Biography of Andrew M. Sperry
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Sperry, Andrew M., was born in New Haven, Conn., April 24, 1830. His father, Edwin Sperry, was a native of Waterbury, Conn., and the family trace their descent from Lemuel Sperry of Sperry's Farm, Woodbridge, Conn., who was one of the pióneers of that town. Edwin Sperry married Mary Miles and through life was engaged in the cooperage trade at Waterbury, Conn.; he died in 1893. Andrew M. Sperry was educated at Waterbury, and worked in the button shops until seventeen years of age. when he learned the harness maker's trade. In 1854 he came to North Attleborough and entered the employ of Whitney & Bailey, jewelers, and in 1856 entered the employ of Harvey Richards; in 1860 with Tift & Blackinton, and in 1863 was foreman for Tift, Whiting & Co. In 1865 he entered the employ of Smith & Ginnado and remained with them until 1885, during which time, in 1873, he established his present business of undertaking, associated with C. E. Smith until his death in 1887, after which he conducted it alone until his son was old enough to assist him, and was the first man in the northern part of Bristol county to embalm the dead and at the present time is employing the most scientific and approved methods in caring for the dead. In 1851 he married Augusta, daughter of Philo and Annie Abbott, who died in 1865, and he then married, in 1867, Adelaide G., daughter of Nelson and Eunice Fisher, and they have one son, Henry Nelson Sperry, junior member of A. M. Sperry & Co. Mr. Sperry is one of the self made men of his town, serving as coroner seven years, is a member of Bristol Lodge, Royal Arch Chapter, and Bristol Commandery, and Aurora Lodge of Odd Fellows, being the third oldest member of that lodge.

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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