Biography of Augustus A. Greene
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Greene, Augustus A., was born in Warwick, R. I., February 26, 1804, spent his boyhood on his father's farm, and received his education in the common schools of his native town. He learned the trade of house carpenter, serving an apprenticeship with Caleb Ladd of Warwick, which expired February 26, 1825. On the 29th of the same month he went to Providence, R. I., where he followed his trade as a journeyman until June 91. 1831. when he came to New Bedford. He continued in the same business until January 1, 1845, when he formed a copartnership with Henry T. Leonard and engaged in the lumber trade on Leonard's wharf. This firm was dissolved in 1850 and a new firm organized styled Greene & Wood, which is still in existence, although Mr. Greene retired from active business in 1871. He was a man of recognized business ability, of unswerving integrity, and of great force of character, and always had the respect and confidence of the entire community. He was a member of the Common Council in 1871 and of the Board of Aldermen in 1872, 1874 and 1878, serving the greater part of the time as chairman of the committee on public property. He directed the plans and contracts and superintended the construction of the present High School building, and in every capacity performed valuable and effective work for the city. He was long a prominent member of the First Baptist Church of New Bedford, and was actively interested in the building of the North Baptist chapel on the corner of County and Merrimac streets, purchasing the site, aiding generously in erecting the edifice, and building and donating the chapel parsonage to the society. He died October 30, 18S7. Mr. Greene married, first, Miss Amy B. Gorton, of Warwick, R. I., who died May 22, 1876. He married for his second wife, on the 16th of October, 1877, Miss Lucy Parker, who survives him.

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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