Biography of John B. Sullivan
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Sullivan, John B., contractor, son of Timothy and Honora (Harrington) Sullivan, was born June 24, 1847, in Ireland, where he received a common school education. In 1867 he came to America and settled in New Bedford. He learned the stone mason's trade, which he followed until 1882, when be began contracting and building. a business he has since pursued with great success. Among themany notable buildings which he has erected are St. Mary's School, St. Mary's parochial residence on Summer street, sixty feet of the tower of St. Lawrence church, St. Mary's Home, St. Mary's chapel, No. 8 Engine House, Phillips avenue and Brock avenue school houses, etc. He is also engaged in quarrying, having a stone quarry on the Hathaway road, and is heavily interested in real estate in the city. Mr. Sullivan is a trustee of St. Lawrence parish, a member and one of the organizers of the Master Builders' Association, and a member of the New Bedford Board of Trade, the Plymouth Club, and the Holy Name Society of St. Lawrence Church. In August, 1872, he married Miss Margaret Sullivan, of County Cork, Ireland. who died leaving one son, Mark E., now a member of the City Council and associated with his father in business. In September, 1884, Mr. Sullivan married Katherine E. Sullivan, and they have two children: Mary and Frank.

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Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
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The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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