Biography of George A. Ayer
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Ayer, George A., superintendent for ten years of the City Manufacturing Corporation of New Bedford, was born in Chicopee, Mass., February 8, 1855. He was a son of Albert and Sarah (Ayer) Ayer, both of whom died before he reached the age of sixteen years. Most of his early boyhood was spent in South Hadley, where he worked on a farm in the summer and attended the district schools in winter. He was obliged to take entire care of himself, and had few friends to help him. When nineteen years old he decided to learn a trade, and with this end in view went to Holyoke and entered the employ of the Merrick Thread Company in the repair department, where he remained four years and thoroughly learned the machinist's trade. He then went into the thread and yarn department of the same mills, and advanced by successive steps until he became a second hand. He was now offered a position as overseer in the Elizabeth Mills at Hills Grove, R. I., and after a service of three years there went to the Globe Yarn Mills of Fall River to take a similar position, in which he remained two years, and was then made assistant superintendent. One year later he went to Easthampton, Mass., to take charge of the Williston Mills as superintendent, and in 1889 came to New Bedford to accept his present position of superintendent of the City Manufactnring Corporation. Mr. Ayer is a thoroughly practical manufacturer, and well equipped by training and natural ability for the responsible duties which devolve upon him. He is a Free and Accepted Mason, a member of Sutton Conimandery, Knights Templar. In 1876 he married Melora A., daughter of John and Abby Thayer, of Belchertown, Mass., and they have two children, Albert 3. and Sadie M.

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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