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Nye, Electa Earle

American, 1778 - 1847

Nye, Luther Mrs.; Earl, Electa

Electa was the daughter of Thomas Earle, the sitter for a NGA painting by Ralph Earle. Thomas was a cousin of the artist and a "famous gunsmith." (Whitney 1793, 108.) Electa had a daughter, Melinda Earle Nye Chandler (Mrs. Marcus Chandler) [d. 1887], who had a daughter, Harriet M. Chandler Schoepf.
Whitney, Peter. The History of the County of Worcester. Worcester, 1793: 108.
Kornhauser, Elizabeth Mankin. Ralph Earl: Artist-Entrepreneur. Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1988: 235-236.
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