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William Ransom Vilas
  • Born: 8 Sep 1802, Randolph VT
  • Marriage (1): Mary Noyes on 15 Jul 1834 in Hyde Park VT
  • Died: 1876, Burlington VT

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • He was a partner in Apr 1837-May 1839 with Freeman Chandler Vilas in Burlington VT selling a wide range of wholesale dry goods. They manufactured combs, tin and iron wares, and silver wares. 16

  • He was a partner in May 1839-1843 with Freeman Chandler Vilas and Henry Loomis in Burlington VT as VILAS, LOOMIS & Co. 16

  • Advertised in the Burlington Free Press (Burlington VT), 1 Oct 1845, announcing William R. Vilas and Morillo Noyes as successors to Vilas, Loomis & Co., wholesale dealers in foreign and domestic dry goods; tin plate; English, Russian and Canadian sheet iron; iron wire; wire vellum; sheet and bolt copper; sheet lead and zinc; and manufacturers of tin ware. 16
  • Advertised in the Liberty Gazette (Burlington VT), 1 Jul 1847, their assortment of silver table, tea, dessert and salt spoons, noting: "To prevent any imposition, we would add that they are marked VILAS & NOYES, BURLINGTON and all such will be warranted by us as a good article of silver."

William married Mary Noyes, daughter of Breed Noyes and Sarah Keeler, on 15 Jul 1834 in Hyde Park VT. (Mary Noyes was born on 24 Feb 1814 in Hyde Park VT.)

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