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Walter M. Pitkin


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Walter M. Pitkin
  • Born: 20 Jun 1808, East Hartford CT
  • Marriage (1): Catherine Bogart Stanley in 1835 in Hartford CT
  • Died: 12 Sep 1885, Hartford CT

  General notes:

Silversmith and jeweler

  Events in his life were:

  • Alternate Mark
    Possibly also used by his brother John.

  • He was a partner in 1830-1840 with John Owen Pitkin in East Hartford CT as J. O. & W. PITKIN. The business expanded and a branch shop was opened in Vicksburg, Mississippi (1834-1837). Brothers Henry and James began manufacture of the "American Lever Watch" in 1834 in a Hartford shop to which John O. and Walter moved their silver business. More than 40 workers were employed on the various products. The watch business later moved to New York. In 1840 John retired. 4
  • He worked circa 1840-1860 as a silversmith and jeweler in East Hartford CT after his brother's retirement, continuing the company until the factory was destroyed by fire. 4
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Hartford CT, listed as a jeweler.
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at East Hartford CT, listed as a farmer.
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at East Hartford CT, listed as retired.

Walter married Catherine Bogart Stanley in 1835 in Hartford CT. (Catherine Bogart Stanley was born on 28 Oct 1811 in East Hartford CT and died on 19 Nov 1899 in Hartford CT.)

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