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Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940



Who's Who

   MINER, EDWARD ALLEN: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Pleasantville, Ia Sept 13, 1876; s of James Miner-Margaret Kamp; ed Pleasantville Ia: m Sena Madsen June 16, 1909 Central City; s Verdon M; 1895-1901 sch tchr, Greeley Co; 1901-05 clk in McIntyre Hdw Store, Wolbach; 1906-13 in real est bus in Wolbach, also with Landmans Bank; 1913-17 secy First Trust Co, Loup City, also in real est bus; 1917-24 ptr in Miner & Bradley Real Est & Ins Co, Grand Island; 1924- owner & opr E A Miner Real Est & Ins Co, Broken Bow; local supvr for Prudential Ins Co; secy bd of pub works; past mbr Pub Service Club; Presby Ch, trustee; hobbies, fishing, reading; res Broken Bow.

   MORROW, CHARLES R: Manager Lumber & Supply Co; b Peru, Ill Jan 3, 1882; s of Augustus Morrow-Esther Robinson; ed Arnold; Broken Bow Bus Coll; m Sophia I Paine July 1, 1916 Oshkosh; s James E; d Letha Mae; 1884 came with parents to Custer Co; 1902-15 homesteaded & farmed in Custer Co & oprd Farmers Elevator at Arnold: 1915-19 emp by Gould Land & Cattle Co; 1919 worked 6 mos for Dierks Lbr Co, Arnold; 1919-20 emp by Ed Gould; 1920-21 emp by Community Lbr & Supply Co; 1921- mgr; C of C; past mbr Rotary; Arnold Gun Club; past mbr IOOF, past grand; Chris Ch; Dem; hobby, Brown Swiss cattle; res Arnold.

   MORROW, JOHN HENRY: Physician & Surgeon; b Peru, Ill Aug 3, 1872; s of Augustus Morrow-Esther Robinson; ed Peru Ill; Cotner U; Lincoln Med Coll, MD 1902; grad work, Chicago Polyclinic; m Mary W Walsh Feb 23, 1908 Lincoln; s Charles A (dec 1937), William G, Arthur T, Harry W; d Esther E, Mary W (Mrs W M Gray), Martha A, Kathleen E; 1902- prac med in Merna; past Custer Co coroner; mbr Custer Co insanity bd 30 years; past mbr town bd; Custer Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Comm Club; AF&AM; past mbr WOW: past mbr IOOF; Chris Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Merna.

   MORROW, MRS MARY W: Postmaster; b Bonaparte, Ia Dec 20, 1875; d of William Walsh-Ann Nolan; ed Custer Co; Merna; U of N 1898-99; m Dr John H Morrow Feb 23, 1903 Lincoln; s Charles A (dec 1937), William G, Arthur T, Harry W; d Esther E, Mary W (Mrs W M Gray), Martha A, Kathleen E; came with parents to Custer Co 1880; 1891-94 sch tchr, Custer Co; 1895-96 tchr Lincoln Co, Colo; 1897-98 tchr, Blaine Co; 1899-1901 tchr Oconto; 1902-03 tchr in Merna; 1902-33 homemaker; 1933- P M, Merna: past mbr Custer Co welfare bd; Neb ch, Natl Assn of P Ms: 10 years chmn ARC; past mbr Shakespeare Club; Federated Woman's Club; Dem, past mbr State Central Com; Cath Ch; hobby, reading; res Merna.

   MUDD, JACOB THEODOR: Jeweler & Optometrist; b Lincoln Co, Mo June 7, 1887; s of Lewis Linton Mudd-Mattie Reeds; ed Montgomery Co Mo: correspondence course from Chicago 1909; Southwestern optical Coll, Kansas City Mo, DO 1910; 1911 became lic optometrist; m Grace Barbara Quible Oct 15, 1911 Lincoln; s Robert L; d Mary Eleanor, Doris, Marjorie; 1899-1904 worked on farm in Montgomery Co Mo; 1904-07 worked in drug store & learned watch repairing trade, Ordway Colo; 1907-09 owned & oprd watch repairing bus, Merriman; 1909-19 jeweler & optometrist, Bassett; 1919-20 farmed N of Bassett; 1920- jeweler & optometrist, Arnold; ptr of son on farm near Arnold; past chmn town bd, Bassett; Neb St Jewelers Assn; Amer Optometric Assn; C of C; Rotary; Presby Ch; hobby, farming; res Arnold.

   MULLEN, JAMES PATRICK: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Missouri Valley, Ia Mar 91, 1877; s of Peter R MulIen-Ellen Rourke; ed Missouri Valley; Woodbine Ia norm sch 1895; m Rose Mary Sweeney June 1, 1910 Alliance; s James William, Joseph Francis, Charles Richard, Thomas Edward; 1902-04 farmed near Merna; 1904- owner & opr real est & ins off in Broken Bow; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; res 509 S 12th Ave: Broken Bow.

   MULLEN, PETER WILLIAM: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Missouri Valley, Ia July 6, 1878; s of Peter R Mullen-Ellen Rourke; ed Missouri Valley Ia; St Ambrose Coll, Davenport Ia 1893-94; m Anastasia Ryan Oct 5, 1909 Missouri Valley Ia; s John William; d Angela C, Patricia H, Mary A, Julia, Agnes G, Rose V; 1894-1909 farmed near Missouri Valley Ia; 1909- owner & opr real est & ins bus, Broken Bow; mbr twp bd; KC, financial secy 18 years; Cath Ch; Dem; res 509 S 12th Ave. Broken Bow.

   MYERS, EDWIN FRANCIS: Attorney; b Custer Co, Neb Nov 22, 1879, s of John E Myers-Amanda Shedd; ed Broken Bow HS 1900; U of N, BA 1904: Harvard U, LLB 1907; Harvard Masonic Club; m C Julia Haumont Oct 29, 1910 Broken Bow; s Edwin J F, Kenneth L, Frank M, John Robert; 1898-1900 correspondent for Lincoln Journal; 1907 emp in collection dept of Marshall Field Retail Store, Chicago; 1907 adm to Mass bar; 1907 adm to Ill bar; 1908 adm to Neb bar; 1908-10 ptr of Judge Silas Holcomb, Broken Bow; 1910-35 indep law prac; 1935- son Kenneth ptr in prac; 1937- son Edwin J F ptr in prac; Custer Co & Neb St Bar Assns; Comml Law League of Amer; mbr exec bd, Neb Fedn of Co Taxpayers Leagues; Pub Service Club; OES; MWA; Meth Ch; conservative Rep; hobbies, tennis & hunting; off Myers Bldg 940 South D: res 1507 North E, Broken Dow.

   MYERS, RAYMOND M: Editor & Publisher; b Perkasie, Penn Jan 6, 1890; s of A F Myers-Catherine Moyer; ed Perkasie Penn; m Mabel Bede June 2 1920 Philadelphia; d Eva Mae; 1909-13 printers devil with Central News in Penn; 1913-20 printer in Penn; 1920 with jobbing off in Beatrice; 1920-27 with Neb Printing Co, Lincoln; 1927- owner, editor & publisher Merna Messenger; 1927- village clerk; 1918-19 during World War in US army med corps, detached service; NPA; Comm Club; AF&AM; U B Ch; hobby, travel; off Merna Messenger; res Merna.

   NAYLOR, JAMES C: Publisher; b Callaway, Neb War 28, 1894; s of James C Naylor-Sarah Jane Bryner; ed Callaway HS; U of N; m Ruth F Snodgrass May 20, 1919 Kearney; d Margaret Grace; 1916-17 editor Loup Valley Queen, 1919-29 editor & publisher, Callaway; 1930-31 editor, part owner Holyoke Colo Enterprise; 1932- publisher Arnold Sentinel; mbr village bd; past mayor, Callaway; pres C of C 6 years; AF&AM, Callaway; res Arnold.

   NAYLOR, MRS RUTH SNODGRASS: Newspaper Reporter; b Ludlow, Mo; June 21, 1896; d of James I Snodgrass-Margaret Anna Prendergast; ed Callaway HS; KSTC; m James C Naylor May 20, 1919 Kearney; d Margaret Grace; chmn exec com Girl Scouts; OES; Woman's Improvement Club; Sorosis, Callaway; OES; res Arnold.

   NELSON, JAMES CHRIS: Postmaster: b Mason City, Neb June 3, 1888; s of James Peter Nelson-Anna Marie Nelson; ed Mason City; m Nellie S Chase Apr 20, 1909 Grand Island; s Clayton Wayne: d Elleanor Bonneta;1900-02 painter in Mason City; 1902-04 in track & bridge service CB&Q RR Mason City; 1905-08 lineman for Citizens Street Railway, Lincoln; 1908-09 ptr of sister, Mrs S M Chase in Cozy Cafe, Mason City; 1909 in paint bus, Mason City; Oct 1909-11 in paint bus in Brawley Cal; 1911-13: farmed near Mason City; 1913-18 with father owned & oprd Hammond & Son harness & saddlery renamed J C Nelson & Co, Mason City; 1918. sold int to father; 1919-20 with father in harness shop Mason City; 1920-22: lived in Glenrock, Wyo & oprd shoe shop in Parkerton, Wyo, homesteaded 1 year; 1922-34 again owner & opr harness & saddlery bus, renamed Nelson Shoe & Harness Store, Mason City; 1934- P M; past mbr town bd; secy of sch bd 2 terms; past mbr park bd; during World War master engr, hdqrs Co 128th engrs, disch, July 21, 1919; ch mbr Amer Leg; past chmn Custer Co Assn of PMs; Neb ch Natl Assn of PMs; Comm Service Club, chmn sports com; AF&AM, past master; Royal Highlanders; Danish Luth Ch; Dem; hobby, fishing; res Mason City.

   NEWKIRK, OTIS LEONARD: Insurance & Real Estate Dealer; b Petersburg, Ind June 9, 1882; s of William Tobias Newkirk-Rachel Chappell; ed Gandy; m Reba Louise Fisher Apr 20, 1913 Kearney; s Robert A; d Lois Jean; 1884 homesteaded with parents in Logan Co; 1903-05 in various vocations, Emmett Idaho; 1905-07 tchr, Logan Co; 1907-08 asst P M, Gandy; 1908-12 Logan Co treas: 1912- 13 ptr of William A McCain in Gandy Merc Co, 1913 moved bus to Stapleton, 1913-15 oprd as McCain & Newkirk; 1915-16 clk in hdw store, Stapleton; 1916-20 P M Stapleton; 1919 moved to Arnold; 1920-30 asst cash, Arnold State Bank; 1930- owner & opr Otis Newkirk Ins & Real Est Off; 1919 notary public; past mbr Rotary; AF&AM; Gandy; IOOF; mbr town bd past 6 years, chmn; mayor; twp clk; mbr Finch Memorial Lib bd; Farmers Union; Dem; hobbies, woodwork, hunting; res Arnold.

   NORLAND, HARRY, EDWIN: Merchant; b Webster Co, Ia June 16, 1891; s of Ole P Norland-Annie Halverson; ed Nobles Co, Minn; Southern Minn Normal, Austin Minn 1908;


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m M Pearl Billington Aug 19, 1915 Windom Minn; s Arthur; 1908-14 famed with father in Minn: 1914-15 in groc & hdw store; 1916-17 mgr Golden Rule Store, Casper Wyo; 1917-18 mgr Golden Rule Store, Thermopolis Wyo; 1919-20 owner & opr Golden Rule Store, Riverton Wyo; 1921 on father's farm, Fargo N D: 1920-21 mgr Golden Rule Store, Basin Wyo; 1922-28 mgr United Stores Co, Wheatland Wyo; 1929-34 ptr of L B Murphy, Broken Bow; 1932 with L B Murphy Co, Casper Wyo; 1933- opr stores in Broken Bow & Burwell; mbr bd of pub works; Fedn of Neb Retailers; Rotary; Public Service Club; pres Custer Co Agrl Soc; Neb Fedn of Co Taxpayers Leagues; chmn finance com Baseball Club; Skeet Club; KP; AF&AM; Luth Ch; hobby, baseball; off 420 S 8th Ave; res 1242 Broadway, Broken Bow.

   OXFORD, LILBURN FLETCHER: Manager Lumber & Coal Co; b Comstock, Neb July 22, 1876; s of James Love Oxford-Laura Belle Henderson; ed Broken Bow; Broken Bow Bus Coll 1899-1900; m Margaret Alice Hersh June 25, 1903 St Joseph Mo; s Lilburn Numan; d Iola Bernita (Mrs William H Caddy), Verna Velda; 1897-98 farmed & raised livestock, Broken Bow; 1900-02 farmed near Walworth1; 1903-04 yard man for Dierks Lbr & Coal Co at Broken Bow, 1904-15 mgr at Berwyn, 1915-28 mgr at Comstock, 1928-34 mgr at Ansley, 1934- mgr at Comstock; mbr twp bd; past mbr, past chmn town bd; past mbr sch bd: during Sp-Amer War enl 1898 in Co M 1st Neb vol inf 8th div, served in Philippine Islands 11 mos & 2 weeks, disch Aug 23, 1889; commd ofcr NNG 1902-13; past mbr Rotary, Ansley; Comstock Business Men's Club; past mbr KP, IOOF & MWA; comm Ch past bd mbr; Rep; hobbies, baseball, fishing; res Comstock.

   1Walworth P O discontinued; mail now sent to Sargent.

   PAINE, LYNN: County Clerk: b Ansley, Neb July 24,1889; s of George E Paine-Alice L Cheeseborough; ed Ansley; m Ruby M Thornton Mar 4, 1915 Westerville; 1915-17 farmed near Westerville; 1917-19 during World War enl in US army Co 819 MTC, corp O/S 1918-19, disch Aug 1919; 1919-20 carp, Ansley; 1920-26 clk in J H Kerr Groc & Hdw Store; 1926- Custer Co dep clk, Broken Bow; past pres Neb Assn of Co Commrs, Co Clks, Co Registers of Deeds & Co Highway Commrs; Natl Assn Co Offcls; Pub Service Club; Country Club; Gun Club; IOOF; AF&AM; Rebekah; Amer Leg 126; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, golf, cabinet making; off Courthouse; res 611 S 8th, Broken Bow.

   PATTON, WILLIAM FRANK: Oil Dealer; b Stevenson Co Ill Aug 31, 1872; s of Thomas Paton-Elizabeth Metz; ed Otoe Co; m Huldah M Jacobson Mar 5, 1895 Unadilla; s Alva R; d Ruby (Mrs H Kastens); 1894-1906 farmed, Otoe Co; 1906-27 farmed, Custer Co; 1928- owner & opr E L Luce Oil Co, renamed Patton Oil Co; Comm Club; past mbr town bd; past mayor; past sch bd; past mbr twp bd; past mbr MWA & IOOF; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Merna.

   PENNINGTON, GEORGE EDWARD: Physician & Surgeon; b Stewartsville, Mo Mar 28, 1875; s of Robert Pennington-Matishia Kearns; ed Cameron Mo HS; Mo Wes 1897, Cameron Mo; Ensworth Med Coll, St Joseph Mo, MD 1902; Chicago Coll of Med & Surgery; Barnes Hosp, St Louis Mo; Cook Co Hosp, Chicago Ill; m Julia E Egbert Apr 22, 1902 Bolivar, Mo; d Marie (Mrs G Brewer), Pauline (Mrs P Boggs), Georgia; 1902-08 prac, med in Anselmo; 1908- prac, Broken Bow: city health ofcr; past coroner; pres bd of edn several years; Neb St & AMA; past mbr Pub Service Club; past mbr Country Club; ch mbr AP&AM; ch mbr IOOF; MWA; WOW; Chris Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, outdoor life, collecting relics; off Smith Block; res 639 S 7th Ave, Broken Bow.

   PHELPS, JUSTIN:. Clergyman; b Louisville, Ky Nov 20, 1901; s of Joseph Phelps-Anna Schaeffer; ed Mt St Francis Ind HS 1919; St Francis Convent, Syracuse N Y 1919-20; St Anthony's on the Hudson Renssaeler NY, 1920-24; Cath U, Washington DC 1924-26; June 17, 1925 adm to priesthood at St Dominic's Ch by Most Rev Michael J Curley, archbishop of Baltimore Md; 1926-32 asst priest, Terre Haute Ind; 1932- pastor St Joseph's Ch, Broken Bow, also conducts services in Ansley & Mason City; hon mbr Lions, Terre Haute, Ind; Pub Service Club; KC; hobbies, bowling & golf; res Broken Bow.

   PHILLIPS, MRS NELLIE: Homemaker; b Streator, Ill Mar 21, 1869; d of George W Sherman-Ruth Courtney; ed Streator Ill; Custer Co; m Andrew F Phillips Nov 15, 1894 Sargent (dec 1935); 1879 came with mother on train to Grand Island, thence by covered wagon to Sargent; 1894-1904 homemaker, Rochester N Y where husband was emp with street railway co; 1904-06 in Chicago; 1906 homemaker, Sargent, where husband was in banking & ins bus; Woman's Club, only chr mbr with unbroken membership; OES; Rebekah; Meth C, WFMS, ladies aid; Rep; mother named town of Sargent in 1880; res Sargent.

   PINKLEY, ALBERT FRANCIS: Railway Agent; b Jelloway, Knox Co O June 26, 18561; s of Joseph Pinkley-Sarah France; ed Whiteside Co Ill; Janesville Wis Comml Teleg Sch; m Eliza B Moss May 6, 1879 Clinton Ia (dec 1928); s Clyde V: d Elsie May (Mrs W S Lawson), Ruby (Mrs J B Hendrickson), Nellie (Mrs C M Carland), Fern O; 1877-85 CB&Q RR agt & teleg at Fenton, Montgomery, Naperville Ill; 1885 CB&Q RR teleg at Superior 9 mos, 1885-90 agt & teleg at Adams, 1890-91 agt & teleg at Thedford, 1891-1930 agt & teleg at Ansley; 1930- ret, awarded gold badge by CB&Q RR for 53 years of service; past mayor; past mbr sch bd 30 years, sec 15 years; hon mbr Rotary; pres Gladstone Temple Co; AF&AM 32o; OES; MWA; RNA: past mbr IOOF; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, crossword puzzles; res Ansley.

   1dec July 11, 1939.

   PLIVA JERRY: Implement Dealer; b Czechoslovakia Apr 27, 1889; s of Vincent Pliva-Frances Kubicek; ed Germany; Lincoln Co, Okla; m Lillie Zabloudil Jan 9, 1911 Prague Okla; s Ernest J; d Irene; 1899 came with parents from Germany to Lamdin, Okla; 1912-14 worked on several farms, Comstock; 1920-23 farmed, Prague, Okla; 1923-36 farmed NE of Comstock; 1936- owner & opr Pliva Impl & Hdw Store, Comstock; owner land near Prague Okla; 1909 in Okla recd gold medal for athletic achievements, 1910 recd green wreath from Tex; clk twp bd; past mbr sch bd; Neb Retail Hdw Assn; Comm Club; IOOF; ZCBJ, mbr finance com & secy; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies; baseball, reading, fishing, hunting; res Comstock,

   POLAND, ERNEST JEFFERSON: Owner Transfer Co; b Custer Co, Neb Mar 26, 1911; s of Vivian D Poland- Hattie Vandervine; ed Custer Co; m Mildred P Crist Oct 26, 1936 Broken Bow; s Larry Leonard; 1932-35 did trucking throughout state; 1935- owner & opr Red Star Transfer, Sargent; 1937- farm impl dlr; Ch of God; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Sargent.

   PORTER, IDA JANE: Register of Deeds; b Hall Co, Neb July 29, 1880; d of Ozra D Foster-Adelaide Victoria Waxham; ed Ansley HS 1897; summer norm sch, Broken Bow; normal sch, Enid, Okla; extn work U of N; m George E Porter Aug 8, 1906 Ansley (dec 1930); s George J, Alfred F, Kenneth (dec 1939); d Adelaide (Mrs E Betz), Julia (Mrs I Peterson); Ramona H; step s Dwight E Porter, Harvey Porter; step d Estella (Mrs R Lamphere), Doris (Mrs H Rupert), Helen (Mrs C Williams); 1898-1903 sch tchr, Custer & Hall Cos; 1904-05 tchr Glenville Okl & Ansley; 1906 came with husband to Broken Bow, where he was register of deeds until death 1930; 1931- register of deeds; past pres sch bd; Woman's Club; past worthy matron OES; Presby Ch, elder; Rep: hobby, gardening; res 1106 NG, Broken Bow.

   POTTER, GUY: Mayor; b Salem, Kas Aug 9, 1888; s of Frank Potter-Secondina Kitterman; ed Valley Co; m Esther A Cady Nov 2, 1909 Ord; s Roland C, Melvin G; d Alma May (Mrs Quinn Conley), Joyceleyn V; 1889-1917 farmed with parents, Valley Co; 1910-17 farmed, raised cattle, Valley Co; 1917 farms, raises cattle near Arnold; 1931-37 mbr liquidation com, Arnold State Bank; 1934-36 mbr town bd; 1936- mayor & chmn town bd; past mbr twp bd; 1930- mbr sch bd secy 1930-36; IOOF; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Arnold.

   PRIESS, JOHN HENRY: Farmer & Stockman; b Walnut, Ia June 6, 1882; s of Henry Priess-Anna Kohl; ed Walnut Ia; m Ethel Roby 1905 Bloomfield (dec 1906); m Myra Sands 1909 Owensboro, Ky (dec 1914); d Hazel Edna (Mrs Orville Chesley); m Mildred Grace Pinkerton Apr 22, 1923 Grand Island; 1899-1905 worked on farm in Knox Co, oprd corn sheller which he pur 1899; 1905-10 homesteaded 6 mi N of Arnold; 1908-14 owner & opr farm in Custer Co, 1914 sold & went to Florida for wife's health; 1915-17 farmed in Custer Co; 1917-22 owned & farmed section of land W of Arnold; 1923- 29 owner & opr first gas & oil station at Arnold, 1929 sold; 1924 pur Alexander Garage; 1930-31 estab, inc & managed first recreational club of Arnold; 1934-35 owner & opr White Way Gar-



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age, also auto agt; 1935 leased garage; 1935- rancher; owner 3000 A in Logan & Lincoln Cos; has provided quarters for IOOF lodge many years; 1928 build bldg where Lucas Drug Store is now located; Farmers Union; ch mbr Rotary; C of C; MWA; hobbies, fruit raising, bridge, travel; Wife music tchr, plays pipe organ, piano, violin, guitar; Woman's Improvement Club; hobbies, writing poetry, raising flowers; res Arnold.

   PULLIAM, EMMETT BURTON: Cafe Owner; b West Union, Neb June 26, 1897; s of Edward L Pulliam-Lizzie V Garrison; ed West Union; m Agnes M Mulligan Dec 23, 1916 Taylor; d Berta Marceil, Eileen May; 1917-19 1919-25 farmed near Walworth; 1919 fed cattle & sold autos for father who was auto dlr at Sargent; 1925 fed cattle 3 mos at Sargent; 1925-27 emp by Mutual Produce Co, St Paul; 1927-29 owner Sargent Poultry Co; 1929- owner & opr Burton Pulliam Cafe, Sargent; mbr vol fire dept; Sargent Service Club; Middle Loup Valley Assoc C of C; Rep; hobbies, baseball, horse racing; res Sargent.

   PULLIAM, FLOYD M: Farmer & Stockman; b West Union, Neb Feb 23, 1895; s of Edward L Puliam-Lizzie V Garrison; ed West Union; m Sadie A Lundy Nov 12, 1919 Sargent; s Reed Edmund; d Merlene; 1916-17 farmer & stockman; 1919-36 farmed & raised stock, Custer Co; 1935- farmer near Sargent; also ptr of Otto Monson in Sargent Auction Co; 1937- ptr in Lysinger Impl Co; 1917-19 during World War enl in US army, Cos D&M, 89th div 355th inf, Corp, O/S 1 year, in army of occupation, disch June 2 1919; Amer Leg; Sargent Service Club; Neb Interior Livestock Assn; past pres Custer Co Fair bd; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, baseball, fishing, hunting; res Sargent.

   PURCELL, EMERSON ROBERT: Editor & Publisher; b Springfield, Ill Sept 9, 1866; s of George Purcell-Marietta Root; ed Crete; Doane Coll; m Grace N Cox Dec 23, 1896 Broken Bow; s Emerson R Jr, Harry C, d Helen (Mrs Edward S Chamberlin), Josephine (Mrs Robert A Hadley), Alice (Mrs Parke F Keays); 1874 came with parents to Crete, learned printing in Crete, moved to Custer Co 1884; 1886 with brother William G, estab job printing off Broken Bow; 1886 estab Merna Record, first newspaper there, sold in 1891; 1892 with brother estab The Custer Co Chief, Broken Bow; 1908 purchased brother's int in paper, 1908- owner, editor & publisher, 1928 pur & consolidated job plant with paper; 1919-21 state representative; 1923, 1925, 1927 state sen; past pres NPA; treas, past pres Neb St Fair bd; mbr Neb St bd of agr 27 years; past mbr Neb St park bd; past mbr Neb St game forestation & parks comm; past mayor; VP Neb Hall of Agrl Achievement; AF&AM; IOOF; hobby, newspaper work; Off 305 S 10th; res 1122 South D, Broken Bow.

   RAASCH, FRED ALBERT: Utilities Superintendent; b Rockford, Ia Nov 21, 1886; s of Fredrick A Raasch- Augusta Schuneman; ed Rockford Ia HS 1904; Ia St Coll, BSc 1911; m Adelia Farnsworth Sept 2, 1916 Boone, Ia; s Richard F; 1911-14 supt of substation for Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Power Co, Boone Ia; 1914-17 consulting engr in firm of Brooks & Raasch, Fort Dodge Ia; 1919-21 with Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Power Co; 1921-23 with Ia Railway & Light Co, Boone Ia; 1923-28 mgr of municipal utilities, Hartley Ia; 1928- supt of municipal utilities, Broken Bow; during World War sgt, 339th signal field arty; Amer Leg; past mbr Pub Service Club; League of Neb Municipalities; AF&AM; Presby Ch; hobbies, fishing, travel, reading; res 928 South H, Broken Bow.

   REDMOND, WILLIAM DAVID: Retired; b Lee Co, Ill Feb 14, 1870; s of John R Redmond-Catherine Bassett; ed Johnson Co; Western Normal, Shenandoah Ia 1890; Western Normal, Lincoln 1892-93; grad work Fremont Normal 1895; grad work PSTC 1902-03; 1870 with parents came to Johnson Co; 1894-99 supt of schs, Brock; 1900-02 Nemaha Co, dep clk; 1902-07 registrar PSTC; 1907 representative from Nemaha Co in Neb legislature; 1907-10 asst state supt of schs, Lincoln; 1910-18 registrar WSTC; 1918-31 VP & active mgr Farmers State Bank of Mason City; 1932 apptd liquidating agt, Fed Securities Ed; executor of several estates; past pres & secy bd of edn; secy Comm Club; secy AF&AM, past grand orator in Omaha; Scot Rite; IOOF; MWA; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, reading; res Mason City.

   REED, HIRAM DAVID: Funeral Director & Furniture Dealer; b Tama Co Ia Sept 17, 1874; s of Hiram S Reed-Mary Babb; ed Tama Co Ia; Greeley Co, Scotia Bus Coll 1893-94: m Daisy Applegarth June 13, 1900 Scotia; s Leland G; 1883 came with parents to Greeley Co; 1895-96 worked on farm in Greeley Co; 1896-99 farmed Indep, Randolph; 1899-1900 oprd restaurant in Cedar CO; 1900-03 emp in gen store in Scotia; 1903-04 mgr of Henry Bolton Gen Store, Boone; 1904-08 clk in Henry Bolton Gen Store, Schuyler; 1908- funeral dir & furn dlr, Ansley; past mbr town & sch bds; pres lib bd; AF&AM; IOOF; hobby, travel; res Ansley.

   REIER, CHARLES AUGUST JOHN: Merchant; b Germany July 2, 1882; s of Carl Reier-Johanna Long; ed Dawson Co; Sumner HS; Dixon Ill Normal & Bus Coll 1902; Neb Wes 1905-06; m Eta J Pursel Aug 25, 1909 Miller; s Carl E; 1883 came with parents from Germany to Wis; 1902-05 clk in gen store & P O, Miller; 1906-07 worked for Button Land Co, Lincoln; 1907-13 off mgr Buton Land Co, Alamoso Colo; 1913 in Kearney 4 mos; 1913- owner & opr Bee Hive Dept Store at Sargent, 1916 built new bldg & changed name to Reiers Dept Store; past mbr Lions; mbr Custer Co Fair bd; past mbr Golf Club; Dem; hobbies, tennis, golf, sports; 1885 parents homesteaded in Buffalo Co, 1886 homesteaded in Dawson Co; res Sargent.

   RICHARDSON, PRESSTMAN GARDNER: Bank Cashier; b Broken Bow, Neb Nov 8, 1895; s of Presstman J Richardson-Fannie Kate Deatherage; ed Broken Bow HS 1913; U of N 1914-15; Finlay Engineering Coll, Kansas City, Mo; m Margaret Murphy Jan 15, 1919, Lincoln; s Marcus Harry; d Catherine M; 1916-17 with McGraw Elec Co & Northwestern Bell Tele Co, Omaha; 1917-18 with Tooley Hdw store, Broken Bow, 1918-19 bkkpr Security State Bank at Broken Bow, 1919-22 asst cash 1922- cash; past mbr city coun; during World War, ent US army SC, disch 1918; past mbr Amer Leg; secy Custer Co Agrl Soc; BSA, mbr troop comm; MWA; AF&AM; Episc Ch; Dem; hobby, reading; off 403 S 9th Ave; res 242 N 7th Ave, Broken Bow.

   RIDDER, ALBERT THEODORE: Dentist; b Callaway, Neb Apr 1, 1908; s of Theodore Bernard Ridder-Elizabeth Praest; ed Callaway HS 1925; Creighton U, DDS 1931; Xi Psi Phi; m Margaret Mary Brosius Aug 17, 1935 Stapleton; d Mary Elizabeth; 1931-32 dentist with Dr F J Despecher, Omaha; 1932-33 dentist, Omaha; 1933 lt in res corps USA at Little Rock Ark 2 mos; 1934- prac, Callaway; NW Neb Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; Amer Soc for Promotion of Dentistry for Children; C of C; past pres Rotary; Golf Club; Dukes of Silver Goblet & Order of Royal Fleas; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, fishing. hunting, golf; res Callaway.

   ROBERTS, THOMAS: Retired; Adams Co, Neb Dec 22, 1874; s of Robert Roberts-Ann Hughes; ed Clay Co; Neb Wes 1896-96; m Helen W Heusner Mar 2, 1904 Clay Center Kas; s Robert A; 1896-98 farmed, Clay Co; 1898-1900 ptr of brother John E in gen mdse bus, Fairfield; 1900-04 clk in Wilson Dept Store Kalispell Mont; 1904 with S C Smith: Mankato, Kas; 1904-05 salesman for Sheboygan Knitting Mills, hdqrs Fairbury; 1905-31 ptr in Helton & Roberts at Callaway, 1917-31 pres; 1931 sold to J H Eller Co, Clay Center; 1931-36 ret; 1936-39 ptr in Cash Merc Co, Callaway; 1938- ret; past mbr, town bd; past mbr Fedn of Neb Retailers; past mbr C of C; past mbr Golf Club; AF&AM, Scot Rite; Shrine; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, auto travel; res Callaway.

   ROBISON, RAYMOND R: Barber; b Broken Bow, Neb Apr 29, 1891; s of William O Robison-Eleanor Watson; ed Johnson Co, Mo; Merna; Tri-City Barber Coll, Omaha 1916; m Florence E Tappan Nov 30, 1921 Broken Bow; s Raymond Paul; 1909-12 in well bus, Dunning & Thedford; 1912-14 ptr in Robison Bros Hdw Store Broken Bow; 1914-16 in auto livery bus, Broken Bow; 1916-17 barber with Roy Parson, Anselmo; 1917-18 owned & oprd barber shop, Anselmo; 1920-39 owned & oprd barber shop, Broken Bow; 1939- owner & opr O K Barber Shop, Broken Bow; 1939- Custer Co supvr; 1918-19 during World War in med dept of US army Fort Riley, Kas; past mbr city coun; Assoc Master Barbers of Amer; KP; 1007; Chris Sci Ch; Rep; hobby, reading; res 326 N 12th Ave, Broken Bow.

   ROCKHOLD, MRS GLADYS GRACE: Postmaster; b Battle Creek, Mich Apr 3, 1890; d of Edward C Gibbons-Ida M Wescott; ed Wescott; Ursuline Convent, York, 1904-05; St Paul Bus Coll 1905-07; m John D Rockhold July 25, 1910 Comstock; 1907-32 asst cash Citizens State Bank of Comstock, also gave music lessons; 1932-35 clk in Wescott, Gibbons & Bragg Gen Store, estab 1886 as Wescott &


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Gibbons & renamed 1900; 1935- P M Comstock; ptr in Wescott & Gibbons ranch, which maternal grandfather estab 1878; past dir Middle Loup Public Power & Irrigation Dist; chmn lib bd; past secy sch bd; Custer Co Assn of PMs; Neb ch Natl Assn of PMs; DAR; Dem; hobby, reading; res Comstock.

   ROCKHOLD, JOHN DUNCAN: Druggist; b Lineville, Ia Mar 12, 1883; s of Talbot Rockhold-Cynthia Duncan; ed Ord HS, 1901; Creighton U, PhG, 1907; m Gladys G Gibbons July 25, 1908 Comstock; 1887 came with parents to Ord; 1902-05 worked in F Edward Bax Drug Store, Ord; 1905-06 emp in Fred Baisch Drug store, Broken Bow; 1907 did 6 mos relief work Bartholomew Drug Co, Gothenburg; 1908 became lic pharm; 1908-16 pharm & mgr of Braggs Pharmacy, Comstock; 1916- owner & opr City Pharmacy, Comstock; rode race horses for father; has played semi-professional baseball for Ord; holder 5 year award of vol fire dept of which father was ch mbr; past mbr sch bd; VP & past pres Comstock Businessmen's Club, mbr road com; Middle Loup Valley Assoc C of C; past mbr IOOF; past mbr KP; Dem; hobbies, baseball, race horses, hunting; res Comstock.

   ROSE, LOUIS PHILLIP: Hardware Dealer; b Henry Co, Ill Nov 17, 1869; s of George Rose-Caroline Rieger; ed Henry Co Ill; Buffalo Co; m Grace D Cross (dec 1934); m Eliza Anderson (dec 1927); s Louis Paul, William Jennings; m Nora E Gaines 1934 Council Bluffs Ia; 1884-90 farmed with parents in Buffalo Co; 1890-91 UP RR helper, Riverdale; 1891-92 agt & teleg opr UP RR at Riverdale, Watertown, Eddyville, Oconto; 1892-98 UP RR agt & teleg opr, Miller; 1898-1910 owner & opr L P Rose Hdw, Furn & Harness Store, Miller; 1910-13 lived at Grand Junction, Palisade & Boulder Colo; 1913-14 lived at Miller; 1914-15 owner & opr Maddox & Duchett Hdw Store, renamed L P Rose Hdw, Arnold; 1915- ptr of L M Steburg & Gus Steburg in L P Rose Hdw Co; 1930-39 VP Arnold State Bank; past mbr town bd; past mbr Neb Retail Hdw Assn; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, gardening, travel; res Arnold.

   RUNYAN, MERLE MASON: Attorney; b Mason City, Neb May 23, 1886; s of George Washington Runyan- Medora Amsberry; ed Mason City; Grand Island Coll Acad 1907; Grand Island Coll 1909-11; m Grace B Duke Nov 26, 1913 Broken Bow; s Byron D, Howard G; d Naomi V, Margaret H; 1911-15 studied law with N Dwight Ford & sold ins, Mason City; 1915 adm to bar; 1915-18 Custer Co dep clk, Broken Bow; 1918-19 dep clk of dist court; 1919-27 prac law at Broken Bow, Custer Co dep atty; 1927-35 Custer Co atty; 1917- ptr in firm of Shaper & Runyan, Broken Bow; helped org Broken Bow B & L Assn, now Custer Federal Savings & Loan Assn, dir & past VP; pres Custer Co Bar Assn; 12th Judicial Dist Bar Assn, chmn complaint com; Neb St Bar Assn; dir Pub Service Club; Country Club; AF&AM, York Rite, RAM; R&SM; KT; IOOF; Dem, vice-chmn Custer Co Central Com; mbr State Central Com; hobbies, golf, trout fishing; off Custer National Bank BIdg; res 605 South C. Broken Bow.

   SCHAPER, WILLIAM CHRIS: Attorney; b Mason City, Neb Oct 4, 1890; s of Henry E Schaper-Louisa Troves; ed Mason City, Grand Island Coll 1906-11; U of N, LLB 1914; m Shirley M Shires June 17, 1914 Mead: a Carlos Elton; d Lucille A, Leola C; 1914-15 prac law, Mason City; 1915- prac, Broben (sic) Bow; 1918-26 Custer Co atty; 1920- ptr in firm, Schaper & Runyan; org & dir Custer Fed Savings & Loan Assn; dir Security Bank at Ansley, Seven Valleys State Bank at Callaway & Broken Bow State Bank; Custer Co, Neb St & I Amer Bar Assns; Country Club; grand lodge ofcr AF&AM, RAM; R&SM; KT; MWA; Bapt Ch; Dem; hobbies, fishing, camping; off Custer State Bank Bldg; res 743 S 11th Ave, Broken Bow.

   SEMLER, GEORGE RAY: Grocer; b Sargent, Neb July, 13, 1886; s of Job Daniel David Semler-Lillie Orvis; ed Sargent; m Edna M Brown 1914 Sargent; learned butcher trade from father at Sargent; in cement bus with father and Burt Semler, 1927 pur & left bus; 1927-28 with Piggly Wiggly Stores at Fort Morgan, Boulder, Longmont Colo; 1928-33 in meat bus, Sargent; 1933- also opr groc bus; res Sargent.

   SHELDON, MRS AVA S: Homemaker; b Streator, Ill Mar 1, 1876; d of Israel C Tobias-Cynthia Ellis; ed Sargent; m Frank A Phillips, 1903 Sargent (dec Sept 15, 1908); m Talmadge Sheldon Apr 22, 1914 Sargent; 1880 came with parents to Custer Co; 1892-1902 tchr near Sargent; 1903- homemaker; mbr Sargent Cemetery bd; Woman's Club; OES; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, fancy needlework; res Sargent.

   SHELDON, TALMADGE: Hotel Owner; b Fillmore Co, Neb Sept 11, 1878; s of Henry Sheldon-Georgia Ripley; ed Fillmore Co; Geneva HS; m Lula Carson; s Robert T; d Norma (Mrs Walter Stinsman); m Ava S Tobias Apr 22, 1914 Sargent; 1895-1901, 1907-09 clk in H F Mohrman Gen Mdse Store, Geneva; 1901-07 emp by S M Williamson in bicycle, phonograph & sewing machine bus, Council Bluff Ia; 1909 emp by Swift & Co Omaha 6 weeks; 1909 salesman 6 mos for Omaha Rubber Co; 1910-11 clk in A H Brooks Store 9 mos, Sargent; 1911-12 clk for A L Conhiser at Gothenburg; 1912-13 clk for Abbott Bros Hdw, Sargent; 1913-14 emp by Peter Lakeman in clothing store, Sargent; 1914-17 with M L Tobias, owner & opr Peter Lakeman Clothing Store, renamed Tobias & Sheldon; 1917 ptr of Frank Shafer in Sargent Cafe; 1917-9 owner another restaurant; sold 1917; 1920-28 traveling salesman; 1928-29 in groc bus at Sargent; 1929- owner & opr Sheldon Hotel; pres Lions; AF&AM, past master; Chris Ch; Rep committeeman; hobbies, fishing, conservation of wild life; res Sargent.

   SHERMAN, HARRY ARTHUR: City Clerk; b Streator, Ill Nov 6, 1871; s of George Washington Sherman-Ruth Ann Courtney; ed Streator Ill; Sargent; U of N 1892; LBC 1893; m Ora Spooner Sept 10, 1902 Sargent; s Paul George, Dean Forbes; 1879 came with parents to Custer Co; 1894-96 tchr, Sargent; 1896-99 asst stock-keeper for Rochester Street Railway Co, Rochester N Y; 1899-1902 clk for Farmers & Mchts Bank, Sargent; 1902 Farmers & Mchts Bank & Custer Co Bank merged & retained name of Custer Co Bank at Sargent, cash 1902-04; 1904-06 cash, 1906-14 pres First Natl Bank; 1914 re-org & pres Sargent State Bank, sold most of stock, dir until 1918; 1914-15 ptr in firm of Miller & Sherman real eat & ins bus; 1915-24 owner & opr H A Sherman Real Est Off; 1924 6 mos special work for CB&Q RR, Omaha; 1924-32 ptr of Turkel Hermansen in real est & ins bus; 1932-36 ret; 1936- city clk, opr ins off, Sargent; past pres First Natl Bank; past mbr town & sch bds; secy Sargent Service Club; AF&AM, Omaha; Rep; hobbies, hunting, gardening; res Sargent.

   SHIRES, IVAN HAROLD: Oil Station Manager; b Mead, Neb Oct 10, 1883; s of Thomas Miller Shires-Rachel Wellman; ed Saunders Co; Fremont Normal; Grand island Coll 1908-10; m Elma Hudson Nov 17, 1911 Huron S D; s Orlin Hudson; d Wilma Annette, Janet Eleanor; 1904-14 farmed in Saunders Co; 1914-17 farmed in Dodge Co; 1917-36 farmed in Custer Co; 1935- mgr Farmers Union Co-op Oil Station; mbr city coun; pres Sargent Service Club; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Sargent.

   SIMONSON, LOUIS HENRY: Butcher; b Broken Bow, Neb Feb 3, 1898; s of Peter J Simonson-Lucy Grace Cantrell; ed Broken Bow HS 1915; m Margaret C Roberts Dec 9, 1917 Broken Bow; s Richard L; d Margaret L, Helen L; 1915-17 freight handler at CB&Q RR station, Broken Bow; 1917-19 oprd Model Bakery, Scottsbluff; 1919- clk in father's groc & meat market; 1933-39 chief vol fire dept; mbr city coun, chmn park com, mbr finance & street coms; Pub Service Club; Gun Club; KP; MWA: Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, outdoor sports; off 423 S Main; res 545 S 6th Ave, Broken Bow.

   SMITH, HARRY MURRAY: District Superintendent Public Service Co; b Shelby, Neb May 28, 1891; s of George M Smith-Rinda Fox; ed Shelby HS 1910; Grand Island Bus Coll 1911; ICS, salesmanship, 1912; m Caroline L Gehrt Dec 25, 1916, Grand Island; d Gretchen Louise; 1910-12 emp in Palace Cafe, Grand island; 1912-14 timekeeper for Northwestern Bell Tele Co at Grand island, 1914-16 chief clk to construction foremen, 1915-18 student asst, 1918-19 mgr at Mason City, 1919-25 comml mgr at Broken Bow, 1925-28 area mgr at Holdrege; 1928- dist supt Western Pub Service Co; dist chmn Loup River Pub Power & Irrigation Dist; Neb Electric Assn; Public Service Club; Rotary; AF&AM; assoc guardian Job's Daughters; past patron OES; Episc Ch; Rep; hobbies, boats, motors, fishing; off Arrow Hotel Bldg; res 1219 South D, Broken Bow.

   SMITH, VERNON RUSSEL: Grocer; b Valley Co, Neb Aug 20, 1904; s of Truman L Smith-Bertha Vincent; ed Valley Co; Custer Co; Arnold HS 1923; Grand Island Bus Coll 1923-24; LaSalle Extn U, course in accounting 1926; m Fannie Blanch Troyer Aug 1, 1929 Arnold; d Charlene Dee,



Who's Who

Shirley Lee; 1917 came with parents to Custer Co; 1924 carp, Arnold, also emp by Community Lbr Co; 1924-30 bkkpr, Arnold State Bank; summers of 1930-31 worked in Kas & Neb harvest fields; 1931-33 worked on several farms in Custer Co; 1933-34 clk in Farmers Store at Arnold; 1934- owner & opr The Central Groc, Arnold, Maurice Troyer ptr Mar-Aug 1934; past town clk 3 years, secy C of C; Rotary, Arnold Gun Club; Bapt Ch; Dem; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Arnold.

   SOMER, ALLIE CLYDE: Elevator Manager; b Merna, Neb Feb 24, 1886; s of Andrew Somer-Elizabeth Keedy; ed Merna HS; Grand Island Coll 1906-07; m Esther Collinson Jan 1, 1917 Broken Bow; s Stanley A, Warren B, Keith G; d Allie (Mrs L Beat), Geraldine; 1907-39 farmed in Custer Co; 1930-39 mgr Farmers Co-op Grain Co; Comm Club; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Merna.

   SPEER, WILBER MARVIN: Retired; b Rutland, Wis Dec 20, 1861; s of John D Speer-Sarah Jane Lockwood; ed Dane Co Wis; m Edna C Warner 1880; s Joseph A; m Katie M Owens May 25, 1884 Rutland Wis; s Percy Wilbur, Elza Alvin, John E, Frank E; d Evelyn (Mrs Clifford Roth, dec 1916), Zella (Mrs Ira Rickett); 1887 taught 3 mos rural sch, Wis; 1877-79 learned blacksmith trade from Dan Greatsinger & Albert Francisco, Evansville Wis; 1879-80 worked for Riley Colby on farm 8 mos, Rutland Wis; 1880 emp 7 mos by Eugene Tipple as farm hand, Rutland Wis; 1880-81 blacksmith at Oregon Wis, farmed in Dane Co Wis; 1882-83 worked in S D restaurant, also herded cattle; 1883-84 brakeman on C&NW RR from Wis to Minn, also worked on farm in Green Co Wis; 1885 farmed in Green Co Wis; 1885-89 worked at different vocations at Albany Wis; 1889 came to York Co; 1889-94 homesteaded & ran blacksmith shop on farm, Custer Co; 1894-98 oprd blacksmith shop at Wescott; 1898-1900 oprd livery stable at Sargent; 1900-11 farmed W of Comstock; 1911-34 oprd blacksmith shop at Comstock, still owns shop; 1934- ret; 1905-34 raced horses; raised & trained horses; oprd threshing machines 15 years; past mbr sch bd, Wescott; past treas Douglas Grove twp; past constable of Sargent; past constable of Wescott twp; past mbr village bd; past JP & village clk; police magistrate; hobby, race horses; res Comstock.

   SPIVEY, CLARK DWIGHT: Physician & Surgeon; b New Windsor, Ill Feb 24, 1885; s of James R Spivey- Isadora Goodhue; ed Stella HS 1901; Neb Wes 1901-04; U of Mich, BA 1907, MD 1909; grad work U of Mich 1914-15; Alpha Kappa Kappa; m Myra Bardwell Dec 23, 1908 Tekamah (dec 1932); d Katherine (Mrs R E Sawn); 1909 prac med, St James, Mo; 1910-15 prac med, Anselmo; 1915-18 with Dr A J MacKinnon, Lincoln, specialized in surgery; 1919- prac med, Anselmo; past mbr sch bd; 1918-19 during World War capt base hosp 85; Custer Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; AF&AM; OES; hobby, travel; res Anselmo.

   SPOONER, EDWIN CHURCH: Retired; b Madison, Wis Aug 13, 1861; s of Alvah Forbes Spooner-Emily Seeley: ed Sterling Ill; m Clara Wescott dec 1923); m Eliza C Dowse Oct 17, 1924 Wichita Kas; 1971 herded cattle in Ill, earned $7 for one summer, held various jobs until 1880; 1880-87 worked on farm near Sterling Ill; 1887-95 farmed with two brothers. Fay W & Justice S at Sargent; 1895-1920 farmed indep near Comstock, dealt in Shorthorn cattle; 1920-33 ret at Evansville Wis; 1933 ret, Comstock; past mbr Douglas Grove town bd; past road overseer at Douglas Grove; Rep; hobby, gardening; res Comstock.

   SPOONER, FAY WILBER: Furniture Dealer & Funeral Director: b Sterling, Ill Nov 1, 1874; s of Alvah F Spooner-Emma R Wilber; ed prep sch at U of N; U of N 1899; m Mary F Murray June 28, 1894 Burwell; s Robert M; d Frances W (Mrs L A Gaukel), Dorothy A (Mrs R E Coonred); 1884 came to Custer Co, 1899-1901 farmed near Sargent; 1901-05 buyer for Currey Grain Co, Sargent, 1905- 06 asst cash, Sargent State Bank; 1906-07 clk for C L Swanson Impl Co; 1909-12 mgr J W Lundy, furn & undertaking; 1912-21 ptr of John A Kenyon in Kenyon Furniture Co; 1921-38 owner & opr Spooner Furniture Co, 1938 son ptr; mbr town bd; past mbr sch bd; Sargent Service Club; Dist 84, Neb & Natl Funeral Dirs Assns; Lions, mbr road com past 16 years; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, farming & road building; res Sargent.

   SPOONER, ROBERT MATTHEW: Furniture Dealer & Funeral Director; b Sargent, Neb Apr 30, 1914; s of Fay W Spooner-Mary Murray; ed Sargent HS 1932; U of Minn Sch of Embalming, registered embalmer 1934; m Mary Eugena Lueders June 15, 1939 Perham Minn: 1934-38 emp in father's furniture & undertaking establishment; 1935 became lic embalmer; 1938- ptr in father's bus; twp clk; Sargent Service Club; past secy Custer Co Fair bd; Dist 84, Neb & Natl Funeral Dirs Assns; KC; hobby, radio work; res Sargent.

   SQUIRES, EDWIN EBERHART: Attorney; b Delaware Co, Ia; s of James H Squires-Mary Ann Eberhart; ed Manchester Ia; Monticello Ia HS; U of Kas, BA 1890; U of N, LLB 1893; m Miriam Stanley Carleton Apr 24, 1926 Lynn Mass; 1893-96 prac law, Kearney; 1896 prac with David P Howard, Cripple Creek, Colo; 1896-1907 law ptr of N P McDnoald (sic), Kearney; 1907-13 ptr of Judge H M Sullivan, Broken Bow; 1913-26 in firm Sullivan, Squires & Johnson; 1926- mbr Squires, Johnson & Johnson; 1907- land owner: org Dismal River Pub Irrigation Dist; 1901-05 city atty, Kearney; 1905-06 Buffalo Co atty; 1912-13 mayor, Broken Bow; during World War 4-min man; past pres Custer Co Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; Neb St Hist Soc; past mbr Pub Service Club; past pres Rotary; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, developing land, collecting & selecting books for priv lib; off Broken Bow State Bank Bldg; res Arrow Hotel, Broken Bow.

   SQUIRES, MRS MIRIAM STANLEY CARLTON: Concert Artist; b Lynn, Mass; d of Stanley Woodbury Carlton-E Florence Hill; ed Lynn Mass Classical HS; Tufts Coll, BA; New England Conservatory; Amer Inst of Normal Music Methods; Alpha Xi Delta; studied under Madam Therese Leschetizsky; m Edwin E Squires Apr 24, 1926 Lynn Mass; taught voice & violin at Copley Square, Boston; tchr of voice & violin, Broken Bow; past demonstrator for American Piano Co; pioneer broadcaster; has made several musical records, has done theatrical work, has given lectures; during World War entertained 2,000,000 soldiers; DAR, vice-regent, past recording secy, past corresponding secy; mbr natl com on motion pictures & past chmn Neb St com on motion pictures, mbr natl & state coms on advancement of Amer music; pres Womans Club, past chmn & past treas; AAUW; B&PW, Boston; Music Lovers Club, Boston; past bd mbr NFWC, 6th dist music chmn; Universalist Ch; Rep; hobbies, genealogy, music composing, travel; off & res Arrow Hotel, Broken Bow,

   STANFORD, WILLIAM SCOTT: Auto Dealer; b Lexington, Neb Mar 9, 1890; s of William Sherman Stanford-Bertha Grafton; ed Dawson Co; m Stella W Alkire Feb 8, 1911 Lexington; s Lester W (dec); d Laverne E (dec), CIarabel (Mrs C. Jorgensen); 1911-21 farmer & livestock dlr, Lexington; 1921-27 ptr in auto bus of Haworth & Stanford, Lexington; 1927-29 with Tollefsen Motor Co, Kearney; 1929-33 with Bredenberg Chevrolet Co, Kearney; 1933- ptr of E E Bredenberg in Bredenberg Motor Co, Broken Bow; 1927- farming & raising livestock; Neb Auto Dlrs Assn; Pub Service Club; Country Club; past mbr IOOF; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, livestock, hunting; off 525 S 9th Ave; res 728 S 9th Ave, Broken Bow.

   STANTON, GEORGE CLIFTON: Hardware Dealer; b Preble Co, Ohio July 28, 1861; s of Henry Stanton- Lucresia McGriff; ed Macoupin Co Ill; m Ida May Chandler Sept 1884 Macoupin Co, Ill; s Charles C; d Ethel D (Mrs M Malm, dec 1938); 1865 moved with parents from Ohio to Macoupin Co Ill; 1882-97 farmed in Ill, also in livery bus 2 years; 1897-1910 farmed 1 year near Westerville, also farmed S of Berwyn, oprd restaurant bus in Berwyn short time; 1910- owner & opr Geo E Stanton Hdw Co in Berwyn; 1917 built new bldg; dir & past pres Mason City State Bank; mbr town bd; Ch of God: Rep; hobby, fishing; res Berwyn.

   STEBURG, LEONARD M: Mortician; b Sumner, Neb Nov 16, 1891; s of Gus E Steburg-Kate Meek; ed Dawson & Buffalo Cos; Miller HS 1909; KSTC 1909-11; Williams Sch of Mortuary Science, Kansas City Kas; registered mortician 1917; m Marguerite Elizabeth Lester Apr 14, 1916 Arnold; s Leonard Maurice; d Margaret Eileen; 1911-12 tchr, Buffalo Co; 1912-14 clk at Miller; 1914-15 clk for L P Rose Hdw, Arnold; 1915- ptr in L P Rose Hdw, Inc; past mbr town bd 4 years; trustee & an org Arnold Cemetery; 4th Dist Funeral Dirs Assn; C of C; Rotary; Episc Ch; Dem; hobbies, flowers, golf; res Arnold.

   STEBURG, MRS MARGUERITE ELIZABETH: Homemaker; b Kansas City Mo Mar 19, 1894; d of William Wallace Lester-Mary Etta Sater; ed Cowgill Mo; Central HS, Kansas City MO; U of Mo, BA 1918, grad work 1914-15; Williams Sch of Mortuary Science, Kansas City Kas, registered embalmer 1929; Chi Omega; m Leonard M Steburg Apr 14, 1916 Arnold: s Leonard Maurice; d Margaret


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Eileen; 1910 bkkpr Bell Tele Co. Kansas City Mo; 1916- ptr in L P Rose Hdw Co, Arnold; first woman in Neb to receive embalming license in natl conf examinations & is only active registered woman embalmer in Custer Co; 1936 del to Natl Dem Conv at Philadelphia; news correspondent, writer of features & historic articles; hon mbr Arnold Woman's Improvement Club, pres 2 years, 16 years mbr exec bd; Custer Co, state & natl Dem Club; publicity dir of 5th dist of Neb St Dem Central Com; Episc Ch; hobby, writing; res Arnold.

   STEINHOFF, GEORGE EDWIN: Insurance Agent; b Marquette, Neb Dec 15, 1898; s of Henry Steinhoff- Eliazbeth (sic) Snyder; ed Custer Co; Custer Coll at Broken Bow 1916; m Edith M Amos Nov 23, 1921 Broken Bow; s Robert G; d Marilyn Joyce; 1916-17 bkkpr for J M Neeley, pres Thedford Bank; 1917-31 asst cash Sargent State Bank, 1931 cash, bank closed 1932; 1932-39 in charge of liquidation of bank; 1929- in ins bus, Sargent, May 1939 recd from Bankers Life Ins Co of Neb trophy for greatest personal production; 1939- bkkpr for Cronover Tele Co, Sargent; past city clk 13 years: past secy Sargent Service Club; past mbr Lions; Chris Ch, trustee; hobby, hunting; res Sargent.

   STEVENS, HOWARD B: Optometrist; b Ponca, Neb Mar 3, 1908; s of Quincy Howard Stevens-Elvira Ann Morris; ed Broken Bow HS 1915; Hastings Coll 1925-26; U of N 1926-27; Northern Ill Coll of Optometry, Chicago, OD 1931; Delta Tau Delta: Omega Delta; m Maurine Carothers Jan 18, 1939 Fort Morgan, Colo; 1931- owner Dr Stevens Optical Establishment, Broken Bow; Neb Assn of Optometrists; Rotary; chmn Custer Co ARC; Presby Ch; hobby, photography; off 411 S 9th, Broken Bow.

   SULLIVAN, LYNN GRANVILLE: Farmer & Stockman; b Broken Bow, Neb Nov 21, 1887; s of Homer Morris Sullivan-Ella Turner: ed Broken Bow HS 1906; U of N 1907-08; m Anna B Taylor (dec 1928); m Maude E Bowman April 4, 1938 Denver; 1908-32 farmed with father who was atty & dist judge, Broken Bow; 1932- farmer & livestock grower, Broken Bow; 1934- secy-treas Broken Bow PCA; secy-treas Central Neb Hereford Breeders Assn; dir Neb Stockgrowers Assn; Pub Service Club, chmn agrl com; past mbr Country Club & Rotary; Dem; hobby, Hereford cattle; off Holcomb & Darnell Bldg; res 1009 North K, Broken Bow.

   TALBOT, ORIN HUGH: Auto Dealer; b Berwyn, Neb Jan 11, 1904; s of Victor Claris Talbot-Eva Jewett; ed Broken Bow HS 1923; U of N 1926; m Bertini Joyner Sept 25, 1928 Yuma Ariz; s Charles Newell, Thomas William; d Marilyn Roberta; 1923-26 with State Journal, Lincoln; 1926 emp at Magee's while in U of N, Lincoln; 1927-28 salesman for Standard Oil Co, Hastings; 1928-31 asst mgr J C Penney Co, Brawley Cal; 1931-33 on father's farm, Custer Co; 1933-36 with brother John J, in Talbot Bros, Broken Bow; 1936- ptr of father in Talbot Motor Co, Broken Bow; Neb Petroleum Marketers, Inc; Neb Auto Dirs Assn; past mbr Pub Service Club; AF&AM; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, hunting; off 305 S 9th Ave; res 841 North E, Broken Bow.

   TALBOT, VICTOR CLARIS: Service Station Owner & Rancher; b Parke Co, Ind Nov 13, 1873; s of Robert C Talbot-Hattie Warrick; ed Custer Co; m Eva M Jewett Dec 25, 1899 Broken Bow; s John J, Orin H, Charles C; d Roberta (dec); 1878 came with parents to Custer Co; 1892-98 worked in J C Haeberle Drug Store, Broken Bow; 1898-99 during Sp-Amer War capt Co G. Neb vol Inf, Philippine Islands; 1899-1919 in livestock bus in Blaine, Thomas, Custer Cos; 1919-3l Custer Co sheriff, Broken Bow; 1931-37 brand inspector for Neb Stockgrowers Assn, Broken Bow, also inspected cattle for govt; 1937- in gas & oil bus, also raising livestock; past VP Neb Sheriffs & Peace Ofcrs Assn; Neb Stockgrowers Assn; Pub Service Club; AF&AM, Scot Rite; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off Talbot Motor Co; res 410 Broadway, Broken Bow.

   TAYLOR, MRS CORINNA ESTELLA: Photographer; b Huntington, Ind Sept 2, 1876; d of George R Russom- Mary Jane Pope; ed Custer Co; normal training, Broken Bow; m Frank E Taylor Mar 31, 1897 Broken Bow (dec 1932); foster s Leonard E; foster d Jennie May, Lenora Pauline; 1882 att first sch in Broken Bow, sod school house; 1892-97 tchr at Broken Bow; 1897-1932 asstd husband in studio; 1932- opr photographic studio since death of husband; past pres Woman's Club; Shakespeare Club; OES; Episc Ch, choir mbr; Dem; hobby, music; res Broken Bow.

   TEMPLETON, THOMAS CARROLL SR: Store Manager; b Fullerton, Neb Mar 22, 1905; s of Walter Clyde Templeton-Pearl Minor; ed O'Neill HS 1923; Hastings Coll BA 1929; m Gladys Marie Tippin June 16, 1929 Ord; s Robert Clyde, Thomas Carroll Jr; 1923-29 mgr clothing dept Ben Sherman Store, Hastings; 1929-30 mgr Stein's Men's Store; 1930-33 mgr boys dept Ben Sherman Store; 1933-34 mgr of men's dept Brown McDonald Co at Hastings, 1934-37 asst mgr of co, 1937 in chg of remodeling Brown-McDonald Store at Broken Bow, 1937- mgr at Broken Bow; chmn retail div Pub Service Club; Country Club; Rotary; AF&AM; Presby Ch; hobbies, children; off 946 Broadway; res 604 S 10th, Broken Bow.

   THURMAN, GERALD ALBERT: County Superintendent of Schools; b Oconto, Neb Mar 17, 1904; s of George Albert Thurman-Nora Van Cleave: ed Custer Co; Callaway HS 1923; KSTC, jr coll diploma 1926; U of N, 1927-29; m Elizabeth Field Aug 8, 1928 Lincoln; d Elizabeth Jean, Barbara Joyce, Marilyn Sue; 1923-36 rural sch tchr, Custer Co; 1929-36 supt of consolidated schs, Gates; 1936-38 farmed near Lillian; 1937-38 sch tchr, Berwyn; 1939- Custer Co supt of schs, Broken Bow; past dir sch bd dist 60; AF&AM; NSTA; Custer Co Grange; YMCA: Chris Ch; asst supt & supt Lillian SS one year; hobby, athletics; off Courthouse; res 1139 South E, Broken Bow.

   TURNER, JOHN AUSTIN: Banker; b York Co, Neb March 27, 1914; s of Austin Bradley Turner-Rose Rathged; ed Berwyn HS 1931; m Edith Kroeger June 20, 1939 Ogallala; 1932-37 bkkpr in Mason City State Bank; 1937- asst cash & dir; 1936- village clk; Comm Club; Rep; hobby baseball; res Mason City.

   VAN ANTWERP, ALBERT JASON: Civil Engineer; b Lodi, Neb July 4, 1882; s of Francis Edward Van Antwerp-Esther Lathrop; ed Custer Co; Fremont Normal, BSc 1904: U of N 1904-05; m Oretta Edie Feb 1929 Dubuque Ia; 1905-09 Custer Co dep surveyor & city engr, Broken Bow; 1909-30 Custer Co surveyor & city engr of Broken Bow; 1930-36 priv engr; 1936- Custer Co surveyor; Pub Service Club; IOOF; AF&AM; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, collecting rocks; res Broken Bow.

   VAN NESTE, PAUL FRANCIS: Hardware & Implement Dealer; b Brewster, Neb Nov 19, 1899; s of Charles E Van Neste-Sina M Scott; ed Brewster; m A Almira Graham June 2, 1916 Ulysses; s Keith G, Philip S, Robert P; 1905-09 emp in printing off, Brewster News; 1909-23 emp by P C Crickson, Brewster; 1923-28 emp by William Knight, Anselmo; 1929- owner & opr Van Neste Hdw & Impl Store; Neb Retail Hdw Assn; Comm Club; AF&AM: OES; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Anselmo.

   VARNEY, SETH P: Barber: b Hall Co, Neb May 31, 1878; s of Edgar Varney-Amelia Tiffna; ed Ansley HS 1898; m Lesta G Fletcher Feb 14, 1910 Grand Island; s Edgar, Seth P Jr, George Wilbur; 1899-1900 with CB&Q RR out of Sheridan Wyo; 1900-07 with Gilchrist Lbr Co of Callaway; 1907-13 with Gilchrist Lbr Co of Boulder Colo; 1913-16 emp by Dierks Lbr & Coal Co, Ansley; 1916- barber, Ansley; Royal Highlanders; AF&AM, Scot Rite; Meth Ch; hobby, hunting; res Ansley.

   VISEK, FRANK JR: Manager Co-op Association; b Valley Co, Neb Nov 29, 1893; s of Frank Visek Sr- Frances Bartu; ed Custer Co; m Rose Kokesh Oct 31, 1916 Burwell; s Frank Leo (dec Oct 8, 1929); 1916-31 farmed in Custer Co; 1931-36 clk in Farmers Union Co-op Grain & Livestock at Comstock, 1936- mgr; mbr town bd 3 terms; Farmers Union, dir; Comm Club; ZCBJ; past mbr IOOF; hobby, fishing; res Comstock.

   VOLZKE, EMIL FERDINAND: Owner Auction Yards; b York Co, Neb Nov 29, 1895; s of Fritz Volzke-Rosa Keehn; ed York Co; Grand Island Bus Coll 1915; Mo Auction Sch, Trenton Mo, 1925; m Lillie H Ham June 3, 1931 Lincoln; d Ronnie Jean, Peggy Ann; 1916-25 indep farmer; 1925-26 with P L Fuller, Ansley; 1926- owner & opr Broken Bow Auction Yard; during World War ent US army Aug 1, 1918, 10th div 30th machine gun battery, Co D, disch 1919; Amer Leg, ch mbr Utica & Waco; Interior Neb Livestock Auction Assn; Pub Service Club; Rotary, past pres; Country Club; AF&AM; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, travel, Hereford cattle, fashing (sic) & hunting: off 102 S 5th Ave; res 941 N 10th Ave, Broken Bow.

   WALKER, JOHN: Farmer; b Ontario, Canada Oct 29, 1863; s of Robert Walker-Margaret Baird; ed Ontario Canada; m Ida R Bray Sept 10, 1889 Broken Bow: s Vern E, Gordon, Alfred (dec 1894), Clifford W (dec 1934); d Leota (Mrs Emery Runyan);



Who's Who

1884 came to Grand Island; 1884-1929 homesteaded near Mason City; 1929-31 leased farm to two sons; 1931- lives with son, Gordon, who leases farm; mbr Custer Co supvrs 8 years; treas & past dir sch bd; past mbr twp bd; Farmers Union; AF&AM; Rat Lake Club; Bapt Ch; Dem; hobby, fishing & hunting; res Mason city.

   WARRINGTON, MACK C: Editor & Publisher; b Guthrie Center, Ia Oct 29, 1868; s of William Warrington-Julia Cooper; ed Guthrie Center Ia; Cornell Coll, Mt Vernon Ia 1884-85; m Mema Meng Oct 4, 1893 Broken Bow (dec 1938); 1881-86 emp in printing off in Guthrie Center Ia; also worked with father in blacksmith shop & on farm; 1886-87 with Martin & Dillinger on Mason City Transcript; 1887- owner, editor & publisher Mason City Transcript; 1893-97 P M, Mason City; 1916-21 register & receiver of US land off in Broken Bow; helped org town & sch districts; 1931-33 mbr Neb legislature; past mbr town bd; past village clk; past village treas; past police judge; past J P; NPA; Comm Service Club; ch mgr AF&AM; hobbies, fishing, reading; res Mason City.

   WATTS, JAMES HARVEY: Banker; b Greeley Co, Neb July 26, 1896; s of James H Watts-Ellen Moffat; ed Cedar Rapids HS 1914; m Helen Johnson Nov 15, 1916 Cedar Rapids; s James Harvey Jr; d Margery (Mrs D O Grim); 1914-26 clk in S S Hadley Co. bankers at Cedar Rapids, asst cash 1918-26; 1926-30 spec agt & asst receiver Ansley, Broken Bow & Belgrade for Neb St banking dept; 1930-38 VP Security State Bank of Ansley, 1938- pres; Rotary; AF&AM; Scott Rite; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Ansley.

   WEAVER, ANNA DEE: Editor; b Lancaster Co, Neb Sept 16, 1895: d of John Dee-Ellen Donlan; ed Cathedral HS, Lincoln 1913; U of Okla 1915-16; U of N, BSc 1923; Merrill Palmer Sch of Homemaking 1922; Pi Beta Phi; Omicron Nu; Theta Sigma Phi; m Walter L Weaver June 10, 1925 Lincoln; s Walter Dee; d Betty Dee; 1917-18 tchr of comml work, Horton Kas HS; 1918-19 steno in ordnance div of War Dept, Washington, D C; 1920-21 comml tchr, Atoka Okla HS; 1923-24 home economics tchr, Callaway HS; 1924-25 home economics tchr, Lincoln jr HS; 1925-29 homemaker, magazine writer, Callaway; 1929, radio work U of N Homemakers Hour, Lincoln; 1930-33 womens editor for Nebraska Farmer, 1933- homemaker, part time editor, Oconto; mbr lib bd; Neb Home Economics Assn, past state pres; past mbr Sorosis; past pres Amer Leg aux, secy 6th dist, past co secy; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, collecting stamps, bridge, travel; res Oconto.

   WEHRMAN, BASIL C: Bank Cashier; b Nelson, Neb June 1, 1889; s of James B Wehrman-Maude Ballard; ed Nelson HS 1908; U of N 1908-09; LBC 1910; m Dorothy A Mauck June 7, 1921 Lincoln; s Basil C, Ken; 1912-17 asst cash Commercial Bank, Nelson; 1920-23 farmed near Nelson; 1928-28 cash Farmers State Bank, Ruskin; 1928-29 asst cash Farmers State Bank, Superior; 1929 resided in Hastings; 1930- cash Arnold State Bank; during World War 1st lt Co G 166th Inf 42nd div, O/S 18 mos, disch May 27, 1919; Amer Leg; C of C; Rotary; AF&AM: Meth Ch; hobbies, travel, fishing, hunting; res Arnold.

   WIELAND, JOHN DAVID: Lumber Dealer; b Columbiana Co, O Feb 4, 1867; s of Daniel Wieland-Christina Koupp; ed Montgomery Co Ia HS; Omaha Comml Coll 1890; m Eliazbeth (sic) Thompson Mar 28, 1894 Callaway (dec Oct 1933); s Robert D, Vern O, Lester D; d Lauretta (Mrs J Miller Richey), Neva (dec), Waunita (dec), Margarita (dec); 1886-93 yard man for Dierks Bros, Broken Bow; 1893- mgr Diergs (sic) Bros, Callaway; 1936 recd 50 year service button from Dierks Co; past mbr AOUW; KP; IOOF; res Callaway.

   WIELAND, LESTER DIERKS: Lumber Dealer; b Callaway, Neb Mar 8, 1904; s of John David Wieland-Elizabeth Thompson; ed Callaway HS 1920; m Florence Fochtman Aug 26, 1925 Kearney; 1920-38 bkkpr Dierks Lbr & Coal Co at Callaway; 1933- mgr; pres C of C 1939; Wood River Assoc C of C; Golf Club; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Callaway.

   WIELAND, ROBERT DANIEL: Druggist; b Callaway, Neb Nov 13, 1895; s of John David Wieland-Elizabeth Thompson; ed Callaway HS: Fremont Coll of Pharm 1914; Highland Park Coll, Des Moines Ia; m Sophia E Mailer Apr 4, 1917 Kearney; s Max Milton, Donald R; 1910-12 clk for John Moran Groc, Callaway; 1912-18 clk for R M Thorton Drug Store, Callaway; 1917-19 owner & opr Thornton Drug Store, renamed Wieland Pharm; 1919-21 held various jobs; 1921-23 clk, Wright Drug Store; mbr sch bd; Neb Pharm Assn; past mbr Rotary; Golf Club; AF&AM; hobbies, golf, fishing, hunting; res Callaway.

   WILCOX, CLYDE WILLIAM: Physician & Surgeon; b Hartsburg, Mo Sept 23, 1901; s of Thomas William Wilcox-Effie Nichols; ed Hartsburg Mo; Columbia Mo HS 1918; U of Mo 1920-23, 1927-29; Temple U, MD 1932; Alpha Kappa Kappa; m Ethelyn E Ellis Aug 14, 1934 Alliance; s Clyde William Jr; d Carol Ann; 1923-27 & 1929-30 clk in bldgs dept, U of Mo; 1923-33 interne Neb Meth Hosp at Omaha, 1933-34 resident phys; 1934- prac in Ansley; staff mbr St Francis Hosp at Grand Island, Good Samaritan Hosp, Kearney, CB&Q RR phys in Ansley; mbr sch bd; village phys: pres Custer Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA: Rotary; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, sports, baseball; res Ansley.

   WISE, GLENN WARD: Manager of Light Plant; b Seward Co, Neb July 14, 1902; s of Victor Ward Wise-Georgie Dunten; ed Seward Co; Lodgepole HS 1920; m Margaret E Emanuelson Sept 26, 1925 Lodgepole; s Marlenn E; d Billie June, Irma Glenn; 1920-21 farmed with father near Lodgepole; 1921-22 road maintainer for Cheyenne Co; 1922-25 agt for Standard Oil Co, Lodgepole; 1925-31 emp by Lodgepole Light Co, 1931-37 mgr; 1937- mgr Arnold municipal light plant; police magistrate Lodgepole 1927-37, JP 1931-37; 5 years vol fire dept, holds 5 year certificate; secy Rotary; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, radio, fishing, hunting; res Arnold.

   WOODWORTH, EDISON GEORGE: Mortician: b Exeter, Neb Apr 21, 1881; s of Willard C Woodworth-Martha A Frazier; ed Exeter HS; Barnes Sch of Anatomy, Sanitary Science & Embalming, Chicago; m Tena J Johnson Dec 1, 1912 Volga S D; 1907-10 & 1914-24 with Davis & Co, Cozad; 1910-14 mgr Davis & Co, Brookings, S D; 1924-26 with Holstein Furn Co, Fairbury; 1926-39 owner & opr W B Graul Mortuary, Callaway, renamed E G Woodworth Mortuary; Neb Funeral Dirs Assn; C of C; past mbr AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off & res Callaway.

   YOUNG, MARK EDWARD: Auto Dealer; b Custer Co, Neb May 24, 1906; s of Thomas J Young-Lanah Purdy; ed Broken Bow HS 1924; York Coll 1925; m Myrtle P Carlson Jan 19, 1929 Stapleton; 1925-28 salesman for Manuel Arts Motor Co, Los Angeles Cal: 1928 salesman for Harris Motor Co, Broken Bow; 1928-30 salesman for Butler Motor Co; 1930-36 ptr of Charles E Thompson in Arrow Service Station; 1936-39 sales mgr Bredenberg Motor Co; 1939- with Orvis M Meston owner Butler Motor Co renamed Meston & Young Motor Co; vol fire dept; Ford Dlrs Assn; Pub Service Club; Country Club; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, baseball; off 604 S 8th Ave; res 246 N 9th Ave, Broken Bow.

   ZELLER, ELLIS R: Cabinet Maker; b Union, Neb Mar 24, 1887; s of John G Zeller-Cinda Orvis; ed Sargent HS 1901-05; St Paul Normal, 1907-09; m Ruth Metcalf May 4. 1909 Taylor; s Max; d Marian; m Gladys Amsberry Dec 28, 1912 Taylor; s Zellis C, Raymond; d Zeta Zoe, Nada M, Joan Jean; 1909-15 bldg contr, Sargent; 1915-18 gen contr, Bayard; 1919-25 gen contr, Broken Bow; 1925 cabinet maker, owner & opr of shop; 1939- city assessor, Broken Bow; during World War enl in USN Dec 4, 1917 navy aviation, 1917-18 at Great Lakes naval training station, disch Dec 25, 1918 Pensacola Fla; Amer Leg; IOOF; First Bapt Ch; Rep, hobby, inventing; res Broken Bow.




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