Biography of Walter G. Card
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Card, Walter G., son of George W. and Mahala (Greene) Card, was born in Arkwright, R. I., April 28, 1859. Like his grandfather, father, uncles and brothers, he has made cotton manufacturing his business during his entire life, having begun work in the mills at the early age of ten. His work, however, was not allowed to interfere with his education, and he gained all the advantage that the day and night schools in the places that his father's residence afforded. He worked in nearly every department, but made a specialty of spinning, and gained a good general knowledge of cotton mills and manufacturing before he was twenty years old. He now began serious study, in order to perfect himself for the position of mill engineer. He came to New Bedford in April, 1879, and entered the employ of the Wamsutta Mills Corporation as assistant engineer, and in 1883 he became chief engineer of the Oneko Woolen Mills, and later went to the Potomska Mills as assistant engineer, being made chief engineer on the resignation of B. H. Holmes. He remained in this capacity until July, 1888, and then went to the New Bedford Manufacturing Company and Howland Mill as chief engineer and master mechanic. Mr. Card is now serving as engineer and superintendent of the Howland Mill Corporation and Rotch Spinning Corporation. He is a man of good executive ability and is well informed in all that pertains to cotton manufacturing and steam machinery. He is a member of Star in the East Lodge of Masons, the Chapter, Commandery, and Shrine. Mr. Card was a charter member and first vice president of the first Order of Stationary Engineers in New Bedford, established in 1882. He married, in 1881, Martha J., daughter of William Young, of New Bedford, and they have two daughters: Lucinda M. and Grace E. The Card family is of old New England stock, and many of its representatives were prominent both in colonial history and in the Revolutionary war.

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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