Boit, Elizabeth Eaton (1849–1932)

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Boit, Elizabeth Eaton (1849–1932)

American manufacturer. Born July 9, 1849, in Newton, Massachusetts; died Nov 14, 1932; dau. of James Henry Boit (stationary engineer) and Amanda Church (Berry) Boit.

Established partnership with Charles N. Winship (1888) and founded the Harvard Knitting Mill, the 5th largest knitting mill in Massachusetts (1909–10); turned her interest in the Mill over to Winship (late 1920s); was known for generosity to charities in Wakefield.