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Gering, at the present time. In addition, he has extended farming interests. He is a Republican.
His marriage to Helen Faye Townsend was solemnized at Minatare, September 6, 1916. She is president of the Eastern Star Kensington at Bridgeport and is a member of the Parent Teachers Association. Mrs. Dutton was born at Randolph, Iowa, March 11, 1897. They have two children, Alberta, born April 11, 1918; and Howard, born October 14, 1921.
At the present time, Mr. Dutton is a member of the Bridgeport Lions Club, the Parent-Teachers Association, the Masonic Lodge, and the Business Men's Club. His favorite sport is volleyball while his hobby is mechanics. He is a Methodist. Residence: Bridgeport.
Kittie M. J. Loughridge Dutton
Born at Oskaloosa, Iowa, May 20, 1860, Kittie Maria Jane Loughridge is the daughter of Reverend John Mitchel and Emily (Bean) Loughridge. Her father, who was a minister of the United Presbyterian Church, had seven children, six of whom were boys.
Educated in the public schools, Kittie Loughridge was graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1883, and thereafter taught in the public schools of Iowa. At the time of her marriage to William M. Dutton, on November 24, 1887, she was school principal at Centerville, Iowa.
A resident of Hastings for many years, Mrs. Dutton has been intensely interested always in the advancement of her community. One of the six organizers of the Hastings Woman's Club in 1906, she is now serving as its president, her term of office expiring in 1933. She is affiliated with St. Mark's Pro-Cathedral and during 1927-29 was president of the Daughters of St. Mark's.
At the Trans-Mississippi Exposition in 1898, Mrs. Dutton was elected to represent the women of the 5th district on the ladies' board. She also was the organizer of the first P. E. O. Sisterhood in Hastings in 1889.
One of the founders and organizers of the Sunnyside Home for the Aged, she has been a member of its board since its inception, and for a number of years she has been a member of the board of the Young Women's Christian Association.
Mrs. Dutton has devoted much of her life to public affairs, and enjoys activity. Particularly does she like golf and motoring, in which she indulges frequently. Residence: Hastings. (Photograph on Page 356).
William M. Dutton, Sr.
One of the leading merchants of Hastings for many years, William M. Dutton, Sr., was born at Oskaloosa, Iowa, March 1, 1859, He is the son of Basil T. and Mary (Wendle) Dutton, the former a native of Ohio, who came as a carpenter and builder to Iowa in its early days. He was of Holland Dutch descent, his family having come to America in the 17th century. Basil T. Dutton died at Hastings on May 17, 1907. His wife, May, a native of New Jersey, was born on August 12, and died April 12, 1879. She was of French Huguenot extraction.
William M. Dutton, Sr., attended public school and was graduated from high school, thereafter entering the mercantile business. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias, and has always taken an active part in every effort toward the advancement of his state.
Of his marriage to Kittie M. J. Loughridge, there are four children: Florence May, born March 19, 1889, who is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and is married to Barton Green of Lincoln; George Reynolds, born January 22, 1891, who is married to Helen Koehler; Armilda, born January 24, 1898, who was graduated from Mills College in California, and is married to Gerould Scott of Kearney; and William Manderville, Jr., born August 16, 1900. Mrs. Dutton, who was born at Oskaloosa, Iowa, May 20, 1860, of English and Scotch Irish ancestry was a teacher prior to marriage, and has always been active in civic and club work.
In 1886, Mr. Dutton founded J. H. Haney & Company, a wholesale harness and saddlery concern. This business prospered and expanded throughout the years of its existence, and the firm was one of the pioneers in the automobile business. At the time of the death of one of the original partners the partnership was dissolved, and the firm was incorporated to continue to operate the business under the name W. M. Dutton & Sons Company. This firm was one of the first to enter the radio and electrical appliances field. As new lines developed, the enterprising nature of Mr. Dutton was such that his firm was usually one of the first in the field. Mr. Dutton retired from the business in 1928, and since that time the business has continued its record of development and expansion.
During his entire life Mr. Dutton has been interested in all civic activities along business lines, including the Chamber of Commerce, the Adams County Fair, the Old Soldiers' Tri-State Reunion in 1898, which included Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado, and Nebraska's first street fair in 1889. On January 15, 1899, he was commissioned colonel on the staff of Governor William A. Poynter. From 1925 to 1927, he was active as a member of the Tri-County Project committee, organized for the purpose of storing the water of the Platte River for irrigation and power. Residence: Hastings. (Photograph on Page 358).
Eugene Duval has been a prominent railroad man in Nebraska for the past 45 years, and has always been active in Omaha's civic and business affairs. He was born at King, Ontario, Canada, July 26, 1862, the son of Hilair and Mary Ann (Gannon) Duval. His father, who was a railroad agent, was born at Garden Island, Canada, in 1835, and died at Richmond, Michigan, September 18, 1913. His parents, Solomon and Clarisse Duval, who were born in Canada, were of French extraction.
His mother was born at King, Ontario, Canada, in 1838, and died at Richmond, Michigan, August 15, 1919. She was the daughter of Mathew and Mary Gannon who moved from Ireland to Canada, in 1825.
In 1865, Mr. Duval moved with his parents to New Haven, Michigan, where he learned telegraphy in his father's office. He attended public school at New Haven, and parochial school at Mt. Clemens, Michigan, and in 1877 began working for the Grand Trunk Railway as telegrapher; he learned shorthand and was employed by the Griffin Car Wheel Company at Detroit, 1882; was stenographer for the superintendent of the Wabash Railway at Peon, Indiana, until 1885; stenographer general superintendent's office; and the Union Pacific Railroad at Omaha, 1886. He served as stenographer in the quartermaster department of the United States Army, 1887, and was stenographer and telegraph operator of general western agent, Milwaukee Railroad, Omaha, from 1892 to 1897.
Mr. Duval was made contracting agent of the Milwaukee Railroad in 1897; was promoted to assistant general western agent, 1902; and was made general agent, 1915. He is now general agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul,. & Pacific Railroad, at Omaha, and is a member of the board of directors of the Provident Loan Society of Omaha.
On June 29, 1886, he was married to Estelle Caroline Carter, at Omaha. Mrs. Duval was born at Astoria, Illinois, September 28, 1865, the daughter of Dilworth and Emily Carter. Their children are: Hilair Dilworth, born January 4, 1888, at Omaha, who married Grace Hartman of New Albany, Indiana; and Mary Alice, born at Omaha, October 8, 1893, who married Rollin H. Sturtevant. Hilair is manager of the American Radiator Company at
Norfolk, Virginia. Mary Alice, who is a talented singer, is interested in welfare work in Kansas City, Missouri.
Mr. Duval was a private in the home guards during the late war, and took an active part in Liberty loan drives. He is a member of the Red Cross, the Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce, and Ak-Sar-Ben, and holds membership in the Old Time Telegraphers Society, the Elks, Woodmen of the World, and Royal Arcanum. He is a member of the Omaha Club and the Athletic Club. Residence: Omaha.
Aubrey Hobart Duxbury
Aubrey H. Duxbury, lawyer and county judge of Cass County, Nebraska, was born at Stanberry, Missouri, November 4, 1896. His father, Franklin Pierce Duxbury, who was a blacksmith, was born at Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, and died at St. Joseph, Missouri. James Duxbury, grandfather of Aubrey, came to America from Lancastershire County, England, in its early days. His mother, Mollie (Blue) Duxbury, was born on a farm near Island City, Gentry County, Missouri, February 2, 1877. She is the daughter of Thomas Blue, who was born in Roseville, Illinois, and Mary Ellen (Gillett) Blue, a native of Ohio.
Judge Duxbury was graduated from Plattsmouth High School in 1916, and attended the United States Naval Radio School at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, for eight months. During his boyhood he was a delivery boy on the News-Herald at Plattsmouth, Nebraska. For eleven years he was employed as a clerk in the retail store of H. M. Soennichsen, working after school hours and on holidays. Later he studied law in the law office of A. L. Tidd, and A. G. Cole, and was admitted to the Nebraska State Bar on June 20, 1920.
From April, 1921, to April, 1924, he was city clerk of Plattsmouth. County judge of Cass County since January 8, 1925, at the present time he is co-partner in the firm of A. H. & R. M. Duxbury Insurance Agency, at Plattsmouth.
He enlisted in the United States Navy, March 15, 1918, serving as radio operator and electrician throughout the rest of the World War. From 1920 to 1921, he was commander of Hugh J. Kerns Post 56, of the American Legion, and for the past nine years he has been post-service officer of this organization. He is a home service secretary of the Cass County chapter of the American Red Cross, and is vice president of the Plattsmouth chapter of this society.
Judge Duxbury is chairman of the civic improvement committee of the Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce; chairman of the community service committees; has been superintendent of the Methodist Episcopal Sunday School for the past nine years; is president of the Young Men's Bible Class, of his church; is a member of the Rotary International. He is a Mason, and past master of Lodge Number 6, of Plattsmouth, past high priest of the Nebraska chapter number 3, present Generalissimo of Mount Zion Commandery No. 5, Knights Templar; a member of the Elks, the Eastern Star. He is a member of the Y. M. C. A., of Omaha, Nebraska, and is now enrolled in this Society's night school where he is studying public speaking.
An ardent enthusiast of sports, Judge Duxbury is a member of the Plattsmouth Business Men's Gymnasium Class, where he plays volley ball. His hobby is reading good books. Residence: Plattsmouth.
Emil Andy Dwehus
Emil Andy Dwehus was born at Nysted, Nebraska, November 14, 1897, the son of Emil and Olina (Anderson) Dwehus, His father, who is president of the Rockville State Bank, was born in Germany, and came to this country at the age of 17. His mother was born in Denmark, and came to this country at the age of 14.
Mr. Dwehus served as bookkeeper for the Rockville State Bank at the age of 16, and three years later became assistant cashier of that institution. He was cashier of the Rockville State Bank for a time, was cashier of the Farmers Bank of Alda, Nebraska, and cashier of the State Bank of Dannebrog from 1928-32. Since January 1, 1932, he has been president of the State Bank of Dannebrog, of which he was organizer. He is a director in the Rockville State Bank at this time.
He is a member of the Dannebrog Commercial Club, the Masons, the Odd Fellows, and the Nebraskana Society, and is serving as treasurer of School District Number 4 at Dannebrog. His sports include baseball and golf, while his hobby is electricity. Mr. Dwehus is a Democrat, and is affiliated with the Lutheran Church.
He married Marie Florentine Ohlsen at Loup City, Nebraska, July 20, 1922. Mrs. Dwehus, who is of German descent, was born at Loup City, May 10, 1896. They have three children: Dorothy, born August 16, 1925; Joan, born December 19, 1929; and Emil, born December 23, 1931. Residence: Dannebrog.
Albert William Dyer
Born in Wallingford, England, March 3, 1871, Albert William Dyer is the son of William and Jane (Sevelle) Dyer. His father, who was a farmer and a rural school teacher, was born in Wallingford, September 8, 1842, and died at Exeter, Nebraska, September 23, 1901. His mother was born in Wallingford, and died at Exeter, September 20, 1880.
Mr. Dyer has been engaged in the implement business for the past 29 years.
He is president of the Mid-West Implement Dealers' Association at this time at Exeter, and has been a resident of this state for the past 60 years. He holds membership in the Modern Woodmen of America, is affiliated with the Methodist Church, and is a member of the Nebrasknna Society.
He was married to Sophia Amerita Hussmann at Exeter, November 20, 1900. She was of German descent, and died at Exeter, August 31, 1916. On January 4, 1921, he married Pearl Clover, who had two sons by a former marriage. Mr. Dyer has given his step-sons liberal education. Delphin studied for two years at the University of Nebraska, and Clarence was graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1931. Residence: Exeter. (Photograph in Album).
Thomas Boyd Dysart
Thomas Boyd Dysart, lawyer, was born at Newcastle, Ohio, July 30, 1871, son of William and Margaret L. (Twinem) Dysart. Mr. Dysart attended public school at Superior, and in 1899 he received the Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Michigan. He received his Master of Laws degree from the University of Omaha.
A Republican, Mr. Dysart was state representative in 1921-22, and state senator in 1925. He is the author of Mortgage Foreclosure in Nebraska (1923); Tan Lien Foreclosure in Nebraska (1925), and Federal Court Liens in Nebraska (1927).
Among his professional organizations are the American, Nebraska State and Omaha Bar Association. He is an Elk, a member of the Knights of Pythias, of the Ad-Sell League, and the Kiwanis Club. His club is the Athletic. Residence: Omaha.
Gilbert Eacker, son of J. I. and Hattie (Smith) Eacker, was born at Mount Carroll, Illinois, December 21, 1879. His father, who was born at Chat, New York, in March, 1853, is a farmer, most of whose ancestors came from Holland. His mother, who was born in Wisconsin,
in September, 1855, is descended from early settlers in Pennsylvania.
Educated in the public schools, Gilbert Eacker has been engaged in business in Schuyler for a number of years, and at the present time is president of the Eacker Motor Company of Schuyler. He was married to Lina Oleson, at Columbus, on June 8, 1904. Mrs. Eacker was born at Albion, Nebraska, December 22, 1879, of Danish descent. There are three children, Valma, born January 4, 1907, who is a teacher; Gerald, born July 18, 1912; and Howard, born September 22, 1915. All of them attended the University of Nebraska.
Mr. Eacker is a Presbyterian, a Mason, Woodman, Knight of Pythias, and an Odd Fellow. He is a Scout master in the Boy Scouts of America, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club and the Nebraskana Society. Residence: Schuyler.
(NOTE: His parents are buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, NE.)
Fred Eason was born in Ohio, December 15, 1866, the son of Richard and Lucy (Howlett) Eason. They were both born in England, later coming to this country, where he became engaged in farming. Mr. Eason died at North Bend, Dodge County, Nebraska, August 31, 1896, and his wife died at North Bend, July 2, 1878.
On December 28, 1892, Fred Eason was united in marriage with Bert Acom, who was born at Jacksonville, Illinois, July 27, 1871. Their children are: Myrtle, born October 15, 1893, who is married to Vernon E. Rand, and who was graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1915; Alice, born April 24, 1895, who is married to Wilmer W. Boyd, and who attended the university for three years; Richard, born June 24, 1901; died September 1, 1909; Thomas, born September 1, 1911, a senior at the university; and Edith, born December 16, 1915.
Mr. Eason came to the state of Nebraska at the age of six, and has lived 46 years on his home place. His political preference is that of the Democratic party. He is president of the Farmers' Insurance Company, and president of the board of directors of the Farmer's Cooperative Association.
He is a member of the Red Cross, the North Bend Community Club, the Modern Woodmen of America, the Dodge County Historical Society, and the Nebraskana Society. He is also a member of the Parent-Teacher Association and has been chairman of the school board since 1904. Residence: North Bend.
Glen B. Eastburn
Glen B. Eastburn was born at Webster, Iowa, May 10, 1894, son of William W. and Mary E. (Stephenson) Eastburn. His father, who was born in Lake County, Indiana, June 16, 1852, was a graduate of the State University of Iowa, and a physician. He traced his ancestry to Eastbourne, England, in the 12th century. Several of his forebears came to America before the Revolution and served in that war.
Mary E. Stephenson was born in Webster, Iowa, February 14, 1870. She received a B. A. degree from Grinnell. A number of her relatives reside at Bradford, England; her father came to America in 1868.
Mr. Eastburn received his elementary education in the Los Angeles public schools, and was graduated from the Sigourney (Iowa) High School. He is a graduate in business accounting from Valparaiso University, and attended the State University of Iowa three years, leaving to serve in the World War as second lieutenant of Field Artillery.
For the past ten years he has been engaged in commercial organization. He was assistant secretary of the Iowa State Association two years, secretary of the Marshalltown (Iowa) Chamber of Commerce three years, industrial commissioner of the Sioux City Chamber of Commerce one year, manager of the industrial department of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce one year, and is now commissioner of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce. In addition he is secretary of the Industrial Development Corporation, member of the board of managers of the National Institute for Commercial Executives at Northwestern University, and secretary-treasurer of the American Industrial Development Council.
He was married to Mary Fern Culbertson at Des Moines, Iowa, June 18, 1919. Mrs. Eastburn was born at Greenfield, Iowa, July 16, 1894. She is of English descent and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was graduated from Drake University and the University of Colorado. Mr. and Mrs. Eastburn have three children: Ruth Emily, born January 10, 1922; James W., born February 10, 1928, and Joan, born July 15, 1930.
Mr. Eastburn is a member of Dundee Presbyterian Church. He is a member of the American Legion, the Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Commercial Secretaries, and the Nebraskana Society. His sport is golf and his hobby is his children. Residence: Omaha.
Fred Ralph Easterday
Fred R. Easterday, prominent executive of Nebraska, has lived in this state for the past 48 years. He was born at Carthage, Illinois, August 24, 1875, the son of Levi F. M. and Abbie (Hunsaker) Easterday. His father, who was born near Steubenville, Ohio, October 21, 1839, and died at Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, February 17, 1913, was a university professor for many years, serving as professor of mathematics and astronomy at Carthage College, Illinois, from 1870 to 1883. Thereafter he held this position at the University of Nebraska, 1883-85. He was a banker and business man from 1885 to 1913, and his ancestry was German and Scotch-Irish. His mother, whose ancestry was Pennsylvania Dutch, was born at Fairhaven, Ohio, September 20, 1853.
Mr. Easterday attended the grade and high schools at Lincoln. He was employed at the Nebraska State Industrial School at Kearney from February 1, 1897, to December 1, 1897; was clerk and teller at the First National Bank, Lincoln, from December 1, 1897, to January 15, 1913; and was assistant secretary of the First Trust Company of Lincoln, from January 13, 1913, to January 15, 1927. Since 1927, he has been secretary of the First Trust Company, and is also secretary of the First National Corporation and the First Securities Corporation.
He holds membership in the following: Red Cross, Community Chest, Chamber of Commerce, National Geographic Society, and the Nebraskana Society. He is a charter member of the Lions Club at Lincoln, and is at present serving on its board of governors. During the World War Mr. Easterday participated in all Liberty loan drives. He is affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln, is an elder of this church. A member of the Order of the Eastern Star he holds membership in the Masons, Shrine and Scottish Rite bodies. He is a member of the Lincoln Country Club, and is interested in golf and football. His hobby is gardening.
On April 17, 1902, his marriage to Grace May Bowen was solemnized at Avoca, Iowa. Mrs. Easterday, who was born at New Sharon, Iowa, June 4, 1880, is editor of the Nebraska Parent-Teacher, is secretary of the Lincoln Recreation Board, and is a member of the Lincoln Park Board. She is of Welch and German descent. They have two children: Fred Ralph, born November 14, 1910; and Daniel Charles, born December 7, 1912. Both children are students at the University of Nebraska, where they hold membership in Delta Sigma Lambda. Fred Ralph is first lieutenant in the Reserve Officer's Training Corps.
Mr. Easterday is a Democrat, and is vitally interested in the economic and political affairs of his community and state, Residence: Lincoln.
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