D C QUINN
ONE OF KEYSER'S MOST PROMINENT MERCHANTS

  In a work embracing the various industries of the city, the business facilities and prominent features for the information of the public, is the intention to give place and prominence to those staunch and reliable houses whose age and volume of business entitle them to a leading and foremost position. Such an establishment is the general merchandise store of D C Quinn. It was founded in 1882 by L M Shepherd & Co, of Cumberland, as a branch of their immense business, and Mr Quinn was first associated with the store as manager for that firm. In 1888, Mr Quinn purchased the business, and has since conducted it.
  The stock carried is large and varied, including lines of dry goods, furnishing goods, shoes, groceries, queensware, etc. The combined stock of all other Keyser merchants who handle queensware, will not exceed the stock carried by this store, and naturally a large trade in that line is enjoyed. The commodious store room, 20X70 feet, is supplemented by a warehouse used for storage purposes. for the convenience of Keyser patrons a free delivery is maintained,and purchases will be delivered and orders taken anywhere within the city limits.
  Mr Quinn has always taken a active part in the political councils of the Democratic party, and was in * a candidate for sheriff. Despite the Republican landslide which occurred that year, his opponent, Floyd Knight, now sheriff's clerk, was elected by an exceedingly meagre majority of votes.
  As chairman of the finance committee of the memorable town council in 1893, Mr Quinn was largely instrumental in securing for Keyser the magnificent water works system which has proven so satisfactory. Re-election in the council in 18 (?98), he soon resigned and has since that date devoted his entire time to the upbuilding of his mercantile interests. His close identification with the best business interests of Keyser, his heavy investment here, and his long residency in our midst, together with a firm belief in the future growth and progress of our thriving city, place Mr Quinn among Keyser's most progressive citizens. Born in Hampshire County, this state, he has for the past 23 years been in the mercantile business.

TRANSCRIBED OCTOBER 27, 2001 BY PATTI MCDONALD

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