Abraham Orlando 6 BIGELOW
16C58.9 Abraham Orlando 6
BIGELOW, son of Luke 5
( Jabez 4 , Eleazer
3 Joshua2, John1), and Asenath (WINSHIP) BIGELOW,
was born 02 August 1812 at Westminster, Worcester county, MA. Like his brother,
he early went to Boston and learned the watchmaking trade, and started in
business in the firm of Bigelow Brothers, afterwards the firm of Bigelow,
Kennard & Co. In 1876, having amassed considerable property, he retired
from business. He was well-known in the banking world, having been connected
with the Massachusetts National Bank as one of its directors, and its president
from 1881 to 1887. He was twice elected a member of the board of alderman
by the city of Boston, and twice served in the state legislature. He was
a great lover of music and at one time was president of the Handel and Haydn
Society. He married, on 07 June 1841, Olivia A. Dodd, daughter of James Dodd.
She was born 20 July 1818, and died 31 December 1905. He died 29 April 1887.
Children of Abraham 0. and Olivia (Dodd) Bigelow:
16C58.91 Helen Olivia, b 25 July 1842 Boston; d
19 Mar 1923; unm.
16C58.92 George Prescott, b 12 May 1848 Cambridge;
died in infancy.
Bigelow Family Genealogy Volume. I page.368;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; pg 276-277; (see below)
vital records of Cambridge; obituaries.
Source: Genealogy of the Bigelow Family of America by Gilman Bigelow
Abraham O. Bigelow, son of Luke & Asenath (Winship) Bigelow, was born
at Westminster, Mass., May 20,
1809. Like his brothers, John & Alanson, he early went to Boston
and learned the watchmaking trade, and
soon after started in business with his brothers in the firm of Bigelow
Brothers, importers and dealers in
watches & jewelry; afterwards the firm of Bigelow, Kennard &
Company. In 1876, having amassed consider-
able property, he retired from business. He was well known in the
banking world, having been connected with the Massachusetts National Bank
for many years as one of its Directors, and President from 1881 to
1887. He was twice elected a member of the Board of Aldermen of the city
and was twice elected to the Legislature. He was a great lover of music
and at one time was President of the
Handel and Haydn Society. He married June 7, 1841, Olivia A. Dodd, daughter
of James Dodd of Boston.
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They had one daughter.
Modified - 11/12/2007
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