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Fred Nye

Also Known As: "Frederick", "Freddie"
Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Hubbard's Corner, Madison County, New York, United States
Death: August 13, 1907 (51)
New York, New York, United States (Struck by a street car)
Place of Burial: Bronx County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Theron Nye and Caroline Mary Nye
Ex-husband of Frances Nye
Father of Gretchen Nye
Brother of Julius Ray Nye and Mary Nye

Occupation: Editor of Omaha World Herald
Managed by: John H. Nye
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Immediate Family

About Fred Nye

One of the editors of the Omaha Republican, then Editor of the Fremont Tribune and later in New York City as an editor for Joseph Pulitzer's New York World, and Ray Nye, who served as a book-keeper for the above firm Nye, Colson & Co. but rose to become President of the firm, as it expanded and became the Nye, Schneider, Fowler Company, as well as serving as president of the Omaha Printing Company.

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Fred Nye's Timeline

1855
September 13, 1855
Madison County, New York, United States
1874
1874
- 1877
Age 18
Fremont, NE, United States

His father's company purchased the Fremont Tribune in 1874 and made the 18 year old Fred, who was a talented writer, the editor.

1878
May 29, 1878
- 1880
Age 22
Omaha, NE, United States
1880
1880
Age 24
Omaha, NE, United States
1889
1889
Age 33
Omaha, NE, United States
1907
August 13, 1907
Age 51
New York, New York, United States

It was dark. According to the report, Nye was struck. 8:30 p.m., so for modem understanding, in Daylight Saving Time this must be read 9:30 p.m., although a note must also accompany that fact, that in those days, “dark” was considerably darker than it would he today. The car that hit him, according to the article, “was racing northward at a high rate of speed when Nye stepped almost directly in front of it.” He was slammed to the pavement, caught under the car and dragged fifty feet before the car could be stopped. Bystanders found him alive, unconscious, and trapped beneath the car. The police did not arrive for more than ten minutes: when they did arrive, they found the motorman attempting to drive away. Policeman Mara, of the bicycle squad, caught him and placed him under arrest. Dr. McDonald had already arrived, from Harlem Hospital, three blocks away; he had to fight his way through a “dense throng” so strenuously that his clothes were torn. It took some time to extract Fred from beneath the car. Alive when taken by ambulance to the hospital he was reported by Dr. McDonald to have suffered a fracture at the base of his skull, with severe internal injuries. He said that chances for recovery were slim. In that his death was reported as having occurred Tuesday morning, Fred evidently lived some hours. He never regained consciousness. He was 51.

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