Biography of Herbert N. Pierce
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Pierce, Herbert Newton, son of James C. and Lucinda B. (Bliss) Pierce, was born in Rehoboth. Mass., January 19, 1848, and educated in the public schools, Bristol Academy, and Schofield Commercial College of Providence, R. I. After leaving school he learned the trade of mason and builder with his father, where he remained one year, and was then employed by Abraham Briggs for seven years. In 1878 he engaged in business for himself and has continued up to the present time. He was a member of the City Council from 1887 to 1893 inclusive, and when the city created the office of superintendent of public buildings he was elected to the position and has held the office ever since, making five years of service. He is a member of Chas. H. Titus Lodge of A. F. & A. M., Sabbatia Lodge, I. O. O. F., a director in the Loan Fund Association, and one of the surety commissioners. September 28, 1885, he married Elizabeth A. Briggs of Taunton, who died July 1, 1894, leaving one child, Abram B., born March 28, 1889.

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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