Biography of Charles H. Blain
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Blain, Charles Hodge, manager of Cobb, Bates & Yerxa's business in Taunton, was born in Canaan, Columbia county, N. Y., March 7, 1857. He was educated in Amsterdam (N. Y.) Academy and Schenectady Union College. After leaving college he went to Boston and engaged with Fuller & Bartlett as clerk in the grocery business, remaining with them about four years. In March, 1882, he came to Taunton and assumed control of the C. B. & Y. store, which at that time had been started about two months. It is now the headquarters in the city for staple and fancy groceries, and one of the best in the country. In October, 1885, Mr. Blain married Emma J. Burt, and they have three children: Josephine Burt, Margaret Graham, and Graham Burt.

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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