Biography of Leontine Lincoln
Bristol County, MA Biographies

LEONTINE LINCOLN, son of Jonathan Thayer and Abby (Luscomb) Lincoln, was born in Fall River, December 26, 1846. During his boyhood he attended the Fall River public schools and later a private school at Providence, R. I. Mr. Lincoln began business at the age of nineteen, when he entered the counting room of Kilburn, Lincoln & Co., of which corporation his father was then president (later succeeded in the presidency by his oldest son, H. C. Lincoln). The firm was then, and still is, a large manufacturer of cotton and silk machinery. Mr. Lincoln has been in the direction of some of the leading manufacturing and banking interests of the city, including the Seaconnet, Tecumseh, King Philip, Hargraves, Parker and Arkwright Mills, Barnard Manufacturing Company, Crystal Spring Bleaching and Dyeing Company, Second National Bank, and a member of the board of investment of the Five Cents Savings Bank; he is also president of the Seaconnet Mills Corporation, president of the Hargraves Mill and the Parker Mills, and of the Second National Bank, and trustee of the Home for Aged People.

In 1872 Mr. Lincoln succeeded E. C. Kilburn as treasurer of the Kilburn, Lincoln & Company Corporation, and still retains this connection, which now covers a period of twenty six years. His active interest in the educational institutions of Fall River has long been manifest, and he has served as a member of the School Committee nineteen years and its chairman eleven years. He is also a member and secretary of the board of trustees of the B. M. C. Durfee High School. He has been a member of the board of trustees of the, Public Library for twenty years, during which time he has served as secretary and treasurer of the board. Mr. Lincoln has written and spoken on educational, industrial and political subjects. He has been a member of the State Board of Lunacy and Charity since 1894 and was elected chairman of the board in June, 1898. He is a member of the Old Colony Historical Society and the Ameican Librarians’ Association; also a member of the New England Cotton Manufacturers’ Association; was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896 at St. Louis, which nominated William McKinley to the presidency.

In 1889 Brown University conferred upon him the honorary degree, A.M. He married, in May, 1868, Amelia S., daughter of John Duncan, D. D., and Mary A. (Macowen) Duncan, and their children are Jonathan Thayer Lincoln and Leontine Lincoln, jr.

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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