Nathan Eric Niles
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
ADMIRAL NILES DIES AT 82 IN VIRGINIA
Commanded the Piscataqua in Spanish-American War
Burial to Be in Arlington Cemetery
ORANGE, Virginia, November 28, 1930 – Rear Admiral Nathan Eric Niles, USN, retired, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph G. Walker, Woodberry Forest, Virginia, today. His age was 82.
Burial will be Monday at 11 A.M. in Arlington National Cemetery.
A native of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, Admiral Niles was graduated from Annapolis in 1868. He attained the rank of Commander in 1899, Captain in 1904, and in 1908 was made Rear Admiral.
In the Spanish-American War he commanded the Piscataqua. He was Governor of the Naval Home at Philadelphia, 1908-09, and was retired in December 1909 by operation of law.
Admiral Niles in 1876 married Miss Blanche
Rousseau of Louisville, Kentucky.
Posted:7 January 2008