Biography of William C. Davenport
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Davenport, William Church, son of William Rufus, and Hannah Church (Walker) Daverport, was born in Taunton, July 18, 1854. He was educated at Bristol Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy, and Harvard University, where he remained two years: In 1876, soon after leaving college, he entered the Machinists' National Bank, and was chosen president of the bank in 1889, which position he still retains. Mr. Davenport is a director in the Taunton Locomotive Manufacturing Co., the Taunton Gas Light Co., and the Cohannet Mills, a trustee of the Bristol Academy, member of the advisory board of the Old Ladies' Home, and of the executive committee of the Winthrop Club. October 25, 1831, Mr. Davenport married Anne Fiske Banfleld, a daughter of Hon. Everett C. and Anne Schofield (Fiske) Banfleld. They have three children living: William Rufus, Everett Banfield and Ruth.

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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