History of Idaho, Volume 3, by Hiram T. French, M.S.
The Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago and New York 1914, Page 972
That Idaho meets every man of brain and energy at least half way with opportunity is almost universally conceded by her citizens, and he who cannot succeed in this state would most probably not succeed anywhere. Business employment brought George Rezac to Payette, Idaho, in 1901, and while he continued there a number of years engaged for others, he kept alert for opportunity. Today he is the proprietor of one of the leading and successful pharmacies of Payette and also owns a nine acre improved orchard located about three miles from the city.
Born December 6, 1873. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he is a son of Frank Rezac and Nettie (Stransky) Rezac, both natives of Bohemia. The father came to America as a young boy and first located at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but early in the '70s he removed to Wilber, Nebraska, where for a number of years he continued to follow his trade as a blacksmith. He passed to rest at Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of fifty. Nettie (Stransky) Rezac left her native Bohemia as a young girl and immigrated to the United States with her parents, who settled in Racine, Wisconsin. She is yet living and resides at the old home in Omaha. Of the twelve children that came to these parents, but two daughters and George of this review survive.
Mr. Rezac received a common and high school education in Omaha and supplemented this discipline with a course in a business college in that city. At the age of seventeen he left home with a cash capital of three dollars and started out for himself. He first took employment as a stenographer for the Cudahy Packing Company in South Omaha, but after a short time there he came west to Rock Springs, Wyoming, where he became a stenographer in the Union Pacific railroad offices and remained over eleven years. Resigning this position, he came to Idaho as bookkeeper for the Moss Mercantile Company at Payette and took up his duties in that capacity in January, 1901, continuing to be associated with this firm for a period of eight years.
Following that he became manager of the Payette Fruit Packing Company, but in the meantime he purchased the business originally established by Thomas Jones, and which was the oldest and one of the leading drug stores in Payette. Mr. Rezac employed a licensed pharmacist for the preparation and compounding of prescriptions and now has taken personal charge of the business, continuing it along its former successful lines of conduct and with an increasing trade and profit. Besides this holding he has acquired the fine orchard of nine acres mentioned in the beginning of this review. He is prominently affiliated with the Masonic fraternity, holding his Blue lodge and Chapter membership at Payette and his membership as a Knight Templar Mason at Boise and as a Noble of the Mystic Shrine at Rawlins, Wyoming.
He is a thorough Republican and has always been identified with that party, but is not an active participant in political affairs. Though repeatedly solicited, he has always declined to seek official honors. A progressive and public-spirited citizen, he sustains membership in the Payette Commercial Club and gives warm support to all measures meaning the advancement of Payette and of Idaho. Mr. Rezac is a communicant of the Episcopal church and is now a junior warden of this denomination at Payette.
In September, 1898, at Rock Springs, Wyoming, were pronounced the solemn marriage rites which united Mr. Rezac and Miss Elizabeth Mellor, a daughters of William H. Mellor and a native of Wyoming. Mr. and Mrs. Rezac have two daughters: Blanch, born at Rock Springs, Wyoming, April 10, 1900, and Donna, born October 27, 1901, at Payette, Idaho.