Biography of Herbert Field
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Field, Herbert, manager of the Congdon Carpenter Company in Fall River, is a son of Jeremiah and Malvina (Knight) Field. He was born in Scituate, R. I., March 8, 1857. He obtained his education in the district schools, Lapham Institute at North Scituate, and Bryant & Stratton's Business College at Providence, R. I. On May 20, 1879, he entered the employ of the Congdon Carpenter Company as entry clerk, and on February 1, 1882, was given the position of manager of the business at their branch establishment in Fall River, which had been started in 1874. This company is extensively engaged in the sale of iron, steel, lead, copper, heavy hardware, carriage material, blacksmith supplies, harness, etc. The sale of bycicles has lately been added to the business. Under Mr. Field's management the business at Fall River increased threefold and has outgrown its quarters on Pocasset street. In 1897 the establishment moved to the handsome new building on Fourth street, corner of Hartwell, where with enlarged capacity and increased facilities the best of opportunities are afforded for a still further advancement. They have furnished the iron, lead and other metals to most of the Fall River cotton mills built within the past fifteen years. as well as to many other large and small buildings in the city and vicinity. In 1883 Mr. Field marriet Harriet E. Brown of Providence, and they have two children: Mabel B. and H. Edward. Mr. Field is a member of King Philip Lodge, F. & A. M., Chapter, Council and Commandery. He is also a member of Fall River Lodge No. 219, I. O. O. F.

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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