Biography of William H. Angell
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Angell, William Henry, was born in Lonsdale, R. I., May 17, 1845, a son of William W. and Annie D. (Hobbs) Angell. Soon after his birth his parents moved to Providence. At the age of five years they moved to Foxboro, where he received the education given by the public schools, and supplemented this at the local academy known as the "Foxboro English and Classical School." In his nineteenth year he was graduated at the Schofield Business College. After teaching school several terms he engaged in the building business in Providence. In 1869 he was married to Eliza A., daughter of Thomas A. and Lynthia C. Lawton, and they have had three children: Nettie W. (deceased), Annie J., and Mattie M. In 1872 he moved to Mansfield. For fifteen years he engaged in the lumber business, together with contracting and building. Since then he has continued his lumber business and dealt extensively in real estate. Mr. Angell was particularly interested in the organization of the fire department, and was its first chief. In 1890-91 he was a member of the Board of Selectmen. In the following year he was elected on the School Board, and served five years, four as chairman; and during his term of office was indefatigable in promoting the welfare of the public schools. He is a member of the Baptist Church, and his fervent love of church and Sunday school is shown by his unceasing activity in the work.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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