Biography of Arthur H. Howland
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Mason, Arthur Howland, son of Howland and Mary K. (Vinnicum) Mason, was born at Warren, R. I., December 18, 1859. He is a son of Howland, son of Hail, son of Samuel, son of James Mason, who settled on Touisset Neck, sometimes called Mason's Neck, in 1710. Two years later he erected a house and at the time of his death owned over 400 acres of land. As a young man Arthur H. Mason attended the public schools of Warren and after nearly completing the High School course entered Mowry & Goff's School at Providence, R. I., from which he was graduated in the class of 1879. He went into the office of the Merchants' Manufacturing Company of Fall River as assistant bookkeeper the following year, and remained in that position until his appointment as bookkeeper for the Globe Yarn Mills in 1885. In 1892 he was elected treasurer of the Sanford Spinning Company, an outgrowth of the Globe Yarn Mills, but an entirely separate organization. Mr. Mason is a director of the Metacomet National Bank, the Globe Yarn Mills, and the Fall River Board of Trade, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Philadelphia Museums. He was married in 1884 to Nannie C., daughter of Benjamin F. and Nancy (Allen) Simmons of Fall River, and they have one daughter, Marguerite.

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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