Biography of Nelson Burdick


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Burdick, Nelson, was born in the town of Lyme, Jefferson county, N Y., December 28, 1820, In 1867 he removed to Watertown and engaged in the manufacturing business and in 1870 in company with M. Horton began the manufacture of carriages and wagons. After four years Mr. Horton retired from the firm and Mr. Burdick conducted the business alone until 1877, when he admitted his son, W. W. Burdick, the firm now being known as W. W. Burdick & Co. Mr. Burdick has always taken an active interest in politics and in 1882 was elected mayor of the city. He is one of Watertown's leading citizens and has a legion of friends.

Our County and it's people
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1898

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