Biography of Everett B. Bliss
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Bliss, Everett B., was born in Attleborough, October 31, 1839, a son of Zeba and Lepha (Peck) Bliss. His father was a contractor and builder and was prominently identified in the milling interests of Maine and Massachusetts; he died in 1858. Everett B. Bliss was educated in the public schools and learned the jeweler's trade with Hayward & Briggs. In 1873 he established what is now the firm of Bliss Bros., manufacturing jewelers In 1862 he enlisted in Co. M, 40th Mass. Vols., serving in the Army of the Potomac, and siege of Fort Wagner, S. C., and Florida campaign; was in action at Ten Mile Run, Lake City, Gainsville, Cedar Creek, and numerous other engagements in Florida; at Drury's Bluff, Cold Harbor, Heights of Petersburg, and Siege of Petersburg: was under fire ninety days. He was among the leading men to enter Richmond at its capture, and received an honorable discharge in 1865. In 1868 he married Annie M., daughter of Joseph M. Newcomb, and they have two sons: Milford E. and Edward N.

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