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 Leroy Fales

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Leroy Fales

  • Birth 30 Aug 1859 Central Falls, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Death 7 Aug 1920
  • Burial Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 23158498

Le Roy Fales, eldest son of John Richmond and Harriet B. (Lee) Fales, was born at Central Falls, August 30, 1859, and until sixteen years of age attended the public schools there and Deane Academy, Franklin, Massachusetts. He entered the employ of Fales & Jenks in 1875, continuing after the incorporation as The Fales & Jenks Machine Company, in 1876, mastering the details of factory and office management during sixteen years which elapsed between his entrance and his succeeding to the secretaryship of the company in 1892. From secretary he advanced to the vice-president's office, which he now fills. He is also a director of The Fales & Jenks Machine Company; president of the Jenks Spinning Company; president of the Pawtucket Manufacturing Company; president of the United States Cotton Company; director of the Pawtucket branch of the Industrial Trust Company; and has other interests of importance. A Republican in politics, Mr. Fales represented Central Falls in the State General Assembly four years, 1896 - 1900, and yet retains a deep interest in party concerns and public affairs. In 1900 Mr. Fales moved his residence from Central Falls to Barrington, which is now his home. He is a member of the Masonic order, holding the thirty-second degree, Rhode Island Consistory, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. He is also a noble of Palestine Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. His clubs are the Ponham and Squantum.
Mr. Fales married Emma G. Kelley, of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and they are the parents of a son, Jerome Richmond, born November 3, 1889. (from the History of the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: Biographical; NY: The American Historical Society, Inc. 1920)


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  • Maintained by: StorybehindtheStones
  • Originally Created by: Jen Snoots
  • Added: 29 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23158498
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leroy Fales (30 Aug 1859–7 Aug 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23158498, citing Riverside Cemetery, Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by StorybehindtheStones (contributor 47612772) .