Biography of Paul S. Hathaway
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Hathaway, Paul Spooner, son of Isaac T. and Hannah (Maxfield) Hathaway, was born in the town of Dartmouth (now New Bedford, Mass.), June 23, 1830. His father was a prosperous farmer and at one time was captain of a company of militia. Mr. Hathaway has his discharge, dated at Headquarters in Boston, February 20, 1832. Paul Spooner received his education in the district schools, which was supplemented by two terms at the New Bedford schools. His first business experience was in the capacity of clerk in the restaurant of his brother in law, Edward Wing, of New Bedford, where he was employed for a period of eight years. Having saved the greater part of his earnings during this time he bought the business and conducted it alone, which was then in Liberty Hall at Nos. 67 and 69 William street, where he remained for ten years. He then disposed of his business and removed to his father's farm in Dartmouth, where he resided for twenty years during which time he bought the farm. He then sold his farm and removed to Smith's Mill, where he has since lived in semi retirement. Politically Mr. Hathaway is a Republican and in 1876 was elected a member of the City Council of New Bedford. In April, 1898, he was elected constable of the town of Dartmouth. He was married in October, 1853, and has three children: Phoebe R., wife of John S. Sheldon of Loda, Ill.; Lizzie E., wife of Charles L. Peck of Dartmouth; and Isaac P., who is now in the U. S. Navy on board the man of war Independence stationed at Mare Island, Cal. Whether in public station or out of it, Mr. Hathaway has always been noted for the able and scrupulous discharge of every duty incumbent upon 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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