Gross & Ritter Grocery

The photo was taken sometime around 1895.  The people in the photo are Elza Andrew Jackson, his wife, Ida Evaline Coppick Jackson, their son, Ira Thaddeus Jackson (standing behind parents) and probable daughter, Flora Jackson, although it could be daughter, Clara if taken before 1898 when Clara died.  I just thought this photo was wonderful for the detail it showed in an old time grocery store.  I found in the 1900 Cass Co., IN census for Logansport that Lewis Ritter and Simon Gross were both listed as "grocers".  Were they the proprietors of this store?

This photo belonged to my great-Aunt Hattie-Mae Campbell Jackson, daughter-in-law to Ira Thaddeus Jackson.  Ira was killed in 1903 so she never knew him.   After his death, his wife, who was pregnant with their only child, moved back to Logansport.
Photo submission and comments by Melissa Parrish

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Added 23 Sept 2008