Nathaniel Dominy V Dies

In the division of property after Nathaniel V’s death, in 1852, Felix and Nathaniel VII each received equal portions of the woodworking and metalworking tools. Felix transferred his share to Nathaniel VII, who continued to use the tools for watch and clock repair and woodworking on a limited basis. He supplemented his income by contracting to make boats for the U.S. Life-Saving Service (founded in 1878); serving as a “surfman” for the service (running rescue skiffs into the surf to aid vessels that had run aground); operating the Hook gristmill; renting family-owned farmland; and working as town assessor.