Fruth History Timeline

1948
1948

Jack transfers to Ohio State University
January 1949
January 1949

Jack has his first date with Frances "Babs" Rhodes
January 1, 1950
January 1, 1950

Jack has second date with Frances "Babs" Rhodes
December 30, 1950
December 30, 1950

Jack and "Babs" Fruth are married
June 1951
June 1951

Jack graduates from Ohio State University School of Pharmacy
August 7, 1952
August 7, 1952

Jack and Babs' first son, Michael Edward Fruth, is born
November 1, 1952
November 1, 1952

First Fruth Pharmacy opens at 2119 Jackson Avenue, Point Pleasant, WV
September 5, 1953
September 5, 1953

Jack and Babs' first daughter, Joan Elizabeth Fruth, is born
May 28, 1957
May 28, 1957

Daughter Carol Rhodes Fruth is born
June 10, 1958
June 10, 1958

Daughter Lynne Morrow Fruth is born
1960
1960

Fruth #1 relocated to new building at 2501 Jackson Avenue, Point Pleasant, WV
January 6, 1960
January 6, 1960

Son John Rothgeb Fruth is born
1963
1963

Opening of City Pharmacy on Main Street in Point Pleasant, formerly Corrick Drug
1969
1969

City Pharmacy and other downtown businesses destroyed by fire
May 1974
May 1974

Fruth Pharmacy opens Store #02 in Huntington, WV in partnership with R. Geary Spencer and Spencer's White Cross Pharmacy
January 1976
January 1976

Fruth Pharmacy opens Store #03 in Gallipolis, OH in State Route 160 with pharmacist Don Pullin
January 1979
January 1979

Fruth Pharmacy opens Store #04 in Wellston, OH with pharmacist Mike Fruth
January 1982
January 1982

Store #05 opens in Milton WV with pharmacist Charles "Laddie" Burdette
1983
1983

Store #06 opens in Middleport, OH
1984
1984

Store #07 opens in Nitro, WV
1984
1984

Store #08 opens in Proctorville, OH
1986
1986

Store #09 opens in Athens, OH
1987
1987

Store #10 opens in Hurricane, WV
1987
1987

Corporate Office & Warehouse opens in Point Pleasant, WV
1988
1988

Store #11 opens in Huntington, WV on Camden Road
1988
1988

Store #12 opens in Huntington, WV on Roby Road
1989
1989

Store #13 opens in Winfield, WV
February 16, 1990
February 16, 1990

Store #14 opens in Charleston, WV
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