1824 — Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts
One of a thousand: a series of biographical sketches of one ..., Volume 3
edited by John Clark Rand
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FLETCHER, JOHN WARE, son of Amos and Sarah (Ware) Fletcher, was born in Norridgewock, Somerset county, Maine,April 11, 1824.
The town school and academy furnished him with his educational training.
His first connection in business was in Norridgewock, Me., 1842, in a country store and drugs. Subsequently in Bangor in dry goods and carpets, 1844, and in Boston, in the grain, hay and flour commission business, 1851 to '61.
He is at present treasurer and manager of the Star Manufacturing Company.
Mr. Fletcher was first married in Portland, Maine, June 3, 1846, to Elizabeth ( Douglas) Hyde, daughter of William and Julia (Douglas) Hyde. Of this union were two children: John Amos and Charles Richardson Fletcher. H e was married the second time, in Chelsea, May 25, 1864, to Mary Gould, daughter of John and Phebe Cornish (Gould) Brown. Of this union were five children: Marion Ware, Lawrence Brown, Annie Brown, Alice Mary and Albert Tripp Fletcher.
Mr. Fletcher was several years director of the Wmnisimmet Benevolent Society, Chelsea; lieutenant in the state artillery,.Maine, seven years; lieutenant 43d Massachusetts regiment, in the war of the rebellion, serving in the signal corps; captain in 36th United States colored troops. He is a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion and of the Grand Army of the Republic.
He has served as president of the common council, member of the board of aldermen, and mayor of Chelsea 1871-'72 ; representative to the General Court from Chelsea, 1873 and '74, and president of the Chelsea water board three years.