James E Nutt
Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/11/2009 at 16:01:36
James E Nutt is one of the young business men of Boone and has always been identified with the west. He was born upon the Pacific coast, his birth having occurred in California October 9, 1874, his parents being Isaac C and Lucretia (Hull) Nutt,. Both were natives of Iowa and are still living in Boone county. The paternal grandfather of our subject was Elias Nutt, and the maternal grandfather was James Hull, who is yet a resident of Boone, and represents one of the oldest families of this county. His children are: Lucretia, now Mrs Nutt, Sarah, who is living in California, and Elizabeth and George Co, who are residents of Boone.
James E Nutt is the only living child of his parents. There was one sister, Birdie, but she died in infancy. I the public schools of Boonesboro James E Nutt was educated, and in February, 1893, he began learning the jeweler’s trade in the store and under the direction of E E Chander. In March 1899, he began business as a jeweler in Ogden, Boone county, and in February, 1901, he removed to this city, where he is now conducting a well appointed jewelry store, carrying a large and carefully selected stock. He is a popular merchant, owing to his straightforward business methods, his earnest desire to pleas and his unfailing courtesy. He is identified with several civic organizations, being a valued representative of the Masonic Lodge and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Boone. He is also connected with the Rebekah degree of the latter. In his life Mr Nutt exemplifies the progressive spirit which has led tot eh rapid development of the west. He is a wide awake and enterprising young business man, alert to favorable opportunities, and his keen discrimination and good judgment have already brought to him a creditable degree of prosperity.
1902 Boone County History Book
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