Almy Descendant No. 1233-864

121. FREDERICK7 ALMY (Thomas6, Christopher5, Job4, William3, Christopher2, William1),b. Dartmouth, MA, 30 Apr 1811; d. 6 Aug 1875.

He m. Gloucester, Middlesex County, MA, 25 Mar 1847, SUSAN HENRIETTA NILES, b. Cambridge, MA, 25 Feb 1822; d. 11 Sep 1893; dau of Thomas Niles of Boston, MA.


238iiFREDERICK, b. Boston, 14 Jun 1849; d. Lawrence, Long Island, NY, Sep 1915; m. 2 Jun 1885, MILLICENT MAGRUDER.
239iiiEDWARD P., b. MA, 1853, m., but wife unknown.
240ivHENRY NILES, b. 3 Mar 1857; d. 31 Jul 1925; m. 1880, Williamsport, PA, 11 Oct 1880, JENNIE PERKINS WHITE, b. 1 Oct 1858; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1 Jul 1937.

Frederick Almy lived in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, where he was born until 1837, when he settled in business in Boston, Massachusetts, and lived there or in the vicinity till the time of his death. In 1828 he commenced business at Russell's Mills, Dartmouth, keeping a small country store, and continued there till 1837, the time of his removal to Boston. He then, with his elder brother, William Almy, Joseph W. Patterson, and Jarvis Slade, formed the firm of Almy, Patterson & Co. Mr. Slade retired in 1846, and Mr. Patterson in 1865, when the firm became Almy, Hobart & Co.; this firm lasted two years, and was succeeded by Almy & Co. on January 1, 1868, Frederick Almy being the senior, Henry Almy (William Almy's son), Francis N. Foster, and George P. Slade (Jarvis Slade's son), being associated with him. This firm was dissolved in December 1872 on account of Frederick Almy's poor health, and so ended the succession of firms which had been land-marks in the dry-goods business for so many years.

REFERENCES: BRISTOL p. 214; FAMILY RECORDS; LAWTON p. 45; MAVR, Dartmouth, Gloucester.