NEGenWeb Project - Adams County
Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940
Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, gardening; off 706 W 2nd; 1126 N Minn Ave, Hastings.
CUNNINGHAM, LOTTIE E: County Superintendent of Schools; b Mound City, Mo May 6, 1876; d of John C Postal-Myrtle F Oxford; ed Logan Co, Kas; Kas St Tchrs Coll, Emporia, professional life certificate 1903; Hastings Coll, BA 1931; Kappa Alpha Theta; Sigma Tau; m Horace M Cunningham Aug 15, 1905 Winona Kas (dec Aug 10, 1929); s Rodney; d Eleanor (Mrs Loren Pfeil); foster d Alyce, Evelyn; 1891-1901 tchr, Logan Co Kas; 1903-05 prin Winona Kas schs; 1914-24 tchr in Lincoln sch, 2 years & 8 years in Longfellow sch, Hastings; 1931- supt of pub instruction Adams Co; mbr NSTA since 1914; active several years in B&PW Club; ARC; helped org YWCA; mbr SA; pres 4 years WCTU; Presby Ch, supt jr dept since 1932; tchr Friendly Class, young married people, 1915-22; hobby, welfare work; Mr. Cunningham was born in Ill May 30, 1874; ed Kas St Tchrs Coll 1898; Chicago U, BA 1911, MA 1915; 1919-29 prof of history, French, German & Spanish at Hastings Coll; registrar, built up forensic dept; off Courthouse; res 1729 W 4th, Hastings.
CUSHING, E E: President Wholesale Grocery Co; b Decatur Co, Ill Nov 20, 1877; s of William B Cushing-Emma Paris; ed Hastings; m Henrietta Deringer 1914, New York City, N Y; s Henry E; 1878 came with father to Hastings; 1895-1917 with father in wholesale groc co, Hastings, 1917- mgr with brothers Henry & Frank; dir Food Center Inc; past dir First Natl Bank; during Sp-Amer War enl Mar 1898 in 2nd Neb band, disch in fall of 1898; Natl Assn of Wholesalers; C of C; BPOE; Kiwanis, past mbr; Rotary, past mbr; Rep; hobbies, fishing, golf, travel; off 101-09 Burlington; res 1001 N Kansas Ave, Hastings.
CUSHING, FRANK L: Grocer; b Hastings, Neb Sept 25, 1888; s of William B Cushing-Emma Paris; ed Hastings HS: U of N; m Lillian L Anderson 1910 Hastings; s Dr Robert L, Benjamin W, Joseph J; d Helen L (Mrs. Robert Lethert), Joan C; 1907 with various oil cos in Okla; 1910 with Denver Dry Goods Co, Denver; 1911- with father & two brothers in Cushing Groc Co, Hastings; 1931- secy & treas of Food Center Inc; Private Fliers Assn, past state dir; Natl Aeronautic Assn; Q Bs; BPOE, gov; Cath Ch: Dem; hobby, flying; off 101-09 Burlington: res 1018 N Hastings Ave, Hastings.
CUSHING, HARRY H: Sales Manager; b Hastings, Neb July 15, 1903; s of W H Cushing-Stacia Gimple; ed Hastins (sic) HS; U of N; Kappa Sigma; m Grace Lavely Nov 9, 1925 Hastings; s Richard H, Thomas J; d Dolores J, Karen J; while in HS & coll was traveling salesman for Cushing Groc Co, founded by grandfather, W B Cushing; 1926-30 salesman for Cushing Co in Hastings, 1930-34 buyer & asst credit man, 1934- sales manager; BPOE; Cath Ch; hobbies, golf, fishing & photography; off 103 No Burlington; res 321 W 5th, Hastings.
DAMERELL, ROBERT WAY: Loan Broker; b Walnut, Kas Sept 5, 1875; s of Emmanuel Damerell-Julia Florence Hurst; ed Walnut Kas HS; U of N, 1897-1900; m Lorene Snider Dec 26, 1899 Ludlow Mo; d Gwendolyn (Mrs Emmett C Hutton); m Marie Herrin Oct 4, 1931 Hastings; 1900-02 Adams Co dep clk; 1902-19 bkkpr, cash & land examiner McKinley & Lanning farm loan bus org 1879, 1919- ptr of Thomas Frahm since Mr Lanning's death; 7 years mbr bd of ed; 1914- secy & treas Mary Lanning Memorial Hosp Assn & trust fund; has land ints in Adams, Hall, Furnas, Harlan Cos; 2nd lt Co K 3rd Neb vol inf during Sp-Amer War May 27, 1898-May 11, 1899, served in Cuba; capt HG during World War, active in Liberty Bond & ARC drives, mbrb draft bd; comm USWV 1936-37; Neb St Bar Assn; C of C; Kiwanis, ch mbr; AF&AM, secy 19 years; York Rite; Scot Rite; Shrine, secy 3 years; Hillside Golf Club; hobbies, flowers & golf; father born in England, came to Amer in 1847, came to Neb in 1895; off 10 Cameron Bldg; res 831 N Lexington, Hastings.
DAVIDSON, JAMES CHARLES: Candy Manufacturer: b Heartwell, Neb Mar 7, 1886; s of John Davidson- Lydia Barnhart: ed Kenesaw HS; Hastings Coll 1906-07; m Lena Petersen Dec 28, 1912 Hastings; s James Arthur: d Maurine Caroline; homesteaded Kearney Co; 1907-10 in linen dept, Bennett Co, Omaha; 1910-16 salesman W J Folk Clothing Co, Hastings; 1916-19 traveling salesman for Procter & Gamble Co; 1919-23 Neb traveling salesman for Rothenberg & Schloss Cigar Co, Kansas City Mo; 1923-24 city salesman Bryant-Yeoman Candy Co, Hastings; 1924- owner & opr Bryant & Yeoman Candy Co changed to Hastings Candy Co; C of C; AF&AM; BPOE; Hillside Golf Club; Episc Ch; hobby, fishing; off 737 W 1st; res 1018 N Burlington, Hastings.
DE BACKER, L J: Physician; b Omaha, Neb Oct 21, 1894; s of August De Backer-Della M Gaum; ed parochial sch, St Mary's Kas; St Mary's Acad, St Mary's Coll, BA 1914; Creighton U, MD 1918: Phi Beta Pi; m Geraldine M O'Malley June 23, 1918 Omaha; s Leo J Jr, Richard L, David, Robert; d Geraldine, Martha, Judith; interne St Joseph Hosp, Omaha; 1919-21 prac med Spaulding; 1921-25 instr in physiology & biological chemistry at Creighton U; 1925- prac Hastings; staff mbr Mary Lanning Memorial Hosp; Adams Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; June 1918 to Aug 1919 U S N med reserve corps, lt, sr grade; Amer Leg; C of C; BPOE: Cath Ch; off Gaston Bldg; res 1000 N Kansas Ave, Hastings.
DEBUS, SANDER: President Bakery Corporation; b Semara, Russia May 14, 1889; s of Godfred DeBus- Elizabeth ___; ed Siebel Inst of Technology, Chicago; m Elizabeth Debus 1911 Lincoln; s Edward A; d Marie (Mrs O K Campbell), Bertha (Mrs William Wick), Ruth (Mrs Ray Stanton); 1901 came to U S, moved to Lincoln; 1906-07 with Gus Wissler Bakery of Lincoln; 1908-11 with Tip-Top Bakery in Lincoln; 1911 with brother Henry estab Debus Bros Bakery, Exeter; 1923- org & mgr Debus Corp; Neb Master Bakers Assn, past pres; Amer Bakers Assn; Rotary, past mbr; C of C, past dir; Assoc Industries of Neb; AF&AM; Chris Ch; Rep; hobbies, outdoor life, hunting, & fishing; off 101-9 N Colorado Ave; res 300 E 9th, Hastings.
DIXON, MABEL M: Dentist; b Bartholomew Co, Ind; d of James M Dixon-Alice Beckel; ed Aurora HS; Northwestern U, DDS; 1905- prac dentistry, Hastings; Assn of Amer Women Dentists, pres, past secy & treas; Adams Co Dental Soc, secy & treas; S W Neb Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; org YWCA & B&PW, Hastings; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, hybrid tea roses, gardening; off City Bldg; res 401 N Elm, Hastings.
DOMINY, CHARLES M: Real Estate Loan & Insurance Agent; b La Salle, Ill Apr 24, 1873; s of Lafayette Dominy-Sarah Ann Smith; ed Adams Co: m Emma E Shay Nov 24, 1897 Adams Co; s Ralph E, Floyd E, d Mabel M (Mrs C E Davidson), Ether M (Mrs William E Watkins), Edith L (Mrs T E McCrady), Marian E (Mrs John Madgett, Jr); came to Neb 1876, lived on farm with father until 1897; 1897-1916 opr Adams Co stock & grain farm; 1916- in real est loan & ins bus, Hastings; has sold farm lands in Colo, Neb & Kas & in recent years deals mostly in city property; 1934-38 appraiser for HOLC, since 1938 property mgr; 1922- representative of Union Loan & Savings Assn; Neb Real Est Assn, past pres, past dir; C of C; IOOF, past noble grand; MWA, mbr venerable coun; active in Liberty Loan drives during World War; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, hunting; off 234 N Lincoln Ave; res 1000 N Colorado Ave, Hastings.
DOUGLAS, PHIL E: Publisher; b What Cheer, Ia Nov 29, 1883; s of G M Douglas-Mary Ewing; ed York; Wymore HS; Northwestern Bus Coll, Beatrice; m Mabeth Beach June 12, 1921 Lincoln; d Patricia; 1901-02 appr on News-Herald, Benedict; 1903 with brother, R G Douglas on Osceola Record; 1904- 08 with CB&Q RR, Wymore; 1908-09 steno, Fairbury Bank; 1910-12 with News, Stromsburg; 1912 with Osceola Record; 1913-16 farmed in Minn; 1916-17 printer in Wymore; 1918-19 with Beatrice Express; 1920-21 homesteaded in Wyo, worked in printing off; 1922-25 publisher Osceola Record; 1925-28 with various newspapers; 1928-35 with Lincoln Star; 1935-36 with Capitol Farm & Home News, Havelock; 1936- owner & publisher Kenesaw Progress, now called Adams Co Voice; chmn twp bd; 1917-18 in US army, E troop of 8th cavalry, disch Nov 25, 1918; past post comm Amer Leg, Gillette Neb; NPA; C of C; BSA; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, photography; off Adams Co Voice; res Kenesaw.
DUNMIRE, LAWRENCE S: Attorney; b Lowell, Neb Mar 25, 1907; s of Charles G Dunwire-Rosa M Hansen; ed U of N, LLB 1932; Phi Alpha Delta; during vacations while in U of N, emp in sales work over US; 1932 adm to Neb bar; 1932-35 prac with Charles E Bruckman in Hastings; 1935- prac with firm of Bruckman & Dunmire; police judge 4 years; Adams Co Bar Assn, secy; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C, dir; AF&AM; Scot Rite; KP; Hillside Golf Club, pres; YMCA, VP & dir; Meth Ch; Rep, vice-chmn Adams Co Central Com; Adams Co YR Club,
chmn past 4 years; grandparents homesteaded in Kearney Go 1876, father still farming; hobby, golf; off Arndt Bldg; res 504 W 4th, Hastings.
EINSEL, E DE FOREST JR: President Manufacturing Co; b Holdrege, Neb July 26, 1894; s of E D Einsel- Sara Miller; ed Middle Tenn Normal; U of Wis; m Eva Mae Christopher Oct 11, 1921 Kearney; s Kenneth DeForest; d Mary Jane; 1912-15 with father in farming & real est; 1916-18 traveling representative for Hastings Equity Grain Bin Co; 1918 joined US army Aug 1918 Camp Grant, Camp Hancock, disch Jan 1919; 1919-22 homesteaded in Niobrara Co Wyo, also emp by Union Oil Co of Cal; 1922-35 sales mgr Equity Grain Bin Co of Hastings, 1935- mgr & pres; past mbr city coun; C of C; Assoc Industries of Neb; Amer Leg; AF&AM; Scot Rite, Shrine; BPOE; Evang Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off 120 E 2nd; res 818 N Lincoln Ave, Hastings.
EMPKIE, EDWIN L: Executive; b Council Bluffs, Ia, Mar 15, 1873; s of Louis C Empkie-Margaret Van Pelt; ed Council Bluffs; m Eleanor Mayne Dec 2, 1911 Council Bluffs, Ia; d Janet; 1888 bill clk, salesman, later treas Empkie-Shugart-Hill Co, Council Bluffs, Ia; 1930- treas Dutton Lainson Co, Hastings; C of C; First Presby Ch, trustee; Rep; off Dutton-Lainson Co; res 1103 N Colorado Ave. Hastings.
ERNSTMEYER, J FRED: Clerk of District Court; b Hall Co, Neb Aug 30, 1888; s of Fred Ernstmeyer-Mary Lohmann; ed Grand Island; U of N, 1909; Grand Island Bus Coll; Boyles Bus Coll, Omaha; Amer Banking Inst,, NY; LaSalle Extn U of Chicago; m Lena B Siebert Aug 30, 1914 Grand Island; s Milton S; d Lorraine, M; 1910-13 bkkpr Grand Island Natl Bank; 1914-34 VP & cash of Adams Co First State Bank, Hayland; 1917-35 P M, Hayland; 1934 clk of dist court Adams Co; during past 20 years has prepared many fed income tax reports; pres Neb Assn of Clks of Dist Court, mbr legislative com; during World War local committeeman ARC, active in War Saving Stamp & Liberty Loan drives; Kiwanis; C of C; past mbr YMCA; Luth Ch, elder 3 years in Hayland, now elder at Hastings; Dem; hobbies, fishing, hunting, legal records & court reports; parents came from Germany in early 1880's, settled in Hall Co, farmed in Hall & Merrick Cos; off Courthouse; res 114 University Ave, Hastings.
FAUSCH, HENRY R: Farmer & Secretary-Treasurer Farm Loan Association; b Herman, Neb Apr 19, 1890; s of Robert T Fausch-Minnie W Christophelsmier; ed Guide Rock HS; U of N, Sch of Agr 1910; m Clara Yung Apr 24, 1912 Guide Rock; s Harold X, Kenneth M, Henry Wallace, Howard L, Robert T; d Irma L (Mrs Oscar Nass), Lena M; 1910-12 farmed with father near Guide Rock; 1912-27 owned & oprd a purebred livestock farm; raised Percheron horses, Shorthorn cattle, Poland China hogs in Webster Co; owns 3 farms which are rented out in Adams Co, one farm in Hamilton Co, one in Hall Co & one farmed by Kenneth in Webster Co; 1917-27 Webster Co agrl agt, Red Cloud; son Harold had champion in Shorthorn baby beef in 1932 State Fair, Kenneth had champion Shorthorn baby beef 1935-36 also grand champion 1935; Henry Wallace had champion & grand champion Shorthorn baby beef in 1937; 1923 coach of 4-H Club judging team that won first at Neb St Fair, first at Sioux City Ia Inter-State Fair, first at Amer Royal Livestock Show, Kansas City, first at Internatl Livestock Show at Chicago, the only Neb team ever to win first at Chicago; secy of Adams Co Fair Assn; secy-treas Neb Shorthorn Breeders Assn; Webster Co Farm Bur; Spring Valley Farmers Union; chmn of agr com of Hastings C of C; AF&AM; BPOE, gov; KP; DOKK; Meth Ch; father born in Ind, mother born in Germany, lived in Herman & Orleans then moved to Guide Rock; off Hastings Natl Bank Bldg; res Guide Rock.
FEESE, JEAN P: Physician; b Burlington, Ia May 1, 1870; s of Jacob Feese-Abbie Maines; ed Doane Coll; Northwestern U; Beaumont Med Sch, MD, PhD; m Edna C Coates 1901 Franklin; s Kenneth J; 1899 prac med at Milford, Mo; 1901-19 prac at Franklin; 1902-18 owned Feese Pharm; 1918-21 pres Bank of Orleans; 1921 prac in Orleans; 1922- prac, Hastings; past pres bd of edn, Franklin; past mbr city bd, Franklin; past sch phys; city phys; Adams Co Med Soc, past pres; Rep Valley Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; Neb Pharm Assn; KP, past chancellor comm; KC; Lions, past pres; AF&AM; Shrine; Scot Rite; hobbies, golf & woodwork; off Madgett Bldg; res 619 E 6th, Hastings.
FINK, MILO M: Merchant; b Clay Co, Neb July 28, 1888; s of Allen F Fink-Mary Meinzer; ed Hastings HS; Hastings Bus Coll; m Marie I Dillow June 21, 1911 Liberty; s Marvin M; d Marianna; 1910-16 clk, Twidale Shoe Co, Hastings; 1916-36 mgr Twidale Shoe Co; 1936- owner Fink Shoe Store, Hastings; also owns Fink Shoe Co in Kearney, Claude Saunders mgr; past mbr sch bd; past dir of C of C; AF&AM 320, Shrine, Scot Rite; Lions; Fedn of Neb Retailers; Evang Ch; Rep; hobby, golf; off 714 W 2nd; res 1345 N Kansas Ave, Hastings.
FOOTE, CHARLES MELVILLE: Physician & Surgeon; b Hastings, Neb July 10, 1910; s of Eugene C Foote- Bessie E Byrne; ed Hastings Coll, BSc 1935; Stanford U, BA 1932; Northwestern U, MB 1936, MD 1937; Phi Rho Sigma; 1936-37 interne St Luke's Hosp, Chicago; July 1, 1937-Sept 1, 1938 eye, ear, nose & throat specialist in Foote Clinic, Hastings; Sept 1, 1938- resident phys, Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston; staff mbr Mary Lanning Memorial Hosp; Adams Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; hobbies, hunting, fishing, music; res 1125 N Lincoln, Hastings.
FOOTE, DONOVAN BYRNE: Physician & Surgeon; b Hastings, Neb Dec 30, 1911; s of Eugene C Foote-Bessie E Byrne; ed Stanford U 1931-32; Northwestern U, BSc 1933, MB 1937, MD 1938; Hastings Coll, BA 1934; Phi Rho Sigma; m Marie A Kealy June 22, 1934 Hastings; s Donovan Byrne; d Merrie Gwendolyn; 1937-38 interne St Luke's Hosp at Chicago; July 1, 1938- eye, ear, nose & throat specialist in Foote Clinic, Hastings; staff mbr Mary Lanning Memorial Hosp; U S army 1st lt in med res; Adams Co Med Soc, Neb St & AMA; Hillside Golf Club; hobbies, trout fishing, huntIng; off Foote Bldg; res 810 N Hastings Ave, Hastings.
FOOTE, EUGENE CLAIR: Physician & Surgeon; b Ayr, Neb Sept 6, 1879; s of Melville B Foote-Bettie Trowbridge; ed Highland Park Coll, Des Moines Ia; Creighton U, MD 1905; 1908-13 grad work in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia; 1913-14 grad work in Vienna; 1928-29 did research work in India; FACS 1925; Alpha Kappa Kappa; m Bessie Byrne Aug 29, 1903 Council Bluffs Ia; s Charles M, Donovan B; d Eugenia Clair (Mrs Herbert Anderson), Merrie Gwendolyn (Mrs Loren Beck), Bettie Virginia (Mrs Ralph Kissinger); 1905-08 prac in Pauline; 1909- head of Foote Clinic in Hastings & specialist in eye, ear, nose & throat; staff mbr Mary Lanning Memorial Hosp; consulting ophthalmologist & surg of the Neb St Hosp at Hastings; during World War US army maj at evacuation hosp 8; lic airplane pilot since 1929, owner & opr own plane; first flying in France during war; Amer Leg, representative on state advisory bd of aeronautics; Adams Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Neb Aeronautical Assn; Natl Aeronautic Assn; C of C; Rotary; AF&AM, Scot Rite; Shrine; Presby Ch; hobbies, aeronautics, woodcraft, hunting, fishing; off Foote Bldg; res 1125 N Lincoln, Hastings.
FOOTE, ROBERT GUSTAF: President Tire Retreading Co; b Lincoln, Neb Nov 27, 1900; s of Frank E Foote-Ida M Larson; ed Hastings HS; m Garnet J Campbell Aug 20, 1929 Hastings; s Robert L, Richard K; d Rachel A; 1919-23 with W M Dutton & Sons Co of Hastings, in chg of cost accounting in mfg fabric & leather goods, 1923-30 buyer; 1930- owner & mgr Fleet-Foote Oil Co, Hastings; 1938- pres & gen mgr of Tire Sole, Inc & Tire Treading Co, Hastings; VP Bob Russell Tire Co in Lincoln; 1938- state distributor for Hawkinson tire treading equipment; Neb Petroleum Marketers Assn; secy & ch mbr Jr C of C; dir Sr C of C; AF&AM, Scot Rite & Shrine; KP; BPOE; Presby Ch; hobbies, golf, fishing, hunting; off 2nd & Colorado Ave; res 611 E 6th, Hastings.
FRIEND, IRVIN JOHN: Manager Auto Parts & Equipment Co; b Lawrence, Neb Apr 17, 1901; s of Matt Friend-Katherine Wiebler; ed Lawrence HS; m Daisy E Roth May 19, 1924 Omaha; s Donald Irvin, John Jr, Richard Patrick; emp until 1920 by father in his hdw store, Lawrence; 1920-27 shipping clk & traveling salesman for W M Dutton & Sons Co of Hastings, 1923-25 mgr radio dept, 1925-27 asst mgr & buyer automotive dept; 1927-31 city salesman Duda-Myers Co, Hastings; 1931- gen mgr Hastings branch of The Sidles Co, automotive parts, automotive equipment & electric appliances; C of C; Hillside Golf Club; Hastings Gun Club; BPOE; KC; Cath Ch; hobbies, golf, trapshooting, hunting; off 3rd & Burlington Ave; res 138 E 9th, Hastings.
FUHR, HAYES M: Professor of Music; b Lewiston, Ill 1892; s of W S Fuhr- ___; ed Western Ill Coll, Macomb Conservatory; Bush
Conservatory of Hastings Coll, BA, BM; m Ruth Johnson 1915, Fairfield, Ia; s Edgar Stanley; administration, 1912- head music dept Hastings Coll; Rotary; AF&AM, Shrine; hobbies, writing, golf; off Hastings Coll Conservatory; res, 919 N Colorado Ave, Hastings.
GASTON, ROSCOE DWIGHT: Furniture Dealer; b Fowlerville, Mich Nov 10, 1867; s of Dwight Gaston-Sarah B Benjamin; ed Fowlerville Mich HS; Fentonville Mich Bus Coll, 1886; m Jessie M Howey Sept 29, 1889 (dec); s Frank R; m Janet Fenner July 31, 1930 Le Mars Ia; 1887-89 in groc bus with father Norcatur Kas; 1889-91 bkkpr Bank of Norcatur Kas; 1891-92 opr gen mdse store, Norcatur Kas; 1892-94 oprd gen mdse store, Arapahoe; 1895-1905 oprd gen mdse store, Bloomington; 1902 with father pur bank at Norcatur Kas, 1902-05 pres & gen mgr; 1905-07 owner & opr Olney-Gaston Music Co in Norcatur Kas; 1907-09 owner & opr Olney-Gaston Music Co with hdqrs at St Joseph Mo; 1908-38 owner & opr Gaston Music Co, later Gaston Music & Furn Co, Inc, Hastings; pur Dutton Bldg in 1919 & changed name to Gaston Bldg; 1938 sold music & furn bus & estab Gaston Furn Market, in which son is now ptr; active in Tri-Co Pub Power & Irrigation Dist Project; C of C, past pres; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Shrine, treas; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 521 W 2nd; res 909 W 6th, Hastings.
GEDNEY, KENNETH HAYDE: Architect; b Kansas City, Mo Dec 15, 1895; s of William N Gedney-Pearl Halcomb; ed U of Kas, 1918; Sigma Chi; Theta Tau; m Helen Winifred Matticks May 19, 1918 San Antonio, Tex; s William Robert, Kenneth H Jr, Dix; d Mary Ellen; 1920-21 administrative engr, Gedney Construction Co, Kansas City Mo & Hastings; 1922- head of Gedney Co, architects, at Hastings & Kansas City Mo; during World War 1st lt 360th inf of 90th div AEF, army of occupation 1917-19; Neb Assn of Architects; Amer Inst of Architects; Amer Soc of Heating & Ventilating Engrs; Rotary, past pres; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Shrine, past potentate; BPOE; Presby Ch; Rep; off 201 N Bellevue Ave; res 1105 N Kansas Ave, Hastings.
GEYERMAN, R D: Retired; b Brewster, Minn Mar 4, 1907; s of F R Geyerman-Augusta Meyer; ed U of Minn; U of Southern Cal, BA; Chi Phi; m Dorothea Miller June 15, 1927 Los Angeles Cal; 1928-30 with father mgr womens wear store in Pipestone Minn; 1930-33 with father mgr womens wear store, Mitchell S D; 1933-36 owner & opr bus, Madison S D; 1936- owner & mgr retail womens wear store, Hastings; past mbr Lions; C of C; YMCA; AF&AM; BPOE; KP; Presby Ch; Dem; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 642 W 2nd; res 1022 N Kansas Ave, Hastings.
GRAY, DEAN: Executive; b Davenport, Neb Feb 17, 1895; s of M S Gray-Gertrude Pratt; ed Davenport; m Nettie V Ostergard June 1, 1931 Fort Dodge Ia; d Sandra Mary, Patricia Ann; 1914-17 tchr Carleton schs; first man in Thayer Co to enl in World War, 134th inf 127th field arty, sgt 6 mos in France; 1919-20 traveling salesman for Brown Fruit Co, Grand Island; 1921-23 traveling salesman for Nash-Finch Co, Hastings; 1922-28 gen mgr Nash-Finch Co, Grand Island; 1924-27 gen mgr Nash-Finch Co, Hastings; 1928- org & pres Food Center, Inc, hdqrs Hastings; C of C; Amer Leg; Dem; grandfather Gardner G Pratt, Civil War veteran & banker came to Davenport before town was founded; mother born in Fillmore Co dugout before central Neb was settled; Off 111 N Burlington Ave; res Court Park, Hastings.
GREEN, RICHARD OSCAR: Engineer & Manager Public District; b McCook, Neb May 28, 1887; s of R A Green- ___; ed McCook HS; U of N, BSc; m Hazel Kirk Feb 4, 1914 Culbertson; s Richard A, Robert R, John E; d Dorothy J; 1909-11 CB&Q RR draftsman & instrument man on preliminary surveys & construction in Wyo, Mont, Colo also did engineering work in Neb; 1911-13 instrument man on irrigation system, preliminary surveys & construction Columbia Valley Irrigated Fruit Lands Ltd at Invermere, B C; 1913-17 engr & supt of operation & maintenance of Frenchman Valley Irrigation Dist, Culbertson; 1917-27 construction engr then div engr in preliminary surveys & construction for Neb dept of pub works & later Neb St dept of roads & irrigation with off at Hastings & later in Lincoln; 1927-32 executive secy Neb ch Assoc Gen Contractors of Amer, Lincoln; 1933 assoc engr on surveys incidental to preparing application to Fed Administration of Pub Works for Loup River Pub Power Dist at Columbus; 1932, 1934-35 supt of construction in bldg bituminous mat surfacing for state highways in Wyo, Mont, Kas & Neb; 1935- asst chief engr & gen mgr of the Central Neb Pub Power & Irrigation Dist; Lincoln Engrs Club; Hastings Engrs & Architects Club; Neb Engineering Soc; ASCE; C of C; Hillside Golf Club; AF&AM, Culbertson; First Plymouth Congl Ch, Lincoln; hobby, gardening; res 1000 N Burlington Ave, Hastings.
HALL, LELAND R: Banker; b Elkhorn, Neb May 6, 1894; s of Edward Hall-Laura Whitney; ed Roseland HS 1911; Hastings Coll, BA 1915; m Hazel E Parks June 23, 1920 Los Angeles Cal; s Richard L; d Jo Ann; 1915-16 sch tchr, Edgar; 1916-18 in grain & milling bus, Kenesaw; 1918- with Roseland State Bank, 1918-22 asst cash, 1922-33 cash, 1933- pres; secy of Glenwood Tele Co in Adams & Webster Cos; mbr bd of edn 12 years; 1918- village clk; 1935- mbr Neb legislature bicameral & unicameral dist 31, 1937- chmn bank, commerce & ins com, mbr pub works & claims & deficiency com; Neb Bankers Assn, VP group 4; South Central Neb Regional Clearing House Assn; Comml Club; UCT; AF&AM 42; Scot Rite; Tehama Shrine; KP; Meth Ch; Dem, mbr Adams Co Central Com, mbr State Central Com; wife grad of Hastings (C)oll, active in oratory work in coll; res Roseland.
HAMIL, JAMES HAROLD: Editor; b Sterling, Colo Sept 27, 1906; s of J N Hamil-Ada Walker; ed Sterling Colo; Hastings Coll, BA 1928; m Mabel Keplinger Sept 15, 1931 Englewood Colo; s James Russell, David William; 1928-29 reporter for Hastings Tribune, 1929-30 city editor & reporter, 1930-31 in chg of graphic arts sales, 1931-39 managing editor; C of C; AF&AM; UCT; Presby Ch; hobbies, volleyball, tennis; off Hastings Tribune; res 814 Cedar Ave, Hastings.
HANSEN, FLOYD A: Bank Cashier; b Mapleton, Ia, Apr 6, 1898; s of Anton Hansen-Katy Julsen; ed Mapleton Ia; U of Colo 1918-19; m Irma. L Feddersen June 28, 1922 Clinton Ia; 1918 mgr groc store Goodrich Colo; 1921-33 bkkpr, asst cash Farmers State Bank, Brush Colo; 1933 an org City Natl Bank in Hastings, 1934- cash & dir; 1933 pres Brush Colo Civic Club, city treas & past mbr of city coun; C of C, dir; Lions, VP; YMCA, dir; past master AF&AM: Scot Rite; OES; KP; BPOE; Hillside Golf Club; Rep; hobbies, hunting, golf, tennis; off City Natl Bank; res 911 N St Joseph Ave, Hastings.
HARM, WILLIAM: Livestock Dealer; b Streator, Ill Oct 12, 1879; s of Henry Harm-Christine Grove; ed Hastings HS; Hastings Bus Coll; m Elizabeth Luke Apr 4, 1908 Holdrege; until 1904 emp in butcher shop, Hastings; 1904- livestock & real est dlr; owner & opr wheat farm near Kimball in ptrship with brother George & Milo Pink; 1913-35 mbr city coun; 1935-39 mayor, C of C; Neb St League Baseball Club, past dir; active in BSA & Girl Scout work; POE, served in all offs 2 terms; UCT; Bapt Ch; Dem, pct committeeman, del to state conv many years; hobbies, baseball, horse racing, BSA work; res 637 S Hastings Ave, Hastings.
HART, CHARLES KENDRICK: Banker & Attorney; b New Hartford, N Y Jan 2, 1861; s of Charles B Hart- Julia A Scott; ed New Hartford N Y; studied in law off Root & Porter of Utica, N Y also with Cookinham & Sherman; m Clara Johnson Aug 12, 1891 N Y; s Irving M; 1878-83 in law off in Utica N Y; 1883 adm to N Y bar; 1883-85 emp on ranch in Franklin Co; 1885-86 sch tchr, Franklin Co: 1886-1904 cash Franklin Co Bank at Bloomington, also prac law; 1904-34 org & pres Prosser State Bank at Prosser, also prac law; 1934- pres Adams Co Bank at Kenesaw, prac law; Adams Co & Neb St Bar Assns; Neb Bankers Assn, 1900-04 mbr exec coun also org & pres group 9, past mbr taxation com; Amer Bankers Assn; C of C; Neb Ornithologists Union, past pres; Brooking Bird Club, Hastings; AF&AM, past master at Bloomington, mbr at Kenesaw; Scot Rite, Hastings; Rep; hobby, birds; res Kenesaw.
HARTWIG, CALVIN H: Dentist; b La Crosse, Wis Dec 24, 1888; s of J C Hartwig-Emma ___; ed Sutton HS; U of N, DDS; Xi Psi Phi; m Lula G Hoppe 1913 Hastings; s Maurice; d Jeanette, Doris, 1910 prac dentistry with Dr C A Phillips of Hastings; 1910 prac at Juniata; 1911- prac, Kenesaw; mbr sch bd; past pres Sixth Neb Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; C of C; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Presby Ch; Dem; hobby, dentistry; off Robinson Bldg; res Kenesaw.
HAYNES, MULFORD M: Plate Glass Dealer; b Kewanee, Ill Nov 16, 1867; s of E P Haynes-Joanna Barrows; ed Hastings HS; Hastings Coll 1886-87; m Ida E Gilbreth Mar 30, 1897 Hastings; s Gilbert M, John W; d Dorothy L (Mrs C R Bower), Kath-
erine J (Mrs J T Fitzgerald); came to Neb 1877 with parents & settled on farm in Adams Co; 1887-94 bldg contractor in Hastings & Denver Colo; 1894-1900 outside mgr Will L Yetter Co, Hastings; 1900- with brother in wallpaper, paint, glass & gen decorating bus, 1900-39 mgr; pres Haynes Bros, Inc since Mar 20, 1939; 8 years mbr city coun; C of C, past dir & past pres; Rotary, ch mbr; several years dir YMCA; active in sale of Liberty Bonds during World War; Chris Ch, elder & pres of bd; Rep; hobby, woodworking; off 821 W 2nd; res 1115 W 6th, Hastings.
HEWITT, ROSCOE STANLEY: Attorney; b Hastings, Neb Sept 5, 1897; s of D C Hewitt-Carrie C NelIis; ed Hastings, HS; Hastings Coll 1915-16; U of N, LLB 1926; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; m Willa M Watt Apr 16, 1930 Hastings: s James W, William E; 1918 during World War in USN flying corps; 1919-24 traveling supt of agts for Standard Oil Co, Grand Island div; 1926 adm to bar in all state & fed courts; 1926- prac law in Hastings; 1931-35 city atty; Adams Co Bar Assn, past secy; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Kiwanis; C of C; Uni Club, Lincoln; AF&AM, past master; Scot Rite; Shrine; Amer Leg; hobbies, gardening, fishing; off Cameron Bldg; res 1330 N Kansas Ave, Hastings.
HIBER, JOHN W: Jeweler & Optometrist; b Plattsmouth, Neb Nov 1, 1884; s of John Hiber-Emma Tomn; ed Plattsmouth HS; Omaha Watchmaking & Optical Sch; m Cora Hutchinson Feb 12, 1912 Hastings; s Richard J; d Margurite M; 1901-02 watchmaker, jeweler & optometrist for Ed McComas in Broken Bow; 1902-04 mgr jewelry dept for Reed & Cole, Woodbine Ia; 1904-05 jeweler for E R Zielke Mfg Co, Omaha; 1905-06 jeweler, watchmaker & optometrist for F B Harris, Lincoln; 1906-08 jeweler, watchmaker & optometrist with J H Riffe, Hastings; 1908-27 owner & opr jewelry store in O'Neill; 1927- owner & mgr John Hiber, Jeweler & Optometrist, Hastings; Neb St Optical Assn, ch mbr; Neb St Jewelers Assn, ch mbr C of C; Hillside Golf Club; BPOE; KC: Cath Ch; hobby, golf, org golf club at O'Neill; parents born in Austria, settled in Plattsmouth; father was carp for CB&Q RR; off 219 N Lincoin Ave; res 827 N Cedar Ave, Hastings.
HIDE, CLARENCE ROBERT: Owner & Manager Typewriter Co; b Madison, Neb July 10, 1908; s of Joseph Hide-Isis Robinson; ed Madison HS; Grand Island Bus Coll; m Ethel Cecelia Leafdale July 19, 1931 Potter; s Donald Lee; d Arline Marjorie; 1922-28 clk in Madison Shoe Store, Madison; 1928-1929 shoe clk, S N Wolbach & Sons, Grand Island; Jan 1929-Oct 1933 traveling salesman for Murphy Typewriter Co, Grand Island; Oct 1933 owner & opr Hastings Typewriter Co, Nov 1936 owner & opr Hastings Rubber Stamp Works; Jr C of C; Lions, mbr exec bd; BSA, mbr exec com; YMCA, mbr finance & membership com; IOOF; KP; UCT, past sr counsellor; Hillside Golf Club; Meth Ch, steward; hobbies, coin collecting, fishing; off 522 W 3rd; res 738 Webster, Hastings.
HIGINBOTHAM, CHARLES E: Real Estate Dealer; b Madison, Wis Apr 19, 1861; s of George W Higinbotham-Anna Thompson; ed Wis; Sutton HS; Doane Coll; m Etta M Cox Feb 1884 (dec); s Charles Raymond; d Ethel (Mrs Herbert F Neu), Clarabelle (Mrs Arthur G Ball), Mary (Mrs Victor L Phillips); m Harriet Carruthers Jan 1930 Wichita Kas; 1874 came to Sutton, emp in drug store while in sch also worked in hdw store; 1881-84 mgr for Fuller & Johnson who handled Walter A Woods harvester machinery, hdqrs Omaha; 1884-1916 owner & opr real est, loan & ins co, Higinbotham. & Pickens which in 1916 became Higinbotham Co Hastings; son, Charles R, became ptr in 1916 & is salesman of stocks & bonds; opr ranches & raises purebred Hereford cattle; Neb Real Est Assn, past dir; Natl Assn of Real Est Bds; C of C; Hastings Coll; Presby Ch; hobbies, ranching & livestock; off 115 N Hastings Ave; res 812 N St Joseph Ave, Hastings.
HILLERS JOHN B: Real Estate& Insurance Agent; b Atlantic, Ia Feb 26, 1872; s of Jacob Hillers-Johanna Johnson; ed HS in Neb; m Jessie Hobbs Jan 3, 1909 Indianola; s LaMoine, Milton B; d Lucile (Mrs Charles W McCaskill), Jeanette; 1884 moved with father to Neb, farmed; 1892-1900 clk for W H Powell Gen Mdse Store, Indianola; 1900-10 owner & opr Racket Store which developed into dept store, Indianola; 1910-15 asst cash Farmers & Mchts State Bank, Indianola; 1915 with A F Meyer Hdw, Hastings; 1916- opr Hillers Ins Agcy; Hastings Real Est Bd, pres 8 years; Neb Real Est Assn, past pres, mbr advisory bd; Neb Assn of Ins Agts, past pres; Hastings YMCA, past pres; Kiwanis, past pres; C of C, past dir 12 years; IOOF, past noble grand, treas; Dem, chmn Adams Co Central Co; Meth Ch, past trustee; hobbies, civic work & fishing; off 231 N Lincoln Ave; res 219 E 5th, Hastings.
HILLERS, LA MOINE: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Indianola, Neb Aug 10, 1903; s of John B Hillers-Jessie J Hobbs; ed Hastings Coll, 1922-24; bus mgr of Broncho; pres Eta Phi Lambda; Grinnell Ia Coll, BA 1925; m Elva G Anderson Apr 9. 1930 Beatrice; d Lois Elva; 1923-24 emp in Exchange Natl Bank of Hastings while in coll; 1925-26 emp in Bank of Commerce, Hastings; 1926- ptr of father in Hillers Agcy; Jr C of C, first pres; Booster Club, treas; Lions; Hillside Golf Club, treas; AF&AM; hobby, hunting; off 231 N Lincoln Ave; res 718 N Pine Ave, Hastings.
HITCHCOCK, OLIN: Owner Casket Co; b Martin Co, Ind May 15, 1882; s of James F Hitchcock-Dora Beaver; ed York Coll 1899-1902; Worsham Sch of Embalming, Chicago; m Edith Mary Monismith Sept 22, 1904 York; d Helen V (Mrs Perry G Rutherford), Ree Maribel; 1904-28 with Metz & Hitchcock Funeral Dirs, York; 1928- owner & opr Hastings Casket Co; AF&AM; Scot Rite & Shrine; KP, past chancellor comm; BPOE, past exalted ruler, gov; Rotary, VP; SA, dir; Meth Ch; Dem: hobbies, fishing. travel; off 1322 W 2nd; res 414 W 10th, Hastings.
HOFF, CONRAD D: Dry Cleaner; b Frank, Russia Aug 18, 1879; s of Conrad Hoff-Madeline Rider; ed Russia; Hastings; m Catherine Brumgardt Apr 22, 1901 Hastings; s Robert G; d Naomi Ruth; came to U S in spring of 1893, settled in Hastings; 1895 learned dyeing & cleaning trade under Henry Spotts, spent 2 years in Kansas City Mo as foreman Whiteline Pantatorium; 1902- owner & opr C D Hoff Dyeing & Cleaning Co, Kansas City Mo; 1903 estab cleaning & dyeing co, Dubuque Ia; 1905- owner C D Hoff Dyeing & Cleaning Establishment, Hastings; opr the oldest cleaning & dyeing estab in Hastings, most cleaners in vicinity have learned trade under him; 1918-20 also in clothing bus; Natl Assn of Dyers & Cleaners; C of C; AF&AM, Scot Rite, Shrine; Hillside Golf Club, ch mbr; First Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, active in tournaments; off 517 W 2nd; res 1119 N Burlington Ave, Hastings.
HOFF, ROBERT G: Dry Cleaner; b Dubuque Ia May 12, 1904; s of Conrad D Hoff-Catherine Brumgardt; ed Hastings HS; Hastings Coll; m Gretchen E Guildner Nov 7, 1924 Council Bluffs, Ia; d Elouise M, Catherine J; learned cleaning & dyeing bus under father while in sch; 1920- with C D Hoff Dry Cleaners, ptr & gen mgr since 1930; mbr of group which maintains small fish hatchery, works with state ofcls to bring more fish to Neb streams; past dir Neb Assn of Cleaner & Dyers; Natl Assn of Dyer & Cleaners, mbr state com during NRA; C of C; Booster Club; ch mbr & past ofcr in DeMolay; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Shrine; BPOE; First Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing & hunting, motion picture photography; off 517 W 2nd; res 503 E 7th, Hastings.
HOPKINS, WILLIAM CARLETON: Railway Agent; b Tilden, Neb Oct 2, 1882; s of William H Hopkins-Demis Ames; ed Meadow Grove; m Fern A Reynolds June 4, 1904 Stuart; d Jettabee Ann; Dec 1898-June 1899 station helper for C&NW RR, Atkinson; June 1899-Aug 1900 station helper, Stuart; Aug-Dec 1900 teleg clk at Stuart; 1900-01 teleg opr at Norfolk; 1901-02 teleg clk at Stuart; 1902-04 agt & teleg opr at Bassett; 1904-05 agt & teleg opr at Clarkson; 1905-11 agt & teleg opr, Meadow Grove; 1911 to 1926 agt & teleg opr at Tilden; 1926-37 agt at Stanton; 1937- agt for C&NW RR & MoP RR at Hastings; city treas 4 years at Tilden; mbr sch bd 2 years; Lions; helped org Tilden Golf Club; AF&AM, Tilden; Congl Ch, trustee; Rep; hobbies, golf, fishing & hunting; father mcht 1888-1905 at Meadow Grove; off 202 S Lincoln Ave; res 1238 N Kansas Ave, Hastings.
HORRIGAN, RAYMOND P: Oil & Gas Dealer; b Chicago, Ill May 1, 1906; s of C W Horrigan-Lena Mitchell; ed Hastings HS; Lombard Coll, Mass; m Marie Woltje Apr 9, 1928 Hastings; 1928-32 floor mgr McClelland, Dunn Co of Hastings; 1932- owner & opr. Sinclair Whol Jobber Agcy; Neb Petroleum Marketers Assn; Jr C of C, state dir, dir in Hastings; C of C; Booster Club, ch mbr; BPOE, past inner guard; KC; Cath Ch; Rep; father born in Web-
ster Co, where grandfather Billie Horrigan homesteaded; off 2nd & Kansas Ave; res 309 W 12th, Hastings.
HUGHES, FORREST L: Register of Deeds; b Red Oak, Ia Mar 1, 1889; s of L J Hughes-Martha Francis; ed WSTC; m Opal E Douglass June 1, 1915 Tekamah; s Bob F, Neil D: d Martha Ellen; emp short time in store, Home City Kas; 1907-10 Wayne Co dep treas; 1910-20 clk of dist court, Wayne Co; 1915-20 abstractor in Wayne; July 1920-Nov 1926 VP First St Bank, Harold S D; 1926-28 salesman for Northwestern Pub Service Co, North Platte; 1928 in ins bus in Hastings; 1929-35 dep clk of dist court, Adams Co; 1935- register of deeds, Adams Co; KP; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, travel; off Courthouse; res 1003 N Hastings Ave, Hastings.
ITZEN, SIEBELT HENRY: Banker; b Adams Co, Neb Oct 19, 1896; s of Herman Itzen-Tomka Goldenstein; ed Glenvil HS; Hastings Coll 1914-15; m Harmka Ellermeier Dec 18, 1918 Glenvil; 1914-15 with Heye Hdw & Furn Co, Glenvil; 1915 with Luke Goldenstein Groc Store, Glenvil; 1916 yard clk for UP RR, Hastings; 1917 asst cash Farmers State Bank at Glenvil, 1918-19 cash, 1920 VP; 1920-21 cash Farmers State Bank, Bruning; May-Dec 1921 asst examiner for Neb St dept of banking; Jan 1922-Apr 1934 cash State Bank of Juniata, 1934 merged with Prosser State Bank to form Adams Co Bank, 1934- cash; owns 3 farms in Adams Co; Farmers Oil Co of Juniata, secy & treas; Juniata Bldg Assn, secy & treas: Neb Bankers Assn, past secy group 4; Amer Bankers Assn; C of C, mbr exec com; Luth Ch; Dem; hobbies, golf, hunting, fishing; parents born in Germany & settled on Ill farm, later moved to farm in Adams Co; res Kenesaw.
JAMES, HARRY RAYMOND: Educator; b Strawn, Kas Jan 1, 1890; s of Alonzo C James-Hester K Clawson; ed Kas St Tchrs Coll, Emporia Kas, BSc 1918; U of Kas, MA 1928; U of Wis, PhD 1934; Sigma Xi; m Edna E Lanpheer Aug 20, 1919 Glenbeulah, Wis; s William L; d Marjorie K; 1919-20 instr in chemistry & physics Sumner Co HS, Wellington Kas; 1920-24 instr in chemistry & physics, Manhattan Kas HS; 1924-29 instr in chemistry & physics, Emporia Kas HS; 1929-32 research fellow Wis geological & natural history survey; 1932- prof of physics, Hastings Coll; AAAS; Amer Physical Soc; Neb Acad of Science; during World War in US army, telephony instr in OTS, Camp John, Wis & San Antonio, Tex July 1918-June 1919; Kiwanis; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, radio, electricity; off Hastings Coll; res 1127 N Burlington Ave, Hastings.
JAMES, SAMUEL McKINLEY: Beverage Dealer; b Riley, Kas Apr 26, 1897; s of Stephen James-Ruth ___; ed Riley Co Kas; Kas St Coll 1915-18; Pi Kappa Delta; m Ethel Poole Aug 18, 1921 Kansas City, Mo (dec Jan 6, 1929); 1918-20 in dairy bus, Ottawa Kas; 1920-23 with Coca-Cola Bottling Co at Emporia Kas; 1923- owner & mgr Coca-Cola Bottling Co, Hastings; during World War in US army 3 mos at Camp Funston; Neb Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages; Amer Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages; C of C; Rotary; YMCA, dir; AF&AM, Scot Rite, Shrine; Hillside Golf Club; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, travel; off 201 S Hastings Ave; res 721 N Hastings Ave, Hastings.
JOHNSON, FRED J: Lumber Dealer; b Clay Co, Neb Mar 15, 1880; s of Swan J Johnson-Amanda S Forsell; ed Clay Co; m Julia Samuelson Nov 9, 1904 Lincoln; s Lawrence W, Harold R; 1901-26 oprd livestock farm, one of largest feeders in Clay Co; bought & sold farms in Neb & Colo; 1918 oprd impl cos at Edgar, Ong & Davenport; 1926-28 in lbr & hdw bus at Clarks, also fed stock, shipped an average of 1 carload a day; 1928-30 Oakland-Pontiac dlr, Hastings & Grand Island; 1932- owner & opr Johnson Cashway Lbr Co, Hastings; 1935- owner & opr Johnson Cashway Lbr Co, Grand Island; pres Fairchild Clay Products Co; Meth Ch, steward; Rep; hobbies, travel, fishing; parents born in Sweden, came to Clay Co Neb 1878 to farm; off 250 W South; res 418 W 9th, Hastings.
JOHNSON, GEORGE E: Chief of Power & Irrigation District; b Wymore, Neb Mar 17, 1885; s of William H Johnson-Nevada A Halfaker; ed Wymore; Nebraska City; Armour Inst of Technology, Chicago, BSc in CE 1905, BSc in EE 1906; m Minnie R Adams June 15, 1903 Kansas City, Kas (dec Apr 1, 1931); s Ted, George E Jr; d Zetta (Mrs Ralph Trester); 1895-1900 appr at King Drill Mfg Co, Nebraska City; also learned iron molding & machinists trade; worked in electric sub-station for Commonwealth Edison Co in Chicago while at Armour Inst; 1906-07 in chg of installing all electric equipment for Columbian Electric Co, St Joseph Mo; 1907-09 consulting engr in Holton Kas, handling work in Neb, Kas & Mo, 1909-11 at Sabetha, Kas; 1911-15 consulting engr in all types of municipal projects, Falls City; 1915-23 Neb St engr, besides handling irrigation, water power, drainage work of state org Neb St highway dept & laid out highway system; 1919-23 mbr of Neb St Capitol Commission; 1917-23 mbr fed highway advisory bd; 1923- consulting engr in gen construction prac; with Fred Albert of Columbus designed Loup River Pub Power Project at Columbus, worked with project until approved by PWA 1933; 1933-35 on Tri-Co Project until it was approved in Sept 1935, 1935- chief engr & gen mgr devoting time to design & construction problems; professional engr Ia & Neb; Neb Engineering Soc; ASCE; AIEE; Soc of Amer Mil Engrs; Amer Assn of St Highway OfcIs, mbr exec com; ch mbr St Park Bd of Commrs; Neb St Water Conservation Congress; AF of L; Internatl Bd of Technical Engrs; Architects & Draftsmen's Union; mbr Neb St coun of defense during World War; Rotary; Uni Club, Lincoln; YMCA; Natl Rifle Assn of Amer; AF&AM; RAM; R&SM; KT; Scot Rite, Tehama Shrine, Hastings; OES; BPOE; Episc Ch; Progressive; hobbies, photography, shooting; off Stitt Bldg; res 1128 N St Joseph Ave, Hastings.
JOHNSON, LUTANNIES T: Secretary-Treasurer Mercantile Co; b Altona, Ill May 26, 1883; s of Frank Johnson-Anna Anderson; ed Holdrege HS; U of N 1899-1901;Phi Gamma Delta; m Harriet Tidball Feb 21, 1911 Crete; s Frank T; d Marguerite; 1901 appr in F Johnson Co, pres 1929-33, Holdrege; 1933-37 treas Brown-Eckberg Co, Holdrege; 1937- secy & treas of Brown-McDonald Co Hastings; mbr Hastings C of C, past pres, Holdrege: Rotary, past pres, Holdrege; AF&AM, past master; York Rite; Presby Ch; Rep; parents born in Sweden, came to Amer in 1875, to Holdrege in 1884, father a mcht; off 333 W 2nd; res 1102 N Burlington Ave, Hastings.
JONES, A H: Auto Dealer; b Oneida, Ill Feb 10, 1879; s of Charles L Jones-Octavia Howard; ed Hastings HS; Hastings Coll; m Blanch Kelso Aug 31, 1904 Hubbell; s Winston Howard; 1899-1905 with father in impl bus; 1905-07 with father in auto bus; 1907 pur father's int in auto bus, oldest in Hastings; opr branch in Alliance; former distributor Cadillacs & Reos; Neb Auto Dlrs Assn, past pres; Natl Auto Dlrs Assn, dir Rotary, ch mbr & past pres; C of C; Hastings Coll, pres bd of trustees; AF&AM; 32o; Shrine, Scot Rite; KP; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, hunting; off 3rd & Lincoln Ave; res 1114 N Denver Ave, Hastings.
JONES, KENNETH FRED: Pharmacist; b Kennard, Neb Jan 26, 1906; s of Burr R Jones-Mae Alice Cashman; ed Kennard; U of N, PhG; Kappa Psi; m Roselma Hinz June 24, 1928 Western; d Barbara Kathleen; during sch vacations & summer emp in fathers drug store at Beaver Crossing; 1926-27 mgr & druggist Jones Drug Co, Beaver Crossing; 1928 pur fathers store, 1928-31 opr; 1931- owner & opr Jones Drug Co, Hastings; now owner, opr 2 stores in Hastings & 1 in Columbus; mother assoc with bus; Neb Pharm Assn; NARD; C of C; Lions, past dir; Hillside Golf Club; AF&AM, Scot Rite; Hastings Gun Club; Meth Ch, past trustee; Rep; hobbies, golf, trap shooting, hunting, fishing; off 806 W 2nd; res 1233 N Colorado Ave, Hastings.
JONES, THOMAS W: County Clerk: b Adams Co, Neb Jan 26, 1887; s or William T Jones-Mary Williams; ed Adams Co; m Helen H Toedter Nov 22, 1916 Hastings; s Thomas W Jr; d Mary Helen, Joanne; 1910-13 mgr of Farmers Elevator, Pauline; 1913-30 owned & oprd Jones Elevator, Roseland; 1929- Adams Co clk; owns farm in Webster Co; ARC; Meth Ch, trustee, active in SS work; hobbies, home life, gardening; parents born Wales, came to Neb 1882 & settled on Adams Co farm; off Courthouse; res 1224 W 7th, Hastings.
KASTRUP, DWIGHT: Railway Division Agent; b Jacksonville, Ill Sept 20, 1891; s of William Kastrup-Emma Jane Elsome; ed Jacksonville, Ill; Dodge Inst, Valparaiso Ind; studied law in Omaha under Judge Meyers; m Madie Edith Bealmear Dec 12, 1912 Jacksonville, Ill; s Dwight Leroy: d Sarajane; 1910 teleg opr & ticket agt for CB&Q RR at Jacksonville, Ill; 1916-17 teleg opr & ticket clk at Red Cloud, Oxford & Fort Morgan, Colo; Feb-June 1917 claim investigator for CB&Q RR in Chicago gen office; June 1917 traveling auditor in chg of CB&Q RR div, Brookfield Mo; 1918-20 traveling auditor at Beatrice, Wymore div: 1920-27 asst to gen freight agt on lines west, Omaha;
1927 gen agt in chg of traffic, Scottsbluff; 1934- div freight & passenger agt in Hastings; CB&Q RR Veterans Assn; C of C, past dir; Lions, 2nd VP; AF&AM; RAM at Gering; Tehama Shrine; Royal Order of Jesters; Scot Rite, Lincoln; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, trout fishing; off CB&Q RR Passenger Station; res 824 N Denver Ave, Hastings.
KENNEDY, ROBERT FENTON: Advertising Manager; b St Edward, Neb Dec 29, 1898; s of James Stewart Kennedy-Arvilla Messenger; ed St Edward HS; U of N; m Florence E Green June 4, 1922 Albion; d Roberta Louise; 1914-17 gen newspaper work with Boone Co Advance, St Edward; 1919-20 cash & asst mgr Redpath Horner Chautauqua Co, traveled over U S; 1921-23 with Central City Non-Pareil, 1923-38 asst advertising mgr Norfolk Daily News at Norfolk; 1928- adv mgr of Hastings Daily Tribune; Newspaper Advertising Execs Assn Inc; NPA; Advertising Mgrs Assn, VP; Kiwanis, chmn of camp trustees, past pres; Hastings Club; C of C; Amer Leg; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Presby Ch; hobbies, hunting & fishing; off Hastings Daily Tribune; res 814 E 7th, Hastings.
KERNAN, PAUL HUBERT: Merchant; b Adams Co, Neb Nov 5, 1895; s of Bart Kernan-Ellen Scott; ed Hastings; St Vitars, Ill; m Almeda Bewley Sept 7, 1921 Denver; s Stephen; d Sheila; 1911-17, 1918- 24 with brother Barton T in shoe bus, Hastings; 1917 during World War in U S army, MTC 329, Camp Holobard Md, disch. 1918; 1924 pur brother's int in shoe store, 1924- mgr; 1939- owns shoe stores in Hastings, Grand Island, North Platte; C of C; Amer Leg, comm; 40 & 8; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, golf; off 718 W 2nd; res 410 W 11th, Hastings.
KINGSLEY, DONALDSON W: Physician & Surgeon: b Minden, Neb Mar 16, 1899; s of George P Kingsley-Mabel Wright; ed Minden HS; Cornell U, BA 1922, MA 1923; Harvard U. MD 1926; Kappa Alpha; Alpha Kappa Kappa; m Myra E Bowman Dec 17, 1928 Lincoln; s Donaldson W Jr, Robert P; d Carolyn; 1922-23 asst instr dept of embryology & histology Cornell U; 1926-28 interne, resident phys & surg Presby Hosp, Philadelphia; 1928- prac in Hastings; staff mbr Mary Lanning Memorial Hosp; consulting surg State Hosp, Ingleside; 1924 published a paper in the Anatomical Record discussing development of certain types of tissue cells; during World war mbr SATC at Hobart Coll, Geneva N Y; US army, 1st lt in med res corps; Adams Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; ACS; Neb Water Conservation Congress; Central Neb Pub. Power & Irrigation Dist, pres; lic priv pilot since 1932; owns & flies own plane; hobbies, golf, fishing & hunting; off 219 N St Joseph Ave; res 500 Forest Blvd, Hastings.
KOELLING, ALBERT J: Bank President; b Hiawatha, Kas Mar 17, 1890; s of John M Koelling-Amelia Pohl; ed Bluff City, Kas HS; Normal Sch, Harper Kas; m Vance V Carpenter Aug 10, 1910 Bigelow, Kas; d Verla Ruth (Mrs William J Crockett), Helen Maxine, Dorothy Lucille; 1908-15 sch tchr; 1915-17 ptr in real est & ins firm; 1917 bkkpr & asst cash State Bank of Bluff City, Kas; 1918-24 cash Zook State Bank; 1924-34 VP First Natl Bank at Larned, Kas; 1934- pres & dir City Natl Bank of Hastings; C of C, past dir; Kiwanis, past pres; YMCA; ARC; UCT; TPA; AF&AM, Scot Rite, Shrine; BPOE; Hillside Golf Club; First Chris Ch; hobby, athletics; off 646 W 2nd; res 1018 N Kansas Ave, Hastings.
LAINSON, HARRY A JR: Personnel & Traffic Manager; b Fairbury Neb Aug 12, 1912; s of Harry A Lainson-Celia W Jennings; ed Iowa St Coll; Northwestern U; Hastings Coll, BA 1934; m Gretchen H Hollman Jan 2, 1938 Minden; 1934- advertising mgr for Dutton-Lainson Co & Frank Rose Mfg Co; 1935- warehouse mgr, Dutton-Lainson Co; 1937- traffic mgr for Dutton-Lainson Co & Frank Rose Mfg Co; also personnel mgr Dutton-Lainson Co; 1938- secy of Dutton-Lainson Co & Frank Rose Mfg Co, Jr C of C, past treas; C of C; Rotary; Hastings Country Club; Hastings Gun Club; Hastings Coll Alumni Assn; Northwestern Alumni Assn; Uni Club, Lincoln; YMCA; SA, chmn bd of dirs; Presby Ch, secy bd of deacons; Adams Co Y R Club, treas; hobbies, music, books, stamp collecting; off Dutton- Lainson Bldg; res Hastings.
LAINSON, HARRY A SR: President Hardware Co; b Council Bluffs, Ia Aug 20, 1886; s of Alfred T Lainson- Cassie E Battin; ed Council Bluffs Ia HS; m Celia W Jennings Mar 31, 1910 Gothenburg; s Harry A Jr; John J; 1907 salesman for Neb Hdw Co, Lincoln; 1903-07 in stock room, Wright & Wilhelmy Co of Omaha; 1908-15 salesman for Henkle & Joyce Hdw Co, Lincoln; 1915-20 salesman for Wright & Wilhelmy Co, Omaha; 1920 mgr hdw dept, W M Dutton & Sons Co, Hastings, 1921 gen sales mgr, 1922-28 gen mgr, 1928-30 VP & gen mgr, 1930- pres, changed name to Dutton Lainson Co; Natl Whol Hdw Assn; C of C, dir; Rotary; AF&AM, Scot Rite, Shrine; Presby Ch, trustee; Rep; off 2nd & St Joseph; res 1015 N Kansas Ave, Hastings.
LAWSON, AUTHUR A: Property Manager & Hardware Dealer; b Hastings, Neb; s of Charles K Lawson-Amy Ellis; ed Hastings Bus Coll; started as bkkpr for father, now with brother owner & opr Lawson Hdw Co; owner & opr apt houses, handles property rentals in Hastings; still lives in home built by father in 1885; Neb Retail Hdw Assn; C of C; BPOE; Garden Club; owns one of best priv collections of Indian relies in Hastings; hobbies; travel over US, Canada, Mexico & Cuba; once owned several fine horses; fond of outdoor life & music; parents original Hastings town-site owners July 1872, oprd Pratt & Lawson Co, gen mdse, impls, horses & mules, shipped out buffalo bones which were traded for mdse, furnished banking facilities for settlers; off 731 W 7th; res 739 N Lincoln Ave, Hastings.
LEE, FRANCIS ROBERT: Clergyman; b Lee Hall, Va Oct 12, 1882; s of Maj Henderson L Lee-Lucy Scott; ed Virginia Polytechnic Inst; Roanoke Coll, Salem Va; Kings Coll, BA 1903, MA 1904; theological seminary in Va 1906; Sigma Chi; 1906-13 rector Episc Emmanuel Ch, Franklin Va & Christ Ch, Smithfield Va; 1913-20 rector Episc Ch, Franklin Va; 1920-26 rector St Pauls Ch, Chillicothe, O; 1926- dean of St Marks Cathedral at Hastings, instrumental in construction of Cathedral; diocese of W Neb, pres coun of advice, chmn of examining chaplains, mbr of bishopric, & coun dep in gen conv since 1927; lib bd, pres; Hastings Museum, dir; civilian chaplain in World War & later chaplain US army; Amer Leg, chaplain; Kiwanis past pres at Chillicothe O; BPOE, past state chaplain; AF&AM, local chaplain; SAR; ARC, Adams Co pres; hobbies, ornithology, walking; father a maj in Confederate army, in chg of 36th Va regiment in Picketts chg at Gettysburg, also outstanding atty for commonwealth; direct descendant of Col Richard Lee who settled in Colony of Va in 1640; res Clarke Hotel, Hastings.
LEWIS, DAVID JOHN: Retired; b Clay Co, Neb Dec 25, 1877; s of Herbert Lewis-Mary Jones; ed Hastings Acad; Hastings Coll, BA 1900; m Ada Garver Sept 9, 1925 Ia (dec May 20, 1933); 1892-1900 while in coll emp as reporter for Adam Breede on Hastings Weekly Tribune; 1900-03 visited relatives in England & toured Europe, worked 1 year on South Wales Daily News at Cardiff, Wales; 1903-04 reporter on Omaha Bee-News, 6 mos editor & publisher Sutton Advertiser-News at Sutton; 1905-28 reporter for Hastings Weekly Tribune, 1906-28 also editorial writer, 1928-37 in chg of editorial work after Adam Breede's death, co-owner with David Breede, Louise Engle, Henry G Smith, until 1937 when sold int & ret; NPA, past mbr; C of C, past mbr; YMCA, dir; IOOF; Izaak Walton, past mbr; hobbies, fishing, travel; res 501 E 9th, Hastings.
LIENHART, CHESTER J: Auto Dealer; b Akron, Colo Apr 28, 1890; s of C F Lienhart-Mary J Jones; ed Minden; Chicago U Sch of Pharm, 1912; m Ema J Winter Apr 15, 1909 Omaha; d Lois E (Mrs Clyde D Paul), Gwendolyn J; 1912-20 owned drug stores at Norman, Heartwell & Funk, sold in 1921, ret from drug bus; 1922-30 owner & opr Hastings Chevrolet Sales Co, Lienhart Auto Co at Minden, Lienhart-Bredenbert Chevrolet Co at Kearney, LBB Chevrolet Sales Co at Franklin; 1932 estab Lienhart Motor Co of Hastings, handling Buick, Oldsmobile & Chevrolet; opr branch agcy at Holdrege; 1926 train load of Chevrolets shipped from factory to Hastings, has handled 17,000 since 1922; owns 1200 A in Hastings & Platte Valley vicinity, engaged in experimental pump irrigation; formerly int in First Natl Bank of Hastings; 1930 org secy-treas Great Plains Aircraft Co; estab & built present airport & hangar at Hastings; Neb Auto Dlrs Assn, past pres, dir; dir of Neb ch US 6 Roosevelt Highway Assn; C of C, dir; Hastings Country Club; Uni Club, Lincoln; Omaha Athletic Club; Hastings Gun Club; BPOE, ch mbr; hobbies, golf, trapshooting, horse racing, fishing, hunting; father an org S Platte Supplemental Water Dist, now Central Neb Pub Power & Irrigation Dist; off 436 W 2nd; res 1139 N Kansas Ave, Hastings.
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