Biography of Howard F. Tripp
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Tripp, Howard Franklin, a representative and successful farmer of Dartmouth and son of Benjamin T. and Mercy C. (Wilkie) Tripp, was born in the town of Dartmouth, Bristol county, Mass., June 25, 1835. His father was a farmer and carpenter and he remained on the homestead farm until he was eighteen years of age, receiving the educational advantages afforded by the common schools of the district. He thoroughly learned the carpenter's trade under the direction of his father and in 1856 went to Calfornia where he followed his trade for twenty years. He returned to his native town in 1876 and purchased the farm on which he now resides. Mr. Tripp married. August 11, 1861, Sarah J., daughter of William and Caroline (Vanderhook) Slusher, and of their ten children, eight survive: Cora A., wife of Otis Cole, Edwin C., Benjamin W., William F., Mercy M., Amy B., Louis E., and Theodore C. Mr. Tripp and his wife are active workers in the Second Christian Church of Dartmouth. The family is one of the oldest in this section and members of it were among the first settlers of Westport.

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