John A Colby (1858-1915) Banker

Vital Stats[]


Graduated from Haverhill High School in 1879 and immediately began his business career as treasurer's clerk in the office of the Haverhill & Groveland Street Railway Company. He became treasurer in 1994 and general manager in 1890. He served in these positions until it merged with Lowell, Lawrence & Haverhill Street Railway Company. Afterwards he became the manager of the Duncan Estate.

A musician with a baritone voice and member of the First Universalist Church Quartette for 14 years.

A staunch Republican who actively assisted in the 1906 mayoral campaign in Haverhill.

A member of the Pentucket Club, Haverhill Historical Society and trustee of the Haverhill Savings Bank.


1900 US Census[]

Taken at Haverhill, MA - John is living with his sister and mother.

  • John A Colby, b Nov 1858 , ocp: real estate agent
  • Carrie E Colby, b Jan 1856, sister
  • Sarah J Colby, b Aug 1830, mother;parents born in Maine & Mass.