Biography of Ira H. Nye

Nye, Ira H., p. o. Ray, N. Y., son of Freeman and Harriette (Stevens) Nye, was born in Mottville, Onondaga county, N. Y., May 13, 1843. When five years of age his parents removed to Darien, where he was educated in the public schools. After his boyhood, which was spent on his father's farm, he began his business experience in 1866 by going to Michigan to engage in horse dealing, which he carried on very successfully for ten years. He then located in South Bend, Ind., where he resided until 1881, when he removed to Stevens Point, Wis., where he carried on a wholesale business for two years. He next went to Bay City and conducted the same business there for three years. In 1886 Mr. Nye accepted the management of the stock farm of Get. Howard, of Buffalo, N. Y., where he remained until 1891, and then came to Batavia. After one year he bought his present farm in Darien. where he has since lived. On December 14, 1865, Mr. Nye married Frances, daughter of Zina and Rebecca Wait; they have one son, Carl. Mr. Nye is a man of a few words, of sound business judgment, and is held in high esteem by all who know him.

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A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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