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Elmer, Missouri - Early History
(Reprinted from The Elmer Journal, 1909)
Is a popular druggist in this community because he is whole souled, enterprising and public spirited citizen who is forever boosting the city in which he resides. “Tude” is the familiar name that his friends use in greeting. He embarked in the drug business at this place about a year ago and with his excellent stock of drugs, tobaccos and show case sundries, has had a constantly increasing business. Mr. Gilstrap has a highly esteemed family and has the well wishes of their host of friends.