Frank F. Braillard Commits Suicide at His Home in Brooklyn, N. Y.
Frank F. Braillard, who was for years connected with the leather department of Tiffany & Co., New York, and was later in the leather goods business for himself, selling to the fine retail jewelry trade, and who also traveled for a number of jewelry and leather goods houses in New York, committed suicide Saturday morning at the home of E. E. Miller, a gauger at the Custom House, at 1820 Church Ave., Flatbush. He left a note for the Millers, with whom he had had a room for several years, saying that he was ill and never expected to get well and wanted to die. Before that he had sent a note to Ward I. Flancher, Jr., a retail jeweler, at 772 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, telling him that if he came to the Miller house he would find him dead. Mr. Flancher got the note Saturday morning and hurried to the house to find Mr. Braillard dead on the bed in his room.
Mr. Braillard had not been living with his wife for 10 years. She and a son live at 601 Cathedral Parkway. A daughter and another son also survive. It is said that Braillard had not been on good terms with his family for years.
He left an incoherent letter in which he tried to describe what he considered were his troubles, principally financial. He was a member of the Atlantic Lodge of Odd Fellows.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 20th September 1911