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George W. Studley
 George W. Studley,

From American Series of Popular Biographies. Massachusetts Edition. This Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Boston: Graves & Steinbarger, 1891.


GEORGE W. STUDLEY, of the firm of Studley Brothers, carpenters and builders, Dorchester, was born in Lowell, Mass., June 28, 1833, son of William and Amelia (Shattuck) Studley. He comes of an old and highly respected family of Scituate, an account of which may be found in the history of that town. His father was a native of Scituate, Mass., and a son of William Studley, also of Scituate; and his mother was a daughter of Amaziah Shattuck, of New Hampshire.

William Studley, who was a carpenter, followed that occupation in Lowell, where he located when a young man. He was a member of the Lowell Mechanics' Association. His wife, Amelia, whom he married in Pepperhill, N.H., became the mother of six children: George W., the subject of this sketch; Warren, a member of the firm of Studley Brothers; Henry O., of Quincy, Mass.; Thomas J., a resident of Scituate; Charles F., who resides in Abington, Mass.; and Willard S. Studley, who resides in Lakeport, N.H.

George W. Studley was educated in the schools of Lowell and Scituate. Having served an apprenticeship at the carpenter's trade, he worked as a journeyman in Dorchester from 1854 until 1867, when he engaged in business on his own account. He is one of the best known builders in the Dorchester District, having acquired a high reputation for the thorough and reliable manner in which he fulfils his contracts.

In 1858 Mr. Studley was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth F. Cushing, a native of Boston and a daughter of Roland Cushing, of Acushnet, Mass. She died in July, 1869, and in 1871 Mr. Studley married her sister, Miss Mary A. Cushing. Of the first marriage there were two children, both of whom died when young. Politically, Mr. Studley is a Republican. He is a Master Mason, member of Union Lodge, F.& A.M.,* Dorchester.

*F. & A.M. Free and Accepted Masons.

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