Henry P. Elias
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|Henry P. Elias|
|Born||c. 25 March 1832 |
|Died||30 August 1882 (50) |
Hannan, West Virginia
|Occupation(s)||Silversmith, jeweler, watchmaker|
|Relative(s)||Ellis H. Elias|
William M. Elias
Richard H. Elias
Henry P. Elias (c. March 25, 1832 - August 30, 1882) was a Welsh-born American jeweler and businessman, noted as one of the Elias Brothers, who, under the leadership of Ellis H. Elias, were notorious in the press of their day as gift-lotto and saw-dust swindlers, and merchants of counterfeit watches and jewelry.
- ↑ "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X1TQ-F38: accessed 10 April 2016), Henry Elias, 25 Mar 1832; citing SAINT ASAPH,FLINT,WALES, reference; FHL microfilm 104,824.
- ↑ Death record for H.P. Elias (wvculture.org), West Virginia Vital Research Records.
- ↑ Indianapolis Evening Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana) 1 (148): pp. 2. 1872-03-12. https://newspapers.library.in.gov/cgi-bin/indiana?a=d&d=IJ18720312.1.2. Retrieved 2016-04-10. "Henry P. Elias, the Cincinnati lottery thief, has brought suit against the New York Tribune for $20,000. There never was so much as twenty cents worth of character in the entire Elias gang."
- ↑ Ohio Statesman (Columbus, Ohio) 41 (64): pp. 1. 1872-03-21. http://www.ohiomemory.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16007coll26/id/4584. Retrieved 2016-04-10. "A warrant was issued this afternoon for the arrest of H. P. Elias and Ellis H. Elias, on a charge of swindling in the Geneva Watch Company business. Several experienced watchmakers made affidavits that the watches sold were almost worthless, and a cable dispatch has been received from the United States Consul at Geneva stating that no such as the Geneva Watch Company ever existed."