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



Who's Who

mbr Dawes Co Med Soc; AF&AM, ch mbr 76 Va, now mbr 18; past mbr OHS, ch mbr; MWA, ch mbr; ch mbr RNA; Congl Ch; deacon several years; hobbies, yard & gardening; res 231 Linn, Crawford.

   HAWK, CHARLES S: Rancher; b Westmoreland Co Penn Dec 5, 1867; s of William L Hawk-Martha Spellman; ed Versailles O; m Sarah M Beistline April 5, 1893 Avoca Ia; s Howard F; d Ruth A (Mrs Foster Grandham); 1890-1901 farmer & stock raiser in eastern Neb; 1901- rancher & stock raiser in Dawes Co; started raising registered cattle in 1902, has the pioneer herd of registered Herefords in NW Neb; ch mbr NW Neb Hereford Breeders Assn; mbr Sand Hill Feeder Cattle Producers Assn; mbr of state legislature 1932-33, served on finance com, proposed & bill passed that city of 1st class can become 2nd class if population decreases; mbr state bd of agr 25 years; 1st co agt in Dawes Co; during World War was food administrator; BPOE; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, fishing; res 227 Lake, Chadron.

   HIGGINS, MRS GEORGIANA VICTORIA: Retired Businessswoman (sic); b Clayton Co, Ia Dec 3, 1866; d of George Smith-Isabella Dickinson; ed Clayton Co Ia; m Timothy Higgins Apr 20, 1886 Chadron; s William M; d Isabella M (Mrs H J Strohmeyer); foster grand s Timothy G Higgins; foster grand d Victoria Ruth Riggins; 1883 came to Valentine with parents; 1900-08 res Salt Lake City Utah; 1909-31 owner & opr Elite Theater, Crawford, now owner theater bldg; said to be first woman to own & opr theater; was chosen Queen of Golden Jubilee, 50th anniversary of founding of Crawford; RNA; Pythian Sisters; Rebekah; Woodmen Circle; Cath Ch; hobbies reading, piecing quilts; res 332 2nd, Crawford.

   HILDRETH, GLENN WILLIAM: Educator; b Cowles, Neb Nov 18, 1893; s of Albert Leroy Hildreth-Addie Florence Hayes; ad Trenton HS 1911; Neb Wes, BA 1926, U of N, MA 1927, PhD 1935; Columbia U 1933; Phi Kappa Phi; Pi Gamma Mu; Phi Delta Kappa; to Ethel Lucille Boggs Aug 22,1916 Marysville Kas; s Richard Armand; 1911-12 tchr, Hitchcock Co; 1914-16 supt schs, Filley; 1916-17 supt of schs, Roseland; 1919-20 supt of schs, Grafton; 1920-25 supt of schs, Western; 1926-32 supt of schs, Oakland; 1932-37 prin Sr HS, Fremont; 1937- dir tchr training, CSTC; 1918-19 during World War AEF, O/S Paris 12 mos, 1st lt MA res, disch 1919; Amer Leg; AF&AM 15, Fremont; NSTA; Neb Schoolmasters Club; hobby, wood work; res 803 King, Chadron.

   HOUSTON, HERMAN MERRITT: Mortician; b Stanbury, Mo Sept 25, 1911; s of Herman Merritt Houston-Edith Harrison; ed Crawford HS 1929; U off N 1929-30; Coll of Mortuary Science, St Louis Mo; m Kathleen Duncan July 28, 1934 Kimball; 1930-33 in bus with father; 1933- owner & opr Houston Funeral Home; AF&AM 181; C of C; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off & res 326 Annin, Crawford.

   ISHAM, ROBERT LEE: Postmaster; b Tiblow1, Kas Feb 22. 1872; s of John G Isham-Martha M Derr; ed
Indian trading post, now Bonner Springs, Kas. (sic - intended to be footnote?)
Leavenworth Kas HS; Comml Coll, Leavenworth Kas; m Lydia Alford Oct 23, 1896 McLouth Kas; s Alford Lee; 1888-1900 worked in merc store, dep P M; 1900-02 in merc bus, MeLouth Kas; 1902-03 in merc bus, Soldier Kas; 1903-06 traveling salesman for Ellot Kendall Co & Burnham Hanna Munger Co; 1906-19 salesman for dry goods firm; 1919-20 VP Chadron State Bank; 1920-23 2nd VP First Natl Bank, Chadron; 1924-36 with Chadron Flour Mill; 1935- P M, Chadron; AF&AM 158; UCT; Comml Club; res 351 King, Chadron.

   IVINS, ORVILLE RUSH: Banker; b Dunlap, Ia July 7. 1881; s of Ciras Rush Ivins-Martha Ellan Johnson; ed Omaha HS; Omaha Dental Coll, DDS 1903; Delta Sigma Delta; m Myrtle Louise Hogle June 29, 1904 Crawford; s James Rush; d Sema Jean; 1903-87 dentist, Crawford; 1916- pres of Crawford State Bank; 1911- owner & supvr farms & ranches; mbr city coun; during Sp-Amer War in Co F, 3rd Neb, served in Cuba; pres Rotary; past pres Comml Club; AF&AM 181 past master; Scot Rite 32o, Tangier Shrine; hobbies, golf, reading; res Crawford.

   JOHNSON, ERNEST MELFRED: Attorney & County Judge; b Hadley, Minn Sept 23, 1906; s of Olaf O Johnson-Christine Louise Davidson; ed Pleasant Hill HS 1924; CSTC, BA 1934, editor "The Eagle," mbr debate team 2 years; Pi Kappa Delta; Delta Pi Sigma, past pres; Gamma Delta Omicron past pres; 1924-27 & 1929-32 farmed with father in Sheridan Co; 1932-34 studied law under Greyden L Nichols, Chadron; 1934-36 auto salesman for Chadron Motor Co & studied law with Mr Nichols; 1936- Dawes Co judge; Dawes Co & Neb St Bar Assns; 1937 passed state bar & adm to prac law in all states & fed courts; US commr, Chadron div; secy Dawes Co Pine Ridge Hist Monument Project; secy C of C; past pres Jr C of C; state mbr of civil identification com of US Jr C of C; Kiwanis; scoutmaster troop 203; secy of town com of Chadron BSA; secy Chadron Country Club; Meth Ch; Rep, past nominee Natl Rep Com, past pres of Y R Club of Dawes Co; hobbies, golf, swimming; off Courthouse; res 418 Main, Chadron.

   JORDAN, FRANCIS N: Agricultural Agent; b Alma, Kas Dec 25, 1895; s of Albert M Jordan-Ettie Case; ed Manhattan Kas HS 1915; Kas St Coll, 1915-17; Colo State Coll Ft Collins, BSc 1923; Alpha Gamma Rho; Scabbard & Blade; m Lois Tucker Aug 16, 1917 Manhattan Kas; s Leonard N; d Anette, Sylvia; 1923-31 tchr of vocational agr, Laporte Colo; 1931-33 boys advisor Genoa Indian Sch; 1933-38 agrl agt, McCook; 1938- Dawes Co agrl agt; during World War enl May 8, 1917, 2nd lt assigned Co 11, 356th inf, 89th div, O/S St Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne 8 mos, 1st mbr of 89th div taken prisoner; awarded Croix De Guerre, wounded Nov 11, 1918, disch Feb 12, 1919; ORC; Amer Leg; C of C, McCook & Chadron; Kiwanis McCook & Chadron; Congl Ch; hobby, trout fishing; off P O Bldg; res 369 Shelton, Chadron.

   KAY, DULL LONG: Rancher; b Eddyville, Ia Sept 26, 1897; s of John Long Kay-Emma Dull Miller; ed Chadron; Cotner Coll 2 years; m Stella Felton June 23, 1920 Nuckolls Co; s John Bryce, Donald G, Gordon W; d Shirley Dull; 1920-39 owned & oprd ranch, Sioux Co; 1939- rancher, Dawes Co; has 100 head of registered cattle; past mbr Sioux Co sch bd; Crawford Hereford Breeders Assn; Neb Stock Growers Assn; Amer Hereford Assn; during World War in SATC; Amer Leg; Chris Ch; Rep, pct committeeman in Sioux Co; hobby, travel; res Crawford.

   KENNEDY, RAYMOND MAURICE: Grocer; b Harrison, Neb Apr 6, 1911; s of Carroll A Kennedy-Josepblne Sherrill; ed Crawford HS 1929; CSTC 2 years; U of N; m Rose Marie Bauman June 11, 1935 Chadron; d Jo Ann;. 1932- in groc & meat bus, Kennedy Market, Crawford, estab 1889; pres vol fire dept; mbr bd of edn; C of C; past mbr AF&AM 181; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, wood-work, hunting, fishing; off 413 2nd; res 114 Paddock, Crawford.

   LINDAHL, LAWRENCE GAYLERD: College Professor; b Wausa, Neb July 2, 1901; s of C A Lindahl-Julia Hawkinson; ed Chariton Ia HS 1919; Sweeney Trade School, Kansas City 1919; U of Ia, BA 1924; U of Wis, MA 1928; U of Minn; Carnegie Inst of Technology, Pittsburgh Penn; Phi Delta Kappa; m Thelma Kinsolving Aug 3, 1928 Madison Wis, d Eleanor Ann; 1923-24 asst in industrial arts dept, U of Ia; 1924-25 tchr, Kewanee Ill HS, 1925-29 tchr of industrial arts, Globe Ariz HS; 1929- SD prof industrial arts, Western Ill State Tchrs Coll, Macomb Ill; 1930- hear (sic) of industrial arts, CSTC; secy & treas of Neb Industrial Arts Tchrs 1935-36; Natl Asssn (sic) of Industrial Tchr Trainers; Amer Vocational Assn; Amer Industrial Arts Assn; Industrial Arts Assn of Mississippi Valley States; NSTA; mbr & VP Kiwanis; Luth Ch; Indep; hobbies, golf, hunting, reading; off Administration Bldg, CSTC; res 534 Chadron Ave, Chadron.

   LINDEMAN, EMMA WEIR: Publisher; b Harrison, Neb Sept 11, 1890; d of Conrad Lindeman-Anna Marie Meister; ed Crawford HS 1909; 1909-10 tchr, Dawes Co; 1910-34 with father in publishing bus; 1934- ptr of sister, owners & publishers Crawford Tribune & job shop, only women in state who operate shop; C of C; NPA; RNA; Congl Ch; Indep Dem; hobby, flowers; off 221 Main; res 510 Main, Crawford.

   LINDEMAN, MILDRED AMELIA: Publisher; b Sioux Co, Neb June 6, 1888; d of Conrad Lindeman-Anna Marie Meister; ed Crawford HS 1905; 1905-10 tchr Dawes Co; 1910-34 with father in publishing bus; 1934- ptr of sister, owners & publishers Crawford Tribune & job shop, only women in state who operate shop; C of C; NPA; RNA, past oracle; Congl Ch; Indep Dem; hobbies, plants, fancy work; off 221 Main; res 510 Main, Crawford.

   McDOWELL, MILTON BERLIN: Physician & Surgeon; b Oil City, Penn July 20, 1875; s of Cyrus F McDowell-Ella Berlin; ed Gordon HS 1898; U of N 1897, med sch 1902; Phi Rho Sigma, ch mbr; m Pearl A Peacock Feb 12, 1908 Hay Springs; s Cyrus F; d Betty May; 1902-03 interne


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Meth Hosp Omaha; 1903-08 prac med, Merriman; 1908-12 prac in Hay Springs; Sept 1912- prac in Chadron; ch mbr Rotary; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; OES; Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben; IOOF; BPOE; Congl Ch; Dem; hobbies, work for crippled children, ranching; off Gas Bldg; res 326 Bordeaux, Chadron.

   McINTYRE, WARD D: Train Dispatcher; b Clifton Springs, N Y Sept 28, 1884; s of William D McIntyre-Orrietta Ward; ed Gordon HS 1900; m Ann Mechler July 6, 1905 Chadron; 1900-08 opr & agt C&NW & CB&Q RRs in Neb & S D; 1908- train dispatcher for C&NW RR; during World War taught Morse telegraphy at CSTC; BPOE; hobbies, fishing, hunting, telegraphy; off C&NW dispatch off; res 129 Lake, Chadron.

   McKIM, V CALVON: College Instructor; b Clearwater, Neb June 12, 1897; s of Lisbon Clarence McKim-Elizabeth Anderson; ed Lone Tree Sch, Little1; WSTC HS; WSTC, BA 1925; U of N, MA, PhD; Texas Agrl & Mechanical Coll; Sigma Gamma Epsilon; Phi Delta Kappa; Sigma XI; m Florence Fay Bradshaw May 81, 1923 Sioux City Ia; d Priscilla Ann, Marilyn Verna; 1927-30 govt instr in P I; 1932-33 tchr in U of Ohio, asst in dept of geography in U of N; 1934- head of geography dept, CSTC; during World War enl Dec, 1917 9th ambulance, 6 mos with base hosp Fort Shaftey, Honolulu Hawaii, disch June 1919; AF&AM, O'Neill; Natl Coun of Geography Tchrs; pres Neb Acad of Science; NSTA; NEA; Rotary; C of C; Unitarian Ch; Rep; hobbies, photography, golf, field tours; off Administration bldg CSTC; res 950 Morehead, Chadron.

   1Little Neb to no longer in existence. The Graver Brothers conducted what was known as "the little old Postoffice" in connection with their ranch. This was shortened to Little. It apparently disappeared when they left the vicinity.

   MAIKA, MRS MINERVA E: Owner Drug Store; b Rock Falls, Ill July 28, 1876; d of Robert L Atkins-Mary DeLisle; ed Rock Falls Ill HS 1893; Normal Training Dixon Ill; m Henry Fredrick Maika May 15, 1895 Rock Falls Ill (dec April 21, 1934); s Henry Fredrick; d DeLisle (Mrs E G Dovey); 1895-34 with husband in drug bus; while he served Chadron as P M she assumed management of drug store, Chadron; since his death has oprd drug store; Chadron collector for Occidental B & L Assn of Omaha; uptown sub-agt for Amer Express Co of Chadron; C of C; past mbr Womans Club; B&PW; mbr bd of edn 3 years; Episc Ch; Dem; hobby, travel; off 117 W 2nd; res 342 Chadron Ave, Chadron.

   MARSHALL, BENTON FRANCIS: Stockman; b Antelope Co, Neb June 14, 1887; s of Henry S Marshall-Cecelia Hathaway; ed Dawes & Brown Cos; Grand Island Bus Coll 1905; m Gladys Edna Magary June 26, 1909 Brown Co; s Mervin S, Martin H, Robert I, Alton W, Eugene L, Richard A; d Erma Lorine (Mrs George Yoakum), Frances Edna (Mrs John H Furman); 1909 stock farmer with father; 1909-15 indep stock farmer; 1915-19 rancher near Dunlap; 1919- rancher & farmer near Crawford, specializes in registered Hereford cattle; Dawes Co Farm Bur; Neb Stockgrowers Assn; Sandhill Feeder Cattle Producers Assn; NW Neb Hereford Breeders Assn; Chadron Hereford Breeders Assn; Crawford Hereford Breeders Assn; past mbr rural & Dunlap sch bds; VP Dawes Co Fair Assn, past treas 3 years; U B Ch; hobbies, coyote hunting with dogs, registered Hereford cattle, saddle horses; res RFD Crawford.

   MASSICK, JOHN G: Sheet Metal Worker; b Tecumseh, Neb Dec 12, 1894; s of Frank L Massick-Edith E Guyes; ed Chadron; m Neva L Carey Feb 12, 1916 Chadron; d Edith Blanche; 1915-20 emp in plumbing and heating shop, Chadron; 1920- with C&NW RR in Chadron; C of C; gen chmn 12 years of Federated Shop Crafts dist No. 12; ret vol fireman; AF&AM, Meth Ch; Indep; hobbies, wood-work, rock collecting; res 221 Bordeaux, Chadron.

   MASTERS, CLARENCE E: Optometrist; b Hartleton, Penn June 12, 1874; s of Samuel Masters-Sarah Walter; ed. Milton Penn HS; 1892-96 studied art of jewelry & optometry under Harry Griffith, Milton Penn; Queen City Opt Co, grad work; 1908 grad work in opthalmoscopy & skioscopy with Dr Ralph McFathrick, Northern Coll of Opthalmology & Otology; 1913 grad work ADA, Rochester; 1926 grad work each year under Skeffington Clinic & Foundation; 1930- in all but 2 years summer courses at Penn St Coll of Optometry; m Georgiana C Meredith July, 1901 Crawford; s Meredith D, Justin D, Samuel A; m Bernice White July 9, 1934 Chicago; s James Nylen; d Frances (Mrs Leonard Chambers), Eleanor (Mrs Eurdell Bartlett) 1896-97 with Jackson Jewelry & Optical Co, Williamsport Penn; 1897-1931 jeweler & optometrist, Crawford; 1931- optometrist, Chadron; inventor of movable bifocal lens, only lens of its type ever used, allows patient to utilize bifocal lenses without having to use them at all times; invention patented in both U S & Canada; past mbr AF&AM 181, Crawford; past mbr OES; BPOE, Chadron; C of C, Chadron & Crawford; Kiwanis, Chadron; ch mbr Neb St & Amer Optical Assns; mbr Amer Research Coun; hobbles, optometry, welfare; off Coffee-Pitman Bldg; res 907 Main, Chadron.

   MASTERS, MRS GEORGIANA C MEREDITH: Homemaker; b Ames, Ia Jan 24, 1879; d of George Albion Meredith-Jenetta A Leonard; ed Crawford HS; Oberlin O Coll 1 year; Drake U; m Clarence E Masters July 1901 Crawford; s Meredith D, Justin D, Samuel A; tchr near Crawford until marriage; 1901 homemaker; OES, past matron 2 years; PEO, pres 2 years; regent DAR 1 year; pres Crawford Womans Club 1 year; mbr Crawford sch bd 2 years; hobbies, reading, bridge; res 867 5th, Crawford.

   MEAD, HUDSON DEXTER: Civil Engineer; b Niles, Mich Aug 26, 1868; s of John Groot Mead-Mary Dexter; ed Dakota territory; Council Bluffs Ia; m Nora O'Melia Blake Sept 16, 1902 Price Utah; s Hudson Dexter; d Mary E (Mrs Mary Mead Richardson), Kate Jean; 1882 came to Neb with parents, settled near Pine Ridge; 1884-1901 opr horse & cattle ranch in Dawes Co; 1901-09 carp & contr; 1909-11 supt Chadron city water works; 1912-26 civil engineer; 1926-32 carp & builder; 1931 supt Greenwood cemetery; dep sheriff & chief of police, several times co surveyor & city engineer, now serving in this position; learned to speak the Ogallala Sioux language when a boy; has many valuable Indian relics, witnessed last Sun Dance ever held by Sioux Indians, on White Clay Creek; Episc Ch; hobby, early history of Western Neb; res West 4th, Chadron.

   MINICK, CHARLES ARTHUR: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Orrstown, Penn Dec 21, 1871; s of Peter Daniel Minick-Anna L Hollar; ed Villisca Ia; m Emma Welsh June 28, 1898 Des Moines Ia; s Charles A, Clifford W, Robert G, John W, R Quentin; d Helen Ann; 1888-91 emp in P O at Villisca Ia; 1891-99 agt Wells Fargo & Amer Express CO; 1899-1931 cash banks in Crawford; 1931- real est, ins & rental agcy bus; mbr & past pres Neb Bankers Assn; mbr sch bd 30 years, pres 18 years; mayor of Crawford 1 term; city treas several years; AF&AM 181; C of C; Rotary; Meth Ch; hobby, Northwestern Neb booster; off 422 2nd; res Crawford.

   MOREY, EDWARD E: Jeweler; b Durand, Ill March 26, 1894; s of Otis W Morey-Harriet Kendall; ed Valentine; Omaha Watch Repairing Inst; m Edith M Ford Nov 26, 1912, McCook; d Eleanor H (Mrs Joe Kelley); 1912- in jewelry bus, Chadron; prior to 1912 with father in bus, Valentine; mbr C of C, pres 1922; Rotary, pres 1922; AF&AM 168, KT 22; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbles, golf, hunting; off 215 Main; res 875 Main, Chadron.

   MULLINS, TOM PETER: Dentist; b Omaha, Neb Jan 10, 1891; s of Dr C L Mullins-Kate Belle Coon; ed Broken Bow HS 1904-05; Grand Island Coll Acad 1906-08; U of N 1908-09 & 1912-13; Creighton U Dental Coll, 1914-17; Acacia; Xi Psi Psi; m Hazel Marie Kimes Nov 21, 1922 Broken Bow; s Charles Love IV; 1909-14 tchr in Neb; 1917-20 dentist, Valparaiso; 1920-21 dentist, Chappell; 1921-30 dentist, Merna; 1930- dentist, Chadron; past pres W Dist Dental Soc of Neb; Neb St, & ADA; past pres Kiwanis; BSA, received Silver Beaver award; active since 1917, pres Wyo-Braska Area Coun; AF&AM; BPOE; Episc Ch; Dem; hobbies, BSA work, fishing, hunting; off 237 Main, Chadron.

   MURPHY, JOE CLARENCE: Auto Salesman; b St Joseph, Mo June 1, 1898; s of John T Murphy-Lena Stinley; ed Lincoln Sch & Brown Park, Omaha; m Norma Frances Warner Jan 2, 1932 Chadron; s Joe Clarence Jr; 1919-28 worked for U S govt at Fort Robinson as horse trainer; 1928-33 salesman Moryer Motor Co, Crawford; 1933-37 salesman for Beatty Chevrolet Co, Crawford; 1937-39 salesman Luck Motor Co; 1939- with ptr Tony Kratz pur & opr Lusk Motor Co under firm name Kratz & Murphy Motor Co, Crawford; during World War enl 1917 at Bedford Ia, Co K, 168th Inf, in France 2 years, disch at New York July 19, 1919; while in France escorted prisoners to Paris to await trial; Amer Leg; VFW; C of C; past mbr Lions; IOOF; Neb Auto



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Dlrs Assn; hobby, selling automobiles; off 228 Elm, Ford garage; res 714 2nd, Crawford.

   NAYLOR, WELCOME W: Vice President Flour Mills; b Modesto, Ill Dec 21, 1878; s of Jacob B Naylor-Martha E Nichbert; ed Neb; Chadron Acad; m Winifred B Chizek June 18, 1927 Chadron; d Florence L; 1899 came to Dawes Co; 1900-07 worked for C&NW RR; 1907-25 ranched in Dawes Co; 1925- mgr & VP Chadron Mill & Elevator; past pres Kiwanis; past pres C of C, chmn Hereford show com; past master AF&AM; Scot Rite; treas Congl Ch; hobby, reading; res 245 Maple, Chadron.

   NEWLAND, EDDY C: Retired Clergyman; b Harrison Co, Ia Nov 22, 1874; s of Rev Theodore P Newland- Rebecca Hartman; ed Milo Ia; Simpson Coll, Indianola Ia; m Bertha F Smith Nov 22, 1894 Warren Co Ia; d Lenore (Mrs W R Buger), Mildred (Mrs Vern F Nichols), Margaret (Mrs Lloyd E Hale), Betty (Mrs Howard K Hogue); pastor Council Bluffs, Murray, Garden Grove & Davis City Ia; 1905-07 pastor, Lexington; 1907-17 pastor, Holdrege; 1917-38 pastor Meth & Congl Chs, Chadron; past mbr sch bd; past mbr hosp bd; past mbr lib bd; past master AF&AM; RAM; Scot Rite 32o Alliance; R&SM; OES; past master councillor UCT; Rep; hobby, writing; res 350 Ann, Chadron.

   NICHOLS, GREYDON LLEWYLLAN: Attorney; b Dawes Co, Neb June 21, 1898; s of Morgan H Nichols-Nellie M Fisher; ed Chadron HS 1917; CS TC 1920; U of N, LLB 1924; Phi Alpha Delta; m Adela Lefebvre Mar 24, 1922 Omaha; 1918-19 tchr; 1924- prac law Chadron; during World War 1918 in U of X SATC; Amer Leg; past pres C of C; past pres Jr C of C, senior councillor; helped form Jr C of C in western Neb; Chris Sci Ch; hobby, working with boys & young men; off First Natl Bank Bldg; res 442 Main, Chadron.

   NIMTZ, ELLENORA VON HOENE: Homemaker; b Williamsburg, Ia Mar 22, 1901; d of Lewis Von Hoene-Anna Petershagen; ed Williamsburg HS 1919; U of Ia BA 1925; U of Colo, Boulder; Phi Mu; Uni Players; Purple Mask; m Albert E Nimtz Dec 23, 1935 Williamsburg Ia; 1925-28 dramatic instr Harlan Ia HS; 1928-30 dramatic instr Rollins Wyo HS; 1930-35 in Williamsburg Ia; 1935 substitute instr Crawford sch; past mbr of Womans Club Crawford; drama chmn of NFWC, 6th dist; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, cut readings, reading; res Crawford.

   ORMESHER, EDWARD: Merchant; b Valentine, Neb Feb 26, 1887; s of Henry Ormesher-Elizabeth Winstanley; ed Chadron HS; m Minnie Keeney Oct 29, 1907 Chadron; s Ralph Edward; d Doris (Mrs Harland Byrley), Lucile (Mrs George Baer), Mildred (Mrs Robert Nixon); 1903-08 worked for father in market; 1908-12 lived in Canada; 1912- owner & opr market, Chadron; 1915-39 opr ranch with brothers; 1915-39 livestock dlr; Comml Club; 1929-39 mbr sch bd; AF&AM 158; IOOF, past noble grand 140; Rebekah; Episc Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing, sports; off 173 Main; res 442 Shelton, Chadron.

   PACE, JAMES W: Retired; b Harrison Co, Ia Dec 26, 1867; s of James David Pace-Mary Ann Ballanger; ed Harrison Co Ia; m Blanche I Burgan June 8, 1907 Brown Co; s Archie L, Clyde W; d Vera F (Mrs H B Hobbs), Estelline V; 1887 began RR work in Ia for C&NW` RR; 1895 came to Chadron, promoted to engineer in 1902; ret 1908; 1909-15 in gen mdse bus, Chadron; 1915 started construction of theater in Chadron; 1925 constructed & owns the present theater bldg, also opr Gordon theater; IOOF, 30 years; past mbr Kiwanis; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, yard work, checkers; res 239 Bordeaux, Chadron.

   PAGE, DALLAS RAYMOND: Theater Manager; b Rocky Ford, Colo March 2, 1912; s of Lewis Franklin Page-Hattie Dorothy Driver; ed Rocky Ford Colo; Torrington Wyo HS; Colo St Coll, Fort Collins 1931-32; m Ruth Lucille Mangus Feb 24, 1933 Chadron; d Patricia Ann; 1928-31 opr of Wyoming Theater, Torrington Wyo; 1932-34 opr & asst mgr Sioux Theater, Crawford; 1934 part owner & mgr theater, Crawford; past dir C of C; past pres Lions; past mbr Crawford Golf Club; vol fireman; Managers Round Table Club of Motion Picture Herald; Chris Ch; hobbies, football, baseball, radio; res 139 Linn, Crawford.

   PENNOCK, WALTER J: Manager Telephone Company; b Philadelphia, Penn Jan 3, 1896; s of Levis E Pennock-Ella James; ed Cripple Creek Colo HS 1914; U of Colo, Boulder 1914-17; Sigma Phi Epsilon; m Kathryn Schwab Apr 2, 1928 Omaha; s Levis William, Edward James; d Nancy; Sept 1916-19 with Mountain States Tele & Teleg Co, Colorado Springs Colo; 1919-20 with Havana Tele Co, Indianola; 1920 six mos with Northwestern Bell Tele Co, McCook; 1920-21 with Northwestern Bell Tele Co, Grand Island; 1920-28 with Northwestern Bell Tele Co, Omaha; 1925-27 traffic chief; 1927-28 in comml dept; 1928- mgr of Northwestern Bell Tele Co, Chadron; AF&AM; C of C, past pres; Country Club, past pres; Rotary, past pres; Episc Ch, mbr of bishops com; Indep; hobbies, golf, family, fishing, hunting; off 216 W 2nd; res 327 Chadron Ave, Chadron.

   PETERSON, WALTER: Grain & Coal Dealer; b Denmark Nov 27, 1880; s of H W Peterson-Christine Paulson ed Plainview HS 1898; m Margaret Yutesler July 3, 1905 Bonesteel S D s Carl W; 1904-25 auditor for Nye-Schneider-Fowler Grain, Lbr & Coal Co, Omaha; 1925- opr grain & coal bus, Chadron; during Sp-Amer War enl Fort Robinson April 8, 1901, 10th U S inf Co F, O/S 2 years, disch Apr 7, 1904; C of C, chmn of road com; Rotary; pres of Internatl Parts Highway Comm, Neb div; Cath Ch; Rep; hobbies, wild animals, firearms, hist data; res Chadron.

   PIERCE, CHAUNCEY MERRILL: Physician & Surgeon; b Osceola, Ind Sept 29, 1885; s of William A Pierce-Louisa A Bancroft; ed South Bend Ind HS 1904; Northwestern U, MD 1908; m Margaret Bennett July 3, 1909 Chicago; d Rita B (Mrs Kirtland Smith); 1908-09 interne Chicago Post Grad Sch & Hosp; 1909-14 prac med in Chicago; 1921-prac med in Chadron; 1923 opened hosp in Chadron; 1928 opened Pierce Clinic; city phys several years; ch mbr Industrial Surgeons Soc of Chicago; dist surg of C&NW RR since 1922; sch phys for CSTC since 1933; own & opr ranch near Chadron; Neb St & AMA; during World War trained ambulance corps & with ARC first aid; C of C, past pres; ch mbr & 1st pres of Chadron Country Club; ch mbr Kiwanis, pres 1924, also lt gov of Ia-Neb div 1937, now serving as lt gov of Rocky Mountain dist 1939; AF&AM, RAM, R&SM 27 Chadron; BPOE; Meth Ch; Indep; hobbies, horses, trap shooting; off Pierce Clinic 346 Main; res 530 Main, Chadron.

   PINNEY, RALPH BAILEY: Rancher; b Dawes Co, Neb Jan 11, 1896; s of Bailey George Pinney-Lillian Ann Whitcomb; ed Dawes Co; Neb Mil Acad, Lincoln; Leland-Stanford, Palo Cal 2 1/2 years; Delta Tau; m Bess Remender Sept 2, 1919 Morrill; s Gordon Bailey; d Marion Alice; with father in ranch bus in Wyo, S D & in Dawes Co; now opr original ranch homesteaded by father; oprs about 5000 A, has 100 cattle & 1000 sheep; brand inspector for the Neb Stockgrowers Assn in Dawes & Sioux Co, also has a Wyo card & is S D authority; original sign on farm included in Ripleys column of Believe It or Not; "Hunt & Fish All You Damn Please and When the Dinner Bell Rings, Come to Dinner"; AF&AM 181; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, horses, brand inspection, old trails & battlegrounds; res Crawford.

   PITMAN, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: Real Estate & Loan Agent; b Newcastle, Ind Jan 16, 1861; s of Ithamer Warner Pitman-Rebecca Carpenter; ed Newcastle Ind; m Emma Morgan Feb 1886, Rushville Ind dec Nov 1934; s Benjamin Franklin Jr; 1881-84 emp in Citizens State Bank, Newcastle Ind; 1884-86 asst cash Rushville Ind Natl Bank; 1886-87 in bus in Huron S D; 1887- real est, ins & loan agt in Chadron; pres First Natl Bank Chadron; ptr of Col Coffey in construction of many bldgs in Chadron; 8 years mbr city coun; past pres Rotary; trustee Masonic Eastern Star Home, Fremont; trustee, Masonic Home in Plattsmouth; pres Temple Craft Assn; past master AF&AM; grand treas RAM, past Neb grand high priest RAM; past grand master R&SM; Scot Rite 33o first 33o Mason in western half of state; Tangier Shrine; OES 60, past patron; Rep; hobbies, Masonic Childrens Home, sports; off Coffey-Pitman Bldg; res 540 Main, Chadron.

   POLLARD, CHARLES H: Editor & Publisher; b London, England Jan 6 1877; s of Charles Clark Pollard-Katherine Constable; ed Valentine & Gordon; m Lulu Hooton April 30, 1902 Valentine; foster s Carlyle Gray; 1892-95 while att HS worked part time for Gordon Joural; 1896-98 rural tchr Cherry Co; 1898-1906 worked for W S Barker, Republican paper, Valentine; 1906-07 sold advertising for Kansas City Mo firm; 1907-17 printer for George E Snow, Chadron Journal; 1917-18 mgr Detroit Automatic Scale Co, Denver, Colo; 1918- editor & publisher Chadron Chronicle; NPA; Jr C of C; Rotary; AF&AM; R&SM; BPOE; IOOF, noble grand; Meth Ch; Indep; hobby, travel; res 403 Morehead, Chadron.


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   POLLARD, MRS LULU HOOTON: Homemaker; b Rulo, Neb; d of John A Hooton-Margaret Ann Perry; ed Valentine 1900; summer normal, Valentine 2 years; m Charles H Pollard April 30, 1902 Valentine; foster s Carlyle M Gray; 1900-02 tchr, Cherry Co; emp, 4 years in Graves Photography Studio, Chadron; 9 years joint owner with husband, on Chadron Chronicle, still active; past pres Chadron Woman's Club, pres during World War, in ARC Work, mbr 29 years; VP of Inez Houghton Audubon Club of Chadron; OES 60, past matron; past noble grand of Rebekah 98; past pres & ch mbr of BPO Does, Chadron; Meth Ch; Indep; hobbies, writing, birds; res 403 Morehead, Chadron.

   PORTER, JUSTIN EDWIN: Attorney; b St Eleanors, Prince Edward Island, Canada Dec 25, 1866; s of James Porter-Caroline A Brown; ed Episc schs at Prince Edward Island; grad Law Soc of Manitoba at Winnipeg 1890, adm to Canada bar; m Edith M Bickle Apr 30, 1894 Winnipeg Canada (dec 1899); s Wardo J B (dec Feb 6, 1930); m Virginia Genevieve Meredeth July 1, 1901 Crawford; s George M; d Caroline G (Mrs Earl W Barns); 1890-94 prac law at Winnipeg, Manitoba in firm Monkman & Porter; 1894- adm to Neb bar, prac law, Crawford; 1938- son George M with firm, Porter & Porter; 1906-10 Dawes Co atty; 1911-12 mayor; city atty various times; past pres sch bd 10 years; past pres of 16th Judiclal Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; dir Crawford State Bank; C of C; Rotary; AF&AM, Scot Rite & Shrine; Crawford Golf Club; Congl Ch; Rep; hobby, woodwork; off Knapp Block; res 114 Linn, Crawford.

   POTTS, WILLIAM A: Laundry & Dry Cleaning Owner; b Hamilton Co, Neb Apr 20, 1882; s of Abraham Wesley Potts-Harriet Caroline White; ed Aurora; Aurora Bus Coll 1901-02; m Luella H Tatum Aug 20, 1907 Holdrege; s Roscoe A; d Frances (Mrs Ivan Van Rossum); 1894-1902 worked on farms in Hamilton Co, also emp by Wood Brothers Brick & Ice Co, Aurora; 1902-07 emp in Aurora Steam Laundry; 1907-08 org & ptr in Nebraska City Steam Laundry; 1908-09 worked for Holdrege Steam Laundry; 1909-10 with Kearney Steam Laundry; 1910 ptr of E F Sutton & Potts livery bus, Scottsbluff; 1911 with Kearney, Steam Laundry 4 mos; 1911 foreman Chicago Laundry, Omaha; 1911-13 worked for Alliance Steam Laundry; 1913-19 owner W A Potts Laundry, Chadron; 1919- owner W A Potts Laundry & Dry Cleaning bus, Chadron; 1939 Miss Hannah Husmann became ptr; Neb Dry Cleaners Assn; past pres of Neb St Laundry Owners Assn; Natl Laundry Owners Assn; C of C; past mbr city coun; Rotary; Chadron Country Club; AF&AM, York Rite, Scot Rite Alliance; BPOE; IOOF; Rep; hobbies, woodwork, roads; off 2nd & Morehead; res 634 Main, Chadron.

   REISCHE, HARRY E: Secretary Oil Company; b Clinton, Ia Dec 12, 1877; s of Charles Reische-Carollne Schoeffer; ed Chadron; Chadron Acad; m Edith White Jan 21, 1904 Chadron; s Richard C; d Mary (Mrs) John Russey); 1898-1917 asst cash First Natl Bank, Chadron; 1929- with Osage Oil Co in oil productions & wells in Wyoming fields; past mbr state legislature, chmn of corporations; mbr judiciary com, 1914-30 mbr bd of edn for state normal schs, secy 14 years; Episc Ch; Dem; hobby, oil geology; res Chadron.

   REITZ, PEARL ALFRED: Lumber, Sand & Gravel Dealer; b Barnston, Neb Feb 17, 1889; s of Conrad J Reitz-Mae Beaty; ed Reserve Kas HS 1905; LBC 1905-07; m Edith Copeland, 1915 Chadron (dec 1935); s Richard Alfred; d Priscilla Edith; m Edith A Nichols May 15, 1936 Phoenix Ariz; 1907-10 acct for E B Corrigan Whol Coal Co, Omaha; 1910-12 asst mgr & bkkpr Robert Hood Flour Mill & Lbr Yard, Chadron; 1912-13 asst mgr of Morison Lbr Co; 1913-19 mgr Morison Lbr Co; 1919- mgr & pres of Reitz & Crites, Inc, Chadron; 1921- pres & gen mgr of Reitz & Critz Sand Co, opr 2 sand & gravel plants in S D; opr 4 ranches in Dawes,Co, specializes in registered Hereford cattle; C of C; ch mbr. Kiwanis, past pres; past mbr sch bd; Neb Stockgrowers Assn; past pres Chadron Country Club; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn, past dir; AF&AM; comm KT; Sesostris Shrine; Episc Ch; Rep; hobbies, purebred Herefords, fishing, hunting; off 2nd Morehead; res 732 King, Chadron.

   RICHARDS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: Physician & Surgeon; b Canton, O Mar 27, 1874; s of David Richards-Catherine Whitmer; ed Milford; Cotner Coll; Uni Med Coll, Kansas City Mo, MD 1897; m Emma E Bowman Dec 23, 1893 Milford; d Wanda Maurine (Mrs Robert D Waring); 1897-99 prac med, Centerville, Kas; 1899-1903 prac med, La Harpe Kas; 1903- prac med, Crawford; mayor of Crawford 1927-29, 1938; phys & surg for C&NW RR, & CB&Q RR; mbr Burlington Veterans; past mbr AMA; mbr city coun; mbr bd of edn 1910-12; pres C of C 1934-37; Lions; instr local ARC; AF&AM 181, Scot Rite 32 degree Alliance; MWA; Royal Highlanders; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, babies, gardens; off 325 2nd; res 705 2nd, Crawford.

   ROUSE, EDWIN L: Educator; b Greenwood, Neb May 27, 1868; s of John D Rouse-Fannie S Gilbreath; ed Fairfield Acad; Shenandoah Ia Normal; Cotner Coll, BA&LLD; U of N, MA; Phi Delta Kappa; m Rhoda S Tunnicliffe Aug 24, 1892 Shenandoah Ia; s Phil L, Laurence T, Kenneth E; d Marjorie; 1886-90 tchr rural schs; 1894-97 prin Hebron HS; 1897-1902 supt Weeping Water schs; 1902-07 supt Plattsmouth schs; 1907-18 instr PSTC; 1918-21 pres PSTC; 1921-27 supt Scottsbluff schs; 1927 prof of edn at CSTC; life mbr NEA; NSTA; C of C; AF&AM 158; Meth Ch; hobby, golf; res 845 Bordeaux, Chadron.

   RUCKER, ORLA O: Farmer & Stockman; b Chadron, Neb Oct 20, 1887; s of Warren Rucker-Amanda Jane Crayton; ed Doane Coll; U of N, animal husbandry; Ia St Coll; mgr & joint owner with sister, Julia E, 2000 A ranch, Crawford, specialize in registered Hereford cattle; house is site homesteaded by father 1887; treas sch bd; bd of dirs Chadron tele co; treas Chadron Hereford Breeders Assn; treas & dir Chadron Stock Pavilion Assn; mbr NW Neb Registered Hereford Breeders Assn; Crawford Hereford Breeders Assn; pres Dawes Co Sch Dist Ofcrs & Tchrs Assn; pres Farmers Union; Farm Bur; sr warden AF&AM; Congl Ch, past mbr of bd of trustees, moderator of Northwestern Assn of Congl Chs of Neb 1939, pres Dawes Co SS Assn, sup of SS; res RFD, Chadron.

   RUSTIN, MRS LEORA A: County Superintendent of Schools; b Aledo, Ill d of William H Ward-Mary McCandless; ed Omaha; U of N BA; Columbia U; PSTC; Ill State Tchrs Coll, DeKalb; m William Rustin in Omaha; d Lee (Mrs Clyde Watson), Jean (Mrs C J Netbuhr); tchr in Box Butte Co, Hemingford schs, Alliance schs; 4 years Box Butte Co supt; tchr in Lincoln schs; 19 years prin of jr high in CSTC; 1931 Dawes Co supt of schs; first elec to faculty of CSTC when sch was organized after first pres wes elected; NEA, natl del to Denver; NSTA, secy, past pres 6th dist; pres Neb St Assn of Co Supts; del to natl conv in St Louis 1936; compiled agr & geography course for Neb in state course of study; PEO; DAR; B&PW; Womans Club; Congl Ch; hobbies, driving, travel, baseball; off Courthouse; res Coffee Apts, Chadron.

   SCHOMMER, WILLIAM PETER: Chief of Police; b Geneva, Neb May 10, 1896; s of John Bernard Schommer-Katherine Buttner; ed Geneva; m Iva Pearl Wagner Dec 24, 1919, Geneva; s Iryl Paul, William Dean, Lawrence Leroy; d Gwen Pearl; 1884-86 came to Fillmore Co with father & farmed; 1910-18 worked on farms in Fillmore Co; 1919 worked on ranch of Charles Leghbody Geneva; 1919-23 farmed, Fillmore Co; 1922-25 worked for Keohler Brick Co, Geneva; 1925-27 worked on ranch of Tom B Augustine, Chadron; 1927-28 mechanic in Chadron Ford garage, also emp in Fred Strong sawmill, lost right arm; 1929-30 repairman Oliver Impl Co, Chadron; 1930-33 worked for S T Hudson Oil Co; 1933- chief of police & street commr; 1931-39 constable of Dawes Co coun; during World War enl in Co M, 2nd batt, chemical war service, stationed Edgewood Md, 1st class priv, Gold Star mbr, disch Jan 1919; Amer Leg Post 12, 1933 was comm has served on exec com 8 years; secy bd of health; dairy inspector; past mbr C of C; Neb Policemans Assn, Omaha; Neb Sheriffs & Peace Ofcrs Assn; BPOE; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, baseball; off police station; res 645 Bordeaux, Chadron.

   SHEEAN, FLORENCE H: Office Manager; b Fremont Neb Mar 9, 1896; d of Thomas S Sheean-Nellie E Ryan; ed Fremont & Norfolk; St Marys, Omaha; CSTC; Alpha Phi; 1917- off mgr lbr yard, Chadron; org B&PW of Chadron 1930, pres 2 years; org & 1st pres of Inter Club Comm Coun; past pres of State Fedn of B&PW, mbr state bd 1930; mbr Chadron Comm Chorus; Cath Ch, 1st dist chmn of coun of Cath women, choir dir, org girls club of church; Dem; mbr Co Central Com; hobbies, music, flowers, home, yard; off 1st & Chadron Ave; res 376 King, Chadron,

   SKINKLE, JAMES VAN WYCK: Superintendent of Schools; b Dorchester, Neb June 1, 1897; s of Van



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Wyck Skinkle-Bertha Vosburgh; ed Dorchester HS 1913; U of Chicago, BSc 1917; Columbia U, N Y, MA 1931; Phi Beta Kappa; m Ethel May Miller June 10, 1916 Hastings; d Lorraine, Jean; 1917-20 supt of schs Neligh; 1920-24 Supt schs Blair; 1924- supt schs Chadron; IOOF; KP; Kiwanis; Chris Ch; hobby, reading history; off 6th & Ann, res 520 Egan, Chadron.

   SMEAK, MAUDE LILLIAN: Librarian; b Brook, Ind Aug 30, 1886; d of Marion Monroe Adair-Clara Ellen Cline; ed Brook Ind HS 1906; m William Harrison Smeak Jan 18, 1908 Kentland, Ind; d Lois Eileen (Mrs Earl Darrow); 1906-08 bkkpr in Bank of Brook, Ind; 1908-09 homemaker at Brook Ind; 1909 came to Crawford with husband; 1920 mbr lib bd; 1921-25 asst librarian; 1925- librarian; ch mbr Crawford Woman's Club; B&PW; past pres of PTA; RNA; Neb Lib Assn; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, reading, flowers, collecting stamps; off Crawford Pub Lib; res 113 Linn, Crawford.

   SMITH, HOWARD S: Division Supertendent (sic); b Beemer, Neb Aug 27, 1883; s of Joseph Smith-Adaline Douglas Sharp; ed Wisner HS 1900; Midland Coll, 1902; Palmoral Coll, Chihuahua Mexico; 1910; m Ada Jane Viersen Sept 17, 1902 Pilger; d Vivian (Mrs Leslie E Johnson), Kathleen (Mrs Henry Freed); 1902-05 emp by RR; 1905-10 teleg opr & train dispatcher on various south & west RRs; 1910-11 train dispatcher & asst supt for Mexican Central RR in Old Mexico; left Mexico 1911 on govt orders at outbreak of Revolution; 1911-19 train dispatcher on midwest RRs; 1919-20 emp by C&NW RR Norfolk; 1920-31 chief train dispatcher Chadron; 1932-33 train master; 1934-36 asst supt; 1936- div supt; past mbr Jr C of C; Kiwanis, AF&AM Fremont, RAM, Milan Mo; comm KT Trenton, Mo, Tangier Shrine; BPOE; hobby, golf; off 1st & Bordeaux; res 848 Morehead, Chadron.

   SMITH, THOMAS SARDIUS: City Treasurer; b Burt Co, Neb Aug 21, 1874; s of Sardius Clinton Smith-Maria Nesbit Millar; ed Crawford HS 1895; m Bertha Ketler Mason Feb 7, 1901 Glen; s Thomas, Clinton, Charles Edward; d Dora Viola, Bertha Louise (Mrs Robert Crawford); came to Dawes Co in 1885; 1895-96 sch tchr; 1897-98 in merc bus, Crawford; 1899 farmed; 1900-03 mgr lbr yard, Crawford; 1904-06 Dawes Co, supt of schs; 1907-11 Dawes Co treas; 1912-15 mgr lbr yard, Harrison; 1916 emp by Chadron Flour Mills; 1917-33 sales mgr & bkkpr of P P Proudfit Lbr Co; 1934-36 govt employment service; 1937- Chadron city treas; 1908-09 & 1930-34 mbr city coun; during Sp-Amer War in Co H, 2nd Neb vol inf, 1898; MWA; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, sports, reading; res 807 Main, Chadron.

   SNOW, GEORGE CLAYTON: Editor & Publisher; b Maple Park, Ill Mar 5, 1874; s of Orville Beecher Snow-Estella Lyon; ed prep sch, Franklin Acad 1896; Doane Coll, BA 1900; m Mary Battey July 4, 1901 (dec 1928); s Leslie (dec), Clayton B. George B; d Mildred A (Mrs B T Resler), Mary (Mrs R S Day); m Myrtle Edna Jamison Musser Nov 19, 1932 Hot Springs S D; 1900-01 tchr Chadron Acad, asst prin; 1901-03 prin at Puget Sound Acad, Snohornish Wash; 1903-04 worked on fathers farm, Maple Park Ill; 1904-05 prin of Eureka Kas Acad; 1905-06 prin Chadron Acad; 1906- owner & publisher Chadron Journal; past pres NPA; 1919-21 state representative from Dawes & Sioux Cos; secy of sen 1927, 1929-31; past mbr bd of edn, 6 years; past pres C of C; Kiwanis; Chadron Country Club; IOOF; BPOE; MWA; Congl Ch; Rep; hobby, newspaper work; res 227 East 2nd, Chadron.

   SNOW, MRS MYRTLE MUSSER: Homemaker; b Beatrice, Neb May 26, 1877; d of Thomas Benjamin Jamison-Sarah Elizabeth Hackler; ed Neb; m John Benjamin Musser Mar 21, 1893 Butte (dec); d Opal C, Mable (Mrs Fritz Schulz); m George C Snow Nov 19, 1932 Hot Springs S D; former tchr Boyd Co; past pres Chadron Womans Club 2 years; past pres PEO, Rushville; past pres of Delphian Soc, Rushville; past pres Tchrs Assn, Rushville; past pres ladies aux of Comml Club, Rushville; dist chmn of legislation NFWC; pres of exec bd for recreational center, Chadron; mbr bd of edn, Rushville 3 years; mbr Sheridan Co lib bd 7 years; BPO Does sr councillor; mbr of ladies aux Patriarchs Militant, Chadron; Rebekah; past state pres of Neb Assembly, now mbr of home bd; past advisor Theta Rho Club, Chadron; Meth Ch, past pres ladies aid; Dem, vice chmn co coms in Sheridan & Dawes Cos; hobbies, travel, music, civic work; res Coffee Apts, Chadron.

   SPALDING, HENRY: Hardware Merchant & Sporting Goods Jobber; b Riverton, Neb Dec 3, 1890; s of Alvin Spalding-Mary Funk; ed Orleans Neb HS; m Minnie V Nordin June 20, 1922 Ray Springs; d Lois Elaine; 1906-09 worked in hdw store Orleans; 1909-10 with Wright & Wilhelmy Co, Omaha; 1910- western distributor for A G Spalding Sporting goods, serving schs & colls in W Neb, S D & E Wyo; expert locksmith; 1910-28 in hdw & auto bus, Hay Springs; 1923-27 traveling salesman for Paxton & Gallagher; 1926 pur store in Chadron; 1927- mgr; 1933- owner & opr Ben Franklin Store, Chadron; 1929- mbr bd of edn; ch mbr Pine Ridge Hist Monument Assn for Sioux Indian nation; AF&AM, Scot Rite Omaha; OES; UCT; TPA; MPA; Congl Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing, wood-work; res 502 Shelton, Chadron.

   SPEARMAN, CYRUS WILLIAM: County Sheriff; b Springfield, Neb Dec 10, 1883; s of Charles Strong Spearman-Josephine Meyer; ed Crawford HS 1902; m Jessie Grant Aug 14, 1938 Sturgis, S D; s Cyrus William Jr; 1903-04 clk in store of Lee Van Voorhis, Crawford; 1904-05 asst PM, Crawford; 1905-07 civil engineer NP RR, St Paul Minn; 1907-09 with father on farm, Crawford; 1909-13 ptr of brother Grant in hdw bus; 1913-19 John Deere salesman in Canada; 1919-31 traveling salesman for John Deere Plow Co, Omaha; 1931-38 in sheep bus with brother Grant, Dawes Co; 1938 Dawes Co sheriff; owner of irrigated farm, Whitney; Tri-State Peace Ofcs Assn; Neb Sheriffs & Peace Offers Assn; Neb Police Ofcrs Assn; Neb Sheriffs & Peace Ofcrs Assn; Neb Policemans Assn; past mbr sch bd, Whitney; AF&AM 32o; past mbr BPOE; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting, travel; res Courthouse, Chadron.

   SPEER, MRS LAURA G: Superintendent Chadron State Park; b Phelps, Mo; d of Mariano Giannini-Linda Seymour; ed Falls City HS; m Alfred Elsworth Speer May 11, 1904 Falls City; 1904-34 with husband in merc bus, Falls City; 1934- supt Chadron State Park, only woman supt of parks in Neb; supvr of girls camp, boys camp, Epworth League Inst, mothers vocational camp, swimming pool, horseback riding; ARC service pin & certificate signed by Pres Woodrow Wilson in recognition of service faithfully performed; during World War in hosp supply room; Presby Ch; hobbies, reading, travel, park improvements; res Chadron State Park, Chadron.

   SPENCE, MRS SADIE DOHER: Publisher; b Franklin Co, Neb Feb 27, 1888; d of Stephen P Doher-Idyl Gillette; ed Franklin Acad; m Karl Loris Spence Feb 25, 1908 Franklin (dec 1938); s Loris D (dec 1932). Charles Morton, Stephen Thomas; d Polly (Mrs Levi Richardson); 1909-20 with husband owner & opr Franklin Co News; 1929- with husband owner & opr Northwest Neb News, Crawford, indep opr since his death in 1938; NPA; one of sponsors & org Franklin Girls Comm Club; in girls camp work several years; one of first Campfire guardians in Neb; DAR; ch mbr Franklin ch PEO; Congl Ch, active in music orgs; Rep; hobbies, music, working with girls; Mr Spence was int in Neb history, paleontology, archeology; field asst to U of N in directing thru fossil beds & Indian sites of NW Neb; res 316 Coates, Crawford.

   SPRAY, ELDON RANDALL: Bank Cashier; b Crawford, Neb Sept 23, 1904; s of Charles F Spray-Edna Randall; ed Crawford HS 1923; SCTC; m Elizabeth Squires June 23, 1928 Littleton Colo; s John Edwin; d Sue Ann, Mary Elizabeth; 1926-32 credit mgr, salesman & cash for Nash Finch Co; 1932-34 asst cash; 1934- cash Crawford State Bank; mbr vol fire dept; 1932-39 city treas, sch treas; secy Rotary; AF&AM 181; KP; hobbies, fishing, hunting, res Crawford.

   STECKELBERG, EMMA C: College Instructor; b Plymouth, Neb; d of August Steckelberg-Charlotte Hillsmann; ed Plymouth; U of N, BA & MA; U of Chicago, grad work; U of Colo, Boulder; Phi Beta Kappa; 1913- tchr CSTC; 1925-26, 1929-30 German Instr U of N; 1909-13 tchr of Latin & German, Fairbury HS; 1902-06 primary tchr, Plymouth; 1899-1902 tchr Jefferson Co; NSTA, mbr of German section, secy of div 1 year; AAUW; Luth Ch; Indep; hobbies, fancywork, reading; res 727 Main, Chadron.

   SWINBANK, GILBERT CUTHBERT: Cattle Raiser; b Crawford, Neb Mar 12, 1910; s of Samuel Swinbank-Katherine Raben; ed Crawford HS 1928; U of N 1930; m Erma Marjorie Bartlett June 17, 1933 Hot Springs S D; 1925 active in 4-H Club, baby beef; showed 1926 grand champion Hereford of Dawes Co, reserve champion Neb st Fair; 1927 steer placed 2nd at Denver Natl Livestock Show; 1928- breeder reg-


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istered Herefords; 1926- raiser high quality Belgian draft horses; 1930- owner & opr comml truck line; mbr vol fire dept; Meth Ch; hobby, hunting; res Coates, Crawford.

   TANGEMAN, HARVEY WILLIAM: Chiropractor; b Tangeman, Neb Nov 19, 1889; s of Herman H Tangeman-Mary Hopp; ed WSTC 1910; Palmer School of Chiropractic, Davenport Ia 1916; m Mable Denesia Dec 30, 1914 Wayne; s Russell H, Dale Vincent, Duane Edwin, Roger Vincent; d Dorothy Agnes, Janet Elaine; worked at various occupations until 1912; 1916-27 chiropractor, Ia Falls Ia; 1927-31 chiropractor, Randolph; 1931-33 prac at Winside; 1934- prac at Chadron; Kiwanis; Comml Club; Cath Ch; Rep; hobbies, saddle horses, golf, sports; off 225 Main; res 315 Shelton, Chadron.

   TOBIN JOSEPH R: Livestock Dealer & Feeder; b Tekamah, Neb May 26, 1907; s of Thomas Tobin-Delia Conway; ed Tekamah HS 1925; 1925-30 farmer & feeder, near Tekamah; 1930- in livestock & feeding bus in Sheridan & Dawes Cos, owns sales barn in Gordon & in Chadron, also int in reaching in Dawes Co; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, cattle; res Chadron.

   UHL, FRANK O: Grocer; b Crawford, Neb Jan 6, 1897; s of George Howard Uhl-Frances Emeline Johnson; ed Crawford HS 1917; m Dora Eleanor Southern Nov 25, 1919 Council Bluffs Ia; s Donald Eugene; d Dorothy Madeline; 1917-22 worked for CB&Q RR; 1922-35 clk S M Knapp Groc; 1935 owner & opr Uhl Groc & Meats, Crawford; KP; Meth Ch; hobbies, baseball, hunting; res 5th & Main, rCawford (sic).

   WELLINGTON, MRS KATHERINE JOHNSON: Homemaker; b Fremont, Neb June 15, 1906; d of Julius F Johnson-Alta Blewett; ed Fremont HS 1923; U of N 2 years; summer work Columbia U & U of Cal; Pi Beta Phi; m Robert R Wellington Sept 20, 1930 Fremont; d Nancy Jean, Katherine Ann; 1924-25 sch tchr, Fremont; 1925-30 1st grade tchr, Fremont; Amer Leg aux; past & present regent DAR, at chmn of Good Citizenship Pilgrimage Club; st chmn of Jr Amer Citizens; representative of Friends of the Lib; OES 98; past mbr Crawford Womans Club; Meth Ch, steward, secy of ladies aid; Rep, committee woman several years; hobbies, collecting foreign dolls, sewing; res 316 Linn, Crawford.

   WELLINGTON, ROBERT R: Attorney; b Albion, Maine Feb 18, 1899; s of LeClaire Wellington-Ethel F Clark; ed Harlowton Mont HS 1917; U of N, BA & LLB 1926; Howard Law School; Pi Kappa Phi; Phi Delta Phi; m Katherine M Johnson Sept 20, 1930 Fremont; d Nancy Jean, Kathryn Ann; 1926- prac law, Crawford; 1930- Dawes Co atty; city atty & city clk 6 years; mbr Mass Hist & Genealogical Soc; during World War enl Aug 12, 1918 405th batt, 29 div, disch Dec 10, 1918; Amer Leg; AF&AM 181; BPOE, Chadron; Rep; hobbies, photography, wood-work, gun collecting; off IOOF Bldg; res 316 Linn, Crawford.

   WILLIAMS, WESLEY W: Florist; b Omaha, Neb July 28, 1888; s of Wesley Marshall Williams-Emma ___; ed Saratoga sch, Omaha; Douglas Co; m Louise Amelia Prugh Mar 16, 1906 Salem Mo; s Ralph C; d Lois (dec 1916); 1907-09 gardener Irvington; 1909-15 freight brakeman C&NW RR, Chadron; 1915-22 freight conductor C&NW RR, Chadron; 1922- florist, owner & opr Chadron Greenhouse Co, plant consists of 6 modern greenhouses & flower store; pres BRT 190. Chadron; Soc of Amer Florists & Ornamental Horticulturist; past mbr code of ethics com of central regional unit; bonded mbr FTD; 1929-30 secy & treas Neb St Florists Soc, 1939 pres; one of org of Sioux Nation Hist Soc; C of C 17 years; past mbr Rotary; past city councilman; Natl Rifle Assn; Panhandle Rod & Gun Club; mbr Greenwood Cemetery Assn, secy 8 years; AF&AM, past master, past high priest, York Rite; hobbies, rifle shooting, fishing; off 234 Main; res 230 North Chadron Ave, Chadron.

   WILSON, EVERETT PITT: Teacher; b near Princeton, Ill Sept 2, 1868; s of John Wesley Wilson-Mary Elizabeth Magee; ed Highland Park Normal 1891-94; Lincoln Normal, BA 1896; U of N, MA 1929; m Cora Ellen Young 1897 Oakland; d Mary Edvinna; Eleanor Young, Ruth Adelaide, Winifred Elaine, Evelyn Lucille; came to Neb in 1894; 1896-98 tchr in Lincoln Normal; 1898-1911 supt of schs at Niobrara, Ponca, Wayne, Chadron; 1911- head of history & social science dept, CSTC; 1919-20 mbr Neb St constitutional conv; 1923-31 representative Neb Legislature; 1913- mbr Chadron City Park bd; secy Dawes Co Farm Bur 1913-32; 1931- identified with NW Neb Hereford Show; Neb St Hist Soc, mbr exec bd since 1925, pres of Soc 1934-36; NSTA, chmn com on teaching the Constitution 1927-38; Miss Valley Hist Soc; res 403 Bordeaux, Chadron.

   WIRTH, FRANKLIN J: Osteopath; b Orrville, O Aug 21 1889; s of Jacob Wirth-Caroline Yeakley; ed Barberton O HS 1908; Akron U, AB 1912; McFadden Sch of Physical Therapy, Chicago 1915-16; Des Moines Still Coll of Osteopathy, DO 1919; Iota Tau Sigma; m Marcia Helen Masters June 9, 1919 Davenport Ia; s John Franklin; d Ruth Caroline; 1920-25 osteopath, Ainsworth; 1925- prac in Chadron; C of C; Kiwanis; Neb Osteopathic Assn; Natl Osteopathic Assn; AF&AM, York Rite Long Pine, Scot Rite; OES; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, hunting & fishing; res 259 Chapin, Chadron.




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