Eastern Jewelers Succumb to Attacks of Disease Followed by Pneumonia
Providence, R.I, Oct. 26.—Oscar H. Hornig, formerly a manufacturing jeweler at North Attleboro, Mass., died at his home at Saylesville, R. I., Wednesday morning, from pneumonia, following an attack of Spanish influenza. The deceased was a native of North Attleboro, where he graduated from the high school in 1901, and took a further course in Dean Academy. Following his graduation he entered the employ of Codding & Heilborn Co., where, after working for some time in the shop to learn the rudiments of the business, he became salesman for the concern. He held the latter position for several years, resigning to enter business for himself. He is survived by his widow and three children.
Everett Waterman, for several years foreman of the pearl department of the Freeman & Daughaday Co., Chartley, Mass., died at his home in Oakland, R.I., Wednesday morning, following an illness of a little more than a week, death being caused by bronchial pneumonia, following influenza. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Waterman and was born in Norton, Mass., in 1890. After attending the public school of his native town he was employed in various jewelry shops, in Attleboro, finally taking a position with the Freeman & Daughaday Co. at Chartley. He recently resigned to engage in war work in Taunton, Mass. He leaves a widow and two small children.
Otto W. Erler, an assistant foreman in the employ of the S. & B. Lederer Co., died at his home, 4 Thornton St., late Wednesday afternoon, after a few days' illness from pneumonia, following influenza. He was 32 years old and unmarried.
James Loren Anthony, manufacturers of jewelers' supplies, figured rolls and wires, etc., under the firm style of J. L. Anthony & Co., 161 Dorrance St., died at his home, 113 Sycamore St., on Wednesday last, after a few days' illness from pneumonia. He was the son of James T. and Pearl (Perkins) Anthony and was 30 years of age. He learned the jewelers' business and worked as journeyman with several concerns, and when the business and plant of J. A. Charnley & Co. was sold it was purchased by him, and the business has been since conducted by him. He was prominently affiliated with the Masonic fraternity, being a member of Nestell Lodge, Providence Royal Arch Chapter, and Calvary Commandery, Knights Templar.
Daniel E. Arnold, whose death from pleuro-pneumonia occurred last Thursday at the home of his father-in-law, Charles E. Brown, on West St., Ashaway, R. I., after an illness of about a week, was taken with Spanish influenza, pneumonia developing within three days. At the same time six of Mr. Arnold's children were confined with the influenza, two being with him at Mr. Brown's, while the others were at their own home, under the care of the mother. The deceased is survived by his widow and eight children, the eldest a daughter of 17 years, and the youngest an infant.
He was born at East Greenwich, R. I., and, after a district school education, removed to Connecticut with his parents, where his father conducted a large farm, and the young man learned the clockmaker's trade. For several years he traveled about New England fixing clocks, alternating with farming. Six years ago he opened a retail jewelry and watch repairing store at 65 High St., Westerly, R.I., but subsequently leased larger quarters in the Potter-Langworthy block, where he was in business at the time of his death.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 30th October 1918