Death of an Old Time Silversmith
Danbury, Conn., Aug. 19.—Fred. K. S. Blackman, one of the oldest residents of this town and who was many years the prominent silversmith and jeweler in this town, is dead. He melted up the old Spanish silver dollars and made spoons for the brides in days of yore, many of these household treasures remaining to this day.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 24th August 1898