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American Silversmiths

Timothy Cadwell Steele
(1787-1844)
Hannah Sedgwick
(1789-1868)
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Thomas Steele
(1812-1875)

 

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Mary Ritter

Thomas Steele

  • Born: 18 Sep 1812, Plainfield CT
  • Marriage: Mary Ritter on 29 Aug 1837 in Hartford CT
  • Died: 24 Nov 1875, Hartford CT

  General notes:

Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked in 1836 as a silversmith in Boston MA 4

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  • He was a partner from 1841 to 1844 with Horace B. Crocker in Hartford CT as STEELE & CROCKER. 4
  • He worked from 1844 to 1866 as a silversmith, watchmaker, and jeweler in Hartford CT as THOMAS STEELE & Co, with a shop at 195 Main Street. 4
  • Advertised in the Geer's City Directory (Hartford CT), 1845,
    Thomas Steele, (late Steele & Crocker,) Dealer in Watches, Jewelry, Gold and Silver Spectacles, Silver Spoons, Plated and Britannia Ware. Exchange Buildings, 195 Main St. Watches of all kinds carefully repaired by experienced workmen, and warranted.

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  • Receipt, 1846
    Historic New England
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Hartford CT, listed as a jeweler.
  • Advertised in the Bangor Daily Whig and Courier (Bangor ME), 18 May 1861, as part of a group endorsement of the Waltham Watch Company.

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  • He was a partner from 1866 to 1875 with Thomas Sedgwick Steele in Hartford CT as THOMAS STEELE & SON, listed in the 1875 city directory at 340 Main Street. The firm also had an outlet at 50 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris. 4
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Hartford CT, listed as a jeweler.

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  • Tradecard, c 1870
    Private Collection

Thomas married Mary Ritter on 29 Aug 1837 in Hartford CT. (Mary Ritter was born in 1814 in Hartford CT.)




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