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High School board. He is a Presbyterian. His favorite recreations are golf, hunting and fishing, and he devotes some leisure time to reading. Residence: Niobrara.
Ormond Ray Lutz
Ormond Ray Lutz, manager of Grand View Farm at Arcadia, was born at Stromshurg, Nebraska, September 18, 1882, son of Isaiah and Kate E. ( (sic) (De Graff) Lutz. The father, born in Pomeroy, Illinois, November 14, 1843, was a miller by trade in his younger days, and in later life a farmer. On August 7, 1862, at the age of 19, he enlisted at Lincoln's call, served three years and eight days and was discharged August 15, 1865. He was a member of Company G, 124th Illinois Infantry.
Coming to Nebraska in 1873 he established a homestead. His death occurred at Arcadia, on June 14, 1921. His wife, who was born at Buffalo Prairie, Illinois, June 17, 1852, died at Arcadia, October 26, 1913. She was primarily interested in her family, but was widely interested also in the religious, educational and musical life of her community. Hospitality was a major part of her life. She was of French descent, while her husband was descended from early Dutch settlers in Pennsylvania.
Educated first in public school, Ormand Ray Lutz completed a commercial course at Lincoln Business College and later studied four years in the University of Nebraska School of Art. He studied elocution and expression under Professor Eugene Knox at Nebraska Wesleyan University and thereafter spent six years in Lyceum and Chautauqua as a cartoonist entertainer.
On June 24, 1918, he was married to Rowena Josephine Fuller at Arcadia. Mrs. Lutz was born at Arcadia, May 20, 1894, her mother born in Pennsylvania and her father in Ohio. They have three children, Josephine Mable, born June 22, 1919; Rosemary DeGraff, born June 6, 1920; and Orma Rae, born November 17, 1927.
Mr. and Mrs. Lutz are intensely interested in the bird and other natural wild life of Nebraska, and sincerely believe that our state has a beauty which is not fully appreciated. Mr. Lutz' hobby is outdoor sketching and working with flowers. He is a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, has been treasurer of the school board several years in the past, and is a member of Arcadia Lodge No. 208 of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Recently he was elected to life membership in The Nebraskana Society. Residence: Arcadia.
On September 4, 1900, Elton Lux was born at Chapman, Nebraska, the son of Clarence B. and Mary H. (Hansen) Lux. His father, who is a farmer, was born in Iowa, September 28, 1866. His mother, who was of Danish and English ancestry, was born at Wood River, Nebraska, December 22, 1871, and died at Omaha, in May, 1919.
Mr. Lux attended the rural schools near Chapman, 1905-10, the town school at Fountain, Colorado, 1910-13, and a rural school near Wood River, 1914. He was graduated from the Wood River High School in 1918, and later was a student at the University of Nebraska where he was graduated with the B. S. degree. While at the university he was editor of the college paper; was manager of the Farmers Fair, 1923; was a member of five college stock judging teams; and was a member of Gamma Sigma Delta and Alpha Zeta fraternities. He was winner of senior class honors in high school.
He has lived in Nebraska nearly all his life, and for the past several years has been extension service editor at the Agricultural College at the University of Nebraska; he is the author of numerous articles and circulars concerning news writing.
His marriage to Augusta M. Thaden was solemnized at Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, June 24, 1925. Mrs. Lux was born at Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska, January 26, 1903. To this union four children were born: Ronald Sidney, born May 23, 1926; James Stanley, born June 24, 1927; John Elton, Jr., born December 27, 1928; and Kenneth Merlin, born September 29, 1930.
Mr. Lux is a member of the American Association of Agricultural College Editors, the Lincoln Junior Chamber of Commerce, and the Nebraskana Society. He is affiliated with the Methodist Church, and is a Republican. Residence: Lincoln.
Gladys Marie Lux
Gladys M. Lux, an artist and educator of some note in Nebraska, was born at Chapman, Merrick County, Nebraska, and has lived in this state practically all her life. Her father, Clarence Burton Lux, who was born at Toledo, Tama County, Iowa, and who is a retired farmer, is descended from a family that has been in America for generations. His parents were born in Indiana, and his father was a member of the 10th regiment in the Civil War, and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. Other ancestors of Clarence Lux were settlers in Ohio, in pioneer days.
Mary Hannah (Hansen) Lux, mother of Gladys Lux, who was a teacher in the public schools of central Nebraska before her marriage in 1897. Her father was born in Denmark, married an English girl and came to America, where he homesteaded at Wood River, Nebraska, in 1870. He was a soldier in the Civil War.
Miss Lux attended the rural school at Chapman, Nebraska, the public school at Fountain, Colorado, and later a rural school in Hall County, Nebraska. She was graduated from the high school at Wood River, Nebraska, in 1918. She was awarded the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Nebraska in 1925, and has been a student at the State Teachers' College, 1918; School of the Art Institute, Chicago, 1927-29. She is a member of Alpha Rho Tau; the Art Club; College Council; Theta Alpha Phi; and was art chairman of Kappa Phi. In high school she was president of the junior and senior classes.
She was teacher in a rural school in Hall County for one year; was teacher in the summer session at the University of Nebraska, 1923-24-25; was art teacher and director at Central High School at Sioux City, Iowa, 1925-27. She is now director of the School of Art and professor of art at the College of Fine Arts, Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Miss Lux has won approval and distinction for her talent as an artist and has been presented in various exhibits in Nebraska and Missouri. She has been an exhibitor at the Omaha Art Institute since 1928; has been an exhibitor at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1930 and 1931. Her productions are in oil, water color and block prints. Her recent Omaha exhibit was given special comment in a late issue of the Christian Science Monitor.
She is a member of the Lincoln Artist Guild; the Western Arts Association; the Red Cross; and the Axis Club.
She is affiliated with the First Methodist Church of Lincoln. Her outdoor sport is horseback riding, and hobby is collecting old household utensils possessing merit from an artistic standpoint. Residence: Lincoln.
Curtis Owen Lyda
Curtis Owen Lyda, county judge of Scotts Bluff County, was born in Atlanta, Missouri, January 17, 1891, son of Thomas and Sarah (Williams) Lyda.
He was educated in public and high schools, and in 1915 received the Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the same university in 1917. From 1922 until 1926 Mr. Lyda served as mayor of Gering, and at the present time is serving as county judge.
Mr. Lyda is a member of Scotts Bluff. Lodge No. 201 of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Oregon Trail Chapter No. 65 of the Royal Arch Masons, and
Bunah Commandery No. 26 of the Knights Templar at Alliance. He is a member of the Scottsbluff Kiwanis Club.
During the late war Mr. Lyda served in the United States Army, and was stationed at Camp Dodge, Iowa. He is a member of Gering Post No. 36 of the American Legion.
Mr. Lyda married Iva Eastman at Sturgis, South Dakota in August, 1917. She was graduated from Spearfish State Normal at Spearfish, South Dakota, and attended the University of Nebraska two years. She is a member of the Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary. They have one son, Robert E., born March 19, 1920. Residence: Gering.
Gus Edward Lyden
Gus E. Lyden, photographer, was born in Ystad, Sweden, September 4, 1873. At the age of fourteen he ran away from home to become a sailor. Thereafter he spent seven years on the different oceans, making three trips around the world, and crossing the equator twenty-eight times.
Finally settling in Iowa, he took up photography as his life work, and has engaged in it since 1895. Since November 1, 1910, he has been located in Schuyler, where he is a leading photographer.
On September 27, 1920, he was united in marriage to Cora Genet Stockton, at Blair. Mrs. Lyden, who is of English descent, is also a photographer, and was born at Blair, October 10, 1897.
Mr. Lyden is a Republican. He is a Mason, and was master of his local lodge during 1916-17, and is now its secretary. He is a Shriner and a member of Au-Bu-Bekr Temple at Sioux City. He is a member of the Missouri Valley Photographers' Association and the International Association of America, the Chamber of Commerce and St. Mary's Episcopal Church at Schuyler. He holds life membership in the Nebraskana Society. Residence: Schuyler.
William Cranswick Lyle
William C. Lyle, a resident of Nebraska for the last 26 years, was born at Guysboro, Nova Scotia, September 6, 1867. His father, John Lyle, who was born at Guysboro, July 31, 1832, and died at Fall River, Massachusetts, June 2, 1916, was a seaman and cooper. Of Scotch ancestry, his family came from north Ireland to America about 1770, and settled in Virginia.
His mother, Ann Isabelle (Whitman) Lyle, who was of English descent, was born at Guysboro, September 14, 1832. In the 1770's her ancestors came to America and made their home in Connecticutt. She died at Gloucester, Massachusetts, January 3, 1895.
Mr. Lyle attended the public school at Gloucester, and at the age of 14 he began to work in a general store at Gloucester; When he was 23 years of age he entered the insurance business at Denver, Colorado, and on June 15, 1896, he was made special agent for the St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company. In 1905 he was made general agent for this firm and moved to Nebraska. He is now general agent for the St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, the St. Paul Mercury Indemnity Company. and The Mercury Insurance Company, and is vice president of the Omaha Wimisett System Bank.
He was united in marriage with Emma Lantz at Gloucester, July 24, 1894. Mrs. Lyle, whose ancestry is Holland Dutch, was born at Gloucester, February 14, 1869. There are three children: Dorothy, born June 13, 1895; Donald W., born January 27, 1899, who married Dorothy Hipple; and John F., born August 5, 1911. Dorothy is a kindergarten teacher in the Dundee School at Omaha. Donald is special agent for the St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company. John is a student at Brown University, at Providence, Rhode Island.
During the World War Mr. Lyle was chairman of the Conservation Association of Nebraska, 1917-18. He is a member of the Red Cross, the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, the Masons, Knights Templar, and Shrine. He is affiliated with the First Baptist Church and is serving as chairman of the board of trustees in the church; is a member of the University Club, Happy Hollow Club, and served as director and president of the latter for some time. His sports are golfing, hunting and fishing. Residence: Omaha.
Charles Fremont Lyman
Charles Fremont Lyman, real estate dealer, was born in Kearney, Nebraska, October 17, 1880, son of William Henry and Maria Jane (Van Kleek) Lyman.
The father was born in Massachusetts, in April, 1847, and engaged in insurance business until his death at Weeping Water, Nebraska, in October, 1917. His wife, Maria Jane, was born at Van Kleek Hill, Canada, March 10, 1847. She is of Holland Dutch ancestry.
Mr. Lyman attended public and high schools, and has been engaged in the banking, real estate, and insurance business all of his life. He established the town of Lyman, Nebraska, in 1921. He is secretary and treasurer of the Security Land Company, owners of the Lyman township and farm land. He is a Republican.
His marriage to Hazel E. Alling was solemnized at Lincoln, January 12, 1910. Mrs. Lyman was born at Youngstown, Ohio, March 26, 1887. She was graduated from Sterling, Nebraska, High School and attended the University of Nebraska conservatory of music. She is a member of the Eastern Star and the Christian Church. They have four children, Jack E., born November 18, 1913; Jayne A., born July 22, 1915; Charles W., born May 4, 1919; and Richard C., born August 26, 1923.
During the late war Mr. Lyman was awarded the government prize for his work in Liberty loan drives. He is a member of the Red Cross, the Masons, and of the Nebraskana Society. Residence: Gering.
Rufus Ashley Lyman
Rufus Ashley Lyman, one of Nebraska's leading educators and a lifetime resident of the state, was born at Table Rock, Nebraska, April 17, 1875. His father, William Graves Lyman, born at Nora, Illinois, December 12, 1847, was a farmer and a Nebraska territorial pioneer. He settled in what is now Pawnee County, the same year Nebraska was admitted to the union (1867), and not being of age or head of a family it was impossible for him to homestead, and he therefore purchased 160 acres at $1.25 per acre. William Lyman pioneered in Kansas, after spending thirty-four years in Nebraska, coming back to Lincoln, where he died January 4, 1919.
Sophie Lee (Allen) Lyman, his mother, was born in Green County, Kentucky, March 29, 1849. She was a pioneer in Nebraska territory. Her ancestry was Scotch and Irish.
Professor Lyman received his early education in the rural schools of Pawnee County, and was graduated from the Table Rock High School in 1892. He holds the following degrees from the University of Nebraska: A. B., 1897; A. M., 1899; M. D., 1903. He was valedictorian of his high school graduating class, and was elected to membership in Sigma Xi, Delta Sigma Phi, Phi Delta Chi; Nu Sigma Nu; Omega Beta Pi; and Phi Sigma.
He has taken an especially active part in the educational life of Nebraska since his admission to the practice of medicine, May 16, 1903, and has held the following positions: professor of pharmacology, at the College of Medicine, University of Nebraska, 1904-08; organizer of the School of Pharmacy of the University of Nebraska, 1908; director of the School of Pharmacy, 1908-15; and dean of the College of Pharmacy since 1915. He has been chairman of the department of physiology and pharmacology of the College of Pharmacy since its organization.
He was the organizer of the department of student
health of the University of Nebraska, 1919, and has been director of this department since its beginning. He was a member of the committee appointed by the war department, 1918, to formulate the program for the Pharmacy Unit of the Student Army Training Corp. He served as a member of the committee which, under the direction of the Commonwealth Fund, made a nationwide study of pharmaceutical education and practice in 1923 to 1925.
Professor Lyman acted as president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, 1916-17; was chairman of the executive committee of that association from 1920-1923; and at the present time is vice chairman of the American Council on Education. He is one of the vice presidents of the United States Pharmacopoeial Convention. He is dean of the College of Pharmacy; chairman of the department of physiology and pharmacology; and is director of the Student Health Department, at the University of Nebraska.
He is the author of numerous articles dealing with various phases of pharmaceutical education and practice, published at various times since 1904. He holds membership in the following professional organizations: American Medical Association; Nebraska State Medical Association; Lancaster County Medical Society; American Pharmaceutical Association; Nebraska Pharmaceutical Association; American Public Health Association; American Student Health Association; American Association School of Physicians; Nebraska Academy of Sciences; and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
He is a member of the Red Cross; is secretary of the Nebraska Society for the Friendless; and is a member of the Parent-Teachers' Association. He is a member of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce; the State Historical Society; the Nebraska Art Association; and the Nebraskana Society. He is treasurer of the Westminster Foundation at the University of Nebraska. He is affiliated with the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Lincoln. He is a Republican.
His marriage to Caroline Day was solemnized at Lincoln, July 1, 1899. Mrs. Lyman, who was born at Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, May 11, 1877, was formerly a teacher. Her ancestry is Welsh. Six children were born to their marriage: Esther, born July 23, 1902, who married Wilbur W. Knight; Caroline, born May 1, 1904, who died August 25, 1927; Elizabeth, born July 21, 1906; Louise, born April 21, 1910; Rufus Ashley, Jr., born February 28, 1916; and Edwin Day, born November 27, 1918. Esther, Caroline, and Elizabeth, are pharmacists. Residence: Lincoln.
William Patrick Lynch
William P. Lynch, a lifetime resident of Nebraska, was born at Omaha, August 15, 1881, the son of Patrick William and Ellen (Fitzpatrick) Lynch. His father, who was born in County Kerry, Ireland, March 9, 1849, and died at Omaha, December 13, 1906, came to this country in 1849, and engaged in business as U. S. storekeeper; he was Democratic candidate for sheriff of Douglas County in 1881. His mother was born in County Kerry, May 13, 1851, and died at Omaha, November 19, 1919.
Mr. Lynch attended the Omaha public and parochial schools and was graduated from Creighton High School. He was awarded the following degrees at Creighton University: A. B., 1902; LL. B., 1906; and A. M., 1906. He won his college letters in football and baseball at Creighton University and was captain of the football team there in 1899. Since 1906 he has been engaged in the practice of law in Omaha, and has held a prominent position in Nebraska politics for over 20 years. A Democrat, he has been a member of the Democratic county central committee for the past 15 years; served as temporary and permanent chairman of the Democratic county convention in 1920; and in 1912 was Democratic candidate for county judge. He was Democratic candidate for public defender in 1918.
On January 15, 1912, he was united in marriage with Mary Fredricka Rauber at Omaha. Mrs. Lynch was born at Omaha, October 6, 1883. They have the following children: Eleanor, born February 18, 1913; Patrick, born September 14, 1914; James, born March 30, 1916; George, born July 21, 1918; William, born January 8, 1920; and Benjamin, born December 29, 1923.
During the late war Mr. Lynch served as a member of the county council of defense; was a four minute speaker; and was a member of the legal advisory board. He is a member of the Douglas County Bar Association and the Nebraska State Bar Association. He is a member of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul; is a member of the Superior Council of the United States; was president of St. Patrick's Conference, 1908 to 1919, and since 1919 has been president of the Particular Council of Omaha. He holds membership in the Vinton Street Commercial Club.
Mr. Lynch is affiliated with St. Patrick's Church of Omaha, and is a member of the Knights of Columbus. In 1914 he was president of the Nonpareil Athletic and Social Club, and also in 1930. He is a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen. He is interested in practically all sports. His hobbies are reading and the study of history. Residence: Omaha.
Don William Lyne
Don William Lyne was born at Superior, Nebraska. April 10, 1894, the son of Philip Thomas and Mary M. (Burcher) Lyne. His parents were married in Ohio in 1881 and the following year came to Superior where they have lived continuously since that time. His father, a farmer, was born at Barnesville, Ohio, February 21, 1848; his Welsh ancestors came to America in 1700. His mother was born at Sarahville, Ohio, February 28, 1857 of English and Irish parentage.
Mr. Lyne was graduated from elementary school in 1910, and in 1914 was graduated from the Superior High School. During the World War he served as a corporal and was engaged in active service at Verdun, St. Mihiel, and Argonne; he is now a member of the American Legion.
On November 26, 1923, he was united in marriage with Orpha Hazel Craig, daughter of John and Clara (Clark) Craig, at Mankato, Kansas. Mrs. Lyne was born at Superior, September 22, 1895, of Irish descent. They have a daughter, Marjorie Ann, born November 8, 1924. Mr. Lyne is fond of baseball; he is especially interested in good livestock. Residence: Superior.
Carl William Lynn
Born near Norman, Nebraska, April 24, 1896, Carl William Lynn is the son of Charles and Hansina Carolina (Espersen) Lynn. His father, who was a pioneer Nebraska farmer and stockman, was born in Sweden, May 2, 1848, and came to this country in 1872 where he was employed in machine factories for a time prior to homesteading in Kearney County, Nebraska. His mother was born in Denmark, October 27, 1855 and came to America in 1874.
Mr. Lynn received his elementary education in rural schools and in 1914 was graduated from the Minden High School. He studied at the University of Nebraska for two years in the college of Agriculture. He has been engaged in farming on his father's homestead in Kearney County, near Norman, since 1918 and now specializes in poultry raising.
He is a member of the Nebraskana Society, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Rebekah Lodge, and the Presbyterian Church of Norman. He has served as superintendent of the Presbyterian Sunday School
since 1917 and has been a teacher of the adult Bible class since 1918.
His marriage to Nellie Josephine Branch was solemnized at Minden, October 9, 1917. Mrs. Lynn, who was a teacher before her marriage, was born in Taney County, Missouri, August 29, 1895. Two children were born to this marriage: William Joseph, January 27, who died at birth; and Donald Paul, born April 2, 1922. Residence: Norman.
Ray Orin Lyon
Ray Orin Lyon, merchant and postmaster at Clinton, was born at Edgar, Nebraska, October 26, 1885, son of Horace Greeley and Neva (Semans) Lyon. Horace Greeley Lyon was born in Iowa in January, 1860, and was a newspaper man at Gordon for a number of years prior to his death on December 12, 1924. He was of Scotch-Irish descent. His wife, Neva, was born at Fairbault, Minnesota, in 1862. Her ancestry is also Scotch-Irish.
Upon the completion of his elementary education in the public school of Gordon, Mr. Lyon entered Gordon High School from which he was graduated in 1903. The following three years he attended Fremont Normal School and in 1905 was a student at the Agricultural College. At the present time he is the owner and manager of the largest Sioux Indian curio business in the United States; he is also postmaster. He is a Republican.
On June 15, 1908, he was married to Mildred L. Currie at Whitney, Nebraska, her birthplace. Mrs. Lyon, whose ancestry was Scotch, was born June 13, 1889. Mrs. Lyon was the daughter of Frank and Minnie (Richards) Carrie. Her father was a member of the Nebraska State legislature for two terms. Mrs. Lyon is a graduate of the Gordon High School. She is a member of the Eastern Star and Rebekahs. They have four children, Glenn, born July 5, 1911; Clare, born April 5, 1914; Frank, born March 29, 1918; and Helen, born April 12, 1922.
A member of the Presbyterian Church at Gordon, Nebraska, Mr. Lyon is also a member of the boad (sic) of trustees of the Methodist Church at Clinton and is a member of its board of directors. He is treasurer of the school board, finance chairman of the Sioux district, Nebraska, Boy Scouts, an Elk, a Mason, and a member of the Odd Fellows. His hobby is collecting Indian curios, stamps and coins. Residence: Clinton.
James Edmund Mabie
Born at Montour, Iowa, July 13, 1899, James Edmund Mabie is the son of Franklin Jeremiah and Rosalie (Elliott) Mabie. His father, who was a merchant, was born at Delavan Lake, Wisconsin, March 11, 1858, and died at Dickens, Iowa, December 24, 1921. Mr. Mabie was graduated from the high school at Nemaha, Iowa, in 1917, and later attended the Hamilton School of Commerce at Mason City, Iowa, for a time. He is manager of the Beaver City Cooperative Creamery at this time and takes an active interest in community affairs.
Mr. Mabie is a member of the Beaver City Community Club and the Beaver City Rotary Club, is affiliated with the First Methodist Church, and is a Mason and Odd Fellow. His sports are golfing and tennis, while his hobby is reading. During the World War he served as a private in the United States Army overseas for 19 months, and is now a member of the American Legion.
His marriage to Hazel Gladys Hotchkiss was solemnized at Spirit Lake, December 25, 1924, she was born at Eagle Grove, Iowa, December 15, 1903. She is the daughter of Willis R. and Ada (Gray) Hotchkiss. Their two children are: Howard Ted, born April 28, 1926; and Eleanor Jean, born January 25, 1928. Residence: Beaver City.
John Lawrence Mace
John Lawrence Mace, physician and surgeon, was born at Eldorado, Illinois, March 2, 1879, son of Willis L. and Eliza Jane (Smith) Mace. The father was born at Raleigh, Illinois, June 6, 1853, and died at Nashville, Tennessee, February 7, 1907. His wife died at Eldorado, Jane 2, 1892.
Dr. Mace received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee, and has been engaged in the practice of medicine in Nebraska for twenty-one years. He is a member of the American, Adams County and Nebraska State Medical Association, the Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club, and the Masons (Scottish Rite, Shrine).
On June 1, 1911, he was married to Sarah Ella Deppe at Glenvil. She was born at Bey, Missouri, November 7, 1887. They have one child living and one deceased. Mary, born March 12, 1913, died March 13, 1913; and Glenn, born January 15, 1915.
Dr. Mace is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Hastings and the Young Men's Christian Association. Residence: Hastings.
John Patrick Madgett
John Patrick Madgett, insurance specialist, was born at Binghamton, New York, March 3, 1881, and has lived in Nebraska for the past forty-seven years. He is the son of James and Mary (Hayes) Madgett, the former born in Limerick, Ireland. James Madgett, who was an employee of the English government, came to America in 1865, and died at Hastings on April 2, 1913. His wife, born in County Cork, May 5, 1843, died at Hastings in September, 1926. She was an ardent reader and student of political history.
Educated in the public schools of Hastings, John Patrick Madgett studies law at Hastings College, and while a student there was a member of the football team. For a period of ten years he served as assistant cashier of the First National Bank of Hastings.
On July 12, 1909, he was united in marriage to May Belle Parks, at Hastings. Mrs. Madgett, who was former city librarian there was born at Blue Hill, December 2, 1888. There are two sons, John Patrick, born October 2, 1910; and Albert Parks, born August 22, 1916. John is studying to be an engineer.
Mr. Madgett is a Republican, and active in the politics of his party. During 1916-17 he was in service on the Mexican Border, and in the World War held the rank of first lieutenant of Infantry. He was assistant division inspector at Camp Cody, New Mexico, as captain of the 6th Nebraska Infantry, and in 1918-19 served in the Department of the Inspector General.
In 1925 Mr. Madgett was commander of the Hastings Post of the American Legion. He is also a member of the Forty-and-Eight. Always active in civic, fraternal and commercial circles, he is a member of all bodies of Masonry, the Shrine, Knights of Pythias, Odd Fellows and Eagles, as well as the Chamber of Commerce (chairman insurance committee), the Red Cross, Salvation Army and the Lions Club. Mr. Madgett's religious affiliation is with the Congregational Church. His sports are football and golf. Residence: Hastings.
William Madgett, distinguished in public affairs at Hastings, Nebraska, for many years, was born at Riverside, Broom County, New York, July 9, 1878. His father, James Madgett, who was born at Killarney, Ireland, and died at Hastings, April 2, 1913, was an afficer (sic) in the British navy yards at London; he was descended from an English and Irish sea captain, Nicholas Madgett.
His mother, who was born at Belfast, Ireland, May 1, 1850, and died at Hastings, December 5, 1926, was a
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