Flashback Minis: Arms Tea Service

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio– Members of the Arms family would spend several weeks in New York City every year. The Arms family scheduled two trips per year, usually spending time visiting and shopping.

On one of the those trips, Hannah Wick Arms, Olive Arm’s mother, bought a sliver tea set that’s housed at Arms Family Museum. The Olive F. A. Arms Estate donated the set.

Theodore Starr, a New York silversmith, made the tea set in 1898. The set was engraved, packed and shipped back to Youngstown, but Hannah Wick Arms never used it.

She contracted influenza while in New York and died on the trip. The pieces were divided among her three unmarried daughters. After her two older sisters died, Olive Arms possessed the reunited set.

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