Biography of William F. Sturtevant
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Sturtevant, William Francis, son of Alden C. and Mary J. (Hinkley) Sturtevaut, was born in New Bedford, Mass., June 18, 1852, and in 1854 moved with his parents to South Dartmouth. where the latter still reside. His father is a carpenter and builder. Mr. Sturtevant received a common school education, and on April 27, 1870, began learning the trade of painter in New Bedford with William C. Parker, with whom he remained four and a half years. Afterward he was associated with Eben J. Kempton until 1883, when he bought out his employer and still continues the business. He is a leading house, ship and sign painter, frescoer, decorator and dealer in paints, etc., and has built up a successful trade. He is a member of Star in the East Lodge, F. & A. M., of Adoniram Chapter. R.A.M., of New Bedford Council, R. & S. M., of Sutton Commandery, K. T., of Pacific Lodge, I. O. O. F. of Annawan Encampment, I. O. O. F. of Stella Lodge, Daughters of Rebekah, of the Knights of Pythias, of New Bedford Relief Club, No 1, New Bedford Chapter No. 49, Eastern Star.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
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The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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