The head of the Fairhaven family, the late Capt. Alexander Winsor, a master mariner long in the merchant service, sprang from a seafaring father, and as well reared, a son who most worthily bore the family name and sustained its reputation. Reference is made to the late Capt. Alexander Winsor, Jr., who won distinction on the seas in the service of the Chinese government during the country’s war with Japan. And another son of the older Capt. Alexander Winsor was the late Walter P. Winsor, of Fairhaven, for years president of the First National Bank of New Bedford, one of the leading citizens of this section of the State.Here follow in chronological order from the earliest definitely known American ancestor of the family the genealogy and history of the Duxbury-Fairhaven Winsor family here briefly considered.
The Pierce families of this country are and have long been very numerous. Early in the settlement of New England came representatives from England, most of them not related, so far as now known. Among them were Abraham, of Plymouth, 1623, who became one of the original purchasers of Bridgewater in 1645; Daniel, of Newbury, blacksmith, who came from Ipswich, County of Suffolk, in 1634, aged twenty-three years; John, of Dorchester, mariner from Stepney, Middlesex, before 1631; another John, of Dorchester and Boston; John, of Watertown, 1638; Capt. Michael, of Hingham and Scituate; Richard, of Portsmouth, R. I.; Robert, of Dorchester; Thomas, of Charlestown, who was admitted to the church there in 1634; and Capt. William, of Boston, who was a distinguished shipmaster of his time.
Thwing, Charles Franklin; university pres.; born, New Sharon, Me., Nov. 9, 1853; son of Joseph P. and Hannah M. (Hopkins) Thwing; A. B., Harvard, 1876; graduated Andover Theological Seminary, 1879; (S. T. D., Chicago Theological Seminary, 1889; LL. D., Marietta, 1894, Illinois College, 1894, Waynesburg, 1901, Washington and Jefferson, 1902, Kenyon, 1910); married Carrie F. Butler, Sept. 18, 1879 (died, April 24, 1898); 2d, Mary Gardiner Dunning, Dec. 22, 1906; ordained congregational ministry, 1879; pastor North Ave. Church, Cambridge, Mass., 1879-1886, Plymouth Church, Minneapolis, 1886-1890; pres. Western Reserve University and Adelbert College, since 1890; associate editor Bibliotheca Sacra since 1884.