Biography of Horace W. Tinkham
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Tinkham, Horace W., treasurer of the Fall River Manufactory, is eighth of the line of Ephraim Tinkham, who was born in Ashburton, England, in 1616, landed in Plymouth in April, 1630; married Mary Brown, 1647, and died in Plymouth, 1685. His son, Ebenezer,2 was born in Plymouth, 1651; married Elizabeth Liscome, and died in Middleborough in 1718. His son, Jeremiah,3 was born in Middleborough, 1681; married Joanna Parlon, and died, 1715. His son, Jeremiah,4 was born in Middleborough, 1713; married Naomi Warren, and died, 1790. His son, James,5 was born in Middleborough, 1745; married Chloe Rickard, and died. 1836. His son, Enoch,6 was born in Middleborough, 1795; married Rebecca Williams, and died, 1884. His son, Andrew L.,7 was born in Middleborough, November 6, 1831; married Dorothy P. King, and died December 4, 1887. His son, Horace W.,8 was born in Middleborough, December 29, 1858. He attended the public schools of Middleborough, and in 1875 came to Fall River and was first employed in the Durfee Mills. He later worked in the Union Mills for a short time, and then was connected with the Durfee Mills for eleven years, first as overseer and then as superintendent. At the end of this time he became superintendent of the Laurel Lake Mills. where he remained for a period of eight years. In 1893 he was elected treasurer of the Fall River Manufactory, which was established in 1813, and is the oldest cotton mill in Bristol county. This position he has filled with ability. He is a member of King Philip Lodge, F. & A. M., Chapter, Council and Commandery. Mr. Tinkham married Mary E., daughter of John P. and Lois A. (Buffinton) Slade of Fall River. They have four children: Henry B., George K., Marion L. and Corrella W.

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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