Biography of William T. Henry
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Henry, William T., mill engineer, was born in Fall River in 1845. His parents, James and Martha (Whitaker) Henry, came to this country from England early in life. William T. Henry was educated in the public schools of Fall River, graduating from the high school in 1864. Two years later he became a pupil in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed a four years' course in that institution in 1870. He then returned to Fall River and entered the office of Josiah Brown, and upon the death of Mr. Brown in 1875 he succeeded to the business. He has since devoted his time and attention to mill work with marked success. Mr. Henry has designed, planned and superintended the erection of many of the cotton mills built in Fall River during the past twenty five years, having built during this time !orty six of the mills of that city and about twenty five in other towns and cities. He originated the plans for the four mills of the Fall River Iron Works Company, the largest group of mills engaged in the manufacture of print cloths in America. Among the other large mills he has recently erected in Fall River are the Globe Yarn, Parker, Border City, Hargraves and Awkwright, also the Cohannet Mills of Taunton, Mass., the mills of the Wilkesbarre (Pa.) Lace Company; the plant of Cheney Brothers, silk manufacturers of South Manchester, Conn., and the plant of the Sewall & Day Cordage Company at Allston, Mass. In his field of operation Mr. Henry has displayed good executive ability and by close attention to business has succeeded in all his enterprises. In 1884 he married S. Louise Hadcock of Fall River, who died in 1893. For his second wife Mr. Henry married Carrie S. Luce of Martha's Vineyard.

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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