Biography of William J. Bennett
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Bennett, William James, cashier at Fall River of the N. Y., N. H. & Hartford Railroad Co., a son of James W. and Nancy C. (Hathaway) Bennett, was born in Fall River, July 31, 1865. His ancestors for several generations have resided in Bristol county. After completing his education in the public schools of Fall River he was employed by McKenzie & Winslow, grain dealers, and next filled a position in the office of the South Massachusetts Telephone Company. He passed two years in a grocery store, and in 1888 entered the employ of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company as clerk, and in 1892 was promoted to the position of cashier of the freight depot in Fall River. August 26, 1890, Mr. Bennett married Susan H. Lewis, daughter of John A. and Nancy T. (Hathaway) Lewis, of Dighton, Mass.; they have two sons, Everett Hathaway and William Lewis.

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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