Biography of H. Francis Lawton
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Lawton, H. Francis, was born in Tiverton, R. I., July 25, 1852, a son of Joseph and Mary E. (Wilbur) Lawton. He was educated in the public schools of Fall River and then went into his father's grocery as a clerk and bookkeeper. This business has since passed through several hands. Since 1891 it has been owned by Mr. Lawton, George T. Durfee and Herbert Chapin, under the firm name of H. Francis Lawton & Co. A general commission and retail grocery business is conducted. Mr. Lawton is a member of King Philip Lodge, F. & A. M., Chapter, Council, Commandery and Shrine. In November, 1872, he married Julia E., daughter of Henry Lynn of Fall River, and their children are Edward S. L., and Henry Francis.

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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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