Biography of George T. Durfee
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Durfee, George T., son of David and Eleanore (Brayton) Durfee, was born in Tiverton, R. I., December 11, 1850. His father was a farmer and a lifelong resident of Tiverton. As a boy George T. worked on his father's farm and attended the district school, later attending the Holmes Commercial School in Fall River. His first business experience was in the conduct of a retail grocery on Stafford Road, Fall River. He associated with S. H. Hambly in this enterprise, this partnership continuing about ten years, when Mr. Hambly retired and Mr. Durfee conducted the business alone for a period of four years. He then engaged in the wholesale grocery and commission business with H. Francis Lawton and Herbert Chapin under the firm name of H. Francis Lawton & Company. He retired from this firm in 1898. Mr. Durfee has been several times before the people as a candidate for office and has always attained a majority. He was a member of the Common Council for three terms and a member of the Board of Aldermen for three terms from the First ward. In 1895 he was elected county commissioner on the Republican ticket. He is a member of King Philip Lodge, F. & A. M., Chapter, Council, Commandery, and Shrine. He is also a member of Friendly Union Lodge of Odd Fellows, the Improved Order of Red Men, and the Knights of Pythias. In 1871 he married Ida T. Hathaway. daughter of Embert Hathaway of Fall River, and they have three children: Jessie H., George W, and Hazel.

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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