Biography of Herbert A. Ballou
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Ballou, Herbert A., manager of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, a son of Warren S. and Sarah (Mowry) Ballou, was born in North Scituate, R. I., February 28, 1848. He attended the public schools of his native town and Rhode Island Seminary at North Scituate. After leaving school he was employed for three years as loom fixer in the cotton mills at Olneyville, R. I. In 1869 Mr. Ballou began his long and successful service with the Singer Company in the repair shops at Providence, R. I., and was bookkeeper for one year there. July 15, 1873, he removed to Fall River, where he has since resided and for twenty two years has had charge of the company's business. In 1886 his territory was increased and he was given charge of the office and business of the company in Newport, R. I., New Bedford, Mass, several smaller towns, and a part of Cape Cod peninsnla. He has under his management twenty employees, and sells about 1,400 sewing machines annually. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and the order of Odd Fellows. Mr. Baflon was married in 1866 to Emma Ballou of North Scituate, R. I.

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