Biography of William B. M. Chace
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Chace, William B. M., dealer in real estate, stocks and bonds, was born at Somerset, Mass., December 5, 1854, a son of Buffington P. and Caroline (Bowers) Chace. He attended the public schools of his native village, Bristol Academy at Taunton, and East Greenwich Seminary until he was seventeen years of age. At this time he began his business career as a clerk in the store of Warren C. Greene, a ship chandler of Providence, R. I. Four years later he was admitted to partnership (Greene & Chace). This partnership continued three years and he then engaged as a traveling salesman for Ryder Brothers, wholesale dealers in salt. In 1881 he came to Fall River and formed a partnership (Durfee & Chace) to engage in the real estate and insurance business and as dealers in stocks, bonds, etc. This firm was dissolved in 1894 and Mr. Chace continued the business alone under the name of W. B. M. Chace & Co., later admitting W. H. Pierce as a partner. Mr. Chace is one of the leading business men of Fall River; he is a director of the Pocasset National Bank and of the Sanford Spinning Company. December 5, 1877, he married Charlotte P. White of Tiverton, R. I. Of this union are four children: Lavina W., Ethel M., Christopher W. and Rodliffe B.

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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