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ager of the South Side Sentinel, published at Danbury, Nebraska.
A member of the Danbury Methodist Episcopal Church and the Masons, Mr. Furman is also a member of the Nebraskana Society. His hobby is mechanics. Residence: Danbury.
Thomas Ross Furry
A leader in business and civic affairs at Superior, Nebraska, is Thomas Ross Furry who has resided in this state for nearly 50 years. He was born at New Enterprise, Pennsylvania, March 6, 1876, the son of Leonard E. and Cornelia (Border) Furry. His father, who was born at New Enterprise, May 29, 1851, and died at Franklin, Nebraska, November 14, 1927, was engaged in the livestock, grain, and milling business for many years, and was an unusually good judge of cattle; he was of German descent.
His mother, Cornelia (Border) Furry, was born at New Enterprise, January 11, 1851, and died at Omaha, Nebraska, June 3, 1907; her ancestry was English and Irish.
Mr. Furry was graduated, from high school in 1892, and from that time until 1900 was telegraph operator for the Burlington Railroad Company, and from 1900 until 1904 was brakeman for the Burlington and Sante Fe Railroad, western division in Los Angeles. From 1904, until 1916, he was engaged in the livestock and grain business with his father and brother at Franklin. Since 1916 he has been president and manager of the Blue Cross Serum Company at Superior. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Masonic Lodge and the Modern Woodmen of America.
On March 30, 1906, he was married to Maude Frances Peery at Franklin. Mrs. Furry, who was born at Franklin, September 26, 1871, and died at Superior, July 22, 1929, was prominent in club affairs and held membership in the P. E. O., Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Woman's Club. Of Scotch-Irish parentage, she was the first white child born in Franklin County. Four children were born to this marriage, Thomas E., January 26, 1907, who married Lucille Lourey; Margaret L., January 30, 1909, who attended the University of Nebraska, where she was a member of Alpha Phi; Cornelia, February 22, 1911, who is studying piano at Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas; and Mary E., November 8, 1914, who is a high school student at Superior.
Mr. Furry is a member of the Nebraskana Society, and is affiliated with the Republican party. Residence: Superior.
Harry C. Furse
Harry C. Furse, who has been a newspaper editor and publisher at Alma, Nebraska, since 1882, was born at Milwood, Ohio, June 8, 1875, the son of Thomas and Mary Jane (Sandercock) Furse. His father, who was a custom shoemaker and dealer, was born at Plymouth, England, May 12, 1845, and died at Alma, in July, 1894. His mother was born at Plymouth, October 17, 1846, and died at Alma, March 15, 1899.
Mr. Furse attended the Alma High School, and since 1882 has been editor and publisher of the Harlan County Journal. A Democrat, he served as postmaster at Alma under the Wilson administration, has been city treasurer for two years, was city clerk for six years, served as city councilman for six years, and was township clerk for eight consecutive years. He has served as a member of the Alma School Board for the past two years, is a member of the Odd Fellows, Modern Woodmen of America, and the Lions Club.
His marriage to Bertha Evelyn Dow occurred at Alma, June 8, 1898; Mrs. Furse, who was a teacher at one time, was born at Richland, Wisconsin, June 15, 1876. They have seven children: Merle D., August 30, 1899, who married Thelma Wood at Alma, in July, 1923; Harry Garold, born September 11, 1901, who married Elsie Foltz at Phillipsburg, Kansas, in December, 1923; Ronald Roy, born August 16, 1904, who married Georgia Glandon in November, 1924; Dean, February 10, 1912; Gersham, September 29, 1906, who married Dorothy Banks on March 14, 1932; Hope, September 25, 1915; and Hubert, January 23, 1918. Residence: Alma.
Arthur Emile Gadbois
Arthur Emile Gadbois, who is a leader in the professional affairs of Norfolk, Nebraska, was born at Sioux City, Iowa, November 30, 1875, and for the past 30 years has been a practising physician at Norfolk. His father, Alphonse Gadbois, who was a farmer and lumber dealer, was born in Canada, and died at Sioux City, December 1, 1917; his ancestry was French. His mother, Sarah (Allard) Gadhois, whose ancestors were natives of Canada, was born at Jefferson, South Dakota, May 1, 1855.
Dr. Gadhois attended public school and seminary at Nicolet, Canada, and received the M. D. degree at Creighton University at Omaha. He is an eye, ear, nose, and throat specialist in the Norfolk Clinic at this time, and holds membership in the Nebraska State Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Physicians, and the Elkhorn Valley Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Academy.
He is a director in the DeLay National Bank, is a director in the Allied Security Investment Company, and is connected with the Allied Building & Loan Association of Norfolk. Dr. Gadbois is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, was formerly president of the Lions Club, is affiliated with the Sacred Heart Church, and is an Elk and Modern Woodman. He served as captain of the Medical Reserve Corps during the World War and at this time is an active member of the American Legion at Norfolk. His social club is the Norfolk Country Club.
His marriage to Marie Josephine Desparois occurred at Sioux City, January 27, 1904. Mrs. Gadbois, whose ancestry was French Canadian, was born at Sioux City, May 30, 1882, the daughter of pioneer Iowans. Four children were born to their marriage: Guy, November 3, 1904, who married Marcella Folda; Robert, born September 5, 1909; Richard, September 5, 1909, who married Margaret Donahue; and Betty, April 17, 1916. His sons are graduates of Creighton University. Residence: Norfolk.
Clarence James Galbraith
Clarence J. Gaibraith was born in Fairbury, Nebraska, April 16, 1891. He is the son of George B. and Annie (Rosenherger) Gaibraith. George B. Calbraith was born in Glasgow, Scotland, June 4, 1860, coming to America while a youth and later entering the nursery business. His death occurred March 25, 1910, at Needles, California. Annie Rosenberger, mother of Clarence, was born in Pennsylvania, March 18, 1865, of Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry.
After receiving his elementary education he was graduated from high school in 1910. Soon thereafter he entered the mercantile business. He has been a resident of Nebraska his entire life. Although he is not active in politics, he is affiliated with the Democratic party.
He was married to Edna Ellen Shoebotham, who is of English Canadian descent, September 18, 1912, at Fairbury, Nebraska. She was born at Fairbury, January 26, 1892. They are the parents of four children, Ruthanna, born September 29, 1913; George, born March 17, 1915; Maxine, born January 10, 1917; and Catherine, born February 9, 1919.
He is a member of the Christian Church of Fairbury, The Nebraskana Society, the Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club. During 1925-26 he was a member of the Fairbury School Board. Residence: Fairbury.
Claude Eugene Galbraith
Born at Beemer, Nebraska, September 25, 1893, Claude E. Galbraith is the son of William H. and Alta L. (Cohee) Galbraith. William H. Galbraith was born in Peoria, Illinois, November 30, 1866, and is a farmer of Irish descent. His wife, Alta, was born at Atlantic, Iowa, January 19, 1868, and before her marriage was a teacher.
Claude E. Galbraith was graduated from grade school in 1908 and from Beemer High School in 1911. During the years 1915, 1916 and 1917 he attended the University of Nebraska, where he was made a member of Sigma Nu. During 1911, 1912 and the year of 1913-14, he taught in the schools of district No. 28 in Cuming County, and since that time has been engaged as a farmer and stockman.
On June 29, 1918, he was married to Edna Marie Blomgren, at Des Moines, Iowa. Mrs. Galbraith was born at Gowrie, Iowa, January 31, 1898. There are three children, Margaret Lou, born July 24, 1920; William Gene, born January 22, 1926; and Frances Ailene, born November 22, 1927.
Mr. Galbraith is an independent Democrat. During the world war he held the rank of first lieutenant of infantry as a machine gunner. He is a member of the American Legion, a director of school district No. 19, and a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church. A Mason, he is a member of the Scottish Rite, and Master of Beemer Lodge No. 253. He also belongs to the Eastern Star and the Nebraskana Society. He enjoys reading. Residence: Beemer.
Clarence Willard Gale
On July 12, 1886, Clarence Willard Gale was born in Adams County, Nebraska, son of Charles Fremont Gale and Aldula Gertrude (Garrison) Gale. Charles F. Gale was born in Michigan, of Scotch parentage. He was in the newspaper business and was an author. He died in Beatrice, Nebraska, 1916. His wife was born in Illinois and is still living.
Clarence Willard Gale was graduated from Beatrice High School in 1904. On August 4, 1909, he married Gladys Lottie Majors at Peru, Nebraska. She was born in Peru, February 3, 1890, the daughter of Honorable Thomas J. Majors. They have two daughters; Clair Frances, born May 16, 1911, and Doris, born September 6, 1913, both students at Stevens College.
Mr. Gale worked as an apprentice in Beatrice for J. C. Barkhurst 1904-07 and then started in the photographer's business for himself. At the present he is owner of an art store.
He is affiliated with the Republican party and is a member of the Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Gale has lived in Nebraska forty-four years most of which time he lived in Beatrice, where he has been president of the Chamber of Commerce two terms, 1930-31.
He is a member of the Young Men's Christian Association, the Beatrice Country Club, the Rotary Club, the Elks lodge, the Nebraskana Society and the Order of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Mr. Gale was secretary of the Missouri Valley Photographers Association, 1924-28, and president in 1929. He has had four years' military training in the Nebraska National Guard.
Mr. Gale plays golf and enjoys photography as a pastime Residence: Beatrice.
James P. Gallagher
In 1878 James P. Gallagher came to Nebraska with his parents who settled in O'Neill at a time when the town consisted of a few sod homes, a blacksmith shop, and village post office. He was born at Scranton, February 15, 1871, the son of Bridget (Erwin) and Michael G. Gallagher, the latter a rancher and successful farmer who was born in Ireland and died at O'Neill, December 22, 1916. His mother, who is living today, was born in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Gallagher acquired a grade school education but received his business training through practical application in a general store at O'Neill. He assisted his father in the cattle-buying business for about ten years, and then established his own mercantile business which he still manages. Four of his brothers and two nephews are practicing physicians.
He is a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and is affiliated with St. Patricks Catholic Church at O'Neill. Mr. Gallagher was a charter member and one of the organizers of the local Knights of Columbus at ONeill and has since then taken a prominent part in the affairs of that society. His favorite recreations are reading and fishing. During the World War he contributed liberally to Red Cross activities and bought Liberty bonds.
His marriage to Winifred McInery was solemnized at O'Neill, October 10, 1906. They have three children, all of whom are students in college: Helen and Hilda, twin daughters, born March 28, 1909; and Frank, born April 30, 1911. Residence: O'Neill.
Paul C. Gallagher
Paul C. Gallagher, wholesale grocer, was born at Omaha, Nebraska, son of Ben and Winifred (Keogh) Gallagher. His father was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, and died in 1900. His mother was born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, and died in 1920.
Mr. Gallagher is married to Rachel M. Kincade, who was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Gallagher is secretary and treasurer of Paxton and Gallagher Company. Residence: Omaha.
Rachel Kincade Gallagher
Rachel Kincade was born at Fort Scott, Kansas, daughter of George Percy and Emily Elizabeth (Crowe) Kincade. Her father, who was born at Athens, Ohio, January 2, 1867, is a real estate operator, whose ancestors came from England about 1700. Emily Elizabeth Crowe was born at Fort Scott on January 8, 1867, and is of Scotch descent.
Upon the completion of her education in the West Port High School at Kansas City, Rachel Kincade attended Smith College, at Northampton, Massachusetts. She was married to Paul C. Gallagher at Kansas City, on March 24, 1915, and has since made her home in Omaha. Two children were born to this marriage, Jean Dudley, born April 17, 1916, and Anne, born December 11, 1925. Mrs. Gallagher is a Democrat.
For the past sixteen years she has been prominent in the civic and cultural development of Omaha. Among the organizations in which she has been active are the Omaha Art Institute, of which she served as secretary from 1922 to 1924, and from 1928 to the present. She is a member of the Junior League, and served as its president in 1919. During the ten years from 1919 to 1929, she wrote numerous articles which appeared in the Junior League Magazine, and she is the author of various articles appearing in the Christian Science Monitor. A member of St. Cecilia's Cathedral, she is also a member of the National Council of Catholic Women.
During the World War she was a participant in Red Cross canteen work, a member of the Christmas Bureau, etc. She belongs to the Omaha Club, and her sport is golf. Residence: Omaha.
Nellie Rose Gallant
Born at Defiance, Ohio, September 15, 1868, Nellie Rose Gallant is the daughter of William Henry and Sarah (Black) Bridenbaugh. Her father, a native of Lancaster, Ohio, was born May 22, 1833. Her father, a
native of Lancaster, Ohio, was born May 22, 1833. A carpenter, he served three years in the Civil War with the 100th Ohio Volunteers, and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. His grandfather, a clockmaker, came to America from Baden, Germany, when his father was 8 years of age. William Henry Bridenbaugh died at Defiance, Ohio, November 7, 1901.
Sarah Black was born in Butler County, Ohio, February 9, 1836. Devoted to her home, she was also active in the work of her church. Her mother was of Pennsylvania Dutch descent, while her father was Irish, and came from the same family as that of William Black, Commissioner of Pensions, and S. S. Cox, Democratic leader of Ohio.
Nellie Rose Bridenbaugh attended the elementary schools of Defiance, and completed private school and junior college in 1886. In 1928 she was graduated from Peru State Normal School, having completed her course through summer school courses and absentia work. She has also attended Defiance College and the University of Nebraska.
On March 19, 1890, she was united in marriage to William Gallant at Hebron. Mr. Gallant, who is a farmer and real estate dealer, was born at Danville, Illinois, September 30, 1849. On the paternal side he is French and on the maternal side is of English descent. To their union six children were born, as follows: Margaret Ella, born December 27, 1890, is married to W. E. van Natta; Florence Edna, born August 4, 1893, married Clarence C. (Chick) Boyes; Dorothy, born November 29, 1897, married R. H. Wise; Richard Bridenbaugh, born March 23, 1900, married Geraldine Mae Bane; Kathleen, born August 1, 1903, married Willard Henderson; and Nellie, born November 7, 1907. All of the children except Florence and Nellie reside in California. Nellie is a beautician, Dorothy is a trained nurse, and Florence is engaged in dramatic work with her husband in the Chick Boyes Players.
Mrs. Gallant began her teaching career in 1885 in the public schools of Ohio. Thereafter she taught five years in Nebraska, and in 1912 resumed her work, teaching for fourteen years in the grade school of Hebron, and serving as principal for five years. She has written numerous articles, including Bible in the Public Schools, they having appeared in the State Teachers Journal, and in other state and county periodicals and papers.
During the World War Mrs. Gallant was especially active, and performed much clerical work during that period. She is affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, is a member of the Nebraskana Society, the Ladies Bible Club of Hebron, and the Hebron Woman's Club. In 1931, she was elected delegate to the state convention of the Federation of Women's Clubs. Mrs. Gallant's hobby is reading. Residence: Hebron.
Jesse McClelland Galloway
Born at Crawfordsville, Indiana, March 24, 1867, Jesse McClelland Galloway has been an outstanding citizen of Saunders County for thirty-five years. He is the son of William and Rachel Ellen (Bailey) Galloway, the former born at Hamilton, Ohio, March 22, 1821. A farmer by trade, he spent nearly half his life as a farmer, and died at Linnsburg, Indiana, December 2, 1888. The Galloway family came from the north and west of Ireland.
Rachel Ellen Bailey was born at Culpepper, Virginia, April 18, 1828, and died at Mace, Indiana, March 26, 1892. Her life was devoted to homemaking. The Baileys were directly descended from Pennsylvania Dutch settlers who came to the United States in early Colonial days, as did the Galloways.
Judge Galloway attended rural and grade schools in Mace, Indiana, from which he was graduated in the spring of 1882. In lieu of high school he attended the preparatory department of Wabash College, and the Summer Normal School, preparatory to teaching. He was graduated from the Law College of the University of Michigan June 21, 1905, and was admitted to practice in that state and in Nebraska in the summer of 1905. He was elected at the open university election, Secretary of the Debating and Oratorical Society of the University of Michigan, in 1904.
A teacher in country grades, to and through high school, Judge Galloway served twelve years, nine of which were as superintendent. From November, 1898, to 1901, he served as county superintendent of schools, elected on the Democratic ticket, two terms. He was elected city attorney of Wahoo, serving eight years; and in November, 1906, was elected county attorney of Saunders County, and was re-elected to the same office in November, 1908. Appointed county judge on February 1, 1930, he was elected to that office on November 4, 1930, and still serves.
On June 18, 1893, he was married to Bertha Ellen Fletcher, at Ashland, Nebraska. Mrs. Galloway, a native of Parkersburg, Indiana, was born February 28, 1877, of Dutch extraction on her father's side, and French on her mother's. There are two children, Lucille, born October 5, 1894, who is married to a banker in Santa Ana, California. Cecil, born July 8, 1899, is married and resides at Wahoo. He served as county attorney four years, and is now engaged in the practice of law.
Always active in civic affairs, Judge Galloway was called upon as a Four Minute speaker throughout Saunders County, and participated in other civilian war work. He has always been identified with either the Christian, Presbyterian or Baptist Churches, but is not a member of any local church. He enjoys reading historical and philosophic works, and is a member of The Nebraskana Society. Residence: Wahoo.
John William Gamble
John William Gamble, manufacturer, was born at Springfield, Nebraska, September 8, 1879, the son of William Wallace and Annie (Morrison) Gamble.
Mr. Gamble received his B. E. degree from Peru State Normal School in 1908, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska in 1912.
He is married to Elizabeth Caroline Keefer, who was born in Delaware, Ohio, July 12, 1870. From 1906 until 1908 he was superintendent of schools in Cass County. From 1919 until 1924 he was vice-president of the First National Bank of Omaha. He has served as president of the Standard Chemical Manufacturing Company, the American Machinery and Supply Company and the Don Lee Furniture Company, and a director of the First National Bank of Omaha. He is a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church.
During the late war Mr. Gamble was a four minute speaker and active in loan drives.
He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Manufacturers Association, the Community Playhouse, Ak-Sar-Ben, and the Masons. Residence: Omaha.
Everitt Jay Gano
Born at Little Valley, New York, August 30, 1862, Everitt Jay Gano has been a resident of Nebraska intermittently since 1880. He is the son of Jay and Jane (Ellis) Gano, both of whom were natives of New York. The father was born at Middletown, in 1828, and died at Frankfort, Kansas, in November, 1912. He was a farmer, whose ancestors came to the United States in the 16th century. His wife, Jane, was born at Middletown, in 1836, and died at Frankfort, in 1911.
Everitt Jay Gano attended the public schools, and engaged immediately in the retail business, which he has continued forty-four years. He is an outstanding mer-
chant and member of his community. He is a Republican and a member of the Presbyterian Church, the Red Cross and the Masons.
His marriage to Carrie Frances Brown was solemnized at Frankfort, Kansas, November 27, 1887. Mrs. Gano was born at Henderson, Illinois, August 31, 1865, and died at Tekamah, February 10, 1923. On August 10, 1924, Mr. Gano was married to Julia A. Rhodes. Residence: Tekamah.
John Francis Ganson
Since 1910, John Francis Ganson has been a leading merchant at Hershey. He was born at Urbana, Ohio, August 23, 1863, son of Lewis Allen and Louise Rebecca (Harper) Ganson.
The father was born in Urbana, Ohio, and died at Kearney, Nebraska. He was a farmer who served in the 95th Ohio Infantry for three years, and was confined in Libby prison for four months. His father was Francis Ganson, born in Pennsylvania., of Danish parentage. Louise Rebecca, wife of Lewis Allen Ganson, was born in Urbana, Ohio, and during the time her husband was at the front in the Northern army cared for her home and family. Her father was John Harper, an Englishman, and her mother was Sarah Sparks, who was of Scotch parentage.
Mr. Ganson attended country school until the age of 17, when he went to Mechanicsburg, Ohio, to attend high school there for two years. From 1898 until November, 1902, he was in the employ of the Union Pacific Railroad.
In 1902, Mr. Ganson came to Hershey as manager of the W. W. Young lumber, hardware, and coal business. He remained in that position until 1910, when he purshased the general store from Martin Mickleson which he has since operated under the name of the Ganson & Ganson Department Store,
His marriage to Adella Ann Cisney was solemnized at Hastings, June 13, 1888. Mrs. Ganson was born at Silver Lake, Indiana, July 24, 1869, daughter of George E. and Mathilda Cisney. Mr. Cisney is a contractor and builder at Hastings. There were three children born to them: Florence, August 14, 1889, who died October 14, 1898; Mable, August 15, 1891, who died September 7, 1892; and Blanche, December 10, 1894, who is married to J. Verne Brewer. Blanche and her husband reside at Omaha, where he is an insurance adjuster.
Mr. and Mrs. Ganson have been residents of the state since 1886 and 1873, respectively. Mr. Ganson is the author of a few articles to farm journals in his earlier days. He is a member of the Hershey Methodist Episcopal Church, the Commercial Club, the Modern Woodmen of America and The Nebraskana Society. His hobbies are mechanics and home gardening. Residence: Hershey.
George E. Garber
George E. Garber, merchant and postmaster, at Helvey, was born in Webster County, Iowa, July 20, 1866. He is the son of William and Jane (Wark) Garber, the former a carpenter and farmer. William Garber, who was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, September 25, 1833, was of Dutch and English descent. His death occurred at Scandia, Kansas. Jane, his wife, was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, May 13, 1838, and died at Scandia, Kansas, March 12, 1908. She was of Irish and English descent.
An exceptional student, George E. Garber attended district school, and later entered the general merchandise business, in which he has been engaged for many Years. A Republican, he has been postmaster at Helvey since April, 1930.
On January 17, 1892, Mr. Garber was united in marriage to Minnie Florence Warren at Scandia. Mrs. Garber, who was born at Glenwood, Missouri, January 31, 1871, died at Scandia March 5, 1905.To them were born four children: Lester Warren, born March 16, 1893, who died December 11, 1901; Chester C., born June 18, 1902, who married Ione Chambers, and who resides at Randolph, Iowa; Grace Esther, born April 13, 1895, who married Melza Brown, a clergyman, and who resides at Denver; and Warren, born February 28, 1905, who married Verna Harvey. Chester is associated with the Standard Oil Company, Grace's husband is pastor of the Nazarene Church at Denver, Warren is purchasing agent for the Western Public Service Company at Holdrege.
Mr. Garber was married to Lela M. Durand, daughter of O. H. and E. (Amlin) Durand on December 25, 1907. She was born April 21, 1878, daughter of O. H. Durand who was State Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1914. He was a very prominent Republican and one of the first members of the State Historical Society. They have one son, Herbert D., who was born September 24, 1909, and who married Roberta Gaston. He is a printer.
Mr. Garber has been a resident of Nebraska since January, 1908, and has always taken an active interest in the affairs of his community and state. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church at Fairbury, and is a life member of The Nebraskana Society. Reseidence (sic): Helvey. (Photograph in Album).
Alvin John Gard
Born at Beaver Crossing, Nebraska, May 10, 1887, Alvin John Gard is the son of Joseph and Sophia (Billhorn) Gard. His father was born at Crown Point, Indiana, in 1864, and was one of Seward County's pioneers. A carpenter and farmer, his homestead was purchased from the B. and M. Railroad, and is still intact. His parents came to America in the early 1800's. Joseph Gard died at Beaver Crossing, February 5, 1889. His wife, Sophia Billhorn, was born in Bavaria, Germany, November 10, 1856, and came to the United States at the age of 14 years. She was a pioneer wife and mother in Seward county, and lived on the original farm nearly fifty years prior to her death at York on February 2, 1929.
Alvin John Gard attended the public schools of Seward County, and since leaving school has always engaged in farming. From 1911-14 he was a director of the local school board, and was re-elected and served part of a second term. He is director (1931-32) of the Beaver Crossing Community Club, and an associate member of the Chamber of Commerce. During 1917-18-19 he held membership in the Red Cross, and was a participant in all drives during the war period. He attends the Methodist Episcopal Church. His hobbies are mechanics and carpentry, and his sports are hunting and an occasional game of billiards.
On January 26, 1921, Mr. Gard was united in marriage to Ruth Pratt at Omaha. Mrs. Gard, who was born at Beaver Crossing, October 30, 1900, was a teacher prior to her marriage. With the exception of her grandfather on the maternal side, who was German, she is descended from early English settlers in America. There are three sons, John Alvin, born February 2, 1922, who was Nebraska's grand champion boy at the State Fair of 1928, with a score of 97.7; Gene Arthur, born November 9, 1923; and Don Irvin, born June 18, 1926. Residence: Beaver Crossing.
Albert Johnston Gardner
A leader in the professional activities of Orleans, Nebraska, is Dr. Albert Johnston Gardner who was born at Brookfield, Missouri, April 28, 1873. His father, Johnston C. Gardner, who was born at Rimersburg, Pennsylvania, March 25, 1843, is now retired; he was a soldier in the Civil War and fought in the battle of Gettysburg. He is still living and resides in Kansas City, His mother, Elizabeth Jane (Spivey), whose ancestry was Scotch, was born at Wheeling, West Virginia, April
20, 1850, and died at Quincy, Illinois, July 31, 1922. She was descended from General Winfield Scott.
Dr. Gardner was graduated from an academy at Brookfield, was a student at Washington University where he received the M. D. degree in 1901, and attended the University of Michigan, 1887-88. He is a member of the medical fraternity Nu Sigma Nu. From 1901 to 1905 he served as medical examiner for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad at St. Joseph, Missouri, Alliance and Wymore, Nebraska, and since 1905 has been engaged in the private practice of medicine at Orleans, Nebraska.
He was married to Nell Gertrude Fort at Red Cloud, Nebraska, June 24, 1905. Mrs. Gardner, whose parents were Scotch and Irish, was born at Brownsville, Nebraska, April 24, 1882. They have one son, Albert Fort, born January 28, 1911, who is a student at the University of Nebraska.
Dr. Gardner was delegate to the Republican National convention held in 1922 and 1916. He is a member of the county, state, district, and national medical associations, is chairman of the county chapter of the Red Cross, and is past president of the Orleans Rotary Club which he helped organize. He is a 32nd degree Mason and Shrine member, is affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church of Orleans, and holds membership in the Nebraskana Society. His favorite sport is tennis.
During the World War Dr. Gardner served as captain in the Medical Reserve Corps of the United States Army and prior to that had been active in the National Guard of Missouri for five years. He has been a resident of Nebraska for the past 30 years and is licensed to practice medicine in Missouri, Indiana, and Nebraska. Residence: Orleans.
Anna Monroe Gardner
Anna Monroe Gardner was born at Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska, August 6, 1874, the daughter of E. D. and Annie (Monroe) Johnson. Her father, who was a real estate man and hotel keeper, was born of English parents at Farmington, Maine, February 23, 1839, and died at Lexington, March 6, 1907. Her mother, who is of Scotch descent, was born at Pictou, Nova Scotia, May 10, 1849.
Mrs. Gardner received her early education in public schools and boarding school, and later attended business college. She holds membership in the Red Cross; the Nebraskana Society; and the Eastern Star. She is affiliated with Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at Lincoln, Nebraska. She is a member of the Democratic Party.
Her marriage to Fred Gardner was solemnized at Lincoln, January 1, 1896. Mr. Gardner, who was born at London, England, February 4, 1863, is a jeweler. Four children were born to them: Kenneth, born March 14, 1897, who died July 14, 1897; Walter, born May 16, 1898, who married Florence Graves; Fred, born September 4, 1904, who married Henrietta Claussen; and Louise, born April 21, 1907, who married Russel Doty, Walter is in business with his father; Fred is in business in Omaha.
During the World War Walter Gardner served in the United State Army in France for one year. He is now first lieutenant in the Officers Reserve Corps, and is a member of the American Legion. Fred Gardner, Jr., is second lieutenant in the Officers Reserve Corps. Residence: Lincoln.
Walter Johnson Gardner
Walter J. Gardner was born at Lincoln, Nebraska, May 16, 1898, and has lived there all his life. His father, Fred Gardner, who was born at London, England, February 4, 1864, is a jeweler. Anna Monroe (Johnson) Gardner, his mother, was born at Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska, August 6, 1878. She was active in Red Cross work during the World War.
Mr. Gardner was graduated from the Lincoln High School in 1917, and later was a student at the University of Nebraska, where he was elected to membership in Alpha Tau Omega. He has been in the retail jewelry business since 1919, and is now a partner in the firm Fred Gardner & Son, Jewelers.
He was united in marriage with Florence Lillian Graves at Lincoln, February 4, 1921. Mrs. Gardner, who was born at Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska, January 16, 1900. They have two children: Sidney Ann, born November 13, 1921; and Walter J., Jr., born April 22, 1924.
During the World War Mr. Gardner served as sergeant, 108th Ammunition Train, 58th Field Artillery Brigade, 33rd Division. He is now first lieutenant of the 341st Field Artillery, United States Army Reserve Corps; is past president of the local chapter of the Reserve Officers Association; is a member of the Lincoln Junior Chamber of Commerce; and is affiliated with Westminster Presbyterian Church of Lincoln. He also holds membership in the Nebraskana Society and the Masons, (Consistory, Shrine). Residence: Lincoln.
William Henry Gardner
William Henry Gardner, educator and school executive, was born at Lee Center, Illinois, July 19, 1855, the son of Joseph and Hannah Maria (Shaw) Gardner. His father, who was born at Hornby, Steuben County, New York, July 9, 1823, and died at Del Norte, Rio Grande County, Colorado, July 2, 1894, was a public official for many years, serving on the board of education, and as justice of the peace and police judge. He was descended from James Sweet Gardner and Malinda Hammond Gardner, of New England.
His mother, who was born at Lewiston, New York, August 17, 1829, and died at Del Norte, January 17, 1878, was a teacher. She was the daughter of William and Sarah Aldrich Shaw.
Mr. Gardner's elementary education was received in the public schools of Ashton, Illinois. Later he attended Rock River Seminary, at Mount Morris, Illinois, for two years, and received the A. B. degree at Nebraska Wesleyan University, in 1910. His A. M. degree was awarded by the University of Nebraska, in 1911. From 1896 to 1898, he was editor of the University Place Gazette. For thirty-seven years he has taken part in the educational activities of Nebraska, holding the following positions: superintendent of city schools at Pawnee City, Tecumseh, Auburn, Wymore, Nebraska City, and Fremont; principal of the junior normal school at North Platte for two terms; head of the consolidated Smith-Hughes Schools at Virginia, for three years; and county superintendent of schools in Lancaster County for three terms.
On July 3, 1878, he was married to Elizabeth Nesbitt at Hanover, Jo Davies County, Illinois. Mrs. Gardner was born at Hanover, June 5, 1858, the daughter of John and Jane (Moffett) Nesbitt. Her ancestry is Scotch-Irish. Five children were born to them, four of whom are living. Gertrude H., born May 14, 1879, who married Albert Nelson Dafoe, is a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University and the University of Nebraska, and was a teacher in the Kearney Normal School, at Kearney, Nebraska, fourteen years. Mary E., born April 19, 1882, who married James F. Powell, is a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan and the University of Nebraska, and was a high school instructor for six years. John M., born May 1, 1886, who married Allie Furlong, is an architect at Denver, Charles H., born November 13, 1888, who married Anna Madden, is a civil engineer; he was a lieutenant in France, in the World War. Erma J., was born May 8, 1892, and died on January 4, 1893.
Mr. Gardner is a member of the National Educational Association, the Nebraska State Educational Association, the Nebraska State Historical Society and the Nebras-
kana Society. He is a Mason, Knight Templar, and a member of the Y. M. C. A. and a life member of the American Bible Society. He is affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church. Residence: Tecumseh.
Merlin Robert Garey
Born at Beaver City, Nebraska, January 17, 1900, Merlin Robert Garey is the son of Harry B. and Lena (Wittenbach) Garey. His father, who is a leading farmer near Beaver City and is prominent in community affairs there, was born in Pennsylvania, July 23, 1876. His mother, who is particularly interested in church work, was born in West Virginia, July 5, 1879; her father, who was born in Germany, served in the Prussian Army, and her mother was a native of Switzerland.
Mr. Garey attended a rural school and in 1918 was graduated from the Beaver City High School. He attended the University of Nebraska where he was graduated with the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1922; he was elected to membership in Alpha Kappa Psi. He served as a bank clerk at Beaver City, 1918, was connected with the Wilsonville State Bank, 1922-29, and since 1929 has been cashier and manager of the Farmers & Merchants Bank at Edison, Nebraska.
On June 30, 1925, his marriage to Cora Viola Johnson occurred at Wilsonville; she was born of Irish ancestry at Wilsonville, March 17, 1902. Their two children are: Neal Robert, born June 2, 1926; and Marjory Ann, born June 1, 1930.
Mr. Garey is secretary-treasurer of the Edison Commercial Club, is affiliated with the Church of Christ at Edison, and holds membership in the Nebraskana Society and the Masonic Lodge. He is interested in gardening and football. Residence: Edison.
John Dunmire Garmire
Born at Mount Vernon, Ohio, January 18, 1861, John D. Garmire has long been one of the most influential residents of Thayer County. He is the son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Dunmire) Garmire, both natives of Ohio. Daniel Garmire, whose German ancestors settled in Maryland about four generations ago, was born at Benton, Ohio, June 12, 1823, and was a farmer and stockraiser. He died at Benton, January 29, 1901. His wife Elizabeth, was born at Cadiz Junction, Harrison County, Ohio, December 21, 1828, and died at Benton, March 25, 1895. She was of Pennsylvania Dutch descent.
John D. Garmire attended district school at Benton, Ohio, and Normal School at Millersburg. He taught for four years in Ohio, and coming west engaged in the lumber and hardware business. He is an extensive landowner, and at the present time is an independent adjuster of all types of losses except life insurance.
On May 14, 1883, he was united in marriage to Rosa Barbara Kleppinger at Walnut, Iowa. Mrs. Garmire, who was born at Machunk, Pennsylvania, May 14, 1863, is of Pennsylvania Dutch extraction. There are four daughters: Iva M., born July 23, 1884, who married Roy R. Lockwood; Beatrice E., born December 1, 1888, who married Charles S. Hoyt; Bernice V., born December 1, 1888, who married Dr. Milton J. Powell; and Delma M., born November 6, 1892, who married Charles T. Wilson.
Mr. Garmire is a Democrat. His fraternal organizations include the Elks (No. 1203), Modern Woodmen of America (No. 578), the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias (both lodges have surrendered their charters). He is a member of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, the Red Cross and the Nebraskana Society. Residence: Hebron.
Charles Walter Garrison
Charles W. Garrison was born near Union, Cass County, Nebraska, on the same farm that he occupies today. His father, George Washington Garrison, who was a farmer, was born at Clayton, Indiana, June 10, 1835, and died at Union, April 29, 1914.
His mother, Amelia Ann (Newton) Garrison, of Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry, was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1836, and died at Union, July 25, 1894.
Mr. Garrison resides on a farm which has been conceded by many to be the most beautiful country home in the state. It is located on the land where his father farmed for many years. On the high land overlooking the Missouri river, it includes an architecturally perfect house with a landscaped garden, and shrubs and flowers of almost every kind.
As a boy he worked on the farm and attended country school, later graduating from the Union High School. On December 30, 1896, he was married to Emma Frances Sans, at Rock Bluffs, Nebraska. Mrs. Garrison, who was born at Rock Bluffs, August 23, 1878, is of German and French descent. Her grandfather was a direct descendant of John Hardin. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Garrison, five of whom are living. They are: Ruth, Born September 14, 1897, who married Paul HanIcy; Beulah, born September 14, 1897, who died February 29, 1910; Virgie Dee, born April 21, 1900, who died February 29, 1925, and was married to Glenn Todd; Flora A., born June 11, 1901, who married Arnold Fahrlander; Clifton K., born November 25, 1903, who married Margaret Swan; George A., born October 16, 1907; and Margaret A., born July 22, 1909, who married John G. Howard. Four of the children are high school graduates; one daughter attended the University of Nebraska; another studied business; and u third took a teacher's course at the Peru Slate Teachers' College. George is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Agriculture. Both sons are Masons.
Mr. Garrison, whose farming is diversified, is a strong believer in county agent work, and has co-operated with the Cass County Agent in several activities. In 1928 he was appointed one of the Master Farmers of Nebraska and was awarded a gold medal in recognition of this honor. A resident of Nebraska for his entire life, he has been prominent in his community in civic and county affairs.
He is a member of the Master Farmers' Club; the Farm Bureau; the Farmers' Union; the Red Cross; and the Nebraska Society. He is affiliated with the Union Baptist Church. He is a Republican. Residence: Union.
Emma Frances Garrison
Emma Frances Garrison, wife of Charles Walter Garrison, was born at Rock Bluffs, Nebraska, August 23, 1878, of German and French extraction. One of her grandfathers was a direct descendant of John Hardin.
She attended public school and on December 30, 1896, was married to Charles Walter Garrison at Rock Bluffs. To them were born the following children: Ruth, September 14, 1897, who married Paul Hanley; Beulah, twin of Ruth, who died February 29, 1900; Virgie Dee, born April 21, 1900, who married Glen Todd, and who died February 29, 1925; Flora A., born June 11, 1901, who married Arnold Fahrlander; Clifton K., born November 25, 1903, who married Margaret Swan; George A., born October 16, 1907; and Margaret, born July 22, 1909.
Mrs. Garrison is extremely proud of her fine family. She is a member of the Union Baptist Church, the Red Cross and the Nebraskana Society. Residence: Union.
Francis Brown Garrison
Francis Brown Garrison was born at Missouri Valley, Iowa, September 11, 1896, the son of Edgar Soloman Garrison and Edith Mariam (Clouser) Garri-
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