Biography of Edwin T. Goward
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Goward, Edwin T., was born in Easton, Mass., January 7, 1838, son of Dwelley and Lizzie Goward. His father was in early life a wholesale and retail butcher, afterwards a farmer, and they trace their ancestry to Francis Goward, who was one of the first settlers of Easton. Edwin T. Goward was educated at the public schools and afterward attended Pearce's Academy, at Middleborough. When twenty one years of age he started in the wholesale and retail butcher business, supplying Taunton, Brockton and Bridgewater. He is extensively interested in real estate, erecting and selling houses; has a large tract of cultivated and wood land, and also has a very large cranberry bog near his residence on Purchase street, where he raises annually from two to five hundred barrels of mostly Early Blacks and of later varieties. He is also quite extensively engaged in small fruits for the various markets, and vegetables and hay. He married, November 1, 1865, Maria, daughter of Horace D. and Bathsheba A. (Williams) Howard, and they have two children: Bertha, who married H. Meyers, and Carrie W., who married William Neal. He takes an interest in school and church institntions and ever advances the interest of his town and and town's people. In politics he is a staunch Republican.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
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The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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