SNUFF FACTORY LOCATES IN CLARKSBURG
The Daily Telegram., June 10, 1903
The Clarksburg Telegram., June 12, 1903
SUPERIOR ADVANTAGES DRAW ONE OF WHEELING’S INDUSTRIES TO THIS CITY–WILL BECOME A PERMANENT FIXTURE.
Clarksburg has begun to draw the concerns of the manufacturing sort, as well as other kinds, from the city of Wheeling, which has had the reputation these many years of being the leading city in the state. The tide has turned and everything is coming our way. But what is Wheeling’s loss is Clarksburg’s gain.
The latest to come to Clarksburg is the John H. Fye company, manufacturers of snuff. For many years this company has operated a factory in Wheeling, but, recognizing the possibilities of Clarksburg and this section of the state, the company very wisely decided to move its factory and business to this city.
The W. B. Osborn machine property on Baltimore street, between Fourth and Fifth streets, in Glen Elk, has been secured and the machinery is being shipped from Wheeling and will be installed at once. The factory will be in active operation here by the 1st of July at most.
Mr. Fye, general manager of the factory, says the company has under serious consideration the proposition to manufacture “scrap” tobacco also, but it has not come to a definite decision in the matter.
The gentlemen connected with this concern are enterprising, energetic, wide awake business men and have met with much success in the conduct of the business, and there is every assurance that the new concern will become a permanent fixture here, as the advantages of Clarksburg are superior to those of Wheeling.
The Daily Telegram., March 09, 1906
John H. Fye, manager of the Clarksburg Snuff Company, is critically ill at St. Mary’s hospital. His brother, Mr. Roe Fye, of Cincinnati, has been summoned to his bedside.
The Daily Telegram., April 19, 1906
The funeral of John H. Fye, snuff and cigar manufacturer, who died Monday night in St. Mary’s hospital, was held at the residence on Clay street at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon and interment was in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery. Rev. H. G. Richardson officiated.