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Biography of Daniel W. Coggeshall

For the last decade, ever since his graduation from college, Mr. Coggeshall has been the local representative in his native city, Bristol, of one of the leading investment banking houses of Boston. In this capacity he has become favorably known in business and financial circles and today he is regarded as one of the representative …

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Biography of Hugh J. Gourley

The entire business career of Hugh J. Gourley of Warren, Rhode Island, has been associated with the textile industry, and has been marked by steady advancement in that field. Hugh J. Gourley was born in County Armagh, Ireland, May 4, 1874, son of Isaac and Kathleen (Malloy) Gourley, both now deceased. The father, who was …

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Biography of Louis A. Beauregard

Louis A. Beauregard was born in Providence, Rhode Island, October 24, 1895, a son of Orvilla, a roofing contractor, and Cordelia (Des Lauriers) Beauregard, of Southbridge, Massachusetts. He was educated in Pawtucket and after completing his studies learned the electrical trade and followed that occupation until 1917, when he entered the military service of the …

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Biography of Richard John Simmons

Practically trained as a machinist and with years of experience in one of the most reputable plants in New England, Richard John Simmons took up the automotive industry by representation of popular cars and trucks in Bristol and in a dozen years has erected an enterprise that is known throughout this section of Rhode Island …

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Biography of Alfred M. Merriman, M. D.

For more than three decades Dr. Alfred M. Merriman has been widely known and popular as a general physician and surgeon of Bristol, Rhode Island. Since 1927 he has been colonel of the Bristol Train Artillery. Alfred M. Merriman was born in Harpswell, Maine, May 1, 1868, son of Captain Walter Merriman, a native of …

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Charles Bristed Rockwell

Biography of Charles Bristed Rockwell, Jr.

Vice-president of the Collins and Aikman Corporation, operators of the Cranston Worsted Mills at Bristol, Rhode Island, Charles Bristed Rockwell, Jr., has succeeded his father as an executive of one of Bristol’s most important industrial enterprises. He was born at Cranston, Rhode Island, on October 15, 1889, son of Charles B. and Martha Briggs (Skerry) …

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Biography of Wilfred Harold Munro

Professor of European history at Brown University for many years, and a well-known author and educator, Wilfred Harold Munro comes of a distinguished Rhode Island family. He was born at Bristol, in this State, on August 20, 1849, a son of John Bennett and Abby Howland (Batt) Munro. His father was a merchant and banker, …

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LeBaron Bradford Colt

Biography of LeBaron Bradford Colt

Statesman, jurist, and brilliant lawyer, LeBaron Bradford Colt achieved in his lifetime a career of the greatest honor and success. He was twice elected to the United States Senate from Rhode Island by the suffrage of the people. He gave his brilliant talents unselfishly for the public good, and through the constructive influences of a …

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