Obituary: Frederick C.J. Wiss
January 23, 1858 - October 9, 1931

The New York Times, October 10, 1931



Began at 16 in Father's Factory When Dog Ran Treadmill for Three Machines.

Special to The New York Times.

EAST ORANGE, N. J., Oct. 9.— Frederick C. J. Wiss, president and treasurer of J. Wiss and Sons Company, cutlery manufacturers of Newark, died here today at his home, 39 South Munn Avenue, after a year's illness that included a stroke in June. Mr. Wiss was seventy-three years old, His father, Jacob Wiss, founded the Newark concern more than eighty years ago.

Mr. Wiss was a member of the Newark Athletic Club, the Forest Hill Golf Club, the Spring Lake Golf Club, the Recreation Bowling Club and was a founder of the New Jersey Manufacturers Association. He was also a director of the Employers Association of New Jersey.

Besides his wife. Mr. Wiss left two sons, Norman and Robert Wiss, and a daughter, Mrs. Denton Taylor, all of Newark. Funeral services will be held in the Colonial Home, 132 Harrison Street, East Orange, on Sunday night at 8 o'clock.

When Mr. Wiss, at 16, started with his father's firm, it employed three men, and the power for the machines came from a treadmill operated by a Newfoundland dog. The firm now employs 500 men.