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Melrose Business Directory 1896


Sumner SMITH notary, pension agent and insurance in business twenty-two years
W.R. BRILES & Company (W.R. BRILES and D. RIORDAN) druggists and pharmacists in business four years
Jas. DUGGAN postmaster and merchant in business since 1881
Thomas BRANDON banker established in 1881
L. LEMLY & Son hardware and farm implements in business five years
Geo. SONE breeder and importer of thoroughbred stallions 
Wm. FORD blacksmithing in business twenty-two years
F.L. SAILING harnessmaker 
M.D. SULLIVAN general merchandise and justice of the peace in business sixteen years
A.G. PASCHAL & Son general merchandise in busines fifteen years
W.S. CURRY groceries, boots and shoes in business one year
Cleveland Hotel P.G. DEVER, proprietor in business two years
J.P. CURRIER & Son meat market and grain in business four years
Western Exchange Hotel C.H. WHELAN, proprietor 
Mary HEFFRON millinery and dressmaking 
RIORDAN & BLAIR  in business two years
A.O. LEE lumber in business thirty years
Wm. LAHART general merchandise in business twenty years
P.C. MURPHY bakery and confections 
W.W. O'BRYAN attorney at law and notary 

Source: 1896 An Illustrated History of Monroe County, Iowa. by Frank Hickenlooper.