Charles L. Ware (1875 – )

“CHARLES L. WARE, steam and power engineer of Lawrence, Massachusetts, was born in Frederickton, New Brunswick, November 5, 1875, son of Walter B. Ware, born in 1853, at Wrentham, Massachusetts, now engaged in the lumber business , and Eunice (Newcomb) Ware, born April 6, 1853, at Pictou, Nova Scotia, who died in 1898.

Mr. Ware was educated in the public schools of Rutland and Springfield, Massachusetts, and soon after leaving school went to work for the Lakeville Woolen Company, at West Rutland, Massachusetts, where he remained for four years, and then was employed at the Massachusetts State Primary School.  A year was spent in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, employed by the Manville Company there, and thence Mr. Ware removed to Worcester, Massachusetts, where he worked for almost five years as engineer of the E.D. Thayer Company.  Following this position, Mr. Ware was employed  by the American Steel and Wire Company of that city, and later removed to Norwood, Massachusetts, and entered the employ of Winslow Brothers, as assistant master mechanic.  After three years an opportunity came to fill the position of chief engineer of the Mystic Dye Works at Medford, Massachusetts, and Mr. Ware remained there three years.  He then became master mechanic of the Hockanum Mills at Rockville, Connecticut, and after six years there, held a similar position with the Standish Worsted Company, of Plymouth.  Until 1918 he was chief engineer of the Assabet Mills of the American Woolen Company, at Maynard, Massachusetts, and in the latter year he was appointed engineer of steam and water power for all the mills of the above company, with headquarters at Lawrence, which position he now holds.  Mr. Ware’s vast experience in his line of work has been of untold value to him, and each succeeding employer received the benefits derived from previous experiences.

Mr. Ware is a Republican; a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers of New York; fraternally he is a member of Fayette Lodge, No. 69, Free and Accepted Masons of Rockville, Connecticut; Adoniram Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of Rockville, Adoniran Council, Royal and Select Masters, of Rockville; and a member of the Blue Room Club of Boston; and the National Association of Stationary Engineers.

Mr. War married, in 1898, Helen Moulton, born July 7, 1873, at Rutland, Massachusetts, daughter of Menzies R. Moulton, and they are the parents of Myrtle H. Ware, born at Norwood, in 1901 and Miriam E. Ware, born in 1904, at Medford.”

Source:  Municipal History of Essex Co., Massachusetts, Vol. 4, by Benjamin R. Arrington, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York, 1922, page 383

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