Biography of W. C. Tappan
Bristol County, MA Biographies





Tappan, W. C., was born in Attleborough Falls, July 4, 1864, son of Ephrafm and Susan Tappan; his father was identified in the jewelry and mercantile business for forty years. W. C. Tappan was educated in the public schools and then learned the jewelry business with Mason, Draper & Company. In 1S85 he organized with C. H. Tappan the firm of Tappan Bros., changed later to Tappan, Berry & Company, of Attleborough, who purchased the D. F. Briggs plant of Attleborough Falls, removirg the same to Attleborough, and is now known as the D. F. Briggs Company, the leading manufacturers of Massachusetts. Tappan Bros. today are owners of the largest chain factory in the world. In 1885 he married Fannie M., daughter of Lyman S. Moffit. Mr. Tappan is one of the conservative men of his town; one of the building committee of the Odd Fellows; and has ever advanced the best interests of his town.

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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