Biography of William Prosser
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Prosser, William, senior member of the firm of William Prosser & Son, dealers in lumber and builders' supplies, was born in Wales in 1831. He obtained his education in his native country and after learning the carpenter's trade, came to the United States and settled in Fail River in September, 1870. He was first employed by P. D. Conant & Co., for whom he worked several years. He then entered the employ of Spalding Southwick; a dealer in builders' supplies, and after his death conducted the business for some time. Later he engaged in business for himself on Blossom avenue where he now conducts a large trade in lumber, sash, doors, blinds and builders' supplies in general, also operating a planing mill. Mr. Prosser was married in Hereford, England, to Ellen Dunham, a native of Shaftsbury, in Dorsetshire. They have three children: Mary (wife of Joseph Heap), Susanna (wife of Patrick Judge), and William A., who is a member of the present firm of William Prosser & Son.

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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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