Biography of Joseph Healy
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Healy, Joseph, was born in Fall River, Mass., January 27, 1828, a son of David and Meribah (Hathaway) Healy, and grandson of Joseph and Thankful (Stafford) Healy. He attended the schools of his native town and. in the years of his early manhood engaged in farming. For several years he was bookkeeper for the Fall River Iron Works Company. He began his successful career as a cotton manufacturer in 1871, when he became treasurer of the Osborn Mills, which position he has since filled continuously. Mr. Healy has displayed rare executive ability as a cotton manufacturer and is also full of energy and. enterprise. He was past middle life before he engaged in the business in which he has been very successful. He has accomplished this by careful study of all the details of the cotton business in theory as well as in practice. Early in life he began to take an active part in politics and was on the board of city assessors in 1860 and 1864. He was alderman in 1894 and 1895 and was chosen a police commissioner in 1894 and reappointed in 1896 for a three year term. His ability as a financier was acknowledged by his election to the presidency of the Pocasset Savings Bank in 1894. He is also director in the Manufacturers' Mutual Insurance Company and the Arkwright Insurance Company of Boston. In 1863 he married Harriet, daughter of Cornelius and Abigail Parker. He is a member of the Unitarian Church of Fall River.

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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