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Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940


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Gage Co ch ROA, past pres; Presby Ch; chmn Gage Co Rep Central Com; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off Union State Bank Bldg; res 803 N 10th, Beatrice.

   MAYERHOFF, PAUL SIEGFRIED: Retired; b Ripon, Wis Feb 14, 1870; s of Rev Ernest August Ferdinand Mayerhoff-Issidora Dallmer; ed Luth Ch Sch, West Bend Wis; Northwestern Coll, Watertown Wis; 1890-93 Luth Seminary Milwaukee Wis 1890-93; m Johanna Deierling Oct 11, 1904 Butte; 1893- 96 pastor two Luth Chs, Savannah Ill; 1896-1904 missionary among Apache Indians on San Carlos & White Mountain Apache Indian Reservations in central eastern Ariz; 1904-07 in mission service Boyd Co, hdqrs Lynch; 1907-19 pastor St John's Luth Ch, Nemaha twp near Firth & Cortland; 1919- ret; 1898 chaplain by courtesy US army Apache Ariz; during service among Indians assisted Field Museum of Chicago in collection of Indian artifacts, weapons, utensils used by Apaches; hobby, support of Beatrice Museum; Mrs Mayerhoff's family also early Neb pioneers came from Germany to Amer 1882; 1890 at opening of Boyd Co family settled there; res 701 W 11th, Beatrice.

   MERCHANT, ISAAC TEMPLE: Retired; b Fayette Co, 0 Mar 19, 1856; s of Isaac Merchant-Nancy Callor; ed Ohio; m Mary S Bishop Oct 10, 1880 Broken Bow (dec 1920); s Temple Orvel, William (dec), Grover Ernest (dec); d Nora (dec), Susie (dec), Violet (Mrs 0 0 DeCamp), Ruby; came to Neb 1872, father opr of the Clifton House, Lincoln; 1873 father homesteaded in Custer Co on Victoria creek; when Custer Co was org & Broken Bow estab as co seat, moved with father to Broken Bow; father was first mayor & supplied logs for bldg first sch in Custer Co; records show marriage license issued to Isaac Temple was first one granted in Custer Co; opr gen merc store & breeder of Percheron horses, also rounded up & shipped wild horses; P M during administration of Pres Cleveland; dep sheriff of Custer Co under Charles Foote; 1904 came to Adams & engaged in grain & produce bus; 1913-21 P M Adams; past mayor & police judge many years; 1921 ret because of failing health; friend of William J Bryan & Gilbert Hitchcock & took active part in old Populist party; res Adams.

   MERCHANT, TEMPLE ORVEL: Attorney; b Broken Bow, Neb Aug 5, 1888; ed Adams HS; U of N, LLB; m Louise Townsend Dec 31, 1912 Fremont; s Temple Orvel Jr, Harold Iora; d Margaret Louise, Elizabeth Adelaide; 1910-12 accounting dept CB&Q RR, Omaha; 1913-14 accounting dept Beatrice Creamery Co, Lincoln; 1915-17 accounting dept Ewart Grain Co of Lincoln, stationed at Superior; 1919-22 gen mgr Beatrice branch Nebraska Corn Mills, 1922-26 pur Beatrice branch, renamed Merchants Supply Co; 1926-29 traveling representative, Gerlach-Barklow Co of Joliet Ill, hdqrs Beatrice, 1929-33 hdqrs at Hastings; 1933-39 state examiner, sr acct under state auditors William B Price, Fred Ayres, William H Price; helped inaugurate uniform accounting system in all counties; 1927 adm to Neb bar; 1939- prac law in Adams; Gage Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; past grand IOOF; past councilor Beatrice coun 79 UCT, past grand councilor Neb UCT; 1910-12 active in YMCA work, Omaha; 1919-29 mbr bd Beatrice C of C; mbr bd Beatrice YMCA; during World War with US army July 16, 1917-July 26, 1919 ordnance dept, 2no army hdqrs Domgermain France, ordnance base Toul France, 11 mos O/S; 1939-40 comm Adams Amer Leg, past mbr exec com. 1929-33 past gen secy Meth SS, Hastings; since 1904 has att Dem state convs, past mbr Dem St Central Com; hobbies, fishing, gathering unusual rock; res Adams.

   MESSMORE, FRED W: Supreme Court Judge; b Boone, Ia. July 11, 1890; s of Hiram Alfred Messmore- Clarinda Jane Davidson; ed Bedford Ia. HS 1907; Northwestern Bus & Normal Coll, Council Bluffs Ia 1908; Creighton U, LLB 1912; Delta Theta Phi; m Jenny Frances Saxe Apr 30, 1913 Randolph; s Hiram Allison, Frederick Boughn, John Colby; 1913-15 prac law with Gen L W Colby, Beatrice; 1915-18 Gage Co atty, resigned to enl in World War; 1919-20 prac law, Beatrice; 1920-29 Gage Co judge; 1929-37 judge 18th judicial dist; 1937- assoc justice of supreme court of Neb; during World War enl in army as priv, sent to Camp Pike Ark, disch Jan 1919 as capt judge advocate general ORC, commd major in 1929 & lt col in 1931; Amer Leg post 27; past pres ROA; assisted in orgn of Sons of Amer Leg & drum & bugle corps; Gage Co Bar Assn, past pres; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; has charge of supreme court of Boys State & Girls State; Beatrice Comml Club; Beatrice Kiwanis Club, past pres; BPOE, Beatrice; IOOF, Beatrice; AF&AM, Beatrice; hobby, outdoor sports; off State House; res 843 S 15th, Lincoln.

   MIDDLEKAUFF, RAY H: Investment Broker; b Lyons, Kas Oct 18, 1887; s of Victor Middlekauff-Maggie Stover; ed Lyons Kas HS; m Viola Martin Feb 23, 1912 Hutchinson; d Weldene; 1906 with George Lantz & Co, men's furnishings store, Lyons Kas; 1910 acquired int in bus, opr 3 stores in Lyons, Stafford & Little River Kas; 1927 with Public Utility Investment Co of Hutchinson Kas, 1928 dist mgr in chg branch off in Concordia Kas; 1931 estab Beatrice Brokerage Co, lic investment broker in Neb; since 1910 mbr Registered Investment Bankers Assn; C of C; BPOE 619, chmn jamboree com which raises funds for charitable purposes annually; mbr of bd SA; pres Country Club; First Presby Ch; past secy & chmn Gage Co Dem Central Com; hobbies, trap shooting, golf, outdoor activities; off 211 Arcade Bldg; res 210 N 9th, Beatrice.

   MILBURN, ALBERT T: Executive, Printing & Bindery Co; b Chebanse, Ill Mar 22, 1874; s of Thomas H Milburn-Sarah E Fanning; ed Chebanse Ill; Beatrice; m Martha McClellan June 2, 1909 Beatrice; s William H; d Martha V; 1890 started to learn bindery trade, Beatrice; 1894 bookbinder Cedar Rapids Ia, Albert Lea Minn, Des Moines Ia & later Appleton Wis; 1901 retd to Beatrice & estab bookbindery which later became Milburn & Scott Co, one of largest printing & bookbinding establishments in state, carries a complete line of off & county supplies, also mfrs & distributors Berg-Wilke voting booth. C of C; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, horseshoe pitching; off 320-22 Court; res 600 N 8th, Beatrice.

   MINCKS, CHARLES DEWEY: Funeral Director; b York, Neb July 14. 1898; s of Benjamin Franklin Mincks-Cella White; ed York HS 1917; Worsham Sch of Embalming, Chicago 1930; m Grace H Short July 30, 1931 Dwight Ill; s Charles Dewey Jr; d Beatrice; 1917-18 bkkpr Bank of Polk, 1920-23 asst cash; 1924 asst cash Farmers State Bank, Bradshaw; 1925-28 traveling representative Mutual Oil Co of Kansas City Mo, hdqrs Fremont; 1929-30 Chrysler, Plymouth Sales & Service, York; 1931-32 appr Metz Mortuary, York; 1934- opr Mincks Funl Home, Beatrice; Neb & Natl Funeral Dirs Assn; past noble grand IOOF 19, past chief patriarch Higgins encampment 16, Patriarchs Militan, Lincoln; worthy treas FOE 531; Chris Ch; past mbr Gage Co Dem Central Com; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off 701 Ella; res 215 N 9th, Beatrice.

   MORITZ, JOHN RICHARDS: Physician & Surgeon; b Blue Hill, Neb May 31, 1905; s of Richard D Moritz-Genevieve Richards; ed Seward HS 1922; U of N, BSc 1926, MD 1928; post grad surg Western Reserve U Hosp, Cleveland 1929-31; Kappa Sigma, Phi Rho Sigma; m Mary Ellen Fisher June 6, 1934 Baltimore Md; s Alan Richard; d Derry Ann; 1928 prac 6 mos, Red Cloud; 1932- prac in Beatrice, specializes in surgery, obstetrics; 1936 post grad work Western Reserve U, 1935 elec FACS; pres Gage Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; BPOE; Country Club; Christ Episc Ch; Dem, chmn local Pres' Ball com; hobbies, golf, tennis, handball; off 112 1/2 S 6th; res 523 N 4th, Beatrice.

   MORTON, WILLIAM B: Manufacturer; b Calhoun Co, Ia. Aug 15, 1884; s of John B Morton-Mary Ellen Garrett; ed Calhoun Co Ia; m Mabel Claire Hutchinson July 10, 1905 Lake City Ia; s Donald H, Marion I; d Maurine, Dorothy, Betty Marie; while att sch emp in merc stores, Lake City Ia, later with Hested 5c & 10c stores; 1911-20 with Hested Stores Co, opened first branch in Hebron, later opened Hested Stores in various Neb towns; while with Hested Stores Co developed patented candy case & other 5c & 10c store equipment; 1920- opr Store Kraft Mfg Co, Beatrice, said to be only orgn in U S mfg complete line store equipment, distributing fixtures over entire US & several foreign countries, floor space of 5 A with average of 250 employes; dir Beatrice C of C; mbr US C of C; dir Assoc Industries of Neb; past mbr sch bd; elder First Chris Ch; hobbies, dairy farm; off Store Kraft Mfg Co; res 2400 Elk, Beatrice.

   MUDGE, EARL C: County Treasurer; b Odell, Neb Feb 11, 1893; s of Samuel R Mudge-Elizabeth Bevins; ed Beatrice HS; Northwestern, Beatrice, Bus Coll 1913-14; m Ruth E Redfern Nov 1, 1922 Auburn; d Jane Elizabeth; 1914 bkkpr Beatrice Cold Storage Co; 1915-17 clk Dempster Mill Mfg Co; during World War enl 6th, Neb inf June 1917 at Camp Cody



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N M & Camp Funston, disch Dec 1918; 1918-31 mgr claim dept Dempster Mill Mfg Co; 1931-39 dep co treas; 1939- co treas; Neb Assn of Co Treas; committeeman BSA; past exalted ruler BPOE; Centenary Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing, collecting guns; off Courthouse; res 723 N 10th, Beatrice.

   MUELLER, OTTO A I: Clergyman; b Brazil S A June 7, 1908; s of Rev R J I Mueller-Natalie Boettcher; ed Fort Wayne Ind Parochial Sch; Luther Institute, Fort Wayne; Concordia Coll, Fort Wayne; Concordia Seminary, St Louis Mo 1934; m Hilca Homeyer Jan 31, 1937 Fort Wayne Ind; s David Lee; 1934-35 served various congregations; 1935-36 engaged in religious census work for central dists of Mo synod of Evang Luth Ch in Ind; Nov 1936- pastor Our Saviour Evang Luth Ch; hobbies, gardening, carpentry; res Odell.

   MUNSON, HUGH WILMOT: County Superintendent of Schools; b Bladen, Neb June 17, 1888; s of Wilmot Embry Munson-Lydia A Minnix; ed Adams Co; Holstein HS; WSTC; Fremont Normal 1908, BA & BSc; U of N, MA 1929; lifetime HS supvrs certificate; m Mary L Callaway Aug 29, 1921 Denver; s Hugh Wilmot Jr; lost leg & arm in an accident on farm when 10 years of age but has never allowed this to be handicap; 1908 sch tchr near Bladen; 1909 tchr in Dixon Co; 1910-13 in Chautauqua & lyceum work; 1913-18 mbr faculty of Fremont Coll as instr in expression. public, speaking & dramatics; 1918-19 during World War served in various govt debarkation hospitals along Atlantic coast as capt ARC, recd special commission as an entertainer & lecturer in training camps; 1919-22 retd to Chautauqua & lyceum work; 1922-24 supt. of Bushnell schs; 1924-34 supt Wheeler Co HS, Bartlett; 1934-38 supt Union Center Consolidated HS, Liberty; 1938- supt of Gage Co schs; extn lecturer U of N Coll of Agr; ednl lecturer U S & Canada; Neb St Assn of Co Supts; NSTA; NEA; BPOE; IOOF; Rotary; Chris Ch; hobby, motoring; off Courthouse; res 1002 Carlyle, Beatrice.

   NELSON, RAYMOND ARTHUR: Machinist; b Smith Center, Kas Sept 15, 1888; s of Ed Nelson-Electa Marquis; ed Concordia Kas HS; m Anna A Rumbaugh June 6, 1922 Beatrice; d Jeane Elizabeth, Beverly Ann; 1907-09 salesman M D Scott Co, Concordia Kas; 1909-19 shoe salesman, Concordia; 1919-29 salesman Schaekel Shoe Co, Beatrice; 1929-32 mgr shoe dept Fair Store; 1932-34 opr own shoe dept in Carman Co store; 1934- opr Nelson-McKissick Booterie, opened Fairbury branch 1936 in Mosiman's Store; during World War with 88th machine gun co at Camp Dodge during final 9 mos; C of C; Beatrice Retailers Assn; BPOE; Trinity Luth Ch; hobby, outdoor sports; off 509 Court; res 418 N 11th, Beatrice.

   NEUMANN, CECIL H: Merchant; b Wymore, Neb Mar 5, 1892; s of Julius Neumann-Amelia Christine Wellemeyer; ed Wymore HS; Spearfish SD St Normal: Ia. St Coll, Ames; m Edith Louise Krueger Aug 2, 1916 LaCrosse Kas; s Temple Wade; 1910 emp Homestake Mining Co, Spearfish S D; 1913 retd to Wymore; 1914 mgr of father's land holdings in Okla; 1915 salesman Eckdall & McCarty Store, Emporia Kas; 1916 with father & brother in Julius Neumann Co, Wymore, 1923 became pres; 2nd VP Wymore Comml Club; ofcl bd mbr Meth Ch; hobbles, gardening, fishing, photography. Father pioneer, came to Wymore about time town was founded & estab Neumann & Winter Merc Store which later became Julius Neumann Co, also oprd flour mill & built & oprd first creamery in Wymore; Mrs Neumann is a poet & composer & gives musical readings, several songs published, also composed music for "In Flanders Fields;" res 113 N 10th, Wymore.

   NIELSEN, ANDREW J: Chiropractor; b Franklin Co, Neb Jan 9, 1886; s of Anders L Nielsen-Sine Steenson; ed Minden HS 1904; Palmer Sch of Chiropractic Davenport Ia, DC 1912; m Maudeline C Smith July 24, 1915 Beatrice; d Doris Marie; May 20, 1912 estab prac in Beatrice, conducts free clinic for children. Ch mbr & first treas of Neb Chiropractic Assn, serving 4th term as treas; Natl Chiropractic Assn; C of C; BPOE 619; MWA; Beatrice Country Club; hobbies, hunting, golf; off 505 1/2 Court; res 717 Market, Beatrice.

   NICHOLS, SAMUEL FREDERICK: Nov 9, 1874; s of Martin Van Buren Nichols-Frances Augusta Lindsley; ed Osage Ia; San Diego Cal; Beatrice HS 1895; Columbia U; U of Mich, LLB 1898; m Marie Louise Roe Nov 12, 1907 Beatrice; s Martin Van Buren; d Ruth, Dorothy, Margaret; 1898 during Sp-Amer War enl in Co A 31st Mich vol inf; 1900-02 mgr Albany Wis Linen Mills; 1902 retd to Gage Co, farmer, stockman & hotel opr since; has ints in Neb, Minn S D & Wis; C of C; BPOE; AF&AM; Episc Ch; hobby, travel. Father came to Neb 1867, located in Nebraska City, emp on stage coach lines & held govt mail contracts in various sections of midwest, southwest & west prior to coming of RRs, estab first stage coach service between Nebraska City & Beatrice; off & res 715 N 5th, Beatrice.

   NOBLE, LESLIE HUGH: County Judge; b Holmesville, Neb Oct 29, 1901; s of Lucien L Noble-Minnie S Will; ed Holmesville; Beatrice; U of N, BA, 1924, LLB 1925; Delta Chi; m Helen M Rhoads Mar 31, 1926 Lincoln; s Leslie H Jr, John Rhoads; 1926-29 prac law in Beatrice; 1928- Gage Co judge; past pres Gage Co Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; past dir Jr C of C; mbr Sr C of C; advisory bd SA; advisory coun BSA; past master AF&AM 26; advisory coun DeMolay; BPOE; IOOF; bd of stewards Meth Ch; off Courthouse; res 1219 N 10th, Beatrice.

   NOVOTNY, EDWARD LEWIS: Superintendent of Schools; b Rushville, Neb Jan 20, 1895; s of John J Novotny-Mary Maca; ed Bruno HS 1912; Fremont Normal; U of N; Neb Wes, BA 1922; Columbia U, MA 1926; Phi Delta Kappa; m Lela Jones Oct 8, 1921 Bridgeport; s Dale Edward; d Lorene; 1912 tchr, Butler Co; 1914-15 supt Wauneta schs; 1916-18 supt Elm Creek schs; 1919-22 supt Bridgeport schs; 1922-28 supt Central City schs: 1928-31 supt Junction City Kas schs; 1931- supt Beatrice schs; 1928- mbr summer session U of N sch administration faculty; 1923-24 mbr faculty, summer sessions Neb Wes; during World War ent services US army spring 1918, SATC stationed at Fort Sheridan, Evanston Ill; past pres dist 4, NSTA, mbr exec com dist; NEA; past pres Schoolmasters Club; past pres Assn of Supts & Principals of Neb; chmn park com, C of C, purpose of establishing homestead 1 as natl monument; pub relations com Amer Leg; Beatrice Rotary; past pres Junction City Kas Ch, SS supt; hobbles, fishing, hunting; off Beatrice HS; res 715 N 10th, Beatrice.

   O'BRIEN, PHILIP: Retired Farmer & Stockman; b Co Mulligan, Ireland Aug 14, 1852; s of James O'Brien-Rose Mohan; ed Ireland; m Frances Krapp Oct 2, 1895 Cortland; s Joseph Earl; d Rose (Mrs Leo Clare), Marie (Mrs Kenneth Clough), Lelia (Mrs Kemp Likens), Veronica (Mrs Emil Fuhrman); 1864 left Ireland with parents & came to Fort Wayne Ind: became fireman on UP RR, later pur farm near Firth, farmed & raised stock until 1921: Dem; St Jame's Cath Ch; res Cortland.

   OSTRANDER, JOHN MYERS: Mayor; b Vesta, Neb July 22, 1895; s of David R Ostrander-Mary Myers; ed Vesta; Tecumseh: U of N; m Flossy Clark Sept 23, 1916 Elk Creek; d Dorene J; 1914 with signal service dept UP RR at Brady Island; 1915-17 farmed near Vesta; 1919 with Sherwin Williams Paint Co, Omaha; 1919-21 homesteaded near Newcastle Wyo; 1921-22 collector & credit mgr Bowen Furniture Co, Omaha; 1922-23 collection mgr Beddeo Clothing Co, Omaha; 1923- owner & opr Glenover Groc Store, Beatrice; 1938- mayor; past secy grocers code div of NRA; 1931- mbr bd of edn; during World War ent US marine corps Jan 1918 stationed at Quantico Va, Paris Island S C & Norfolk Va, disch Jan 1919; past vice comm Amer Leg Bitting-Norman post, past comm drum corps; past secy Beatrice Retail Grocers Assn: C of C; League of Neb Municipalities; Rotary; AF&AM, 26; RAM 10; Raboni coun 9, R&SM; past comm KT; Chris Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting, contract bridge; off City Hall; res 222 Hoyt, Beatrice.

   OVERBECK, CHARLES F L: Insurance & Farm Loan Agent; b Holtzhausen, Westfalen Germany Feb 18, 1875; s of Frantz Overbeck-Caroline Stolte; ed Gage Co, priv instruction in Luth sch near Clatonia; m Nettie May Pelton July 31, 1901 Pickrell; d Ellen Evelyn (Mrs Avery M Stevens); came to Amer with parents May 1882, farmed near Beatrice; 1898-1903 with Burch Hdw Co of Beatrice, mgr for a time: 1903- real est, ins & farm loan bus, studied law; May 9, 1939- mgr M L Rawlings Ice Co, branches in Wymore, Beatrice, Lincoln & various Neb towns; 1924-30 secy Beatrice C of C, helped obtain present water supply for city, also supported improvement of co roads; 1930 elec to Neb house of representatives; 1932 re-elec, sponsored HR 476 which permited (sic) co supvrs or commrs to build roads & bridges costing more than $500,


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thereby saving state thousands of dollars annually; also sponsored bill which facilitated bringing of natural gas lines into state from Amarillo Tex fields; BPOE; Country Club; First Presby Ch, mbr of coun 13 years; hobby, politics; off 442 Court; res 1209 Washington, Beatrice.

   PECKHAM, CHRISTOPHER LEE: Publisher; b Pawnee City, Neb Oct 25, 1892; s of B E Peckham-Libbie Hanchett; ed Pawnee City HS 1914; m Edith Taylor Apr 16, 1916 Lewiston; d Geraldine; as boy learned printing trade in off of brother, Speed Kas; during HS days was owner & opr of job printing plant at Pawnee City; 1915-20 owner & publisher Lewiston Post, also owned & published Steinauer Star, 1916; 1920-26 publisher Burchard Times; 1921-25 owner The Shellsburg Ia Advance; 1926- publisher Blue Springs Bee; 1933 acquired Liberty Journal & 1934 the Wymore Wymorean, oldest weekly paper in Gage Co; since 1926 has published 3 papers; during World War with 14th field arty US army; NPA; Wymore Amer Leg; past adjt Blue Springs post Amer Leg; Blue Springs Comml Club; Bapt Ch; 8 years mbr Blue Springs Rep Com; hobbies, motion pictures, community work; res Blue Springs.

   PETERS, ROY ELLIOTT: Physician & Surgeon; b Whitehall, Ill May 29, 1885; s of John S Peters-Clara Perkins; mother a descendant of Mayflower Immigrants; ed Whitehall Ill HS 1902; Loyola U, 1910; Chicago Med Sch, MD 1915; m Nellie Watson Nov 1, 1918 Rochester Minn; s Roy F; 1906-10 with USN hosp corps, interne 18 mos Jefferson Park Hosp, Chicago, also Interne Oconomoc Wis Sanitarium; Jan 1918-Nov 1919 with Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minn; Nov 1919- prac in Wymore; past city & co phys many years; Comml Club; state grand instr IOOF, grand lodge ofcr 9 years; Rep; off & res 117 N 7th, Wymore.

   PETERSON. CYRIL LLOYD: Osteopath; b Maywood, Neb Oct 13, 1906; s of Ralph Peterson-Cornelia Weyenberg; ed North Platte HS 1925; Kansas City Coll of Osteopathy & Surgery, DO 1933; Atlas; m Verona Fellers July 3, 1936 Beatrice; d Lynne Marie; 1933-35 with Penner Hosp, North Platte; 1935- private prac, Beatrice; Neb Osteopathic Assn, trustee; Amer Osteopathic Assn, osteopathic vocational group of Rotary; Jr & Sr C of C; ARC; BPOE; dep grand knight KC 1723; one of orgs Columbian Squires, chief counsellor; St Joseph's Parish Cath Ch; hobbies, hunting, motion picture photography; off 221 Arcade Bldg; res 211 N 9th, Beatrice.

   PHILBEN, J PERRY: Healer; b Tarkio, Mo Oct 6, 1882; s of James Patrick Philben-Elizabeth Dawson; ed Boyd Co; m Josie Kerr Feb 27, 1913 Madison; s Dr Patrick Donald, Chester Arnold; 1904 homesteaded in Stanley Co S D; 1909-27 farmed Boyd Co; 1928 began prac of healing; June 15, 1930 city ofcls & business men of Wymore invited him to prac there; gives free dinner each Christmas to poor children, 286 present in 1938; minister in spiritual Psychic Science Ch; Wymore Comml Club; hobbies, rose culture, cattle raising; res Wymore.

   PICKETT, IRA N: Physician & Surgeon; b Carmel, Ind June 30, 1852; ed Quaker sch Sugar Plain, Ind; Whittier Coll, Salem, Ia, 1874; Coll of Phys & Surg, Ind MD 1878; m Minnie E Colby Oct 5, 1887 Odell (dec Feb 20, 1937); 1878-88 prac med Red Oak, Ia & Stafford, Kas; 1883 came to Filley; 1886 prac Odell; one of orgs Gage Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; ex officio life mbr house of delegates Neb St Med Assn; AF&AM; IOOF; Rep; res Odell.

   PIRIE, GLADYS: Librarian; b Wymore, Neb; d of John Bruce Pirie-Bathia Gardiner; ed Wymore US; Neb Wes; for a time sch tchr in Gage Co rural schs; 1911-20 instr in pub schs of Wymore; 1920- librarian Wymore Pub Lib; past first VP Neb Lib Assn; ALA; past pres ch Q PEO; Woman's Club; Extn Project Club; Meth Ch; hobbies, raising flowers; parents settled in Wymore 1889; father an appr foreman with CB&Q RR & was a leader of Meth Ch choir many years; Uncle Andrew B Pirie was first master mechanic with Wymore div CB&Q RR; off Wymore Public Library; res 107 N 12th, Wymore.

   PLATH, CHARLES EDWARD: YMCA Secretary; b Topeka, Kas Aug 9, 1897; s of John F Plath-Lillie Bucher; ed Topeka Kas HS, Philadelphia Coll of Pharm; U of Ill; YMCA Coll, Chicago, dir physical edn; m Mona Wiede Aug 22, 1920 Topeka Kas; s Charles Edward Jr, Dean Wiede; while in HS was asst phys dir Topeka, Kas YMCA, 1917 elec boys secy; 1920 in grain bus short time; 1921 physical dir Lawrence, Kas YMCA; 1922-28 in chg BSA work, Beatrice; 1925- certified secy YMCA by North Amer YMCA; 1922-26 phys dir Beatrice YMCA; 1926- gen secy Beatrice YMCA; dir Beatrice city play grounds, since 1932 has conducted sch of training for playground supvrs, now dir & supvr recreational program for city. Specializes in corrective & remedial gymnastics, prepared article on subject for Physical Training Magazine; 1928 drew plans for remodeling & rebldg program of Beatrice YMCA with first YMCA filtered pool in Neb, leader in co-ed activities & neighborhood sch clubs; first to take movies of all activities. Field agt YMCA swimming & life saving program, chmn 16 years first aid & life saving com Gage Co ARC. Mbr bd YMCA summer sch, Estes Park, Colo, Pres Neb St YMCA Employed Ofcrs Assn; 1939 del dist conv Rotary, dir Beatrice Rotary; C of C; during World War enl in USN 1918, stationed Great Lakes training sch, later Philadelphia Coll of Pharmacy disch 1919; past chaplain Amer Leg; 1st lt ROA. AF&AM; deacon First Chris Ch, past secy bldg com; hobbies, Young people's work, architecture; off YMCA; res 1500 Grant, Beatrice.

   PLUMMER, FREDERICK HAYES: Retired; b Rock Island, Ill Jan 14, 1856; s of Dr Samuel Craig Plummer-Julia Hayes; ed Rock Island, Ill; Bryant & Stratton Comml Coll, Davenport, Ia 1873; m Annie Hale Dec 11, 1884 Junction City, Kas (dec 1921); 1873-74 with Dart & Dart Haberdashery of Rock Island, Ill; 1875-78 with firm mfg bldg material; 1878 acct for Richard Crampton Book & Stationery Co, Rock Island, Ill; 1878-79 sect & mgr Milton G Mills Dry Goods Co; 1880 located at Steele City, in agrl Impl bus; 1881 for short time with accounting dept Rock Island Plow Co, St Joseph Mo; 1881 in accounting dept I N Speer & Co, grain dlrs, Hiawatha, Kas; 1887 in accounting dept, later in chg of dept Kilpatrick Bros Co, Beatrice; 1918 ret; 1922-27 opr of mill & settled est at Fayette, Mo; 1927- ret; many years vestryman Christ Episc Ch; res 410 N 5th, Beatrice.

   POTHAST, FRED LOUIS: Banker; b Stephenson Co, Ill June 4, 1878; s of Phillip Pothast-Mary Wendt; ed Cortland HS; Omaha Comml Coll 1899; m Delta Clark Dec 12, 1900 Cortland; d Audrey, Mildred (Mrs D D Lock); came to Neb with mother 1880, located near Cortland & was mbr of first HS graduating class 1896; 1896-98 sch tchr near Cortland; 1899-1903 with F J Smith & Co, gen mdse & impl bus; 1903 traveling representative Internatl Harvester Co; 1904 org Farmers State Bank of Pickrell, opr since; Rep, Holt twp committeeman; 30 years mbr sch bd; Neb Bankers Assn; mbr glee club, Kiwanis; AF&AM; U B Ch, supt SS 18 years; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Pickrell.

   POWELL, ERNEST E: County Clerk; b Doniphan Co, Kas Sept. 12, 1884; s of Thomas H Powell-Katherine M Hitch; ed Pawnee City, Okla; Bible study Cotner Coll 1918; m Amanda I Harvey Dec 26, 1906 Atchison, Kas; s Thomas, Harold; d Lura (Mrs Glenn Pyle), Mildred (Mrs Ed Hollett Jr), Eula (Mrs D D Ailington), Maude, Jean; farmed in western Kas, came to Gage Co 1908; 1910 emp in bridge dept CB&Q RR on Wymore div, tsfrd to car shops at Wymore 1914; 1923- 36 farmed in Gage Co, moved to Blue Springs; 1938- co clk & assessor; 1914 became int in ch work & was ordained minister in Christ Ch 1919 & has been pastor in Christian Chs of Gage Co; 1925- probation ofcr under co court; Neb Assn of Co, Clks; 14 years mbr bd of edn Blue Springs; AF&AM; IOOF; hobbies, fishing, baseball; off Courthouse; res 710 Grant, Beatrice.

   PURDY, ELWOOD L: City Clerk; b Beatrice, Neb Aug 6, 1904; s of Charles L Purdy-Alice A Pursell; ed Beatrice HS; m Waneta Mae Fletcher Jan 8, 1927 Lincoln; s Donald E; d Sondra; 1921-24 with Home S & L Assn, Beatrice; 1924-33 bkkpr Wymore B & L Assn; 1933- secy Wymore B & L Assn, later mgr; 1927-37 city treas, Wymore; 1939- city clk; Neb League of B & L Assns; US B & L League; past pres Lions; Comml Club; Fed S & L Ins Corp; Meth Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off 113 West F; res 220 N 6th, Wymore.

   RANDALL, GEORGE FOSTER: Painter & Decorator; b Middletown, N Y Nov 28, 1863; s of Henry J Randall-Polly Sherwood; ed Middletown; m Mary Reynolds July 3, 1884 in Beatrice (dec 1926); s Henry M Dean, George F Jr; d Nell (Mrs Frank Dudley); m Sarah A Mason Jan 21, 1927 Kearney; family came to Beatrice Apr 9, 1880, father, in wall paper, painting & decorating



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bus until death in 1936 at age of 94; prior to father's death 4 generations of family engaged in the bus; now opr of George F Randall & Co, also has ranching ints near Bridgeport; awarded treasury dept medal for civilian activities in raising World War funds; 6 years mbr sch bd; C of C; Master Painters Assn of Amer; mbr AF&AM 50 years; BPOE; First Chris Ch, treas & mbr bldg & finance com; off 713 Court; res 518 N 7th, Beatrice.

   RAWLINGS, MELVIN LONGSTREET: Executive; b Springfield, Ill Feb 28, 1863; s of Scott Rawlings-Mary Ann Douglas; ed Sangamon Co Ill; in Lutie Maude West Sept 1, 1887 Wymore; s Charles M; d Olga Helen (Mrs Mark Hargreaves). As boy of 14 left home to make own way, first job as farm hand at 50c per day, later retd home, Bridgeport, Ill Sept 1878; came to Neb Oct 1878 without funds & $1 in debt, Settled in Lincoln; 1878-81 emp by brother Franklin in livery bus on site where Rudge & Guenzel Dept Store stands; May 17, 1881 began as engine wiper, CB&Q RR Lincoln shops, later watchman on construction engine at Tecumseh, Humboldt & White Cloud, Neb, Doniphan & Atchison, Kas; 1881-83 locomotive fireman, CB&Q RR between Atchison, Kas & Denver; 1883 locomotive fireman between Wymore, Rulo & Red Cloud; 1884 engineer on Wymore div; first $450 earned on RR was used to pur home at 15th & P in Lincoln for 3 orphan sisters; 1885-86 in retail beverage bus at Odell; 1886-97 in beverage bus at Wymore; 1889- opr M L Rawlings & Son Ice Mfg Co, storage, whol & retail distributing; does bus in 50 cities & towns in 3 states & ships ice to various sections of nation; some of larger units or plants are in Wymore, Beatrice & Lincoln, also St Joseph, Mo & Washington, Marysville, & Hanover, Kas; 1935- also engaged in whol & retail gas & oil bus, opr of numerous service stations in territory served by ice distributing units; arrangement sells small family orders to orders running over $30,000 for packing plants; owner & opr 200 A farm near Wymore, has half city block in Lincoln & other property; one-fourth million dollars invested in ice plants & other bus; during 1922-23 session of legislature took int in passage of transfer switch law which repealed & replaced an obsolete law; mayor of Wymore 3 terms, during time city light plant was financed thru bond issue & city water supply modernized; Neb St ice Assn; Natl Assn of Ice Inds; Neb Petroleum Marketers Assn; BPOE; Meth Ch; hobby, travel; res Wymore.

   REIMER, HENRY T: Merchant; b Russia Feb 27, 1881; s of Abraham Reimer-Margarethe Thiessen; ed Mennonite Ch Sch of Gage Co; Bethel Coll, Newton, Kas; m Justina Claassen Nov 30, 1911 Whitewater, Kas; s Henry Theodore Jr, Donald Ralph, Edgar Raymond; came to Amer with parents 1883, family located N W of Beatrice adjoining Freeman homestead, father farmed; 1904-05 sch tchr in Butler Co Kas; 1906-15 with John H Von Steen Lbr Co, Beatrice; 1915- pur lbr, hdw & impl co of Heaston Brothers, Holmesville; 1921- opr Farmers Merc Co at Holmesville; mbr bd of edn several terms; elec twp bd, declined office; asst minister second Mennonite Ch, active in SS work, mbr of ofcl bd; hobby, travel; res Holmesville.

   REULING, JOHN ADAM: Retired; b Muscatine, Ia Aug 23, 1866; s of John Adam Reuling-Louisa Schnier; ed Muscatine, Ia HS; m Sarah Deemer Nov 16, 1893 Lincoln (dec Feb 25, 1928); m Ida Glover Sept 1930 Ottawa, Kas; 1885-89 appr in jewelers trade with F W Swan CO, Muscatine; 1891 mgr Myers Jewelry Store, Fort Scott, Kas; 1891-1910 in jewelry bus, Wymore; 1893-1910 local watch inspector for CB&Q RR, Wymore; 1893 pur jewelry bus of E W Fenton, Wymore & consolidated with own; 1902 an org, dir & VP Wymore State Bank; 1907 elec pres & bank nationalized under name of City Natl; 1910 sold jewelry bus & became active in bank; 1910 pur First Natl Bank & consolidated with City Natl under name of former; 1910 org Wymore B & L Assn, pres; 1912 an org & first pres, later secy, dir & ofcr until 1934, Farmers Grain, Lbr & Coal C., still owns int; 1933 apptd conservator of First Natl, reorg 1934 as Wymore Natl Bank; 1898 elec city treas; 1900 elec mayor, re-elec 1912 & 1913; 1912 chmn First Bull Moose conv in Gage Co; 1898 erected Reuling Bldg; 1903 erected another blg; built & rebuilt 4 residences in Wymore; administrator & trustee of several estates & has land ints in Okla; during World War, chmn of Gage Co com raising funds for war purposes, oversubscribed quotas each time; past pres Neb St Jewelers Assn; Neb League of B & L Assns; US B & L League; Fed S & L Ins Corp; Past pres Comml Club; mbr AF&AM since 1897, past master, past patron OES 106; vestryman Episc Ch; hobbies, jewelers & woodworking tools; Wymore.

   RHODES, JOHN STEVENS: Dairyman; b Beatrice, Neb July 18, 1909; s of Arthur A Rhodes-Anna Merril; ed U of N, BSc 1933; Farm House, Alpha Zeta; m Grace Barger June 14, 1936, Beatrice; d Susan E; family early pioneers, grandfather, John L came to Neb 1870, taught sch in Beatrice 10 years & farmed 1880; father farmer & breeder of registered Jersey cattle; 1933 called home by father's accidental death & has managed bus since; original farm home W of Beatrice estab by grandfather 1880; Neb Jersey Cattle Club, VP since 1933; Amer Jersey Cattle Club; Farm Bur; Jr C of C; secy bd of trustees Presby Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off & res RFD 6, Beatrice.

   RICE, CLARENCE EDWARD: Physician & Surgeon; b Royal, Neb Dec 8, 1892; s of George Rice-Mary Ludwick; ed Orchard HS; York Coll 1915, tchrs life certificate; U of N, MD 1921; Phi Beta Pi; Alpha Psi; m Irene Dredla Apr 1922, Omaha; s Lee Edward; 1915-17 supt of Lushton HS; 1921-22 interne Meth HOSP Omaha; 1922- priv prac, Odell; 1929 erected & equipped Odell Gen Hosp; only modern hosp in co outside Beatrice; owner & opr 2 Jefferson Co farms near Fairbury on Little Blue River: during World War, in med enl res corps, U of N, commd 1st lt; Gage Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Amer Leg; IOOF; hobby, farming ints; off Odell Gen Hosp; res Odell.

   RICE, FRANK EARNEST: Merchant; b Green Co, Wis Sept 3, 1856; s Of Charles Rice-Eliza Colton; ed Blue Springs; m Sarah Schock Nov 27, 1881 Blue Springs; s Judson LeRoy, Harry Lewellyn; d Laura L, Lydia. B, Emma T (Mrs L C Barnes, dec); Lucy E (Mrs J E Davis), Grace N; 1872 came to Blue Springs; 1875 started farming & breaking prairie; 1876 engaged in mfg & selling plows; 1877 with brother J W estab hdw bus, opr until 1890; 1895 pur hdw store; 1897- in general merc bus; many years on city coun & sch bd; AOUW; Rep; hobbies, trapshooting & travel; res Blue Springs.

   RINAKER, SAMUEL: Attorney; b Carlinville, Ill Sept 14, 1860; s of John Irving Rinaker-Clarissa Keplinger; ed Blackburn Coll, Carlinville, BA 1880; Yale Law Coll, 1883; m Carrie Palmer Mayo Nov 17, 1889 Carlinville, Ill.; s Samuel Mayo; d Carrie (dec Jan 27, 1938); studied in law off of father with oldest brother Thomas, Carlinville, Ill; adm to Ill bar 1884, adm to Neb bar 1885 & prac with Rinaker, Delehant & Hevelone, Beatrice; co atty 2 terms, has served on lib bd & sch bd; Gage Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; AF&AM; KT: Country Club; Midwick Country Club, Pasadena, Cal; San Gabriel, Cal Country Club; has wintered in California since 1916; Rep; off First Natl Bank Bldg; res 700 N 5th, Beatrice.

   RIST, L BOYD: Banker; b Humboldt, Neb Nov 10, 1891; s of Samuel Rist-Mary Friedley; ed Humboldt HS 1910; U of N Coll of Agr, BSc 1916; Farm House, Alpha Zeta; bus mgr The Cornhusker Countryman, bus mgr first Farmers Fair, mbr judging team; m Vena Stahl May 4, 1919 Wymore; s William, Robert; d Mary; 1910-12 tchr near Humboldt; 1916-26 Gage Co agrl agt; 1926-28 in farm loan bus covering 15 cos in N W Mo, hdqrs Maryville; 1928- comml banker at Wymore; first pres S E Neb Pub Power Dist, the first rural electrification project in US; Regional Clearing House Assn; past chmn agrl com Neb Bankers Assn; Amer Bankers Assn; dir Wymore Comml Club; pres sch bd; Meth Ch; hobby, music; off Wymore Natl Bank; res Wymore.

   ROSZELL, RALPH R: Office Appliance Dealer; b Otoe Indian Reservation near Odell, Neb Aug 5, 1887; s of William F Roszell-Olive Hageman; ed Lanham; Lincoln; priv art tutoring under Prof Baggs, U of N; Northwestern Bus Coll, Beatrice hon student; art training Washington U, St Louis, Mo; m Lena A Sonderegger June 28, 1912 Beatrice; s Richard Ralph; d Kathryn Eulula, Hilda Mae; father settled in Gage Co in 1882, 1904 & Ralph engaged in photography in Lincoln; 1906 retd to Beatrice estab present bus; 1914-19 dlr in photo supplies & stationery; 1922 added office appliances, bus machines & typewriters; 1937- distributor Underwood-Ellioit-Fisher products in S E Neb; awarded gold & silver medals exhibits at state & natl photographic convs; 1910 recd


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award of Natl Photog Assn, genre class photographic work; Gage Co defense coun on reserve for base photographic work or service during World War; Neb St Photographers Assn, secy 3 terms; Photographers Assn of Amer; Beatrice Kiwanis, ch mbr & past pres, presented annual Ia-Neb dist grand award for most impressive record of achievement in the dist (comprised of 51 Ia & Neb clubs); also winner of silver award for clubs in same classification of Beatrice club; past chmn of bd & del to 3 Internatl Kiwanis convs; C of C; First Chris Ch, trustee past 15 yrs; Rep; hobbies, candid photography & comm service; off 115 N 5th; res 1610 Ella, Beatrice.

   ROTHENBERGER, BERNARD R: Dry Cleaner; b Tripp, SD Dec 23, 1898; s of Christian Rothenberger-Alice Boyd; ed Beatrice HS; Minnesota U, BSc 1923; Acacia; m Minnie M Sprague May 26, 1928 Beatrice; d Sarah Leigh, Caroline; while att U of Minn & short time after was with Minneapolis Daily News; 1923-35 mbr news staff Beatrice Daily Sun; 1935- opr Modern Cleaners, Beatrice; during World War in USN 1917-19 radio & wireless teleg opr, land service & submarine chaser; mbr sch bd; C of C; dir YMCA; Amer Leg; Beatrice Country Club; AF&AM 26; RAM; KT; past pres Beatrice Baseball Club; past secy Neb St Baseball League; vestryman Christ Episc Ch; hobbies, baseball, golf, writing; off 623 Court; res 410 N 4th, Beatrice.

   RUMPELTES, WALTER PAUL: Dentist; b Lincoln, Neb Jan 24, 1904; s of Adam Rumpeltes-Rose Portsche; ed Lincoln; Cedar Bluffs; Creighton U, DDS 1928; Delta Sigma Delta; m Dorothy Gale Aug 20, 1935 Tucson Ariz; 1928-29 prac, Blue Hill; 1929- dental prac, Beatrice; Gage Co Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; first lt ORC US army; YMCA, past chmn annual membership drive; mbr finance com St Paul's Luth Ch; hobbies, homing pigeons, travel; res 1429 N 10th, Beatrice.

   RUSH, WEAVER ALDUS: Physician; b Achilles, Kas May 25, 1882; s of Barton W Rush-Rachel Catherine Brouhard; ed Malvern, Ia HS; Ia St Coll 1899-1900; Still Coll of Osteopathy, Des Moines, DO 1903; U of Ia 1908-10; U of N, MD 1912; grad work US Sch of Mil Roentology Kansas City 1917; Mayo Clinic 1919; Phi Rho Sigma; m Mertie Viola Bushnell Apr 20, 1894 Lagrange Co Ind; s William A; d Helen Kathryn (Mrs T O'Conner); 1903-05 prac Lagrange Ind; 1905-08 prac, Logan Ia; 1912-13 interne in med dept institution for feeble minded children, Glenwood, Ia; 1913-16 prac in Malvern, Ia, specialist in X-ray; 1916-17 estab 2nd X-ray laboratory, prac Logan, Utah; 1919- prac in Beatrice, with Hepperlen Clinic specialist in radiology, in priv prac since clinic disbanded, during Sp-American War 1899-1904 mbr Co C 51st Ia vol inf US army, commd first lt 1912 US army reserve corps; during World War ent US army 1917 commd capt chief of X-ray service at Mt McPherson, Ga; 1918 detachment, commd chief of X-ray service in base hosp 81 France, with 89th div 353rd inf during Meuse-Argonne offensive, 1919 commd major in chg med service with 353rd inf 89th div army of occupation in Puim, Germany, O/S Oct 1918-May 1919, disch 1919; 1935 chmn Neb St conv Amer Leg, past comm local post; Gage Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Radiological Socy N Amer; dir C of C; past pres Rotary; chmn city park bd; chmn Venetian Nights; chmn Beatrice Diamond Jubilee; hobby, civic activities; off 213 Arcade Bldg; res 721 Grable Ave, Beatrice.

   SACK, AUGUST: Lumber Dealer; b Sutton, Neb Mar 13, 1891; s of Phillipp Sack-Marie Elizabeth Kaiser; ed Sutton; m Rose K Williams June 19, 1919 Auburn; s Wayne W; d Helen Louise, Marie Elizabeth; during sch vacations emp as carp; 1908-16 opr Electric Light & Power Co of Sutton, owned by family; 1916-23 in lbr bus, Dorchester; 1923-24 in lbr bus, Columbus; 1924-29 in lbr bus Lincoln; 1929- in lbr bus, Beatrice; has yards in Crete, Beatrice, Dorchester, Plymouth, Genoa, Ord & Alliance; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; C of C; AF&AM; Rotary; Meth Ch; hobby, travel off 411 W Court; res 1305 Lincoln, Beatrice.

   SACKETT, HARRY EVANS: Attorney; b Warren, 0 Oct 10, 1874; s of Oliver P Sackett-Mary Evans; ed Grant City, Mo HS; grad work Beatrice HS; U of N, LLB 1898; Maxwell Club; Delian Soc; 1898 represented U of N in intercollegiate debate; m Hermina Reynolds Sept 27, 1899 Beatrice; s Dean Reynolds, Harry Evans Jr; d Mary Louise (Mrs Carl Vincent McFadden); 1896 Gage Co rural sch tchr; 1898 adm to Nebr bar; 1898 priv prac, Beatrice; 1899-1900 prac with late Judge A H Babcock, Babcock & Sackett; 1900-06 mbr firm Babcock, Sackett & Spafford; 1906-30 mbr firm Sackett & Brewster; 1939- mbr firm Sackett, Brewster & Sackett; past mbr Neb St Bar examining bd; 1901-04 co atty; 1907 mbr Neb sen, session famed for remedial legislation; 1912-20 del to Rep natl convs, 1916 del to natl Progressive conv; 1914 Progressive candidate for gov of Neb; during World War served on Neb coun of defense, 4 min-man; 1924-26 chmn Neb St Rep Com; serving 7th year as pres bd of edn; dir Beatrice B & L Assn; dir Neb St S & L Assn; mbr Gage Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C; mbr YMCA bd many years; ch mbr & past pres Kiwanis; AF&AM; past prelate Mt Hermon comm KT; Neb St Hist Soc; bd mbr First Chris Ch, active in SS work; hobbies, flower gardening; Mrs Sackett's father, Dr Herman Meyer Reynolds, came to Neb 1857, first phys in Gage Co, first Beatrice mayor, mbr territorial conv & mbr constitutional conv; off 207 N 6th; res 1510 Grant, Beatrice.

   SAND, MRS DORIS M: Publisher; b Mahaska, Kas; d of William E Muth-Olive Summers; ed Republic Co Kas; Thayer & Gage Cos; Odell HS 1925; m Louise (sic) James Sand Sept 27, 1925 Republic, Kas (dec July 5, 1938); s William D, Robert Lee; d Jamie Lou, Jacqueline Rae; as child & young woman int in the newspaper bus & since death of husband in 1938 has managed & published Odell Oracle; NPA: Odell Woman's Club; PTA; Meth Ch; hobby, needlework; father followed printing trade, was publisher of several newspapers in Kas & Neb, founded the Bruning Banner 1917 & Odell Oracle 1919; res Odell.

   SCHAFER, GEORGE D: Pharmacist; b Hebron, Neb Feb 26, 1898; s of Amos R Schafer-Mary Kate Carter; ed Bruning HS; Creighton U, PhG 1923; registered pharm; Kappa Psi; m Elva Smith July 5, 1932 Lincoln; s Ted Lane; 1912-14 while att sch emp in Chenoweth gen store Bruning; 1914-17 with LillieolI Drug Store, Bruning; 1919 homesteaded Buffalo, Wyo; 1919-21 with Lillieoll Drug Store, Bruning; 1923-26 pharm C R Matthieson Drug Co, Hastings; 1926- co-owner Hill Schafer Co, Rexall Drug Store Wymore; during World War ent US army July 1917 battery G 2nd Park arty Ft McArthur, Cal, disch Dec 1918; past adjt Anderson post Amer Leg; Neb Pharm Assn; NARD; Comml Club; AF&AM; Meth Ch; hobbies, sports; res Wymore.

   SCHOWENGERDT, FRANK THEODORE: Physician & Surgeon; b Hopewell Acad Warren Co, Mo Dec 2, 1875; s of John Schowengerdt-Arnalia Schaake; ed Central Wes Coll 1895-98; Marian Sims-Beaumont Med Coll, now med dept St Louis U, MD May 1, 1902; interne 11 mos Alexian Bros Hosp & 2 mos at St Louis Female Hosp at St Louis; m Mary Elizabeth Schmidt July 8, 1904 Warrenton, Mo; d Irene (Mrs J W Lee), Grace (Mrs Henry Duenk), Frances; prac at Morrison, Mo 3 years; prac 5 years at Brownsville, Tex; 1912- prac in Cortland; Gage Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; past master AF&AM; MWA; ofcl bd mbr Epworth Meth Ch; Rep; res Cortland.

   SCOTT, GRANT B: Merchant; b Tonics, Ill Feb 1, 1869; s of Mitchell Scott-Josie Borden; ed Tonics, Ill HS 1888; m Minnie Anderson Jan 9, 1904 Hastings; 1889 came to Adams Co farmed, worked in Hastings; 1891-1905 with CB&Q RR, Lincoln; later worked in engine room for Lincoln Traction Co until 1914; June 1914 opened hdw & impl store at Cortland; town bd mbr 7 years; MWA 41 years; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, gardening; res Cortland.

   SCOTT, JOHN CLORIO: Vice President Bookbindery; b New Concord, 0 May 27, 1873; s of William T Scott-Margaret A Simms; ed HS; m Mary A Allen July 10, 1906 Des Moines, Ia; d Jane Allen (Mrs Delbert K Judd); 1900 VP & treas Milburn Scott & Co, bookbinding & printing firm; BPOE 619; Episc Ch; hobby, golf; res 712 N 9th, Beatrice.

   SCOTT, MRS WALTER W: Retired; b Stafford, Conn July 8, 1865; d of Harrison F Cook-Lucinda Howland Harvey; ed priv tutoring under Prof H N Blake, Beatrice; m Walter Winfield Scott (Kaneville, Ill) Nov 4, 1885 Beatrice (dec Feb 10, 1929); s Ralph Cook, Harrison F, Dudley Charles (dec); d Helen (Mrs Kurtz), Anna (dec); during World War aided womens war activities; mbr Elizabeth Montague ch DAR, past treas & past regent; helped org Bitting-Norman post Amer Leg aux; S & D of the Pilgrims, past mbr; eligible Mayflower Soc; hobby, travel



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& radio; Mrs Scott's father was a mbr of the original town site com & one of founders of Beatrice, husband located in Beatrice in 1883 active in bus & civic affairs, past pres Rotary; res 709 N 9th, Beatrice.

   SEGELKE, CHARLES: Beverage Dealer; b Beatrice, Neb Aug 1, 1882; s of George Segelke-Clara Francl; ed Beatrice; father estab present Beatrice Bottling Works 1879; on leaving sch joined co, later mgr 12 years prior to death of father; maternal grandfather, Joseph Francl came to Neb 1864, believed to be first Bohemian to settle in Neb; mbr BPOE 619; ch mbr FOE 531; hobbies, woodwork, machinery; res 116 S Center, Beatrice.

   SHAFFER, CARL F: President Electric Firm; b Youngstown, 0 Jan 19, 1888; s of Charles M Shaffer-Minnie Black; ed Youngstown Rayen HS; m Hazel Fall Oct 26, 1911 Beatrice; s Carl F Shaffer Jr; d Anne Mary; 1907 came to Beatrice as clk for Black Brothers Flour Mills, 1920 mgr, 1922-25 mgr electric dept; 1926 became pres & mgr Gage Co Electric Co, also VP Black Brothers: C of C; one of orgs of S E Neb Pub Power Dist; BPOE; elder Presby Ch; hobby, gardening; off 124 N 6th; res 404 Grant, Beatrice.

   SIBLE, FRANK H: Merchant; b Johnson Co, Ia May 25, 1874; s of Frank Sible-Annie Prebyl;. ed in old sod sch house near Charleston & other rural schs; m Sofie Koneke Apr 3, 1923 Herkimer, Kas; s Frank;. step s Howard H Koneke; d Minnie (Mrs Walter Lueker); came with parents in 1880 to Charleston, Gage Co; patent for father's farm of 160 A was signed by Pres C A Arthur; farm still in possession of family, house still stands: farmed until 1907 then moved to Odell, engaged in impl bus since; Neb Impl Dlrs Assn; ZCBJ. Luth Ch; Indep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Odell.

   SMALL, MRS GRACE E: Clubwoman; b Hardin Co, Ia; d of William E Hayden-Estella Sheets; ed Fonda, Ia; Gilmore City, Ia, HS; m Roy Wilder Small June 26, 1907 Gilmore City; 1902-05 tchr near Gilmore City; 1906-07 bkkpr Whitman's Store, Pioneer, Ia; aids husband in motion picture & theater bus; pres Federated Women's Clubs; NFWC, 4th dist, past chmn child welfare, comm service & art; past mbr B&PW; Comm Welfare Assn, pres; com mbr fed recreation program; Gage Co FERA case worker 1934-35; in chg of Wymore relief work prior to govt participation; Gage Co ch ARC; Meth Ch, Dorcas Soc; hobbies, fishing, camping; res Wymore.

   SMALL, ROY WILDER: Theater Owner; b Gilman, Ia, Aug 27, 1879; s of Wilder Small-Loretta Ault; ed Gilmore City, Ia; Ia Bus Coll, Des Moines; m Grace E Hayden June 26, 1907 Gilmore City; 1901 in nursery work Des Moines; 1902-06 in bus Lake Okoboji, Ia; 1907-13 in motion picture bus, Gilmore City; 1914 acquired Neb rights of Hagenback-Wallace circus moving pictures, hdqrs Fremont; 1915- in theater bus Wymore; Allied Motion Picture Exhibitors Assn; Comml Club; hobbies, fishing, camping, res Wymore.

   SMITH, CHARLES WILLIAM: Merchant; b Montreal, Canada Mar 7, 1867; s of Charles Edward Smith-Eliza H Norwood; ed Buffalo, N Y HS 1886, m Elizabeth Fitzgerald (Blue Rapids, Kas) Aug 20, 1895 Beatrice (dec Aug 27, 1930); s Edward G; d Frances E (Mrs E A Mulligan); 1886-87 emp William Taylor Son & Co, dry goods, Cleveland; 1887 came to Beatrice with R. E. Jones, estab Jones & Smith dry goods; later pur Jones int, renamed C E Smith & Son; C of C; AF&AM; MWA; Royal Highlanders; trustee Meth Ch; off 506 Court; res 414 N 7th, Beatrice.

   SMITH, JOHN W: Real Estate and Insurance Agent; b Pawnee Co, Neb Dec 19, 1883; s of Joseph N Smith-Mary M Eckels; ed Pawnee Co & Wymore; m Tillie Cook Feb 16, 1910 Lincoln; s John Russell; d Ruth B (Mrs Raymond T Scoggin); 1897-99 with Markle & Huston, Wymore in groc bus; 1899-1904 with C W Robertson gen store, Wymore; 1904-11 farmed near Wymore; 1911-14 with C W Robertson gen store; May 23, 1914-Dec 1916 with W L Jones in Smith & Jones Grocery, Wymore; 1916-20 pur half int in real est & ins bus of Stephenson & Moran, name of Moran & Smith; 1920 pur int of Moran, opr & owner since; contract management broker for HOLC; durIng World War was food administrator in Wymore, aided in Liberty Loan, ARC & YMCA drives; VP lib bd; apptd city treas unexpired term; past twp clk; lic real est broker in Neb; past secy Wymore B & L Assn; Neb & Natl Assns of Ins Agts; Neb & Natl Real Est Assns; past mbr Kas Real Est Dlrs, past treas Comm Club; Comml Club; past grand & past noble grand IOOF; Meth Ch; hobby, woodwork; res Wymore.

   SONDEREGGER, CHARLES C: President Nursery; b Fairbury, Neb Apr 15, 1877; s of Carl Sonderegger- Babetta Hohl; ed Jefferson Co & Fairbury; m Anna Mabel Jones Nov 8, 1904 Fairbury; s Carl A, Morris Arthur; aided father in farming & nursery bus & upon completing sch continued with father in nursery bus near Fairbury; 1900- in nursery bus, Beatrice; with assoc owns & maintains Submerged Land Co near Shickley, shooting & hunting resort; Amer & Western Nurserymen's Assns; past pres Neb Nurserymen's Assn; C of C; BPOE; mbr ofcl bd Meth Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing. golf; father came to Neb from Switzerland in 1875 & settled in Jefferson Co; Mrs Sonderegger's parents also Neb pioneers, settled near Western in 1881; off 113 S 2nd; res 804 S 12th, Beatrice.

   SPELLMAN, BURT LEROY: Dentist; b Atlantic, Ia Jan 14, 1873; s of William N Spellman-Louisa Gleason; ed Blue Springs HS 1891; Chicago Coll of Dental Surg, DDS 1898; grad work exondontia St Louis 1919; grad work Roach Course, Lincoln 1920; Psi Omega; m Rosa Barnum Sept 11, 1901 Beatrice; d Kathryn S (Mrs Warren), Marguerite (Mrs Lynn Hummel); 1891-94 tchr in Gage Co; Aug 1, 1898 ent dental prac with brother C A, oldest firm of dentists in point of years in Beatrice; Gage Co Dental Soc; past pres Southeastern Neb Dental Soc, past secy; ADA; Rotary; past master AF&AM; past high priest & past grand high priest RAM; KT; Shrine; past patron OES; deacon & past trustees First Presby Ch; hobbies, gardening; golf, fishing, hunting; off 207 N 6th; res 922 Ella, Beatrice.

   SPELLMAN, CLEMENS ALLEN: Dentist; b Atlantic, Ia Sept 8, 1875; s of William N Spellman-Louisa Gleason; ed Blue Springs HS; Chicago Coll of Dental Surg, DDS 1899; Psi Omega; m Carrie May Schlosser Sept 27, 1899 Beatrice; s Clemens Eugene; d Helen Clarine (Mrs Charles E Uerling); 1892 aided father in grain bus; 1893-95 rural sch tchr Gage Co; prac Wymore; 1898-prac in Beatrice with brother B L; during World War apptd by govt to give dental attention to war vets; Southeastern Neb Dental Soc; hon mbr Neb St Dental Assn; ADA; past master AF&AM; past high priest RAM; past comm Mt Hermon Comm, KT; past patron OES; C of C; ch mbr Kiwanis, chmn first bd of dirs, past pres; Beatrice Country Club; YMCA; 11 years mbr bd of edn, pres 10 years; Hastings Coll bd 6 years; Neb St Bds of Edn & Sch Execs, past st pres; past SS supt, First Presby Ch; mbr bd of elders & clk of session; Rep; hobbies, golf, motoring; off 207 N 6th; res 810 Ella, Beatrice.

   STAHL, WILLIAM ARNOLD: Bank President; b Washington, Ia Nov 19, 1857; s of Zachariah Stahl-Nancy Warfel; ed Washington, Ia rural sch; m Martha Ann Custer Jan 12, 1881 Washington, Ia (dec Feb 16, 1936); s Guy Winfield; d Vena Eliza (Mrs L Boyd Rist); took chg of farm in 1874 upon death of father; 1881-88 farmed indep near Washington, Ia; 1888 settled 8 mi E of Wymore; 1918 moved to Wymore, built present home, s now supervises farm, opr as W A Stahl & Son; active in comml banking in Wymore since 1919, former VP First Natl Bank, now pres; aided Liberty Loan & ARC drives in World War; helped org Farmers Elevator Co, Liberty; also Independent Tele Co, Liberty; since 1919 mbr bd of dirs Wymore B & L Assn; 1919-27 bd of dirs Wymore Farm, Lbr, Grain & Coal Co; 1919-29 mbr city coun; mbr AF&AM 162 Liberty, 50 years mbr, now oldest mbr AF&AM 104, Wymore; ch mbr Congl Ch, Liberty, supports Meth Ch; hobbies, encouraging young men to ent farming independently, farm activities; res Wymore.

   STANOSHECK, THOMAS WILLIAM: Retired; b Iowa City, Ia Nov 10, 1859; s of Albert Stanosheck-Pauline Jonsick; ed Iowa City; m Abbie Ellen Murphy July 1886 Odell (dec July 1937); s William Thomas; d Genevieve, Lily (dec 1934); as young man clk in Star Groc, Iowa City; 1884 came west & settled at what is now Odell, in gen mdse bus; 1905 gave time to farm ints; 1914 pur int in St Bank of Odell, elec pres, still holds position though ret; 1893 introduced alfalfa in Gage Co; helped org Farmers Elevator Co, Odell Lbr Co & Odell Tele Co; son actively manages bank; during World War aided Liberty Loan & ARC drives; past mbr Odell town bd & sch bd; Beatrice coun KC; St Mary's Cath Ch; hobby, growing hibiscus, other flowers; res Odell.


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   STANOSCHECK, WILLIAM T: Banker; b Odell, Neb Aug 26, 1888; s of T W Stanosheck-Abbie Murphy; ed Odell HS; Creighton U; St Mary's Kas Coll, BA 1909, MA 1911; Marquette U, law 1910; Georgetown U, 1911; Creighton U, LLB 1912; Delta Phi Delta; m Queen Tobin Aug 6, 1913 Dublin Ireland; s William T Jr, Maurice J; Gene A; Patrick J; d Margaret Mary; 1912 retd to Odell after completing edn, bkkpr St Bank of Odell, 1915- cash; secy & treas Beatrice Bottling Co, owner & opr 3,000 & 4,000 A farm lands in 5 states, cattle feeder; has visited 17 foreign countries; MWA; KC; St Mary's Cath Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing, aviation; res Odell.

   STEINMEYER, GEORGE WILLIAM: Manager Power & Gas Co; b Clatonia Twp, Neb Dec 29, 1877; s of J H Steinmeyer-Sarah Ellen Unland; ed DeWitt HS; Neb Wes 1900; Everett; m Hazel Winifred Phillips Oct 14, 1915 Lincoln; s George William Jr; for a time with father in bus ints, banks, farm lands & grain bus, 1903-04 asst cash Farmers & Mchts Bank of DeWitt; 1905-14 with father estab & was cash State Bank of Holmesville, also engaged in livestock bus; 1908-22 org Holmesville Light & Power Co, bldg hydro-electric plant; 1915-16 supt construction hydro-electric plant on Niobrara river near Valentine for Cornell Hydro-electric Co; 1919 org Beatrice Power Co for purpose of constructing hydro-electric plant on Big Blue river at Barneston, chief engineer in chg of construction; completed plant in 1923, opr until 1927; 1925- dist mgr Ia-Neb Light & Power Co; 1928 with Dr H M Hepperlen erected Arcade Bldg on corner 6th and Court; 1915-16 mbr Neb house of representatives; 4 years mbr Luth Hosp bd; past pres & dir 12 years C of C; past pres Rotary serving 13th year bd of dirs YMCA; mbr BPOE 619 since 1908; mbr AF&AM since 1905, DeWitt & Beatrice; ch mbr Beatrice Country Club; Christ Episc Ch; past chmn Gage Co Rep Central Com; grandfather homesteaded in 1866 on land N of Main St in Clatonia, home place is still in family's possession; hobbies, civic affairs; off 609 Court; res 824 Garfield, Beatrice.

   STEWART, BRANSON W: Attorney & abstractor; b Waverly, 0 Feb 3, 1887; s of William Stewart-Louvenia F Bishop; ed Lincoln HS; U of N, LLB 1911; m Claudia B Chaplin Oct 15, 1914 Lincoln; d Mary Priscilla, Florence Virginia; came to Cortland with parents 1888 & later lived in Thayer Co 1896-99; 1900 family lived in Lincoln; 1911 adm to Neb bar; 1911-27 prac law in Red Cloud; Jan 1, 1927- prac in Beatrice, abstractor since 1915; during World War in Liberty Loan drives, 4 min-man Webster Co; past dir & VP Neb Title Assn; Amer Title Assn; Gage Co & Neb St Bar Assns; C of C; AF&AM; past mbr bd of dirs Kiwanis: past noble grand IOOF, Red Cloud; mbr ofcl bd Centenary Meth Ch; hobbies, fishing, motoring; off 520 Ella; res 910 N 11th, Beatrice.

   STOLL, FRED HENRY: Credit Manager; b Beatrice, Neb Oct 8, 1897; s of Henry A Stoll-Amanda Pittenger; ed Beatrice HS; m Gyra P Simmonds Nov 26, 1921 St Joseph Mo; d Suzanne Louise; during World War 1917 enl in Co C 5th NNG Camp Cody NM, O/S Oct 13, 1918 commd 2nd lt Apr 30, 1919 retd to US July 31, 1919, rejoined Co C 5th NNG as 2nd lt Jan 26, 1921, now major; 1919 salesman P C Drew Co, clothiers; 1920 salesman for Milburn & Scott Co; 1922-29 land examiner G Drake & Co, farm loans; 1929- credit mgr Ia-Neb Light & Power Co; Amer Leg, past comm Bitting-Norman post; C of C, dir & chmn conv com; Rotary, dir; AF&AM; BPOE; chmn mbrship drives YMCA; Chris Ch; Rep; hobby, NG work; off 609 Court; res 915 N 12th, Beatrice.

   STOUT, HAROLD VAN HORNE: Coowner Laundry & Dry Cleaners; b Kearney, Neb Apr 16, 1893; s of Charles C Stout-Minnie Van Horne; ed Beatrice HS 1910; Neb Wes 1913; m Ruth Kennedy Oct 26 1921, Beatrice; d Roberta Jean; 1913-14 with Kimball Laundry Co, Beatrice; 1914-18 with Kimball Laundry, Omaha; service during World War ent se US army in early 1918 with US engineers, disch as capt 1919; 1919 retd to Beatrice & joined B E Drummond as ptr in Kimball Laundry; 1937 mgr since death of Mr. Drummond; past pres Neb Laundry Owners Assn; Laundry Owners Natl Assn; Neb & Natl Assns of Cleaners & Dyers; C of C; dir men's glee club Kiwanis; past master AF&AM 26; past exalted ruler BPOE 619; dir of music Centenary Meth Ch; hobby, young folks activities; father pioneered in Gage Co early 1870's; grandfather was surveyor, laid & set the first milestone in Gage Co; off 412 Ella; res 615 Elk, Beatrice.

   SVOBODA, ERNEST: Dentist; b Liberty, Neb Sept 9, 1906: s of H John Svoboda-Barbara Krikava; ed Gage Co; Cotner Coll, BA 1928; U of S D Sch of Med 1929; U of N, DDS & BSc in dentistry 1933; Delta Sigma Delta; m Lola S Laufman June 27, 1934 Western; s Richard Lee, Ronald Dean; 1927-28 HS prin Unadilla: 1933- prac dentistry, Beatrice; Gage Co Dental Soc, past secy; Neb St & ADA; AF&AM; first lt dental corps, mbr ROA; Centenary Meth Ch, ofcl bd; hobbies, fishing, geography, travel; off 112 1/2 N 6th; res 105 N 9th, Beatrice.

   SWARTWOOD, FRANCIS MARION: Physician & Surgeon; b Columbus, Ind Dec 11, 1890: s of Artie 0 Swartwood-Mary Eva Johns; ed David City HS; Lincoln Med Coll, MD 1915; m Clara Lee DePue June 12, 1917 Brock; d Beverly Ann, Frances Marian; 1915 interne Esther Hosp, Lincoln; 1916 first lt Mex border, NNG field hosp Llano Grande camp near Mercedes Tex; 1917 retd to prac in Bethany; during World War Apr 10, 1918 with US army in 336th field arty O/S with 87th div, first lt in France, retd Mar 1919, commd capt one week after disch, now major in med res USA; April 1919-prac in Adams; mbr Gage Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; past mbr town & sch bds; past master AF&AM; Scot Rite; Shrine; twice comm local post Amer Leg, mbr state exec com Dept of Neb 1930-33; Rep; res Adams.

   TERHUNE, JAMES A: City Commissioner; b Beatrice, Neb Jan 26, 1888; s of John Terhune-Anna Swanson; ed Beatrice; Northwestern Bus Coll, Beatrice; m Lulu M Lenhart June 25, 1908 Omaha; d Mary Louise (Mrs Russell Freeman); as lad aided father in painting & decorating; 1912 became mgr of bus; 1936- city commr Beatrice; Kiwanis; FOE; Neb Master Painters Assn, past mbr exec bd; League of Neb Municipalities chmn by-laws & constitutional com; Amer Municipal Assn; Episc Ch; hobbies, amateur carp, woodwork; res 1527 Ella, Beatrice.

   THOMAS, CHARLES WESLEY: Physician & Surgeon; b Omaha Dec 2, 1883; s of Thomas Thomas-Martha Badgley; ed Mead HS; Neb Coll of Med, MD 1909; 1909-10 interne Lincoln Sanitarium; m Emma Gantt Sept 30, 1908 Glenwood Ia; s John Thomas; d Martha, Margaret; 1910-13 prac Verdon: 1913-21 prac in Lincoln; 1921- prac in Wymore; sch bd, past pres; many years div surg CB&Q RR, Wymore; now local surg & med examiner for CB&Q; VP & past pres Gage Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; fellow AMA; Amer Assn of Railway Surgs; AF&AM: pres Comml Club; Lions; Episc Ch; hobbies, travel, farming; res Wymore.

   TRACEY, MRS SARA JANE McKIBBIN: Librarian; b Armagh, Penn; d of William D Killen-Nancy Jane McFarland; ed Gage Co; PSTC; Lincoln Normal Coll, BSc; V of N, BA, BSc; Fine Arts Acad, Chicago Ill; m Dr J W McKibbin San 18, 1918 Lincoln (dec Aug 1921); m Daniel E Tracey June 25, 1925 Blue Springs (dec June 5, 1938); step s Dr Harold E Tracey; step d Winifred Tracey; when 17 years of age taught sch, 3 years in Gage Co rural schs near Adams; later near Eagle in Otoe Co; prin Central City Colo HS; supt Unadilla schs; tchr in Lincoln city schs 7 years, during which time att U of N recd BA major in science; supvr art work in Lincoln city schs 1 year; 1910 head of art dept WSTC; 1922-23 summers, instr art dept; 1913 traveled abroad, also extensively in east, west & south; one of orgs, now chmn Adams lib bd; one of orgs & first pres of Adams Woman's Club; during World War secy ARC; past worthy matron OES; past dist chmn of art dept; NFWC; active worker in Presby Ch, tchr SS class many years; hobby, reading; res Adams.

   TRUMP, RAYMOND EVERETT: Flour Mill Executive; b near Odell, Neb Jan 22, 1899; s of Virgil V Trump-Bertha Woodburn; ed Blue Springs HS 1918; U of N, 1920; m Estella Coleman July 31, 1920 Blue Springs; d Norma, Helen; 1920 asst cash Neb State Bank, Blue Springs; 1921-23 acctg dept Black Bros Flour Wills, Beatrice; 1923-25 mgr Black Bros mill in Blue Springs, 1926 traveling representative, Beatrice hdqrs, 1927 apptd traffic mgr, 1930 apptd grain buyer; during World War with US army Sept 1918 SATC U of N, disch Jan 1919; Omaha Traffic Club; mbr traffic com Beatrice C of C; mbr entertainment com Wymore Comml Club; past master Blue Springs AF&AM; mbr AF&AM 26; past high priest RAM Livingston ch, Beatrice; past master R&SM 9; Country Club; Meth Ch; past pct committeeman Gage Co Rep Central Com; hobbies, fishing, golf; off Black Brothers Flour



Who's Who

Mills, Wymore; res 614 High, Beatrice.

   TUMBLIN, CLINTON W SR: Mayor; b Tama Co, Ia Mar 2, 1875; s of George W Tumblin-Ann Garrison; ed Gage Co; m Maude 0 Brown Feb 12, 1896 Wymore; s Raymond (dec Feb 1936), Clinton W Jr; d Nina M (Mrs Clayton Lasher), Euleta J (Mrs C E Elliott); 1880 came to Gage Co, after completing edn farmed E of Wymore; 1902-33 RFD carrier, state pres Rural Letter Carrier's Assn 4 years & att 16 natl convs, state del many times; 1923-24 legislative chmn of natl com, Washington D C; after retirement was asked to run for mayor, elec Apr 1936, re-elec Apr 1938; during mayorship, coun has obtained federal grants for paving & recreational projects; mbr Comml Club; IOOF, ofcr in local lodge & del to state grand lodge; pres local lodge 10 years & mbr SEA natl exec bd 1916-28; AF&AM; WOW clk 30 years; Meth Ch; hobbies, travel, raising Modena pigeons; off City Hall; res 512 East H, Wymore.

   VAN BORKUM, ARNOLD JOHN: County Attorney; b Beatrice, Neb July 3, 1905; s of John A Van Borkurn- Frances ___; ed Beatrice HS 1922; Neb Wes; U of N; Creighton U, LLB 1928; Delta Theta Phi; Theta Phi Sigma; 1928 adm to Neb bar; 1930-31 legal depts Comml Credit Co, of Omaha & Amer Credit Corp; 1931- prac in Beatrice; 1938- co atty; Gage Co & Neb St Bar Assns; AF&AM; BPOE; Jr C of C; judge advocate Neb St ROA, also mbr Gage Co ROA; past pres, dist VP YR Club; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off 212 Arcade Bldg; res 1022 Scott, Beatrice.

   VANDERHOOK, WILLIAM: Postmaster; b Princeton, Neb Oct 22, 1883; s of Dierks Vanderhook-Anna Driessen; ed Sprague; m Myrtle Weiser Mar 24, 1910 Pickrell; d Arline (Mrs H R Hauptman), Ardeth, Marjorie Joann, 1900 clk C E Bubrmann gen store, Sprague; 1901 moved with Buhrmann store to Pickrell; 1910-15 with G L Mumford gen store, Pickrell; 1910-15 asst P M Pickrell; 1915- P M; 1913 pur hdw store of C D Buhrmann, opr since; past town treas, past Holt twp assessor, past mbr town coun & treas sch bd; Natl Retail Hdw Dlrs Assn; Neb League of Dist P Ms; Neb Ch of Natl Assn of P Ms; Beatrice Country Club; United Brethren Ch; hobbies, fishing, golf; res Pickrell.

   VARNER, EDMUND WILLIAM: Publisher; b Harvard, Neb Feb 25, 1880; s of Lorin Antrim Varner-Alma Garey; ed Sterling; m Mrs Myrtle Francis 1903 Tecumseh (dec Feb 18, 1924);. s Clark, Lawrence, Jay, Keith; d Alma (Mrs Kenneth Martin); m Oleva Lidolph. May 22, 1935 Tecumseh; as young man asstd father on Sterling Sun; 1907- pur Adams Globe, lifetime resident of Gage & Johnson Cos, 27 years in Sterling & 32 years in Adams; 1912 natl amateur champion in trap shooting, 1912-19 Neb champion, won trophies in Neb & other states; NPA; AF&AM; bd of trustees Presby Ch; hobby, trapshooting; parents came to Sterling 1882, father published Sterling Sun, then only semi-weekly in state & first power opr small town newspaper plant in Neb, pres NPA 1908; 1885-88 mbr Neb legislature, 1912- Neb sen, 1919-20 constitutional conv of Neb; res Adams.

   VASEY, WALTER A: Attorney; b Holmesville, Neb Dec 29, 1886; s of John Vasey-Jane Hadley; ed Barneston; Beatrice; U of N, LLB 1912; m Ethel Albrecht May 16, 1916 Lincoln; d Virginia; 1912 adm to Neb bar, prac law Beatrice; 1912-14 with Hazlett & Jack; 1914-16 prac indep; 1917-27 ptr R W Sabin, Sabin & Vasey; 1927 ptr H F Mattoon, Vasey & Mattoon; 1919-23- Gage Co atty; mbr lib bd 8 years; chmn Gage Co Rep Central Com several terms; Gage Co govt appeal agt during World War; past pres Gage Co Bar Assn: Neb St Bar Assn; BPOE; hobby, fishing; Meth Ch; res 516 N 4th, Beatrice.

   VEJRASKA, LOUIS R: Postmaster; b Tobias, Neb June 7, 1895; s of Charles Vejraska-Jennie Lorenz; ed Odell HS; m Mary Stehlik June 16, 1920 Council Bluffs; s Louis Charles; d Doreen Mary, Mary Louise; 1915-17 sch tchr Filley; 1917-18 sch tchr Clatonia; June 1918 enl in US Army, med ofcrs training camp, Fort Riley Kas; O/S Sept 1918 special training in first aid for mustard gas; 342nd machine gun co, army of occupation Treves Germany 1919, sgt; 1919-34 asst cash State Bank of Odell; 1934-Odell, PM; Neb League of Dist P Ms; Neb Ch of Natl Assn of P Ms; in charge relief off when first opened; Horner Armstrong post Amer Leg, 12 years adjt; MWA, secy 7 years; Dem; St Mary's Cath Ch; hobbies, reading, history; res Odell.

   VETTE, FRED: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb Jan 28, 1905; s of Frank J Vette-Jeanne Tunnell; ed Central HS, Omaha; U of N, LLB cum laude 1927; Beta Theta PI; Phi Delta Phi, Order of Coif; 1927 adm to Neb bar, ent law prac Hazlett-Jack & Laughlin, Beatrice; Jan 1, 1928 renamed Jack-Laughlin & Vette; July 1929 firm named Jack & Vette; Jan 1937 firm renamed Jack-Vette & Lovewell; past pres Gage Co Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; AF&AM; BPOE; org, ch mbr & past VP Jr C of C, past dir; past pres Beatrice Baseball Club of Neb St League; past Omaha city golf champion; Beatrice Country Club, mbr grounds & rules coms; Prot; hobbies, sports; off Beatrice Natl Bank Bldg; res Paddock Hotel, Beatrice.

   VOORTMAN, ANTON HENRY: Merchant; b Chicago Aug 1, 1869; s of Anton Voortman-Christina E Weinrich; ed Blake's Select Sch, Beatrice 1887; m Lucy E Faulder May 12. 1897 Beatrice; s Harold A; d Hazel G; 1884 father estab men's clothing store; 1888 firm became A Voortman & Co; 1888 became mbr of firm; upon father's death 1900, firm became A H Voortman & Co, I M Faulder active mbr since 1902; 6 years dir C of C; 3 years dir YMCA; AF&AM; bd mbr since 1899 First Chris Ch; Rep; hobbies, home & garden; off 521 Court; res 1301 Elk, Beatrice.

   WADDELL, JAMES CLYDE: Physician & Surgeon; b Taylorville, Ill July 14, 1876; s of Joseph Morrison Waddell-Margaret Louisa Terrell; ed Pawnee City Acad 1896; U of N, MD 1910; N Y Post Grad Coll; N Y Lying-in-Hosp, 1916; Phi Rho Sigma; m Josephine Gifford Dec 25, 1901 Lincoln; s Dr William Wayne; d Margaret (Mrs Richard H Peters), Josephine; came to Neb with parents 1882, reared on farm S of Pawnee City; 1896-1900 rural sch tchr Lewiston & Steinauer; 1901-05 supt Pawnee Co schs; 1910-13 prac with Dr A B Anderson, Pawnee City; 1913-18 prac indep, Pawnee City. during World War, ent service Mar 1918, capt US Army med corps Fort Riley Kas, Fort Des Moines Ia & Camp Mills N Y; July 1918-July 1919 O/S with U of N unit base hosp 49, asst to Major E L Bridges of Omaha, commd major; Feb 1919-May 1919 with camp hosp 27 Tours France & was one of 2 ofcrs later selected from staff to do research on battle fields; major med reserve corps US army; Amer Leg; 1919-20 in priv prac Pawnee City; 1920- prac Beatrice, first as chief of med dept & diagnostician & internist with Hepperlen clinic until disbanded, later in priv prac, now with son Dr Wayne W & Dr John R Moritz; past pres Gage Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; FACP; past pres Rotary; C of C; First Presby Ch, elder: hobby, handball; off 112 1/2 S 6th; res 609 N 5th, Beatrice.

   WADDELL, WILLIAM WAYNE: Physician; b Lincoln, Neb Aug 22, 1906; s of James Clyde Waddell- Emnia Josephine Gifford; ed Beatrice HS; U of N, BSc 1928; MA & MD 1930; Beta Theta Pi: Phi Rho Sigma; m Jean Rathbun Feb 7, 1930 Fremont; d Mary Josephine, Virginia Ann; 1930 instr in anatomy U of Ill dept of zoology; 1930 Interne 16 mos Lakeside Hosp Cleveland, later pathology interne 6 mos, then asst resident in med 13 mos; chief resident phys in med 12 mos; 1934 retd to Beatrice, specialist in internal med; Gage Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; past dir Jr C of C; Presby Ch; off 112 1/2 S 6th Street; res 1701 S 4th, Beatrice.

   WAGGENER, JOHN TODD: Physician & Surgeon; b Dawson. Neb Sept 27, 1883; s of Dr John Albert Waggener-Annie L Grinstead; ed Dawson HS 1902; Creighton U, MD 1911; Phi Beta Pi; m Mabel Shier June 28, 1911 Dawson; s Dr Donald T; June C; 1902-07 tchr Dawson; 1911-12 interne Douglas Co Hosp, Omaha; 1912-15 prac in Dawson; 1915- prac in Adams; 2nd in 3rd generation of doctors, 5 in all; mbr 15 years & pres 14 years sch bd; during World War was mbr civilian med res; Gage Co Med Soc; pres 3rd Dist Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; OES; past pres C of C; many years mbr ofcl bd Meth Ch; hobbies, travel, motor trips; father dean of med men in Neb in continuous prac 63 year Adams.

   WAGNER, SYLVESTER, GERARD: Clergyman; b Joliet, Ill May 12, 1903; s of Michael Wagner-Elizabeth Meyer; ed St Patrick's Parochial Sch, Chicago; Quigley Prep Seminary, Chicago; Gonzaga U, Spokane Wash; St Paul's Minn Sem 1924-28; Catholic U, Washington D C 1932; 1917-20 head adjuster Rothschilds store of Chicago; 1920-24 adjuster Marshall Fields Store, Chicago, illness prevented full time work; 1924 tried out with Chicago White Sox of Amer Baseball League, due to health unable to follow professional baseball career; 1925 while at St


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Paul's Sem recd contract from Connie Mack, mgr Philadelphia Athletics in Amer Baseball League, rejected it upon advice of Mayo Clinic; June 14, 1932 ordained at Cath U by Bishop Walsh; sang first Mass in St Patrick's Ch, Chicago June 21, 1932; 1932-33 asst pastor St Cecelia's Ch, Hastings; 1933-34 given sick leave; 1934-35 asst pastor St Mary's Ch, David City; 1935-36 administrator St Andrew's Ch, Osceola; 1936 administrator St Joseph's Ch, Roseland; 1936-37 administrator St Anne's Ch, Shubert; 1937- pastor St Mary's Ch, Wymore with only liturgical altar & tabernacle in diocese, all work by home talent; 1934-35 athletic coach David City basketball team; 1932-33 athletic dir St Cecelias' HS Hastings; classmate of Bing Crosby, Gonzaga U; hobby, athletics; res Wymore.

   WALSH, JAMES W: Hotel Manager; b Fairbury, Neb Apr 26, 1885; s of Thomas Walsh-Johanna Adams; ed Jefferson Co; m Mary Agnes Williams Sept 6, 1910 McCook; s Mark J, James W Jr; d Marie, Esther; father homesteaded in Jefferson Co near Fairbury 1865; as boy aided father on farm until 1900; 1906 with Marietta Hotel of Fairbury, 1917 pur int in hotel, in ptrship with bro P J 1932, pur brother's int upon death of latter; 1931 with assoc pur Paddock Hotel, Beatrice; son mgr Marietta Hotel; Mr Walsh never forgets name of a guest; Neb Hotel Mens, Northwestern Mens & Natl Hotel Mens Assns; C of C; Rotary; KC; St Joseph's Cath Ch; hobby, planning unusual foods & salads for guests; off & res Paddock Hotel, Beatrice.

   WEEKES, EDGAR THOMAS: Real Estate Agent; b Oconto, Neb June 12, 1883; s of William Byron Weekes- Nora A Whitehead; ed Scotia; Lincoln Comml Coll; m Hattie Vanskike Nov 4, 1904 Scotia; s Edgar T Jr; d Bernyce G; as boy aided father in grain, feed & cattle bus; 1910-16 on Omaha Grain Exchange; 1916-18 in seed & popcorn bus, Ord; Aug 1917 mgr Bookwalter Est, Beatrice; 1932- in farm management, farm loans & real est bus with son; past pres Beatrice park bd, helped estab Chautauqua Park & others; C of C; AF&AM; KT; York Rite; Presby Ch; res 519 N 5th, Beatrice.

   WERNER, LEO L: Brick Manufacturer; b Beatrice, Neb Oct 12, 1887; s of Louis Werner-Nepomocena Muscholowski; ed Northwestern Bus Coll, Beatrice; m Irene Theresa Graff Aug 24, 1910 Beatrice; s Lawrence, Robert, Louis; d Louise (Mrs Leo Dieker); parents came to Beatrice in late 1870's; as boy eng in truck farming & chicken raising west of Beatrice; learned bldg trade under father; 1912 emp by Louis Graff Lbr Co; upon retirement of Mr. Graff acquired co & installed modern brick making plant; Beatrice Lbr & Coal Co, bldg material, brick & tile, cement & sand, farm impl & paints; BPOE; Kiwanis; KC; C of C; St Joseph's Cath Ch; off 1900 S 6th; res 413 W Court, Beatrice.

   WESTON, HERBERT TOWLE: Banker; b Lincoln, Neb Apr 15, 1876; s of Jefferson Burns Weston-Helen Towle; ed Beatrice HS; Mich Mil Acad, 1895; Sheffield Scientific Sch, PhB 1898; Mich Coll of Mines; Delta Phi; Sigma Rho; m Margaret Collins Jan 28, 1903 Brooklyn N Y; s Collins, Jefferson Burns II, Herbert Towle Jr; 1900-04 eng in mining, consultant of engineering, hdqrs Spokane Wash & Lewiston Ida; 1904-23 in corn milling bus with Beatrice Cereal Co, later with Neb Corn Products Co then Neb Corn Mills, consolidation of all corn mills in Neb, hdqrs Lincoln; 1923-mgr of own ints & investments; during Sp-Amer War first lt battery A, first Conn arty; during World War asstd Gage Co draft bd; controls A Palmer Co; dir and VP Beatrice Natl Bank; Lincoln Uni Club; mbr Beatrice Country Club; Bemidji Minn Country Club; Unitarian Ch; hobbies, golf, fishing, football; parents and grandparents were Beatrice founders1; res 910 N 7th, Beatrice.

   1History of Neb Territory; History of St of Neb; History of Gage Co.

   WESTON, JEFFERSON BURNS II: Executive; b Beatrice, Neb Feb 7, 1911; s of Herbert T Weston-Margaret M Collins; ed Beatrice; Culver Mil Acad 1930; U of N 1930-32; Phi Kappa Psi; m Jean Wilhelmy Nov 19, 1933 Lincoln; d Ann, Sue; 1932 emp by Beatrice Motor Co short time; with E G Drake & Co 9 mos as asst fieldman until 1933; 1933-35 an org of Weston Real Est Co, owners & oprs of farm lands & city properties, treas & mgr; 1935 pres & mgr of A Palmer Co, furn store; 1938 pres & treas of Fidelity Finance Co; dir YMCA;, Jr C of C; hobbies, handball, swimming, gardening; off 115 S 6th; res 923 N 8th, Beatrice.

   WIEBE, ERNEST G: Manager Lumber Company; b Beatrice, Neb Nov 11, 1897; s of Herman Wiebe-Gertrude Epp; ed Beatrice HS; Bethel Coll, Newton Kas 1917; m Frieda Penner Nov 25, 1926 Beatrice; d Patricia Jean, Mary Joan; as young man asstd father in dairy & on farm; 1921-26 wheat grower Saskatchewan Canada; 1926 retd to Beatrice with J C Wiebe Lbr Co as yard man & asst mgr until 1929; 1929-39 mgr of co; 1939- bus incorporated, acquired int, elec secy & mgr; owner & opr Gage Co & Saskatchewan Canada farms; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; Natl Retail Lbr Dlrs Assn; C of C; Kiwanis; Mennonite Ch, SS supt, past mbr bd; hobby, farming; off 3rd & Scott; res 815 Elk, Beatrice.

   WIEBE, GERHARD A: Dairyman & Farmer; b Samara, Russia June 22, 1873; s of Aron Wiebe-Mary Fieghuth; ed Samara Russia; m Anna G Claassen Dec 1, 1898 Beatrice; s Arthur J, Edgar G; d Gertrude (Mrs L A Penner), Helen (Mrs H D Hirschler), Erna, Hilda, Anna; family went to Germany from Samara, Russia to escape religious intolerance & military activities, Mennonites in faith; as young man assisted on farm & learned cabinet making; July 4, 1894 settled in Beatrice; emp on farms about 2 years in Neb & adjoining states while learning English language & customs; 1897- farmer near Beatrice & engaged in stockraising & dairying; many years an exhibitor at Gage Co & Neb St Fairs, won several ribbons & has displayed grand champion swine; Gage Co Agrl Conservation Com: sch bd mbr 5 years; Farm Bur; Farmers Co-op Elevator; Farmers Union Oil Co; Standard Record Assn; Mennonite Ch; hobbies, livestock, horses; off & res RFD 4, Beatrice.

   WIEBE, GERHARD C: Merchant; b Samara, Russia Nov 19, 1874; s of Gerhard Wiebe-Margaret Claassen; ed Orloff Russia; m Katherine Jansen Aug 29, 1901 Jansen; s Peter J, Carl C; d Helen Ruth; left Russia & came to Beatrice in 1893; 1894 father & uncle came to Beatrice: 1898 father built bus block 511 Court & estab dry goods bus; 1905 bus enlarged, named G Wiebe & Sons, later became G C Wiebe Clothing Co; Mennonite Ch; Rep; hobby, gardening; off 115 N 6th; res 901 W Court, Beatrice.

   WILKE, CARL DANIEL: Baker; b Lincoln, Neb Oct 29, 1893; s of Ernst Henry Wilke-Mary Ann Shea; ed Lincoln HS; m Grace Pearl Robinson Feb 28, 1917 Lincoln; s Forrest Eugene; 1913-19 in sales dept Butternut Baking Co of Lincoln, later asst mgr; 1919 gen sales mgr Skinner Baking Co of Council Bluffs; 1919 pur small baking bus in Beatrice, now distributes products over greater part of S E Neb; Neb Master Bakers Assn, past pres 2 terms, mbr exec com; Amer Bakers Assn, past mbr bd of govs; dir C of C, past pres; Rotary, past pres; German Luth Ch; off 5th & Market; res 1225 N 11th; Beatrice.

   WILLIAMSON, JOHN H: Serum & Feed Dealer; b Lanham, Neb Sept 26, 1887; s of Henry Williamson-Nellie Aseneth Faxon; ed Odell HS, won highest honors in class & scholarship; m Edna A Lyndes Sept 28, 1910 Beatrice; s Robert Lyndes, Walter Henry, John H Jr; d Clara Belle, Nellie Charlotte, Gwendolyn Mae; as lad aided father in farming & livestock raising; later farmed until 1925, exhibited at midwest livestock shows, has won awards & trophies on carloads of fat stock; so far as known, recd highest price recorded for carloads of fat hogs; 1924 grand champ carload, natl stock show, Denver, brought $25 per 100; 1925- whol distributor anti-hog cholera serum, virus & feeds; Beatrice AF&AM; RAM; comm, KT; First Chris Ch, ofcl bd mbr; res 321 N 9th, Beatrice.

   WILT, EPHRAIM FREEMONT: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Somerset, Penn Oct 6, 1861; s of Appleton Wilt-Barbara Plough; ed Somerset HS; Tchrs Inst, Lilly Coll, Dixon Ill; m Alma Graham Oct 15, 1885 Beatrice; d Maude Bernice (Mrs C Ray Macy); sch tchr in Penn & Ill; 1883-89 emp in George R Scott store, Beatrice; 1889-1909 with Dempster Mill Mfg Co; 1909-26 in off co treas, dep treas & treas; 1931- in real est, ins & farm loan bus; Neb Assn of Ins Agts; Kiwanis, secy & treas; BPOE; AF&AM, treas since 1908; C of C; Meth Ch, secy of bd; Rep; off 119 N 6th; res 1001 Lincoln Blvd, Beatrice.

   WOODWARD, LLOYD A: County Engineer; b Guide Rock, Neb Jan 19, 1902; s of Stanley Woodward-Emma Dean; ed Guide Rock HS; U of N, BA 1932; Acacia; m Glema Boals June 15, 1929 Seward; d Jane Marie; 1924-25 sch tchr, Wauneta & Utica; 1926-28 in engineering dept, Neb



Who's Who

state highway dept; 1928-29 with US engineers on Mo River, Gasconade dist; 1929-31 with Sinclair Gas & Oil Co, Enid Okla; 1932-34 with Neb state highway dept; work dir under CWA, Dundy & Hitchcock Cos & work dir FERA, Redwillow, Frontier, Gosper & Lancaster Cos 1934; 1935 dir divisional operations dist WPA, 17 cos in S E Neb; 1937- Gage Co engineer; AF&AM; Meth Ch; res 917 N 11th, Beatrice.

   WRIGHT, WILLIAM EDGAR: Dry Cleaner; b Baxter Springs, Kas Feb 26, 1879; s of William E Wright-Celia Ann Pasko; ed Wymore HS; m Julia Kirkpatrick Aug 11, 1920 Beatrice; d Maude (Mrs Arthur Harder); 1899-1922 sheet metal worker Wymore & Hannibal Mo. CB&Q RR; 1923 inspector of paving, Wymore; 1924 estab Wright's Home Cleaners; since 1921 mbr city coun several terms; streets paved and govt improvement projects brought to Wymore during this time; Comml Club; IOOF; Royal Highlanders; Rep; hobby, coin & stamp collecting; res 420 W C, Wymore.

   YATES, JOHN M: District Manager Packing Plant; b Waynesville, Ill Jan 27, 1893; s of Charles C Yates-Ida M Davis; ed Waynesville Ill HS; Brown's Bus Coll, Bloomington, Ill; m Ellene R Kling Feb 21, 1918 Nevada Mo; 1910 with Cudahy Packing Co. Bloomington Ill & Chicago; 1911 in accounting dept Swift & Co, Chicago; 1914 tsfrd to Sedalia Mo, dairy & poultry branch; 1921-36 mgr Beatrice plant; 1936 tsfrd to Chicago; 1937 hdqrs Kansas City. asst dist mgr in chg Neb, Kas & some Mo plants; 1939-mgr Beatrice plant in addition to other duties; during World War Feb 1918 in 354th inf, 89th div, O/S 12 mos, in action St Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne; regimental supply sgt; 1919 hon disch; Amer Leg; C of C; Beatrice Country Club; Prot; hobby, golf; res 623 Grant, Beatrice.