John M. Bye

John M. Bye

Death 3 Apr 1952 (aged 75–76)
Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 27, Lot 3, 12 ft. NEC
Memorial ID 74294726 · View Source
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Arrived in Brainerd in 1881.

•See Ida Marie Lindberg Hagberg.
•See Charles Andrew Laing.
•See Albert Earl Losey.
•See Martin Henry Nelson.

      John M. Bye's advent into the mercantile business came in 1896, as clerk for J. F. McGinnis & Company. Later he clerked for E. M. Westfall and for John Carlson. In 1908 he formed a partnership with O. A. Peterson and opened a clothing store at Front and Seventh Streets. In 1922 he purchased the interest of Mr. Peterson, and is at present conducting the store under the name of John M. Bye. He carries a complete line of high quality clothing, shoes and furnishings for men and boys. Proof positive of the successful growth of the business is the recent acquisition of a store at Pine River. The Johnson and Bye store, conducted by Nels Johnson, formerly of Brainerd, enjoys an increasingly flourishing trade. (Brainerd's Half Century, Ingolf Dillan, General Printing Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota: 1923; p. 113)

      John Bye has accepted a position as clerk with Westfall & Georgeson. (Brainerd Dispatch, 15 March 1901, p. 8, c. 3)

                    BYE & PETERSON
                  IN NEW QUARTERS

      Well Known Clothing Merchants Lo-
          cated in Attractive Quarters in
                   Walverman Block


     Windows are Finished in Golden Oak
          With Paneled Ceiling, Walls in
                       Tiffany Blend

      Bye & Peterson, well known clothing men, are located in their new and commodious quarters in the Walverman block, to which they removed from their former location in the Cullen block.
      Business had so increased that greater room was required to carry larger stocks. The new place gives them more floor space and better opportunity to display their goods.
      Many new fixtures were installed, together with display cases, etc., thus making it one of the most modern and convenient stores for shopping in the city.
      A modern front was built by White Brothers which offers every advantage for continuous display of goods. The windows are finished in golden oak with paneled ceiling and the walls are finished in a leather effect with a Tiffany blend. The lighting is a Brasco light, semi-indirect.
      A mirror 30 by 60 in size, was installed by D. E. Whitney and is one of the features of this metropolitan store. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 06 February 1917, p. 5, c. 3)

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  • Created by: A. Nelson
  • Added: 2 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74294726
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John M. Bye (1876–3 Apr 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74294726, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by A. Nelson (contributor 47143984) .