William Henry Nye

William Henry Nye

Male 1833 - 1894  (60 years)

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  • Name William Henry Nye  [1
    Born 8 Sep 1833  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Mar 1894  Pulaski, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 60 years 
    Person ID I71281  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Family Ancestors Caroline Sophia Outterson
              b. Dec 1849, Windsor Locks, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 4 Feb 1926, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Children 
     1. Emily Mary Nye
              b. 6 Oct 1871
              d. 10 May 1886  (Age 14 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x2. Elizabeth Nye
              b. 31 Aug 1874
              d. 2 Mar 1915  (Age 40 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x3. Edith Wallis Nye
              b. 14 Apr 1878, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Jun 1955  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     4. Frank Nye
              b. 7 Oct 1880
              d. 27 Aug 1881  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     5. Fuller Nye
              b. 13 Sep 1882
              d. 3 Dec 1927  (Age 45 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x6. Florence Nye
              b. 1 Oct 1887
              d. 30 Apr 1893  (Age 5 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F30964  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Son of William Nye of Hollywell, Kennnebec, Maine (son of Ansel Nye and Dolly Bachelder) and Susan Locke Siders of Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (daughter of Henry and Mary Siders).

      Husband of Caroline Sophia Outerson (who applied for a Civil War pension based on his service.

      Father of Emily (interred nearby), Elizabeth Nye (Claude A. Frary), Florence (interred nearby), Edith Wallis (Charles Lane), Frank Redway (interred nearby) and Fuller Wall (Madeline Hoffman).

      Served with the Army of the Potomac. Honorably discharged shortly after Antietam. Druggist before the War in the East and afterwards in Boise, Idaho.

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      DEATH OF CAPTAIN NYE

      He Expires Suddenly at His Home in This City.

      HAS A STROKE OF APOPLEXY

      Lies Down to Take A Nap and Is Discovered Shortly Afterward Unconscious.

      Captain W. H. Nye, died very suddenly at his home yesterday afternoon from a stroke of apoplexy.

      Captain Nye left his place of business at noon and went home, apparently as well as ever. After eating a hearty lunch he laid down on a sofa to take his customary nap. In a few minutes Mrs. Nye entered the room and spoke to her husband. Receiving no reply, she shook him. She tried several times to arouse him before she discovered something was wrong.

      Physicians were summoned and everything possible was done to revive the unconscious man, but he remained unconscious to the end.

      He breathed his last shortly after 4 o'clock.

      No definite arrangements have been made for the funeral, but it is thought it will be held Sunday afternoon. The mmebers of the Masonic lodge and the G. A. R. post will attend in a body.

      William Henry Nye was born in Boston on Sept. 8, 1833. After receiving his education he engaged in the drug business until the war broke out. HE then organized the first company of the Seventh MAssachusetts infantry and shortly afterward took the field with the Army of the Potomac and served with distinction. Owing to ill health, he was, shortly after the battle of Antietam, honorably discharged.

      In 1865 the deceased came to this city and engaged in the drug business, in which occupatin he continued most of the time since, being senior member of the Nye-Galbraith Drug company at the time of his death.

      He engaged in mining for a time, being largely interested in the once famous Idaho mine on Wood river.

      The deceased was a prominent member of the G. A. R., having been the first commander of the departmetn of Idaho. He was for three years commander of the local post. He was a member of the California Commandery of the Loyal Legion and the Massachusetts Society of Sons of the Revolution, and a prominent Mason.

      Captain Nye was a man of firm character and commanded the respect and confidence of all with whom he came in contact. His honesty and straightforward methods in business dealings were proverbial.

      The deceased leaves a wife and three children.

      Idaho Daily Statesman
      Boise, Idaho
      31 Mar 1894

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      Captain Nye, whose sudden death is the sad duty of THE STATESMAN chronicle this morning, was one whom the community could ill afford to lose.

      Idaho Daily Statesman
      Boise, Idaho
      31 Mar 1894
      p. 2

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      The funeral of the late Captain W. H. Nye will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family residence under the auspices of the Masons.

      Idaho Daily Statesman
      Boise, Idaho
      1 Mar 1894
      p. 6

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      Funeral of William H. Nye

      The members of Boise lodge No. 2, A. F. & A. M are hereby notified that Brother William H. Nye is dead; that his funeral will take place from his residence, No. 720 Franklin street, on Sunday, April 1, 1894, at 2 o'clock p.m., under the direction of said Boise lodge. For the purpose of burying our deceased brother with Masonic honors, the members of said Boise lodge are hereby notified, and sojourning Master Masons are invited to meet at Masonic hall at 1 o'clock p.m., sharp, of said day. Take due notice and govern yourselves accordingly.

      Idaho Daily Statesman
      Boise, Idaho
      1 Apr 1894
      p. 6
      Son of William Nye of Hollywell, Kennnebec, Maine (son of Ansel Nye and Dolly Bachelder) and Susan Locke Siders of Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts (daughter of Henry and Mary Siders).

      Husband of Caroline Sophia Outerson (who applied for a Civil War pension based on his service.

      Father of Emily (interred nearby), Elizabeth Nye (Claude A. Frary), Florence (interred nearby), Edith Wallis (Charles Lane), Frank Redway (interred nearby) and Fuller Wall (Madeline Hoffman).

      Served with the Army of the Potomac. Honorably discharged shortly after Antietam. Druggist before the War in the East and afterwards in Boise, Idaho.

      ____________________________________________________________

      DEATH OF CAPTAIN NYE

      He Expires Suddenly at His Home in This City.

      HAS A STROKE OF APOPLEXY

      Lies Down to Take A Nap and Is Discovered Shortly Afterward Unconscious.

      Captain W. H. Nye, died very suddenly at his home yesterday afternoon from a stroke of apoplexy.

      Captain Nye left his place of business at noon and went home, apparently as well as ever. After eating a hearty lunch he laid down on a sofa to take his customary nap. In a few minutes Mrs. Nye entered the room and spoke to her husband. Receiving no reply, she shook him. She tried several times to arouse him before she discovered something was wrong.

      Physicians were summoned and everything possible was done to revive the unconscious man, but he remained unconscious to the end.

      He breathed his last shortly after 4 o'clock.

      No definite arrangements have been made for the funeral, but it is thought it will be held Sunday afternoon. The mmebers of the Masonic lodge and the G. A. R. post will attend in a body.

      William Henry Nye was born in Boston on Sept. 8, 1833. After receiving his education he engaged in the drug business until the war broke out. HE then organized the first company of the Seventh MAssachusetts infantry and shortly afterward took the field with the Army of the Potomac and served with distinction. Owing to ill health, he was, shortly after the battle of Antietam, honorably discharged.

      In 1865 the deceased came to this city and engaged in the drug business, in which occupatin he continued most of the time since, being senior member of the Nye-Galbraith Drug company at the time of his death.

      He engaged in mining for a time, being largely interested in the once famous Idaho mine on Wood river.

      The deceased was a prominent member of the G. A. R., having been the first commander of the departmetn of Idaho. He was for three years commander of the local post. He was a member of the California Commandery of the Loyal Legion and the Massachusetts Society of Sons of the Revolution, and a prominent Mason.

      Captain Nye was a man of firm character and commanded the respect and confidence of all with whom he came in contact. His honesty and straightforward methods in business dealings were proverbial.

      The deceased leaves a wife and three children.

      Idaho Daily Statesman
      Boise, Idaho
      31 Mar 1894

      ____________________________________________________________

      Captain Nye, whose sudden death is the sad duty of THE STATESMAN chronicle this morning, was one whom the community could ill afford to lose.

      Idaho Daily Statesman
      Boise, Idaho
      31 Mar 1894
      p. 2

      ____________________________________________________________

      The funeral of the late Captain W. H. Nye will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family residence under the auspices of the Masons.

      Idaho Daily Statesman
      Boise, Idaho
      1 Mar 1894
      p. 6

      ____________________________________________________________

      Funeral of William H. Nye

      The members of Boise lodge No. 2, A. F. & A. M are hereby notified that Brother William H. Nye is dead; that his funeral will take place from his residence, No. 720 Franklin street, on Sunday, April 1, 1894, at 2 o'clock p.m., under the direction of said Boise lodge. For the purpose of burying our deceased brother with Masonic honors, the members of said Boise lodge are hereby notified, and sojourning Master Masons are invited to meet at Masonic hall at 1 o'clock p.m., sharp, of said day. Take due notice and govern yourselves accordingly.

      Idaho Daily Statesman
      Boise, Idaho
      1 Apr 1894
      p. 6

  • Sources 
    1. [S2334] The Outterson Family Book, 1795 - 1995 by Dr. John Outterson, addendum 2006 by Mary F. Otterson, p 42.