Wednesday, September 24, 2014
J.D. McFall Men’s Clothing Store
In 1890 and 1891, Jasper Dean McFall operated a store in
Sandusky at 121 Columbus Avenue.
He sold clothing and gents’ furnishings.
The business was begun by J.D. McFall’s father, William H. McFall, Sr.
In 1882 there were two men’s clothing stores operated by the elder Mr. McFall, one
at 107 Columbus Avenue, and one at 708 Water Street.
From about 1886 to 1888, the store was run by the McFall brothers, three sons of the elder Mr. McFall. J.D. McFall was the manager of the McFall Brothers store in 1888, and by 1890, he was the proprietor. This advertisement for J.D. McFall’s store appeared in the March 31, 1891 issue of the
Register. The surname McFall surrounds the advertisement which highlights
spring suits and overcoats. Sandusky
According to an article in the February 25, 1922 issue of the Sandusky Register, in 1897, J.D. McFall moved from
Sandusky to Detroit, where he studied music. He moved to Washington
D.C. and later to the state of Oregon. While in Washington D.C., he was the director of music at the . He served in a
similar position at the Sunnyside Methodist
until poor health forced him to retire. At
a memorial service for President William McKinley, held at Chase’s Theater on October 6, 1901, J.D. McFall
was in charge of the music for the service. Arleta