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Britten, born March 4, 1895, married Hallie Macy. Maurice W., born July 24, 1898, married Ruth Marten.
Lloyd Britten was a soldier in the World War, who volunteered with Company A, 53rd Artillery (Ammunition Train) and served in the Coast Artillery Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces. He drove a truck in the ammunition train which carried supplies to the army in the Argonne Forest.
Maurice W. Erwin enlisted in the United States Marines as a member of the 317th Company, Battalion M. He was stationed at Marine Barracks, Paris Island, South Carolina and later in the Brooklyn Navy Yard at New York. In 1918 when about to sail for France, he was taken from the ship with influenza and was put in the Naval Hospital in Brooklyn, beside a friend, one of five boys from his hometown who enlisted together. They remained together in camp, and would have all sailed together.
For a number of years after the death of her husband, Mrs. Erwin managed the home farm. She is now retired. She is affiliated with the Republican party, is a member of the Woman's Relief Corps, the American Legion Auxiliary, and is eligible for the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Her religious affiliation is with the Methodist Episcopal Church of Superior, she is a member of the Degree of Honor, the Auxiliary of the Woodmen of the World, and was recently made a life member of the Nebraskana Society. Residence: Superior.
Frank Henry Carl Erxleben
Frank H. C. Erxleben, one of Wayne County's most outstanding citizens, was born at La Porte, Nebraska, December 31, 1871. He is the son of Carl Fredrick William Franz and Caroline Christina (Weisser) Erxleben, both natives of Germany. Carl Erxleben was born in Erfurt, Saxony, March 12, 1842, and came to America at the age of 14. A pioneer homesteader in Wayne County, he was a carpenter and farmer, and beginning in 1872 served as county commissioner of Wayne County six years. His death occurred at Wayne, on September 14, 1905. Caroline, wife of Carl, was born in Studtgard, Wurttemburg, Germany, May 30, 1848, and died at Wayne September 13, 1891.
Educated in the public schools, Frank H. C. Erxeleben has engaged as a farmer and banker successively all his life. He is chairman of the County Board of Wayne County, and has been a member of the board, elected on the Republican ticket, three successive terms. He is also former president of the Farmers State Bank of Altona.
On February 14, 1901, he was united in marriage to Emma Augusta Schach at Altona. Mrs. Erxleben, who was born at Wisner, on December 24, 1881, is of German descent. There are five children, Clara, born January 15, 1902, who married W. H. Hall; Esther, born December 4, 1903; Irven born May 23, 1905; Frances, born July 23, 1907; and Lloyd, born April 14, 1915. Esther and Frances are teachers, Irven a transport pilot, and Lloyd attends high school.
Mr. Erxleben is a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, and during the World War participated in all civilian projects. His hobby is mechanics. Residence: Wayne.
Clifford Franklin Eshelman
Franklin Eshelman was born at Canton, Illinois, August 6, 1889, the son of Benjamin Elliot and Ella Irene (Negly) Eshelman. His father, who was born at Canton, Illinois, November 1, 1860, and died at Red Cloud, Nebraska, August 3, 1926, was a farmer; his parents were natives of Pennsylvania. His mother, who was born at Canton, November 28, 1861, died at Anthony, Kansas, July 26, 1928.
Mr. Eshelman was a student in rural schools in Webster County, Nebraska, until 1904, was a student at Mount Morris College, 1912-13, and attended the School of Agriculture and the Red Cloud Business College. A progressive farmer near Red Cloud, he is president of the Webster County Farm Bureau Board, is vice president of the Republican Valley Turkey Growers Association, and was first secretary of the Farmers Union Association Local 1222 at Red Cloud, when they organized in 1917.
Originally he was a member of the Church of Brethren, and due to the fact a great many of the members moved elsewhere and some had passed away, the membership became unable to support a pastor so he transferred his membership to the Congregational Church. He is a teacher of the Men's Bible Class of the Congregational Church of Red Cloud, and serves as a member of the board of that church, he is a regular attendant at the Organized Agriculture Meeting at the Lincoln College of Agriculture, is a member of the Red Cross, and holds membership in the Nebraska Society. Mr. Eshelman was awarded second place in the Nebraska Pig Crop Contest for two consecutive years, 1926 and 1927. His hobby is mechanics, and his favorite outdoor recreation is hunting. Politically he is Independent.
On August 30, 1916, he was united in marriage with Ruth Eleanor Johnston, daughter of Alfred and Clara (Kitchell) Johnston, of Red Cloud. Mrs. Eshelman, who served as principal of the Red Cloud High School for several years prior to her marriage, was born at Downs, Illinois, October 23, 1890. Both her maternal and paternal grandfathers served in the Civil War in the Union Army. They have two sons and two adopted daughters: Philip, born January 16, 1918, is a member of the Webster County Baby Beef 4-H Club; Richard, born July 1, 1925; Doris, born June 18, 1916, is a high school student and has been a member of the Let-Us-Win 4-H Club, taking sewing and cooking; and Elizabeth, born November 28, 1918, has also been a member in the Let-Us-Win 4-H Club, taking sewing and cooking. Residence: Red Cloud. (Photograph in Album).
Glenn Aulden Etter
Born at Niobrara, Nebraska, October 21, 1892, Glenn Aulden Etter has served as cashier of the First National Bank of Minatare, since May 14, 1929.
His father, Franklin Pierce Etter, was born in Cass County, Indiana, January 9, 1859, of Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry. The mother, Minnie Peosta Breniman, was born in Dubuque, Iowa, March 13, 1860, and died at Niobrara, Nebraska, November 24, 1927. Before her marriage she was a musical instructor. She was Pennsylvania Dutch descent on the father's side and Yankee on the mother's side. Her mother's ancestry having been traced to the Mayflower.
In May, 1909, Mr. Etter was graduated from the Niobrara High School, and for three years thereafter was employed by the Whipple Hardware in Niobrara. The four years following he was employed by the McClintock Hardware Company of Verdel, and afterward was associated with the Farmers Union there. He began his banking career as assistant cashier of the First State Bank, of Bazile Mills, Nebraska, and served two years. Thereafter for nine and one-half years, he was cashier of the First National Bank of Wellington, Colorado. He is a Democrat.
His marriage to Hanna Jorgensen was solemnized on January 2, 1917, at Verdel. She was born on the Isle of Fyn, Denmark, July 17, 1888, the daughter of Anders C. and Karen (Sorensen) Jorgensen. She and her parents are natives of Denmark, and are pioneer settlers of Nebraska. She attended school in Knox County, and is a member of the Minatare Woman's Club and the Rebekab Lodge.
Mr. Etter attends the Christian Science Church at Scottsbluff, Nebraska. For five years he served as secretary of the Wellington, Colorado, Commercial Club. At the present time he is a member of the Minatare Lions
Club, the Nebraskana Society, the Woodmen of the World, the Odd Fellows, and the Masons. He was active in all drives during the World War. He is fond of tennis, while his hobby is the promotion of community welfare, religious education and prohibition. Residence: Minatare.
Carroll D. Evans, Jr
Born at Columbus, Nebraska, March 19, 1892, Carroll D. Evans, Jr., physician and surgeon, is the son of Carroll D. and Lorena Rose (North) Evans. The father, born at Tarentum, Pennsylvania, Mary (sic) 26, 1856, of English and Welsh Revolutionary ancestry, has been prominent in Nebraska for many years. A physician and surgeon, he has been surgeon general of Nebraska, and has served as grand commander of the Knights Templar of Nebraska.
Lorena Rose North was born at Columbus, Nebraska, February 18, 1865. She is a lineal descendant of Revolutionary War soldiers, and the daughter of J. E. North, collector of internal revenue at Omaha, 1893-97.
Carroll D. Evans, Jr., attended Columbus public schools and was graduated from high school in 1909. He was a student at the University of Nebraska, 1909-10, the University of Pennsylvania, 1910-11, and received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, in 1916. His fraternities include Phi Delta Theta, Phi Alpha Sigma and Theta Nu Epsilon.
On April 6, 1918, he was married to Margaret Miller McHenry, at Denison, Iowa. Mrs. Evans, who traces her descent to participants in the Revolutionary War, was born at Denison, April 8, 1892. They have one daughter, Carolyn Jean, born September 28, 1923.
In active practice at Columbus, since 1917, Dr. Evans is a member of the firm of Drs. Evans, Evans and Evans.
Dr. Evans held the rank of first lieutenant in the Medical Corps in the World War, and served as squadron surgeon, Lafayette Escadrille, 1918. Since 1924, he has held the rank of captain, Medical Corps, N. N. G., and in 1920, served as commander of Hartman Post No. 84, of the American Legion.
He was exalted ruler of the Elks, 1924, commander of Gethsemene Commandery, 1922, and grand generalissimo, Knights Templar of Nebraska, 1931. He is a member of the Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine, the Nebraskana Society and the Chamber of Commerce, and is affiliated with Grace Episcopal Church. His professional memberships include the American, Nebraska State and Platte County Medical Associations, and from 1925-29, he was secretary of the last mentioned organization. Residence: Columbus.
Dallas Gates Evans
Dallas G. Evans, banker in Dakota County for the past 29 years, was born at Hastings, Mills County, Iowa, March 30, 1876, the son of James and Annie (Barr) Evans. His father who was a farmer, was born at Springfield, Illinois, February 11, 1843, and died at South Sioux City, Nebraska, October 11, 1911; his Scotch and Welsh ancestors came to this country about 1700. His mother, whose ancestry is German, was born in Indiana, September 30, 1840.
Mr. Evans has been a merchant, county treasurer of Dakota County, and banker, for many years. He is now serving as cashier of the Home State Bank at Homer. He is a member of the Odd Fellows, the Red Cross, the Nebraskana Society, and the Masons. He has served on the local school board and during the war he was active in loan drives and Red Cross work. He is an Independent, politically.
He was united in marriage with Helen H. Shearer at Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa, May 14, 1903. Mrs. Evans was born, of Dutch parentage, at Denison, Iowa,
July 25, 1877. They have three children: Harold, born September 14, 1907, who married Lorna Barnard; Anna B., born September 18, 1904, who married Henry E. Ley; and Dallas, born December 22, 1912. Residence; Homer.
George Alexander Evans
George Alexander Evans, sheriff of Loup County, was born in Madison County, Iowa, November 26, 1863, and for more than forty-five years has resided in Nebraska. His father, Hugh Evans was born in Washington County, Indiana, October 22, 1836, and his mother, Susan Katherine Davis, in Lawrence County, Indiana, December 28, 1839.
Hugh Evans, a farmer and merchant for many years, died in Fontanelle, Iowa, February 9, 1913. His paternal grandfather came from Wales to America. Susan Katherine Davis died at Fontanelle on August 19, 1916.
Educated in rural schools in Nebraska, George Alexander Evans has been a farmer for a number of years. He is now sheriff of Loup County, also, elected on an independent ticket. He was married to Nettle Jane Hooper in Loup County, on June 30, 1890. Mrs. Evans was born in Platt County, Illinois, November 16, 1869. There are four children, as follows: Christena, born January 2, 1891, taught school for fourteen years, served as postmistress at Taylor, for nearly six years, and is now a linotype operator. Mahala, born February 22, 1894, married John Ward; Ina, born March 12, 1896, married Ervin Holley who is now deceased; while Blanche, born November 19, 1898, married Dana Newberry.
Mr. Evans is prominent in community affairs at Taylor, and was recently made a life member of The Nebraskana Society. Residence: Taylor.
Virden Elvon Evans
A leading merchant and banker of Grand Island, Nebraska, is Virden Elvon Evans who has resided in Howard and Hall Counties for the past 48 years. He was born at Henderson, Iowa, April 2, 1883, the son of John W. and Maggie (McMullen) Evans, the former a farmer who was born in Ohio, June 18, 1860. His mother was born of Irish parents at Galesburg, Illinois, January 14, 1863.
Mr. Evans was a student at the St. Paul Business College from 1901 to 1905, and since 1905 has been a leader in the banking mercantile business of Grand Island. He has held the following positions in the professional world: cashier of the Cushing State Bank, 1906-11; president of the Glass-Evans-Auto Company, 1908-28; president of the State Bank of Grand Island for five years. At this time he is president of the American Securities Company, and is a director in the First National Bank of Grand Island.
During the World War he was instrumental in raising a $13,000 fund for the Red Cross, and was active in various loan projects. Mr. Evans is a member of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, is affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church, and has held membership in the Riverside Country Club and the Woodland Country Club of Grand Island. His sports include trap shooting; golfing; hunting; and fishing.
On September 2, 1905, he was united in marriage with Lida C. Paulsen at St. Paul, Nebraska. Mrs. Evans, who was a clerk before her marriage, was born at Dannebrog, Nebraska, July 1, 1887. They have two children: Gordon, born December 3, 1909, a student at the University of Nebraska; and Clayton, born February 14, 1913, who is a student at the Grand Island Junior College. Mrs. Evans is of Danish descent.
Mr. Evans is a member of the Nebraskana Society, and is affiliated with the Democratic party. Residence: Grand Island.
George Evens was born at Westboro, Atchison County, Missouri, November 14, 1879, the son of Joseph Louis and Annie Eliza (Herron) Evens. His father, who is a farmer, was born at Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, April 26, 1849. His ancestry is English and Welsh.
His mother, whose ancestry was Scotch, was born at Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, October 4, 1855, and died at Portland, Oregon, November 10, 1930.
Mr. Evens was graduated from the high school at Creston, Nebraska, and later was a student at the Nebraska State Normal School, Peru, Nebraska; Fremont Normal School, Fremont, Nebraska; and the University of Omaha. He was awarded an LL.B. degree at the University of Omaha. He was valedictorian of his class in high school.
He was admitted to the bar at Omaha, June 21, 1921. For the past seven years he has practiced law in Omaha; for a time he was associated with Judge Thomsen of the firm Thomsen, Mossman & Standeven. For the last two years he has been associated with Judge W. W. Slabaugh. He is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association. He has lived in Nebraska for 38 years.
On June 16, 1909 he was united in marriage with Florence Sullivan at Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas. Mrs. Evens who is of Scotch Irish descent, was born at Dover, Mason County, Kentucky, July 24, 1881. There are two children: Marjorie M., born March 1, 1910; and Marion C., born June 16, 1918.
Mr. Evens is a member of the North Side Christian Church, at Omaha. He is a Democrat. His hobby is reading. Residence: Omaha.
Mrs. J. S. Everett
A leader in social and civic affairs at Scotia, Nebraska, Mrs. J. S. Everett was born at Geneva, Wisconsin, February 20, 1874, the daughter of Andrew Burritt Acker and Eleanor Catherine (Eick) Acker. Her father, who was a farmer and stockraiser, was born in New York, May 23, 1850, and died at Clarks, South Dakota, October 8, 1921; his ancestry was German. Her mother, u descendant of the Dow family of New England, was born at Hagertown, New Jersey, April 28, 1844.
Mrs. Everett attended an elementary school at Council Bluffs, Iowa, and received her high school education at Harlan, Iowa, where she was a leader in dramatics and music. She taught the first school at Lindsay, Nebraska, and has always been a progressive and civic-minded community leader. She is a member of the Parent Teachers Association at Scotia, is a member of the official board of the Methodist Church, is serving as vice president of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, and is treasurer of the Ladies Aid Society.
She has served as treasurer of the church board for a period of 12 years, has been corresponding secretary of the Woman's Club of Scotia for eight years, and is chairman of the health study department of the Royal Neighbors Society. Mrs. Everett is especially interested in home-building and rearing her children and grandchildren.
Of her marriage to Jacob A. Sheridan, which occurred near Beemer, Nebraska, January 1, 1891, two children were born: Jessie, November 19, 1891, who married Robert W. Vogt, and who died July 10, 1924; and Jay Clinton, April 6, 1900, who married Mary Josephine Coy. Mrs. Everett is a Progressive. Residence: Scotia.
Jacob Sheridan Everett
Jacob Sheridan Everett, farmer and stockman, was born January 9, 1868, son of John and Margaret Regina (St. Clair) Everett. His father, born at Danville, Pennsylvania, December 21, 1823, died at Chariton, Iowa, January 26, 1908. He was a soldier throughout the Civil War. His wife, Margaret, was born at Danville, October 11, 1843, and died at Chariton, December 10, 1915. She was of Pennsylvania Dutch and French ancestry.
Mr. Everett attained his education in the public schools. He has always been a farmer and stock raiser, and for a number of years lived on a ranch of 800 acres, 14 miles north of Scotia. At the present time he resides on 80 acres on the edge of Scotia, and is the owner of about 1600 acres of wheat land near Tribune, Kansas.
On January 1, 1891, he was married to Bertie Arletta Acker, at Beemer. Mrs. Everett was born at Geneva Lake, Wisconsin, February 20, 1874. They have one child living and one deceased. Jessie LaVern, born November 19, 1891, married Robert W. Vogt, and died July 10, 1924. Jay Clinton, born April 6, 1900, married Mary Josephine Coy.
Mr. Everett is a Socialist. He is a stockholder in the Co-operative Elevator Company, the Cooperative Creamery Company, and the Co-operative Oil Station, all of Scotia, and a member of the Co-operative Wheat Growers Association of Kansas City, Missouri. His hobby is setting out trees of all kinds and improving farm land. His favorite sport is hiking. Residence: Scotia.
Chauncey E. Everhart
A resident of Nebraska for the past 43 years Chauncey E. Everhart was born at Poneto, Indiana, June 11, 1885, the son of John and Sarah Mary (Durbin) Everhart. His father, who was a farmer, was born in Ohio, in 1829, and died at Neligh, December 20, 1901; his ancestry was Pennsylvania Dutch. His mother, whose ancestry was Irish and Scotch, was born in Wells County, Indiana, August 15, 1846, and died at Neligh, January 13, 1913.
Mr. Everhart was graduated from the Gates Academy at Neligh in 1906, and immediately entered the employ of the Neligh Register as job man and press man. He is now editor of the Orchard News, is a member of the Orchard Chamber of Commerce, and holds membership in the Nebraskana Society. He is affiliated with the United Brethren Church, and is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
His marriage to Olive May Meuret was solemnized at Orchard, November 6, 1909. Mrs. Everhart, who is a newspaper publisher, was born at Shirland, Illinois, March 1, 1889. Her maternal grandparents came to this country from France, and her paternal grandparents were English. Three children were born to them: Lucile E., born February 26, 1911, who died September 15, 1911; Harold V., born October 19, 1912; and Leona E., born August 15, 1915. Residence: Orchard.
William Frederick Evers
At Plattsmouth, Nebraska, William F. Evers was born May 6, 1894, the son of Peter and Mary Margaret (Ohlenhausen) Evers. His father, born at Schleswig, Germany, August 14, 1870, was a farmer, who came to Nebraska, in 1887. His mother was born in Peoria, Illinois, June 29, 1875. Her ancestors came from Hessen Damstadt, Germany, her father, a von Ohlenhausen
Mr. Evers received his education in the Plattsmouth city schools, and attended the German school during the summer months. He has lived in Nebraska for 35 years during which time has been a railway employee for four years, a contract carpenter, and superintendent of the Masonic Home. He has held the latter position since 1920.
He married Pearl Frank Schwenneker at Plattsmouth, June 5, 1913. Mrs. Evers, who was born at Plattsmouth, is the daughter of a German father and a French and English mother, They have three children: Billy Earl, born March 9, 1920; Raymond Frederick, born May 6, 1925; and Mary Vesta, born January 22, 1927.
During the late war Mr. Evers was a four minute man,
and was a member of the home guards of Plattsmouth, in 1917. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, serving as a director of this organization; was a charter member of the Rotary Club at Plattsmouth; and is a member of the Red Cross. He is a Mason, and a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church. Residence: Plattsmouth. (Photograph in Album).
Samuel Mitchell Ewing
Born in Bedford County, Virginia, November 6, 1851, Samuel Mitchell Ewing has been a farmer and banker in Dundy County, Nebraska, since 1885. His father, William Ewing, a farmer, was born in Bedford County, Virginia, December 26, 1813, and died in Dundy County, May 9, 1896; he was descended from Robert Ewing, who was born in 1715, in County Londonderry, Ireland, and a grandson of Mitchell Ewing and Nancy (Beard) Ewing, who moved to Bedford County.
His mother, Lydia (Patterson) Ewing, whose ancestry was Scotch and Irish, was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, May 22, 1825, and died in Bedford County, Virginia, December 29, 1860. She is a descendant of James Patterson who was born in Ireland, in 1708, and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1728.
Mr. Ewing was graduated from the Bryan & Stratton Commercial and Banking School at Ewalt College, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1873. He homesteaded in Dundy County in 1885, and is still farming on the original farm near Benkelman, Nebraska. A Democrat, he was an ardent Al Smith supporter, has served in the Nebraska Legislature, 1917, where he fought ardently for the rights of the West, has acted as county commissioner for six years, 1892-1898, and was formerly a councilman and school officer over a period of 19 years.
For the past 50 years he has been a Master Mason, being a member of Justice Lodge No. 180 at Benkelman. He has been active in the affairs of this lodge of which he is now treasurer, having held this position for the past 14 years. He is also treasurer of the Cemetery Association. He is a member of the Nebraskana Society, and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. His hobby is fish propagation.
He was united in marriage with Addle Belle Hamilton, in Dundy County, March 8, 1888. Mrs. Ewing, who was a teacher, was born in Clay County, Illinois, April 28, 1870, and died at Benkelman, Nebraska, March 4, 1925. Her parents died in Canada. Of the eleven children born to them, nine are living: May, born May 22, 1889, who married Charles O. Nelson; Lenna, born January 11, 1892, who married Jess E. Purdy; Henry, born July 6, 1894, who married Alice Hester; Ida, born May 23, 1897, who married Clifford J. Toler; Harriet, born August 3, 1899, who died June 10, 1924; Ann, born July 30, 1902, who married John McEvoy; Samuel, born November 22, 1904, who married Gladys Piper, and who died May 1, 1931; Merle, born July 6, 1907, who married Dorothy Smith; Florence, March 22, 1909; Gladys, born March 17, 1911; and Robert, born September 12, 1913. Residence: Benklelman (sic). (Photograph in Album).
William J. Ewing
William J. Ewing, banker, was born at Falmouth, Indiana, July 27, 1875, He is the son of John Thomas and Emeline Ewing, the former a farmer who was born, October 25, 1847, at Miami, Indiana, and died at Exeter, Nebraska, in October, 1921. He was of Scotch Irish descent. His mother, whose ancestry was Irish, was born at Miami in September, 1851, and died at Dalton, Nebraska, December 19, 1928. Her mother came to America from Ireland with her parents at the age of three.
Mr. Ewing attended high school at Reynolds, Nebraska. He engaged in the mercantile business for a time at Exeter, was a lumberman for 14 years, and for the past 15 years has served as president of the Dalton State Bank. He was chairman of the council of defense during the World War and has been a prominent citizen of Dalton since 1906. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the school board, and The Nebraskana Society. His hobby is reading, and his favorite sport golfing. He is a Republican.
His marriage to Elsie (Poole) Ewing occurred at Dalton, November 14, 1908. She is the daughter of Sidney and Dora (Castle) Poole. Mrs. Ewing was born at Hennepin, Illinois, December 18, 1883. They have two children: Bessie, born September 14, 1909, who married J. F. Creswell; and Clara, born September 19, 1911. Residence: Dalton.
Fred Harman Eyler
Fred H. Eyler, investment banker, was born at Omaha, Nebraska, February 13, 1898, son of John Albert and Minnie Dell (Herman) Eyler. His father, who was born at Xenia, Ohio, June 5, 1856, and died at Omaha, January 30, 1930, was of Dutch descent. His mother, whose ancestry was Dutch, Swedish and Irish, was born at Springfield, Ohio, September 5, 1858.
Mr. Eyler attended Lothrop School at Omaha, until 1911, and in 1915 was graduated from the Omaha Central High School. Thereafter he was a student at the University of Nebraska, and the United States Military Academy. A clerk for the Nebraska Power Company for three years. He was in the loan department of the Omaha National Bank for seven years; was vice president of the Drovers and Merchants Bank at St. Joseph, Missouri, for four years; and was manager of the Chicago office of the Omaha National Company for one year. He is now treasurer of the Omaha National Company at Omaha, Nebraska.
His marriage to Nellie Ewall was solemnized at Omaha, June 26, 1926. Mrs. Eyler was born at Council Bluffs, Iowa, March 15, 1899. They have one son: John Frederick, born January 9, 1930. Mr. Eyler was a cadet in the United States Military Academy for a time. He is a member of the American Legion.
He holds membership in: Omaha Chamber of Commerce; American Institute of Banking, (president of Omaha Chapter, 1925, and St. Joseph Chapter, 1926) ; and the Nebraskana Society.
He is a Mason and an Odd Fellow, is affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church of Omaha, and belongs to the Athletic Club. His sports are golf, tennis, and skating. Residence: Omaha.
Frank Fafeita, veteran merchant of Ord, Nebraska, has lived in this state over 48 years. He was born at Hyskov, Czechoslovakia, July 30, 1869, the son of Kate and John Fafeita. His father, who was atailor, died at St. Paul, Nebraska, September 8, 1904. His mother died at St. Paul, November 21, 1894.
Mr. Fafeita is retired from active business now. He was in business for 15 years at Elba, and 15 years at Ord. He is a member of Z. C. B. J., the Modern Woodmen of America, and St. Mary's Catholic Church. His chief recreations are golfing and reading.
Of his marriage to Emma L. Novak are the following children: Emil R., born February 29, 1892; and Frank J., born September 13, 1893, who is a merchant. Emil is cashier in the Nebraska State Bank at Ord. Mr. Fafeita is affiliated with the Republican party and holds membership in the Nebraskana Society. Residence: Ord.
Charles Lander Fahnestock
For the past 30 years Charles L. Fahnestock has been engaged in the practice of medicine at Lincoln, Nebraska.
He was born at Wanda, Illinois, July 5, 1874, the son of Jacob K., and Nancy E. (Lander) Fahnestock. His father, who was a country storekeeper, was born at Muncy, Pennsylvania, and died at Wanda, Illinois, November 1, 1899. His German ancestors came to this country in 1726. His mother was born at Hopkinsville, Kentucky, June 21, 1847, and died at St. Louis, Missouri, in November, 1909.
Dr. Fahnestock was graduated from high school in 1892; and in 1896 received the M. D. degree at Washington University at St. Louis, Missouri. From 1896-1907 he was with the St. Louis City Hospital; during 1897-98 he practiced in St. Louis, and during 1898-99 practiced in Aurora, Illinois. Coming to McCook in 1899, he practiced there until September, 1921, when he was transferred to Lincoln as district surgeon and examiner for the Burlington Railroad Company. During 1907-1908 he was mayor of McCook.
During the World War, Dr. Fahnestock served as captain in the Medical Corps and is now a member of the American Legion, of which he was post commander in 1920. He holds membership in the American Medical Association, the Nebraska State and Lancaster County Medical Societies. In 1920 and 1921 he served as president of the Young Men's Christian Association at McCook, and is now a member of the Hiram Club and The Nebrnskana Society. He is an Elk, and a Mason, holding membership in the York Rite, Sesostris Temple of the Shrine, and the Shrine Country Club of Lincoln. His favorite sport is fishing.
His marriage to Anne E. Anderson was solemnized at Lincoln, August 19, 1902. Mrs. Fahnestock was born at Granville, Pennsylvania, May 10, 1875. Their children are Margaret J., born January 17, 1906, who is a science teacher; and Dale R., born December 4, 1907, who is a senior at the University of Nebraska.
Dr. Fahnestock is a Republican. He is affiliated with the First Plymouth Congregational Church at Lincoln. Residence: Lincoln.
George Otis Fairchild
Born at Blanchard, Missouri, March 10, 1875, George Otis Fairchild has been a resident of Nebraska for the past 40 years. His father, Levi Fairchild, who was a farmer and a veteran of the Civil War, was born at St. Thomas. Ontario, January 25, 1844. His mother was born at Corridon, Indiana, January 5, 1848, and was a teacher for several years before her marriage.
Mr. Fairchild was graduated from the high school at Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1895, and later attended the Lincoln Normal University. He taught school for two years, was in the drug business at Loomis, for four years, was a hardware merchant for a period of eight years, and for over 20 years engaged in the automobile business. He now owns and operates the Fairchild Motor Company at Kearney, Nebraska, and manages his thousand-acre farm in Kimball County, Nebraska.
He served as president of the Chamber of Commerce at Kearney, 1925-27, was president of the Kearney Rotary Club, 1928-29, and acted as president of the Kearney School Board, 1928-29. Mr. Fairchild is a member of the Red Cross, the Kearney Country Club, the First Presbyterian Church, the Elks and Masons. His chief recreations are golfing and reading.
His marriage to Lelia Charlotte Pedley, was solemnized at Bertrand, Nebraska, September 20, 1899. Mrs. Fairchild, who was a teacher before her marriage, was born at Murray, Iowa, June 23, 1877. They have two children: Nellie, born June 9, 1901, who married Dr. Harold L. Averill; and Dorothy, born January 10, 1926, who married Joseph B. Wellman. Nellie was graduated from Leland Stanford University with the A. B. degree, and Dorothy received the B. S. degree from the University of Nebraska. Residence: Kearney.
Mary Ann Fairchild
Mary Ann Fairchild was born in London, England, the daughter of George and Mary (Hitchcock) Spurway. Her father, who was also born in London, on May 5, 1845, came to America where he engaged in the contracting business until his death at Detroit in 1926. His wife, Mary, was born in London about September 20, 1845, and is living in Springfield, Illinois.
Upon the completion of her grade school education she attended high school and business college at Springfield, and came to Nebraska in 1904. Of her marriage to James Donville Fairchild there are two children, Mary Eleanor, born December 4, 1892, who married Robert Waters Turner. She is a musician. Donville Seymour, born December 8, 1900, married Kathryn Smith, of Lincoln, Nebraska; he is employed in the actuarial department of the Woodmen of the World at Omaha.
For the past 18 years Mrs. Fairchild has been connected with the State Insurance Department, as clerk, chief clerk, assistant chief and deputy commissioner; at the present time she is assistant to the Commissioner of Insurance and Securities. She is a member of the Red Cross, the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, The Nebraskana Society and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Residence: Lincoln.
Nora May Fairchild
Nora May Fairchild, physician, was born at Lebanon, Ohio, February 28, 1884, daughter of George William and Etta Marlowe (Wright) Fairchild.
She received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska in 1906 and for a number of years has been associated with Drs. Gifford, Patton, Callfas and Potts.
She is a member of Central Congregational Church, the American, Nebraska State and Douglas County Medical Associations, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Oto-Laryngology, as well as the Nebraska Association of Medical Women. Residence: Omaha.
William H. Faling
William H. Faling was born in Jefferson County, New York, March 3, 1848, the son of David and Betsy (Wheeler) Faling. His father, who was a farmer and justice of the peace in his community, was born in New York and died at Fiatt, Illinois, in February, 1878; his ancestry was German. His mother was born in Jefferson County and died at Fiatt, in April, 1898. She was of early American ancestry.
Mr. Faling attended Free Will Baptist Academy at Prairie City, Illinois. He has been engaged in the real estate and loan business for many years at Cambridge, Nebraska, and has been a resident of the state for 57 years, and a resident of Cambridge for 52 years. A Republican, he served as the first chairman of the board of trustees of Cambridge in 1885, when Cambridge was incorporated as a city. He is a member of the Cambridge Community Club, the Red Cross, and the Foreign Missionary Society of the Congregational Church. He is a Mason.
During the World War Mr. Faling served as secretary of the Home Guards, bought bonds, and assisted in various war-time drives. He married Anna E. Stewart at Cuba, Illinois, May 23, 1877. Mrs. Faling was born at Alexandria, Ohio, August 6, 1851, the daughter of Richard and Philena (Twining) Stewart. She died at Cambridge, Nebraska, January 3, 1926. They had one daughter, Lena Ethel, born May 18, 1883, who died in 1885. Residence: Cambridge.
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