Biography of James E. Osborn
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Osborn, James Edward, treasurer of the American Linen Company, was born in Fall River, Mass., January 24, 1856, a son of James and Mary B. (Chace) Osborn. He was educated in the public schools of Fall River and was graduated from the High School in the class of 1872. He began his business career in the office of the Merchants' Mills, where he remained three years and afterwards engaged in the cotton brokerage business. He became a member of the firm of Covel & Osborn, dealers in mill supplies at Fall River in 1884. Mr. Osborn was elected president of the Hargraves Mills in 1394 and forseveral years has been a director in the Parker Mills, the Fall River Street Railroad, the Pocasset National Bank, the Manufacturers' Mutual Insurance Company, the Fall River Electric Light Company and the American Linen Company, all of Fall River, and in the Carr Manufacturing Company of Taunton. Since 1896 he has been treasurer of the American Linen Company.

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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