Thursday, May 16, 2013

Before McGrath's in Brookhaven, There Was This Store in Wesson

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2012 Photo Courtesy of Bettie Hatcher Cox, a descendant of the Beckers and McGraths
"Circa 1877, an enterprising young man from Brookhaven, Ferdinand Francis Becker, opened a "high class" general store in Wesson, which was booming thanks to Mississippi Mills, manufacturer of cotton and woolen textiles.  

Later, sometime in the 1880s, the store, a stock company, became Becker, Lyell and McGrath. 

Some ten years later, the Beckers..."

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