Frederick M. Wills


Company Names, addresses, dates:
  Wills, Frederick M., Main Street, Charlottesville VA
  Wills Drug Co, Union and Main, Charlottesville VA (1888)
  Wills & Geiger, Charlottesville VA
  Geiger, S.E., Main nr. Union, Charlottesville VA (1888)

Notes:
Frederick Miles Wills (b. 14-Aug-1833, d. 9-Nov-1912) enlisted as a 2nd Sergent on 5-Nov-1861 to fight in the Civil War.1
Chataignes Virginia Gazetteer and Classified Business Directory 1888-89 lists both "Wills Drug Co" and "S.E. Geiger" as druggists in Charlottesville.

Fredirick M Wills Bottles:

wills_01 Aqua 2.7" un-embossed bottle with a label:
label: FREDERICK M. WILLS / DRUGGIST AND STATIONER / (something hand written) / MAIN STREET / Charlottesville, Va.
wills_04 Clear 3.5" bottle embossed:
vertical: FRED M. WILLS / CHARLOTTSVILLE, VA.



Wills & Geiger Bottles:
wills_05 Clear 4.2" bottle embossed:
vertical: WILLS & GEIGER / DRUGGISTS / CHARLOTTSVILLE VA



Other items:
wills_02a (front) wills_02b (rear) This is a 4"x2" card from the Wills Drug Co that says:

front: HENRY TETLOW'S SUPERB GOSSAMER FOR THE COMPLEXION / HENRY TETLOW'S GOSSAMER AND SWAN DOWN ARE THE ONLY Powders exported to Europe. Their extensive use in England and the Continent testifies to their unrivaled merit.

rear: FOR SALE BY THE WILLS DRUG CO., PHARMACISTS & STATIONERS, TRY WILLS' CARBOLIZED PETROGELO (PURIFIED PETROLEUM JELLY) WITH CAMPHOR & GLYCERINE, FOR CHAPPED HANDS, LIPS, ETC. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.


1 Civil War record on Ancestry.com, derived from the "Virginia Regimental Histories Series"




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