Biography of Frank M. Sparrow
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Sparrow, Frank Miller, attorney and counselor, was born in Mattapoisett, Plymouth county, Mass., August 16, 1862, a son of Dr. William E. and Sophronia H. (Holmes) Sparrow. His father has been in successful practice in Mattapoisett for over fifty years and is one of the oldest physicians in southern Massachusetts. Mr. Sparrow attended the public schools of his native place and was prepared for college in the Friends' Academy, New Bedford, and was graduated from Harvard in 1883 with the degree of A. B.; afterwards spending one year in the Harvard Law School. He then returned to his home and until 1889 was engaged in various enterprises with his father and at that time he came to New Bedford, where he resumed the study of law in the office of Thomas M. Stetson, where he remained three years and was then admitted to the Bristol bar in May, 1892. He at once began active practice, was associated with the firm of Stetson & Greene until 1894, and then formed his present association with L. Le B. Holmes and is a member of the Board of License Commissioners of the City of New Bedford, being appointed June 1, 1896, for a term of six years. Mr. Sparrow is directly descended from Edward Sparrow, a mariner, who came from England to Plymouth colony about 1740, and married Jerusha Bradford, a daughter of William, who was third in descent from the original Governor William Bradford. Mr. Sparrow married, in 1893, Sarah H., daughter of Albert K. and Mary P. (Le Baron) Crosby.

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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