Biography of Andrew H. Sweet
Bristol County, MA Biographies

ANDREW H. SWEET was born in Norton, Mass., October 2, 1845, a son of Joseph D. and Abbie A. (Hodges) Sweet. His father was a farmer throughout his life. Mr. Sweet was educated in the public schools of Norton and taught school at Easton and Sharon. He next went into the grocery business, but afterward became identified in Norton in the friction match business under the name of Messinger & Sweet, which was consolidated into The Diamond Match Company, and he was with them for about three years, when he bought back from them the Norton property and started his present business, the manufacture of wooden and paper boxes. From this industry he now supplies the various manufacturers throughout New England and other points in the United States. In 1870 Mr. Sweet married Mary E., daughter of Austin and Salina A. F. Messinger, and they have one son, Austin M. Sweet, who is now interested in the business with his father. Mr. Sweet has been a father of the town; has been on the SchoolCommittee; represented his town in the Legislature two terms, and in politics is a Republican. He is a Unitarian and takes a general interest in his town and town’s people.

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

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