Biography of Arthur E. Buffington
Bristol County, MA Biographies





Buffington, Arthur E., son of Benjamin T. and Parthenia (Baker) Buffington, was born in New Bedford, December 31, 1850. When he was eight years old the family removed to Swansea, and he was educated in the schools of that vicinity. At an early age he began to learn the mason's trade under his father, and later with Will. iam Andrews, in Providence, R. I., where he remained three years. Following this experience he returned to his home in Swansea, and, until 1879, was associated with his father, their work being principally in Fall River. In 1879 he came to New Bedford and began work for William B. Jenney, in 1881 becoming a partner of Mr. Jenney, and the association has ever since continued under the firm name of Jenney & Buffington. This establishment has taken a place in the front rank of masons and contractors; and has in its history erected many important buildings in this city, among them being the I. O. O. F. building; Winslow building, on the corner of Union and Sixth streets; Monte Pio building; nearly of the plant of the Pairpoint Manufacturing Company; additions to the plant of the Morse Twist Drill Company; and the New Bedford Cordage Company. Mr. Buffington is at present a member of the School Board. He married, in 1881, Carolina F., daughter of Isaac Peckham of New Bedford, and they have three children: Everett F., Oscar and Dawn Emily.

From:
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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