Biography of A. O. Slade
Winona County, MN Biographies

A. O. SLADE, druggist and dealer in paints, oils, etc., City Drug Store, 22 East Third. This drug house is the legitimate successor of that established by S. N. Wickersham, and which was discontinued upon the death of his wife, when part of the stock was shipped to Philadelphia and the rest disposed of to F. Patton, an old clerk in the Philadelphia drug house of Fahnstock, of which the Wickersham establishment was virtually a branch. The business under Patton soon came to an abrupt termination by his leaving the city, after placing the store in charge of his clerk, A. O. Slade, who notified the Philadelphia house of the facts. This brought Mr. Fahnstock again to Winona, and the drug stock was purchased by Messrs. F. C. Ewing and A. O. Slade, who reopened the house for business under the firm name of Ewing & Slade, October 16, 1872. This partnership continued until March 14, 1877, when Mr. Slade became sole proprietor and so continues. The drug house fronts twenty two feet on Third street, is seventy feet deep, one floor and basement being occupied with the business of the house, which employs two clerks, and is in a prosperous condition. Mr. Slade is a native of London, England. Came to America with his father's family in the summer of 1852, making a temporary residence of a few months in Brooklyn, and the same fall removed to Davenport, Iowa, from which city they came to Minnesota in 1859, locating in Fountain City. In 1863 the family came to Winona, which since then has been their home. Mr. A. O. Slade was educated in the public schools of Davenport and this city until 1868, when he commenced life as a druggist's clerk, and in which business he had had nearly five years' experience when he purchased an interest in the business he now exclusively controls. Mr. Slade is a member of the board of trade, of Winona Lodge, No. 18, A. F. and A. M., of Winona Chapter No. 5, and Coeur de Lion Commandery, No. 3. all of this city.

The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.


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