Biography of Frank B. Sistare
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Sistare, Frank B., son of George B. and Mary (Shaw) Sistare, was born in New London, Conn., January 21, 1861. His father, a seafaring man, now lives in New London, having reached the age of seventy years. When he was an infant the family moved to Little Compton, R. I., and later to that part of Dartmouth, Mass., called Smith's Neck. He gained his education in the public schools of Little Compton and Dartmouth, and at the early age of fifteen began to learn the carpenter's trade under Russell E. Burrows, of New London, Conn., with whom he remained about three years, and then went to Taunton, Mass., where he worked as a journeyman carpenter for one year, and for two years was head carpenter at the Elizabeth Poole Cotton Mill, being then scarcely of age. From Taunton he removed to Dartmouth, where he was employed for one year by Samuel Davis, and then returned to New London. In 1884 he came to New Bedford, and in 1886 began business as a contractor and builder. Mr. Sistare has been accorded a good measure of success in his business, and is one of the representative builders of the city. Among the more important buildings he has erected are the Casino at Fall River, the Dartmouth Town Hall, pumping station at Fairhaven, and numerous large dwellings and tenement houses. He is a member of Pacific Lodge of Odd Fellows, and Annawan Encampment. He married in 1883, Elvira, daughter of Thomas Smith of South Dartmouth. and two children have been born to them, George H. and Esther.

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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