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
sources of Neb; reg contributor to "Your Column" Grand Island Daily independent; VP German Farmers Mutual Fire & Storm Assessment Ins Assn of Grand Island, founded 1892 by father & others; Dem, progressive & indep; hobbies, outdoor life, hunting, fishing; father & maternal grandfather came to Grand Island 1857; father's claim, now Stolley State Park, first claim ent in Grand Island; res RFD 2, Grand Island.
STREETMAKER, LYTLE ELLEDGE: Department Manager of Store; b Parsons, Kas Feb 22, 1904; s of John Thomas Streetmaker-Emma Fadelia Stewart; ed West Mineral, Kas; Parsons Kas; m Vera Delia Harris Nov 22, 1930 Kansas City Mo; d Mary Jane; 1919-22 mechanic & repair man with MK&T RR, Parsons Kas; 1922-24 with Phoenix Construction Co, Wichita Kas; 1924-27 farmed; 1927-29 helper on truck for Piggly Wiggly & Bird Stores, Kansas City Mo; 1929 in fruit & vegetable dept Bird Stores, Inc; 1932-34 asst mgr prod dept Safeway Stores Inc, Kansas City Mo. 1934-39 mgr Tri-Way Produce Co, Grand Island; 1939 Tri-Way Produce Co absorbed by Safeway Stores, Inc; 1939- mgr produce dept Safeway Stores Inc; dir Kiwanis, gen chmn state conv, Grand Island; Jr C of C; dir, Woodland Country Club; Meth Ch; hobby, family; off 1301 W N Front; res Grand island.
STRYKER, WALTER R: Florist & Merchant; b Lincoln, Neb Nov 14, 1886; s of Raymond Stryker-Elizabeth Eiche; ed Lincoln HS 1904; m Jessie Mortensen Nov 26, 1911 Lincoln; s Raymond; d Beatrice, Betty Marie; 1904-09 in South because of ill health; 1909-17 owner & opr direct mail advertising bus, Lincoln; 1917-20 branch mgr of sales promotion, Crowell Publishing Co, Buffalo N Y; 1920-24 mgr Eiche Floral Co, Lincoln; 1925- in floral bus & gift shop, Grand Island; during World War active in drives for funds; FTDA; Neb St Florists Soc; VP C of C; Kiwanis, past chmn retail promotion COT, past VP; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o, life mbr at Lincoln; Tehama Shrine; BPOE; Liederkranz Soc; Presby Ch; hobbles, fishing, football; off 217 W 3rd; res 2104 W Division, Grand Island.
STUHR, LEO B: Farmer & Oil Distributor; b Davenport, Ia Mar 17, 1878: s of Peter Stuhr-Anna Scheel; ed Grand Island HS; U of N, BSc 1901; Sigma Chi; Theta Nu Epsilon1887 came with parents to Grand Island; 1901-08 chemist, gen foreman, asst mgr Amer Beet Sugar Co, Rocky Ford Colo, Grand Island & Oxnard Cal; 1909-18 farmed & fed livestock, Hall Co; mbr Neb legislature in 1917 session & 1918 special session, active in passing fed aid & other highway measures; 1918 during World War, volunteered, instructed to report in Louisville Ky; Armistice signed before final orders arrived, held retained commission in NNG; 1919 dep food, drug, dairy & oil commr under Gov S R McKelvie; 1919 Neb St secy of agr, org dept after civil administration code went into effect; 1930 apptd to Fed Farm bd, org various commodity marketing orgns, during 1st 6 mos active in developing Inter-Mountain Grain Growers Inc & Farmers West Central Grain Co; summer 1930 was assigned commodity of sugar, org Natl Beet Growers Assn, comprising territory W of Missouri river; 1932- farmer & in oil bus, Grand Island; Liederkranz Soc; Trans-Mississippi Philatelic Soc; Amer Philatelic Soc; dist chmn Amer Wildlife Fedn; pres & state dir Izaak Walton; life mbr S D St Hist Soc; Neb St Hist Soc; life mbr Natl Rifle Assn of Amer; AF&AM 33; RAM; R&SM; KT, past comm; Tangier Shrine; BPOE; hobbies, history, stamp collecting; off & res 221 E 1st, Grand Island.
SUHR, WILLIAM: Attorney; b West Side, Ia Jan 31, 1886; s of Hans Suhr-Dorothy Bendixen; ed West Side Ia HS; U of N; U of Mich; Phi Delta Phi; 1914 adm to Neb bar; 1914- prac law, Grand Island; 9116-26 Hall Co atty; 1925-30 mbr firm Horth, Ryan, Cleary & Suhr; 1930- mbr firm Cleary, Suhr & Davis; past pres Hall Co Bar Assn; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Liederkranz Soc; BPOE; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; Tehama Shrine; hon mbr Rotary; Woodland & Riverside Country Clubs; C of C; hobbies, fishing & north woods; off First National Bank Bldg; res 408 W Koenig, Grand Island.
THELEN, EMIL L: Elevator Owner; b Shelby, Neb Apr 28, 1883; s of Gustave Thelen-Josephine Krings; ed Humphrey: Fremont Normal 1900; m Alice Finan June 9, 1915 Wood River; s Emil P, Leo F; 1902-11 helper Conrad Grain Co, Wood River; 1911 with ptrs Harry D Trout, Harry S Eaton, Fred Ashton, M L Wiseman pur Conrad Grain Co, changed to Central Neb Elevator Co & oprd until selling in 1919, Wood River; 1920- owner & opr Omaha Elevator Co, Wood River; farmer & livestock feeder; opr John Deere farm equipment agcy; pres Bank of Wood River; Neb Grain Dlrs Assn; C of C; BPOE, Grand Island; past secy KC; St Mary's Cath Ch; hobbles, travel, fishing, hunting; res Wood River.
THOMSSEN, FRED: Farmer; b Grand Island, Neb Feb 23, 1864; s of John Thomssen-Anna Stehr; ed Hall Co; m Bertha M Jahn Sept 25, 1890 Grand Island (dec July 13, 1938); d Anita (Mrs R P Stoltenberg); as boy assisted father in farming; 1885 with brothers became mgr of farm when father ret; past VP Alda State Bank; past pres Farmers State Bank, Alda; past mbr sch bd; during World War, crop reporter & reporter on valuations; past pres Hall Co Farm Bur; past secy AOUW; past mbr Liederkranz Soc; org & life mbr Hall Co Hist Soc; hobbies, yard, gardening; parents early Grand Island settlers, mother first white girl in Hall Co, came 1857 & was last survivor of original colony; father came to Hall Co 1859 & farmed; res RFD 2, Grand Island.
THOMSSEN, WILLIAM: Farmer; b Grand Island, Neb Nov 7, 1862; s of John Thomssen-Anna Stehr: ed Hall Co; private tutoring; German education, tchrs degree; m Louise Kruse Mar 4, 1905 Central City; s William; d Leah Louise; as boy assisted father in farming; 1885 with brothers became mgr of farm when father ret; mbr 27th session Neb legislature; 1896-1900 Hall Co treas; 1900-02 Hall Co dep treas; during World War, mbr Hall Co coun of defense; hobby, fishing; parents early Grand Island settlers, mother first white girl in Hall Co, came 1857, last survivor of original colony; father came to Hall Co 1859 & farmed; wife's father, Fritz Kruse helped build UP RR shops, Grand Island; res RFD 2, Grand Island.
THORP, FRANK GEORGE: Manager Wholesale Co; b Lincoln, Neb Dec 29, 1890; s of George Thorp-Elva Gates; ed Hot Springs S D; Lincoln HS; m Florence Nombalais Aug 28, 1915 Lincoln; d Lucille, Nancy; 1911-14 with father in whol fruit co, Crawford; 1914-15 with Nash-Finch Co; 1915-17 with Nash Finch Co, Scottsbluff; 1917-22 with Nash-Finch Co at Norfolk, 1922-26 at Hastings, 1926-28 supvr at Butte Mont, 1928-29 supvr at Spokane Wash, 1929-30 supvr at Minneapolis Minn, 1930-31 supvr at Spokane Wash, 1931- mgr Nash-Finch Co, Grand Island; Amer Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Assn; C of C; Riverside Country Club; AF&AM; BPOE; Presby Ch; hobbies, golf, travel; off 323 N Wheeler; res 1104 W Division, Grand Island.
TORPEY, JOHN WASHINGTON: Livestock Dealer; b Radnor, Penn Feb 22, 1870; s of William Torpey-Ellen Lee; ed Radnor Penn; m Lillian Hinz Dec 1916 Kansas City, Mo; s John, Charles; as young man was steeplechase jockey several years; 1896-1901 shipped livestock & held sales in Radnor Penn; 1901-02 mgr sales barn of I C Walker in Norristown Penn; 1902-08 purchasing agt for I C Walker in Norristown Penn, bought horses in Chicago, Kansas City, Omaha, Grand Island; 1908-11 with A C Scott, oprd horse & mule sales barn in Columbus; 1912-31 with assocs org & oprd Grand Island Horse & Mule Co; 1931- firm opr as Grand Island Livestock Commission Co; 1938 org Janesville Wis Livestock Commission Co; Int in legislative matters pertaining to livestock commissions; during World War contracted to buy & ship horses & mules to US govt & allies; pres Neb Interior Livestock Marketing Assn; hobbies, fox hunting, horse races; off 611 E 4th; res 1604 W 3rd, Grand Island.
TRAILL, DAVID J: Secretary Highway Association; b Spencer, Mass, Nov 3, 1874; s of James Traill-Jane Smith; ed Omaha; m Mabel Emerson Sept 1, 1897 Omaha; d Dorothy H; came with parents to Neb 1879; 1889-97 off boy & clk for UP RR, Omaha; 1897-1904 train agt, UP RR, Omaha; 1904-06 ticket agt UP, RR Fremont, 1906-07 asst city ticket agt at Omaha, 1907-18 traveling passenger agt at Cincinnati O, 1918-20, ticket agt at Grand Island; 1920-38 commr C of C; 1939- joint exec traveling secy Neb & Ia Lincoln. Highway Assn; active in obtaining US monitor station for Grand Island, completion & opr Yancey Hotel, obtained perpetual state maintenance Stolley State Park, active in promotion & management Hall Co fair, location & construction UP RR overpass, developing old air field & new Arrasmith Air Field, location Internatl Harvester Co branch plant in Grand Island, state & county highway improvements; secy-treas Platte Valley Water Protective Assn; C of C, chmn Christmas cheer com 1938-39; ch mbr, first secy, hon mbr Rotary; AF&AM; BPOE; Whisker Club; Presby Ch; hobbies, fishing, baseball; off & res 1114 W 1st, Grand Island.
TREAT, LAWRENCE EARL: District Manager Insurance Co; b Lodgepole, Neb Oct 18, 1890; ed Shelton HS, valedictorian; m Ermal E Donovan Apr 28, 1921; 1910-16 agt at Shelton for Mutual Life Ins Co of New York, 1916- dist mgr at Grand Island; pres Grand Island Life Underwriters Assn; mbr exec coin & natl committeeman Neb Life Underwriters Assn; Natl Assn of Life Underwriters; City Improvement Assn; mbr advisory bd SA; Amer Leg, ch mbr, chmn band com, comm at time of dedication of Memorial Park; one of first comms, now post historian 40 & 8; C of C; past pres Kiwanis, chmn contact com, past dir, past VP, past chmn membership com; past pres Shelton HS Alumni Assn; AF&AM, past master at Shelton; during World War ent U S army May 2, 1918 Co C 8th ammunition train, 8th div, stationed Camp Fremont, Cal & Camp Mills, N Y, Camp Lee Va, disch Camp Dodge Ia, sgt, Mar 1919; Presby Ch; hobbies, home, yard; off 201 Masonic Bldg; res 1108 W Louise, Grand Island.
TURNER, HARRY DeVAUGHN: Grain Dealer; b West Point, Ga Nov 27, 1885; s of William W Turner-Annie Alsover; ed Roanoke Ala Normal; m Helen Ingalls Aug 20, 1913 Cairo; s Harry Ingalls; d Helen Anne; 1904-06 with Hallen & Co, gen merc store, Okla; 1906-08 homesteaded, Roswell N M; 1908-10 in gen merc bus, Texico N M; 1910-12 mgr shoe & clothing dept Jaffa Prager Merc Co, Roswell N M; 1912-17 traveling salesman for L A Kinney & Co, whol mchts, Hastings; 1917- local mgr & overseer in trucking firm H T Ingalls & Son, Cairo; Comml Club; Dannebrog Golf Club; AF&AM; Meth Ch, SS supt; hobbies, golf, fishing, hunting; res Cairo.
ULRICH, IRVIN SAMUEL: Agricultural Extension Agent; b Selinsgrove, Penn July 5, 1891; s of Irvin Wesley UIrich-Nora Romig; ed Spencer HS 1911; Doane Coll; U of N, BA 1917, grad work 1923; Alpha Omega; m Esther Markwell Mar 7, 1917 Clay Center; s Donald Irvin; d Frances, Helen; 1905 came with parents to Neb, assisted father with farm; 1911-12 sch tchr near Lynch; 1917-23 farmed near Spencer; 1924-27 Redwillow Co agrl agt, McCook; 1928- Hall Co agrl agt, Grand Island; Neb Assn of Co Agrl Agts; Natl Assn of Co Agrl Agts; Presby Ch; hobbies, baseball, football, home, family; off Courthouse res 1611 W Koenig, Grand Island.
ULRY, ABRAHAM: Wholesale Grocer; b Humphrey, Neb Jan 7, 1876; s of Lewis Cass Ulry-Margaret Milslagle; ed Humphrey & Tilden; Grand Island Bus Coll; m Katherine Delanty Oct 27, 1903 Grand Island; s Clyde E Lewis A; d Louise (Mrs Wier Carson); 1889-1919 with Donald Whol Groc of Grand Island, 1889-1908 steno, bkkpr, warehouse man & driver of team, 1909-19 credit mgr; 1919-owner & opr Ulry-Talbert Whol Groc Co, branches in Alliance Neb & Winner S D; US Whol Groc Assn; past dir C of C; AF&AM 32o York Rite; KT, past comm; Tehama Shrine; Woodland Country Club; Meth Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing, golf; off 358 N Pine; res 1409 W 3rd, Grand Island.
VEEDER, MYRON JOHN: Retired; b Gloversville, N Y Oct 20, 1865; a of Seymour Veeder-Cordelia Slawson; ed Gloversville, N Y; m Myra Porter Jan 29, 1896 Cairo (dec); d Edna L (Mrs ___ Egger); m Mary M Christen Nov 6, 1935 Grand Island; s Byron C (dec), Dean C; 1878 homesteaded with father in Hall Co, remained on homestead until 1896; 1896-99 farmed near Cairo; 1899-1902 owner & opr Ed Maxon blacksmith shop, Cairo; 1902- farmer & stockman near Cairo; treas Farm Bur, South Loup twp; Bapt Ch, dir; hobby, radio; res Cairo.
VEEDER, WYETTE SEYMOUR: Retired; b Gloversville, N Y Feb 8, 1863; s of Seymour Veeder-Catherine Cordelia Slawson; ed Gloversville N Y; Cairo; PSTC; m Esther Matthews Oct, 1894 Cairo (dec Mar 1898): s Homer; d Leona (Mrs Merrill Winn); m Helen Mace Sept 2, 1900 St Joseph Mo; s Paul, Milton; d Margaret (Mrs Harold Schlund); 1874-77 put buttons on gloves in glove factory, Gloversville N Y; 1877-82 homesteaded in Neb, farmed with father & worked for others; 1884 with Grand Island Banking Co; 1885-88 tchr near Cairo & Ravenna; 1889 bkkpr in glove factory, Gloversville N Y; 1890 farmed in Neb; 1891-92 traveled & held various jobs in Cal, Wash, Ore; 1893-98 farmer & stockman, owner 480 A near Cairo; 1898-1900 livestock buyer, Mo; 1901-04 oprd elevator, Cairo; 1904- carp & painter, Cairo; past mbr town bd; past mbr BPOE; IOOF, past noble grand; Bapt Ch, deacon; hobbies, travel, yard, gardening, lawn, entomology; res Cairo.
VIEREGG, EMIL HENRY: District Manager Power Co; b Grand Island, Neb Jan 4, 1881; s of Henry Vieregg-Caroline Spethman; ed Grand Island; Mich St Agrl Coll 1900; m Vernita Barber Sept 12, 1906 Grand Island; s Arthur B, George H; with Mich Sugar Co of Bay City Mich prior to coll entrance; 1900-15 chemist, Lansing Mich Sugar Co; engaged in construction of Dresden Sugar Plant in Ontario Canada: on construction of Sebawaing Mich Sugar Co plant, later chemist; asst supt & chemist, Dresden Ontario Canada Sugar Plant; efficiency supvr in sugar factory at Fort Collins Colo, now part of Great Western Sugar Co; later oprd Cigar Box Mfg Co of Grand Island; 1915-24 mgr Grand Island Gas Co of Grand Island; 1924- dist mgr Central Power Co; past mbr city coun; past pres Midwest Gas Assn; past com mbr Amer Gas Assn; C of C; pres Kiwanis; past pres Liederkranz Soc; Riverside Country Club; past master AF&AM, one of oldest past masters; RAM, ch mbr & past pres; hobbies, golf, duck & pheasant huntIng; off 211 W 3rd; res 1211 W 1st, Grand Island.
VIEREGG, OSCAR A: Rancher & Farmer; b Grand Island, Neb July 1, 1886; s of Henry Vieregg-Caroline Spethman; ed Grand Island HS; Creighton U, DDS 1909; m Eva M Brass June 14, 1911 Grand Island; s Edwin H, James W; d Jean Anne; 1909-14 dentist, Grand Island; 1914-17 with Grand Island Natl Bank; 1917-30 VP Neb Natl Bank, Grand Island; 1930- farmer & rancher; with wife, owner & opr ranch & farm properties in Hall & Custer Cos; also part owners Sand Hills Land & Cattle Co, Cherry Co; Neb Stockgrowers Assn; C of C; Uni Club, Lincoln; BPOE; First Presby Ch, past deacon; Mrs Vieregg's father was an outstanding cattleman; hobbies, travel, mountain trips; off & res 1016 W Division, Grand Island.
VIERK, HENRY: Retired; b Jefferson, Ill June 21, 1876; s of Herman Vierk-Amanda Putcher; ed Chicago Ill; m Minnie Gloss May 29, 1900 Grand Island; s Victor, LeRoy H; d Fredia, Eva, Liena (dec); 1887-1904 farm laborer; 1904-1935 rural mail carrier, Cairo; 1935- ret; MWA, secy since 1919; hobby, coin collecting; res Cairo.
VOSS, HENRY J: Retired; b Holstein, Germany June 24, 1862; s of John Voss-Katherine Hermanson; ed Holstein, Germany; m Emma Wulf Mar 17, 1887 Grand Island; s Fred, Harry, Gus, Raymond; d Lena, Ella, Anna, Lola, Mobla, Leona, Margaret, Dorothy; 1881 came to Amer, worked on father's farm until 1885; 1885-1927 cigar mfr; 2 years Hall Co supvr; C of C; Liederkranz Soc; Plattdeutsche Verein, pres many years; FOE; TPA; Sons of Hermann; off & res 422 S Locust, Grand Island.
WATSON, E ARTHUR: Physician & Surgeon; b Plainview, Neb Aug 1, 1883; s of Gilbert P Watson-Anna, McCarragher; ed Plainview HS; Plainview Normal; Creighton U, MD 1908; m Mae E Mullin May 26, 1908 Omaha; s Dr Donald P, James W; 1908-09 asst to Dr C C Allison, Omaha; 1910-12 prac med, Brunswick; 1912-14 prac med, Kearney; 1914- prac med, Grand Island; staff pres St Francis Hosp; Hall Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn: fellow AMA; hobbies, trap shooting, big game hunting, collecting guns; off First National Bank Bldg; res 1723 W 1st, Grand Island.
WATSON, JAMES EDWARD: Farmer; b Newton, Ia Dec 27, 1868; s of George Watson-Arietta Wright; ed Newton Ia; Cairo; m Olga Poore Feb 22, 1905 Chuiter; s Milton: E, James J; d Margaret A, Frances E; 1890-91 worked on farms near Boise, Ida; 1891-98 worked on farm, North Loup; 1898-1910 owner & opr barber shop, Ord; 1910-20 homesteaded in S D; 1920- farmer near Aida; has had grand champion corn at Internatl Livestock Exposition, Chicago 1932, 1934 & 1935, also won 1st prizes in 1932 & 1935, 3rd prizes in 1932 & 1934 & 12th place in 1931; had grand champion single ear corn Neb Crop Growers Assn at Lincoln 1931, won 1st prizes 1931 & 1933; 1st prim, 10 ears corn Neb Crop Growers Assn 1933 & 1934, won 2nd prize 1931, 1934 & 1937, 3rd prize 1932; won 1st prize on 10 ears corn Central Neb Crop Growers Assn 1925, 1927, 1928, 3rd prize 1927, Lincoln; won grand championship N Neb Crop Growers Assn 1937; won 2nd & 5th prizes Grand Island 3rd annual Corn Show 1928; WOW; IOOF; Meth Ch; hobby, corn growing; res Aida.
WEBB, DAVID JAMES SR: President Livestock Commission Co; b Saginaw, Mich Oct 1, 1888; s of David Webb-Jessie Williamson; m Mary Williamson July 12, 1907 Grand Island (dec July 5, 1928); s James Thomas; d Katie (Mrs John Daul), Mary (Mrs Bud Rurup), Jessie (Mrs Robert Williamson); m Eva Winkler July 14, 1930 Denver Colo; came to
Grand Island 1907-23, indep dlr in horses, mules, cattle & hogs; 1923- also in auction sales bus, has handled sales throughout west & midwest: 1931 pur Ross property adjacent to city, built largest livestock auction market in U S; July 11, 1931 opened sale on hogs & cattle; Jan 1932 added horse & mule sales; 1935 candidate for mayor of Grand Island; during World War supplied horses & mules to U S govt & allies; Neb Interior Livestock Marketing Assn; C of C; AF&AM; York Rite; Scot Rite 32o; Tehama Shrine; IOOF; Presby Ch; hobbies, travel, raising Palomino horses; off Webb Livestock Commission Co; res 1724 W Charles, Grand Island.
WELLENSIEK, HERMANN GODFREY: Attorney; b Syracuse, Neb Sept 28, 1884; s of Henry F Wellensiek-Maria Katharine Kampeter; ed Otoe Co; Syracuse HS 1902: U of N, LLB 1904, grad work 1906; m Adah Lanham Oct 5, 1915 Hastings (dec July 23, 1916); m Anna Blanche Swartwood Sept 12, 1925 Fremont; s Paul S, Karl W; d Hermine Gail; 1905 adm to Neb bar; 1906-10 cash Bank of Avoca, also prac law; 1911-23 pres Harvard State Bank, also prac law; 1923- prac law, Grand Island; adm to prac before Neb supreme court; 1927-28 Grand Island city atty; Neb St sen 1928-32, chmn sen com on banks & banking, mbr judiciary, RR, ins, irrigation & drainage & engrossing coms, instrumental in passing new law for investing ins funds, various banking measures & declaratory judgment law; past pres Harvard sch bd, 6 years; past treas, past city atty, Harvard; Hall Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C; Riverside Country Club; Uni Club, Lincoln; life mbr BPOE, Nebraska City; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; Tehama Shrine; during World War 4-min man; St Paul's English Luth Ch; Rep, 1934-38 mbr St Central Com, del many times to state conv; hobbies, golf, travel, home, family; off 312 1/2 N Locust; res 721 W 1st, Grand Island.
WILLARD, CARL EDWARD: Attorney; b Grand Island, Neb May 8, 1910; s of Carl Vance Willard-Meta Schourup; ed Grand Island HS 1928; U of N, BA 1932; Northwestern U, JD 1935; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi; m Joan Davies Jan 8, 1938 Grand Island; 1934 adm to Neb bar; 1935- prac law in firm of Carroll & Willard, Grand Island; Hall Co & Neb St Bar Assns; C of C; Liederkranz Soc; Cosmopolitan Club; Riverside Country Club; BPOE; Dem, secy-treas Hall Co Central Com; pres Hall Co YD Club; off First Natl Bank Bldg; res 1218 W 1st, Grand Island.
WILLIS, PEARL DAVID: County Treasurer; b Marquette, Neb Dec 23, 1886; s of Hamilton J Willis-Lydia J Hixon; ed Marquette; Aurora HS 1906; Aurora Bus Coll 1908; m Zelma H Burger Oct 26, 1910 Grand Island; d Bernice (Mrs Blake Mitchell); 1908-18 salesman, buyer, collector for retail clothing store, Woolstenholm & Sterne, Grand Island; 1918-19 in clothiing (sic) store, Muskogee Okla; 1919-38 in clothing dept S N Wolbach & Sons, Grand Island; 1938- Hall Co treas; during World War ent Okla NG July, 1918 past asst band master 2nd Okla regimental band, disch Apr 1919; 3 years past music dir Amer Leg Drum & Bugle Corps; mbr city municipal band 28 years; past dir 8 years UP RR band; C of C; AF&AM; RAM, past high priest; FOE; Liederkranz Soc; father Civil War veteran, Co B 90th div O inf; hobbies, music, sports; off Courthouse; res 1111 N Cleburn, Grand Island.
WINTERS, GEORGE AUGUST: General Manager of Newspaper; b Kansas City, Kas Mar 5, 1888; s of Frederick August Winters-Sarah Louise Alice Voss; ed Kansas City Kas HS; m Helen Grace Stone May 31, 1917 Emporia Kas; d Helen Grace; 1905-16 first clk, then bkkpr, teller Comml Natl Bank of Kansas City Kas; 1916-18 cash, Comml State Bank, Emporia Kas; 1918-22 asst cash, First Natl Bank of Wichita Kas; 1922-27 traveling auditor for Standard Oil Co of Ind, hdqrs Chicago; 1927-37 mgr Pittsburg Kas Headlight & Sun; 1937- gen mgr Grand Island Daily Independent; 1930- VP Stauffer Publications Inc with newspapers in Mo, Neb, Kas & Okla; NPA: AP; Audit Bur of Circulation; dir C of C; dir Rotary; AF&AM; Scot Rite; mbr advisory bd of SA; Riverside Golf Club; First Presby Ch, trustee; hobbies, golf, travel; off Grand Island Daily Independent; res 2119 W Charles, Grand Island.
WOLBACH, EDWIN JOSEPH: Bank President; b Grand Island, Neb Oct 31, 1877; s of Samuel N Wolbach-Rose Stein: ed Grand Island; Harvard U, SB 1899; m Jeannette Hinsimer Nov 3, 1909 Glenwood Ia; s Samuel N; d Louise (dec); 1933 succeeded brother, Emil (dec) as pres First Natl Bank, past dir; treas Equitable B & L Assn; pres Grand Island lib bd; past trustee Grand island Coll; pres C of C; past pres Grand Island Retail Mchts Assn; past chmn Hall Co ARC; Bankers Club of New York City; Harvard Club of New York City & Neb; Uni Club, Lincoln; commodore Okoboji Yacht Club; Riverside Country Club; Liederkranz Soc; Plattdeutsche Verein; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; past mbr Tehama Shrine; BPOE; father came to Grand Island 1874, estab S N Wolbach Store, also org First Natl Bank of Grand Island, pres many years; off First National Bank; res 804 W Division, Grand Island.
WOODRUFF, ROLLAND C: Physician; b Gibbon, Neb Aug 13, 1888; s of Charles E Woodruff-Mary Smith; ed Gibbon; Grand Island; Grand Island Coll, BSc 1909; U of Chicago; Rush Med Coll, MD 1913; Phi Chi; m Paulina Sutherland Feb 23, 1914 Pierre S D; s Ralph S, Bradley B; d Mary C, Martha Elinor; 1914-15 interne Cook Co Hosp, Chicago; 1915- prac med, Grand Island; past pres, now staff mbr St Francis Hosp; staff mbr Grand Island Hosp; mbr, past pres bd of edn; trustee Sioux Falls Coll; past bd mbr Grand Island Coll; during World War, local surg for UP RR, mbr Hall Co med examining bd; past secy, past pres Hall Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Radiological Soc of N Amer, past state councilor; C of C; past mbr Rotary; AF&AM; First Bapt Ch, past chmn bd of trustees; off First National Bank Bldg; res 1720 Grand Island Ave, Grand Island.
WOODWARD, HORACE O: Stockyards Owner; b Canada Oct 20, 1869; s of John James Woodward-Anice Nixon; ed Atlantic Ia; m Carrie A Hodgson July 6, 1910 Grand Island; s Howard N, Loyd O, Francis D, Robert O (dec); 1882-89 worked in brickyard, Atlantic Ia; 1889-93 worked with father, contr & builder, South Omaha; 1893-95 worked in brickyard, Omaha; 1895-1904 emp by Union Stockyards Co, South Omaha; 1904-06 foreman Valley Stockyards & Grain Co, Valley; 1906-15 foreman Grand Island Stockyards, Grand Island; 1915 pur int in Union Stockyards, 1915-17 gen mgr at Grand Island, 1917-19 pres, 1919- owner; C of C; AF&AM; Tehama Shrine; BPOE; Woodland Country Club, ch mbr; hobby, private buffalo herd; off & res Grand Island.
YOST, HOWARD: Dentist; b Bladen, Neb June 12, 1895; s of John E Yost-Lydia Megli; ed Bladen, DeWitt, Edgar; Red Cloud HS; U of N, DDS 1919; grad work, Internatl Sch of Orthodontia, Kansas City Mo; 1st, 2nd, 3rd summer seminary sessions for the advance study of orthodontics, Denver Colo; Acacia; Xi Psi Phi; Omicron Kappa Upsilon; m Sybil Gantt Sept 15, 1920 North Platte; s John Gantt, Howard Fulton; d Phyllis; 1919-34 gen prac of dentistry in North Platte; 1934- specialist in prac of orthodontia, Grand Island; during World War, Sept 19, 1917 ent U S army, stationed at Camp Funston Kas, tsfrd to med res corps; dental section; past comm post 163, North Platte Amer Leg; past pres Northwest Neb Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; Central States Soc of Orthodontia; Amer Soc of Orthodontists; FACD; C of C; Rotary, pres; Riverside Country Club; Grand Island Gun Club; AF&AM; York Rite; KT; Episc Ch, vestryman, past secy; hobbies, fishing, golf; off First National Bank Bldg; res 2204 W Division, Grand Island.
ZUSPAN, NEWELL ALLEN: Osteopath; b LaBelle, Mo Feb 9, 1900; s of Wickliffe F Zuspan-Roe Belle Allen; ed Steffensville Mo HS; La Belle, Mo HS; Culver Stockton Coll, Canton Mo; Amer Sch of Osteopathy, Kirksville Mo, DO 1924; Atlas Club, m Eda Loreen Bowman May 15, 1925 Tyndall S D; s Richard Allen; d Joyce Florence; 1924-27 prac in Tyndall S D; 1927- prac in Grand Island; during World War in SATC Culver Stockton Coll, Canton Mo; Amer Leg; past secy & past pres Central Neb Osteopathic Assn; Neb Osteopathic Assn, chmn of industrial iris com; AF&AM, Yankton S D; Scot Rite; BPOE; Liederkranz Soc; committeeman Bapt Ch BSA troop; Bapt Ch, trustee & past deacon; hobbies, bridge, fishing, dancing: off 218 1/2 W 3rd; res 1904 W Division, Grand Island.
part 1: County History, Abbott - Cheatum | part 2: Clark - H Howard
part 3: E Johnson - Neumann | part 4: Neumayer - Stolley | part 5: Streetmaker - Zuspan
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