EASLEY — Jack Dalton, formerly of Easley, recently presented two original receipts from Robinson & Thornton, one that was dated June 2, 1917, to third generation and fourth generation members of the family owned business.
Hattie Dalton received two receipts for $2 payments she made on accounts from Robinson & Thornton, now Robinson’s Department Store and Robinson Funeral Home. It shows that the main business then was “general merchandise, wagons, buggies, furniture, and fertilizers.”
Hattie Dalton was the grandmother of Jack Dalton, who presented two receipts to Alfred Robinson, a third generation member of the family-owned business, and Chris Robinson, a fourth generation member of the family-owned business.
“The Robinson Family is honored to be friends with the Dalton Family, which dates back several generations,” said Alfred Robinson. “Back then there was a ramp to the upstairs of the general store, where the buggies and wagons were stored. The funeral home evolved from the general store selling furniture, which included wooden caskets.
“Jack Dalton and I are lifelong friends, and it means so much to receive this part of history of our family business started in 1875,” Robinson added. “We are truly grateful for Jack’s appreciation of our heritage and his generosity in presenting these.”