Biography of Lewis Brothers Nursery
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Lewis Bros. - The Dighton Nursery is one of the oldest branches of business of its kind in Massachusetts. It has been owned by the Lewis family forty years. John A. Lewis, father of the present proprietors, was formerly a merchant at Dighton, where he carried on a general business for many years, but finally disposed of his interests and entered the employ of the Dighton Nursery Co., owned at that time by Dr. Wood. A few years later he purchased the business and continued it up to six years ago, when he retired and was succeeded by his sons, Charles A. and Edgar P., the latter up to that time had been employed in New Bedford. The Messrs. Lewis conducted the business on an extensive scale, propagating all the hardy varieties of fruit and ornamental trees, shrubs, roses, vines and climbing plants suitable to the trade in this latitude. In 1897 they commenced an addition to their trade by erecting greenhouses in order to fill a demand from that department of trade. They are also arranging for the further enlargement of their business in the establishment of an agency system, whereby a force of traveling men will be put upon the road for the sale of their nursery stock, and they hope to extend their business, which has formerly been of a local character, throughout New England. No family in this vicinity are better known or enjoy a better reputation than the Lewis family. Their father, lately deceased, was always a steadfast Republican and has enjoyed the confidence of his political associates to the degree that he has been at times deputy sheriff, justice of the peace, selectman, and in 1878 was elected to serve in the lower house of the Massachusetts Legislature. The five children with their mother survive John A. Lewis and are as follows: Albert G., of Dighton; Susan, wife of William J. Bennett, cashier of the Boston freight office of Fall River; John A., also connected with the Boston freight office, and Charles A. and Edgar P.

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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