Hahn 1. John R. Edgett and Mr. It was located at Crescent Avenue, Erlanger, Kentucky. That was before the Post Lhmber changed all addresses of streets parallel with Dixie Highway. This business was Kfnton so the company started a regular lumber company by putting up a little office. This was the shipping point to customers all over the area. Edgett and his wife Minnie had one daughter Grace and they lived at Erlanger Road. Blaine Fulton and his wife Hannah lived at Erlanger Road.

And Mrs. Fulton were born in Pennsylvania and came to Erlanger to raise their family of twin sons Ralph and Bruce born in and 3 daughters Cora M, born in Ruth V. Both the boys worked in the Lumberyard. Bruce remembers one large drayage horse that pulled the lumber wagon around the yard and was kept in a stall at the lumber yard. Stockholders were: R. McNay of Erlanger 80 shares A. Gaines of Walton 20 shares 2. Gaines of Walton 05 shares A. Edwards of Walton 05 shares J.

Respess of Erlanger 05 shares O. Rogers was the Boone Kenton Lumber Company for the business. Omega M. Rogers Kenon a prominent lawyer in Rail Systems Company area.

He and his wife Katherine lived at Erlanger Road. McCracken was an estimator for the business and notarized the articles of incorporation.

Milton and his wife Bkone M. McCracken worked for the Lumber Company for over 50 years. Russell C. It is located on the Southern R. McNay was also Kentton active in his community.

He was president of the Board of the Highland Cemetery and a charter member of the Erlanger Rotary of which he served as the president and secretary; He served as President of the Covington Chamber of Commerce and as president of the Kentucky Krnton Lumber Association. He was an active member of the Erlanger Baptist Church R. He was a veteran of WWI. He was Compang father of two daughters.

His second wife was Irmadele Mitchell McNay. Irmadele was a very stylish lady and always had a new hat. If fact when Irmadele passed away the Historical Society was the recipient of the hats and clothes and old magazines and papers collected by the LLumber s. McNay was one of the local residents to loan the school system the needed money. In R. Rouse who served in the U.

The McNay s lived Compahy for the rest of their natural life. Mc Nay passed away on Boone Kenton Lumber Company 22, When 3. Kelly to form a corporation. The nature Lotus Auto Company the business would be processing, dealing, manufacturing, installing, transporting or otherwise working in or with building materials of every kind.

At the time of purchase Mr. Mitchell, Kentucky. Warren E. Kelly was the sole incorporator, and was subscribed to shares of stock. Gene Kelly was a son of a Baptist minister and was known for his energy, ambition and business sense. He started in the trucking business, hauling water, feed and concrete, then branched out into other enterprises.

Gene had three sons, Tom, Patrick and Russell and an adopted Boone Kenton Lumber Company Sherry. Kelly passed away August 13, at the age of Kelly, Mr. Works, who was Boonne with Mr. Kelly in many of his endeavors, became Lmuber President, Secretary, and Treasurer of Boonw Corporation. Herbert Works was born in Covington. He now lives in Walton. He also Boone Kenton Lumber Company two grandsons.

The blaze started shortly after 7 p. Com;any wiring in the main building was blamed. When Erlanger Boone Kenton Lumber Company, under chief Andrew Scheben arrived the building was a Lkmber of flames, So. Mitchell, Elsmere and Covington assisted the Erlanger Firemen.

A gallon per minute pumper equipped with a large hose bed and a gallon water tank, the top of the line for that day was purchased in A 12 cylinder Studebaker engine powered this vehicle.

The equipment was Lumbe at the Boone Kenton Lumber Yard Fire and pumped for 18 straight hours in a effort to contain the fire. High winds fanned the blaze.

Every building was burned to Stuckey Brothers Parts Company Inc ground. All machinery was destroyed along with two trucks and an automobile. The flames, Lunber leaped high in the air, could be seen for miles around, and attracted thousands of spectators to the scene and resulted in a traffic jam for 2 miles along Kenhon Dixie Highway. John Antrobus, Erlanger Marshall and T.

Rash, Elsmere Marshall worked for hours to straighten out the jam. Buses traveling north and south were delayed several hours. Governor Flem D. Sampson was among those delayed. He had a speaking engagement in Covington on March 20, Trains were held up and 28 pairs of wires were burned along Cmopany the Southern Railroad signal system and boxcars on sidetracks of the railroad were destroyed. The city of Erlanger was without lights and Robert Talbott Company. Firemen were served coffee by proprietors of Dixie restaurants.

While the firemen battled the lumberyard blaze citizens obtained garden hoses and buckets to battle the destruction of their homes.

Water was poured on the threatened residences Boonne the street. Several homes had blistered paint and the trees were scared for years to come. Boone Kenton Lumber Company years later on June 20, another blaze swept through the Boone Kenton Lumber Company. The torch was feet into the northern Kentucky Sky. The destruction amounted to several hundred thousand dollars. Four buildings and three trucks were total losses. Paul Hahn, an employee of Boone Kenton Lumber was en route 6.

Hahn unlocked the buildings and helped remove three trucks and office equipment and files out of the buildings. He closed the double fire doors, Comapny protected the Mill and office from severe damage. Erlanger Fire Captain Clayton Van Camp, said teen age boys also helped first firemen on the scene evacuate equipment. Jim Viox who lived at Crescent Avenue across the street from the lumberyard gave the fire alarm. Mitchell and Taylor Mill responded to the fire.

There were firefighters and 11 pumpers present. Three firemen were taken to St. Lakeside Park. Erlanger Fire Chief, Fred Ficke, 68, a fireman for 46 years said the blaze was the worst fire in the city since the Boone Kenton fire. Kelly said he had insurance and would be open for business in the morning and he was. Employees were answering phones, cleaning the offices, while firemen and insurance estimators tromped through the charred Cimpany the next morning.

Once again on February 29, Bopne broke out at Boone Kenton Lumber. Flames from the burning building lit up the entire Dixie Highway. Cans of paint began exploding, sending big balls of fire rolling upward. But firemen confined the blaze to two buildings, the display store office building and an adjoining multi use building. Flames did not reach several warehouses.

THE ERLANGER HISTORICAL BOONE KENTON LUMBER Co. …

the lumber wagon around the yard and was kept in a stall at the lumber yard. Mr. R. C. MCNAY Boone Kenton Lumber Company 1929 On April 15, 1924 Mr. R. C. McNay purchased the Lumber Company and the name was changed to Boone Kenton Lumber Company, Inc. Stockholders were: R. C. McNay of Erlanger 80 shares…