Biography of M. B. Mackreth
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Mackreth, M. B., was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1834, and came to the United States in 1850, settling in Brooklyn. N. Y., where he remained three years, and then came to Attleborough Falls and finished learning the jewelry business in Attleborough with Thompson & Hayward. In 1856 he engaged in business for himself and the firm was obliged to suspend during the panic of 1857. After that he went to Mansfield and engaged in the manufacture of horn goods; later he entered into partnership with W. D. Fisher, manufacturing chain trimmings and continued in that up to 1893, when he retired. In 1861 he married Adelaide, daughter of Willard and Rebecca Robinson, and they have one daughter, Fanny. Mr. Mackreth is one of the self made men of Bristol county, serving as park commissioner and taking an intelligent interest in educational and religious institutions; is recognized as a man of sterling integrity who has ever received and merited the respect of his associates.

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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