WEIDLICH, William, president Weidlich Jewelry Co., wholesale watches, diamonds, clocks, jewelry and silverware; born, Seymour, Conn., Sept. 24, 1870; son of Charles A. and Frances A. (Cochran) Weidlich; educated public and high schools at Akron, O.; married, Bridgeport, Conn., June 24, 1897, Antoinette Godfrey; children: Godfrey William, Clifton Fairchild, Marian Evelyn. Began business career as traveling salesman with the New England Watch Co., covering all sections of the United States and Canada, ] 1886-97; came to St. Louis and was manager of sales for middle west, 1897-99; in 1899, with brother, Ernest C, established business of William Weidlich & Bro., succeeded by Weidlich Jewelry Co., incorporated, 1910, wholesale dealers and manufacturers' agents in watches, clocks and silverware. Also one of partners in Wright Pen Co., manufacturers of fountain pens. Member Business Men's League, Methodist Club: Missouri Athletic. Office: 510 Locust St., 4th floor. Residence: 6905 Washington Boul.
Source: The book of St. Louisans - Edited by Albert Nelson Marquis - 1912