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Grace Bowen Easterday
Grace Bowen Easterday, one of Lincoln's leading civic and educational workers, was born at New Sharon, Iowa, June 4, 1880. Her parents are Charles Thomas and Jennie C. (Wood) Bowen, the former a native of Sharon, Pennsylvania, born April 15, 1856. He came to Iowa as a young man, where he engaged in the drug business, and later in the insurance business; his death occurred at Avoca, Iowa, July 3, 1914. Jennie Wood Bowen, who is still living, was born at Iowa City, Iowa, November 19, 1862.
Upon the completion of her public school work at Avoca, Grace Bowen was a student at Avoca High School, being graduated in 1900. Thereafter she attended the University of Nebraska. On April 17, 1902, she was united in marriage to Fred Ralph Easterday. Mr. Easterday was born at Carthage, Illinois, August 24, 1875, of German and Scotch Irish parentage. He is secretary of the First Trust Company of Lincoln. There are two children of this marriage, Fred Ralph, born November 14, 1910, and Daniel Charles, born December 7, 1912. Both are students at the University of Nebraska and members of Delta Sigma Lambda. Fred is a first lieutenant in the R. O. T. C.
During her residence in Lincoln Mrs. Easterday has taken an active part in educational work particularly. From April 1926 to May 1927 she was editor of the Nebraska Parent-Teacher, and since February 1930 she has held the same office. Since 1922 she has been state chairman of recreation of the Parent-Teachers Association.
A writer of some merit, she is the author of numerous articles, and is a member of the Quill Club and the Nebraska Writers Guild. During the World War she was active in Red Cross work, and for some time she has been a member of the Young Women's Christian Association. She is secretary of the Lincoln Recreation Board and a member of the Lincoln Park Board.
Mrs. Easterday attends the First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln and is a member of the Eastern Star, The Nebraskana Society and the Nebraska State Historical Society. Her hobby is reading. Residence: Lincoln.
Lyman H. Eastman
One of the outstanding farmers in Franklin County, Lyman H. Eastman has been a resident of Nebraska for the past 54 years. Coming to Nebraska with his parents in the fall of 1878 in a Prairie Schooner leading two milk cows, they located 12 miles southeast of Lincoln, near Roca. Mr. Eastman's first employment was in a stone quarry where he earned and saved enough money to buy a team of horses and some farm implements. Then in 1885, he came farther west and purchased 320 acres of land from the B. & M. Railroad of Nebraska, at $10.00 per acre. He experienced all the hardships of the early pioneers. He was born at Belmont, Wisconsin, February 16, 1859, the son of James S. and Nancy Ann (Hazel) Eastman, the former a farmer who was born at Hazell Green, Wisconsin, May 28, 1828, of English and German parentage; and died at Campbell, March 8, 1919. His mother, whose parents were Kentuckians, was born at Galena, Illinois, January 15, 1834, and died at Campbell, February 4, 1891.
Mr. Eastman attended a rural school in Wisconsin. He is now a retired farmer, living in Campbell where he is active in community affairs. A Democrat, he served as a member of the state legislature in 1909 and 1911, was supervisor of Franklin County from 1907 to 1909, and from 1914 to 1923 was postmaster of Campbell. He was secretary of the Campbell Board of Education from 1926 to 1929, and is a member of. the local lodge of the Odd Fellows, and is past noble grand, and a member of the ebraskana Society. Mr. Eastman's hobby is reading.
His marriage to Alma Armenia Palmer occurred at Lincoln, Nebraska, June 6, 1884. Mrs. Eastman, who is a devoted homemaker, was born at Belmont, Wisconsin, April 18, 1864. They have an adopted daughter, Ruth, born February 24, 1907, who married Dr. Roy E. Hanson at Clay Center, Nebraska, November 11, 1927. Residence: Campbell.
Osgood Tilton Eastman
Osgood T. Eastman was born at South Braintree, Massachusetts, January 18, 1865, the son of Lucius Root and Octavia Yale (Smith) Eastman. His father, who was a clergyman, was born at Sharon, Massachusetts, January 25, 1839, and died at Framingham, Massachusetts, October 26, 1916. His ancestors were in America in 1636. His mother was descended from the Smith and Yale families prominent in New England for the past 200 years. She was born at Worcester, Massachusetts, May 15, 1843, and died at Holyoke, Massachusetts, June 20, 1866.
Mr. Eastman, who has been a banker and prominent business man of Omaha, for many years, was graduated from the Framingham High School in 1881, and received his A. B. from Amherst College in 1886. He was active in football, 1884-85, and was elected to membership in Theta Delta Chi.
A manufacturing chemist at Chicago, 1890-1908, he was assistant cashier of the First National Bank of Omaha, 1910-17; vice president of the Merchants National Bank, 1920-26; and since 1927 has been business manager of the Omaha schools. He served as manager of the Omaha branch of the Federal Reserve Bank from 1917 to 1920. He is a Republican.
His marriage to Nellie Burns was solemnized at Omaha, September 30, 1891. Mrs. Eastman, who was born at Omaha, April 25, 1866, is descended from Samuel Burns of Dungannon, Ireland. Three children were born to them: Helen, born December 7, 1895, who died January 26, 1921; Octavia Yale, born March 26, 1899, who died August 31, 1902; and Margaret Burns, born April 17, 1902.
During the World War Mr. Eastman was district manager of Liberty loans, during the time he was manager of the Omaha branch of the Federal Reserve Bank. He is past master and treasurer of his local lodge of the Masons and is affiliated with the First Central Congregational Church of Omaha. Residence: Omaha.
Henry Monroe Easton
Born at Mason City, Illinois, July 23, 1864, Henry Monroe Easton has been a prominent farmer in Nebraska for many years. He is the son of Alcinous and Mary Jane (Doan) Easton, both natives of Ohio. Alcinous Easton was born at Warren, Ohio, July 25, 1837, of early New England ancestry. He engaged in farming near Cambridge, Nebraska, for many years prior to his death there on January 7, 1907. His wife, born at Lake County, Ohio, October 25, 1841, was descended from early settlers in Virginia. She died at Cambridge, March 23, 1906.
Henry Monroe Easton attended country school, and has engaged in farming most of his life. He was married on February 28, 1888, to Louisa Carrie Wagner at Hebron. Mrs. Easton, a native of LaSalle County, Illinois, was born June 6, 1866. There are two children, Clinton, born February 9, 1889, who married Florence Rainy; and Leola, born April 20, 1891, who married Hershel Howard. Clinton is a farmer.
Mr. Easton is independent in politics. He is a freethinker. Residence: Hebron.
Thomas J. Easton
Thomas J. Easton, lawyer and publisher, was born at Glenwood, Missouri, December 2, 1873, son of George
McCulloch and Lydia Stuyvesant (Haney) Easton. His ancestry is Welsh, English, German, and Scotch.
After his graduation from high school, Mr. Easton attended Kahoka College, from which he received his Bachelor of Science degree. For a number of years he has been engaged in the practice of law, the operation of farms, and in the publishing business. He is a member of the Odd Fellows and the Brotherhood of American Yeomen. He is a baseball fan.
On June 26, 1905, he was married to Minnie Belle Garrett at Green City, Missouri. She was born at Knox City, Missouri, October 10, 1882. There are three children, James R., born May 13, 1906; Helen R., born September 1, 1918; and Edgar, born June 9, 1920.
Mr. Easton is a Republican. Residence: Bushnell.
Albert Nathaniel Eaton
Albert N. Eaton was born at Quincy, Massachusetts, August 25, 1859, the son of Nathaniel Hubbard Eaton and Mary Ann (Jones) Eaton. His father was born at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, August 20, 1828, and died at Wellsville, Kansas, August 12, 1898.
His mother was born at Lincoln, Massachusetts, June 10, 1828, and died at Tonganoxie, Kansas. She was of New England descent.
Mr. Eaton was graduated from the public schools and soon after this entered the business world. He was owner of a general merchandise store at Peabody, Kansas, before coming to Omaha. He is now the owner and president of the A. N. Eaton Metal Products at Omaha, president of the Eaton Metal Products Company at Denver, Colorado, and president of the A. N. Eaton Metal Products Company of Billings, Montana. He has lived in Nebraska for 29 years.
He is a member of the Steel Tank Association, the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, and the Rotary Club. For the past four years he has served on the school board and has been affiliated with the Y. M. C. A. for many years. He is a member of the Shrine Club and Woodmen of the World. He is a member of the North Presbyterian Church. He is a Republican. Residence: Omaha.
Guy Wallace Eaton
One of Nebraska's leading educators is Guy Wallace Eaton who was born at Lafayette, Indiana, April 6, 1876, the son of Charles Wesley and Frances Adeline (Moore) Eaton. His father, who was a distinguished lawyer in Indiana, was born at Eaton Hill, New York, March 20, 1834, and died at Davenport, Nebraska, June 4, 1901 he served in the Civil War as a sergeant and was present when Lincoln was shot.
His mother, a homemaker and clubwoman, was born at McDonough, New York, October 29, 1836, and died at Chapman, Nebraska, December 16, 1919. She served in public schools as a teacher prior to her marriage, was prominent in the Women's Relief Corps, and served as president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union.
Mr. Eaton attended Fremont College, Kearney Teachers College, and the University of Nebraska. He received the A. B. degree from Fremont College in 1902. He was active in athletics during his high school and college days and served as secretary-treasurer and president of the Nebraska Declamatory Association. His professional career is as follows: teacher and superintendent of city schools in various Nebraska communities, principal of the state normal at Valentine, Nebraska; employee of the Department of Public Instruction at Lincoln, Nebraska; and institute instructor and lecturer. He is now superintendent of schools at Maxwell, Nebraska.
His marriage to Kittie May Joyce occurred at Shickley, Nebraska, December 24, 1896. Mrs. Eaton, a teacher, was born at Milo, Iowa, October 12, 1875. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and takes an active part in its different organizations. She is also a member of the organization known as the War Mothers, the Rebekahs, and the Eastern Star.
Their three children are: Harry F., born December 1, 1900, who married Cora A. Waldo; Edgar O., born November 13, 1902, who married Velma Deering; and Fern E., born September 23, 1910, who married Malcolm J. Thomas. Harry, who is a rural mail carrier at Cozad, Nebraska, served in the World War, and is a member of the American Legion. Edgar is manager of the J. C. Penney Company at Biloxi, Mississippi. Fern's husband is assistant manager of the J. C. Penney Company at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Mr. Eaton is a member of the local Red Cross (chairman, 1931), and was a member of the Commercial Club at DeWitt and at Cozad, Nebraska, is affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church of Cozad, and holds membership in the Nebraska State Teachers' Association and the National Geographic Society of Washington, D. C. He holds membership in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, having affiliated with all branches, and the Masons.
During the World War he served as a four minute speaker at DeWitt where he was sergeant in the Home Guard. He has been captain of the Sons of Veterans at Davenport, Nebraska, and is a member of the state body of that organization. His hobby is farming and gardening, while his sports include golfing, hunting, and fishing. Residence: Maxwell. (Photograph in Album).
Paul H. Eaton
Born at Phillips, Nebraska, September 23, 1889, Paul H. Eaton is the son of Eugene Edward and Etta Charity (Fligg) Eaton. His father, who was an early settler in Nebraska, was born at Denmark, Iowa, January 3, 1851, and died at Stratton, Nebraska, April 6, 1906; he was descended from the following line of English ancestors on the paternal side: John, who settled in Massachusetts in 1635; John II, 1636; William, 1677; Josiah, 1711; Ebenezer, 1744; Jonas, 1776; Ebenezer Ansel, 1810.
His mother was born at Hillsboro, Iowa, September 15, 1853, and now resides at Whittier, California. Her paternal ancestor, William Fligg, came to this country in 1795, and settled in Illinois.
Mr. Eaton attended school at Stratton, Nebraska, where he was graduated from high school in 1907. He studied at Doane College, Crete, Nebraska, 1907-08, was a student at the University of Nebraska, 1908-10, and studied law at the University of Nebraska, where he was active in the Literary Society. From 1919 to 1923 he was assistant cashier and director of the Broadwater Bank, and since 1917 has been engaged in the practice of law.
A Republican, he served as assistant clerk in the Department of Banking in charge of the Guarantee Fund assessments, 1911-12, was assistant bookkeeper in the office of the State Auditor of Public Accounts, in 1913-14. He was appointed by the Judges of the Supreme Court of Nebraska as bailiff of the court and assistant state librarian, 1914.
Mr. Eaton is a member of the Morrill County Bar Association, the Nebraska State Bar Association, the Red Cross, the Nebraskana Society. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church and holds membership in the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Lodge Number 19, at Lincoln, Nebraska.
He was united in marriage with Anna Marie Ketler at Benkelman, Nebraska, April 17, 1911. Mrs. Eaton, whose ancestry is German, was born at Mercer, Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Eastern Star and the Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Eaton is the daughter of John and Clara (Cummings) Ketler. She is a graduate of Fremont Normal College and Zanarian College at Columbus, Ohio. She also attended the University of Ohio. They have two children: Pauline Marie, born
March 12, 1914, who was graduated from the Broadwater High School and is now a freshman at Doane College: and Gene Clair, born May 26, 1925. Residence: Broadwater.
Roy Wesley Eaton
Born at Lafayette, Indiana, June 11, 1878, Roy Wesley Eaton has been a continuous resident of Nebraska since 1879. He is the son of Charles Wesley and Frances Adaline (Moore) Eaton, the former an educator, farmer and soldier of German and English descent. Charles Wesley Eaton was born at Willet, New York, March 30, 1834, and died at Davenport, Nebraska, June 4, 1901. His wife, Frances Moore, was born at McDonough, New York, August 29, 1836, and died at Chapman, Nebraska, December 16, 1919. She was of English descent, and during the Civil War served as a nurse. Thereafter she was a teacher in the public schools.
Roy W. Eaton attended Happy Hollow School in Thayer County until 1894, and was graduated from Davenport High School in 1896. In 1903, Mr. Eaton received the degree of Bachelor of Arts from Fremont College, and in 1904 received the degree of Bachelor of Pedagogy, and in 1905 the degree of Bachelor of Science from the same institution. He received another Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska in 1913, and in 1920, was awarded his Master's degrees from that university. His fraternity is Pi Gamma Mu. During 1924, Mr. Eaton attended Harvard University.
On June 3, 1903, he was united in marriage to Daisie Serena Hansen at Wymore. Mrs. Eaton, who was born at Creston, Iowa, October, 2 1878, is of Danish and Swedish descent. They have one son, Waldo, born September 8, 1906. He is a graduate of Iowa State College at Ames, and is married to Helen B. Docekal.
Mr. Eaton is known throughout the middlewest as an educator and author of educational pamphlets and textbooks, and has attended scores of grade school contests and teachers' institutes as a lecturer and conductor. He is included in Who's Who in North American Authors. He is a member of the firm Omaha School Supply Company and editor of the Middlewest School Review.
Among his textbooks are: Eaton's Graded Speller, (1914); True Blue Contest Speller, (1914); Eaton's Contest Arithmetic, (1914); Eaton's True Blue Bible Contest, (1918); True Blue Picture Study, (1918); True Blue Geography Note Book, (1920); Silent Reading Text, (1924); Nature Study, (1929); True Blue Grammar Review, (1929); True Blue Book Review, (1929). He is the editor of the Middlewest School Review.
Mr. Eaton is a Republican, a Methodist, a 32nd degree Mason, and holds the rank of lieutenant in the Nebraska National Guard. Residence: Omaha. (Photograph on Page 363).
William Ebel, retired farmer, was born in Lengen, Brandenburg, Germany, July 4, 1864, son of George W. and Minnie Ebel. His father, a native of Lengen, was a carpenter. His mother was also born in Lengen.
Mr. Ebel attended common schools, and shortly thereafter engaged in farming. He has resided in Nebraska forty-five years, and is now retired. He is a Democrat, a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, and the Modern Woodmen of America.
In 1887, shortly after coming to Nebraska, he was united in marriage to Lizzie Harder, a native of Wisconsin. They have eight children, Annie, Minnie, Albert, Eddie, Louis, Robert, Lily and Mabel.
Mr. and Mrs. Ebel are active in the life of their community and especially in the church, and are outstanding residents of South Sioux City. Mr. Ebel, in recognition of his work for the advancement of his state, has been awarded a life membership in The Nebraskana Society. Residence: South Sioux City.
George Agler Eberly
George Agier Eberly, son of John and Mary (Agler) Ebcrly, was born at Fort Wayne, Indiana, February 9, 1871. His father was born in Stark County, Ohio, January 25, 1839, and died at Stanton, Nebraska, April 2, 1914. A farmer from 1873 to 1879, he served as county clerk of Stanton County from 1880 to 1884. From that time on he was a banker, and at the time of his death was president of the Stanton National Bank. He saw service in the Civil War from September 9, 1861 to November, 1865 with the 19th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Of Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry, his family came from Switzerland to America in 1727, settling in Pennsylvania, and later migrating to Ohio. It was at Wilmot, Ohio, that Mary Agler was born, on January 22, 1843. She was a school teacher in early life, and was descended from settlers near Keedysville, Maryland, prior to the Revolution. Her grandfather served in General Wayne's Indian campaign. Her death occurred at Stanton, on September 18, 1925.
Upon his graduation from the Stanton High School in 1888, Judge Eberly read law in the office of W. W. Young. He attended the University of Michigan receiving his LL. B. in 1892 and his LL. M. in 1893. He was valedictorian of his high school class and president of the Post Graduate Law Class at Michigan in 1893. He followed the general practice of law at Stanton, and on May 15, 1898, enlisted for service in the Spanish-American War with rank of sergeant, serving until September 11, 1898. From 1902-17 he held successively the rank of captain, major and colonel in the Nebraska National Guard, and was appointed colonel of infantry in the United States Reserve Corps in February, 1917. He was commander of the Fourth Nebraska Infantry on Mexican Border Service 1916-17, and was ordered to active duty in Officers Training Camp on May 5, 1917, serving as colonel of infantry, Officers Reserve Corps, and major, National Army until December 3, 1918. While in military service at Camp Dodge, Iowa, in 1917, he was in charge of a Liberty loan drive. He is a member of the Reserve Officers Association, the American Legion, the Forty and Eight, the Military Order of the World War, the United Spanish War Veterans and the Sons of Union Veterans, of which he is past state commander.
His political career has been a long one. From 1899-1903 and 1905-09 he was county attorney of Stanton County, and in 1908 was chairman of the Republican Congressional committee. In July, 1925, he was appointed associate justice of the Supreme Court of Nebraska, and was unopposed for the term commencing January 8, 1931.
Judge Eberly is a director of the Stanton National Bank. He has long been a member of the New England Congregational Church at Stanton, and is a 32nd degree Mason, Shriner, a member of Ben Hur, the Modern Woodmen of America and the Sons of Herman. He is a Kiwanian, a member of the Hiram International, the Red Cross, The Nebraskana Society and the Nebraska State Historical Society. His club is the Lincoln University, and his hobby is military science.
His family consists of his wife, the former Rose Psota, and two children. Mrs. Eberly was born at West Point, Nebraska, November 30, 1877. Her grandparents imigrated from Bohemia to America in 1869. She is a teacher of music. Their children are Lloyd A., born November 21, 1900, who died April 18, 1910; Lola A., born September 8, 1904, George Donald, born March 21, 1912. Lola graduated from the University of Nebraska with an A. B. degree in 1927, and George Donald who was graduated from Lincoln High School in 1929, is a student in engineering at the University of Nebraska. Residence: Lincoln. (Photograph on Page 365).
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