Biography of Alfred Pierce
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Pierce, Alfred, was born in Rehoboth, December 31, 1821, son of Jeremiah Pierce, who was a native of the same town and who married Candace, daughter of Shubel Wheeler, through life having been identified as a carpenter and farmer. He died March 23, 1837. Alfred Pierce was educated in the public schools; afterward learned the carpenter's trade and Went to Pawtucket, where he remained four years. In 1844 he came to Attleborough, leaving, in 1851, for California, where he remained two years, also spending a year in Australia, and in 1854 returned to Attleborough, where he engaged in business, and has been actively engaged in contracting and building for fifty three years. He has erected and rebuilt four or five hundred public and private buildings in Bristol county. In 1872 he organized the firm of Pierce & Carpenter, dealers in lumber, coal and wood. In 1865 he married Martha R., daughter of Thomas and Folly Richardson Williams, and they have one daughter, Mrs. Marion W. Carter. Mr. Pierce is one of the self made men of his town; takes an intelligent interest in school and church matters; and is recognized as a man of sterling ability and one whose word is as good as his bond.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
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The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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