County, Illinois, Genealogy and
Businesses Advertising in the
Washburn Memorial Day Program -
contributed by Karen
Memorial Day (May 30, 1885) advertisement.
Below you will see the Civil War soldiers
listed, then the businesses that advertised in
Ireland, Frank N.
real estate, loans, notary public, farm
insurance, live stock insurance, conveyancing,
titles examined and taxes
Stephens, P. S.
Blacksmith and Wagon
Maker. Is fully prepared to do any and all kinds
of blacksmithing, wagon and carriage work. A
good turning lathe for repairing machinery of
all kinds. We guarantee satisfaction. Prices as
low as any.
Stire & Gell,
Merchant Tailors and Clothiers. An
immense stock of cloths on hand, which will be
made up into suits of the latest styles at
lowest prices. Call and
The Lacon Home
Is the place to go to for
printing of any description. Low prices and good
work. The oldest established paper in Central
Taylor & McWhinney,
At the old stand, keep constantly
on hand the best fresh meat, hams, mess pork,
dried beef and fish. Our wagon makes semi-weekly
trips in the vicinity of
Washburn Carriage and Wagon
The Mendota and Standard Wagons.
All kinds repairing done in first-class manner,
and all work warranted. John P. Lutz,
Washburn, Illinois. Co. B, 11th Ill
pleasing modes for foot-wear. In accord with the
fashionable ideas of the
Blacksmith and Wagon
Maker. Special attention given to repairing.
Nice lot of buggies on hand of all kinds. Also
farm implements. Agent for the Empire Binder and
Patrick & Haase
Our spring stock of shoes, etc. is
now complete, and we offer the same at the very
lowest prices. A very nice lot of fine suits at
lower prices than ever sold here before. We also
offer a lot of about 300 pairs of Ladies,’
misses’ and child’s cloth shoes at from 15 to 75
cents a pair, to close. We carry a full line of
staple and fancy groceries, Bloomington
Mill Co.’s best flour, have just received a
car of Michigan fine Salt, and guarantee our
prices as low for everything as these whe
[sic]buy in “several car load lots. Please call
and see us.
Dealer in dry goods,
millinery, clothing, hats, caps, boots, shoes,
carpets, ladies and gents’ furnishing goods,
jewelry, watches, silverware, etc. The largest
stock of carpets and millinery goods in town.
Just arrived, a $5,000.00 stock of Bankrupt
goods which will be sold for 50 cents on the
dollar for cash only. The stock consists of
clothing, dry goods, boots, shoes, hats and
caps, ladies and gents furnishing goods which
must be sold in the next 30
Gill, G. P.
Attorney at Law.
Business intrusted [sic] to my care will receive
Aicher, Ben, proprietor of The Central
Rates reasonable. Also, Eagle Creek
Coal Yard and Scales near the
Manufacturer of all
kinds of wagon and buggy harness, dusters, fly
nets, saddles, whips, etc. Repairing promptly
done. North of Post Office, Washburn,
Fulton, M. S.
Dealer in drugs,
paints, oils, etc. Also have on hand a fine
assortment of wall paper. Call and examine
Pelz, Herman J.
Dealer in drugs,
paints and oils. Patent medicines, druggist’s
sundries, etc. A fine line of wall paper and
decorations. At all prices from 5c. per roll to
$1.25, to which I would particularly call the
attention of the public. At this time of the
season, if you want your rooms finely papered or
decorated, call and see our stock and prices.
Being desirous of going out of the grocery
trade, I beg to inform the public that I will
sell my stock of staple and fancy groceries,
glassware, queensware, stoneware and all other
goods in this line at cost from this date. And
would like to ask those owing me to call and
settle their accounts. Very respectfully, H. J.
Your picture. Photographs,
tintypes, copying and enlarging old pictures,
viewing etc. First class work and reasonable.
Dealer in confectionery!
Fruits and fancy groceries, ice cream, lemonade,
soda water. I have a full line of cigars and
tobaccos, to which I invite special attention.
Fresh bread and cakes always on hand. Call and
examine my stock of Confectionery, and you will
find it the choicest in
Mason, A. B., proprietor
take the cake. Don’t fail to call at the Washburn
Novelty Store! For genuine bargains in a
thousand and one different articles. From a
piano to a toothpick. Low prices are original
with the “Novelty.”
Dealer in lumber, sash,
doors and blinds. Opposite the Depot, Washburn,
Stenger & Sharp
in hardware, stoves, tinware, farming
implements, etc. When in town do not fail to
call and see our gasoline stoves, lawn mowers,
buggies and carriages, etc. Washburn,
Black, J. M. & Co.
for groceries of all kinds, also furniture in
endless varieties, all at the very lowest
prices. Come and see us. We’re bound to
Barnes, C. N.
Attorney at law,
Hayden, C. L., Proprietor of the Washburn
The Washburn House has been
refurnished and refitted, and being directly
opposite the depot, will be found comfortable
and convenient for the traveling public. Rooms
light and airy. Table
Ehringer, F & Bro.
Lacon. Dealers in plain and fancy furniture,
picture frames, organs, etc. Also practical
undertakers. Repairing and refinishing done.
Hodge & Harper’s
Choice steaks and all kinds of
fresh and salted meats. East side of Main
Street, second door north of Amslers,
where a child is treated same as it’s [sic]
parents. Good weight and fair prices is our
Carrithers & Tweddale
best bread is made from the celebrated flour
made at Springfield, Peoria or Pontiac, for
which we have the exclusive sale. Give us a
trial, and we will save you from 10 to 20 per
cent. We buy flour at car-load prices, and will
guarantee you a better flour at $5.20 per barrel
than you can buy elsewhere at $5.50. We only ask
a trial of you, knowing that we shall be able to
sell you your flour
Butler & Pelz
undersigned will hereafter keep the market
supplied with all standard farm machinery, which
they will sell at lowest living profits. Among
our stock are the following: The Plano Twin
Binder, Champion Corn Planter, Rockford Corn
Planter and Check Rower, Moline Wagons, Cahoon
Seeders, Barnes’ Wheelbarrows, Hoosier Seeder
and Drill, Long & Allstatter’s Cultivators
and Sulky Rakes, Boss Revolving Churns, Tiger
Hand Corn Shellers, garden gates, well and
cistern pumps, binder twine, etc. We solicit
your trade, and know we can do
The finest line and best trimmer in town. Also
an elegant line of fans and parasols just
received. Dress goods in silks, Ottomans,
Cashmeres, buntings, nun’s veilings, and other
kinds of fabrics. Also a beautiful line of white
goods. Respectfully, Samuel Amsler.