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three years in Scottsbluff High School, and received her A. M. degree at the University of Nebraska at the age of 21 years, and is now a teacher in the Arthur Hill Senior High School at Saginaw, Michigan. Residence: Chadron. (Photograph on Page 1149).
Albert Edward Stocker
Albert E. Stocker was born at Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa, September 6, 1870. His father, John Stocker, was born at St. Neots, England, and died at Marengo, October 24, 1899.
His mother, Sarah Louise (Smith) Stocker, was born in Ohio, August 3, 1840, and died at Marengo, October 10, 1929.
Mr. Stocker lived in Nebraska for over twenty years and for several years was cashier of the Otoe County National Bank at Nebraska City. He was a Republican. His death on July 15, 1930, was a distinct loss to his community and state.
John Denny Stocker
John Denny Stocker was born at Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa, September 1, 1898, the son of Albert Edward and Helen J. (Gunn) Stocker. His father, whose ancestry was English, was born at Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa, September 6, 1870, and died at Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska, July 15, 1930. He was a banker.
His mother who was born at Oskaloosa, September 2, 1870, was interested in civic and political affairs, and was at one time committeewoman for the Republican party.
Mr. Stocker was graduated from the Nebraska City High School in 1917, and later attended the University of Nebraska, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. He is now cashier of the Otoe County National Bank.
He is married to Margery I. Menold. A resident of Nebraska for twenty years Mr. Stocker has always been interested in community affairs, and at the present time is a director in the Nebraska City Chamber of Commerce. During the World War he was a private in the United States Artillery School Troops at Fortress Monroe, Virginia. He is a member of the American Legion, and is a Mason and a Lion. His favorite sport is hunting. His hobby is mechanics. He is a Republican. Residence: Nebraska City.
Joseph Orland Stockton
Joseph Orland Stockton, educator, was born at Wheaton, Illinois, December 2, 1900, the son of John Raymond and Martha S. (Gauger) Stockton. His father, a building contractor, was born of English parents at Wheaton, July 9, 1875. His mother, whose ancestry was German, was born at Wheaton, February 17, 1882.
Mr. Stockton was graduated from the Wheaton High School in 1918, was a student at Dakota Wesleyan University, and received the A. B. degree from Wheaton College in 1923. He received four letters in football, two letters in basketball, and four in baseball, at Wheaton College, and was captain of the football team for two years.
Upon his graduation from college Mr. Stockton became coach of athletics at Nogales, Arizona, where he remained for a year. He served as coach at Alliance, Nebraska for five years, and since 1930 has been superintendent of schools at Spencer, Nebraska.
He is affiliated with Gary Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church at Spencer, is a Mason, and holds membership in the Red Cross, Woodmen of the World, and the Nebraska State Teachers Association. Hhis (sic) favorite sports are football, hunting and fishing. During the World War Mr. Stockton drove an ambulance in France for 10 months, and is now a member of the American Legion. He is a Republican.
On November 27, 1926, he married Helen Bertha Hawes at Alliance, Nebraska. Mrs. Stockton, whose ancestry is Irish and German, was born at Fremont, February 4, 1906. Residence: Spencer.
Glenn Earl Stoddard
Glenn Earl Stoddard, who has been engaged in the practice of dentistry at Alma, since 1919, if a life time resident of Nebraska. He was born at Rising City, Nebraska, July 8, 1891, the son of Jay Ira and Edith Celesta (Lemmon) Stoddard, the former a farmer who was born at Orlando, Indiana, August 24, 1852. His forefathers settled in Watertown, Connecticutt, in 1763, upon their arrival from Scotland. His mother, whose parents were natives of Pennsylvania, was born at Jamestown, Indiana, March 22, 1862.
Dr. Stoddard was graduated from the Rising City High School in 1907, was a student at Peru State Normal College from which he was graduated in 1911, and in 1918 received the D. D. S. degree at Creighton University. He received letters in football and baseball both in high school and college.
He holds membership in the National Dental Society, the Nebraska State Dental Society, and the District Dental Society. His fraternal organizations include: Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Masons, and the Modern Woodmen of America. His favorite sport is golfing.
Dr. Stoddard taught in a rural school in 1909, was superintendent of schools at Alexandria, Nebraska, 1911-12, served as principal of the high school at Osceola, 1912-14, and in 1918 was graduated from dental college. He has been engaged in dental practice at Alma, since 1919.
His marriage to Lillie Martha Rasmussen was solemnized at Holdrege, Nebraska, August 9, 1925. Mrs. Stoddard was born at Bertrand, May 27, 1895. They have a son, Glen Earl, born February 7, 1927. Residence: Alma. (Photograph in Album).
Wayne Oliver Stoehr
Wayne O. Stoehr was born at Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, November 26, 1902, the son of Oliver and Onieta (Poston) Stoehr. His father, who was a contractor, was born at Moline, March 21, 1876; his parents came to America about 1860, from Germany. His mother, whose ancestry is English, was born at Moline, November 19, 1882.
Mr. Stoehr attended the public schools of Moline, where he was graduated from the high school in 1920. He was a student at Augustana College, 1921-23, and the University of Nebraska where he was awarded his LL. B. degree in 1926. He was president of the senior class in high school and took part in high school athletics; was awarded his school letter in 1918. He was a member of Phi Delta Phi, legal fraternity, and Phi Delta, social fraternity, at the University of Nebraska, and served as president of the latter in 1926.
He has been engaged in active practice of law since his admission to the bar at Lincoln, June 15, 1926. He has been a resident of Nebraska for the last 6 years.
On June 27, 1927, he was married to Burdette Taylor at St. Paul, Howard County, Nebraska. Mrs. Stoehr, who was born at St. Paul, February 7, 1904, is of English descent. Mr. Stoehr is a member of the Omaha Bar Association; the Nebraska Bar Society; and the Barristers' Club. He is a member of the Young Men's Christian Association, and the Presbyterian Church. He holds membership in the University Club of Omaha. His favorite sport is golf. His hobby is reading. He is a Democrat. Residence: Omaha.
Arthur Charles Stokes
A leading member of the medical profession for many years, Arthur Charles Stokes was born at Bury, Compton County, Quebec, Canada, on December 24, 1869. He is the son of Charles Henry and Mary Ann (Chapman) Stokes,
the former born at Bury, on March 8, 1840. He was a farmer and stockman whose father came to Canada, four years prior to his birth, and who died at Flaudreau, Moody County, South Dakota, October 10, 1924. His wife, Mary Ann Chapman was a native of Bath, England, born April 8, 1841, and who died February 14, 1930. Her father was a school teacher in Bath. She is particularly devoted to her home, and has reared seven children.
Dr. Stokes received his early education in the elementary schools of Canada, and was graduated from Rock Rapids High School in 1889. He received his B. Sc. from Ames, Iowa, in 1892, and his M. D. from the University of Nebraska, in 1899. He was a member of Phi Beta Phi, Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Rho Sigma, and Delta Tau Delta. Upon the completion of his university studies in the United States, he took post graduate work in the Universities of Halle, Kid, and Berlin, in Germany.
On December 17, 1910, Dr. Stokes was united in marriage with Bertha S. Shackleford, at Omaha Mrs. Stokes was born at Des Moines, Iowa, September 4, 1878, and her parents were natives of Kentucky. Since admission to practice in Nebraska June 1, 1899, Dr. Stokes has been actively engaged. He is the author of various medical articles. He is medical director of the Guarantee Mutual Life Insurance Company, and a member of the surgical staffs of various Omaha hospitals. In politics he is generally Republican. He is a member of the board of regents of the University of Nebraska. During the World War he organized Base Hospital No, 49, in Nebraska. Entering the active service in France as a major, he was promoted to the rank of colonel. He has been chairman of the Douglas County chapter of American Red Cross for ten years, and is a member of the Disabled Veterans of America, the American Legion, and the Reserve Officer Associations. His professional organizations include the Douglas County Medical Society, the American College of Surgeons; the American Medical Association and the Western Surgical Association.
In religion Dr. Stokes is an Episcopalian, and attends All Saint's Church. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Elks and the Masons, and the Nebraska State Historical Society. His favorite sport is hiking, and his hobby is trees and flowers. His clubs are the Omaha and Omaha Country Clubs. Residence: Omaha. (Photograph in Album).
Carl O. Stoll
A banker since 1912, Carl G. Stoll has been chief of the receivership division of the Department of Trade and Commerce since 1929. He was born at Brooklyn, New York, December 25, 1885, the son of Charles and Elizabeth Nancy (Markert) Stoll. Charles Stoll was also born at Brooklyn, in 1860, and died at Joliet, Illinois, in 1897. He was an architect whose parents came to America in 1840 from Germany. Elizabeth Markert Stoll was born at Mokena, Illinois, March 27, 1860.
In 1892, the family moved to Nebraska, and in 1904 Carl G. Stoll was graduated from the Beatrice High School. Afterward he attended the University of Nebraska for a year and a half. He is a member of Delta Tau Delta, and while at the university served as its chaplain.
From 1907 to 1912 he served as stenographer for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, and from 1912 to 1920 was engaged in the banking business at York and Bloomfield. Appointed receiver for the Citizen's State Bank of Kimball in 1923, he also served as assistant secretary of the Guarantee Fund Commission at Lincoln from 1923-29. Since 1929 he has been chief of the receivership division of the Department of Trade and Commerce.
His marriage to Myrtle Eleanor Hudson was solemnized at Lincoln, on December 31, 1913. Mrs. Stoll was born at Lincoln, May 22, 1886. There is one daughter, Susan Elizabeth, born July 8, 1915. They are members of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in which Mr. Stoll is an elder and deacon,
Mr. Stoll is a Mason, and a member of Lodge No. 26, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons at Beatrice. He is a member of The Nebraskana Society. Residence: Lincoln.
Henry Stolting was born January 15, 1864, in Germany, the son of Dick Stolting and Altie (Freekine) Stolting, both of whom were born in Germany, and died at Golden City, Missouri. His father was born November 6, 1828, and died May 8. 1910, and his mother on June 10, 1833, and died December 4, 1913.
On July 11, 1892, he was united in marriage to Emma Emily Louis at Levant, Thomas County, Kansas. She was born at Germany, July 10, 1876. To this union thirteen children were born: Frances Emily, March 30, 1893, who is married to James L. Swartz; Anthon Frank, October 3, 1894; Cora Mary, July 11, 1896; Louise Ann, June 19, 1898, who is married to Ray L. Thomas; Bertha Amelia, March 23, 1900; George Washington, February 22, 1902; Anna Amanda, March 23, 1904; Alice Leora, October 17, 1909; Irene Mae, December 22, 1912; John Henry, February 22, 1915; Louis LeRoy, March 12, 1917; Marie Mable, March 6, 1919; and Emma Jean, January 8, 1922.
Mr. Stolting is a leading farmer. A Socialist in polities, he is the author of the articles Twenty-five Cent Wheat and Cheap Corn.
He is affiliated with the German Lutheran Church at Endicott, and is former treasurer of the school district No. 7, in Jefferson County. He is also a. member of the Nebraskana Society. Residence: Endicott.
Charles Cain Stone
Charles Cain Stone was born in Welland County, Canada, May 12, 1861, the son of James Heber and Maria (Watts) Stone. James Heber Stone was born in Canada, of German and Irish descent on October 10, 1832, and died at Johnson, Nebraska October 1 1906, Maria Watts Stone was a native of Scotland, and died in Marshall County, Iowa, in 1865.
Educated in the country schools of Nebraska, Charles C. Stone attended Peirce's Business College at Keokuk, Iowa, from 1883 to 1884. He married Isadore Deal at Chicago, June 3, 1909. Mrs. Stone was born in Ohio, November 4, 1871. There are two children, Ada, born September 1, 1911, and Lenora, born June 16, 1915.
For the past fifty years Mr. Stone has been a resident of Nebraska and has been extensively engaged in the real estate, loans and investment business. He is a Mason, and a Spiritualist. Residence: Auburn.
Franklin Dudley Stone
Franklin D. Stone, newspaper editor at Hartington, Cedar County, Nebraska, has lived in this state for the past 24 years. He was born at Neguanee, Marquette County, Michigan, April 22, 1870, the son of Dudley Gray and Mary (Dewey) Stone. His father, who was a merchant and banker, was born at Richmond, Massachusetts, and died at Neguance, Michigan; his ancestry was traced to the Mayflower. His mother, also of Mayflower ancestry, was born at Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and died at Hartington, Nebraska.
Mr. Stone was graduated from the Negaunee High School in 1890, and two years later entered Wabash College. He holds the following degrees: A. B. and A. M., Princeton University, 1900; B. D., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1900. He was a student at Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 1892-96; he held membership in Whig Hall at Princeton. At this time Mr. Stone is editor and publisher of the Hartington Herald.
A Republican, he is past chairman of the Republican county central committee. He is a member of the Na-
tional Editorial Association, the Nebraska Press Association, the Hartington Chamber of Commerce, the Nebraskana Society, and is affiliated with the First Congregational Church at Hartington. During the World War Mr. Stone served as a member of the Home Guard, acted as chairman of the four minute speakers, and later was a member of Company F, 134th Infantry, Nebraska National Guard. He is now a member of the Civil Legion. His favorite recreation is reading.
His marriage to Catherine Eva Judge, was solemnized at Estelline, Hamlin County, South Dakota. Mrs. Stone, who was formerly a teacher, was born at Shieldsville, Rice County, Minnesota, January 25, 1878, of British, French and Canadian ancestry. They have two children: Dudley Judge, born April 9, 1904; and Elizabeth Mary, born September 11, 1900. Residence: Hartington.
David Daniel Stonecypher
David D. Stonecypher was born at Omaha, on April 21, 1895. His father, Abraham Lincoln Stonecypher, a printer, publisher, and editor, was of German descent and was the fifth generation of this family to be born in America. He was born in Nebraska, September 17, 1861.
Mary (Rodabaugh) Stonecypher, his mother, was born in Indiana, March 20, 1861, of a Pennsylvania-Dutch family who emigrated to Nebraska in 1870. She was awarded the A. B, degree at York College, York, Nebraska.
Dr. Stonecypher received his early education in the public schools of Omaha, and in 1913, was graduated from the high school at Lincoln. Later he was a student at the University of Nebraska, where he was awarded his B. S. degree in 1919, and his M. D. degree, 1921. He was a student at the Chicago Polyclinic in 1925, and in 1928-29 studied at the Colorado Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Post Graduate School. His fraternity is Phi Rho Sigma.
A resident of Nebraska all his life, he has engaged in the practice of medicine since his admission to the profession at Peru, on June 13, 1921. From 1921 to 1924, he was in general practice at Peru; was an eye, ear, nose, and throat specialist at Auburn, for one year; and since 1925, has been in practice in Nebraska City, where he specializes in treatment of diseases of the eye, ear, nose, and throat. At the present time he is physician and surgeon at the Nebraska School for the Blind, at Nebraska City.
His marriage to Imogene Poynter was solemnized at Nebraska City, August 26, 1922. Mrs. Stonecypher, who was born at Mound City, Holt County, Missouri, January 9, 1904, is of Scotch, Irish, and German descent. She is the grand niece of a former governor of Nebraska. There were two children: Robert Lincoln who died in 1924; and David Daniel, Junior, born October 10, 1926.
In the late war Dr. Stonecypher was a first class private, Mobile Hospital 100, and was later commissioned first lieutenant. He is a member of the American Legion and the Officers' Reserve Corps. He is a member of the Otoe County Medical Society, acting as its president in 1927; the Nebraska State Medical Association; the National Academy of Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat, and the Sioux Valley, as well as Omaha, and Council Bluffs societies of this organization. He is local chairman of the Salvation Army; is a member of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce; and is active in Boy Scout work and Red Cross affairs. In 1925 he served as secretary of the Parent-Teachers' Association at Auburn; and in 1927, was president of the Methodist Men's Club of the First Methodist Church at Nebraska City, with which he is affiliated. He has been a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons since 1922.
Dr. Stonecypher's favorite sport is golf. Short story writing is his hobby. He is a Democrat. Residence: Nebraska City.
Dale Perry Stough
Dale Stongh, son of Charlie Bion and Mina (Bigelow) Stough, was born at Bigelow, Holt County, Missouri, June 29, 1888. His father, who was a native of Bryan, Ohio, born October 30, 1861, was a conductor on the Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad until his death at Creston, Iowa, on November 12, 1918. The first Stoughs, two brothers, came from Germany, in the early seventeen hundreds; one married a refugee German princess. The first settler in Dixon County was a Stough. Charlie Bion Stough's great aunt was the wife of General Sterling Price of Missouri, who was the head of the Confederate Armies in the west.
Mina Bigelow was born at Strawberry Point, Iowa, July 4, 1865, and died at Creston, Iowa, May 29, 1904. A school teacher prior to marriage, she was descended from the Bigelow and Sargent families, and was a fourth cousin of John G. Sargent, Attorney General in President Coolidge's cabinet.
Mr. Stough attended the public and high schools of Creston, and was graduated from the latter in June, 1905. He afterward studied law and literature at the University of Nebraska (1908-09) and received his LL. B. from Creighton University in 1911. At Creightoa he was registrar and librarian in the College of law, and therefore not eligible to scholastic honors.
A Democrat, Mr. Stough has been active in public life. During 1911-13, he was secretary of the Custer County Democratic committee, and in 1913, secretary of the 6th district Congressional Committee. From 1914-17, he was secretary to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and from 1917-22 was district court reporter at Grand Island. During 1922-25, he served as reporter for the State Railway Commission and Pardon Board.
Since that time he has been engaged in the practice of law, and manager of the Shorthand Reporter Service and the United Service Bureaus at Lincoln. During 1911 to 1914, he practiced law at Broken Bow, with Hon. J. R. Dean, now of the Supreme Court.
Mr. Stough is the author of the Condensed History of Nebraska (1921) ; History of the Supreme Court of Nebraska (1907) ; and has compiled histories of the following counties: Hall, Hamilton, Clay, York, Morrill, Kimball and Dawes, during the years 1919-22. He is a member and former secretary (1927-29) of the Nebraska Writers Guild, and is a member of the Nebraska State and Lancaster County Bar Associations.
During the World War period he was active as a four minute man, in Liberty loan drives, etc., and is active at the present time with various welfare organizations, particularly the Salvation Army. He is affiliated with the Lincoln Knife and Fork Club and is secretary of the international. His historical memberships include The Nebraskana Society and the Nebraska State Historical Society, he is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Elks and the Lincoln Advertising Club.
On June 29, 1913, he was married to Cassie Mary Beeler, at Davenport. Mrs. Stough was born at Perry, Iowa, February 16, 1889, and is a musician. They have one daughter, Ida Mildred, born February 24, 1914, Class of 1931, Lincoln High School. Residence: Lincoln.
Adolph Albert Stoural
Born at Verdigre, Nebraska, August 15, 1901, Adolph Albert Stoural is the son of John Karl and Antonie Frances (Beran) Stoural. His father, who was born at Verdigre, December 11, 1876, served as supervisor of the Third District of Knox County from 1916 to 1920 and was a farmer until his retirement in 1930; he was successfully engaged in raising Poland China hogs from 1920 to 1930. Antonie Frances (Beran) Stoural was also born at Verdigre, on May 11, 1881.
Mr. Stoural was graduated from the Verdel High School in 1918 and was a student at Grand Island Business College from 1923 to 1924. He served as manager of the John Lueshen Lumber Company in 1928, and since
1928 has been treasurer and manager of the Adolph Stoural Lumber Company at Verdel, Nebraska. He is a member of the Red Cross, the Catholic Workman Lodge, and the Assumption Catholic Church of Lynch, Nebraska. Mr. Stoural's favorite sports are baseball, hunting and fishing.
He was married to Rose Mary Vlcan at Lynch, November 13, 1928. Mrs. Stoural was born at Monowi, Nebraska, March 17, 1904. They have one child, Beta, born November 10, 1929. A Democrat, Mr. Stoural served as township assessor for two years, was a member of the board of trustees of Verdell for two years, and has been chairman of the latter board and director in the local school board since 1930. Residence: Verdel.
Richard Forbes Stout
Richard F. Stout was born at Lincoln, Nebraska, April 15, 1892, the son of Oscar Van Pelt and Edith (Forbes) Stout. His father was born in New Jersey in 1865, and for many years was dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska; he was major of engineers in the World War. He is of Irish and Pennsylvania Dutch descent; his grandfather was a direct descendant of Penelope Stout.
Edith (Forbes) Stout was born at Hillsdale, Michigan, in 1870. Her father, John A. Forbes, whose ancestry was Scotch, served as an officer in the Michigan Regiment of the Union Army during the Civil War.
Mr. Stout received his elementary education in the public schools of Lincoln; was graduated from the Lincoln High School; and in 1913 was graduated from the University of Nebraska, where he held membership in Phi Gamma Delta and Iron Sphinx. He was formerly a member of the law firms Reese, Reese & Stout, and Reese & Stout, and Stout & Baird. He was admitted to the bar at Lincoln, July, 1913.
A Republican, he was a member of the Nebraska house of representatives in 1919; was a member of the State central committee of the Republican party; served as seeretary of the Lancaster County Republican central committee, 1920-22; and was chairman of the latter organization, 1922-30. He was assistant attorney general from 1923 to 1929.
His marriage to Ethel Edna Cornell was solemnized at Lincoln, June 17, 1915. Mrs. Stout was born in Chicago, May 29, 1891. During the World War Mr. Stout served as a private in the United States Army. Since 1927 he has been Major Judge Advocate General of the Nebraska National Guard, and is a member of the Officers Reserve Corp with the same rank. He holds membership in the Reserve Officers Association.
He is a member of the Lancaster County Bar Association, and was formerly vice president of the Nebraska State Bar Association, 1927-9. His social clubs are: Lincoln Country Club; and the Lincoln University Club of which he is a director. He was president of the latter organization in 1926. His sports include golfing and fishing. He is a member of the Scottish Rite and Shrine and of Lodge Number 19, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. He is affiliated with the Plymouth Congregational Church of Lincoln. Residence: Lincoln.
Robert Irving Stout
Born at Hutehinson, Kansas, August 7, 1891, Robert Irving Stout has been a resident of Nebraska thirty-six years. He is the son of John Franklin and Lida Manary (Stitt) Stout, the former a native of Washington, Ohio, born July 12, 1861. John Franklin Stout was a lawyer whose ancestors, Dutch and English settlers, came to America in 1640. He died at Omaha, June 24, 1927. Lida, wife of John Franklin, was born in Cainbridge, Ohio, September. 12, 1863, and died at Omaha, September 15, 1917.
Robert Irving Stout attended Park School and Central High School, at Omaha, and the McKenzie School at Dobbs Ferry, New York, from which he was graduated in 1909. He attended Amherst College, receiving his A. B. in 1913. While there he participated in junior and senior debating, was active in dramatics three years and was class secretary four years. He is a member of Chi Psi.
Since leaving school Mr. Stout has been engaged in banking, and for some time was associated with the Omaha National Bank, The National Bank, of Commerce in New York. He is now president and director of the First National Bank of Tekamah, Nebraska. A Republican, he was alternate delegate to the Republican national convention of 1920, and delegate from the 3rd Nebraska district at the Republican National Convention of 1924.
On September 30, 1919, Mr. Stout was united in marriage to Anna Louise Knoedler at Chicago. Mrs. Stout, born at Augusta, Kentucky, October 27, 1892, is descended from the Buckners of Virginia. They have one daughter, Barbara, born September 11, 1920.
Mr. Stout has filled various civic and educational offices, and is president of the Tekamah Chamber of Commerce 1930-31, 1931-32; president of the Tekamah Library Board; member of the state executive committee of the Young Men's Christian Association, and president of the First Nebraska Regional Clearing House Association. He is a 32nd degree Mason and Knight Templar, member of the Red Cross and the Nebraskana Society. His favorite sport is golf, and his clubs are the Omaha Club, and the Omaha Country Club. His hobby is books. Residence: Tekamah.
Carl Strahle was born January 26, 1863, the son of Frederick and Christine (Wagner) Strahle. He has lived in Nebraska for the past 46 years, and until recently was a jeweler and watchmaker at Stanton, Nebraska. His father was born in Germany, in 1831, and died at Wurttemberg, Germany, 1884; he was a watchmaker. His mother was born in Germany, in 1842, and died there in 1901.
Mr. Strahle was graduated from high school in Germany, April, 1877. For 35 years he operated a jewelry store at Stanton. He has now retired to his 40 acre farm adjoining Stanton, where he is raising chickens. Politically, he is an independent; he was unsuccessful candidate for sheriff in 1895.
He was married at Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska, August 16, 1885. Mrs. Strahle was born in Germany, 1857. They have four children: Carl, born January, 1886, who married Elinor Osler; Clara, born March, 1887, who married Richard Melcher; Elsie, born November, 1888, who married Harold Hansen; and Richard, born May, 1890, who married Muriel Rees.
Mr. Strahle was formerly a member of the Reform Lutheran Church. He is a member of Northern Light Lodge Number 41 of the Masons, and his hobbies are reading, mechanics, and electricity. He holds membership in the Nebraskana Society. Residence: Stanton.
Fred Jolly Strain
On July 25, 1868, at Chester, Indiana, Fred J. Strain, the son of David Fletcher and Mary Elma (Taylor) Strain, was born. His father was born in Highland County, Ohio, March 22, 1845, and died at Clifton, Colorado, November 20, 1925. In earlier life he was a contractor and builder and later was postmaster of Palisade, Colorado. He served with the 2nd Ohio Cavalry and the 9th Indiana Infantry in the Civil War, from 1863 to 1865. His ancestors came from Ireland, migrating to North Carolina in early days. Mary Elma Strain was born at Cedarville, Ohio, October 19, 1845, and died at Clifton, Colora-
do, September 25, 1924. She was an active club worker and teacher.
Educated in the public and high schools of Xenia, Illinois, he was graduated from the latter in 1884. His marriage to Bertha Marie Jarmin took place at Corpus, Christi, Texas, August 13, 1891. Her ancestors were Quakers, and came from England, in 1632. They had three children: Pearle, born June 18, 1892, who is married to O. D. Cator; Hazel, born July 10, 1897, who is married to D. W. McFadden; and Elma, born November 29, 1899, who died May 9, 1906.
Mr. Strain has lived in Shelby since August 19, 1899. During his boyhood he worked in a store between school terms. He entered the furniture and undertaking business May 20, 1906, and was granted his embalmer's license January 5, 1910, by the State of Nebraska. He was a farmer from 1887 to 1897, and from 1900 to 1905, and has been police magistrate since May, 1919.
Mr. Strain was a private in Company C, First Arkansas Volunteer Infantry in 1898, and in Schafter's Army in the Cuban Campaign in the Spanish-American War. He was on the local war board from 1917 and 1918, and was first lieutenant in the Shelby Home Guard Company from May 13, 1918, to May 13, 1919. he is a member of the United Spanish War Veterans, Nebraska department.
Affiliated with the Castle Memorial Church, he also holds membership in the Funeral Directors' Association, the Red Cross, Masonic Lodge No. 161 of Shelby, and The Nebraskana Society.
Mr. Strain erected the store and post office building at Shelby, in 1912, and the funeral home in 1929. Reading war history and traveling are his hobbies. Residence: Shelby.
Oscar Carl Strand
Born in Sweden, July 2, 1865, Oscar Carl Strand is the son of Swan Peter and Sophia Strand. He attended school in Sweden seven years, and three months in this country.
His father was born in Sweden, in 1828, and died at Saronville, Nebraska, in 1909. A farmer, he came to America in 1869, and remained for six years, went back to Sweden, and returned to America in 1884. Sophia Strand was born in Sweden, in 1824, and died at Saronville, February, 1911. She came to America with Mr. Strand in 1884.
Mr. Strand entered the lumber business in 1898, and is now president of the Aspregren & Strand Lumber Company, and is vice president of the Citizens State Bank of Polk, Nebraska.
On October 4, 1900, his marriage to Susanna Alfrieda Fried was solemnized at Lincoln, Nebraska. Mrs. Strand is a native of Sweden, born in March, 1871. Seven children were born to them: Paul, born August 31, 1901, who attended business college and is manager of the Strand Lumber Company at Polk; Harold, born July 7, 1903, who is a stock feeder; Melvin, born March 19, 1905, who died December 26, 1923; Warren, born October 19, 1907, who attended the State University, and is associated with the Citizens State Bank; Hilding, born May 7, 1909, who is connected with the Strand Lumber Company; Kenneth, born August 27, 1911, also connected with the lumber company; and Merrill, born July 27, 1916.
His religious affiliation is with the Methodist Church of Polk. A Democrat, he was a member of the city council fourteen years, was mayor for eight years, and has served on the local school board for ten years. He is a member of the Nebraskana Society. Residence: Polk. (Photograph in Album).
James Stuart Stringfellow
James Stuart Stringfellow was born at Jackson, Ohio, September 16, 1849, and for over 48 years has been a resident of Antelope County, Nebraska. His father, John Stringfellow, who was a farmer, was born at Lancashire England, and died at Gallipoh, Ohio, September 8, 1884: he was the keeper in a glass factory in Pittsburg for several years. His mother, Hannah (Sperd) Stringfellow, whose family were natives of England, died at Jackson, Ohio, in August, 1876.
Mr. Stringfellow was brakeman on the railroad in Ohio, was a farmer for 30 years, and in 1901 moved to Oakdale and entered the hardware and implement business. He is now retired. He is chairman of the board of directors of the First National Bank of Oakdale, is a member of the Red Cross and Young Men's Christian Association, and is affiliated with the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Oakdale. He is a member of the Odd Fellows and Rebekah Lodge. His favorite sport is baseball.
On January 1, 1873, he was married to Eliza Ann Hughes at Centre Point, Ohio; she was born at Centre Point, October 7, 1851, and died at Oakdale, October 2, 1912. Their children are: Virginia Alice, born March 19, 1874, who married Everett O. Cunningham; Charles Everett, born August 19, 1875, who married Ida Suell; William F., born August 7, who married Marie Theilen, and who died March 22, 1926; John Erving, born July 25, 1879, who married Ida Payne; Laura Ellen, born February 5, 1881, who married Charles Thomas; Nanette Viola, born January 12, 1883, who married Charles Wiest; Austin James, born April 20, 1885, who married Gladys Gano; LeRoy Walter, born June 21, 1887, who married Nellie Admire; Clarence DeWitt, born October 12, 1889, who married Nellie Kiman; Edna Blanch, born July 17, 1892, who married Walter H. Rose; and Lenora Murrel, born August 13, 1895 who died April 14, 1896.
Mr. Stringfellow married Esther R. Beers at Petersburg, Nebraska, July 7, 1926. She was postmistress and a teacher in the public schools before her marriage. Residence: Oakdale.
Leonard Stromberg, clergyman and author, was born in Arboga, Sweden, July 11, 1871, son of Per August and Sofia Adolfina (Mellander) Stromberg. His father was born in Sweden, March 9, 1839, and died there May 10, 1893. He was of an old and distinguished family. His wife, Sofia, was born in Sweden, November 23, 1833. She died May 16, 1887; her family was originally German, but had settled in Sweden several generations before her birth.
Educated in the elementary schools of Arboga, Sweden, Mr. Stromberg was graduated in 1884, and thereafter had private instruction. He was graduated from the Theological Seminary of Uppsala, Sweden, in 1894, and received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1919. He has been a resident of Nebraska in all, twenty-nine years, and at the present time is pastor of the Swedish Methodist Church at Oakland. He is a member of the Central Northwest Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, president of the Oakland County Ministerial Association, and a member of the Burt County Ministerial Association.
Dr. Stromberg is the author of nearly fifty novels and hundreds of short stories and poems, most of which are written in Swedish; his first book was published in 1892. He is the editor of the local church paper the West Side Herald, and assistant editor of the Sandebudet.
His marriage to Mabel Evelyn Paulson was solemnized at Genoa, Nebraska, April 17, 1900. Mrs. Stromberg, who was born in Geneva, Illinois, April 22, 1879, is descended from an old family of farmers in Skane, Sweden. There are three sons: Edmund, born March 25, 1902; Eugene, born August 9, 1909; and Eleroy, born June 16, 1911, who are in Nebraska Wesleyan University, Eugene graduating in 1931, and one daughter, Bernice, born May 29, 1915, who attends high school.
Dr. Stromberg is a life member of the Red Cross, a
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