Biography of Herman H. Hathaway
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Hathaway, Herman H., was born in Fairhaven, August 23, 1857, and has lived in that town all his life. He is a son of Daniel K. Hathaway, who was for a number of years a painter and decorator in Fairhaven, and of Catherine D. (Wing) Hathaway. He spent his early years in the public schools of his native town and in learning his father's trade. Upon leaviug school he went directly into business with his father and at the latter's death succeeded him. From a small beginning Mr. Hathaway has built up a remarkably large business, considering the field to which his trade is confined. He has been located on Main street for over twenty years and in 1891 built the building which he now occupies; employment is given to an average of twenty. four men. Mr. Hathaway has been a member of the Village Improvement Society for a number of years; he is also a trustee of the Riverside Cemetery Association. Ever since boyhood he has been a member of the Unitarian Church of Fairbaven, and is now serving the congregation as treasurer. In addition to his painting, decorating and wall paper business Mr. Hathaway is extensively engaged in buying and selling real estate.

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

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