NEGenWeb Project - Lancaster County
Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940


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ment band NNG, 1933- warrant ofcr; 1934 dir band, orchestra, girls glee club, & woodwind dept, Neb Wes; 1936 apptd dir ROTC band, U of N, 1937 resigned; org & dir Lincoln pub sch all city boys band; clarinetist, Lincoln Municipal Band, & Lincoln Symphony Orchestra; past mbr Lincoln Cathedral Choir; Neb & Natl Music Educators Assns; US Army & Navy Bandsman's Assn, regional pres; Lincoln Musicians Assn; Optimist club; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, fishing; res 3716 M, Lincoln.

   WENTZ, GEORGE HARRY: Plumber & Heating Engineer; b Pana, Ill Dec 6, 1865; s of Edwin J Wentz-Debora A Murdaugh; ed Decatur Ill HS 1884; m Elizabeth A Lemen Oct 14, 1891 Lincoln; s Harry M, Lawrence E; 1884-90 bkkpr & clk in plumbing estab, Decatur Ill; 1890-1908 bkkpr for Korsmeyer Co, plumbing & heating, Lincoln; 1908- owner & opr plumbing & heating bus, Lincoln; 1924- owner & opr oil bus, Lincoln; 1932- inc Wentz Fuel Oil Co, Lincoln, pres; 1929- pres George H Wentz Inc, plumbing & heating; trustee Ainsworth Hosp Assn; installed plumbing in numerous hotel, office & uni bldgs & many churches in Lincoln; past mbr Ill NG with sharpshooters qualifications; pres Lincoln Master Plumbers Assn; past pres Neb Master Plumbers Assn; C of C; Lincoln Auto Club; trustee Ainsworth Hosp Assn; AF&AM 54; Scot Rite; Shrine; First Bapt Ch, SS tchr; hobbies, amateur motion pictures, evergreen trees; parents homesteaded on US army homestead in Cuming Co 1868, 1871 moved back to Ill; both father & grandfather in Union army during Civil War; great grandfather col in Revolutionary War, was captured in battle of Long Island & held by British for duration of war; off 1309 N; res 264 N 46th, Lincoln.

   WENTZ, HARRY M: Manager Fuel Oil Co; b Lincoln, Neb Nov 28, 1892; s of George H Wentz-Elizabeth Lemen; ed U of N Sch of Agr, Lincoln; U of N; Chi Phi; m May M Anderson May 27, 1915 Osceola; d Helen Maxine (Mrs Kenneth W Hill), Betty Lou, Barbara Ann; 1908- in plumbing & heating bus; 1923 org Wentz Fuel Oil Co, 1929 Inc, 1930 renamed George H Wentz Inc; C of C; Lions; Uni Club; AF&AM; Presby Ch; Dem; hobby, reading; off 1309 N; rese 3002 Plymouth, Lincoln.

   WERKMEISTER, WILLIAM HENRY: Assistant Professor of Philosophy; b Asendorf, Germany Aug 10, 1901; s of Frederick Simon Werkmeister-Caroline Ostwald; ed Schwetz Germany HS; U of Muenster, Germany 1920-23; U of Frankfort, Germany, summer 1922; U of N, PhD 1927; m Elizabeth Rabe June 6, 1926 Lincoln; 1923 came to US, became Amer citizen 1929; emp as plumber in Ia, later came to Lincoln, was emp as bricklayer, house-to-house salesman & in other occupations; 1924-26 grad asst in psychology lab, 1926-27 asst philosophy instr, 1927- asst prof, U of N; 1936-37 on leave of absence, retd to Germany as dir Amer Inst, Uni of Berlin, also special lecturer in 14 other universities in Germany; author: A Philosophy of Science 1940, Seven Theses of Logical Postivism Critically Examined, published in English 1937, later published in German & Portuguese; contributor to numerous periodicals dealing with subject of philosophy; Neb Academy of Sciences; Amer Philosophical Assn; German Philosophical Soc; Episc Ch; Indep; hobbies, symphonic music, history of Germans in Neb; off 322 Social Sciences Bldg, U of N; res 1631 F, Lincoln.

   WESTERVELT, EDGAR CASTOR: Real Estate Dealer; b Grand Island, Neb July 31, 1896; s of Edgar M Westervelt-Rosamond Castor; ed Lincoln HS; U of N; Sigma Chi; m Ruth Kallemeyn, Sept 2, 1927 Lincoln; s Edgar J; d Carolyn Ruth; 1920-37 asst & gen mgr Evans Laundry, Lincoln; 1927-38 citrus rancher, Cal; 1938- in real est dept of Lancaster Corp, Lincoln; during World War in US army, 26th inf, 1st div, 2 years in France; recd distinguished service cross, Silver Star citation (oak leaf cluster), Order of the Purple Heart, Croix de Guerre; commanded hdqrs Co under Col Theodore Roosevelt; Amer Leg; Army & Navy Legion of Valor; 40 & 8: C of C, life mbr; Lions; AF&AM 300; Scot Rite; Natl Sojourners; off 132 S 13th; res 1989 Harwood, Lincoln.

   WESTFALL, HENRY VAN TYLE: Owner Letter Service Co; b Bigelow, Mo Aug 18, 1875; s of John Newton Westfall-Nancy Jane Courier; ed Talmage HS; Bryant Bus Coll, St Joseph Mo 1895; m Ethel Shorter Oct 23, 1926 Sioux City Ia; s John Paul; 1886-96 chief inspector, Emery Dept Co, St Joseph Mo: 1896-1903 dept mgr Young-Townsend & Frazer Dry Goods Co, St Joseph Mo; 1904 owner & mgr Westfall Photo Supply CO; 1904-06 dept mgr TownsendWyatt Dept Store; 1906-08 advertising mgr, The Leader Dept Store; 1908-16 advertising mgr, Miller & Paine, Lincoln; 1916- org, owner & mgr Lincoln Letter Service; Lincoln Advertising Club, pres 1911 & 1913; C of C, past mbr mbrship com; past mbr Kiwanis & Lincoln Auto Club; AF&AM 54; Scot Rite 32o; past mbr Shrine; hobbies, photography, wood working; Chris Ch; off 204-05-06 Liberty Theater Bldg; res 2734 Everett, Lincoln..

   WESTOVER, RICHARD V: Secretary & Treasurer Cleaning Firm; b Lincoln, Neb Aug 11, 1891; s of Nelson Westover-Jennie Vanderpool; ed Lincoln HS 1911; U of N; Kappa Sigma; m Janet Wheeler Nov 6, 1917 Lincoln; s R Van; 1913-17 in cleaning bus, Sioux Falls S D; 1919- secy-treas Modern Cleaners, Lincoln; during World War 1917-19 in chg of steel construction, Baltimore dry docks; Neb Assn of Cleaners & Dyers, pres 1938-39; Natl Assn of Dyers & Cleaners; life mbr C of C; Rotary; Uni Club; Country Club; AF&AM 54; Scot Rite; Shrine; St Matthew's Episc Ch, 12 years mbr of bd; hobby, sports; off 2101 G; res 2734 Rathbone Road, Lincoln.

   WHEELER, HARRY WALTER: Retired; b Chariton, Ia July 31, 1870; s of George Richmond Wheeler-Adalaide Rettan; ed Schuyler; m Lena A Camp Dec 25, 1899 Geneva; d Geneva N, Nevada I; 1883-85 emp, by Sumner & True Gen Store, Schuyler; 1885-89 worked at various positions in & near Schuyler; 1889 with Western Union Teleg Co as ground man at Brookville Kas, 1889-97 lineman; 1897-1912 Neb Tele Co, as foreman, dist mgr, & dist plant chief at various locations; 1912-21 dist plant chief of Lincoln Tele Co at Hastings, 1921-35 construction supt at Lincoln; 1935- ret; Hastings C of C, past dir 2 yrs; Hiram Club; past VP Tele Pioneers of Amer; AF&AM 210; RAM 64; KT 4; Sesostris Shrine; Rep; hobby, woodworking; parents came from Ia to Neb 1871, settled in Colfax Co; res 819 N 33rd, Lincoln.

   WHITE, HENRY ADELBERT: Professor & Editor; b Oran, N Y Apr 8, 1880; s of Edward Albert White-Gertrude Candee; ed Neb Wes, BA 1904, MA 1905; Yale U, MA 1908; Delta Sigma Rho, VP since 1924; Delta Tait Delta; Pi Delta Epsilon; Sigma Tau Delta; m Henrietta Davidson June 28, 1916; S Donald D, Frank A (dec); d Muriel G; 1906-07 & 1909-11 English instr, Purdue U; 1912-13 acting prof of English, McMaster U, Toronto Canada; 1913-17 English prof, Lombard Coll; 1918-26 Wallace prof rhetoric & pub speaking, Washington & Jefferson Coll, Washington Penn; 1926- English prof U of N; author, English Study & English Writing, 1922; Walter Scott's Novels on the Stage, 1927; edited Stevenson's Master of the Ballantrae & assisted Fanny J Crosby, blind hymnist, in writing her autobiography; revisory editor New Century Book of Facts; Modern Language Assn of Amer, mbr advisory coun simplified spelling bd; Soc of Midland Authors, Neb VP 1929-32; Amer Acad of Arts & Letters, advisor for Neb radio com 1926-36; Penn Intercollegiate Debating Assn, secy 1923-24, pres 1924-25, editor, Gavel 1926-33; Amer Interprofessional Inst; Meth Ch; off Amdrews Hall, U of N; res 1718 S 26th, Lincoln.

   WHITE, WALTER WILLIAM: Advertising Manager; b Highland Park, Ill Feb 4, 1900; s of Charles H White-Agnes N Jones; ed Omaha Central HS; U of N, LLB 1923; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi; m Frances Whitmore Oct 24, 1923 Lincoln; s Charles Whitmore; d Sarah; 1912-19 with UP RR, Omaha & Wyo; 1919-20 with CB&Q RR, Lincoln; 1920- in advertising dept, Lincoln Star, 1924-27 classified mgr, 1927- mgr advertising dept; 1923 adm to Neb bar; 1925-26 secy Neb & Lincoln Real Est Bds: 1939- Pres Neb Newspaper Advertising Mgrs Assn; Lincoln Advertising Club; Newspaper Advertising Execs Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; C of C; Kiwanis; Lincoln County Club; Uni Club; AF&AM 19; hobby, golf: off Lincoln Star; res 2808 Jackson Drive, Lincoln.

   WHITEHOUSE, JOSEPH LLOYD: Principal Field Officer AAA; b Prosser, Neb Nov 18, 1894; s of Joseph H Whitehouse-Rachel Weeks; ed Hall Co; Hastings HS; Doane Coll; Hastings Coll; U of Wash; U of N; U of WYO; Delta Tau Delta; m Elizabeth Walsh May 18, 1920 Hastings; s Joseph, John, Jerald; d Rosemary; 1917-18 emp in collection dept of First Natl Bank, Hastings: 1919 homesteaded in Wyo; 1919-22 sch tchr, Manville Wyo; 1922-24 sch tchr, Cheyenne Wyo; 1924-28 oprd father's farm, Prosser; 1928- owner & opr farm; 1935-36 mbr state grain bd under old AAA, as state supvr com-



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pleted AAA wheat program; 1937 field man for AAA; 1938- prin field ofcr AAA, Lincoln; Farmers Union; Farm Bur; Amer Leg, hon mbr; Cath Ch; Indep; hobbies, hunting, fishing, athletics; off 208 Terminal Bldg; res 1625 Pawnee, Lincoln.

   WHITMORE, HOWARD JAMES: Attorney; b Mt Pleasant, Ia Mar 4, 1857; s of Joseph Whitmore-Elizabeth Gilbert; ed Dayton O HS; U of Ia; LLB 1883; m Myrta M Osborn Jan 24, 1894 Lincoln; 1883- prac law, Lincoln dean of lawyers in Lincoln; 1887 police judge; past police judge; 1909-13 mbr city coun; 1913-39 US commr; natl bank examiner 1894 & 1899; Lancaster Co Bar Assn, pres 1936-37; Neb St Bar Assn; open Forum Club, mbr 30 years; IOOF; AF&AM 19, past master, Scot Rite; First Plymouth Congl Ch; Dem; 1884 secy State Central Com, 1885 secy dist congl com; off 816 Security Mutual Bldg; res 1567 S 28th, Lincoln.

   WHITNEY, DAVID DAY: Professor of Zoology; b Brookfield, Vt Aug 6, 1878; s of Cyrus Hall Whitney-Luthera Samantha Sprague; ed Wes U, Middletown Conn, BA 1904; Columbia U, MA 1906, PhD 1909; Delta Tau Delta; Sigma Xi; m Kathryn Stillman Bunce June 17, 1914; d Elizabeth (Mrs Curt Anton Victor Vollnhofer); 1908-11 zoology instr, 1911-16 assoc prof, Wes U, Middletown Conn; 1916- zoology prof, U of N, chmn of dept since 1934; has done special work in regulation of sex in rotifers; Fellow AAAS; Amer Soc of Zoologists; Amer Soc of Naturalists; Corp Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole Mass; Amer Genetic Assn; Meth Ch; Rep; off Bessey Hall, U of N; res 1234 A, Lincoln.

   WHITTEN, WALTER STANLEY: Secretary Chamber of Commerce; b Macomb, Ill Feb 19, 1869; s of Charles Perry Whitten-Melvina Cuyler; ed Colchester, Ill; m Lillian Potter Nov 21, 1894 Indianapolis Ind; s John C; 1906 secy & traffic mgr Lincoln C of C; secy-treas Lincoln Grain Exchange since 1918; off Chamber of Commerce; res 1624 S 23rd, Lincoln.

   WIEDMAN, EARL V: Physician & Surgeon; b McCool Junction, Neb Jan 13, 1893; s of Albert B Wiedman-Nora Andrews; ed York HS 1912; U of N, BSc, MD 1919; grad work Washington U; Harvard U; U of Minn; Childrens Memorial Hosp, Chicago; U of Berlin, Germany 1931-32; m Mary Louise Gunsaul Aug 28, 1919 Omaha; s John G, Wilber G; d Mary Louise; interne Clarkson Memorial Hosp, Omaha; 1919- prac med, Lincoln; mbr surgical staff, St Elizabeth's & Bryan Memorial Hosps; active in BSA work; during World War SATC priv, enl in US res corps Nov 15, 1917 disch Jan 4, 1919; Lancaster Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; C of C, mbr music com; past mbr Lions; Yellow Dogs; Broadview Club; Uni Club; AF&AM 210; Grace Meth Ch, past secy of bd; Dem; hobbies, golf, fishing, sports; off 315 First National Bank Bldg; res 1048 S 52nd, Lincoln.

   WILBUR, EDWARD L: Hotel Manager; b Omaha, Neb Nov 8, 1895; s of Edward Wilbur-Elva May Fisher; ed Omaha HS 1915; m Hope Elizabeth Hutton June 14, 1917 Omaha; s Robert Edward; d Ruth Hutton; 1915-16 cash for C&NW RR, Omaha; 1919-20 dep clk Sweetwater Co, Wyo; 1920-22 salesman for Hamilton Motor Co, Omaha; 1921 in hotel bus with Eppley Hotel Systems, mgr Capital & Lincoln Hotels in Lincoln, Carpenter Hotel in Sioux Falls S D, Rome Hotel at Omaha, Seelbach Hotel Louisville Ky, 1937- mgr Lincoln Hotel Lincoln; col of field arty, US army res; during Mexican border trouble 1st lt 4th Neb inf June 1916-Jan 1917; during World War capt 83rd field arty US army; Mar 26, 1917-Aug 15, 1919, O/S with AEF; 2 years chmn disaster relief com, ARC, Sioux Falls S D; Amer Leg post 3; Heroes of '76, comm; 1934 pres S D Hotel Assn; Natl Sojourners; 40 & 8; VFW; TPA; Izaak Walton; Ia St Travel Assn; UCT; First Presby Ch; hobbies, horsemanship, fishing, hunting; off & res; Lincoln Hotel, Lincoln.

   WILLARD, RUSSELL BERT: Chief Chemist; b Belvidere, Neb June 30, 1900; s of Bert Connor Willard-Orpha Frances Blaisdell; ed Belvidere HS 1917; Hebron HS 1918; Cotner Coll, BA 1922; letterman in baseball & basketball, also baseball capt, Cotner Coll; U of N, MSc 1929; m Ada Bernice Walter Dec 24, 1924 Belleville Kas; s Walter Bert; d Leola Ann, Joyce Jean; 1922-25 science tchr & coach, Broken Bow HS; 1925-28 science tchr & coach, Ashland HS; 1929-31 asst chemist, Neb St dept of agr & inspection, 1931- chief chemist; U of N Alumni Assn; North Central Assn of Food & Drug Ofcls, VP; Neb ch of Amer Assn of Cereal Chemists; AF&AM 210; Chris Ch, coach of boys basketball team; hobbies, sports, hunting, fishing; off State Capitol; res 535 N 24th, Lincoln.

   WILLIAMS, FRANK D: Attorney; b Crete, Neb Dec 21, 1890; s of Frank D Williams-Kate H Madeen; ed Crete HS; U of N, LLB 1914; m Amy McCarthy Dec 26, 1925 Jackson; 1914 prac law, Missoula Mont; 1914-17 with Judge Rose, Neb supreme court, Lincoln; 1917-20 prac law with Frank Hall; 1920- 22 mbr firm Hall, Baird & Williams; 1922- mbr firm Hall Cline & Williams; 1929- dir First Natl Bank; during World War with US army at Camp Grant, Camp Hancock Sept 1918 until disch Jan 1919; Lincoln, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Comml Club; Uni Club; Rep; hobby, reading; off 704 First National Bank Bldg; res 2438 Lake, Lincoln.

   WILLIAMS, FRANK L: Managing Editor; b Granville, Ind Dec 29, 1866; s of Sampson H Williams-Sarah Catherine Brackin; ed Franklin Acad; m Mattie C Crane Apr 8, 1889 Kearney; s Jesse Leonard, Jay Irvin; d Edith Blanche; 1885-89 printer on Franklin Echo; 1889-95 reporter, Kearney Hub; 1895-96 editor North Platte Daily Record; 1896-98 city editor of Kearney Hub; 1896-1925 reporter, city editor, teleg editor Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln; 1925-27 managing editor, 1927- editor, State Journal; hon mbr Typographical Union; Layman's Club; Amer Interprofessional Inst; C of C, AF&AM 32o; Maccabees; Meth ch; Rep; off State Journal; res 431 N 16th, Lincoln.

   WILLIAMS, GEORGE F: Pressman; b Platte Center, Neb June 18, 1888; s of Thomas H Williams-Isadore Higley; ed Columbus HS; m Anna Gaughan 1912 Lincoln (dec 1919); d Mary Jane (Mrs E C Chillcott); m Sigrid Rasmussen 1931 Kansas City Mo; 1908-12 appr pressman, Press Publishing Co of Lincoln, 1912-18 pressman; 1918- pressman Star Publishing Co, Lincoln; 1936- 1st VP Neb Fedn of Labor; 1937-39 pres Labor Temple Bldg Assn; AF&AM; St Paul Meth Ch; hobby, organized labor; res 2813 Arlington, Lincoln.

   WILLIAMS, RICHARD O: Attorney; b Mount Vernon, N Y July 13, 1869; s of Owen A Williams-Mary Piper: ed Knox Acad, Galesburg Ill; U of N, BA 1891, LLB 1893; m Lina F Cutts June 20, 1900 Minneapolis Minn; s Owen Leighton; d Dorothy E (Mrs Eugene J McAllister), Margaret (Mrs Elton N Baker); 1986 came with parents to Neb: 1893 adm to Neb bar; 1893-95 with firm Stewart & Munger, Lincoln; 1895-1913 mbr legal firm Flansburg & Williams; 1913- priv prac; 1920- atty for Lincoln bd of edn; past pres Lancaster Co Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; pres Lincoln ch Amer Interprofessional Inst; C of C; Open Forum Club; pres U of N Alumni Assn 1914; First Baptist Ch, deacon 18 years; Rep; hobby, music; wife & both daughters are mbrs of Phi Beta Kappa & son is mbr Sigma Xi; father was Baptist minister; off 920 Terminal Bldg; res 1228 Garfield, Lincoln.

   WILSON, CLAUDE STALEY: Attorney; b South Bend, Ind Apr 12, 1877; s of Emanuel E Wilson-Olivia Mary Staley; ed South Bend Ind HS; U of N, BA 1899, LLB 1901; Alpha Tau Omega, province chief 1901-05, mbr high coun 1906-08, natl secy 1908-12, chmn com to rewrite constitution; Phi Delta Phi; m Grace Hildebrand Nov 27, 1907 Lincoln; s Dr William H, Claude S Jr; 1901- prac law, Lincoln; owner of 600 A farm, Lancaster Co, raises riding horses; Lancaster Co & Neb St Bar Assns; C of C; Kiwanis, pres 1936; BSA, past chmn Lincoln dist, mbr regional exec com; pres Cornhusker Coun; AF&AM, past master; KT; Sesostris Shrine, past potentate; Episc Ch, vestryman; Rep; hobby, BSA work; off 504 Sharp Bldg; res 1965 C, Lincoln.

   WILSON, HOWARD STEBBINS: President Life Insurance Co; b Lincoln, Neb Nov 16, 1894; s of William Cook Wilson-Adele Almira Stebbins; ed Lincoln HS 1913; U of N, BA 1917; Phi Kappa Psi; 1919- pres Bankers Life Ins Co of Neb; dir Beatrice Natl Bank; dir Lincoln Gen Hosp; mbr exec com U of N Foundation; during World War enl as seaman US naval res June 1917, chief boatswains mate OTS at Great Lakes naval training station, disch 1921, released to inactive service Jan 1919; past dir C of C; past dir Uni Club; Lincoln Country Club, dir; AF&AM 19; Scot Rite 33o; mbr temple bd, treas of ednl loan assn; Sesostris Shrine, York Rite; trustee First Plymouth Congl Ch; Rep; off Bankers Life Bldg; res 2733 Sheridan, Lincoln.

   WILSON, JOHN J: Attorney; b Cook, Neb June 25, 1903; s of Sam B Wilson-Mamie E Cone; ed Cook HS; Lincoln HS; U of N, LLB 1926; 1924-


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25 capt Co F ROTC; Sigma Nu; Phi Delta Phi; m Suzaine L Burford Aug 17, 1935 Lincoln; d Sally Sue; June 1926 adm to Neb bar; 1936- prac law, Lincoln; Neb St Bar Assn; 1930-40 secy-treas Sigma Nu Bldg Assn; Lincoln Country Club; Natl Sojourners; Heroes of '76; AF&AM 54, past master; RAM, past high priest; R&SM past illustrious master; KT, past comm, grand capt of guard, 1932- chmn ednl foundation; Sesostris Shrine, assistant rabban; Royal Order of Jesters; Westminster Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, working in yard, golf; off 422 Lincoln Liberty Life Bldg; res 2845 Cedar, Lincoln.

   WILSON, RALPH P: Attorney; b Lincoln, Neb Nov 5, 1890; s of Henry H Wilson-Emma Parks; ed Lincoln HS; U of N, BA 1911, LLB 1913; past treas & pres Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; m Calla W Johnson Aug 14, 1919 Holdrege; s Richard D; 1913-16 with Burkett, Wilson & Brown, lawyers, Lincoln; 1916- mbr faculty U of N Coll of Law; 1916-17 Lancaster Co judge; 1919 asst atty gen; 1919- prac law, Lincoln; 1923 mbr Neb house of representatives; 1925 author of article, Parole Evidence Rule in Neb, in Neb Law Bulletin; during World War 1917-19 priv Co I 355th inf 89th div, served in St Mihiel & Meuse Argonne sectors; Lincoln & Neb St Bar Assns; C of C, past dir 2 terms; past pres Lions; Candlelight Club; Uni Club; AF&AM 19; Scot Rite, 32o; First Plymouth Congl Ch; Rep; off 802 First National Bank Bldg; res 3017 Georgian Court, Lincoln.

   WIMBERLY, LOWRY CHARLES: Professor of English; b Plaquemine, La Dec 25, 1890; s of Rev Charles Perry William Wimberly-Betty Beeman Lowry; ed Woodbine Ia HS; Morningside Coll, Sioux City Ia 1911; U of N, BA 1916; MA 1920, PhD 1925; summer 1918 Columbia U; Phi Beta Kappa; Tau Kappa Epsilon; regional pres Sigma Upsilon; m Ida May Boynton Feb 14, 1910 Osmond; s Steve Boynton, Ben Lowry; d Ruth Lucille (Mrs Donald B Sarbach), Martha May; 1915-16 asst in English dept U of N, 1917-25 English instr, 1925-27 asst English prof, 1927-28 assoc prof, 1928 prof; editor: Essays on Agriculture; Ideas & Models; Famous Cats of Fairyland; author: Death & Burial Lore in the English & Scottish Popular Ballads; Folklore in the English & Scottish Ballads; co-author: Using Better English; editor-in-chief & one of founders of Prairie Schooner, U of N; writer of articles & stories for natl magazines; during World War 1917-18 SATC instr, U of N; 1915-16 mbr English Club; AAUP; Amer Folklore Soc; AF&AM 300; Second Presby Ch; Dem; hobbies, archeology, stamp collecting, violin; off Andrews Hall, U of N; res 3201 R, Lincoln.

   WINTER, EVERETT: Federation Secretary; b Omaha, Neb May 18, 1898; s of Fred R Winter-Dora Thompson; ed Kansas City Mo; U of N, Coll of Agr & Coll of Engineering 1917; Epsilon Sigma Phi; m Helen Cook Sept 30, 1922 David City; while in sch & 1919 reporter on Lincoln Star; 1919-23 Butler Co agrl extn agt, David City; 1923-24 livestock dlr, Holt Co; 1924-34 Thurston Co agrl agt, Walthill; 1930- VP First Natl Bank of Walthill; 1934 .supvr of co agts, hdqrs Alliance; also asst secy Neb Farm Bur Fedn at Lincoln, 1935- exec secy; during World War with USN Great Lakes training station; Amer Leg, Walthill; C of C; Yellow Dogs; AF&AM, past master; Scot Rite; Westminster Presby Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off Nebraska Theater Bldg; res 1515 S 21st, Lincoln.

    WISHNOW, EMANUEL: Associate Professor of Violin; b London, England June 25, 1910; s of Hynnian Wishnow-Sarah Jacobson; ed St Ann's Sch, London England; Washington Sch, Boston Mass; Lincoln HS; U of N, BFA 1932; New York U, MA 1939; Sigma Alpha Mu; pres Pi Kappa Lambda; past pres Phi Mu Alpha; past pres Alpha Rho Tau; 1934- violin instr, U of N; concert master & soloist of Lincoln Symphony Orchestra; invitation performance with Gooden String Quartette 1938 at Library of Congress, Washington D C; guest concert master with Omaha Symphony Orchestra 1936; off U of N, School of Music; res 800 S 30th, Lincoln.

   WOLF, ALBERT EMIL: YMCA Secretary; b Odell, Neb Jan 22, 1884; s of August Wolf-Wilhelmina Kracht; ed Odell HS; Beatrice HS 1902; U of N, BA 1907, MA 1930; Phi Beta Kappa; m Clara Idella Coulter June 20, 1914 Wymore; s Clare Coulter, Jean Albert; 1902-03 taught sch near Odell; 1907-08 supt of schs, Leavenworth Washington; 1908-12 membership secy Seattle Wash YMCA; 1912-17 asst secy Lincoln YMCA; 1917-22 gen secy YMCA, Burlington Ia; 1922-23 asst supt Near East Relief, state of Ill; 1923 asst dir of finance, Doane Coll; 1923- young mens & membership secy YMCA, Lincoln; Y's Men's Club; Yellow Dogs; past chmn Masters & Wardens Club of Lincoln; Social Welfare Soc; mbr exec com Coun of Social Agencies; Assn Secretaries of YMCA; Humane Soc; Lincoln Garden Club; AF&AM 227; RAM 64; R&SM 4; First Meth Ch; hobbies, gardening, flowers, volleyball; off YMCA Bldg; res 5218 Madison Ave, Lincoln.

   WOOD, EARL URIAH: Operator Dairy Stores; b Elk Point, S D Apr 5, 1892; s of Uriah Wood-Jennie Collins; ed Elk Point S D; m Blanch P Morgan Jan 20, 1912 Wayne; s Earl Jr; 1935- owner & opr cash & carry dairy stores, processes milk & mfrs butter, now has 12 stores, oprs bakery & candy factory; C of C; Kiwanis; OES; YMCA; AF&AM 130, Sioux Falls S D; off 1845 R; res 2818 J, Lincoln.

   WOOD, MRS LAURA McFARLAND; Real Estate & Insurance Dealer; b Woodsfield, O; d of G W McFarland-Elizabeth Margaret Tubaugh; ed Sterling HS; Aberdeen S D St Coll 1918; m Roy Wood Apr 1919 Minneapolis Minn (dec); d Alta Mae; 1915- in real est bus, Lincoln; 1919- home builder, Lincoln, also in ins & rental bus; notary pub 18 years; Neb Assn of Real Est Bds; womens div C of C; Womans Club; Grace Meth Ch; hobbies, building, decorating, landscaping houses; off & res 2655 S 13th, Lincoln.

   WOODRUFF, REGINALD DOW: Printer & Book Binder; b Lincoln, Neb Dec 23, 1895; s of Lorenzo Dow Woodruff-Rose Wolbridge; ed Lincoln HS 1914; U of N; Phi Kappa Psi; m Lucile Foster Oct 10, 1917 Lincoln; s Poster; d Suzanne, Marcia; 1917 emp by Woodruff Printing Co of Lincoln, 1919-23 secy, 1923- pres; pres Beacon Press; during World War 2nd lt, air corps, New York City & Hoboken, disch Jan 1, 1919; Amer Leg, 20 year continuous service award; VP Lincoln Country Club since 1936; dir & life mbr C of C; Lions; Lincoln Auto Club; U of N Alumni Assn; AF&AM 54; Scot Rite, 32o; Sesostris Shrine; Westminster Presby Ch, trustee; hobbies, golf, hunting; Woodruff Printing Co founded by father 1887; off 1000 Q; res 2770 Woodscrest, Lincoln.

   WOODS, ALFRED WILDERMAN: Retired; b St Clair Co, Ill Jan 30, 1857; s of Robert Woods-Elizabeth Short; ed Ill; Musselmans Bus Coll, Quincy Ill 1878-79; studied architecture in Quincy Ill; m Haidee Finney Dec 30, 1885 Lincoln; s Robert E, Willard (dec); d Mary (Mrs Vance), Ethel J (Mrs Ludlow), Lucille H, Edna (Mrs Welsh); 1879-81 architect, Quincy Ill; 1884-85 penmanship tchr, LBC; 1885-1933 architect, Lincoln; 1933 ret; specialist in church design, planned more than 100 churches; inventor of standard foot decimal scale 1921; assoc editor Amer Carpenter & Builder 1905-20, Cement World 1906-16; author: Square Root Delineator 1894; Key, to Steel Square 1902; Master Key to the Steel Square, 1933; joint author Steel Square & Its Uses, 1007; Radfords Cyclopedia of Construction 1909; res 2311 S 14th, Lincoln.

   WOODS, FRANK HENRY: Executive; b Boone Co, Ill Feb 1, 1868; s of Col Frederick Moffatt Woods-Eliza Olivia Eddy; ed U of N, BLitt 1890, LLB 1892; grad work Columbia U Law Sch; Beta Theta Pi; m Nelle Cochrane Oct 19, 1894 Lincoln; s Henry C, Frank H; 1892 adm to Neb bar; 1892-1910 prac law as mbr legal firm Hall, Woods & Pound, Lincoln; 1919- mgr legal firm Woods, Aitken & Aitken; chmn bd of dirs Addressograph-Multigraph Corp, Cleveland O; pres Lincoln Tele & Tele Co; pres Frank H Woods & Co Inc, Lincoln & Chicago; pres Sahara Coal Co of Chicago: dir Harris Trust & Savings Bank, Chicago; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Tele Pioneers of Amer; 1910 pres Indep Pioneer Tele Assn; past mbr advisory bd, Lincoln park commission; C of C, pres 1917-18, US C of C; chmn of com for celebration of Neb St Semi-Centennial Celebration 1917; Chicago Club; Uni Club; Lincoln Country Club; Mid-day Club of Chicago; Bankers Club of New York City; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, fishing, hunting, yachting; off Telephone Bldg; res 2501 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln.

   WOODS, MARK WHITE: Corporation Official; b Belvidere, Ill Jan 23, 1870; s of Frederick Moffatt Woods-Eliza Olivia Eddy; ed U of N, 1889-90; m Louise Clark Pace Sept 10, 1892; s Frederick Pace; d Vashti Eugenia (Mrs Albert E Faulkner); 1890 estab loan ins, real est agcy, Lincoln; 1909 pres Woods Brothers Corp, river & harbor construction, industrial development, real est & gen investments; pres Woods Brothers Co, Woods Brothers Construction Co, Woods Brothers Realty Co; VP Standard Timber Co, Woods-Updike Land Co, O'Gara Coal Co, Chicago;



Who's Who

chmn of bd Fairfax Airports Inc; dir Lincoln Tele & Teleg Co; C of C; Kiwanis; Uni Club; Lincoln Country Club; BPOE; WOW; TPA; Royal Highlanders; Rep; off 132 S 13th; res 2101 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln.

   WOODS, THOMAS C: Attorney; b Lincoln, Neb Oct 24, 1895; s of Frank H Woods-Nelle Cochrane; ed Lawrenceville N J HS; Yale U, BA 1918; Harvard U, LLB 1921; Beta Theta Pi; m Sarah Ladd Sept 9, 1918 Lincoln; s Thomas C Jr; d Shirley Ladd; 1921- prac law as mbr legal firm, Woods, Aitken & Aitken, Lincoln; VP & dir Lincoln Tele & Teleg Co; dir Addressograph-Multigraph Corp, Cleveland O; dir Sahara Coal Co, Chicago; dir Assoc Tele & Teleg Co, Chicago; dir First Natl Bank, Lincoln; dir Securities Acceptance. Corp, Omaha; VP & dir Frank H Woods & Co Inc, Lincoln; during World War in 1st ROTC, commd 2nd lt field arty of AEF, att French arty sch, Saumur France, assigned to 101st field arty 26th div as 1st lt, disch Feb 1919; Amer Leg; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C, past pres Lincoln Country Club; past pres Uni Club; treas Lancaster Co ARC 2 years; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing, golf; off Woodmen Accident Bldg; res 2475 Lake, Lincoln.

   WOODWARD, EDGAR E: Partner in Loan Co; b Villisca, Ia Oct 20, 1871; s of William A Woodward-Mary E Fisher; ed Villisca Ia; Western Normal, Shenandoah Ia; m Hattie K White Sept 25, 1895 Villisca Ia; s W Warren; d Dorothy (Mrs H N Barnard), Darleen (Mrs W F Jones), 1890-91 steno, Keys Brothers Mfg Co, Council Bluffs Ia; 1881-92 with Jones Hdw Co. Villisca Ia; 1892-93 with Woodmen Accident Ins Co, Lincoln; 1893-1900 with brother in real est & loan bus at Villisca, Ia; 1900- ptr Woodward Brothers, farm & city loans & mortgage bankers, Lincoln, Lincoln Country Club; Uni Club; Red Deer Hunting Club; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, hunting; off 211-14 Richards Block; res 2412 Ryons, Lincoln.

   WORCESTER, DEAN AMORY: Professor of Psychology; b Thetford, Vt Mar 21, 1889; s of George S Worcester-Ida Kinney; ed Thetford Vt HS; U of Colo, BA 1911, MA 1921; Ohio St U, PhD 1926; Sigma Xi, past pres Neb ch; Phi Delta Kappa; m Elsie Rohwer May 29, 1917 Boulder Colo; s Dean A Jr, E James; d Catherine E; 1913-14 supvr schs, dist of Zamboanga, Philippine Islands; 1914-18 prof of psychology, U of N; 1918-20 HS prin Cheyenne Wyo; 1926-24 asst prof of psychology & dir bur of ednI measurements & standards, Kas St Tchrs Coll, Emporia; 1924-26 instr in psychology, Ohio St U; 1926-27 assoc prof of psychology, Ohio N, Athens; 1927-28 assoc prof of ednl psychology, U of N; 1928- prof, 1934- chmn dept of ednl psychology & measurements; summer 1916 asst in psychopathic Inst of juvenile court, Chicago; summer 1923, instr, U of Colo; summers 1926 & 1937 instr, Ohio St U; summers 1936-& 1939 instr, U of Fla; 1936-37 conducted study of regents examinations for regents inquiry into edn of N Y; has published approximately 50 papers on ednl & psychological topics; with N Fenton co author Introduction to Ednl Measurements; with Pressy co-author Research Adventures in University Teaching; NSTA; AAUP, secy local ch & regional representative for N D, S D, Neb & Kas; Natl Soc of Coll Tchrs of Edn; Amer Interprofessional Inst: fellow AAAS; Natl Soc for Study of Edn; fellow Amer Assn of Applied Psychology; Amer Psychological Corp; Amer EdnI Research Assn; Candlelight Club; First Plymouth Congl Ch, past deacon; Rep; hobbies, travel, mountain climbing; off Teachers Coll, U of N; res 2035 Harwood, Lincoln.

   WRIGHT, FRANK TAYLOR: Physician & Surgeon; b Valparaiso, Neb Jan 1. 1875; s of William Owen Wright-Emily V Griffin: ed Valparaiso HS 1893; U of N: Cotner Coll, MD 1907; grad work in eye, ear, nose & throat, Chicago; m Mary A Miller July 8, 1903 Wahoo; s Willard B; d Yvonne R (Mrs Robert Berger), Pauline Emily (Mrs Glenn Bennett); 1907-11 prac med, Davey; 1911-25 prac med, Ceresco; 1925- prac med, Lincoln; 1918-25 mayor of Ceresco; during World War active in selling war stamps & conducting ARC work, 4-min man; Lancaster Co, Neb St & AMA; past pres C of C; past scoutmaster Ceresco BSA troop; Optimist Club; Broadview Club; mbr YMCA since 1898, dir since 1938; Hiram Club; AF&AM 210; Scot Rite, 32o; Sesostris Shrine; past patron OES; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, sports; off 905 Stuart Bldg; res 3611 Holdrege, Lincoln.

   WRIGHT, WILLIAM ROBERT: General Manager Printing Co; b Lincoln Neb Mar 29, 1899; s of Robert E Wright-Rosa McKnight; ed Lincoln HS 1917; U of N 1920; Delta Chi, mbr natl advisory bd 1930-32; m Dorothy Rogers July 7, 1921 Lincoln; d Dorothy Lois, Shirley Blyn; 1915-20 emp at plant, 1920-32 traveling representative in Neb, Kas, Ia, Colo & S D 1932-37 sales mgr at Lincoln, 1937- gen mgr, secy-treas, Nebraska Sales Book Co; during World War Sept 1919 ent US army at Fortress Monroe Va, disch Nov 1919; org & past dir Jr C of C; Uni Club; AF&AM 19; Scot Rite; Sesostris Shrine, past patrol mbr; hobbies, stamps, hunting; off 2105 Y; res 960 Fall Creek Road, Lincoln.

   YENNE, HERBERT: Assistant Professor of Speech & Dramatic Art; b Lincoln, Neb Aug 20, 1898; s of Joseph A Yenne-Hulda Hungerford; ed Fort Morgan Colo; U of N, 13A 1921, MA 1927; Kosmet Klub; grad work Cornell U; Alpha Rho Tau; Pi Epsilon Delta; Phi Alpha Tau; Sigma Upsilon; Acacia; 1921 asst prof of speech & dramatic art, U of N; author: Syllabus of Public Speaking; contributor of articles to American Speech Magazine, Players Magazine & Prairie Schooner; has written 4 plays produced by U of N Kosmet Club, has also written 2 plays produced by University Players; during World War in SATC, U of N; Natl Ednl Theater Assn; AAUP; Uni Club; natl pres Nail Collegiate Players; Natl Assn of Tchrs of Speech; pres Neb Writers Guild; Neb St Speech Tchrs Assn; AF&AM; Episc Ch; Rep; hobby, study of Amer Indian arts & crafts; off Temple Bldg, U of N; res 1035 S 17th, Lincoln.

   YOUNG, ARTHUR FARLEY: Attorney; b Lincoln, Neb Sept 10, 1896; s of Arthur N Young-Rosa Farley: ed Lincoln HS; U of N, LLB 1922; N Club; lettered in football 1917, 1919, 1920; Kappa Sigma; Phi Delta Phi; m Marie Appleman Dec 25, 1920 Lincoln; during World War in USN Nov 26, 1917-Feb 19, 1919, O/S Plymouth England, base 27 subchaser unit; 1921-23 asst football coach, U of N; 1922- prac law, Lincoln; 1923-26 Lancaster Co asst atty; 1926- Lancaster Co dept atty; NNG;capt judge advocate gen dept, 35th div; VFW; Amer Leg; 40 & 8; Lincoln & Neb St Bar Assns; past pres Neb Assn of Co Attys; TPA; YMCA; Lions; AF&AM 54; Scot Rite; Sesostris Shrine; KP; First Chris Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing, football; off Courthouse; res 810 S 35th, Lincoln.

   YOURD ROBERT WILSON: Clergyman; b Carnegie, Penn Sept 6, 1884; s of Samuel Yourd-Cammie Wilson; ed Carnegie Penn HS; Westminster Coll, New Wilmington Penn, MA; Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, BD; Princeton Theological Seminary; Pi Rho Phi; m Ruth Snodgrass June 10, 1908 West Middlesex Penn; s Bryce Wilson, Roland Bryant; d Martha Kathleen (Mrs Vincent Morris), Mary Ruth: 1905-06 prin, Latin & English tchr, Mission Coll, Norfolk Va; 1909-10 pastor, Leetsdale Penn; 1911-19 pastor, Erie Penn; 1919-21 pastor, Kansas City Mo; 1921-25 pastor, Baltimore Md; 1925- 33 pastor, Unity Penn; 1933- pastor, First United Presby Ch, Lincoln; author of The Galilean Gleam; trustee of city mission; past trustee of Monmouth Ill Coll; Eugene Field Soc, St Louis Mo; past moderator 1st synod of West United Presby Ch; hobbies, writing, hunting, fishing; res 855 S 35th, Lincoln.

   ZEHRUNG, FRANK C: Retired; b Cedar Rapids, Ia Oct 7, 1858; s of John Zehrung-Mary Connell; ed Lincoln HS; U of N; m Jessie L Voris Mar 15, 1911 Lincoln; 1879-97 in drug bus, Lincoln; 1894-1900 oprd Funke Opera House; 1899-1917 with L M Crawford oprd Oliver Theater; 1913-19, 1921- 27, 1931-33 mayor of Lincoln, first mayor of commission form of govt; mbr Pershing Memorial Commission; during World War in chg Liberty Theater for govt, Newport News Va; C of C, life mbr more than 50 years; 1st pres Rotary, life mbr; Lincoln Auto Club, life mbr; 1916-17 pres Western League Baseball Assn; BPOE, hon life mbr since 1888, 1st exalted ruler; St Paul Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, motoring; res 1225 P, Lincoln.

   ZELLERS, HENRY CLAYTON: Dentist; b Hooper, Neb May 12, 1896: s of Dr Moses T Zellers-Alice Troutman; ed Hooper HS; Kansas City Dental Coll, DDS 1917; Delta Sigma Delta; m Jane Beachler June 26, 1920 Omaha; 1917 dentist, Baxter Springs Kas; 1919-22 dental prac with Dr B L Hooper, Lincoln; 1922- dentist, Lincoln; during World War in US army Sept 4, 1917-Aug 1919, 1st lt dental res corps Camp McArthur, Waco Tex, July 1918 1st lt combat div, O/S with 21st machine gun batt 7th div, St Mihiel, Puvenell sector, Treves sector & army of occupation; Amer Leg post 3, mbr exec bd; Lincoln Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; Lincoln Musicians Assn, pres since 1927, dir1924-27;


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Midwest Conf of Musicians, mbr exec bd since 1937; C of C; Sojourners; AF&AM, Hooper; KT; Sesostris Shrine; First Plymouth Congl Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 915 Sharp Bldg; res 2044 Jefferson, Lincoln.

   ZIMMER, JOHN FELIX: Secretary & Treasurer Insurance Co; b St Clair, Mich July 12, 1874; s of Peter Zimmer-Margaret Bloom; ed St Clair Co Mich; Mankato Minn Sch of Commerce 1894; m Mary E HaberIan July 11, 1900 Lincoln; s John Felix Jr; d Eleanor Magdaline (Mrs John Rose), Florence Estelle (Mrs T A Engles), Dorothy Mary; 1894-96 bkkpr & night watchman Amboy Flour Mills, Amboy Minn; 1896-98 salesman for Minn Hail & Cyclone ins Co, Amboy Minn; 1898-99 dist agt in Ia for Minn Farmers Ins Co; 1899-1905 org, secy & opr United Hail Ins Co, Lincoln; 1905-08 with brother org & opr Western Fire Ins Co, treas & supt of agts; 1908- secy- treas Capitol Fire Ins Co, Lincoln; 1899- farmer & raiser of horses & mules; pres Installment Savings Corp, Lincoln; Neb St Assn of Mutual Ins Cos, mbr exec com; Natl Assn of Mutual Ins Cos, past chmn automotive div; KC, past trustee; Cath Ch; hobbies, cards, saddle & gaited horses; off 138 N 11th; res 2424 Bradford, Lincoln.

   ZIMMERMAN, SAM C: Attorney; b Pueblo, Colo Sept 27, 1893; s of Samuel S Zimmerman-Margaret T Clancy; ed Humboldt HS; U of N, LLB 1916; mbr debat team 1914-16; Delta Sigma Rho; Phi Alpha Tau; m Anna C Heiser Oct 24, 1923 Council Bluffs Ia; s Edward George, Samuel John; d Mary Ann; 1916- 17 priv law prac, Lincoln; 1917-35 ptr of George A Adams in law prac, 1935- priv law prac, Lincoln; during World War lt inf 89th div US army; ch mbr Amer Leg; 40 & 8; Lancaster Co & Neb St Bar Assns; KC, past grand knight; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, fishing; off 206 Sharp Bldg; res 1950 Ryons, Lincoln.

   ZUMWINKEL, O H: Managing Director; b Utica, Neb Dec 8, 1892; s of H Zumwinkel-Charlotte Wulfekuhler; ed York HS; U of N, BA 1915, LLB 1917; capt track team 1915; Innocents; Alpha Tau Omega; Phi Delta Phi; m Essie Jones Nov 27, 1919 Minden; s Jack; d Gretchen, Betty; 1918-20 secy to Gov McKelvie; June-Sept 1920 asst secy C of C; 1920- comm Neb Mfrs Assn, later managing dir Assoc Industries of Neb; during World War 1917-18 cadet in A S Berkeley Cal, squadron comm; Amer Leg; 40 & 8; Uni Club: Rep; hobbies, trout fishing, hunting; off 414 Lincoln Liberty Life Bldg; res 4102 Calvert, Lincoln.
























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