From around 1884 until around the time of his death in 1925, German immigrant Alfred Abraham Strauss (1841-1925) owned Mayesville, South Carolina general store A. A. Strauss. The store served as the headquarters for branch A. A. Strauss stores located in Sumter, Summerton, and Wisacky, South Carolina.
Main Image: A. A. Strauss advertisement. Reprinted from The Manning Times, October 17, 1900.