ORIN L. COOMBS
On Monday evening, July 1, Orin L. Coombs, of Clark & Coombs, Attleboro, Mass., was stricken with apoplexy while walking in the yard of his residence. He became unconscious and died on the Wednesday following, his death removing an esteemed and industrious citizen from the community.
The deceased gentleman was born on August 28, 1827, at Northbridge, Mass. Arriving at manhood he learned the jewelry trade with Daniel Evans of Attleboro Falls, and was at one time foreman of the burnishing room of the Gorham Manufacturing Co. Moving to North Attleboro in 1861, he, after a short service with W. D. Whiting, formed a partnership with William Clark, their object being to carry on business as burnishers. Later he became foreman of the burnishing room of the newly formed Whiting Mfg. Co., which position he held until 1875, when he again formed a partnership with his old associate, William Clark, under the style of Clark & Coombs, for the manufacture of jewelry. The business has been successfully conducted ever since.
Mr. Coombs was an eminent example of a faithful, diligent and honest business man, as well as a loving husband and father. Mr. Coombs leaves a wife and a son, Frank Orin Coombs, a member of the firm of Frank Mauser & Co.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - August 1889