Biography of Horatio Church
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Church, Horatio Leonard, son of Charles and Nancy (Tabor) Church, was born in New Bedford, Bristol county, Mass., April 20, 1820. After attending the public schools of his native city he sailed in whale ships for a period of ten years, and then began the manufacture of sails in New Bedford, where he was successfully engaged until July, 1894, at which time he retired and removed to the village of Smith's Mills, where he has since resided. Mr. Church was married in August, 1874, to Mrs. Clarinda B. Channing, daughter of Job and Sarah (Almy) Almy of Tiverton, R. I. Mrs. Church is of English descent, the first representatives of her family coming to this country in February, 1635.

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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