During its business tenure, it was also know as the Union City Glove and Match Company
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The photograph above of the employees of the "Union City Glove Factory" is what brought our attention to this previously unknown business. The photograph was donated by Billy Baker who's mother was an employee during 1924 and is in the picture. Billy wrote: "Taken in the Spring of 1924. My mother, Ethel Porter, is in the front row, fifth from the right. On May 19th, 1924 she was nineteen."
We hope to be able to identify many more of these young women and two gentlemen. Please take a look to see if any of them are familiar to you. Additionally, if you know anything about the Union City Glove Company, please share that information with us as well.
As of January, 2007 we know:
Julius F. Lewis, b. July 15, 1866 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Archibald and Jennie (Simons) Lewis, came to Union City with his wife, Lillie (Webster) in 1898.
After several successful years in the clothing retail business in Union City, he and his brother, Jack Lewis, formed in partnership, the Union City Glove Company. The exact year the business began is currently unknown.
It was located on the 2nd floor of the Atlas Bank building on the NW corner of Oak and Columbia Streets.
The Glove Company later moved to the downstairs rooms of the same building (the Lyons and Wise barbershop in 1941).
In 1937, due to failing health, Mr. Lewis retired from the business. We do not know if the business was closed at that time or at a later date.
Any further information that you might have to share about the Glove Company or its employees will be greatly appreciated. See the next page for the photograph.
Please send information or questions to: Jane Barr Torres.