Source: The Manchester Republican, September 7, 1872
J.E. Lavey has turned his Silversmith Establishment over to John Lavey, who keeps company with Henry Mills and time with the sun.
Source: The Manchester Republican, September 11, 1873, Ad:
J. LAVEY, JEWELRY, Watch-Maker & Engraver
Also, Dealer in American Watches Sold at list price and warranted five years.
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND.
Source: The Manchester Republican, February 19, 1874
JOHN LAVEY, Jeweler, occupies one window in Mills' grocery. He deals in clocks, watches, silverware and jewelry, of which he keeps a general assortment. He also does all kinds of repairing in his line with neatness and dispatch. He is a clever and accommodating man, and will furnish any article to his customers they may want if not already kept in stock.
Source: North Manchester Journal, March 14, 1878
A 3 oz. Silver Case Watch,
Jewel'd Movement, Expansion Balance
Satisfaction Always Guaranteed
IN WATCH REPAIRING.
ONE DOOR WEST OF THE POST OFFICE.
Source: North Manchester Journal, January 12, 1888
Lavey & Son for watches and clocks.
Go to Lavey's for the cheapest watch in town.
Lavey & Son for an elegant line of tea and coffee pots.
Source: North Manchester Journal, January 14, 1897
Lavey & Son
One of the handsomest stocks in North Manchester may be seen at the jewelry store of Lavey & Son, No. 231, south side of Main street. Everything about the establishment seems to be arranged with a view to pleasing the cultured eye. Nature's first law--order, is observed in the display of every article kept in stock. The senior Lavey is North Manchester's pioneer jeweler, having been engaged in business here almost a quarter of a century. Sixteen years ago Mr. Frank Lavey, the junior member of the present firm, was admitted to a partnership. He is a popular young gentleman, thoroughly conversant with the business in which he is engaged, and his presence in the firm has contributed largely towards making the establishment of Lavey & Son headquarters for all who want the best goods in the jewelry line at the lowest possible prices.
The repairing department is carefully looked after and all work done in this line is guaranteed to give satisfaction. The stock of watches, silverware and all other articles usually kept in a first-class jewelry store is very complete, with prices ruling as low as the same quality of goods can be purchased in the larger cities. These are facts which every citizen of North Manchester and vicinity should remember when in need of any article kept in stock by Lavey & Son.
Source: Aurora (1910) Ad:
COME TO US
when in need of anything up-to-date in
JEWELRY, WATCHES, CLOCKS, CUT GLASS,
China, Sterling Silver and Silver Plated Ware and Fountain Pens.
We carry the best line, and our goods are right--our prices are right--and our treatment of you is right.
We also do the best Watch, Clock, Jewelry and Optical repairing at reasonable prices--the "satisfactory work"--can you ask for anything better?
J. LAVEY & SONS
Jewelers and Opticians
Source: Notarized Certificate of Business, Wabash Co. Partnership & Firm Record Book 1, p. 28 July 25, 1922:
Frank Lavey and Melville L. Lavey, each being separately and severally sworn on his oath, say that they are the sole owners and proprietors and constitute the sole members of a business conducted by them at 109 East Main Street in the Town of North Manchester, Wabash County, State of Indiana, in the name of J. Lavey and Sons. And as such are engaged in the Mercantile business of buying and selling jewelry, watches, clocks and such other articles that are generally connected with and sold in a jewelry store.
Source: Notarized Certificate of Business, Wabash Co. Partnership & Firm Record Book 1, p. 80, March 22, 1926:
Source: Aurora (1925) Ad:
J. LAVEY & SONS
The Truly Personal Gift is Enduring.
Jewelry for all Occasions.
Source: Aurora (1927) Ad:
LET US BE YOUR JEWELERS --
On All Occasions, Weddings, Graduations, Gifts, Diamond Engagement and Wedding Rings, College Rings.
J. LAVEY & SONS
LAVEY & SON JEWELRY SIGN ON SIDE OF BUILDING, SOUTH SIDE OF MAIN STREET--