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stinted prosperity in this section of the state, and they are associated in the ownership of a fine, landed estate of a full section of land, Mr. Barbour having added materially to the area of the original homesteads, by wisely investing his surplus funds in the land whose value he had proved through personal experience. His land is now very valuable, and this statement in itself bears great significance. He has been the apostle of progress and has done much to support those. activities that have conserved the advancement and prosperity of his county along both civic and industrial lines. He was one of the original nine men who projected and brought to completion the Enterprise Irrigation Ditch, and was concerned also in the construction of the Winter Creek Ditch. His devoted mother, who celebrated in 1919 the seventy-eighth anniversary of her birth, remains with him in their attractive home and she is revered as one of the gracious pioneer women of the county. She has long been a devoted member of the Presbyterian church and is still notably active in its work.
Mr. Barbour has been active and influential in the local ranks of the Republican party and has served two terms as county commissioner--a part of the time as chairman of the board. In this office he did much to further pubilc (sic) improvements of important order, and he has been chairman of the board of the Enterprise Irrigation Ditch from the time of its organization to the present. The high popular estimate placed upon his character, his ability and his civic loyalty, was shown in 1918, when he was elected to represent his county in the state legislature, his district including also Morrill county. As a legislator he is fully justifying the wisdom of the popular choice and is an active working member who is alert in protecting and advancing the best interests of his constituent district. He has served locally also as chairman of the Scottsbluff Drainage Ditch, and few citizens have been mare zealous in the promotion and support of well ordered irrigation projects. He was one of the organizers and is still a stockholder of the Independent Lumber Company of Scottsbluff. In a fraternal way he is actively affiliated with Scottsbluff Lodge, No. 26, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Mr. Barbour married Miss Nellie M. Andrus, who was born and reared in Nebraska, and died in 1888. She is survived by two children: Neale married Miss Louise Owen and they have one child, Jane Aldreth. Neale Barbour is one of the, successful agriculturists and stock-growers of Scottsbluff county.
Charles B., the younger son, likewise is upholding the honors of the family name as one of the representative young farmers and stockraisers of the county.
FRED REYNARD MORGAN, one of the prominent and progressive business men of Kimball and the Panhandle, is distinctively a Nebraska product. He was born, reared and educated within the boundaries of the state and his business life has been bound up with the progress and development of the southwestern section. He is a member of a fine old pioneer family of Hall county and the thirteen children have played important parts in the industrial and civic life of the state. They inherited from their father the sturdy traits and high ambitions of the English as he was born in the Island of Great Britain. Today Fred Morgan is numbered among the substantial business men of Kimball, has been practically the architect of his own fortune and having based his life's structure on firm foundations, has builded (sic) soundly and well. When he entered upon his commercial career he was possessed of little save a good elementary education, inherent ability and a determination to succeed, and these have been sufficient, through their development, to enable him to become the leading drug merchant in a flourishing community that does not lack for able men.
Mr. Morgan was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, February 15, 1879, the son of Daniel and Elizabeth A. Morgan. The former came to Nebraska during the pioneer days of the early seventies, as he located in Grand Island in 1870 and opened a grocery store in what was then a frontier town. This business proved good and Daniel Morgan, being a well educated man of affairs entered actively into the civic and communal life, in which he took an important part for many years. Thirteen children made up the Morgan family of whom the following are living in Kimball county: Fred R., of this review; Arthur, an electric engineer, and Walter, a well known farmer of this section.
The children grew up in Grand Island and Fred with the others, was given advantage of the educational facilities in the town. As soon as his education was finished, the young man entered a leading drug store as apprentice, applied himself to the study of pharmacy and passed the state pharmacy examination in 1902, becoming a registered druggist and liscensed (sic) to practice in Nebraska. In November of that year Mr. Morgan was offered and
accepted the management of a drug store owned by D. Atchison, here in Kimball, holding this position until 1906 when he purchased the business outright and has since been sole owner. In 1917 he built a fine new store, carries one of the most complete stocks in the Panhandle and has gained a high reputation for his prescription business. A druggist has the life of the community as much in his care as the physician who writes the prescriptions, and Kimball has indeed been fortunate in having a man of such ability and skill to take part in the general welfare of the community. As a business man Mr. Morgan has shown keen foresight, executive ability and resourcefulness, has known just when to expand his growing interests, has inaugurated many new and attractive innovations in his store which today is one of the largest in the southwest and has a large and increasing trade, both in city and from the surrounding country.
From first locating in Kimball, Mr. Morgan has taken an active and interested part in the welfare of the community and its progress; he is modern in his own business methods and believes that civic affairs should be run on a good, sound business basis and since being elected to the city council in 1914, where he served four years, was the means of establishing its affairs on a substantial basis, which is proving of benefit to the citizens.
In 1907 Mr. Morgan married Miss Margaret Wilkinson, of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, the daughter of John and Margaret Wilkinson. The daughter, born in England, came to the United States with her parents in 1884. The family first located at Ainsley, Nebraska, then moved to Wyoming, where John Wilkinson was a successful and well-to-do sheep and cattle raiser.
Mr. Morgan is a sturdy adherent of the tenets of the Republican party and is a Mason in high standing, having joined that organization in 1904, he passed from one lodge to another rapidly, becoming a member of the Consistory in 1916 and a Shriner in 1917. He is a Presbyterian and his wife an Episcopalian. Since coming to Kimball Mrs. Morgan has made many friends and they have a charming home where their friends enjoy their cordial hospitality.
WILLIAM A. HALE merits special consideration as one of the honored pioneer citizens of western Nebraska and he is now living virtually retired, in the city of Scottsbluff. He was one of the pioneer teachers in the public schools of this state and is a man of fine intellectuality, as well as the possessor of those personal attributes and characteristics that ever beget unqualified popular esteem.
William Albert Hale is a scion of a family that was founded in America prior to the war of the Revolution, but no relationship has ever been claimed in connection with the historic patriot, Captain Nathan Hale. The subject of this review was born in Sullivan county, Indiana, September 3, 1852, and is a son of Stephen Clark Hale and Ann (Howard) Hale, the former of whom was born in Greene county, Virginia, April 10, 1810, and the latter of whom was born in Kentucky, in 1824, she having been, in the maternal line, a descendant of the Boone family of which the renowned Daniel Boone, historic frontiersman, was a representative. Stephen Clark Hale did active scout duty in some of the numerous Indian wars that occurred nearly a century ago, and as a boy William A. Hale listened with avidity to the interesting tales which his sire related concerning his experiences in making his way on horseback from old Vincennes, Indiana, through Kentucky and onward to his old home in Virginia.
He whose name initiates this sketch acquired his early education in the common schools of his native county and that he made good use of his scolastic (sic) advantages is demonstrated by his having become as a youth a successful teacher in the schools of Indiana, where he thus rendered service four years, in district and graded schools. His youthful ambition was to prepare himself for the legal profession, and he according prosecuted his technical studies under the preceptorship of John T. Hayes, of Sullivan, Indiana. He was admitted to the bar in 1878, but the causes which led to his deviation from the line of his profession have thus been stated by him: "Ill health and natural modesty kept me from following the profession. I concluded that I would rather be a live roustabout than a dead lawyer, so I packed my war sack in February, 1880, and landed west of the Missouri river." Upon thus coming to Nebraska Mr. Hale found ample demand for his continued service in the pedagogic profession, and for ten years he applied himself with characteristic ability and fidelity to teaching in the public schools of our state, his record being marked by exceptional. success in his work in both the common and higher branches. He became a resident of Scottsbluff years ago and has given every possible aid in the furtherance of communal advancement and prosperity. His political allegiance is given unreservedly to the Democratic party and he and his wife are
earnest members of the Methodist Episcopal church. In January, 1873, Mr. Hale became affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and in 1880, he took out a withdrawal card from his lodge. He never deposited this card with any other lodge for the excellent reason that during the most of his experience in Nebraska he was, until of recent years, in advance of established organization of this fraternal order in the communities in which he lived.
In December, 1894, at Harrisburg, Banner county, Nebraska, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Hale to Miss Mary Genet Crosslen, whose father, the late Asberry Crosslen, came to Nebraska in pioneer days. Mr. Crosslen was a gallant soldier of the Union in the Civil war, in which he served three years, as a member of a cavalry command. Mr. and Mrs. Hale have four chidlren (sic)--William Howard, Ralph Dewey, Charles Casper, and Alice. William H. Hale, the oldest son, was one of the valiant young men who gave service to the nation during the great world war, and he was for one year in active service over seas, as a member of the Four Hundred and Seventy-fifth Aero Squadron.
HERBERT R. FULLER, vice-president of the Liberty State Bank, of Sidney, Cheyenne county, is one of the county's young and progressive citizens who have created a favorable impression in banking circles and established themselves in positions formerly held by men many years their seniors. He is a native son of Nebraska, as he was born in Jefferson county, November 6, 1879, the son of Walter M. and Sarah R. (Wakeman) Fuller. The father was the first male white child born in Webster county, Iowa, as his parents were pioneers of that state. The Fuller family lived there many years and there Walter Fuller grew to manhood, received such educational facilities as were afforded in his locality at that early date and grew to maturity on his father's farm. Upon attaining his majority he selected farming as his life work and was engaged in that occupation for some years before coming to Nebraska, where he located in Jefferson county about 1877, but Iowa had been his home for many years and his heart yearned for the old associations and with his family he returned to Webster county, where he passed the remainder of his days, passing away at the age of fifty-seven years, really a man in the prime of life. He is survived by his wife who now resides at Fresno, California.
Herbert Fuller received his early educational training in the public schools of his community, graduated from the high school and then entered Sabin College, Fort Dodge, Iowa, where he graduated. In 1901, at the age of twenty-one, Mr. Fuller came to Nebraska, locating at Sidney as his father had extensive interests in the St. George Cattle Company with headquarters in this vicinity. This concern was one of the immense cattle outfits that held a large tract of land, owned many thousand head of cattle and was one of the great commercial meat enterprises that became well known in this section of the state. For several years Mr. Fuller was in the employ of the company but he desired to become an independent operator and with this end in view he purchased four hundred and eighty acres of land, leased a section of school land and was soon actively engaged as a progressive agriculturist and stock-raiser. He subsequently disposed of his first farm but with no intention of giving up his business as he immediately began to acquire more property. He developed into a man of excellent business ability, and sound citizenship, qualities which insured his rapid success and prosperity. As his business increased and his capital permitted Mr. Fuller purchased land on which he believed money could be made until today he is the owner of a three thousand, six hundred acre ranch. A great part of it is in pasture as he saw at an early date that the live stock industry was to become one of the greatest interests of this state, where irrigation was not feasible for the intensive farming methods carried on along the Platte. Most of the Fuller property lies about ten miles from Sidney, where extensive feeding is carried on, fattening stock for the great packing centers farther to the east. Both his farming and cattle enterprises have yielded Mr. Fuller a substantial income; he has made judicious investments which turned out well and today is rated one of the wealthy men of Cheyenne county. However he was too full of life and energy to confine his business entirely to one field of endeavor and after his ranch was established on a firm foundation he entered the realms of finance, buying a large block of stock in the Liberty State Bank of which he was soon made an officer. Mr. Fuller is one of the younger generation of bankers, progressive in his ideas and actively interested in all measures tending to advance the general welfare of the community. His policy in shaping the affairs of the bank has met with general approval by the directors, and stockholders, while he is held in high esteem by the many depositors and has won many additional ac-
counts for the bank by his interest, kindness and courtesy in business circles.
On September 18, 1906, Mr. Fuller married Miss Jessie L. Forbs, a native of Webster county, Iowa, with whom he had attended school. Since locating in Sidney the Fullers have made a wide circle of acquaintances and friends. Independent in politics, Mr. Fuller has taken an active interest in political affairs but has never aspired to public office as he believes his energies and time should be devoted to his various business interests, though he is a man who aids in all movements for the improvement of the community and is a liberal supporter of all civic progress. His fraternal relations are with the Masonic order, as he is a member of the Blue Lodge.
JAMES W. McDANIEL, the capable and popular sheriff of. Cheyenne county, furnishes in his career another exemplification of self-made manhood. Thrown on his own resources at the tender age of fourteen years, he has won his way to business success and public influence, and at the present time he is extending the scope of his usefulness to every line of civic affairs in the community which he has served so faithfully and capably for so many years. He well illustrates an encouraging example of success gained through the proper use of every-day abilities and opportunities, which the rising generation might well emulate on its climb up the ladder of fortune.
Mr. McDaniel is a Hoosier, born in Adams county, Indiana, January 20, 1863, the son of William and Mary (Foreman) McDaniel, the former probably a native of Ireland while the mother was an Indianian. William McDaniel was a farmer in Indiana who responded to President Lincoln's call for volunteers during the Civil war, enlisting in the Twenty-eighth Indiana Volunteers. He saw service in many of the hardest fought battles of the war laying down his all, his life, for his country that the Union might be preserved. This gallant man was shot in seven places during a skirmish at Marietta, Georgia, in 1865, and died from the wounds received during this comparatively small fight.
James was a small child of two years when his father was killed, leaving his wife to face the battle of life alone with small children to support. She subsequently married again and James realized what it was to be a step-child. He says that he never knew what it was to have a real home for he was compelled to work for his board and clothes as soon as he was able to hold farm implements or herd cattle. He was a high spirited boy, did not like his step-father and when but fourteen years of age left home, working on farms or at whatever employment he could get that would pay for his food and but barely sufficient clothing to cover him and never enough food to satisfy his hunger or keep him warm during the severe cold of winter. As all boys do he heard of the then great west which stretched on and on beyond the Mississippi river and started out to seek what fortune might have in store for him at the age of sixteen. Soon after crossing the Missouri river he made his way to Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, where he worked on a large ranch for about five years, then married and came to Lincoln, Nebraska. For a time he was employed on a farm near the capital city, then moved into Lincoln and secured a position with the Lincoln Ice Company, which he retained until offered a city office driving the patrol wagon. Following this he entered the city service as patrolman and later as plain clothes man or detective, remaining a public official for about eight years before resigning from the force to embark in business independently, becoming a partner in a large ranch of Cheyenne county. Here he was again in the country and enjoyed the life of the open. The cattle business in which he was engaged for twelve years thrived under his able management and Mr. McDaniel became a prominent figure in agricultural and stock-raising circles of western Nebraska. He held a position of responsibility, and demonstrated his worthiness for it by his capacity in discharging the many and varied duties of manager. He had taken an active part in all communal affairs, was a man of fine character, high ideals and personal honesty hard to parallel in the whole county. It was these sterling qualities that induced the voters of Cheyenne county to elect Mr. McDaniel sheriff in 1895, as his personal fearlessness was well known throughout the entire western part of the state. So well did he execute the duties of his office that he was re-elected in 1897, 1899, 1902, 1905, 1909, 1911 and 1913; was defeated in 1916 but was again elected to office in 1918 and is now serving his sixth term as the duly accredited official of the county, a record rarely to be equalled (sic) in the western section of the country. During his period in office he spent eleven months in hunting down Ernest Duligan, a cattle thief, and this trailing led him through thirty-two states before he secured his prisoner, but he got him. Mr. McDaniel was a progressive ranchman for many years, is today a progressive representative of his community who keeps well abreast
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