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Lindsey Family of Fall River, MA

The Fall River family of Lindseys here considered is a branch of the earlier Bristol, R. I., family. Beyond the marriage at that point of John Lindsey, the first of the name of record there, 1694, nothing definite seems known. It is a tradition in the Bristol family, however, that their ancestor came from Scotland long prior to the American Revolution. Reference is made here to the genealogy and family history of the Fall River branch of the Bristol family, the head of which was the late William Lindsey, who was through a long life a prominent business man and substantial citizen, followed by his son, the late Hon. Crawford Easterbrooks Lindsey, for many years prominently identified with the manufacturing interests of Fall River and of Pawtucket, R. I., a member of both branches of the city government of Fall River and twice its chief executive officer.

Biography of F. Emmett Dwyer

F. EMMETT DWYER, progressive and outstanding professional man of Pittsfield, and one who has gained general recognition in the work of undertaking and funeral directing, in which for the past six years and more he has been active, stands at the head of a long established business, of which his father was the founder. Mr. Dwyer has demonstrated his large natural ability, and in his forward looking spirit the people feel that he is giving to his work sincere and devoted attention. Mr. Dwyer is a native of Chatham, New York, a son of Simon P. and Katherine (McNamee) Dwyer. F. Emmett Dwyer was born in Chatham, New York, September 8, 1898. His education was received in the local institutions, and he is a graduate of Pittsfield, High School, class of 1917. Early choosing as his life work the interests in which his father was active, Mr. Dwyer assisted his father during his leisure time while still in high school, then made special preparations for activity in the same realm, entering the Boston School of Embalming. The death of Simon P. Dwyer closed a life of eminent usefulness at a comparatively early age on January 31, 1919, and since that date F. Emmett Dwyer has been at the head. This interest was founded by Simon P. Dwyer in 1904, and he conducted it along the most approved and progressive lines, his natural ability having been combined with a deep appreciation of the responsibilities of his work In the progress of the enterprise since it was taken over by the younger man it has continued to meets the needs of...

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