Alden, Lewis, son of Lewis and Abigail (Belcher) Alden, was born in East Randolph, Norfolk County, April 29, 1848.
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He received a common and high school education. Between the ages of seventeen and twenty-one he worked in the shoe factory of L. F. Wilde & Co. Later, for nearly five years. He worked for Rufus Gibbs & Co., boot and shoe jobbing house, Boston—most of the time in charge of their factory at South Weymouth. He established himself in business in Holbrook, 1878, entering his present factory (boots and shoes) 1885.
Mr. Alden was married in Saugus, June 1874, to Harriet S. Hammond. Of this union is one child; Mabel Frances Alden.
Mr. Alden is trustee of the Holbrook public library. He was largely instrumental in founding the Holbrook Methodist church, and has been for ten years superintendent of the Sunday school. He is always alive and active in promoting the temperance cause. He is a director in the Holbrook Co-operative Bank, a charter member of the Knights of Honor, having passed through every grade of office.