Biography of Bradford D. Davol
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Davol, Bradford D., son of Stephen and Sarah F. (Chase) Davol, was born in Portsmouth, R. I., March 30, 1841. He has, however, always been a resident of Fall River, the family having removed there shortly after his birth. After obtaining an excellent education in the public and high schools, he secured a position in the office of the Pocasset Manufacturing Company as a clerk. Mr. Davol was employed by this concern in the capacity of clerk, bookkeeper and treasurer for a period of thirty. three years. He has been prominent in the manufacturing interests of Fall River during his entire business life. His father was for over fifty years agent and treasurer of the Pocasset and Troy Mills. Mr. Davol has served three years as councilman, president from May to December the last year, and three years as alderman from the Fifth ward. He is a member of King Philip Lodge, F. & A. M., and the Chapter and Commandery. He was second lieutenant three months since 1864. afterwards commissioned by the Commonwealth of Massachusets as first lieutenant, captain, major, lieutenant colonel and colonel of the 3d Regiment, M. V. M. At one time he was president and later treasurer of the Flint Mills, and is now a director of the Pocasset Manufacturing Co., Troy Cotton and Woolen Manufactory, Flint Mills, Mechanics' Mills, Fall River Bleacherv, Barnaby Manufacturing Co., Fall River Manufacturers' Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Massasoit National Bank; president and director of the Barnard Manufacturing Co. and the Dighton, Somerset & Swansea Street Railway Co. He has seen the city grow from about 13,000 population to over 100,000, and from less than 200,000 spindles to more than 2,800,000. On the 17th of June, 1897. he was appointed chairman of the Board of Police of Fall Rivcr by Governor Wolcott. December 1, 1875, he married Cornelia W., daughter of Minor S. Lincoln of Boston.

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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