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Silas Peirce (February 15, 1793 – August 27, 1879) was an American grocer and politician who founded the wholesale grocer[10] Silas Peirce & Co, in Boston, Massachusetts.[8] in April, 1815.[11] The grocery firm of Silas Peirce & Co., Ltd. lasted 111 years.[10]

Silas Peirce
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City of Boston Chairman
Board of Aldermen[1]
In office
1861[1] – 1862[2]
Preceded byOtis Clapp[3]
Succeeded byThomas Phillips Rich[4]
City of Boston Chairman
Board of Aldermen[5]
In office
1859[4] – 1860[4]
Preceded byJoseph Wightman[6]
Succeeded byOtis Clapp[3]
City of Boston
Board of Aldermen[5]
In office
January 1857 – January, 1862
City of Boston
Board of Aldermen[7]
In office
January, 1863 – January, 1864
Personal details
BornFebruary 15, 1793[4]
United States Scituate, Massachusetts[4][8]
DiedAugust 27, 1879 (1879-08-28) (aged 86)[9]
United States Boston, Massachusetts
OccupationGrocer[10] and politician
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Political officesEdit

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

Military serviceEdit

From 1816 to 1822, Peirce served in the First Regiment, Third Brigade, Fourth Division of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia.[8] In 1821 Peirce joined the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts.[12]

Archives and recordsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b City Clerk Statistics Department (1882), 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, p. 328
  2. ^ City Clerk Statistics, 1882. p. 329.
  3. ^ a b City Clerk Statistics, 1882. p. 327.
  4. ^ a b c d e City Clerk Statistics, 1920. p. 210.
  5. ^ a b City Clerk Statistics, 1882. p. 326.
  6. ^ City Clerk Statistics, 1882. p. 325.
  7. ^ City Clerk Statistics, 1882. p. 330-331.
  8. ^ a b c 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.
  9. ^ Clapp, John Bouvé (1915), A century of service, 1815-1915, Boston, MA.: Silas Peirce & Co Limited, p. 34.
  10. ^ a b c 111-Year-Old Firm Loses Its Identity Silas Peirce & Co., Ltd., in New Consolidation, Boston, MA.: Christian Science Monitor, Apr 28, 1926, p. 4B.
  11. ^ Clapp, 1915. p. 8.
  12. ^ 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.
Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Wightman
Chairman of the
Board of Aldermen
of

Boston, Massachusetts
1859–1860

Succeeded by
Otis Clapp