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American Silversmiths

Jabez Gorham
(1760-1802)
Catherine Tyler
(1762-1807)
Dexter Thurber
(1781-)
Hannah Gorham
(1784-1833)
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Gorham Thurber
(1825-1888)

 

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Lydia Lancaster Herbert

Gorham Thurber

  • Born: 9 Apr 1825, Providence RI
  • Marriage: Lydia Lancaster Herbert on 11 Apr 1848 in Providence RI
  • Died: 6 Sep 1888, Providence RI

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • Goblet
    Private Collection
    h: 6 3/4" tall
    d: 2-15/16" (base)

    Engraved Mrs. Green Clay Smith / from / a friend of Green Clay's for Caroline Virginia (Duke) Smith who married Green Clay Smith about 1846.
    Green Clay Smith was a Representative from Kentucky; born in Richmond KY, July 4, 1826; pursued academic studies; served in the Mexican War; commissioned second lieutenant in the First Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, June 9, 1846; was graduated from Transylvania University, Lexington KY, in 1849; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced practice in Covington KY; was school commissioner 1853-1857; member of the State house of representatives 1861-1863; commissioned colonel of the Fourth Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry, April 4, 1862; brigadier general of Volunteers July 2, 1862; resigned December 1, 1863; brevetted major general of Volunteers March 13, 1865; elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1863, until his resignation in 1866; chairman, Committee on Militia (Thirty-ninth Congress); appointed by President Johnson as Governor of Montana Territory and served from July 13, 1866, until April 9, 1869, when he resigned; moved to Washington, D.C., where he was ordained to the Baptist ministry; was the candidate of the National Prohibition Party in 1876 for President of the United States; pastor of the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., from 1890 until his death, June 29, 1895.

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  • He was a partner from 1850 to 1852 with John Gorham in Providence RI as GORHAM & THURBER, which later became the Gorham Manufacturing Company. . 1

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  • Alternate Mark
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Providence RI, listed as a silversmith.

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  • He was a partner from 1852 to 1875 with John Gorham and Lewis Dexter in Providence RI as GORHAM & Co. Dexter retired in 1861. Gorham declared bankruptcy in October 1875.

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  • Alternate Mark for GORHAM & Co.

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  • He was a partner from 1856 to 1878 with John Gorham and Henry T. Brown in Providence RI as GORHAM, Co & BROWN. 3

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  • Cup by GORHAM & Co, 1863
    Private Collection
    h: 3 3/8"
    d: 3" (of lip)
    wt: 144 grs
    Engraved Cha' Frederic Graff / -- From His -- / Grandmother Graff / Dec, 5th 1863
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Providence RI, listed as a silverware manufacturer.

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  • Tradecard, c 1870
    Private Collection
  • He was a partner from 1878 to 1879 with Henry T. Brown and Henry Tilden in Providence RI as HENRY T. BROWN & Co. 3

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  • He was a partner in 1880 with Henry T. Brown and Henry Tilden in Providence RI as TILDEN-THURBER & Co, formerly HENRY T. BROWN & Co.
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  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Providence RI, listed as a silverware manufacturer.

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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

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  • Tradecard, c 1880
    Private Collection

Gorham married Lydia Lancaster Herbert on 11 Apr 1848 in Providence RI. (Lydia Lancaster Herbert was born on 22 Nov 1829 in Rowley MA and died on 26 Sep 1905 in Providence RI.)




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