Biography of Edward B. Sturtevant
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Sturtevant, Edward Bela, merchant and postmaster at Souch Dartmouth, was born in that village, November 10, 1855, a son of Alden C. and Mary (Davis) Sturte. vant. He completed his education in the common schools and then began his business experience as a clerk in the grocery store owned by Edward F. Potter, with whom he remained five years. He then, under the direction of his father, learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed for a period of sixteen years. Mr. Sturte. vant engaged in his present business in 1888 and has been very successful. In politics he is a staunch Republican. President Harrison appointed him postmaster of South Dartmouth in October, 1889, and he has since held that office. Since 1894 he has been town auditor. He is a member of Acushnet Lodge No. 41, I. O. O. F. In May, 1875, he married Lucy E., daughter of Charles and Eunice (Smith) Gifford of Dartmouth. Two children have been born to them: Charles G. and Fanny I.

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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