Biography of Robert N. Hathaway
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Hathaway, Robert N., treasurer of the Union Belt Company, a son of William H. and Adeline P. (Lincoln) Hathaway, was born in Fall River, August 13, 1854. He attended Fall River public schools until nine years old and then lived with a family in Assonet village until fourteen, and completed his education in the schools of his native city. At the age of seventeen he was employed by a civil engineer and for one year or more assisted in surveying and laying out the land upon which are now erected the Richard Borden and Tecumseh Mills. He also assisted in laying out the land in part of Flint village, where the cotton mills have been built. He was next employed in the shoe store of Stephen L. French for three years. In 1875 Mr. Hathaway was tendered the position of bookkeeper for the Union Belt Company, which position he held until 1886, when he was elected treasurer, and since 1892 has been agent and treasurer of the company, filling the position with exceptional ability and devoting his entire time to the business. The Union Belt Company manufactures oak tanned leather belting for mills, top roll covers for spinning frames, etc.. and employs about thirty workmen. Mr. Hathaway is treasurer of the Masonic Hall Association of Fall River, past master of King Philip Lodge of Masons, member of Fall River Royal Arch Chapter, Fall River Council of Royal and. Select Masters, Godfrey de Bouillon Commandery, Knights Templar, of which he has been eminent commander, and Aleppo Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. September 2, 1884, Mr. Hathaway married Maria L. Wilbur of Fall River, and they have three children: Hazel L., Robert W. and Grace D.

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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