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judge and surveyor, a Civil War soldier and a Nebraska pioneer. He died at Indianala (sic), Iowa, August 29, 1929. He was of Puritan ancestry, descended from early English settlers who came on the ship Mary and John in 1632.
Delia Sophia Jones was born in Dover, Vermont, April 9, 1845, and died at Indianola January 7, 1928. In her younger years she was a teacher. She descended of Welsh and English Puritan settlers.
George Clayton Hill attended elementary school. He has been in the retail and grain merchandising business for many years and is now special agent of the Union Central Life Insurance Company. He is a liberal Republican, a member of the First Congregational Church, the Red Cross, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Kiwanis Club. In the latter he has held many offices including, president, 1929-30, lieutenant governor of the Sixth Division, Nebraska-Iowa District, 1931. He was President also of the Southwest Nebraska Historical Society in 1929. For several years he has been a director of the Young Men's Christian Association. His hobby is reading.
He was married on June 12, 1894, to Ella Maud Beardslee at Indianola. Mrs. Hill was born at Jerseyville, Illinois, July 29, 1869, and died at Indianola, May 30, 1923. Her ancestry was English. They had one daughter, Dorothy, born March 14, 1898, who died May 11 of that year. Residence: McCook.
James R. Hill
James H. Hill, a pioneer farmer of Clay County, Nebraska, was born in Shelby County, Illinois, January 13, 1874, the son of William and Nancy K. (Haggard) Hill. His father, who was born in Shelby County in 1846, and died at Edgar, Nebraska, August 14, 1885, was also a farmer; his ancestry was English. During the Civil War he served in Company G, 53rd Illinois Infantry and marched with Sherman to the sea. When he was one year old Mr. Hill's parents came to Nebraska and settled in Clay County, homesteading near Edgar, and he has lived in Clay County ever since. His mother, whose ancestry was French, was born at Nashville, Tennessee, May 9, 1853, and died at Edgar, February 25, 1916.
Mr. Hill was united in marriage with Jane E. Mann at Sutton, Nebraska, February 6, 1901. Mrs. Hill, who is of German descent, was born at Sutton, Nebraska, October 31, 1879. Both Mr. and Mrs. Hill are active members of the Evangelical Church of Clay Center. His early recollections of the Indians is one of continual uneasiness. They have three children: Loren, born December 17, 1901, who married Pauline Addler of Hastings; Viola, born March 1, 1906, who married Raymond Burklund, of Verona; and Maurice, born January 23, 1908. Residence: Deweese.
Ralph Wright Hill
Born at Hebron, Nebraska, August 7, 1893, Ralph W. Hill is the son of William McCuin and Annabelle (Wright) Hill. His father, who was born at Hannibal, Missouri, December 1, 1861, has been in the furniture and undertaking business in Hebron, for many years. One of the thirty-five leading undertakers in the United States, he is past president of the National Funeral Directors Association. His ancestry is Irish.
Annahelle Wright, his wife, was born at Pontiac, Illinois, January 8, 1869. She is descended from Revolutionary stock, including Ephriam Fairbanks, who was a member of the Boston Tea Party. Active in church and club work for many years, Mrs. Hill is a charter member of Chapter A. E. of the P. E. O., and past matron of the Order of Eastern Star.
Ralph W. Hill was graduated from Hebron High School in 1912, and attended the University of Nebraska three years, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta.
In 1917, he organized a furniture and undertaking business at Oberlin, Kansas, operating it until 1927, when he disposed of the business and returned to Hebron. The following year be entered into business with his father.
On December 23, 1916, he was united in marriage to Bertha Irene Steele, at Oberlin. Mrs. Hill was born there on July 22, 1899, and is descended from Lieutenant Colonel Solomon Wells of Connecticut, a Revolutionary figure. Two children were born to them, a son who died at birth, November 7, 1923, and a daughter, Joy Belle born February 17, 1926.
Mr. Hill is a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Hebron. He is a Royal Arch Mason, Knight Templar, and member of the Shrine, affiliated with Isis Temple at Sauna. He also belongs to the Chamber of Commerce, the Kiwanis Club, the Hebron Country Club and the Red Cross, and in 1929 was elected member of the school board (1929-32). His favorite sport is golf. Residence: Hebron.
William M. Hill
William M. Hill, pioneer merchant of Thayer County Nebraska, has been prominent in civic affairs at Hebron for many years. He was born at Hannibal, Missouri, December 1, 1860, the son of Benjamin and Alice (Mannix) Hill. His father, who was also a merchant, was born in Ireland, and died at Hebron, June 14, 1908. His mother was born in Ireland.
Mr. Hill received his education in the schools of Hannibal. The owner of the Hill Furniture & Undertaking Establishment of Hebron forty years, until recent years he managed this organization; he is now retired from more active business life and has turned the management of the furniture store over to his son, Ralph W. Hill.
He is a member of the Hebron Chamber of Commerce, is affiliated with the Methodist Church of Hebron, is a Mason, and holds membership in the Nebraskana Society. His political affiliation is with the Republican party.
His marriage to Anna Belle Wright was solemnized at Hebron, November 27, 1887. They have four children: Nettie May, who married David Simms of Hastings, and who is a prominent lecturer, clubwoman, and artist; Ralph Wright, who is in business at Hebron; Ben James, who operates a store in Superior, and William John, who is engaged in the clothing business at Hebron. William married Ruth Wilmore, a lifetime resident of Hebron. Residence: Hebron.
Ethel Jane Hilton
Ethel Jane Hilton, assistant principal of Hastings Senior High School, was born at Blue Hill, Nebraska, daughter of Edgar and Alice Mary (Tyler) Hilton. Her father, who was born at Albia, Iowa, October 6, 1861 is engaged in business. Her mother was born at Pontypool, Monmouthshirc, England, December 16, 1867.
Miss Hilton was graduated from Blue Hill High School in 1907, received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska in 1911, and took post graduate work at the University of Colorado in 1929.
She has served as assistant principal at Culbertson, principal and superintendent at Hardy, principal at Red Cloud and assistant principal at Hastings.
She is a Democrat, a member of the P. E. O., the Royal Neighbors of America, the A. A. U. W. and the Nebraskana Society. Residence: Hastings.
Orlando Himebaugh, railroad station agent, was born at Hooper, Nebraska, December 27, 1866, and has lived there all his life. His father, Orlando Allen Himebaugh, a grain and lumber dealer, was born at Erie, Pennsylvania, October 5, 1825, and died at Hooper, October 2, 1902; he was of Pennsylvania Dutch descent. His mother,
Elsina (Canaga) Himebaugh, was born in Ohio, November 5, 1857, and died at Hooper, March 21, 1922.
Mr. Himebaugh attended the Fremont Normal College, at Fremont, Nebraska. He has been a member of the Hooper school board for 20 years and for the past 15 years has been president of the board. He holds membership in the Maccabees and the Knights of Pythias. He is a member of the Nebraskana Society.
He was married at St. Edwards, Boone County, Nebraska, May 27, 1891, to Julia Magdeline Warner. Mrs. Himebaugh was born at Winnebago Mission, Nebraska, April 27, 1869. Her grandfather, Rev. Hamilton, was a Presbyterian missionary. Her father, Rev. Joel Warner was a Presbyterian minister in Nebraska for 50 years. Six children were born to their marriage: Duke Orlando. born March 13, 1892, who married Lorene Poole; Roland Warner, born September 20, 1893, who married Hazel Goldberry; Gail Hamilton, born august 31, 1896, who married Will E. Rice; Genevieve Lorene, born June 23, 1898, who married Walter Strain; Jeanette, born May 7, 1904, who married Theodore Lovelady; and Wilma Julia born April 16, 1907. Duke Orlando is a commercial teacher in the high school at Casper, Wyoming. Roland Warner is a bookkeeper. Wilma is a graduate nurse. Residence: Hooper.
Minnie Grinstead Himes
Minnie Grinstead Himes, educator and distinguished stateswoman, was born at Summer Shade, Metcalfe County, Kentucky, May 19, 1868, daughter of George Rollans and Nancy Thomas (Wells) Grinstead. Her father, who was born at Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, February 5, 1837, is a farmer and has taken an interested part in community affairs, serving on the county board for many years and acting as elder in his church. He attributes his long life to total abstinence from drink and other bad habits. Early in the 17th century his ancestors came to America from East Grinstead, England, settling in Virginia where Philip Wade Grinstead, father of George, was born.
Her mother, who was born at Temple Hill, Barren County, Kentucky, March 25, 1844, and died at Humboldt, Nebraska, March 19, 1895, was a woman of energy and power in her home and community. Her father, William Wells, was born in Lexington, Kentucky.
Mrs. Himes attended the Lynchburg, Nebraska, country schools, the Dawson and Humboldt High Schools and was later a student at the Holton Normal School in Kansas. In 1901 she was graduated from Fremont Normal at Fremont, Nebraska, and in 1913 studied sociology and English at the University of Washington at Seattle. She received her A. B. degree from Cotner College in 1917. In 1918 she was awarded a master's degree in sociology and English at the University of Nebraska. From 1923-25 she was a student at George Washington University at Washington, D. C., and in 1924, studied through the extension department of Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore. She has lived at different periods for 30 years in Nebraska, and has been a teacher in country schools, principal of high schools and grade schools. At the present time she is saleswoman for the Lincoln Liberty Life Thrift Company of Lincoln, Nebraska. She is the author a thesis Influence of Mormons on Foreign Immigration into the United States.
As a Republican, Mrs. Himes was an unsuccessful candidate in the primaries of 1930 for nomination to United States Congress. She is the first woman in Nebraska, either Democrat or Republican, to file for that Office. Although defeated, she received one-half of the votes given the four candidates in Richardson County, and adjoining counties gave her an encouraging vote. Always a leader in civic and political affairs, she holds high principles as her standard. She believes that disobedience to moral and civic laws is the source of much civic trouble; and lack of thrift and the tendency to live beyond one's means is the cause of much financial trouble. She was married on January 11, 1892 to Jacob Harvey Himes, at Washington, D. C. Mr. Himes is in the government service, as pension inspector. Two children were born to their marriage, one of whom is living. Philip Grinstead, born July 2, 1905, died July 26, 1905; and Lois Floy, born August 19, 1906, married Henry Cameron Lucas of Omaha. She received her master's degree from the University of Nebraska in 1927, majoring in the same subjects and studying under the same instructors as her mother.
Mrs. Himes is a member of the Columbia chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, at Washington, D. C., the Lincoln and Humboldt Woman's Clubs, and is a former member of the Parent-Teachers' Association. She is state director of morality of the social morality department of the W. C. T. U.; and in 1903-04 was on the Y. W. C. A. board at Spokane, Washington. She is a member of the National Educational Association, and the Nebraskana Society. She is a member of Humboldt chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, the Royal Neighbors and the Woodmen Circle of Lincoln. She is affiliated with the Humboldt Christian Church.
Mrs. Himes is very fond of reading and walking. She believes that obedience to moral and civil laws will help to solve our social and economic problems, and that industry, common sense and systematic spending and saving will bring independence. Residence: Humboldt. (Photograph on Page 552).
Joseph B. Hines
Joseph B. Hines, postmaster of Wahoo, was born at Morse Bluff, Nebraska, March 6, 1883, son of Frank and Mary (Bures) Hines. Frank Hines, a farmer, was born at Korita, Czechoslovakia, August 15, 1850, and came to the United States in 1868. He died at Morse Bluff, on October 22, 1926. His wife, Mary, was born at Sedlice, Czechoslovakia, July 20, 1850, and resides at North Bend, Nebraska.
Educated in the public and high schools of Morse Bluff, Mr. Hines has engaged in various occupations. He was for some time a clerk in a drygoods store, and was a bookeeper for a hardware firm. He has also engaged in farming. A Republican, he was county assessor from 1912-16, county clerk 1917-February 16, 1922, at which time he was appointed postmaster at Wahoo, and is now serving his third term.
He married Lillian Ruzicka at Schuyler, Nebraska, October 3, 1905. Mrs. Hines was born at Linwood, Nebraska, June 26, 1887, of Czech descent. They have one daughter, Lillian. She was born January 3, 1907, and was, graduated from Wahoo High School. Later she received her B. S. degree from the University of Nebraska. She is now married to Dr. H. Gayle McMaster.
Mr. Hines was secretary of the local draft board during the World War, serving without pay, and was captain of the home Guards and supervisor of explosives for Saunders County. He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Red Cross and Salvation Army, the Chamber of Commerce, Masons and Shrine and the Knights of Pythias. His club is the Wahoo Golf Club. Residence: Wahoo.
Laurence Irwin Hines
Laurence Irwin Hines was born at Holstein, Nebraska, December 15, 1894, the son of Thomas Jefferson and Clara May (Powers) Hines. His father, a retired farmer, was born at Science Hill, Kentucky, April 1, 1871. His mother was born in Illinois, October 4, 1870.
Mr. Hines was graduated from the Hastings High School in 1913, and in 1918 was graduated with honors from the George Washington University where he received the degree, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He
was awarded a surgery prize in college and was elected membership in Omega Tau Sigma.
He served as a stenographer in departmental service of the United States Government from 1914 to 1918, as federal veterinary inspector in 1919, acted as Nebraska state veterinary inspector in 1922, and has been engaged in general practice of his profession since 1922. Dr. Hines is a member of the Nebraska State Veterinary Examining Board, and is prominent in many professional organizations.
He is a member of the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association, the Interstate Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Medical Reserve Corps. He is president of the Spencer Commercial Club, is chairman of the Board of Education at Spencer, Nebraska, of which he was formerly secretary, and holds membership in the Nebraskana Society. His favorite sports are hunting and fishing.
His marriage to Sadie Mildred Hargleroad occurred at Minden, Nebraska, June 11, 1922. Mrs. Hines was born at Holstein, Nebraska. Their children are: June Elaine, born July 27, 1923; and Ramona Sari, born September 26, 1925. Residence: Spencer.
Leon L. Hines
Leon L. Hines, lawyer, was born in Imperial, Nebraska, September 25, 1891, son of David G. and Cordelia C. (Smith) Hines.
His father, a lawyer, was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, November 1, 1860, and died at Benkelman, March 28, 1928. His mother was born at Tabor, Iowa, March 24, 1868, and is still living.
His preliminary education was received in the public schools of Haigler, Benkelman and McCook. Upon his graduation from McCook High School in 1908, Mr. Hines entered the University of Nebraska from which he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1915. He is a member of Kappa Sigma and Phi Delta Phi.
Since his admission to the bar in 1915 Mr. Hines has been in active practice, and from 1926 until 1930 served as county attorney of Dundy County, elected on the Democratic ticket.
His marriage to Keturah Ellen Sipe was solemnized at Bartley, Nebraska, on June 20, 1917. Mrs. Hines was born at Cambridge, Nebraska, February 17, 1894. They have one son, Leon Clifford, born June 10, 1922.
Mr. Hines is a member of the American and Southwestern Nebraska Bar Associations, the Lions Club, the Masons, and the Knights of Pythias. Residence: Benkelman.
Alice Hamlin Hinman
Alice Hamlin Hinman, educator and clubwoman, was born in Constantinople, Turkey, daughter of Cyrus and Mary Eliza (Tenney) Hamlin. Cyrus Hamlin, who was born at Waterford, Maine, January 5, 1811, was a missionary and educator, founder and president of Robert College at Constantinople, and later president of Middlebury College in Vermont. He was a writer and lecturer, of English ancestry. His father was a captain in the war of 1812 and his two grandfathers served in the Revolution.
Mary Eliza, wife of Cyrus Hamlin, was born at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, April 12, 1828, and died at Lexington, Massachusetts, March 5, 1905. She was a teacher and writer, and prior to her marriage was assistant editor of the National Era at Washington, D. C. She was of English ancestry.
Alice Hamlin received her education in the public schools of New Haven, Connecticut and Bangor, Maine. She attended high school in Middlebury, Vermont, and was graduated from Abbot Academy at Andover, Massachusetts in 1887.In 1893, she received her A. B. from Wellesley College, and in 1896, a Ph. D., from Cornell University. She was valedictorian of her class at Abbot Academy, a member of the Shakespeare Society at Wellesley and is a member of Sigma Xi. On July 21, 1897, she was married to Edgar Lenderson Hinman at Lexington, Massachusetts. They have one daughter, Eleanor, born December 9, 1899.
Miss Hamlin was a teacher in Abbot Academy three years, and a professor at Mt. Holyoke College 1896-97. During 1906 and 1927 she was instructor at the University of Nebraska; and during 1902-07, was a lecturer at the University. From 1928-32 she was a lecturer at the University of Nebraska School for Nurses.
During the World War she was a member of the Women's League of National Service, and was active in the establishment of a community kitchen, and was a speaker for food regulation, was goals, etc. A Congregationalist, she is affiliated with the First Plymouth Church. She is a member of the Young Women's Christian Association and has served as a member of the city board 1923-29, and the university advisory board 1903-31. She is a Republican in politics and a member of the League of Women Voters. In the latter she has served as chairman of the International Co-operation Department and as member of the state board.
Mrs. Hinman has been, active in the advancement of educational work, and during 1906-18 was a member of the board of education. She has been high school chairman and president of the board of that organization. Among her educational memberships are the American Psychological Association and the American Association of University Women. Her clubs include the Sorosis and the Fortnightly.
At the present time Mrs. Hinman is chairman of International Relations of the American Association of University Women, and has so served in the past. She is a charter member of the Missionary Federation, was its secretary four years, and at one time was its president for four years. From 1903-08 she was educational chairman for the Nebraska Federation of Women's Clubs, and from 1921-29 was secretary of the Near East Relief Association in Lincoln. Residence: Lincoln. (Photograph in Album).
Edgar Lenderson Hinman
On September 5, 1872, Edgar L. Hinman was born at Afton, Chenango County, New York. For the past thirty-five years he has lived in Nebraska and has been engaged in the educational life of his community since he moved to Lincoln. His father, William Henry Harrison Hinman, who was a farmer, was born at Coventry Chenango County, New York, March 8, 1840, and died at Coventry, February 12, 1902. His ancestors were Connecticut Yankees, descended from English settlers who came to America in 1650.
Mary Jane (Lenderson) Hinman, his mother, was born at Greene, Chenango County, New York. June 25, 1842. Her Dutch colonial ancestors settled in Schoharie County, New York, more than 200 years ago. She died at Afton, Chenango County, New York, December 15, 1904.
Professor Hinman attended a country school in Coventry until 1882, and then completed his high school course at Afton, 1889. He was awarded these degrees: A. B., 1892; and Ph. D., 1895; at Cornell University. He was president of the Classical Association at Cornell University; was president of the Philosophical Club, 1894-5; and was president of the Ethical Society, 1893-4.
He was teaching fellow at the University of California, 1895-6; and has been a member of the faculty at the University of Nebraska since 1896. He is now professor of logic and metaphysics, and is chairman of the department of philosophy and psychology at the University of Nebraska. He is the author of The Physics of
Idealism, 1904; and many articles in philosophical periodicals and in co-operative volumes; besides various book reviews.
He was married to Alice Julia Hamlin at Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, July 21, 1897. Mrs. Hinman was born at Constantinople, Turkey, December 20, 1870. Her ancestors were old New England settlers. She is active in various civic and social affairs in Lincoln. They have one daughter: Eleanor Hamlin, born December 9, 1899.
During the World War Professor Hinman was assigned to overseas service with the Young Men's Christian Association, but was requisitioned for other work at home. He taught war aims at the University of Nebraska. He is a member of the American Philosophical Association, and was president of the western division of this organization, 1915-16. He has held membership in the Nebraska Academy of Science, American Association for the Advancement of the Science, the American Institute of Archaeology, and the Nebraskana Society. He is a member of First Plymouth Congregational Church at Lincoln. Residence: Lincoln.
Alonzo Otis Hinson
Active in ministerial. work for many years, Alonzo Otis Hinson has resided in Nebraska continuously since 1884. He was born in Filmore County, December 4. 1872, son of Newton and Sarah Alice (McLaughlin) Hinson. Newton Hinson, who was born in Allamance County, North Carolina, March 15, 1847, was the son of Joseph G. Hinson. He was a school teacher, a local and itinerant preacher, and served three years in the Civil War with Company D., 70th Indiana Infantry. He died at Holdrege, Nebraska, September 11, 1927. Sarah, his wife, was born in Virginia, August 11, 1851, and now resides at Kearney, Nebraska. Her family came to America with a group of colonists and settled at St. Mary's, Maryland, in 1637, under a grant made to Lord Baltimore.
Mr. Hinson was graduated from the Beaver City, Nebraska, High School in 1892, and was awarded a Bachelor of Letters degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1896, and a Doctor of Divinity degree in 1918. He was valedictorian of his high school and college classes and a member of Everett Fraternity at Wesleyan. His honors include Phi Beta Kappa. During the years 1893 to 1896 inclusive he was a member of the baseball team at Nebraska Wesleyan.
A country school teacher during 1890-91, he served as principal at Hendley, Nebraska, 1896-97, and superintendent 1897-1901. From 1901 to 1903 he was superintendent of the Beaver City High School. In June, 1903, he entered the Methodist Episcopal ministry, and held the following pastorates: Daykin 1903-05; Chester, 1905-08; Dewitt 1908-1909; Syracuse 1909-14; Holdrege 1914-19. From 1919-22 he was district superintendent of the Beatrice District of the Methodist Church, and was pastor at Norfolk from 1921-27. Since September 1927 he has been superintendent of the Beatrice district.
During the World War Mr. Hinson served as a war loan speaker, etc. He served as a member of the Welfare Board at Norfolk six years, and as chaplain of the Norfolk Lions Club the same length of time. His fraternal organizations include the Masons, Odd Fellows and Modern Woodmen of America. He is a member also of the Y. M. C. A. His sports are hunting, fishing and golf, and his indoor recreation is reading. Residence: Lincoln.
Anthony Hirschman, mayor of Hartington, was born in Maustin, Juno County, Wisconsin, May 12, 1864, and has been a resident of Nebraska for fifty-nine years. He is the son of Franz and Thekla (Tawit) Hirschman, both of whom were born in Austria. His father was a farmer and carpenter, who settled in Nebraska in early days.
He died at Hartington in December 1896. His wife survived him until January 6, 1900.
Mr. Hirschman attended public school until 1884 and on May 14, 1889, was united in marriage to Anna Catherine Dreeson at Hartington. Mrs. Hirschman was born at Madison, Wisconsin, December 28, 1867, and to them were born six children, five of whom are living. Clara Thekla, born June 28, 1890, died February 19, 1892; Irene born May 20, 1893, is a housekeeper; Leo H., born September 14, 1896, married Ida Irvin and is a practicing lawyer; Roman E., born February 25, 1902, married Harriett Adamiski and is in the drug business; Ivo J., born March 15, 1004, is an auto mechanic and Lucilla, born May 5, 1907, is a hairdresser.
A Democrat, Mr. Hirschman is serving as mayor, as stated above, and has held many civic and public offices. He is secretary of the Cedar County Fair Association and has held all offices in the Chamber of Commerce member of the Eagles and the Sons of Herman, he is a member also of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, of Hartington, the Catholic Knights of America, of which he is secretary, the F. of E. of which he is also secretary, and is treasurer of the Sons of Herman. He was county chairman of the Knights of Columbus War Drive and sold bonds in the Victory Loan drive. His club is the Hartington Golf Club. His hobby is cards and his favorite sport is golf. Residence: Hartington.
Charles Daniel Hitch
Charles D. Hitch, lawyer, was born at Peoria, Illinois, December 10, 1898, the son of Charles Wesley and Catherine (Sherry) Hitch. His father, who was a printer, was born at Evansville, Indiana, and died February 8, 1931 at Peoria, Illinois. His ancestry is English. His mother, whose ancestry was Irish, was born at Peoria, and died there June 16, 1909.
Mr. Hitch attended parochial school and later was graduated from the Manual Training School at Peoria. He later was a student at Bradley Polytechnic Institute at Peoria, and Creighton University at Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. During his high school days he was captain of the track team, and at Creighton was elected to Delta Theta Phi.
Now attorney for the Omaha National Company, he has been engaged in the law practice since 1923, and has lived in Nebraska for the past 16 years.
On July 19, 1921 he was married at Omaha, to Helen May Travis. Mrs. Hitch was born at Sidney, Iowa, April 28, 1903. They have two children: Charles Travis, born December 28, 1925; and Thomas Sherry born March 3, 1928.
Mr. Hitch was a private during the World War. He is a member of the American Legion; the Omaha Chamber of Commerce; the Parent-Teachers' Association; and the Knights of Columbus. He is affiliated with the Blessed Sacrament Church. His sport is golf, and his hobby is reading. He is a Democrat. Residence: Omaha.
Gilbert Monell Hitchcock
Gilbert M. Hitchcock, newspaper publisher, and public figure for the past thirty years, was born at Omaha, Nebraska, September 18, 1859. His father, Phineas W. Hitchcock, was prominent in the political life of Nebraska, and served as United States senator from 1871-77. His mother was Annie Monell.
After public school study both in the United States and in Germany, Mr. Hitchcock attended the law school of the University of Michigan, where he received his LL. B. in 1881. He was married to Jessie Crounse, of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, who died in May, 1925. His second marriage was to Martha Harris, at Memphis, Tennessee, on June 1, 1927.
Upon his admission to the bar in 1881, Mr. Hitchcock returned to Omaha and entered the practice of law, con-
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