Biography of Lemuel W. Hayes
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Hayes, Lemuel W., is a native of New Bedford, born December 1, 1843, a son of Andrew G., and Rebecca P, (West) Hayes. His father was a cooper and although a native of Maine resided in New Bedford nearly all his life. The family is of Scotch origin and Mr. Hayes's ancestors on both sides were among the early settlers of New England. He attended the public and high schools of New Bedford and then went into the photographing business, in which he continued seven years. Later he engaged in carpenter work and in contracting, in which he was most successful. He has now been engineer at the Bristol County House of Correction for two years. He served nine months in Co. E, 45th Mass. Regt., during the Civil war. Mr. Hayes is a member of Eureka Lodge. F. & A. M., and of Pacific Lodge, I. O. O. F., and is also a member of the Dartmouth Club, of which he was a charter member. He served in the Common Council from the Third ward in 1891, 1899 and 1893. April 2, 1866, he married Harriet A. Morgan of Boston.

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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