Sumner Businesses 1902
Sumner in the 1900's was quite a booming metropolis.
Business Advertisers in the Sumner Press May 1, 1902:
· H F. Combs sold building materials, buggies, and farm implements.
· G.W. McNece and Co. also sold building material.
· Gochenour and Abernathy sold Dry Goods. Sunbonnets 25 cents, lace curtains $.50-2.50 Straw hats—5,10,15, and 25 cents, 2-3 lbs cans of tomatoes 25 cents, baking powder at 7 cents a pound, rolled oats - 3 lbs for 10 cents, roast coffee for 10 cents. (Marion May and Sons advertised coffee for 9 cents a lb.)
· E.H Carter offered a free gold or silver hat pin to every purchaser of millinery.
· B.F. Lent sold Crescent bicycles.
· M.J. Seed sold pianos.
· Marion May sold dress goods and clothing as well as groceries. They also bought clean wool from local farmers.
· H. Bunn sold dress Goods and clothing.
· T.H. Stevens Furniture sold funeral supplies (use of hearse was free with purchase of coffin.) As noted by the Sumner Mutual Burial Association, the cost of a funeral was: Casket $40, Robe $7, Livery Hire $4, Grave digging and lining $3, and Emergency Services $2. (Emergency services for a funeral was not defined…)
· J.W. Gines and T. J. Burns sold shoes.
· Brian and Couchman's warehouse on the south side of the B&O Railroad sold grain and seed.
· Latest styles in visiting or calling cards could be found at the Press Office.
· W. H Westall and Bro, bought local produce for sale in their establishment. They did not indicate what they were paying, but shoppers could purchase a 1-gallon can of apples for 20 cents, as well as pie peaches, blueberries and goose berries for nine cents. By the pound one would presume?