Dallas Center Businessmen

From the 1882 Iowa State Gazetteer and Business Directory: Dallas Centre, Dallas County, Iowa

Population 500.  A station on the D. M. & Ft. D. R. R. in Dallas County, 6 miles northeast of Adel (c h), 21 northwest of Des Moines and 66 southeast of Ft. Dodge. It contains 3 churches-Catholic, Methodist and Presbyterian, and a graded public school with 4 departments, a bank, a weekly newspaper and 2 flour mills.

 Shipments, corn, wheat, stock and dairy produce.


Stages carrying mail and passengers run to Fairland, 7 miles northeast, twice a week for 50c, and to Panther Creek and Green Vale, 16 miles west, weekly, fare $1. Exp. U. S. Tel., W. U. Mail, daily. O. N. Steele, postmaster.

Allen, William T. - Justice of the Peace

Bank of Dallas Centre -  Orris Mosher President

Barr & Frick (J S Barr & J C Frick) - Grocers

Berry & McCoy - Flour mill

Bickford, Charles - Harness maker

Bomberger, Charles - Merchant, Tailor & Sewing machines

Braniff, James - Drugs and books

Brenton, William H. - Livestock Dealer

Burger & Ferguson (A M Burger & W W Ferguson) -  Carpenters

Clark, William M. - Carpenter

Clary Bros (E B and M D), meat market.

Collins, Daniel - Blacksmith

Criley, Benton H - Physician.

Criley & Richmond (Benton H Criley & James A Richmond) - Drugs and books.

Dallas Centre Globe - G W Baer Editor and proprietor.

Ferguson, Thomas W - Harness maker

Freund, Jacob - Saloon

Giddings, Silas - Livestock dealer

Gorman, William - Wagon maker

Grossman, D. S. - Physician

Harney, Rev. P. J. (Catholic Church)

Hoopes, J. M. - Lawyer

Hubbard, F. - Hardware

Jamison, Winfield S. - Livery

Kramer, J. I. - General store

Long, George R. -  Lumber and coal

Loring, J. L. - Lawyer and Justice

McGrath, James J. - Saloonkeeper

McGrath & Kelly (J. F. McGrath & John Kelly) Blacksmiths

Melick, Stuart P. - General store

Morgan, William - Carpenter

Narey, James - Shoemaker

Nazarene & Ringer (Ed L Nazarene & C R Ringer), Restaurant owners

Neff, Franklyn - Furniture and undertaker

Otis, A. W. - Flour mill

Peck. Rev A. S. - (Presbyterian)

Pinne & McCall (Frank Pinne & John McCall) -  Blacksmiths

Rathbun, C & H G - Planing mill

Riddle, M. D. - Railroad & Express Agent

Sander, Henry - Saloonkeeper

Schamel, H. M. - Grain dealer

Shipman, Rev. A. B. -  (Methodist)

Smith Andrew B, General store

Steele, O. N. -  Books & Real Estate

Stevens, Edward &  J. M.  - Boots & shoes

Stitzel & Flora (Henry Stitzel, Noah Flora) - Manufacturers Bed springs

Warford & Lyon (J Warford, A J Lyon)

Woodward, Ineson & Co (O R Woodward, Samuel Ineson, M A Martin) - Hardware

Worth, George W. - Sewing machines & Musical instruments

Zigler, Jonas - Cabinetmaker

Zigler & Hubbel - Milliners

Zook & Fleming (George W Zook & D B Fleming) - General Store

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