Frederic Clark Sayles

  • American

When eighteen, Frederic Clark Sayles, began to work in the family business, the Moshassuck Bleachery, of which he was made a partner ten years later. Sayles greatly expanded the family mills and introduced additional power in the form of Corliss steam engines which modernized textile production. The village of Saylesville, with handsome cottages and a small church, grew under his direction and benefaction. The family was well known for philanthropy and when his son, Benjamin, died in 1873 while a student at Brown University, Mr Sayles built a large auditorium and classroom building for the school in memory of his son. - NRHP


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1854/00/00 Saylesville Historic District Lincoln, RI
1886/00/00 Frederic Clark Sayles becomes the first mayor of Pawtucket, 1886-1887. Work
1895/11/25 Deborah Cook Sayles, wife of Frederic Clark Sayles, dies 25 November 1895. Widow
1899/11/18 Designed by Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson, the ground is broken for the Deborah Cook Sayles Public Library, a gift to the city from Pawtucket's first mayor, Frederic Clark Sayles, in memory of his wife. Benefactor Deborah Cook Sayles Public Library Pawtucket Public Library
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