Biography of Alfred Morton
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Morton, Alfred, son of John and Sarah Morton, was born in London, Eng., March 21, 1836. He attended the private schools of London and after completing his education served an apprenticeship at the painters trade, working as a journeyman painter and decorator in London for some years after he attained his majority. In 1865 he came to this country, settling in New York, where he remained about five years, and then removed to Fall River, in which city he has since resided, a period of nearly thirty years. Soon after his arrival in Fall River he went into business for himself on Cherry street, thence removing to Second street and later to his present location on Bank street. He conducts a general contract business in painting, decorating, etc., in addition to a retail trade in wall paper, paints, oils, etc. Mr. Morton is a man of clear insight and of much practical knowledge of his trade. He is a member of Friendly Union Lodge, I. O. O. F., and the Knights of Honor. He has been twice married, first, to Susan Mather, by whom he has one son living, Alfred Morton, jr. His second wife was Clara Foster Childs of New Bedford.

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Bristol County, Massachusetts
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The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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