Died: Atlantic City, NJ
The Reading Eagle, Tuesday, May 21, 1889
Death of A. Wilhelm
Expires From Nervous Complications at Atlantic City
Aaron Wilhelm, a well known citizen of Reading, died at Atlantic
City, in his 56th year. He had been suffereing during the past few
months with nervous complicatons and was treated by the most eminent
specialists without obtaining relief. He was taken to Old Point Comfort,
Atlantic City in hope that he might be benefitted by the sea air,
but he suddenly became worse, when the members of his family were
summoned to his beside, and he died late Monday afternoon.
Mr. Wilhelm was born at Easton, and when a boy secured employment
in a paint mill. He learned the paint business thoroughly, and has
been identified with the trade all his life. He removed to this city
in 1871, and in partnership with his brother, W. H. Wilhelm, engaged
in the manufacture of paints. In 1879 the firm was dissolved, W.
H. Wilhelm retiring. It was then changed to A. Wilhelm & Co,
the partners being Walter S. Davis and Charles W. Wilhelm. They engaged
largely in the manufature of ready mixed paints and were one of the
leading firms in the coutry. Mr. Wilhelm was wide awake, through
devoted to his buisness and was identified with a number of important
interests. He was a heavy stockholder in the Pennylvania bolt and
nuts works, Lebanon, and was its president at the time of his death.
He was also the president of the Keystone National bank at the time
of his death. Mr. Wilhelm only last year purchased the handsome home
formerly occupied by Bishop Howe, on Centre Avenue, and took possession
of this beautiful place after making many improvements but a few
months previous to his illness. Deceased was married to Miss Davis,
of Easton, who with three children survive. Charles W., Jeannette
C. and Emily L. Wilhelm. He was a member of the 4th street M. E.
congregation and one of the most generous contributors of the church.
The remains will be brought to Reading this evening and taken to
the residence of deceased. 730 Centre Avenue.