Biography of Chester R. Field
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Field, Chester R., was born April 1, 1843, son of Rathbun and Matilda M. (Leonard) Field, of Raynham, was educated at the district school at Winniconett, East Norton, and attended one year at Easton. Soon after leaving school he began work for the Mount Hope Iron Works, in Somerset, Mass., and was soon promoted to a clerkship in their office and was afterward sent to Boston, in 1868, to take charge of the sale of their goods, where he remained until the affairs of this company were closed out. After this he went to Providence, in the employ of the Parker Mills, where he remained for about one year, and then the Mount Hope Iron Works resumed again at Somerset, Mass., so he again became identified with them, where he remained until June, 1882. From 1882 to February, 1888, he was identified with the Somerset Pottery Works, acting as their general manager. In March, 1875, he was chosen town clerk and treasurer and for seven years he issued warrants and took bail, continuing to hold those offices until August, 1888, when he resigned to take the treasurership of the North Easton Savings Bank. He is treasurer of the water works system of North Easton, and treasurer of the North Easton village district. In September, 1863, he married Abbie L. Robinson, daughter of Henry and Mary Robinson, and has four children: Mary M., who married Stephen L. Leonard, of East Norton, Mass.; Chester R., deceased; John R., clerk for Oliver Ames & Sons Corporation; George C., clerk at the First National Bank, North Easton, Mass. Mr. Field is a member of Elysian Lodge of Odd Fellows of Somerset.

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