Biography of Joseph E. Nute
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Nute, Joseph E., was born at South Woodstock, Oxford county, Maine, September 3, 1863, a son of Orsamus and Lavina (Davis) Nute. When he was an infant his parents removed to Boston, Mass., where he was educated, attending the common schools, the English High School, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from which he was graduated in the class of 1885. His first business connection was as an engineer on the engineering staff of the United Gas Improvement Company of Philadelphia, engaged in building holder tanks for different gas plants throughout the country. He remained in this capacity for a period of two years and then was made superintendent of distribution of the Jersey City works of the same company, where he remained three years. Mr. Nute removed to Fall River to take charge of the plant of the Fall River Gas Works Company in 1890, and has since filled that responsible position with ability. He is a member of the American Gas Light Association, the New England Association of Gas Engineers and a recognized authority on all matters pertaining to gas construction. May 30, 1887, he married Harriet G., granddaughter of Samuel G. Wilkins, a city missionary of Boston. They have four children: Helen, Raymond Edson, Warren Wilkins and Alden Davis.

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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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