Biography of Cyrus Lothrop
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Lothrop, Cyrus, was born in Easton, October 13, 1822, and his father, Howard Lothrop, was also born in the same town, where Edmund Lothrop was one of its pioneer settlers. Howard Lothrop married Sally, daughter of Edward Williams. His life was identified as a farmer, and he took an active interest in school and religious institutions. He was a member of the State Legislature from 1823 to 1827, and the next four years was State senator, and a member of the Governor's Council from 1832 to 1836. He was noted for his sterling integrity, and died in 1857. This family trace their descent from Mark Lothrop, who settled near Salem, about 1650. Cyrus Lothrop was educated in Easton and Bridgewater Normal School, after which he taught school for about one year. In 1845 he went to Taunton and entered the employ of Cyrus Lothrop, cotton manufacturer, and in the latter part of 1849 he went to California and followed mining enterprises, returning in 1851, in which year he built the first boot and shoe factory in North Easton. For five years he was engaged in knife manufacturing at Sharon, Mass. In 1856 he went to Canton, Mass., and took an interest in the Kinxley Iron and Machine Company, of which he was treasurer for five years, and in 1860 he bought the Phillips & Mosely stock of iron in Boston, continuing up to 1890, then retired. Mr. Lothrop is one of the conservative men of his town; a liberal supporter of educational and religious institutions, and has ever advanced the best interests of his town and town's people. He has been president of the First National Bank since October, 1893.

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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