Biography of Jeremiah M. Shay
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Shay, Jeremiah M., & Co. - Jeremiah M. Shay is a son of Michael P. and Anna (Harrington) Shay, natives of Ireland, who came to this country when quite young and a few years after settled in Fall River, where they were married in 1859, removing to Portsmouth, R. I., where Mr. Shay was born, January 28, 1866. The family returned to Fall River when he was ten years old and he attended school and worked in the mills. He served an apprenticeship with Louis Lavoie at the carriage making business, and in 1886 became a partner. In November, 1892, Mr. Lavoie retired and since then Mr. Shay has conducted the business alone. All kinds of carriages and wagons are made to order, and in addition a harness making and repairing business is conducted. Mr. Shay is an active, enterprising citizen and enjoys the respect of all with whom he comes in contact. He is possessed of considerable inventive ability; one of his most important inventions being a shuttle supplying mechanism for looms which increases the capacity of the loom about ten per cent., and reduces the labor of the weaver more than fifty per cent.

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.

Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

Bristol County, MA Biographies

Names A to B
Names C to D
Names E to H
Names I to L
Names M to O
Names P to R
Names S
Names T to Z




New York

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012