Biography of Nathan B. Everett
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Everett, Nathan B., dealer in cotton, son of Isaac Colburn and Matilda (Osgood) Everett, was born in Dedham, Mass., August 18, 1850. His grandfather, Nathan Everett, was a soldier in the war of 1812. Nathan B. Everett attended the public schools of his native town, and was graduated from the High School. He then spent three years in traveling, chiefly in sailing vessels. He went to California around Cape Horn four times in his youth, and twice doubled the Cape of Good Hope. In 1872 he came to Fall River and was employed as clerk and paymaster in the Durfee Mills. He was treasurer of the Fall River Spool and Bobbin Company from 1876 to 1878, then returned to the Durfee Mills, and in 1879 went to Paterson, N. J., where he had charge of the cotton and silk mills of R. & H. Adams. In 1881 he returned to Fall River and engaged in the cotton brokerage business with W. C. Gerry, under the firm name W. C. Gerry & Co. Mr. Gerry died in 1888 and since then Mr. Everett has conducted the business alone under the name of N. B. Everett & Co. Mr. Everett was alderman from Ward 7 in 1887, 1890 and 1894. He is a past master of Mount Hope Lodge of Masons, is a member of Godfrey de Bouillon Commandery, Knights Templar; and Palestine Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He is also a member of the Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias and the order of Elks. in 1872 he married Mary, daughter of Captain Horatio N. and Rebecea (Drake) Brightman of Fall River, and they have two children: Bertha M., married John C. Anthony, principal of New Britain (Conn) Grammar Schools, and Dana Colburn Everett Mr. Everett's first American ancestor. Richard Everett, came from Watertown, England, in 1636, and settled at Dedharn, Mass., where many of his descendants have resided.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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