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of Welch and English descent, was born near Bradford, Pennsylvania, March 23, 1856, and came to Nebraska in 1888 and settled at Cozad making his home here since. His mother, Mary Bennison, died at Cozad, Nebraska, in 1895.
Mr. Hughes attended public school at Cozad and then took a course in pharmacy in Fremont College. He has been in business for himself since he was twenty-one, and is numbered among the most prominent in the business world of his community. He is a Mason, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Nebraskana Society. His favorite sport is golf, and his chief indoor recreation is reading.
On July 9, 1912, he was married to Darlene Beulah Miller at Kearney. Mrs. Hughes, who is an instructor in piano, was born at Lexington, May 11, 1891. There are three children, Rae Arlene, born July 30, 1913; Mary Elizabeth, born October 31, 1914; and Duane Elbert, born June 26, 1917. Residence: Cozad.
Gerhard Hulsehus was born at El Paso, Woodford County, Illinois, April 1, 1872, the son of Berend and Rixte (Tarman) Hulsebus. His father, who was a farmer, was born at Steinfeld, Germany, June 7, 1847, and died at Defiance, Shelby County, Iowa, March 16, 1921; his family has lived in Germany for many generations. Rixte Tarman was born in Germany and died at Defiance, in 1918.
Mr. Hulsehus was graduated from Highland Park College at Des Moines, Iowa, in 1895, with the degree of Bachelor of Didactics. He received the Ph. B. degree at Western Union College, Le Mars, Iowa, and now is superintendent of the Hastings District of the Nebraska Conference of the Evangelical Church. He is the author of Seven Days With Jesus, The Pathos Portrait of Jesus Christ, and articles appearing in the Evangelical Messenger.
Mr. Hulsebus is chairman of the Hastings District Ministerial Association, is secretary of the board of trustees of Western Union College, and holds membership in the Nebraskana Society. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias, and has been district superintendent of the Nebraska Conference of the Evangelical Church since 1925. His hobby is reading.
He was married to Estella Florence Koenig, at LeMars, November 26, 1902. Mrs. Hulsebus, who is of German and English descent, was born at Le Mars, December 17, 1876. They have three children: Lowell Bernard, born June 20, 1906, who married Betty Clare Hedglin, and who is a teacher; Lois Cleone, born November 18, 1911; and Alice Estella, born February 25, 1915.
Mr. Hulsebus was pastor of various churches in Iowa and Nebraska prior to 1925; from 1904 to 1915, he was pastor of the Evangelical Church in San Francisco. In his position as district superintendent, he has 25 churches under his direction. Residence: Hastings.
John Albert Hultine
John Albert Hultine was born at Saronville, Nebraska, January 2, 1877, the son of pioneer parents, John and Emma Justine (Nelson) Hultine. His father, who was born in Sweden, January 14, 1840, and died at Saronville, January 3, 1892, was a farmer and pioneer homesteader in Clay County, Nebraska. Locating at Galesburg, Illinois, where he was married in 1869, Mr. Hultine's father first came West in the employ of the Burlington Railroad Company, helping to construct railroads as far west as Harvard. He came to America in 1868. His mother, who is still living on the farm which she settled with her husband, was born in Sweden, June 1, 1844.
Mr. Hultine attended country school and in 1897 was a student at Lincoln State Normal School, Lincoln, Nebraska. He is a farmer and stockman, and together with his sons shows and sells registered Shorthorn and Polled Shorthorn cattle. Mr. Hultine has shown with marked success his Polled Shorthorn cattle in all cornbelt state fairs since 1911 and has won nine international grand championship prizes at the International Stock Show at Chicago. He has exported his cattle to Australia and Argentina. He is president of the Nebraska Shorthorn Breeders Society, and is a director of the Polled Shorthorn Society of America. He is a deacon in the Lutheran Evangelical Church of Saronville. His politics are Democratic.
On March 27, 1901, he was united in marriage with Hulda Charlotte England at Eldorado, Nebraska. Mrs. Hultine was born at Eldorado, October 4, 1881, of Swedish parentage. Their children are: Lloyd, born December 31, 1901, who married Judith Forsell at Clay Center, Nebraska, March 14, 1923; and Cleo, born April 14, 1905, who is at home. Residence: Saronville.
Frank Hummel was born at Bloom Township, Fairfield County, Ohio, April 17, 1860, son of David and Leah (Zaayer) Hnmmel.
His father, a native of Pennsylvania, was a farmer of Pennsylvania Dutch descent, whose death occurred at Sullivan, Indiana, in April, 1880. His mother was also born in Pennsylvania, and died at Sullivan in 1870.
Mr. Hummel attended country school in Indiana and 48 years ago came to Nebraska, settling in Sheridan County where he homesteaded. He was married on December 27, 1897, to Grace McCoy at O'Neill. Her father, Patrick McCoy, came to Holt County in October, 1875, where he homesteaded. Her mother, Mary Ann (McCrory) McCoy, came to Nebraska in April, 1876, with her family.
Mr. Hummel has five children, Ted L., born November 3, 1897, married Edna Galton; Mary, born April 1, 1900, married Karl Ledtyke; Claire, born February 24, 1903; Jim, born October 4, 1905; and Robert, born July 26, 1910. Ted is the editor of the Algonac Courier at Algonac, Michigan and is a member of the American Legion. Robert is associated with his brother on the Courier. Mary is a registered nurse and a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital at Omaha.
In his earlier years, Mr. Hummel was in the livery business at Gordon. At the present time he is working in the carpentry department of Sherwood and Walrath Lumber Company. He is a Mason. His political affiliation is with the Democratic party. Residence: Gordon.
Grace McCoy Hummel
Grace McCoy Hummel, wife of Frank Hummel, was born in Fond du Lae, Wisconsin, October 9, 1870, the daughter of Patrick and Mary Ann (McCrory) McCoy.
Before her marriage on December 27, 1897, she was a teacher. She is the heroine of the blizzard of 1888, which occurred on January 12, of that year, and is well known throughout the state for her courage in saving the lives of her eight pupils in Holt County. Mrs. Hummel kept the children in the schoolhouse, using the seats and furniture for fuel, while the fierce storm raged outside.
Remaining in the school all night, the inadequate fuel became exhausted and Mrs. Hummel, who was then only 16 years of age, realized the necessity of keeping the children's blood circulating. She instructed them to keep moving. It was not until the next morning, when the frenzy of the storm had abated, that she started out with her little brood to seek shelter and warmth. Mrs. Hummel's heroism remains as one of the most courageous experiences in the annals of teaching in Nebraska.
There are five children, Ted., born November 3, 1897, who married Edna Golton; Mary, born April 4, 1900, who married Karl Ledtyke; Claire, born February 24,
1903; Jim, born October 4, 1905; and Robert, born July 26, 1910. Ted is the editor of the Algonac Courier at Algonac, Michigan. Robert is associated with his brother on the Courier. Mary is a registered nurse and a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital at Omaha.
At the present time Mrs. Hummel is librarian of the Gordon Library, and is the author of Early History of O'Neill, and History of Gordon, besides various other historical articles. She is a member of the Woman's Relief Corps and she and her children are members of St. Leo's Catholic Church. Residence: Gordon. (Photograph in Album).
Ray Orvin Hummel
Ray Orvin Humniel, prominent physician and surgeon at Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, was born at Humboldt, Richardson County, Nebraska, March 12, 1880, the son of Christian L. and Josephine (Beringcr) Hummel. His father, who has been a banker and farmer and is now retired, was born at Allentown, Pennsylvania, December 6, 1852; he is of German descent. His mother was born at Menominee Falls, Wisconsin, July 17, 1856.
Mr. Hummel was graduated from the high school at Humboldt, in 1896, received his B. S. degree at the University of Nebraska in 1902, and was awarded his M. D. degree at Northwestern University Medical School in 1905. He was elected to membership in Delta Upsilon and Alpha Kappa Kappa. He has been engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery at Lincoln since his admission to the profession in 1905.
He is a member of the following: Lancaster County Medical Association; Nebraska State Medical Society; American Medical Association; The Nebraskana Society; and the National Geographic Society. His social club is the Lincoln University Club. He is a Mason, 32nd degree, Blue Lodge, and Shriner.
He was married at Lincoln, August 6, 1908, to Charlotte Eugenia Hulhorst. Mrs. Hummel, who is a talented musician, was born at Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska, March 17, 1882; she is of German ancestry. Two children were born to them: Ray Orvin, Jr., born October 22, 1909; and Paul Adrian, born March 14, 1911. Ray is now doing graduate work at the University of Nebraska in history, while Paul is a senior in the fine arts college.
Dr. Hummel is a Republican. He is a member of St. Paul's Church. Residence: Lincoln.
Arthur G. Humphrey
Arthur G. Humphrey, lawyer and former county judge and county attorney of Hooker County, was born at Drakesville, Iowa, May 10, 1880, son of Alfred H. and Charlotte (Runkle) Humphrey. His ancestry is English.
Upon the completion of his public school education, Mr. Humphrey attended Southern Iowa Normal School, and Des Moines University. He has the degree of Bachelor of Didactics and Bachelor of Laws.
On October 30, 1910, he was married to Clara C. Jeffords at Broken Bow, Nebraska. She was born there on November 28, 1884. There are three children, Carl G., born May 24, 1912; Phyllis Jean, born April 22, 1916; and Jack Alfred, born January 22, 1920.
Mr. Humphrey is a Republican. He is in active practice as a lawyer, and is an extensive land owner. He is a member of the Masons at Mullen where he has resided since 1905. Residence: Mullen.
Augustin Reed Humphrey
Augustin Reed Humphrey, lawyer and prominent figure in public affairs for many years, was born near Madison, Indiana, February 18, 1858, son of Augusti Reed and Hannah (Hicks) Humphrey.
His father was born near Frankfort. Kentucky, August 12, 1816, and died near Drakesville, Iowa, August 31, 1904. He was a farmer, whose English forebears came to America about 1750. His wife, Hannah, was born in England, March 20, 1824, and died near Drakeville, September 6, 1904. She was always an active worker in Sunday School.
Mr. Humphrey attended the common schools of Iowa and Southern Iowa Normal College, from which he was graduated on June 22, 1881. On June 4, 1882, he received his degree of Bachelor of Laws from lowa State University. Since the last mentioned date he has been active in the practice of law. Since July, 1884, he has had a law office at Broken Bow.
From 1891 until 1895, Mr. Humphrey was commissioner of lands and buildings of Nebraska, and from 1906 until 1910 served as county judge of Custer County. He was mayor of Broken Bow 1916-1917, and a member of 67th congress of the sixth congressional district of Nebraska. From 1898 until 1914, he was president of the Broken Bow board of education.
His marriage to Nellie Nightingale was solemnized at Bloomfield, Iowa, June 28, 1883. Mrs. Humphrey was born near Drakesville, Iowa, November 11, 1860, and died at Broken Bow, May 30, 1914. She was a teacher, and was descended from early New England settlers from around Rhode Island. There are three children, Paul N., born November 30, 1885, who is a lawyer at Pawhuska, Oklahoma; Donald R., born June 28, 1894, who is an insurance agent at Fort Collins, Colorado; and Fred A., born March 17, 1896, who is a physician at Fort Collins, Colorado. All are Republicans.
Mr. Humphrey is not a member of any church, but attends several. He is a member of the Custer County and Nebraska State Bar Associations, the Red Cross, the Broken Bow Public Service Club, the Nebraska State Historical Society, the Young Men's Christian Association, and the Masons. He is a member of a whist club, and although too old for active sports, enjoys walking from two to five miles a day. His real hobby, however, is working in his garden and raising flowers. Residence: Broken Bow.
Clara C. Humphrey
Clara C. humphrey, daughter of Charles H. and Mary Elizabeth (Price) Jefferde, was born at Broken Bow, Nebraska, November 27, 1884.
Her father was born in Beverly, Ohio, February 27, 1858, and is now a retired farmer of English descent. His wife, Mary, was born in Harrisburg, Ohio, February 26, 1859, and is principally of Scotch ancestry.
Clara C. Jefferde was graduated from high school at Broken Bow, Nebraska, and from 1907 until 1910 was teacher and postmistress at Mullen. She is a Republican, and in 1925 represented her district in the Nebraska Legislature.
She was married to A. G. Humphrey at Broken Bow, on October 30, 1910, and to them were born three children: Carl G., on May 24, 1912; Phyllis Jean, on April 2, 1915; and Jack Alfred, on January 15, 1920.
Mrs. Humphrey has been active in civic, fraternal and cultural organizations in her community for a number of years. She was chairman of liberty loan committee for Hooker County during the World War, is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, the Red Cross, and the Woman's Welfare Club of Mullen, the Eastern Star, the Nebraska State Native Sons and Daughters. Residence: Mullen.
Frank Charles Humphrey
The Reverend Frank Charles Humphrey, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Stapleton, was born at
Osceola, Nebraska, August 25, 1885, son of Louis Elliott and Comora Virginia (Kingsolver) Humphrey.
The father, born at Tipton, Iowa, September 27, 1860, came to Nebraska in 1868 with his parents. He is a clergyman and for the past thirty-five years has been a Presbyterian minister. His present pastorate is the First Presbyterin (sic) Church of Sutherland. On the father's side, Mr. Humphrey is English on the paternal side, related to the noble Holt family. On the maternal side he is Scotch. Four generations on the father's side of the family have been clergymen.
Comora Virginia Kingsolver was born in Sullivan County, Missouri, March 15, 1862. She is of Scotch and Irish descent. She has always been interested in women's club work and has always taught a class in Sunday School and been a choir singer.
Frank Charles Humphrey attended elementary school in Chicago until the sixth grade, and was graduated from grammer school at Farwell, Nebraska. He attended the Academy of Hastings College until 1904 and received the Bachelor of Arts degree from Hastings College in 1908. In 1911 he received his diploma from the McCormick Theological Seminary at Chicago. There during the years 1909 and 1910 he sang baritone in the male quartet.
Ordained at Kanopolis, Kansas, on May 29, 1912, Mr. Humphrey has served in the following pastorates, Kanopolis until April 1, 1913; Bern, Kansas, until October 1, 1916; Ong, Nebraska, until April 1, 1919; Mt. Nebo and Kill Creek, Kansas, until September 1, 1921; Belle Plaine, Kansas, until September 1, 1924; Cambridge, Kansas, until January 15, 1927; Sylvan Grove, Kansas, until April 1, 1930. Since April 1, the last mentioned date, Mr. Humphrey has been pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Stapleton.
A member of the Kearney Presbytery at the present time, Mr. Humphrey was a member of the Solomon Presbytery until April, 1913, and the Highland Presbytery until October 1, 1916. He held the stated clerk's position for one year in Highland Presbytery. He was moderator from April 1, 1921, until September, 1921, of the Osborne Presbytery. As a member of the Wichita Presbytery until September, 1927, he was commissioner to the General Assembly in May, 1926, at Baltimore, Maryland.
Mr. Humphrey was president of war work activities at Ong, Nebraska, at the beginning of the World War. He is a membeer (sic) of the Stapleton Commercial Club, and in October, 1931, was elected president of the Stapleton Parent-Teachers Association. He is Past Grand of the Odd Fellows at Stapleton. In 1912 he joined the Masonic order at Alton, Kansas, and is still an active member. Since 1925 he has been a member of the Scotish Rite Consistory No. 2 at Wichita.
Mr. Humphrey has played a great deal of golf and tennis and enjoys ice and roller skating. His real hobbies, however, are piano and vocal music. For a number of years in Kansas he was a Scout Master and at two different times had charge of a group of boys at Brown Memorial Camp at Abilene.
On November 27, 1912, Mr. Humphrey was married to Ruth Beatrice Donnelly at Kanopolis. Mrs. Humphrey was born at Woodbury, Pennsylvania, December 26, 1890. She is a teacher in the Sunday School class and the secretary of the Ladies Auxiliary, as well as a member of the Ladies Club. There are five children: Ella Virginia, born December 12, 1913, is a student at Hastings College; Ruth Inez, born January 23, 1915; Helen Marie, born December 13, 1917; James Rae, born July 20, 1923; and Jeanne Louis, born May 7, 1927. Inez is a flute player with five years experience. Inez and Helen play the piano and have studied since the age of seven years. Virginia was graduated from Baker High School of Stapleton, as valedictorian of her class, and was the winner of a music scholarship in piano at the conservatory of Hastings College in the fall of 1931. Residence: Stapleton.
Henry Albert Humrich
Henry Albert Humrich, farmer, was born in Pawnee City, Nebraska, December 26, 1883, son of John Wesley and Elizabeth (Clark) Humrich. The father was born in Illinois, June 20, 1854, and died at Pawnee City, July 2, 1931. He was a farmer. His wife, Elizabeth, was born at Planalp, Indiana, April 13, 1857. Her grandfather Jennings emigrated to the United States from England, while quite young.
Mr. Humrich attended public school and high school at Pawnee City and was graduated from business college at Pawnee City in 1904. He also attended Lincoln Business College at Lincoln in 1906.
From 1906 until 1914 Mr. Humrich was a bookkeeper for the Collins Ice Cream Company at Lincoln, Nebraska. From 1914 to 1918 he owned and operated a farm near Pawnee City, and since 1918 has operated his farm one and one-half miles northwest of Beaver City. He is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Red Cross, and the Nebraskana Society. He enjoys athletics, baseball and football. Mr. Humrich recalls that during the month of February, 1919, a blizzard of great intensity visited the country. The snow drifted and buried 500 sheep for nearly 48 hours, however the sheep were released with but minor loss.
On November 3, 1909, he was married to Gladys Georgia Warner at Beaver City. She was born at Hendley, Nebraska, February 21, 1890. Her parents were natives of New York State. Mrs. Humrich is a member of the Methodist Choir, the Ladies Aid, and is past president of Chapter BV, P. E. O. at Beaver City also W. W. W. Club. They have one son, Verne, born December 15, 1910. Residence: Beaver City.
Algie Clarence Hunkins
Algie Clarence Hunkins, who is a banker at Cushing, Nebraska, is a lifetime resident of this state. He was born in Seward County, Nebraska, October 3, 1884, the son of Clarence William and Susan (Haney) Hunkins. His father was a farmer until the age of 35 and then entered business at Cordova, Nebraska, where he served as postmaster for a number of years.
Mr. Hunkins attended Hastings Business College for a time, having previously been graduated from the Cordova High School. He is cashier of the Cushing Bank at this time, and holds membership in the Masonic Lodge and the Nebraskana Society. He likes to hunt.
He was married at Lincoln, Nebraska, December 16, 1917, to Rosa E. Deahn who was born at Lincoln, July 7, 1892. To them two children were born: Helen, October 31, 1918; and Audrey, April 8, 1921. Residence: Cushing.
Lloyd Emerson Hunkins
Lloyd Emerson Hunkins, superintendant of schools at Exeter, Nebraska, is a lifetime resident of this state. He was born at Stratton, Hitchcock County, Nebraska, October 17, 1898, the son of Frank Benjamin and Ida May Hunkins. His father, a farmer, was born at Waukeshaw, Wisconsin, October 3, 1857; his English ancestors came to this country in 1659. His mother was born at Bushnell, Illinois, September 10, 1868, of Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry.
Superintendent Hunkins attended a rural school in Hitchcock County until 1912, and in 1916, was graduated from the Stratton High School. He received the B. S. degree from the University of Nebraska, in 1923, and the A. M. degree in 1931. He was elected to membership in Phi Delta Kappa at the University of Nebraska. He has held the following positions in the professional world: rural school teacher in Hitchcock County for one year;
teacher in the Wolbach High School for one semester; mathematics teacher in the Exeter High School, 1923-6; and since 1926, superintendent of public schools at Exeter.
He is the author of Planning of Office Space in Small School Systems. Mr. Hunkins is a member of the Nebraska State Teachers Association, the Nebraska Schoolmasters' Club, and the Exeter Commercial Club. He was secretary-treasurer of the Superintendents and Principals Association, 1929-30, is affiliated with the Methodist Church, and holds membership in the American Legion. He is a Democrat.
His marriage to Jennie Pearl Cleveland was solemnized at Trenton, Nebraska, June 24, 1923. Mrs. Hunkins, whose ancestry is English and Irish, was born at Stratton, December 14, 1898. They have two children: Vaughn, born September 1, 1925; and Dvain, born May 18, 1930. Residence: Exeter.
Edward Leontine Hunt
Edward L. Hunt was born at Fairfield, Iowa, August 10, 1884, the son of Ebenezer Warren Hunt and Katie (Bessel) Hunt. His father, who was born in Erie County, New York, May 3, 1851, and died at Omaha, Nebraska, November 19, 1913, was a minister and a professor at the University of Nebraska. His ancestors were Saxon English settlers in America in early colonial days.
His mother, whose ancestry was English, was born in Oswego County, New York, June 1861, and died at Lincoln, Nebraska, June, 1888. As a young woman she was a school teacher.
Mr. Hunt was graduated from the public school in 1896. He has lived in Nebraska 43 years and has always been a farmer. He has been in the Republican county organization for the last ten years and in 1929-31 served as state representative from the fifth district of Nebraska. He has always been interested in promoting the welfare and progress of his community and state.
He is a member of the Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of Nebraska, and is secretary of the County Fair Association. He serves on the district school board and is a member of the Nebraskana Society. He is affiliated with the Methodist Church. Residence: Syracuse.
Frank Bradford Hunt
Frank Bradford Hunt, leading executive of Hastings, was born at Lenox, Iowa, December 15, 1874, and came to Nebraska about forty-eight years ago. He is the son of Clark Asberry and Frances (Wilcox) Hunt, both pioneer Nebraskans. Clark Asberry Hunt was born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, May 11, 1847, coming to Iowa as a young man, and to Nebraska about 1884. He was a farmer, whose death occurred at Lincoln, on March 10, 1930. His wife, who was a native of New York, was born May 9, 1850, and died at Burchard, Nebraska, November 10, 1923.
Educated in the public and high schools of Burchard, Mr. Hunt was secretary and manager of the Burchard Telephone Company from 1905-16. Prior thereto and from 1902 to 1905, he was a member of the hardware and implement firm of Hunt and Hutton at Burchard. He was engaged in the general merchandise business at Burchard, from 1905-16 as a member of the firm of Hunt and Milks. Removing to Wymore, in 1916, for the following three years he engaged in the automobile business there, leaving in 1919 to become partner and manager of the Hunt Motor Company at Hastings.
A Republican, Mr. Hunt served as a member of the board of county commissioners of Pawnee County from 1906-13. He is a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Hastings, and is a life member of the Nebraskana Society. He was united in marriage to Flora Ada Milks at Burchard, on July 3, 1899, and has two children, Marvel, born September 4, 1901, who married Alvin C. Edwards, and Dorothy, born May 31, 1905, who married Homer Hubbard. Mrs. Hunt was born at Picatonia, Illinois, December 2, 1877. Residence: Hastings.
Glenn Howard Hunt
Born at Wilsonville, Nebraska, September 29, 1893, Glenn Howard Hunt is the son of William Austin and Mary lola (McDonald) Hunt. His father was born in Ohio, September 22, 1866, and died at Wilsonville, December 24, 1902. A blacksmith and mechanic, he was of German and Scotch descent. His mother, a native of Wisconsin, was born September 30, 1872, and died at Hastings, July 26, 1930. She was of Scotch-Irish and German extraction and during the latter part of her life was active in the work of the Woman's Club.
Glenn Howard Hunt attended the Wilsonville public and high school, and was graduated from the latter in May, 1910. On June 6, 1914, he received his D. D. S. from the University of Nebraska, and has since been engaged in practice, except for two years after graduation when he taught at the University of Nebraska. His fraternity is Xi Psi Phi.
On June 1, 1916, Dr. Hunt was united in marriage to Edith May Randall at Kansas City, Missouri. Mrs. Hunt, who is of Scotch-Irish descent, was born at Lincoln, May 3, 1893. Dr. and Mrs. Hunt attend the Methodist Church.
During the World War period Dr. Hunt held the rank of first lieutenant in the Dental Reserve Corps, and at the present time is a captain in the Reserve Officers. He is a member of the national, state and district dental associations, the Red Cross and Salvation Army, the Chamber of Commerce and the Young Men's Christian Association. An Elk and a Mason, he is also a life member of the Nebraskana Society. He is fond of golf, and is a member of the Hastings Country Club. At the present time he is serving his sixth year as city councilman. He is a Republican. Residence: Hastings.
Loren Thomas Hunt
Loren Hunt was born at Atwood, Kansas, December 17, 1893, the son of James Edgar and Minnie (Moody) Hunt. His father, who was born at Raritan, Illinois, May 22, 1862, died at Friend, Nebraska, March 6, 1909. His mother was born at Taylorsville, Illinois, April 6, 1870.
Dr. Hunt was graduated from the Friend High School in 1911, and in 1915, received his D. D. S. degree at the University of Nebraska, where he was a member of Xi Psi Phi. He served as secretary of the Lincoln chapter of the latter organization. Entering the practice of dentistry at Lincoln, July 1, 1915, he has been there since that date.
He is a member of the District Dental Association; the Nebraska State Dental Association; the American Dental Association; the Cornhusker Study Club, the Lincoln Community Chest; the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce; the Red Cross; and the American Interprofessional Institute. His social club is the Lincoln University Club. He is a Republican. Residence: Lincoln.
Elga Van Camp Hunter
Elga Van Camp Hunter, a lifelong resident of Loretto, Nebraska, was born there, February 27, 1885, the daughter of G. V. and Laura E. (Whipple) Van Camp. Her father, who was born in Wisconsin, September 14, 1844, and died at Tilden, Nebraska, October 7, 1928, was a pioneer homesteader in Nebraska in 1872 and lived on the same farm in Boone County until his death. Her mother, whose ancestors were natives of New York, was born in Wisconsin, May 4, 1862, and died at Loretto, February 28, 1899.
Mrs. Hunter received her advanced education at
Doane College, Crete, Nebraska, where she was a student for two years. She is president of the Woman's Club of Loretto, is assistant postmistress there, and has been active in civic and educational affairs for many years. She is affiliated with the South Methodist Episcopal Church, serving as Sunday School superintendent, and was formerly president of the local Parent Teachers Association. Her hobby is reading.
Of her marriage to Irwin Hunter, who is a farmer, mechanic, and musician, three children were born: Irwin, November 6, 1908; Margaret E., March 27, 1910; and Robert David, June 6, 1918. Irwin is a master mechanic and is a graduate of the Lincoln Flying School. All the children are musically talented. Residence: Loretto.
Frank Le Roy Hunter
Frank LeRoy Hunter, general merchant, was born at Page, Nebraska, November 8, 1888, son of George Elmer and Eva Adeline (Farr) Hunter. The father, born at Victory, Wisconsin, August 9, 1862, was a merchant, farmer, and during the years 1880 until 1890 was constable. His ancestry is English and Scotch. His wife, Eva Adeline, was born in Schenectady, New York, September 30, 1860, and was the first school teacher in Page. Her ancestry is French and German.
Mr. Hunter attended public school, and was graduated from the commercial course at Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1909. During most of the time since he was 21, he has been a merchant and farmer. From 1924 until 1930 he was manager of the Farmers Union at Coleridge, and is now the owner and manager of the general merchandising business at Stuart.
On November 23, 1911, he was married to Olive Etta Wagers at Eugene. She was born at Page, Nebraska, October 15, 1888, and died at Lodi, California, November 7, 1918. There are two children of this marriage, Gordon, born November 25, 1913; and Glenn, born April 20, 1918. On January 5, 1920, Mr. Hunter was married to Tressa F. Townsend, and they have one child, Nondyce, born May 19, 1921.
Mr. Hunter has been a resident of Nebraska for 39 years. He is a member of the Methodist Church, the Lions Club and the Odd Fellows. He enjoys baseball and fishing. Residence: Stuart.
James Anderson Hunter
James Anderson Hunter, prominent Box Butte County ranchman, was born at Walshville, Illinois, September 17, 1862, son of Robert and Elizabeth (Anderson) Hunter. The father was born in Scotland, and died at Walshville, Illinois, in February, 1891. He was a farmer. The mother, also born at Scotland, died at Broken Bow, Nebraska, in 1900.
Mr. Hunter attended the public schools of Walshville, and afterward was a student at business college at St. Louis. On August 1, 1888, Mr. Hunter was married to Annie Sarah Harris at Farm Home, Nebraska. Mrs. Hunter was born at Petersburg, Illinois, December 24, 1868, and died on a ranch home near Hemingford, Nebraska, October 21, 1894. She was a teacher before her marriage. There were two children of this marriage, Robert Leroy, born August 29, 1889, who married Zillah Grace Stewart; and Grace Elizabeth, born May 21, 1891, who died April 22, 1892.
On June 29, 1897, Mr. Hunter was married to Nellie Harris in Dawes County, Nebraska. She was a sister of the first wife and was also a teacher. Twin boys, born of this marriage September 19, 1904, died at birth. A son, James Harris, born February 16, 1910, married Pauline Grace Pickerell. Robert is a ranchman, and James is part owner and manager of the Drake Hotel in Alliance.
For many years Mr. Hunter has been prominent in every activity in his community. For 25 years he has been retired. He is the owner of a ranch of more than 7000 acres on the Niobrara River, and is a part owner of the Drake Hotel of 70 rooms in Alliance, in addition to other property.
He is a Republican, a Methodist, and an Elk. Residence: Alliance.
Richard Charles Hunter
Richard C. Hunter, lawyer, legislator and judge, is the son of Jabez Richard Hunter, born in Catteraugus County, New York, August 1841. J. R. Hunter was in his earlier life the publisher of a daily Democratic newspaper in Milwaukee. While still a young man he came to Nebraska where he organized the Union Life Insurance Company, the first Life Insurance company in the state. He was of Scotch, Irish, Dutch and English descent. His death occurred at Omaha in February of 1919.
Sarah Frances Olmstcad, wife of J. R. Hunter, was a native of Potsdam, New York, born in 1848. She came west with her husband and was a pioneer Nebraskan. She was descended from English settlers in the vicinity of what is now New York, prior to the Revolution. She died in Omaha in March, 1921.
Richard C. Hunter attended the Omaha public schools and was graduated from Omaha High School in 1904. He received his A. B. from the University of Nebraska in 1909, and his LL. B. from Columbia University in 1911; and also attended Harvard University College of Law one year. A member of the Columbia debating team in 1911 he debated against Cornell University, and is a member of Delta Sigma Rho and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
Mr. Hunter has been engaged in the practice of law in Omaha for the past nineteen years. He is a Democrat, and served as member of the state legislature in 1915. During 1915-16 he was judge of the municipal court of Omaha. He was his party's nominee for attorney general in 1920 and for state railway commissioner in 1928.
He was married to Viletta G. Taylor at Lincoln, April 22, 1908. Mrs. Hunter, who was born at Eagle, Nebraska, September 12, 1888, is extremely active in civic club work in Omaha.
Mr. Hunter is a Protestant. He belongs to the Elks and to the Masonic lodge, is a member of the Nebraska State and Omaha-Douglas County Bar Associations. His favorite sports are golf and horseback riding. Residence: Omaha.
William Nuzum Hunter
William N. Hunter, editor, has lived in Nebraska for over 50 years. He was born at Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, November 22, 1867, the son of Elizabeth Peterman (Nuzum) and Charles Franklin Hunter. His father was a farmer whose ancestors came to America from Scotland, early in the hostory (sic) of the country. Quaker ancestors came to America with William Penn, and landed at Chester, Pennsylvania. He was an Indian Scout and from 1861, to 1866, was a government mail carrier in the Rocky Mountains. He was born in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, January 3, 1928, and died at Syracuse, Otoe County, Nebraska, February 16, 1897.
His mother, who was born in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, October 27, 1828, and died at Syracuse, October 17, 1919, was a clerk in Philadelphia, during her girlhood. Her ancestry was English and Irish.
Mr. Hunter attended the public schools of Iowa and Nebraska, and was later graduated from business college. He is the editor of the Syracuse Journal-Democrat. He was made clerk and treasurer of Syracuse, in 1925, and still holds this position. He was secretary of the Democratic Central Committee for six years. From 1917, to 1922, he acted as postmaster at Syracuse.
He was married to Bertha May Hall, at Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska, July 27, 1883. Mrs. Hunter was born at Palmyra, Otoe County, Nebraska, July 27, 1883, and traces her ancestry directly to the Winslow
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