Biography of H. P. Kent
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Kent, H. P., was born in Wrentham, October 29, 1859. His father, Henry Nelson Kent, was a native of Barrington, R. I., where the family were among the pioneer settlers. H. N. Kent married Josephine, daughter of William G. Porter of Wrentham, Mass., and through life was identified with the jewelry business. H. P. Kent was educated in the public schools of Attleborough and then learned the jewelry business with Lincoln, Bacon & Company of Plainville, Mass., in 1887 becoming a member of F. W. Weaver & Co., manufacturing jewelers of Attleborough, Mass. specialty ladies' jewelry. He has been a member of the School Committee, and of the Republican Town Committee In 1879 he married Etta F., daughter of William E. Barney. They have two Sons: Ralph P. and Earl B. Mr. Kent is a representative of one of the oldest families in Bristol county; takes an active interest in school and church matters, and has ever advanced the best interests of his town.

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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