Biography of Elmer Lincoln
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Lincoln, Elmer, was born in Raynham, January 30, 1836, a son of Abishia and Lettice (Dean) Lincoln, and received his education in the public schools and a private academy at Mansfield. His father ran a general store which he started in 1825, and young Elmer was taken into it to learn the business and he continued in that until his father's death in 1863, when he, with his brothers, succeeded to the business and later on he sold out his interest to them. In 1869 he came to his present location and has been here ever since. He has been selectman for about eight years and on the board of assessors for four years and has spent one year in the Massachusetts Legislature. He received his first appointment as postmaster in 1872, and with the exception of four years haTs held that office ever since. October 30, 1858, Mr. Lincoin married Eilza H., daughter of Royal W. and Rhoda (Howard) Danforth, and they have four children: Alcott E., Charlotte Howard, Harry D. and Roy W.

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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