Biography of Loun H. Faunce
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Faunce, Loun H., son of John and Eliza C. (Ashley) Faunce, was born in North Dartmouth, March 15, 1835, and daring his early boyhood he worked on his father's farm and attended district school, and when he was seventeen years old came to New Bedford to work as a laborer. He remained in New Bedford about two years and then went to South Boston and began an apprenticeship to the cabinet maker's trade, and later he returned to his home in Dartmouth and in the spring of 1854 came to New Bedford, entering the employ of Bosworth & Hathaway, contractors and builders. He worked for this firm six years and when they dissolved partnership, continued with William Bosworth for fourteen years and then went into business on his own account as a contractor and builder, and as such has gained a large measure of success. Mr. Faunce has served in the Council from Ward 2 for seven years, and ha; been a member for many years of Vesta Lodge of Odd Fellows, and for the past ten years a deacon in the Spruce Street Christian Church. In 1862 he married Phoebe Borden Davis, daughter of Abiel Davis of North Westport, and they have three children: Charles L., Vernon C., and Myra. Mr. Faunce is directly descended from William Faunce, an early settler and Baptist preacher in Plymouth Colony, and the family has been of much prominence in New England history.

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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