Blackway, Charles William, machinist, a member of the firm of Fyans, Fraser & Blackway, was born in Swansea
village, Mass., May 8, 1853. His father was a native of Philadelphia, Pa., and early in life moved to Swansea where
he followed the trade of a shoemaker; he married Abbie Ann Lewis, whose ancestors for several generations were
residents of Massachusetts. When Mr. Blackway was twelve years old his parents came to Fall River. He attended
the public schools and at an early age left school to work in Dr. Nathan Durfee's cotton mill in the carding department.
He remained there two years and then secured like employment for one year in the American Linen Mill. He w'orked
for a short time afterward in the Mechanics' Mill and in 1871 decided to learn the trade of a machinist, spending
three years as an apprentice in the Mason Machine Works at Taunton and continuing there six years longer as a journeyman.
In 1880 he accepted a position in the employ of the Fall River Machine Company and continued there until 1893 when
he became a member of, and helped to organize the firm of Fyans, Fraser & Blackway. This enterprising firm
is engaged in repairing all kinds of machinery, engines. etc., and in mill work; they also build special varieties
of machinery, and are constantly increasing their business and extending and enlarging their facilities for work.
Mr. Blackway is a member of various fraternal orders, including the Masonic, Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias.
November 24, 1891, he married Anna Maria, daughter of the late Capt. John and Harriet (Lewin) Carr. They have one
son, Charles Everett. Mrs. Blackway's father followed the whaling business for many years, being a resident of
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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