Take a look at this artifact! It’s an old bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide. It says at the bottom it was distributed by W.C. Alexander of Essex, NY. Has anyone heard of this person or the family? When do you think this bottle dates to? What can you tell us? Any thoughts to share?
Here’s what the community has already had to say:
Mary Wade: My family moved from Port Kent, N.Y. to Essex in 1935 when I was 2 yrs old. the Alexanders owned a store in the brick building across the street from the post office,now owned by John Durant. Mr. Alexander “Clayton” owned the gas station,hardware store where the ice cream store is located now. My father bought the store in 1948 and ran it until his death in 1955. Very unfortunate to have died at 49 yrs old.Wish I could give you more info but would guess it was probably a close relative.I worked in the store as a teenager and bought penny candy when I was very young. Miss those days back then. Many memories!!!!
Natalie Wiles: Being a life long summer resident…Could that be Mrs Alexander’s husband? Father?When I was a child in the 50s/60s we went to Mrs Alexander’s to buy penny candy…this was in the house that was there after a pottery shop with the tall screen doors on the front…
Cynthia Estus: I’m not positive but I believe it was Miss Alexander and she operated the five and dime and lived upstairs. We would go read the comic books and put them back on the rack. Well actually Brian did that. I would never.
Brian Estus: Right! I was going to say it must have been some kin to Florence Alexander, her store was a soda/ice cream shop at one time. It could have been a drug store.
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