Biography of Nathaniel T. Wright

Among the stirring and practical business men of Mohler, whose skill and ability are bringing success to them, we are constrained to mention N. T. Wright, who is one of the enterprising men who conduct the Mohler Implement Company.

Nathaniel T. Wright was born in Iowa, on June 27, 1866, being the son of William W. and Elizabeth (Gibson) Wright, natives of Indiana. His father was probate judge in Indianapolis fifteen years before his death.

Our subject remained with his parents in Iowa and in Latah County, Idaho, until he was twenty-one, having acquired his education from the common schools. Then he took a preemption on Bear Creek ridge, and in tilling this and rented land as well he was engaged until 1896, when he came to the reservation and took land. He was steadily engaged to open this and improve it until three years since, when he rented it and entered the employ of an implement firm in Spalding and later another in Grangeville.

In January, 1900, in company with Messrs. Giles and Crass, Mr. Wright opened the recent business and since that time he has bent his energies and devoted his skill and business experience to the successful up building of this trade. He has succeeded in a very gratifying manner and the company has already a large trade and a very flattering outlook.

On June 15, 1899, Mr. Wright married Miss Margaret V., daughter of Urban E. and Hannah (Bullis) Elliott, natives of Pennsylvania and New York, respectively, and now residents of Kendrick. Mrs. Wright received her education from the district schools and she has five brothers: Newman, in Kansas; Charles, William, Eugene, Frank, the last four residing in Kendrick. Mr. Wright has two brothers and one sister: Samuel A., at Lookout; William W., at Slickpoo; Goldie M., wife of Robert L. Ralston.

Mr. Wright is a Republican and takes part in the duties of the patriotic citizen. He is a member of the K. of P., Magnolia Lodge, No. 51, at Culdesac: of the I. O. O. F., Echo Lodge, No. 60, at Mohler; of the W. W., Camp No. 012, in Mohler; and of the auxiliaries of the I. O. O. F. and the W. W.

Mr. and Mrs. Wright have been blessed by the advent of two children, Arthur L. and Nathaniel T. Mr. Wright is one of the solid and reliable business men of Mohler, who devotes his attention carefully to the prosecution of his business and brings to bear a wealth of skill and experience, together with fine judgment and keen foresight, which are telling in building it up in a commendable manner.

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Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903

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