Capt. William Elmer Nye

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Capt. William Elmer Nye

Birthplace: Sandwich, MA, USA
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathan Nye
Husband of Esther Ann Nye
Father of Elizabeth Ellen Wilbur and Carleton Nye
Brother of Henry Seymour Nye; Ellen Richards Nye and Doctor Daniel Nye

Occupation: Mariner
Managed by: John H. Nye
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About Capt. William Elmer Nye

He became Inspector of Ships for the Army and Navy transport service. The Spanish American war found him in command of the transport McClelIan in Cuban waters. He also served as Captain of the U. S. Army Transports Meade and Sumner. After the war. he took official delegations of Congress, the Army and the Navy to Cuba, Panama, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines on inspection tours for President Theodore Roosevelt.

He was a member of Social Harmony Lodge, A. F. &A. M., Wareham, Mass., Sandy Hook Pilot's Association, and the Arctic Club of America.

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Capt. William Elmer Nye's Timeline

November 10, 1861
Sandwich, MA, USA
- present
Age 16
New Bedford, MA, United States

In 1878. at the age of sixteen. he went to sea as an able seaman on the out of New Bedford. He sailed from New York to San Francisco on the ship Francis and made several long whaling voyages out of San Francisco on the Gazelle and the Atlantic. He sailed on almost every body of water in the world, went as far north as the· 75 degree parallel in the Arctic and rounded Cape Horn seven times.

December 30, 1886
Age 25
November 17, 1887
Age 26
Wareham, MA, USA
December 24, 1892
Age 31
- 1907
Newport News, VA, United States

At the time of his death in 1907, at age 46, he was Marine Superintendent, Army . Transport Service, Atlantic Division, Quartermaster Department, U. S.Army, and stationed at Newport News, Va.