Go to Name Index
? = ?
NATHANIEL R. TREADWELL = Judith Evans
B: Ipswich MA
M: Warner NH 14 Nov 1816
Susan Evans Treadwell
Mr. Nathaniel R. Treadwell, one of the
leading leather manufacturers in Salem, died Thursday night, after a
lingering illness of several months, in the 62nd year of his age. Mr.
Treadwell was a North Salem boy. He learned the tanning and currying
busine ss of the late Alvan A Evans, though he worked for a time with L.
B. Harrington, Mr. Treadwell began business for himself in a small way
before the war, and when the struggle came he amassed wealth rapidly. He
was especially successful as a manufacturer of heavy wax leather, and
built and operated one of the largest tanneries and leather factories in
New England. Twice he suffered heavily by fire, his buildings being swept
away, but each time he rallied with great energy and pluck and rebuilded
better t han before. Mr. Treadwell was associated with the late John
Culliton, in the firm of Cullition, Treadwell & Co., who conducted a
successful hide and leather business on High street in Boston before the
great fire and he was subsequently the senior partne r for the firm of
Treadwell, Dugan & Osgood in the same business at 88 High street for
several years after the fire. He was a member of the Salem Common Council
in 1866, '67 and '68, and was formerly a Director of the Asiatic National
Bank. Mr. Treadwel l's estate is estimated in the vicinity of $500,000.
He was a veteran member of the Salem Light Infantry. A widow and three
children survive him.