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E. Preston Bailey
E. Preston Bailey, retired merchant, farmer and legislator, was born at Carleton, Nebraska, November 11, 1884, son of George Washington, and Saphrona Naomi (Lindsley) Bailey.
George Washington Bailey was born at Circleville, Ohio, February 24, 1847, and served as a drummer boy in the Illinois Infantry during the Civil War for 18 months. He was later a prominent farmer and stockman in Nebraska, and died at Carleton, April 14, 1926. His family moved from northern England to Ireland, and came to America about 1624.
Saphrona Naomi Lindsley was born at Versailles, Kentucky, December 9, 1857, and died at Carleton, June 24, 1916. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Her family came from France with the first settlement in Louisiana. They were Hugenots.
Upon his graduation from Carleton High School, Mr. Bailey entered the University of Nebraska, where he was a student 1908, 1909, and 1910. He was graduated from the following courses at Northwestern University; telegraphy, commercial law, business, and civil engineering. While at Northwestern, he was a member of the football and baseball teams. An Independent Republican, Mr. Bailey opposed Byron Young, in 1912, for county clerk on the Bull Moose ticket, but withdrew in Young's favor after the primaries. He was legislator in Dakota one term, and in Nebraska, four terms. While a member of the legislature in 1923, Mr. Bailey was the author of the Reciprocal School Law, and also the Bovine Tuberculosis Eradication on the Area Plan. During this term he was secretary of both Roads and Bridges and the Railroad Committees. In 1925 he was the author of the Revised Motor Vehicle Laws; introduced and sponsored the first gasoline tax bill in Nebraska; was chairman of the Roads and Bridge Committee; member of the Claims and Deficiencies Committee and Rules and Regulations Committee. In the 1927 session he held the chairmanship of Committee on Committees, which is the highest chairmanship of the legislature. He was also chairman of the house Republican organization, chairman of the Committee on Miscellaneous Subjects, member of Finance Ways and Means Committee, Rules and Regulations Committee and named as chairman of the Committee to ascertain the amount of the State's deficit, and to draft legislation which would prevent a re-occurence (sic) of same.
In the 1929 session he was floor leader of the legislature, and served on various important committees. He introduced legislation which abolished Me Guaranty Fund Commission. While serving in the legislature he was successful in designating highways known as Wheat Growers Highway and the Golden Rod Highway as state highways, and also was successful in seeing Thayer County's graveling projects fully completed. Through his efforts mayer County was the first tubercular free area in the State of Nebraska. He placed the first state fish hatchery in Thayer County in 1929.
He was chiefly instrumental in getting through the legislature the legislation which authorized the first state park in Nebraska, at Nebraska City.
He was a road overseer four years, a deputy county clerk of Dakota one year, and was precinct assessor in Nebraska six years. From 1924, to 1928 he was superintendent of advertising of the Republican State Committee. He is a farmer and is associated with the Farmers Elevator Company at Carleton.
On July 18, 1917, ha was married to Winifred A. Roberts at Springfield, Nebraska. Mrs. Bailey was born at Springfield, April 13, 1886, the daughter of William and Martha Ann (Jones) Roberts, and was formerly a school teacher. She received her A. B. from Peru Normal College and held a life certificate. They have three children, Arlene Winifred, born June 14, 1920; E. Preston, born November 20, 1922; and Eileen Rose, born April 14, 1927.
From 1908 until 1912 Mr. Bailey was a member of the United States Reserves. He held the rank of first lieutenant in the home guard at Carleton, 1918-19, and still holds his commission issued by Governor Neville. He was a member of Liberty loan drives and active in Red Cross work in Thayer County during the war. He is a member of the United Brethren Church, the Red Cross, the Young Men's Christian Association, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Community Club of which he is president. He is past master of Gavel Lodge No. 199 of the Masons and a Modern Woodman of America. For 16 years, continuously, he served on the school board at Carleton. He is a member of the state library commission, a member of the University Club, and the Yellow Dogs. His favorite sports are football and baseball, while his hobbies are reading and mechanics. Residence: Carleton. (Photograph on Page 62).
Orestus Andrew Bailey
Orestus A. Bailey was born at Fort Ann, Washington County, New York, October 31, 1861. His father, Lyman Randolph Bailey, who was born at Fort Ann, June 17, 1839, and died at Wenatchee, Washington, was a carpenter and farmer. His ancestry was English.
Mary (Hicks) Bailey, mother of Orestus Bailey, was born at Whitehall, New York, of Irish parents, and died at Akron, Summit County, Ohio, January 8, 1872.
Mr. Bailey, who is a lumber dealer at Crab Orchard, Nebraska, has lived in this state for 53 years. During the World War he was a member of the Johnson County Draft Board. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Crab Orchard; the Red Cross; and the Modern Woodmen of America. He is a Republican.
He was married to Harriet Elizabeth Myers at Tecumseh, Nebraska, November 27, 1884. Mrs. Bailey, was born August 8, 1866, and is of Pennsylvania Dutch descent. They have two children: Harriet, born July 21, 1887, who is married to Robert R. Smith; and Carl C., born November 8, 1889, who married Mamie Platt. Residence: Crab Orchard.
Sam Meyer Bailin
Born in Russia. May 10, 1891, Sam Meyer Bailin has lived in Nebraska for the past twenty-one years. He is the son of Meyer and Sonia (Baron) Bailin, the former born in Russia in 1851 and the latter in 1854. Sam M. Bailin attended public school, and on October 19, 1920, was married to Julia Krueger at Sioux City. She was born in Russia, August 15, 1895. They have two children, Larraine, born September 4, 1922; and Willard, born March 22, 1924.
Mr. Baum is engaged in the general mercantile business at Atkinson. He is a Republican. During the World War he held the rank of first sergeant of Infantry, and for a number of years he has been a member of the American Legion. His favorite recreation is reading. Residence: Atkinson.
Wilfred Wesley Bainbridge
Born at Wavarly, Nebraska, March 3, 1875, Wilfred W. Bainbridge has been a prominent farmer in Lancaster County for a number of years. He is the son of Matthew Bainbridge, who was born in Thirlby, Yorkshire, England, June 12, 1847, and who was an early Nebraska farmer. He died at Waverly, September 22, 1929. Anne Lowdon, wife of Matthew Bainbridge, was born in Huntstanworth, Durham, England, October 28, 1846, and died at Waverly on March 16, 1921.
Wilfred W. Bainbridge attended time Camp Creek school in District No. 23, and later attended Lincoln Business College, from which he was graduated on March 7, 1895. He has since been engaged in farming.
On December 28, 1899, he was united in marriage to Olive Mary Mocroft at Waverly. Mrs. Bainbridge, who
is of English descent, was born at Neponset, Illinois, September 16, 1877. There is one daughter, Lena Charlotte, born August 3, 1902. Lena was graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1925 and is married to Carroll Lynn Carter. Mr. Carter is manager of the Carter Oil Company at Waverly.
Mr. Bainbridge is a Republican. A Mason, he is affiliated with Unity Lodge No. 163, at Greenwood, Nebraska. He is a member of the Waverly Methodist Church and of the Waverly Farmers Club. Residence: Waverly.
Claire James Baird
Claire James Baird was born at Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois, December 17, 1878, the son of William and Sarah Maria (Allison) Baird. His father, who was a lawyer, was born in Hancock County, in July, 1848, and died at Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, July 22, 1923. His ancestry was Scotch. His mother was born in Warren County, Illinois, December 27, 1848, of Scotch and Irish descent.
Mr. Baird received his early education in the public schools at Carthage, and in Omaha, where he was graduated from high school. From 1896 to 1898 he was a student at Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois; and from 1900 to 1902 he attended the University of Nebraska Law School. He was made a member of Phi Kappa Psi and Phi Delta Phi.
A resident of Nebraska for 43 years, Mr. Baird has been a member of the firm William Baird and Sons, for many years. He was united in marriage with Adele Louise McHugh at Omaha, September 9, 1908. Mrs. Baird was born at Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, February 10, 1888. They have four children: Barbara Caroline, born October 22, 1909, who married Richard Wagner; William James, born November 22, 1912; Janet, born April 25, 1916; and Adele Louise, born April 7, 1920.
Mr. Baird is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association and the Douglas County Bar Association. He is a member of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, and is affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church at Omaha. He is a member of the Omaha Club, the Omaha Country Club, and the Omaha Athletic Club. He is a Republican. Residence: Omaha.
Allen Crowell Baker
Allen Crowell Baker was born at Hawley, Franklin County, Massachusetts, February 8, 1840. Harvey Baker, his father, who was born at Hawley, April 30, 1803, and died there February 14, 1874, was a mechanic and contractor. Edward Baker, an English ancestor arrived in Boston, in 1630, with the large fleet under Governor Winthrop.
Ann Eliza (Carter) Baker, mother of Allen, was born at Hawley, and died at Charlemont, Franklin County, Massachusetts, in February, 1886. She was the daughter of Thomas Carter.
Mr. Baker was educated in the Massachusetts public schools, studying the work now included in the high school course. For fifty-one years he has lived in Nebraska, whore he has been an investor of eastern money in mortgages on Nebraska farms, and has engaged in farming and stock raising.
His marriage to Margaret Deborah Taylor was solemnized at East Charlemont, Massachusetts, April 7, 1867. Mrs. Baker, who was born at Rives, Michigan, December 12, 1845, and died at Tecumseh, Johnson County. Nebraska. July 21, 1926, was a teacher and a graduate of the State Normal School at Westhill, Massachusetts. Her ancestors received a grant of 1000 acres of land from the king, early in American history. Residence: Tecumseh.
Alva Avery Baker
A leading farmer of Knox County, Nebraska, Alva Avery Baker has been a resident of that vicinity for the past 47 years. He was born at Greenville, Pennsylvania, June 22, 1860, the son of John Henry and Melissa Melinda (Gelvin) Baker. The former a farmer was born at Greenville, April 6, 1836, and died there, June 16, 1919. His mother, who was always active in church affairs, was born at Kennard, Pennsylvania, March 9, 1837, and died at Greenville, September 4, 1912.
Mr. Baker attended Linn School, and in 1878 was graduated from the Greenville High School. In 1881 he was graduated from Edinboro State Normal College where he was a member of the Potter Society. A Republican, he served as county assessor of Knox County from 1903 to 1907, was state representative from 1919 to 1921, and served as school director from 1893 to 1929, He was a teacher in the public schools of Knox County for 25 years, served as township assessor at Verdigre for seven years, and is now a successful farmer near that community.
He is affiliated with the Methodist Church, holds membership in the Modern Woodmen of America, and the Nebraskana Society. His chief recreation is reading.
Of his marriage to Nellie Abigail Ayers, which occurred at Manning, Nebraska, July 12, 1891, five children were born: Niles, August 23, 1892; Almie, June 18, 1896, who died March 22, 1898; Walker, April 7, 1900, who died January 12, 1902; Nelliebee, September 13, 1901, who married Richard Dean Macmillan; and Helen, July 27, 1909.
Mrs. Baker, who was a teacher for a number of years before her marriage, was born at Necedah, Wisconsin, February 26, 1871. Residence: Winetoon.
Benjamin S. Baker
Benjamin S. Baker, lawyer and judge, was born at Sabula, Jackson County, Iowa, February 8, 1850, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Lewis) Baker.
He received his education in the public schools of Iowa, and received the Bachelor of Didactics and the Bachelor of Laws degrees from Iowa State College.
He was married to Myrtle I. Carroll at Omaha on April 7, 1897.
Admitted to the practice of law in 1874, Judge Baker has been active in practice in Omaha for more than forty years. He has served as a member of the Nebraska Legislature and judge of the District Court, and for some time was judge of the Supreme Court of New Mexico.
Judge Baker enjoys the reputation of being a strong advocate at the bar, poular (sic) among his legal brothers and members of the beach. He is a member of the Nebraska State and Omaha Bar Associations, the Chamber of Commerce, the Elks and the Masons. Residence: Omaha.
Born in the Netherlands, April 7, 1877, Chris Baker has lived in Nebraska for the past thirty-one years. He is the son of Henry Baker, born April 13, 1828, and Sophia Christina (Koster) Baker, born August 5, 1834 Both were natives of the Netherlands.
Henry Baker came to America in 1900. He died in Panama, Lancaster County, Nebraska, on December 2, 1908, and his wife died in Lancaster County.
Chris Baker received his education in his native country. On November 4, 1903, at Firth, Nebraska, he married Johanna Cornelia Kommers whose ancestors were Hollanders. She was born in Firth, Nebraska August 23, 1883. They have three children: Henry
born July 8, 1905, Abram, born August 17, 1907, and Clarence born October 26, 1911. Henry is editor of the Summerfield & Kansas, Sun.
For three years, during the World War period Mr. Baker was engaged as a slum worker in Chicago, Illinois. He was engaged in general business for twenty years ,and at present is editor of The Liberty Journal. Mr. Baker and his three sons are all fine musicians. He has been leader of bands and orchestras at Panama, Firth and Pella, Nebraska, and organist or pianist in numerous churches of Nebraska. He and his three sons form a male quartette and have often sung at churches and civic occasions.
He is a Republican, belongs to the Nebraskana Society and is affiliated with the Dutch Reformed Church. Residence: Liberty.
Clement Guy Baker
Born at Tilden, Nebraska, April 18, 1886, Clement Guy Baker is the son of Byron Henry and Lanta (Hyatt) Baker. His father, who was a farmer and auctioneer, was born at Burlington, Iowa, December 7, 1852, and died at Tilden, February 21, 1915. His mother, who was a teacher and clubwoman, was born at Peru, Iowa, January 28, 1853, and died at Norfolk, Nebraska, December 26, 1919; she was an active worker in the Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge.
Mr. Baker attended a rural school in Madison County, Nebraska, until 1902, and in 1905 was graduated from the Tilden High School. He was a student at Lincoln Business College in 1907 and 1908, and attended the Nebraska State Agricultural College, 1909-1910, where he was awarded honors in dramatics. He took part in dramatic events in high school and served as president of his class for three years.
Since 1910 Mr. Baker has been a stockman, farmer, and auctioneer near Tilden. He is a member of the Farm Bureau, the Farmers Union, the Meadow Grove Community Club, and the Red Cross at Tilden. He served as director of the school board at Tilden from 1916 to 1928, has been superintendent of the Sunday School in the Methodist Church since 1923, and during 1907 and 1908 was a member of the Young Men's Christian Association.
His fraternal organizations include the Odd Fellows Lodge; Masons; and the Royal Highlanders. Mr. Baker's hobby is reading, and his sports include hunting and fishing.
On August 14, 1913,
he married Eva May Nelson at Elgin, Nebraska, Mrs. Baker, who was born at Tilden,
July 24, 1885, is active in various civic organizations at Tilden, including
the Woman's Club, Rebekah Lodge, and the Methodist Sunday School. Her parents,
who were natives of Sweden, came to the United States in the middle of the
19th century. They have three children: Lucile Evelyn, born August 6, 1914;
Marjorie Helen, born July 29, 1916; and Claudia, born June 21, 1918. Residence:
John Samuel Baker
Born of early pioneers in the middlewest, John Samuel Baker has been successfully engaged in farming in Brown County, Nebraska, for many years. He was born near Clarks, Nebraska, February 28, 1876, the son of Samuel and Isabell (Headley) Baker, the former a farmer who settled in Brown County in 1884. His father ancestry was English and Scotch; he served during the Civil War in the 149th Infantry of the Union Army. his mother, an active Sunday School worker in her younger days, was born in Ohio, October 1, 1848, the daughter of early settlers in Ohio, whose ancestry was English.
Mr. Baker has served on various election boards and school boards at Ainsworth, and has taken a prominent part in the civic affairs of his community. He is a Republican, holds membership in the Nebraskana Society, and is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. His chief recreations are hunting and reading. During the Spanish-American War, Mr. Baker enlisted in the United States Army, but was not called into active service.
His marriage to Mary Elizabeth Scattergood was solemnized at Johnstown, Nebraska, February 8, 1899. Mrs. Baker, a teacher and musician, was born at Hednesford, England, September 15, 1875, and is descended from the Scattergood and Blake families of Burton-on-Trent, England. To their marriage these children were born: Geneva C., November 27, 1899, who married Charles Leslie Cleal; Marjorie I., February 11, 1901, who married Emil F. Kurpjuweit; and Ruth Mabel, August 29, 1902, who died August 5, 1909. Geneva is a dressmaker and milliner and Marjorie is a nurse. Residence: Ainsworth.
Kenneth Charles Baker
Kenneth Charles Baker, physician and surgeon, was born at Austin, Pennsylvania, April 11, 1901, son of Fred M. and Nellie Mae (Hyde) Baker. The father, an architect and mechanical engineer, was born at Malone, New York, August 26, 1866, and died at Omaha, December 15, 1916. His ancestry was English.
Nellie Mae Hyde was born at Sandusky, New York, December 29, 1878. She is active in church work and holds various offices in the Order of Eastern Star. Her English ancestry is traced to the Puritans of Massachussetts (sic) in 1620.
Dr. Baker attended the Omaha Grade School and in 1920 was graduated from the Omaha Central High School. He received the Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Omaha, 1924, the Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska, 1926, and the medical degree at the University of Nebraska in 1928. He served as president of his class for two years in the University of Omaha, acting also as athletic manager there, and as athletic manager at the University of Nebraska in 1928. He served as president of Nu Sigma Nu in 1927.
He served his interneship at the University Hospital at Omaha from October, 1928, until February, 1930, and since the latter date has been associated in practice with Dr. F. A. Brewster of Holdrege, Nebraska. Dr. Baker is a Republican.
His marriage to Anne Catherine Titus was solemnized at Holdrege, April 4, 1931. Mrs. Baker, whose English and Swedish ancestors helped to settle Holdrege in 1885, was born there April 15, 1910.
Dr. Baker is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Holdrege, St. John's Lodge of the Masons at Omaha, the Holdrege Chamber of Commerce and the Holdrege Country Club. He is president of the Phelps County Medical Society, 1932, and holds membership in the American Medical Association. His sports include swimming, canoeing, and golfing, while his hobby is etching. Residence: Holdrege.
Ralph A. Baker
Ralph A. Baker, chairman of the board of county commissioners in Cherry County, has been a resident of Valentine for a number of years. He is married to Mary G. Cole, manager of a ladies apparel shop in Valentine, and has the following children, Cole Dale, born February 3, 1922; and Geneva Joyce, born October 16, 1926.
Mr. Baker served in the American Expeditionary Forces during the World War. Residence: Valentine.
Robert Arthur Baker
Robert Arthur Baker, a lawyer at Ainsworth, Nebraska was born in Hammond County, Iowa, April 16, 1884, and for the past 45 years has been a resident of this state. His father, Edward R. Baker, who is a merchant, was born in Iowa, as was Mary E. (Ballard) Baker, his wife.
Mr. Baker attended a public school at Inman, Nebraska, was a railroad telegrapher and agent front 1902 to 1914, served as deputy treasurer of Holt County, Nebraska, from 1915 to 1917, and was bank cashier from 1918 to 1923. He acted as county judge of Brown County from 1923 to 1929, and since 1929, has been engaged in his own law practice at Ainsworth.
He has been a member of the Red Cross for a number of years, was secretary of the board of education at Ainsworth from 1924 to 1928, and holds membership in the Chamber of Commerce and the Nebraska State Bar Association. His sports are fishing, hunting, and nature study. During the World War Mr. Baker was active in loan drives, and served as legal advisor during the draft period, receiving a medal for service.
His marriage to Laurel
Helen Wolfe occurred at O'Neill, Nebraska, March 8, 1905. Mrs. Baker was born
in Holt County, Nebraska, August 11, 1883. They have three children: Walter,
born April 20, 1907, who married Bettie McCracken; Evelyn, born January 3,
1909; and Raymond, born May 9, 1919. Residence: Ainsworth.
Russell McKelvy Baker
Russell McKelvy Baker, editor and author, was born at Omaha, Nebraska, June 6, 1890, the daughter of Russell Errett McKelvy and Blanche Katherine (Louis) McKelvy. Her father, who was born at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, September 8, 1854, and died at Omaha, October 19, 1915, was an insurance man. During his college days he was active in athletics and was the first president of the Alpha Chapter of Delta Tao Delta, at Meadville, Pennsylvania. He was descended from lieutenant John Swisshelm, who served with General Washington at Valley Forge in the Revolution, and John Wonderlich and Melchoir Miller, other Revolutionary War soldiers.
Her mother, who was born at Pittshurg, April 28, 1856, is a distinguished newspaper woman and clubwoman. She is descended from Major Isaac Sadler, 1760-1816, through a long line of soldiers, ministers, and newspaper men.
Mrs. Baker received her elementary education in the public schools of Omaha, and was graduated from the Central High School in 1907. In 1909 she was graduated from the Teachers Training School of Omaha, and for a time was kindergarten teacher in the Webster and Edward Rosewater schools in Omaha.
A life time resident of Omaha, she has taken an active part in the professional world for many years. From 1909 to 1911 she was club and society editor of the Omaha World Herald, and at the same time was editor of the Woman's Page on this paper. She has written many poems published in school publications and in the World Herald.
Perhaps her greatest achievement was the originating of the famous Flag film trailers of which she is the author. These films are produced under the direction of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Nebraska, and depict the historic facts concerning the origin of Flag Day. They are shown in movie houses throughout the country. Mrs. Baker broadcasts this and other information from the Woodmen of the World Radio Station each Flag Day.
Her marriage to Frank W. Baker was solemnized in 1910. Mr. Baker was born in London, September 2, 1887. There are three children: Frank Russell, born May 30, 1911; Frederick McKelvy, born February 23, 1918; and Marjorie Phyllis, born February 9, 1922. Frank Russell is a student at the Municipal University of Omaha, where he is majoring in English and Spanish. He has done a great deal of dramatic work with the Community Playhouse and has contributed several poems to the school papers.
During the recent
war Mrs. Baker sold Liberty bonds in the third loan drive and took part in
various other war activities. She is Past Regent of the Major Isaac Sadler
Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and has served as secretary
of the state society in this organization. She is now national vice chairman
of the better films committee. She is a member of the Red Cross, the Nebraskana
Society, and the Dundee Parent-Teachers' Association. She is affiliated with
All Saint's Episcopal Church at Omaha. Her hobby is patriotic education. She
is a Republican. Residence: Omaha.
William Hillary Baker
Born at Owensboro, Kentucky, August 19, 1894, William Hillary Baker is the son of George Henry and Rebecka (Bell) Baker. His father, who was born at Indianapolis, Indiana, June 16, 1856, and died at Owensboro, October 31, 1929, was a farmer and tobacco grower; he was a leader in all community activities. Of Scotch-English ancestry, he was descended from a family which settled in Virginia, prior to 1700. Rebecka (Bell) Baker, whose Irish and English ancestors settled in Virginia, in 1700, was born at Owensboro, August 22, 1859, she is still living.
Dr. Baker received his early education in a rural school in Daviess County, Kentucky, was graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan Academy in 1914, and in 1918 was awarded the degree of Doctor of Osteopathy at Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery at Kirksville, Missouri. He took a post graduate course at the latter institution in 1920.
His marriage to Alma Zoe Stookey was solemnized at Owensboro, December 5, 1919. Mrs. Baker, who was born at Colchester, Illinois, August 16, 1899, is descended from early settlers who moved from Pennsylvania, to Illinois in the early history of this country.
Dr. Baker served his internship at Bush Sanitarium at Louisville, Kentucky, and since 1922, has been actively engaged in his practice at Aurora, Nebraska. He is prominent in civic affairs in Hamilton County, and holds membership in the following professional and community organizations: American Osteopathic Association; Nebraska Osteopathic Association, of which he is president; board of the local Red Cross, Aurora Business Men's Club of which he was formerly president, Aurora chapter of the Masons, and the Nebraskana Society.
He served as vice president of the Nebraska Osteopathic Association, 1930-31, has been a member of the Aurora Rotary Club since 1924, serving as treasurer in 192 and 1928, and chairman of the boys' committee, 1924-2 At this time he is president of the Rotary Club. His hobby is service to his community.
During the World War, Dr. Baker was engaged first aid work in France, Belgium, and Germany, stationed at Field Hospital Section, 114th Sanitary Train, 39th Division. He was commander of the American Legion in 1924, and has been chairman of a committee each year since then. Dr. Baker is a Republican. His favorite sport is football. Residence: Aurora. (Photograph in Album).
Waid E. Balcom
Waid E. Balcom, lawyer, was born in Trego County, Kansas, March 24, 1892, son of Ira G. and Cora (Greene) Balcom. The father was born and reared in Ohio, and as a young man took up a homestead in Trego County. He came to Kearney in 1921.
Mr. Balcom received his early education in the public schools of Arkansas and afterwards attended the Nebraska State Normal School and Teachers College a Kearney. In 1922 he was graduated from the law department of the University of Chicago. During the
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