Grace Hosiery Mills, Inc., Tucker Street, Burlington. Incorporated April 7, 1927, manufactured men’s fancy and dress hosiery.
Founding Board of Directors:
Reid A. Maynard – President
J. E. Moore – fatherinlaw. Four times mayor of Burlington 19121919. Owner, President, Standard Grocery Co. and owner of a livery stable in Burlington.
Grover D. Moore – Brother of J. E. Moore
Sam G. Moore – Brother of J. E. Moore
E. H. Scott – Superintendent of the mill
J. I. Somers – Owner, insurance agency in Burlington
Grace M. Maynard – Wife of Reid A. Maynard, daughter of J. E. Moore
E. H. Moore – Brother of Grace – Manager of Standard Grocery Co, Burlington
Sold to wholesalers and national retail chains through Murphy, Brill and Sahner, Inc. – a New York sales agency, which acted exclusively for Grace Hosiery Mills and Lynchburg Hosiery Mills, Virginia. The agency was located in the Empire State Building, New York City. James W. Maynard, son of the founder, was Executive Vice President of Grace Hosiery Mills, Inc., between 19591968. Grace was liquidated in 1968.
Grace Hosiery late 1930s
Grace Hosiery Building, Tucker Street, Burlington, April 2009
Photo: Gary N. Mock
Source: James W. Maynard, personal interview, April, 2009.