Biography of Albert G. Stanton
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Stanton, Albert G., son of Giles E. and Hannah (Bebee) Stanton, was born in Nantucket, Mass., March 20, 1829, and very early in life removed with the family to New Bedford. His father was a cooper by trade, a member of the Society of Friends, and a just, upright man, well known in New Bedford for many years. Mr. Stanton was educated in the public and high schools of New Bedford and worked at the carpenter's trade in New Bedford until he was twenty years old. About this time gold was discovered in California and he became one of the "forty niners," sailing around the Horn in the brig Cyrus, Capt. Ira B. Studley. and he remained there about four years, most of the time in the mines. After his return he went into the retail grocery and provision business with Robert A. Sherman, under the firm name of Sherman & Stanton, but later sold his interest in this business and in 1859 started alone in a building which he had erected at the corner of Grinnell street and Acushnet avenue and in which he still conducts a business. He has always taken a deep interest in public affairs, and both before and since the incorporation of the city has been frequently before the public in different positions. In 1878 he represented Ward 6 in the Common Council. Mr. Stanton is a member of an old New England family which has been prominent in this section for over two hundred years, many of his ancestors being Friends. He married Ruth A., daughter of Benjamin Gifford, and they had two children: a daughter who died in infancy and a son, Irving G. Stanton, born March 8, 1860, still living.

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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