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Otis Childs

  • Born: 19 Mar 1811, Wilbraham MA
  • Marriage: Abigail Holman on 14 Feb 1838 in Springfield MA
  • Died: 16 Jan 1899, Newton MA

  General notes:

Silversmith and jeweler

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked before 1836 as a jeweler in Newark NJ where he likely trained to the trade.
  • He worked from circa 1836 to 1847 as a silversmith and jeweler in Milledgeville GA having purchased the silversmith shop of Jacob Fogle. 15
  • Advertised on 15 Oct 1839 (Milledgeville GA), offering Birmingham and Sheffield plated wares, watches, and watchmaking tools. 15

  • He was a partner from 1847 to 1861 with Asaph King Childs in Athens GA as O. & A. K. CHILDS. The firm was discontinued at the outbreak of the Civil War and not resumed afterwards. 15

  • Alternate Mark for O. & A. K. CHILDS
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Milledgeville GA, listed as a jeweler.
  • He was a partner from 1852 to 1860 with ? Chamberlain in Milledgeville GA as CHILDS & CHAMBERLAIN. 15
  • He worked from 1860 to 1870 as a silversmith and jeweler in Newark NJ
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Springfield MA, listed without occupation.

Otis married Abigail Holman on 14 Feb 1838 in Springfield MA. (Abigail Holman was born on 7 Dec 1813 in Wilbraham MA and died on 23 Sep 1879 in Newton MA.)

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