Biography of William Hindle
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Hindle, William, grocer, son of James and Mary Ann (Demery) Hindle, was born in Portsmouth, England, March 18, 1834. His father was a soldier in the 99th Regiment of the British army, and in that capacity spent six years in Australia, his wife and William accompanying him. In 1855 William Hindle came to New Bedford, where he found employment in the Wamsutta Mills as weaver. In 1861 he made a visit to England, and on his return to New Bedford became a clerk in the grocery store of his brother in law, David Cook, corner of Purchase and Willis streets, where he remained several years. Afterward he accepted the position of manager of the Industrial Co.operative store on Linden and Ashland streets, but finally resigned on account of ill health, and entered the old Charles Taber art establishment as foreman of the finishing room. He continued in this position until April, 1883, when he purchased of David Lvthgoe the old David Cook store, which he has since conducted. Mr. Hindle is a Republican, has served his party as a committeeman and delegate to local, county, and senatorial conventions, and was a member of the City Council two years. He joined Star in the East Lodge, F. & A. M., in 1876, and has been a member of the Pleasant Street M. E. Church since 1855, was for many years a singer in its choir, and is now a member of its official board. December 24, 1855, he was married in this church to Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Mary Parkinson, whose parents came to New Bedford from England in 1854. Their children are Mary Ann (Mrs. Richard Jackson), Elizabeth Ellen, Emma (Mrs. William V. Ripley), Louisa (Mrs. John J. Walmsley), and William T., all of New Bedford, and Walter Parkinson Hindle, deceased. William T. Hindle married Alice Porter of New Brunswick, and is associated in the grocery business with his father.

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.

Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

Bristol County, MA Biographies

Names A to B
Names C to D
Names E to H
Names I to L
Names M to O
Names P to R
Names S
Names T to Z




New York

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012