Biography of Walter M. Boomer
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Boomer, Walter Martin, was born in Fall River, Mass., December 24. 1847, a son of Martin and Amy (Thurston) Boomer. His ancestors were of English descent and were among the first settlers in Fall River. Mr. Boomer was educated in the public schools of Providence, R. I. His first employment was in a machine shop at Fall River. Later he was employed by Oliver Buffinton, a market gardener, for three years. At the end of this time he accepted a position with Joseph Elsbree, where he remained for one year, and then removed to Providence, R. I., and engaged in the jewelry business, which he continued ten years. He was next employed by his brother Thomas in the milk business, and after a service of nine years bought his present farm and engaged in marketing butter, eggs, produce, etc. January 6, 1882, he married Cynthia, daughter of Ebenezer and Hannah (Sherman) Andrews, and they have seven children: C. Amy, Thomas M., Hannah E, Rhoda S., Lena R., Nancy A. and Peleg W.

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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