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McVicker's Garage

Luther's Ledger

 

Business records from McVicker's Garage adds to our list of residents from Darrtown and vicinity

 

Thanks to two Darrtown men (Luther McVicker and Rick Martin), we now have a documented list of names from Darrtown's past. Luther McVicker maintained as a record of his garage business and Rick Martin, life-long Darrtown resident and frequent visitor to Luther's Garage, had the foresight to preserve Luther's ledger, after Luther closed shop. The ledger appears in the next two images.

Image of Luther's ledger -

closed

Image of Luther's ledger -

opened

The "Individuals" section of this Darrtown.com website provides a list of Darrtown-related people. The names that appear in the "Individuals" section were generated from documented history (newspapers, genealogical records, etc.) and the collective memories of the Darrtown.com webmaster and others who contribute their recollections.

 

Luther's ledger provides additional names; names of people who are not listed in the "Individuals" section of this website, because, sadly, we do not possess any records or memories of such persons.

Photographs of individual pages from Luther's ledger appear right and below.

 

The images are provided in the largest size possible to facilitate the reading of the names.

 

The first three images below show the names of individuals who had running expense accounts with Luther.

 

The fourth image below is an example of one account page; it (page 84) is the account of Mr. Wm. Weiss and it is typical of the other individual pages in the ledger.

 

At the risk of using a cliche, Luther's ledger is a "veritable who's who" of Darrtown residents during the middle of the 20th century. Luther's records began in the early 1920's. He retired from the garage business in 1983.

Note "Dr. A. B. Wilke" - see Darrtown Doctors in History / Page 10

 

The image at the left is offered

as an example of an individual account page,

from Luther

McVicker's

garage

ledger.

 

This account page (no. 84) is the account of Mr. Wm. Weiss and it is typical of the other individual pages in the ledger.

RIGHT:

 

This is a scanned image of a McVicker's Garage receipt, signed by Luther McVicker and dated May 8, 1941.

 

The receipt shows that Mr. Raymond Wiley paid a total of $2.87 for auto supplies.

 

Notice the three digit phone number (272), which appears in the upper-left corner of the receipt.

 

The original receipt is the property of Ronald Wiley, son of Ray Wiley.

LEFT:

 

A Summer's Day at Luther's

 

The 1982 photo shows some Darrtown area residents visiting at Luther McVicker's garage.

 

From left to right: Hugh Decker, Joe McDade, Cecil Pierson, Bob Jasbring, and Warren Hansel.

 

This photo was taken, and contributed, by Larry Simison, son-in-law of Luther McVicker.

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