Biography of Nathaniel H. Greene
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Greene, Nathaniel H., son of William H. and Marcia C. (Holmes) Greene, was born in Plymouth, Mass., April 6, 1832. His father, a native of Maine, resided in Plymouth nearly all his life, having moved there when a young man, to work at the rope making trade. He later established a cordage business of his own and became well known throughout that vicinity. Mr. Greene worked in the summer and attended school a few months in the winter, until he was ten years old, and at that time he went to work in a rope factory, working from sunrise to sunset for twenty five cents a day. When he was nineteen he came to New Bedford and began the mason's trade under James L. Pierce. After the completion of his apprenticeship he worked as a journeyman until 1861, and then enlisted in Co. D, 23d Mass. Volunteers. After an active service for three years he was honorably discharged and continued to work at his trade in New Bedford. In 1866 he established himself in business as a mason and contractor, locating on South Second street, where he continued in successful business for nearly four years. Mr. Greene was appointed superintendent of streets in 1880, and served in that capacity eight successive years, and in 1894 he was appointed to his present position as assistant superintendent of public works. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias; Post 190, G. A. R. Acushnet Lodge of Odd Fellows, Annawan Encampment; and is an honorary member of the City Guards. In 1833 he married Betsey Bishop Eidridge. daughter of Daniel Eldridge of New Bedford. Of their ten children, six survive: Marshall S., Emma, N. Herbert, Frank A. C., Etta K., wife of Charles B. Church of New Bedford, and Charles E.

Our county and its people
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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