Pardee, Lewis O., son of Lewis R. and Mahala (West) Pardee, was born in Seekonk, Bristol county, Mass., December
5, 1843. He attended the public schools of his native town and after gaining an education began to learn the mason's
trade under Hiram S. Read at Providence, R. I. After an experience of five years in Providence, three of which
were spent with Mr. Read, and two as a journeyman, he removed to New Bedford, where he also remained for five years.
Mr. Pardee settled in Fairhaven in 1885 and in 1893 formed a copartnership with Zenas Dodge to conduct a general
contracting business. The latter retired in 1897 and Mr. Pardee has since continued alone with excellent success.
He is a Republican in politics, has always been interested and ready to assist in the development of the village
in which he lives and is a member of the Village Improvement Society. Heis also a member of Concordia Lodge, F.
& A. M. In June, 1883, he married Emma J., daughter of Benjamin P. Tripp of Fairhaven, and they have five children:
Bessie Lewis, Bertha Tripp, Charles Elmer, Olive Mosher and Byron Matthews.
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.
Bristol County, MA Biographies
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