William Annat Company

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William Annat Company
Trading name Annat's, Wm. Annat
Type
  • Department Stores
  • Fabric Shops
  • Clothing Stores
Industry Retail
Fate Dissolved
Founded Wooster, Ohio (1879 (1879))
Founder(s) William Annat
Headquarters Wooster, Ohio, United States
Number of locations 3 S Market St, Wooster, Ohio; 115-127 S Market St, Wooster, Ohio
Area served Wayne County, Ohio
Key people sold in 1926 to Frank Boigegrain; sold in 1926 to Henry Boigegrain; sold in 1942 to Harold Makinson of Barberton, Ohio, sold in 1942 to Frank Gaethke from West Salem, Ohio, sold in 1983 to Jane Gaethke-Brandt, sold in 1983 to David Makinson
Products Dry goods

Locations[edit | edit source]

City Directories[edit | edit source]

  • 1894-1895 - Business Directory, ad
  • 1904: William Annat, dry goods
  • 1908-1909: William Annat, dry goods
  • 1909-1910: William Annat, dry goods
  • 1912-1913: William Annat, dry goods

1915 Wooster City Directory, the William Annat Company's address spanned from 115-123 S. Market St

  • 1915: William Annat, dry goods
  • 1919: William Annat, dry goods

Beginning in the 1919 Wooster City Directory, The William Annat Company's address spanned from 115-127 S. Market St.

  • 1923: Wm. Annat Co. (The), dry goods
  • 1928: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1930: William Annat Co., dry goods and ladies' ready-to-wear, 115-127 S. Market St., p. 71, 227.
  • 1932: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1934-1935: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1937: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1939: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1940: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1943: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1946: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1948: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1949: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1952: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1954: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods

Beginning in the 1957 Wooster City Directory, the William Annat Company's address was listed as 115 S. Market St.

  • 1957: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1960: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1962: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1964-1965: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1967: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1973: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1975: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1977: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1979: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1981: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1983: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1985: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1988: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods
  • 1990: Wm. Annat Co., dry goods

Comprehensive History[edit | edit source]

Slogans[edit | edit source]

  • 1901 - Wooster High School annual. [1]
  • 1932 - "One of Ohio's Better Stores Since 1879" [2]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Historical documents[edit | edit source]

  • 1901 - Wooster High School annual [3]
  • Wooster Progress (1914)
    • 1914 - Dry Goods

"This Dry Goods house was opened in Wooster in 1879 by William Annat is still actively connected with the business. The present firm was incorporated in 1913, additional floor space was taken on, modern equipment installed and the store is now a handsome, "up-to-date" establishment enjoying a reputation second to no other house in the country.

Carrying no other lines than dry goods, the entire three floors are filled with what is known in trade parlance as high grade merchandise; as that is what the patrons of this house demand and just what this house insists on presenting to those who favor them with their patronage. The one price system of doing business was inaugurated by Mr. Annat when he opened his store here and is strictly adhered to by the present firm. About forty people are connected with this house; some of them having been with the firm during all the thirty-five years.

There is not a more complete store or one with more satisfied customers in Ohio. No merchant can hope to make customers of all of his friends, but-- The William Annat Co. does make friends of all of its customers. [4]

Business letterheads[edit | edit source]

Business photos[edit | edit source]

Newspaper articles[edit | edit source]

Newspaper full-text articles[edit | edit source]

Newspaper ads[edit | edit source]

1900s[edit | edit source]

1910s[edit | edit source]

1919[edit | edit source]

1920s[edit | edit source]

Newspaper citations with no attached images[edit | edit source]

1900s[edit | edit source]

1920s[edit | edit source]

  • June 15, 1926: "Bpogegrains Purchase Annat Store: All Stock of William Annat Is Disposed of" by Unknown Author, The Daily Record, p..

1960s[edit | edit source]

1980s[edit | edit source]

  • March 16, 1989: "The Wm. Annat Co.: Old-Fashioned, And In No Hurry to Change." by Unknown Author, The Daily Record, p..
  • - "A 112-Year-Old Tradition"
  • - "33-Year Employee 'It's Always Been a Family Operation"

1990s[edit | edit source]

  • June 13, 1992: "Underground At Annat's, It's a Different World: Rubbermaid Exploring Various Possible Uses" by Unknown Author, The Daily Record, p..
  • December 12, 1992: "It's Been 45 Year Since Big Annat's Shoot-Out" by Unknown Author, The Daily Record, p. C3.

2020s[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ad. Wooster High School annual. 1901.
  2. Observer 1932" Wooster High School annual. Wooster, Ohio
  3. Wooster High School annual. 1901. Wooster, Ohio
  4. Wooster Progress. 1914, p. 36.
  5. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-016, p. 2
  6. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-02-07, p. 6
  7. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-02-14, p. 6.
  8. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-03-22, p. 5
  9. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-03-30, p. 8.
  10. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-04-21, p. 6.
  11. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-05-15, p. 6.
  12. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-05-24, p. 6
  13. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-06-04, p. 6.
  14. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-06-27, p. 6
  15. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-06-29, p. 6
  16. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-07-02, p. 6.
  17. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-07-05, p. 6
  18. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-07-17, p. 6
  19. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-08-10, p. 6.
  20. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-09-19, p. 6.
  21. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-10-19, p. 6
  22. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-10-31, p. 6.
  23. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1918-07-09, p. 6
  24. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1918-06-12, p. 0
  25. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1918-02-14, p. 0
  26. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1918-01-03, p. 6
  27. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1918-02-20, p. 6
  28. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1918-03-30, p. 6
  29. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1918-04-19, p. 6
  30. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1918-04-22, p. ?
  31. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1918-07-02, p. 6.
  32. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-07-03, p. 6
  33. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1918-08-10, p. 6.
  34. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1918-09-19, p. 6.
  35. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1918-10-31, p. 6.
  36. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1918-11-25, p. 6.
  37. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1918-12-24, p. 8.
  38. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1918-01-07, p. 0
  39. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-01-02, p. 6.
  40. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-02-14, p. 6.
  41. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-03-31, p. 6.
  42. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-05-15, p. 6.
  43. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-06-04, p. 6.
  44. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-08-08, p. 6.
  45. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-09-12, p. 6.
  46. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-11-24, p. 6
  47. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-11-24, p. 6.
  48. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-12-22, p. 8.
  49. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1920-01-02, p. 6.
  50. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1920-01-19, p. 6
  51. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1920-01-20, p. 6
  52. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1920-01-21, p. 8
  53. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1920-01-23, p. 8

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