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who is of the Nordic race, was born at Mecklin, Clay County, South Dakota, September 25, 1878. Five children were born to them: Christina, born July 1, 1900, who died November 11, 1931; Albert I., born September 25, 1901; Claude, born August 25, 1903; Carl Arvid, born September 25, 1908, and Wilma O., born November 11, 1915. Wilma is a student is Wayne Normal, while the three boys are in the general contracting business with their father. Claude and Albert are members of Right Angle Lodge No. 303 of the A. F. and A. M. at Omaha. The Israelsons are owners of various post office buildings in Iowa, Nebraska, and North Dakota, which they lease to the government. Residence: Hartington. (Photograph on Page 599).
Ernest Eugene Jackman
Born at Lowpoint, Illinois, March 4, 1884, Ernest Eugene Jackman, banker and lawyer, has resided in Nebraska 45 years.
His father, Ameal Jackman, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2, 1851, and moved to Nebraska in 1885, settling in Perkins County in 1887, and farmed in this state for many years prior to his death. He died at Grant, Nebraska, October 2, 1929. His wife, Katherine Dunn, native of Illinois, was born February 9, 1858, of Irish ancestors, and is still living.
Mr. Jackman attended the public schools of Grant, and graduated from Franklin Academy in 1904. He attended Doane College the following four years. He was married to Ruth Alice Waggener, who was born in Chase County, Nebraska, May 13, 1892, the daughter of Henry H. and Mary (Humphrey) Waggener. They have four children living and one deceased: Margaret Ruth, born February 3, 1914, and is now a freshman at Doane College, Crete; Fred Willard, born April 3, 1916; Charles Eugene, born in July, 1917; Herbert Leehorn December 29, 1929; and Kathryn Louise, who is deceased.
Mr. Jackman is a Republican and was a delegate to the National Republican Convention in 1916, and for two terms served as representative from the 88th district 1927-1930. He is the author of considerable bank legislation, including the measure abolishing the Guaranty Fund Commission and substituting in lieu thereof the State Receivership plan of handling defunct banks also the Bank Insolvency Act, which defines insolvency which made for better bank examination, and classification of bank papers; and the Bank Re-organization plan whereby 85 per cent of the depositors of a failed bank have the power to re-organize the bank. He has been cashier of the Grant Commercial Bank, of the Venango State Bank of Venango, and was one of the organizers and is the present cashier of the Farmers National Bank of Grant. In 1928 he was admitted to the practice of law in Nebraska.
Mr. Jackman was a four minute speaker during the World War. He is a member of the First Methodist Church, the Odd Fellows, and the Masons, while his sports are football, baseball and track. Residence: Grant. Residence: Grant. (sic)
Leo Vincent Jacks
Leo V. Jacks, educator and author, was born at Grand Island, Nebraska, March 14, 1896. His father, Porter Wellville Jacks, who was for many years in the United States Postal Department, is descended from a Welsh family which came to America in 1776. His mother is Margaret Genevieve (McMullen) Jacks.
Professor Jacks attended a parochial school at York, Nebraska, and in 1917 was awarded his A. B. degree at St. Mary's College in Kansas. He received his Ph. D. degree at the American Catholic University at Washington, D. C., in 1922. He is now an instructor at Creighton University. He is the author of: Service Record, published by Scribner's, 1928; and Xenopon, published by Scribner's 1930. He married Maxine Frances White.
He is a member of the American Philological Association, and L' Association Guillainne Bude, of Paris. He is a member of St. John's Catholic Church of Omaha. His favorite sport is rifle and pistol markmanship. Residence: Omaha.
George Washington Jackson
George W. Jackson has lived in Nebraska for the past 45 years and for over 20 years was engaged in the implement business at Nelson, Nebraska. He was born near Galena, Joe Davis County, Illinois, April 11, 1858, the son of William and Elizabeth (Beall) Jackson. His father died at Galena, in 1859, and his mother died at Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska, 1916.
Mr. Jackson has been active in the political and business life of the state for many years and is now secretary of the State Board of Agriculture at Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. A Democrat, he served as county clerk of Nuckolls County for four years; was speaker of the Nebraska house of representatives for two sessions, and a member of the legislature three sessions; and in 1920 was vice president of the constitutional convention.
During the World War he made patriotic speeches in the Fifth Congressional District of Nebraska. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, in which he holds membership in the agriculture committee; the Young Men's Christian Association; the Rotary Club; the Nebraskana Society; and the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows. He is affiliated with the Methodist Church at Nelson.
His marriage to Anna Cora Hoskings was solemnized at Elizabeth, Joe Davis County, Illinois, November 18, 1885. Mrs. Jackson was born at Elizabeth. They have two children: Earl, who is a salesman for the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, at Dallas, Texas; and Winnie, who is a farmers wife. Residence: Nora.
Harold Tracy Jackson
Harold Tracy Jackson was born at Waverly, Iowa, October 6, 1887, the son of Elmore W. and Elizabeth Eunice (Pierson) Jackson. His father, who was a dry goods merchant, was born in New York and died at Waverly, Iowa, November 8, 1899. His mother was born in New York, January 18, 1854.
Mr. Jackson attended the public and high schools at Waverly. He entered the business world as clerk in the Citizens National Bank at Tecumseh, Nebraska, and in 1905 entered the employ of the United States National Bank of Omaha, Nebraska, where he was statement clerk, collection teller, exchange teller, receiving teller, and auditor. In 1912 he bought an interest in the Bank of Belgrade, Belgrade, Nebraska, and acted as cashier of that organization until 1922 when he sold his interest and became vice president of the Citizens State Bank at Cedar Rapids, Nebraska. He is still connected with the latter bank in that capacity.
A Republican, Mr. Jackson served as a member of the village board of trustees of Cedar Rapids for six years, and was a member of the board of education for five years. He holds membership in the Nebraskana Society and in 1928 was chairman of the Cedar Rapids Community Club.
On June 28, 1921, he was married at Ansley, Nebraska to Floreine Sarah McGowan; she was born at Ansley, August 13, 1899. Their two children are: Robert E., born February 8, 1924; and Richard T., born August 11, 1926. Residence: Cedar Rapids.
Henry Clay Jackson
Henry Clay Jackson rancher and farmer, was born at Salem, Indiana, November 14, 1877, son of John
Andrew and Elisabeth Jane (Haley) Jackson. His father, born in Connecticut, July 20, 1847, was the son of Nathan L. Jackson, who was of Irish descent, and whose wife was French. He was farmer and rancher in Keya Paha County for a number of years prior to his death at Springview on June 18, 1928. His wife, Elisabeth, was born at Salem, January 4, 1849 and died at Springview, January 12, 1905.
Mr. Jackson attended rural school, Fremont Normal college, and for some time taught in the rural schools of his locality. On June 29, 1910 he was married to Vera Lorena Kenaston at Springview. Mrs. Jackson was born there on January 8, 1892, daughter of S. H. Kenaston. He was of Scotch descent, while his wife was German.
There are four children, Fern, born May 24, 1911, who is teaching school at the present time; Margaret, born December 18, 1914; Jean, born September 5, 1916; and Rolan, born July 2, 1918. Margaret and Jean are in high school, while Rolan is in grade school.
Mr. Jackson is a Republican. He is a prominent rancher and landowner, a member of the Parent Teachers Association and The Nebraskana Society. Residence: Springview.
David Carl Jacobson
David C. Jacobson, farmer and livestock feeder of Polk County, Nebraska, was born at Saby, Suioland, Sweden, December 7, 1876, the son of John Olof and Hedda Louisa (Johanson) Jacobson. His father, who was born at Bjorkebo, Sweden, January 16, 1836, came to this country in 1878 and settled in Illinois; later he homesteaded in Saunders County, Nebraska. His mother was born at Saby, and died at Osceola, Nebraska, March 30, 1907.
Mr. Jacobson was united in marriage with Mabel Alice Johnson May 4 1910, at Stromsburg. Mrs. Jacobson, whose parents were born in Sweden, was born at Stromsburg, April 21, 1888. They have four children: Marion, born June 16, 1914; Laura Jane, born July 16, 1919; Doris Ruth, born August 7, 1922; and Carl David, Jr., born June 8, 1925.
He has lived in Nebraska for the past 45 years and is a member of the Masons, Red Cross, and The Nebraskana Society. Residence: Osceola.
J. H. Jacobson
J. H. Jacobson, now retired, was born at Pontiac, Illinois, March 28, 1861, son of Hans Boland and Annie (Johnson) Jacobson. The father was born in Bergen, Norway, November 6, 1825, and died at Randall, Iowa, July 10, 1903. He was a carpenter and ship builder, who settled in Illinois in 1854. His wife, Annie, was born at Bergen, September 16, 1824, and died at Randall, April 7, 1903.
For a number of years Mr. Jackson was a rancher, a contractor, and builder. He is a Republican, a Presbyterian, a member of the Masons, the Modern Woodmen of America, and the Odd Fellows, and from 1888 until 1895 was director of his local school board. His favorite sport is fishing and his hobby is carpenter work. During the late war he was a strong supporter of all civilian activities.
On September 14, 1887, he was married to Addle Lein at Rushville. She was born at Nevada, Iowa, February 7, 1863. Three children were born to them, Isabelle, born June 14, 1889, who married Leslie A. Peck, and who died January 25, 1930; Helen, born May 3, 1894, who died November 1, 1918; and Lein, who was born December 22, 1898, who married Helen Lindall. Lein is a lawyer. Residence: Gordon.
Lein Boland Jacobson
Lein Boland Jacobson, lawyer and county attorney of Sheridan County, was born at Desmet, South Dakota, December 22, 1898, son of J. H. and Addie (Lein) Jacobson. His father, who is a farmer and rancher, was born at Pontiac, Illinois. His mother in Story County, Iowa. She is a member of the Womens Club.
Mr. Jacobson attended the public schools of Gordon, Nebraska, was graduated from high school there in 1918, and received the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Nebraska. He was awarded a scholarship in law school, and is a member of Phi Alpha Delta. Since his admission to the bar he has been in active practice.
He is married to Helen Caroline Lindall, who was born at Stanton, Nebraska. They have two daughters, Isabelle, born January 24, 1932; and Gloria, born April 1, 1931.
Mr. Jacobson served in the student army training corps in the World War and is a member of the American Legion. He is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and is a Mason. His favorite sport is golf, while his hobby is smoking cigarettes. Residence: Gordon.
William Herman Jacobson
William Herman Jacobson, building contractor, was born in Schlesweig, Holstein, Germany, October 6, 1866, and has been a resident of Nebraska for the past sixty years. For more than 56 years he has resided in Waterloo, where he operates a contracting business.
Mr. Jacobson is the foster son of Knud Jacobson and his wife, the former a native of Germany, born October 31, 1832. Knud Jacobson came to America in the 1870's, conducting a brick yard at Waterloo, and later becoming a blacksmith. He died at Lincoln on January 16, 1929, at the age of 96 years, two months and fifteen days. His wife died at the age of 89 years and three months.
Educated in the public and high schools at Waterloo, Mr. Jacobson almost immediately went into business. A Republican, he has been prominent in local politics, serving eight years as mayor, and as a member of the board of education. He has been a member of the board for seventeen years, 15 of which were as secretary.
On September 28, 1898, Mr. Jacobson was married to Mary Ellen Bryant at Waterloo. She was born at Falls City, May 15, 1876, a direct descendant of Stephen Bryant who came from England in 1632 and settled at Plymouth. Mrs. Jacobson is a member of Lewis-Clark chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, past matron of the Order of Eastern Star, past grand of the Rebekahs and active in the Woman's Club, the Public Library and the Presbyterian Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacobson have two sons, Harold Bryant, born December 5, 1899; and Eugene William, born January 23, 1905, who married Miriam Isabell Stewart. Harold was graduated from business college, attended the University of Nebraska, where he was a member of the Student Army Training Corps, and is a member of the American Legion. Eugene was graduated in engineering from the University of Nebraska and is employed at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
A Lutheran since childhood, Mr. Jacobson is a true Christian. For the past thirty years he has been band and orchestra leader at Waterloo, and recently he was made a life member of the Nebraskana Society. Residence: Waterloo.
Eugene Henry Sharp James
One of the pioneer merchants of Nebraska is Eugene Henry Sharp James who was born at Sesfurd, Sussex County, Delaware, August 21, 1855, and has lived in this state for the past 45 years. His father, John Sharp James, who owned a large plantation in Sussex County Delaware, was born at Laurel, Delaware, August 7,
1819, and died at Seaford, April 23, 1867. His mother, Harriet (Wallace) James, was born at Seaford, June 2, 1816, and died there, July 20, 1899. Captain Henry Wallace served in the War of 1812.
Harriet (Wallace) James is a descendant of Capam Jacob Wright who was commissioned as captain a militia in upper Dorchester Cunty (sic), Maryland, May 20, 1778. Jacob Wright, who was the son of Edward and Nancy Wright, married Milcah Cannon, the daughter of Levin Cannon.
Mr. James learned the drug business as an apprentice of Tom Cottingham at Seaford. He has engaged in the drug business at Greenwood, Nebraska, Osceola, Nebraska, and since 1889 has been successful at Grafon, Nebraska in the firm of James & Fulmer. At this time his establishment is the Corner Drug Company of which he is independent owner and manager. He has always taken a keen interest in the political issues of his community and state, and enjoys reading current events. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
His marriage to Susie Elena Fisher was solemnized at Fairmont, Nebraska, August 21, 1890. Mrs. James, who was a teacher before her marriage, was born at New Columbia, Pennsylvania, January 31, 1864. She descended from the following Revolutionary soldiers: Warn Smith, who served under Captain Joseph Green in Pennsylvania as a ranger on the frontier; Captain Gerlach Flick, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1751 and whose name appeared first on the muster roll of Colonel Cook Long of Northampton County, Pennsylvania; and Godfrey and Jacob Dieffenderfer, father and son, who served in Company 7, First Batallion, of the Northhampton Militia, in Pennsylvania.
The following children were born to this marriage: Glen Hooper, who has been a Nebraska teacher for a number of years, serving as principal of the Exeter High School for a period of five years; Ruth, who married Carson Tanquary Patterson, and who is the mother of two children, Ruth Patricia, born August 27, 1923; and Suzan, born June 9, 1929. Residence: Grafton.
Richard C. James
Richard C. James was born at Lexington, Kentucky, October 14, 1878, son of Lafayette and Harriett (Lewis) James. His father, who was a school teacher, was born Kentucky, February 3, 1854, and died there, March, 1884. His ancestors, who were English, came from Virginia to Kentucky during the time of the American Revolution.
His mother is descended from an old southern family, originally English. She was born in 1858, in Kentucky and died there in 1880.
Mr. James, who is a lawyer, was graduated from high school at Dunbar, Nebraska, June 1896. He is a graduate the University of Nebraska where he received his A. B. degree, 1902, and LL. B., 1904. He was a member of the University of Nebraska debating team, 1902-04.
A Democrat, he held the position of county attorney Richardson County for 12 years. He was admitted to bar at Lincoln, Nebrsaka (sic), 1904, and has practiced law in Nebraska since that time.
On April 28, 1917, he was married to Leona Garrett, Falls City, Nebraska. Mrs. James, who was born at Mullen, Nebraska, is descended from English ancestors who came from Georgia, where they had settled, to Nebraska.
He was a soldier in the First Nebraska Volunteers, Company D., Lincoln, Nebraska, May 2, 1898, in the Spanish-American War; was mustered out in San Francisco, August 23, 1899. Mr. James is an Elk and a Mason. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His favorite outdoor sport is golf. Residence: Falls City.
Samuel McKinley James
Samuel McKinley James, prominent manufacturer at Hastings, has been active for several years in civic affairs in this state. He was born at Bala, Kansas, April 26, 1897, the son of Stephan and Ruth James. His father, a farmer, was born in Wales, August 15, 1844, came to this country in 1864, and died at Bala, July 5, 1911. His mother was born at Johnstown, Pennsylvania, April 1, 1856
Mr. James attended elementary school at Prairie Grove, Kansas, and in 1911 was graduated from the Kansas State Preparatory School. Later he was a student for three years at Kansas State Agricultural College, where he was a member of the varsity debating team and Pi Kappa Delta.
For a time he was employed by the dairy department of Kansas State Agricultural College. For two years he was the owner of a bottling company at Emporia, Kansas, and since then has been owner and manager of a Coca Cola plant at Hastings. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Young Men's Christian Association, and The Nebraskana Society.
His marriage to Ethel Maude Pool was solemnized at Kansas City, Missouri, August 18, 1921. Mrs. James, who was born at Holton, Kansas, November 11, 1895, is secretary-treasurer of the Coca Cola Bottling Company.
Mr. James is a member of the board of directors of the State Bottlers Association, is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, and holds membership in the Hillside Country Club. During the late war he served for six months; he is now a member of the American Legion. He is a Republican. Residence: Hastings.
Thomas Albert James
Thomas A. James, banker at Stromsburg, Nebraska, was born there August 8, 1888, the son of John William and Julia (Kent) James. His father's death occurred at Benedict, Nebraska, August 21, 1905; his mother died at York, Nebraska, October 29, 1928.
Mr. James was graduated from York High School in 1908 and in 1912 was awarded the A. B. degree at the University of Nebraska where he was elected to membership in Delta Upsilon. He has lived in Nebraska his entire life, and is now president of the First National Bank at Stromsburg. He was principal of Polk High School 1913-15; and superintendent of Polk Schools 1915-16. He is affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church, is secretary of the board of education, and holds membership in The Nebraskana Society and the Masons. At present he is chairman of the Polk County Republican committee.
He was united in marriage with Ruth Munger at Lincoln, Nebraska, June 5, 1917. Mrs. James was born at Lincoln, April 7, 1890, and is the daughter of the Honorable and Mrs. T. C. Munger of Lincoln. They have one son, John, born January 29, 1926. Residence: Stromsburg.
Walter Dudley James
A leader in the professional life of Cambridge, Nebraska, Walter Dudley James has been engaged in the practice of law there for 13 years as a member of the firm Butler & James. He was born at Council Bluffs, Iowa, April 17, 1897, the son of Walter Dudley and Minnie Margaret (Mitchell) James. His father was born at High Hill, Missouri, August 4, 1872, and died at Council Bluffs, January 4, 1898. His mother, who is librarian in the Carnegie Library at Brush, Colorado, was born at Ottumwa, Iowa, December 29, 1877.
Mr. James was graduated from the Brush High School in 1914, was a student at the University of Colorado, 1914-15, and in 1919 received the Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Nebraska where he
was a member of the Order of Coif and Phi Alpha pelta. He was active in track and basketball during his high school days.
He is a member of the 14th District Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Nebraska State Bar Association of which he was vice president in 1929. Mr. James has been a member of the Cambridge Commercial Club since 1920 and the Rotary Club since 1927, is a member of the Elks, and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. His hobby is tennis.
On September 10, 1919, he married Louise Builtte Weicher at Denver, Colorado. Mrs. James, who was born in Chicago, August 18, 1897, is descended from James Thornton and is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. They have four children: Walter D., born June 4, 1921; Vincent R., born July 16, 1923; Phillip, born October 11, 1925; and Muriel L., born July 2, 1928. Residence: Cambridge. (Photograph in Album).
Walter Gilbert James
Gilbert James, Nebraska educator, was born at Raritan, Illinois, January 29, 1880, the son of Stephen Price and Martha Elizabeth (Lynch) James. His father, who was a Methodist minister, was born at Baltimore, Maryland, December 9, 1842, and died at Omaha, December 28, 1924; his mother was descended from Lord Thomas Price and Captain Hicks Price. His mother was born at Baltimore, Maryland, October 29, 1843, and died at Abingdon, Illinois, March 22, 1910.
Dean James was graduated from the high school at Sparland, Illinois, in 1898. He holds the following degrees: B. L., 1902, Heddings College; A. B., 1903, Illinois Wesleyan University. He pursued post graduate courses at Northwestern University and received diplomas from the same institution in 1904 and 1907. In the summer of 1911 further post graduate work was done at Columbia College. He later studied at Highland College where the degrees of A. M., and Ph. D. were granted in 1910 and 1913, respectively. He was awarded many medals and ribbons for footracing at Heddings College, 1898-1902 was active in debating, dramatics, aand (sic) oratory, and was made member of Tau Kappa Epsilon at Illinois Wesleyan.
A professor at the Iowa Wesleyan University and at Bellevue College, later he was president of Highland College; he is now dean of Omaha University and acting president of that institution. He is a member of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, the Ad-Sell League, the National Educational Association, and the Nebraska State Teachers' Association. A popular lecturer he is often called upon for literary lectures, recitals, and commencement addresses. He is a Mason, and a member of the North Presbyterian Church of Omaha. His sports include golfing, baseball and tennis. His hobbies are flowers and gardening, and reading poetry.
Dr. James was married November 27, 1907, at Galesburg, Iowa, to Cora B. Smith. Mrs. Smith was born at Ellisville, Fulton County, Illinois. October 29, 1884; her mother was descended from Civil War and Revolutionary leaders; Governor Torry of Louisiana, is an ancestor. They have one son, Edwin, born July 21, 1910. Residence: Omaha.
William Nicholas Jamieson
William Nicholas Jarnieson, lawyer, was born at Grand Island, Nebraska, October 12, 1885, son of David F. and Delia (Dunphy) Jamieson.
Mr. Jamieson attended Grand Island public and high schools, and received his Bachelor of Laws degree from Creighton University in 1910. In 1907 he was awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary's College in Kansas.
On June 19, 1911. Mr. Jamieson was married to Mary Ann Lovely at Omaha.
A Democrat, Mr. Jamieson was nominee for congress on the Democratic ticket in 1924. He has engaged in the practice of law for nearly 25 years. He is a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, the Omaha Bar Association, and the Knights of Columbus. Residence: Omaha.
Born in Poland, December 19, 1869, Joseph Jankowski has been a banker at Ashton, Nebraska, for the past 22 years, and for 48 years has been a resident of this state. His father, Francis Jankowski, was born in Poland, came to America, in 1883, and died at Ashton, May 22, 1913. His mother was born in Poland, and died at Ashton, March 17, 1907.
Mr. Jankowski has served as township clerk for the past 15 years, and during the World War was district food administrator in Sherman County. He has been a director of the Ashton Schools, is local chairman for the American Red Cross, and is a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He has been cashier of the Ashton State Bank for the past 22 years. He is a Democrat.
He married Anna Maciejewski at Farwell, Nebraska, September 25, 1894. Mrs. Jankowski was born in Poland, July 16, 1875. These children were born to their marriage: Clara, born November 1, 1895, who married Hubert Topolski; Paulina, born June 10, 1897, who married A. E. Kalkowski; Anton, born January 1, 1889; Alexander, May 30, 1900; Thomas, born November 29, 1902; Regina, born July 3, 1904, who married R. A. Gdanitz; and Andrew, born February 2, 1906. The two older girls reside on farms; Regina is the wife of a merchant; Alex is a civil engineer; and the two other sons are bankers. Residence: Ashton.
A lifetime resident of this state, John Janovec was born at Morse Bluff, Nebraska, October 12, 1876, the son of John Joseph and Marie (Roubal) Janovec. His father, who was born in Czechoslovakia, in 1848, and died at Morse Bluff, January 28, 1902, was a farmer who came to America in 1868. His mother, who came to this country in 1870, was born in Czechoslovakia, 1850, and died at Morse Bluff, May 9, 1914.
Mr. Janovec attended the public schools of Nebraska and later attended business college. He has been engaged in business for the past fifteen years at Morse Bluff, and for three years has been a member of the Morse Bluff school board. He is a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen and The Nebraskana Society. He is a Republican.
On January 16, 1902, he was married to Emilie Soukup at Morse Bluff. Mrs. Janovec was born at Morse Bluff, June 16, 1879; her parents having emigrated to America in 1869. They have a son, Raymond, born November 21, 1903, who married Clara Hoffman. Residence: Morse Bluff.
Clark Jeary, lawyer at Lincoln, Nebraska, was born there April 25, 1892, and has lived there all of his life. His father, Edwin Jeary, who was a retired banker for several years before his death, served as state representative from Cass County (1887) and Lancaster County (191315); he was born at Stalham, Norfolk, England, March 6, 1850, and died at Lincoln, January 6, 1930. His mother, Kittie (Sampson) Jeary was born in Iowa, August, 1860, and is still living.
Mr. Jeary attended the grade and high schools of Lincoln; was a student at the University of Michigan Law College, 1912; and received the LL. B. degree at the University of Nebraska in 1914. He held membership in Kappa Sigma at the University of Nebraska. A Republican, he has held the following public offices: state representative, 1919-21, from Lancaster County, state
senator, 1925-27-29; and chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the city of Lincoln.
His marriage to Marie Minor was solemnized at Hyannis, Nebraska, July 16, 1914. Mrs. Jeary was born at Hyannis, January 3, 1893. They have two children: Barbara, born in 1918; and Edward in 1931.
Mr. Jeary is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Society; the Lancaster County Bar Society; The Nebraskana Society; Lincoln University Club; and the Shrine Country Club. He is now serving on the budget committee for the Lincoln Community Chest, and holds membership in the Masons, Scottish Rite, Shrine; and the Elks. Residence: Lincoln.
Albert Webb Jefferis
Albert Webb Jefferis, lawyer, was born at Embreville, Pennsylvania, December 7, 1868, and came to Nebraska nearly 40 years ago.
He received his education at Pennsylvania State Normal School and the University of Michigan, from which he received the Bachelor of Laws degree.
On October 27, 1897, he was married to Helen Josephine Malarkey at Oregon, Illinois. There are two children, Albert W., Jr., and Janet.
A Republican, Mr. Jefferis has served as assistant county attorney, a member of the House of Representatives, and has been a candidate for the United States Senate. He has been engaged in the practice of law since 1893. Residence: Omaha.
Andrew Jay Jenison
Andrew Jay Jenison, physician, was born at Sastalia, Iowa, August 5, 1862, son of Luther Alonzo and Charlotte (Stowell) Jenison. He received his medical degree from the State University of Iowa in 1895, and has been in active practice since that time, until his recent retirement.
A Republican, he has served as coroner two terms, member of the board of the Insanity Commission two years, city mayor of Harvard, president of the board of education, and its secretary, president of the library board, state representative two terms (1907, 1919), acting postmaster two and a half years, and as a member of various state and local committees.
On January 10, 1900, he was married to Erma Johns at Fairfield. He is a member of Harvard Congregational Church, the Modern Woodmen of America, the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and has served as president of the Clay County Medical Society and chairman of the house of delegates of the Nebraska State Medical Association. Residence: Fairfield.
Erma Johns Jenison
One of Nebraska's most prominent clubwomen, Erma Johns Jenison has lived in this state all her life and has been active in civic and educational affairs for many years. She was born at Fairfield, Nebraska, the daughter of Joseph and Ernestina (Grambau) Johns. Her father, who is a farmer, was born in Cornwall, England, October 18, 1852, and came to this country April 12, 1873. Her mother, whose ancestry was German for many generations, was born in Germany October 11, 1854, and died at Fairfield, June 17, 1881.
Mrs. Jenison attended Fairfield High School and in 1895 was graduated from Fairfield College where she was interested in dramatics and was valedictorian of her senior class. She taught in rural schools for a time and was instructor in the high school at Harvard, Nebraska From 1916 to 1926 she served as librarian of the Harvard Public Library.
A Republican, Mrs. Jenison was a member of the Republican state executive committee from 1926 to 1930, and served as a member of the Republican state platform committee, 1924-30. She was chairman of the Harvard branch of the Nebraska Children's Home Society for a number of years, is a member of the Fairfield City Council, and has been a leader in the Nebraska Federation of Woman's Clubs.
She holds membership in the Harvard Woman's Club the Fairfield Woman's Club, and the Fairfield Clove Club; she was the first president of the Harvard Club which she helped organize, and has served the other clubs as president. From 1921 to 1923 Mrs. Jenison served as president of the fifth district of the Nebraska Federation of Woman's Clubs, and during that time added 25 new clubs to the fifth district; this was the largest increase in membership during any administration in the history of the district. She was state corresponding secretary from 1923-25. She is a member of the Nebraskana Society, the Red Cross, P. E. O., Degree of Honor Protective Association, Order of the Eastern Star, and the Harvard Congregational Church, and is active in all of them.
During the World War she collected books for World War libraries, took a prominent part in Red Cross activities, and was chairman of the Clay County Council of Defense. She was married to Andrew Jay Jenison at Fairfield, January 10, 1900. Dr. Jenison, who was born in Iowa, is a physician.
Mrs. Jenison is now serving as fifth district chairman of legislation in the Federation of Women's Clubs, a position she has held several times in the past. Residence: Fairfield.
Justin Benjamin Jenkins
For the past 52 years Justin Benjamin Jenkins has been a resident of Nebraska where he has engaged in farming. He was born at Fairbury, Illinois, January, 30, 1874, the son of Benjamin and Lucy (Sanford) Jenkins. His mother was born in New York in 1836, and died at York, Nebraska, July 10, 1919. His father was born in New York in 1836, and died at York, February 16, 1891.
Mr. Jenkins is a member of the First Methodist Church of Holdrege, Nebraska, the Modern Woodmen of America, and the Nebraskana Society. Prior to 1903 he was a member of the York Public Band, and in 1912 he was state checker champion. His hobby is music.
On May 17, 1905, he married Amye Alma Armstrong at Holdrege. Mrs. Jenkins, who is a teacher, was born at Lincoln, Illinois, October 13, 1883; her grandfather was a soldier in the Union Army during the Civil War. Their three children are: Rollin Lusine, December 17, 1906; Newell Deane, March 26, 1916; and Lois Barbara, October 5, 1919. Rollin is a student in the University of Nebraska where he is a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon. Residence: Holdrege.
William W. Jenne
William W. Jenne was born at Lower Jay, Essex County, New York, March 20, 1849. Nehemiah Jenne, his father, who was born at Salisbury, Vermont, March 1, 1822. and died at Keene, Essex County, New York, was a carpenter. He was a sargeant in the 118th regiment of the New York Volunteers in the Civil War, and later held several public offices in his county. He is descended from an old Vermont family, of Scotch ancestry on his grandfather's side of the family, and of English ancestry through his grandmother.
Rebecca (Nye) Jenne, mother of William, who was born at Lower Jay, March 3, 1824, and died there March 7, 1910, was the daughter of Ziba Nye, who was English, and Abigail (Baker) Nye, direct heir to the Philadelphia estate of millions. She was a woman who was devoted to the church and was active in its work.
Mr. Jenne received his education in public high school
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