Biography of George W. Fisk
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Fisk, George W., son of Jeremiah and Sarah (Davis) Fisk, was born in Providence, R. I., February 22, 1854. When three years old he removed with his parents to Manchester, N. H., and was educated in the schools of that city. His father was a cotton manufacturer and Mr. Fisk followed that business for several years in Connecticut and Massachusetts, holding positions in different mills as overseer. He came to Fall River in 1880 and in 1882 went into the employ of Sanford & Covel (now Covel & Osborn). He remained with them in the capacity of a salesman for nearly ten years and in 1891, when the old Fall River Steam and Gas Pipe Company made an assignment, he, with others, became interested and formed a new company. which was incorporated in the same year under the old name. Mr. Fisk became general manager of the business and has since held that position. The company is conducting an extensive trade among retailers in this vicinity and employs a large force of men. Mr. Fisk has been active in building up this trade and is widely known for his pleasant manners, tact, and good executive ability. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity. In 1873 he married Mary J., daughter of Joseph and Lydia (Smith) Abbv of Norwich, Conn. they have five children: Royal, Edith, Walter, Flossie and Fred.

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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