John I. Winters

John I. Winter was born in Georgetown, Kentucky, and attended Augusta College until 1885.  He then went to Nelson's Business College of Cincinnati for two years.  Coming to Augusta, he entered the tobacco business with his father, S. S. Winter.  In 1889 he purchased the stock of Winter & Anderson, consisting of groceries, hardware and Deering harvesting machines.  In 1894 he purchased the store of R. L. Gillespie, this retiring his only competitor.

Mr. Winter does a large business in Deering binders, reapers, mowers, and rakes.  He is also a dealer in furniture and sewing machines.  He is without doubt the best judge of farming machinery and implements in the county, and his goods are the best that can be purchased.  The annual delivery day is looked upon as a great outing day.  They occur each year from the 1st tot he 15th of June, when the farmers gather in Augusta to take their machinery home and Winter pays the bill.

Mr. Winter is a member of the Knights of Pythias, I.O.O.F., Masons, and Red Men.  He is at present Great Senior Sagamore of the Red Men of the State.


From an 1897 edition of Headlight: Sights and Scenes Along the C. & O. Route which featured Augusta.