Thank you very much for visiting our website. is a unique website dedicated to the history of a unique company, Oliver-Finnie of Memphis, Tennessee. On this site, we are committed to serving as a meeting place for people who remember the company and can help us preserve its legacy.

Oliver-Finnie was a grocers supply company that ground and roasted its own coffee, made its own chocolate and had its own unique brands. The Company's brands/products included Silver Moon Coffee, Court Square Coffee, Ketch-Me Coffee, Bonnie Blend Coffee, Royal Coffee, Dad's Coffee and Chicory, Silver Moon Baking Powder, Silver Moon Pancake Flour, and Silver Moon Buckwheat
Flour.  The Company's factory was located near the Mississippi river at 7 Vance Street in Memphis, Tennessee. We believe the Company was in business for approximately 75 years before being liquidated in the late 1950's.

Please bear with us as we continue the construction of this website and please join the fun by contacting us and telling us your knowledge of Oliver Finnie, or sell us any products (cans, jars, boxes, signs, etc) that you may have. 

We are very excited to have added a Southern Recipe Exchange to our page. We want to encourage you to please visit the exchange and leave one of your recipes with us. See below.


  Historical Facts:

  Oliver-Finnie, just prior to the death of CEO Maynard Holt and the Company's dissolution, won a major lawsuit with the US government involving C-rations for the Korean War.  



  Oliver-Finnie "flavoring extracts" product bottle, believed to be circa 1900

This website is dedicated to the memory of Oliver Finnie's last CEO, Robert Maynard Holt.

Mr. Holt excelled at virtually everything he touched in his life. He graduated from the Culver Military Academy in 1923 and from Washington and Lee in 1927. While at W&L, he played football for four years, was captain of the wrestling team his sophomore year, was on the Freshman Council, was Student Body President, and was a member of the school's Sigma Society. It was after college that he returned to his native Memphis and joined Oliver Finnie. He was an instrumental force at the Company for nearly 30 years. He left us early in his life but his spirit and commitment to excellence will be with us always. (Obituary, September 14, 1960)



This site was created by his grandson, Robert Maynard Holt 3rd. Thanks for visiting!

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