Coxen, Harold M.
The following data is extracted from Biography and Genealogy of Western Massachusetts, 1639-1925.
HAROLD M. COXEN - The cotton textile industry has commanded the attention of Harold M. Coxen, of North Adams, throughout his entire career thus far, and in his constructive endeavors and eminent usefulness this realm of production has realized definite benefit. A native of the State of Massachusetts, reared in the traditions of industrial achievement and trained for his special field of activity, Mr. Coxen has won high rank in his chosen industry. He is a son of Charles H. and Rebecca W. (Wing) Coxen, his father being a prominent merchant of New Bedford.
Harold M. Coxen was born in New Bedford July 15, 1884. Following his elementary studies he attended the New Bedford High School and thereafter took a special course at the New Bedford Textile School where he gained a thoroughly comprehensive technical preparation for his life work. Since the completion of his studies Mr. Coxen has been active in the practical branches of the cotton textile industry, gaining in the early years of his experience a practical foundation for success by applying his technical knowledge to the production departments of the industry. He has now for some years been treasurer of the Hoosac Cotton Mills of North Adams, and in this very responsible position he has borne a worthy and constructive part in the progress of the concern. Few interests outside his work claim Mr. Coxen's attention, but for some years he has served on the City Council of North Adams. He is a member of the Masons, is president (1924) of the Berkshire Club; and attends the First Universalist Church.
Harold M. Coxen married, October 17, 1905, at New Bedford, Massachusetts, Edith C. Allen, daughter of George C. and Emma B. Allen, and they are the parents of one daughter, Natalie, born March 19, 1908.
Source: Biography and Genealogy of Western Massachusetts, 1639-1925