Biography of Henry P. Jenney
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Jenney, Henry Palmer, alderman, was born in New Bedford, June 18, 1844, a son of Nathaniel and Eunice (Palmer) Jenney. The family is of good old Puritan stock, Mr. Jenney's ancestors having settled in Plymouth early in the history of the colony. His father, a native of Fairhaven, was a well known and successful builder and contractor, and although he never held public office, was still highly esteemed in the community and a man of some prominence. Henry Jenney has resided in New Bedford all his life, and his principal business has been as a retail dealer in groceries and provisions, having for twenty years conducted a store on Purchase street. This business was established by him in 1863, and during the first year he was associated with Isaac Case, under the firm name of Jenney & Case. After the dissolution of this firm he conducted the business alone for some years and then, having admitted his brother, Nathaniel H. Jenney, the firm of Jenney Brothers was formed. In 1885 Mr. Jenney disposed of his interest and gave his attention to the real estate business, in which he had previously been engaged to a considerable extent, always having been an active man and a hard and energetic worker. After completing an education, confined to the common schools, and before engaging in business he worked for five years in the Gosner Rolling Mills in New Bedford. He is greatly interested in horticulture and devotes much time to this pursuit. He has served on the Board of Overseers of the Poor two years and two years on the Board of Aldermen. In 1863 he married Charlotte D., daughter of Nathaniel Cobb of New Bedford.

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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