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Richard Kurtzman
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I know that Gorham made extensive use of photography to promote and record their wares. Is it possible that they also did retail photography? This photo and the trademark on the back would suggest that. From the girl's attire and the use of Gorham & Co. I would date this to about the late 1850s to mid 1860s.


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The Gorham silversmiths were certainly based at 12 Steeple Street so they would appear to be the same as the photographer. Gorham took a considerable number of portrait photos. Reproduction rights to about 20 are held by PictureHistory. Go to http://www.picturehistory.com/ and then type in Gorham in the keyword search. All are dated 1865 - which may well be an approximate date. Another in the Library of the Gray Herbarium at Harvard is more firmly dated to 1862, as is another in the Amory Family Carte de Visite Album at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Given the use of silver in the photographic process, perhaps this was not so unusual?

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In fact I may have your man. William W. Coleman (1830-1908) was hired as a photographer by Gorham on the 15 July 1858 until 1865. On the 15 September 1865 Coleman was replaced by Gilbert Barton Dana (1837-1917) who worked as an 'ambrotypist' for about a year. Alfred Fisk Burgess (1852-1911) was apprenticed to Coleman and in due turn succeeded Dana working as photographer until retiring due to ill health in 1910. See the Gorham Roster of Craftsmen at [gone from the internet - owlbridge.com/roster.shtml]roster
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Roster of Craftsmen: Abraham to Axelby

Abraham, James

1842, 22 Jan born, England, son of Moses & Harriet; 1872, 1 May to US 1873, 9 Sep-1878 polisher 1895, 18 Nov room 36 #2 $26.67 1900 silversmith 1918, 1 May to pension $32/mo 1921, 21 Dec died, age 82 years

Achillertim, G. A.

1899, 5 Feb employed; chaser #36 Chased Bread Tray (3022), Paris Exposition, Shelton #22. 1900 Chased Sauce Boat [9804] & Tray [9805], Shelton #29. 1903, 24 Jun left

Achurch, William H., designer

1863, 28 Nov born England 1887 to US 1888, 3 May employed 1900-1903 designer 1906 draughtsman 1907 foreman, Gorham 1910 foreman, Gorham 1914-1920 foreman, Gorham 1923 foreman, Gorham 1924 'Chas. Lawton is getting his arm in condition cranking Bill Achurch's Ford' — Athletic news in

Silver Tongue

1926-1942 designer; 1 Aug pensioned $106.93/mo 1951, 12 Nov died

Adams, Caleb Cushman

1833, 25 Mar born, Newburyport MA 1858, 9 Oct hired, $32.70 1859 sales manager based NYC: his letter of 3 July 1860 to John Gorham re California trip printed by Carpenter, p. 61-62; 26 Feb 3d on list; 2 May 2d on list, through 24 Sept.; 3 Dec 1st on list, through 7 March 1863 1863 'Transferred to Principal Ledger Apr 14' 1865 was given 25 shares of stock as part of incorporation 1875, 15 Oct asked to resign 1876 severs relationship with Gorham (replaced by Edward Holbrook); establishes firm of Adams & Shaw; see Rainwater, Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers. 1893, 13 Dec died, New York City

Adams, Eldreth Clinton

1918, 19 Apr born Providence RI 1941, 15 Oct enlisted US Army Air Corps 1945, 18 Oct discharged; 5 Nov enters Gorham Apprentice Program as pattern maker in Bronze Division 1981, 31 Jan retired

Adams, Samuel T.

1851, 11 Sep born England 1894, 1 May hired 1899-1905 designer One of 15 designers who signed testimonial to Edward Holbrook 1910-1921 designer; 1 Jul pensioned $45.91/mo 1936, 5 Oct died

Ahlstrom, Axel

1869, 15 Jan born Sweden 1893 to US 1926 sales conference, p. 6, photo 16, 'Gorham master craftsman' 1936, 4 Jan died; wife Gerda Carlson

Albee, Asaphel A.

1867, 21 Jan born Worcester, MA 1892, 10 Oct employed 1898 Asahel, chaser, lives with father Ashahel, Sr., watchmaker 1925 chasers' photo, '33 years': absent but listed Silver Tongue 1929, 1 Apr left; 3 Apr died; buried as 'Ashel'

Aldrich, E. [Edward] Frank

1840, 22 May born Providence, RI, son of Abram & Pamelia 1862 clerk, Adjutant General's office 1864 hired; order dept. 1865 clerk, Adjutant General's office 1866 bookkeeper, 12 Steeple 1870 clerk, 12 Steeple 1904 made director 1917, 31 May died, age 77 years 9 days; buried Swan Point

Alebon, Alfred

1871, 27 Jul silversmith; Birmingham $18 Indenture #56 1872, 17 Mar died, age 25

Alford, Edward

1862, 17 Nov born England; 1890 immigrated to US 1899, 30 Oct hired by Gorham 1901, 21 Apr left; 26 Aug returned 1908 finisher; wife Cecelia, dressmaker; 24 Nov finisher of 'Gen. Sheridan' statue 1910, 10 May finisher of equestrian statue 'Pulaski'; 23 May left

Allebaugh, Elwood

1882 born PA 1905 silversmith; age 23; 10 years in RI

Allebaugh, Frank F.

1874, 8 Jan born Norristown PA 1905 moulder at Gorham; head of household of four; Baptist 1937 died; buried Arnold Pawtuxet Burial Ground

Allebaugh, Henry C.

1849, 12 Feb born PA, son of William & Sarah Allebaugh; 1892 to RI 1897, 20 Jan hired $0.233 1899 moulder, Bronze Div. 1902, 29 Sep $0.26 1905 head of household of four 1906, 30 Apr moulder $0.30 1908, 7 May left; 28 Jul K 6 $0.15 1909, 31 May $0.30; 1 Nov to J 1 $0.30 1917, 9 Jan left; 21 Jan died, age 67

Allebaugh, Henry T.

1876, 9 Jul born PA; 1898 served in Spanish-American War 1905 bronze moulder; age 65; in RI 14 years; head of household of four; wife Laura age 28 1943 died; buried North Burial Ground

Allebaugh, Joseph

1883, 24 Oct born PA 1905 silversmith

Allebaugh, Oscar

1879, 12 Sep born PA, son of Winfield & Rachael 1894, 23 Jul hired 1905 head of household of 5 1940 succeeds Thos. J. Docker as foreman of experimental silversmiths 1947, 1 Sep pensioned 1956, 3 Jan died

Allebaugh, William

1874, 4 Nov born PA, son of Winfield & Rachael 1891, 16 Feb foreman, statuary foundry 1893 foreman, room QQ (13 men) $34.50 1900 'statuary moulder' 1905 bronze moulder; age 30; head of household of 5; Baptist 1944, 1 Aug pensioned $25/mo 1965, 19 Jun 65th wedding anniversary 1968 interview with 94-year-old Allebaugh in Gorham Perspective

Allebaugh, Winfield

1851 Dec born PA, son of William & Sarah 1898 foreman, Gorham Mfg. Co. 1900 statuary moulder 1900 foreman; wife Rachael 1906, 7 Nov died, age 53

Anderson, Edward G.

1861 14 Mar born Providence RI, son of Edward J. & Elizabeth A. 1886-1908 engraver; 10 Jul died, age 47

Anderson, Edward J., engraver, foreman

1837, 19 Sep born England, son of John & Lucinda 1863 19 Sep engraver; first week on job $15; worked 90 hours on pitcher 1864 13 Feb #16 advanced to $16.50 1867, 27 Dec foreman of engraving room 1869 engraver, 12 Steeple 1870, 27 Dec foreman, room 63 $40 1874 14 Sep $45 1878 16 Sep (17 engravers) $35 1880-1886 engraver 1889, 2 Sep $40 1893 foreman room K (33 engravers) $45 1899 foreman, Gorham; 24 Apr carried as foreman, no hours; Jul carried as foreman, no hours; 24 Jul died, Providence Anderson's father John was portrait painter. Anderson married Elizabeth day before sailing to US. Commodore, Washington Park Yacht Club. Painter himself: painting of yacht Hope by cup (Gorhammade) won in Hope. Large man; carried cane; arrogant. House overlooked river; destroyed by construction for Route 95. Granddaughter Mrs. Robert Haynes

Anderson, Fred W., son of Edward J. Anderson

1882, 26 Jul began employment 1886-1899 die sinker; 22 Dec left 1901, 11 Feb returned 1903 die sinker 1904, 4 May left for Reed Barton 1906-1908 die sinker

Angell, A. A.

1900 "A. A. Angell, formerly a silversmith in the employ of the Gorham Mfg. Co., has sued that corporation for $20,000 damages. His hand caught in a pair of rolls, as he claimed by reason of his slipping on a defective floor. His hand was mangled and he lost a finger", Manufacturing Jeweler, 11 Oct. 1900

Angilly/ Angilley, Arthur Joseph, polisher

1854 born England, son of John & Susan 1873, 3 Aug employed 1874 polisher 1897 silversmith 1916, 15 May pensioned $53.75/mo 1920, 9 Jan died, age 65 years 4 months 11 days

Angilly, Charles E.

1859, 18 Dec born; son of John & Susannah 1886, May employed at Gorham 1900-1915 polisher 1928, 1 Jun retired 1929, 25 Nov died, 69 years old 1930, 13 Jun Alice, his widow, died, age 67

Angilly / Angilley, John

1871, 28 Jul Polisher Birmingham $18 Indenture #57 1874 Polisher at Gorham 1877, 1 Jan married Abby White 1895, 3 Jul daughter Ella died, age 17 1951? died?

Annabel, Charles

1850 silversmith, 12 Steeple

Arnold, Wendell G.

1878, 2 Jun born Providence RI, son of William & Catherine 1900 at Gorham' 1906 son Wendell G. Arnold, Jr., born 1907 at Gorham's Charles Brandreth (31 Aug 1997) sat by Arnold & by observing learned his craft. Arnold was capable, esp. with gold, & did much hand-raised work incl. Martelé. Arnold made the large silver spoons that Gorham used for promotional purposes. 1916 Wendell G. Arnold, Jr., died 1928 silversmith (one of 2) of ETT set; 34 years with the Company 1959 died Silversmith for 123 Martelé pieces; cf. Pristo p. 31

Aspin, Joseph Steed, chaser. Chased 77 pieces of Martelé, according to Pristo (p. 36). 1862, 1 Dec born London 1886, 6 Sep, #26 1894, 9 Aug chasing, room #41; Dec room #46 1895 silversmith 1899, 3 Apr $40 1900 chaser #28 $24 1901-03 engraver 1902, 6 Oct $43.00 1904, 17 Feb last name changed to Washington 1905/6 Chased Martelé Chafing Dish I / BH, Shelton 74 1907 (as Washington) chaser; 26 Oct left Gorham 1907-09 (as Washington) designer 1910-15 (as Washington) silversmith 1922-26 (as Washington) designer 1937, 14 Apr died, age 74; listed Gorham as employer

Avery, Frederick Richard. Silversmith for 110 pieces of Martelé, according to Pristo (p. 31). 1849, 7 Dec born Birmingham, England, son of Richard 1866, 18 Jan Set Maker 'to improve'; Birmingham; $8 Indenture #29 1867, 3 Jan hired at Gorham 1869, 21 Jul married Emily Quinton 1870 silversmith 1900 silversmith, M3 room; 18 Jun silversmith #4, PP room 1902 silversmith Smith of CIM Coffee Pot, Cream, Sugar (Pristo p. 282) 1906-1909 silversmith 1914, 24 Sep wife Emily died 1922, 1 Jul retired $78.15/mo lived in Wickford RI 1928, 5 Oct died age 78 years 9 months 28 days

Avery, Richard

1866, 18 Jan Set Maker; Birmingham $20 Indenture #28

Axelby, Henry W. J., silversmith 1871, 19 Jul silversmith; London; wife Julia; $24 Indenture #55 1872, 2 Jul death of infant daughter Julia 1873-1874 silversmith; foreman room 44; 2 Jun death of infant 1878 silversmith

Babin, Charles E. 1899 7 Aug. hired $22.50; 1900 Jan. chaser 43; 19 Apr. left

Bailey, James. 1828 born England son of William Martha; 1866 18 Jan. Mounter Birmingham $20, Indenture 33; 1868-1886 silversmith; 1888 24 Jun died age 59 years 6 months, kidney failure/Bright's disease

Bain, Robert

1866 2 Sept. born Glasgow, learned chasing Reid University Edinburgh; 1889 came to US, settled Concord NH; 1890 married Mary 1892 12 Dec. employed $22 1900 chaser 23 $39; 23 Apr. chased (4335) Tankard for Paris Expo, Shelton 32 1901 chased Punch Bowl PD, Shelton 44; 25 Jun assistant foreman $0.65/hr 1905 chased G/UM Rose Water Tray, G/VN Ewer, Shelton 59. 1906 chased K/RN Jardiniere, Shelton 77 1907 chased K/RP Side Dish, Shelton 78; Martele Side Dish K/RO, Shelton 79; Martele Black Coffee Set M/LV, Shelton 81; 20 May 'overseer' $45 1908-1943 foreman; 1942 retired; 1946 4 May died

Baird, Robert Lindsay, Bronze Division 1864 17 Jul born Norristown PA, son of John M. Elizabeth 1892 20 Oct hired $0.17; 1898 moulder; 1899 23 Oct. $0.375, moulder 1901 16 Dec. $0.40; 1914 2 Feb. overseer; 1922 25 Jan died age 57

Baker, Charles Henry

1843 17 Sept. born Nantucket MA, son of Arvin Jerusha 1870-1891 clerk; succeeded Wilkinson as Superintendent of Works 1898-1899 supt. at Elmwood; 22 Apr. died age 55 years 8 months 5 days; widow Ellen

Baker, George

1858 19 Aug. born Providence RI, son of Joseph Eleanor 1899 1 Aug. succeeded father as foreman of Gorham Casting Dept. 1900 12 Jun died, age 41

Baker, Joseph, Sr., silversmith 1824 21 March born Middlesex County England, son of John Elizabeth (Parker) Baker; educated London; apprenticed to silver casting or molding 1853 12 Jun hired by John Gorham, $25. Took charge of casting molding dept.; foreman for over 45 years 1881 27 March wife Eleanor Scott died married Frances Scott Parkes 1893 foreman room CC (14 men) $40 1899 1 Aug. pensioned $86.67/mo.; 1901 23 Jun died

Baker, Joseph Jr.

1851 2 Jan. born London, son of Joseph Eleanor (Scott) 1865 5 Jan. or 12 Jun employed $0.02 1882 die sinker; 1883 $38; 1886 $42; 1890 Jan. room A $50; 1891 1 Jan. $50 1893 24 Jul through Sept. 1899, foreman room A, $50 1900 Awarded Silver Medal at Paris Exposition 1907 18 March $55 1914 7 Nov retired; 1915 5 Jan. pension $83.04/mo.; 1926 26 Nov died

Ball, George E. designer 1874 Sept. born England; 1891 to US; 22 Jun employed 1900 5 Feb. $20; 1901 4 Feb. $22; 1903 9 Feb., transfer to office, $24; 31 Dec. left

Ball, George Edward . 1892 12 Dec. transfer from Whiting; 1929 10 Sept. left

Ball, Percy Bertram, designer 1879 27 May born Birmingham, son of Charles Ball; 1891 to US; 1893 19 Apr. employed 1900 5 Feb. $18; 1901 4 Feb. $21; 1902 12 Feb. left to work at Fahys Watch Case Co., Sag Harbor, Long Island; later worked for Kerr, Frank M. Whiting, Wallace, Watson; 1957 died Attleboro MA

Barber, Charles E. 1849? born?; 1866 1 Jan. $22; 1867 14 Jan. - 4 Jan. 1869 $24; 1924? died?

Baribau [Baribault?], James. 1865 30 Dec. ornamental engraver; London $20, Indenture 23

Barker, Henry H., silversmith of 95 pieces of Martele (Pristo p. 31). 1872 6 Oct. born Providence; 1887 27 Sept. hired Gorham 1901 26 Aug. .$30; 1903 7 Oct. .$33; 1905 2 Oct. .$35 1906 Smith of Martele Vase KVX, Pristo 368 1924 23 Feb. left, no work; 1927 3 Jan. .$72; 12 March left, no work; 1928 5 Apr. discharged, too slow

Barnes, Wilfred

1902 29 Sept. employed $20. One of 15 designers who signed testimonial to Edward Holbrook; 7 Oct. left

Barone, Joseph D., silversmith 1910 27 Feb. born Providence RI as Giuseppe, son of Vincenzo Maria DiMuccio 1929 Sept. began at Gorham. Worked with Len Luther who made candelabra did ecclesiastical work. At first filled pitch; later succeeded Luther making candelabra 1938 16 Nov married Filomena Zoglio 1941-1948 silversmith 1960 photo with giant candelabrum 1975 retired; 1997 28 May died age 87 years in Johnston RI

Barrett, Albert; born England; 1865 18 Apr. advanced $44 for passage to US

Barrett, Charles Edward

1841 6 Jul born Providence RI, son of Jeremiah S. Mary A. 1862 19 Sept. enrolled as Private Co. I 11th RI Vol. Regt.; 1 Oct. mustered in; 13 Jul 1863 mustered out 1865 10 Apr. $9; 1867 jeweller 1893 foreman room TT (65 men) $30; 1894-1911 silversmith 1912 12 Jul died age 71 years 6 days

Barrett, Colin D., designer 1880 1 May born Kent, England, son of ? Hannah C. Barrett; 1887 to US with parents; educated in Providence public schools; studied Yale art school, Art Students' League of NY, RI School of Design 1902 12 March employed $10; 1911 $40; 1916 designer, Gorham; 1922 left, no work; instructor of silverware design RISD 1927 Jan. Art Director, Scoville Mfg. Co. Waterbury CT 1928 designed Curtiss Marine Flying Trophy Scripps Wrigley trophies for power boat racing 1937 22 May died age 57 Watertown CT

Barrett, Harry J., designer at Hunt Roskell in England 1888 designer; 30 Apr. Design Room 11 $35; Jul Design Room 11 $35; 1889-1894 designer

Barrett, Jeremiah (Jerry) F. Before 1940 came from Kerr; at first did toiletware 1940 foreman Gorham; 1941-1947 foreman Gorham; 1947 succeeded Oscar Allebaugh as foreman of silversmiths 1953-1958/9 foreman Gorham; made superintendent; named Fred Barron foreman 1965 retired

Barrett, Richard A. 1904 silversmith

Barron, Fred E.

1913 24 May born Providence RI, son of Alexander M. Elizabeth E. 1929 Apr. began at Gorham as errand boy; 1931/2? apprenticed as silversmith when opening developed; during war years worked in Newport; succeeded Bill Burke as foreman of silversmiths 1965 foreman of new dept. comprised of 7 formerly independent depts.: smithing, spinning, turning, engraving, chasing, casting, polishing. 1978 retired; interviewed 11 Nov. 1994 29 Oct. 1997

Bate, Charles (Bates after 1925)

1855, 21 July, born England (Birmingham?) 1891, 15 Jan., hired by Gorham; 1895-1915, silversmith; after 1920, worked in room M-5, clock 9 1924, silversmith; 1925, name changed to Bates 1927, 1 Oct., pensioned, $47.72/mo. 1933, 19 Feb., died

Beckwith, Frederick Williams

1860 7 Jan. born Providence RI, son of Stevens Margaret 1881 22 Aug. employed; 1926 15 Jul pensioned $66.26/mo.; 1930 18 March died, Australia

Beckwith, Stephen, silversmith 1840? born England; 1874 came to US; 1876 16 Feb. married Emma Copping 1893 7 March hired by Gorham 1900 silversmith; 18 Jun silversmith 8, room PP $0.30/hr; 1902 1 March left

Beckwith, Stevens

1824 21 May born Edinburgh, son of silversmith; 1836 apprenticeship begun; 1849 sailed to America; landed NYC 2 Dec..; 5 Dec. silversmith at Forbes Springer, NYC; 1850 to Philadelphia; married Margaret R. Shephard of NY 1857 Feb. employed as foreman through Lewis Dexter (Beckwith's Room = 41silversmiths) 1877 2 Jul left; 1900 Silversmith 8 in PP room; 1917 March died, age 93

Beecroft, Silas W., chaser 34; 1901 Aug. employed; 1903 8 Aug. last pay; 1904 moved to Wallingford CT

Belcher, Arthur F.

1849 31 May born 1878 employed as salesman; for 52 years one of best known most highly respected salesmen in the South, where he traveled for over 20 years. 1925 27 Sept. died

Bender, Gustavus

1828? born Germany, son of Conrad Barbara; married Frederika Norple (born in France); 1854 in MA where his three oldest children were born 1860-1864 silversmith; #10 Wine Cooler made by Bender for Tiffany; 5 Oct. son Emil died age 2 1865-68 silversmith; 1871 stillborn son; 1881 27 Sept. daughter Louisa died age 21 1889 room 41#2 $22; 1894 5 March wife Frederika died age 63; 1901 12 Sept. died age 73

Benzinger, Charles Herly

1866 13 Feb. born Middletown CT, son of Robert (born Germany) Charlotte Vorhees (born NY); wife Eleanor (Nellie) E. Hough 1902 7 Aug. employed; 1925 polisher; 1927 1 Jun left, walked out, dissatisfied 1932 1 March pensioned $38.66/mo.; 1933 27 Feb. wife Nellie died 1938 4 Oct. died age 72 years 7 months 21 days

Beretta, F. 1869 4 Jan. silversmith $18

Billson, Samuel. 1820? born?; 1850 silversmith; 1855 silver finisher; 1889? 11 Feb. died?

Bingen, Pierre

1842 born; lived in Paris France 1906 contract with Gorham to install operate building for cire perdu process of casting bronze, to pay $3000 per year in weekly installments ($57.69). Bingen was leading French practitioner of lost-wax technique

Bliss, Hiram A.

1856 20 Jun born Pawtucket RI; 1871 employed 1876 in charge of Gorham exhibit at Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition 1886 opened Gorham retail store 9 Maiden Lane NYC; named general manager of all Gorham manufacturing interests a Vice President. 1920 1 Feb. pensioned $100/mo.; 1944 14 Nov died

Bodwell, Sanford

1831 23 Oct. born Perry NY, son of Nelson Farmer Bodwell (b. Methuen MA) Solendia Tyler (b. Boxford MA) 1854 8 May married Helen H. Herbert (b. Rowley MA ca. 1832) 1855/6 silversmith 1857 2 Oct. daughter Emma Thurber born Rowley 1860 silversmith; 20 Oct. son Richard H. born Rowley; 1862 20 Jun son Arthur Loring born Rowley; 1864 25 Aug. daughter Emma died Rowley; 29 Aug. son Richard died Rowley 1869-1874 clerk; 1875 Nov position one of three offered by George Wilkinson to John Gorham 1877 23 Dec. son Arthur died age 15 Providence 1878-1880 clerk; 1882 foreman 1886 1 March divorced Helen; 21 Aug. married Martha E. (b. Sept. 1840; d. after 1900) 1893-1900 foreman room X (41 men) 1908 8 Apr. died age 76 years 6 months 16 days

Bogle, John M.

1849 born Knightsville RI; 1869 employed; toolmaker; 1876 master mechanic 1893 24 Jul foreman room B $48; 1894 master mechanic; 1901 8 March died

Bogle, Peter

1827 born England; married Hannah Ballou (born RI), daughter of Hiram Emeline 1859 13 Jun son Fred born 1870 foreman polishing room 1876 9 Oct. wife Hannah died age 50; 1887 11 Feb. died age 60 liver disease

Bogman, Winfield B.

1879 12 Nov born West Barrington RI 1895 25 March employed; apprentice $3 1901 room F, silversmith $26.667 1917 left

Borras, Adelino; 1850, silversmith

Bowater, James, 1866 1 Jan. $10; 1867 14 Jan. $12.00

Bower, Frederick

1855, 7 Feb. born England 1880, 4 Aug. hired by Gorham $13 1882, 2 Jan. silver chaser through 4 Jan. 1886, Room 62 $17 1900 chaser 18; chased Martele Sauce Boat [9520] Tray [9521], Shelton 33. 1927, 1 March pension $68.62/mo. 1947, 14 Apr. died

Boxsin, P. 1867 14 Jan. $24

Brandreth, Charles T.

1908 21 Feb. born Providence RI, son of Thomas Mary who came from Yorkshire to work in textile mills. 1924 employed through Reginald Hobson who hired at Gorham belonged to Brandreth's church. Because of Depression CTB's 4-year apprenticeship extended to 5; as no advancement for apprentices he left. 1925 ca. Gorham paid CB's way to night school. Oscar Allebaugh taught him 1925 cut out letters of a trophy; 1926 recalls company clambake 1930? During last part of apprenticeship worked 3 days every 2 weeks 1930-1941 worked at Respro in Cranston making imitation leather 'Tufsta' 1931, 10 Jan. married Ruth B. Adams 1939 foreman 1941-1944 during World War II in defense work, Quonset Point Naval Air Station, RI; aviation metalsmith first class. 1945, 12 Dec. resumes employment at Gorham 1954, 19 Sept. Edward Drescher died; Brandreth won raffle of Drescher's tools succeeded him doing special-order work. 1956 fashioned XGOA 14K Yellow Gold replica of coffee percolator 1960 made Cruiser Long Beach service JNA designed by Dick Huggins 1961 photograph in Perspective 1964 Shah of Iran Bowl etc. 'HAND RAISED'; 1965 Brown University chain pendant 1968 photograph in National Geographic of CTB making Chantilly Kettle 1973, 1 March retired; took up oil painting 1995 Jun Interviewed at Gorham Quarter Century Club 1997, 14 Jun Interviewed at Gorham Quarter Century Club; 31 Aug. 20 Sept. Interviewed at his home. Has photographs of many pieces he made incl. oversize teapot for promotions, Rutgers mace, John Mulford Trophy - Power Boating, golf trophy, JKH / JKI Curling Trophy designed by Colflesh, Widener gold replica set

Bridgwood, J. 1867 14 Jan. $14

Briggs, Henry Avery

1837 9 Aug. born Providence, son of Thomas R. Patience Rhodes 1866 19 Nov hired; 1880 silversmith 1882-1893 electroplater; foreman room P (34 men) $35 1912, 1 Jan. pensioned $30 1937, 18 Sept. died age 100 years 1 month 9 days

Briggs, Leroy E.

1887, 21 Oct. born 1919 production engineer 1924, 1 Dec. Assistant to General Manager to Mfg. Mgr. 1926 asst. to Vice President 1932 Dec. left 1932-1933 works manager

Broadhead, John H.

1856, 17 March born England 1880, 2 Aug. hired; W room until 1907; 1881, 3 Jan. $13 1882 silver chaser; 2 Jan. $15 1883, 1 Jan. room 62 through 4 Jan.. 1886, $18 1901 chaser, room W 1919, 1 March pensioned $35.69/mo.; 28 March died Brooks, Henry, chaser 20 1867, 15 Jan. born Birmingham England son of John Emma; married Camilla 1887, 15 Aug. employed 1899 chased Martele Vase [1280], Shelton 26 1900 $24 1910 Chased Martele Meat Dish UEJ, Shelton 92 1925 player on Gorham Football Team 1928 chaser of ETT set. 1932, 1 Feb. pensioned 1940, 20 Apr. died, age 73 years 3 months 5 days

Bube, Edward Niser

1891, 5 Sept. born Providence RI 1906, 5 Feb. hired: apprentice 1929 silversmith; wife Ella E. 1936, 3 Jan. left for position in CA 1936-1960 sub station operator Narragansett Electric Co. 1965 retired

Buck, John Henry

1847 born Devonshire England; 1876 represented British firm Cox Sons at Philadelphia Centennial; 1877 emigrated to US; head of Gorham's New York Office 1888 published 1st edition of Old Plate “which contains a vast accumulation of Knowledge regarding American church silver”; 1889 curator of silver section of Washington Centennial Loan Exhibition at NY Opera House 1903 revised edition of Old Plate 1907 organized Boston Museum of Fine Arts exhibition of American silver 1908 Gorham leader in setting up English office; Curator of Medals, Metropolitan Museum 1914, 31 Jan. died, age 67

Buckley, Joseph W., silversmith 1899, 6 Dec. hired by Gorham $0.3667/hr 1900 silversmith 19, PP room; 24 Sept. left 1909, 3 Dec. rehired 1910, 23 March left 1915, 18 Oct. rehired; 20 Oct. left

Burbank, Benjamin. 1876, 3 Jan. $0.06; 1877, 1 Jan. $0.08; 1878, 7 Jan. $0.10

Burgess, Alfred Fisk

1852, 26 Dec. born Cranston RI, son of Albert Manton Burgess Ann Elizabeth; attended Schofield's Commercial College 1865 hired by Gorham; apprenticed under Coleman 1893 foreman room BB (7 employees) $21 1896 photographer 1900 foreman Gorham 1910 Nov left, illness; 1911, 6 Jan. died, age 58 years 11 months 11 days, atrophic cirrhosis of liver

Burke, William L. 1929-1938 assistant foreman, room M5; wife Mary E.; 1943 silversmith; foreman silversmiths; 1949-1958 silversmith; 1965 retired

Burlingame, Chad Brown

1831 born Johnston RI, son of Andrew B. Polly 1860, 16 May hired 1862 jeweler 1865-1882 silversmith 1906, 1 Dec. pensioned, $30/mo. 1911, 28 Dec. died, age 80 years 5 months 11 days

Burt, Frederic A. ('Doc'), Dept. L-1 1846, 24 Nov born 1864, 25 Nov discharged from Navy; 2d Lt. 2d RI Volunteers 1866, 16 Apr. hired; 1875 married Ella F. Gray 1886 foreman, Drawing-up Dept. 1893 foreman, room HH (7 men) $24 1904 photograph in uniform of Roosevelt Rangers 1912, 11 May pensioned 1925 Secretary, Silversmiths Mutual Aid Society ('sick club') for 20 years 1934, 14 Nov died

Burt, Frederic G. 1876, 3 Apr. born Providence, son of Frederic A. Ella F.; 1889, 6 Aug. hired; 1925 photo of 'Berkshires over the Mohawk Trail' taken by Burt; 1942, 1 Nov pensioned; 1949, 26 May died

Bushnell, Henry C.

1824, 2 March born Saybrook CT 1850, 1 Jun employed 1870 silversmith 1882 jeweler 1885 foreman, Gorham 1893 foreman, room C, $40 1897-1900 foreman, Gorham; 1 Jun pensioned $86.67/mo. 1901 established Henry C. Bushnell Co.; 1903, 3 Jan. wife Caroline F. died, age 76 1910, 12 Oct. died, age 86. Bushnell's manuscript recollections used by Carpenter

Buxton, Frederick Joseph Sr. Silversmith for 54 recorded Martele pieces; cf. Pristo 31. 1856, 28 Sept. born Sheffield England, son of John 1891 hired by Gorham 1900, 18 Jun Silversmith #17, PP room $0.41667/h 1905 silversmith for H / ZS Fish Dish, Pristo 349, and for H / ZZ Fish Dish, Pristo 351 1910-1920 silversmith 1928, 4 Oct. died of bronchial pneumonia, cirrhosis of liver

Buxton, Frederick Joseph Jr.

1877, 21 Jan. born England, son of Frederick J. Buxton, also silversmith; 1891 arrived in US; 1892 Jun apprentice #67 $4 1900 chaser 13; wife Beatrice, daughter Frances 1907 chaser; 18 May transferred to room O2; 21 Dec. left 1908-1909 chaser 1914 Bronze Foundry; 1915 left 1916-1920 at Watson Co., Attleboro MA 1926 Jun left, no work; Sept. reinstated; Dec. transferred 1929 left; employment card says working in Detroit 1933 reinstated 1935 left, no work; workmanship average 1952 employment card says 86 years old

Roster of Gorham Craftsmen: Callowhill to Cutler

Callowhill, Percy J.

1873 Jan. born England; 1886 to US; 1897 married Fannie (born MA, Jan. 1872) 1904 participated in designing St. Louis/ RISD inlaid toiletry table 1941/2 designer, General Products Corp. 1955, 17 Oct. died

Campbell, Earl A. German Silver dept.; then to smiths. Charles Brandreth's list of silversmiths. 1936-1978 silversmith. Killed by an automobile; went out on an errand, was hit from behind, neck broken.

Campbell, Walter A. 1846 born; 1863, 18 May hired at Gorham; 1870-1905 silversmith; 1914, 1 Apr. pensioned, 30/mo.; 1926, 9 June died

Carignan, Albert E.

1876, 2 Oct. born Montreal, Canada, son of Alphonse & Victoria (Archambault) 1891, 10 Sept. hired; 1910 foreman; manager of Department of Printing 1915-1921 foreman; 1930-1941 foreman, Gorham 1948, 1 Feb. retired; 12 July died at summer home, Point Judith RI

Carlborg, Hugo O. E.

1892, 11 Oct. born Minneapolis, MN; 1915 graduate of RISD; later president of Alumni Association & member of its corporation; taught modelling at RISD for 25 years 1916 employed at Gorham as sculptor modeller; 1934- taught 'plastelene modeling' at RISD 1958 Russell Woodward, Hugo Carlborg & Ed McAlice had a room at Gorham off the main design room where they worked as a unit, reflecting decades of experience 1962, 11 Feb. died. Modeled Brown University mace, honor rolls, tablets for universities memorials for churches libraries.

Carritre? Carrière? M. 1866, 1 Jan. $21; 1867, 14 Jan. $25

Chabard, Adolphe

1860, 14 Aug. John Gorham signed an agreement with designer Thabard. Nothing is known of Thabard's work at Gorham' (Carpenter, p. 59); 8 Sept. listed but not paid; 10 Nov. listed at $40 1861 sculptor; 12 Jan. paid $165; 6 Apr. name changed to Thabard; 20 Apr. hours recorded; 18 May left

Chandler, Charles B. 1881, 3 Jan. $18; 1882 chaser, 81 Friendship

Cherms [pronounced Charms], Charles, cabinet maker 1857, 22 Nov. born Birmingham; 1889, 16 Sept. hired, room EE 1903 cabinet-maker for CCX Secretary made for St. Louis Exposition; left note 'made by an Englishman' 1924, 1 Apr. pensioned, $52.34/mo.; 1932 pension reduced, $41.88/ mo.; 1949, 16 Aug. died

Cheshire, John (senior)

1861, 19 May born England; bicycle mechanic; came to Providence to make his fortune 1904, 10 Nov. first employed, $0.15/hr 1905, 2 Apr. 'watching' at night, $2/day; 1905, 30 Dec. left 1908, 30 Mar. Dept. V5, $0.25/hr; 31 Aug. wage cut, $0.225/hr 1910, 26 Feb. left; 28 Feb. room M4, same rate 1914, 12 May let go, lack of work 1915, 8 Feb. Dept. V; 6 Nov. let go, lack of work 1925, 18 Sept. age 64, to work in room M-2 (#55); 10 Dec. laid off, no work 1926, 8 Mar. room P-5 (#11), $0.40/ hr; 24 July gone, no work

Cheshire, John, Jr.

1887 born Birmingham 1901, 29 July apprenticed (3 years before his father was employed by Gorham); apprenticeship certificate dated 22 July 1907, $0.05/ hr; 1916, 19 Feb. left; 1919, 7 Apr. reinstated; 10 May left for good on his own accord 1966, 21 Sept. died

Cheshire, William A.

1892, 2 May born England 1905, 16 Oct. employed; apprentice 1914, 21 Feb. let go, lack of work 1916, 8 Aug. left; 21 Aug. room M3, $0.355/hr 1917, 3 July left for US Army 1919, 31 Mar. returned to room M3 (#33), $0.48/hr 1921, 9 Feb. left for another position 1936, 20 Nov. left for another position

Cianfarani, Aristide Berto, sculptor 1895, 3 Aug. born Italy; 1913 came to US; worked as stonecutter; modelled jewelry designs 1917, 10 Dec. employed, $20 1918, 19 June US Army Signal Corps., radio instructor, Fort Leavenworth 1919, 10 Feb. reinstated, $24; 19 Apr. left; 23 June, room G-1, #20, $35 1921, 24 Dec. left, no work; studied sculpture abroad 1923-25 International Silver 1926 established studio in Providence; bust of Lincoln; designed bronzework for Providence courthouse; modelled Borg-Warner Trophy for Gorham 1937, 17 Aug. at Gorham, $1.02/hr; 1938, 14 Sept. left, no work; 1960, 19 Feb. died

Clancy, Dennis Richard

1847 born, Providence RI, son of Irish parents John Nancy; 1868, 30 July employed 1900-1910 polisher; 1911, 1 Apr. retired, $19/mo.; 1915 Mar. died, age 68

Clark, Herbert William. no employment card; no sculptor's folder

Clement, Pierre. 14 Jan. 1867-13 Jan. 1868, $20

Clissold, Christopher W., chaser #06. David Wilmot was his cousin and close friend. Chased 55 recorded pieces of Martelé; cf. Pristo p. 36. 1862, 28 Apr. born London, son of Joseph Phyllis; 1883 arrived in US 1885, 5 Sept. employed, $19; 1886, 4 Jan. room 62, $19; 1887 Joins Nestell Lodge Masons; 105th member 1888 chased 1545 Pitcher; 1890, 28 Jan. founds The Falstaff Club 1893, 3 Sept. Providence Journal article on Falstaff Club in Providence, its organization & development, dedication in Lyman Building; Clissold portrait in line cut with Harry T. Wood, his minstrel partner. 1894-1895 Master, Nestell Lodge, Masons 1895 chaser; married Inez Minnie Nason, age 25, of Chelsea, MA; 1900 Mar. performed with Harry Wood for New England Manufacturing Jewelers banquet; 1904-1935 Secretary, Nestell Lodge, Masons 1907 Made presentation speech at Frederick A. Jordan's retirement 1909 chased Martelé Oval Tray PCY, Shelton #85 1912, 2 Nov. mother Phyllis died, age 77 1925-6 editorial board of Silver Tongue; contributed poetry, limericks 1927, 1 May pensioned, $90.27/mo.; 1938, 13 Nov. died; in addition to his technical skill as a chaser he was appreciated for his knowledge of heraldry & ecclesiastical symbolism

Clissold, Ralph H.

1860, 20 Sept. born England; 1883, 1 Feb. employed; 1885-1890 stamper; 1895 polisher 1920, 25 June pension, $30/mo.; 1922, 18 May died

Clissold, Walter A.

1864, 21 Feb. born London; 1888, 4 June employed; 1890 clerk, Gorham 1893, 3 Sept. Providence Journal mentioned in article on Falstaff Club. 1895 clerk, Gorham; 1926, 9 July died

Clulee, Henry. 1866, 19 Jan. Set maker from London, $21, Indenture #34; 1867-1882 silversmith at Gorham

Clulee, John. 1880, 5 Jan. apprentice, $2.50; 1881, 3 Jan., $4; 1882, 2 Jan., $5; 1883, 1 Jan. Room 62, $6

Codman, Edwin Everett

1876, 19 Dec. born London; 1892, 27 June employed at Gorham; 1897 modeller; 1898 removed to Paris; 1899 joined Providence Art Club 1900, 29 May left Gorham; 5 Dec., $25; 1902, 27 Dec. left 1904 Codman & Codman, 357 Westminster St. room 17A; 1905 partner with brother Frank in Codman & Codman; traveled to Europe with father 1906, 12 Feb., $60; 17 Sept. married Janet Mather, daughter of William Penn Mather (1849-1925) who founded Queen Dyeing Co. in Olneyville, RI in 1892, and established American Ball Company 1909 member Art Club; artist; member Wannamoisett Country Club with wife 1914 modeler Gorham; 17 June left, two weeks after father's retirement 1927 resigned from Providence Art Club; 1936-39 summer residence Dorset VT; 1955, 29 Apr. died a suicide, age 79

Codman, Frank. Second of three sons (born 21 May 1873) of William Christmas Codman, Frank seems not to have worked for Gorham. He came to the US in 1891, lived with his father and then with brother William, and was listed as a designer until he returned to England. 1905 Codman Codman, 62 Page St., Providence; brother Edwin E. as partner 1906-1911 designer 1923 in England when his father's obituary was published.

Codman, William

1870, 1 Feb. born, son of William Christmas Codman 1888, 30 July employed at Gorham 1914 art director at Gorham; retired from Gorham 1915 removed to England 1916 with Frank Codman, designer 1919 returned to Gorham 1930 Author of An Illustrated History of Silver Design, Providence, 1930 1938, 1 Mar. retired; pensioned, $166.67/mo. 1944, 7 Nov. died, age 72 years, 9 months, 6 days; 1948, 26 June wife Helen died

Codman, William Christmas

1839, 25 Dec. born Norfolk, England; 1865 married Emma Rolle (b. Nov.. 1849) 1891 Sept. arrives in US with wife Emma; 16 Nov. employed at Gorham 1900 Awarded Gold Medal at Paris Exposition 1909, 10 Mar. elected president, Bulldog Club of America 1913 Feb. resigned from Bulldog Club 1914 art director at Gorham; 1 June retired, special pension $2,500 per year; 8 June sailed for England 1923, 5 Dec. died, Woking, Surrey

Cole, Walter Stanley

1846, 26 Dec. born Warren RI, son of Robert Miller & Mary Vial 1866, 21 Oct. hired; 1910-1915 silversmith; spoon maker 1920, 13 June pensioned, $58.05/mo.; 1924, 15 Feb. died, age 77 years 1 month 20 days

Coleman, Abraham Jr., silversmith 1861, 9 Nov. employed (in miscellaneous category) 1862, 11 Jan. silversmith, 12 Steeple St. under Stevens Beckwith; 1863-1867 silversmith, 12 Steeple St. 1866 Jan., 6 No 160 Fruit Stands made by Coleman, making cost $4 each, time 10 hours each 1872, 9 Sept. last Gorham entry. At $24/week Coleman was second only to Beckwith, foreman, at $40

Coleman, William W.

1830 born Providence RI; 1858, 15 July hired as photographer at Gorham; 1865, 15 Sept. left 1869-1883 Coleman Remington; 1883-1889 Coleman Co.; 1908, 12 Oct. died

Colflesh, Donald H., designer. Jack Prip at RISD advised him to become an industrial designer; graduate of Pratt Institute; wife Elinore; designed Curling Trophy 1958-1960 employed at Gorham, Industrial Designer; designed Circa 70 pattern (production codes 1455, 1457-1468); left. He had just departed when Dave Rogers arrived 2003 living in New York City

Collins, James Franklin, chaser #13 1881, 3 Jan. apprentice, $3; 1882, 2 Jan. $4; 1883, 1 Jan. room 62, $5; 1884, 7 Jan. $6; 1885, 5 Jan. $15; 1886, 4 Jan. $17 1886-1898 chaser 1900 chaser #13

Collins, Matthew. 22 Nov. 1865, silver mounter; Birmingham, $20, Indenture #6

Coleman, Abraham. 1865, 11 Jan. daughter Susan born; wife Kate / Catherine; 1867, 16 Oct. son John J. born; 1871, 15 Apr. daughter Marcella born; 1871, 10 May daughter Mary J. Coleman, age 2, died; 1872, 18 Oct. daughter Susan, age 7, died

Colmetz, Otto

1863 born Australia (his parents had moved there from Prussia); wife Hannah born Ohio 1891, 11 May hired, #58; 26 June daughter Louise born 1892-1900 chaser; chased Martelé Tankard (4294), Shelton #30; chased set of Martelé Ice Cream Forks D / M, Shelton #38 1900-1905 chaser #10 1908 chased Martelé Meat Dish D / GH, Shelton #83 1910, 29 Jan. left; son Richard graduates with BS in civil engineering, Brown University 1911 removed to Attleborough, Mass. 1916 die cutter 1918, 28 Sept. daughter Louise died in Spanish flu epidemic, age 27 years 3 months 2 days; wife of Harry J. Williams, attorney; 1919 son-in-law Harry J. Williams removed to Oklahoma 1922 die cutter 1941 Mar. wife Hannah (1860-1941) died, age 80; 1950 Mar. died, age 87

Combe [Coombs], George

1866, 18 Jan. Cast chaser; Birmingham, $20, Indenture #30; 25 Jan. Turner's room (15th) 1867, 14 Jan. - 10 Jan. 1870, $20 1871, 2 Jan. Head of Room 62, $24 1873, 6 Jan. - 5 Jan. 1874, $27; 1874, 1 Feb. last week paid; 1875, 4 Jan. listed; not paid

Conrad, Harrison W. 1931-1941 Black Starr Gorham, head of silver dept.

Coppage, Frederick

1870 ca. born Birmingham, son of Edward & Mary 1900 silversmith. Frederick Coppage married a German Catholic woman, causing rift in family 1912 silversmith; engraver at Gorham 1913, 16 Apr. died, age 43 years

Coppage, Fred E., chaser W, room O2 1850, 21 Dec. born England 1883, 14 Feb. employed; 19 Dec. chased 1790 Tea Set 1884, 7 Jan. room 62, through 4 Jan. 1886, $16 1887 chased 2110 Tea Set 2130 Tea Set 1892, 13 Aug. left; 1902, 11 Aug. returned; 1912, 29 Feb. left; 1916, 5 June returned; room O2 1925 chasers' photo in Silver Tongue; 1929, 26 Nov. died

Coppage, Walter

1882, 16 Aug. born England 1901, 16 Aug. hired; 1903, 31 Oct. left; 1906, 23 Aug. hired, room M5; 1918, 25 May left; 1919, 17 Apr. rehired; 13 Sept. left, other position; 1920 welder

Corbett, Charles C.

1850 silversmith, 12 Steeple; June employee of Gorham Thurber; listed as Cabot among 14 Gorham employees 1854-1856 silversmith, 12 Steeple 1858 peddler; 1859 silver-plater; jeweler;1860-1861 jeweller, 87 Dorrance

Corbin, Patrick

1837 born Ireland, son of John & Ann; 1865, 15 Mar. hired 1892 laborer; 1900-1908 clerk, Gorham 1908, 1 Feb. pensioned; 21 Dec. died, age 70

Corey, Daniel Enoch

1843, 7 Oct. born, Johnston RI, son of John A. & Rebecca N. 1862, 26 May mustered in Co. A, 10th RI Volunteers; 1 Sept. mustered out; 23 Oct. hired 1870 silversmith; 1882 foreman, steamer 14; 1892-1900 silversmith 1907, 1 May pensioned; 1914, 21 Mar. died, age 70 years 5 months 14 days; retired silver polisher

Corribe, George. 1866, 1 Jan., $20

Cotton, Abraham. Had represented Gorham in South Africa. 1903, 30 Sept. contract to manage Gorham wholesale house in London 1906, 16 Oct. Holbrook requests Cotton to waive time of notice renewal 1907 General Manager of English business at $75/wk + 2.5% commission on turnover 1914, 2 May indenture to continue for 7 additional years from 1 Feb. 1914

Cragin, Richard Oliver

1948 graduated Sherrill High School, Sherrill, NY; 1950 Nov. US Army; 1952 Oct. Army service completed; University of New York at Cortland; 1955-59 designer illustrator, Henney Motor Corp. (went out of business); 1959 Feb. Product Designer, Oneida Silversmiths; 1964 Jan. left Oneida; Feb. Product Designer, Reed Barton, who offered a more challenging position at a higher salary.; 1965 Aug. left Reed Barton; self-employed freelance design consultant; 1966 Feb. Product designer, Imperial Knife; 1970 Jan. left Imperial Knife; 12 Jan. began at Gorham as designer

Cramphorn, Edwin

1871, 13 July Silversmith; London, $20, Indenture #44

Craven, John (father). 1928 silversmith; wife Mary E.

Craven, Whitfield. 1908, 16 July born, son of John & Mary; 1925, 2 Nov. hired; 1942 left, another position

Cresser, G. Woodrow

1869, 17 Apr. born England; 1891, 6 Apr. hired, room O1, chasing; 1901, 8 Mar. left; worked in NYC & Brooklyn; 1930, 11 Apr. hired; 2 Aug. no work

Cresser, George Roland

1864 Apr. born England (Birmingham?); wife Grace (Gardner) 1893 chaser; 1900 chaser #11; 1902, 22 Sept. transfer to E; 1903-1904 chaser; 1905-1909 die sinker

Crins, William H.

1819, 7 Oct. born Newport RI; 1879, 12 Feb. elected president of Gorham; 1894, 23 Jan. resigned, replaced by Holbrook; 1904, 20 May died

Crocker, Elisha W.

1860, 6 Aug. born Central Falls RI; 1878 Sept. hired; 1908, 6 Feb. overseer; 1920, 6 Aug. pensioned, $1000 per annum; 1943, 18 Feb. died

Crowder, H. C. 1881, 3 Jan., $17

Crowell, Gilbert. 1903 designed Pennsylvania punch bowl; cf. Marks of Achievement [p. 166] #208-210.

Crowley, William

1865, 20 Nov. cast chaser; from Birmingham, $18, Indenture #5; 27 Nov. Stanyon's Room (8th) 1866 silversmith; 1 Jan. Turner's Room (15th), $18 1870 chaser; 10 Jan. Room 62, $18; 12 Sept. last week paid

Curley, Francis J., designer, modeller 1865, 28 Jan. born England 1902, 27 Oct. employed, $30; modeller designer; married; Catholic. One of 15 designers who signed a testimonial to Edward Holbrook 1906, 5 Feb., $32 1921, 31 Dec. left, no work 1922 ,10 Jan. room V-5 #9, $0.95; 11 July left, no work 1927 died

Cutler, Louis. 1871, 2 Jan., $18; 1872, 8 Jan.

Roster of Gorham Craftsmen: Eadie to Furlong

Eadie, Richard W. 1895-1896 foreman, room SS (10 men), $30

Egge, Conrad, Boston die sinker. 'A large percentage of the illustrated foregoing Souvenir Spoons having been struck from dies of my manufacture...'

Eichert, Joseph. 1864, 26 Sept. born France; 1909, 8 Mar. hired; 1914 Sept. room J-1, #38; 1915, 25 Oct. left; 1916, 22 Mar. returned; 1925, 8 Aug. left to return to France

Eichler, Jacob F., 'colorist,' Bronze Division 1881, 5 Feb born Winfield NY; 1899 hired; 1904, 28 May left, removed to Concord NY 1916, 12 June hired; 1934, 30 June daughter Nora L. married Edward E. Stursberg, son of chaser Emil Stursberg 1942, 12 June left for health reasons; 'had been out ill for several months'. Ralph Stursberg told me in 1995 that his grandfather was so angered at being denied a pension in 1942 (his total time of employment didn't meet the requirement) that he refused to share his patina recipes, so the Company could no longer reproduce the patinas they had previously made. 1952, 13 June died

Ekeblad, Alfred Enoch Ephraim. 1861, 8 Oct. born Sweden; 1891-1920 silversmith; 1929, 29 Mar. died, age 67 years

Ekeblad, Carl J.

1843, 15 May born Sweden, son of Magnus & Charlotte 1876 Aug. Room 50 #9, foreman Wm. Hughes 1877 Mar. Room 50, #9; Jun Room 50, #9; 27 Aug Room 41, #5, $16 1879, May 'Applied work by Ekelblard' recorded for 'Curio' Flatware 1890, 18 Jan. Room 41, #5, $20; 1-14 Feb. missed two weeks; 22 Mar. last week; 5 Apr died, age 47 years, 10 months, 21 days, malaria & Bright's Disease (kidney failure)

Eldridge, W. H.. 1899, 23 Oct hired; 1900 chaser #21, apprentice; 1904, 28 May left

Emerson, G. 1870, 10 Jan. $1.20

Enzinger, George F.

1891, 20 Feb born Providence RI, son of George J. Enzinger 1906, 18 Sept. employed, apprentice, $3; 1907 to room O1 (chasers); 1912, $26; 1917, 3 Dec US Army; 1919, 21 July returned from Army 1920, 7 Aug. left, no work; 1922, 27 Mar. returned; 30 Aug left, no work; 1923 chaser; 1924 requests reference to P.O.

Enzinger, George Joseph

1863, 9 Dec. born Vienna, Austria, son of George & Anna 1890-1899 silversmith; 1900 chaser #12, $26; real estate $1740; 1901 silversmith 1908-1913 chaser; 1915, 8 Jan. died, age 51 years 30 days, of emphysema

Ericksen, Adolph C. E. Smith of 23 Martelé pieces according to Pristo 1868, 20 Aug. born Norway; 1889, 20 Aug. hired; 8 Dec. left 1896, 25 Feb. hired, $0.20/hr; 1898 silversmith; 1899, 25 Sept. $0.40/hr 1900 silversmith #11, room PP, $0.40/hr; 1903, 27 Apr. $0.42/hr 1905, 6 Feb. transferred to M5; overseer, $30; 14 Aug. transferred to M3; overseer 1906, 5 Feb. $35; 1907, 4 Feb. $40; 1910-1911 foreman; 31 July $45 1912 foreman; 1913, 17 May left; charge of Canadian shop; 1914, 25 Mar. Finn O. Ericksen, son of Adolf & Antonia, died, age 49; 20 May Salary list: Assistant Superintendent 1915 Assistant Superintendent; 15 Apr. superintendent 1918, 27 Mar. left, pension list, $83.33/mo., Redlands CA; 1922, 9 Nov died

Ericksen, Adolph C. E. Jr.

1894, 5 Aug born Providence, son of Adolph C. E. & Antonia 1912, 15 Apr. employed at Gorham; 7 Sept. left; to CA; 1914, 17 Aug, room C3; 1918, 13 Apr. left

Ericksen, Finn B. Silversmith of 28 Martelé pieces says Pristo 1898 silversmith; 18 June silversmith #1, room PP, $0.4167/hr; 1902-1908 silversmith 1911-1912 Instructor, School of Design; 1915 Clerk, 901 Grosvenor Bldg.; 1929 removed to CA

Ericksen, Finn O.. 1864, 12 Dec. born Norway; 1889 to US; 1905, age 40, silversmith; 1914, 25 Mar. died, age 49 years, 3 months, 13 days

Erickson, James S. 1900 at Gorham; 1902 clerk

Esling, G. W. 1882, 2 Jan., $20

Etchells, Joshua

1864, 6 Sept. born England, son of William & Olive 1881, 4 Apr. began at Gorham, $5/wk; 1893 silversmith; 1894, 21 May, $0.30/hr; 1895-1910 silversmith 1921, 18 July, to salary list; 1922, 9 Oct. died, age 59 years

Etheridge, Sylvester J.1859, 23 Oct. born Newfoundland, son of John & Mary 1883, 8 Aug. hired; 1895-1910 laborer; 1910 John J., silversmith 1925, 14 Dec. pensioned; 1932, 26 May died, age 72 years

Eva, William

1878, 18 Sept. born; 1900, 26 Nov. hired 1910-1929 silversmith; wife Elizabeth A. 1938 silversmith; 1939, 8 Sep left; 1940 removed to Jacksonville FL

Farrell, Joseph F.

1886, 12 July born, son of John Farrell; 1910, 20 Apr. hired; 1919, 1 Oct to salary list 1925 appointed manager of Bronze Division after death of Victor Smith (Silver Tongue); 1929, 31 Jan. left; 1930 bronze worker 1941 Purchasing Agent; President, Providence City Council 1948, 29 Mar. died; sisters Anne & Frances; married Alice L. McNally, daughter of Dr. Thomas McNally, first Democratic mayor of Central Falls RI; daughters Mary Constance Farrell Taft, Pembroke 1939, died 1994; Alicia Ligouri Farrell Gottlieb, Pembroke 1946, died 1972

Fearns, Henry. 1879, 6 Jan. room 62, $12; 1882 silversmith; 1883, 1 Jan. left

Fearns, J. A.. 1881, 3 Jan. apprentice, $7/wk; same year, $9; 1882, 2 Jan., $12; same year $15

Fearns, W. 1881, 3 Jan., $12

Fearns, W. H. 1883, 1 Jan. room 62, $21

Fenney, Alfred Charles

1865, 3 Nov. Restorer; from Birmingham, $15, Indenture #3 1866, 1 Jan., $15; 1867, 14 Jan. through 4 Jan. 1869, $18 1869 silversmith; 1871, 2 Jan., $15; 1872, 27 Dec. Frank, infant son of Alfred & Elizabeth Fenny, died 1874 chaser; 1876, 3 Jan. through 7 Jan. 1878, chaser, $18; worked 6 weeks on Century Vase 1881, 3 Jan., $18; 1882 chaser; 2 Jan. room 62, through 1 Jan. 1883, $20; 1883 chaser

Fisher, William H.

1871 May born Philadelphia, son of PA parents 1899, 7 Aug. hired, $22.50; 1900 chaser #44, $22.50; 1901 June moved to desk #41 (Charles Regester's slot); 1902 July chaser #41; 30 Nov left

Forrest, Preston L. Smith of 28 pieces of Martelé says Pristo 1903, 10 Sept., $0.05; 1904, 18 July transfer to room G 1905, 20 Mar., $0.06 2/3; 1906, 24 Mar., $0.08 1/3 1907, 1 Apr., $0.10; 21 Oct to room M3 1908, 10 Apr., $0.11 2/3; 1909, 21 Apr., $0.25; 1910, 25 Apr. $0.27 1911, 14 Jan. left; 1913, 4 Nov., $0.32; 1916, 21 Feb., $0.34; 27 Mar. to room M3; 1 May 10% [raise?]; 25 July left, dissatisfied

François, Emile. 1869 silver chaser; 4 Jan., $20

Frank, William C. 1899, 14 Aug. hired; 1900 engraver; Jan. chaser #45, $21; 31 Mar. left

Friedell / Friedl / Friedel, Clemens / Clemence / Clement

1872 born New Orleans LA to Austrian parents; 1875 family returned to Austria; CF apprenticed 7 years with Viennese silversmith; 1892 returned to US; worked for a San Antonio jeweler 1901, 5 Aug. began work as chaser #44, $0.30/hr 1902 chased Martelé Black Coffee Set CIO-CIP, Shelton #48; Martelé Berry Bowl CLQ, Shelton #49; 21 July, $0.34/hr 1904, 7 Mar., $0.40/hr

1907, 13 Sept. left (laid off); attempted to open shop with 2 other silversmiths; returned briefly to San Antonio 1910 moved to CA, opened his own workshop in Pasadena; designed trophies for Tournament of Roses; known for his floral-form ornament & embossed initials 1915 awarded gold medal at Panama-California Exposition, San Diego 1963 died

Fulford, Charles, chaser; foreman, W or O2 room of chasers 1840 May born England; 1874 chaser; 1876, 1 May employed 1877, 1 Jan., $18; 1878, 7 Jan., $18; 1879, 6 Jan., $17; 1880, 5 Jan., $18; 1881, 3 Jan. - 4 Jan. 1886, room 62, $24 1883, 29 Dec. chased 1810 Tea Set 1886-1890 chaser; Sept. #6 in room L, $24 1893 foreman, room W (40 men), $35; 1898-1907 Foreman 1909, 1 Jan. pensioned, $52/mo.; 2 May died, age 68 years; widow Harriet

Fulford, Charles Jr. 1895 removed to Boston

Fulford, George A., chaser 1882, 1 May signed for 7 years, $3, Indenture cosigned by Charles Fulford 1883, 1 Jan. room 62; apprentice, $2.50; 1884, 7 Jan., $4; 1885, 5 Jan., $5; 1886, 4 Jan., $6; 18971895 chaser; 1898-1900 electrician; 1902 removed to Seattle

Fulford, Harry. 1895 die sinker, 102 Friendship; 1898-1903 Fulford Hobart, metal ornaments

Fulford, William. 1895-1903 chaser

Furlong, James

1836? born Ireland, son of Patrick & Mary 1850-1857 silversmith 1861 clerk, 18 Gaspee 1863-1874 silversmith 1878 'at Tool Co.' 1889, 8 Oct. died, age 53 years, 'alcoholic'; widower

Roster of Gorham Craftsmen: Gage to Hastings

Gage, Rudolph

7 Feb. 1841 born Berlin, Germany, son of Charles & Wilhelmina 10 July 1865 hired; 1870-1905 silversmith 1 Oct. 1906 pensioned; 21 Nov. 1914 died, age 73 years 9 months 14 days

Gallaghan, Charles. June 1850, one of 14 employees; 1852-1853 silversmith, 12 Steeple

Gavette, Dick, designer. 1964/65 designed La Scala pattern; 1965 left for Towle, taking sketches with him; Towle brought out Spanish Provincial; because he had not informed Towle that Gorham was bringing out a similar pattern he was let go by the Newburyport firm.

Gibaud, George

18 Dec. 1865 Figure pattern chaser from London, $22, Indenture #18; Stanyon (8th) 1866, 1 Jan. Turner, 15th, $22; 1868, 13 Jan., $24; 30 Nov. absent from payroll through 12 April 1869; 27 Sept. 1869 left 1874 chaser, 145 Pine St.; 1 Jan. 1877, $18; 5 March left 1878-1886 chaser 1890 removed to New York City

Godfrey, Charles F. 1847-1848 jeweller, 14 Steeple; 1850 jeweller, 12 Steeple

Godfrey, Joshua

1790 ca. born; 1838-1859 jeweller 10 July 1869 died, age 79

Godin, Henry H.

1950 apprentice at Gorham 1954 engraver at Gorham 1960 engraver at Park Ave. Engraving 1972 engraver at Gorham; wife Jeannette M. employed Woodlawn Laundry 1980 engraver at Gorham; supervised apprenticeship of Thomas Pelletier; 1985 retired

Goldman, Max

Nov. 1875 born Germany; 1884 to US; 14 Mar. 1898 hired 15 Oct. 1899, $14; 1900 chaser #34; 31 Dec. no entries; wife Sarah, age 22, born 1878, to US 1879 1901 chaser; 14 Jan. no entries through 4 Feb.; 22 July gone, replaced by Becraft 1902 removed to N. Y. City; 5 Oct. 1905, $15; 1 Dec. 1906 laid off; 16 July 1907, $16; 6 Nov. laid off

Good, Thomas F. 12 Mar. 1844 born; 11 Jan. 1866 employed; 1900 polisher; 1 Nov. 1911 pensioned, $34/mo.; 28 Jan. 1913 died

Gorham, Jabez

18 Feb. 1792 born, son of Jabez Gorham & Katy (or Caty); 1802 father died; 2 April 1806 apprenticed to Nehemiah Dodge 1813 completed apprenticeship; formed partnership; 4 Dec. 1816 married Amey Thurber; 1817 Benjamin, first son, died at birth 1818 partnership dissolved; continued as Jabez Gorham Jeweler; 11 Dec. 1818 daughter Amanda born 1819 on the road; letters to Amey; 18 Nov. 1820 son John born; 26 Nov. Amey died 1831 partnership with Henry L. Webster, as Gorham Webster 1840 sold business, retired; 1841 bought back silver business, established J. Gorham Son 1 Feb. 1848 withdrew from business; 24 March 1869 died

Gorham, John

18 Nov. 1820 born Providence RI, son of Jabez Gorham & Amey Thurber 1837 apprenticed to father's jewelry company; couldn't get along with shop foremen; worked a year on farm in Smithfield RI, then as clerk in various businesses in Providence, Boston, NY 1841 partner with father as J. Gorham Son 1848 installs steam engine; Jabez withdraws from business 1 Feb.; 4 Sept. marries cousin, Amey Thurber 1 Jan. 1850 partner with cousin Gorham Thurber = Gorham Thurber; 1852 son Herbert born; Lewis Dexter, Jr., cousin, joins firm; May-June travels to England; passport dated 23 April 1853/1854 installs Nasmyth steam drop press 1857 daughter stillborn; 21 Jan. 1860 son John Henry born; June-Aug. travels to England, Europe 1861 Lewis Dexter, Jr. withdraws from firm; 25 Oct. 1865 son Charles born (died 1943); 16 July 1866 son Herbert died, age 14 1866/67? attends Paris Exposition; reports to board 14 March 1867 Oct. 1875 declares bankruptcy; 17 Jan. 1878 son John Henry died, age 17; 13 Feb. appeals to Gorham for reinstatement; 4 March committee (Wilkinson, Hartshort, Lawton) rejects plea 25 Sept. 1880 Dun: 'Was some yrs ago Prest. of Gorham mfg. Co. but failed badly in 1875, there being nothing for unsecured creditors. For a time was in employ of company. It is not known how he gets a living. Is in no bus. has no means. Is of considerable ability but quite sanguine speculative. These peculiarities were the curse of his fortune. Company best ever' 1881 daughter Amey died, age 23; 26 June 1898 died, Chase City VA, age 77 years 7 months 8 days; cause of death abscess, debility

Gothron, Isaiah, Carpenter's 14 list

Gray, George

6 Dec. 1856 born Oxford, England; 15 Feb. 1883 employed, his entry in red ink; 7 Jan. 1884 room 62, $10; 5 Jan. 1885-4 Jan. 1886, $11 1890-1892 at Gorham; 20 Nov. 1899 advanced from $11 to $12 'for moving and carrying': George Gray & James Jenkinson were pitch men. 1900 chaser #5; 20 Sept. 1907 left 1911 at Gorham; 1913-1927 fitter; 3 Jan. 1930 died, age 73, lobar pneumonia

Gray, William

28 Nov. 1864 born Scotland, son of William & Ellen; 1887 arrived in US 13 May 1891 hired; 1900 chaser #15; not a citizen; wife Louise born England; son William J., age 12, born NH; son Adam A., age 11, born MA; son Edmund, age 5, born RI 1903-1905 chaser; 6 April left; 3 Aug. died, age 40 years 9 months 5 days, pulmonary tuberculosis

Greaves, Samuel. 1833 born England; 16 Jan. 1866 general mounter from London, $20, Indenture #38; 1869-1874 silversmith; 1875 age 42; wife Elizabeth born England; son George, age 22, silversmith; daughter Ann, age 21

Greenfield, G.

1900 Jan. chaser #35, $21; 22 Jan. worked 18 hrs; replaced F.B. Orr; 29 Jan. worked 7 hours; replaced by W.H. Heath

Guider, C.

4 Jan. 1869, $16; 1870, 10 Jan. left

Hamilton, Walter. 1 Jan. 1872, $20

Hands, William. 22 Feb. 1866 employed as raiser mangler, from Birmingham; $18, Indenture #40

Hansen, Charles Emanuel

1858 born New York City, son of Danish parents; 1893 known as largest diamond mounting jeweler in NY 6 Feb. 1896 hired, "overseer of gold work"; 1900 foreman Gorham; wife Emma L., age 33, born 1866 in NY of German parents; 5 Feb. $50; 18 June 1904 left, "resigned to take a position with Cahome Co." (= George H. Cahoome); April 1927 died

Hansen, Charles Emanuel, Jr.

June 1878 born NY; 17 Oct. 1897 hired; 1900 silversmith, $0.20; 30 June 1904 left

Hansen, Paul L.

April 1883 born NY, son of Charles; mother born England, died by 1900; 14 Sept. 1899 hired 1900 chaser #43; 1904-1906 at Gorham; 26 Jan. 1907 left; 1908-1910 jeweler 1914 die cutter 206 Weybosset (= Sterling Hall; Hansen in room 2) 1925 at Alvin B. Chandler, 78 Friendship 1927-1928 treas. Craven-Whittaker Co., 61 Peck, top floor (steel stamp mfrs.; wife Annie H. 1930 hub & die cutter, 127 Chestnut; owner & mgr. of Hansen Hub & Die Co. 1937 die cutter; wife Nancy 1939-1940 no occupation given 1941-1944 die cutter 595 Public 1945-1955 241 Washington (Elks Home) 12 April 1958 died

Harley, George E.

10 Aug. 1875 born, son of Thomas A.; 1886 apprenticed, age 11 8 July 1889 employed; 1910-1946 Foreman, Knife Handle Dept. (about 20 women); father Thomas A. Harley came from Birmingham in 1885; brother William J. Harley, silver polisher 1 April 1946 pensioned, $116.44/mo.; 20 July 1954 died

Harman, Albert. 6 Dec. 1865 employed as silversmith, from London; $18, Indenture #15

Harman, Charles. 15 July 1871 employed as silversmith, from London; $18, Indenture #49

Harris, John. 23 Jan. 1866 employed as dresser, from Birmingham; $18, Indenture #35

Harrison, Walter. 18 July 1871 employed as chaser, from London, $18, Indenture #53; 11 Sept. room 62; 14 Oct. 1872 final pay week

Hastings, [William] Granville, designer ca. 1868 born England; studied London, Paris; 1891 arrived in US; sculpted Soldiers" Monument "Liberty Arming the Patriot" in Pawtucket RI 1892 "Another elaborate punch bowl [for Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893] was designed by Granville Hastings..." 1893-1897 sculptor 13 June 1902 died, Mount Vernon NY

Roster of Gorham Craftsmen: Heath to Hughes

Heath, Henry

10 Jan. 1861 born England; 1880 arrived in US; 25 July 1881 employed, $16 1882, 2 Jan., $16; 4 Oct. married Mary Tomey (born England, May 1858) 1 Jan. 1883 room 62, through 4 Jan. 1886, $18 24 April 1899, $45 1900 chaser #19; 1915 age 56; wife Mary age 57; daughter Gertrude E. age 30; daughter Florence age 23 1 Sept. 1930 pensioned, $84.04/mo.; 31 May 1933 died

Heath, William Arthur

25 Sept. 1884 born Central Falls RI, son of Harry & Mary Tomey; 4 Sept. 1899 employed, $0.05 1900 chaser #35; 11 Dec., $0.65 1901, 14 Dec., $0.8334; 1902, 17 Dec., $0.10; 1904, 4 Jan., $0.11667; 1905 Jan., $0.30 1918 designer; 1922-1924 instructor, Rhode Island School of Design 1924 Sec. Treas. 1st Nat'l Farm Loan Assn. 1929-1930 instructor RISD; wife Jeanette Gardner, nurse 1934 taught "hub & die cutting, tool making & chasing" RISD 1969, 4 Oct. wife Jeannette died, age 86; 1973, 8 July died

Heinzelman, Nicholas

3 April 1837 born Switzerland; 1849 came to US; learned silver chasing in New Orleans; "worked for many years in St. Louis" 1885-1897 freelance chaser for Gorham 1888 chased 301 Tureen, 1535 Pitcher 20 Mar. 1900 died, New York City. A wooden shield holding Heinzelman"s tools hung in the Gorham Design Room. The self-made set includes a light bone hammer, suggesting that Heinzelman used rapid, light blows; the brush is made of jeweler's wire

Heller, Florentin Antoine

1839 born Saverne, Alsace; 1864 scholarship to Paris; studied with Gérome; 1870 caught in Franco-Prussian War; treated wounded; left because of German occupation 1873 won gold medal at Vienna; 19 March room 13, $60 1874 designed Raphael flatware pattern; 18 Dec. 1876 left 1880 left Tiffany, returned to Paris; Oct. competition to hire Heller; 29 Nov. room 11, $60 1881 designed Fontainebleau flatware pattern, the first with his name 1883. 30 July, $70; 1888 designed Versailles flatware pattern; 1892 "We must mention the savage head of an Indian Chief... modelled in relief by Heller... for a panel in the cabin of the fast yacht, "Sachem" 1894 designed Mythologique flatware pattern 1900 awarded Silver Medal at Paris Exposition; March left; 1904, 23 Nov. died, Paris

Higginbotham, Arthur. 11 Oct. 1861 born England; 22 Aug. 1886, $11; 9 Nov. 1889 Room 36, #24; 16 Oct. 1899, $26.67 1900 silversmith; 11 June Room Y, #24; 19 June 1926 left; died

Hill, Josiah

2 June 1843 born Providence RI, son of Daniel & Emmeline; 17 Feb. 1860 hired 1865-1905 silversmith 1 Sept. 1912 pensioned; 4 Oct. died, age 70 years 4 months 2 days

Hill, Robert J. ("Bobil"), draftsman; art director, Bronze Division 1924-1925 designer; 1924-1927 edited & illustrated Gorham employee publication The Silver Tongue 1926 designed bronze General Custer trophy for US War Dept. 1927 designed reading lamp for Marsden J. Perry 1930-1931 designer; wife Marion H.; 1935 designed Borg-Warner Trophy 1948 retired; 29 May 1953 died

Hinds, Frederick Burnett

11 April 1835 born Orange MA, son of Hiram & Elamana 1880-1893 silversmith; foreman, room H, $35 1894-1897 silversmith 1900, 10 Feb. died, age 64 years, 8 months, 29 days

Holbrook, Edward

1849, 7 July born Bellingham MA, son of Eliab & Julie Ferry; attended public schools in Bellingham & Hopkinton; 1865 employed, Bigelow Kennard, Boston 1870 employed, Gorham NY office; 18 Feb. 1874 married Frances, daughter of John J. & Mary (Hichborn) Swift, he president of Boston Fitchburg RR Co. 1876 "elected" agent in charge of NY sales. "One of his first moves... was to go deeply in debt... to buy stock... valued at $59,000 when his salary was $7500 per year... By 1880 he had paid off his debt and had begun to acquire more stock. ...By 1888 he had absolute control of Gorham" (Carpenter) 1886 "During one of Mr. Holbrook's trips to Europe... he was introduced to William C. Codman and his son William Codman... he persuaded the son... to come to New York and join The Gorham Company in the Capacity of Ecclesiastical designer... [in] 1887..." (William Codman) 1888 elected treasurer of Gorham when Gorham Thurber resigned 17 May 1889 - Aug. In Paris for Exposition; bought two enamelled cups while there 1894 President of Gorham as well as treasurer; 3 Nov. 1897 sailed for Europe 1900 awarded medal of Legion of Honor; 1905 President of Silversmiths' Company; 3 Jan. 1906 daughter Lillian (born 1878) married Count Guillaume de Balincourt, lived at Neuilly-sur-Seine 1 Oct. 1918 relinquished treasurer's position to Alfred K. Potter; 19 May 1919 died

Holbrook, John Swift

4 March 1875 born Boston MA; 1896 Harvard AB; 1898 Columbia University degree in architecture; 1898 in charge of grounds of US. parks gardens at Paris Exposition, through 1900; 1899 studied architecture in Paris atelier of Henri Duray; Nov. 1900 traveled in Italy, Sicily, Egypt, Germany, through July 1901; Sept. 1901 studied at Kew Gardens, London; 1 Nov. formed partnership of Brinley Holbrook, landscape gardeners & architects. Brinley's office was in Morristown NJ; much of the firm's work was done in that region 1905 made director of Gorham; May 1906 discontinued gardening to spend full time at Gorham; made vice president 11 April 1908 married Grace Morgan Sinclair; 15 Oct. removed to Providence RI 1909-1918 V. P. Gorham 1920-1922 President Gorham, office 903 Turks Head Bldg 26 Feb. 1928 died

Holdgate, James H. 1837 born, son of Richard & Sarah; 4 Dec. 1865 employed as moulder, from London, $18, Indenture #11; 1870-1883 silver moulder; 17 July 1884 died, age 47

Holliday, William J. 18 Dec. 1865 employed as chaser embosser, from London, $20, Indenture #21; 25 Dec. Stanyon, 8th; 1866, 1 Jan., $20.00; 12 Feb. Turner, 16th; debt record of $160.81 worked off

Holyoke, John Edward (Jack). 1875 born, son of John H. & Emma M.; 1903-1920 silversmith; 1930 at Gorham; wife Cora B.; did repairs & other work as well; 1941 at Gorham; 1946 silversmith; 21 Jan. Cora died; 1947, 4 Dec., died, age 72

Host, Walter H.

5 Nov. 1878 born Providence RI, son of Lauritz Gerhart Host (born Denmark 15 Feb. 1846, brooch maker; died 30 April 1913) & Hannah (b. Norway) 24 Sept. 1894 employed; 1898-1899 chaser; 1900 chaser #14; >1901-1903 chaser; 31 Oct. 1903 left; 1904 "removed to Boston"

Houcher, J. C. 1 Jan. 1883 room 62, $18; same year, $20

Hoyt, Hiram C., 25 years secretary at Gorham; curator of Gorham museum 21 June 1878 born Rochester NY; 10 Jan. 1948 died, Bermuda

Hubbard, Ezra. 1848 jeweller, 11 President; 1850 jeweller, Steeple (possibly Hunt Owen jewelers at 11 Steeple); 1852-53 jeweller, 56 Friendship rear

Hubert, Hippolyte L. 1892 modeler. "Two large and commanding figures... of American soldiers, each about nine feet high. One... Kohlhagen; the other figure, modelled by Hubert... represents a soldier at rest, who stands with gun in one hand, and the other supports a flag. This has been placed in a Chicago cemetery." (Description of the Works); 1902 sculptor, 19 College, room 50; 1906 sculptor; 1908 removed to NYC

Hubert, P. L. 20 Oct. 1860, 1st pay, $22.21; 27 Oct., $29

Huggins, Richard L.

1960 senior designer, Gorham; wife Mary Ann 1960/61 designed USS Long Beach service JNA. "Richard L. Huggins recalls that his design was controversial. The commission began as a private project for Gorham's head designer, but it was soon opened to his entire staff. Gorham submitted six or seven largely traditional designs plus this one to the Long Beach City Council. In selecting this design, the Council recognized the progressive role that their cruiser would have..." (Marks of Achievement) 1962 director of design, Gorham. Huggins had a flamboyant ego and during his term the Design Room was divided between his supporters and a faction which opposed him, led by Dick Gavette, himself an egoist. Huggins was let go to bring peace to the room, but Gavette remained a problem until he also left.

Hughes, Thomas, foreman, Polishing. 1832 born, son of James; 1878 polisher 12 Steeple; 1890 silversmith; 1893 foreman, room Y (78 men), $35; 1895 polisher; 14 April died, age 63

Hughes, Thomas Jr., foreman, Polishing. 20 Oct. 1884 employed; 1890-1895 polisher; 28 Jan. foreman, $24; 1898-1900 foreman; 10 Feb. left

Hughes, William, silversmith 12 Oct. 1838 born Birmingham; 14 Nov. 1865 employed as set maker, $20, Indenture #4 1876 silversmith for Century Vase, 33 weeks; 1877 replaced Beckwith as foreman of silversmiths room 1878 silversmith, 12 Steeple; active in music; conducted a chorus 6 Feb. 1893, $40; 1894-1900 foreman Gorham; 15 Sept. 1902 pension list, $70/mo.; 10 June 1931 died

Hughes, William. 17 Nov. 1857 born; 1882 silversmith; 8 Aug. 1887, $18; 26 Nov. 1902 left; 18 Dec. 1908 returned, $0.40/hr; 1 April 1928 pensioned; 26 July 1932 died

Roster of Gorham Craftsmen: Jenkinson to Kranz

Jenkinson, James. 1863, 20 Sept. born England; 1888, 3 Oct. hired. Jenkinson was a pitch man: he prepared pitch, placed it in hollowware for the chasers, and cleaned it out after the pieces had been chased. Herman White as an apprentice had mimicked Jenkinson's clumsy walk. 1900 chaser #17; 1907, 16 Sept. to room O2, $0.10 1925 chasers' photograph, '37 years' (Silver Tongue); 1933, 1 Feb. pensioned; 1935, 12 Dec. died

Jenks, Barton Pickering

1871 born Boston? son of Lewis N. & Phoebe P. 1905 president of Durgin; son of gifted designer Lewis E. Jenks of Kennard Jenks; received degree in architecture from M.I.T. about 1890. 'Goodnow Jenks were the principal silverware manufacturers of their time in Boston, concerned mainly with hollowware. In 1904 or 1905 Jenks resigned and went to work for Wm. B. Durgin Co.' (Rainwater) and straightened it out; ca. 1912 brought to Providence 1915 asst. vice pres. Gorham 1918, 12 Aug. resigned as Vice President & Director of Gorham 1921-24 Wm. B. Kerr Co.; returns during presidency of John Swift Holbrook 1924-26 New York; 1926, 1 Nov. resigned; 1927-29 New York; 1929-41 Providence; 1935-1939 designer Gorham; wife Clerinda D.; 1941, 13 Jan. died, age 70 years

Jensen, Gustav. 1935, 30 April letter to Mr. Mayo dated 288 Lexington Ave., N. Y.: 'A year has passed since you here in Providence employed me to produce silver designs for the Gorham Company.'

Johnson, Edwin Frost. 1871, 23 May born Providence RI; 1886, 21 July employed; 1906, 30 June left; 1907, 24 June returned 1926 Nov. featured in ads: 'For 39 Years a Gorham Master Craftsman,' 1936, 1 July pensioned, $62.33/mo.; 1944, 12 June died

Johnson, 'Philip Ben'. 1927 'Bernard Johnson' 'Elephant Head' book ends in Famous Small Bronzes; worked under Robert Hill in Bronze Design; 1966, 50-year retirement party; 1993 died

Jones, Augustus. 1865, 6 Dec. employed as ornamental engraver, from London; $20, Indenture #12

Jordan, Frederic A.

1847, 22 Aug. born Providence RI; 1860, 30 July employed, apprentice; 1861, 15 June under F. H. Clark; apprentice; 1863, 7 Mar. under J.S. Latham; 26 Sept. under J. Morrison 1869 departs Gorham to work for Tiffany; 1877, 1 Oct. returned; 1878, 7 Jan. foreman of chasers, through 3 Jan. 1881 1886 married Estelle Walker of NY, daughter of Joseph & Rachel Walker; 1887, 10 Sept. son Joseph Frederick born 1888 chased 425 Tureen; 1890, 29 July twins Harry and Estelle W. born; Aug. twin Harry died; Oct. twin Estelle W. died 1892-1895 chaser; 1898 foreman; real estate $8600 1900 awarded Gold Medal, Paris Exposition; on original Board of Directors, Gorham Savings Bank Board of Trade; 1 Jan. salary raised from $45 to $50 per week 1901-1906 foreman, Gorham; 1903, 31 Aug. wife Estelle died, age 50 years 13 days, Bright's disease, myelitis; 1904-1908 worth $12,800 1907, 19 May retired; not in pension list; 1909-1913 in Providence Tax Books at $12,000; 1914-1917 in Providence Tax Books at $6380 1918, 20 Mar. resident of Long Beach CA

Jordan, J. F., chaser #21. 1904, 24 Oct. hired, apprentice; 1910, 8 Oct. left

Jordan, William E., chaser 1861, 13 Oct. born Providence RI, son of Charles H.T. Jordan & Sabrina A. Coes 1878, 20 May apprentice, room 26, $3, Indenture II: 14 co-signed by Frederick A. Jordan 1879, 6 Jan., $3; 1881, 3 Jan., $5; 1882, 2 Jan., $6; 1885, 5 Jan. room 62, $18 1892 wife Jennie Crandell Thompson; 1894 daughter Inez born 1900 chaser #26, $25; 1927, 1 April pension, $74.34/mo.; 'The Silver Tongue understands that 'Billy' has a little place down in Westerly way where he is to turn farmer, raise chickens and hen fruit. Hereafter he will chase chickens instead of the Duck. 'He is taking his banjo along to play at barn dances and sich like b'gosh. Billy is a wizard at the old banjo and with his extensive repertoire of old time songs he will undoubtedly make a big hit with the natives and soon be elected Mayor of the burg'; Member Nestell Lodge, Free & Accepted Masons, Lodge #37; 1945, 2 Oct. died

Kauer, Eugene J., chaser #4. 1861, 8 Jan. born New York City, son of German immigrants Joseph M. & Caroline K.; trained at Tiffany's 1886, 15 Nov. employed; 1894, $0.50/hr; 1901-1908 silversmith; 1921 silver chaser; 13 Dec. died

Keeling, Thomas William. 1871, 17 July employed as silversmith; from London; $18, Indenture #52

Kemp, John Cooper. 1866, 18 Jan. employed as embosser chaser; from Birmingham; $18, Indenture #26; 22 Jan. Stanyon, 8th; 9 Sept. 1867 Stanyon, 8th; debt record of $515.71

Kendrick, John C.

1888, 31 July born Providence RI; 1913 chaser; 1919, 17 Mar. hired, 0-1-16; 1920 wife Beulah; 7 Aug. left, no work; 1925, 17 Sep. hired; chasers' photo: '2 years' (Silver Tongue); 1930 chaser; 1934, 17 Oct. left, no work; 1936 chaser; 1939, 13 Jan. died

Keyes [pronounced Kyz], Ralph W. 1889, 11 Feb. born Providence RI; 1916, 20 Nov. hired; 1918, 11 June left, government work 1919, 14 April, 0-2-13, $0.50/hr; 1920, 13 Aug. left, no work 1922 'engraver'; 1925, 13 July, 0-1-31, $0.70/hr; chasers' photo, '2 years' (Silver Tongue); 1932, 16 Jan. left, no work; another position; foreman's statement: would re-hire 1936 wife Abigail (b. 1891); 1940-1948 carpenter; 1959 steward, Lambskin Club; 1965 retired; 1967 died; 1984 widow Abigail died

Kilkenny, Thomas. 1873, week of 6 Jan. only, $21

Kingman, William F. 1865, 7 Nov. born Chicago; 1902, 9 June employed; 1903 draughtsman; 1905 One of 15 designers who signed testimonial to Edward Holbrook; 1907 draughtsman at Gorham; 1919, 1 Oct. to salary list; 1922, 29 April left, no work

Knight, Mary Catherine

1875, 12 Aug. born Flushing, Long Island NY; daughter of Orray Taft & Mary C. (Hoppin) Knight; lived Westboro, MA; designer at Gorham; former pupil of Mrs. Bennett's 4-year design course at Drexel Institute; 1901 appointed head of Handicraft Shop in Boston; 1905 George Christian Gebelein first accorded recognition when, jointly with Miss Mary Knight, he submitted examples of his work in group exhibit to Art Institute of Chicago 1907 spoon with her mark & dated 1907 published in Silver, May-June 1986 1908 shared 'commendation' with George Gebelein for pieces exhibited by Handicraft Society 1927 active until at least this year; 1956, 23 Nov. died

Knight, William J. 4 Dec. 1865, Ornamental engraver; from London, $20, Indenture #9

Knowles, E. L. 1877, 1 Jan., $16; 1878, 7 Jan. listed, not paid; 1883, 1 Jan. room 62, $9

Knuschke, Ferdinand William Louis

1828, 20 Aug. born Offenbach-am-Main, Germany, son of Louis, kid glove maker & cotton manufacturer; trained as German-silver smith 1850 immigrated to Chicopee MA, began in tableware industry at Ames Mfg. Co.; worked at Hartford & Taunton; wife Mary M., artist; son Ferdinand A., bookkeeper & paymaster, American Brewing Co. 1863, 1 Sept. established German Silver at Gorham; [187-] business fell off & room was closed; went to Philadelphia but induced by Wilkinson to return; 1872 'silver spinner' [188-] German silver business revived; room opened, Knuschke in charge; business grew until at times 150 men, largest room in factory; 1885 silver spinner 1891 silversmith; 1896, 19 May died, age 67 years 9 months

Kohlhagen, Frederick, trained at Munich & Dusseldorf; sculptor, modeller, head of Bronze Foundry 1843, 4 April born Soest, Germany; 1881 married Mary (also German); 1882 immigrated 1885 commissioned to create Civil War memorial for Gettysburg, cast by Gorham; The Skirmisher, popularly known as 'Johnny Stoneface,' set off other orders for Civil War bronze statuary 1887, 27 Jan. employed; 14 Feb. begins; listed in room 11 1892 modelled lectern seven feet high in form of angel with uplifted hands, executed for Church of All Angels in NY; modelled two large figures of American soldiers, each about nine feet high 1893 modelled vase for Chicago Columbian Exposition; 1895-1900 taught evening modelling in clay & wood carving at RISD; 1898 Providence Art Club; 1916 printed invitation to musical evening sponsored by Kohlhagen; 13 Feb. signed membership book of Westminster Unitarian Church; member Mt. Vernon Lodge of Masonic Order & Providence Art Club 1918, 1 Oct. pensioned, $61.02/mo.; 1924-27 daughter Erika M., designer, boards with parents; 1927, 21 Feb. died, age 85; 19 Aug. widow Mary died, age 77

Kranz, Louis. 1 Jan. 1877, $18; 1878-1882 die sinker

Roster of Gorham Craftsmen: La Bree to Luther

La Bree, Frank R., chaser #21 in January 1900 1867, Sept. born NH, son of Benjamin F., grocer & Elizabeth 1884, 7 Jan. apprentice, room 62, $2.50; 1885, 5 Jan., $4; 1886, 4 Jan., $5 1888 chased 2035 Salad Dish; 2562 Jardiniere; 310 Meat Dish 1892-1898 silver chaser; chased gold Tea Set X118-X122 1900 Jan. chaser #21, $22; Feb.-Mar. left chasing room; die sinker 1901-1902 chaser; 1903-1920 hub cutter; 1925-1931 die cutter; 1945, 13 Oct. died; 13 Feb. 1954 wife May died

Laflamme, Joseph E.

1863, 4 May born Woonsocket RI; 1895, 29 April employed; 1900, 8 Jan., $32.50; 1906, 16 July left 1915, 27 Sept. employed, room O2, $36; 1918, 23 June room 02, #19, $0.51/hr 1920, 2 Feb. employed, O-1-56, $0.66/hr; 14 Aug. left; no work

Lancaster, John Eaton. 1839 born Suffolk, England, son of Samuel & Susan; 1865, 6 Dec. employed as silversmith, from London; $20, Indenture #13; 1870-1905 silversmith; 1906, 1 April pensioned; 1912, 12 May died, age 73 years, 1 month, 10 days

Langstaffe, E. F. 14 May 1909, contracted as "glass painter in the Stained Glass Factory", $35/wk

Lannon, John E. 1875, 13 Dec. born; 1891, 5 Jan. hired; 1925 chasers' photo, 26 years; bachelor; lived with sister; untidy; drove old Hudson with spittoon; 1943, 1 Feb. pensioned; 1957, 13 May died

Lathrop, Henry E. 1834 born, son of Joseph & Lucy; 1857-1871 plant superintendent; 1859 clerk, 12 Steeple; 1861 superintendent; 1862 clerk, 12 Steeple; 1863 held 20 shares of new corporate stock; 1871, 13 Jan. died, age 37, 'softening of the brain'

Lawton, Charles. 1924 'Chas. Lawton is getting his arm in condition cranking Bill Achurch's Ford' (Silver Tongue)

Lawton, Fred C.

1866 born Providence RI; 1881 employed Bullion Dept., assistant to Charles Henry Baker in Pricing Dept.; 1882 clerk, 12 Steeple St.; 1892 assistant superintendent to Baker; 1899, 1 Aug. appointed superintendent, age 33; 1913, 25 Oct. resigned; 1926, 15 Dec. died, Woodstock CT

Lawton, John Frabracius P.

1837, 26 Sept. born Philadelphia 1859 employed 1865 Secretary of Gorham; 1879 signed a petition to Brown University not to build Slater Hall where it would block view of East Siders (i. e. of Charlotte R. Goddard) 1893 J.F.P. Lawton, Secretary of Gorham, delivered lecture before Franklin Lyceum on The Spitzer Collection; left city to supervise arrangement of Gorham exhibit 1894 assistant treasurer; 1907, 26 Sept. 70th birthday & 48 years employment given a loving cup; 1909 Testimonial; 1919, 19 Sept. died

Lawton, William Gorham. 1864, 30 Oct. born Pawtucket RI; 1882, 28 Nov. apprenticed at Gorham; 1883, 1 Jan. room 62, apprentice, $3; 1884, 7 Jan., $4; 1885, 5 Jan., $5; 1886, 4 Jan., $6; 1900 chaser #22, $16; 'supt. Gospel mission & Rescue Home'; 1911-1916 chaser; 1920, 23 July left, no work; 1921 laborer; 1926-1927 no occupation; wife Carrie D.; 1945, 12 April died

Lee, John Mosely. 1840, 5 Aug. born Chatham CT, son of Henry D. & Abby; 1865, 15 May hired; 1870 silversmith; 1880-1893 'burnisher'; foreman, room Z; 1894 'burnisher'; 1900 foreman, Gorham; 1912, 1 April pensioned, $50; 23 June died, age 71 years 10 months 18 days

Leger, Joseph L. 1865, 18 Dec. employed as figure pattern chaser; from London; $30, Indenture #20; 25 Dec. Stanyon, 8th; 1866, 1 Jan. Turner, 15th, $30; 5 Nov. head of Turner's room; 1867-1869 chaser, 12 Steeple; 4 Jan., $30; 11 Oct. last week paid; 1876, 14 Aug. on payroll again, $24; 1877, 12 Mar. last week paid

Lewin, James M. 1836 born Swansea MA; apprenticeship at Gorham, at close of which he learned from Mrs. Chapin to paint photographs & was engaged by Manchester Chapin, largest photographic studio in Providence 1864 removed to Boston; 1877 died

Lewis, Edmund L.

1883, 31 Oct. born Providence RI, son of Edmund L., of Welsh origin, who was brought up in Kingston, Jamaica; who left home as teenager to join Confederate Navy but didn't like it so deserted & joined Union Navy (two comrades who remained were killed at Vicksburg). Came to Providence; lived on Elbow Street; met & on 10 October 1873 married Mary E. Lynott, whose sister was wife of chaser James Albert Major 1899, 3 Dec. hired as clerk; 13 Dec. apprenticed as chaser, $3 1900, 4 Sept. transferred to L desk #45, $0.05/hr; assigned desk #33 when George Shakel went to England; 1905, 6 Mar., $0.30/hr; 1906, 30 July, $0.33/hr; 1908, 12 Aug. left Edmund Jr. took classes at RISD; decided he didn't want to be chaser. Went to Attleboro, then Filene's, Boston; spent life in retail, which he loved ('he could sell ice to Eskimos'). From Filene's went to Baltimore (where Elizabeth was born), then Brooklyn, ending as assistant manager of G. Fox in Hartford.

Lewis, Henry H. 1850-1852 jeweller, Gorham's block, 12 Steeple; 1852-53 jeweller, 54 Friendship; 1853 jeweller, 56 Friendship

Lewis, Henry S.. 1850-1853 jeweller, 12 Steeple

Lewis, Thomas. 1852, 29 Sept. born England; 1865 Sept. hired; apprenticed as chaser; 1877, 1 Jan., $18; 1882-1900 chaser #5, W room, $17; 1920, 13 June pensioned; 1926, 6 Sept. died

Leyh, Werner

born near Stuttgart; at age 14 apprenticed 4 years with Johann Franz Co. 1958 employed at Gorham; worked in Plated Ware until drafted into US Army, 2 years; when he returned from Army ca. 1961 Plating Dept. didn't want him but Fred Barron thought Leyh was talented (Barron very proud that he spotted Werner's great talent) 1970 repair of #400 Coffee Pot; 1972 repair of damaged pitcher; 1996 smith for 'Triple Turf' trophy; 1997 Mar.-May crafted Indy Racing League Trophy, incl. hand-raising the bowl.

Lindvall, Carl

1851, 6 April born Sweden; 1881, 3 Jan. employed, $16; 1883, 1 Jan. room 62, through 4 Jan. 1886, $20; 1887 chased 2120 Tea Set 1900 chaser #24; wife Minnie (born Canada 1863), real estate worth $2560; son George born US June 1893; daughter Alice born US Nov. 1895 1905 Sept. left, illness; 29 Oct. died, age 54 years 6 months 23 days, chronic nephritis; 1937, 7 Dec. son George died

Lloyd, Herbert C. 1865, 11 Nov. born England; 1881 immigrated; 9 May employed; 1882, 2 Jan. apprentice, $2.50; 1883, 1 Jan. room 62, $4; 1884, 7 Jan., $5; 1885, 5 Jan., $6; 1886, 4 Jan., $7; 1892 wife Alice S.; 1900 chaser #3, $20; 1928 chaser on ETT set; 1930, 1 Dec. pensioned, $85.90/mo.; 1951, 17 Sept. died

Lloyd, Percival H., silversmith, resided Providence 1893-1901

Lloyd, William H. 1841 born; 1880, 29 Mar. hired; 1882 silversmith; 1913, 1 July pensioned; 1921, 3 Feb. died

Loch, Robert. 1868, 3 Jan. born; 1882, 1 Sept. employed by Gorham; 1930, 1 June pensioned, $208.33/mo.; 1947, 28 Jan. died, age 81, West New York NJ

Logan, Joseph F. 1925-1965 chaser

Long, George W. 18 Jan. 1866 employed as mounter; from Birmingham; $18, Indenture #32; 1870 silversmith

Loveday, Nathan. 7 Dec. 1865 employed as silver polisher; from London; $18, Indenture #16

Luther, Len. Made candelabra & ecclesiastical wares. Joe Barone began by working with Luther, filling pitch; later replaced Luther

Roster of Gorham Craftsmen: McAlice to Mulholland

McAlice, Edward F., designer; 1918 employed; 1926 clerk, Gorham; after 1926, trained with William Achurch; ecclesiastical designer; 1932 designer, Gorham; 1958 Russell Woodward, Hugo Carlborg & Ed McAlice had a room off main design room where they worked as a unit, reflecting decades of experience; after 1960, as Ecclesiastical Dept. was terminated, he did hollowware<; 1961 son an instructor at Providence College; 1967, 1 Aug. retired

MacBeth, Alexander. 1865, 29 Dec. born Scotland; 1891, 18 May employed; 1903, 1 Aug. left; 1905, 10 April returned 1925 played on Gorham Football Team (ranked with best in country); specialized in waiters 1941, 1 Aug. pension roll, $59.39/mo.; 1943, 15 Feb. died

McCabe, Felix. 1850 one of 14 employees listed by Carpenter; 1853-1858 laborer

McChesney, William F. 1878 born; 1893 employed by Dominick & Haff, Newark NJ; 1921 President of Dominick & Haff 1932 Vice President Gorham; 1935, 1 April Vice President for Sales, Gorham 1945, 1 June gave up sales because of ill health; 1954, 24 Sept. died, age 74 years, Summit NJ

McCue, Andrew R. W. 1881, 3 Jan., $15; 2 Jan. 1882, $15; 1 Jan. 1883, room 62, $16; 5 Jan. 1885, room 62, $16 1890, 11 Aug. chaser; 1895 chaser

MacDonald, William H. 1886 born Nova Scotia; 1907 chaser; 1925 chasers' photo: '20 years' Silver Tongue; 1930-1932 chaser; wife Jennie F.

MacFarlane, Henry H.

1868, 17 Sept. born Scotland 1925, 18 May hired: 'employed here 12 years ago for 2-1/2 years; card lost'; played on Gorham football team 1925, 12 Sept. left, another position: Tuttle Silver Co., Boston 1926, 17 May 0-1-38, $0.85/hr; 1929, 25 Mar. left, no work; 11 Nov. 0-1-40, $0.85/hr; 1931, 7 Nov. left, moving to NY to live with brother

McIntyre, J. 1882, 2 Jan. apprentice, $2.50; 1 Jan. 1883, room 62, $4; 7 Jan. 1884, $5; 5 Jan. 1885, $6

MacKenzie, Daniel D. 1869, 12 Aug. born Providence RI; 1887, 7 Nov. employed, photo dept.; 1904 head of photo dept.; 1944, 1 May pensioned, $72.51/mo.; 1951, 19 Dec. died

McKenzie, Duncan Bernard, chaser #40 in 1900 1872 born RI, son of John (Scotsman) & Elizabeth Lynch; 31 July 1899 employed 1900-1905 chaser; 14 Nov. left; 1906 chaser 1907-1908 Duncan B. MacKenzie Co. Mfg. Jewellers, 53 Warren 1910-1915 chaser; 1920-1922 jeweler; 1927 'proprietor of D. B. Mackenzie Jewelry Co. Fountain St. for 20 years' 1938-39 novelty mfg.; wife Mary E.; 1947 retired; 195, 5 Feb. died, sons Artie Bertram; daughters Mrs. Truman Dodge, Mrs. Beulah Baldoni, Miss Alice McKenzie

MacMillan, William L., chaser #16 in 1900; later #29 11 June 1867 born Philadelphia; 19 May 1891 hired, $0.35; 1892-1903 chaser (#16); 1903, 8 Aug. left; 1904-1905 chaser; 1905, 17 July, $0.40; 2 Sept. left 1906 removed to Norwich CT; 1910 modeler; 1915, 19 July, $0.37; 1924, 2 Oct. another position; 1924/25 (year ending Sept. 1925), chaser; wife Janette G. before 1927 (year ending Sept. 1927), removed to CA; 1928 died

Magnussen, Eric

14 May 1884 born Denmark, son of Johannes Julius Claudi Magnussen; 1898-1901 apprenticed to Winkel Magnussen (uncle's art gallery) 15 Sept. 1925 hired by Gorham; 1926 June 'A new master silver craftsman in America', Harper's Magazine; Oct. photo Silver Tongue; 'Erik Magnussen, our new silversmith from Denmark, has quickly found a place in the hearts of the members of the Gorham family. His splendid smile and friendly greetings have made him much beloved by all'; tour of Magnussen goods to eight cities 1927-28 wife Thora; 21 Sept. earliest E.M. series (E.M. 2); 1929, 30 Sept. left; 'associated with the shop of August Dingeldein, New York, as the 1931 Keystone shows his mark under that name' (Rainwater) 1932 had his own workshop in Chicago; worked in Los Angeles; 18 July 1934 catalog of exhibition gives address as 3077 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 1939 returned to Denmark 24 Feb. 1961 died, Denmark

Major, James Albert

28 Jan. 1851 born Providence RI; 12 Mar. 1866 employed; 14 Jan. 1867 apprentice, $2; 13 Jan. 1868, $3; 4 Jan. 1869, $6; 10 Jan. 1870, $8; 2 Jan. 1871, $10; 1 Jan. 1872, $14; 20 Jan. 1873, $16; 5 Jan. 1874, $18 1876 worked eight hours on Century Vase 7 Jan. 1878, $18.00; 6 Jan. 1879, $16.00; 3 Jan. 1881, $16.00; 2 Jan. 1882 room 62, through 4 Jan. 1886, $18 1900 chaser #2; 1 July 1927 pensioned, $86.34/mo.; 21 April 1928 died; 'James Albert Major, for 61 years a Gorham Master Craftsman'

Manchester, Giles

1825 born Portsmouth RI, son of Thomas & Sarah; 1850 silversmith, 12 Steeple; one of 14 Gorham employees (Carpenter); one of a committee of 3 who petitioned for reduction to a 10-hour day. 'In April 1858 William B. Fessenden... moved to Providence... established a silverware factory... started as Wm. P. Fessenden Co.... In 1860 the father sold out his interest... Thomas took Giles Manchester as partner, who remained in charge of the manufacturing department until his death in 1886' (Rainwater) 1861 Fessenden; 1862 silver worker; 1863 foreman; 1878 foreman, 52 Friendship; 1886 (Fessenden Co.), 100 Friendship; 19 May 1889 died, age 64. 'He was a practical silversmith, and has always had charge of the shop, where he was very proficient and efficient'

Manchester, Silas H.

1837 born Newport RI; brother of Giles Manchester; 1854 worked for Tifft Whiting, North Attleboro MA; 1860 worked for Gorham; 186-? Fessenden Co.; 1903 retired due to kidney failure; Jan. 1905 died

Marsden, James Herbert (on Gorham employment card as 'Herbert J.') 1872 born England; 12 Apr 1905 hired as finisher, room P-2; 20 Jan 1912 left; returned to England; 1940 retired; 1963 died, age 91 years

Mason, Earl Pierce. 1858, 22 Jan. born; 1874, 13 Oct. hired; 1880-1892 silversmith; 1894-1904 foreman room R (21 men), $27; 1905-1926 spoonmaker, Gorham; 1928, 1 May pensioned; 1948, 4 June died

Mason, Edward F., chaser #14. 1902, 13 Jan. hired, apprentice, $0.05; 1905, 10 Mar., $0.10; 1906, 3 April, $0.30; 1907, 19 Oct. left

Mason, Joseph. 18 Jan. 1866, employed as stamper; from Birmingham; $18, Indenture #37

Mason, William J., silversmith. 1853, 30 Mar. born England; 1883, 8 Aug. employed, $18; 1887, 23 April left; 1902, 21 April 1902 on payroll, $36.67; 1918, 20 Aug. left; 1926, 26 April, $0.50; 1931, 2 Feb. left, no work

Matthews, Frank E. chaser; followed Colmetz at desk #10; 1910, 24 Oct. hired at Gorham, $0.05; 1913, 11 April, $0.085; 13 Nov. left: 'Leaves in Disadvice' 'Highly recommended'

Mayer, Albert C. 1915 jeweler; 1921-1923 chaser; 1925 chasers' photo: '5 years' (Silver Tongue); 1927 chaser; wife Mildred C.; 1928 worked on ETT meat dishes; 1929-1931 chaser; 1933-1961 musician; 1965 retired

Meek, George R. 1881, 3 Jan., $20; chaser; 1882 'removed to New York City'

Miller, Hattie F. A., designer. 1869, 9 Aug., $6; 18 Oct. room 12, $7

Miller, Joseph C. 1836 born, son of Balthazar & Magdalen; 1866, 28 July employed at Gorham; 1882 silversmith; 1902, 1 Nov. pensioned, $21/mo.; 1907, 21 Feb. died

Money, Edward M. 1940, 7 Mar. born Providence RI, son of Edward M. & Calista A.; father was foreman 37 Opper Ave., Conimicut; ca. 1958 hired at Gorham; worked as modeller for Russell Woodward & J. Russell Price

Morette, Gustave. 1867, 18 Nov. Modeller, plaster worker; from Paris; $16, Indenture #41

Morison, Robert Michael, 1844-1891, engraver 1844, 28 Feb. born Scotland, son of Roswell; 1867 engraver, 55 Friendship; 1868 engraver, 15 Steeple; hired by Gorham, $18; 1869 engraver, 15 Steeple; 18 Oct., $22; 20 Nov. married Lucinda Emma Anderson (1849-1898), sister of English-born Edward J. Anderson (1837-1899) immigrated in 1863 as engraver for Gorham, starting 19 Sept. He became foreman 27 Dec. 1867, a position he held until his death 1870 engraver; 1873, 14 June daughter born; 1875, 3 May #10, Room 63, $24; 1878 engraver; 12 April son Robert B. born 1883 engraver; 23 July #10, $20; 14 Aug. daughter Elizabeth born 1885 April #8, $20; 1886 Jan. $20; #10 of 39; 1890 #10 of 48, $22; 17-22 Nov. last pay; job kept open until his death (Room K, #10); 1891, 14 July died, age 47 years 4 months 14 days, tuberculosis; 8 Aug. 1898 Emma died, age 49

Morrison, J. 1863, 25 July, $16; 1864 Jan. chased round oval pitchers or tankards

Morse, Lester F.

1910 employed at Gorham, accountant; supervised plant accounting during World War I 1936 Treasurer & Director; 1939 Vice President at Gorham; 1945 Assistant Treasurer; wife Beatrice R.; 1965 consultant, Gorham 1969 retired; 1970 Beatrice R., widow of Lester

Mott, Caleb. 1869 4 Jan., silversmith, $20; 1870 silversmith

Mulholland, George H. 1861, 9 Dec born; 1895, 24 Nov hired; 1927, 1 Aug retired; 1928, 21 May died

Roster of Gorham Craftsmen: Needham to Otto

Needham, George. 6 Dec. 1865 employed as silversmith; from London; $20; Indenture #14

Nicholds, Henry S., silversmith; foreman 1861, 23 June infant son Frederic W. died, age 9 months 11 days, of pneumonia; born in England; mother Mary; thus Henry S. & Mary had come to the US within the past nine months 1865, 30 Jan., $35 1866, $40 1867 as 'Nicholas', 12 Steeple St.; 17 Jan. #70 'Soup or Oyster Tureen' 'made by Nickolds' 1868 under 'Nickolds' silversmith 12 Steeple St.; 28 Aug. married Amanda M. Olney 1870 'Nichols' silversmith; Jan. new rooms assigned. Nickolds foreman room 44, 25 employees 1872, 18 March last pay; replaced by H. Clulee 1874 as 'Nickolds' silversmith; 15 June returns to room 44 (William Hughes, head of 50) 1875, 10 Jan. gone again after 13 weeks of declining hours

Nock, Leo Frank

1876 born, son of Stephen Leith Nock & Emma Marsh; 21 Oct. 1884 certificate from Boys' Model School 1899, 13 Nov. hired, $15 1902, 1 May left 1904, 28 May became US citizen; 18 Aug. works on 'by the day' basis 1910 modeler at Gorham; 30 April left 1914 married Elizabeth Hill 1915 modeler 1916-1920 worked for Electra Alloys, Elyria, Ohio 1929 remarried Ann Elizabeth Hill in Erie PA 1934 exhibited at Cleveland Museum of Art 1949 died

Nock, Rupert A.

1874, 20 Jan. born London, son of Stephen Leith Nock & Emma Marsh 1896, 4 Feb. employed, Room PP 1901-1903 silversmith 1905, 4 Feb. left Gorham (his father died 20 Jan., 3 weeks earlier); removed to Newark NJ (Kerr Silver) ca. 1930 prepared notebook on Gorham procedures comparing practices of units within company 1931 manager, Kerr/Gorham toiletware 1943, 4 Dec. merchandising manager, East Orange NY; died on train to NY, 10 Dec.

Nock, Stephen Leith

1845, 9 Sept. born Birmingham; wife Emma Marsh; noted worker in art metal; skilled construction engineer; learned art metal work with James Powell; worked for Elkington Sons, London & Cox Sons, Ditton, Surrey, England; one of his first large jobs was making the silver Crystal Palace Cup; superintendent of Stone Iron Works in London 1885, 7 Sept. hired by Gorham 1893 foreman, Ecclesiastical Dept., room Q (34 men); $35 1897-1901 foreman, Gorham 1902, 1 Sept. pensioned, $60 1905, 20 Jan. died, age 59 years 4 months 11 days

Nodon, A.. 10 Jan. 1870, $20

Norton, Henry. 1 Jan. 1877, $8


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O'Dowd, Michael. 1 Jan. 1866, $8

Orpwood, R.. 1882, 2 Jan., $18; 1883, 1 Jan. room 62, $20

Orr, Francis B., chaser, born Nov. 1877 in RI, son of James E. Orr, burnisher

Orr, James E., burnisher 1842, 13 Dec. born Scotland 1868, 25 Oct. hired 1882-1896 silversmith 1912, 20 July pensioned 1915 silversmith 1916, 21 Oct. died

Orton, John E. (Jack)

1866, 29 Nov. born England 1886, 13 April hired by Gorham 1887, 2 July left; 1888, 18 May returned; 1895, 28 Mar. left; 1900, 15 Nov. hired; 1918, 31 July left; 1919, 3 Mar. rehired 1939 silversmith; 1940, 1 Nov. pension roll, $26.61/mo.; 1941, 8 June died

Otto, Gustave, designer/draughtsman 1865, 4 Dec., $12 1867 silversmith rooms 1869, 9 Aug., $18; room 12 through 15 Aug. 1870 1872-1877 draughtsman 1878, 28 Feb. left 1878-1879-1880 bookkeeper, 67 Friendship 1882-1892 Designer 1896-1903 Gustave A., draughtsman 1914, 13 July died, age 45 years

Roster of Craftsmen: Peck to Russell

Paine, Nathaniel R.

1850-1853 jeweller, 12 Steeple 1852-1853 jeweller, 54 Friendship

Pairpoint, Alfred J., chaser #20 (Dec. 1893); related to Thomas Joseph; 1854-1856 visits US, largely based in/near Boston; 1857 published Uncle Sam and His Country; Or, Sketches of America, In 1854-55-56. London, Simpkin Marshall, 1857 1881, 3 Jan., $16; room 62, #22; room L, #20 1890 chaser 1891 published Rambles in America, Past and Present.... Boston: Alfred Mudge Son, 1891 1893, 18 Dec. last entry; chaser #20 1896 'removed from city' 1902 not mentioned as survivor in Thomas's obit.

Pairpoint, Thomas Joseph, designer 1838, 2 July born London, son of William & Marie A.; apprenticed Paris; worked for Lambert Rawlings, London 1869, 29 Nov., $30 1870 married Ellen; 15 Aug., $50 1872-1873 designer, Gorham; resided just around the corner from George Wilkinson 1874 room 11, through 29 June, $60; March, Pairpoint & Heller in same room through 18 Dec. 1876 1875 submitted design competition for William Cullen Bryant trophy 1876 Designed & modelled the Century Vase; spent 42 weeks at a labor cost of $4000 1877 joined Meriden Britannia 1879 Aug. resigns from Meriden Britannia 1880 Mar. published Art work Silver 1880 Pairpoint Mfg. Co., New Bedford MA 1885, 1 April left New Bedford; June goes into manufacturing on his own account 1893 chaser, Nellie M. (daughter, 1865-1934) 1902, 29 Aug. died, age 64 years 1 month 27 days, diabetes; 1905 widow Ellen removed to North Attleboro MA

Parker, George Francis, designer 1872, 9 Sept. born Birmingham, eldest son of John Parker, manager at Hardeman's in Birmingham 1896 arrived in US; 10 Aug. employed; 1899 married Ethel 1902, 12 Mar. left; employed until 1916 by Reed & Barton 1916 Chief designer at Towle until his death in 1931

Peck, Ambrose R. 1841 born; 1858, 15 Nov. employed; 1863, 28 Mar. left 'to go to war': Sgt. Co.

A. 10th RI Volunteer Infantry; 1865, 13 Feb. returned; 1869-1886 engraver; 1899 engraving room, acting foreman May-June; 1914, 1 Oct. pensioned, $83.33/mo.; 1927, 5 July died

Pendleton, John. 8 Dec. 1865 employed as silver polisher; from London; $18, Indenture #17

Pennell, Charles D.

1817, 14 Feb. born Portland ME, son of Charles & Dorcas 1838-1850 silversmith, 14 Steeple 1850 in Carpenter's list of 14 employees 1853 silversmith, 113 S. Main (=Budlong Simon jewelers) 1862-1874 silversmith 1879, 18 Dec. died, age 62 years 10 months 4 days

Pennell, Stephen O.

1844-1848 jeweller, 14 Steeple 1850 jeweller, 43 Canal (= Church Metcalf jewellers) 1880-1882 jeweller

Penno, Mark H.

1872, 11 June born Providence RI 1888 employed 1946, 1 Feb. pensioned 1948, 2 Aug. died

Penno, Thomas H.

1841, 18 Oct. born Providence 1865, 9 Oct. employed 1883 silversmith 1912, 1 June pensioned; removed to Oakland Beach, Warwick 1914, 7 Feb. died

Perkins, Henry. 1872, 1 Jan. employed 1 week only, $16

Pettit / Petit, Charles E., chaser, Room 62 1866, 1 Jan.-4 Jan. 1869, $20 1872, 1 Jan.- 24 Jan. 1876, $18 1874 Sept., #3 (of 3) 1876, 24 Jan. last entry

Pettitt, William

1868, 7 Sept. born England 1887, 19 April hired (or 30 May 1898 hired) 1901, 26 Mar. left 1905, 4 Dec. hired 1925 chasers' photo, absent but listed, '36 years' Silver Tongue 1928 worked on ETT set 1931, 1 May pensioned 1933, 25 April died

Pezzey, Charles Albert. 1871, 15 July employed as silversmith; from London; $18, Indenture #47

Pike, Austin Lemuel

1849 born Charlton MA, son of Jonathan & Betsey 1866, 18 Sept. hired 1880 clerk, 12 Steeple 1893 clerk; foreman, room S (15 men), $28, #16 1900 clerk, Gorham 1901, 1 Jan. pensioned, $60 1903, 20 Aug. died, age 54 years 3 months 10 days, cerebral hemorrhage, Shawomet Beach, Warwick

Place, Joseph Robinson

1843, 24 Dec. born Warwick RI, son of Robinson & Cynthia H. 1880-1893 carpenter; foreman, room EE (16 men), $20, #16 1894-1900 carpenter 1909 'Case maker'; 6 May died, age 76 years 5 months 12 days

Potter, Alfred Knight

1880, 27 July born Providence RI, son of Edward A. & Helen; 1902 graduate of Brown University; 1915 (E. A. Potter Co.) 36 Garnet 1918, 1 Oct. treasurer at Gorham (took position from Edward Holbrook) 1932 wife Marjorie Ray 1936, 18 Feb. died, age 55 years

Potter, Frank

1850, 2 Feb. born 1869, 9 Jan. hired 1916, 1 Apr. pensioned, $30 1932, 16 May died

Potter, George W.

1844 born 1867, 20 May hired at Gorham 1900-1911 silversmith; 1 July pensioned, $29/mo. 1914 no occupation 1918, 3 Mar. died

Poyton, Josiah

1849, 4 Mar. born 1868, 29 Sept. hired 1903-1922 silversmith; 16 Nov. pensioned, $69.19/mo. 1923 silversmith 1930, 7 Mar. died

Price, J. [James] Russell

1907, 8 July born York PA, son of Charles W. Russell & Ruth N. Sherfey; 1930 student at Maryland Institute of Fine & Applied Arts, won three first awards in Gorham Design Competition; 1934 taught jewelry design at evening school, RISD 1935 hired, Gorham, Director of Design 1937 instructor, RISD; wife Caroline A. Clarkson 1940 design of Lyric flatware pattern based on wife's hair style 1941 designer, Gorham; instructor, RISD 1952 designer, Gorham; designed flatware pattern Golden Snowflake; 28 Feb. resigned effective 4 Sept. but salaried consultant while Director of Design, Royal Doulton China Company, England 1963, 4 Dec. Director of Design, Gorham 1964 designed set for Shah of Iran. Charles Brandreth says Price had him work initials 'JRP' 'WGD' (for 'World's Greatest Designer') into design near Shah's head 1969 named Vice President of Design, Gorham 1971, 1 June-1 Oct., sick leave after heart attack. Among Price designs are Melrose, Camelia, King Edward, Gossamer, Hispania 1973 retired, age 65 1974, 27 Oct. died, age 67 years 3 months 9 days, heart attack

Price, William G., jeweller; partner in Gorham, Webster before his death. 1832 jeweller, 220 North Main; 'In 1837 William G. Price, a jeweler, was admitted to the Company. The name was changed to Gorham, Webster, Price. Price died in 1839, but the name apparently continued unchanged...' (Carpenter) 1838 died

Ramar, H.. 1881, 3 Jan., $20

Rayner, R. C.. 1886, 4 Jan. room 62, $16

Rees, Charles

1844, 29 Mar. born Australia of English parents 1872, 16 Sept. hired 1880 silverworker 1893 silversmith; foreman, room JJ (8 men), $24 1894 silversmith 1900 foreman, Gorham 1912 at Gorham; 22 Jan. pensioned, $33 1914 at Gorham 1931, 29 April died, age 87 years 1 month, Union, Knox County, Maine; had been in Union 8 months

Reeves, Herbert

1871, 7 Jan. born England; foreman polishing Room Y, then P-6 1891, 27 Mar. Q. C. C. $9 1900 polisher; 12 Feb., $24; June foreman 1902, $27; 1903, $30; 1907, $33; 1910, $35; 1916, $37 1920, 19 April to salary list 1924 foreman Gorham 1925, 12 Dec. left; paid to 15 March 1926

Reeves, Herbert W.

'Herbert W.', polisher 1927, 15 Mar. died, age 22 years, son of Herbert & Martha

Regester, Arthur J., son of Charles W. Regester 1894, 16 July employed, room PP 1901, 21 Aug. left 1905 baker 1909 manager, 256 Westminster St. rm. 33

Regester, Charles W.

1840, 25 Nov. born Sheffield, England 1881, 9 Sept. arrived in US. via Port of New York; 14 Sept. employed; chaser 1882, 2 Jan., $18 1883, 1 Jan. room 62 through 4 Jan. 1886, $20 1900 wife Harriet Goodwin Regester died 1901, 9 Mar. left desk #41, transferred to room O2, #20; desk #41 vacant till June when W. Fisher moved to it; had a big greenhouse on Pleasant Street in Cranston, grew flowers; his drawings of same won prizes 1910, 1 Dec. pensioned, $30/mo. 1922, 14 Dec. died; children Ernest W., 1861-1930; Joseph H., 1863-1938; Arthur J.; Horace V.; John; Douglas; Laura, 1884-1909

Regester, Douglas

1880, 22 Feb. born England; 1881 immigrant to US 1905 silversmith at Gorham 1942 silversmit 1954, 7 Nov. died

Regester, Ernest W.

1861, 7 Feb. born England, son of Charles W.; had club foot; 1882 immigrated to US; 8 May employed 1883, 1 Jan. room 62, $12, chaser 1884, 7 Jan., $14 1885, 5 Jan.-4 Jan. 1886, $16 1900 chaser #9, $22 1909 chaser 1926, 1 Mar. to pension roll, $66.44/mo. 1930, 22 Dec. died

Regester, Horace V., son of Charles W. Regester 1903, 5 Oct. employed, $0.23 'P2 N' 1905 polisher 1910, 7 Mar. left

c. 1912 moved to Meriden CT 1922 Niagara Falls

Regester, John. 1874 born; 1951 died

Regester, John F.

1875, 10 Sept. born England, son of Charles; 1879 to US 1913 polisher 1926-1939 assistant foreman; 1947 foreman; 1950 assistant foreman

Reilly, Thomas F.

1884, 12 Nov. born Providence RI 1917, 23 April hired 1919, Jan. left, no notice; 17 Mar. reinstated 1921, 25 May left, no work; chaser at Harvey Clapp Co., Attleboro MA, 2 years 1925, 10 June 0-1-30, $0.70/hr; chasers' photo: '3 years' 1934, 17 Oct. left

Remington, Orville M., photographer at Gorham; assistant to William Coleman 1841 born Johnston RI 1862-1864 photographer at Gorham; helped in printing & finishing 1869-1883 Coleman Remington Photographers; 1883-1888 worked for Providence Evening Telegram

Rhodes, George W.

1893 silversmith; foreman, room MM (10 men), $18, #16 1894 silversmith 1900-1910 foreman, Gorham 1911 foreman, B S

Richardson, James

1871, 14 July employed as embosser chaser; from London; $18, Indenture #45; 28 Aug. room 67 1872, 5 Feb., $18; 20 May room 62; 2 Sept. last week paid

Richter, George C., enamellist 1861, 24 July born Carlsbad, Austria 1895, 16 Nov. employed 1896-1908, $1/hr.; foreman, enamelling dept. (usually himself with 2 or 3 assistants) 1900 Awarded Silver Medal at Paris Exposition 1907, 30 Mar. left 1944, 8 April died

Ring, John H., designer 1871, 3 June born 1886, 16 Aug. joined Gorham 1895-1915 designer 1938, 10 Mar. died

Risdon, Albert Charles. 15 July 1871, Plate chest maker fitter; from London; $20, Indenture #50

Robberds, George

1865, 4 Dec. Castwork chaser; from London, $18, Indenture #8; 11 Dec. Stanyon, 8th 1866, 1 Jan. Turner, 15th, $18 1870, 10 Jan. room 62, $18 1870, 1 Aug. last week paid

Robillard, Albert J. Died 10 Nov. 1992, age 78; Gorham employee of 45 years.

Robinson, George H.

1844, 3 April born Gloucester, England, son of Michael James & Caroline Mason 1875, 2 Mar. hired 1880-1893 silversmith; foreman room LL (3 men), $24 1894 silversmith 1900 foreman, Gorham 1905 Vice President of Gorham; participated in negotiations to purchase Whiting & Durgin; brought suit against Gorham & Holbrook to block purchases; removed from positions 1905, 6 March pensioned, $35 1930, 6 July died, age 86 years 3 months 3 days

Robinson, John, June 1850 employee

Rogers, David H.

1932, 4 Oct. born Meriden CT, son of Vernon & Dorothy; father a silversmith at International & then his own business at Wallingford; died 1964; mother carried on business 1960 joined Gorham as modeller; wife Audrey S. 1969 Dec. Chief Hollowware Modeller 1997, 31 Oct. retired

Rooney, Peter

1893-1895 silversmith; foreman, room NN (3 men), $11

Ross, William

1850-1853 silversmith, 12 Steeple

Roy, Fred (senior)

Roy, Fred Junior

Russell, John F.. 18 Jan. 1866, Mounter; from Birmingham, $20, Indenture #27
Roster of Craftsman: Salisbury to Swain

Salisbury, James P. 1850 silversmith, 12 Steeple; one of a committee of 3 who petitioned for reduction to 10-hour day.; 1852-1853 silversmith, 12 Steeple

Salisbury, Owen; 1800 born, son of Richard Elizabeth; 1830 laborer; 1832-1839 laborer, Steeple; 1841-1844; 1848-1859 silversmith, 12 Steeple; 1860, 25 Jan. 1860 died, age 60

Salt, Albert J. 1865, 6 July born, son of Joseph Mary A.; 1892 silver polisher

Salt, Albert T.

1893 silver moulder; 1895 moulder; 1900 silversmith; 1904 foreman, Gorham 1905, 8 June 'Albert T. Salt, maker of castings for jewelers and silversmiths... has removed to 86 Union Street, Attleboro, Mass. ...in a new factory... fitted up with all modern methods. Mr. Salt was formerly with the Gorham Mfg. Co., and... has recently brought out a new composition for his work (Manufacturing Jeweler)

Salt, Ambrose

1865, 31 Aug. 1865 daughter Mary born, mother Mary; 18 Dec. stamper; Die Sinking Room; from Birmingham; $18, Indenture #22; 1866, 26 Feb. Stamping Room; 1897 silversmith; 1907 stamper; 11 Jan., an Ambrose Salt died in Attleboro

Salt, Joseph

1841, 15 April born Stockbridge, England 1862, 14 July employed; foreman, room M, silver polishing finishing 1875 wife Mary A., age 27, born Providence; children Albert Joseph, age 10 Amasa, age 6 1886 silver polisher; 1893 foreman, room M (finishing dept.; 69 men), $35 1905, 1 April pensioned, $83.33/mo.; 1908, 13 Nov. died

Sam, Frederick Ernest

1865, 4 Mar. 1865 born Germany; 1893 silversmith; foreman, room E (69 men), $40; 1894 silversmith; 1895, 27 Oct. died, age 40 years 7 months 23 days, general tuberculosis; widow Mary; 1898 son, age 6, died

Sanders, Walter C.

1873, 9 Oct. born Gloucester MA 1905, 27 Mar. employed 'from Montreal Factory' #41, $0.32/hr; Oct. chaser #41 1925 chasers' photo, '20 years' (Silver Tongue) 1927, 28 Mar. left, 'going to take a change of a job... NY state at $60 per week; workmanship: Excellent.'

Sauthof, George W.

1852, 2 Nov. born Germany; 1864 came to U. S.; 1877 married Agnes, born England 1862; no children 1884, 19 May #3; first entry, $24 raised to $28 1887 chased (2545) Salad Dish; 1888 chased (2997) Coffee 1893-1896 chaser; 1899 naturalized 1900 chaser #25, room L, $32; wife Agnes, personal $1000, no real estate 1907, 14-19 Apr. out till 7 July; 1920 Quarter Century Club; 1921 removed to Rehoboth MA 1927, 23 July stroke at factory; 7 Aug. died; 'In the passing of Mr. George Sauthof we lose one of the greatest repoussé artists in the craft... He was also a master in steel work, cutting dies and rolls for many of the beautiful borders used by the company today... (Silver Tongue)

Sawain, George Munroe

1844 born Marlboro MA, son of Francis 1865, 10 July hired; 1869-1882 silversmith 1905, 1 July pensioned; 1913, 1 Dec. died, age 68 years 11 months 23 days; widow Dorcas H.

Schaumuller, Leopold K., born Vienna, Austria; wife Olga 1902 hired; 1925 chasers' photo, '22 years' (Silver Tongue) 1928 principal chaser with Jean Sermon on ETT candlesticks compote (Herman White said Schaumuller Jean Sermon were close friends) 1949, 21 July wife Olga M. died; 1951, 15 Feb. died

Schemabenback, Stephen. 14 Jan. 1867, $12; later same year, $15

Scott, Edward. 3 Jan. 1881 apprentice, $3; 2 Jan. 1882, $4; 1 Jan. 1883, room 62, $5; 7 Jan. 1884, $6; 5 Jan. 1885, $7; 4 Jan. 1886, $15

Seagraves, Louis K. 23 Nov 1848 born; 26 July 1869 employed; 1900 clerk, Gorham; 1915 foreman, Gorham; 5 Feb 1922 retired, $96.27; 26 May 1926 died

Sebring, Burr A., Director of Design 1928, 6 Feb. born; 1954-1958 studied at School for American Craftsmen, Rochester NY, earned BFA; 1958, 28 July hired; designer, dept. 751 1965 handwrought Coffee Pot; 1966 Manager of Design; 1972 wife Mary C. 1973 Octette Coffee Set; Director of Design; succeeded J. Russell Price. Ed Money said when pressures built up Sebring would go out to the floor and hammer out some silver. 1979 designed Gorham's President's Cup 1983, 22 April departed; works as freelance designer. Sebring left Gorham because Textron kept sending executives with no preparation to 'lead' Gorham. It took Sebring about two years to break them in; then they would be moved along. Burr tired of the process. Christopher Monkhouse said Sebring was the last of the great designers at Gorham.

Seifert, Alois, chaser #7 in 1900 March 1859 born Germany; 1890 immigrated 1891, 11 Feb. employed, $0.30; 1893, 2 Oct. , $0.28 1/3 1895 chaser; 5 Dec., $0.23 1/3; 1896, 23 Mar. $0.28 1/3; 4 June left 1897, 2 Mar. returned; room L, $0.28 1/3; 14 Dec. to room G, $0.15; 28 Dec. room L, $0.28 1/3; 1898 chaser; 2 Oct. 1899, $0.30; 1900 chaser #7; wife Sophia; daughters Augustia, Lilian, Helena 1901-1906 chaser; 18 June, $0.33; 1907, 18 May left; 1908, 24 Mar. returned; room V2, $0.33 1/3; 13 April to room V7; 1911, 30 Aug. to room O-2, $0.30; 23 Dec. left; 1915, 1 June room V, $0.33 1/3; 1916, 29 Jan. left, no work

Sermon, Jean B., chaser #11 1874, 18 Nov. born Belgium; wife Grams 1903, 24 Jan. hired; 1924 chaser; 1925 chasers' photo, '22 years' (Silver Tongue) 1928 one of the principal chasers for ETT set 1936, 28 Mar. died. He did not want his tools to go to anyone who worked for Gorham. His son, Lucien, sold them to Cheryl Greene when she left the Company. Herman White said Sermon was a good friend of Leopold Schaumuller

Sermon, Lucien D., designer 1906, 19 Sept. 1906 born Providence RI, son of chaser Jean Sermon; 1930 draughtsman, Gorham 1941 wife Elisa, hairdresser, French, never learned English; 1942-1945 spent World War II in Washington as mapmaker; was reportedly bitter that Gorham did not credit his time of government service toward his pension 1950-1960 designer Gorham; wife Jeanne; 1964-1971 designer Gorham; wife Elsie G. 1980-1985 retired; wife Elise G.; 1987, 5 Jan died

Seton, James G.

1846, 7 Oct. born Edinburgh 1882, 2 Jan., $14; 1883, 1 Jan. room 62, through 4 Jan. 1886, $16 1900 wife Elizabeth; real estate $2400; 1900-1906 chaser #27, $20 1907, 18 May transferred to room O2; 1908, April transferred to room V2 1909 June returned to room O1 from room V1; 19 Oct. left; 1910, 1 Nov. died, cirrhosis of liver

Shakel, Albert Edward

1864, 29 April born London, son of George S. Sarah Furby; 1885 to US 1886, 2 Nov. hired; room 62, #33; married Elizabeth Flore Dredge (b. 1865) 1900 chaser #32; 1917, 21 Oct. wife Elizabeth F. died; 1919-1928 chaser; worked on ETT set 1929 chaser; 1 June pensioned; 1951, 7 Dec. died; Member of Gorham's Quarter Century Club, Loyal Order of Moose, British Club, Independent British Club

Shakel, Frank, chaser #26 Sept. 1890-26 Nov. 1894 chaser #26 1899, 12 Dec. left desk 36; became musician in NY; replaced by G. Achillertim 1923, 29 April died, NYC

Shakel, George W. F.

1857, 1 July born England 1880, 8 Mar. chaser #16; 1881, 3 Jan., $18; 10 Jan. chaser #17; 24 March, 'Eglantine chasing' on oblong waiter, 260 hours; 1882, 2 Jan. room 62, through 1 Jan. 1883, $20 1900 chaser #33; 17 Sep. last pay; listed through November but no pay entries 1901, 1 Jan. replaced by apprentice E. L. Lewis; 'removed to England' 1902 July returns from England; 1905 'removed to New Hampshire' 1906 'at Gorham's'; 1924 wage reduced; 1926, 24 Dec. died

Shale, J. 1 Jan. 1866, $17

Shaw, Thomas

1839 born England; 1865, 27 Mar. was advanced $46.80 for passage; 29 May employed 1866-1867 silversmith 1870 Jan. room 50; 20 June 'works for silversmith'; age 31 at last birthday; wife Sarah, age 31; children Eva M., age 8, born England; Francis H., age 7, born England; Annie S., age 5, born England; Kate M., age 3, born RI; Flora, age 2, born RI; Walter, age 7 months, born RI 1872-1874 silversmith, 12 Steeple St.; 22 Jan., $35 1876 Adams Shaw Co., electro platers, 33 Beverly; for career after Gorham see Carpenter, Tiffany Silver

Shirley, John. Room T, M-6 1844, 28 July born Birmingham; 1881, 7 Feb. employed, Gorham, $16 1882-1890 silversmith; 1894, 6 Aug., $0.40; 1900 silversmith; 1903, 2 Nov., $0.37 1905-1916 silversmith 1920, 15 May pensioned; Q. C. C., $39.30/mo.; 1929, 19 Mar. died[?]

Shirley, John Alfred

1867? born, son of John, silversmith; 1883? apprenticed 1890? completed apprenticeship; 7 Sept. 1893 married Lucy A. Stokes 1895-1941 silversmith; 1959, 15 Sept. died

Shurrocks, Thomas Henry

1839, 11 Aug. born England, son of William Margaret H. 1863, 1 Nov. hired; 1880-1893 silversmith, 12 Steeple St. 1893-1900 foreman, room AA (4 men), $25 1905, 1 Nov. retired, $45; 1906, 12 Feb. died, age 66 years 6 months 1 day, nervous exhaustion, chronic asthma, emphysema, dilation of heart

Sims, Charles. Sept. 1928 ad in House Garden shows sandwich tray designed for Gorham by Sims

Singleton, Thomas S.

1886, 14 Oct. born England; 1902, 2 Oct. apprentice silversmith 1908-1914 silversmith 1919, 3 May left; head silversmith for R. Wallace Son for 9 years 1930 Superintendent; wife Elizabeth; 1948 Assistant to Executive Vice-President 1956-1957 supt.; 1959 Elizabeth, widow of Thomas

Small, James. 5 Aug. 1871, polisher; from Birmingham, $18, Indenture #58

Smart, George. 1935 foreman, Making Room of Electroplate Dept.

Smith, Eugene C.

1868, 19 Oct. born Philadelphia, son of John Joseph Charles Smith (born Germany), who sold die casting method to Gorham, Caroline Staff of Philadelphia 1896, 6 Aug. hired at Gorham; 1903 silversmith; 1907, 3 May appointed foreman 1910-1916 silversmith; 1918, 29 June married Bertha H. Lang, secretary stenographer at E. A. Johnson Co., printers, Cady Moving, and other firms. 1920-1927 foreman Gorham 1934, 24 Mar. died, age 65 years 5 months 5 days, pernicious anemia, chronic endocarditis, cardiovascular renal disease

Smith, Henry Thurston

1865 born Warren RI; educated in local public schools; apprenticed as silversmith at Gorham 1888, age 23, invented process for making seamless wire; 1925, Jan. died, age 60

Smith, Victor Edmund

1870, 3 July born Somerville MA, son of John J. Smith, well known inventor 1890, 21 Aug. came to Providence with brother Eugene C. Smith to install demonstrate 'Smith Process' of casting, which Gorham had bought from his father 1896, 29 June married Margaret L. Saunders 1914, 2 Feb. Factory Supt.; 1915 son G[eorge] Farnum, age 17, born 30 May 1898; daughter Selma C., age 14; son Victor E. Jr., age 7; daughter Margaret M., age 6; servant Ella L. Shea, age 25, born Ireland 1916 foundry superintendent, Gorham; 1919 General Manager, Bronze Division 1925, 3 Jan. died

Smith, William Folster

1847, 21 June born Sheffield, England, son of Richard Mary 1880-1893 silversmith; 1893 foreman, room U (16 men), $30 1900 foreman at Gorham; 1910 silversmith; 1916 foreman, Gorham 1920, 29 Mar. died, age 72 years 9 months 8 days, cerebral hemorrhage

Sorum, John Martin

1863, 14 Feb. born,Norway, son of Ole Marn 1898, 11 Jan. hired; silversmith. 'He used to bring a jar of jam and some bread and his lunch was jam sandwiches' (Charles Brandreth) 1910-1929 silversmith; wife Ingeborg 1931, 1 Aug. pensioned; 1932, 23 Jan. died, age 69 years 11 months 9 days

South, William J. 2 Jan. 1882 apprentice, $2.50; 1 Jan. 1883 room 62, $4; 7 Jan. 1884, $5; 5 Jan. 1885, $6; 4 Jan. 1886, $7

Spencer, W. C. 1838 born; 1 Aug. 1906 pensioned, $125/mo.; 2 April 1922 died

Sperry, Edward Peck

1850 born New Haven CT, son of Peck Sperry, importer distributor of musical instruments, Caroline Augusta Lake Sperry; educated in New Haven public schools; employed by Skinner Sperry; 1875 entered Yale School of Fine Arts; 1876 went abroad to study in Paris Rome; ca. 1888 stained glass artist with Tiffany Co. for 15 years; 1903 MFA, Yale University 1904, 28 Jan. contract to supervise design of stained glass at Gorham 1906, 20 July terminated. Formed Church Glass Decorating Company with artists Carol Coleman Russell Foot; 1922 retired to Stockbridge MA because of health; 1925, 19 Sept. died, age 75 years

Staf, [Axel] Herman, sculptor, taught at RISD 1869, 2 Dec. born Varmland, Sweden; wife Hulda Amanda Danielson 1896-97 sculptor; 1899-1907 modeler 1915-1920 designer at Gorham; daughter Ella H., teacher, Gilbert Stuart Jr. High; son Lawrence H., physical instructor, Kenyon St. School 1941, 1 Feb. died, age 71

Stark, Frederick W.

1885, 4 Mar. born; 1902, 14 May employed, apprentice Feb. 1907, $18; 1910, $26; 1911, $28; 1919, Aug., $50; 29 Sept. to salary roll 1923, 31 Mar. left; to International Silver

Stehr, Henry Bernard, chaser #29 in 1900 1870, 20 April born New York City, son of German parents Bernard Clara 1895, 5 Dec. employed; 1900 chaser #29; wife Bertha 1903 chaser; 1904 chaser; 30 Oct. died, age 34 years 5 months 10 days, diabetes coma

Stevens, Hiram King

1825, 1 July born New York, son of Philip Welthy B. 1860, 22 May hired by Gorham; 1880 carpenter, 12 Steeple; foreman, room DD, $24; 1900 foreman, Gorham 1901, 1 Feb. pensioned, $45; 1904, 30 Nov. or 3 Dec., died, age 80 years 4 months 29 days

Stevens, S. 3 Jan. 1881- 2 Jan. 1882 , $16

Stone, Frank E. 14 Jan. 1867- 4 Jan. 1869, $24; 1870 silversmith; 1 Jan. 1872, $22; 1874-1878 silversmith

Storre, William. 14 Jan. 1867, $6

Straker, Herbert J., silversmith in die sinking room; born Providence RI. 1886, 21 April apprentice papers, #76, 5 yrs., $3, no co-signer; no place of origin. 'Straker Bros. of North Attleboro have opened a die cutting establishment at 77 Page St. Providence.' Manufacturing Jeweler Dec. 1900

Straker, J. Edward, silversmith. 4 Aug. 1879 apprentice for five years, $3; 3 Jan. 1881, $4; 2 Jan. 1882, $5; 1 Jan. 1883 room 62, $6; 7 Jan. 1884, $7; 5 Jan. 1885 - 4 Jan. 1886, $15

Straker, Joseph Edward

1843, 26 Mar. born; married Elizabeth Otley 1865, 4 Dec. employed; silversmith; from London, $22, Indenture #10; was advanced $101.45 to defray expenses, repaid at $3/wk 1872 silver chaser; in payroll books in Beckwith's Room; 1898 real estate value $3000 1900 Awarded Gold Medal at Paris Exposition. 1905, 1 Aug. pensioned, $80/mo.; 1912, 2 Jan. died

Straker, L. 2 Jan. 1882 room 63, apprentice, $2.50; 1 Jan. 1883 room 62, $4; 7 Jan. 1884, $5; 5 Jan. 1885 - 4 Jan. 1886, $6

Strater, Henry

1833 born Westphalia, Prussia; father John, mother Catherine; learned silversmith's trade in Boston with Larforme Bros. 1857 employed by Gorham; 1870-1893 silversmith; 'He was one of the company's best and most reliable workmen' (Manufacturing Jeweler); 1897, 30 Mar. died

Strater, Victor J. 1867? born, son of Joseph Hortense; 1888 chased 720 Butter Dish; 1890 chaser; 1892 'removed to Europe'; 1893, 26 May died, age 26, in Providence

Stringer, Walter. 1858, 18 April born England; 25 July 1881 hired; 2 Jan. 1882, $14; 1 Jan. 1883 room 62 through 4 Jan. 1886, $18 1925 chasers' photo, '35 years' (Silver Tongue). 'The Gorham Chess and Checker Club of twenty-five or thirty years ago... Walter Stringer of the Chasing Department could tell us a whole lot about it' (Silver Tongue) 1927, 18 April pensioned; 25 Jan. 1932 died

Stursberg, Emil. 4 Feb. 1873 born Germany; 7 Aug. 1899 employed; 1900 chaser #42, $22; 17 July 1907 chaser #34; 1921 chaser; wife Mary M.; 1 April 1938 pensioned, $43.95/mo.; 4 Feb. 1954 died

Sumner, H. 1 Jan. 1872- 6 Jan. 1873, $18

Swain, George. 1847 born England, son of Joseph Susan; 8 Sept. 1892 employed; 1893 silversmith; 5 Feb. 1900, $35; 11 Feb., $40; foreman, Gorham; 9 Feb. 1903, $45; 1905 foreman, Gorham; 14 July died, age 58 years, meningitis

Swain, John Field

1876, 14 Aug. born Birmingham; 1905, 21 Dec. Founding member, British Club of Rhode Island (defunct 1965) 1906, 13 June arrives New York City aboard SS Caronia; last English address Sheffield; 18 June begins work in O2 room; 1907 chaser 1915, 19 Nov. wife Lillian died, age 38 years; 1918, 8 July married Mary Bogan Lynch; 1924 son John F. Jr. also at Gorham 1925 chasers' photo, '20 years' (Silver Tongue); 1928 worked on ETT set; 1931 chaser #24 1952, 5 Dec. son John F. died; 1958, 20 Sept. wife Mary died

Swain, Thomas Edward, designer; 1887, 1 Sept. born New York City; 1 Aug. 1905 employed; 1928 assisted in design of ETT set; 25 May 1929 'left A. position'; went to Watson in Attleboro, Mass.
Roster of Craftsmen: Taylor to Village

Taylor, Daniel C.

1871, 1 Aug. chaser from London, $20, Indenture #42 1874 chaser; 1876, 21 Aug. room 62; 1877, 1 Jan. $18; 1878 chaser; 1881, 3 Jan. $20; 1882 'electrician'; 2 Jan. $20; 1883, 1 Jan. room 62, $20; 1886 Mrs., dressmaker; 4 Jan. room 62, $20 Chased by Taylor: Cost Book Special E v. 34: B-86 Vase, C-52 Tray, C-95 Cracker Box

Taylor, Thomas

1822 born England; ca. 1847 son William born England; wife Mary; ca. 1850 daughter Mary born PA; ca. 1851 son Edward born CT; ca. 1859 son Albert born CT; 1860 daughter Minnie born Providence 1861, 2 Nov. bloodstone burnisher 1862, 18 Oct. (1st) $24; 1864, 2 July $30 1865, 21 Aug. burnisher; 1868 23 Nov. $40 1870 burnisher, 12 Steeple 1874 bloodstone burnisher mfg. 52 Friendship

Thomae, Charles

1871 Aug. born Marktredwitz, Bavaria; ca. 1887 immigrated to NY; studied medicine at Bellevue Hospital; his anatomy drawings in possession of his grandson Charles F. Thomae 1897, 22 Feb. employed; chaser; 1898 chaser 1899 Feb. switches from die cutter room A to chasers room L 1900 chaser #37, $20; Gorham lists him as 'Chester' 1902, 6 Sept. left to work at Watson, Attleboro, MA as superintendent; developed enameling & a line of novelties and dresserware... Chas Thomae Son, Inc., est. Aug. 1, 1920 by Charles Thomae & his son, Herbert L. Thomae. They made novelty goods of 14K gold & sterling silver (Rainwater, Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers, p. 201) 1958, 2 Sept. died

Thompson, Henry. 1866, 18 Jan. Set maker; from Birmingham, $20, Indenture #31

Thompson, William T.

1865, 13 April born England 1886, 12 Oct. employed, $16; 1900 chaser #30; 1905, 27 Nov. $45 1915-1918 chaser; left for another position; 1919 no occupation 1921 watchman, 109 Union Station; 1923 RR police, Union Station; 1929 watchman, 19 Union Station; wife Jeanne A. 1933, 16 July died

Thornton, W.. 3 Jan. 1881, $20

Thurber, Gorham

1825 April born Providence RI, son of Dexter Thurber; entered employ of Franklin Foundry as clerk 1850 entered partnership with cousin John Gorham 1865 first treasurer of corporation 1888 April resigned; 8 Sept. died

Thurber, Isaac B.

1835, 8 April born Providence RI, son of Isaac & Lucy 1851-1859 bookkeeper 1859-1864 agent of Gorham's NY office; 1864 left; 1872 returned 1874 started Assaying Dept.; remained in charge until his death 1893 foreman, room O 1894 'assayer' 1915 'chemist,' age 79; wife Emaline M. D., age 77, physician; son John H., age 51, also chemist 1921, 12 Jan. died, age 85 years, 9 months, 4 days, of cranial damage; was hit by an electrical car as he was crossing the street, Providence. Listed as chemist.

Tomey, Alfred

1892 'Removed from City' (no other entry)

Tomey, Mary

1858 May born England; 1882, 4 Oct. married Henry Heath, chaser at Gorham

Tomey, Samuel, polisher; lists himself as glasscutter in later directories 1834 born, son of Nathaniel & Mary 1881, 24 Oct. hired 1882 Alfred, George, William, silversmiths 1883 'Polisher' 1884 room 36 #15 1886 Polisher 1888 room 36 #15 1890-1898 'Glasscutter' 1900 Room Y, #15 1905 'Glasscutter' 1909, 1 May pensioned, $13.50/mo.; 1911, 2 April died, age 77; widow Hannah; daughter Esther, dressmaker

Tomey, William H., chaser #5 1880-1892 1880, 9 Aug. design, Room 11; 25 Oct. Design Room (chasers are in room 62) 1881 'silversmith'; chaser, room 38, #5 1882, 2 Jan., $25 1883, 1 Jan. room 62; irreg., $26 1886 chased 1310 Pitcher 1887 March $27; 2 May $30 1888, 17 Sept. $30 1889 Nov. executed 'a fine specimen of damoscened work in iron, with gold and silver decorations' for 1889 Paris Exposition; on the damascened plate see my article in Silver, Sept./Oct. 1994 1890 chaser 1891 Jan. chasers in Room D, #5 1892, 8-13 Aug. gone; space blank

Toner, John, designer, born Ireland 1893, 15 Mar. hired, Room FF 1900 'silversmith' 1903, 20 June left; with brother Luke (born Ireland, 2 May 1862), a Providence policeman. John sometimes lived with him. After retiring from the police, Luke worked as a guard, 25 Aug.-27 Oct. 1917, at $2.20 / night ($0.375 per hour)

Totten, Lowell E., 'last of the engravers' 1921, 10 April born 1937 began apprenticeship as spinner but supervisors thought someone larger required & he was moved to engraving to complete training; 27 April hired 1942 Oct. joined US Navy, served on destroyer in Pacific theatre; 1944, 14 Nov. married Dorothy E. Smith; Oct. 1945 end of military service; 16 Nov. returned to work 1946 filer, Gorham 1961 filer, Gorham 1972 eng. Gorham 1984 retired

Tucker, Alfred Albert

1879, 8 Jan. born Providence, son of Michael Tucker & Mary Diamond (b. New Jersey) 1904 at Gorham 1905 'mechanical draughtsman' 1908 at Gorham 1913 (Tucker Guilemette) 1056 Westminster 1934 Designer; wife Elizabeth J. Mahoney Tucker 1940, 25 Dec. died, Providence, age 61 years 11 months 17 days, 'Jewelry Designer

Tucker, Alpheus C.

1848, 14 April born Johnston RI, son of William C. & Dorcas A. (parents US-born) 1864, 17 Nov. hired 1880-1893 silversmith; foreman, room J (11 men), $30 1900 foreman, Gorham 1905 Census: silversmith, Gorham; Baptist; age 57 1907, 1 July retired, $44/mo. 1927, 14 Oct. died, age 75 years

Tuelle, Charles. 1866, 1 Jan. $1.50 1867, 14 Jan. $2 1868, 13 Jan. $3 1869, 4 Jan. $3

Turner, George L.

1898, 14 Feb. hired 1900-1901 modeler 1905 One of 15 designers who signed testimonial to Edward Holbrook 1906 modeler; 17 Feb. left

Turner, Samuel J.(senior), chaser 1865-1866 silversmith; 1 Jan. $25 1867-1868 silversmith 1869 chaser; 4 Jan. $25 1870 chaser; 10 Jan. $18 1871, 2 Jan. $24 1874 chaser 1876 worked ten and a half weeks on Century Vase 1878-1883 chaser

Turner, Samuel J. Jr.

1856 born, son of Samuel & Emily 1869, 4 Jan. apprentice, $1.50 1870, 10 Jan. apprentice, $1.20 1872, 1 Jan. listed, not paid 1874-1878 chaser 1881, 3 Jan. chaser, $15 1882, 2 Jan., $14 1883, 1 Jan. room 62, $14 1885, 22 Feb. died, age 29

Turner, Thomas

1867, 14 Jan. $21; chaser 1869, 4 Jan. $18; chaser 1874 chaser

Twilton, F. H.. 1881, 3 Jan., $22

Tysall, Alfred. 1871, 19 July Silversmith, from London, $18, Indenture #5

Underwood, Edward. 18 Jan. 1866, Brazier; from Birmingham; $20; Indenture #36

Vierling, Frank X.,chaser #37; son of John; no employment card 1903, 23 Feb. 1st entry Payroll bk. W 1907, 17 April last entry Payroll Bk AA 1909-1911 chaser 1919 chaser

Vierling, John J., silversmith 1879 born, son of John & Margaret 1904, 29 Aug. hired; 1905, 14 April left; 23 May returned at reduced salary; 1906, 23 Feb. left; 1907, 23 Aug. died, age 28

Vigurs, George Edward

1868, 8 Sept. born England; married Jennie 1891, 15 Jan. hired 1892-1930 at Gorham 1934, 1 Feb. pensioned 1949, 14 Dec. died, age 81

Vigurs, Lester S.

1897, 26 Mar. born Providence RI, son of George Vigurs, English-born silversmith 1911, 26 June 1911 c/o W. B. Durgin, $0.07 1912, 18 Nov., to O3; 30 Dec. to O1, $0.05 1918, 8 April, $0.34; 29 May left, Govt. work 1919, 8 Mar. reinstated, O1, #14, $0.50 1920 Gorham 1921, 25 May left, no work; to International in Meriden, Conn. as chaser with John Rutland, who worked as model maker at Gorham 1996-97.

Village, Thomas

1866, 1 Jan., $16
Roster of Craftsman: Waddell to Zior

Waddell, Hugh, Jr.

6 May 1891 born Providence; 1915 jeweler 7 Aug. 1916, $0.36; 15 Oct. 1917, $0.38; 6 April 1918 left, laid off 14 Oct. 1919, [room?] 0-2-7, $0.58; 29 Dec. advance, $0.65 1920 chaser; 4 Feb. [room?] 0-1-44, $0.65; 28 July left, no work 1925 jeweler; 1 June [room?] 0-1-21, $0.65; chasers' photo, '5 years' (Silver Tongue) 8 April 1929 advance, $0.70; 1 Dec. 1930 left, dissatisfied: Herman White says he was a grump. 1932 jeweler; 1937 [room?] 0-1-7, $0.66; 13 July 1943 left, no work; 1960 chaser, L. G. Balfour (Attleboro); 1965 retired

Walker, Halford N.

9 June 1887 born Birmingham, son of Charles Walker 22 Oct. 1901 employed, age 14, apprentice, $0.05/hr.; 28 Dec. 1901 left 6 Jan. 1902 returned; 24 March transferred to 'W' 9 Jan. 1904, $0.0667/hr.; 10 Jan. 1905, $0.08334/hr.; 11 June 1906, $0.10/hr.; 12 June 1907, $0.1167/hr.; Jan. 1908 journeyman, $0.20/hr.; 1909, $0.25/hr. 28 Oct. 1912 left, 'laid off' 15 Jan. 1913 Oct. 1914 rm. O-2 (chasers of lesser skill), $0.29/hr.; 1915, $0.32/hr. 19 May 1917 enlisted in RI National Guard, 4th Co. Coast Artillery, age 29 years 11 months, 127 lbs., 66 3/4 inches; reports last employer Mt. Vernon silversmith, 9 mos.; 23 July entered US Army, age 30 1919 jeweler; 1 April returned; chaser #17, rm. O-2, $0.48/hr.; 2 July, $0.50/hr. (inflation); 4 Aug., $0.55/hr. (inflation); 29 Dec., $0.62/hr. (inflation) 2 Feb. 1920 transferred to room O-1; chaser #54, $0.62/hr.; 31 May, $0.69/hr.; 12 Aug. left, 'no work,' age 33 1924 engineer; 1925 stationary engineer; wife Ada F.; 1927 engineer

Washington, Joseph see Aspin, Joseph Steed (changed name in 1904)

Waterbury, William H. 1908-1912 employed in Newport RI store; 1930 retired; 3 May 1935 letter to H.C. Hoyt

Webster, Christopher

14 July 1853 born New York City; 20 Feb. 1871 employed; apprentice; made cane heads 1893 silversmith; foreman, room V (28 men) 1900 foreman; 5 Feb., $32; 10 Feb. 1902, $35; 4 Feb. 1907, $38; 1910 silversmith; 7 Feb., $40 1 May 1916 '10 Per C. Advance', $44 9 July 1917 'To Pension Roll', $83.83/mo.; 1 June 1931 died, age 77

Webster, Henry Lamson

25 Oct. 1808 born Portland ME, son of Ebenezer Nancy P.; apprenticed in Boston with Lewis Cary 1831 partnership with Jabez Gorham in Gorham Webster; 1837 Gorham, Webster Price 1840 or 1841 H.L. Webster Co. Carpenter (p. 29) says firm was on Meeting Street and named H.C. Webster Co.; 1841 became manager at Nehemiah Harding in Boston 184?-1852 Spoon Foreman at Gorham; 1850 One of a committee of three who petitioned to reduce workday from 11 hours to 10 1852 formed partnership with Joseph B. Knowles for the manufacture of silverware as Webster Knowles; bought out Farrington Salisbury 1859 admitted Samuel J. Ladd into firm 1864 Webster withdrew; firm name changed to Knowles Ladd 25 Nov. 1864 died, age 56 years 1 month, consumption 1875 Webster Knowles became J.B. S.M. Knowles

Weeden, Henry A. 1859-1866 engraver, 12 Steeple St., $18

Weigert, Frank L.

14 Feb. 1865 born Philadelphia; 15 Jan. 1891 hired, room O2 Nov. 1899 chased (2554) Vase selected for Paris Exposition 1900 chased A(3276) Centerpiece for Paris Exposition 15 Feb. 1909 overseer of O2 chasers, $28; 25 May 1921 left, no work 28 Sept. 1925 O-1-15, $0.85/hr 1926 Ford Trophy. 'Mr. Frank L. Weigert, one of Gorham's leading Master Craftsmen, executed this excellent chasing. It was his last and best work, as he passed away a few days later' (Mettle); 2 May died

Wendt, Karl

8 Mar. 1865 born Germany; 1890, to US; 8 Aug. 1892 employed 1900 chaser #1, $22; real estate worth $2820; wife Helen; mother-in-law Helen Bihrens, son John F. 1 Jan. 1932 pensioned, $68.29/mo.; 12 Feb. 1936 died

Westcott, William. 1 Jan. 1877, $18, Indenture #5 3 Jan. 1881 room 62, $19; 28 March chased D86 Oyster Tureen, 90 hours 1882-1883 chaser; 7 Jan. 1884 room 62, $19

Whipp, William H.

1 Nov. 1844 born England; 4 Aug. 1868 employed 22 Mar. 1881 overseer; 1 Feb. 1891 Assistant Superintendent; 1893 foreman, room G, $40 1900-1915 assistant superintendent, Gorham; 11 Nov. 1920 pensioned, $100/mo.; 25 June 1928 died

Whitaker, Albert John. Indenture #48

White, F. C. 6 Jan. 1879, $3

White, F. W. 3 Jan. 1881 apprentice, $5; 2 Jan. 1882, $6

White, Francis (Frank)

1840 ca. born London,, son of Charles C. Agnes Read; married Julia Harriet Adams 5 Jan. 1874 foreman, chasing room, $24; 1876 worked 7 weeks on Century Vase 1 Jan. 1877 room 62, $26; 6 Jan. 1879, $24; 5 Jan. 1880, $25; 3 Jan. 1881, $27 2 Jan. 1884 room 62, $30; Jan. 1886 room 62, $30 1888 chased 310 311 Tureen, 311 Double Dish, 2564 Jardiniere; 1890-1915 chaser 21 Dec. 1917 died, age 77; 18 Oct. 1919 Julia Harriet Adams, widow of Francis White, died, age 78 years 7 months 26 days; born London, England, daughter of William Adams Sarah Thoroughgood; 30 April 1920 son Frederick H. White died, age 43 years 6 months 8 days, tuberculosis

White, Francis ('Frank' crossed out) Herbert, Jr. 1 Aug. 1863 born London, son of Francis White Julia Adams; 4 Feb. 1878 employed 1 Jan. 1883 through 5 Jan. 1885 room 62, $17; 1888 chased 310 18-inch Meat Dish 1900 chaser #8 1904-1916 chaser; wife Linda; 18 Jan. pensioned, $69.70/mo.; 1925, 18 Nov. died, age 61 years 3 months 17 days, diabetes

White, Herman S.

26 Dec. 1912 born Providence RI, son of John D. Annie W.; 1928 began work at Gorham in mail room 22 Jan. 1929 began in chasing room as apprentice, desk #35. The first task assigned an apprentice was to clean spittoons; received full $200 for completion of apprenticeship (no deductions for comportment— reflecting, he said, that although instigator of pranks he was never caught); showed interviewer 3 miniature pitchers (ca. 7/8-inch high), each made from a single Lincoln-head one-cent piece: a remarkable feat of moving metal; studied modelling with Hugo Carlborg at RISD 1933 married; made foreman of chasers ca. 1947 photo of HSW chasing (he didn't actually do the work: foremen weren't allowed by union rules) used in publicity campaign; year? moved to design room, partly on recommendation of Carlborg, who considered him the best student he had taught Dec. 1977 retired; 25 July 1995 interviewed; Dec. died

White, J. H. 5 Jan. 1880 apprentice, $4

White, James. 2 Jan. 1882, room 62, through 1 Jan. 1883, $18

Whyte, Samuel H.

11 Dec. 1872 born Ireland; 23 Mar. 1898 employed Gorham, $33.334 16 April 1900 Room PP, silversmith, $36.67; 22 June 1901 left 15 Sept. 1902 room F, $33.20; 2 July 1903 left 22 Mar. 1916 room M3, $36.67; 2 July 1917, $42.50; 16 July 1918 left; 29 July reinstated 22 Oct. 1930 left

Wilcox, Elias. 20 Nov. 1865, Indenture #2

Wilcox, J. 1893 foreman, room FF (6 men), $20.00

Wilkinson, George. See Elaine Swearengen Draper, The Wilkinson Family Story 13 April 1819 born Birmingham, son of George, accountant, Ann Waterhouse 31 Mar. 1847 married Harriet Butterworth; 1849 designed Alhambra flatware 6 July 1854 arrived Boston on S.S. Sea Flower; -1859 worked at Ames in Chicopee MA 29 May 1857 son John born South Boston MA; 16 Jan. 1858 employed at Gorham 1859, 5 Sept. Masonic membership transferred from Chicopee Jan. 1860 partner in Rogers, Wendt Wilkinson; 8 Aug. partnership dissolved; returned to Gorham 1861 took a half-pay cut for 6 mo. in face of Civil War threat (Director's minutes) 1863 Given 25 (of 300) shares of stock in company when it incorporated 7 June 1864 Medallion flatware pattern patented 1864? good friend John F.P. Lawton vividly remembered discussions on art between Wilkinson [Thomas] Buchanan Reed (1822-1872), 'Each enjoyed the society of the other, as true artists would be expected to do' 9 Nov. 1866 became US citizen 14 Feb. 1867 Wilkinson requested to arrange trip to Europe to attend Paris Exposition, expenses to include wife (Stockholders' Minutes) 11 May 1867 date of passport; height 5 ft 5 1/2 in.; 18 Mar. 1868 son Robert born 1871 made superintendent of works 1878 possible trip to Japan China 1888 Wilkinson studied Waltham Watch Factory plant for ideas for new Gorham plant; an album of his drawings was in Gorham Design room. 30 June 1891 patent 20,901 spoon assigned to Holmes Edwards, Bridgeport CT; 16 Nov. W.C. Codman employed 1893, 18 Jan. marriage of daughter Ruth to Francis Bradford Wheaton; retired Feb. 1894 while visiting FL underwent attack of mild paralysis; 28 Dec. died; 24 Oct. 1896 wife Harriet died

Wilkinson, Walter, designer 1 May 1853 born Birmingham, son of George Wilkinson 7 Sept. 1868 signed indenture of apprenticeship; apprenticed in silverplate dept. 1871 room 50 1876 worked 20 weeks on Century Vase; 3 Sept. 1877 married Ida Bentley Shaw, daughter of Horace Abby Shaw 1878 drawings for 'Decorated Spoonware' in Jeweler's Circle 1885 patent for St. Cloud flatware assigned to WW although designed by Heller 25 April 1889 Crins diary indicates Holbrook considered taking WW to Paris for Exposition 1892 removed to Attleboro MA (age 36); did William Codman's arrival force him out? 1901 photograph of WW in company car with Fred C. Lawton 1915 manufacturing jeweller, living in New Rochelle NY; 5 March died, Mt. Vernon NY

Wilmot, Charles, chaser 1874-1876 chaser, Room #51; worked 34 1/2 weeks on Century Vase 1878 chaser; 3 Jan. 1881, $24; same year, $26; 2 Jan. 1882, $30

Wilmot, David, chaser 10 Feb. 1853 born London; Oct. 1873 son James born Providence RI 18 Sept. 1875 employed, $0.30/hr; 3 Jan. 1876, $18 1881 took citizenship, as did wife Henrietta (b. England July 1851) 1882 chaser; 1883, 1 Jan. room 62, $24; 1884, 7 Jan., $27; 1885, 5 Jan., $27 1887 chased 1990 Tea Set; Dec. son Sydney born; Oct. 1888 chased 1540 Pitcher 1890 chaser; Deacon of Baptist Church 30 years; 1894 chaser; 11 Aug. left; 1895 removed from city 8 May 1899 returned, $0.5334/hr.; 1900-1901 chaser; real estate worth $3300 1908 son James graduated from Brown University, became civil engineer for City of NY; murdered, Washington, D.C., May 1965, age 80 1909 son Sydney graduated from Brown University, became civil engineer; taught at Brown 19181923; manager of publications, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1923-1953. Died 26 August 1971 1920, 8 Nov. wife Henrietta died, age 69 1921 chaser; 1 Jan. pensioned, age 73, $47.05/mo.; 28 Mar. 1940 died Tuckahoe NY

Withers, Eric. 30 Oct. 1865, Indenture #1

Wood, Harry T.

27 Dec. 1863 born; 18 Aug. 1887 hired, die cutter 3 Sept. 1893 Falstaff Club minstrel with Christopher Clissold 1897-1900 die cutter; 4 May 1903 left; wife Florence V. Fisher 1915, 24 Aug. returned; 16 Oct. left; 1920-1934 die cutter; 27 Feb. 1935 died

Woodward, F[rederick] Russell, designer 27 Oct. 1888 born Taunton MA, son of Frederick E. Russell Cora E. Smith 1907 RISD graduate; worked for Watson for two years 1909 employed by Gorham as designer modeler 1913-1922 instructor of Design Modelling, Providence Evening Technical School 1918 Chief Designer at Watson; 1922 Chief Designer Assistant Works Manager, William B. Kerr 1931 Chief Designer 1958 Russell Woodward, Hugo Carlborg Ed McAlice had a room off the main design room where they worked as a unit, reflecting decades of experience 1973 retired; 1978 consultant; wife Harriett Black; 3 July 1983 died Norton MA

Wright, Norman T.

1930 Time Study Production Dept. 1944 Production Manager, Cartridge Case Division 1945 Production Manager Assistant Superintendent, Silver Division 1948 Superintendent

Wrigley, Gilbert. 1967 joined Gorham as modeller; 1996 retired

Yamato, Subero

6 Jan. 1874 born Japan (Gorham emp. cd. lists him as Yamamoto); 1902 comes to US 3 Dec. 1903 hired at Gorham, chaser #40 1905 age 33, single, religion Friends, resides with chaser James Seton 1906 chaser #36; Oct. chased four-piece Black Coffee Set K / PO; 23 Mar. 1907 left

Yates, Thomas H.

14 May 1885 born England, son of Thomas Elizabeth; 20 Aug. 1900 hired; apprentice 1905 silversmith 20 July 1909 married Mattie L. Crandall. Charles Brandreth says Yates made an entire tea set, each piece from a dime, and lids on the pots functioned! 1928 silversmith (1 of 2) of ETT set; '27 years with the Company' 4 Nov. 1942 left, another position (WW II); 13 Nov. 1945 returned 20 Aug. 1947 left (died 19 Aug., says PCD); Mattie L., widow

Young, Benjamin F. 1842 born, son of Sheldon Mary L.; 17 Nov. 1865 hired; 1880-1910 silversmith; 1 Sept. 1914 pensioned, $33.05/mo.; 24 Nov. died, age 72 years

Young, Frederick. 9 Aug. 1839 born England, son of Anthony Hannah; 1880 silver polisher, 12 Steeple; 1893 finisher; foreman, room N (60 men), $30; 1894 finisher; 1900 foreman; 14 May 1904 died, age 66 years 9 months 5 days

Young, William C. 5 Oct. 1883 born Germany; 4 Oct. 1899 employed; apprentice 15 Oct. 1900 transfer to room PP (silversmithing); 8 Nov. 1904 Room M4; 10 April 1907 left 10 May 1909 returns; Room M4; 7 Sept. Room M6; 13 Nov. left, unhappy about switch; 15 Nov. Room M6 6 June 1910 Room M7; 26 Sept. Room M6; 4 Oct. 1911 Room M8 1913 silversmith 23 Dec. 1918 room M-8-32, $0.43; 11 Feb. 1920 roomM-8-25, $0.70; 25 Nov. 1921 left; no work 1922-1923 silversmith 1924-1954 gardener; 4 April article identifies him as 71 years old, 'who did some of the silversmithing for the pieces' of the St. Louis/ RISD table CCX. 19 April 1955 died

Youngberg, Walter E.

1941 hired at Gorham; designer, Russell Price's right-hand man, whom Price treated like a servant; Youngberg came up with working drawings, prolific, worked quickly, great ornament designer, religious respectful of authority, provided mini-sermons when given an opening. 1980 retired; summer home on Salt Pond, Point Judith

Ziegler, Franz F., sculptor modeller. 5 Dec. 1869 born Hamburg Germany; 1892 emigrated to US; entered studios of Karl Bitter; 29 Feb. employed; 1901-1917 silversmith 1925 designer; 23 April singing by FZ others at Bronze Bowling League banquet 1926 modelled bronze General Custer trophy 1 Oct. 1932 pensioned, $80/mo.; 16 Aug. 1934 died, age 64

Zior, Edward, chaser #39 in 1900; later #23. 5 April 1868 born New York City; 29 May 1899 employed; 1900 chaser #39; 1903, $0.38; May 1907 became chaser #36, changed from #39; 1911, $0.40 1925 wife Emily age 56, born NY; daughter Josephine, age 28, born CT, steno 1920-1927; father George P. Zior, age 87, born Germany 1926, $0.80; article in Silver Tongue Oct. 1926 on his fame; 19 Feb. 1927 died, suicide. ''Eddie' was well known to everybody at the Gorham plant, he possessed the happy faculty of making friends at sight and he had a host of them. Because of his genial and generous disposition he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.' (Silver Tongue)

Zior, Edward (Jr.)

1895 born New York City, son of Edward Emily 1926 married Doris, born RI 1927 silversmith. Charles Brandreth (31 August 1997) said Zior was capable but chose to be a postman. 1932 superintendent, Post Office; remained until his death, 2 Nov. 1958.


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