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Biography of Nathaniel Malone Mitchell
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Nathaniel Malone Mitchell; whose many friends call him “Nat,” is well known to the automobile trade of Muskogee. Enterprise and commendable ambition prompted him to enter upon a line of business which he recognized as a growing one. He determined to reap some of the benefits enjoyed in connection with the constantly increasing use of the motor cars and has wisely directed his efforts into this field of commerce, his labors being attended with gratifying success.
Mr. Mitchell is a native of Tennessee, his birth having occurred in Mason, Tipton county, on the 26th of September, 1882. He is a son of the Hon. Samuel H. and Anna Alexander (Clement) Mitchell. The father was a prominent planter of Tennessee, who owned and successfully conducted a large tract of land; nor was his attention confined solely to business affairs. On the other hand he recognized the duties and obligations of citizenship and his fellow townsmen, appreciating his ability and public spirit, chose him to represent them in the state senate.
Nathaniel Malone Mitchell, spending his youthful days under the parental roof, acquired a public school education and when he started out in the business world he secured a position as a traveling salesman. For eight years he remained on the road and built up a substantial trade for the houses which he represented. Moreover, he gained valuable experience in salesmanship and this knowledge has been of great benefit to him since starting in business on his own account.
In the year 1913 Mr. Mitchell arrived in Muskogee and here aided in organizing the Wright Motor Car Company, distributors of the Cadillac cars. He is now vice president of the Cadillac Company of Muskogee and has been active in the development of the trade, which has resulted in placing a large number of Cadillac cars not only in the city but throughout the surrounding country. He is a man of determined purpose, accomplishing what he undertakes and his methods are such as will at all times bear the closest investigation and scrutiny.
On the 24th of December, 1912, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Mitchell and Miss Myrtle Wasson, a native of Welch, Oklahoma.
Mr. Mitchell greatly enjoys a hunting trip and when opportunity permits goes into the country; here he can have a chance to exercise his skill in bringing down game. He is a Knights Templar Mason and member of the Mystic Shrine, whose life exemplifies the beneficent teachings and purposes of the order. He also belongs to the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and has membership in the Kiwanis Club and the Chamber of Commerce. He manifests the keenest interest in the work of the last two organizations which are systematically attempting to develop trade, to extend the business relations of Muskogee and to uphold civic standards.
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