Biography of C. H. Tappen
Bristol County, MA Biographies





Tappan, C. H., was born in North Attleborough, May 20, 1859. His father, Ephraim H. Tappan, was a native of Newburyport, where the family were among the pioneer settlers. E. H. Tappan married a daughter of David Clark; he learned the jeweler's trade in Attleborough Falls in 1858, but was afterwards engaged in the hay and straw business. C. H. Tappan was educated in North Attleborough and graduated from Scofield's Business College, in Providence. He then entered the employ of Mason Draper, remaining until 1885, when he organized the firm, Tappan, Brevy & Company, and in 1888 purchased the plant of D. F. Briggs, of Attleborough Falls, which they removed to Attleborough and consolidated, under the name of The D. F. Briggs, making a specialty of chains and gold filled rings. In 1884 he married Bertha, daughter of John Sleigher, and they have one son, Frank E. Mr. Tappan is one of the self made men of Bristol county; is conservative in character, and has ever received and merited the respect of his associates.

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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