George W Nelson
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/12/2010 at 13:06:27
George W Nelson is to be numbered among the enterprising younger business men of Boone, where he now is the owner of the Boone Bottling Workds, a prosperous establishment the ownership of which he acquired only about a year ago. Mr Nelson was born in Boone, September 7, 1877, and is a son of Andrew and Ellen Nelson, natives of Sweden. They came to America soon after their marriage, settling in Rockford, Illinois. In thatt city they remained for a time, the father following the trade of tailor. In 1868 they came to Boone, Andrew Nelson becoming one of the earlier settlers of that city. He was the first tailor of Boone, working for his brother John T who came to that city about the same time. He continued in that association for a number of years and then retired, passing away June 17, 1912. His widow survived him until May 27, 1913. The father was one of the organizers and trustee of the Swedish Mission church, of which both he and his wife were members. He was a republican and stanchly upheld the principles of that party. To him and his wife were born the following children: Oscar A of Boone, Theodore E who is a business man of that city, Charles who passed away at the age of fifteen, George W of this review and three who died in infancy.
George W Nelson attended the public schools of Boone until fifteen years of age, receiving his first instruction under a Mrs Joseph Whittaker. After laying aside his text books he became a clerk in the shoe store of C A McCune, so remaining until Mr McCune sold out his interest to Oscar A Nelson and George W Nelson. Mr Nelson of this review a few years later sold out to his brother and bought the Westerberg Bottling Works, changing the name to the Boone Bottling Works. Althoug Mr Nelson has conducted this business only a short time, he has already laid the foundations of a decided success. There is a great credit due him for what he has achieved as his success has come to him entirely through his own efforts.
On May 3, 1911, Mr Nelson married Miss Theresa A Anderson, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, a daughter of Gustave A Anderson. Mr and Mrs Nelson reside in a handsome home at No. 427 South Boone street, where they often entertain their many friends. They are members of the Swedish Lutheran church and interested in its work. Politically Mr Nelson preserves independence, giving his vote to the candidates whom he considers best fitted for the office irrespective of party affiliation. Fraternally he is amember of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and popular in that organization. He is a public spirited citizen who promotes enterprise wherever and whenever possible and who in a quiet way has done his share of the devlopment of his city.
1914 Boone County History Book
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