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cross, the Young Men's Christian Association, and the Modern Woodmen of America. He is a Mason. His sport is golf. He is a Republican.
On August 1, 1906, he was united in marriage with Carrie Mae Corbin at Lincoln. Mrs. Cullen was born at Lincoln, November 12, 1888, and is descended from an old Virginia family closely related to Robert E. Lee. Their two sons are: Richard, born November 9, 1914; and George, Junior, born March 16, 1917. Residence: Lincoln.
Joseph Aloysius Cullen
Since his admission to practice in 1916, Joseph Aloysius Cullen has been a dentist at Kearney. He was born on a farm in Fulda, Minnesota, May 17, 1893, son of Michael and Anna (Wynne) Cullen. The father, born in County Sligo, Ireland, September 22, 1852, is living; while the mother born in County Roscommon, Ireland, died at Fulda, January 13, 1914.
Dr. Cullen was graduated from Fulda High School in 1912, and worked for a year as bookkeeper for the Farmers Elevator and Creamery Company before he entered Creighton University. He was active in athletics in high school, and at Creighton, from which he received the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery in April, 1916, was a member of Xi Psi Phi.
On June 16, 1920, he was married to Mae Ethel Smith at Bloomington. Mrs. Cullen, a teacher before marriage, was born at Franklin, Nebraska, October 22, 1895. Three children were born to them, Charles, on May 5, 1921, who died August 18, 1924; Joseph, born January 23, 1925; and Richard, born March 4, 1927.
Dr. Cullen is a Democrat. Entering the United States Army as a first lieutenant in the Dental Corps, he was discharged with the rank of captain. He participated in the Somme Sector, June 21-August 18, 1918, Meuse, September 18-October 21, 1918, and Troyon engagement October 23-November 11, 1918. He is a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is a member of St. James Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, of which he was grand knight 1928-29, the Chamber of Commerce, the District, State and National Dental Associations and The Nebraskana Society. His hobby is Boy Scout work. Residence: Kearney.
Judson Alexander Cummings
Judson A. Cummings, druggist, was born in Delhi, Delaware County, Iowa, February 15, 1853. Ephraime Cummings, father of Judson, was born in Milford, New York, February 1, 1824. He was a farmer until his death which occurred October 29, 1895, at his home at Delhi, Iowa. Lucinda (Stone) Cummings, mother of Judson, was born in Milford, New York, February 15, 1829, and died at Delhi, Iowa, September 11, 1896.
Mr. Cummings was united in marriage to Florence Breach June 13, 1877, at Delhi. She is of Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry, and was born in North Umberland County, Pennsylvania. To them were born eight children, Lewis, born July 18, 1878; Ira, born February 7, 1880; Cora, born June 1, 1882; Arlington, born December 31, 1883; Alonzo, born June 15, 1885; Lester, born August 2, 1887; Jaso, born June 1, 1889; and Richard, born May 19, 1891.
During his forty-four years in Nebraska, Mr. Cummings has been in the drug business first with A. Stone in Delhi, and later alone in Beatrice, Tobias, and now in Daykin, Nebraska. He was admitted to the practice of his profession in 1878 at Delhi.
Affiliated with the First Baptist Church of Tobias, Nebraska, he is also a member of the Nebraskana Society, and was a member of the school board at Tobias most of his residence there. He is a baseball fan, and his bobby is reading. Residence: Daykin.
Morris Burt Cummins
Born at Ord, Nebraska, August 1, 1888, Morris Burl Cummins is the son of Frank Clinton and Alsa Brace (Cummings) Cummins. His father, who served as county judge of Valley County, Nebraska, from 1892 to 1896, was born at Akron, New York, February 19, 1855, and served as a soldier in the Indian War; he died at Arcadia, Nebraska, September 13, 1918; his ancestry was Irish and Scotch.
His mother, whose ancestry was Irish, was born at Akron, New York, August 28, 1860, and died at North Loup, Nebraska, December 10, 1925. She attended Cornell Academy.
Mr. Cummins was connected with the Cummins Brothers Hardware Company at North Loup for three years, and for the past 12 years has been an auctioneer there. He served as director of the Ord County Cooperative Creamery acting as president of that organization for a time. He was a member of the federal grand jury of Omaha, Nebraska, is president of the Valley County Sunday School Association, has been treasurer of his local school district for nine years, and is a Mason and an Odd Fellow.
His marriage to Myrtle Alma Knapp occurred near Loup City, January 1, 1908. Mrs. Cummins was born at Loup City, December 16, 1887. They have four children: Alma, born December 10, 1908, who married Clyde Lester Baker; Corwin, born November 12, 1912; Vivian, born December 1, 1916; and Wauneta, born April 9, 1918. Residence: North Loup.
Donald Horton Cunningham
Donald H. Cunningham, son of E. Cunningham and Jenny Belle (Horton) Cunningham, was born July 27, 1886, in Gilman, Marshall County, Iowa. His father, born in Juniata, Pennsylvania, March 6, 1852 of Scotch parentage, was an editor and auctioneer. His mother was born on August 31, 1860, of English and Scotch parentage. She died in Wayne, May 1, 1914.
Donald Cunningham was graduated from the Wayne High School in 1903 and then attended the Iowa State College in Ames, where he received the degree of Bachelor of Scientific Agriculture. He belonged to the Alpha Zeta and was a Phi Gamma Delta.
He married Freda J. Ellis at Wayne, Nebraska, September 22, 1914. She was born in Wayne on September 11, 1891, of German-Irish parentage. They have a son, Robert, born August 17, 1917.
Mr. Cunningham is a republican and has resided in Nebraska thirty-nine years. He managed a ranch in Idaho six years, was mayor of Wayne two years and is connected with the Sioux City Stock Yards Company in for whom he has worked for one year. At present he is an auctioneer. He is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and is a member of the Masons, the Elks, and the Kiwanis Club. He is president of the Wayne Library Board and holds a position in the Juvenile Court Office of Wayne County. He is a member of the Nebraskana Society. Riding and reading are his favorite recreations. Residence: Wayne.
M. O. Cunningham
For the last 30 years M. O. Cunningham has been engaged in the practice of law in Nebraska, and has taken part in the civic affairs of Omaha. He was born at Red Key, Jay County, Indiana, September 18, 1869, the son of Burlington and Elizabeth Starr (Matts) Cunningham. His father, who was a farmer, was born at Front Royal, Warren County, Virginia, August 4, 1841, and died at Bloomfield, Knox County, Nebraska, November 30, 1930. His ancestry was Scotch-Irish. His mother was born at Fairview, Randolph County, Indiana, and died at Dallas, Iowa, January 6, 1879. Her ancestry was Scotch-Irish.
Mr. Cunningham attended the rural schools, and in
1895, was graduated from the Wayne Normal School with the degree B. S. He was awarded the LL. B. degree at the University of Nebraska in 1898. He is engaged in general practice in Omaha; is attorney for the U. S. Brush Company; and is a director and secretary of the latter organization. He is director and attorney for the Metropolitan Building & Loan Association.
He was united in marriage with Jennie D. Brown at Vermillion, South Dakota, February 15, 1899. Mrs. Cunningham was born at Emerson, Mills County, Iowa, July 27, 1873. They have one daughter, Ruth Miller, born December 11, 1903; she is a music instructor.
During the World War, Mr. Cunningham was in the treasury department of the United States and British governments. He is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, and the Douglas County Bar Association, and a conservative Republican. Residence: Omaha.
John L. Currier
John L. Currier, son of Alfred and Elizabeth (Martin) Currier, was born at Greenville, Pennsylvania, December 6, 1856. His father, who was born at Erie, Pennsylvania, came to Nebraska in 1878. His family had resided in Pennsylvania for several generations, originally coming from England. Members of his family served in the Revolution. Alfred Currier was an early Nebraska pioneer farmer, and died here in 1901. His wife, a native of Butler County, Pennsylvania, was descended from English pioneer settlers in that state. She died in Thayer County, in February, 1904.
Educated in country schools in Illinois, John L. Currier came to Nebraska fifty-four years ago. He is the only farmer in Thayer County who has resided on the same place more than fifty years, and was a settler here before railroads were built. For twenty-five years he auctioneered in addition to his farming activities, and has been more than successful in his undertakings.
On March 21, 1888, Mr. Currier was united in marriage to Amy Corliss at Hebron. Mrs. Currier, who was born at St. Albans, Vermont, January 13, 1857, taught school prior to her marriage. She is descended from early English settlers in America. To them were born two children, Sarah A., born January 5, 1889, who is married to Charles Wills; and Joseph, born August 21, 1899, who is a farmer.
Mr. Carrier is a Republican. He and his family attended the Christian Church, while he is also a member of The Nebraskana Society. Residence: Hebron. (Photograph in Album).
Carl T. Curtis
Carl T. Curtis, county attorney of Kearney County, was born at Minden, Nebraska, March 15, 1905, son of Frank O. and Alberta May (Smith) Curtis. His father, a retired farmer of Swedish descent, was born at Galesburg, Illinois, February 22, 1865. For a number of years he has been active in Democratic and Populist politics, and has served as a member of the board of county commissioners. His mother, whose ancestry is English, was born in Warren County, Illinois, December 5, 1868.
Upon his graduation from Minden High School Carl T. Curtis was a student at Nebraska Wesleyan University where he was a member of Beta Kappa. Afterward he attended the University of Nebraska. Prior to his admission to the bar in 1930, he served as principal of the Minden public school. He was elected county attorney in 1930 by the largest majority ever given a candidate for any Kearney County office.
He is county general chairman of the 1931-32 Northern Nebraska drouth relief committee. He is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, the Kearney County Historical Society and The Nebraskana Society. His religious affiliation is with the First Presbyterian Church of Minden. He is an Odd Fellow, and a Democrat
His marriage to Lois Irene Wylie Atwater was solemnized at Minden, June 6, 1931. Mrs. Curtis, who was born at Omaha, August 16, 1903, is the daughter of Robert M. and Clara (Smith) Wylie and the foster daughter of Orland D. and Laura Wylie Atwater. She was a teacher in the Minden public school before her marriage. Residence: Minden. (Photograph in Album).
Wesley Lyman Curtis
A native Nebraskan, Dr. Wesley Lyman Curtis has been engaged in the practice of medicine since 1896. He was born in Johnson County, January 7, 1870, son of Harrison J. and Mary Elizabeth (Cannon) Curtis. His father, who was born in St. Lawrence County, New York, on August 16, 1839, was of English stock, his ancestors having settled first in Connecticut, and later in New York. A farmer by occupation, he enlisted and served in the Civil War, and came to Nebraska shortly after its close. He died at Dannebrog, June 1, 1894. His wife, Mary Elizabeth, was born at Elsberry, Missouri, September 14, 1840, and died at Cook, Nebraska, January 3, 1908. Her ancestry was Scotch-Irish.
Upon completion of his public school work Dr. Curtis attended Grand Island Baptist College. Later he entered Rush Medical College from which he was graduated with an M. D. on May 27, 1896. Thereupon he entered active practice, continuing until 1906. The following year he was surgeon in the Coast and Geodetic Survey on the Philippine Islands, and during 1906-07 served as resident surgeon at St. Paul's Hospital at Manila. Since 1909 he has specialized in eye, ear, nose and throat, part of this time in association with Dr. Hompes. His professional memberships include the Lancaster County. Nebraska State and American Medical Associations, the American College of Surgeons and the Academy of Ophthalmalogy and Otolaryngology.
Dr. Curtis' first marriage was to R. Minta Campbell of Thornton, Indiana. She was born February 23, 1871, and died at Lincoln May 4, 1924. There were four children, three of whom are living: Martha E., born August 29, 1901; John C., born August 3, 1900, who died August 11, 1900; Donald W., born January 20, 1904, who married Gladys Emert; and Mary C., born July 15, 1908, who married Dr. John C. Peterson.
He was married to Alice E. Long on September 15, 1925. Mrs. Curtis who is a daughter of A. J. and Bessie A. Evens, was born at David City, November 9, 1878.
Dr. Curtis is a Mason, and member of the Blue Lodge and Scottish Rite bodies. He is also a member of the Kiwanis Club. Residence: Lincoln.
Edward LeRoy Curtiss
Edward LeRoy Curtiss, lumber merchant, was born at Bassett, Nebraska, May 19, 1898, son of George Emerson and Ada (Richards) Curtiss.
The father was born in Warren, Ohio, October 4, 1868, and is a merchant of English descent. His wife, Ada, was born at Bassett, Nebraska, September 16, 1878; her ancestry is English also.
Mr. Curtiss was graduated from Rock County High School in 1916 and attended the University of Nebraska two years. Since leaving college, he has been associated with the H. W. Galleher Lumber Company at Bassett, starting as bookkeeper and was promoted to the managership of the Cornbelt Lumber Company at Rushville, in 1925.
A Republican, Mr. Curtiss is interested and active in local politics. He served as a private in the World Was and is now a member of the American Legion., Since 1929, he has served as secretary-treasurer of the Rushville Chamber of Commerce. He is a Methodist, a Mason, and a member of the Red Cross. His favorite
sports are hunting and fishing, while his hobby is reading.
His marriage to Eda Caroline Peterson occurred at Valentine, Nebraska, August 30, 1925. Mrs. Curtiss was born at Long Pine, March 1, 1903. She is of Swedish ancestry. She attended school at Long Pine and is a member of the Woman's Club, and the Eastern Star. She is the daughter of Isaac and Clara E. (Bethge) Peterson. They have one son, Jack, born June 15, 1928. Residence: Rushville.
Herbert Dewey Curtiss
Herbert Dewey Curtiss, lawyer, was born at Bassett. Nebraska, August 28, 1885, son of Charles Henry and Martha (Abby) Curtiss. His father, who was a farmer, of English descent, died at Bassett. His mother was born in Ohio, and died at Bassett. She was of French and English descent.
Mr. Curtiss attended the Bassett public and high school and Bellevue Academy. He received the Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nebraska in 1915. His A. B. degree was awarded in 1912 at Bellevue College. While at Bellevue he was a member of the debating club. Mr. Curtiss received football letters, 1909, 1910, 1911, and 1912, and letters in track, 1909, 1910, 1911, and 1912. He couched football at Cotner University in 1913 and 1914.
On November 17, 1915, he was married to Zilpha Edna Thurber, at Craig, Nebraska. She was born at Yuma, Colorado, January 12, 1892. There are four children: David William, born September 9, 1916; Eugene Herbert, June 7, 1918; Elizabeth Clare, May 23, 1920; and Harold Thurber, August 2, 1921.
Mr. Curtiss is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Modern Woodmen of America, the Odd Fellows, the Masons, and the Nebraskana Societ (sic). He was secretary of the School Board from 1916 to 1926. He enjoys football, golf, hunting, fishing and reading. Residence: Bassett.
Herbert Louis Cushing
Since 1908 Herbert L. Cushing has been active in the educational field in Nebraska. He was born at Ord, Valley County, Nebraska, October 30, 1890, and has lived all his life in this state. His father, Francis Marion Cushing, who was born in Potter County, Pennsylvania, December 7, 1847, is a bridge builder and surveyor in central and northwestern Nebraska, and a hunter and trapper in the North Long Valley, and miner in the Black Hills. He settled in Valley County in 1872, and spent four years in the Black Hills, 1876-1880. He has been a deacon and trustee in the First Baptist Church at Ord, for many years. He is descended, through a long line of illustrious ancestors, from William the Conqueror, and lists among his relatives and ancestors such notables as Caleb CushIng, Frank Hamilton Cushing, and Governor Cushing of Massachusetts. The first members of his family to come to America arrived on the Griff in and settled at Bingham, Massachusetts
Kate Adelaide (Bassett) Cushing, who was born at Potter, Pennsylvania, June 19, 1860, is an enthusiastic church worker. She was active in the Women's Christian Temperance Union.
Mr. Cushing was graduated from the Ord High School in 1908. He holds the following degrees: A. B., Grand Island College, 1914; A. M., University of Nebraska, 1930. In 1922 he was a student at the University of Chicago. He was a member of the debating team at Grand Island College for two years; was captain of the basketball team, 1912; and was made a member of Phi Delta Kappa. He was editor of Volante, a college publication, 1912.
He is the author of: Early Days of the Nebraska State Teachers Association, volume 9, 1929; Whats and Whys of Valley Constitution, 1928; and various stories of Valley County pioneers published in the Ord Quiz, 1921.
His marriage to Annie Laurie Van Brockloven was solemnized at Ord, September 17, 1915. Mrs. Cushing, who was born at Elwood, Gosper County, Nebraska, June 25, 1897, is the granddaughter of S. C. Thomas, a Civil War veteran. She was a teacher before her marriage. There are three children: Thomas Caleb, born July 10, 1916; Mae Margaret, born February 2, 1918; and Herbert Louis, Jr., born March 5, 1920.
Mr. Cushing was awarded a medal in recognition of his war work in connection with Liberty loan drives. He is eligible to membership in the Sons of the American Revolution. He is a member of the Nebraska State Teachers' Association; the National Educational Association; and the Nebraskana Society. He was a member of the board of the Valley County Red Cross, 1922-24; and was president of the college Young Men's Christian Associatian (sic) for a semester during his stay at Grand Island College. He is a member of Ord Lodge Number 103 of the Masonic Lodge. He holds membership in the Nebraska Schoolmasters Club. He is affiliated with the First Baptist Church at Lincoln. Politically, Mr. Cushing, is an Independent Democrat. Residence: Lincoln.
Marion Jay Cushing
One of Valley County's prominent farmers is Marion Jay Cushing, who was born at Ord, Nebraska, September 11, 1887, and has been a resident of the state all his life. His father, Francis Marion Cushing, who was born at Ulysses, Pennsylvania, December 7, 1847, was a pioneer settler in Valley County, Nebraska, was hunter for the first surveying party, and was a gold prospector and miner in the Black Hills in 1876; his English ancestors came to America during the 16th century, and members of the family served in all the early American wars; Chief Justice William Cushing administered the oath of office to George Washington in 1789.
His mother, Kate Adelaide (Bassett) Cushing, whose ancestors were French Acadians, was born at Ulysses, June 17, 1860. Mr. Cushing attended the public school at Ord and school training in 1903. At Grand Island Baptist College he was noted as an amateur baseball pitcher from 1906-12. He was a farmer from 1904 to 1921, acted as vice president of the Ord State Bank from 1918 to 1921, was president and manager of the Ord State Bank from 1921 to 1925, and since 1925 has engaged in farming near Ord.
A Republican, he was state representative from the 77th district from 1928 to 1932. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias, is a member of the Baptist Church, and holds membership in The Nebraskana Society. His favorite sports are fishing and hunting, and his hobby is politics.
On December 30, 1912, he married Ruth Odell Work at Ord, Nebraska. Mrs. Cushing, who is a musician, was born at Ord, April 16, 1893. Two children were born to them: Robert Leavitt, April 12, 1914; and Marion Grace, February 21, 1916. Residence: Ord.
Anna Gray Cutler
Anna Gray Cutler, educator, businesswoman and author, has lived in Nebraska all her life and for many years has been active in the social and civic life of her community. She was born at Sutton, Nebraska, December 28, 1876, the daughter of George Whitfield and Ada Augusta (Gray) Bemis, and is the wife of Robert Erwin Cutler.
Her father, who was born at Mayfield, New York, September 1, 1846, and died at York, Nebraska, March 4, 1915, was a distinguished lawyer in New York and Nebraska. He served as district attorney in Nebraska where he was later mayor of York, city attorney, and police magistrate. He was the son of Phineas and Eleanor (Day) Bemis, and was the grandson of Isaac Bemis (John, John, John, John, Joseph of Watertown, Massachusetts) and Mary (Stevens) Bemis who came to Massa-
chusetts from England in colonial days. Isaac Bemis served in the Revolution.
Her mother was born at Marion, Linn County, Iowa, December 16, 1848, and was descended from the Gray family who came to America in the 1600's; Lord John Gray, Captain Matthew Fuller, The Reverend John Lathrop, John Cass, and Henry Rowley were among her ancestors. She received her education at the Female Seminary at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At this time she holds membership in two music clubs, Daughters of the American Revolution, Mayflower Society, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Women's Christian Temperance Union.
Mrs. Cutler was graduated from York High School and York College. She was a school teacher for nine years and for five years was the manager of a wholesale music firm, J. A. Parks Company. She is the author of verse, articles, and short stories published in the following magazines: Point of View; Field and Stream; The Harp; Poet's Scroll; The Oracle; The Legionnaire; The Household Magazine; The Nebraska Farmer; The National; The American; and the Youth's Companion.
She is past president, past state chaplain, state chairman of legislation, of the American Legion Auxiliary, is a member of the Eight and Forty Club, holds membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United States Daughters of 1812, and the Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants. In 1925 she was state chairman of legislation of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, and for 12 years has been president of the Amateur Musicale Club. She was head of the literature department of the York Woman's Club in 1930, has been Most Excellent Chief of the Pythian Sisters since 1930, and is a member of the Native Sons and Daughters.
Mrs. Cutler is affiliated with the First Methodist Episcopal Church of York. Her hobby is genealogy. Residence: York.
John Leo Cutright
John Leo Cutright, lawyer and statesman, was born at Lincoln, Nebraska, October 31, 1891. He is the son of John William and Hannah (Hultgren) Cutright, the former a noted journalist and editor. John William Cutright was born at Chillicothe, Illinois, December 8, 1855, and died at Lincoln, September 28, 1921. His family appears to have had its headquarters in Peoria, Illinois. John W. Cutright's mother died when he was a small child, and his father re-married. There were a number of half-brothers and sisters as well as full. One of his full brothers, Nathaniel Cutright, was until his recent death a wealthy and influential citizen of Peoria, and a number of the family reside there.
The original Cutright family seems to have come from West Virginia. It would appear that a certain Peter Cutright came originally from Virginia and settled in Illinois, where he presumably was the progenitor of the family in that vicinity. Members of the family who still reside in West Virginia, are members of the Daughters of the Revolution, and it is apparent that the Cutrights originally settled there in pre-Revolutionary times..
John W. Cutright first read law in Illinois, and later drifted into the newspaper field. He, together with Hon. Edgar Howard, came west as tramp printers, and he seems to have worked on various newspapers until some time in the late 80's when he took up his work in Plattsmouth. There he met Hannah Hultgren, who was born in Sweden, July 5, 1858. Later he established The Plattsmouth Journal in conjunction with the father of Charles Sherman, now sports editor of the Lincoln Daily Star.
Later John W. Cutright became closely associated in a journalistic and political way with the late William Jennings Bryan. It is said that when Mr. Bryan first ran for Congress he consulted Mr. Cutright. Mr. Cutright approved, and later wrote what he considered the first article concerning Mr. Bryan's candidacy for national political office. Thereafter, when Mr. Bryan was in Congress, Mr. Cutright was his private secretary, and traveled with him in that capacity in his first presidential campaign. Up until the time of the Democratic Convention in St. Louis, at which time Mr. Cutright, like many others, turned against him, Mr. Bryan and he were to a considerable extent associated in the work of the Democratic party in Nebraska.
Mr. Cutright worked in various reportorial and editorial capacities on newspapers in Plattsmouth, Lincoln and Omaha, and in 1906 left Lincoln to become editor of the Peoria Journal. After a few months, however, he returned to Nebraska, and in 1910, became editor of the Lincoln Daily Star, continuing in that capacity until about 1918. Early in that year he and his wife arranged to go on a homestead south of Buffalo, Wyoming, and were given a testimonial dinner on February 26, of that year, at the Hotel Lincoln. The roster of complimentarians includes sixty-eight of the political, legal and civic leaders of the state. At this time he was presented with a draft for the purchase of a new Ford car. After spending three years on the homestead he returned to Nebraska, and at the time of his death was Omaha correspondent for the Lincoln Journal.
John Leo Cutright attended the public schools of Omaha and Lincoln, and Wesleyan Preparatory and Omaha High Schools. He received his LL. B. from the University of Nebraska in 1914, and while there took an active part in basketball and track. He was a member of interclass teams and running distance and cross country intercollegiate meets. He was his sophomore class president, associate editor of The Nebraskan, and was a member of Sigma Delta Chi, Alpha Tau Omega, the Innocents, the Kosmet Club, the Iron Sphinx, and the Spikes.
With reference to his own political history, John L. Cutright states that any positions he has held are attributable almost entirely to his father's influence. While in the sixth grade in the Normal public school near Lincoln, he won a $5.00 prize given for scholarship by Mr. Bryan. With the money his mother purchased a picture for the school. Two years later, upon his graduation he won a scholarship which entitled him to enter Nebraska Wesleyan, where he spent two years. Later, when he was about to graduate from the University, Mr. Bryan told his father that he would see that he got an appointment in the consular service. In June, 1914, he received an appointment to Coburg, a small city in southern Germany, and he arrived there on July 1, 1914. Finding, however, that his lack of German was a handicap, he wrote the Department of State for a post where he could be of more service.
The war, however, interrupted communication to such an extent that it was several months before he was transferred as vice-consul at Nottingham, England. At this time he was requested by his father to return home, but when he reached his post was advised by his chief that a letter he had written from Coburg, had been published in the World Herald, and that if he endeavored to accept his position he would be protested by the English. Upon returning to London, he cabled the Department of State, and received a cable from Mr. Bryan to the effect that his letter would necessitate his withdrawal.
Returning to America, through his father's influence, he secured a position in the law department of the Union Pacific, where he remained a year and a half. Several months later he was appointed assistant attorney general under Willis E. Reed, serving about a year and a half. Shortly afterward he enlisted in the Air Service and in July, of 1918, was called into the service. He took a three month's ground school course, was in concentration for a month at Camp Dick, Texas, and was then transferred to the Heavy Artillery School of Fire at Fort Monroe, Virginia, remaining there until the Armistice.
After the war, Mr. Cutright became associated, in the legal profession with T. W. Blackburn. Here he remained about a year and a half. Removing to Fremont,
where he was associated with a leading law firm for a short time, he has since engaged in general practice. Mr. Cutright is a member of the Commercial Law League of America, the American, Nebraska State and Dodge County Bar Associations. He is a Christian Scientist. Among his civic, fraternal and patroitic organizations are the American Legion, the Red Cross, the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, the Retail Merchants Association, the Elks and the Young Men's Christian Association. Mr. Cutright's sports are swimming, skating, hiking and basketball. Residence: Fremont.
James Charles Dahlman
James Charles Dahlman was born at Yorktown, Texas, December 15, 1856, son of Charles and Mary Dahlman.
The father, a ranchman, was descended from German settlers in America, in 1845.
Mr. Dahlman attended public schools, and on December 18, 1885, was married to Harriet Abbott at Union, Iowa. There are two daughters, Ruth, who married C. C. Baughman, of Washington, D. C.; and Dorothy.
Mr. Dahiman served as sheriff of Dawes County, Nebraska, six years, and as mayor of Chadron, two years. For four years he was a member and chairman of the Democratic state committee and for eight years served as national committeeman.
Mr. Dahlman, one of Omaha's most beloved citizens, served as mayor nearly 25 years, and in 1928 was elected delegate at large to the Democratic national convention. He was a member of the Community Chest, the Chamber of Commerce, the Young Men's Christian Association, the Library Commission, the Fraternal Aid Union, the Royal Arcanum, the Woodmen of the World, the Ancient Order of United Workmen, the Moose and the Elks. He was president of the Americanization League. (Deceased).
For nearly half a century Gust Dahlstedt has been engaged in farming in Phelps County, Nebraska. He was born in Sweden, December 12, 1862, the son of Gustaf Person and Anna Christina Dahlstedt. His father, who was a farmer in Phelps County, was born at Kisa, Sweden, April 26, 1823, and died at Holdrege, November 1, 1909. His mother was born at Eneby Parish, Sweden, in 1823, and died at Holdrege, December 1, 1896.
Mr. Dahlstedt is affiliated with the Loomis Evangelical Mission Church and holds membership in the Nebraska Society. Politically, he is a member of the Democratic party.
He married Mathilda Kristina Johnson at Holdrege, August 26, 1903. Of the four children born to this marriage, two are living: Ruth, born June 16, 1904, who died February 6, 1920; Alice, born September 15, 1905; Carl, born February 11, 1907; and David, born July 18, 1909, who died in infancy. Residence: Holdrege.
Peter Dahlsten, prominent Wheeler County farmer, was born at McGregor, Iowa, December 4, 1862, son of Carl and Karin (Hansen) Dahlsten. The father, born in Sweden, December 12, 1822, came to the United States in 1857, and was a farmer until his death in Madison County on November 2, 1906. His wife, Karin, also born in Sweden, July 31, 1827, died in Madison County, February 3, 1884.
Mr. Dahlsten attended common school and has since been a farmer and rancher. Independent in politics, he was Postmaster of Erieson six years; a member of the Nebraska legislature in the session of 1901; county treasurer of Wheeler County, 1902-09; County clerk, 1909 13; County commissioner of Wheeler County four years, 1917-18 and 1919-20.
His marriage to Hannah E. McCort was solemnized at Palenyra, December 25, 1893. Mrs. Dahlsten was born in Otoe County, January 13, 1874. To them were born four children, Sarah Belle, December 7, 1894, who married Howard Williams; Anna M., January 1, 1899, who married Carl Asimus; Carl H., born June 6, 1896, who married Alice Nelson; and Peter G., born November 2, 1910, who is a farmer. Sarah Belle was a teacher before her marriage. Carl H. is a a farmer, and Anna is a musician and elocutionist.
Mr. Dahlsten is a member of the First Lutheran Church of Ericson, the Ancient Order of United Workmen and the Modern Woodmen of America. Recently, he was made a life member of the Nebraskana Society. Residence: Ericson.
Christ Dahmke, son of F. W. and Louis (Wallhenrich) Dahmke, was born in Kid, Germany, January 9, 1865. His father and mother were both natives of Germany, and his mother died there in 1900 and his father in 1910.
For the past forty-six years Mr. Dahmke has been a resident of Nebraska, and a successful farmer for many years. On August 14, 1892, he was married to Emma Suhl in Sarpy County, Nebraska, her birthplace. There are six children, Marie, born July 15, 1893; Fred, born November 4, 1894, who married Marie Dahmke; Louise, born May 31, 1897, who married A. Loschousky; Emil, born August 14, 1899; Claus, born July 4, 1901; and Freda, born June 17, 1903, who married G. Fundaburg.
Mr. Dahmke is a Republican, and has held various local offices, among them membership on the town board and the school board, and that of assessor. He is a member and treasurer of the school board at the present time, and attends St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Residence: Millard.
William C. Dahnke
William C. Dahnke, realtor and insurance writer, was born at Stratton, Nebraska, November 10, 1886, son of William J. and Ida M. (Molkenthin) Dahnke. The father, born in Mecklenberg, Schwerein, Germany, July 6, 1861, is a retired farmer, who came to America as a young man in 1873. His wife, Ida M., was born in Eirenberg, West Prussia, Germany, March 14, 1863.
Mr. Dahnke attended country grade schools and Stratton High School and in 1912 was graduated from Franklin Academy, Franklin, Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska two years, 1912-1913 and 1913-1914. While at the Franklin Academy he took first place in dramatics, 1911; was a member of the debating club and for a time was a member of the football team, although working his way through school.
He taught in country schools two terms, 1908 and 1909, and from 1915 until 1918 was general manager of the Farmers Co-operative Company at Stratton, Nebraska. He was private first class in training camp and on medical duty at Camp Grant, Illinois, during the World War, from September, 1918, until June, 1919. Returning from the war he was again associated with the Farmers Co-operative Company until 1924. He was a bank cashier from 1924 until 1929. Since then he has operated a real estate and insurance agency. Mr. Dahnke is secretary-treasurer of the Doane National Farm Loan Association; from 1926 until 1929 was president of the State Bank of Stratton, and during 1930, 1931 and 1932 was cashier of the Farmers Company, Inc. He is the owner and proprietor of Dahnke Realty and Insurance Company and the owner of a 320 acre farm eleven miles southeast of Stratton, a combination stock and grain farm.
On April 19, 1918, he was married to Minnie Myrtle Richards at Stratton, and has made his home on a five acre tract purchased prior to his marriage. Mrs. Dahnke was born at Stratton, the daughter of A. Richards, a farmer, formerly of Fairbury, Nebraska, and is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Woman's Club and takes an active interest in the affairs of the Methodist Church of which he is a member. Her mother is Tillie
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