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American Silversmiths

Alexander Rumrill
(1773-)
Margaret Bliss
(1775-)
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Alexander Rumrill
(1806-1894)

 

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Mary Alvord

Alexander Rumrill

  • Born: 7 May 1806, Springfield MA
  • Marriage: Mary Alvord on 6 Jul 1842 in Salina NY
  • Died: 21 May 1894, Springfield MA

  General notes:

Silversmith and jeweler

  Events in his life were:


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  • He worked from 1831 to 1870 as a silversmith and jeweler in New York City NY as A. RUMRILL & Co. Listed as a silversmith at 264 Broadway in Miller's 1867 edition of "New York As It Is." 18

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  • Cake basket, c 1835
    Private Collection
    h: 3" (of bowl)
    w: 8 1/4"
    wt: 22 oz
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at New York City NY, listed as a jeweler.
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at New York City NY, listed as a jeweler.

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  • Receipt, Nov 1869
    Winterthur Library
    For a case of engraved flatware sold to Alfred Peck Edgerton.
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at New York City NY, listed as a jeweler.

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  • Receipt, 21 May 1870
    Winterthur Library
    For a case of engraved flatware sold to Alfred Peck Edgerton.
  • He was a partner from 1871 to 1878 with George Benjamin Jaques in New York City NY as RUMRILL & JAQUES, with a shop at 274 Broadway.
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at New York City NY, listed as a retired jeweler.
  • Obituary printed in the The New York Times (New York City NY) on 23 May 1894
    Alexander Rumrill died suddenly Monday night at his residence, 47 West Thirty-second Street. He was eighty-eight years old. Until about twenty years ago, when he retired from business, Mr. Rumrill was one of the best-known jewelers in the city. He had been in that business since he was twenty years old, at which age he came here from Springfield, Mass., his native place. Starting as a clerk with E. Stebbins & Co., in Chatham Street, then a favorite thoroughfare, he rose to be junior partner in that firm, and eventually the business became his own under the name of A. Rumrill & Co. It was then on Broadway, near Park Place, and afterward for many years at the northwest corner of Broadway and Chambers Street. Upon his retirement the business passed to a firm of jewelers since located in Broadway near Union Square, one of the members of which had been with Mr. Rumrill as clerk and junior partner. Mr. Rumrill led a very quiet life after he gave up business.

Alexander married Mary Alvord on 6 Jul 1842 in Salina NY. (Mary Alvord was born on 4 Feb 1822 in Salina NY.)




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