Bureau County Biographies 1885
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Bureau Bios 1885 > E. W. Fassett

Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois
H. C. Bradsby, Editor
Chicago: World Publishing Comapny - 1885

Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society

Page 517

E. W. FASSETT, Lamoille, was born June 23, 1823, in Keen, Cheshire Co., N. H. He came to this county with his father, Elisha Fassett (see preceding sketch), and although his educational advantages were few, he has yet been enabled through his excellent natural ability, to place himself at the head of the business men of Lamoille without special effort. About 1844 he clerked one year for the firm of Fax  Bryant, and after that clerked one year for Jonathan Holbrook and then took charge of the "Union Store," which he conducted one year, and then bought the store and has been engaged in business for himself ever since, and is now the oldest living merchant in Lamoille. At present he, in partnership with I. H. Norris and J. R. Woods, is conducting a large general store, and also buys and sells exchange on all important cities. He has 260 acres of land here, and about 1,200 acres in Nebraska. Mr. Fassett was married December 7, 1842, to Pamelia W. Morton, who was born May 21, 1823, in Hatfield, Mass. Her parents, Cotton and Nancy (Herrick) Morton, came here in 1838. She is the mother of six children, viz: Mrs. Hattie L. P. Woods, Charles W., Frank M., and Elisha P. Fassett are yet living, and Fannie C. and Florence deceased. Mr. Fassett and his excellent wife are members of the Baptist Church. During the war he was one of the three men elected to fill the quoata of Bureau County; and has satisfactorily filled the office of Supervisor of Lamoille Township.


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