Biography of Alfred W. De Wolf
Bristol County, MA Biographies

De Wolf, Alfred Ward, hardware dealer, was born in New Bedford, Mass., February 4, 1856, and is the son of Charles De Wolf and Eliza M. Ward, and the grandson of Areli De Wolf of Acushnet. His father, who was born in Acushnet, Bristol county, was a carpenter and builder. Mr. De Wolf graduated from the New Bedford High School in 1874, and in September of the same year he went to Boston as a clerk in the hardware store of Benjamin Callender & Co. He remained there three years, and afterward spent a similar period in Woonsocket, R. I., having charge of the hardware establishment of G. Darling & Son. He returned to New Bedford in 1880, and in March, 1881, formed a copartnership with Mark T. Vincent, which still continues. The firm of De Wolf & Vincent purchased the old hardware store of Ambrose Vincent, on the corner of Union street and Acushnet avenue, on March 21, 1881, and on July 1, 1892, they also bought the store of Sullings, Kingman & Co., at 149 Union street, which had been founded by them July 1, 1845, and where they have since conducted the business of the combined establishments. Mr. De Wolf is past grand of Acushnet Lodge No. 41, I. O. O. F., a member of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows of Massachusetts; past chancellor and charter member of Union Lodge No. 7, K. of P., and a member of the Wamsutta Club. In 1891 he married Clara, daughter of David S. Bliss of New Bedford, and they have two children; Ward and Rachel.

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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