Biography of James J. Gorman
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Gorman, James J., was born October 10, 1857, and began working in a cotton mill as a boy. At fifteen he began the tinsmith's trade, which he followed for over three years and then entered the Jesse Eddy Woolen Mill, where he remained one year, after which he was second hand for six years. In 1883 he took a position as salesman with R. S. Reed & Co., where he remained until 1889, when he became manager of the undertaking business of McDermot Bros. In January, 1898, he purchased this business, forming a copartnership with D. J. Sullivan (Gorman & Sullivan). Mr. Gorman is prominent in many social orders, and a member of the A. O. H., the Foresters and the Knights of Columbus, of which he was made grand knight in 1897. In March, 1897. he was selected by the National Council for district deputy of the councils in Bristol. county. In 1884 Mr. Gorman married Catherine McDermott, and they have five children: Augustus. John, Mary, Gertrude and Ruth. His parents were Thomas and Hanora (Manning) Gorman, both natives of Ireland.

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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