Biography of Charles E. Manchester
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Manchester, Charles E. - Mr. Manchester's paternal grandfather, George Manchester, came to the United States from Lancashire, England. in the latter part of the seventeenth century and settled in Providence R. I., where Mr. Manchester's father was born. His mother's maiden name was Clarissa Berry, and four children survive, viz., Richard a wholesale fish merchant of Boston; Mary, wife of George A. Tabor; Anna, wife of Warren Freeman, all of Boston, and Charles E. Mr. Manchester's father moved from Providence to Boston upwards of sixty years ago, where Charles E. was born, August 7, 1857. He was educated in the city schools, with a course at the Boston University. His first business experience was when he was fourteen years of age, with Hart, Taylor & Co., dry goods, with whom he remained five years, in the mean time studying all his spare time to fit him for the course which he subsequently took in the University of Boston. He was for some time employed on the staff of the Globe and Journal as night reporter, his days being passed in the office of the Middlesex county court house, where he performed clerical duties. Later he was associate editor of the Boston Standard and Insurance Journal, and also religious editor of the East Boston Advocate and correspondent for the Boston Budget. He held the position of commercial reporter for R. G. Dun & Co. for fifteen years, covering the entire territory of southeastern Massachusetts. In that time he established relations with upwards of 1,000 correspondents, producing reports yearly for fifteen years. In 1896 he severed his relations with the R. G. Dun Commercial Agency and took offices in the Fall River Bank Building, where he furnishes information. In 1893 Mr. Manchester was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Alonzo Blanchard of Lyme, N. H. Mr. Manchester is a member of the Eliott School Association of Boston; the Volunteer Colony, Pilgrim Fathers; and Pocasset Council No. 583, Royal Arcanum.

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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