American Silversmiths

Jonathan Wait
(1794-1881)
Abigail Belden
(Abt 1794-1877)
Edwin R. Wait
(1830-1891)

 

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Edwin R. Wait
  • Born: 4 Jul 1830, Aurora OH
  • Died: 14 May 1891, Ravenna OH

  General notes:

Jeweler and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • Apprenticed in 1851 to Robert A. Baird in Ravenna OH

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  • He was a partner circa 1854-1855 with Robert A. Baird in Ravenna OH as BAIRD & WAIT.
  • He worked circa 1855-1885 as a jeweler and watchmaker in Ravenna OH
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at Ravenna OH, listed as a jeweler.
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Ravenna OH, listed as a jeweler.
  • He was a partner in 1871 with Alvah F. Wait in Ravenna OH as WAIT BROTHERS.
  • He was a partner in 1875-1882 with Alvah F. Wait and Dwight A. Dewey in Akron OH as WAIT, DEWEY & Co, purchasing the shop of Henry S. Abbey. The shop was sold to FOLTZ & FRANK in 1877.
  • Advertised in the The Summit County Beacon (Akron OH), 10 Nov 1875,
    Wait, Dewey & Co., in going into the jewelry business in Akron, in the well-known Abbey store, do not discontinue their Ravenna store. Mr. Dewey will conduct the Akron business, which will be begun in a few days from now.

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  • Tradecard, c 1885
    Private Collection

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  • Tradecard, c 1885
    Private Collection

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  • Tradecard, c 1885
    Private Collection



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