R.B. Loryea Drug Store


Manning, SC


Around 1894, Reuben Benjamin Loryea (1865-1899) founded R.B. Loryea Drug Store in Manning, South Carolina. The son of Sumter and Charleston merchants Aaron Loryea (1821-1911) and his wife, English immigrant Jane D. Hart (185-1895), Reuben previously worked as a partner in Manning drug store J.G. Dinkins & Co. Reuben operated R.B. Loryea Drug Store until his death in 1899, upon which his older brother, Isaac (1857-1919), became its proprietor. In 1906, R.B. Loryea Drug Store closed and was succeeded by the Arant Co. Drug Store.

Main Image: An advertisement for Dr. King’s New Life Pills, where were sold at R.B. Loryea Drug Store. Reprinted from The Manning Times, March 7, 1906. The pills were used to alleviate constipation, nausea, and vomiting.

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