He is a stock dealer and is now County Sheriff.
Formerly he was County Supervisor during four years. He
is a Republican in politics. In 1880 he was married to
Miss Louise McKinney.
FRED A. MARSH
was born November 21, 1871, in Central City, where he has
always lived. His parents are William E. and Mary L.
Marsh, and his father was among the first settlers of the
county. He studied at the Nebraska Central College at
Central City and the Fremont Normal, from which he was
graduated in 1892. He served two terms as County
Superintendent, beginning with 1894. Again in 1903 he was
elected to the same office, and is now serving his third
term. He married Ivy Crites in 1893.
F. J. KOMBRINK
is serving his third term as County Coroner. Central City
is both his present reisdence (sic) and his birthplace,
and the date is November 10, 1874. His father was one of
the first settlers in the county, coming here in 1869 as
foreman of the Union Pacific Railroad. At that time a box
car served as a depot. He was graduated from the Central
City High School in 1892. He is a furniture dealer and a
member of the Democratic party.
D. K. NEWMYER
was born in Merrick County, Nebraska, March 4, 1885. His
father is one of the old settlers of this county, having
come here in 1875, and at present is County Clerk. He
attended the public schools of Central City. His vocation
is that of a news agent, though he is now serving as
Deputy County Clerk. His politics are Republican.
WILLIAM H. C.
RICE is a lawyer at Central City, Nebraska. He was
born January 27, 1846, near Hillsdale, Michigan, from
which place he came to Merrick County in 1871. In 1868 he
was graduated from the Law School at Ann Arbor. He
homesteaded in the county when he first came to Nebraska
and still owns the place. Beginning with 1892, he held
the office of County Judge for two terms. He was County
Clerk from 1884 to 1888, and County Treasurer in 1888 and
1889. He is affiliated with the Republican party, and
March 8, 1876 was married to Margaret Doherty.
H. W. R.
KOMBRINK was born in Germany October 27, 1842, and
came to the United States in 1858, where he first located
in St. Louis. After living for a time in Muscatine Iowa,
he came to Nebraska in 1867 and took a homestead, which
he still holds. At this time there was but one house in
Central City and Indians were numerous. By trade he is a
cabinetmaker, and is now in the furniture business. He
organized a band in Central City and kept it together for
twenty-five years. He is affiliated with the Democratic
party. In 1866 he married Mary Lamb of Muscatine.
S. D. AYERS is
in the lumber and coal business at Central City,
Nebraska. He was born October 30, 1860, in Fulton County,
Ohio, from which state he came to Merrick County,
Nebraska, in 1881. He commenced teaching in Ohio at
sixteen years of age, conducting school in the winter and
working on the farm summers. He learned the lumber
business while employed in yards at Lexington and Omaha
and was also in the business at Ord, Nebraska, until
1897, when he came to Central City. He married Miss Nancy
Bronnan of Merrick County April 7, 1881. He is Republican
R. TOOLEY is the
present Mayor of Central City. He has served as Chairman
of the County Board of Supervisors one term and is
independent of political parties. His birthplace is
Pennsylvania, born July 29, 1862. He moved with his
parents to West Virginia in 1871 and in 1880 came to
Nebraska, where he has since lived at Central City. He
has been engaged in the drug business at that place for
seventeen years. In 1895 occurred his marriage to Miss
Anna J. Smith, and they have one son and two