Biography of Frederic W. Rounds

Frederic W. Rounds, of Woonsocket, has been a banker since his entry into the business world, and is favorably known in banking circles in that city and vicinity. He was born in Providence, May 11, 1892, the son of Frederic W. and Hannah E. (Hubbard) Rounds, his father (1930) retired, having been for many years associated with the Household Sewing Machine Company.

After attending the public schools of Cranston, Frederic W. Rounds became connected with the United National Bank of Providence, continuing with this bank from 1909 to 1915. In 1916 he transferred his interests to the Industrial Trust Company, but with the outbreak of the war in 1917, resigned his position to serve his country. He enlisted in the United States Navy, and was commissioned an ensign, serving with distinction throughout the duration of the war, and receiving his discharge in July, 1919. He then returned to the Industrial Trust Company, where he rose to a position of responsibility and for the last five years has been assistant manager of the Woonsocket branch. Mr. Rounds is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons and has been Master of Adoniram Lodge, of East Providence. He is also a member of the Woonsocket City Club, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Lions Club. In politics, he is a Republican, and his religious preference is the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Frederic W. Rounds married Frances Eddy. Their children are: Robert E., and Janice.

Source: Carroll, Charles. Rhode Island: Three Centuries of Democracy, vol 3 of 4. New York: Lewis historical Pub. Co., 1932.

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