Staples Coal Company
Bristol County, MA Biographies





Staples Coal Co. - This firm was formerly the firm of Staples & Phillips, wholesale and retail dealers in anthracite and bituminous coal. This company was incorporated in 1888, with S. N. Staples of Taunton, as president. and John J. Hannah treasurer. In 1894 Mr Joseph Stickney of New York, was chosen president, upon the retirement and death of Mr. Staples, and Mr. Hannah still continues. Mr. H. M. Staples is the northeastern selling agent for the company. The transportation business of this company is very large; they use six tugs and twenty two barges for their regular work and sometimes these are inadequate to meet the requirements.

From:
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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