Lutes Brothers Store
Hamilton Lutes, a civil war veteran, married a
daughter of Samuel Lounsberry on May 9, 1872, and
lived in and near Oakford for many years farming and
raising watermelons. In 1902, he and his two sons Roy
and Clarence began business in a small building, now
a part of their present place of business. They first
added groceries and dry goods. In 1914 the father died
and the two boys carried on the successful business.
They were in business almost continuously until the
1930s, with the exception of a year or so when they
moved and returned from Colorado. In the above
picture from left to right are: unknown, John Ishmael,
unkown, Clarence Lutes, Hugh Watkins, unknown, unknown.
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