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Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940


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lt, med corps US army Aug 5, 1917 with 134th inf, 34th div Camp Cody N M until Sept 1918, Camp Dix N J until Oct 13, 1918, O/S England & France, base hosp 92 Cannes, returned to US with 7th div June 30 1919, disch Camp Upton N Y July 7, 1919; commd lt comm med corps US naval reserve 1930, org specialist unit 8, promoted to comm, med corps US naval reserve 1938; Amer Leg; 40 & 8; Lancaster Co Med Soc, past treas 7 years, pres 1938; Neb St Med Assn, pres elect 1939; AMA; Amer Assn of Residents & Ex-Residents of Mayo Clinic; FACS, pres Neb section 1935; diplomate & mbr founders group of Amer Ed of Surgery, 1939; med advisory bd, Neb Workman's Compensation Court; C of C; SAR; Uni Club; Country Club, pres 1938; AF&AM; RAM 27; KT 23, Scot Rite 33o, past wise master, past comm R&SM, past venerable master, past master of Kadosh; KCCH; pres Scot Rite Temple bd since 1937, VP Scot Rite Relief Assn; past mbr El Maida Shrine, El Paso Tex: past mbr Osman Shrine, St Paul Minn; chief Rabban Sesostris Shrine; Holy Trinity Episc Ch, vestryman; hobbies, golf, stamp collecting; off 824 Sharp Bldg; res 2626 S 24th, Lincoln.

   ANDREWS, LUTHER GILBERT: Partner in Advertising Firm; b Omaha, Neb Feb 13, 1899; s of Orville Alexander Andrews-Jessie Gilbert; ed Lincoln HS; U of N, BA 1924; Acacia, trustee bldg com, State Alumni Assn chmn in chg of publicity; m Helen Leona Clark Nov 19, 1921 Omaha; d Jacqueline Jane; 1924-35 mgr Andrews Ins Agcy, Lincoln; 1928 secy Amer States Life Ins Co, later merged with Amer Annuity Co, Omaha; 1935- mbr advertising firm Andrews-Newens, Inc; 1927 one of orgs Lincoln Symphony Orchestra Assn; dir of personnel; 1924-25 pres Lincoln Musicians Assn, mbr bd of dirs since 1927; mbr bd of dirs Lincoln Advertising Club; during World War enl Oct 1918 SATC Camp Grant, Rockford Ill, disch Nov 30, 1918; AF&AM 314, sr warden; Westminster Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, music; off 635 Stuart Bldg; res 2015 Park, Lincoln.

   ANDROS, ARISTEDES A: Restaurant Operator; b Magalopoli, Greece Mar 25, 1894; s of Andrew Andros-Poleto ___; ed Lincoln HS 1916; m Anna Schizas Nov 11, 1923 Lincoln; s Andrew, Theodore: d Panagiota; came to US 1915, became Amer citizen 1920; 1916-25 in confectionery bus, Paris Confectionery, Lincoln; 1925-35 opr Blackstone & Palace Cafes, Lincoln; 1930- in real est bus, pres Andros Brothers Realty & Investment Co; 1937- owner & opr Mayfair Grill, Lincoln; served for Greece in Balkan State War 1912-14; Natl Restaurant Assn; AAA; past pres & pres AHEPA, mbr Americanization com; prese & org Greek Sch of Socrates for Children, Lincoln; active in fund drive, Neb Memorial Stadium; C of C; YMCA; Triangle Club; Low 12 Club; AF&AM 54; York Rite; KT 4; R&SM; Sesostris Shrine; RAM 6; KP, past chancellor; Chris Ch; campaigned for Chief Justice Goss; past mbr Lancaster Co Rep Central Com; hobbies, golf, hunting; off 1307 O; res 1438 C, Lincoln.

   ANDRUS, FREDERICK MOORE: Physician & Surgeon; b Cass Co, Neb July 29, 1872; s of Daniel D Andrus-Louise Ewing; ed Weeping Water HS; Cotner U; U of N, MD 1900; grad work Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Detroit, Boston, St Louis, Paris France, Berne & Zurich Switzerland, Florence, Rome, Venice & Naples Italy, Prague Czechoslovakia, Brussels Belgium, London England & Edinburg Scotland; was one of 4 who graduated from first 4-year med course given in US; m Pearl Shaw 1923 Lincoln; 1900-10 prac med, oprd priv hosp, Pleasant Dale; surg for Kilpatrick Brothers & Collins Construction Co at the time Burlington RR built main line from Lincoln to Milford & Seward; owned first auto in Seward Co; 1910- prac med, Lincoln; staff mbr St Elizabeth's & Bryan Memorial Hosps; instr med dept Cotner U 10 years; during World War 1st lt, MORC, examiner CMTC; Lancaster Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; dir State Security Assn; dir US B & L League; Izaak Walton; C of C; Kiwanis; Broadview Club; past master AF&AM 314; Scot Rite; past potentate Sesostris Shrine; Westminster Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, golf, horses; father came from New York, mother from Penn, to Cass Co 1862, father farmed; off 943 Stuart Bldg; res 920 Piedmont Road, Lincoln.

   ANGLE, MRS AGNES LILLIAN: Homemaker; b Freeport, Ill Aug 8, 1863; d of George Wolf-Angeline Fleming; ed Freeport Ill HS; m Edward John Angle June 6, 1889 Freeport Ill; s Edward Everett Depuytren; d Sarah Jane (dec), Florence Bell (Mrs Guy Reed), Barbara Josephine (dec), Agnes Evelyn (Mrs Harry Stevens); 1889- homemaker-, DAR; French Huguenot Soc; First Presby Ch; hobby, flower gardening; res 2219 B, Lincoln.

   ANGLE, MRS CATHARINE ELIZABETH: Homemaker: b Fremont, Neb Aug 30, 1896; d of Charles Francis Dodge-Eva Clarendon; ed Fremont HS 1914; U of N, BA 1918; Radcliffe Coll, Cambridge Mass, MA 1920; Kappa Alpha Theta; Phi Beta Kappa; m Dr Everett E Angle Sept 2, 1920 Fremont; s John Charles, William Dodge, Edward Everett; 1918-19 tchr, Fremont; 1920-21 English tchr, Quincy Mass; dir Fremont Natl Bank; pres Social Welfare Soc; Lincoln Symphony Orchestra Assn, secy; mbr bd of edn; mbr com for study of juvenile delinquency; bd of dirs Coun of Social Agencies; 1936-38 pres Junior League, chmn Baby Clinic bd; Neb Art Assn, bd mbr; League of Women Voters; Lancaster Co Med Soc Aux; Daughters of Founders & Patriots; Garden Club; Episc Ch; hobbies, gardening, child welfare; res 2760 Rathbone Road, Lincoln.

   ANGLE, EDWARD JOHN: Physician-Dermatologist; b Cedarville, Ill Apr 1, 1864; s of John Bouslough Angle-Jane Bell; ed U of Wis, BSc 1886; U of Cincinnati, MD 1887; U of N, MA 1898; grad work U of Penn, New York U; grad research student of embryology U of N 1896-98; Pi Gamma Mu; Alpha Tau Omega; Sigma Xi; m Agnes Lillian Wolf June 6, 1889 Freeport Ill; s Edward Everett Depuytren; d Sarah Jane (dec), Florence Bell (Mrs Guy E Reed), Barbara Josephine (dec), Agnes Evelyn (Mrs Harry Stevens); prior to 1895 prac med at La Salle Ill; 1895- prac med, Lincoln, now prac with son Dr Everett E; 1905-10 prof of skin & genito-urinary diseases U of N Coll of Med; dermatologist St Elizabeth's Hosp, lecturer on dermatology & venereal diseases, sch of nursing; consulting dermatologist US Veterans Hosp, Lincoln; 1902-07 editor, dept of skin & genito-urinary diseases Western Med Review: has treated approximately 10,000 cases of skin cancer; 1914 author Parents & Their Problems, series of volumes published by Natl Congress of Parents & Tchrs; contributor to Amer Med, Expert Testimony Out of Courts, 2 volumes published by Amer Foundation, also author articles on dermatology & venereal diseases; past mbr lib bd; Neb St Med Assn; Neb Acad of Sciences; fellow AMA; diplomate Amer Bd of Dermatology & Syphilology; Amer Urological Assn; Amer Acad of Dermatology & Syphilology; Soc for Investigate Dermatology; Amer Acad Social Sciences; AAAS: Royal Soc of Arts, London.; Bibliophile Soc; hon mbr Eugene Field Soc; Soc Colonial Wars; SAR; Rotary; Uni Club; Lincoln Country Club; AF&AM; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, outdoor life. summer home Nevis Minn; off 903 Sharp Bldg; res 2219 B, Lincoln.

   ANGLE, EVERETT EDWARD DEPUYTREN: Urologist; b Lincoln, Neb Jan 13, 1896; s of Edward John Angle-Agnes Lillian Wolf; ed Lincoln HS; U of N, BA 1918; Harvard Med Sch, MD 1921; Alpha Tau Omega; Sigma Xi; Phi Rho Sigma; m Catharine Dodge Sept 2, 1920 Fremont; s John Charles, William Dodge, Edward Everett; 1921-22 interne Long Island Coll Hosp; 1922-23 resident surg in urology, James Buchanan Brady Foundation, New York City; 1923- prac med with father, Lincoln; attending urologist Bryan Memorial, St Elizabeth's & Lincoln Gen Hosps; diplomate Natl Bd of Examiners; certified by Amer Ed of Urology; author: Radium in Urology, New Anaesthesia, Its Use in Major & Minor Urological Operations, preliminary report in Neb Med Journal; Papillary Carcinoma of Renal Pelvis published in Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Transurethral Resection of Prostrate printed in Neb St Med Journal; past secy Lancaster Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Amer Urological Assn, secy Southwestern branch; Lions; Uni Club; Lincoln Country Club; Lincoln Gun Club; St Matthews Episc Ch; hobby, hunting; off 903 Sharp Bldg; res 2760 Rathbone Road, Lincoln.

   ANKENY, HARRY RAY: Attorney; b Tobias, Neb Mar 14, 1888; s of Christian Ankeny-Lavinia Hicks; ed Tobias; U of N, LLB 1913, 1910 pres freshman law class, 1911-12, mbr track team, mbr YMCA cabinet, mbr Innocents 1911, 1912 mbr athletic bd: N Club; Delta Chi; m Beula Jennings Nov 14, 1914 Davenport; s Clayton J, Harry R Jr, Robert H; d June; 1914 ptr in firm Kelly & Ankeny, Lincoln; 1916- ptr of Clinton J Campbell in gen prac, also indep prac; 1920-22 Lancaster Co dep atty; 1938-39 pres YMCA; Lancaster Co Bar Assn, past secy, past VP; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; AF&AM, Scot Rite 32o; Sesostris Shrine; Po-



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lemic Club; Rep; past pres Y R Club; hobby, outdoor activities; off Lincoln Liberty Life Bldg; res 1843 S 24th, Lincoln.

   ARMSTRONG, ROBERT LEE: Realtor; b Pope Co, Ark Oct 17 1883; s of Samuel Alexander Armstrong-Anna Guest; ed Ark; Okla: m Elma Jenkins May 21, 1918 Lincoln; 1904-09 delivery boy in Ada Okla & later clk in store; 1909-11 with Gerson Eiseman Co, whol & retail ready-to-wear, Oklahoma City, traveling representative in S E Okla until 1913; 1913-14 traveling representative, Berry Wright Dry Goods Co, Fort Smith Ark; 1915-19 with Miller & Paine Dept Store, Lincoln; 1919-21 with J H Markel, auto distributors, Lincoln; 1921 with Provident B & L Assn, mgr Ins dept; 1925- in real est & ins bus, Lincoln; mbr publicity bd, Lincoln Real Est Bd, past mbr appraisal bd; Neb Real Est Assn; Natl Assn of Real Est Bds; C of C; past master AF&AM 300; Scot Rite 32o; OES 271; Cosmopolitan Club; Chris Sci Ch; hobby, travel; off Federal Securities Bldg; res 3419 J, Lincoln.

   ARNDT, KARL MATTHEWS: Professor of Economics; b Evanston, Ill Aug 27, 1901; s of Charles Arndt-Rose Wahle; ed South Pasadena Cal HS 1918; U of Notre Dame LittB 1922; Louvain U, Belgium 1922- 24 Theta Chi; Delta Sigma Pi; Beta Gamma Sigma: m Dorothy Welch Aug 8, 1929 Lincoln; 1924-25 asst prof of economics, Creighton U; 1925-26 prof of economics Canisius Coll, Buffalo N Y; 1926-30 instr in economics, U of N, 1930-33 asst prof economics, 1933- assoc prof; Amer Economic Assn; Rotary; hobbies, mountaineering, hunting, fishing; off U of N Law Bldg; res 1435 L, Lincoln.

   ARNHOLT, MILTON F: Physician & Surgeon; b Loudonville, O May 13, 1885; s of Fredrick Arnholt-Mary Allman; ed Omaha Central HS 1904; U of N, BA 1909, BSc 1911, MD, 1913, grad work; Phi Rho Sigma; m Louise Spencer Aug 4, 1926 Seward; foster d Elaine; 1913-16 anatomy instr U of N; 1913- prac med, Lincoln; 1920- dir venereal disease clinic; 1922 org gen city clinic, city health dept developed 8 clinics under his supervision, 1927- supt of health reorg city health dept; chmn city bd of health, program primarily preventive & curative med for under-privileged, also med ednl work; supvr 7 deputies, lecturer to approximately 10,000 people per year; state collaborating epidemiologist; city recorder of vital statistics; publisher monthly & annual bulletin of dept of health; research worker in venereal disease; active in juvenile delinquency work; during World War active in social disease work with Lincoln war time units, med examining bd; Lancaster Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; mbr bd of dirs Lancaster Co Infantile Paralysis Assn; chmn Provisional State Pub Health Assn; Lancaster Co Tuberculosis Assn; Neb Dermatological Soc; bd mbr ARC Nursing Assn; Lincoln Social Service Club, mbr coordinating coun; Amer Social Hygiene Assn; Amer Pub Health Assn; Internatl Health Ofcrs Assn; mbr exec bd Coun of Social Agencies; Neb Safety Coun; past pres Optimist Club, mbr boys com; leader Junior Optimist Club; YMCA, leader Boys Leaders Club, mbr bd of dirs, chmn publicity & physical coms; past pres Lincoln Inter-Civic Coun; treas Urban League; pres Hiram Club; C of C; health com Jr C of C; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Sesostris Shrine; OES; Second Presby Ch, secy Presby Men's Club; hobbies, flowers, shrubs, gardening, painting; off 935 R; res 3421 O, Lincoln.

   ARNOLD, CHARLES HARRISON: Surgeon; b Dorchester, Neb Oct 18, 1888; s of Henry Arnold-Ann Elizabeth Gifford; ed Dorchester HS; Neb Bus Coll 1908; Cotner U; U of Valparaiso Ind; Chicago Coll of Med & Surgery, MD 1913; U of Vienna 1930-33; m Irma Sears Jan 20, 1912 (dec 1926); s Hubert Andrew; d Faith Elizabeth; m Winifred Owen McCoy June 11, 1928 Lincoln; 1913- prac med, Lincoln; chief surg & lecturer on surgery, Dr Benjamin F Bailey Sanatorium; attending surg, lecturer on surgery, St Elizabeth's Hosp; mbr surgical staff Bryan Memorial Hosp; surg for Traveler's Ins Co; contributor to Neb St Med Journal & Mil Surgery; during World War served as 1st lt med corps, field ambulance surg, British expeditionary force & Royal army med corps, promoted capt in field Jan 1918, wounded in action, maj MORC; Amer Leg; 40 & 8; VFW, past commr; regent & fellow secy Scientific Assembly Internatl Coll of Surgs, Geneva; 1933 del of AMA to Internatl Goiter Conf, Bern Switzerland; Lancaster Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Amer Med Assn of Vienna; Pan Pacific Surgical Assn; Assn of Amer Mil Surgs; Amer Assn for the Study of Goiter; dir Neb coun ARC; mbr advisory bd Neb St labor commission; mbr advisory com to dir Lincoln health dept; mbr city auditorium advisory com; Neb Safety Coun; pres Lincoln Auto Club; Amer Auto Assn; pres Amer Interprofessional Inst; Neb St Hist Soc; Uni Club; past pres Polemic Club: past pres Cosmopolitan Club; past master AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; past comm KT; past high priest RAM; Sesostris Shrine; Chris Ch; Dem; off Terminal Bldg; res 2480 Lake, Lincoln.

   ASHWORTH, SYLVIA LULA: Chiropractor; b Peru, Neb Nov 27, 1874; d of Joshua Phillip Burdick-Deborah Gray; ed Cass Co; PSTC 1892; Palmer Sch of Chiropractic, Davenport Ia, DC 1910; m Pinckney E Ashworth Aug 16, 1892 Lincoln; s Glen Robert (dec), Allen Delbert, Lester Burdick (dec), Phillip Burdick; d Rose Ruth (Dr Rose Ruth Cleveland); 1892-1909 homemaker near Eagle, Otoe Co; 1910- chiropractor, Lincoln; past mbr bd of chiropractic examiners 15 years, also past chmn; Universal Chiropractic Assn, past pres, only woman ever to hold off in assn; past VP Internatl Chiropractic Congress; treas Coun of Examining Bds of US & Canada; dir Internatl Coll of Chiropractors; past pres Tri-State Chiropractic Assn; legislative chmn Natl Coun of Women Chiropractors; past pres Lincoln Basic Technicians Club; Neb Chiropractic Assn, chmn legislative com, past pres, VP, secy & treas; only woman mbr Gavel Club of Natl Chiropractic Assn; Pioneer Chiropractic Club; 1938 won internatl prize in scientific subjects contest at Toronto Canada; 1938 fellow of Internatl Coll of Chiropractors, mbr bd of dirs, 1939 honorary fellow; one of leaders in campaign for bill legalizing practice of chiropractic in state; author articles on criminology & scientific research for The Chiropractor, The Chiropractic Educator & The Associated Chiropractic College of American News; 1919 at la St Chiropractors conv was voted second most famous woman chiropractor in the country; voted Sweetheart of Chiropractic, natl conv Detroit Mich; mbr bd of dirs Belmont Comm Center, chmn program com, past VP; B&PW, past chmn ednI com, chmn health com, past chmn legislative com: Amer Leg aux; past VP Quota Club; OES 275; League of Women Voters; Lancaster Co Dem Club; Lancaster Co Womans Dem Club; Dem, pct committeewoman, mbr State Central Com, alternate del at large to natl conv in New York City 1924; Meth Ch; hobby, philosophy; off 304 Kresge Bldg; res 2130 J, Lincoln.

   ATKINSON, IRA E: President Insurance Co; b Plymouth, Ind Nov 25, 1866; s of Jasper L Atkinson-Catherine Aukerman; ed Lancaster Co; Ashland HS; U of N, MD 1888; m Pearl Frantz Jan 20, 1892 University Place; s Hugh F; d Ruth (Mrs Atkinson Campbell); 1888-1906 prac med, Fremont; 1907- 16 in ins bus, Lincoln; 1916 org United Ins Co of Lincoln, pres since; during World War in chg ROTC hosp, Lincoln; C of C, life mbr; Uni Club; AF&AM; York & Scot Rites; Sesostris Shrine; Prot; hobby, work; off 417 Lincoln Liberty Life Bldg; res 1748 F, Lincoln.

   AVERY, MRS MAY BELLE: Homemaker; b Bradford, Ia Mar 25, 1870; d of Rev William Parmenter Bennett-Harriet Irene Blodgett; ed Crete HS 1887; Doane Coll, BA 1891; m Samuel Avery Aug 4, 1897 Crete (dec 1936); 1891-94 sch tchr, Sutton; 1894-97 sch tchr, Seward; DAR; Mayflower Soc; Tues Review Club; Faculty Club; Sorosis; Lotos; La Coterie Club; First Plymouth CongI Ch, active in ch work; hobby, genealogy; res 2905 S 27th, Lincoln.

   AYRES, GEORGE WASHINGTON: State Assistant Attorney General; b Fulton Co, Ohio Sept 18, 1857; s of William A Ayres-Sarah Catherine Jones; ed Bryan O HS; Northern Ind Normal, Valparaiso;, m Olive M Templin Sept 30, 1891 Merrick Co; s Donald T (dec); d Sarah Edith (Mrs J R Meyer), Vivian Martha (Mrs ___ Baker), Olive Ethelyn (Mrs Hugh B Cox); prior to 1885 sch tchr & farmer in Ohio; 1885- 90 tchr & farm hand, Merrick Co; 1890-94 Merrick Co supt of schs; 1893 adm to Neb bar; prac law, Central City until 1909; 1899-1903 Merrick Co atty; 1909- dep atty & asst atty gen of Neb, Lincoln, except for 3 years when emp by Peterson & Devoe law firm; off State Capitol; res 1905 Harwood, Lincoln.

   BABCOCK, HARRY L: Secretary, Treasurer, Manager Insurance Co; b Lincoln, Neb June 12, 1894; s of Everett C Babcock-Lora Bristol; ed Lincoln HS; LBC; LaSalle Extn U, Chicago 1916-18; m Doris Mills Sept 21, 1932; s Kenneth; 1914-25 pub acct; 1919 with Commercial Acceptance Trust, Chicago; 1925-29 auditor Natl Auto Ins Co, Lincoln; 1929-30


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bank investigator, state of Neb; 1930-31 with Natl Old Line Life Ins Co, Lincoln; 1931 one of org Citizen's Limited Life Ins Co of Lincoln, secy, treas & gen mgr since; mgr Federal Securities Bldg, Lincoln; Lincoln Real Est Ed; SAR; C of C; First Presby Ch, deacon; twice Rep candidate for nomination as state auditor, once indep candidate; hobbies, photography, home work-shop; off 1209 Federal Securities Bldg; res 1127 S 22nd, Lincoln.

   BAILEY, BENJAMIN F: Physician Surgeon; b Littleton, N H; s of William Bailey-Mariette Barnes; ed Claremont N H HS; Boston U; Hahnemann Med Coll, Philadelphia Penn, MD 1881; m Minnie F Bryant Feb 7, 1882 Wareham Mass; 1881-86 prac med, Manchester N H; 1886- prac med, Lincoln; 1901- estab, owner & opr Green Gables Sanatorium, Lincoln; with Dr Allison Clakey coauthor, Present Status of Pedology, 1896; writer & speaker on med topics; author numerous books & articles; during World War, with US pub health service, interstate supvr of edn of draft during last mos for Neb, Ia, Wis, Minn, N D & S D; past pres Lancaster Co Med Soc; past pres Neb St Med Assn, mbr publicity com; AMA, del 8 years; past pres Neb St bd of health; past pres St Homeopathic Med Soc; pres Northwestern Med Conf; past pres Amer Interprofessional Inst; dir Natl Bank & B & L Assn; past pres C of C; mbr bd of edn 14 years, pres 8 years; chmn Lincoln & Lancaster Co, ARC 20 years; YMCA, trustee many years; Coun of Social Agencies; past pres Lincoln & state chapters SAR; First Plymouth Congl Ch, chmn bd of trustees, SS supt many years; Rep; hobby, California vacations; off 5515 South & First National Bank Bldg; res 5345 South, Lincoln.

   BAILEY, MRS MINNIE FRANK BRYANT: Homemaker; b Wareham, Mass; d of Sumner Ebenezer Bryant-Louisa Turner; ed Wareham Mass HS; U of N 1899: m Dr Benjamin F Bailey Feb 8, 1882 Wareham Mass; one of orgs WCA which later became YWCA in which she was active; one of orgs Lincoln City Mission, mbr bd of dirs many years; Neb Art Assn; Lincoln Artists Guild; ch mbr Womans Club; Athenia; Mayflower Soc; Colonial Dames of Amer; Sons & Daughters of Pilgrims; First Plymouth CongI Ch; hobby, philosophy; 6 Mayflower ancestors, Mrs Bailey first generation of Mayflower group born out of Plymouth; res 5345 South, Lincoln.

   BAILEY, REX D: School Principal; b Elmwood, Neb Dec 19, 1890; s of R D Bailey-Rosa Foote; ed Elmwood HS 1908; PSTC 1914; U of N, BA 1926, MA 1933; Phi Delta Kappa; m Nettie Prell Sept 1, 1915 David City; s Robert D; 1914-18 sch tchr, Crete; 1918-27 tchr Industrial arts, Lincoln schs; 1927-35 prin 26th & O Jr HS, Lincoln; 1935- prin Everett Jr HS; Lincoln Tchrs Assn; NSTA; NEA; secy, past pres Optimist Club; AF&AM; First Chris Ch; hobbies, boats, outdoor sports; off 11th & C; res 1820 S 50th, Lincoln.

   BAILY, ERNEST E: Managing Director of Store; b Philadelphia, Penn Nov 4, 1903; s of Joseph J Baily-Anna E Eachus; ed Germantown Penn HS 1921; U of Penn, BSc 1926; Alpha Sigma Phi; m Louise M Robbins Oct 11, 1928 Philadelphia Penn; 1926-28 with Retail Research Assn, New York City; 1928-33 asst to pres, Frederick Loeser & Co, dept store, Brooklyn N Y; 1933-38 mdse mgr for Herpolsheimer Co, Grand Rapids Mich; 1938- managing dir Rudge & Guenzel Co, Lincoln; C of C; Lions; Uni Club; Lincoln Country Club; AF&AM 410, Grand Rapids Mich; York & Scot Rites; Sesostris Shrine; hobby, golf; off Rudge & Guenzel; res 2747 Woodsdale Blvd, Lincoln.

   BAKER, NINA SAXTON: School Principal; b Cedar Rapids, Neb Nov 3, 1896; d of Frank Nelson Baker-Etta Bowers; ed Lincoln HS 1916; U of N, BA 1920; Columbia U, MA 1929; grad work U of N; grad N Y Sch of Interior Decoration; studied at Chicago Musical Coll; Pi Lambda Theta; Phi Omega Pi; Valkyrie; 1920-21 sch tchr, Grand Island; 1921-23 tchr experimental room, Hayward sch, Lincoln; 1923-24 asst prin Randolph sch, Lincoln: 1924-25 demonstration tchr Bancroft sch, Lincoln; 1925- prin Sheridan sch, Lincoln; 3 summers in demonstration work elementary ednl lab, U of N; 4 summers prin demonstration sch, childrens elementary lab; conducted reading clinic, U of N; former tchr elementary edn, U of N Tchrs Coll; Lincoln Tchrs Assn; Lincoln Sch Forum; NSTA, dept of elementary sch prins; NEA, dept of secondary sch prins; Assn of Childhood Edn; PTA; OES; Wooden Spoon; YWCA; spent 3 mos in Central & South Amer 1930, 3 mos in Orient 1935; hobbies, vocal music, interior decoration; off 3145 S 31st; res 2510 U, Lincoln.

   BALDRIDGE, MISS CHLOE C J: State Director of Rural & Elementary Education; b Nance Co, Neb; d of Salem D Baldridge-Rachel Ann Summerville; ed Fullerton HS, valedictorian; KSTC 1914; Neb Wes, BA 1924; U of N, MA 1931, grad work; Pi Lambda Theta; Pi Gamma Mu; 1915-24 Nance Co supt of schs; 1924-27 dir rural edn, PSTC; offered first coll PTA extn course in US from PSTC; 1927- state dir rural & elementary edn, state dept of pub instruction, Lincoln; author: Rural Sch Standards 1927, 1929 & 1931; Rural Edn Moving Forward 1935, revised 1938; Fire Prevention Manual 1932, revised 1938; In chg of revision of 1929 & 1936 editions of Neb elementary course of study; PTA, 2nd VP 1921, 1st VP 1929, life mbr, pioneered PTA work Nance Co & Peru; promoted & managed five co history & geography pageants; Neb Congress of Parents & Tchrs, state chmn rural life service; NSTA; NEA, mbr exec com of dept rural edn 1923-26, 1935-40; mbr publications com rural edn 1923-25; mbr joint com Amer Lib Assn & NEA 1936-40; helped org first Neb Recreation Inst 1927-28; AAUW, state lib chmn; Altrusa; YWCA; NS&D of Neb; Presby Ch; hobbies, Neb history, driving, hiking, comm meetings; off State Capitol; res 1946 S 15th, Lincoln.

   BALDWIN, EDWIN A: Insurance Adjuster; b Grayville, Ill Aug 28, 1902; s of Arthur J Baldwin-Martha Wells; ed Grayville Ill HS; U of Ill; Northwestern U; Sigma Alpha Epsilon, mbr Alumni Assn; m Ruth Gloeckler Mar 29, 1930 Evanston Ill; s Arthur J; d Beverly Jean; 1925-35 ins adjuster with Underwriters Adjustment Co in Ind, Ill, Ohio, Wis, S D, Ky, came to Neb in 1930; 1935- mgr Lincoln branch Underwriters Adjustment Co; Blue Goose; AF&AM, Grayville Ill; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 847 Stuart Bldg; res 1827 S 27th, Lincoln.

   BALLER, WARREN ROBERT: Associate Professor of Psychology; b Trenton, Neb June 19, 1900; s of Albert E Baller-Mary L Taylor; ed Dewitt HS 1919; York Coll, BA 1923; U of N, MA 1927, PhD 1935; Columbia U; U of Minn; Phi Delta Kappa; m Grace Marie Evans Dec 25, 1924 Aurora; 1923-24 prin HS, Callaway; 1925-27 supt of schs, Cheney; 1927-30 chmn dept of edn & psychology, York Coll; 1932-34 dean, York Coll; 1935-36 instr in ednl psychology, U of N, 1936-38 asst prof of ednl psychology, 1938- assoc prof of ednl psychology; NEA: assoc mbr Amer Psychological Assn; assoc mbr Amer Assn of Applied Psychology; AAAS; mbr various advisory coms on child development & youth problems; Kiwanis; U B Ch; Indep; hobbies, golf, fishing; off U of N Teachers College; res 3045 N 52nd, Lincoln.

   BANCROFT, WILLIAM DENAREST: Retired; b Nineveh, N Y Sept 3, 1866; s of William Oscar Bancroft-Clara Amanda Martin; ed Colgate Acad, Hamilton N Y; U of N, BA 1923; U of Chicago Divinity Sch; Crosier Theological Seminary, Upland Penn; m Helen Pet O'Hara June 4, 1896 Lincoln; s Hobart David; Dr Paul Martin; d Pauline Mayham (Mrs Marcus D Weldon), Dorothy Louisa (Mrs E L Dane); 1891-94 gen secy YMCA, Crete; 1896-98 ordained as minister & pastor of Bapt Ch, Talmage; 1898- 1900 Bapt pastor, Palmyra; 1900-02 with Washington Merc Co, Honolulu Hawaii; 1902-03 pastor Bapt Ch, Cedar Rapids; 1903-06 pastor, Tomah Wis; 1906-09 pastor Irving Park Bapt Ch, Chicago; 1909-12 pastor, Belvidere Ill; 1912-15 pastor, Tomah Wis; 1915-17 pastor, Wausau Wis; 1917 field representative of Central-Howard Assn, prison reform group; 1917-18 pastor Port Huron Mich; 1918-36 in chg of solar observation station, US weather bur service, Lincoln; 1930-36 in city weather bur off, Lincoln; 1936- ret; during World War 4-min man; Neb Acad of Sciences; Neb St Hist Soc; SAR; Second Bapt Ch; bd mbr Bapt St Conv; hobby, genealogy; res 1137 N 33rd, Lincoln.

   BARBOUR, ERWIN HINCKLEY: Professor of Paleontology; b Springfield, Ind; s of Samuel Williamson Barbour-Adeline Hinckley; ed Oxford O HS; Yale U, BA 1882, PhD 1887; Psi Upsilon; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi, pres 1905; Sigma Gamma Epsilon; Acacia; m Margaret Roxanna Lamson Dec 7, 1887 New Haven Conn; d Eleanor (Mrs Eleanor Barbour Cook); 1891- prof of paleontology U of N, org & dir museum; 1893 U of N representative at Columbian Exposition, Chicago; 1897-98 supt of mining, forestry & uni ednl exhibits Trans-Mississippi Exposition, Omaha; 1903 supt edn, mining & resources, Louisiana Exposition, St Louis; has published 401 scientific reports & books; recd bicentennial medal, Yale U 1901; gold & silver medals for U of N ednl exhibit, Louisiana Pur



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Exposition 1904, also gold medal for floricultural exhibit, 1904 silver medal from USDA for best designed homemade windmill; sweepstakes medal from Iris Soc of Amer 1932; beaver badge, BSA 1932; Kiwanis medal for outstanding comm service 1935; mbr Lincoln cemetery bd 10 years; mbr city planning bd 4 years; pres Lincoln bd of edn 1913-14, mbr 12 years; 1905 park commr, mbr Lincoln park bd 12 years; Neb Acad of Sciences, pres 1896; org Neb Geological Survey, state geologist many years; mbr Neb St bd of agr 10 years; Assn of State Geologists; AAAS; Amer Assn of Museums; Paleontological Soc of Amer; fellow Geological Soc of Amer; C of C; Lincoln Garden Club; BSA, mbr 20 years, chmn Court of Honor; Neb Art Assn; pres Mens Faculty Club 1921; Rotary; Uni Club; Round Table; AF&AM 32o; Shrine; hobbies, rare iris & peonies, sketching, flute; off 101 Morrill Hall, U of N; res 1727 B, Lincoln.

   BARGER, THEODORE E: Manager Collection Department; b McCook, Neb July 17, 1901; s of Lewis E Barger-Lulu May Rozell; ed Wray Colo; U of N, BSc; Beta Theta PI; Theodosta McLaughlin Aug 22, 1928 Boulder Colo; s Theodore Wesley; d Josephine Anne: 1928- with Neb Credit Co, now mgr collection dept; 1936 adm to Neb bar; Lincoln Retail Credit Assn; Lincoln Assn of Credit Men; Lincoln & Neb St Bar Assns; Rotary; C of C; AF&AM 54; Presby Ch; Rep; off 555-560 National Bank of Commerce Bldg; res 1825 S 23rd, Lincoln.

   BARKER, JAMES A: Chief Medical Officer Veterans Hospital; b Van Buren Co, Ia Mar 16, 1875; s of John S Barker-Artimisi Johnston; ed Southern Ia Normal, Bloomfield, BDi 1896; U of Ia, MD 1900; m Maude A Daly June 28, 1901 Troy Ia; s Dr Kenneth A; d Freda Alice (Mrs Glen Weldon), Ruth Elizabeth; 1900-01 interne Natl Soldiers Home, Leavenworth Kas; 1901 in govt med service, Leavenworth Kas, Hampton Va, Togus Me, Hot Springs S D, Johnson City Tenn, Bath N Y, Lincoln; during World War in 365th field hosp, France 8 mos, maj; Amer Leg, past comm S D; Assn of Mil Surgs of US; AMA; past pres Rotary; Lincoln Country Club; AF&AM; Meth Ch; hobbies, golf, stamp collecting; grandfather was in first Ia legislature when capitol was in Iowa City; father came to Ia with parents 1839; off & res US Veterans Hospital, Lincoln.

   BARKEY, VETERAN SMITH: Physician & Surgeon; b Cortland, Neb Aug 3, 1890; s of Ziegler Barkey-Hattie Fox; ed Cotner Acad 1913; Cotner U, MD 1917; Mayo Clinic 1919-33; Crile's Clinic, Cleveland O 1919; m Clara Boesiger 1915, Lincoln (dec 1932); d June (Mrs Joseph Carlson); m Alice Howell Aug 16, 1933 Lincoln, 1917- prac med, Lincoln; Havelock city phys 7 years; staff mbr St Elizabeth's Hosp; Lancaster Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; Lions; MWA; AF&AM 194, Scot Rite; Chris Missionary Alliance, mbr of ch bd 12 years, conducts 5 weekly Bible classes in neighboring towns; hobby, Bible teaching; off 6245 Havelock; res 6900 Morrill, Lincoln.

   BARKLEY, WILLIAM ELLIOT: Mortgage Banker; b Decatur Co, Ind Oct 18, 1863; s of William Elliot Barkley-Nancy Hart; ed Morgantown Ind HS 1880; Ind Normal, Valparaiso 1882; Stanberry Mo Normal, BA 1884; m Edna McDowell Nov 24, 1898; 1882-87 tchr, Stanberry Mo Normal; 1888-92 bkkpr First Natl Bank, Lincoln; 1892-98 asst treas Lincoln Savings Bank & Safe Deposit Co, Lincoln; 1898-1900 org Lincoln Safe Deposit Co, secy-treas, 1900-20 pres; 1918- org & pres Lincoln Joint Stock Land Bank; 1930- pres Union Bank, College View; 1932- pres Union Natl Life Ins Co; dir Lincoln General Hosp since orgn; off 200 Barkley Bldg; res 2829 S 24th, Lincoln.

   BARNES, LESLIE V: Clergyman: b Cresco, la July 18, 1900; s of Leslie M Barnes-Elizabeth Breen; ed Cresco Ia HS; Columbia Coll, Dubuque Ia 2 years; Loyola U, Los Angeles Cal, BA 1922; St Mary's Seminary, Baltimore Md, MA 1936; U of N; 1927 ordained priest; 1927-28 pastor St Patrick's Ch, Dougherty Ia; 1928-31 asst pastor Holy Family Ch, Mason City Ia; 1931- chancellor & diocesan supt of schs, chaplain St Elizabeth's Hosp, Lincoln; secytreas Diocesan Corp; supvr of Calvary Cemetery, Lincoln; 1935 apptd Papal Chamberlain, with title of Very Reverend Monsignor; during World War enl 1918, Co A inf, Dubuque Ia, disch Dec 12, 1918; Amer Leg state chaplain 1939; VP parish sch dept, Natl Cath Ednl Assn 1937; off 514 S 18th; res St Elizabeth's Hosp, Lincoln.

   BARSTOW, WILLIAM T: President Grain, Investment & Lumber Cos; b Haverhill, N H Jan 4, 1853; s of James T Barstow-Sarah Jane Brown; ed Haverhill N H Acad; m Frances Foote Nov 30, 1886 Ashland Mass; s Adrian F (dec); d Helen J (Mrs Dan DePutron), Frances I (Mrs Laurence C Holmes), Marjorie L; 1884-1900 int in various enterprises including grain & lbr bus, Ord; 1901- pres Barstow Grain Co, Barstow Investment Co, Koupal & Barstow Lbr Co, Ord, also opr farms in Neb, Kas & Colo; ch mbr & dir Bank of Commerce, Lincoln; C of C; dir Kiwanis; AF&AM, Ord; Unitarian Ch; Rep; hobbies, horses, dogs; off 601 First National Bank Bldg; res 1445 S 20th, Lincoln.

   BARTEK, CHARLES C: Farmer; b Saunders Co, Neb Jan 7, 1883; s of Joseph Bartek-Mary Kovarik; ed Saunders Co; Midland Coll; m Frances Novak Apr 27, 1913 Loma; s Stanley W, Ivan W; d Marie (Sister M Collettina, Benedictine Order), Josephine (Mrs Emil Narratil), Lillian; 1904-07 teleg opr & agt UP RR, Valparaiso Neb & Ellis Kas; 1907-09 hdw & lbr dir, Loma; 1909- owner & opr 400 A, also sheep feeder, Lancaster Co; dir Farmers Elevator 15 years; AAA; chmn West Oak Pct Farm Bur; chmn pct com ACP since orgn; Cath Workmen; Holy Name Soc; St Vincent DePaul Soc; Cath Ch, dir 15 years; hobbies, machinery, mechanics, invented blower for sheller, also inventions on cement mixer, circle & buzz saw; res Agnew.

   BARTHOLOMEW, PHILIP H: Acting Director State Department of Health; b Saegerstown, Penn Apr 2, 1879; s of Amos H Bartholomew-Rachel Kuhns; ed Ligonier Penn; U of Ill, MD 1902; m Evelyn M DeRocque 1902 Chicago; d Eleanor R (Mrs N O Wasson); 1902-06 mbr hospital staff Homestate Hosp Co, Nemo S D; 1906-07 prac med, Chicago; 1907-17 prac med, Blue Hill; 1919- prac med, Lincoln; 1919-31 in Neb St dept of health, dept of venereal disease; 1931- acting dir Neb St dept of health, Lincoln; during Mexican border difficulties, 1916 with NNG 8 mos; during World War with NNG, field hosp 1, later surg with rank of maj 6th Neb inf, in France with 34th div; Amer Leg; Lancaster Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Assn of Mil Surgs of US; Amer Pub Health Assn; AF&AM; Sesostris Shrine; Luth Ch; off State Capitol; res 3345 S 30th, Lincoln.

   BATTEY, WALKER S: Banker; b Glen Elder, Kas July 22, 1897; s of Galen S Battey-Clara E Todd ed Cawker City Kas HS; Kas St Tchrs Coll, Emporia Kas; m Thelma M Harnly Oct 14, 1926 Lincoln; s Robert W; d Beverly Ann; 1917-29 with Neb St Bank, messenger, bkkpr, teller, asst cash & cash; 1929- with Continental Natl Bank, 1929-37 asst VP, 1937- VP; mbr bd of dirs Lincoln ch of Natl Foundation for Infantile Paralysis; Lions; Izaak Walton; Uni Club; AF&AM 19; Westminster Presby Ch, past trustee; Rep; hobby, sports; off 11th & O; res 1906 Pepper Ave, Lincoln.

   BAUER, RAYMOND: Drug Store Owner, Candy Manufacturer; b Ponca, Neb Aug 11, 1891; s of August Bauer-Bertha Rakow; ed Ponca, U of N, PhG 1912; Delta Sigma Phi; m Mildred Miles June 20, 1916 Sidney; s Raymond Miles, Frank Wayne, Robert Stanley; 1913- owner & opr drug bus, Lincoln; 1931 mfr Bauer's Chocolates, Russian Mints & other candies; C of C; Uni Club; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Sesostris Shrine; Luth Ch; hobby, mfg unusual candies; res 3017 Summit, Lincoln.

   BAUMGARTNER, GROVER KARL: Vice-President Trust Co; b Astoria, Ill Sept 14, 1888; s of Charles Baumgartner-Sarah Severns; ed Bradley Polytechnic Inst HS, Peoria Ill: U of Chicago, PhB 1911, Coll of Law 1911-12; Delta Upsilon; 1912-13 priv tutor; 1913-14 secy to mgr Armour & Co, Fort Worth Tex; 1914-18 rancher, Wyoming; 1918-23 rancher, Morrill Co; 1923-24 fieldman, Neb St dept of irrigation, Bridgeport; 1924-26 mortgage loan inspector, Peters Trust Co Omaha; 1927-30 Inspector mortgage loan dept, First Trust Co Lincoln, 1930-32 supvr mortgage loan dept, 1932-38 asst secy mortgage loan dept, 1939- VP mortgage loan dept & farm real est; during World War 1918 in field arty, OTS Camp Taylor, Louisville Ky; C of C; Uni Club; natl chmn in Lincoln for U of Chicago 50th Anniversary Alumni Foundation Fund; AF&AM 285; Chris Ch; Rep; hobby, hunting; off First National Bank Bldg; res 2951 Cable, Lincoln.

   BAYLOR, FAHY B: Attorney; b Thurman, Ia June 8, 1884; s of Ransdell Baylor-Carrie Blymyer; ed Thurman & Sidney Ia HS; Grinnell Ia Coll, PhB 1907; U of Mich, JD 1910; m Georgia Tuttle Oct 2, 1920 Lincoln; s John R, James; d Nancy, Ann; 1910 admitted to Mich & Neb bars;


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1910- ptr in law firm Baylor, Tou VeIle & Healey, Lincoln; dir Holland Lbr Co; dir Gooch Food Products Co; mbr Lincoln, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns: AF&AM, Thurman Ia; Dem; hobby, hunting; off 1204 Sharp Bldg; res 2736 Van Dorn, Lincoln.

   BEALS, CHARLES E: Executive Secretary; b Carrollton, Mo Sept 14, 1883; s of Chauncey A Beals-Eliza Alice Stroup; ed Carrollton Mo; Parker Kas: Baker U, Baldwin Kas; Biblical; m Clara E Griffis May 13, 1903 Baldwin Kas; s Charles Elton (dec); d Lucille Edna (Mrs T J Aron); 1900-03 dept of US engrs, govt service; 1903-15 tsptn dept SF & CB&Q RRs, Kansas City Kas & Lincoln, came to Neb 1912; 1915-17 express co employe, Lincoln; 1917-30 express co agt, Crete; 1922-26 Crete city clk; 1926-30 Crete mayor; 1926-28 pres League of Neb Municipalities, 1928- exec secy; 1930-34 P M Crete: 1938- mbr of exec bd Amer Municipal Assn, hdqrs at Chicago; Crete C of C; BRT; IOOF; past mbr MWA; RNA; Rebekah; Crete Park Assn; Country Club, Crete; Izaak Walton; Neb Poultry Improvement Assn, life mbr; Meth Ch; Rep, 1934 candidate for congress; hobbies, horseback riding; off 314 Richards Block; res 407 E 12th, Crete.

   BEAUMONT, ALLEN BEEMER: Bond Dealer: b Madrid, Neb Oct 23, 1909; s of Frederick E Beaumont-Luree Beemer; ed Lincoln HS; U of N, BSc 1931, LLB 1933; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; m Fern E Dillow Sept 19, 1938; 1926-30 with Neb St Bank of Lincoln; 1930- with First Trust Co, Lincoln, 1930-32 messenger real est dept, 1932- in bond dept; admitted to Neb bar 1933; Neb St Bar Assn; Jr C of C; Uni Club; Rep; First Plymouth Congl Ch; hobby, sports; off First National Bank Bldg; res 2610 Rathbone Road, Lincoln.

   BEAURIVAGE, EMIL JOSEPH: Secretary & Treasurer Typewriter Co; b Duluth, Minn May 1, 1891; s of Louis C Beaurivage-Emilie Chabot; ed Duluth Minn HS; U of Minn 1909; m Anna Dion Jan 6, 1920 Duluth Minn; s John Louis; 1909-11 with Oliver Mining Co, Duluth Minn; 1911-13 in US postal service, Duluth; 1913-15 in sales dept Kenny & Anchor Co, Duluth; 1915-17 & 1918-22 in sales dept, Remington Typewriter Co, Minn; 1922-23 mgr Royal Typewriter Co, Duluth; 1923- secy-treas Nebraska Typewriter Co, Lincoln; during World War enl Aug 1917 in US army, 20th engrs, trfrd to AS until Dec 20, 1918, lt; Amer Leg post 4; 40 & 8; Optimist Club; Lincoln Exec Club; hobby, reading; off 130 N 12th; res 1521 B, Lincoln.

   BECK, CHRISTOPHER C: Tire Dealer; b Cherry Co, Neb Apr 10, 1886; s of Alois Beck-Anna Kastrow; ed Omaha Central HS; Boyles Bus Coll, Omaha 1905-07; LBC 1910; Neb Wes; m Neva C Dimick Jan 1912 Lincoln; s Richard S, Willard C; d Kathryn A; with tire & rubber Industry in Omaha, Denver Colo, Akron O & Lincoln many years; 1910-11 with Goodrich, Firestone & Miller Rubber Cos, Akron O; 1909-14 with Standard Auto Tire Co, Lincoln; 1914-15 owner & opr Beck Rubber Co; 1915-18 co-owner Beck-Hompes Tire Co; 1919-21 ptr Lincoln Tire Co; 1921-29 co-owner Central Tire & Rubber Co; 1929- pres, treas, & gen mgr Chris Beck Tire & Rubber Co, Inc; during World War enl 1917 in US army 7th regiment inf, disch 1919; C of C, ch mbr; Lincoln Bus Leaders Assn; Natl Aeronautic Assn; Lancaster Co Humane Soc, VP; Lincoln & Neb Safety Couns; Optimist Club; AF&AM; Sesostris Shrine; KP; BPOE; Bapt Ch; Rep; off 1200-1204 P; res 2343 N 65th, Lincoln.

   BECK, LEO JOSEPH: Banker; b Lincoln, Neb Aug 6, 1896; s of M Harry Beck-Catherine F Senhausen; ed Lincoln HS; St Mary's Coll, St Marys Kas; U of N; m Gertrude Catherine Warren Jan 8, 1925 Lincoln; s Leo Joseph Jr; d Joeline Frances, Marilyn Sue, Sally Ann; 1914-17, 1919-36 conducted orchestra, Lincoln, 1934 ptr of Eddie Jungbluth, org Beck-Jungbluth orchestra; 1919-20 bkkpr First Natl Bank, 1920-21 in proving dept, 1921-34 receiving teller, 1935- paying teller: during World War enl USN 1917, Great Lakes training station Ill, later Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va, disch 1919; US naval res 1919-21; Amer Leg, past mbr exec com; 40 & 8, chef de gare & grand commissaire intendant; Amer Fedn of Musicians, past mbr exec com; C of C; past mbr exec com Jr C of C, past jr representative on sr bd; neighborhood commr BSA; KC: BPOE; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, boys work, music, hunting & fishing; off First National Bank; res 2925 S 25th, Lincoln.

   BECKER, EDWARD A: Banker; b Lincoln, Neb Apr 10, 1891; s of Edward A Becker-Helen Adelaide Horton; ed Chicago; m Marie Movius May 12, 1921 Lincoln; s William C, Edward A Jr, Paul V; d Helen Margaret; 1906-07 clk Marshall Field & Co, Chicago; 1907-09 clk Western Fire Ins Co, Lincoln; 1909-11 clk in county assessors off; 1911-14 in fire ins bus with father, Lincoln; 1914-15 bkkpr First Natl Bank, Lincoln; 1915-18 bkkpr German-Amer State Bank, Lincoln; 1918-21 teller Continental State Bank, 1921-26 asst cash, 1926-37 cash, 1937- VP; bank became Continental Natl Bank in 1929; during World War enl Oct 1917 in ambulance Co 356, 314th sanitary train 89th div, with AEF 12 mos, disch June 1919; Amer Leg; C of C; Broadview Club; KC, past grand knight, past dist dep; Cath Ch, mbr finance com; hobby, music; off 1100 O; res 250 S 28th, Lincoln.

   BECKER, RAYMOND J: Banker; b Grand Island, Neb Dec 7, 1905; s of Emanuel Becker-Elizabeth Schaechterle; ed Sutton HS 1923; Grand Island Bus Coll 1925; m Sue I Mutchie Jan 1, 1928 Lincoln (divorced); s Robert E; 1925-28 with City Natl Bank, Lincoln; 1928- with First Natl Bank, Lincoln, asst cash since 1937; past secy Lincoln Clearing House Assn; Jr C of C; past pres Cooperative Club, bd mbr; Broadview Club; Calvary Luth Ch, financial secy; hobby, golf; off First National Bank; res 3010 Wendover, Lincoln.

   BECKER, WESLEY CHARLES: Physician & Surgeon; b Kansas City, Mo Dec 27, 1891; s of Rev Gustave Becker-Louise Fricke; ed St Joseph Mo HS; U of N, BA. MA 1912; U of Chicago, MD 1915; Delta Tau Delta; m Marie Mason Aug 5, 1913 Greenwood; d Arnetta (Mrs Schuyler Brown), Alice Louise, Patricia, Jacqueline; 1916 field dir Internatl Health Bd Rockefeller Foundation, N C, Miss & Texas; during World War enl Aug 9, 1917 in US army, AEF 11 mos O/S, capt med corps, disch June 24, 1919; -1917 priv prac, Papillion; 1919- prac med in Lincoln; staff mbr Bryan Memorial, St Elizabeth's & Lincoln Gen Hosps; past pres Lancaster Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn, del; AMA; Lions: Lincoln Country Club; Uni Club; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; St Paul Meth Ch; pct committeeman Lancaster Co Rep Com; hobby, travel; parents Sarpy Co pioneers, father Meth minister; off Sharp Bldg; res 3040 Stratford, Lincoln.

   BEECHNER, RALPH WILSON: Athletic Coach; b Sedalia, Mo Apr 14, 1907; s of Rev Samuel Beechner-Ida Groebe; ed Lincoln HS 1926; U of N, BSc 1930; mbr basketball team; Phi Sigma Kappa; Sigma Delta Psi; Great Cathedral Choir; Green Goblins Chorus; m Frances Harriett Ash Aug 17, 1931 Lincoln; s Richard Ash; d Barbara Ann; 1927-30 asst coach Lincoln HS, 2 years head baseball coach, had 2 state champion football teams, 1 state champion basketball team; 1930-36 head coach Jackson HS, won many honors with football & basketball teams; 1936- athletic coach, Lincoln HS, had state champion football team 2 years, champion basketball team 1 year; 1930- mgr Capitol Beach swimming pool, Lincoln, has taught 2000 people to swim; instr U of N coaching clinic & Lincoln Athletes Camp; author of articles on football, basketball & swimming for Athletic Journal & newspapers; has coached state track & field champions; Lincoln Tchrs Assn; Lincoln Physical Edn Club; NSTA; Jr C of C; Meth Ch; hobby, radio; off 22nd & J: res 3141 Cedar, Lincoln.

   BEGHTOL, MAXWELL VANCE: Attorney; b Bennet, Neb May 25, 1886; s of Peter F Beghtol-Ella Kenyon; ed Bennet; U of N, BA 1909, LLB 1910; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi: m Doris Wood 1913 Omaha (dec 1930); m Daphne Hult 1931, St Joseph Mo; s Robert Wood; d Martha Vance, Karen Elizabeth; 1910 prac law, Lincoln, mbr firm Beghtol, Foe & Rankin; dir Continental Natl Bank, Roberts Dairy Co & Stuart Investment Co; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Amer Law Inst; Uni Club; Country Club; off 714 Stuart Bldg; res 2500 South, Lincoln.

   BEHM, FORREST EDWIN: Plant Superintendent Telephone & Telegraph Co; b Omaha, Neb Nov 18, 1883; s of John F Behm-Carrie L Nickerson; ed Omaha; U of N night school; m Lisle Jacobson June 27, 1907 Sioux City Ia; s Forrest Edwin Jr, Allan Grayson; d Ethel Ruth, Lisle Hazel (Mrs C W Nye), Lois Jean, Marilyn June; 1900-07 with Neb Tele Co, Omaha; 1907-12 chief installer, Automatic Tele Co, Omaha; 1912- with Lincoln Tele & Teleg Co. 1912-29 inspector eastern dist, chief of service Lincoln exchange, eastern dist plant chief & mgr Lincoln dist, 1929-39 asst plant supt, 1939- gen plant supt; pres Lincoln Tele Employes; Lincoln Co-op Credit Assn; Tele Pioneers of Amer; C of C;



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AF&AM 54; Westminster Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, raising flowers; father came from Wurtemburg Germany to US in 1856, settled in Omaha, was drummer boy & bugler for 1st Neb regiment during Civil War, gen contr & mbr Omaha city coun; mother came from Wis to Omaha 1867; off Telephone Co; res 3236 Mohawk, Lincoln.

   BELL, EARL HOYT: University Professor; b Shell Rock, Ia Mar 27, 1903; s of C V Bell-Vera Lloyd; ed Shell Rock Ia, HS; Ia St Tchrs Coll, Cedar Falls la, BA 1925; U of Wis, PhD 1932; Alpha Kappa Delta; Sigma Gamma Epsilon; Sigma Xi; Mu Alpha Nu; m Grace Loder Aug 22, 1924 Cedar Falls Ia; 1921-22 prin Kirkville Ia schs; 1924-25 tchr Swea City Ia; 1925-27 supt Swan Lake consolidated sch, Maple Hill Ia; 1928-31 grad asst at U of Wis, Madison Wis; 1931- asst prof of anthropology, U of N; mbr faculty of Sch of Philosophy USDA, Billings Mont 1939; 1928-29 & 1932- conductor archeological field work in summers; summer 1935 worked for Smithsonian Institution, Alaska; 1939 collaborator for USDA; author Chapters in Neb Archeology, History & Culture of N Amer Indian, also numerous articles; fellow Soc for Amer Archeology; mbr exec coun central section Amer Anthropological Assn; Amer Interprofessional Inst; hobby, photography; off U of N, Social Science Hall; res 3100 S 31st, Lincoln.

   BENGTSON, NELS AUGUST: Geographer, Geologist; b Morkhult, Sweden May 22, 1879; s of August Bengtson-Hanna Johnson; ed PSTC 1902; Cornell U 1904; U of N, BA 1907, MA 1908; Clark U, Worcester Mass, PhD 1927; Sigma Gamma Epsilon; Sigma Xi; Phi Delta Kappa; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Phi Beta Kappa; m Iva Maxey June 14, 1902, Bramwell W Va; s Paulus A; d Juanita L, Rowena S, Ruth J, Martha Ann; 1902-03 prin St Paul HS; 1904-06 geography prof, PSTC; 1908- geography prof, U of N; geography prof, summer sessions 1912 Cornell U, 1913 U of Va, 1925 U of Wis, 1929-38 Columbia U; summers of 1917 & 1918 petroleum geologist; 1918 commodity expert US War Trade Bd; 1919 US trade commr to Norway; 1920 geologist in Honduras, 1922 in Ecuador, 1927-28 Venezuela; author: Physical Geography Manual 1913; Geography of Neb 1917; Norway-Comml & Industrial Handbook 1920; Students Workbook in Geography of Neb 1925; sr author: The Wheat Industry 1915; Fundamentals of Economic Geography 1935; Economic Geography Manual 1937; author many brochures, articles & reports; pres 1935 Neb Acad of Sciences; VP 1923 Assn of Amer Geographers; pres 1929 Natl Coun of Geography Tchrs; AF&AM; Unitarian Ch; off Former Museum, U of N; res 1919 E, Lincoln.

   BENKE, ERNEST R: Manager Veterans Administration; b California, Mo Sept 10, 1895; s of Gottlieb Benke-Minnie Mielke; ed Perry Okla HS; Chicago U; m Margaret Miller Mar 19, 1930 Chicago; d Marilyn Louise, Carol Margaret; prior to 1918 engaged in sales work in Chicago & middlewest; 1919 mgr auto sales agcy & artificial ice service; 1919-21 vocational adviser, fed bd for vocational edn, later asst dist vocational ofcr; 1921 fed bd became part of US veterans bur, 1921-30 personnel ofcr chief of administration div Mich, Ill, Wis, sub-dist mgr for Chicago dist; 1929 acting regional mgr, Omaha; 1930 US veterans bur merged with US veterans administration, 1930-31 regional mgr Phoenix, Ariz, 1932-35 mgr W Va & half of Penn, hdqrs Pittsburgh, 1936-38 chief of property, contracts, leases & tsptn divs, Washington D C; 1938- mgr US veterans administration for Neb, northern Kas, southern S D, & western Ia, hdqrs Lincoln; during World War in naval AS, non-commd ofcr Great Lakes, Ill, disch Mar 1919; Amer Leg post 3; VFW, hon lif mbr, Ariz; 40 & 8; USWV, hon life mbr Penn; past pres 2 years Fed Businessmens Assn, Pittsburgh; head of govt div Comm Chest; Broadview Club; AF&AM; RAM; KT; Sesostris Shrine; Luth Ch; hobby, golf, fishing, hunting; res US eterans (sic) Hospital, Lincoln.

   BENNETT, OSCAR PORTER: Director of Music; b Madoc, Ontario, Canada Aug 6, 1900; s of Thomas Porter Bennett-Edith Sager; ed Hartford Mich HS; Albion Mich Coll; U of N, BFA; grad work Juilliard Sch of Music, New York City; Northwestern U; Sigma Nu; m Geralyn Walrath June 1, 1926 Osceola; 1919-26 baritone soloist with U of N chorus; soloist for Messiah & Elijah festivals thruout midwest; dir Messiah, Holdrege; dir Neb Wes male a cappella chorus; minister of music, First Presby Ch, Lincoln; in opera with Vittorio Trevissan, Chicago Opera Co & with Oscar Saenger of New York City; now dir of Sch of Music, Neb Wes; pres Neb Music Tchrs Assn 1937; during World War 1918 in SATC, Albion Mich Coll; Natl Music Tchrs Assn; Amer Interprofessional Inst; hobbies, arranging music, tennis, travel; off Nebraska Wesleyan; res 1840 E, Lincoln.

   BENNETT, RICHARD OWEN: Traffic Lieutenant Police Department; b Lincoln, Nebr April 8, 1906; s of Carl M Bennett-Kitty Lloyd; ed Cotner Coll 1924; Northwestern U 1937, one of 7 men in country awarded Kemper Fellowship for 1 year study in traffic safety, wrote thesis on bicycle traffic safety which resulted in apptmt to Natl Safety Coun com on bicycle problems 1938; m Elenor E Thomas June 15, 1927 Rising City; s Richard Clarke, Mark Lloyd; 1922-24 printing appr Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln; 1924-33 in editorial dept Neb State Journal, used airplane in news coverage; 1933-36 with Lincoln police dept, motorcycle div 1934, patrol car 1935, detective 1936; 1937-40 traffic lt, Lincoln police dept; 1940- pub relations dept Roberts Dairy Omaha; 1931 recd priv air pilot license; lic radio opr; responsible for bicycle licensing in Lincoln, designed license plate to be used nationally; org & conducted Lincoln traffic sch;, police dept won hon mention in Natl Safety Contest 1938; Co-operative Club; Tabernacle Chris Ch; hobby, bicycles; off Roberts Dairy; res 3237 C, Lincoln.

   BENTLEY, JOHN: Sports Editor; b Hutchinson, Kas Oct 19, 1897; s of George S Bentley-Cora Button; ed Hutchinson Kas HS; U of N; Beta Theta Pi; m Ethel E Weidner Mar 15, 1924 Kansas City Mo; worked as part time reporter for Hutchinson Kas Gazette while in HS; 1919-21 reporter Hutchinson Kas Gazette; 1921-22 reporter for Neb State Journal, Lincoln, 1922-25 sports editor; 1925-26 advertising mgr First Trust Co; 1926- sports editor Nebraska State Journal; during football season gives sports reviews over KFOR; during World War in US naval res July 1918-Dec 1919; past pres Crucible Club; Lincoln Country Club; Rep; hobby, golf; off State Journal; res 1860 Dakota, Lincoln.

   BERG, CARL EDWARD: County Treasurer; b Waverly, Neb July 13, 1891; s of C W Berg-Christine ___; ed Waverly HS; LBC; m Esther Toren Oct 2, 1920 Lincoln; until 1910 with father in contracting bus at Waverly; 1910-16 in Lancaster Co treas off; 1916-26 with Farmers & Mechanics Bank of Havelock; 1926 with Highway Maintainer Co of Havelock; 1927 Lancaster Co dep treas; 1936 apptd Lancaster Co treas to serve unexpired term; 1936- Lancaster Co treas; Neb Assn of Co Treasurers; C of C; Optimist Club; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Sesostris Shrine; First Covenant Ch; Rep; off Courthouse; res 1528 G, Lincoln.

   BERG, THEOPHIL HERMAN: City Clerk & Director Accounts & Finance; b St Charles Co, Mo Oct 18, 1879; s of John Berg-Emily Beimdieck; ed Lancaster Co; LBC, 1900-01; m Clara Kapke Sept 1906, Lincoln; s Harold T; d Helen R (Mrs Robert L Black); 1901 with Leach & Plymm, architects, Lincoln; 1902-05 with H O Barber Grain Co Lincoln; 1905-06 record clk, city clks off; 1907 asst secy Lincoln C of C; 1908-13 dep clk of dist court; 1913- city clk & auditor; 1937- city dir accts & finance; pres Midwest Savings & Loan Assn; C of C; secy League of Neb Municipalities 5 years; past pres Optimist Club; Internatl Brotherhood of Magicians; Maccabees; AF&AM; Evang Ch, SS supt 15 years, bd mbr; Rep; hobby, magic; off City Hall; res 3440 S 17th, Lincoln.

   BETZER, WARD C: Printer; b David City, Neb June 24, 1890; s of Alexander Hamilton Betzer-Lucretia Dearinger; ed David City HS; U of N; m Esther N Long Dec 26, 1912 St Joseph Mo; s Richard W; d Elizabeth F (Mrs Martin Pritz), MaryLu (Mrs David L E Ogden); 1912-17 pressman Boyd Printing Co, Lincoln; 1917-20 dir of printing, Lincoln pub schs; 1920- owner & opr Betzer Printing Co, Lincoln; United Typothetae of Amer; Assoc Industries of Neb; Ben Franklin Club; Izaak Walton, treas Lincoln ch since 1928, state pres since 1932, natl dir since 1936; secy Hiram Club since 1937; secy Optimist Club 1928-35, secy-treas 10th dist 1938-39; asst scoutmaster BSA troop 16 one year, scoutmaster troop 16 since 1915; AF&AM 300; Scot Rite 30°; Tabernacle Chris Ch, elder since 1915; Rep; hobby, scout work; parents came from Ia, to Neb 1886, father published David City News; off 819 O; res 1933 Garfield, Lincoln.

   BEYNON, ALICE B: Educator; b Platte Co, Neb; d of David Beynon-Elizabeth Ann Hughes; ed Wymore HS; U of N, BA, MA 1925; grad work U of N; Columbia U 1927, New





















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