Pelatiah Webster Perit

Pelatiah Webster Perit

Birth
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 8 Mar 1864 (aged 78)
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
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New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Plot 38 Spruce
Memorial ID 119780520 · View Source
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From 1809 until 1863, Pelatiah Perit was a successful New York City shipping merchant, an occupation referenced by the busy wharf scene glimpsed though the window to his right. He was president of the New York Chamber of Commerce, 1853-1863, and was a commissioner of police in 1857. In the cholera epidemic of 1832 in New York City, Perit nursed the sick and contributed large sums to the relief effort.

Son of John Perit and Ruth Webster

Husband of Jerusha Lathrope


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HE WAS BORN IN NORWICH, CONN. AND EDUCATED AT YALE COLLEGE.
FOR MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS A MERCHANT IN NEW YORK IN WHICH CITY HE WAS FOR TEN YEARS PRESIDENT OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
ACTIVE IN WORKS OF BENEVOLENCE, ESPECIALLY IN BEHALF OF SEAMEN, HIS CHRISTIAN CHARACTER ADORNED HIS COMMERCIAL LIFE. HIS MANY PUBLIC TRUSTS ILLUSTRATED HIS PRIVATE WORTH.


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  • Created by: Anonymous
  • Added: 3 Nov 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 119780520
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pelatiah Webster Perit (23 Jun 1785–8 Mar 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 119780520, citing Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 47533540) .