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Re: Information Regarding Wright, Kay & Co.

Postby dognose » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:37 am

Henry Haight Wright, president of Wright, Kay & Co., was quietly married Oct. 20 to Miss Aline Weber, daughter of the late Henry C. Weber, and the young couple are now on their honeymoon in the Berkshire Hills in New England. Their marriage was a quiet affair, because of the serious illness of the bride's mother, who is now at a health resort in the East.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 7th November 1917

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Re: Information Regarding Wright, Kay & Co.

Postby dognose » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:27 am

Wright, Kay & Co., now located at the northwest corner of Woodward and Grand River Aves., are expected to vacate that location on May 1, owing to the expiration of their lease. Their new location will be the entire building at the northwest corner of Woodward Ave, and John R. St., the lower part of which is now occupied by the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths, Inc. Inasmuch as the building on the new location will have to be considerably remodeled, and as the present occupants have not yet vacated, it is probable that Wright, Kay & Co. will have to ask and secure a short extension of their lease in their present store.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 4th February 1920

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Re: Information Regarding Wright, Kay & Co.

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Wright, Kay & Co. - Detroit - 1919

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Re: Information Regarding Wright, Kay & Co.

Postby dognose » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:55 am

John Kay, of Wright, Kay & Co., returned from a four months’ trip to Europe last week. He purchased a stock of novelties for the holiday and Winter trade.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 24th July 1895

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Re: Information Regarding Wright, Kay & Co.

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DETROIT

George Yielding and Rudolph H. Koch, manufacturing jeweler and engraver respectively, formerly with Wright, Kay & Co., are employed at R. J. F. Roehm & Son.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 23rd November 1892

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Re: Information Regarding Wright, Kay & Co.

Postby dognose » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:36 am

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James Masters, who gave no permanent address, was arrested last week on Michigan Ave. by Police Lieutenant Edward Gill, charged with being the man who threw a brick through one of the windows of the big establishment of Wright, Kay & Co.. at Woodward Ave. and John St. early Monday morning, Aug. 21. Masters was trying to dispose of some watch cases in a pawnbrokers' shop on Abbott St., when his actions became suspicious. A push button connecting with the police department brought Detective Lieutenant Gill to the scene and he caught Masters. Watch cases to the number of five and worth more than $100 were stolen when the brick smashed the window. The police say they found several of the stolen cases in Masters' possession.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 30th August 1922

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Re: Information Regarding Wright, Kay & Co.

Postby dognose » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:33 am

DETROIT

William Frank, one of the best known salesmen in the city, and for several years in the silverware department with Wright, Kay & Co., has resigned and will soon remove to California, where he will go into the automobile business.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 30th August 1911

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Re: Information Regarding Wright, Kay & Co.

Postby dognose » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:24 pm

The Dramatic Suicide of Jules E. Jeanneret

Detroit. Mich.. March 3.—Jules E. Jeanneret, who had charge of the watch department of Wright, Kay & Co., committed suicide Sunday night in a most dramatic manner. While walking on Jefferson Ave. he plunged a small Italian dagger into his heart twice, and slipped to the ground dead, before witnesses could reach his side. The man first bared his breast, opening his vest and shirt, so that the dagger's work would be more effective. The cause of the tragedy is yet in doubt, but the most plausible theory is that of unrequited love. Friends and officers have been unable to locate the woman in the case, although Jeanneret frequently received from Mexico letters addressed to him in a feminine hand. He left the store in his usual health Saturday afternoon, but seemed to be moody. He asked a fellow-employe to take care of his goods.

Jeanneret apparently had everything a man could wish for. He originally came to the United States as a representative of of the Swiss Government and was one of those in charge of the watch exhibit at the World's Fair at Chicago. His family in Switzerland is rich and respected. He himself was a student, well educated, cultured and possessed of some wealth. He had an athletic figure and a most prepossessing appearance. He had a calling acquaintance with the best families in Detroit, and at first the cause was laid to one of the society girls of this city. This, however, is refuted.

After the World's Fair he went to Cleveland and Indianapolis, where Wright, Kay & Co. heard of him. He was induced to come to Detroit and remained in the firm's employ ever since. At the time of his death he had $11,000 in the Union National bank, of Chicago; $6,000 in the Citizen's Savings bank, of Detroit; $600 in the Wayne County Savings bank, Detroit, besides a $3,000 20-year endowment policy with the New York Life Insurance Co. He had $57 on his person at the time of death. John Kay, of the firm, was appointed administrator and immediately took possession of Jeanneret's papers. Word was received by cable from the family in Switzerland, asking that the body be interred in Detroit. In the Probate Court the estate is valued at $5,000 and upwards and the only heir is declared to be Julie Cecil Jeanneret. of St. Imier. Switzerland.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 8th March 1899

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Re: Information Regarding Wright, Kay & Co.

Postby dognose » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:40 am

Charles Heiser, formerly with Wright, Kay & Co., but now of South Dakota, is back with the firm for the holidays.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 29th November 1893

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Postby dognose » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:49 am

Ralph Dewey, who has charge of the Paris office of Wright, Kay & Co., will sail, March 7, on the Kron Prinz Wilhelm and will be absent until next Fall.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 8th February 1905

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Re: Information Regarding Wright, Kay & Co.

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:42 am

DETROIT

E. C. Crane, a prominent musician here and chief clerk for the R. G. Dun & Co. Mercantile Agency, has disappeared taking with him two valuable diamond rings belonging to Wright, Kay & Co. and R. J. F. Roehm & Son. It is thought he went to England.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 23rd November 1892

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Re: Information Regarding Wright, Kay & Co.

Postby dognose » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:48 am

Wright, Kay & Co. and F. G. Smith, Sons & Co. decorated their show windows profusely with yellow and blue streamers, pipes, canes and college pins on Thanksgiving Day in honor of the annual college football game between Cornell and the University of Michigan.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 30th November 1892

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Re: Information Regarding Wright, Kay & Co.

Postby dognose » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:19 am

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Charles A. Burmaster, formerly with Wright, Kay & Co., has started the Central Plating Co., with offices at 40 State St., and is doing work for the trade.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 13th October 1909

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Re: Information Regarding Wright, Kay & Co.

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:16 am

William Creigh, who has been employed in Wright, Kay & Co.’s factory department, has left that firm to go to Milwaukee. There he is to have charge of a manufacturing business.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 13th October 1909

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Re: Information Regarding Wright, Kay & Co.

Postby dognose » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:42 am

Henry Haight Wright, president of Wright, Kay & Co., is home after a two months' rest at Atlantic City and other eastern points.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th August 1919

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Re: Information Regarding Wright, Kay & Co.

Postby dognose » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:24 am

DETROIT

Mrs. Kay, mother of John, William and Daniel C. Kay, of Wright, Kay & Co., was run over last Friday by a buggy containing two men. One of her legs was broken near the hip. The men were driving very fast. William Kay has made a complaint at police headquarters and an effort will be made to find the men.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 3rd January 1894

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Re: Information Regarding Wright, Kay & Co.

Postby dognose » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:16 am

Wright, Kay & Co. furnished two handsome cups this week, which attracted considerable attention when they were on display. One cup was that offered by Daniel J. Campau for competition at the Blue Ribbon harness meet. The other was the gift of Hugh Chalmers as a prize at the Michigan National Guard shoot.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 9th August 1911

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Re: Information Regarding Wright, Kay & Co.

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Wright, Kay & Company - Detroit - 1891

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Re: Information Regarding Wright, Kay & Co.

Postby dognose » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:39 am

For several days Wright Kay & Co., Woodward Ave. jewelers, have had displayed a series of wedding rings dating back to the time of Mary, Queen of Scots. Some were made of bone and even one was of leather. The display attracted as much attention as any that has been made in a Woodward Ave. window for a long time.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 7th November 1923

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Re: Information Regarding Wright, Kay & Co.

Postby dognose » Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:02 am

DETROIT

The lady managers of Grace Hospital held a cushion and pillow sale at Wright, Kay & Co.’s store last Friday.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 2nd November 1892

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