Biography of James E. Dwight
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Dwight, James Edwin, son of Leonard and Minerva Dwight, was born in Williamsburg, Mass., May 19, 1834. When he was ten years old his father removed to New Bedford and engaged in the meat and grocery business, locating at 90 South Second street. After a residence of forty five years in New Bedford, he removed to Acushnet, where he died in 1879, in the seventy ninth year of his age. James E. Dwight attended the common schools of New Bedford and, after leaving school, went into his father's business, succeeding him in 1865, and still conducts the business at the old location, being now one of the oldest groceries in the city. With his father and alone Mr. Dwight has been in business for upwards of forty eight years, and it is needless to say that his store has become a landmark in that section of the city. Leonard Dwight died in his seventy eighth year. Mr. Dwight married, in 1855, Emily B., daughter of Stephen and Phebe Gifford of North Dartmouth, and of their union five children were born, only two of whom survive: Minerva B., and Myrtilla M., wife of C. H. Millett of Salem, Mass.

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Bristol County, Massachusetts
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