Biography of Edward A. Searle
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Searle, Edward Almy, was born in Scituate, R. I., April 9, 1854, a son of George and Nancy W. (Waterman) Searle. His early education was received in the public schools of Rhode Island and the Lapham Institute at North Scituate, R. I. At the close of his school days he went to work for Edward Almy of North Dighton as bookkeeper, and then moved to Providence with his brother as superintendent and was engaged for several years as salesman by two different concerns. In 1885 he came to Taunton and opened a grocery and provision store of his own, continuing for about five years, and in October of the same year went to Providence and bought out the business of J. H. Eddy & Co., wholesale dealers in wooden ware, under the name of the J. H. Eddy Co. In the spring of 1892 they merged the business into that of the William A. Caddy Co., and continued until the death of Captain Phillips, when the business was closed out and he came to Taunton with Briggs & Co., grain dealers. In 1898 the city created the office of city auditor and Mr. Searle was appointed to the position. January 22, 1878, he married Cora A., daughter of Leonard A. and Sarah A. (Springer) White; they have no children.

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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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