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Lazelle Family Old Pocket Watch
Posted by: Douglas Vaughn (ID *****2593) Date: September 10, 2003 at 16:31:45
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I am trying to contact a member of the Lazelle family who would be an heir of a Calvin Lazelle, to be given a pocket watch that was owned by Calvin Lazelle. Below is a paper that came with the watch.
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Salt Lake City, Utah, November 12, 1924.

HISTORY OF OLD CENTURY WATCH

This Old Century Watch bears the number 1422286 and is one hundred years old. It was made in Switzerland and expressed to New York in 1824. Calvin Lazelle purchased this watch direct from Switzerland July Fourth, 1824, and it has been handed down from generation to generation, and now has reached the sixth generation from Calvin Lazelle to George Lazelle, son of Calvin Lazelle; from George Lazelle to H. Mason Lazelle, son of George Lazelle; from H. Mason Lazelle to Daniel L. Lazelle, son of H. Mason Lazelle; from Daniel L. Lazelle to Daniel R. Lazelle, son of Daniel L. Lazelle from Daniel R. Lazelle to Robert E. Lazelle son of Daniel R. Lazelle, and it is to kept in the Lazelle family an long as there is a male person living that carries the name of Calvin Lazelle, the Grand Father, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grand Father of all.

History continued: This Century Watch was shipped directly from Switzerland to New York City in a very nice silver Hunter case and purchased July Fourth, 1824, by Calvin Lazelle and carried by him 30 years; then handed down to George Lazelle, son of Calvin Lazelle, and carried by him 20 years; then handed down to H. Mason Lazelle, the present owner of said watch, who had the silver cases removed and replaced with gold filled, Hunter cases, and carried by him about 25 years. The most remarkable thing of all about this watch, is the fact that it still has the original main spring, and has never had to have a second one, nor has never had the third crystal, and this watch is still keeping perfect and correct time. The only objectionable feature about it is the fact that it is a key wind and key set of different sizes, but if this watch is kept wound and not allowed to run down, there is no use for the key set, as it does not vary a second a day in keeping correct time.

This Century Watch now goes to Robert E. Lazelle, son of Daniel R. Lazelle. Said watch has never beenout of the Lazelle family during the one hundred years it has been owned by them. It has not been cleaned in 30 years, and it is now running on correct time. It is hoped and prayed by the writer of this history that this old Century Watch may be handed down for many generations.

This history is to be kept with the watch and is written by H. Mason Lazelle on his Eighty﷓seventh Birthday, November 12, 1924.


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