Biography of Edward G. Spooner
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Spooner, Edward Greenleaf, son of Edward P. and Nancy (Toby) Spooner, was born in Fairhaven, October 16, 1849, and when he was an infant the family removed to Rochester, Mass., where he attended the common schools until sixteen years 01(1. While attending schoci he worked during vacations and at odd times at the granite and marble cutting trade, and at the early age of seventeen went into business for himself as a granite and marble dealer. He was honored at different times during his residence in Rochester by appointment to offices in the town government, and was made a justice of the peace by Governor Long. He served as town clerk, treasurer and collector of taxes for five years, being the youngest man who ever held the office of treasurer. In 1885, wishing to put his energies to better use in a larger field, he removed to Fairhaven and built the building in which he now conducts his business in granite and marble monumental work. He is a member of Acushnet Lodge, I. O. O. F., and of Concordia Lodge, F & A. M., holding membership in the Chapter, Council and Commandery at New Bedford. He is also a member of the A. O. U. W. Mr. Spooner was married in 1880 to Cecelia, daughter of C. E. Smith of Rochester, and they have two children: Edward G. and Harold S. Mr. Spooner is a descendant on different lines of four old Puritan families; the Spragues, Winslows. Aldens and Whites. He is also a descendant of William Greenleaf, who held the first commission as high sheriff under the colonial government and who supplied the furniture used in General Washington's camp at the siege of Boston. Mr. Spooner has now in his possession one of the tables used. His maternal greatgrandfather, Levi Rounseville, was captain of the minute men in Freetowii and answered to the call of Lexington.

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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