Biography of Charles H. Brownell
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Brownell, Charles H., son of Alanson P. and Mary A. (Sherman) Brownell, was born in Westport, April 23, 1838. His father was also a native of Westport and with the exception of the last two years of his life always resided there, being engaged in farming and in the wholesale and retail meat business for many years, and a prominent and respected citizen. For a considerable period he served as collector of of taxes and held other minor offices at different times. In the main Charles H. Brownell is self educated for he attended the schools of the vicinity but a short time and then began to learn the carriage making trade under Holder White with whom he remained three years. The very day his time was out he started in husiness for himself and continued for twenty one years. At different times he added carriage painting and undertaking to his business enterprises. Mr. Brownell removed to New Bedford in 1879 and established himself in the meat business, and out of this his present grocery business grew. For some time he conducted three stores, but now has only two, one of which is the largest and best appointed retail grocery in the city, and employs a force of several clerks. He has been an intelligent and hard worker in building up his business, for which he is well fitted, having a natural capacity for making friends and for handling men. Some of his present employees have worked for him over twenty years. For some years Mr. Brownell was a mernher of Star of the East Lodge, and was a charter member of Noquachoke Lodge, South Westport, but now holds membership in Eureka Lodge, F. & A. M. He is also a member of the Chapter and Commandery and of Vesta Lodge of Odd Fellows. For two years he represented Ward 3 on the Board of Aldermen. July 20, 1860, he married Mary A., daughter of Benjamin F. Tripp of Westport, and three children have been born to them: Elmer W. (deceased), Elmer W., and Ulysses G., both in business in New Bedford.

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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