Shibley & Hudson

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Shibley & Hudson
Trading name Hallmark Store
Type Jewelry Stores
Industry Retail
Fate Dissolved
Founded Wooster, Ohio (1856 (1856))
Founder(s) Louis Shibley
Headquarters Wooster, Ohio, United States
Number of locations 0000 Public Square, Wooster, Ohio
Area served Wayne County, Ohio
Key people Louis Shibley, Founder; continued business August Shibley ( -1906)
Services Diamonds, Watches, Rings, Jewelry, Silverware, Clocks, Cut Glass, etc. The stock of Watches and Jewelry especially is to be commented upon, as it is the largest and most desirable line in this community.

Locations

City Directories

  • 1856 - Established
  • Unknown until 1906 - Continued by August Shibley
  • 1906 - new owners

Comprehensive History

Slogans

  • 1904 - "Only the Finest Work"
  • 1904 - "Honesty is the best policy"

Historical documents

  • Wooster Progress (1914)
    • 1914 - Jewelers and Opticians

"Here is a Jewelry store with fifty-eight years of honest dealings and uninterrupted business back of it. The business was established by Louis Shibley and was continued by August Shibley until 1906; when the present owners too possession.

This store has gained the reputation, justly, of being one of most progressive jewelry stores in this part of the state. A glance at the illustration shows it to be beautiful and up-to-date and the stock carried surpasses, in size and quality, and other store in any town of the same size. The Shibley and Hudson store has worked up a large business in diamonds and their reputations as diamond merchants is unquestionable. [1]

  • 1932 - Wooster High School annual [2]

Timeline

1856 - Established 1898 - Mrs. A. Shibley took over what was then called Mrs. A. Shibley Jewelry Store

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Newspaper full-text articles

  • April 06, 1904: "The Mrs. A. Shibley Jewelry Store" by Jane Doe, Wayne County Democrat, p. 7.
    • One of the oldest and most reliable firms in the city of Wooster today is the Mrs. A Shibley Jewelry store. located on the east side of the Public Square.

This firm was established nearly 50 years ago by Louis Shibley and was later on purchased by his brother August Shibley. Since the death of August Shibley, six years ago, the business hes been successfully managed by Mrs. Shibley, wife of the deceased August Shibley.

Good goods, honest dealings and right prices have caused the people of Wayne County and the surrounding country to feel an assurance that they are perfectly save in trading with this firm. To please te customers has been the one aim throughout all these many years.

Mrs. Shibley carries a most complete line of Diamonds, Watches, Rings, Jewelry, Silverware, Clocks, Cut Glass, etc. The stock of Watches and Jewelry especially is to be commented upon, as it is the largest and most desireable line in this community.

Fine repairing has been one of the main branches of this firm. Their motto has been "Only the Finest Work" and it is to this kind of work they cater. The firm has made a specialty of fine watch repairing. The work is promptly done and satisfaction guaranteed.

The Optical Department is in the hands of Mr. G. A. Hudson, who has graduated from the Bradley Polytechnic Institute of Peoris, Ill.

Mr. Hudson is a competent optician, one who has advanced rapidly in his profession.

Not only older people are fitted here, but special attention is give to the fitting of children's eyes. Every care is taken in the fitting of these casees and glasses are not prescribed until the most satisfactory results are obtained: Should the eyes be diseassed and need medial treatment, they will advice you to that effect and no charges will be made.

"Honesty is the best policy: and that is the motto of the Mrs. A. Shibley Jewelry Store." [3]

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References

  1. Wooster Progress. 1914, p. 33-34.
  2. Observer 1932" Wooster High School annual. Wooster, Ohio
  3. Wayne County Democrat. Wooster, Ohio. 1904-04-06, p. 7.
  4. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-04-21, p. 2.
  5. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-05-15, p. 2.
  6. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-05-15, p. 5.
  7. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-05-24, p. 3
  8. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-05-24, p. 4
  9. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-05-24, p. 4
  10. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-06-04, p. 3.
  11. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-06-27, p. 5
  12. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-10-31, p. 3.
  13. Wooster Daily News. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-12-24, p. 2.
  14. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1918-12-24, p. 8.
  15. Wooster Daily News. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-06-04, p. 3.
  16. Wooster Daily News. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-07-02, p. 2.
  17. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-09-12, p. 2.
  18. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-10-31, p. 3.
  19. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-11-24, p. 3
  20. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-11-24, p. 3.

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