Biography of Abner P. Davol
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Davol, Abner P., city assessor, son of Stephen and sarah F. Chase Davol, was born December 1, 1852. His father was a prominent cotton manufacturer of Fall River. Abner P. was educated in the public schools, spending one year in the high school, and then passed three years in Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., graduating in 1872. The same year he entered the employ of the Pocasset Manufacturing Company, for which his father was agent, and his brother, Col. Bradford D Davol, treasurer. For nineteen years he filled the positions of clerk and bookkeeper at the Pocasset Mills, and in March, 1895, assumed the duties of city assessor, being elected for a term of three years. He was reelected in 1898. Mr. Davol was a member of the Common Council from Ward 8, in 1893 and 1894, and was president of that body both years. He has been a director in the People's Cooperative Bank for six years; and has long been a member of the Fall River Board of Trade, serving as the treasurer of that body since 1893. June 18, 1879, he married Harriet J., daughter of Ira and Mary (Tracy) Marvel of Fall River. They have two daughters, Alice Tracy and Clara Freeborn Davol.

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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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