Biography of O. M. Draper
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Draper, O. M., was born in North Attleboroagh, September 3, 1840, a son of Virgil, a native of North Attleborough. Virgil married Ann W., daughter of Samuel Origen Draper, who was one of the pioneers in the jewelry business. He was of a decided mechanical turn of mind and invented a die of steel surrounded by iron. O. M. Draper was educated in North Attleborough and in 1862 began business under the name of O. M. Draper & Co., being associated with E. I. Richards. In 1868 he purchased Mr. Richards's interest and has continued the business up to the present time, making a specialty of fire gilt chains, and was the first in town to manufacture what was known as swedged goods. He is one of the largest manufacturers of rolled plate chains in Massachusetts. In 1865 he married Reliance G., daughter of Henry Russell; she died in 1876, leaving two sons and one daughter. Mr. Draper afterwards married Hettie A. Woodard of Akron, O., and she died in 1895, leaving one son.

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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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