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William F. Nye
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Birth: May 20, 1824
Sandwich
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 1910
Fairhaven
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA

William F. Nye began refining whale oil in the kitchen of his Fairhaven home in 1865. In 1871, Nye Oil Company's fine machine oils won the highest award at the Paris Exposition. By 1889, the company was producing 2.1 million bottles of oil a year.
Although Nye Lubricants stopped refining whale oil in 1972, the company Nye founded still distributes synthetic lubricants from its Fairhaven, MA, plant. 
 
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 Children:
  Joseph K. Nye (1858 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Fairhaven
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: Christopher Richard
Record added: Mar 09, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8487872
William F. Nye
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William F. Nye
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Rest In Peace.
- Guy Lemieux
 Added: Feb. 4, 2007
 
 
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