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Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940


Who's Who



Frederick M. Weitzel

FOUR years after Nebraska had been admitted into the union and nine years after congress had passed the homestead law, a party of white men from various states came up from Columbus, Neb., to the country now known as Boone County. It was their intention to establish homes under the homestead act.
   Records indicate that the party consisted of S. D. Avery, Albert Dresser, N. J. Myers, William H. Stout, W. N. Prescott, John Hammond, Thomas Smith, Julius Day, Charles Bassett, John McGould, Robert Hare, James Hare, a man named Walker and two others from Missouri. The party arrived in April 1871 and camped in the vicinity of the present site of Albion.
   Prior to this time, the only white men who had entered the region were surveyors, hunters and trappers. It was the hunting ground of the Pawnee, Omaha, Sioux and Ponca Indians. Here Logan Fontanelle of the Omaha Indians was killed when his hunting party was attacked by Sioux Indians.
   It is generally conceded that the county was named for Daniel Boone, the Indian scout. Geology and topography of the county ranges from a deep rich soil to sandy soil. It has rolling land, valleys and uplands. It produces corn, wheat, cereals, alfalfa, clovers and various tame and native grasses. Livestock production has been a leading industry and exhibits in this field have won prizes at state fairs and national livestock shows.
   Few manufacturing industries have been established since the pioneer days in Boone County due to the fact that its soil and climate are best adapted to agriculture. It has maintained an annual county fair for fifty-five years.
   The first homestead filing was made by Robert Hare. Homes of the early settlers were built of sod. N. G. Myers was the first to have such a dwelling. The first frame building was erected in the center of section 22, township 20, north range 6, west of the sixth principal meridian. It was named the Frontier house.
   Soon afterward the Nebraska legislature passed a law creating Boone Counties and thus defined the boundaries: Commencing at the southwest corner of township 18, north of range 8, west; thence east along the northern boundary of the Pawnee reservation to a point where the dividing line between ranges 4 and 5 intersect the same; thence north to the northeast corner of township 22, north of range 5, west; thence west to the northwest corner of township 22, north of range 8, west; thence south to the place of beginning.
   John Hammond, Harvey Mericle and S. P. Bollman were sworn in as county commissioners on July 28, 1871. In August of the same year the commissioners met to select an election day. At their third meeting a county seat was chosen on section 22, township 20, range 6, west. County officers were chosen at the election and Albion named as the county seat.
   Soon after organization of the county, residents began congregating in their sod houses for religious worship. In 1872 the Methodist and Congregational Churches were formed. The Catholics, Baptists, Lutherans and other denominations organized congregations soon afterward.
   The first postoffice, located on a farm near the present site of Albion, was named Hammond. It later was moved and became the Albion postoffice. The first school house was built in 1873 at a cost of less than $400, including the site.
   The first newspaper was started in 1874 but soon vanished. In 1876 the Boone County Argus was founded and the Albion Weekly News was established in 1879. Both are still in existence. Other papers published today are the Leader-Outlook, Advance, Primrose Press and Petersburg Index. The first telephone line, constructed in 1895, extended from a grain office to a bank in Petersburg.
   In 1879 the county voted $33,000 bonds to the Niobrara and Black Hills Railroad, which was built from Columbus to Albion. Following its completion June 29, 1880, residents of the county held a celebration and banquet which was attended by a number of railroad officials. The line was operated as a branch of the Union Pacific. In 1887 the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad was constructed through the county.
   Today there are fourteen precincts in the county: Manchester, Boone, Beaver, Cedar, Plum Creek, Roselma, Ashland, Oakland, Shell Creek, North Branch, Midland, Dublin, Bonanza and Weitzel. Cities and towns are Albion, St. Edward (formerly Waterville), Cedar Rapids, Boone, Petersburg, Loretto, Bradish and Raeville.
   Schools of the county have always held high standards. Their pupils have won state honors in

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numerous contests and one of the livestock judging teams was awarded a trip to England after competing at the International Livestock Show. Good parochial schools are distributed throughout the county.
   There are three national and two state banks in the county. The county has no bonded indebtedness. Some years ago the U. S. government established a soil conservation station in the county.
   An early citizen once remarked in an annual meeting of the Boone County Old Settlers Association that the county had been settled by a "God fearing" people. The county has never been subjected to outlaw depredations nor has it known mob violence. With a faith in a Divine Providence and a determination to work for the common good, residents of the region today are upholding the traditions of their forefathers.

   ANDERSON, GERTIE A: Librarian; b Platte Co, Neb May 26, 1878, d of John M Anderson-Permelia Johnson; ed St Edward HS; 1897-99 tchr, Platte Co; 1899-1925 saleswoman in St Edward, Fullerton, Newman Grove; 1925- librarian, St Edward; ch mbr Womans Club; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, needlework, flowers; res St Edward.

   ANDRE, JOHN JOSEPH: Retired; b Dubuque Co. Ia Nov 1, 1858; s of Nicholas John Andre-Katberine Weis; ed Dubuque Co, Ia; m Jennie Krier Feb 5, 1884 Jackson Co, Ia; s Nicholas, Frank; d Catherine Mary (dec), Clara; 1884-89 owner & opr gen mdse store, Raeville; 1889- owner & opr gen mdse store, Petersburg; Fedn of Neb Retailers; dir Petersburg Tele Co; owner & mgr farm lands in Boone Co; mbr village bd 10 years; mbr bd edn 10 years; St John's Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, travel; res Petersburg.

   BECKMANN, JOHN HERMAN: Clergyman; b Burr, Neb Mar 15, 1900; s of William F Beckmann-Matilda Gerecke; ed Martin Luther Acad, Sterling; Wartburg Coll, Denton Ia BA; Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque Ia 1922; editor of coll paper; m Helen Zeilinger Oct 24, 1922 Dubuque Ia; s John David; d Rosemary, Elizabeth, Roahda, Miriam; 1922-24 in chg of mission parish, Covington, Okla; 1924- in chg of parish & church, Albion; 1925-35 pres dist SS fedn; Albion; 1931- secy N Neb conf of Luth Ch; 1938- editor of central dist Luther Leaguer magazine; mbr of central dist of Amer Luth Ch, mbr of dist mission bd, dist com on parish edn; VP & mbr bd of edn; past mbr Albion athletic bd; hobby, dairy bus, res 740 5th, Albion.

   BOWMAN, GUY S: Stockman; b Boone Co, Neb Sept 9, 1889; s of Thomas Benjamin Bowman-Adelia Emery; ed Albion HS 1907; m Mable Porter June 2, 1920 Albion; s Dale Willis, Allen Guy; d Gladys Eleanor; 1907-33 ptr in T B Bowman & Sons, pure bred Percheron stock farm; 1920- owner & opr Percheron stock farm, 1920-32 largest in world, bred from 40 to 50 colts per year; horses shown at International Livestock show, state fairs & Western Natl Livestock Show; pure-bred horse Enchanter used by Percheron Assn as model of perfect Percheron; sales field extends all over U S; 1938 winner of 1st prize in natl breeders judging contest at Pomona Cal; stallion shows held each March at farm; Percheron Soc of Amer, mbr of natl advisory bd; mbr advisory bd of adult edn of Albion; MWA; Meth Ch; Rep; res Boone.

   BROX, JOSEPH BENJAMIN: Clergyman; b Holt Co, Neb June 19, 1887; s of John Brox-Mary Kessler; ed Greeley Co; Neb Wes, BA 1915; Iliff Sch of Theology, Denver U, BD 1923; Vincent Soc; m Ethel Helvey June 4, 1918 Powell; d June Pauline; 1923-25 minister, Brady Island; 1925-26 minister, Purple Cain; 1926-30 in chg of Cairo parish; 1930-34 in chg of parishes, Lowell & Newark; 1934-35 minister at Comstock; 1935- at Cedar Rapids; mbr of Neb conf of Meth Ch; Comml Club; hobby, rural church problems; res Cedar Rapids.

   CAREY, FLAVIAN: Editor & Publisher; b Petersburg, Neb Apr 24, 1911; s of John J Carey-Mattie A ___, ed St John's HS; Petersburg HS; 1930- editor, mgr Petersburg Index; Dem; ofcr, Boone Co YD Club; hobby, photography; res Petersburg.

   CARTER, KENNETH WILLIAM: Grain & Implement Dealer; b St Edward, Neb July 26, 1908; s of Joseph B Carter-Bertha M Weekly; ed St Edward HS 1927; m, Bertha M Kramer Nov 12, 1933 Grand Island; s Joseph William; Jerry Wayne; d Judith Wylene; 1928-29 emp by Standard Oil, Cal; 1930-31 with father in elevator & ranch bus; 1931- owner & opr grain, feed, seed, impl store St Edward; mayor St Edward; mbr vol fire dept; mbr Businessmens Club; Comm Club; KP; Bapt Ch; Rep; hobby, fishing; res St Edward.

   CLARK, DON TRACY: Dentist; b Woodville, Neb June 26, 1894; s of George I Clark-Martha H Cross; ed St Edward HS 1913 U of N, DDS 1918; Delta Sigma Delta; Phi Delta Theta; m Lucille McManigal Jan 1, 1920 St Charles S D; d Jane Ann, Mary Lou, Connie Caroline; 1918-24 prac at Dallas S D; 1924- prac dentistry, St Edward; secy & past pres bd of edn; NE Neb Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; Comml Club; AF&AM 32o; Shrine; OES, past patron; Episc Ch, past warden; Dem; hobbies, fishing, golf, photography; off Hasselbalch bldg; res St Edward.

   CRAMER, GLENN: Editor; b Albion, Neb July 1, 1884; s of Morris W. Cramer-Sarah E Leavitt; ed Albion HS 1903; U of N Coll of Agr 1905 07; m Ruth Moore July 6, 1909 Albion; 1907- with Albion Weekly News; 1919- owner & publisher; NPA; past secy Comml Club; Kiwanis; MWA; SS supt 30 years, Meth Ch; Rep; res Albion.

   CURRAN, John Thomas: Attorney; b Missouri Valley, Ia Oct 18, 1902; s of Patrick Curran-Anna Condon; ed Bonesteel S D HS 1921; St Mary's Coll, St Marys Kas; U of N, BA 1925; m Ellen Sohler July 21, 1931 Belden; s Patrick, William James; d Mary Ellen, Pauline; 1926-35 tchr, Albion HS; 1931 adm to Neb bar; 1935- prac law, Albion; 1935 Boone Co judge; mbr bd of edn 1936-37; 1938- dir pub lib; pres Boone Co Bar Assn; 6th Judicial Dist & Neb St Bar Assns; past mbr NSTA; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, fishing, hunting, photography, gardening; off Thompson Bldg; res Albion.

   DAVIS, JOSEPH: Banker; b Sarpy Co, Neb April 10, 1867; s of William D Davis-Elizabeth Alger; ed Sarpy Co; m Sarah J Adams Dec. 11, 1909 Columbus; s William D; d Marcie E (Mrs Walter Wolein); farmer in Boone Co prior to 1905; 1905- banker Primrose; mbr town bd 15 years; mbr sch bd 15 years; Meth Ch; res Primrose.

   DAVIS, JOSEPH EDWARD: Physician and Surgeon; b Cedar Co, Mo Aug 6, 1873; s of George W Davis-Martha Jackson; ed Jerico Springs, Mo; Uni Med Coll, Kansas City Mo, MD 1900; grad work in Chelsea Hosp for Women & Great Armon Street Hosp, London England; Post Grad Med Sch, Chicago; m, Nellie Fee June 29, 1902 Elgin; s Edward Valentine; d Nona Nelle (Mrs Robert Walker); 1900-18 prac med, Petersburg; 1918- prac, Albion; ch mbr & past pres Boone Co Med Soc, only ch mbr in active prac; Neb St & AMA; Comml Club; Kiwanis, past pres; KP; IOOF; MWA; Albion Golf Club; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, cultivation of roses; res 5th, Albion.

   DAWSON, CLAYTON EDGAR: Editor & Publisher; b Big Stone City, S D Oct 13, 1895; s of Joseph Fred Dawson-Elizabeth Jane McDowell; ed Lynch HS; m Doris Spurling Apr 17 1923 Albion; s Denzel, Raymond; d Phyllis; 1911-15 emp by Lynch Herald; 1915-16 & 1919-20 emp by Burke S D Gazette; 1917 emp by Dallas S D News; 1920-25 & 1928-29 emp by Elgin Review; 1925-28 owner & opr Carroll Index; 1929- owner & opr St Edward Advance; during World War enl in AEF June 14, 1918, in 357 inf, 90th div, O/S 9 mos, disch June 16, 1919, Amer Leg 226, past comm & adjt; Comml Club; IOOF; KP; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, gardening; res St Edward.

   DONAHUE, WILLIAM J: Attorney; b Galesburg, Ill Oct 22, 1882; s of William Donahue-Margaret Barry; ed Clay Co; Creighton U HS;


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Crighton U, BA 1908, LLB 1911; m Mary Noonan 1912 Omaha; s William A, Eugene; d Dorothy M, Mary A, Virginia M; m Lena A Long Aug 26, 1931 Albion; 1911- prac law, Albion; 1912-18 Boone Co atty; past city atty; past mbr sch bd; pres lib bd; past pres Comml Club; MWA; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, outdoor sports; off Papez Bldg; res 943 7th, Albion.

   FLOTREE, ROBERT T: Chamber of Commerce Secretary; b Albion, Neb Apr 17, 1882; s of Iver R Flotree-Mary Stoee; ed Albion; ICS, Scranton Penn; m Edna Lewis June 6, 1906 Albion (dec); d S Frances (Mrs James G Howell); M Elizabeth (Mrs Matt Loken); C of C, ch mbr, secy, Neb del to conv of Natl Assn of Comml Orgn Secys, New Orleans; city treas 24 years; city clk; Natl Assn of Local Ins Agts; Lions; AF&AM 78, past master; Albion Golf Club; Congl Ch; hobbies, golf & game reservations; res Albion.

   GASKILL, GEORGE MICHAEL: Postmaster; b Lancaster Co, Neb Sept 26, 1886; s of George W Gaskill-Johanna Hurley; ed Lincoln; m Mary A Dee Oct 4, 1905 Lincoln; s Richard D; d Marie Ruth (Mrs. William Hittner), Alice Lucille (Mrs. Louis McHenry), Frances Evelyn (Mrs Glenn Atwood); 1903-08 emp by Lincoln Star; 1908-12 emp in farm & ranch work in Cherry Co; also with Valentine Searchlight & Valentine Democrat; 1912-13 emp by McCook Tribune; 1913-18 mgr Albion Argus for Dr C G Barns; 1918-36 owner & publisher Albion Argus; 1936- P M of Albion: NPA; past pres N E Neb Editorial Assn; C of C; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off P 0; res Albion.

   GEIGER, VIRGIL ARLINGTON: Superintendent of Schools; b Columbia City, Ind Dec 14, 1902; s of Bert C Geiger-Mary D Souder; ed Columbia City Ind HS; Wabash Coll, Crawfordsville Ind BA 1924; U of N, MA 1935; Lambda Chi Alpha; Phi Beta Kappa; Tau Kappa Alpha; Phi Delta Kappa; m Mary Jane Hixson Aug 22, 1937 Boulder Colo; 1924-27 tchr, Friend HS; 1927-28 prin, Crete HS; 1928-35 prin Albion HS; 1935- supt of schs Albion; pres of Five-Co Schoolmens Assn; NSTA; Lions; Comml Club; AF&AM 78; Congl Ch; Indep; hobbies, tennis & fishing; res 744 6th, Albion.

   GORDON, JAMES B: Postmaster; b Masonville, Is. May 3, 1879; s of Thomas Gordon-Mary A Phillips; ed Dubuque Ia HS 1896; Bayless Coll, Dubuque Ia 1900; Dubuque Club; m Louise A Van Ackeren Feb 11, 1907 Cedar Rapids; s Harold E, James J, Raymond R, William T; d Helen L (Mrs Gilbert Thompson), Lucille F; 1900-03 store mgr & asst P M Masonville Ia; 1903-10 in ins bus, Dubuque Ia & Cedar Rapids; 1910-30 ranched, Boone Co; 1931- P M, Cedar Rapids; Boone Co assessor 1896-1900; mbr sch bd 4 years; mbr Gov Greys Orgn of Ia; Comm Club; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, baseball, fishing; res Cedar Rapids.

   HALL, ERNEST EUGENE: Retired; b Cass Co, Neb Jan 15, 1873; s of Edwin A Hall-Lucindie Smith; ed Boone Co; Western Normal, Lincoln; m Margaret F Webb 1897 Petersburg; s Raymond Eugene; foster d Genieve; m Mabel McCormick Apr 12, 1939 Columbus; 1900- owner & opr of ranch consisting of 8040 A, also 2 sections farm land in Beaver Valley, raises approximately 500 cattle each year, also breeds Percheron horses, & raises approximately 500 hogs each year; 1934- pres Petersburg State Bank; mgr livestock div Boone Co Fair bd; Sandhill Feeder Cattle Producers Assn; AF&AM; Congl Ch; Dem; hobby, travel; res Petersburg.

   HANNEMAN, HERMAN JULIUS: Lumber & Grain Dealer; b South Shore, S D June 20, 1897; s of Julius Hanneman-Martha Klix; ed Watertown S D HS; Grand Island Bus Coll; m Elsie Jones June 20, 1924 Seward; s Donald; d Merriel; 1917-28 yardman, later mgr Farmers Lbr Co, Albion; 1928- mgr Albion Elevator & Lbr Co; mbr city coun since 1931; past secy vol fire dept; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; Comml Club; past pres Kiwanis; past secy Lions; AF&AM; MWA; past secy KP; Amer Leg 162; Luth Ch, secy bd 9 years; Dem; hobbies, fishing, hunting, gardening; res Albion.

   HIGGINS, WILLIAM PAUL: Dentist; b Platte Center, Neb Nov 16, 1890; s of Edmond Higgins-Katherlne Connoly; ed Creighton Prep 1910; Creighton U, DDS 1913: m Gladys A Ackerman Aug 24, 1922 Omaha; s William; d Ann, Mary; 1913-17 prac dentistry, Atkinson; 1919- prac, Albion; mbr bd of edn 1935-36; during World War ent US army Aug 1917, Camp Travis Dental Infirmary, disch Feb 1919; major in ofcr res corps 1919-34; Amer Leg 162, past comm 3 terms; Neb St & ADA; past VP Comml Club; Lions, past pres; 1934- scoutmaster BSA; Albion Golf Club; KC, past grand knight; St Michaels Cath Ch: Dem; hobbies, BSA activities, hunting, golf; off Papez Bldg; res 822 7th, Albion.

   JACKSON, HAROLD TRACY: Real Estate & Insurance Agent, Auto Dealer; b Waverly, Ia, Oct 6, 1887; s of Elmore W Jackson-Elizabeth E Pierson; ed Waverly Ia; m Floreine McGowan June 29, 1921 Ansley; s Robert E, Richard T; 1903-05 emp by Citizens Natl Bank, Tecumseh; 1905-12 with U S Natl Bank, Omaha; 1912-22 cash, Bank of Belgrade; 1922-34 VP Citizens State Bank of Cedar Rapids; 1934- ins & real estate agt; village clk 8 years; mbr sch bd 6 years; secy Comm Club 4 years; Rep, pct committeeman 4 years; hobbies, baseball, automobiles; res Cedar Rapids.

   KEESHAN, WILLIAM: Attorney; b St Edward, Neb Oct 27, 1905; s of John Keeshan-Mary Mapes; ed St Edward HS 1923; U of N 1930; Phi Alpha Delta; m Leona D Jacobson Dec 26, 1934 Minneapolis, Minn; d Kay Sonia; 1930- Boone Co atty & ptr in law firm of Flory & Keeshan; secy Neb Assn of Co Attys; secy, past VP Lions; pres Boone Co U of N Alumni Assn; KP; MWA; Luth Ch, pres of Brotherhood; Rep; YR Club, past dist pres in Neb, 1938- Neb St treas, 1935-36 VP & 1936-38 pres 3rd congl dist; hobbies, golf, sports; off Loken Bldg; res 721 6th, Albion.

   KING, WALTER JACOB: Assistant Postmaster & Insurance Agent; b Cascade, Ia May 31, 1878: s of Martin M King-Sarah Shank; ed Cedar Rapids Ia, HS; m Vera J Robinson June 30, 1915 Primrose; 1908-11 owner & opr livery bus, Primrose; 1911-19 mgr of T B Hord Lbr, Grain & Coal Co, Primrose; 1921-34 owner & opr gen mdse store; 1934- opr ins bus & asst P M; during Sp-Amer War enl June 8, 1898, saw 3 mos service in Cuba, disch May 15, 1899; USWV, Grand Island, mbr of com on soldiers & sailors relief, Boone Co; dir Cedar Valley Pub Power Dist; 1933- mbr village bd, chmn 5 terms: secy Comml Club; dir Boone Co Fair Assn; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Dem, chmn pct com; hobbies, huntIng, fishing, travel; wife is P M, Primrose; 1919-29 tchr Primrose; Neb League of Dist P Ms; OES; pres Amer Leg aux; res Primrose.

   KLUTHE, ANTONY S: Clergyman; b Dodge, Neb Nov 14, 1896; s of Joseph Kluthe-Julia Vogel; ed St Nazianz, Wis HS 1909; St Thomas College, St Paul Minn; St Paul Seminary, St Paul Minn 1920; 1920-27 asst pastor St Peters, Omaha; 1927-31 pastor at Spencer & Baker; church at Baker built during pastorate; 1931-36 pastor, Central City; 1936- pastor, Raeville; Cath Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Raeville.

   KNUDSEN, HARRY PETER: Pharmacist; b Hudson, Ia Aug 10, 1889; s of Soren Knudsen-Margaret Lund; ed St Paul Bus Coll 1908; Creighton U 1910; m Katherine Baehr Apr 26, 1911 St Paul; s Max Soren; d Heloise Jane; 1910- owner & opr Knudsen Drug Co, St Edward; 1926-34 mayor, promoted municipal swimming pool; past VP Neb Pharm Assn; dir Boone Co ARC, chmn lifesaving com; AF&AM; Presby Ch; Rep; wife is mbr Amer Leg aux; PEO; church pianist; her father, Max J Baehr, born in Bavaria & served in U S consular service 1900-22 in Europe & Cuba; res St Edward.

   KRAUSE, M B: Retired; b Albion, Neb Feb 22, 1886; s of P A Krause-Carry L Faulkner; ed Albion HS 1904; m Valma Moorehead May 14, 1915 Albion; s Milton M; d Elizabeth; 1904-37 with father in impl & hdw bus, Albion; 1937- supvr land holdings; mbr city coun; city clk: past mbr Lions; C of C; AF&AM 78; Congl Ch, active in music; Rep; hobbies, work, hunting, fishing; res 210 2nd, Albion.

   LADD, ARTHUR WASHINGTON: Retired; b Knox Co, Ill July 29, 1858: s of James M Ladd-Sarah G Graves; ed Oneida Ill; m Amy I Fox Sept 26, 1886 Albion; d Della (Mrs W B Romans); 1876-79 editor & publisher of Oneida Ill News; 1879-1919 owner & publisher Albion News, also published magazine "Ideals" several mos; 1890- VP Albion Natl Bank; P M 4 years; owner & opr farm lands, Boone Co; mayor 8 years; mbr city coun 2 terms; mbr bd of edn, past pres; mbr 1st lib bd, past pres; NPA; pres 1st Comml Club of Albion; org Boone Co Fair Assn; past master AF&AM, mbr 50 years; KT; Shrine; Rep; hobby, music, org & 25 years dir Albion Opera Band; res 834 Church, Albion.

   LAMB, ALBERT NEWTON: Dentist; b Platte Center, Neb Mar 24, 1984; s of George Newton Lamb-Annie Burrows; ed Platte Co; Fremont


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Normal 1903-04; Neb Wes 1904-05; Creighton U, DDS 1908; Theophanian Soc; m Etta Hoare Aug 15, 1910 Fremont: d Verna, Vada (Mrs Norman Schreiner); m Hariette Shulthies May 10, 1926 Omaha; 1908-09 dentist, Orleans; 1909- dentist, Albion; owner & opr farm lands, Boone Co; past pres N Neb Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; past VP Lions; past master 2 years AF&AM; past patron OES 3 years; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbles, hunting, fishing; off Poynter Bldg; res 235 4th, Albion.

   LARSON, FRITZ HERBERT: Superintendent of Schools; b Axtell, Neb June 7, 1905; s of Joseph H Larson-Betty Johnson; ed Axtell HS, valedictorian 1923; Augustana Coll, Rock Island Ill, hon BA 1927; U of N, MA 1932; U of Minn; Ia St Coll; m Amy A Carlson Dec 25, 1934 Mead; s Earle Willis; d Francia Claire; 1927-28 prin Odessa HS; 1928-31 tchr Holdrege HS; 1932 part time tchr Havelock HS while at U of N; 1933 secy & chief bill clk Neb house of representatives; 1934 emp by AAA as chief tabulating clk, Minden, & with extn dept of U of N as writer of extn courses in elementary geography; 1935 1st asst clk Neb house of representatives; compiled complete bound journal of proceedings; 1935-36 prin Dannebrog HS; 1936-38 prin & supt Dannebrog schs, sponsor student year book; 1938- supt Cedar Rapids schs; writer of two articles in Neb Ednl Journal, The Hi-Y Club in the HS, & Meet the HS Boys; is public speaker; NSTA; Comml Club; 1937-38 chmn BSA troop com, Dannebrog; Luth Ch; hobbies, travel, work with boys, recreational activities; res Cedar Rapids.

   LEECH, DON RAYMOND: Educator; b Custer Co, Neb Mar 28, 1883; s of Corydon Taylor Leech-Anna D Risley; ed Westerville; Wesleyan Acad & Neb Wes 1905-11, BA 1911; grad work U of Chicago, U of Ia; U of N, MA 1929; pres Taft Club at Neb Wes, also 1st pres Dialectic frat; m Mabel Wakeman June 14, 1912 Fort Dodge Ia; d Irene (Mrs A C Wischmeier), Genevieve; 1903-04 tchr, Custer Co; 1911-12 prin Rosalie schs; 1912-13 tchr, Ansley; 1913-18 supt of schs, Sargent; 1918-24 supt of schs, Friend; 1924-29 supt of schs, Harvard; 1929-35 supt of schs, Albion: 1933- dir of night sch courses, org & promoter adult edn project; 1935- dir of adult edn & tchr in Albion schs; owner & opr farm lands, Custer Co; author of many professional articles; 1939- pres Neb Coun of Adult Edn; Neb Schoolmasters Club; NSTA, past treas dist 1, past pres & secy dist 3; past VP Assn of Neb Sch Bds & Execs; past pres Kiwanis; AF&AM; OES, patron 2 years; Meth Ch, bd mbr; Rep, past del to state & natl convs; hobby, travel; res Albion.

   LEHR, HENRY FRANCIS: Lumber Dealer; b Jefferson Co, NY Oct 8, 1864; s of Nicholas Lehr-Elizabeth Umbach; ed Jefferson Co NY; Watertown NY HS; m Annie Herford Oct 12, 1887 Omaha; s Dean, Manderson (dec); 1884 night operator for C&NW RR, Ainsworth; 1885-93 grain dlr, Oakdale; 1894-1900 mgr Crowell Lbr & Grain Co, Petersburg; 1900-06 Boone Co clk; 1906-08 dep state treas; 1908- owner & mgr H F Lehr Lbr Co, Albion; owner & opr farm lands, Boone Co: mayor 2 terms; past mbr bd of edn; secy Albion Park Commission; pres Albion Cemetery Assn; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; past pres Comml Club; past VP Kiwanis; WOW; KP; past mbr IOOF; Congl Ch; Rep; son, Manderson first lt in U S AS died in action during World War, awarded Croix de Guerre by French army: res Albion.

   McRAE, FINLEY JOSEPH: Physician & Surgeon; b Brechin, Ontario, Canada Jan 24, 1877; s of Alexander McRae-Sabina Gaughan; ed London Canada HS; Assumption Coll, Sandridge Ontario, 1896 grad with high distinction; Western U, London Ontario, MD 1902; grad work at Tulane U 1919-22; m Elizabeth Keenan June 24, 1908 New York City; 1902-07 prac med, Gibbon; 1907- prac med, Albion; during World War enl in US army med corps in Sept 1917, stationed at Fort Riley until July 1918 & at Camp Logan, Houston Tex, disch Mar 1919, commd as capt; camp sanitary inspector, surg of development batt, head surg of disch bd; head surg of convalescent O/S squad; Amer Leg 162, 4 star mbr; Boone Co Med Soc, secy; Neb St & AMA; dir Neb Tuberculosis Assn; Kiwanis, past pres; KC, past grand knight & dist dep; St Michaels Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, fishing; off Albion Natl Bank Bldg; res 753 State, Albion.

   MELVIN, ALMA E SAVAGE: Homemaker; b Lancaster, N H July 12, 1863; d of Edward Savage-Ann Isabell Blodgett; ed Blair HS: in Emory L Melvin Dec 25, 1888 Bartlett; s Rollin E, Clarence H. Harold W, Donald M; d Etta M. Edith L, Veva I (Mrs Chris Nauenburg), Florence M; past city librarian of Cedar Rapids 22 years; ch mbr lib bd; Garden Club; Delphian Soc; past mbr PTA; past mbr RNA; Bapt Ch: Indep; hobbies, music, flowers, readinghusband came to Boone Co 1878: later homesteaded, lived on farm until 1903; res Cedar Rapids.

   MILES, GEORGE B: Banker; b Fillmore Co, Neb June 19, 1890; s of George B Miles-Rosa M Whictom; ed Grafton HS 1909: Neb Wes; m Edna Sovern Dec 24, 1917 Wilsonville; 1910-14 emp in bank, Grafton; 1914-18 emp in bank, Wilsonville; 1918-34 emp in bank, Stockham; 1936- in bank, Cedar Rapids; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, gardening, hunting; res Cedar Rapids.

   MULLIGAN, WILLIAM S: Retired; b Longford Co, Ireland Sept 19, 1876; s of Patrick Mulligan-Katherine Sheridan; ed Aughnacliff Co Ireland; Longford Natl Sch: Foreign Mission College, Allhallows Ireland; Dublin Ireland Diocesan Seminary; Black Rock Coll, Dublin, Ireland; 1906 ordained at Foreign Mission Coll, Allhallows Ireland; 1906 asst pastor, Sacred Heart parish, Norfolk; 1907 asst pastor, St Bridgets Ch Omaha; 1907-39 1st resident pastor in chg of St Edward Cath Ch, which was station & mission ch until 1907, large church erected 1913; res St Edward.

   MYERS, A A: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Clinton Co. Penn, Oct 20, 1865; s of John L Myers-Lucinda C Kalmbach; ed Albion; m Ollie M Ewing Jan 13, 1892, Primrose; foster s Lloyd W; 1884-1925 owner & opr Boone Co farm; 1925- real est & ins agt, Albion; mbr bd of edn; MWA; Chris Ch; Rep; hobby, fishing; off Thompson Bldg; res Albion.

   NORE, LOUIS B; County Judge; b, Boone Co, Neb Dec 13, 1901; s of Elias S Nore-Sigrid ___; ed Albion HS 1920; WSTC, BA 1926; U of N, LLB 1930; m Beatrice Marie Emerson July 20, 1935 Chicago; 1926-30 tchr, Boone Co rural sch; 1930-37 prac law, Albion; 1937- Boone Co, judge; KP; Luth Ch; Indep; hobby, travel; off Courthouse; res Albion.

   PETERS, BLANCHE: Philanthropist; b Alton, Ill; d of John Peters-Sarah Widamen; ed Albion HS 1894; Brownell Hall, Omaha BA 1900; pres Peters Charity Orgn founded by Sarah Peters & carried on by Norman H Peters of N Y City & Guy M Peters of Chicago as memorial to Mrs Sarah Peters; during 20 years, total disbursements $25,000 to needy in Boone Co; past chmn & an org Boone Co ARC; 1935 founded Peters Park in Albion; mbr history & art dept, Womans Club 35 years; Episc Ch, charter mbr & chmn of bd; Rep; hobbies, travel, horticulture; res Albion.

   PETERSON, ALBERT PAUL: Lumber Dealer; b Abingdon, Ill Apr 1,1872; s of Nels Peterson-Jennie Nelson; ed Scandia Kas HS; Kas Normal Coll, Fort Scott Kas 1891; Kas Wes, Salina Kas 1894; m Mary Danielson Dec 25, 1894 Wayne Kas; d Lucille (Mrs Matt W Griggs); 1891-95 tchr, Republic Co Kas; 1895-99 tchr, Scandia Kas; 1896-98 tchr, Wayne Kas; 1898 with Edwards & Bradford Lbr Co, Oakland; 1898-1904 mgr Edwards & Bradford Lbr Co, Oakland; 1904- mgr Chicago Lbr Co, St Edward; mbr sch bd; Neb Lbr, Mchts Assn: Comml Club, past pres; IOOF, MWA; WOW; RNA; Meth Ch, trustee & steward since 1915; hobbles, golf, travel; res St Edward.

   PIEPER, JULIUS H: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Germany Sept 18, 1871; s of Henry Pieper-Mary Engleman; ed HS in Germany 1886; m Katie H Hyland June 4, 1901 Leigh; s Eugene H, Leo H; 1889 came to US, located in Platte Co; 1892-97 emp in greenhouse, Leigh; 1897-1909 in real est & ins bus & property management, Leigh; 1909- in real est & ins bus, Albion; past secy Comml Club; past mbr Kiwanis, KC, grand knight, secy, del to natl conv, San Francisco; Cath Ch; Rep, past secy of Boone Co Central Com; hobbies, flowers, hunting; res 521 Prairie, Albion.

   PORTER, JOHN WASHINGTON: Grocer; b Wilber, Neb Jan 1, 1882; s of John A Porter-Sophia Oyler; ed Plainview HS; Plainview Normal; m Lyda Askey Oct 22, 1904 Pierce; d Vivian (Mrs John D Culver), Thelma (Mrs Daly Link), Doris (Mrs C F McCraken); 1899-1904 tchr Pierce Co schs; 1904-11 drug salesman in Neb; 1911- owner & opr groc, Albion; 9 years mbr of Neb legislature, mbr fish and game com & miscellaneous com, sgt at arms one term; AF&AM 78; Dem; hobby, movies; res 506. Meringo ave, Albion.

   PRICE, MYRTLE V: Retired; b Bowerstown, 0; d of John Addison Price-Nancy McGuire; ed Albion HS 1892; U of N, BA 1902; U of Wis, MA 1931; grad work at Harvard U & Columbia U; 1892-95, 1903-29 sch tchr, Albion, prin 15 years, supt of



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   REEDER, WILLIAM J: Physician & Surgeon; b Fort Madison, Ia, June 11, 1893; s of John Henry Reeder-Mary Bresnahan; ed Beatrice HS 1914; Creighton U, BA 1920, MD 1923; Phi Chi; m Mary Doud Sept 7, 1925 Omaha; s John Herbert, William Franklin, Robert Edward; d Mary Elizabeth, Maureen Ann, Jean Catherine, Margaret Eileen, Kathleen Ann; 1922-24 interne St Joseph Hospital, Omaha; 1924- prac med, Cedar Rapids; chmn sch bd 2 years; chmn village bd of trustees; pres Boone Co Med Soc 2 years; assoc ACP; Neb St Med Assn; fellow AMA; past pres Comml Club; Amer Leg; past comm Boone Co VFW; Creighton Alumni Club; 1917-19 during World War with evacuation hosp 7, O/S with army of occupation in France & Germany; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, hunting, football, gardening; address Box 217, Cedar Rapids.

   RICH, GEORGE PETER: Hardware Dealer; b Copenhagen, Denmark Aug 22, 1871; s of George Peter Rich-Maria Hasselbalch; ed Maribo Latin & grade sch, Copenhagen Denmark; m Marie Hansen Apr 15, 1897 St Edward; s Harry, Otto, Albert; d Ella (Mrs J K Burn); 1892 came from Denmark to US; 1892-1904 carp, St Edward; 1904- owner & opr hdw store; past secy & mbr sch bd 3 terms; mbr village bd; police judge 1925-27; dir St Edward Cemetery Assn; Neb Retail Hdw Assn, mbr 25 years; pres Comm Club; ARC, bd mbr; WOW; AOUW; Presby Ch; Dem; hobbies, fishing, gardening, woodworking; res St Edward.

   SCHOPP, FRANCIS G: Clergyman; b Germany Aug 2, 1886; s of Peter N Schopp-Catherine Wickel; ed Germany; U of Fribourg Switzerland 1912; 1912 came to US, located in Osmond; asst pastor Osmond parish in chg of Brunswick & Plainview, later in chg of parish at Randolph; 1914-18 in chg of parish, Snyder; 1918-30 in chg of parish at Oleyen, ch & sch built during pastorate; 1930- in chg of Petersburg parish; res Petersburg.

   SCORE, SEVER MARTIN: Veterinarian; b Bergen, Norway May 12, 1886; s of Ellis Score-Marie Thomoson; ed Norway; Kansas City Mo Veterinary Coll, DVS 1918; m Catherine Sherry Mar 1922 Albion; d Virginia; 1898 came to US; 1898-1914 farmed in Boone Co; 1918- prac veterinary med, Albion; 1939 pres, 1938 VP, dir & mbr exec com Neb St Veterinary Med Assn; Amer Veterinary Med Assn; Comml Club; Kiwanis; Luth Ch; Indep; off 833 3rd; res 117 2nd, Albion.

   SCRIVEN, ZELLA M: High School Principal; b Ericson, Neb May 20, 1892; d of Charles C Scriven-Ella Hilliard; ed Greeley HS 1911, salutatorian; KSTC, BA 1924, VP Sr class; Xi Phi; 1911-15 tchr in Boone & Greeley Cos; 1915-16 tchr, Northport; 1917-18 HS prin, Alexandria; 1918-19 tchr, Polk; 1919-24 tchr, St Edward; 1925-27 tchr, North Bend; 1928-29 tchr, Auburn; 1930- HS prin, St Edward; NSTA; Neb Womens Ednl Club; PEO; Rebekah; Presby Ch; Indep; hobby, travel; res St Edward.

   SILLIK, FRANK M: County Surveyor; b Galion, 0 Dec 18, 1853; s of Samuel Sillik-Rachel E Forbes; ed Galion Ohio HS 1868; m Maria L Clark Apr 4, 1877 Red Oak Ia; s Frank M Jr, Samuel C; d Eleanor M (Mrs Bert Williamson), Grace E, Mattie A (Mrs Earl McClintick), E Alice, Alta L (Mrs Tom Brown); clk in bus houses & P 0, Galion 0; 1871-83 tchr & farmer, Montgomery Co Ia; 1883-93 tchr & farmer, Boone & Wheeler Cos; 1892-93 helped estab at Cedar Rapids 1st Farmers Elevator in Boone Co; 1893-97 Boone Co clk; 1898- Boone Co surveyor; 1905- JP, Albion; 1918- city clk; 1895 org 1st co clks assn in Neb; AF&AM 78, mbr since 1895; MWA; ch mbr KP; Chris Ch; Dem; hobbies, crossword puzzles, math; off City Hall; res Albion.

   SMITH, AUBREY ADAM: Retired; b St Edward, Neb Jan 7, 1879; s of Pierson D Smith-Martha S MacMillian; ed Chateau De Lancay, Geneva, Switzerland; Realschule, Heidelberg; Heidelberg U, Heidelberg, Germany; Lawrenceville Coll, NJ; Yale U, BA 1902; Psi Upsilon; m Lula Fisher Nov 4, 1918 Norfolk; d Peggy; 1902-06 VP Smith Natl Bank at St Edward, 1906-33 pres; owner & opr 1500 A farm land in Boone Co; 1905 mbr Neb house of representatives; 1907 mbr Neb senate; 1938- pres Plum-Beaver soil conservation dist; AF&AM; BPOE; KP; Presby Ch: Rep; hobbies, photography, travel; res St Edward.

   SMITH, JAMES WESTFAEL BARNUM: Physician & Surgeon; b Kendall, NY Mar 2, 1877; s of Joseph H Smith-Mary Catherine Barnum; ed Albion HS 1898; U of N, MD 1903; mbr varsity football squad; m Julia L Martin Dec 1905 Albion; s Chauncey Martin, R James; d Lidia Louise; 1903-20 with father in med prac, Albion; 1920- with Dr Higby in prac & hosp; mgr Physicians Hosp; owner & opr 200 A farm near Albion; owner one-third int in Casey, Ball & Co, mfrs; mbr Boone Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Lions; Comml Club; past master AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; Shrine; past mbr BPOE; MWA; past mbr IOOF; KP; Royal Highlanders; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, raising silver foxes; off Albion News Bldg; res 721 4th, Albion.

   SMITH, WILLIAM J: Furniture Dealer & Mortician; b Lindsay, Neb June 8, 1902; s of Fred J Smith-Thersia Fritchen; ed Lindsay HS; St Francis Coll, Quincy Ill; Worsham Sch of Embalming, Chicago 1924-25; m Anastacia Weidner June 15, 1927 Lindsay; s William James; d Janet Lee; 1919-25 owner & opr paint & wallpaper bus, opr theater & confectionery, Lindsay; 1925-27 in hdw bus, Lindsay; 1927-28 special investigator for Neb St banking dept; 1927-35 owner & opr furn & undertaking bus, Lindsay; 1935- owner & opr furn & undertaking bus, Albion; pres Lindsay Comm Club 4 years; pres Comml Club; Kiwanis; Lions; chmn Platte Co Good Roads Assn; Neb Good Roads Assn; dir Boone Co Agr Assn 2 years; hobbies, outdoor sports & athletics; res 346 4th, Albion.

   SMOYER, LOUIS I: County Sheriff; b Loretto, Neb Mar 22, 1911; s of George E Smoyer-Eva Ingales; ed Petersburg HS 1928; WSTC; W Club; Social Science Club; m Viola J Nelson June 8, 1939 Albion; 1937- Boone Co sheriff, apptd to fill unexpired term of brother; Neb Sheriffs & Peace ofcrs Assn; Comml Club; Lions; Congl Ch; Dem; hobbies, athletics, hunting, gun collecting; office Courthouse; res Albion.

   STEFFES, HENRY CONRAD: Merchant; b Humphrey, Neb Mar 6, 1879; s of Jacob Steffes-Mary Wagner; ed St Francis Sch, Humphrey Neb 1892; Orange Co Cal 1892-94; m Anna Bacon April 1915 Grand Island; s John; d Eleanor (Mrs Edwin Van Ackerman); 1899-1910 ptr of J A Smith in gen mdse store, 1904-10 at Scottsbluff; 1910-15 with F E Sterns in invoicing mdse, Scottsbluff; 1915- owner & opr Steffes Brothers Gen Mdse Store, Cedar Rapids; Comml Club; St Anthony's Cath Ch; hobby, gardening; res Cedar Rapids.

   SULLIVAN, GEORGE W: Physician & Surgeon; b West Point, Neb Oct 1, 1880; s of James M Sullivan-Clemantine Jane Tomlinson; ed Cuming CO; U of N, Tchrs Coll HS; Neb Wes; U of N, MD 1908; m Lucille Beecher Feb 28, 1905 Lincoln; d Patricia Helen (Mrs Harold Anderson); 1908 prac med in Kimball; 1908- prac med, St Edward, in connection with Emergency Hosp; 1926 mbr Interstate Post Grad Assembly of Doctors on three mos trip abroad; mbr Boone Co & Platte-Loup Valley Med Socs; Neb St & AMA; AF&AM 230, master 2 terms; during World War mbr advisory bd of drafting; Presby Ch; Dem; hobbies, hunting, fishing, flowers; res St Edward.

   THOMPSON, MRS NELLE PETERS: Homemaker; b Albion, Neb; d of John Peters- ______; ed Albion HS 1894; Brownell Hall, Omaha, BA 1900; m Frank S Thompson Sept 16, 1900 Albion (dec); s John Peters; d Elizabeth Peters (Mrs John Bach); pres Womans Club; secy Peters Charity Orgn; pres & org Albion Relief Orgn, civic agency for relief in Boone Co prior to 1932; Boone Co relief secy under FERA; PEO; Congl Ch, 15 years ofcr; 1936- pres Rep Vols of Boone Co; hobbies, travel, social work; father came from Ill to Boone Co in 1874, was 2nd Boone Co clk, assisted in orgn of Boone Co, land agt for B&M RR, mbr of state legislature, internal revenue collector; town of Petersburg named for him; husband pioneer banker, came to Albion in 1880, org Albion State Bank, merged with First Natl Bank, also org Albion pub lib; mbr city coun; past secy Neb St Agrl Soc; res Albion.

   THOMPSON, OMA: County Superintendent of Schools; b St Edward, Neb Dec 18, 1897; d of C L Thompson- Bessie Texley; ed Albion HS 1917; U of N; U of Colo; U of Ore; WSTC; 1917-28 tchr in rural & town schs Boone Co; 1928- Boone Co supt of schs & past 6 years dir interstate spelling contest; NSTA; Neb St Assn of Co Supts; B&PW; Congl Ch; hobbies, painting, rock garden; off Courthouse; res Albion.

   THOMPSON, THOMAS A: Druggist; b Farley, Ia, Feb 14, 1876; s of Thomas Thompson-Mary Samuels; ed Albion HS 1895; Northwestern U; m Mary O'Neil Apr 25, 1906, Albion; d Charlotte Ann; 1902- owner & opr


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   VAN ACKEREN, EDWIN: Editor; b Lindsay, Neb Feb 6, 1910; s of George Max Van Ackeren-Della Breunig; ed St Anthony HS, Cedar Rapids 1928; Creighton U 1932; Delta Sigma Pi; m Eleanor Steffes Sept 26, 1933 Cedar Rapids; s Gerald Joseph; d Mary Ann; 1932- editor of Leader Outlook, Cedar Rapids; mbr sch bd; Boone Co Press Assn; NPA; past treas Comm Club; mbr Creighton U Alumni Club; Cath Ch; Indep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Cedar Rapids.

   VAN ACKEREN, GEORGE MAX: Retired; b Rhine Province, Germany Apr 8, 1881; s of John Van Ackeren- Anna ___; ed Humphrey HS; m Della Breunig June 20, 1906 Humphrey; s Edwin, Leonard; d Marjorie, Anna; 1898-1912 with Crowell Lbr & Grain Co, 1898-1904 at Humphrey, 1904-07 mgr Cornlea yard, 1907-12 mgr Lindsay yard; 1912- with brothers, Paul, Fred & A J in Van Ackeren Brothers lbd yard, grain elevator also light & power co, Cedar Rapids; 1938- pres Cedar Valley Pub Power & Irrigation Dist; owner & opr farm lands in Boone Co; 1932-38 mbr village bd, chmn 1934- 38; past pres Comml Club; KC: Cath Ch; Rep, mbr Boone Co Central Com; hobbles, fishing, hunting; res Cedar Rapids.

   WATSON, WILLIAM BURTON: Land & Property Owner; b Boone Co, Neb Nov 21 ___; s of William Burton Watson-Ida Jane Dolphin; ed Albion HS 1906; U of N; mbr baseball team 1906-08; m Elsie A Anderson Jan 18, 1919 Omaha; s William Anderson, Howard Burton; 1909-11 played semiprofessional baseball; 1911-13 engr SP RR; 1913-30 oil dlr, Albion & central Neb; 1930- in garage bus, Albion; during World War enl in U S army May 1918, 388th field arty, disch Jan 17, 1919; C of C; Yellow Dogs; AF&AM 78; Congl Ch; Indep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res 816 6th, Albion.

   WEITZEL, FREDRICK M: Banker; b Chicago, Ill Aug 15, 1868; s of William Weitzel-Emma M Mayer; ed Gates Acad, Neligh; Beloit Acad, Beloit Wis; Elliott Bus Coll, Burlington Ia; m Mattie Grace Sheppard 1903, Polk Co; s Frederick W, Paul S, Richard W; 1888-89 dep clk of dist court; 1892-1903 dep internal revenue collector; 1896- with First Natl Bank, Albion; mbr sch bd; trustee Doane Coll; Comml Club; Kiwanis; Neb St Hist Soc; AF&AM 78; Scot Rite 32o, Omaha; MWA; Congl Ch, deacon, moderator Neb conf; Rep; off First Natl Bank; res 1711 Church, Albion.

   WELBURN, JASPER, ARTHUR: County Clerk; b Laurel, Neb Dec 19, 1902; s of Charles Welburn-Minnie Wingett; ed Elgin HS 1923; m Ercelle Sward Mar 21, 1924 Sioux City, Ia: d Monoyween, Beverly Jane; 1922-23 emp in drug store, Elgin; 1923-25 emp by Beckenhauer Construction Co, Norfolk; 1926-31 emp by S F Baker & Co, Albion; 1932-34 dist mgr Mutual Life Ins Co; 1935- Boone Co clk; has published articles & poems in Omaha World Herald, Grand Island Independent, Kiwanis magazine, etc; Kiwanis; KP; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, writing; off Courthouse; res 639 Park, Albion.

   WHITMAN, LEROY H: Editor; b Fillmore Co, Neb June 6, 1886; s of Charles B Whitman-Carrie McPherson; ed Geneva; m Dency B Wagers Sept 15, 1909 Mason City; d Irene I (Mrs Donald Bopp), Helen M; 1903-11 emp in groc & hdw store, Mason City also learned printing; 1911- owner & opr Primrose Press; 1919-24 P M of Primrose; 1913-18 mbr village bd; village clk of Primrose 22 years; 1915 ch mbr fire dept, now asst chief & chmn; past mbr sch bd; Loup Valley Press Assn; NPA, Comml Club; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, travel; res Primrose.

   WILLIAMS, FRANK D: Attorney; b Mt Carroll, Ill Jan 8, 1868; s of David Williams-Ellen Sage; ed Savannah Ill HS; Northern Ill Normal, Dixon Ill; Fremont Normal; m Fannie P Roberts Sept 2, 1896 Albion; s Dana R; 1891-94 prin of schs, St Edward; 1894-98 Boone Co supt of schs; 1898-1902 studied law in J A Price & Charles Riley law firm, Albion; 1902 adm to baar (sic); 1902- prac law, Albion; owner & opr ext farm lands in Boone Co; Neb St Bar Assn; Kiwanis; AF&AM; Congl Ch; Rep, past del to natl conv; hobbies, golf, travel; off Token Bldg; res Albion.

   WOLF, MAX: Rancher, Farmer, Stockman; b Germany July 29, 1878; s of Ferdinand Wolf-Johanna Lee; ed Germany; German Bus Coll; m Hattie Dryfoos May 6, 1907 Sioux City Ia; 1895-96 came to U S, emp in warehouse in Ind; 1896-99 emp in merc store, Albion; 1899-1905 with D J Gates in livestock bus, Albion; 1905- in indep stock bus; 1908- with brother, importer of horses from Belgium & France; one of largest land owners in Boone Co; stockraiser, feeds 2500 cattle each year; furnishes feeder cattle to farmers; 1925- owner ranch with 2000 head of cattle in Wheeler Co; hobbies, work, farm interests; res Albion.

   WORDEN, GEORGE S: Retired; b St Clair, Mich Jan 14, 1856; s of Charles Worden-Caroline Wicks; ed St Clair Mich; m Helen Halstead July 3, 1876 Bloomington Wis; s Everett; d Anna (Mrs ___ Auten); 1880 came from Wis & homesteaded N of Petersburg; 1894-1908 in livery, bus, Petersburg, 1908- farmer until ret; mbr town bd 12 years; Royal Highlanders; Dem; hobby, farming; res Petersburg.


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