Biography of Thomas S. Dahl
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Dahl, Thomas S., son of James and Martha (Wing) Dahl, was born in Fairhaven. October 22, 1864. For a number of years his father was a sea captain and later engaged in farming. As a boy Thomas S. worked on the farm and attended school. His first business experience was gained under E. M. Dean of Fair Haven, with whom he learned the shoemaking trade. He worked for Mr. Dean for some time and in 1889 purchased an interest in the business, the firm name being then changed to E. M. Dean & Co., which continued until 1894, when Mr. Dean retired. Since that time Mr. Dahl has successfully conducted the business alone, constantly adding to his resources until he now carries a large stock. He has been a lifelong resident of Fairhaven and has earned a reputation for honesty of purpose and integrity in business affairs. In 1893 he married Ardra A. Taylor, daughter of George Taylor of New Bedford, and they have one son, Chester W. Dahi. Mr. Dahl is a member of Acushnet Lodge, I. O. O. F.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
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With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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