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Re: Baird-North Co.

Postby dognose » Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:42 am

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Walter C. Bentley and Alfred E. Macklin, who were formerly in charge of the watch and engraving departments respectively of the Baird-North Co., have started in business for themselves at room 306, Case-Meade building, corner Westminster and Dorrance Sts.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 10th November 1920

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Re: Baird-North Co.

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Baird-North Co. - Providence, R.I. - 1896

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Re: Baird-North Co.

Postby dognose » Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:27 am

Newton S. Gardiner, employed in the clerical department of the Baird-North Co., has been ordered to a southern training school preparatory to being sent to France within the next few weeks by the Aero Club of America. He is the son of George W. Gardiner, formerly for many years Collector of Customs at this port. He has been a member of the Aeronautic Division of the Rhode Island Naval Militia in service at Marblehead, Mass., for several weeks.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 27th June 1917

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Re: Baird-North Co.

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Funeral of George R. Hussey Held from His Late Home—Resolution of Respect

Providence, R. I., Jan. 4.—The funeral of President George R. Hussey, of the Baird-North Co., who died last week Friday, following a brief attack of pneumonia, was held at 1:30 o'clock last Monday from his home, 179 Ontario St., the services being private. The services at the house were conducted by Rev. Edward Holyoke, D.D., and were of a simple character. The widow and two children were unable to accompany the cortege to Swan Point Cemetery on account of illness from influenza.

The bearers were Albert Jeaneret, Harry R. Wheeler, Christopher W. O'Brien, William F. Hunt, Frank W. Wheeler and Caleb H. Kenyon, all of whom held responsible positions with the Baird-North Co. A wealth of floral tributes, some of which were from members of the Board of Aldermen and others from business associates, and the various organizations with which Mr. Hussey was affiliated, bore silent testimony to the esteem in which he was held.

A long minute on the life and character of Mr. Hussey was adopted a few days ago by his associates in the Board of Aldermen at a special session called by Mayor Gainer for the purpose. The minute was presented by Alderman John Kelso, a well-known diamond jeweler of this city, with the request that it be spread upon the records of the Board, and a copy sent to the family of the deceased. The minute was adopted on a rising vote and as a further mark of respect to the dead alderman, the Board immediately adjourned. The resolution, after giving a brief sketch of Mr. Hussey"s business career and his early life, previous to coming to Providence, says:

"It was in 1908 when he took up his residence in Providence. That year the Baird-North Co. removed its business from Salem to this city in order that it might be established nearer the large jewelry districts. The following year, the elder Mr. Hussey died, and the younger man succeeded to the presidency of the concern. It is a tribute to the guiding hand of his father and to his own business ability that this enterprise has developed to the point where it is recognized as one of the largest mail order houses in the country.

"Mr. Hussey's advent in civic affairs was in the fall of 1912, when he allowed his name to be placed upon the Democratic ticket for the Common Council delegation from the Sixth Ward. His candidacy was not successful, but his showing upon the ticket reflected his popularity to such an extent that at the election of 1914 he sought election as alderman on independent nomination papers. He was accorded the Democratic endorsement for the office and succeeded in defeating his opponent.

"His services in the Board of Aldermen were such that in 1916 he was re-elected by the voters of his ward, but he declined renomination last fall in order that he might devote his time to his increasing business responsibilities. As a member of the Board of Aldermen he served during his entire term as member of the finance committee, one of the principal committees of the city government. He was also a member of other committees and was particularly interested in the project for the construction of a bridge across the Providence river, so as to serve as an avenue of travel from the southern section of the city to the east shore of the Providence river.

"Imbued with the enthusiasm of a young man, and gifted with a keen business judgment, Mr. Hussey was thus enabled to serve the city in a manner that reflected much credit. He was extremely desirous of being thoroughly informed of the reasons for and the varying merits of the many problems confronting the City Government, and it was only due to the pressure of increasing demands of his own business that he was deprived of the opportunity of taking a more conspicuous part in the city's business. Mr. Hussey was an advanced student of public questions and although he had decided convictions regarding them, he was particularly generous in his regard for the views of his associates and never sought to promote his ideas for his own benefit. His kind-hearted and generous spirit made him one of the most likable members of the City Government.

"His honesty, faithfulness and his warm friendship were marked traits in his character and constituted the basis for his conduct and service as an upright citizen, sincere friend and a worthy public official.


"His sudden and untimely death, Friday, Dec. 27, is a distinct loss to the community."

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 8th January 1919

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Re: Baird-North Co.

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Baird-North Co. - Providence, R.I. - 1908

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Re: Baird-North Co.

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The Baird- North Co. has been granted a permit by the Inspector of Buildings to erect a one-story brick storehouse on Lexington Ave.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 4th August 1909

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Re: Baird-North Co.

Postby dognose » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:37 am

The Baird-North Co. has disposed of all the fixtures, display cases, etc., from its retail department, which it recently discontinued, to Foster's, who is installing them on the second floor of the building occupied by the firm corner of Dorrance and Weybosset Sts.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 12th May 1920

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Re: Baird-North Co.

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Baird-North Co. - Providence, R.I. - 1911

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Re: Baird-North Co.

Postby dognose » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:21 pm

George R. Hussey, of the Baird-North Co., has announced that he will not be a candidate for re-election as alderman from the Sixth Ward, after serving four years. His withdrawal makes the election of Joseph Raker, Jr., one of the present Councilmen and a former department head of the Gorham Mfg. Co., practically a certainty.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 18th September 1918

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Re: Baird-North Co.

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The Baird-North Co., following its custom of several years, has opened a retail department at its plant, 861 Broad St., for the holiday trade.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 28th November 1917

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Re: Baird-North Co.

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Baird-North Co. - Salam, Mass. - 1895

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Re: Baird-North Co.

Postby dognose » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:27 am

George R. Hussey, president of the Baird-North Co., has been nominated as a candidate for the common council by the Democrats of this city.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 25th October 1911

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