I was interested in what became of S&Q Clothiers and Sam Wilenzick. I visited him at S&Q in the 1990s for short chats about our lives and about the changes in Enid. He was a true gentleman, and he even pretended to remember me from my high shool days in Enid when I approached him for employment. Good man. Hope he's still with us.
Mr. Schrock: I am Brett Wilenzick, Sam Wilenzick Jr.'s grandson. S&Q closed our doors in 1994 (roughly) after 65+ years in business here in Enid. Granddad passed away in September 1999. Thank you for sharing your memory of him and the store... I, for one, miss both greatly.
Hello, Mr. Wilenzick. Forgive me for not noticing your reply in all these years. I haven't lived in Enid since 1962, but I was just there to "take a trip down memory lane." I'm always reminded of S&Q and Mr. Wilenzick, so I thought of making this approach when I got back home (today). Thanks for this closure, but I'm glad that I had a chance to visit with him several times over the years. Thanks to you, too.
1910Owl Drug StoreUpstairs - A.C. Erdman, H.D. Hellums, J.D. Musgraves (Dentists); J.M. Cooper, L.W. Cotton, E.D. Ebright, C.L. Fowler (Physicians)1923(Left Side) Betterton & Tagge, men's clothing; Harry Bernert, jewelerUpstairs - Mrs. Della Corley (dressmaker), Mrs. Dollie Clutter (milliner), D.E. Dennoen (ladies wear), A.E. Strade (art studio)(Right Side) Rialto Theatre1933S & Q Clothiers; Garfield's Upstairs - McConkay Studio1943(Left Side) S & Q Clothiers; Wilenzick Company ClothingUpstairs - McConkay Studio 1952S & Q Clothiers; Wilenzick Company ClothingUpstairs - S&Q Clothiers store room1963S & Q Clothiers; S.A. Wilenzick Company, Inc.1973 - 1993S & Q Clothiers