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
Winona County, MN
Names A to H
Names I to Y
Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906