Albert, Beaver and Claflin

sections of the
1912 Polk's Kansas State Gazetteer
and Business Directory


(Chicago, R.S. Polk & Co., [published 1911])

Albert.........Population, 100. On the A. T. & S. Fe Ry and on Walnut Creek, in Walnut township, Baron county, 16 miles n. w. of Great Bend, the county seat. Has a Methodist church and a bank. Exp., W., F. & Co. E. W. Tullis, postmaster.

--Arnold, H. R., grocer.
--Ferris & Son, grocer.
--Grunwold, Edward, implements.
--Haas & Kuhl, general store.
--Lindas Lumber Co.
--Mansolf, Louis G., grain.
--Meckfessel, F. G, physician.
--State Bank of Albert (Capital $10,000), Joseph Schneider Pres, Geo. F. Starr, Cashr.
--Swab, Jacob, meats.
--Walnut Creek Milling Co.

Beaver......... Population, 50. On the M. P. Ry, in Barton county, 18 miles n. e. of Great Bend, the judicial seat, and 6 from Hoisington, the nearest banking point.
Annie Darr, postmaster.

--Brockel, Julius.
--Chatten, S. H, coal and lumber.
--Darr, H. W, blacksmith.
--Jarner J, general store.
--Pickerill, W. B, flour mill.

Claflin........ Population, 554 (U.S. census 1910). An incorporated city on the M. P. Ry. in Independence township, Barton county, 24 miles n.e. of Great Bend, the county seat. Has Catholic, Christian, German Lutheran and Methodist churches, 2 banks and a weekly newspaper. Tel., W. U. Exp., W., F. & Co.
Bert Fancher, postmaster

--Allen Martin L, machinist
--Ball Earl O, Propr Claflin Machine Shop
--Caier Hotel, Fred Caier propr.
--Chatten Stanley H, lumber and coal.
--Citizens Lumber and Supply Co, G. C. Gilstrap mngr.
--Citizens State Bank (cap $15,000), J. C. Seeley Pres, W. C. Schumacher cashr.
--Claflin Clarion, Bert Fancher Publr.
--Claflin Drug Co. (Jury & Embry).
--Claflin, Grain, Fuel & Stock C., L. J. Schmidt mngr.
--Claflin Hardware and Implement Co (Frank and Oscar T Herthe).
--Claflin Machine Shop, E. O. Ball Propr, TGraction Engine Building a Specialty, Thresher Repairs and Supplies, Tel 46.
--Claflin Mill & Elevator Co, A. P. Houry mngr.
--Claflin Phone, Light & Garage Co (E. R. Ruch).
--Davis J. Duffy, restaurant.
--Emery H. C, physician.
--Evans-Mayo Mercantile Co. (J. F. Evans, C. T. and R. T. Mayo), general store.
--Fancher Bert, Publr Claflin Clareton and Postmaster.
--Farmers and Mercantile State Bank (cap $20,000), R. L. Hamilton pres, H. M. Starr cashier.
--Foster Lumber Co, Jay R. Schipman manager.
--Hockensmith J. B, meats.
--Jordan J. M, restaurant.
--Jury Herbert W, physician.
--Lille May, milliner.
--Lindshorg [sic!] Mill & Elevator Co, A. M. Reed mngr.
--Miller J. W. Co. (Joseph W. and Julius L. Miller), hardware.
--Pickerville Wm B (Universal Mill Co) [note..... under Company's name his surname is Pickerill]
--Roahen Daniel L, coal and feed.
--Roggers George, real estate.
--Scott Leander, baker.
--Soeken Sokie, live stock dealer.
--Stevenson & Poke, livery.
--Universal Mill Co (Wm B. Pickerill)
--Watson J. A. Mercantile Co, Nicholas Weber pres, John A. Watson sec and treas, general store.
--Wegley A. E, real estate.
--Wesley F. A, photographer.
--Western Star Elevator Co, C. M. Oliphant mngr.
--Wickert Charles & Co, whol produce.
--Wood & Adams, hotel and auto livery.
--Zecha Joseph R, veterinarian, is prepared to do anything in his line and will appreciate your patronage. Office opposite Watsons store, Phone 36.

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