Following is one of the Biographies and Stories which where gathered by Charles Sumner McKamy in the 1950s for publication in a Crawford County History Book. Unfortunately he passed away before the book was published.

Lewis Clayton Olds, owner and manager of the Olds Department Store.

I came to Robinson the last of February 1941, to take over the management of the Index Notion Store, moving my family here the 17th of March 1941. Lewis was in the eighth grade and Lola in the seventh. We moved from Middletown, Ohio. I managed the Index until May 15, 1947 at which time I bought the Faucett Dry Goods Store, changing the name to the Olds Department Store.

I was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan where my father was a grocer, and I attended school there through the second year in High School. My father merged with a grocer in Ann Arbor where we moved in the fall of 1918. That was the fall of the big Flu epidemic just before the end of World War I. I survived the Flu but was left with a heart condition and not able to continue high school for two years, when in 1920 I started back to high school and attended the University of Michigan from 1922 to 1926, then I went to work for the S.S. Kresge Co. in a training course to become a Store Manager, starting as a Stock Manager. In March I was made manager of their Clarksburg, W.Va. store, which I ran until 1938, at which time I took the job as a buyer in the central Department Store in Middletown, Ohio. In the latter part of 1940 I made a connection with the Index Notion Co. and came to Robinson the first of the year 1941. Robinson looked good to us with its good churches and schools, a Daily Newspaper and a good Country Club. We soon became acquainted and I have been active in civic affairs in the city. I am at present serving as a Trustee in the First Methodist Church, past President of the Rotary Club and a member of the Robinson Chamber of Commerce serving as a member of the Board of Directors.

My son, Lewis, is Manager of a Hardware and Appliance store in Plainfield, Indiana and Lola, our daughter, is in her second year as a Teacher in the Lawrenceville, Ill. schools.