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Canyon Memorial Association, was president five years and vice president four years of the Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
On August 5, 1929, he was adopted into the tribe of Sioux Indians, christened "Chief Motaunka," "mo" meaning "big," "taunka" meaning "voice," an appropriate Indian name. He is a member of the Red Cross and is a Protestant. He enjoys baseball and for thirteen years served as manager of the local team. His hobby is fine stock.
In the early part of the World War, Mr. Reutzel took an active part in all wartime drives. He later enlisted as a farrier in the veterinary corps and served over seas. He is a member of the local post of the American Legion and served as its commander one term. In recent years Mr. Reutzel has been called upon to fulfill many engagements as a public speaker. Recently he was elected to life membership in the Nebraskana Society in recognition of his effort toward the advancement of his community. Residence: Trenton. (Photograph in Album).
Elmer Mortimer Reynolds
Elmer Mortimer Reynolds, druggist, was born in Spring Green, Nebraska, February 9, 1884, son of Milton Cyrus and Mary O. (Gamble) Reynolds.
The father, a registered pharmacist, was born at New Lisbon, Wisconsin, June 3, 1856, and died at Culbertson, November 27, 1921. His wife, Mary, died at Culbertson, April 19, 1907.
In May, 1901, Mr. Reynolds was graduated from the Culbertson High School, and August 7, 1908, received the degree of Ph. G. from Creighton University of Omaha, Nebraska. He passed the state board examination the same year.
A registered pharmacist since 1908, he owned and operated his own store from 1909 until 1917. From 1917 until 1921 he operated and managed the Reynolds Drug Store at Culbertson in the partnership with M. C. Reynolds, his father. He has owned the store alone since then. He is a Democrat.
On January 19, 1910, he was married to Esther M. Smith at Wray, Colorado. She was born at Amma, West Virginia, March 12, 1891, and assists her husband in the drug store. Mrs. Reynolds is the daughter of William A. and Mary A. (McCann) Smith. Her father, Mr. Smith was born July 15, 1853, in Dark County, Ohio. Mrs. Smith, born at Salem Center, Ohio, August 9, 1852, died at Boulder, Colorado, August 27, 1930. Mrs. Reynolds is Past Matron of the Order of Eastern Star of Bethel Chapter No. 109, Culbertson, Nebraska, serving in 1924 and 1931. They have one daughter, Mildred Mary, born March 15, 1911, who was married to W. S. Orton, on June 10, 1930. She graduated from Culbertson High School in 1928, and McCook Junior College, May 30, 1930. She is a member of the Eastern Star.
At the present time Mr. Reynolds is serving his third term as a member of the village board at Culbertson; he was chairman of the board in 1924. For the past five years he has been a member of the building committee of the local school board. He is a member of the National Association of Retail Druggists, the Nebraska Pharmaceutical Association, the Red Cross, the Culbertson Community Club, the Nebraskana Society, the Masons, including Royal Arch and Knights of Templar. His favorite sport is golf, while his hobby is hunting. Residence: Culbertson. (Photograph in Album).
Ralph K. Reynolds
Born at Barre, Vermont, August 28, 1902, Ralph K. Reynolds is the son of H. E. and Alma Martha (Silloway) Reynolds. His father, who was born at Strafford, Vermont, May 16, 1883, is a civil engineer and contractor at Barre. His great grandfather, William McReynolds, came from Ireland and settled at Strafford. The family were all natives of Vermont, four generations having lived on the same farm on which the great great grandmother settled.
Ralph K. Reynolds attended Spalding High School at Barre, and was graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery. Thereafter he had three post graduate courses at the same college, and there he also was made a member of Alpha Tau Sigma, and played three years' football. While still in high school he was active in athletics, and played football his entire four years.
Dr. Reynolds was united in marriage to Louise Howell at Kirksville, on August 21, 1925, and to their union one son, John Ralph, was born, January 27, 1927.
Mrs. Reynolds, who was born at Kirksville, August 21, 1906, received her Bachelor of Science degree from Missouri State Teachers College. Her father, V. J. Howell, is a banker at Kirksville, and is listed in Who's Who in America.
Upon the completion of his interneship, Dr. Reynolds came to Fairbury, where he has since engaged in practice. His professional organizations include the American and Nebraska State Osteopathic Associations; and he is also a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, a committeeman of the Boy Scouts of America, a member of the Fairbury Methodist Episcopal Church, and a life member of the Nebraskana Society. Dr. Reynolds enjoys golf and football, but his hobby is dogs. Residence: Fairbury. (Photograph in Album).
Wilson Benjamin Reynolds
Wilson Benjamin Reynolds was born at Fremont, Nebraska, January 19, 1888, son of Benjamin Willis and Mary (Davies) Reynolds. Benjamin Willis Reynolds was born at Fremont, son of Wilson and Morrilla S. Reynolds, the former born in Virgil Corners, Cortland County, New York, December 25, 1825, and who died May 9, 1909. Morrilla S. Reynolds was born in Warren, Ohio, July 3, 1834, and died July 4, 1877.
Mary Ann Davies Reynolds, wife of Benjamin Willis Reynolds, was born in Wales, Great Britain, and is the daughter of James and Mary (Williams) Davies, the former a native of Cinderford, and the latter of Gilwern, Wales.
Wilson Benjamin Reynolds was graduated from grade school in May, 1901, and from Fremont High School in 1905. Thereafter he attended Fremont Normal College, and was graduated from the commercial course in 1906. He was pledged to Delta Tau Delta at Nebraska, but did not attend the university. During 1904-05, he was captain of the football and baseball teams at Fremont.
On October 14, 1920, Mr. Reynolds was married to Mary Livingston Carroll at Fremont. She was born there, August 16, 1887, daughter of William A. and Margaret (Livingston) Carroll. There are two daughters, Mary E., born October 16, 1921, an honor student thus far in her school work, and who plays the piano well. Susan J., born August 6, 1924, has always been an honor student in School.
A Republican, Mr. Reynolds has always been interested in politics, but has never aspired to public office. Since 1910 he has engaged in the insurance business, and is senior member of the general insurance agency of Reynolds Brothers; district agent for The Texas Company, president of the Red Arrow Cabin Camp Company, Inc., and vice president of Reynolds Brothers Martinson Company, Insurance and Real Estate.
He is past president of the Fremont Advertising Club and of the Chamber of Commerce, and a director of the latter 15 years. He is a former director of the Lincoln Memorial Bridge Company. He has served as member
of committees and has aided all worthy welfare work in Fremont. A former member of the Kiwanis Club, he is also past president. He is a member of the Nebraska State Historical Society, in which his father is much interested, and is a member of the Elks. His sports are football, swimming, baseball and golf, while his hobbies are work, reading and children. Residence: Fremont.
Joseph Frank Reznicek
Joseph F Reznicek, a resident of Nebraska for over 45 years, was born at Kirkov, Bohemia, October 12, 1874. His father, Vaclav Reznicek, was born at Jezov, Bohemia, 1844; he was active in fraternal insurance organizations, and takes a prominent part in church affairs; he came to America in September, 1886. His mother, Magdeline (Morstein) Reznicek, was born in Bohemia, 1845, and died at Dodge, Dodge County, Nebraska, July, 1924; she took an active part in social and religious affairs.
Mr. Reznicek attended school in Bohemia, until he was 12 years old, was a student at North Bend, Nebraska, for one year, attended rural school for two years, and in 1897 was graduated from the Joseph Medill High School, at Chicago. Later he was a student at Fremont Normal School where he received a first grade teachers state certificate. He was a rural school teacher from 1898 to 1902; was manager of a general store at Morse Bluff, Nebraska, 1902-14; and since 1914, has been the owner and proprietor of a general store at Dodge. He is now the owner of four stores, each of which is managed by one of his sons; they are located at Snyder, Wisner, Beemer, and Dodge.
He is a member of the Dodge Commercial Club; the Nebraskana Society; and the National Bohemian Catholic Organization. For 12 years he served as supreme president of K. D., an organization of Catholic Workmen, and for 16 years before that he was secretary. For 25 years be has been a member of Z. C. B. J., and for 4 years he has been an officer. He also holds membership in C. O. F., and is affiliated with the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church at Dodge.
He was married at Abie, Butler County, Nebraska, February 6, 1899. Mrs. Reznicek was born at Abie, May 6. 1875; her parents were farmers. To this union ten children were born, of whom nine are living: Louis, born May 8, 1901, who married Julia Manarik, and who manages his father's store at Snyder; Joseph, born February 7, 1903, who married Cathrene Lodes, who manages his father's store at Wisner; William, born April 20, 1904, who married Elizabeth Svoboda, and who manages his father's store at Dodge; Helen, born November 22, 1905, who married James Melena; Ernest, born February 19, 1907, who died August 24, 1908; Rosie, born February 19, 1909, who married Marvin Jones; Albin, born April 8, 1911; Ladle, born February 7. 1913; Mary, born December 17, 1915; and Tillie, born September 4, 1918. Residence: Dodge.
John A. Rhoades
John A. Rhoades, son of Daniel Marion and Armilda (Bovee) Rhoades, was born in Harrison County, Iowa, November 20, 1874. His father, who was born in Atchison County, Missouri, August 28, 1841, died at Blair, Nebraska, in January, 1917. His mother is a native of Illinois.
Educated in high school and college, John A. Rhoades holds a professional life certificate and a city superintendent's life certificate. For twenty-two years he taught in the public schools, and for the past seventeen years he has been in the newspaper publishing business. He is editor of The Enterprise at Blair.
On January 6, 1905, he was united in marriage to Blanche Lozein Hilton, at Blair, her birth place. Mrs. Rhoades, who was born April 22, 1879, is assistant editor of her husband's newspaper. There are three children, Lozein Marion, born July 16, 1906, who married Phillip O'Hanlon, a lawyer; J. Hilton, born August 30, 1908, who married Lucille Jensen, and who is a newspaper reporter; and Priscilla M., born March 11, 1913, who is in college.
Mr. Rhoades is a member of the Blair Congregational Church, the Nebraskana Society, the Masons and the Eastern Star. His hobby is gardening. Residence: Blair.
John Wallace Rhodes
John Wallace Rhodes, son of Lucian Millburn and Malvina (Acheson) Rhodes, was born, at Winterset, Iowa, June 2, 1878. His father, born in Ohio, July 30, 1853, of German and Irish descent, is a farmer. His mother, born in Illinois, March 14, 1850, died at Stuart, Nebraska. She was of Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry.
Mr. Rhodes attended country schools. For the past twenty-nine years he has been in the employ of W. N. Coats, at Stuart, ten years in the furniture and undertaking business, and nineteen years as manager and bookkeeper of an implement and hardware business.
He was married to Rubina Jane Hutton at Lincoln on June 20, 1906, and to them one daughter was born, Phyllis Janet, on August 13, 1907. She is a pharmacy graduate at the University of Nebraska, and is taking post graduate work in chemistry there. She has a state license. Mrs. Rhodes, who is of Scotch descent, was born at York, New York, June 28, 1878.
Mr. Rhodes is a Republican. He is affiliated with the Stuart Presbyterian Church, is a member of the Commercial Club, and has served on the school board eight years and on the village board six years. He enjoys tennis and baseball, while his hobbies are reading and woodworking. Residence: Stuart.
Clarence Edward Rice
Clarence Edward Rice, physician and surgeon, was born at Orchard, Antelope County, Nebraska, December 8, 1892. After graduating from Orchard High School, he attended York College, York, Nebraska, for two years. He was superintendent of schools at Lushton, Nebraska, during the years of 1914 to 1916, and was a student at the University of Nebraska until he received his medical degree in 1921. Dr. Rice is a member of Alpha Psi chapter of Phi Beta Pi.
Dr. Rice's parents are George Washington and Mary Alice (Ludwick) Rice. George W. Rice was a farmer of English parentage. He was born at Grinnell, Iowa, March 9, 1869, and died at Orchard, Nebraska, March 8, 1931. Mary Alice Rice, mother of Clarence, was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, June 13, 1870. She was a school teacher before her marriage.
Irene Blanche (Dredla) Rice, the wife of Clarence, was born at Crete, Saline County, Nebraska, December 30, 1897. Mrs. Rice is a registered nurse and superintendent and anesthetist of the Odell General Hospital. They were married at Omaha, Nebraska, May 6, 1922. They have one son, Edward Lee, born April 28, 1923.
Dr. Rice has taken an active part in the advancement of his community and state. He was president of the board of education at Odell, Nebraska, during the years of 1923 to 1928, and is now president of the Board of Health.
He is a member of the Methodist Church at Odell, Nebraska, an Odd Fellow, a member of the Nebraskana Society, and the Nebraska, Gage County, and American Medical Associations. He is now physician and surgeon to the Odell General Hospital. His political affiliation is with the Republican party. Residence: Odell. (Photograph in Album).
Ernest Joseph Axtell Rice
One of Nebraska's enterprising school executives,
Ernest Joseph Axtell Rice has been a resident of the state for fifty years. He was born at Grinnell, Iowa, January 7, 1866, son of John Newton and Amy Axtell Rice.
His father, a farmer, was born in Pennsylvania, October 10, 1833, add died at Harvard, November 16, 1920. His mother, whose family is closely connected with that of Abraham Lincoln, was born in Pennsylvania, in 1834, and died at Neligh, April 15, 1894.
Mr. Rice attended elementary school in Iowa, was graduated from Doane Academy at Crete, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Gates College and Doanc College. He was a postgraduate student at the University of Wisconsin for two and a half years.
Upon leaving school Mr. Rice was in business for some time. Due to ill health be took up farming but always retained his interest in things educational. He has written some equisite (sic) poems, and is the composer of a song Fair Nebraska.
He has served as manager of several commercial enterprises, has taught and been a school executive, and at the present time is superintendent of Brown County schools. He was president of the Nebraska County Superintendents Association for the year 1931-1932, a member of the Parent Teachers Association, and has served on various school boards.
Mr. Rice is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Young Men's Christian Association. He is a life member of the Horticultural Society of Nebraska, and a member of the Nebraskana Socety (sic) and the First Congregational Church of Ainsworth. His leisure time is largely devoted to writing poetry.
On December 26, 1900, he married Myrtice Mygatt at Long Pine. Mrs. Rice was born at Kenosha, Wisconsin, March 7, 1870. Three children were born to them, Meredith, on July 14, 1902, who died March 13, 1923; Albert Jesse, September 6, 1903, who was graduated from Hastings College in 1925, and is married to Olive Fullerton, a student of Hastings College; and Warren Lincoln, August 28, 1907, who completed a course in agriculture at the University of Nebraska, and is married to Burdetta Simmons, a student of Hastings College. Immediately following his college graduation, Albert spent several years in successful public school teaching.
Both boys are farming, Albert near Ainsworth and Warren near Hastings. While in school Warren was a member of Alpha Zeta, honorary agricultural society, a member of the stock judging team and prominent in athletics. Residence: Ainsworth. (Photograph in Album).
Frank Earnest Rice
Frank Ernest Rice, one of Blue Spring's leading merchants, was born at Monticello, Wisconsin, September 3, 1856. He is the son of Charles Rice, a farmer, born in New York, in 1818, and Eliza (Colton) Rice born in Pennsylvania, May 23, 1828. Charles Rice died in Exeter, Wisconsin, January 10, 1868, and his wife died July 7, 1915, in Santa Ana, California.
Frank E. Rice was educated in elementary schools. On November 27, 1881, at Blue Springs, Nebraska, he married Sarah Schock, born in Bellvue (sic), Ohio, on June 10, 1858. To this union seven children were born Laura, born April 2, 1883; Lydia, born July 16, 1886; Judson, born November 17, 1888, who married Ethel Pearl Gessell; Emma, born October 7, 1891, who married Leonard Colby Barnes, died on June 23, 1925; Lucq (sic), born November 19, 1895, who married J. Elon Davis; Grace, born January 3, 1899; and Harry, born May 18, 1901, who married Charlotte Marguerite Funk.
Mr. Rice farmed and freighted until 1867, when he went into the hardware business with his brother. In 1889, he started in the mercantile business and continued until 1908, when he entered the F. E. Rice Company as president.
The Protestant faith is his preference. He is a Republican, and has resided in the state for fifty-nine years. He is a member of the Red Cross and is a member of the Nebraskana Society. Reading is his favorite recreation. Residence: Blue Springs.
Guy James Rice
For the past 45 years Guy J. Rice has lived in Nebraska, and in recent years has been a successful farmer in Merrick County. He was born at Decatur, Michigan, July 5, 1883, the son of Eugene Ernest and Mary Alice (Dorr) Rice. His father, who was born at Fort Wayne, Indiana, November 27, 1858, o( Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry, is a farmer. His mother was born at Vandalia, Michigan, November 28, 1859, of German parentage.
After completing his elementary education Mr. Rice was a student at Grand Island Business College. He is a member of the Parent-Teachers' Association, and holds membership in the Chapman School Board, acting as treasurer in 1926-27-28. He is a Mason, holds membership in the Order of Eastern Star and is associate patron at the present time. He is affiliated with the Prairie Creek Baptist Church, where he has been superintendent of the Sunday School for 22 years. Mr. Rice has been a director of the Merrick County Fair Board, and is now serving as vice president of that organization. He is past president of the Merrick County Christian Association. A Democrat, he was elected as township clerk in 1909-10-11, and is now serving as president of Farmers Union, Local 900. He is a member of the board of directors of the Chapman Co-operative Grain Association and Chapman Co-operative Mercantile Association.
He was united in marriage with Edith Blanch Bettsworth at Archer, Nebraska, December 22, 1909. Mrs. Rice was born at LeMars, Iowa, November 3, 1884. She is a member of the Eastern Star, and Parent Teachers' Association, of which she is serving her second year as president. They have one son, Jasper, born August 15, 1911, who was graduated from Chapman High School in 1929, and attended Concordia Business College at Concordia, Kansas for one year. After leaving college he accepted a position with the Chicago Lumber Company, at Belgrade, Nebraska, and is now assisting his father in the management of the farm. Residence: Chapman.
Harold Oliver Rice
Harold Oliver Rice, wholesale grocer, was born at Burnside, Illinois, November 25, 1874. He is the son of Nathaniel Green and Evelyn (Ing) Rice, the former a farmer and merchant and, prior to his death, for many years a traveling salesman. Nathaniel Green was born at Frederick, Illinois, October 17, 1851, and died at Chicago, December 20, 1913. He was of English descent. His wife, Evelyn, was born in Hancock County, Illinois, in 1851, and died at Nebraska City in 1923. Her father was a physician in practice in Hancock County. Mrs. Rice was a lover of home, and an active worker in the Methodist Church.
Harold O. Rice attended the public schools of Paton, Iowa, and Grand Island, Nebraska, and attended David City High School. From 1890 to 1892 he traveled for the Taylor Manufacturing Company of St. Louis, and from 1892 to 1893 for the Sloan-Johnson and Company of Omaha. From 1893 to 1895 be was associated with the Steele-Smith Grocery Company of Omaha and from 1895 to 1905 with Paxton and Gallagher Company.
On January 1, 1905, together with L. P. Utterback and William P. Sargeant, he organized the wholesale grocery business known as The Sargeant and Rice Company, of which he is now vice president.
He was married to Florence Alma Warren at Davenport, Nebraska, on May 26, 1897. Mrs. Rice was born
at Lincoln, Illinois, March 13, 1878. They have two children, Phyllis born September 17, 1900, who is a graduate of Smith College and the University of Nebraska, and a teacher of geology and geography in Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina. For six years she was a teacher in the geography department of the University of Nebraska. Harold O., Jr., born July 28, 1908, is an artist in Chicago.
Mr. Rice has always been active in the civic and welfare work of his city. During the World War he was active in loan drives and in the Food Administration Bureau. He is a contributor to the Red Cross and Salvation Army and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, (president in 1927). A Mason, he is a member of the Knights Templar and Shrine, and is a member of the Elks. His club is the Nebraska City Country Club. His favorite sport is baseball, and his hobby is music. Residence: Nebraska City.
Judson Leroy Rice
Judson L. Rice, one of Blue Springs leading merchants, was born at Blue Springs, November 17, 1888. He is the son of Frank Ernest and Sarah (Schock) Rice. Frank E. Rice was born in Monticello, Wisconsin, September 3, 1856. He was successful in the mercantile business. Sarah, mother of Judson, was born at Bellvue, Ohio, June 10, 1858.
Educated at Blue Springs High School until 1907, he thereafter took a commercial course at the Northwestern Business College. His athletic activities were confined to base ball and basket ball.
On June 15, 1915, his marriage to Ethel Pearl Gessell was solemnized at Blue Springs. Mrs. Rice was born at Beatrice, on July 18, 1892. They are the parents of a daughter, Loretta Sarah, born February 22, 1923.
Mr. Rice has been manager of the F. E. Rice store at Blue Springs for some years. He is a Republican, and has been a resident of the state of Nebraska for forty-two years. During the World War he was a member of the registration board, and took an active part in loan and Red Cross drives.
He is a member of the Blue Springs Methodist Episcopal Church, the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows, The Nebraskana Society, Red Cross, Commercial Club, (of which he is treasurer), and the school board (of which he was secretary in 1919 to 1925, and treasurer 1928 to 1931). His hobby is reading. Residence: Blue Springs.
Lawrence Raymond Rice
Lawrence R. Rice was born at Lexington, Missouri, January 27, 1890, the son of James Lee and Mary Elizabeth Rice. His father, who is a contractor, was born at Wellington, Missouri, June 3, 1873; his ancestry is Scotch and Irish. His mother was born near Houston, Texas, October 2, 1873.
Mr. Rice was graduated from the public school at Lexington in 1904. Since 1918 he has been connected with the Liggett Drug Company, and since 1925, has been senior manager of this firm at Omaha. He became a registered pharmacist in Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri in 1911.
His marriage to Helen Wagner Hainkel was solemnized at Kansas City, Missouri, April 27, 1915. Mrs. Rice, who is of German descent, was born at Qunicy (sic), Illinois, February 1, 1890. They have one son: Lawrence Wagner, born October 27, 1923; he is in school in Omaha.
Mr. Rice is a member of the Omaha Druggists Association, the Nebraska Druggists Association, and is a director of the Omaha Retail Druggists Association. He holds membership in the Goodfellowship Club, the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, the Dundee Parent Teachers Association, and the National Geographic Society. He is a Mason, is fond of golfing and fishing, and is a Republican. Residence: Omaha.
Clarence W. Richard
Clarence W. Richard, who is superintendent of public schools at Anselmo, Nebraska, is a life resident of this state. He was born at Chambers, Nebraska, October 2, 1902, the son of Walter and Lillie (Wyant) Richard, the former a farmer in Holt County.
Mr. Richard was graduated from the Chambers High School in 1920, received the A. B. degree at Wayne Slate Teachers College, and was awarded the A. M. degree at the University of Nebraska where he held membership in Phi Delta Kappa. He taught in the public schools of Chambers for two years, served as superintendent of schools at Magnet, Nebraska, 1924-27, and since 1927 has been superintendent at Anselmo where he is a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the Service Club, and the Masonic Lodge.
He is the author of Business Management of Student Activities. On July 7, 1925, he married Eunice Marion Garwood at Carroll, Nebraska. Mrs. Richard, who is also an educator, was born at Carroll, October 17, 1905. Residence: Anselmo.
Charles Lawrence Richards
Charles Lawrence Richards, for many years a prominent lawyer, was born at Woodstock, Illinois, March 21, 1856, and died at Hebron, Nebraska, in January, 1927. His father, Thomas McDonald Richards, was born in New York State and died at Woodstock, Illinois. He was a farmer of English descent. Mr. Richards attended public school at Champagne, Illinois, and graduated from the Union Law School with the degree of Bachelor of Law in 1884. He came to Nebraska in 1886, and was a lawyer in Hebron from that time until his death. He was a Republican, and served as county attorney of Thayer County four terms, and was speaker of the house of representatives of the Nebraska legislature in 1895.
On July 2, 1890, he was married to Elizabeth Lowrie at Chicago. Mrs. Richards was born in Chicago on July 26, 1854. She died at Hebron on February 21, 1932. There are three children, Carl, a farmer; Bess, who is court reporter in the district court at Lincoln; John L., who is a lawyer; and Webb, who is a bond salesman.
Mr. Richards was very active in the work of the Presbyterian Church at Hebron, and was elder for many years. He was active in all civic organizations and affairs, and was a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association.
Fred Hamilton Richards
Born at Fremont, Nebraska, April 8, 1901, Fred Hamilton Richards is the son of Fred Hills and Adaline E. (Brown) Richards. His father, who is a realtor was born in Fremont, May 1, 1877, while his mother was born in Racine, Wisconsin, February 13, 1880.
Upon his graduation from Shattuck Military Academy in 1919, Fred Hamilton Richards attended the University of Nebraska, receiving his LL. B. in 1923. He is a member of Phi Delta Phi and Phi Delta Theta. Since his admission to the bar on June 4, 1923, Mr. Richards has engaged in active practice. He was elected Justice of the Peace two terms, 1927-29; 1929-31; and was elected on the Republican ticket as county attorney of Dodge County, taking office January 8, 1931.
He was married to Grace Mary Shephard, at Fremont, March 29, 1924. Mrs. Richards, who is a native of Fremont, was born July 17, 1898. They have one daughter, Mary Adaline, born February 13, 1926.
A member of the Reserve Officers Training Corps during the World War, Mr. Richards has held the rank of Second Lieutenant in the Officers Reserve Corps for the past ten years. He is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, and the Dodge County Bar Association (member of executive committee). At the present time
he is a director of the Chamber of Commerce, a Mason and a member of the Nebraskana Society. His religious affiliation is with the First Presbyterian Church in which he is a member of the Pathfinder Bible Class. He is director and recording secretary of the local Young Men's Christian Association. His favorite sport is horseshoes. Residence: Fremont.
John L. Richards
John L. Richards, lawyer, was born at Hebron, Nebraska, March 22, 1893, son of Charles L. and Elizabeth (Lowrie) Richards. His father, for many years one of the most prominent members of Thayer County bar, was born at Woodstock, Illinois, March 21, 1856, and died at Hebron, January 7, 1927. His wife, Elizabeth, was born at Chicago, Illinois, July 26, 1858, and died at Hebron, February 21, 1932. She moved from Chicago to Hebron, Illinois, in her early youth, and in 1880 came to Hebron where she continued to make her home. She was married to Charles L. Richards of Hebron, on July 2, 1890, and to this union were born three sons, John L., James who died in infancy, and Webb of San Francisco. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church for forty-three years and deeply interested in all its activities. She was also a member of chapter A. E. of the P. E. O. Sisterhood and a member of the Hebron D. W. Club.
In 1911 John L. Richards was graduated from Hebron High School, and in 1916 received the Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska. In 1917 he received the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Chicago. He has been in active practice in Hebron since that time.
On June 24, 1918, Mr. Richards was married to Edith Holcomb of Hebron. Mrs. Richards was born at Hebron, March 22, 1893, daughter of John J. and Mary J. Holcomb. They have three children, Jacquelin, born January 7, 1920; Mary Elizabeth, born August 22, 1925; and Charlotte, born November 18, 1929. Residence: Hebron.
Ira Frederick Richardson
Ira Frederick Richardson, was born in Saunders County, Nebraska, August 17, 1872, son of George and Lizzie (Husenetter) Richardson. His father was born in Rockford, Illinois, March 31, 1840, and died at Fremont, Nebraska. A merchant, he served as postmaster at Linwood, Nebraska, twenty-four years. His mother was of the Penhollow family, who were participants in the Boston Tea Party. His wife, Lizzie, was born at Burlington, Iowa, August 28, 1844, and prior to her marriage was a teacher. She is active in the work of the Congregational Church, and has taken part in community affairs all her life. Her parents were born in Germany.
Dr. Richardson attended the Linwood public school and Franklin and Weeping Water Academies. In 1903, he was graduated from the Hahnemann Medical College at Kansas City, and from the Still College of Osteopathy at Des Moines, in 1901. Since 1903 he has been engaged in general practice until 1927-28, when he took special work in proctology, specializing in it in addition to his regular practice.
He was married to Nina J. Phillips at Fremont, March 20, 1912. Mrs. Richardson was born in Dodge County, May 11, 1887, and is a member of the Order of Eastern Star. They are members of the Congregational Church. For several years Dr. Richardson was a member of the American Medical Association, and is now a member of the American Osteopathiic Association. A contributor to Salvation Army and the Young Men's Christian Association, he is past president of the Fremont Kiwanis Club, past exaulted ruler of the Elk's lodge No. 514, and past eminent commander of the Knights Templar. He is physician to the Midland Basketball Club, and the Fremnnt Ball Club, and is fond of both baseball and basketball. He took the examination for service as a physician in the World War, but was rejected because of ear trouble. Dr. Richardson is a member and past president of the Fremont Trapshooting Club. Residence: Fremont.
Lloyd Clifford Richardson
Born at Wisner, Nebraska, June 3, 1888, Lloyd Clifford Richardson is the son of Charles Taylor and Lilly Rose (Sharp) Richardson. His father, who was a pioneer farmer and stockraiser in Nebraska, was born at Brier Hill, New York, December 7, 1850, and died at Cambridge, February 8, 1925; he served as postmaster at Wisner, and was president and manager of a lumber company in this community. His ancestry was English and Dutch, and he was descended from President Zachary Taylor on the maternal side.
His mother was born at Richland, Wisconsin, May 27, 1854, and died at Cambridge, August 7, 1914. Mrs. Richardson was a pioneer homemaker in Nebraska, and was interested in club work and beautifying her home with flowers. Her family was of English descent, and members of it settled in Virginia, in the early history of America.
Mr. Richardson was graduated from the Cambridge High School in 1904, where he was active in debating and dramatics. Later he attended the Central Business College at Denver, Colorado. He was helper and assistant manager of the Chicago Lumber Company, 1904-15, and since 1925, has been president and general manager of the Cambridge Lumber Company. He is vice president of the C. & B. Gravel Company of Bartley, Nebraska, is an extensive land-holder in Furnas County, and vice president and director in the Cambridge Telephone Company.
He has served as director and treasurer of the Cambridge Rotary Club, is a member of the Nebraska Lumber Merchants Association, was formerly president of the Cambridge Commercial Club, and served as a member of the Cambridge School Board from 1922 to 1928. He is affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church of Cambridge, holds membership in the Red Cross, and is chairman of the local Boy Scouts committee. His social clubs are the Cambridge Tennis Club, The Business Men's Gym Club, and the Cambridge Shrine Club, and his fraternal organizations include the Modern Woodmen of America, Odd Fellows, and the Masons.
During the World War he was a member of the Home Guard, was a member of the loan drive committees, and was active in Red Cross activities. Although he is not interested in office holding, he is a member of the Democratic party.
On March 24, 1909, he was united in marriage with Lola Edith Corell at Cambridge. Mrs. Richardson, who is descended from an English lord and French ancestors who settled in America in the early history of this country, was born at Springfield, Nebraska, December 7, 1889. Their two children are: Charles Paul, born June 29, 1915; and Betty Ann, born June 30, 1921. Both children are musically inclined. Residence: Cambridge. (Photograph in Album).
Presstman Gardner Richardson
For the past fourteen years Presstman Gardner Richardson has been cashier of the Security State Bank of Broken Bow. He was born at Broken Bow on November 8, 1895, son of Presstman Johnston and Kate (Deatherage) Richardson. His father, a farmer and stockman, was born in Culpepper County, Virginia, and died at Broken Bow, in 1910. His mother, also born in Clupepper County is living.
Presstman Gardner Richardson attended the Broken Bow public schools, was a student at the University of Nebraska two years, and at the Finlay Engineering College, Kansas City, Missouri, one year. On January 15, 1919, he was married to Margaret M. Murphy at Lincoln. Mrs. Richardson, who is of Irish descent, was born at
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