Biography of William T. Cottrell
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Cottrell, William T., is a native of Rhode Island, born in Tiverton, May 17, 1843, a son of Benjamin and Ann (Grinnell) Cottrell. He has lived in Fall River almost all his life. He enlisted December 9, 1861, in the R. I. Heavy Artillery, served three years and four months, and then re enlisted for two and one half years. He participated in the siege of Morris Island off Charleston and Fort Wagner, Fort Pulaski, etc., and also in several battles, being mustered out at the close of the war. He is a member of the G. A. R. and of the Pilgrim Fathers. Mr. Cottrell married first, Hannah Leary, who died leaving two children: William and Hannah. His second wife was Josephine Legacy, and they have four children: George, Henry, Norman and Hannah. Mr. Cottrell established his present marble and granite business in 1894 and is known as an expert in his trade as well as a reliable business man.

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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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