Collection: James Whitlow
Scanned by James Whitlow
Warner Drugs, Early 1900’s.
This is an early postcard of Warner Drugstore in Hoxie. This building is on the south side of the Frisco railroad, on the corner of Hwy 67 (Texas Street) and Memphis Street. We are not exactly sure when this photo was taken, but was after 1913 because there was not a building on the corner then. By 1916, this building had been built and by 1924 we have a newer picture of the same building with Warner Drugs written on the north side of the building. Thus, this picture can be placed between 1916 and 1924.
Warner Drugs was owned by Lucian R. Warner. He later moved his drugstore across the Frisco railroad tracks and took over the drugstore owned by Mr Pringle. L. R. Warner later moved his drugstore to Main Street Walnut Ridge where Cooper Drugs was located.
If you look at this picture closely, you’ll see the name “Hatley” on the building next to Warner Drugstore. This was Eli Hatley Dry Goods.
The building in this picture is no longer standing. Locals would remember it as the Corner Cafe in the 1960s. All the buildings on this block were torn down in 1982, and a Citgo Gas Station stands at this location now.
Mr. Abbott and Jennie Warner
On the back of this postcard are the names of the two people in the picture, Mr. Abbott and Jennie Warner. Jennie Warner was Lucian Warner’s older sister. We are not certain, but according to census records at the time, believe Mr Abbott is James W. Abbott, age 65 in the 1920 census in Hoxie. The census states he was a grocery store merchant. It also states his son Ray, 23, was a salesman in a dry goods store and his son Harold, 18, was a salesman in a grocery store.