Jacobs Hardware Store

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Jacobs Hardware Store
Former type Building Material / Garden Equipment and Supplies; Sporting Goods Stores
Industry Retail
Fate Acquired by Col. Samuel Keefer
Successor(s) Col. Samuel Keefer
Founder(s) James C. Jacobs
Defunct 1874 (1874)
Headquarters 3-story building just West of Court House, Wooster, Ohio Iron Block Building, United States
Number of locations 1 0000 W. Liberty St., Wooster, Ohio
Key people James C. Jacobs


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In 1874, James C. Jacobs sold his well-established hardware store business and the Iron Block Building to Col. Samuel Keefer, of New York city, New York. In 1876, Keefer transferred the hardware store business to William A. Harding and Willard H. Jones, also of New York and they moved to Wooster, Ohio to operate the business.[1]


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  1. Wayne County Democrat Supplement, 1878-DEC-18 p.2
  2. Wooster Democrat. Wooster, Ohio. 1844-10-17, p. 4.

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