ALPHONSE WILLIAM WEINER is the president of the corporation owning the oldest jewelry store in The Bronx, it
having been established in 1889 by his father. His father's first store was situated on Willis Avenue, between
One Hundred and Forty third and One Hundred and Forty fourth streets; his second store was on Third Avenue between
One Hundred and Forty third and One Hundred and Forty fourth streets; his third on Third Avenue, between One Hundred
and Forty eighth and One Hundred and Forty ninth streets; the fourth and last store is situated at No. 2940 Third
Avenue, where he moved in 1922, his store fully equipped with a complete line of diamonds, watches and jewelry.
His father was born in Germany, but left there soon after the Franco Prussian War, and settled in Ireland. In 1888
he came to the United States and established the jewelry business in The Bronx in 1889, which his son is continuing
at the present time.
Alphonse William Weiner was born in Dublin, Ireland, July 13, 1886, son of Alphonse William and Catherine Ann Weiner.
He came to the United States with his parents at the age of three years, they settling in The Bronx, where he attended
the public and high schools. He then attended the New York School of Opthometry, graduating from there in 1902.
After graduation he entered the jewelry store of his father, where for ten years he practiced opthometry in conjunction
with the jewelry business. He was a captain in the Second Field Artillery, United States National Guard, and served
on the Mexican border in 1916, and during the World War was in command of Battery D, Second Field Artillery, New
York National Guard. His fraternal affiliations are with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, No. 871,
New York Council, No. 124, Knights of Columbus. He is a member of the United States Flag Association, Second Field
Artillery Veterans' Association, American National Retail Jewelers' Association, The Rotary Club, being a past
president of same; The Bronx Board of Trade, and New York Athletic Club. His religious fellowship is with the Holy
Family Church of New Rochelle.
Alphonse W. Weiner married, February 14, 1913, in Fordham, Maude E. O'Donnell, daughter of Frank and Maude E. O'Donnell,
both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Weiner are the parents of two children: 1. Alphonse William, Jr., born September 8,
1917. 2. Maude Catherine. born February 9, 1925. The family home is at No. 399 Webster Avenue, New Rochelle.
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927
Bronx County, NY
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