Biography of Thomas P. Burt
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Burt, Thomas Preston, was born in Berkley, Bristol county, Mass., July 20, 1844, a son of Thomas and Matilda M. Burt. He received his early education in the public schools of Berkley and finished in the Myricksville Academy at Taunton. In August, 1862, he enlisted in Co. C, 22d Regiment, M. V. M., for three years and served until September, 1864, when he was discharged for disability from wounds received at Spottsylvania in May of the same year. After his return and he bad recovered his former good health he came to Taunton and engaged in the grocery business with White & Dean; later he bought Mr. White's interest and the firm was then known as H. A. Dean & Co. This was followed about two years and he then went into the coal business with T. L. & J. H. Church, remaining about five years with them, and then went with Staples & Phillips in 1875. He remained with them as long as they were in business and when the firm changed to The Staples Coal Co. he went with them for about a year: was then obliged to resign on account of impaired health. He entered their employ again in 1896 as master of transportation. He was a member of the Massachusetts Legislature from Taunton in 1895-6; and was also town clerk and treasurer of Berkley from 1866 to 1878. In October, 1878, Mr. Burt married C. Augusta Hack, daughter of Nathan E. and Cordania Hack of Taunton, and they have two children: Chester F. and Maud M.

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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