Biography of Lemuel M. Kollock
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Kollock, Lemuel Marcellus, son of Lemuel and Melissa (Eaton) Kollock, was born in New Bedford, Mass., March 30, 1830, and received his education in the public and high schools and Friends' Academy. His father was a hardware dealer and later engaged in the cotton industry, becoming the founder and president of the Gosnold Mills, of which Mr. Kollock was at one time the treasurer. In 1863 he went to New York and for about eight years was engaged in the coal business. He returned to New Bedford, and in 1873 became the coal agent here for the New Bedford Coal Company and later for Garfield & Proctor, continuing as such until his death October 2, 1887. Mr. Kollock was a man universally respected for his integrity, business enterprise, and ability. He was a member of the Common Council one term and of the School Committee and the New Bedford Protective Society many years. May 24, 1853, he married Helen Mar Covell, daughter of Clement P. and Amy B. (Allen) Covell and granddaughter of William Allen, all of New Bedford.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
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The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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