Biography of Joseph Poisson
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Poisson, Joseph, merchant, was born September 15, 1853, in Gentilly, Canada, P. Q., where he received his education. He came to Fall River in 1872 and was a clerk in a dry goods store until 1879, when he removed to New Bedford, where he has since resided. On arriving in New Bedford Mr. Poisson formed a copartnership with D. A. Roy and opened a dry goods store on Purchase street, near the Parker House. About 1885 the firm of Poisson & Roy dissolved and Mr. Poisson continued the business there alone until 1892, when he bought the property at 822 Purchase street, erected the present building and formed the present firm of Poisson Brothers, the junior member being Laurent Poisson. This is one of the largest and best dry goods and clothing houses in the north end of New Bedford. Mr. Poisson is a director of the New Bedford Safe Deposit and Trust Company, a trustee of the Five Cents Savings Bank, and a member of the Board of Trade, the New Bedford Zouaves, and the Franc Tireur (sharpshooters). In 1882 he married Emma Allaire, a native of Canada, and they have one son, Alfred L.

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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