Biography of Benjamin Irish
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Irish, Benjamin, is the son of John and Nancy (Little) Irish, and a grandson of Samuel Irish and Fobes Little, all of Little Compton, R. I., and was born there January 9, 1814. John Irish, who succeeded to the old homestead of his father Samuel, was born in Little Compton on the 14th of April, 1776, and died December 24, 1859. His wife, Nancy, was born October 20, 1774, and died March 21, 1854. Benjamin Irish received a limited education in the district schools of his native town. When thirteen years old he came to New Bedford and entered the grocery store of Samuel Little and subsequently the shipping office of William H. Stowell. In 1842 he became a bookkeeper for Isaac Howland, jr., & Co., with whom he remained until 1873. Since then he has devoted his time to the care of large real estate interests in New Bedford. Mr. Irish was auditor for the New Bedford Institution for Savings for several years. He has been married three times and has had four children, of whom three survive, viz.: Benjamin T., George O. and Charles S., all of New Bedford.

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