Biography of Alexander H. Tripp
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Tripp, Alexander Howard. Among the representative farmers and milk dealers of Westport, none is held in higher esteem than Alexander H. Tripp. He is a son of Howard P. and Emily M. (Gifford) Tripp, and was born in the town of Westport, Bristol county, Mass., January 2, 1859. After obtaining a liberal education from the public schools of his native town, he secured a position in a fish market in Brennan, Me., where he was employed in the summer season for five years and it the winter months he shipped aboard a whaling bark. In 1883 he bonght his present farm, where he has since been successfully engaged in farming and dealing in milk. November 13, 1881, he married Nellie, daughter of Joseph Dollman of Fall River, and they had seven children: Granville A., Herbert M., Ralph W., Willace L., Arthur B. and Elliott C. Mr. Tripp has always taken an active interest in pnblic affairs, but has never aspired to public office, although he did accept the office of surveyor of highways for two years. He is a man of large acquaintance and is respected by all who know him.

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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