Washburn, Herbert Thompson, was born in Taunton, Mass., January 23, 1849, a son of Philo Thompson and Hannah
(Southworth) Washburn. He received his education in the public schools of Taunton, and on leaving school immediately
went to work for his father in the undertaking business. This business was established by his grandfather, Philo
Washburn, in 1851, and on his death he was succeeded by his two sons, the firm being P. T. & H. S. Washburn.
On their death H. T. Washburn took the business and continues at the present time under his own name. Mr. Washburn
has been married twice, first, on January 21, 1871, to Idella A. Bliss, who died December 9, 1884. leaving three
daughters: Bertha T., Alice B., and Edith A. On December 28, 1896, Mr. Washburn married Mrs. Annie R. Smith, daughter
of Franklin and Mary J. Briggs.
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.
Bristol County, MA Biographies
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