236. WILLIAM FRANKLIN8 ALMY (William Silence7, Thomas6, Christopher5, Job4, William3, Christopher2, William1),b. Cambridge, MA, 17 Jan 1841; d. Boston, MA, 14 Jun 1898.
He m. 3 Oct 1871, ALICE GRAY of Boston, MA, b. Jun 1841.
|i||ELEANOR BROOKS, b. 1873; m. THEODORE GLOVER BREMER. Children: 1. Alice Bremer, b. 24 May 1897; 2. Eleanor Bremer, b. 10 Oct 1899; 3. Theodore Glover Bremer, Jr., b. 8 Dec 1903.|
|380||ii||WILLIAM9, b. Boston, 9 Apr 1874; d. Westport, MA, 14 Jun 1940; m. New Bedford, MA, 8 Apr 1899, ELSIE HILLMAN PIERCE b. New Bedford, 21 May 1874; d. Brookline, MA, 12 Jun 1926; dau of Andrew G. Pierce.|
Soon after William's marriage to Alice Gray he became associated in business with Thomas Gray & Co., cotton merchants, and after Mr. Gray's death he continued the business under the name of Almy & Co. until he died. He devoted his entire life to this occupation and was equally as successful as his father-in-law.
In spite of his interest in the field of business, William found great pleasure in his home, being decidedly domestic in taste and habits. Like his grandfather, Thomas Almy, he was particularly fond of horses, and kept his stables well filled with finely bred animals. William was also interested in all outdoor sports, including hunting, to which he was particularly devoted.
William lived in Boston during the winters, and spent his summers on the old family homestead in Dartmouth. He was a Unitarian, attending the Arlington Street Church in Boston. He was a Republican in politics.
The William F. Almy family is in the 1880 Federal Census (soundex) of Boston, MA, as follows. William F. Almy 39, b. MA; Alice 36, wife, b. MA; Eleanor 7, dau, b. MA; and William 6, son, b. MA.
REFERENCES: CFA pp. 171-2, 179; FEDERAL CENSUS; LAWTON p. 69; RepMenMA p. 672.