Biography of Thomas B. Rounds
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Rounds, Thomas B., was born in Swansea, in 1853, a son of Stephen M. and Delana Marvel Rounds, and was educated in the public schools of Somerset. His early business career began as a nailer in the works of the Somerset Screw Co., where he remained five years He then went to Fall River and entered the employ of Holt & Henry, dry goods merchants, where he remained until failing health compelled him to relinquish the position after eleven years of constant service. Realizing the necessity of a quiet place in which to recuperate, Mr. Rounds removed to Somerset, where he erected the substantial home he has since occupied. Two years of quiet life in Somerset saw Mr. Rounds in physical condition to once more engage in business and he entered the hardware house of Joseph O. Neil, Bedford street, where he has since remained. In 1878 Mr. Rounds married Rebecca F. Birch, daughter of Lewis Birch of Fall River. At the time of her marriage, Mrs. Rounds was principal of the Davenport School and enjoyed the reputation of being at that time one of the most efficient teachers in the county. They have no children and a goodly part of Mrs. Rounds's time is given to good works in connection with her church and the W. C. T. U. Her father, now deceased, will be remembered as a gentleman of charitable ideas and an exceeding degree of liberality toward those in distress. Possessed of some means he dispensed with a liberal hand whenever opportunity offered. In politics Mr. Rounds is a Republican and. has been selectman six terms, also served two terms in the School Board in the town of Somerset. Mr. Rounds is a pleasant, courteous gentleman who remembers his friends among all classes of people.

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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