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


in Nebraska


   LINN, CARL EDWIN: Clothier; b Clyde, Kas Jan 28, 1883; s of Charles Linn-Christine S Nelson; ed Clyde Kas; m Besse French Mar 14, 1906 Clyde Kas; s Charles E; d Gwendolyn M (Mrs Roy R Rainforth), Lurline L; 1905-08 emp by J K Herman, clothier, Clyde Kas; 1908-14 with clothing firm, Herman & Linn Co, Ravenna; 1914-23 prop C E Linn Co, Ravenna; 1923- owner & opr C E Linn Co, clothiers, Hastings, son ptr since 1933; past mayor of Ravenna 6 years; C of C; Hillside Golf Club, dir, ch mbr, Hole-in-One Club; AF&AM, ch mbr; Scot Rite; Tehama Shrine; BPOE; IOOF; KP; FOE; Hastings Country Club; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, bowling; off 722 W 2nd; res 834 N Bellevue, Hastings.

   LOWMAN, WILLIAM M: Real Estate & Loan Agent; b Stark Co, Ill Aug 11, 1865; s of Davis Lowman-Anne M Williams; ed Hedding Coll Abingdon, Ill; Wheaton Coll, Wheaton Ill; Eastman Natl Bus Coll, Poughkeepsie N Y; m Florence M Garratt Sept 26, 1881 Sterling Ill; s William M Jr (dec Sept 23, 1923); d Vera G (Mrs C K McCleery); came to Hastings 1878; pur carload of cattle & carload of horses on first trip to Neb; 1878-1886 with father owner & opr D Lowman & Son Real Est & Loan Co, 1886 name changed to William M Lowman Co, 1886- opr; 1905 org Bank of Commerce, Hastings, pres until 1915; org, dir & VP German Natl Bank; dir First Natl Bank of Hastings; dir of Hastings B & L Co; 1887 Adams Co supvr; administrator & executor of several estates; mbr finance com of Sunnyside Old Peoples Home; pres Parkview Cemetery of which father was an org, 1st pres & 1st person buried in cemetery; Neb St Hist Soc; past dir C of C; AF&AM; KCCH; Scot Rite; Rep; hobbies, autos, horses; mother born in Hereford England; father born in Highland Co, O; stock farmer in Ill & at one time importer of Shorthorn cattle from Scotland & England; off 124 N Hastings Ave; res 805 N LinColn Ave, Hastings.

   McDONALD, D G: President Mercantile Co; b Hamilton, Mo Mar 18, 1887; s of D G McDonald-Martha Frances Madden; ed Hamilton Mo; m Eileen June Hogan Dec 30, 1934 Oakland Cal; d Delores Dee, Gloria June; worked with father in gen mdse store, Hamilton Mo until 1903; 1903-05 with Burham-Hanna-Munger Whol House in Kansas City, Mo; 1905-14 salesman for Spokane Dry Goods Co, Spokane, Wash; 1914-16 mgr J C Penney Co, Kellogg Ida; 1916-23 in chg of buying off, J C Penney Co, St Paul Minn; 1923-26 buyer & dir of J C Penney Co, New York City; retired 5 years, spent time in Cal; 1934- owner int in Brown & Eckberg Co, changed to Brown-McDonald Co, VP until 1936, 1936- pres; off 333 W 2nd; res 919 Lincoln, Hastings.

   MACE, JOHN L: Physician; b Eldorado, Ill Mar 2, 1879; s of Willis L Mace-Eliza Jane Smith; ed Harrisburg, Ill HS; So Ill Normal; U of Tenn, MD; m Ella Deppe June 1, 1911 Glenvil; s Glen L; 1909 prac in Glenvil; 1910-20 prac in Roseland, 1920- prac, Hastings; Adams Co Med Soc, past pres; Neb St & AMA; Amer Proctologic Soc; C of C; Lions; AF&AM, Shrine, Scot Rite; Meth Ch; Rep; res 228 E 7th, Hastings.

   McGRATH, J H: Hardware Merchant; b Shelby Co, Ill Apr 22, 1863; s of William McGrath-Priscilla Doyle; ed Shelby Co, Ill; m Grace C Green Dec 24, 1893 Hastings (dec May 1937); s L J; d Florence Marguerite, Emma Corona, Grace Evelyn; 1884-86 with hdw store in Hastings; 1886-90 with Berger Bros Hdw Co; 1890-92 traveling salesman for Berger Bros; 1892-93 salesman for Omaha Hdw Co; 1893-1903 salesman for Rector & Wilhelmy Hdw Co of Omaha; 1903- with brother C E owner & opr J H McGrath Hdw Co in Hastings; Neb Retail Hdw Assn; C of C; Bapt Ch; hobby, books, has library in home; parents came from Ill to Hastings 1884; off 631 W 2nd; res 1334 W 6th, Hastings.

   McWHORTER, FORD: President Investment Co; b Wilber, Neb Nov 9, 1879; s of James McWhorter-Mary Ellen Brady; ed Pierce; Bellevue Coll, BA 1903; m Lulu L Johnson Jan 5, 1910 Holdrege; s Dean R, Stuart J, James E; 1903-06 supt of schs at Bertrand & Newman Grove; 1906-25 cash, First State Bank at Bertrand; 1926-32 secy, First Trust Co of Hastings; 1932- pres Mortgage Investment Co; past lt gov of Neb; Kiwanis; Hastings Coll trustee; AF &AM, Scot Rite, Shrine; Hastings Coll Golf Club; BPOE; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, golf; off City Bldg; res 1124 N St Joseph, Hastings.

   MADGETT, WILLIAM: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Broome Co, N Y July 9, 1879; s of James Madgett-Mary ___; ed Hastings HS; Hastings Bus Coll; m Pauline Nance, 1900, Savannah Mo; d Pauline (Mrs C R Welton); 1894-1901 from off boy through all depts First Natl Bank, Hastings; 1901- in real est & ins bus; 1912 brother John P Madgett joined firm; past mayor of Hastings 3 terms; helped obtain lower electric & gas rates for Neb & other states; past pres League of Neb Municipalities; awarded gold cup for being best orator of Neb Real Est Assn; VP Public Ownership League of Amer; past dir C of C; Lions; KP, past chancellor comm; past royal vizier DOKK; Rep State Central Com, past mbr resolutions com, mbr Grass Roots com; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; Shrine; OES; BPOE; Episc Ch; hobby, public utilities; off Madgett Bldg; res 750 N St Joseph, Hastings.

   MARVEL, ARCHIE D: President Credit Co; b in sod house in Hamilton Co, Neb May 26, 1892; s of John S Marvel-Mary E Bedell; ed Giltner HS; Hastings Coll, BA 1912; Harvard U, 1912-14; Eta Phi Lambda, ch mbr; m Beth Newell Sept 8, 1925 Alexandria; s Richard D, Robert J, John N; d Marilyn; 1914-26 asst cash, later cash Bank of Commerce, Hastings; 1926-31 VP First Natl Bank, Hastings; 1931- org, pres & gen mgr Gen Credit Corp, Hastings; Hastings Coll, trustee; Neb St Bar Assn; Kiwanis, past pres & ch mbr; C of C; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Shrine; BPOE; Presby Ch, trustee; Dem; hobbies, gardening, flower raising (roses); father banker in Hamilton Co, later bank pres, Hastings; off City Water & Light Bldg; res 511 University Ave, Hastings.

   MATTHIESEN, CARL R: Pharmacist; b Superior, Neb Mar 1, 1890; s of M H Matthiesen-Wilhelmina Sackhoff; ed Superior HS; Creighton U, PhG 1913; m Edith Floy Lewis June 15, 1916 Wymore; 1908-11 clk George L Fisher & Co, drugs, Superior; 1913-19 pharm for George L Fisher & Co, Wymore & Byron; 1919- with George L Fisher & Paul E Schmeling, mgr & part owner Carl E Matthiesen & Co, 1925- owner & mgr; C of C, past dir; Rotary, past pres; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; Shrine; BPOE, past mbr; past mbr Flying Club; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, aviation, 1st priv pilot lic from Hastings municipal airport; father early settler in Nuckolls Co; off 725 W 2nd; res 726 N Burlington Ave, Hastings.

   MIKKELSEN, NIELS: Pharmacist; b Denmark Jan 20, 1876; s of Jens Mikkelsen-Mary K Nielsen; ed St Paul HS; Northwestern U, PhG 1898; Phi Beta Chi; m Elvera Petersen Dee 26, 1900 Dannebrog; s Maurice B, Max Everett; came to Neb in 1881; 1898-1900 chemist for E E Bruce Co, Omaha; 1901-05 with Wangler Drug Co, Waterloo Ia; 1905-07 prop Red Cross Drug Co, Cherokee Ia; 1907- pharm Mikkelsen Drug Co in Kenesaw; 1918-23 mbr state bd of pharm examiners, 1916-32 J P & police magistrate; 1929-32 mayor; 1919-23 pres sch bd; Neb Pharm Assn, org & past pres, del to convs at Washington D C 1920-46; C of C; Neb St Hist Soc; AF&AM; past secy 20 years; Scot Rite, Tehamah Shrine; Luth Ch; Rep; hobby, reading, has hist lib of 10,000 volumes; res Kenesaw.

   NOWERS, WALTER E: Physician & Surgeon; b Howells, Neb June 20, 1881; s of George W Nowers-Mary Jane Allen; ed Leigh HS; Creighton U MD 1908; Phi Rho Sigma; m Susie Petit Jan 10, 1910 Chicago; s Walter J; d Grace; 1899-1904 tchr in Colfax Co schs; 1908-09 interne Englewood Hosp, Chicago; 1909- phys & surg, Kenesaw; staff mbr Mary Lanning Memorial Hosp, Hastings; city phys 15 years; past mbr sch bd; Adams Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; C of C; MWA; AF&AM, past master; Scot Rite & Shrine, Hastings; Congl Ch; Rep; father born in England, came to U S in 1865, farmed in Ill; 1880 moved to Howells; res Kenesaw.

   OLSON, ALMON GEORGE: Manager Wholesale House; b Omaha, Neb Dec 3, 1886; s of Olaf Olson-Hannah Swanson; ed rural HS, Omaha; bus Coll, Omaha; m Louise Mader 1907 Leigh; 1905-08 express messenger for UP RR, Omaha; 1908-13 branch mgr Paxton, Gallagher & Co, Cheyenne, Wyo; 1913- Hastings mgr Paxton & Gallagher Co; Neb Assn of Wholesalers; C of C; AF&AM; KP, past chancellor comm; BPOE; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, gardening, lodge work; off 346 W 1st; res 1123 N Hastings Ave, Hastings.

   OVERTURF, GEORGE E: Secretary & Manager Chamber of Commerce; b Nemaha Co, Neb Apr 20, 1886; s of John L Overturf-Alzina Sheldon; ed Cotner Coll; U of N; Hastings Bus Coll; m Nellie McDonald June 25, 1910 Hastings; s Lee L, Donald S, George E Jr; 1910-11 with German Natl Bank of Hastings; 1911-12 with Hastings water & light dept; 1912-18 bkkpr & Adams Co dep treas;



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1919-28 secy, treas & credit mgr Wolbach & Brach Inc; 1929 org City Fuel & Feed Co Inc, 1929-36 secy & treas; 1937- secy & mgr Hastings C of C; mbr sch bd 6 years; 1933-35 mbr city coun; org of Hastings Museum; ARC, secy; Lions, past pres 1936; Hillside Golf Club, ch mbr; KP; DOKK; Presby Ch, inter-church reserve pres 2 years, treas 4 years, trustee 3 years; Rep; hobbies, reading, gardening, shopwork; parents born in 0, came to Nemaha Co 1877; off C of C; res 839 N Kansas Ave, Hastings.

   PARSONS, JOHN HOWE: Owner & Manager Oil Co; b Wenona, Ill May 22, 1885; s of John I Parsoons (sic) -Addie Hopper; ed HS in Cal; m Verna E Wilson Oct 10, 1907 Chenoa, Ill; s Roger L, John Bufford, Gerald Wilson; d Mary (Mrs Robert Holm), Jean; 1903 with uncle John Lyman farmed near Springfield, Ill; 1904-09 farmed near Chenoa Ill; 1909-10 farmed near Eagle Lake, Ill; 1910-17 farmed near Button; 1917 moved to Hastings & built garage; 1918-20 with Adams Co highway dept; 1920-29 with Smith Machine Co; 1929- owner & opr whol & retail gas & oil co; mbr bd of ed past 15 years, pres past 10 years; Neb Retail Oil Dlrs Assn; C of C; Lions, past pres; SA, bd mbr; KP; IOOF; FOE; Meth Ch; Rep; 325 N Hastings Ave; res 226 University Ave, Hastings.

   PHILLIPS, LIB: Proprietor, Amusement Park; b Furnas Co, Neb Dec 14, 1879; s of Kaleb Phillips-Sarah Brown; ed Furnas Co; m Effie Beatty Sept 19, 1919 Brady Island; learned barber trade 1894; 1894-97 barber in Cambridge & Gothenburg; 1897-98 prop saloon in Elm Creek; 1898-1918 prop saloons in Juniata, Hastings, Minden, Roseland, Heartwell, Prosser, Deweese, Sutton & Shickley, lived in Hastings; 1918- owner & mgr Hastings Amusement Park; swimming instr; owns several producing oil wells & has int in others; 1933- whol distributor for Goetz Brewery Co; opr fox farm in Clay Co; once had largest priv collection of mounted animals, police records, guns, relics, etc in U S, donated these to Hastings Coll; C of C; ARC; YMCA; BPOE; Rep; hobbies, hunting & mounting N Amer animals; parents born in W Va; father in Civil War 4 years, came to Neb in 1865, lived 1 year in Plattsmouth, later homesteaded Furnas Co; res Hastings.

   PICKETT, LEWIS H: Insurance Adjuster; b Montgomery Co, Ind Feb 14, 1903; s of A H Pickett-Rose Eleanor Hamilton; ed Darlington, Ind; Wabash Coll, Crawfordsville Ind, BA 1925, mbr football team; m Frances H Walters June 22, 1932 Indianapolis Ind; d Frances Eleanor, Anne Harrison; 1925-29 athletic coach & tchr, Lebanon Ind HS; 1929-31 asst mgr Metzger Lbr Co at Lebanon Ind; June to Dec 1931 in Chicago off of Western Adjustment & Inspection Co; 1931-33 staff adjuster for Western Adjustment & Inspection Co at Des Moines Ia, 1933-85 off mgr at Ottumwa, 1935- resident adjuster at Hastings; Rotary, pres; C of C; AF&AM; Scot Rite, Ind; Murot Shrine; BPOE; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, fishing; off Madgett Bldg; res 906 Hill St, Hastings.

   PRATT, CARL E: President Business College; b Adams Co, Neb Aug 7, 1893; s of John Clark Pratt-Cora Belle Osler; ed Hastings HS 1912; Hastings Coll, BSc 1916; Kappa Tau Phi; m Nora Edna Tripp June 20, 1917 Hastings; s John W, Carl E Jr: d Helen H (Mrs Paul E Cowgill), Lois Janice, Barbara Lenore; 1916 Sutton HS tchr & coach; 1917 supt of schs, Sutton; 1919 supt of schs, Plattsmouth; 1921- pres Hastings Bus Coll; North Platte Sch of Commerce, pres; state representative 1933; C of C; Rotary; AF&AM 317, worshipful master; master of Kadosh, Scot Rite: Shrine; KP, past chancellor comm; Adams Co Dem Club, past chmn; Presby Ch, deacon; hobbies, history of Sioux Indians & Custer fight, golf; off 315 E 9th; res 214 E 9th, Hastings.

   PRATT, HOWARD G: Bank President; b Hastings, Neb Oct 29, 1894; s of George H Pratt-Harriet Wikoff; ed Hastings HS; Hastings Coll; U of Chicago, BA; Delta Chi; m Adah Allen Dec 24, 1923 Smith Center Kas; d Harriett; 1917 joined base hosp 13 US army, disch 1919; 1919-22 farm opr & mgr land ints; 1922 VP Hastings Natl Bank, 1923- pres; past dir Hastings Fed Savings & Loan Assn; mbr Neb & Amer Bankers Assns; Hastings Coll, bd VP; Mary Lanning Memorial Hosp, pres of bd; sch bd mbr; C of C, past pres; Rotary, past pres; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Shrine; BPOE; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, sports, hunting, fishing; off Hastings Natl Bank; res 919 N Kansas Ave, Hastings.

   RENNER, PERCY ROBERT: Printer; b Nebraska City, Neb Apr 22 1870; s of Dr Frederick Renner-Victoria Heilig; ed Nebraska City; Hastings Bus Coll; m Anna Mirilla Hall Oct 24, 1897; s Robert Hall; d Victoria Frances (Mrs Harold C Churchill); 1883 appr to Jung & Beutler, printers in Nebraska City; 1884-89 printer for A L Bratton, editor Hastings Nebraskan; 1889-91 printer for Renner & Montgomery in Hastings; 1891-93 with H P Fitch, publisher Hastings Nebraskan; 1893-96 with Merritt & Creeth; 1896-1900 with brother Fred opr comml printing bus in Hastings; of Percy Renner & Co; 1900- prop O; city coun, pres since 1913; C of C; 1901 org Neb St Baseball League; past dir Hastings Baseball Club; AF&AM, Scot Rite 32o; Shrine; KP, past chmn; BPOE, past exalted ruler; Episc Ch; Rep; hobbies, baseball & all athletics; father born in Austria, came to US in 1856 & was mbr of 1st Neb territorial legislature, estab Staatz-Zeitung 1st German newspaper in Neb; off 525 W 3rd; res 917 N Hastings Ave, Hastings.

   RENNIE, ORVILLE C: Theater Manager; b Cedar, Ia Nov 30, 1900; s of William Rennie-Ida Charnock; ed Sioux Falls, S D HS; Cornell Coll, Mt Vernon Ia; U of Minn; Sigma Phi Epsilon; m Sara Jane Whitehead Aug 14, 1929 Tipton, Ia; s Orville Jr, Richard W; 1924-34 singer & master of ceremonies in various theaters in Chicago, N Y City, Minneapolis Minn, Rock Island Ill, Milwaukee Wis, Sioux City Ia; soloist at Old Heidelburg Inn at Chicago World's Fair; singer, radio station WBBM Chicago; worked for First Natl & Warner Bros, Hollywood in 1929; 1934-36 production mgr for Paramount-Publix World Theater in Omaha; 1936- mgr of Tri-State Theater Corp, Hastings; C of C; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Abu Bekr Shrine; Bapt Ch; hobby, photography; off Rivoli Theater; res 503 Briggs Ave, Hastings.

   RILEY, OTTO ARCHIE: Bank Vice-President; b Webster Co, Neb Nov 30, 1886; s of John O Riley-Catherine R Morton; ed Lawrence; Hastings Bus Coll, 1906; m Lyla Pearl Bauder June 9, 1909 Pauline; s Russell R; d Dorotha E; 1906-07 with First Natl Bank of Hastings; 1907-10 with First Natl Bank, Lawrence; 1910-19 with First Natl Bank, Hastings; 1919- dir State Bank, later Hastings Natl Bank; 1919-30 cash Hastings Natl Bank, 1930- VP; 1919-25 mbr bd of edn, chmn 3 years; 1919- treas, Adams Co ARC; Neb Bankers Assn, past chmn exec coun, past pres group 4; S Central Neb Regional Clearing House Assn, pres; Kiwanis, pres 1928; C of C, dir; Adams Co Agrl Soc, past treas; Hillside Golf Club; DOKK; KP; Presby Ch; Dem; hobby, travel; off Hastings Natl Bank; res 839 N Bellvue Ave, Hastings.

   ROBERTSON, FRANCIS I: Department Manager of Newspaper; b St Edward, Neb July 18, 1903; s of F A Robertson-Lula Akers; ed St Edward HS; Hastings Coll, BA 1926; mbr track team 1926, editorial staff Hastings Collegian & Bronco year book; m Rheva Eyre, June 28, 1935 Superior; photographer for Nelson Studios in Hastings while in Hastings Coll 1922-25; 1926-31 photographer Hastings Daily Tribune; 1926 installed photographic dept; 1931-37 head photographer & sales mgr engraving dept; 1937- mgr of graphic arts dept, production & sale of photographs, photo engravings & comml printing; Lions; Jr C of C, dir; alumni secy Hastings Coll; BSA, scoutmaster troop 200; Presby Ch, deacon; Rep; hobbies, BSA work; off Hastings Daily Tribune; res 1314 W 3rd, Hastings.

   RURUP, HENRY C: Manager Lumber Co; b Seward Co, Neb Aug 27, 1886; s of Henry E Rurup-Amelia Bielefeld; ed Bee HS; Fremont Normal 1903-05; m Katherine H Nielsen Nov 19, 1919 Omaha; 1905-08 yard man for Updike Grain & Lbr Co, Bee; 1908-15 mgr & auditor Updike Grain Co at Arlington; 1915-17 owner int in Updike Grain Co, changed name to Arlington Lbr & Grain Co, sold to Octavia Lbr & Grain Co 1917; 1919-21 secy & treas Octavia Lbr & Grain Co, 1921 sold to Joyce Lbr Co; 1921- 23 mgr Joyce Lbr Co, Marshalltown Ia; 1923-25 mgr Midwest Lbr Co, Mt Pleasant Ia; 1925-33 mgr Montgomery Lbr Co, Winner S D; 1933- mgr J H Yost Lbr Co, Hastings; owns farm in Thurston Co; 1914-17 mayor of Arlington; 1917 in US army during World War, OTC Camp Funston, commd 2nd lt, 1st lt at Camp Lee, Va, MTC Washington DC; O/S 10 mos, adjt, commanding ofcr in command of assembly transport equipment, later in command of 14th section 310th unit MTC, army of occupation, disch Sept 10, 1919; Amer Leg, comm; Lions, past dir; C of C; dir; AF&AM; Scot Rite; KP; BPOE, dir; Hillside Golf Club; Presby Ch,


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trustee; Rep; hobby, golf; parents came from Germany to Wis 1866, to Neb 1870; off 215 S Denver Ave; res 914 W 11th, Hastings.

   RUSSELL, HARRY F: Attorney; b Kenesaw, Neb June 6, 1890; s of Henry M Russell-May Haller; ed Kenesaw HS 1906; Hastings Coll, BA 1910; Pi Gamma Mu; m Esther R Fuhr June 30, 1926 Pasadena, Cal; s Harrison Frederick Jr; 1910-12 with Exchange Natl Bank of Hastings; 1912-30 investment banker, Hastings; 1930 adm to prac law in dist court of US, US supreme court, ICC, US internal revenue dept, US pension bur, veterans administration & all courts in Neb: 1930- atty, Hastings; Adams Co dep atty; Hastings Coll, trustee: Neb Childrens Home Soc, trustee; during World War in US army, sgt of inf, completed ofcrs training course for commission in central machine gun OTS at time of armistice; Amer Leg; Adams Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Rotary, dist gov 120th dist; C of C; Neb Good Roads Assn; Hastings Country Club; AF&AM 32o; RAM, past high priest; Scot Rite; R&SM; KT; KCCH; Tehama Shrine, past potentate; Presby Ch; Rep, chmn Adams Co Central Com; hobbies, golf, photography; off City Water & Light Bldg; res 827 N Bellevue Ave, Hastings.

   RUTHERFORD, CHARLES ALEXANDER: Manager Plumbing Shop; b Adams Co, Neb Apr 30, 1881; s of Alexander Rutherford-Anna Longdell; ed Hastings HS; Hastings Bus Coll; m Margaret Anderson Dec 1, 1903 Hastings; s Warren E; d LaVon (Mrs Elmer Boner), Wilma (Mrs Eldon Miller), Fern (Mrs Richard Brown), Margaret (Mrs Ed Sizer), Marjory (Mrs Wendol E Foote), Avalon (Mrs Max Houtchens), Phyllys; 1899-1905 with brother Adam Rutherford in plumbing bus, Hastings; 1905- owner & mgr Rutherford Plumbing & Heating Co; 1905 Frank Rutherford became assoc with firm; mbr city coun past 7 years; Neb Master Plumbers Assn; Natl Assn of Master Plumbers; Lions, past mbr; C of C; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; Shrine; KP; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, fishing; off 444 2nd St; res 1110 W 7th, Hastings.

   SCHUSTER, LELAND CHARLES: Store Manager; b Thief River Falls, Minn Oct 10, 1900; s of Charles C Schuster-Martha L Bower: ed U of N D, BA 1924; Sigma Nu; m Martha Niblack Aug 7, 1928 Vincennes, Ind; s Sanford, Lee; d Martha Lee; 1924-25 in production dept Western Electric Co, Chicago; 1925 3 mos in purchasing dept of Yellow Coach & Truck Mfg CO, Chicago; 1925-26 salesman for A W Shaw Publishing Co, Chicago & New York City; 1926-33 salesman for J C Penney Co, Connersville Ind; 1933-35 floorman, J C Penney Co at Indianapolis Ind, 1935-37 asst mgr at Omaha, 1937- mgr at Hastings; Kiwanis, dir; C of C, dir; AF&AM; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing & hunting; off J C Penney Co; res 706 E 7th, Hastings.

   SEATON, FRED A: Publisher; b Washington, D C Dec 11, 1909; s of Fay N Seaton-Dora Elisabeth Schmidt; ed Manhattan Kas HS; Kas St Coll, 1927-31 dir of sports publicity, 1930-31 student asst in dept of pub speaking; Beta Theta Pi; Sigma Delta Chi; Pi Kappa Delta: Purple Masque; m Gladys Hope Dowd Jan 23, 1930 Manhattan, Kas; emp by father in Seaton Publications, while in sch at Manhattan; 1929 teleg editor, 1930 city editor, 1929-31 sports writer Kansas City Journal-Post; 1931-37 bus mgr Seaton Publications; 1936 secy to Gov Alfred Landon during presidential campaign; 1937- publisher & gen mgr of Hastings Daily Tribune; NPA; Rotary, dir; C of C, dir; BPOE; Rep, jr natl committeeman for Kas 1935-36, vice-chmn Kas delegation to Cleveland conv; Y R Club, Kas St vice-chmn 1932-34, Kas St chmn 1934-38; hobbies, fishing, coin & stamp collecting, radio sports announcing; off Hastings Daily Tribune; res 238 Forest Blvd, Hastings.

   SERF, OTTIS EUGENE: Commercial Printer; b Freeport, Ill Nov 28, 1873; s of Theodore W Serf-Susanne Gabe; ed Blue Springs HS; m Harriet Alice Shaulis Sept 9, 1909 Hastings; d Mary Elizabeth; learned printing trade in newspaper off at Blue Springs; 1893-94 printer, Aurora Register; 1895-1907 printer, Hastings Daily Republican; 1910-27 part owner Renner & Serf, Comml Printers; 1927- owner & mgr O E Serf Printing Co; one of reorgs F J Jaden Mfg Co Inc, past dir, 1931-37 secy & treas; worked short time for Lincoln News, Lincoln Call & State Journal; C of C; Dem; father was United Evang minister; off 331 N Hastings; res 811 N St Joseph, Hastings.

   SHAFFER, DEAN E: Secretary-Treasurer Investment Co; b St Edward, Neb July 17, 1903; s of Chas J Shaffer-Angeline C Finch; ed Hastings Coll, BA 1925, mbr debate team 1922-25; U of Cal, 1925; Pi Kappa Delta, Pi Gamma Mu; m Shirley Elizabeth Cowlbeck June 10, 1939; 1924-25 asst mgr radio station KFKX, Hastings; 1926-27 instr in journalism Hastings Coll; 1927- secy & treas Mortgage Investment Co Inc & mgr of ins dept; 1922-27 special reporter for Hastings Daily Tribune; 1936- asst to pres of Hastings Coll; Neb Assn of Ins Agents; recd U S Jr C of C distinguished civic service award 1930; DeMolay, Legion of Honor, mbr advisory coun; Rotary, past secy; C of C; YMCA, dir; AF&AM, Scot Rite, Shrine, Presby Ch; hobby, coll athletics; off City Bldg; res Stratton Apts, Hastings.

   SIMMS, DAVID S: Postmaster; b Alma, Neb Dec 2, 1885; s of B M Simms-Alice G ___; ed Alma HS; Creighton U; U of N, LLB; Phi Gamma Delta; m Nettie Hill June 7, 1911 Hebron; 1910-12 in retail drug store, Superior; 1912-19 prac law, Superior; 1919- owner & opr Simms Drug & Book Store in Hastings; 1934- P M; C of C; AF&AM; IOOF; Episc Ch; Dem; res 810 N Lincoln Ave, Hastings.

   SMITH, ARTHUR ANDREW: Physician & Surgeon; b Sparta, N C July 5, 1884; s of Charles W Smith-Cora Pennington; ed Bridle Creek Va Acad; George Peabody Coll, Nashville, Tenn, LI 1904; U of N, BA 1910; Rush Med Coll, MD 1912; surgical fellowship Mayo Clinic 1918-21; Beta Theta Pi; Nu Sigma Nu; m Florence Cole June 16, 1920 Minneapolis Minn; S Robert C; d Katherine E; 1912-15 Interne at Lincoln Sanitorium, Lincoln, 1st asst; 1915-18 house surg at Mary Lanning Memorial Hosp, Hastings; 1921-23 dist med inspector & chief med ofcr of 13th dist appeal bd of veterans bur, Seattle Wash; 1923- surg at Hastings; mbr surgical staff Mary Lanning Memorial Hosp; consulting surg state Hosp at Ingleside; CB&Q RR & MoP RR surg; during World War in US army, 1st lt in res corps & pathologist in chg of pathological section base hosp Fort Riley, Kas, in central dept Fort Leavenworth 1918-19; Adams Co Med Soc, past pres; Neb St & Amer Med Assns; fellow ACS; C of C; Rotary, past pres; Amer Leg; AF&AM, past master; Scot Rite; York Rite; Tehama Shrine; KP; BPOE; Meth Ch; off 131 N Hastings Ave; res 1136 N St Joseph Ave, Hastings.

   SMITH, ELLEN DORRANCE: Librarian; b Pawnee City, Neb Nov 22, 1884; d of Joseph William Dorrance-Elizabeth Dinnis; ed priv sch; U of N; Hastings Coll; U of Chicago, grad sch of lib service; m Boteler Chernocke Smith June 2, 1906 Pawnee City (dec Feb 21, 1921); s Lt. Charles, Edward V (dec July 7, 1936), Boteler Chernocke; d Elizabeth Chernocke (Mrs Robert M Watt), Mary Janet, Eleanor Dorrance; tchr in grade & HS in Pawnee Co before marriage; 1927-36 children's librarian city lib at Hastings, 1936- head librarian; Neb Lib Assn; ALA; Federated Womans Club, past pres; ARC, life mbr; chmn of Liberty, Loan drive & received medal for services during World War; PEO, past pres; OES; Presby Ch; hobbies, reading, art, photography; off Hastings Library; res Hastings.

   SMITH, HENRY GREEN: Retired; b Philadelphia, Penn Sept 16, 1878; s of William Henry Smith-Margaret Green; ed ___; m Caroline Meyer Oct 29, 1902 Washington D C; s Henry I Smith; 1892-97 appr printer, Lincoln; 1898 reporter Lincoln Evening News; 1899-1902 emp by Omaha Bee as staff correspondent, Lincoln; 1902 reporter Washington D C Post; 1902-05 secy to US Senator C U Dietrich, Washington; 1905-28 managing editor of Hastings Tribune, 1928-37 editor & gen mgr; 1937- ret; 1935-37 mbr Neb St planning bd; 1933-34 chmn of depositors reorganization com Neb Natl Bank, 1934- chmn bd of trustees; Hastings Coll trustee; NPA, past mbr; Inland Press Assn, past mbr; C of C, past pres; hobby, fishing: res 1104 N St Joseph Ave, Hastings.

   SPADY, JOHN: Area Manager of Telephone Co; b Norka, Russia Apr 23, 1903; s of Henry Spady-Christina Hieser; ed Russia; Hastings; m Alberta E Perkins May 19, 1928 Clay Center; s Richard J; d Barbara Ann, Johanne M; 1907 came to Amer; att Hastings schs a short time, later schs in Russia; with two sisters & uncle & aunt retd to U S 1916, att sch in Hastings while emp by Polenski Bros, Shellak & CO; 1927-28 ground man, Lincoln Tele & Teleg Co, 1928 third class lineman, 1928-29 second class combination man, 1929-30 sales solicitor, 1930-34 dist salesman, 1934-35 area sales mgr Clay Co with hdqrs Sutton, 1935- area comml mgr hdqrs Hastings; dir Lincoln Tele & Teleg Co; Employes Co-op Credit Assn; Rotary;



Who's Who

C of C; past pres Jr C of C; AF&AM; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing & hunting, travels with family on fishing trips each year; off Telephone Bldg; res 412 N Colorado, Hastings.

   STALEY, ALVAH H: Educator; b Branch Co, Mich Jan 4, 1873; s of Fredrick Staley-Sarah Jameson; ed Tri-State Normal Coll, Angola, Ind, BA 1895; U of N, BA 1901; Columbia U; Hastings Coll, Dr of Pedagogy 1939; m Helen Teresa Browne Sept 3, 1902 Lincoln; s A Eugene; d Katharine; 1895-97 prin of schs in Huntertown Ind; 1897-99 supt of schs, Long Pine; 1901-07 supt of schs, Friend; 1907-18 supt of schs, Superior; 1918-19 assoc prof, U of N in chg of tchrs training sch; 1919- supt of schs, Hastings; NEA; NSTA, past pres, past pres Dist 4; Amer Assn of Sch Administrators; 96 Club; Amer Peace Coll, fellow; C of C; Rotary; Nebraskana Soc; AF&AM; Scot Rite, Tehama Shrine; YMCA; Hillside Golf Club; Presby Ch, mbr of session; hobbies, golf, athletics; off High School; res 1212 W 7th, Hastings.

   STEWART, RALPH H: Plumbing Heating Contractor; b Hastings, Neb, Sept 11, 1905; s of Edward H Stewart- ___; ed HS; ICS; Kappa Alpha Phi; m Alberta Adams Sept 14, 1926 Hastings; 1924-38 with uncle Walter Stewart in plumbing & heating bus, 1938- indep opr; Hastings Booster Club; Jr C of C; Engrs & Architects Socs; AF&AM, past master; Shrine; Hillside Country Club, dir; hobbies, BSA work, golf, collecting old coins & antique furn; off 314 N Lincoln Ave; res 1722 W 5th, Hastings.

   STINER, LESTER B: Attorney; b Cardington, O June 4, 1871; s of Henry Stiner-Mary St Clair; ed Hastings Coll 1891; legal ed in law off in Hastings; m Eva H Robertson Dec 2, 1907 Harvard; s Lester R, Frederick K; d Roberta (Mrs Edmund Brandes); 1898 adm to Neb bar & to prac in all state & fed courts; 1898-1900 prac at Fairfield; 1900-02 prac at Sutton; 1904-10 Clay Co atty, Clay Center, still retaining off at Sutton & Fairfield; 1910-14 Clay Co judge; 1915- prac in Hastings in firm of Stiner & Boslaugh, 1937 son joined firm; 1916-20 mayor of Hastings; mbr Neb St planning bd; Adams Co Bar Assn, past pres: Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C, past pres; S Platte United C of C, 3 years pres; Rotary, past pres: AF&AM; KCCH, Scot Rite, Hastings; Tehama Shrine, past potentate; KP; Congl Ch; Rep; hobby, gardening; off Clarke Bldg; res 850 N Burlington, Hastings.

   STINER, LESTER R: Attorney; b Clay Center, Neb Sept 18, 1909; s of Lester B Stiner-Eva H Robertson; ed Grinnell Coll; U of Cal, BA 1931; Harvard U; U of N, LLB 1934; Phi Delta Phi; m Maurine Hardt May 31, 1934 Hastings; adm to bar June 4, 1934, in all state courts & U S dist courts; 1934- prac in Hastings; 1937- mbr firm Stiner-Boslaugh & Stiner; 1938- U S commr dist of Neb; mbr lib bd, Adams Co Bar Assn; Neb Jr Bar Assn, dir; Neb St Bar Assn; Kiwanis, past pres, past lt gov; C of C, Jr C of C; ARC, 1938 roll call chmn; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, photography; off Clarke Bldg; res 729 N Lincoln, Hastings.

   STITT, WILLIAM DETLOR: Sales Manager; b Hastings, Neb July 22, 1907; s of Albert E Stitt-Grace G Dillon; ed Hastings HS; U of N, BA 1929; Harvard U, BSc 1932; Beta Theta Pi; m Thomasine Vida Watson Apr 14, 1934 Hastings; s Thomas Detlor, David Watson; 1932-34 in sales dept of Stitt Motor & Appliance Co, 1934- sales mgr; Natl Auto Dlrs Assn; Jr C of C, dir & past pres; US Jr C of C, vice-chmn of trade promotion; Kiwanis, VP; Uni Club, Lincoln; Harvard Club; UCT, jr councilor; St Marks Episc Ch, secy; hobbies, fishing, golf; off Stitt Motor Co; res 924 N Hastings, Hastings.

   SWANSON, BETTY MAY: Dancing Teacher; b Cripple Creek, Colo June 22, 1904; d of Frederich Richard May-Alice Lee Gibson; ed Colorado Springs; Los Angeles HS; Denishawn Sch of the Dance, Los Angeles 1917; West Lake Sch for Girls, Los Angeles, held scholarship 1925-26, sr class pres, dancing tchr; studies at New York or Los Angeles each year; m Leonard A Swanson June 16, 1927 Glendale Cal; s Leonard Alan; d Betty May; was youngest mbr of the Ruth St Denis Concert Dancers who toured US 2 years; 1921 one of 3 dancers chosen by Ted Shawn for his solo tour of U S & Canada; recd medal given to most outstanding & representative pupil of Denishawn Sch; helped estab Denishawn Sch in New York City, then danced at Coliseum in London 1 mo; 1922-23 toured U S with Ruth St Denis & Ted Shawn; 1923-24 solo dancer at prologues in New York City; 1924-27 danced in movies; 1927- opr Hastings dancing sch; also holds class in Kearney; Womans Club; OES; Episc Ch; hobby, dancing; off & res 600 N Hastings Ave, Hastings.

   SWANSON, LEONARD A: Physician & Surgeon; b Clay Center, Neb July 1, 1896; s of Samuel A Swanson-Amanda C Turner; ed U of N, BSc 1921, MD 1922; Kappa Sigma; Phi Rho Sigma; m Betty J May June 16, 1927 Glendale, Cal; s Leonard Alan; d Betty May; while in U of N was mbr of band at Lincoln, summer 1920 on tour with Al Sweets band; interne Clarkson Hosp of Omaha 1921-22; 1922- 24 Interne Kings Co Hosp, Brooklyn N Y; 1924 prac surgery in Burlington N J short time; 1924- prac gynecology, obstetrics & pediatrics, Hastings; 1938- opr clinic for women & children; consulting gynecologist, State Hosp, Ingleside; 1930 finished residency in gynecology at Lakeside Hosp at Cleveland Ohio; commanding ofcr of NNG ambulance Co in Hastings; 1936 grad med field service sch at Carlisle Barracks, Penn; Adams Co Med Soc, pres; Neb St & AMA; Central Assn of Obstetricians & Gynecologists; Assn of Mil Surgs of US; Amer Soc for Control of Cancer, mbr state exec com of womens field army; Rotary; C of C; Amer Leg; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Shrine; hobbies, candid camera & NNG work; off 612 W 6th; res 600 N Hastings Ave, Hastings.

   SWIGLE, STEPHEN: Bank Director; b Austria Dec 14, 1864; s of John Swingle-Anna Woodsinger; ed Austria; m Hattie Sadler Mar 8, 1892 Chillicothe, Mo; s Leo, William C; d Gertrude (Mrs W J Goehring), Florence (Mrs R L Dycus), Susan (Mrs Charles R Logue), Helen; came with parents from Austria 1879, homesteaded Herndon, Kas; herded cattle fall of 1879 to spring of 1881; 1881-92 worked on farm near Hastings; 1892-1924 owner & opr 80 A farm in Adams Co; added 760 A in later years, oprd grain farm & raised Poland China hogs; 1924 ret & rented out farms except 160 A; Hastings Natl Bank, ch mbr; appraiser of chattel mortgages; Farmers Grain & Supply Co, past pres; Hastings Milling co, past pres; Adams Co Fair Assn, org & pres 12 years; Fed Land Bank Assn of Adams Co, pres since 1918: PCA, Org & pres 3 years; Tri-Co Project dir 3 years, land buyer 2 years, made trip to Washington, D C in its int; Rotary, Past mbr; Fed Relief Bd, past mbr; C of C, mbr highway com, mbr agrl com; ARC; KC, grand knight 3 terms; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, gardening & supervising farms; off Hastings Natl Bank; res 800 N Kansas Ave, Hastings.

   THEOBALD, ALBERT J: County Treasurer; b Bruning, Neb July 31, 1894; s of Conrad Theobald-May B Boyle; ed Hastings HS; Hastings Coll, BSc; Eta Phi Lambda; m Merle J Likely June 25, 1919 Hastings; d Ruth V, Jean J, Margery A; 1917-19 in US army air corps Fort Logan, Colo, Kelly Field, Mitchell Field; 1919-23 clk Exchange Natl Bank, 1923-26 asst cash, Hastings; 1926 with Neb Natl Bank of Hastings; 1927-30 cash Sipple Motors; 1930- Adams Co treas; Neb Assn of Co Treas, past pres; Lions, secy & treas; C of C; Amer Leg; KP; UCT; YMCA; DOKK; Presby Ch, past deacon, past elder, SS supt, past trustee; Rep; hobby, fishing; off Courthouse; res 237 University Ave, Hastings.

   THOMAS, ELMER A: Dentist; b Webster Co, Neb Dec 11, 1874; s of Lorenzo Dow Thomas-Mary Anne Chambers; ed Webster Co; U of Omaha; U of N; Northwestern U; Columbia U, Amer Coll of Dentistry, DDS; Delta Sigma Delta; Omicron Kappa Upsilon; m Jessie Radley June 9, 1902 Nuckolls Co; s Charles E; d Frances Muriel; 1898-1900 emp in Neb St Hosp at Hastings; 1902-11 prac dentistry in Red Cloud; 1911-prac Hastings; past supt of dental research, Neb St Hosp; 1909 apptd to Neb bd of dental examiners; editor Journal of Neb St Dental Assn; has written approximately 50 articles on dental subjects; editor History of First 70 Years in Dentistry in Neb; S W Dist Dental Soc; Neb St. Dental Assn, past pres; ADA, mbr since 1905; Amer Assn of Dental Editors, 1st pres; Kiwanis, past mbr; C of C; SA, bd mbr; Presby Ch,hobby, science; off 214 N Burlington Ave; res 322 E 7th, Hastings.

   THOMAS, LLOYD CREIGHTON: Radio Station Owner; b Elwood, Neb. July 8, 1899; s of John W Thomas-Dora Gallup; ed Orleans Seminary; Boyles Bus Coll, Omaha; m Belle M Liveringhouse Feb 16, 1908 Wayne; 1908 pur Alliance Herald, editor & mgr until 1920; published largest country weekly in size & circulation in Neb; 1917 state representative from Box Butte & Sheridan Cos, also mbr special session 1918; 1922-23 secy Alliance C of C; 1923-27 secy Hastings C of C; mgr Westinghouse radio station KFKX at


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Hastings; 1927-32 gen mgr Westinghouse radio station KDKA Pittsburgh, KYW Chicago, WBZ Boston; 1932-34 local broadcasting mgr 17 stations for NBC; 1934-38 pres & gen mgr WROK, Rockford Ill & chmn Natl Com of Indep Broadcasters; 1939- org & part owner KHAS, Hastings; owner KGFW, Kearney; owner 5,000 A ranch at Pine Ridge, SE of Crawford; has traveled 600,000 miles by train & plane; instrumental in avoiding musician's strike, one of nine com mbrs of independent radio stations who met with representatives of Amer Fedn of Musicians & made agreement; favors publicity campaign to acquaint US with buying power of Neb; Lions; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Tehama Shrine; IOOF; KP; BPOE; FOE; UCT; Gideon; TPA; hobbies, ranching, photography, fishing; off KHAS; res Hastings.

   THOMPSON, BURTON T: Store Manager; b Albion, Neb Jan 8, 1905; s of Dr D L Thompson-Rose Sturdevant: ed Gothenburg; U of N; U of Omaha; Theta Phi Delta; m Suone Miller July 10, 1925 Akron Colo; s Rodney M, Burton Gene; 1925 with Anton J Novak Clothing Co of Gothenburg; 1927 asst cash First State Bank of Gothenburg; 1928 while at U of N emp by Magee Clothing Co, Lincoln; 1929 credit & off mgr Brachs Inc, Hastings, firm founded 1875, inc 1907; 1934- secy & treas of Brachs Inc, 1937- gen mgr; Allied Clothiers & Jobbers Assn; Lions, past pres; C of C; YMCA, past pres; BPOE; KP; Meth Ch: Rep; hobbies, sports, fishing, hunting; res 227 E 6th, Hastings.

   TILLEY, ETHEL: Dean of Women; b Bellevue, Penn Dec 12, 1894; d of J Frank Tilley-Dollie Smashey; ed Ohio Wes, BA 1922; Boston U, MA 1926, PhD 1936; Radcliffe Coll; Cambridge U, England; Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Gamma Mu; 1915-26 singer & tchr in eastern US; 1922-24 staff mbr Bellevue Meth Episc Ch, Bellevue, Penn; 1924-25 tchr Folts Inst, Herkimer N Y; 1927-28 in social service & morals court work in Pittsburgh Penn; 1928-30 dir of edn at Christ Meth Episc Ch at Pitsburgh; 1930-31 secy to Bishop Herbert Welch at Pittsburgh; 1932-33 psychology instr, New England Deaconess Hosp at Boston; 1933-34 asst to dean of women Sargent Sch of Boston U, at Cambridge; 1934-36 instr in religion at Penn Coll for Women & dir of church sch of Shadyside Presby Ch at Pittsburgh Penn; 1936-37 prof of philosophy & psychology at Cazenovia Jr Coll, N Y; 1937- dean of women & assoc prof of philosophy & psychology at Hastings Coll; AAUW; AAUP; League of Women Voters; B&PW; Amer Philosophical Assn; Natl Assn of Deans of Women; Neb Acad of Science; pres Neb St Assn of Deans of Women; Meth Ch; hobbies, writing, music, astronomy; off Hastings Coll; res 731 N Cedar Ave, Hastings.

   TOPP, ANTON CHRISTIAN: Florist; b Denmark May 15, 1879; s of Christian Hans Topp-Anna Christensen; ed technical schs in Denmark; m Marie Jensen Aug 10, 1907 Council Bluffs, Ia; s Tage Winther, Olfert Winther; learned florist trade in Denmark. Germany & England; 1893-97 appr in greenhouse & flower shop in Randers, Denmark; 1887-99 in chg green house in Denmark; 1899,1900 noncommd ofcr in Danish army at Copenhagen, Denmark; 1901-03 florist Frankfort, Dresden & Berlin Germany; 1903-04 florist in England; 1905 came to Amer, settled in Council Bluffs Ia & worked as florist until 1914; 1913 family visited Denmark; 1914-21 built & oprd own greenhouse & floral shop at Yankton S D; pres of corp which built greenhouse Mitchell S D 1921 & oprd until 1928; 1928- owner & opr A C Topp Floral Co, Hastings; 1929 Mr & Mrs Topp visited Denmark; one of 5 Neb judges at Natl Flower Show at Omaha; org, mbr 3 years Yankton S D NG; life mbr Soc of Amer Florists & Ornamental Horticulturists; FTDA; Neb St Florists Soc; Kiwanis, ch mbr at Yankton, S D; mbr com to org BSA troop at Hastings; C of C; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Shrine; OES, past patron; KP, treas 6 years; UCT, past councilor; BPOE, ofcr; Congl Ch, past trustee; Rep; hobbies, fishing, reading; has traced family to 1134 A D & has family coat of arms; off 737 W 2nd; res 848 N Minnesota Ave, Hastings.

   TOPP, TAGE WINTHER: Florist; b Council Bluffs, Ia May 30, 1908; s of Anton Christian Topp-Marie Jensen; ed Yankton S D; Mitchell S D HS; mbr football team; HS golf champion 1926; U of Ill, 1926-27; Phi Kappa Sigma; 1915-27 worked in fathers greenhouses & learned florist bus at Yankton & Mitchell S D; 1927- asst mgr & florist A C Topp Floral Co, Hastings; Instr & demonstrator at sch of floral design at meeting of the Dist Florists Assn at Omaha in 1935, and at Neb St Florists Soc meeting in Beatrice 1935 & at Columbus 1936; has judged flower displays at co fairs; visited Denmark with parents 1913; Jr C of C, 1936 VP & state dir, 1937 treas & state VP, 1938 att meeting natl bd of dirs, St Louis; Neb St Florists Soc; FTDA; an org & past mgr Hastings Show of Progress 1935-36; Garden Club; past ofcr DeMolay, Mitchell S D; Congl Ch, past pres Chris Endeavor 1931-32; hobbies, travel, golf; off 737 W 2nd; res 842 N Minnesota, Hastings.

   TURPIT, ROY J: Fuel Dealer; b Adams Co, Neb May 14, 1887; s of William J Turpit-Belle James; ed Hastings HS; m Ella P St John June 5, 1912 Hastings; s W James Turpit; d Mary Louise (dec); 1905-27 with father William J Turpit & Fred L Pease in Hastings Fuel Co, 1927-29 owner with father & brother Howard; 1929- mgr, owner with brother since father's death; dir Hastings Home Fed Savings & Loan Assn; C of C; Rotary; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Shrine; BSA, trustee of all troops of city; FOE; BPOE; Episc Ch, mbr of vestry; Rep; hobby, travel; off 9 N Hastings Ave; res 845 N Lexington Ave, Hastings.

   UERLING, CHARLES E: Merchant; b Ayr, Neb Aug 7, 1900; s of Anthony Uerling-Charlotte Ulman; ed Hastings HS; Hastings Bus Coll; m Helen C Spellman June 24, 1924 Hastings; s Charles C Jr; d Sheila Mae; 1919 bkkpr, Western Brick & Supply Co; 1919-20 off mgr, F H Brandes Co; 1920-22 acct, Wolf & Co, Kansas City, Mo; 1923-33 off & credit mgr, Gaston Music & Furn Co, Hastings; 1933- owner & opr Charles Uerling Furn & Appliance Co; 1939 pur Gaston Furn Co; Hastings civil service bd, chmn; Jr C of, C, ch mbr; Sr C of C; Kiwanis, past. VP & secy; BPOE; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; off 521 W 2nd res 234 Forest Blvd, Hastings.

   VANCE, RALPH R: Retired; b Ripley, O Nov 27, 1869; s of James R Vance-Hattie G Denning; ed Clay & Adams Cos; m Anna V Frisch Mar 12, 1894 Genvil; s Roy O; d Mabel (Mrs Robert Taylor); came to Neb, in 1887; was in Clay Co schoolhouse all night during the blizzard of 1888; 1889 emp on farm; 1890 grain buyer for Comer & Gregg; 1891-1901 farmed in Clay Co, raised purebred Duroc Jersey hogs; 1901-17 farmed in Adams Co, raised purebred hogs; still owns farms in Clay & Adams Cos & ranch in Thayer Co; 1917-20, VP & foreman Hastings Milling Co; 1912-38 secy & dir Farmers Grain & Supply Co: 1938- ret; agt & adjuster for Farmers Mutual Ins Co of Neb; past dir, past agt & past adjuster for Farm Central Mutual Ins Co, Hastings; 1919-27 state representative; 1927-33 state sen; Hastings Natl Bank, org & dir, VP 19 years; 1925- mbr Neb St bd of agr, pres 2 years; Adams Co Fair bd, 18 years mbr, pres since 1934; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, fair work; res 1011 N St Joseph Ave, Hastings.

   VAN SICKLE, ARTHUR DUVAL: Laundry Proprietor; b Hastings, Neb June 16, 1888; s of A R Van Sickle-Annie Wolf; ed Hastings HS; m Helen Margaret Maher June 18, 1927 Lincoln; s Arthur Duval Jr; d Barbara Jean; 1910-11 timekeeper SP&S. RR of Portland, ore; 1911-13 in various positions in Pacific NW; 1914- part owner Queen City Laundry in Hastings, estab 1888; 1916- ptr of H L Harse; Neb Laundry owners Assn; C of C; Rotary; BPOE; Rep; hobbies, gardening, fishing, hunting; off 100-104 N Bellevue; res 808 N St Joseph Ave, Hastings.

   VOLLAND, GEORGE A: Funeral Director; b Haigler, Neb July 30, 1888; s of F P Volland-Mary Kearney; ed HS in Colo; Hastings Bus Coll; U of Colo; m Paquita M Studebaker Dec 29, 1909 Red Cloud; s Vernon G, Norman H; 1907 appr Livingston Funeral Home; 1907 became lic embalmer; 1907-09 mgr funeral home at Red Cloud; 1909- owner & opr funeral home in Hastings; Adams Co coroner 1914-18; Neb Funeral Dirs Assn, past pres, 1st pres of 4th dist; Natl Funeral Dirs Assn; C of C, past pres, dir 25 years; Rotary, past pres; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; Shrine; MWA; BPOE; IOOF, past noble grand; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, billiards; off 421 N Lincoln Ave; res 914 N St Joseph Ave, Hastings.

   WATERMAN, LEONARD T: Mayor; b Redwillow Co, Neb July 7, 1893; s of Charles F Waterman-Annie Thomas; ed Lebanon HS; KSTC; U of N, BSc, BA; Bushnell Guild; Alpha Kappa Psi; m Fay Warner June 6, 1924 Erickson; s Leonard Alan; d Irene, Eileen, Jean, Gwendolyn; 1912-15 tchr in rural schs in Neb; 1917-15 with US army hdqrs, detachment 314, motor supply train, 89th div, disch 1919 personnel sgt; 1922 with First Natl Bank of Scottsbluff; 1923-26 sales representative for Baker-Vawter



Who's Who

Co, Lincoln; 1926-28 traveling auditor for Chevrolet Motor Co of Omaha; 1928 sales representative Remington Rand Co; 1929-33 sect Hastings Chevrolet Sales Co; 1933-35 city clk of Hastings; 1935- auditor of Central Neb Pub Power & Irrigation Dist; 1939- mayor of Hastings; mbr bd of edn; Kiwanis, past mbr; C of C; past comm, past adjt Amer Leg; 40 & 8; UCT, senior councilor; KP, past chancellor comm; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, social activities, golf, fishing; off City Light & Water Bldg; res 808 Webster Ave, Hastings.

   WATSON, RAYMOND A: High School Principal; b Maryville, Mo July 31, 1892; s of Albert S Watson-Annie M Galbraith; ed Maryville MO; U of Mo, BSc 1920; U of Chicago, MA 1928; Phi Delta Kappa; m Ruth Jane Keplar Mar 19, 1916 Pattonsburg, Mo; s Edward A, Raymond A Jr; 1910-13 supt of schs, Coffey Mo; 1913-15 supt of schs, Bolckow, Mo; 1920-22 science tchr, Hastings HS; 1922-24 supt consolidated twp HS, Ideal S D; 1924-26 supt of schs, King City Mo; 1926- prin Hastings Jr & Sr HS; NSTA; NEA, life mbr; Natl Assn of School Supts; Rotary; C of C, dir; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Presby Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting, stamp collecting; res 726 N Lexington Ave, Hastings.

   WEYER, FRANK E: College Dean; b Ainsworth, Neb Jan 14, 1890; s of John Weyer-Elizabeth Sweitzer; ed Doane Coll Acad; Hastings Coll, BA 1911; U of N, MA 1916; Columbia U 1916-17, summers of 1917, 1932, 1936-39; summer 1924 Stanford U; Acacia; m Mabelle Carey June 3, 1916 Hebron; d Mary Elizabeth, Dorothy Claire, Phyllis Lucile; 1911-13 prin Newport schs; 1913-16 supt of schs, Atkinson; 1917-18 prof of edn & psychology Kendall Coll Tulsa, Okla; 1918- prof of edn & dean of Hastings Coll; co-author Status of Rural Tchrs in Neb, pub by US Bur of Edn in 1919; Neb Schoolmasters Club; Mary Lanning Memorial Hosp Sch for Nurses, bd mbr; Ingleside Sch of Psychiatric Nursing at state hosp, bd mbr; Kiwanis; AF&AM; Presby Ch, elder; Rep; off, Hastings Coll; res 503 E 6th, Hastings.

   WILSON, CLARENCE OREN: Railway Agent; b Norton, Kas Dec 31, 1888; s of John C Wilson-Esther E Ridgway; ed Steele City; Boyles Bus Coll, Salina Kas; m America Queen Sweetland Sept 23, 1908 Marysville Kas; s Vernon H (dec 1934); 1907 station helper AT&SF RR, Ness City Kas, Aug 1907 became teleg opr: 1908-21 teleg opr with St Joe & Grand Island RR, Sabetha Kas; 1921-36 agt for St Joe & Grand Island RR, Hastings; 1936- UP RR agt, Hastings; past mbr sch bd, Hansen; ORT; C of C; Kiwanis; AF&AM, past master, RAM, past high priest; York Rite, secy all bodies; Tehama Shrine, 2nd ceremonial master; OES, past patron; KT, past comm, grand sr warden; KP; UCT; BPOE, past mbr; Rep, city committeeman; hobby, lodge work; res 818 N Colorado Ave, Hastings.

   WOOD, WORTHY B: Sheriff; b Kearney Co, Neb Dec 31, 1891; s of Horace L Wood-Alice Canfield; ed Minden; m Sadie Rowe May 17, 1917 Hastings; foster d Dona Rowe; 1910-12 mechanic, Minden; 1912-19 thresher, Nuckolls Co; 1919-22 mechanic & service man for Buttonfield-VanGiIder Garage, Nelson; 1922-26 Nuckolls Co sheriff; 1927-31 mechanic & service mgr, Hunt Motor Co, Hastings; 1931-35 oprd Wood Repair Shop; 1935- Adams Co sheriff; Neb Sheriffs & Peace Ofcrs Assn; Kiwanis; C of C; pres Hastings Gun Club; AF&AM, York Rite; KP; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, target practice, fishing; rese 610 E 6th, Hastings.

   WOOLERY, GLENN WILLIAM: Grocer; b Fairfield, Ia Mar 25, 1894; s of Edgar Woolery-Martha Stuart; ed Central City HS; m Maude K Newmyer Dec 14, 1915 Central City; s Charles E, Don D; 1910-15 with Agnew Groc, Central City; 1915-17 owner, opr motion picture theater Oelwein Ia; 1917-18 owner, opr Pure Food Groc Store, Central City; 1918-21 traveling salesman for Brown Fruit Co, hdqrs Hastings; 1921-25 traveling salesman for Donald Co, Grand Island; 1925-30 ptr J C Davidson, bottling, whol candy & tobaccos, Hastings; June 1930- prop Glenn's Market; C of C; AF&AM; York Rite; Shrine, past potentate; BPOE; FOE; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing, dogs; res 1102 N Minnesota, Hastings.

   ZINN, FREDERICK M: Jeweler; b Hastings, Neb Nov 2, 1893; s of O C Zinn-Nellie McLyman; ed Hastings HS; Hastings Coll; Hastings Bus Coll; Principia Coll, St Louis Mo; Eta Phi Lambda; during World War 1917 in air corps, Berkeley & San Diego Cal, disch 1918; 1918- with father O C Zinn in jewelry bus, 1919- mgr; student Amer Gem Soc; past mbr Neb St Jewelers Assn; C of C; Rotary; Amer Leg; AF& AM, Shrine, Scot Rite 32o; BPOE; KP; hobby, study of gems; res 509 N Denver, Hastings.




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