Mickey Ferris

07/04/2017 - 12:26am
• Lowell Shull Bob Shull reminisced about his dad, Lowell Shull. He said his dad worked long hours managing different gas stations. Bob recalled a close call his dad had when a mechanic lowered a car on a hoist too fast and it swung around and knocked Lowell into the adjoining pit. Luckily, he was not hurt too bad. Because of Lowell’s long hours he didn’t always have time to eat...
05/30/2017 - 4:37pm
In the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s one of the largest and most important business in Hampton was the oil and gas business. During this time period, Standard Oil was the largest with five stations, City Service (or Citgo) was second with four stations, and then we had Conoco, Skelly, DX, Sinclair, Deep Rock, Gasoline Alley, Texaco,...
06/30/2015 - 10:22am
    William Savidge was born in Ohio in May 1845 and joined the Union forces in 1861 at age 16. He was taken prisoner in 1863 at age 18 and was released in 1864. He moved to Hampton in 1869.     He was taken prisoner on Oct. 23, 1863 near Lauden, Tenn. by Longstreet’s men. The group taken prisoner included 300...
12/30/2013 - 6:06pm
John Coonley, who was born in Wisconsin in 1864 to a prosperous dairy family, struck out on his own, armed with only a Sixth grade education and a good work ethic. He started a black smith shop in Bristow, Iowa and was very successful. John noted the need for grocery stores and opened one in Bristow, two in Hampton, one in Alexander and two in...
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