"Give us this day our daily bread."
One of the best known men in a
small town is the baker. This
is a distinction that belongs to
George Fitzgerald, as for the past several years he has supplied most of the
Nome community with their daily
bread. That he has done his work
faithfully and well and built a business
that gives him prestige in his line of
work is a statement of fact and a compliment to which he is entitled.
a native of Swansea, South Wales, G.
B., and was born November 17, 1873.
He learned the grocery and baking
business in his native town. Immigrating to the United States when he was
twenty years old, he located in San
Francisco and found employment in
the grocery business in that city, being
employed by one firm during the entire
time that he was in San Francisco. In
1898 he went to the Klondike. He
was in Dawson a year, and came
down the Yukon in the summer of
1899. arriving in Nome July 19. This
was about the date the beach diggings were first discovered. He mined on the beach
that season and worked on Snow Gulch during the winter. The year following he
established the Anvil Bakery in Nome which is now the oldest and the leading bakery
in the town.
Mr. Fitzgerald was married in Nome, November 27, 1902, to Miss Freda
Polsky. A son, George Gerald, was born to them in 1904. Mr. Fitzgerald is an
energetic and industrious young man. By a thorough knowledge of his vocation and
close attention to it, and by strictly honest methods, he has builded [sic] his business until
it is firmly established in the community.
Source: Nome and Seward Peninsula by
R. S. Harrison. Seattle: The Metropolitan Press, 1905.