Biography of Willard Battelle
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Battelle, Willard, was born in Dover, Mass., January 2, 1822, a son of Ralph and Patty (Allen) Battelle, and educated in the public schools. In 1841 he started to learn the carpenter's trade, but finding that was not suited to his health he engaged in the manufacture of sash and blinds in Medfield; this he finally closed out on account of ill health and opened a general store in Canton, Mass. In 1859 he came to Taun ton and started a flour, grain and grocery store, which he closed out at the commencement of the Civil war. He has remained in Taunton ever since and for twenty five years or more has been handling an extensive line of periodicals. January 23, 1847, he married Lavina Lovell of Millis, Mass.; they have no children.

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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