Nathan Paine

Nathan Paine, the son of George Paine, was an officer and stockholder of Paine Lumber Co. It was Nathan Paine who swore out the complaint against Thomas Kidd, George Zentner and Michael Troiber accusing them of criminal conspiracy for conspiring to damage Paine Lumber Company. During the trial Nathan Paine actually worked with the prosecution and often left his seat to go up and confer with Houghton the prosecutor until the defense objected to this. Nathan took over the company when his father died in 1917. From newspaper drawing in Thomas Kidd scrapbook. Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society.