Biography of Edward T. Marvell
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Marvell, Edward T., deputy collector of customs, son of Ira and Mary (Tracy) Marvell, was born in Slatersville, R. I., and obtained his education in his native town. He left home at the age of fifteen and went to Danielsonville, Conn., and engaged in the cotton mill business. Later he removed to Massachusetts and at the opening of the Civil svar came to Fall River. In 1861 he enlisted in the 7th Mass. Vols., and was in the Army of the Potomac for eighteen months, when he received his discharge on account of ill health. In 1870 he was appointed deputy collector of customs at Fall River, and has since held this position. This is a long term of service, he having been in the employ of the government a period of over twenty seven years. In December, 1865, he married Anna C. Wilbur, daughter of Dr. Thomas Wilbur of Fall River. Of this union are four children.

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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