L C, lumber, coal, etc.
Harmon J, Photographer.
Harper Ross, atty and notary.
Harris H G, photographer
Hovey P E notions and postmaster.
Huddleston Lumber Co, M F Idle
     mgr, lumber, coal lime, etc.
Judd James, grocer.
Knowlton G C, jeweler.
Koelmer August, barber.
Lodge A E, barber.
McGee Bros, meat market.
McPherson Thos B, genl mdse.
Mitchell M, billiards.
Mooney G A, saloon.
Mooney J H, atty.
Morlan W S, atty.
Munsen M, livery.
Murphy E B, justice of the peace.
Murray J B, furniture, hardware
     and agl implts.
Public Mirror, Chas E Reed editor.
Reed Chas E, editor Public Mirror.
Reed W H, genl mdse.
Rexford J W, livery.
Reynolds Bros, durgs.
Rowley H M, billiard hall.
Smith W E, editor and pub Arapahoe Pioneer.
Stevens E B, atty.
Swartz P W, prop American House.
Tomblin H F, stationery, etc.
Tomblin J W, pres First National Bank.
Wagner J J, hardware.
Warner George F, blacksmith.
Wickenkamp F W, boots and shoes.
Williams F E, harnessmaker.
Woodward C W, meat market.
Wright A Y, atty.
Wright E B, atty.
Zoucks W H, photographers.

Beaver City is a growing town of 1,200 inhabitants near the center of Furnas county of which it is the
county seat.  The location is on the Orleans & St.
Francis branch of the B. & M. R. R., 16 miles south-
east of Arapahoe, with which it is connected by stage.  The land in the surrounding country is fine, being suit-
able for the production of all kinds of grain.  The com-
pletion of the railway to the place has proved a great stimulus to its operations.  Some handsome structures have been built.
Among these are the court house, which cost $12,000,and a school building that cost $10,000.  The Commercial Banking Co. has a capital of $21,000 and the First National and the Furnas County Bank have each a capital of $50,000.  The Emrick House is the principal hotel of the city.  The Beaver City Times and the Beaver Valley Tribune are published weekly.  The churches are the Methodist and Presbyterian.  Societies: G. A. R., K. of P., I. O. O. F., A. F. & A. M., A. O. U. W., S. of V. and K. of G. E.
Ager W T, postmaster.
Alexander J P, livery.
Allen A D, agl implt.
Armstrong T R, drugs, genl mdse.
Ayers N M, genl mdse.
Banning & Ellis, furniture.
Bartels H, boots and shoes.
Beaver City Times, W S Dart editor.
Beaver Valley Tribune. F N Merwin
     editor and prop.
Blackman Bros, genl mdse.
Brent M E Mrs, restaurant.
Butler T R, physician.
Commercial Banking Co, capital
     $21,000, W E Crutcher pres. E D
     Jones vice-pres, G H Jones cashier.
Dart W S, editor Beaver City Times.
Dunham J A, genl mdse.
Eaves James, notions.
Emrick House, W D Sanders prop.
Evans W M, harnessmaker.
Fassett G W, carriage maker.
Ferguson W M, barber.
Fifield M I, milliner.
First National Bank, capital $50,000,
     T M Davies pres, A C Ellenberger
     assistant cashier.
Folland C H, genl mdse.
Furnas County Bank (The), capital
     $50,000, L J Dunn pres, C M
     Kincaide cashier.
Green A J, jeweler.
Green C C, physician.
Hadley M R, agl implts.
Haymaker Edward, livery.
Helmer & McClelland, genl mdse.
Hopping & Gordon, drugs.
Horton B W, harnessmaker.
Horton E C, wagon builder.
Ingalls W M, lumber, coal.
Jeffers F M, boots and shoes.
Kelley J W, meat market.
Kelsey W A, confectioner.
Kinsman W J, hardware and furniture.
Lashley E C & Co. flour and feed.
Lewis E c, dry goods.
Loar D W, drugs
McCaslan E E, sewing machines
Manspeaker J J, saloon.
Merwin F N, editor and pub Beaver
     Valley Tribune.
Norris G W, atty, notary.
Penrod Peter, grocer.
Roberts C B atty, notary.
Robison Alex, gen mdse.
Sanders W A, jeweler.
Sanders W D,prop Emrick House
Smith C E V, real estate, notary.
Thorpe F C, hardware.
Wells Wm G, blacksmith.
Whitney W B, real estate, abstracter.
Zeiser Frank, baker.

Cambridge is situated in the northwestern part of Furnas county on the Medicine creek, near the point where it empties into the Republican river, and on the main line of the B. & M. R. R., 25 miles east from McCook.  It has about 800 inhabitants, with two reli-
able banks, the State Bank and the Citizens State
Bank, flour mill, grain elevator, lumber yard, etc.  The Cambridge House, W. F. Beery, prop., and the Commercial are the two hotels of the city.  The only newspaper is the Kaleidoscope, published by J. C. Harlan. 
Babcock Bros, hardward.
Baughman D B, genl mdse.
Baughman W H, notions
Bee E R, postmaster.
Beery W F, proprietor Cambridge House.
Bennett Jarad, grocer, restaurant.
Bennett & Storey, blacksmiths.
Brown Smith, blacksmith.
Burgess C H, drugs.
Butts E L, baker and restaurant.
Cambridge House, W F Beery prop.
Cambridge Milling Co, grain, flour.
Carpenter J S, billiard hall.
Case J F Mrs. milliner.
Challstrom & Thomas, harness makers.
Citizens State Bank, G W Turner
     pres, W O John vice-pres, H W
     Sipe cashier.
Clay C H, meat market
Clay Mrs. milliner.
Cline A, livery.
Commercial Hotel, T B Weeden prop.
Doner M Mrs. milliner.
Faling W H, loan agt.
Fodrea Nathan, hardware.
Hanning & Stevens, genl mdse.
Harlan J C, pub the Kaleidoscope.
Hicks J, justice of the peace.
Huddleston Lumber Co., A V Perry
     mgr. lumber and coal.
John James, drugs.
John W O, genl mdse.
Kaleidoscope (The), J C Harlan pub.
Knight George, furniture.
Miller E W, furniture, etc.
Overstake H W, jeweler.
Rankin Bros, meat market.
Selby Frank H, atty.
Shaw Bros, genl. mdse.
State Bank, capital $50,000, E E
     Brown pres, C M Brown cashier.
Tallmadge & Boyd, genl mdse.
Vandelinder & Simpson, genl mdse.
Weeden T B, prop Commercial Hotel.
Welty D T atty.
Winter & Latham, livery.

Edison is in the northeastern part of Furnas county,
on Republican Valley branch of the B. & M. R. R.,
well situated in the fertile Republican Valley, and has
a population of 125.

Anguish & Draper, flour mill.
Ayer H S, sta agt.
Bailey E, genl mdse.
Draper C R, postmaster.
Hibbs W D, drugs.
Myers Flo Miss, milliner.
Rohr R H, hardware, agl implts.
Storey T, genl mdse.
Wiley Isaac, blacksmith.
Zike Z P, justice.

Hendley, a station on the Beaver City branch
of the B. & M. R. R., in the central part of Furnas County, eight miles from Beaver City, the county
Brewer C W, blacksmith. Cotrell F, harnessmaker.
Hill W G, sta agt.
Leach & Ayers, hardware, agl implts.
Leach W D,postmaster, justice.

Holbrook, a station on the main line of the
B. & M. R. R., in Furnas county, five miles north-
west from Beaver City, the county seat.
Note: There are no businesses listed.

Oxford, is situated on a beautiful plateau in the north-
eastern part of Furnas county, at the juntion of the two main lines of the B. & M. R. R. from Omaha and from Kansas City to Denver, 78 miles from Hastings, and 18 miles northeast from Beaver City, the county seat.  The town is in the center of a fine agricultural district and
near the Republican river.  Among the prominent features of the place are two good elevators, a flour mill, three hotels and two banks, the Farmers State Bank, capital $25,000, and the Oxford State Bank, capital $23,000.  The religious societies are the Methodist, Presbyterian and Baptist.  The population is 600.
Adams J E, restaurant.
Arnsberger Austin, grain elevator.
Barnard W D, blacksmith
Birt Henry, livery.
B & M Hotel, J W Trammel prop.
Brigner Geo, prop Oxford House.
Budolph Gottlib, harnessmaker.
Drew M A, livery, groceries.
Etter G L, prob Etter Hotel.
Etter Hotel, G L Etter prop.
Farmers State Bank, capital $25,000,
     E L Rowlis pres.
Frehse W M, shoemaker.
Giles E W, meat market, genl mdse.
Hamilton C P, grocer.
Hamilton W T, dry goods.
Henry A F, genl mdse.
Hooper J N, drugs.
Hughes J L, drugs.
Hughes W S, notary.
Jensen Samuel, blacksmith.
Kelly J E, billiard hall.
Kirkpatrick S B, real estate.
Koller E S, station agent.
Lee E E, livery.
Lee J M, postmaster.
Lewis D, tailor.
McIntyre D D, furniture.
McMurran E E, grocer.
Martin C H, atty.
Maston W J, restaurant.
Morris John, photographer.
Nielsen Bros, hardware.
Oxford House, George Brigner prop.
Oxford State Bank, capital $23,000,
    S L Burson pres.
Pease E J, lumber and coal.
Pettigrew N A & Son, hardware
Preston Drug Co, drugs, genl mdse.
Richardt & Nesser, genl mdse.
Trammell J W, prop B & M Hotel.
Waugh & Son, lumber and Coal.

Precept, a postoffice in the southeastern part of
Furnas County, nine miles from Beaver City, the
county seat.
Carnes J B, justice.
Quillen & Williams, genl mdse, hardware, drugs.
Williams H, postmaster.

Sett, A country postoffice in the southwestern part of Furnas County, 22 miles from Beaver City, the county seat. Note: There are no businesses listed.

Sherman, a postoffice in the extreme southwestern part of Furnas county, 24 miles from Beaver City, the county seat. Baxter J E, hardware, postmaster.
Best W A, blacksmith.
Burnight L H, justice.
Rice J W, harnessmaker.

Spring Green, a postoffice in the southern part of Furnas county, about 14 miles south of Beaver City,
the county seat. It is on Apple creek and about one
mile from the Kansas line.
Arnold Wm M, genl mdse.
Case Wm R, justice.
Wirts D, justice.
Wyatt Jane, postmaster.

Wilsonville, a station on the B. & M. R. Rl., in the southwestern part of Furnas county, 18 miles from Arapahoe, the county seat.

Draper Charles, sta agt.
Gardner Saml, blacksmith.
Gibson & Co, drugs.
Gibson & DeMore, agl implts, hardware.
Haworth & Co, drugs.
Hunt A W, genl mdse.
Hunt Wm, blacksmith.
McGaw J B, postmaster.
McIntosh D, justice.
Pierce C H, flour mill.
Shanafelt G W, genl mdse.
Shoemaker Dr, phys.
Timons Wm, harnessmaker.
Weamer & Parker, agl implts, hardware.
Whiteman J K, phys.


Other NEGenWeb Project RESOURCES

1890 Business Directory & Farmer's List Table of Contents

1999, 2000, 2001 for NEGenWeb Project by Leona Gustafson, T&C Miller (two towns added by others)