The Dresser Family History
The Dressers – Undressed by Elizabeth Johnston Dresser is a study of this old New England family from Southbridge, Massachusetts. It has given us the best glimpse yet into the man, Henry Bartlett Dresser. He was twice married. His first wife died within a year of the wedding. His second wife, Mary Isadore (Isa, as she was fondly called) Griggs, bore him five children, four sons and a daughter, four of whom were born in Savannah. Mr. Dresser’s father owned and operated the Central Mills Company in Massachusetts, where Henry began his working career as the superintendent. Henry later engaged in the business of buying and selling cotton in Savannah. Later in life, Henry and family returned to Southbridge for the remainder of his years.