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Silas Peirce


In office
1861[2] – 1862[3]
Preceded by Otis Clapp[4]
Succeeded by Thomas Phillips Rich

In office
1859 – 1860
Preceded by Joseph Wightman[6]
Succeeded by Otis Clapp[7]

In office
January 1857 – January, 1862

In office
January, 1863 – January, 1864

Born 1793
United States Scituate, Massachusetts[10]
Died August 27, 1879[11]
United States Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation Grocer and politician
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Silas Peirce (1793 — 1879) was an American Grocer and politician who founded the wholesale grocer[12] Silas Pierce & Co, in Boston, Massachusetts.[13] in April, 1815.[14] The grocery firm of Silas Peirce & Co., Ltd. lasted 111 years.[15]

Political Offices

Pierce served as Chairman and a member of the Boston Board of Aldermen.

Military service

From 1816 to 1822, Pierce served in the First Regiment, Third Brigade, Fourth Division of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia.[16] In 1821 Peirce joined the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts.[17]

Silas Peirce's Business card Circa 1822

References

  1. ^ Municipal Register containing the City Charter the Rules and Orders of the City Council and a List of Officers for the City of Boston, For the Year 1882., Boston, Massachusetts: Rockwell and Churchill, city printers, 1882, p. 328.  
  2. ^ Municipal Register containing the City Charter the Rules and Orders of the City Council and a List of Officers for the City of Boston, For the Year 1882., Boston, Massachusetts: Rockwell and Churchill, city printers, 1882, p. 328.  
  3. ^ Municipal Register containing the City Charter the Rules and Orders of the City Council and a List of Officers for the City of Boston, For the Year 1882., Boston, Massachusetts: Rockwell and Churchill, city printers, 1882, p. 329.  
  4. ^ Municipal Register containing the City Charter the Rules and Orders of the City Council and a List of Officers for the City of Boston, For the Year 1882., Boston, Massachusetts: Rockwell and Churchill, city printers, 1882, p. 327.  
  5. ^ Municipal Register containing the City Charter the Rules and Orders of the City Council and a List of Officers for the City of Boston, For the Year 1882., Boston, Massachusetts: Rockwell and Churchill, city printers, 1882, p. 326.  
  6. ^ Municipal Register containing the City Charter the Rules and Orders of the City Council and a List of Officers for the City of Boston, For the Year 1882., Boston, Massachusetts: Rockwell and Churchill, city printers, 1882, p. 325.  
  7. ^ Municipal Register containing the City Charter the Rules and Orders of the City Council and a List of Officers for the City of Boston, For the Year 1882., Boston, Massachusetts: Rockwell and Churchill, city printers, 1882, p. 327.  
  8. ^ Municipal Register containing the City Charter the Rules and Orders of the City Council and a List of Officers for the City of Boston, For the Year 1882., Boston, Massachusetts: Rockwell and Churchill, city printers, 1882, p. 326  
  9. ^ Municipal Register containing the City Charter the Rules and Orders of the City Council and a List of Officers for the City of Boston, For the Year 1882., Boston, Massachusetts: Rockwell and Churchill, city printers, 1882, pp. 330–331  
  10. ^ Roberts, Oliver Ayer (1897.), History of the Military company of the Massachusetts, now called the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts Vol. II - 1738-1821, Boston, MA.: Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, p. 449.  
  11. ^ Clapp (1915.), A century of service, 1815-1915, Boston, MA.: Silas Pierce & Co Limited, p. 34.  
  12. ^ 111-YEAR-OLD FIRM LOSES ITS IDENTITY Silas Peirce & Co., Ltd., in New Consolidation, Boston, MA.: Christian Science Monitor, Apr 28, 1926., p. 4B.  
  13. ^ Roberts, Oliver Ayer (1897.), History of the Military company of the Massachusetts, now called the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts Vol. II - 1738-1821, Boston, MA.: Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, p. 449.  
  14. ^ Clapp (1915.), A century of service, 1815-1915, Boston, MA.: Silas Pierce & Co., Limited, p. 8.  
  15. ^ 111-YEAR-OLD FIRM LOSES ITS IDENTITY Silas Peirce & Co., Ltd., in New Consolidation, Boston, MA.: Christian Science Monitor, Apr 28, 1926., p. 4B.  
  16. ^ Roberts, Oliver Ayer (1897.), History of the Military company of the Massachusetts, now called The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts 1637-1888, Volume 2 1738-1821, Boston, MA.: The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, p. 449.  
  17. ^ Roberts, Oliver Ayer (1897.), History of the Military company of the Massachusetts, now called The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts 1637-1888, Volume 2 1738-1821, Boston, MA.: The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, pp. 426, 449.  
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