Biography of Silas T. Lawrence
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Lawrence, Silas T., son of David and Chloe (Sherman) Lawrence, was born in Freetown, March 27, 1813. He attended school in Freetown for a short time, and later removed to New Bedford, where he also attended school. At an early age he began to learn the cooper's trade, which he followed in this vicinity and as cooper on whale ships for nearly fifty years In 1860 he established a retail grocery store on Purchase street, New Bedford, but later sold this store and engaged in the same business in Acushnet, where he remained for a period of sixteen years. He is now retired and has taken up his residence in Fairhaven. In politics Mr. Lawrence has always been a strong Republican. He is now eighty five years old, but is still vigorous.

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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