Biography of J. Clinton Goward
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Goward, J. Clinton, was born in Easton, October 7, 1S58, son of Josiah Francis and Sarah Waite Goward. The Gowards trace their descent from Francis, who, as the family tradition has it, was stolen and brought on board of a vessel from England when seven years of age, and landed at Duxbury, Mass. This was about 1715 . He married at Middleborough, 1730. His third son, Francis, settled in Bridgewater, and served from there a campaign in the French and Indian war in 1758. His son, Francis, born 1773, married Polly Kimball of Easton, and their second son was Dwelly, born 1802. Dwelly's second son, Josiah Francis, father of the subject of the present sketch, was born July 19, 1832, and died March 27, 1898. He was throughout his life engaged in the wholesale and retail meat business. J. Clinton Goward was educated in the public schools of Easton, afterward taking a business course in Bryant & Stratton's Commercial College, Boston. At the age of fifteen he started in the butcher's business and later in the grocery business, in which business he continued for twelve years and then went into the coal and ice business. He is one of the originators of the North Easton Cooperative Bank and is now, and also has been, one of the financial committee of that concern since its organizatioh. He is a member of Paul Dean Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Easton, a member of the Setucket Chapter of Brockton, and a member of the Bay State Commandery of Brockton. In 1880 he married Alice, daughter of Byron and Adelaide Yeaton Stout, and they have had four children: Joseph Winslow, Byron Stout (deceased), Niles Waite and Josiah Clinton. Mr. Goward has a decided talent forbusiness, is a man of sterling integrity, and an active, energetic disposition, which commands respect.

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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