The Massasoit Manufacturing Company
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Massasoit Manufacturing Company, The, the largest and most important concern of the kind in Fall River, was organized January 1, 1882, with Frank L. Palmer, of Montville, Conn., president; Wendell E. Turner, clerk and treasurer; Edward A. Palmer, Wendell E. Turner, William H. Turner, Elisha L. Palmer, and Frank L. Palmer, directors. Elisha L. Palmer was succeeded in the directory by George S. Palmer, but otherwise the officers and board remain unchanged. The company purchased the old Massasoit Mill property on Davol street and the valuable wharf property connected therewith. This they enlarged from time to time until now they have in addition to the Davol street plant, a large plant at the junction of Union, Pocasset, and Annawan streets, called the Annex Mill. They also operate the Oakdale Mills at Oakdale, Conn., and employ altogether about 300 hands in the manufacture of coarse cotton goods and in contracting, converting, and dealing in cottonmill waste of the all kinds. The company has a regular sale office in New York city, which is presided over by William H. Turner, and their annual sales aggregate about three quarters of a million dollars. They not only ship goods all over the United States and Canada, but have also a large export trade. The president, Frank L. Palmer, is a member of the well known firm of Palmer Brothers, of New London, Conn. The general management of the business of the Massasoit Manufacturing Company has devolved upon Wendell E. Turner, the treasurer, formerly of New York city, who is a man of large executive ability, excellent judgment, and great integrity of character. He is also a director of the Fall River National Bank and treasurer of the Swansea Dye Works.

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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