William F. Hinesley Cigar Co.
Cigar manufacturer from 1882 – 1900.
Factory No. 34, 4th District of Iowa; Factory No. 47, 4th District of Iowa.
Brands of cigars manufactured: El Soneta, Ideal, Dona Ana, M.C., Hinesley’s Best, None Better, Oskaloosa Pet, Comet, Snow Drop, Special, Lone Chief
In 1892 the Will F. Hinesley factory employed 35 people and manufactured 140,000 cigars a month.
Factory located at 119 East High Avenue on the north side of the square.
William Hinesley moved to Missouri in 1900.
Wife: Ida Jane Kemble
Oskaloosa Daily Herald, July 23, 1892
Oskaloosa Evening Herald, August 29, 1894
This cigar box dates from about 1883.