Walter D. Nunamaker, one of the business men of Redding, California, is a native of the state of Minnesota. He was born August 19, 1865, of German and American ancestry. His grandfather, Peter Nunamaker, a native of Germany, came to the United States many years ago and settled in Pennsylvania. There Isaac Nunamaker was born. He married Miss Lucy Shepard, by whom he had five children, the subject of this sketch being the third. He was reared, educated and learned the jeweler's trade in Minnesota. He went to Dakota and worked a year at his business, after which he returned to Minnesota. From there he went to Ellsworth, Kansas, where he was in business three years. January 10, 1888, he came to Redding, California, and opened a jewelry store. He keeps a fine stock of goods, does satisfactory work, and by his obliging and gentlemanly manner of dealing with his customers, has established a fine business.
August 19, 1888, when twenty-three years of age, he married Miss Nettie Derby, a native of Dakota. Their union has been blessed with a son, Raymond, born in Redding.
Mr. Nunamaker is a member of the National Guards of California, and also of the Knights of Pythias. He is enthusiastic over his adopted State and especially over the city of Redding. As a worthy citizen and reliable business man he enjoys the good-will and respect of all who know him.
Transcribed by : Melody Landon Gregory
Source: Memorial and Biographical History of Northern California, Lewis Publishing Co., 1891 page 750