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American Silversmiths

Horace Pitkin
(1798-1852)
Lucia Braman
(1797-1863)
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William Leonard Pitkin
(1830-1895)

 

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William Leonard Pitkin

  • Born: 15 Apr 1830, East Hartford CT
  • Died: 17 Feb 1895, East Hartford CT

  General notes:

Silversmith and silverplater

  Events in his life were:

  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at East Hartford CT, listed as a silversmith.
  • He worked from 1854 to 1859 as a silversmith and silverplater in Hartford CT listed in city directory, but without a shop location. 12
  • He worked from 1859 to 1863 as a silversmith and silverplater in Hartford CT from shop at 55 Pearl Street, having bought out the businesses of O. D. Seymour and H. I. Sawyer. 12
  • He was a partner from 1863 to 1894 with Horace Edward Pitkin in Hartford CT as W. L. & H. E. PITKIN. Listed in city directory as "Manufacturers of silver spoon, forks, ladles, butter knives, &c. from Pure Coin." At its closing the business and machinery was sold to the Eagle Sterling Company of Glastonbury.
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  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Hartford CT, listed as a silversmith.



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