Biography of Nate C. Hirsch
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





Nate C. Hirsch, secretary and treasurer of the Shepard Paint Manufacturing Company, is a progressive and well known business man of Columbus. He is a native of Roumania, born May 23, 1885, the son of Samuel and Bella Hirsch.

Samuel Hirsch spent his entire life in Roumania. He engaged in the mercantile business and is now deceased. There were five children in the Hirsch family: Leah, married Joseph Lazarus, lives in Roumania; Peter, who died in 1913; Anna, married Leon Mitchell, lives at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Nate C., the subject of this sketch; and Harry S., who lives in Columbus.

Nate C. Hirsch was reared and educated in his native land, and came to America in 1901. He settled in Pittsburgh, where he was employed as a cigar maker. He later lived in Cleveland, Ohio, being employed by the Bailey Company as a furniture salesman. He returned to Pittsburgh in 1904 and engaged in the furniture business in that city for eight years. He then located in Columbus in 1912 as the proprietor of a furniture store at 833 North High Street. In 1914 Mr. Hirsch purchased the interests of the Hamburger Furniture Company and removed the business to Livingston and High Streets. The store was destroyed by fire in 1916 and later was reestablished on East Main Street and subsequently organized as the Star Furniture Company. During the World War Mr. Hirsch was inducted into service and after his discharge he resumed his business interests in Columbus, as the proprietor of a clothing store at 1038 Mt. Vernon Street. He disposed of this business in 1928, and the following year became identified with the Shepard Paint Manufacturing Company as secretary and treasurer. They are manufacturers of high grade paints and sell direct to the consumer. During 1929 the State of Ohio purchased more than 30,000 gallons of paint from this concern.

On January 10, 1909, Mr. Hirsch married Miss Bessie Friedman, of Cleveland, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Friedman. Mr. Friedman, native of Russia, died in 1926, and his wife died in 1924. To Mr. and Mrs. Hirsch were born three children: Frances, a graduate of East High School, Columbus, now associated with the Lazarus Company; Harold S., a member of the class of 1930, East High School; and Paul E., attends Franklin Jr. High School.

Politically Mr. Hirsch is a Republican. He is a member of the Temple of Israel and belongs to the Eagles Club, Loyal Order of Moose and Excelsior Club. He is a Past Dictator of the Loyal Order of Moose, and in 1928 was sent to Cardiff, Wales, as the delegate from the Columbus lodge to attend the Fraternal Conference. He also served as a delegate to the Conference in London, England.

From:
History of Franklin County, Ohio
By:Opha Moore
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930


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