HENRY W. DARLING
Stoughton Jeweler and owner of
Darling's Block (originallyon the corner of Wyman and Washington Streets).
Obituary from The Stoughton Record
Died in this town, 18th inst. [December 18, 1906] Henry W. Darling, aged 70 years, 4 months and 14 days.
In the passing of Henry W. Darling Stoughton loses one of its best known and oldest merchants. For the past 45 years he has done business in this community as a jeweler, and in all these years he has maintained a reputation for industry uprightness and goodness which has placed his name in the fore-front of the honored business men of the town. It can be truly said of him that he was a friend to many and an enemy to none. Always faithful, sincere and just, there are none in the community but speak well of him, and none but regret his passing.
He was born in Sherborn, Mass., Aug. 4, 1836 the son of Arka and Weltha Darling. As a young man he came to this town in 1861 to join his brother in the jewelry business. His brother, Harvey Darling,established the business in this town and at the breaking out of the war enlisted, and Henry came to town to take his place on his brother's departure for the front. Harvey was killed in battle and the business was from that time continued up to the day of his death. One other brother, George is now living a resident of Keene, N.H. Mr. Darling married in 1863 Sarah Perkins and their married life has been a singularly happy one. She survives him and is called upon to mourn the loss of the dearest one on earth to her. His funeral is to be held to day, Friday, as we go to press. Rev. Mr. Bickford of the Congregational church will officiate.
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