Osage County Directories
1889 Southwestern Business Directory
McKenney Directory Co., Denver
Contains directories for Burlingame, Carbondale, Osage City and Scranton.
OSAGE COUNTY. A ﬂourishing town on the A., T. & S. F. R. R.
and junction of the Santa. Fe & M. A. & B., 26 miles from
Topeka, a city that is not only depending on the fine agricultural lands that surround the place, but has in operation
several coal mines that are producing large quantities, being
as ﬁne coal as is found in the county. It is also making
steps to become a manufacturing place, a large knitting factory and a syrup and vinegar works having lately been put
in operation, and are now turning out ﬁrst-class articles that
are a credit to large corporations. The schools of Burlingame
are of the best, and all denominations have churches. The
town has a population of 2,000.
S Armstrong, livery and feed.
A, T & S F R R and M A & B,
T W Pate agent.
The Bank of Burlingame, C M Sheldon president, C E Wood cashier, capital $75,000.
E C Belles, harness and
C C Benedict, livery and feed and sale.
Mings (W P Beverly and T W Mings) ﬂour, feed, grain and live
W P Beverly (Beverly & Mings).
Brewer & Empie (E
G Brewer and G E Empie) real estate, loans and insurance.
E Buehler, bakery.
J H Burke, grocer.
Burlingame Coal and Mining Co, L E Finch secretary
and manager coal.
Burlingame Knitting and Manufacturing Co,
J A Finch president and general manager.
Mutual Loan and Savings Association, W C Hallock president,
W B Davis secretary, loans.
The Burlingame News, Dick Taylor
editor and proprietor.
Dr H Burrows, physician.
J E Bush, photographer.
A B Cady & Son (A B and F W) boots and shoes and
E E Carey, painter.
Mrs M B Carey, millinery.
Scott Carr, proprietor Burlingame Bottling Works.
Dr M H
Central Coal and Mining Co (Mrs E Cole and
George Sturrnan) coal.
J M Chambers, justice of the peace.
Joseph Charlton, harness and saddlery.
Conklin & Shepard (W H
Conklin and H D Shepard) live stock and real estate.
S Z Cutler,
Mrs E J Dann, millinery.
Davis & Canfield (W B
Davis and W D Canfield) real estate, loans and insurance.
Kansas Loan and Investment Co, C M Sheldon president, A M
Miner secretary, loans.
Fair Coal Co, D J Fair president, H
D Mosbarger secretary and treasurer, J K Griffith manager.
D J Fair & Co (H D Mosbarger resident manager) lumber.
M Farrington, veterinary surgeon.
H W Filley & Son (H W
and Clarence E) hardware, stoves, buggies and harness.
Lord & Nelson (L E Finch, W H Lord and O H Nelson) breeders and dealers in stock.
manufacturer of meal,
feed and cider.
Dr J B Gillespie, dentist.
Grand Central Hotel,
C Metz proprietor.
Mrs E M Griswold, proprietor Delmonico
Irving Haller, druggist.
Hillman, Deupree & Cassingham (W H Hillman, E A Deupree
and O H Cassingham) general merchandise.
J Hirsch, dry goods.
G W Hoover, blacksmith.
Will Hoover, meat market.
R S Huff, blacksmith.
Huff & Wilbur (R S Huff and H O Wilbur)
hardware and stoves.
Jones Bros (J W and P T) lunch counter.
June, mayor and stock dealer.
D C Kent & Co (D C Kent and
William Anthony) dry goods.
L J Larson, shoemaker.
Martin Lund, contractor and builder, lumber, building hardware and
Charles Lyons, druggist.
J Mayberry, postmaster.
Miss Eugenie Mills, artist.
T W Mings (Beverly & Mings).
Morgan, brick and tile manufacturer.
H D Mosbarger, manager D J Fair & Co.
Nelson & King (F M Nelson and C V King)
S H Newman, notary public and collecting.
Bros (James, George B and Thomas B) general merchandise.
George B. Oliver (Oliver Bros).
James Oliver (Oliver
Thomas B Oliver (Oliver Bros).
Organ St Sharp (J W
Organ and A G Sharp) grocers.
Osage County Chronicle (weekly)
J N McDonald editor and proprietor.
R Paulsen, dry goods, boots
Playford & Son (Thomas and J J) drugs.
Ethel M Potter, millinery.
H B Pratt,
furniture, undertaking, organs and sewing machines.
E G Russell,
Mrs I J Russell, millinery.
H D Shepard, hay,
grain and buggies.
Shepard House, W H Collins proprietor.
Samuel Shibley, grocer.
Mrs H O Smith, notions.
F M Steves, sorghum syrup, vinegar works and
J F St Louis, tailor.
L O Stow, barber.
Telephone Station Office (Finch, Lord & Nelson).
Thompson & Fulks (O Thompson and W A Fulks) barbers.
Union Hall, Thomas Playford proprietor.
F M Van Horn (F M Van Horn & Son).
F M Van
Horn & Son (F M and William) ﬂour and feed.
Van Horn (F M Van Horn & Son).
Jacob Van Natta, wagon
Vaughn & Hallock (William J Vaughn and C W Hallock) meat market.
A J Wells, meat market.
Wells, Fargo & Co’s
Express, F M Nelson agent.
William Wells, plumber and tinner.
S T Window, milliner and dressmaker.
Dr W C Wolf, physician.
E Wood, blacksmith.
OSAGE COUNTY. A coal mining town at the junction of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe with the Union Pacific Railroad. 17 miles from Topeka. Population 1,200.
Thomas Adamson, bakery and restaurant.
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Wm. Monro, agent.
S. D. Barry & Co. (S. D. Barry and A. Montgomery) harness and saddlery.
Dr. J. Beasley, physician.
J. W. Blacker, livery and feed.
Bradford & Gregory (S. B. Bradford and P. E. Gregory) attorneys-at-law.
S. B. Bradford, attorney-general.
Mrs. E. J. Bradley, furniture and undertaking.
C. S. Briggs, attorney-at-law and editor Carbondale Record.
A. C. Browning, fancy groceries and furniture.
Carbondale Record (Record Publishing Co.) C. S. Briggs, editor, J. W. Scales, manager.
The Carbondalian, R. F. Playford, editor and proprietor.
G. W. Clark, jeweler.
Commercial Bank, Charles Clary, proprietor, P. W. Robinson, cashier.
J. M. Curry, flour, grain and feed.
Charles Davis, cigars and tobacco.
G. W. Davis, confectionery.
James Dickinsheets, blacksmith and wagon. maker
J. H. Eby, proprietor, Merchants' Hotel.
J. B. Ellis, drugs and stationery.
Dr. E. Ellison, physician.
Robert Erskine, merchant tailor.
A. W. Foster, cigars and tobacco.
Fuller Bros. (C. L. and S. J.) dry goods.
O. J. Gauger, hardware, stoves and implements.
L. W. Green & Co., (L. W. Green and James McDonald) grain dealers and commissioners.
Mrs. S. M. Hendricks, milliner.
C. Kathary, harness, saddlery and shoemaking.
Leachman & Wilson (Thomas Leachman and John Wilson) wagon and blacksmithing.
G. W. D. Main, physician.
J. W. McDonald, notions.
R. B. McKee, lumber.
Merchants Hotel, J. H. Eby, proprietor.
M. D. Merrill, mineral springs.
C. P. Miller, meat market.
John Mitchell, billiards.
A. L. X. Montgomery, cigars, tobacco, etc.
William Monroe, agent Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad and Wells, Fargo Express.
E. E. Myers, groceries, boots and shoes.
J. A. Nelson, barber and baths.
Perryman & Tyner (S. W. Perryman and D. L. Tyner) livery.
Peterson& Forshay (John Peterson and Alfred Forshay) stock dealers.
H. Poth, bakery and restaurant.
Record Publishing Company.
W. H. Reed, furniture and undertaking.
Edward Reilly, postmaster.
Reilly & Thomas (T. J. Reilly and A. J. Thomas) general merchandise
E. Robinson, barber.
Stanhilber & Humphrey (J. J. Stanhilber and R. D. Humphrey) general merchandise.
W. F. Stoltzman, boots and shoes.
A. M. Sutherland, meat market and insurance agent.
Sutherland Hotel, J. B. Munger proprietor.
A. E. Topping, drugs.
J. F. Urie, real estate and insurance.
George Waetzig, watchmaker and jeweler.
Mrs. Nettie Waller, dressmaker.
Watts & Britte, lumber.
Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, Wm. Monroe, agent.
John H. Wolf, hardware, stoves and implements.
OSAGE COUNTY. A ﬂourishing coal mining town on the
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, main line, 101 miles
from Kansas City, Mo., and 34 from Topeka, at its junction
with the Missouri Paciﬁc and Chicago, Kansas and Western.
This is one of the most extensive coal mining towns in the
State, the daily output being nearly 100 cars. Not only is the
coal interest a valuable one for the city, but it is surrounded by
highly cultivated farms, growing corn, oats, wheat, etc., in large
quantities, and its cattle and hog shipments are yearly increasing.
There are two commodious hotels that would be an honor to a
town of larger proportions, one of them being a large
three-story brick, with fifty rooms, large and airy, lighted with gas and
heated by steam. The city in a few months will be lighted by
electricity, as there is a company organized for that purpose. It
has good schools and churches that are a credit to the place. The
population is 3,700.
Asher Adams, grain elevator, ﬂour and feed.
J V Admire,
editor the Osage City Free Press.
Dr Wm B Artz, physician.
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, D L Batchelor agent.
Wesley Atterbury, livery and hack line.
R L Beaty, boots, shoes
Black Diamond Coal Co, J M Hershey proprietor.
G W Blair, barber.
William Bloch, manager Osage Mercantile Co.
D C Bothel, grocer.
L L Bodelle, city clerk.
Dr L B Brown,
L W Brown, manager Osage City Real Estate, Loan
and Insurance Co, and city treasurer, Market St.
Brown & Maxwell
(Jas E Brown and John Maxwell) blacksmiths.
Bruzellie, general merchandise.
G Burklund, jeweler.
H Coleman, restaurant.
C T Colman, proprietor
Colman House, C T Colman proprietor.
J S Combs, livery and feed.
Cook & Whitcraft (F M Cook and J
A Whitcraft) ﬂour, feed, grain and hay.
Cooper & Connelly (A
B Cooper and F H Connelly, attys-at-law.
Criswell & Stephens
(Wm Criswell and Wm Stephens) barbers.
People, M W Blain and E Mills proprietors and editors.
Dickey, bakery and confectionery.
E E Doane & Co, money
Mrs A M Dodds, insurance agent.
James A Drake,
real estate and loans.
Excelsior Coal Co, T L Marshall president,
W H Hobbs superintendent.
James Evans, feed stable.
Evans, books and stationery.
Everest Hotel, John Smith
First National Bank, John D Hall president, S B
Pettee vice—president, D C Lake cashier, capital $50,000.
Freund, dry goods.
The Gloss Laundry, Mrs May Henderson
C A Goodwin, lumber and paint.
Bros (John and Robert) meat market.
J H Guernsey, furniture
Wm Gwinner, lunch counter.
H Heberd, agent Singer Sewing Machine.
Heilbrun & Lauer, clothing.
L M Heizer & Co, lumber, lime, etc.
Mrs May Henderson, proprietor The Gloss Laundry.
J M Hershey, billiard hall and proprietor
Black Diamand Coal Co.
M A Hiltebrand, proprietor Osage
City Marble Works.
Wm W Hopkins, new and second hand store.
T Howell, grocer.
Howe’s Osage City Opera House (S B Pettee
and J D Hall).
H B Hughbanks, county attorney.
Hunsicker, fruit stand.
Johnson Bros (Charles and Ellis), livery, feed
and sale stable.
A Klingberg,drugs Chas E Johnson,treasurer
Western Coal Co.
Eric Johnson, boots and shoes.
Western Coal Co and justice of the peace.
Jones & Bro (C S and O H) groceries and queensware
D P Jones, groceries and restaurant.
J C Jones, attorney-at-law.
I D Jones, dry goods.
William N Jones, harness and saddlery.
Kansas Lumber Co, W C Edwards president, John McCulloch
secretary and treasurer, C N Nicoll resident manager.
H H Keath,
druggist and meat market.
Dr H Kirby, physician.
Lehman Bros & Co (W, W I, J S and I Lehman) dry goods
Charles J Lundberg, restaurant.
C S Martin, atty-at-law
and justice of peace.
Martin, O’Neil & Co (J A Martin, T
J O’Neil and W S Martin) hardware, stoves and implements.
Massey, dry goods and boots and shoes.
McConnell & Hay,
McCray & Cannon, mining and dealers in coal.
McElfresh & Admire (O E McElfresh and J V Admire) livery,
feed and sale stable.
O E McElfresh, furniture and undertaking.
James McKenna, billiard hall and cigar manufacturer.
Co (A J Melvin and J A Mohrbacher) billiard hall.
agent New Home Sewing Machine.
Missouri Paciﬁc Railroad,
H H Coombs agent.
M J Morgan, confectionery.
Miss R P
Munger, books and notions.
G H Nesbeitt, bakery and confectionery.
Newman & Co, general merchandise.
Fred Nyman, jeweler.
Thomas O’Hara, ﬂour and feed.
E Oliver, cigars and tobacco.
The Osage Carbon Co, W B Strong president, W W Allen manager,
Robert Craig general superintendent.
Osage City Co-operative
Society, William McCluskey president, A Reeves secretary,
groceries and provisions.
Osage City Electrie Light Co, O E
McElfresh president, W T Williams vice-president, J L Williams
secretary and treasurer.
The Osage City Free Press, Free
Press Co publishers, J V Admire editor, D J Roberts superintendent.
Osage City Real Estate Loan and Insurance Co,
L W Brown manager, Market.
The Osage County Bank, W
W Miller president, L Severy vice-president, T L Marshall cashier,
capital paid up $50,000, surplus $15,000.
Osage Merchantile Co,
William Bloch manager, groceries and provisions.
E B Packer,
John Patterson, grocer.
Dr J D Peak, dentist and
Pettee St Co (S B and W J Pettee) hardware,
stoves and implements.
Phillips & Co (Miss H Phillips and Mrs
Alice Ricketts) millinery and notions.
Powell St Williams (J R
Powell and H D Williams) meat market.
J V Quintin & Co (J V
Quintin and T B Edwards) druggists.
H M Ream, millinery and
D J Roberts, superintendent The Osage City Free
A O Rosser & Co (A O Rosser and A C Hughes) drugs and
Scandinavian Coal and Mining Co, A B Cooper
president and superintendent, D C Lake secretary.
R Seward, druggist.
H N Shaw, real estate and loans.
Silven & Lundeen (T W
Silven and A Lundeen) clothing and gents’ furnishing goods.
William Sims, president Western Coal Co.
John Smith Jr, proprietor Everest Hotel.
& Draper (W L Smith, J M McConnell and C B Draper) hardware, stoves and implements.
L S Sprague, insurance agent.
Charles Stackhouse, postmaster.
H E Strong, harness and saddlery.
Superior Coal and Mining Co, John Gray superintendent.
Frederick Shorn, meat market.
Thomson & Heizer, attorneys-at-law.
L V D Tosh, druggist.
T M Truitt, grocer.
Hendrix (William Tyson and B F Hendrix) ﬂour and feed.
Building and Loan Association, T L Marshall
president, Gust Burklund vice-president, H N Shaw secretary,
R J Hill treasurer.
Frank Urban, blacksmith.
A J Utley,
attorney-at-law and mayor.
Vollmar & Stevens (Calla Vollmar
and Allie Stevens) millinery and dressmaking.
Mrs Thomas Watson, restaurant.
John B Weber,
books and stationery, agent Wells, Fargo & Co's Express, Postoffice
Western Coal Co, William Sims president,
Charles E Johnson treasurer, Gust Johnson superintendent.
Williams, blacksmith and wagonmaker.
W T Williams, mining and dealer in coal.
O F Young, photographer.
OSAGE COUNTY. A postal town on the main line A., T. & S.
F. R. R., 88 miles from Kansas City.
A, T & S F R R, W C Harvey agent.
W F Bolton, general
George Bradley, cigars and tobacco.
Briddick, cigars and tobacco.
Cairns John, grocer.
Son (J and P A) general merchandise.
J W Cassell, blacksmith.
George Chapman, cigars and tobacco.
Thomas Chappell, proprietor Eureka Coal Shaft.
George Clark, billiards and confectionery.
Clune Bros, livery.
John Cook, drugs, wall paper.
Crone, harness and shoemaker.
George Cusworth, boots and
J M Davies, furniture and undertaking.
J M Giddings, postmaster and physician.
Gildner, restaurant and bakery.
Globe Hotel, W R Porter
F L Hamp, meat market.
L L Hoaglin, stoves,
tinware and pump.
John T Hoover, meat market.
Coal and Mining Co, Joseph Tomlinson president, John Allen
secretary, Robert Elliott manager.
Mrs B F Irwin, millinery.
F H Martin, groceries, boots and shoes.
W B McCune, pool and
McGrath Bros (M J and W H) meat market.
Merchants’ Hotel, Thomas Evans proprietor.
Mrs Robert Nelson,
Osage Carbon Co at Scranton, Robert S Paterson
Osage County Times, James Cox editor and proprietor.
Patrick Ryan, coal shaft.
Scranton County Operative Society,
Henry Fetchett president, John Allen secretary, Charles Corum
Scranton Mutual Co-operative Society, Samuel Chambers
president, Enoch Barresford secretary, James Chappell treasurer,
groceries and provisions.
Sellards Bros (A B and A W) druggists.
Sellards & Ingham (A B Sellards and James Ingham)
Sheldon & Bootey (H A Sheldon and R J Bootey)
Sheldon’s Land, Loan, Insurance and
Rental Agency, J M Sheldon proprietor.
Mrs E Siples, milliner.
J M Supple, livery and feed stable.
Thomas Alexander, general
Mrs S A Wakeman, dry goods.
Wells, Fargo &
Co’s Express, W C Harvey agent.
G W White, jeweler.
Osage Co. KHHP
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