NEGenWeb Project - Hall County
Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940
part 1: County History, Abbott - Cheatum | part 2: Clark - H Howard
part 3: E Johnson - Neumann | part 4: Neumayer - Stolley | part 5: Streetmaker - Zuspan
1917-23 Hall Co treas; 1928-39 Hall Co clk; 1939- ret; 25 years mbr old vol fire dept, chief 2 years; formerly identified with banking & ins ints in Grand Island; 1901 while at Pan-Amer Exposition in Buffalo, N Y met & shook hands with Pres McKinley day before he was assassinated; during World War mbr Hall Co coun of defense; past pres Neb Assn of Co Supvrs & Co Clks; AF&AM 33; IOOF; Liederkranz Soc; Plattdeutsche Verein; Sons of Hermann; FOE, 1915 del to natl conv in Spokane, Wash; English Luth Ch, past financial secy 19 years; Rep, att natl convs in Chicago 1912, Cleveland 1936; hobby, travel; res 1018 W 5th, Grand Island.
NEUMAYER, LEWIS: County Supervisor; b Mendota, Ill Jan 15, 1868; a of John B Neumayer-Katherine Schneller; ed Mendota Ill; m Elizabeth Danner Nov 28, 1896 Grand Island; s Harry George, Albert Henry; d Mabel (Mrs Earl Marsh); as young man first emp in Frazer Cart Shops in Aurora Ill; came to Grand Island July 15, 1886; 1886-94 emp in store of Veit & Reeser; 1886-94 emp in stores of Charley Haux, H T Pritchard, Glover & Pike, Grand Island; 1894-1920 & 1926-37 in groc bus in Neumayer's Store; 1920-25 traveling representative for Dolan Fruit Co; 1928- Hall Co supvr; 1902- mgr sister Agnes farm NW of Grand Island; past pres Grand Island Retail Mchts Assn; Dist Co Supvrs Assn; AF&AM; First Bapt Ch, past trustee; hobbies, home, yard; off Courthouse; res 1020 N Locust, Grand Island.
NEWELL, ALBERT BULKLEY: Secretary, Board of Education; b Glenvil, Neb Sept 16, 1877; s of Isaac Denison Newell-Anna Grace Bartlett; ed Stella; Manhattan Kas HS; Kas St Coll, Manhattan; Ottawa Kas U, BSc 1902; m Anna Margaret Brandt Jan 18, 1906 Glenvil; s Paul Brandt, Clarence Albert, Robert Charles; d Grace Margaret, Carol Ann; 1900-01 economics Instr & football coach, Muskogee Okla U; 1902-03 chemistry instr U of Wis, Madison; 1904-12 farmed, Glenvil; 1913-20 VP & cash Glenvil State Bank; 1920-27 VP Grand Island Natl Bank; 1927-37 att to personal investments & ints; 1923-mbr bd of edn, secy since 1935, new Grand Island HS completed during this time; during World War, mbr Clay Co coun of defense, 4 min-man, holder treas dept medal for activity in raising funds; pres Neb Assn of Sch Bds & Execs; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; Tehama Shrine; C of C; Bapt Ch, SS tchr many years, past trustee; 7 years pres Neb Bapt Convn, 2 terms mbr bd of promotion Northern Bapt. Conv; hobby, travel; father 1st Clay Co supt of schs & org first Bapt Churches in Hastings, Juniata, Harvard, Edgar & was 1st pastor of Hastings Bapt Ch; off 504 N Elm; res 1203 W 2nd, Grand Island.
NICHOLS, HARRY CARL: Physician & Surgeon; b Council Bluffs, Ia Dec 13, 1887; s of Edward Philander Nichols-Laura Etta Ingersoll; ed Council Bluffs; Omaha HS; Creighton U, MD 1911; grad work in eye, ear, nose & throat, Westside Hosp, Chicago; Phi Rho Sigma; m Effa Tennant June 1, 1912 Broken Bow; s Wendell Bun; d Ione (Mrs Orville M M Stoewer); 1910-11 interne, Douglas Co Hosp also in offs of Drs Sachs, Little, Ford & Akin, Omaha; 1911-15 prac med, Berwyn; 1915-19 prac med, Carson Ia; 1919-21 prac med, Litchfield; 1921- prac med, Grand Island; specialist in diseases of threat & removal of tonsils & adenoids; staff mbr St Francis & Grand Island Hosps; in pathological & historical laboratory of Dr J S Foote, Creighton U, studied bone formation of prehistoric man found near Florence 30 years ago; during World War served in U S army Oct 1917-1918, mbr examining bd (lung & heart), 1st lt med corps stationed Fort Oglethorpe Ga & Camp Sherman O; Amer Leg; Hall Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; C of C; ch mbr & past pres Cosmopolitan Club; AF&AM; York Rite; RAM; KT; Tehama Shrine; BPOE; Liederkranz Soc; hobby, mechanics; off 305 1/2 N Pine; res 1722 W Koenig, Grand Island.
NIELSEN, NIELS CHRISTIAN: Retired; b Hinge Sogn, Denmark Mar 15, 1859; s of Christen Nielsen-Ane Marie Nielsen; ed Denmark; m Sine Marie Jensen Apr 24, 1894 Grand Island; s Clyde Willard; d Agnes Marie (Mrs Albert Tagge), Edna Otine (Mrs Ray Ingalls), Mildred Irene (Mrs T M Sorensen); came to Amer Dec 9, 1881 located in Chicago; spring of 1884 came to Nysted; 1884-92 emp on farms & later as plasterer; 1892-97 emp by C H Bogue Co in lbr yd, Grand Island; 1897-99 emp by W H Harrison in lbr yd; 1899-1922 mgr lbr yd in Cairo for W H Harrison; 1922-32 with Community Lbr & Supply Co; 1932- ret; past treas sch bd; past mbr town bd; elec & declined off of JP; formerly active in lodge work; hobby, stamp collecting; res Cairo.
NIELSEN, NIELS SORENSEN: Co-Owner Transfer Co; b Grand Island, Neb Apr 26, 1889; s of Soren S Nielsen-Anna Hedegaard; ed Grand Island; m Valeria Lane Mar 20, 1912 Grand Island; d Roma Evelyn; 1902-04 pin boy in bowling alley & farm worker; 1905-07 in UP RR shops, Grand Island; 1907 with Amer Beet Sugar Co, Grand Island; 1908 with Otto Klarr in dray bus, Grand Island; 1908- ptr of Walter Petersen in Nielsen & Petersen Transfer, Storage & Freight Lines; owner & opr farm near Grand Island; owner & opr whol & retail gas & oil service station; Neb Comml Truckers Assn; Amer Trucking Assn; Omaha Traffic Club; C of C; AF&AM; BPOE; Sons of Hermann; Liederkranz Soc; English Luth Ch; hobbies, bowling, dancing; off 123 W 4th; res 316 S Walnut, Grand Island.
NOMLAND, HARALD: Bank Cashier; b Buxton, N D Jan 16, 1897; s of Knud J Nomland-Sarah Knutson; ed Grand Forks N D HS 1914; U of N D 1916; Columbia U 1918; U of Minh, BSc 1920; Phi Gamma Delta; m Mary E Rhodes May 27, 1925 Minot N D; d Muriel L, Carol E; 1920-25 bkkpr, asst cash & cash, banks at Fallon Mont & Stanley N D; 1925-28 bank examiner in N D & Kas; 1928-34 receiver for natl banks at Stockton Kas, Kearney & Norfolk; 1934- VP & cash Overland Natl Bank, Grand Island; during World War May 1918 ent U S marine corps, 2nd div 5th regiment 11th Co, disch Aug 1919; Amer Leg; C of. C; Woodland Country Club; AF&AM; Presby Ch, trustee; hobbies, family, golf; off 304 W 3rd; res 1809 W Koenig, Grand Island.
O'KANE, DAVID D: Retired; b Pole, Ill Dec 8, 1868; s of Joseph O'Kane-Mary Davey; ed Willow Island; m Mary Agnes Whalen Nov 29, 1905 Wood River; s Leo, Harold; d Monica (dec), Charlotte (Mrs Edwin Carl), Mary, Gretchen (dec); after leaving sch studied teleg with UP RR, Willow Island & Aida; teleg & station agt various places in Neb until 1895; 1896 in off of gen supt D&RGW RR, Ridgeway Colo; 1897- 1902 org & installed tele exchange, Wood River; 1902-30 mgr Neb. Tele Co, now Northwestern Bell Tele Co, Wood River; 1916-24 & 1933- P M. Wood River; past village clk; 20 years mbr lib bd; notary pub since 1897, so far as known oldest in point of service in Neb; MWA; past finance secy, past grand knight KC; Cath Ch; Dem, past twp chmn Hall Co Central Com; hobby, baseball; res Wood River.
PAINE, BAYARD H: Supreme Court Justice; b Painesville, O Apr 27, 1872; s of Ira Tuttle Paine-Ella Myra Huston; ed Grand Island HS 1889; Northwestern U, BSc 1894; U of Mich, 1907; Neb Wes, LLD 1934; m Grace Bentley Jan 15, 1902 Grand Island; s Charles Bentley, Bayard H Jr; d Alice Ella; 1895-98 asst prin Grand Island schs; 1898-1904 court reporter; 1904 adm to Neb bar; 1904-16 prac law, Grand Island; 1906-17 US referee in bankruptcy; 1908 adm to prac before supreme court of US; 1916-30 judge of dist court 11th dist; 1930- justice of Neb supreme court; pres Grand Island Land Co; VP Natl Bank, Doniphan; 16 years dir First Natl Bank, Grand Island; author of Pioneers, Indians & Buffaloes 1935; 25 years trustee Grand Island pub lib bd; 1913- trustee Neb Wes; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Amer Judicature Soc; C of C; past pres Rotary; bd mbr YMCA, past pres; mbr bd of editors History of Hall Co; Hall Co & Neb St Hist Socs; Nebraskana Soc; Amer Interprofessional Inst; Uni Club, Lincoln; Riverside Golf Club, Grand Island; Exec Club of Chicago; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; KT; OES; BPOE; First Meth Ch, del to gen conf 1904 & 1908; hobby, travel, has traveled thru 11 European countries, has visited greater part of US; sons Charles Bentley, atty of Lincoln, Bayard H, atty in Grand Island; daughter is librarian Sr HS, Grand Island; parents farmed in Ohio until 1873, came to Grand Island where father engaged in bus; off State Capitol, Lincoln; res Grand Island.
PAINE, BAYARD HENRY, JR: Attorney; b Grand Island, Neb Aug 5, 1909; s of Bayard H Paine Sr-Grace Bentley; ed Grand Island HS 1924; Natl Honor Soc; varsity debate team; Neb Wes, BA 1928; Pi Gamma Mu; Blue Key; past pres Kappa Sigma Pi; secy YMCA cabinet; mbr class debate team 2 years; U of N, LLB 1936; past secy Phi Alpha Delta, secy-treas state alumni assn; 1928-33 in bus in Grand Island; 1936- prac law, Grand Island; 1939- police judge, Grand Island; secytreas Hall Co Bar Assn; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; UCT; TPA; secy-treas Rotary; dir, secy-treas Jr C of C; pres Shady Bend Tennis Club; chmn Grand Island Coun BSA, chmn Louplatte dist; life mbr Liederkranz Soc; AF&AM 33; Scot Rite 32o; DeMolay, Legion of Honor; Meth Ch; Dem; off 305 Masonic Bldg; res 709 West 2nd, Grand Island.
PAINE, IRA E: President Monument Co; b Cairo, Neb Nov 17, 1893; s of Henry Paine-Effie D Davis; ed Dalton Penn HS 1910; Lackawanna Coll, Scranton Penn; m Alice A Hart June 28, 1916 Lincoln; d Elnora A; 1912 came to Grand Island, emp by uncle & learned trade in Paine & Fishburn Granite Co, shop foreman & later salesman, 1924 became mgr, became VP when Mr Fishburn sold his stock; 1932- with two brothers H B & Robert T pres & owner Paine Monument Co; past VP, past pres Memorial Craftsmen of Neb; Memorial Craftsmen of Amer; C of C; past mbr Lions; Kiwanis, past pres; AF&AM 33; hobby, fishing; off 314 W Walnut; res 1621 W 2nd, Grand Island.
PALMER, CHARLES JAY: U S Deputy Marshal; b Grand Island, Neb July 10, 1882; s of Hiram Jefferson Palmer-Eva Griffin; ed Grand Island; Grand Island Coll; Grand Island Bus Coll; m Olga F Stolley July 15, 1904 Grand Island; s Richard Hiram; d Lillian Fredricha, Grace Arlette; 1901-02 mbr Grand Island police force; 1902-03 stockman; 1903-04 with Dickson & Goodman Lbr Co, Skiatook Okla; 1904-06 stockman, raised registered Poland China hogs, Skiatook Okla; 1906-08 mgr Grand Island Indep Tele Exchange; 1908-15 org & oprd Mchts Retail Delivery Service, Grand Island & Cheyenne; 1915-19 org, owner & opr Grand Island jitney service; 1919-23 rancher in Jackson Hole country, Wyo; 1924-30 Hall Co sheriff, Grand Island; 1930- dep U S marshal; life mbr BPOE, mbr highway com; past mbr FOE; past mbr LOOM; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off & res 1212 W Koenig, Grand Island.
PAULSEN, JOHN HENRY: Retired; b Marne, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Dec 11, 1850; s of Henry Paulsen-Mary ___; ed Germany; m Margaretha Voss Mar 24, 1878 St Michaelis Donn, Germany; s Gus, Harry, Johnie (dec), Albert; d Anna (Mrs Henry Sievers), Amanda (Mrs Richard Buenz), Alvina (Mrs Henry Paustian), Meta (Mrs William Teviotdale), Alma (Mrs Willis Pace), Emily (dec); 1872-75 in German army; as young man learned cigar mfg & followed trade until 1882 in Germany; 1882-86 cigar mfr, Grand Island; 1886-95 with Amer Beet Sugar Co, Grand Island; 1895-1929 custodian, Grand Island City Hall; 1929- ret; Mrs Paulsen at age 69 learned to swim, today at 81 swims daily, weather permitting; Plattdeutsche Verein; past mbr Luth Ch: Chris Sci Ch; hobbies, yard, gardening; res 2003 W Koenig, Grand Island.
PEAKER, HAROLD LeROY: Manager Telephone Co; b Kearney, Neb Jan 26, 1905; s of John N Peaker-Maude Russell; ed Kearney HS 1923, capt football team, mbr basketball team; U of N, BSc 1930; 3 years mbr football team; past pres N Club; Kappa Sigma, past pres; m Helen Slade Apr 11, 1931 Lincoln; d Carol Ann; 1930-31 collector for Northwestern Bell Tele Co at Omaha, tsfrd to Fremont, 1931-32 service representative at Omaha, 1932 dist off mgr at Omaha, 1933 sales engr Omaha area off, 1934 dist sales supvr Sioux Falls S D, 1936- mgr, Grand Island; Jr C of C; Sr C of C; Kiwanis, dir & past chmn program & publicity com; hobbies, fishing, hunting, golf, ping pong, sports; off 210 N Walnut; res 1318 W Louise, Grand Island.
PEELER, EARL O: Circulation Manager; b Lehigh, Ia May 28, 1889; s of Abner Peeler-Laura Ross; ed Lehigh Ia: m Kathryn Byrne Aug 24, 1910 Wichita Kas; s Robert; d Margaret (dec 1933); 1905 emp on construction of Lehigh Ia tele system & exchange; 1905 repairman Lehigh Ia Tele Co; 1906 repairman Fort Dodge Ia Tele Co, 1906-10 wire chief, Fort Dodge Ia; 1910 with Heath Bros, distributors Waverly electric autos, Fort Dodge Ia; 1910-25 in Protection Kas, 1910-12 rancher with Robert Byrne, 1912-20 RFD carrier, 1914-16 with Ford garage, 1916-18 repairman for tele co, 1918-20 moving picture machine opr, 1920-25 owner & opr Pastime Theater, 1920-25 wire chief for tele co; 1926-27 special work for C of C, Arkansas City Kas; 1927-28 with Natl Lighting Co, Arkansas City Kas; 1928 with various newspapers in Okla, Kas, N M, Neb; 1932- circulation mgr, Grand Island Daily Independent; during World War, capt local HG in Kas; chmn of bd Midwest Circulation Mgrs Assn, pres 1938; Internatl Circulation Mgrs Assn; MWA; hobby, inventing; off Grand Island Daily Independent; res 222 S Oak, Grand island.
PETERSEN, WALTER: Co-Owner Transfer Co; b Grand Island, Neb May 81, 1887; s of Soren Paul Petersen-Carolena Stark; ed Grand Island HS; m Maude Nagle Dec 8, 1906 Aurora (dec Sept 1917); s Walter William, Glen Ralph (dec), Leo Soren; d Irene (Mrs Leonard Prather); m Elsie Sorensen Jan 12, 1919 Chicago; d Elsie; 1902-04 in U S Postal service, transported mail between P O & depot, Grand Island; 1905-06 in UP RR shops, Grand Island; 1906-07 in supply dept CB&Q RR, tsfrd to main off, stores dept, Plattsmouth: 1908- ptr of Columbus Nielsen in Nielsen & Petersen Transfer, Storage & Freight Lines; owner & opr farm near Grand Island; owner & opr whol & retail gas & oil service station; asstd in drafting & passing original truck regulation measures, legislative bill 178; mbr city coun 8 years, past pres; dir Neb Comml Truckers Assn; Amer Truckers Assn; past dir C of C; AF&AM; Plattdeutsche Verein; past pres FOE; Sons of Hermann; trustee LOOM; Liederkranz Soc; English Luth Ch; hobby, travel; off 123 W 4th; res 118 W Ashton, Grand Island.
PIERSOL, MARCUS RICE: Physician; b Lewiston, Ill Nov 10, 1872; s of Dr Thomas Jasper Piersol-Anna J Baughman; ed Cuba, Ill; Seward; Bus Coll, Seward; Lincoln Med Coll, MD 1901; m Opal M Waite Sept 17, 1903 Grand Island; s Dale Burdett (dec); 1892-97 with FE&MV RR, Seward, B&M RR, Loup City & Utica & OSL RR, Telocaset Ore; 1901 prac med, Stockham; 1901- prac med, Cairo; Hall Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Neb St Eclectic Med Assn; hobby, livestock; res Cairo.
PINDER, JANE: Musician; b Peabody, Mass; d of Arthur Pinder-Henrietta Ida Doughty; ed Newark N J; Omaha HS; priv tutors at Noble Inst, Anniston Ala; priv music tutors, Omaha; Black Hills Coll, Hot Springs S D; Amer Violin Sch, Chicago, medal award; Grand Island Coll, hon degree; Delta Kappa Gamma; 1899 came to Grand Island; 1899- tchr of violin, Grand Island, past bus mgr Grand Island Conservatory of Music, 1919- owner & dir; dir Grand Island Little Symphony Orchestra; 1938 recd Amer Legion's plaque, annual award for distinguished comm service; during World War, enl in ARC work, canteen capt, 4-min speaker; past pres Neb Music Educators Assn; past mbr. advisory bd YWCA; hon mbr Rotary; Grand Island Woman's Club; past chmn music div NFWC; Nebraskana Soc; hobby, miniature woodwork; res 715 W 2nd, Grand Island.
POWELL, CLAUDE THOMAS: Cashier Sugar Co; b Gibbon, Neb Jan 28, 1888; s of Frank W Powell-Sarah J Hanaford; ed Grand Island HS; m Linda E Hansen Oct 29, 1910 Grand Island; s Delmar; d Elizabeth (Mrs C W Briggs), Evelyn, Dorothy; 1905-06 bkkpr for Western Union Teleg Co, Grand Island; 1906-12 with father in painting & decorating bus, Grand Island; also emp by Amer Crystal Sugar Co; 1912-18 timekeeper & supt's clk Amer Crystal Sugar Co, Grand Island; 1918-20 bkkpr & sales representative E A Brandes, auto distributor; 1920 timekeeper & supt's, clk Amer Crystal Sugar Co, 1921- cash; C of C; 12 years past secy FOE, past state pres; Liederkranz Soc; Sons of Hermann; English Luth Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res 1322 W John, Grand Island.
PRINCE, HAROLD A: Attorney; b, Grand Island, Neb Apr 6, 1891; s of Willard A Prince-Carrie Roberts: ed Grand Island HS; U of N, BA 1913, LLB 1915; 3 years mbr debate team; Phi Beta Kappa; Order of Coif; Delta Tau Delta; m Mary Carson June 23, 1925 Boulder Colo; d Mary Dale, Helen Adelaide; 1915 adm to Neb bar; 1915- prac law in firm Prince & Prince, Grand Island; 1919- atty for sch dist; 1921-26 city atty; dir Neb Consolidated Mills; counsel for Comml Natl Bank & Neb Consolidated Mills; during World War in 1st OTC, Fort Snelling Minn, O/S 22 mos, disch 1st lt 168th inf, 42nd div; past comm Amer Leg post 53; past pres Hall Co Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; First Presby Ch; hobbies, home, family, garden, dogs; off 207 1/2 W 3rd, res 2001 W Charles, Grand Island.
PRINCE, MRS HAROLD A: Homemaker; b Bedford, Ia; d of O S Carson-Ella Dale; ed Huron S D HS; U of Colo, BA 1922; Downer Coll for Women Milwaukee, Wis; U of Pittsburgh; m Harold A Prince June 23, 1925 Boulder Colo; d Mary Dale, Helen; prior to marriage tchr Hastings Coll 2 years, U of Wyo 1 year; 1935- pres Neb St League of Women Voters, past pres Grand Island ch; past pres PTA, past pres dist coun 2 terms; mbr exec bd & state legislative chmn Adult Edn Coun of Neb, mbr edn sub-com planning bd; B&PW; Woman's Club; AAUW; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, interior decorating; res 2001 W Charles, Grand Island.
PRINCE, WILLARD ANSEL: Attorney; b Pierpont, O Sept 3, 1864; s of Ansel Willard Prince-Maria Aldrich; ed Pierpont O; Hillsdale Mich Coll, BA 1886; 1886 studied law in
offs of Harwood, Ames & Kelly, Lincoln; Phi Delta Theta; m Carrie Bell Roberts Dec 26, 1888 Ulysses; s Harold A; d Hazel (Mrs Addison Bolton), Roberta, Elizabeth (Mrs Chris Frederickson); 1886-88 supt of schs, Ulysses; 1888- prac law, Grand Island; dean of legal profession, in prac longer than any other lawyer in Hall Co; city atty 8 years; Hall Co atty 2 years; Neb St representative 2 terms, sen 1 term; 2 years judge advocate gen of Neb; author constitutional amendment placing pub institutions under bd of control, & bill providing for payment of real est taxes in 2 installments; during World War, mbr fund com; past pres Hall Co Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; past trustee 12 years Grand Island Coll; BPOE; awarded Jordan medal 1938, oldest living mbr & past master AF&AM; Presby Ch, past trustee, chmn bldg com for erection of present ch; hobby, fishing; off 207 1/2 W 3rd; res 1001 W 1st, Grand Island.
PULLIAM, DICK DAVID: Cleaner & Dyer; b Sargent, Neb June 14, 1903; s of Edmund L Pulliam-Lizzie V Garrison; ed Sargent HS 1921; Grand Island Bus Coll; m Marjorie Elaine McFarland Oct 15, 1924 Council Bluffs, Ia; s Jerry Mae; d Julie Jean; 1923-25 salesman, Nielson Auto Co, Grand Island; 1925-35 with Dependable Cleaners & Dyers; 1935- ptr in Crystal Dry Cleaners & Dyers, Grand Island; 1927- sports ofcl for HS & coll football & basketball in Neb, also in Big 6 Conf; Neb Assn of Cleaners & Dyers; pres Jr C of C; past secy, past treas, past pres Woodland Golf Club; BSA, com mbr; BPOE; First Chris Ch, bd mbr; hobby, sports; off 121 W 2nd; res 1819 W 3rd, Grand Island.
QUANDT, ALBERT: Farmer; b Waupaca, Wis Aug 24, 1872; s of August Quandt-Henryetta Klemp; ed Wis & Neb; m Metta Barstelmann May 14, 1896 Worms; s Herman, Walter, Rinehart, Arthur; d Ida, Edna, Hilda; 1880 came with parents to Grand Island, farmed with father; 1894- owner & opr half section farm; Farmers Union; Luth Ch; res RFD 3, Grand Island.
RAVEN, GROVER CLEVELAND: Banker; b Linn, Kas Aug 31, 1884; s of Herman Raven-Theresa Loop; ed Linn, Kas; m Mertie Jones Aug 16, 1905 Washington, Kas; 1901-04 bkkpr Linn, Kas State Bank; 1904-06 bkkpr Natl Bank of Commerce, Kansas City Mo; 1906-10 asst cash Exchange State Bank, Linn Kas; 1910-30 cash later managing ofcr Farmers State Bank, Cairo; 1930- exec VP State Bank of Cairo; city trustee; Neb & Amer Bankers Assns; past dir regional clearing house, 4th dist; C Club; past grand IOOF; past mbr Gibbon Golf & Country Clubs; hobbies, golf, flowers, gardening; res Cairo.
RAY, LEROY ELLIS: Engineer; b Rogers, Neb Nov 13, 1893; s of Addison C Ray-Nora Bernice Hotchkiss; ed Gering HS; Tri-State Coll of Engineering, Angola Ind; 1915 homesteaded in Goshen Co, Wyo; 1915-19 spent summers with Mitchell, Tri-State & Castle Rock Irrigation Dists, Scotts Bluff Co; 1915-19 during winters was receiving agt, Great Western Sugar Co in western Neb; 1918-20 construction supt Omaha Structural Steel Bridge Co; 1920- with Fred B Winter opr several engineering & materials cos; lic professional engr of Neb; ptr in Diamond Engineering Co; pres Island Realty Co; secy-treas Island Supply Co; ptr in Construction Materials Co; mgr irrigated cattle ranch in Rock Co; under NRA mbr divisional code authority for gen contrs; mbr bd of edn since 1937; chm Hall Co Curtis for Congress Com, 1938; past vice-chmn & chmn engineering construction div, past mbr advisory bd, Assoc Gen Contrs of Amer, past dir, past VP & past pres Neb ch; org, ch mbr Grand Island Engrs Club; dir Neb Engineering Soc; C of C; Rotary; Liederkranz Soc; AF&AM, RAM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, politics, good govt; off 600 S Monroe; res 2116 W Division, Grand Island.
RAY, WILLIAM WALLACE: Secretary-Treasurer Lumber Co; b Yates City, Ill Oct 2, 1876; s of Archibald M Ray-Rachel McCormick; ed Ill; Neb; PSTC; m Blanche Cather Dec 29, 1902 Bladen; s George Cather; d Margaret (Mrs ___ Odell), Frances Eleanor; 1888 came with parents to Neb, aided father on farm & in stock raising, later taught sch; 1903 came to Grand Island; 1909- in whol lbr bus, Grand Island; secy Braun, Ray Bros & Finley Co; pres Ottawa Lbr Co, Harbor Springs Mich; gen mgr, supvr Belden Lbr Co; owner & supvr farm land near Belden; mbr bd of edn 7 years, pres 2 terms; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; Natl Whol Lbr Assn; C of C; Rotary; UCT; AF&AM; York & Scot RitesKT; BPOE; hobby, travel; off & res 303 W 7th, Grand Island.
REESE, JULIUS F W: Harness & Leather Dealer b Kiel, Germany Sept 26, 1880; s of George Christian Reese-Margaretha Kruse; ed Grand Island; m Marie Mollie Rickert Sept 12, 1906 Grand Island; s Frederick; d Florence, Dorothy (Mrs Rees Palmer), Lorraine (Mrs Donald Olson); 1884 came with parents to Amer & located in Grand Island, followed tailor trade; 1895-99 emp by William Cornelius, harness maker, Grand Island; 1899-1902 with Claud Stoltenberg, harness maker; 1902- owner & opr harness & leather bus; C of C, mbr since orgn; Liederkranz Soc, former bass singer in Mennerchor; Plattdeutsche Verein; past cornetist for every band in Grand Island, Pospishel, Pacific Hose Co, Harrison & municipal bands; St Paul's English Luth Ch, choir mbr 37 years; hobby, skat playing; off 222 W 2nd; res 315 W 8th, Grand Island.
REIMERS, OSCAR: Rancher; b Page Co, Ia Jan 22, 1873; s of John Reimers-Elinor Cornilse; ed private tutors, Germany; bus coll, Hamburg, Germany; m Lucy Spielman Nov 30, 1899 Greencastle Penn (dec Jan 2, 1939); s John; d Helen (Mrs Albert Heyde), Elizabeth (Mrs Tom Dunn), Josephine (Mrs Dean Webster), Mary (Mrs Emmett Morava); 1883 came with parents to Grand Island; after completing sch in Germany, retd to Amer; 1890-95 with father exported cattle & horses to England, France, Scotland & Germany; fed approximately 3500 cattle yearly at Amer Beet Sugar factory, used all byproducts, Grand Island, owner & opr 4 farms near Hershey, one at ClarInda Ia, also 7 square mile ranch near Hyannis, runs 2000 cattle annually; considered one of biggest cattle & hog feeders in Ia & Neb; past owner & opr large tract of timber land in Calico Rock Ark, oprd saw mill & whol lbr bus; dir, VP First Natl Bank, Grand Island; BPOE; Liederkranz Soc; hobby, fishing; off & res 809 W Koenig, Grand Island.
REIMERS, THEODORE: Rancher; b Page Co, Ia Aug 8, 1871; s of John Reimers-Elinor Cornilse; ed Shenandoah Ia; priv tutors, St Louis Mo; m Alta Mae Bake June 17, 1879* Fullerton; d Lucille (Mrs P N Costello), Evelyn (Mrs Henry Schuff), Margaret (Mrs Herman Giese), Theodora; 1883 came with parents to Grand Island, assisted father in farming; 1890-95 with father exported horses & cattle to France, Scotland, Germany & England, father first in U S to utilize & feed byproducts of sugar beets, used all by-products of Amer Beet Sugar Factory, Grand Island; owner & opr 4 irrigated farms, 1000 A near Big Spring, also 5 sections pasture land & other farm property near Fullerton; feeds 500 head of cattle annually; BPOE; Liederkranz Soc; Riverside Country Club; Episc Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off & res 1118 W Division, Grand Island.
(* typo in the original - Marriage year was 1897 - see Nance County marriage records.)
REITAN, CLARENCE J: Operator Auto Service; b Minden, Neb Mar 12, 1902; s of John Reitan-Anna Olsen; ed Lincoln HS; U of N; m Martha McHaley Dec 1925 Marysville Kas; s Clarence J, James Francis; 1920-21 electrician Brandeis Motor Co, Grand Island; 1921 electrician Crother's Electric Co; 1922-27 owner & opr Auto Electric Co; 1927- owner & opr Reitan Co; Natl Automotive Electrical Assn, Corn Belt dist, past pres; C of C; BPOE; Liederkranz Soc; Presby Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 107-11 N Pine; res 1923 W Division, Grand island.
RICH, EDWARD LEE: Physician & Surgeon; b Grand Island, Neb Aug 29, 1908; s of Max Lee Rich-Nellie E Edwards; ed Grand Island; St Benedict's Acad, Atchison Kas; Grand Island Coll; U of N, BSc; Creighton U, MD 1932; Phi Rho Sigma; m Jessie M Luse May 19, 1935 Cal; s Thomas Lee, William Max; 1932- 33 interne St /Elizabeth's Hosp, Dayton O; 1933 med-ofcr CCC camp, Orange Calif; 1933- prac med with father, Grand Island; Montana Med Soc; Hall Co Med Soc; AMA; past mbr Jr C of C; Liederkranz Soc; past mbr BPOE; past mbr FOE, past phys; Woodland Country Club; hobbies, fishing, hunting, golf. family; off 203 E 3rd; res 112 E Ashton, Grand Island.
RIESLAND, MRS ALICE L: Homemaker; b Prosser, Neb Nov 15, 1900; d of Ernest E Binfield-Carrie Story; ed Hastings HS; KSTC; LBC 1923; m Elmer H Riesland Mar 4, 1924 Council Bluffs Ia; 1918-22 sch tchr, Hall & Adams Cos;. 1924- homemaker; treas & past VP Womans Club; Evang Ch; hobbies, travel, reading; res RFD 2, Wood River.
RIESLAND, ELMER H: Farmer & Stock Feeder; b Wood River, Neb Sept 17, 1898; s of William J Riesland-Eva J Henderson; ed Wood River HS 1916; m Alice L Binfield Mar 4, 1924 Council Bluffs Ia; prior to 1924 helped father on farm; 1924-
27 farmed near Wood River; 1927-38 ptr of James G Kunz in farming & feeding; 1938- indep farmer near Wood River; salesman for hybrid seed; mbr sch bd; committeeman of Soil Conservation Com; AF&AM 211; past mbr MWA; Royal Highlanders; Meth Ch; hobbies, raising hogs, hunting, travel; res RFD 2, Wood River.
RILEY, CHARLES WILLIAM: Mechanical Superintendent; b Beattie, Kas Oct 2, 1892; s of Benjamin Riley-Perlina Powell; ed Beattie Kas; m Evelyn Dodd Sept 13, 1913 Fairbury (dec July 27, 1917); s Richard Charles; m Agnes Irene Ward June 17, 1919 Fairbury; s Robert Ward; 1907-08 learned printing trade with Beattie, Kas Eagle; 1908-11 worked in several Kas & Mo towns; 1911 with Seneca & Axtell Kas papers; 1912 & 1915-22 with Fairbury Journal; 1912-13 emp by Lincoln State Journal; 1922-24 ptr in comml plant, Grand Island; 1924- with Grand Island Daily Independent, 1930- mech supt; Internatl Typographical Union; Woodland Country Club; Bapt Ch; hobby, fishing; off Daily Independent; res 1419 W Division, Grand Island.
ROESER, AUGUSTUS ALBERT: Insurance Agent; b Grand Island, Neb Sept 13, 1892; s of Albert H Roeser-Elizabeth Buchheit; ed Grand Island; m Ethel C Buechler Aug 2, 1916 Grand Island; s Richard Albert, Robert Fredrick; 1908-09 collector, First Natl Bank, Grand Island; 1909-16 auditor & bkkpr Comml State Bank of Grand Island, 1916-19 asst cash; 1919- special agt Provident Mutual Life Ins Co, Grand Island; during World War, collector for fund drives; dir, past VP, past pres Grand Island Life Underwriters Assn; past dir Neb Life Underwriters Assn; C of C; Liederkranz Soc; hobbies, music, photography, golf; off 218 1/2 W 3rd; res 1211 W Koenig, Grand Island.
ROESER, EMIL FRANZ: Grocer; b Grand Island, Neb June 30, 1887; s of Oscar Roeser-Minna Stolley; ed Grand Island; Grand Island Coll; m Frieda H Detlefsen Sept 26, 1916 Grand Island; a Herbert Vasold, Erwin Heldt; d Arline Louise; on leaving sch ent bus with father, later mgr until father ret 1932; 1937- mgr & head of bus with brother as asst; curator Hall CO Hist Soc; AF&AM 203, master; past bd mbr Fedn of Neb Retailers, first secy retail groc & meat dIrs div; past bd mbr, past pres C of C; Liederkranz Soc; Plattdeutsche Verein; past pres NS&D of Neb; Luth Ch; hobbies, stamp collecting, outdoor life; father ptr of Louis Veit estab groc bus 1881; off 115-117 W 3rd; res 721 W Koenig, Grand Island.
ROUNDS, EDWIN THOMAS: Antique Dealer; b Manchester, Ill Sept 23, 1863; s of Thomas Rounds-Jane Banlette; ed Manchester, Ill; m Nettie Burkerd Wood River; d Laurene (Mrs Laverne Alexander), Genevieve (Mrs Maro Lyhane); asstd father in farming later indep farmer, Ill; 1884 came with parents to Neb & farmed; 1886-88 homesteaded, Chase Co; 1888-89 foreman, Ed Geddes sheep ranch, Saratoga Wyo; 1890-93 with Oxnard Beet Sugar Co near Wood River; 1894-1910 & 1917-33 in furn & undertaking bus, Wood River; 1910-17 gen merc bus, Emerson Ia; 1934- dealer in curios & antiques, Wood River; pres many years Wood River B & L Assn; past mbr sch & town bds; mbr IOOF 46 years, past noble grand; AF&AM 122; hobbies, travel, hunting, nature study; res Wood River.
RUDD, LESLIE REYNOLD: Engineer; b Ong, Neb Feb 16, 1895; s of A R Rudd-Josie Gustus; ed Boulder Colo HS; U of N, BSc: m Julia Venell Nov 28, 1917 Ong; s Robert; d Enid, Carolyn; 1914-17 in engineering dept AT&SF RR & KCS RR, in location, maintenance, construction & reconstruction of lines in Kas, Okla, Tex, Ark & La; 1917-19 cash, pres Farmers State Bank, Gurley; 1920-26 cash Farmers State Bank, Helvey; 1926-33 Clay Co surveyor & engr; 1933- Hall Co engr; past mbr city coun, Clay Center; Past city engr, Clay Center; past chmn village bd, Gurley; registered professional engr of Neb; past dep state surveyor; during World War, Sept-Dec 1918 engr OTS, Camp Humphreys Va, 2nd lt res Militia; hobbies, baseball, football; off 2900 W 2nd; res 123 W 12th, Grand Island.
RUSSELL, CLAUDE RALPH: Business Manager Implement Co; b Buchanan, Mich Aug 15, 1888; s of Squire S Russell-Lottie L Dempsey; ed Grand Rapids, Mich HS; McLaughlin Bus U, Grand Rapids Mich; m Cloe O Blizzard Oct 23, 1913 Hutchinson Kas; d Cynthia Ruth; 1906-08 with Grand Rapids oil Co, also Assn of Stationary Engrs & Grand Rapids Desk Co, Grand Rapids Mich; 1908 with George R Friedel Co, planing, woodworking & cabinet making mill, Memphis Tenn; 1908- with Internatl Harvester CO, 1908 steno, in collections, advertising, sales, assembly & service depts at Memphis Tenn, 1910-16 Wichita Kas, 1916-18 asst sales mgr at Cherokee Okla, 1918-21 dist sales mgr at Oklahoma City, 1921-22 motor truck sales mgr at Oklahoma City, 1923 asst bus mgr at Lincoln, 1924-28 asst bus mgr at Topeka Kas, 1929-30 asst bus mgr at Salina Kas, 1931- bus mgr, Grand Island; active in 4-H Club work; past pres Kiwanis; dir C of C; org & first pres Grand Island Safety Coun; mbr land use com AAA, Hall Co; past bd mbr Woodland Country Club; Riverside Country Club; AF&AM; org & developed Buckner Bible Class for Men Topeka Kas; hobbies, water sports, boats, bldg model boats; res 1806 W 1st, Grand Island.
RYAN, EDWARD PETER: Chamber of Commerce Commissioner & Traffic Manager; s of John D Ryan-Mary McGuire; ed Wahoo; m Irene O'Conner Dec 30, 1926 Grand Island; 1902-04 oppr in teleg, UP RR Wahoo; 1904-16 teleg opr, agt CB&Q RR Lincoln & Omaha divs, later asst agt & cash at Grand Island; 1917-22 traffic mgr, Brown Fruit Co; 1923- commr & traffic mgr Grand Island C of C; reg to prac before ICC, Washington D C; 1 of 2 Neb mbrs shipper's steering com, Transportation Men of Mid-western States; an org & transportation adviser Neb Interior Livestock Marketing Assn; Neb Assn of Comml Orgn Secys; Assn of ICC Practitioners; 1923- org & pres many years, Neb Traffic League; instrumental in adjustment of transportation jobbing, mfg & agrl rates; an org & exec mgr Neb Motor Carriers Assn; chmn Interior Neb Freight Assn; past pres Central Neb ROA, past capt 10 years; Rotary; Past chmn life saving div, Hall Co ARC; Past secy & treas Hall Co SA; BSA commr, Grand Island area; BPOE; KC, past grand knight; St Mary's Cath Ch; hobby, sports; off C of C, 116 W 2nd; res 808 Charles, Grand Island.
RYAN, RANDALL G: Radio Station Manager; b Luverne, Minn Sept 13, 1900; s of Frank J Ryan-Eva Mable Henton; ed Sioux Falls S D HS 1917; Augustana Coll, Sioux Falls S D; m Myrtle Evelyn Nelson Sept 1935 Clay Center; s William Lee; d Mary Nell; 1920-22 guard S D state penitentiary 6 mos, later domestic supt in chg of food for patients & employes, SD State Hosp; 1923-27 ptr in radio station KSOO, Sioux Falls S D, built station to 2500 watts, then to 5000 watts, one of main NBC stations; 1927-29 program dir radio station WNAX, Yankton S D; 1929-35 announcer, production mgr, mgr KMMJ at Clay Center, 1936-39 owner & opr for Searle ints; 1939- gen mgr KMMJ, Grand Island; during World War, enl in USN 1917, stationed Yerba Buena Island, temporary commissary sch, made 14 round trips O/S, disch Sept 1918; pres Neb St Broadcasting Assn; Natl Broadcasters Assn, C of C; Rotary; Presby Ch; hobbies, goose & duck hunting, horseback riding; off KMMJ; res 811 W Louise, Grand Island.
RYDER, FRANK DELL: Physician & Surgeon; b Grand Island, Neb Nov 15, 1889; s of Dell E Ryder-Mary Freeman; ed Grand island HS 1910; Creighton U, MD 1915; Phi Rho Sigma; m Eva C Enck Aug 20, 1924 Grand Island; s Dell W; d Robyn Rae; 1915-16 interne Douglas Co Hosp, Omaha; 1916 prac med, Lyons; 1919- prac med, Grand Island; 1920- org, head of health dept, Grand Island schs; 1920-local surg UP RR; med dir Pathfinder Life Ins CO; staff mbr St Francis & Grand Island Hosps; during World War, ent U S army May 1916 1st lt med corps, 88th div, 18 mos O/S, commd maj, inactive service June 1919, maj med res; Amer Leg: past pres Hall Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn, mbr maternal & child health commission; AMA; C of C; Riverside Country Club; Liederkranz Soc; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; Tehama Shrine, 20 year mbr, chmn child welfare com; Presby Ch; hobbies, fishing, golf; off First National Bank Bldg; res 1902 W Charles, Grand Island.
SALAK, ANTON M: Executive Superintendent Soldiers & Sailors Home; b Colfax Co, Neb June 24, 1878; s of Matthew Salak-Mary ___; ed Colfax Co; m Anna Knapp, Oct 20, 1902 Colfax Co; s Morris, Neal; d Irene (Mrs Joe Pokorny), Dorothy, Eleanor; as a boy emp on farm; ent US army during Sp-Amer War Co K, 2nd Neb vol inf, corp, stationed Chickamauga Park Ga; 1899-1902 with Wells, Abbott & Nieman Flour Milling Co of Schuyler; 1902-07 with Schrader & Arnold in bakery, delicatessen & cafe in Schuyler; 1907-29 owner & opr bakery, delicatessen & cafe; during 1929 session of Neb legislature, asst sgt-at-arms; 1930-39 adjt of Neb Soldiers & Sailors Home, Grand Island, 1939-supt; USWV, Lincoln; Cath Ch; hobby,
motor trips; off & res Neb Soldiers & Sailors Home, Grand Island.
SANDERS, DANIEL PHILLIP: County Sheriff; b Grand Island, Neb Jan 13, 1896; s of Phillip Sanders-Emma, Schimmer; ed Grand Island; m Alma Scherzberg June 12, 1918 Central City; s Leo Andrew; d Bernadine Hazel; approximately 15 years assisted father on farm & conducted Sanders Dance Orchestra; 3 years mbr Third City Band, 4 years mbr Amer Leg Drum Corps; 1923-30 owner & opr Grand Island Hatchery, first & oldest hatchery in Hall Co; 1930- Hall Co sheriff; during World War ent U S army, stationed at Camp Grant, Rockford Ill; Neb Sheriffs & Peace Ofcrs Assn; 40 & 8; Amer Leg; 10 year mbr; Liederkranz Soc; Isaak Walton; Sons of Hermann; Plattdeutsche Verein; BPOE; AF&AM; RAM; KT; Low Twelve; English Luth Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting, music; grandfather Martin Schimmer one of 1st white men in Hall Co; off Courthouse; res 904 South C, Grand Island.
SCHEFFEL, CARL L: Secretary & Treasurer Monument Co; b Grand Island, Neb Nov 15, 1892; s of William Scheffel-Marie Schroeder; ed Grand Island HS 1912; U of Colo, BSc 1916; m Erna Nitschke July 14, 1920 Albee S D; s Carl Walter; d Lois Lenore; 1916-17 engr Amer Bridge Co, Gary Ind; 1917-18 with Scheffel & Sons Monument Co, Grand Island; 1918-19 engr on construction of govt powder plant at Nitro, W Va; 1919- with Scheffel & Sons Monument Co, Grand Island; since father's death in 1933 ptr of brothers; dir Citizen's Mutual Fire Ins Assessment Assn, Grand Island; secy Memorial Craftsmen of Neb; Memorial Craftsmen of Amer; C of C; Liederkranz Soc; Trinity Luth Ch, elder; hobbies, home, family; off 363 N Cleburn; res 709 W 4th, Grand Island.
SCHEFFEL, WILLIAM FRED: President Monument Co; b Grand Island, Neb Oct 19, 1900; s of William Scheffel-Marie Schroeder; ed Grand Island HS 1919; m Dorothy Gloe Jan 6, 1921 Canistota S D (dec Apr 14, 1929); s Robert; d Doris Marie, Roberta, Arlene (dec); m Iva Schmersal July 25, 1935 Grand Island; s William James; 1919 became assoc with father & since father's death 1933, ptr of brothers in Scheffel & Sons Monument Co; Memorial Craftsmen of Neb; Memorial Craftsmen of Amer; C of C; Liederkranz Soc; chmn of bd of Chris edn, Trinity Luth Ch; hobby, bowling; father came to Grand Island 1881, brick & stone contr, later in monument bus; off 363 N Cleburn; res 1503 W Front, Grand Island.
SCHERFFIUS, WILLIAM H: Owner & Operator Sign Co; b Houston, Tex Aug 23, 1884; s of Henry Scherffius-Emily Bernard; ed Houston Tex; m Roxie Hinson June 22, 1907 Muskogee Okla; s Hurley, William; d Inez (Mrs Emmett Morin), June; as boy emp on cattle ranch in W Tex; 1899-1903 with Raiford Sign Co, Houston Tex; 1904-07 with F J Green Sign Co, Hot Springs, Ark; 1907-16 in sign bus, Muskogee Okla; 1916-19 with Ed Overstreet Sign Co, Lincoln; 1919-20 with Thos Cusack Co, Lincoln; 1920-24 owner & opr. sign bus of Ed Overstreet; 1924-32 with John Losey Sign Co, Grand Island; 1932-38 with ptr owner & opr Sign System, 1938- indep owner & opr; inventor & patent holder on rubber carbon, arrangements already made for mfg & marketing; Associated Sign Contrs of N Amer; org & dir Neb Sign Men; C of C; Rotary; KC; St Mary's Cathedral, mbr church com; hobby, fishing; off 503 W 4th; res 115 E Koenig, Grand Island.
SCHILLER, HARRY E: Theater Manager; b Sioux City, Ia Jan 9, 1890; s of George E Schiller-Addie E Clark; ed Central City HS 1908; U of N 1908-10; Phi Kappa Psi; m Madeline Mae Richenberg Oct 2, 1914 Omaha; during HS & coll did sales work of various types; 1910-12 in real est & ins bus, Central City; state agt for North Amer Accident Ins Co of Chicago, hdqrs in Omaha, 1912-14; 1914-17 in real est bus, Detroit, 1917-20 with assoc from Detroit & Chicago, in mining venture for development of manganese properties, Cushman Ark; 1920-23 mgr Ednl Pictures, Kansas City Mo; 1923-24 off mgr Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Kansas City Mo; 1924-29 mgr Kansas City Mo distributing off Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; 1930-35 owner & opr Island Theater, Grand Island; 1924 owner & opr Granada Theater, Norfolk; 1931-36 owner & opr Grand Theater, Grand Island; 1937- owner & opr of rebuilt & enlarged Grand Theater; 1937- city mgr for Tri-States Theaters of Des Moines Ia & opr Capitol & Majestic Theaters, Grand Island; AF&AM; Rotary; C of C; Presby Ch; hobby, fishing; off Grand Theater; res 115 E Ashton, Grand Island.
SCHMIDT, OTTO: Manager Lumber Co; b Howard Co, Neb Aug 11, 1884; s of William Schmidt-Mathilda Thorn; ed Howard Co; Worms; Grand Island Bus Coll; m Alma Mewes Oct 23, 1910 Worms; d Norma, Florence, Eileen; 1910 asst yardman for TidbaIl Lbr Co, Grand Island; 1910-18 yardman Chicago Lbr Co, Grand Island; 1918-21 farmed with brother Herman; also some construction work & was mgr impl dept of store 1 year, Haxtun Colo; 1921-31 asst mgr Chicago Lbr Co at Grand Island, 1931- mgr; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; C of C, mbr various coms; Liederkranz Soc; Cosmopolitan Club; Woodland Country Club; Luth Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting, golf, sports; off 363 N Pine; res 112 W Agate, Grand Island.
SCHUFF, HENRY ARTHUR: Owner Tire Shop; b Grand Island, Neb Apr 18, 1901; s of Henry Schuff-Hannah Elizabeth Weil; ed Grand Island HS 1919; U of N; U of Penn, BSc 1924; m Evelyn Reimers Jan 30, 1939 Grand Island; 1924-26 salesman for A G Beckler, investments, Chicago; 1926- owner Schuff Tire Service, Grand Island; C of C; Riverside Country Club; Woodland Country Club; BPOE; hobbies, golf, sports, fishing, hunting; off 105 W 2nd; res 810 W 2nd, Grand Island.
SCHUFF, LESTER ELMER: Hotel Owner; b North Platte, Neb Nov 16, 1885; s of Henry Schuff-Anna Weil; ed North Platte; Grand Island; m Alma Etting May 1, 1915 Grand Island; d Barbara; as boy asst father in hotel; with Palmer Hotel of Grand Island since 1905, became owner upon father's death, 1923; during World War active in Liberty Loan, ARC, YMCA drives; Neb Hotel Assn; C of C; Riverside Country Club; hobby, golf; off Palmer Hotel; res 2104 W Charles, Grand Island.
SENSENEY, NEWTON: Livestock Feeder & Sugar Beet Farmer; b Monticello, Ill Feb 17, 1882; s of James Senseney-Elsie A Shineman; ed Hall Co; m Edith Alvena Kierig Dec 4, 1906 Wood River; s Arthur N; d Gladys A (Mrs Gladys Marrs), Alice L; came to Neb 1883, with parents on farm until 1906; 1906-07 farmed; 1907-10 ptr of Dan Lyons in stock buying & feeding bus, Wood River; 1910-owner & opr feed yard; 1911-12 owner of Ford Garage & also meat market, built 1st garage in Wood River; 1912- farmer near Wood River; past dir Neb Beetgrowers Assn 5 years; past dir Farmers Coop Elevator 5 years; Fed Land Bank, past dir 5 years; hobbies, cattle, farming; res Wood River.
SHADA, SIMON J: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb July 11, 1897; s of John Shada-Mary Saba; ed Kearney HS; adm to Neb bar Nov 1933; m Estelle M Khoury Jan 20, 1920 Iron Mountain Mich; 1934- prac law, Grand Island; 1934- JP Grand Island; during World War, Aug 1918 ent U S army Co H. Lincoln, unassigned, disch Dec 1918; Amer Leg, adjt & service ofcr post 53; Hall Co Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; C of C; Liederkranz Soc; secy-treas AF&AM; RAM; BPOE, esteemed lecturing knight; Episc Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting, sports; off 218 1/2 N Locust; res 1016 W Koenig, Grand Island.
SHATTUCK, GORDON: Architect; b Cairo, Neb May 19, 1901; s of Amos Henry Shattuck-Clara L Craig; ed Cairo HS 1917; Ottawa U, Ottawa, Kas; Grand Island Coll, BA 1923; Phi Kappa Delta; m Virginia Neligh Sept, 1924 Grand Island (dec 1938); s Craig N; d Patricia Jane; 1923-26 bldg supt of construction bus; 1926-33 architect for Arthur D Baker; 1933- assumed Arthur D Baker's construction bus; projects include Grand Island city hall, dormitories at CSTC; boys dormitory WSTC, Minden HS; C of C; past mbr Rotary; Neb Engineering Soc; Uni Club, Lincoln; AF&AM; BPOE; Liederkranz Soc; Bapt Ch; hobby, travel; off 217 N Pine; res 1314 W Division, Grand Island.
SHEPHERD, ELLIS B: Treasurer Laundry & Dry Cleaning Co; b Fort Morgan, Colo Jan 18, 1912; s of Frank E Shepherd-Florence Baker; ed Fort Morgan Colo HS; U of Colo, BSc 1934; Phi Gamma Delta; m Alberta Applegate June 19, 1935 Grand Island; d Susan; 1936-37 city clk & cash of water & light depts in Fort Morgan Colo, 1938 asst supt water & light depts; 1939- treas Grand Island Model Laundry Co; Rotary; C of C; Aeronautical Assn of Neb; BPOE; AF&AM: hobbies, aviation, golf, bridge; off 220-224 East 3rd; res 1310 West Division, Grand Island.
SHERFEY, CARL WAGNER: Physician; b Smith's Crossroads (now Beaumont), Ky Aug 7, 1876: s of Joshua Sherfey-Nancy Myers; ed Glenwood Ia; Lincoln Med Coll, MD
1917; grad work Washington U, St Louis; U of N, Internatl Post Grad Sch; Phi Chi; m Florence Kiskadon June 10, 1902 Glenwood Ia; d Verna Arlene (Mrs Walter E White); 1917 interne Esther's Hosp, Lincoln; 1918 interne Barnes Hosp Washington U, St Louis Mo; 1918-33 prac in Lincoln; 1933-phys Neb St Soldiers & Sailors Home, Grand Island; 1924 apptd to examining bd of U S bur of pensions now veterans bur; past surg William Lewis Camp 2. USWV, past comm, past dept surg; during Sp-Amer War enl & served 1898-99, in Philippine Islands-with 51st Ia inf; during World War mbr med advisory draft bd, St Louis Mo; affiliate Southern Med Assn; Tri-Co & Hall Co Med Socs; Neb St & AMA; AF &AM, Lincoln; Scot Rite 32o; Sesostris Shrine; past elder First Chris Ch of Lincoln; elder First Chris Ch of Grand Island; hobby, travel; off & res Neb St Soldiers & Sailors Home, Grand Island.
SINKE, WALTER H: Vice President Power Co; b Grand Island, Neb Apr 10, 1892; s of Simmon E Sinke-Emma Gruner; ed Grand Island HS 1912; m Edith Lomas Nov 8, 1923 Council Bluffs Ia; carried papers while school boy; 1914-15 clk for Bee Hive Groc, Grand Island; 1915-16 mgr boy's dept & men's furnishings dept, S N WoIbach & Sons; 1916-17 meter reader, Grand Island Electric Co; 1919-30 in bus & mdse dept Central Power Co, Kearney; 1930-37 gen comml mgr Central Power Co of Grand Island, 1937- VP; during World War, ent U S army Camp Dodge, Des Moines Ia, disch Feb 1919; Amer Leg, 20 year mbr; Amer Gas Assn; Edison Electric Institute; Neb Electric Assn; C of C, mbr retail com; Rotary; UCT; AF&AM, Kearney; Shrine & Scot Rite 32o, southern jurisdiction; Tehama Shrine; past mbr BPOE; Liederkranz Soc; pres States & Greens Golf Assn; Woodland Country Club; Presby Ch; hobby, golf; off 385 W Pine; res 2112 W Charles, Grand Island.
SMAHA, GEORGE C: Dentist; b Ravenna, Neb Aug 24, 1900; s of George M Smaha-Anna Hildbrant; ed Ravenna I-IS 1919; Doane Coll; U of N, DDS 1924; N Club; Delta Upsilon; m Dorothy A Taylor Dec 27, 1928 Grand Island; s Robert Bruce; d Sarah Littlefair; 1924-29 prac with Dr D A Finch, Grand Island; 1929- prac with Dr L R Roulette; during World War 1st lt, ofcrs res corps, 7th area; NW Neb Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; Amer Soc for the Promotion of Dentistry for Children; C of C; Liederkranz Soc; hobbies, golf, photography; off 217 1/2 N Pine; res 2115 W Louise, Grand Island.
SONDERMANN, JOSEPH: Retired; b Olpe, Westphalia, Germany July 10, 1858; s of John A Sondermann-Mary Catherine Rademacher; ed German gymnasium; m Mary Buchheit Sept 26, 1898 Grand Island; s Ludwig, Frank (dec); d Elizabeth; 1876-85 with uncle, F J Rademacher in furn & undertaking bus, Crete; 1885-90 in furn & undertaking bus, Friend; 1891 pur furn & undertaking bus of Boehne & Ryan, 1891-1936 opr own furn & undertaking bus, Grand Island; 1936- ret; son, Ludwig with ptr, now opr undertaking bus; first secy of Neb St bd of embalmers examiners; mbr city coun; Neb & Natl Funeral Dirs Assns; Liederkranz, Soc; Plattdeutsche Verein; KC; St Mary's Cath Ch; hobbies, books, pipe, solitaire, travel, has made 3 trips to Europe with family, on first trip paid German govt for non-service in German army; wife's widowed mother brought her family from Ill to Grand Island 1884; res 321 E 2nd, Grand Island.
SONDERMANN, LUDWIG AUGUST: Funeral Director; b Grand Island, Neb Oct 4, 1894; s of Joseph Sondermann-Mary Buchheit; ed St Mary's Parochial Sch, Grand Island; Spalding Coll; aided father in furn & undertaking bus; 1936- at father's retirement became ptr of James D Livingston in undertaking bus, Grand Island; during World War, ent US army Aug 1918, 421st teleg batt, signal corps, 42nd (rainbow div), O/S 3 mos, disch Mar 1919; Amer Leg; VFW; 40 & 8; Neb & Natl Funeral Dirs Assns; C of C; Woodland Country Club; Plattdeutsche Verein; Liederkranz Soc; KC 4o; St Mary's Cath Ch; hobbies, bowling, golf, hunting; off 406 W Koenig; res 321 E 2nd, Grand Island.
SOTHMAN, PAUL HOBERT: President Construction Co; b St Michael, Neb June 17, 1888; s of Claus Sothman-Louise Sengbusch; Grand Island HS; m Mary Vinnette Walsh Nov 3, 1932 Grand Island; d Mary Vinnette, Katherine Louise; 1907 with H H Glover Dept Store, Grand Island; 1908-11 with Henry Falleorf Construction Co, Grand Island; 1911-13 with Sothman, Voss & Goehring Construction Co; 1913-14 with William Sothman Construction Co; 1914-19 ptr Sothman Construction Co; 1919-36 ptr of Goehring-Sothman Construction Co; 1936- pres Sothman Construction Co; during World War ent U S army June 18, 1918, stationed at U of N 2 mos as student & 2 mos as instr, assigned to Dupont Engineering Works, Penniman Va, 2 mos special training, disch Feb 27, 1919 Camp Dodge Ia; Amer Leg; Neb ch, Assoc Gen Contrs of Amer; past dir Neb Master Bldrs Assn; C of C; Rotary; Riverside Country Club; Liederkranz Soc; AF&AM; RAM; KT; Tehama Shrine; BPOE; UCT; English Luth Ch; hobbies, travel, golf, bowling; off 327 N Cleburn; res 2323 W Koenig, Grand Island.
SOWL, ORVILLE H: Mortician; b South Bend, Neb Mar 18, 1895; s of Benjamin Franklin Sowl-Nancy Richards; ed Fairmont & Fullerton; Uni Sch of Music, Lincoln; Williams Inst of Embalming, Kansas City Mo; m Iva Irene Brooks June 15, 1921 McCool Junction; s Duane Dee; d Paula Rae; 1914-18 mgr Sowl's Concert & Dance Orchestra, toured Neb; 1920-26 with Metz & Hitchcock, funl dirs of York; 1926-38 owner & opr Sowl's Mortuary in Ord; Jan 1939- owner & opr Sowl's & Grosshans Mortuary, Grand Island; during World War ent US army Feb 1918, stationed Fort Riley Kas & Camp Crane, Allentown Penn, O/S Aug 1918-May 1919 evacuation hosp 11 in France, mess sgt, disch May 1919 Fort Dodge Ia; Amer Leg; Neb Funl Dirs Assn; Rotary; Riverside Golf Club; AF&AM; IOOF; KP; BPOE; Meth Ch; hobbies, music, pheasant hunting; res 516 W Koenig, Grand Island.
STEPHENS, COLONEL B: Hotel Manager; b Vinton, Ia Nov 25, 18:79; s of Joseph H Stephens-Anna C Kimball; ed Bartley HS 1895; m Maude Spaulding Aug 26, 1903 McCook; s Joseph I, Robert S; d Lillian M, Gloria Beth; 1897-1902 ranched & farmed, Montana & N Neb; 1902-06 with father in restaurant bus, McCook; 1906-17 in gen merc bus, Beverly, also bank cash & P M; 1922-24 in cafeteria bus, McCook; 1924-25 in ins & real est bus; 1925-33 ptr & mgr Keystone Hotel; 1933-mgr Hotel Yancey, Grand Island; C of C; AF &AM at McCook, past ofcr at Palisade; has held all offs; York Rite, McCook; Tehama Shrine; BPOE 604; Woodland Country Club; Presby Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off & res Yancey Hotel, Grand Island.
STEPHENS, RICHARD E: Insurance Agent; b Ulysses, Neb Oct 10, 1899; s of James F Stephens-Osa M Day; ed Ulysses HS 1917; U of N 1923; m Caroline J Connor Oct 2, 1929 Grand Island; s Richard E; d Mary Osa; 1923-24 athletic coach, Blair & Friend; 1924-25 bond salesman, Lincoln; 1926-33 bond bus with Neb Natl Bank, Grand Island; 1933- owner gen ins agcy: during World War, enl Oct 3, 1918 SATC Co D, Neb, disch Dee 14, 1918; Amer Leg; pres Grand Island Fire & Casualty Underwriters Assn; Neb Life Underwriters Assn; C of C; BPOE; AM AM; secy Riverside Country Club; Liederkranz Soc; Episc Ch, secy. of vestry; hobby, golf; off 218% W 3rd; res 916 W 1st, Grand Island.
STOEGER, WILLIAM: Retired; b Danville, Ind Mar 30, 1860; s of John Stoeger-Mary Billmeyer; ed Crawford Co, Ill; Russellville, Ill; m Mary Feldmayer Nov 14, 1898 Cairo; 1862 came with parents to Ill, 1879 came to Hall Co; 1880-82 in farm work, Cairo; ptr of brother John in farming & raising sheep, Cairo; 1886-92 homesteaded & farmed W of Imperial; 1892-1900 with brothers, John, Adam & Henry oprd father's farm; 1900-06 with brother, John farmed father's farm; 1906-18 indep farmer on father's farm; 1918- ret, leased farm & ranch properties in Neb & Tex; 1886 with father & brother-in-law, James Irvin, estab & oprd first comml hotel, Cairo House, Cairo; an org & past dir State Bank of Cairo; formerly identified with Ravenna State Bank; past dir, VP Cairo State Bank; twp assessor 1908-09 & 1924-25; Hall Co supvr 1911-12; dir sch bd 1888; IOOF, past grand at Cairo, mbr at Wood River, past dist dep, grand master; MWA, past venerable counsel, past worthy advisor; Dem, del to various dist & state convs, attd natl conv, Denver, 1912; hobbies, fishing, travel; res Cairo.
STOLLEY, EMIL GEORGE: Farmer & Stockman; b Grand Island, Neb Sept 17, 1865; s of William Stolley-Wilhelmina Frederica Hagge; ed in first schoolhouse built in Hall Co, 1869-70; m Sophie Louise Lauber Nov 30, 1901 Grand Island; until 1885 assisted parents in farming & development of homestead; 1885-99 managed father's ints in cement factory, Austin Tex; 1899- farmer & stockman with Stolley Bros, Grand Island; dir sch bd dist 1; del to constitutional conv 1919-20, sponsor proposition which became law to protect oils, minerals & natural re-
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