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William Alexander Giles
  • Born: 6 Oct 1836, New Salem MA
  • Died: 17 Dec 1913, Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • Apprenticed in 1851 to ? Cook in Northampton MA
    Finding him unsuited to his term of 6 years, his master released him and sent him to Athol to attend school.
  • He worked in 1857-1862 as a jeweler in Prairie Du Chien WI
  • He was a partner in 1858-1862 with Charles K. Giles in McGregor, Clayton, IA establishing a branch store across the Missisippi.
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at Prairie Du Chien WI, listed as a jeweler.

  • He was a partner after 1862 with Charles K. Giles in Chicago IL as GILES BROTHERS & Co.

  • Tradecard, c 1870
    Private Collection
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Chicago IL, listed as a wholesale jeweler.
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Chicago IL, listed as a jeweler.

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