Biography of Chester B. Hathaway
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Hathaway, Chester B., was born in Somerset Center, in August, 1856, a son of William T. and Mary M. (Chase) Hathaway. At fourteen years of age Mr. Hathaway left home and went to sea, a life which he intended to follow only for failing eyesight, which necessitated the giving up of a long cherished occupation. After leaving the sea he learned the carpenter's trade with Aaron Mellon of Fall River, where he remained three years. In 1873, business being very dull, he again took up the life of a sailor and shipped on the schooner Henry J. May of May's Landing, N. J., as second mate; afterwards he shipped in the Sarah E. Allen, a West India ship, for one year. He then came to Somerset for a short time, then went to Colorado, where be followed his trade as carpenter, carrying on the business for himself there, the last year traveling and prospecting for silver mines. After three years in the west he returned to Somerset, and gradually drifted into the floral greenhouse and market gardening business. In politics he is a Republican and has been a member of the town school board for four years; is a member of Pioneer Lodge, F. & A. M., of Somerset, and was formerly active in Grange work. In 1887 Mr. Hathaway married Luella F. Winslow, daughter of John and Amanda Winslow of Fall River, and they have three children: Elsie L., Francis W., Ada L.

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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