Dairy - Port Royal
The first dairy in Port Royal was located on the back of the property at the corner of Market and Sixth Street. This dairy was owned by Peter Beers and eventually William Saylor. Eventually it was acquired by R. E. Groninger who sold it to Ralph and Maggie Gilson. (See note)
Note from Port Royal Times of October 2, 1912: Mr. R. E. Groninger, our accommodating milkman, who has served the people of Port Royal the past 27 years, has sold his business to Mr. Ralph Gilson of Turbett Township. Mr. Gilson made his first trip yesterday morning, October 1st, and will continue the good service that his predecessor has established.
Then William and Margaret "Maggie" (Dysinger) Gilson built a dairy behind their home on Main Street. The dairy remained there for thirty-three years.
John "Duff" Taylor purchased both the dairy and house in 1954 and continued operation while residing there. John eventually sold the business to Lane and Joanne Swartz.
The dairy was moved again in 1958, this time to Milford and Sixth Streets. Owners at this location were: Walter McCahan and Robert Kauffman.
This house was built between 1911 and 1928 because it did not exist on the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of 1911 but was on their 1928 map.
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