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date: 20 November 2019

Tiffany, Charles Lewislocked

(15 February 1812–18 February 1902)
  • Edward L. Lach, Jr.

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Tiffany, Charles Lewis (15 February 1812–18 February 1902), jewelry merchant, was born in Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut, the son of Comfort Tiffany, a manufacturer, and Chloe Draper. He attended a local country school in Danielsonville and later spent two years at the Plainfield (Connecticut) Academy. When Charles was fifteen, his father, a pioneer cotton goods manufacturer, made him the manager of a general store near the family’s mill. Tiffany worked in the store for the next ten years, during which time he acquired additional schooling at odd intervals. He eventually joined his father in the office of his firm, now known as C. Tiffany & Son, and faced a seemingly secure future as a member of the increasingly prosperous operation....

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