Leon Garages, 1914
AKES, PULLIN, ESTES, WRIGHT, NEWTON, SEARS, ROBERTS, COLBY, ALEXANDER, MARVIN, STOUT, SIGLER
Posted By: Sharon R Becker (email)
Date: 1/4/2017 at 14:28:04
The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, November 26, 1914, Page 1
Changes in Garages.
There was a general shaking up in the garage business in Leon last week. First, C. M. Akes bought the interest of his partner Matt Pullin in the Akes & Pullin garage. He then leased the first floor of the big garage for two years to Estes & Co., who moved in at once, vacating the Wright garage. Estes & Co. will do a strictly garage business in connection with their agency for the Ford and Overland autos.
Mr. Akes reserved the Buick agency, and will have display space at the garage for his Buicks and also maintain his office in the garage. The repair department of the garage was leased by Dixon Newton and B. T. Sears, and they will devote their time exclusively to this department, and the sale of Cartercars.
Cleo Roberts, who was employed in the repair department by Akes & Pullin, will remain with the new firm. Mr. Newton has been employed in garages in Leon for several years and is a first-class workman. T. W. Colby, who was in charge of the repair department at the Akes & Pullin garage, has accepted a position as head of the repair department at Alexander Bros.' garage. His is one of the best workman in the country and will be pleased to see all of his old friends at his new location.
The Wright building vacated by Estes & Co. has been rented by Marvin & Stout for their bus and dray business, they are vacating the Sigler barn which they have been occupying.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, December of 2016
Decatur Documents maintained by Sharon R. Becker.
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