Henry Killam & Co. - 1848-1920s New Haven, Connecticut


   

The house of Henry Killam & Co. was founded by Henry Killam, together with J. M. Wiswell in 1848, under the firm name of Wiswell & Killiam. Its history prior to 1861 is contemporaneous with that of Cruttenden & Co. At that time Mr. Killam withdrew from the old house and for six months was out of business; he then formed a copartnership with Leonard Pardee which partnership was dissolved by the death of his partner; a new partnership was formed with Francis Potter under the firm name of Henry Killam & Co. After a few years the company incorporated under the name of Henry Killam Co. The company met with reverses but is in a fair way of resuming in a short time. Mr. Killam was the second president of the C. B. N. A. ; he died Sept. 20, 1896.

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Henry Killam. born 15 Oct 1789 Enfield, Hartford, CT father: Eliphalet
Killam mother: Submit Abbe. married, Abigail Pease,

 

   

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