Biography of William N. Jewett
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Jewett, William N., son of Nelson E. and Amanda M. (Leavitt) Jewett, was born in Providence, R. I., October 29, 1866. The family removed to New Bedford when he was an infant and he was educated in the common schools and in the High School, from which he was graduated in the class of 1882. and he then began his business life as a clerk in the heavy hardware business of Watkins & Handy and continued with Mr. Handy, who purchased the interest of Mr. Watkins, until the former's death in 1895. At this time Mr. Jewett was placed in charge of the business and has since conducted it with success. He married, in 1893, Edith H., daughter of Captain William Washburn, of Fairhaven.

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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