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J. H. Hellier
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25 posts
Mar 03, 2010
4:30 PM
I am interested in finding out what type of store J. H. Hellier owned in Tampico in the 1930's and where it was located.

Thank you.
521 posts
Mar 04, 2010
9:48 AM
I'll check the newspapers at the historical society for an ad.
120 posts
Mar 04, 2010
12:57 PM
This might help.

Sterling Gazette Friday, July 3, 1925, p.9;
O.L. Quaintance has opened a restaurant and ice cream parlor in the Jack Hellier building on Main Street.

1920 Tampico census.... John Hellier age 41, occ. Auctioneer.

!930 Tampico census.... John H. Hellier, Merchant; and next to him is Burt D. Greenman who is manager Drug store.

121 posts
Mar 07, 2010
3:44 PM
I found a little more....
Sterling Gazette, April 30, 1926:
Jack Hellier opened his store on Monday morning in the building vacated by Otto Quaintance.

Genealogytrails..... obit of Mrs. Charles J. Hamblock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Brown, 8 July 2003;

Corene A. (Brown) Hamblock ---- at one time worked at Hellier's Grocery Store, that was owned by her Aunt and Uncle.


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