McLester & Van Hoose
McLester & Van Hoose was a grocery wholesaler founded in Fall 1881 when Joseph McLester bought half-interest in the year-old J. M. Maxwell & Company from J. M. Maxwell's estate. He and the other partner, Reverend James Van Hoose, continued the business.
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