Fandom

Familypedia

Robert F. Ensko I (1855-1934)

215,673pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Robert Ensko tombstone

Robert F. Ensko I (1855-1934) tombstone


Robert F. Ensko I (1855-1934) was an expert on early American silver. (b. circa 1855, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA - d. May 13, 1934, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA)

Name variationsEdit

  • Robert F. Ensko I
  • Robert F. Ensko, Sr.

ParentsEdit

BirthEdit

He was born circa 1855. His father died in 1858 when he was around three years old.

Death of fatherEdit

Charlotte remarried after William's death. Her new husband was Albert Moore (1822-?) and her children moved into his house.

SiblingsEdit

ManhattanEdit

The family appears in the 1870 and 1880 US Census living in Manhattan.

MarriageEdit

Robert married Mary Elizabeth Bleakley (1858-1939) on December 4, 1878 in Manhattan.

ChildrenEdit

ManhattanEdit

Robert appears in the 1870 US Census living in the home of Albert Moore, a car conductor, who had married his mother after his father's death. In the 1880 US Census he is still living in the home of his stepfather. He is working as a shoe manufacturer, living with his wife, Mary, and their newborn son Robert II.

Robert Ensko, Inc.Edit

Robert senior started a family business of dealing in antique silver in New York and his son, Stephen Guernsey Cook Ensko, who would eventually publish three books on American silversmiths and their marks. His book is entitled: Makers of Early American Silver, New York, 1915. Some of Robert's correspondences with Heinrich Schwarz are archived at the Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, Rhode Island. Some other letters are archived with the Bernard M. Bloomfield Papers, 1743-1963 archived at the Winterthur in Delaware. One letter is dated January 7, 1917 and is addressed to Maurice Brix and concerns "the earliest date for the firm of H.I. Pepper and Sons". Other letters between Maurice Brix and Hollis French dated: February 18, 1927; March 4, 1927; and April 4, 1927 inquire about Robert Ensko's publications. Robert appears in the 1920 and 1930 Manhattan Directory dealing in "antiques" at 682 Lexington Avenue and living at 799 Park Avenue.

DeathEdit

He died on May 14, 1934 and his obituary appeared in the New York Times on May 15, 1934, on page 21. He was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York on May 16, 1934. The probating of his will was reported in the New York Times on May 24, 1934 on page 46.

ProblemsEdit

He is thought to have died in 1934 but his wife is listed as a widow in the 1910 United States Census.

SourceEdit

DocumentsEdit


This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Robert F. Ensko. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki