Biography of Ezra Hamlin
Bristol County, MA Biographies





Hamlin, Ezra, was born in Sandwich, Mass., January 10, 1839, a son of Cornelius F. and Martha (Munroe) Hamlin, and educated in the public schools of Sandwich and the East Greenwich Academy at East Greenwich. R. I. He then returned to Sandwich and went to work in the glass works, remaining fourteen years with them, with the exception of one year in the military service. Mr. Hamlin enlisted in September, 1862, in Co. D, 45th Mass. Vol. Militia and received his discharge about one year later. In 1870 he came to Taunton and traveled for L. B. West, as tin peddler, and was then in the store of L. B. West & Co. for eight years; in 1886 he left there and went to the Dighton Furnace Co., where he was employed for seven years and then came to the firm of L. B. West and bought an interest in the business and today is manager of the Home Furniture Co. He is a member of the G. A. R. December 25, 1858, he married Hannah C. Fish of Sandwich, and they have one son living, Edward M.

From:
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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