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American Silversmiths

Gideon Dubois
(1809-)
Anne Grant
(abt 1820-)
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Benjamin Franklin Dubois
(1838-1910)

 

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Spouses/Children:

Mary F. Garrison

Benjamin Franklin Dubois

  • Born: 14 Jan 1838, Philadelphia PA
  • Marriage: Mary F. Garrison on 19 Oct 1858 in Cohansey NJ
  • Died: 13 Nov 1910, Philadelphia PA

  General notes:

Silversmith and jeweler

  Events in his life were:

  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Chester PA, listed as a jeweler.
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Philadelphia PA, listed as a watchmaker and jeweler.

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  • Tradecard, c 1880
    Private Collection

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  • Tradecard, c 1880
    Private Collection


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  • Tradecard, c 1880
    Private Collection

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  • Tradecard, c 1880
    Private Collection
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Philadelphia PA, listed as a jeweler.
  • Listed in Gopsill's Philadelphia City Directory For 1881 at the address on the trade card.

    Listed in Gopsill's Philadelphia City Directory For 1892 as B F Du Bois & Son (Benjamin F
    & William H) watches.

    Benjamin was a One Half Assignor to a few David Shive 1880's watch patents. One of the patents was infringed upon by the Keystone Watch Company. The resulting suit was won by Benjamin F Du Bois and David Shive in 1890.

    Listed in Gopsill's Philadelphia City Directory For 1895 . Benjamin F was dealing in bicycles and jewelry, and William H was no longer listed in the jewelry trade.

Benjamin married Mary F. Garrison on 19 Oct 1858 in Cohansey NJ. (Mary F. Garrison was born in Jun 1837 in New Jersey and died after 1910.)




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