Biography of Charles W. Connell
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Connell, Charles W., physican and surgeon, son of William and Clarissa (Gifford) Connell, was born in Fall River. March 20, 1859. His father, William Connell, was superintendent of public schools for a period of twentv.three years, and was a man widely known and popular as an educator. During his administration, and largely through his influence, the plan of furnishing free text books to all children of the schools was put into force in Fall River, which was the first city in Massachusetts to accept the provision of the act of the Legislature, allowing school books to be supplied at the public expense. Dr. Connell obtained his preparatory education in the schools of his native city, and was graduated from the high school in 1877. He then entered Brown University and completed the course in that institution in 1881. He taught in the Latin department of the Fall River high school five years and in the meantime began the study of medicine. He matriculated at the medical department of Harvard University and received his medical degree in 1887. Since then he has been engaged in the practice of medicine in Fall River. He is a member of the order of Odd Fellows, and the Fall River Medical Society; a member of the board of trustees of the Emergency Hospital, and a director of the Pocasset hat factory. His brother, Arthur I. Connell, is also a practicing physician in Fall River. In June, 1893, Dr. Connell married Emma P., daughter of Andrew and Hannah (Border) Earl. Of this union are two daughters: Clarissa E. and Grace Connell.

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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