Francis E. Commings B-Day announcement
- OLDEST JEWELER III Post Cards, Gifts and Cake Sent to Francis E. Commings - - - - a t - ( xtw h - ' 7S s i FRAXCIS E. COMMINGS Photo by Roshon. Francla E. Commings, the oldest Jeweler In the city, passed hla sixty - sixth birthday on September 1, celebrating celebrating the event In a quiet but pleasant pleasant way at his home, 14 North Fourth street, on Monday. Mrs Commings arranged luncheon and to the strains of music In the dining room, the family family and, a few friends sat down o a handsomely appointed table, with cut glass bowls filled with purple lavender and white asters aa the floral decorations. decorations. Cards of greeting, gifts and a birthday birthday cake were received by Mr. Commings Commings and vocal and Instrumental music follow - ed the feast. Mr. Commings, who la In excellent health, was born at Holland Hill. Bradford Bradford county, coming to this city In 1863. where he learned his trade, spending five years at It. He ha been In business for himself for 44 years, his first place having been In a small room next door to where now stands the Hershey House. His next location was at 411 Market St. where he remained remained for 33 years. In 1901 he onened a branch store nt his home and with the Market street store he was proprietor of two places for over four years.he then gave up his one store and removed to his present location and home where he has resided for 37 years. Mr. Commings is one of the oldest subscribers of the Telegraph In this city.