Biography of Arthur A. McRea
Bristol County, MA Biographies

McRae, Arthur A., was born in Taunton, Mass., October 19, 1859, and his father, Daniel McRae, a native of Prince Edward Island, came to Taunton about 1850, and was identified as a carpenter and builder. He married a daughter of Thomas K. Gay and died in 1896. Arthur A. McRae came to Attleborough from New York in 1872, where he was educated in the public schools and in 1873 entered the employ of W. S. Blackinton, where he remained twenty two years, beginning as errand boy and working up to the position of head designer. In 1894 he organized the firm of McRae & Keeler, making a general line of ladies goods and novelties. In 1890 he married Martha, daughter of George Carlisle, and they have one son, Donald. Mr. McRae is one of the self made men of his town; is a member of Ezekiel Bates Lodge, F. & A. M.; Knights of Pythias. and A. O. U. W. He takes an intelligent interest in school and church matters and has ever advanced the best interests of his town and townspeople.

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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