ISAAC BEALS, a much respected citizen of Avon and the superintendent of Highland Park , was born in East Stoughton , Mass. , December 17, 1836 , son of Isaac and Submit (Monk) Beals.  His grand­father was Eleazer Beals, of Randolph , which town was the birthplace of his father, his mother being a native of Stoughton . Isaac Beals, father of the subject of this sketch, served as a soldier in the War of 1812, and afterward settled in East Stoughton . He was the first one in Stoughton to engage in the manufacture of boots and shoes for commercial purposes. 

Isaac Beals, Jr., was reared and educated in his native town, and at the age of twenty he began work in a boot manufactory He later engaged in business for himself under the firm name of Isaac Beals & Co., and carried on a flourishing enterprise, both in this town and in Brockton , for a number of years. He did much to develop the boot and shoe manufacturing industry of both places, and his business ability and progressive tendencies proved very beneficial to the community. As a public­spirited citizen, he has taken an active interest in promoting improvements in the direction of Public works. He was instrumental in secur­ing the extension of the Brockton Street Rail­ way through Avon , and as superintendent of Highland Park he has done much to increase the beauty of this fine public reservation. In politics he is a Republican.

Mr. Beals married married [at West Bridgewater December 31, 1865by Rev. Cephas Pasco] Marcia A. (Burrell), of this town, by whom he has two children Alice G., wife of Frank Mellendy; and Wallace M.[born in Stoughton in 1881].


Source: Biographical Review - Volume XXV - Containing life sketches of leading citizens of Norfolk County Massachusetts . (Boston, Mass., Biographical Review Publishing Co., 1898), pg. 497.  

Massachusetts Vital Records (1865 Marriages) 181:247, 307.

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