Biography of Clinton V. S. Remington
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Remington, Clinton V. S., son of Hale and Catharine (Van Sanvort) Remington, was born in Fall River. October 15, 1839. His father was born at Cranston, R. I., a son of Jeremiah and Dorcas (Knight) Remington, grandson of Joseph and Elizabeth Remington. and descended from the Remingtons of England, who came to Virginia in 1643. Hale Remington, father of Clinton V. S. Remington, was a prominent business man and largely interested in cotton manufacturing in Fall River. He was one of the chief promoters of the Union Mills in 1859; he died in 1870. Clinton V. S. Remington obtained his education in the public schools of his native city and began business as a cotton broker in 1862, in Providence, R. I. He remained there until September, 1864, when he returned to Fall River and opened an office on Pocasset street where he continued two years, then removed to the Mount Hope block on North Main street, remaining there until 1883. During that year he formed a copartnership with Wiliam C. Davol, jr., and they have since done an extensive business as dealers in cotton and cotton goods on Bedford street. Mr. Remington was a member of the City Council in 1873 and 1874 and was president of that body in 1876, the centennial year. During the years 1861-62 he was quartermaster's clerk in the Army of the Potomac, returning home the latter year on account of illness contracted in the army. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and was a director in the Fall River Board of Trade three years. He has taken an active and zealous interest in Sunday school and church work and has been the able and efficient superintendent for many years of the Central Congregational Church Sunday school. In 1897 he was chosen vice president of the Massachusetts Sunday School Association, and has been chairman of the finance committee of that body for several years. May 18, 1864, Mr. Remington married Mary A. Waterman of Boston. They have had five children, four sons surviving: Clinton V. S., jr., Hale, Robert K, Berthold M. and Marion, an adopted daughter.

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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