D T GREENWADE
AN OLD ESTABLISHED BUSINESS WITH AIMS TO SUPPLY ALL NEEDS
Keyser possesses many responsible and reliable ? whose able
management ? enterprising efforts impart a feeling of confidence and
security in the quality of its institutions, and among the stores of
this character a prominent position is held by the general
merchandise business of Mr D T Greenwade. Concentration is frequently
a secret of success, and in this store that idea has been fully
The stock embraces practically everything that goes to make life comfortable, either in foodstuffs, dress, ?, hardware.
The salesroom, one of the largest in Keyser, is 30X100 feet in dimensions and every foot of available space is utilized. Four employees are required, and besides doing a large business among Keyser people, and immense country trade is enjoyed.
Established some 14 years ago, the history of this house has been one of advancement. Last year Mr. Greenwade established a similar business in Cumberland Md, since which time he has divided his attention between the two stores. The management of the Cumberland store is vested in his son, D T Greenwade, Jr and another son, Clifford, assists in the Keyser business. In conducting two large establishments, Mr Greenwade naturally has formed unexcelled relations with wholesaler and his buying facilities are of the best. The large trade enjoys allows of heavy consignments being purchased at frequent intervals, and advantages which cannot be secured by small dealers are open to him. As a consequence unusually reasonable prices prevail.
D T Greenwade was born in Cumberland Md in 18(?5) 2, but has resided in Keyser almost continuously since 1868.
As a Deputy Clerk in the circuit and County Courts, and as Deputy Sheriff, he discharged his duties to the satisfaction of Mineral County citizens.
for three years prior to engaging in the mercantile business here, he satisfactorily filled the position of express agent at Parkersburg for the B&O RR.
In 1874, he married Miss Francis Perry, the charming daughter of the deceased Capt Perry, who was so well and favorably known in this section of the state. Mr Greenwade has a family of eight children, and resides in an attractive home on Main Street. He is a member of the Masonic order, and a prominent Presbyterian. For the past 12 or 14 years he has been a choirester of the Presbyterian church choir.
TRANSCRIBED OCTOBER 26, 2001 BY PATTI MCDONALD
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