NATHAN D. WISE
One of the leading business men of East Nicolaus, Sutter County, is Nathan D. Wise, who handles a general line of insurance, and is meeting with success. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on the 14th of November, 1898, he is a son of Leon and Bessie Wise, who still live in Chicago, where the father is a painting and decorating contractor. He is a brother of John A. Wise, one of East Nicolaus’ leading men of affairs.
Nathan D. Wise acquired his education in the public schools of Chicago and in 1914 came to East Nicolaus to join his uncle, John A. Wise, with whom he has been in close business cooperation ever since. He completed his studies after coming here, graduating from the Marysville Union high school. In partnership with his uncle he established and conducted the East Nicolaus Market and Grocery, in the Odd Fellows building from 1924 to 1927. This proved a profitable venture and the store was sold in 1927. Since then Mr. Wise has become interested in the insurance business, representing the Norwich Union Fire Insurance company, the Norwich Union Indemnity Company and the Northern Life Insurance Company. He is an energetic and wide-awake business man and has made an excellent record in his present line, even in the face of strong competition from Sacramento, Marysville and Yuba City. A young man of clean habits, staunch integrity and pleasing personality, he is well liked by all who know him. He is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons and the Ancient Egyptian Order of Sciots at Marysville, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at East Nicolaus, of which he is a past noble grand.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 3, Page 80. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.
© 2010 Gerald Iaquinta.