Biography of L. A. Blackinton
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Blackinton, L. A.. was born in Attleborough, August 24, 1856. His father, William Blackinton, was also a native of the same town, where the family were among the pioneer settlers. William Blackinton married Rebecca, daughter of Josiah Allen. He was a large thread manufacturer, and during the panic of 1856 went out of business. In 1858 he associated himself with J. M. Bates, manufacturing brace. lets, which he continued but a short time. In 1869 he began the manufacture of chains, under the name of Blackinton & Sweet, which in 1870 merged into the firm of W. S. Blackinton, and at the present time is among the largest manufacturers of chains in the United States. L. A. Blackinton was educated in Attleborough and the business college at Providence. He traveled as the firm's representative for some years, and in 1880 became one of the members. In 1889 Mr. Blackinton married Lorena Pray, and they have one daughter, Gladys A. He is a member of Ezekiel Bates Lodge, of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. of Boston, and other clubs and societies.

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Bristol County, Massachusetts
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