Biography of Pemberton H. Nye
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Nye, Pemberton Hutchinson, ship chandler, is the son of Thomas and Susan W. (Case) Nye, and a grandson of Thomas and Hannah (Hathaway) Nye, and was born in New Bedford, Mass., September 23, 1870. Thomas Nye, sr., a native and resident of Fairhaven, was a master mariner in the merchant service for many years and later an agent of merchant ships in his native town, where he died in 1844. Thomas Nye, jr., was born in Fairhaven, November 9, 1804. He, too, was master of merchant ships for many years and afterward an agent for whaling vessels in company with his brother, Asa R., the firm name being T. & A. R. Nye. He was a director and president of the National Bank of Commerce from 1860 to 1868, and died March 22, 1882, being survived by his widow. They had two sons: Pemberton H., of New Bedford, and Richard Mott, who died in infancy. Mrs. Nye is a daughter of Pardon Case of Westport Point, Mass. Pemberton H. Nye was graduated from the Friends' Academy in New Bedford in 1837, and afterward made several voyages in merchant ships for pleasure. In the fall of 1894 he formed a copartnership with Frederick V. Hadley, and under the firm name of Nye & Hadley engaged in the ship chandlery business on the corner of Front street and Taber's wharf. In May, 1896, Mr. Hadley withdrew and since then Mr. Nye has conducted the business alone. He is also an agent for vessels in the coasting service. October 28, 1891, he married Jennie B., daughter of Alexander B. Crapo of New Bedford.

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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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