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



Who's Who

   KUEHN, JOSEPH PAUL: Merchant; b Dane Co, Wis Dec 20, 1883; s of Henry Kuehn-Lena Houser; ed Cedar Co; Yankton S D Coll 1900-01; m Mathilda, Buschelman May 25, 1910 Fordyce (dec May 17, 1934); s Norbert Francis, Armand John, Donald Thomas; d DeNelda Marie; 1904-06 P M Crofton; 1906- clothing mcht, Crofton; 1934- secy Co-op Credit Assn: 1915-16, 1930-31 mbr village bd; twp treas 1920-21; KC; Holy Name Soc; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, tennis; res Crofton.

   LARGEN, FRED C: Manufacturer; b Independence, Ia July 19, 1871; s of John Largen-Catherine Beckley; ed Creighton HS 1889; Boston Coll of Technology, ME 1895; m Ida Parker Sept 29, 1897 Creighton; s Frederick Vincent, Clifford Parker; 1895-1912 electrical contr in Neb; 1911- opr Lyric Theater, Creighton; 1914- with Largen Mfg Co, Creighton; inventor & mfr of Duo-Sound master motion picture reproducing equipment; also Duo-Sound master projection lamp, Magic Weather air conditioning equipment & electric power lawn mower; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Creighton.

   LENGER, EDWARD JOHN: County Clerk; b Niobrara, Neb July 10, 1886; s of Frank H Lenger-Caroline Florence Ferdinand; ed Niobrara HS; Grand Island Bus Coll; Creighton U, PhG 1913; Literary Soc; m Anna G Vlasnik Sept 7, 1910 Niobrara; d Marie Irene; 1907-08 bkkpr H E Donesteels Co, Niobrara; 1909-11 with C&NW RR, Niobrara; 1911-13 engaged in pharm trade & att Creighton U, Omaha; 1913 asst Knox Co clk; 1914-22 Knox Co dep clk; 1922- Knox Co clk; village clk 8 years; capt Niobrara vol fire dept No. 1; during World War, limited service clk for local induction bd & med examining bd; Comml Club; treas Knox Co Hist Soc, assisted with historical maps; pres & secy IOOF; Presby Ch; hobbies, poultry raising, cabinet work; off Courthouse; res Center.

   LOEBEL, C D J: Retired; b Altdorf, Bavaria, Germany Dec 17, 1859; s of George Paul Loebel-Anna Margaret Sturm; ed Cuming Co; m Wilhelmina Lindeman Jan 25, 1885 Plum Valley (dec 1911); s George F William, Wilfried Gottfried, George Paul (dec 1932), Chris Frederick, William Maximilian (dec 1918); d Anna Margaret; 1872 came to US homesteaded in Cuming Co; moved to Knox Co 1880, oprd furn store in Creighton until 1881; 1881-1918 oprd gen store in Creighton; 1918- ret; Luth Ch: Indep; hobby, fruit trees; res Creighton.

   McCOURT, WILLIAM LEO: Clerk of District Court; b Oakland, Neb Feb 9, 1898; s of John J McCourt-Ellen Eagleton; ed Bloomfield HS 1916; m Florence McGarty Nov 24, 1927 Mauston Wis; s James William, John Patrick; d Ellen Marie, 1916-17 tchr, Knox Co; 1917-25 with Citizens State Bank, Bloomfield; 1926-29 groc; 1929-31 with Neb St Bank; 1931-34 Bloomfield city clk; 1934- Knox Co clk of dist court; 1926-35 secy B & L Assn; Lions; Amer Leg, adjt; Holy Name Soc; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; off Center; res Bloomfield.

   McGILL, ANDREW ROY: Postmaster; b Winnetoon, Neb Aug 17, 1888; s of Rodger McGill-Anna Taylor; ed Neligh HS 1905; m Emma Sanodoz Nov 5, 1914 Fremont; s Keith, Milton; d June; 1911 with Sanodoz Impl Co, Winnetoon; 1911-15 with George Thompson gen mdse store; 1915-17 owner & opr McGill Drug Store, Winnetoon; 1939- acting P M; treas village bd, pres bd of edn; Dem; hobbies, hunting, fishing, baseball; father homesteaded in Knox Co 1880; off PO Bldg; res Winnetoon.

   McNAMARA, RAY BERNARD: Physician & Surgeon; b Beemer, Neb Aug 24, 1892; s of James J McNamara-Margaret Carpenter; ed Creighton Prep 1907, Creighton U, BA 1911, MD 1915; 1915-17 interne, St Marys Hosp, San Francisco; 1917-18 prac med, Wynot; 1920- prac med, Crofton; during World War, capt med corps US army, Camp Dodge Apr-June 1918, Philippine islands July-Sept 1918, Russia Sept 1918-June 1919; Neb St Med Assn; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, hunting, raising purebred Poland China hogs, recd Knox Co awards 1938; res Crofton.

   McQUISTAN, JOHN H: Theater Owner; b Odebolt, Ia July 18, 1885; s of John McQuistan-Catherine Armour; ed Bloomfield; m Mae Ballantyne Feb 1, 1911 Minneapolis, Minn: 1907-12 farmed, Knox Co; 1912-23 rancher & grain dlr in Mont; 1923-33 with Dolphin-Jones Grain Co, Hartington; 1933 opr Star Theater, Bloomfield; past mbr city coun, Hartington; Lions, past pres; AF&AM, past master; Congl Ch; hobby, sports; res Bloomfield.

   MANION, JAMES: Pharmacist; b Jacksonville, Ill Sept 16, 1873; s of John Manion-Mary Laffey; ed Hamilton Co; Highland Park Sch of Pharm, Des Moines Ia; m Clara Gertrude Schneider Oct 17, 1906 Creighton; s James Francis (dec 1933), Joseph Raymond, Thomas M; d Gertrude (Mrs James Palmer), Grace (Mrs Raymond Van Overchelde), Monica; 1896-1902 with M F Grass, Humphrey; 1902- opr drug store Creighton; Neb Pharm Assn; Lions; Cath Ch: Indep; hobby, baseball; res Creighton.

   MARES, FRANK R: Banker; b Kramer, Neb Oct 1, 1896; s of Joseph Mares-Mary Hladky; ed Pleasant Hill; Grand Island Bus Coll 1916-16; m Marie Anyz June 8, 1920 Wilber; d Ellen, Louise; 1916-31 with Citizen's State Bank, Dorchester; 1931-pres Bank of Niobrara; during World War June 1918 enl in coast arty, served in France, disch Mar 1919; Neb Bankers Assn; Comml Club, past pres; Niobrara Golf Club; AF&AM; ZCBJ: Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, bees; off Bank of Niobrara; res Niobrara.

   MARQUARDT, ALFRED WILLIAM: Garage Owner; b Weyauwega, Wis Apr 30, 1890; s of Herman Marquardt-Clara Bloom; ed Dorchester Wis; m Gladys Hartford Feb 5, 1916 Norfolk; s Jack Alvin, Robert Lee; 1908-10 with Wyman-Partridge Whol Dry Goods, Minneapolis Minn; 1910-14 with Swift & Co, Omaha; 1914-15 in meat market, Elgin; 1915-17 with Neb Buick Co, Lincoln Neb & Algona Ia; 1917-19 with Kissel Motor Co, Hartford Wis; 1919-20 with Neb Buick Co, Lincoln; 1920-22 in garage bus, Norfolk; 1922- owner Marquardt Motor Co, Creighton; secy & treas Blue Star Oil Products Corp; Neb Auto Dlrs Assn; Lions; AF&AM; Luth Ch; Rep; hobby, fishing; res Creighton.

   MARSHALL, VICTOR WHITFIELD: Merchant; b Niobrara, Neb Nov 3, 1897; s of Charles Marshall-Mary Lundak; ed Niobrara HS 1914; m Eleanor Sucha Dec 26, 1922 West Point; s Charles; d Mary Ann; 1914-22 owner & opr Marshall Gen Mdse Store, Niobrara; 1922-25 ptr of W W Marshall in gen mdse store, Niobrara; 1925-27 owner & opr V W Marshall Store, Verdel & Spencer; 1926- owner & opr V W Marshal Store, Verdigre; mbr bd of edn 2 terms; Improvement Club; AF&AM; Episc Ch; Rep; hobby, golf; res Verdigre.

   MARSHALL, WILLIAM WALTER: Merchant; b Pishelville, Neb Feb 17, 1883; s of Charles Marshall-Mary Lundak; ed Niobrara; m Ida Mae Chapman Apr 12, 1912 Irvington; s William W Jr; d Jean (Mrs George E Koster), Ann; 1900-03 tchr, Knox Co; 1903-22 with father in Marshall Gen Mdse Store, Niobrara; 1922- owner & opr W W Marshall Gen Mdse Store, Niobrara, assoc with son since 1933; owner & opr 200 A Knox Co farm land; org Niobrara State Park; mbr bd of edn several terms; Comm Club; AF&AM; Presby Ch; Rep: hobbies, managing farm lands, fishing, hunting; res Niobrara.

   MESERVE, WLLIAM ANDREW: Attorney; b Newbury, Vt May 7, 1873; s of Robert Meserve-Margaret Dunnett; ed Newbury Vt HS; St Johnsbury Vt Acad 1891; Randolph Vt State Normal Sch, 1892; Dartmouth Coll 1896; Phi Delta Theta; m Katherine Ryan Apr 6, 1904 Creighton; s William, Robert; 1894-96 studied law in off of W W Young, Stanton; 1896 adm to Neb bar; 1896-97 prac law with W W Young, Stanton; 1897-98 prac law with J H Berryman, Creighton; 1898- indep prac of law, Creighton; Neb state senator 1905; mbr Neb constitutional conv 1919; 9th Dist Bar Assn. past pres, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Rep; hobby, collecting books; off Ryan Bldg; res Creighton.

   METCALF, DONALD TRUE: Superintendent of Schools; b Woodbury Co, Ia Dec 7, 1902; s of Mendul Metcalf-Martha Gibson; ed Magnet HS 1922; WSTC, BA 1936; m Mabel Rhine Feb 15, 1926 Beaver Crossing; s Don Carroll, Jack Rhine; 1925-26 tchr & athletic coach, Cordova HS; 1926-29 prin & athletic coach Page HS; 1929-31 supt of schs, Magnet; 1931-34 prin Obert HS; 1935-38 supt of schs, Foster; 1938- supt of schs, Winnetoon; NSTA; Meth Ch; hobby, gardening, res Winnetoon.

   MISCHKE, MARTIN JULIUS: State Senator & Rancher; b Crofton, Neb Oct 21, 1909; s of Martin Mischke-Louise Garnjobst; ed Crofton HS 1927; Yankton S D Coll, BA 1934; 1927- in cattle bus, Knox Co; 1935-36 tchr, Redfield S D; 1939- state senator 14th dist; Evang Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting, athletics; res Crofton.

   MUELLER, AUGUST: Service Station Operator; b Hartington, Neb July 15, 1887; s of William Mueller-Marie Anna Hachen; ed Hartington & Constance; m Tresa Agnes Eick-


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hoff Sept 10, 1918 Beaver Creek: 1927- in oil bus, Crofton; 1936-38 mbr village bd; 1937-38 mayor; C of C; COF, Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, travel; res Crofton.

   NELSON, LOUIS: Retired; b Skane, Sweden Feb 7, 1866; s of Nels Person-Bette Larson; ed Sweden; m Cecelia Olson Mar 18, 1893 Wayne; s Roy Albert; d Mabel (Mrs Alfred Nyquist), Ellen (Mrs Paul Landholm), Mildred (Mrs Gilbert Carlson); 1888 came to US; 1888-91 worked on Mo farms; 1891-92 farmed in Mo; 1892-93 farmed near Concord; 1893-1917 farmed near Wausa; 1917- ret; past mbr sch bd; past mbr Farmers Union; Mission Ch; res Wausa.

   NEPRUD, TINOR J: Treasurer Credit Association; b Westby, Wis Nov 6, 1879; s of John T Neprud-Bertha Olson; ed Viroqua Wis; Wisconsin Bus U, LaCrosse; m Nellie Berge Aug 1, 1906 Westby Wis; s Vernon; d Beulah; 1902-05 with Payton Livestock Co, Verdel; 1905-07 emp by Kounovsky Bros; 1907-17 owner & opr gen store; 1917-29 with Farmers State Bank, 1917-25 cash, 1925-29 helped in liquidation; 1929-35 in ins, real est & collection bus; 1935- secy-treas Verdel Co-op Credit Assn; trustee village bd; treas sch bd; dir ARC; Luth Ch; hobby, baseball; res Verdel.

   NIELSEN, OLUF PETER: Auto Dealer; b Ondrup, Jutland, Denmark Aug 14, 1900; s of Peter Fredriksen Nielsen-Mary Olsen; ed Denmark; Danish HS, Dannebrog; m Eleanor Wrede Aug 12, 1937 West Point; 1918 came to US; 1918-23 emp by various farmers as farm hand near Wagner S D; 1923 emp in harvest fields of Saskatchewan Canada; 1924-26 emp by dairies in Omaha; 1926-32 ptr of Nels Nielsen in Nielsen Bros Transportation Line, Wagner S D; 1932-35 owner & opr Nielsen Brothers Transportation Line, Bloomfield; 1935- owner & opr Chevrolet Garage; owner & opr farm lands, Knox Col. Omaha Zone Chevrolet Dlrs Assn; Lions; AF&AM; Luth Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Bloomfield.

   NOONAN, EUGENE FRANCIS: Physician & Surgeon; b Omaha, Neb Apr 26, 1888; s of Andrew Noonan-Mary O'Callaghan; ed Creighton Prep; Creighton U, BA 1907, MD 1917; recd class medal for highest 3 year average at Creighton Prep & U; Phi Rho Sigma; winner of Intercollegiate Latin award for Jesuit colleges in Mo province; m Domi Sumobich 1919 Elba; s Eugene; d Mary Ann, Margaret, Catherine, Clare Elizabeth; 1907-11 teller in Hayden Brothers Bank & receiving teller on Corn Exchange, Omaha; 1911-12 emp by Beach N D State Bank & bus mgr Beach N D Advance; 1917 interne St Joseph Hosp, Omaha; 1918 ptr of Dr B C Mockett; 1918-22 prac med, Kimball; 1923-28 asst prof of anatomy, Creighton U; 1928-36 prac med, Omaha; 1936-37 prac med, Elba; 1937- prac med, Creighton; Neb St & AMA; MWA; St Ludger's Cath Ch; Dem; off & res Creighton.

   OLLENBURG, ALBERT CARL: Clergyman; b West Prussia, Germany June 8, 1873; s of Peter Ollenburg- Amelia Prgaude; ed Prussia Germany; Emery S D HS; Springfield Ill Coll 1892, Seminary 1895; Collegium Fratrum; Debate Club; m Minna Dorow Jan 1, 1897 Garner Ia; d Selma Lydia (Mrs H Hopmann); m Louise Becker June 26, 1913 Seward; s Winfred C, Luther E, Richard, Philip; 1895 ordained minister; 1895- pastor, Bloomfield; 1895-1911 tchr Congl sch; instrumental in obtaining 1st ch which became a school house when larger ch was built in 1913, brick structure erected in 1926; 1936 ofcl visitor circuit 6 N Neb dist of Luth Ch; during World War, mbr bd of questionnaires; First Trinity Evang Luth Ch; hobbies, gardening, travel; res Bloomfield.

   OLSON, CLARENCE ALOYSIUS: Editor & Publisher; b Coulter, Ia Feb 9, 1908; s of John Olson-Matilda Ziska; ed St Joseph HS, Atkinson 1927; Creighton U, BSc 1931; ROTC band; Press Club; mbr editorial staff of Blue Jay; circulation editor of Creightonian; m Sally Ramold May 11, 1936 Stuart; s Jerry Francis; d Joan Clare; 1928-31 with Omaha World Herald; 1931-32 with Atkinson Graphic; 1932 editor & publisher Crofton Journal; secy sch bd; vol fire dept, asst chief, past secy & pres; NPA; Natl Editorial Assn; C of C; BSA 10 years, 5 years scoutmaster & asst scoutmaster; KC; COF; Cath Ch; Indep; hobbies, stamp & coin collecting, pbotography; off Crofton Journal; res Crofton.

   OLSON, JENS: Retired; b Malmo, Sweden Aug 2, 1863; s of Olaf Olson-Bengta Benson; ed Sweden; m Anna Tena Dec 20, 1890 West Point; s Oscar, France Edwin, Joseph Albert, Elmer, Jens Phillip; d Esther Caroline (Mrs Oscar Johnson), Ida Albertins, (Mrs Carl Swanson), Bertha Marie (Mrs Elmer Johnson), Pearl S (Mrs Walter Holmquist), Carrie Eveline (Mrs Earl Breece); 1890 came to US; 1890-1900 farmed, Cuming Co; 1901-38 farmer & dairyman, Knox Co; 1938- ret; past mbr Farmers Union; chmn Covenant Swedish Mission Ch; res Wausa.

   OPPEN, CARL INGWALD: Manager Power Co: b Manitowoc, Wis Aug 24, 1876; s of Ole K Oppen-Gurine Jensen; ed Manitowoc, Wis; m Lola McCracken Dec 14, 1898 Worthington Minn; s Homer Russell (dec 1929), James Charles, Ralph Lyle; d Mabel (Mrs Melvin Cross), Gurna (Mrs Sidney Johnson); 1897-1900 with Worthington Minn Light & Water Works; 1900-02 engr New London Milling Co, Pipestone Minn; 1902-19 engr & mgr Northwest Light & Power Co, & Northern States Power Co, Pipestone Minn; 1919-20 dist mgr Tri-State Utilities Co, Winner S D; 1920-26 dist mgr Tri-State Utilities Co, Creighton; 1926-29 asst operating supt Interstate Power Co, O'Neill; 1929- mgr Interstate Power Co, Creighton; Lions; AF&AM; IOOF; Rep; hobby, golf; res Creighton.

   PAGELER, JOHN HENRY: Farmer; b Oldenburg, Germany Jan 18, 1857; s of Bernard Henry Pageler-Gecshe Jacobs; ed Germany; m Dorothy Chrastina Johnson Sept 18, 1880 Niobrara; s Henry, William, August, Paul, Louis, John, Peter (dec); d Mary, Annie (dec); 1874 came to US; 1874-79 emp on farm near Cedar Bluffs; 1879 homesteaded & took tree claim in Knox Col; 1879- owner & opr 320 A farm, raises stock, lands never mortgaged; breeder of Spotted Arabian horses; an org sch dist 34, bd mbr 2 terms; org Cedar Hill Cemetery, Bazile Mills; Meth Ch; hobbies, reading, gardening; res Winnetoon.

   PECK, JOHN OVERLY: Banker: b DeKalb, Mo Aug 11, 1900; s of John William Peck-Sarah Jane Ebling; ed DeKalb Mo; m Mary Jane Riley June 19, 1926 Dawson; s John Martin; d Josephine Ann; 1918-28 asst cash, Dawson Bank; 1928-30 examiner state banking dept; 1930-40 cash Amer Natl Bank, Creighton; 1940- VP Continental Natl Bank, Lincoln; 1937-38 pres N Central Regional Clearing House Assn; past mbr & chmn exec coun Neb Bankers Assn, past pres & secy group 1, past pres group 3; past pres Lions; Plainview Country Club; BPOE; Cath Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, fishing, hunting; res Creighton.

   PETERS, WILHELM C: Postmaster; b Fontanelle, Neb Mar 23, 1888; s of Herman Peters-Anna Siercks; ed Herman; m Emma Krohn Aug 22, 1912 Wausa; s Wilbur, Albur; d Dorothy (Mrs Norris Gillian), Opal, Vinona, Verna, 1903-11 carp, lived on farm near Wausa; 1911-21 with Peters & Anderson Impl Co; 1921-26 in garage bus; 1926-34 with Interstate Power Co, Wausa; 1934- P M; 1922-28 mayor; 1936- vice-chmn Comml Club; Luth Ch; hobby, mechanics; off P 0; res Wausa.

   PETERSON, DUANE KENNETH: Attorney; b Wausa, Neb July 16, 1912, s of Peter Homer Peterson-Anna May Anderson; ed Wausa HS 1929; WSTC 1929-31; U of N, BA 1933, LLB 1935; Acacia; Order of Coif; m Evalyn Jane Perry Apr 12, 1936 Cambridge; 1935- prac law, Wausa; 9th Judicial Dist Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; Improvement Club; AF&AM; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, dogs, hunting; res Wausa.

   PETERSON, WINSTON KEITH: County Attorney; b Wausa, Neb Jan 24, 1909; s of P H Peterson-Anna M Anderson; ed Wausa HS 1926; WSTC 1926-27; U of N, BA 1930, LLB 1931; Acacia; Phi Alpha Delta; m Grace I Walters July 14, 1936 Tilden; d Marilynn; 1931- prac law, Knox Co; 1939- Knox Co atty; 9th Judicial Dist Bar Assn; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Comm Club; AF&AM; Prot Ch; Dem; hobby, amateur movie photography; res Center.

   REES, HARRY A: Auto Dealer; b Pilger, Neb May 2, 1894; s of Howell Rees-Alice Holmes; ed Pilger HS 1912; U of N 1912-15; mbr varsity track team; m Hanna Wegner Oct 18 1916 Lincoln; s Dale W; 1916-19 rancher & purebred Shorthorn cattle dlr, Brown Col; 1919- ptr of P J Wegner in Chevrolet Motor Co, Creighton; pres Blue-Star Oil Products Co; mbr bd of edn; Neb Auto Dlrs Assn; Factory Dirs Planning Com; Lions; Federated Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting, baseball; res Creighton.

   REYNOLDS, JOHN D: Farmer & Stockman; b West Arlington, Vt June 10, 1870; s of George C Reynolds- Lucille ___; ed pub schs; m Annie Ortman Nov 30, 1899 Sarpy Co; has 9 children; 1877 came to Henderson Co Ill; 1890 came



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via covered wagon to Sarpy Co; 1890-1903 in various occupations including farming, gen mdse at Fort Crook, Omaha & Gretna; served 3 years, 7 mos on Omaha police force; 1903-08 in bus at Gretna; filed on homestead in Tripp Co S D & lived there 3 years; 1912- farmer near Niobrara; past mbr sch bd, S D; dir sch bd, Knox Co; state senator from Knox & Cedar Cos 1935, mbr unicameral legislature 1937, defeated for 1938-89 session; mbr Farmers Union 24 years, dir 13 years, Neb del to all natl convs since 1924; mbr Farmers Union Grain Co & Livestock Commission, Omaha; chmn Farmers Union Livestock Commission Co & mbr Farmers Union Credit Corp, Sioux city Ia; res Niobrara.

   RICE, O W: Retired; b Fayette Co, Ill Dec 25, 1853; s of Alonzo Rice-Hester Owens; ed Ia; Central U, Pella, Ia 1875-78; Indianola Coll Law Sch, Des Moines Ia 1879-80; m Emma Louise Lyons Dec 6, 1895 Monroe, Ia (dec 1921); s Roscoe Lyons; 1880-1921 prac law, Creighton; 1921- ret; 3rd Judicial Dist & Neb St Bar Assns; Lions; IOOF; Rep; hobby, fishing; res Creighton.

   RICE, ROSCOE LYONS: Attorney; b Creighton, Neb Apr 11, 1897; s of 0 W Rice-Emma Louise Lyons; ed Creighton HS 1915; U of N 1915-18; U of Chicago, LLB 1921; Delta Tau Delta; Phi Delta Phi; m Verna Jones; July 30, 1922 Omaha; s Richard O; 1921- prac law, Creighton; city atty; pres sch bd; during World War, enl in USN May 31, 1918, stationed Bremerton, Wash & Seattle Training Station, OTS, disch Dec 12, 1918; Amer Leg; 9th Judicial Dist & Neb St Bar Assns; Lions; Rep; hobby, outdoor sports; res Creighton.

   RIISNESS, ERIK: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Bergen, Norway Mar 21, 1888; s of Hendrik Senerin Riisness-Ollegaard Froyseth; ed Norway; Bergens Handels gymnasium 1906; m Bernice Kruse Nov 12, 1910 Creighton; s James Henry, Eric Kruse; d Doris Harriett, Margaret Laura (Mrs Howard Etcher), Edith Bernice, Ruth Ollegaard; 1906-07 stock clk with Wells Minn Flour Milling Co; 1907-09 with Des Moines Ia Natl Bank; 1909-11 asst cash Security Bank, Creighton; 1911-18 asst cash, Creighton Natl Bank; 1918- ins, brokerage, real est agt, Creighton; Knox Co commr; city assessor 2 terms; mbr bd of edn 3 terms; mbr city coun 4 terms; mbr lib bd 1 term; Lions; BPOE; Luth Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off Ryan Bldg; res Creighton.

   RISSLER, DWIGHT EDWIN: Attorney; b Crofton, Neb Apr 19, 1907; s of Edwin Rissler-Frances Current; ed Crofton HS 1925; U of N, LLB 1931; Delta Theta Phi; m Olga Tegtmeier June 6, 1931 Plattsmouth: s Larry Eugene; 1931 adm to Neb Bar; 1931- prac law, Crofton; conciliation commr for fed govt in Knox Co under bankruptcy act; city atty; pres bd of edn; mgr Crofton baseball club; Neb St Bar Assn; C of C, past pres; Congl Ch; Dem; YD Club; hobby, baseball; res Crofton.

   ROCK, MRS DORA THEA: County Superintendent of Schools; b Fort Atkinson, Ia Aug 28, 1890; d of Henry Hess-Anna Barbara Bauder; ed Niobrara HS 1907; Creighton U & private lessons with Ben Stanly, Omaha 1910; WSTC, BA 1931; m Leslie Rock Aug 28, 1915 Omaha; 1907-10 tchr, Boyd Co; 1911-15 tchr Knox CO; 1920-38 tchr, Niobrara schs; 1938- Knox Co supt of schs; NE Neb Co Supts Assn; NSTA; OES, past worthy matron; Rebekah, past noble grand; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, contract bridge; res Center.

   ROSS, LAWRENCE SPENCER: Optometrist; b Little Sioux, Ia May 17, 1892; s of John Ross-Bertha West; ed Little Sioux Ia HS 1909; Coll of Optometry, Omaha 1916; m Mabel Lough Mar 2, 1914 Woodbine Ia; s Stanley Eugene; d Carol Bertis; 1916- prac optometry, Crofton; VP C of C; AF&AM; Rosicrucian; hobby, outdoor sports; res Crofton.

   *RUMMEL, RAY: Store Manager; b Plattsmouth, Neb Dec 17, 1899; s of Max J Rummel-Louise Horn; ed Beaver City HS 1918; m Naomi Hall June 25, 1925 Orleans; s Larry; d Marcia; 1922-25 with Golden Rule Stores, Beaver City & Curtis; 1925-29 asst mgr J B Byers Co, Curtis; 1929 opened J C Penney Co store, Neligh, 1929- mgr; mbr bd of edn; C of C, past pres & dir; Rotary, pres, past dir & past VP; Country Club; past chmn BSA troop; AF&AM; Meth Ch, bd mbr; Dem; hobbies, golf, baseball; off J C Penney Bldg; res Neligh.

   *Due to an error in compilation, this biography was omitted from Antelope County.

   RUSSELL, EMMETT CLYDE: Retail Grocer; b Pierce Co, Neb Mar 3, 1910; s of Charles L Russell-Ellen Fry; ed Tilden HS 1928; to Ruth Hultberg Dec 15, 1929 Hartington; d Ruth, Dorothy; 1928-29 emp on farms in Antelope & Burt Cos; 1929-33 clk in Council Oak Stores, Lyons, Oakland & Wayne; 1935 mgr Council Oak Stores at Tilden & Bloomfield; these stores have several times made highest sales records on flour in Neb Council Oak Stores orgn, also maintained quota set by head orgn for 18 consecutive mos; Meth Ch; Indep; hobbies, hunting, fishing, baseball, football; res Bloomfield.

   RYAN, JOSEPH P: Merchant; b Knox Co, Neb Mar 21, 1881; s of John Ryan-Martha Kelly; ed Knox Co; Creighton HS; m Mary V Watteyne July 15, 1906 Creighton; s John P, Joseph F, William H, James; d Margaret, Helen, Florence, Patricia; 1906- opr Ryan's Store, Creighton; Lions; KC; Cath Ch; Rep; res Creighton.

   RYAN, THOMAS J: Publisher; b Creighton, Neb Oct 3, 1889; s of Thomas Ryan-Catherine Bly; ed Creighton HS 1907; 1910-14 with Nebraska Liberal, Creighton; 1914- publisher Creighton News; NPA: Plainview Country Club; Lions; Cath Ch; Indep; hobby, golf; res Creighton.

   SALOUM, JAMES ABRAHAM: Merchant; b Duluth, Minn Jan 15, 1899; s of Abraham Saloum-Rose Munger: ed Duluth Minn; m Hazel Wizer Sept 6, 1922 Williston, N D; s James Albert; 1919-26 ptr in George & Saloum's Store, Orchard; 1926- ptr in Saloum's Store, Creighton: during World War, enl July 1917, in 3rd Minn machine gunners, 34th div, stationed at Camp Cody, Deming N M, served in France, disch May 1919; VFW; Lions; past mbr AF&AM; Greek Orthodox Ch; Indep; hobbies, fishing. hunting; res Creighton.

   SAUNDERS, BENJAMIN NOYES: Head of State Banking Department; b Norwich, Conn Sept 16, 1871; s of Sanford N Saunders-Sarah Brooks; ed Bazile Mills; Gates Coll, Neligh; Rohrbough Bus Coll, Omaha 1891; m May E Hamilton June 1, 1900 Plainview; s Wesley L: d Margaret; 1891-99 mgr George A Brooks Creamery, Bazile Mills; 1899-1912 Knox Co clk of dist court; 1911-20 with Center Bank & State Bank, Niobrara; 1920-27 state bank receiver, in NE Neb; 1928-35 org State Bank with J W Ransom, Plainview, mgr dir, hdqrs, Norfolk; 1935- supt of state banks, apptd by Gov Cochran: Neb Bankers Assn, past pres of NE Neb Group Ill, dir; Lions, Plainview; AF&AM 204, past worshipful master, Tangier Shrine, life mbr; RAM 55; Dem; hobbies, dogs, prize fights; off State House; res 2617 Ryans, Lincoln.

   SAUNDERS, HENRY FREEMAN: Mayor; b Windham Co. Conn Sept 17, 1862; s of Sanford N Saunders-Sarah Brooks: ed Conn; m Ida Skeem 1883 Creighton; s Sanford; d Ethel (Mrs Ernest Stockel): m Mrs Antonette Emmet Nov 30, 1915 Fremont; 1877-1917 miller with Bazile Mills at Bazile Mills; pres Center State Bank, Center; 1922 mayor of Creighton; 1930-38 Knox Co supvr; mbr bd of edn, Bazile Mills, 6 terms; mbr bd of edn, Creighton, 2 terms; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, bldg civic enterprises; res Creighton.

   SCHWARTZ, ROBERT THEODORE: Auto Dealer; b West Point, Neb Apr 3, 1907; s of Charles Schwartz-Ella Zahnow; ed Bloomfield HS 1924, Grand Island Bus Coll 1925-26: m Emma Selk Aug 23, 1932 Lincoln; d Betty Jean; 1926-35 with Mueller Motor Co, Bloomfield; 1935- Ford dlr; past pres Lions; Luth Ch; Rep; hobby, outdoor sports; res Bloomfield.

   SELLIN, GUSTAF B: Merchant; b Ornskjoldsvik, Augermanland, Sweden Apr 23, 1871; s of Gustaf U Sellin-Christina Nordstrom; ed Sweden; Augustana Coll, Rock Island Ill 1888-92; m Ida C Chindvall Sept 6, 1906 Bloomfield; s Norris F, Lloyd B; 1899-1902 farmed, Knox Co; 1902-09 with Palmer & Co, Wausa; 1909-27 ptr in The Fair Store; 1929- mgr Council Oak Store; Comml Club; Luth Ch; Rep; hobbies, reading, sports; res Wausa.

   SETTELL, ANSEL RUBEN: Dentist; b Ellsworth, Kas Jan 26, 1885; s of Robert Philip Settell-Helen Valeau: ed Thurman Ia HS 1903; U of Ia, DDS 1906; m Bertha Lee June 23, 1908 Sioux City Ia; s Phillip Lee, Reynold Gordon, Robert Louis; d Marjory Mae; 1906 worked 4 mos in Bloomfield; 1906-07 prac dentistry, Crofton; 1907- prac dentistry, Bloomfield; Neb St & ADA; past pres sch bd; AF&AM, past master; tchr jr adult SS, choir leader, Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, dental models, making maps, golf; res Bloomfield.

   SISSAKIAN, A H: Physician; b Armenia Jan 26, 1866; s of Hartune Sissakian-Goldie ___; ed Armenia; Anatolia Coll, Armenia, BA 1888; Northwestern U, MD 1897; 1898 staff mbr Ill Eastern Hosp for Insane, Kankakee Ill;1898-1901 prac med,


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Mazon Ill; 1901- prac med, Verdel & Niobrara; 1939- ret; during World War, enl Oct 1, 1917 Fort Benjamin Harrison Ind, began active service Aug 1, 1918, disch Dec 29, 1918; Socialist; res Niobrara & Verdel.

   SMITH, PHILEMON JOHN: Clergyman; b Holdrege, Neb Feb 2, 1900; s of Charles A Smith-Ida Beckman; ed Holdrege HS 1918: Augustana Coll, Rock Island Ill; Thiel Coll, Greenville Penn, BA 1924; Theological Seminary Augustana Coll, Rock Island, Ill, BD 1928: Zadek Aleph; m Edna Shellhammer June 26, 1928 Ashtabula O; s Charles; d Rhoda Irene, Martha Evorme; 1928-34 pastor Zion Luth Ch, Newman Grove; 1934- pastor Thabor Luth Ch, Wausa; 1932-33 pres Neb conf Luther League; League; 1932- secy Neb conf Augustana Luth synod; dir Immanuel Deaconess Inst, Omaha; scout master, BSA, Luth Ch; hobbies, BSA work, ball, tennis; res Wausa.

   SOULEK, ANDREW ARTHUR: Pharmacist; b Monowi, Neb Feb 10, 1896; s of Albert Soulek-Frances Sedivy; ed Verdel HS 1914; WSTC 1915-16; Creighton U 1921-22; U of N, BSc 1925; Kappa Psi, Sigma Xi; m Luella Jane Sinclair June 4, 1921 Council Bluffs Ia; s Dale Sinclair; d Donna Jane, Janice Ann; 1925 at Rushville; 1926- with Soulek Drug Store, Niobrara; during World War served in 10th div, US army June 29, 1917-June 30, 1919; ch mbr Amer Leg, Verdel; ch mbr reorganized Niobrara post Amer Leg, 1933-34 employment chmn, 1935-37 comm, 1987-38 co comm, 1938- service ofcr; Amer Pharm Assn; Comml Club; hobby, hunting; off Soulek Drugs; res Niobrara.

   SPELTS, JERRY BOWEN: Lumber Dealer; b Wood River, Neb Feb 8, 1902; s of W T Spelts-Carrie B Chidester; ed Gregory S D HS 1920; m Maude McClintock Oct 12, 1936 Council Bluffs Ia; s Jerry Mack; 1920-25 with William Krotter Lbr Co, Gregory S D; 1925- with Niobrara Lbr Co; 1930- treas twp bd; 1932- treas sch bd; AF&AM, past master; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, music; res Niobrara.

   STEELE, RICHARD: Attorney; b Hanover, Ill Sept 28, 1877; s of Robert Steele-Letitia Gillespie; ed Monmouth Ill Coll; Dickson Ill Coll, BSc 1904; Valparaiso Ind U, LLB 1906; Omaha Law Sch; U of Mich 1915; 1910 adm to bar; m Letitia Worsley July 25, 1917 Princeton Ill; s Dickson Frederick; 1906-10 with Internatl Harvester Co, Ill & Neb; 1910- prac law, Creighton; 3rd Judicial Dist & Neb St Bar Assns; Lions; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, tinkering; res Creighton.

   STEINHOEFEL, GEORGE F: Railway Agent; b Scribner, Neb Dec 8, 1895; s of Frank Steinhoefel-Julia Svec; ed Scribner HS 1912; Luth Parochial Sch, Pebble; m Sylvia Siphley Oct 18, 1922 Wisner (dec 1932); s Dale; d Lois June; 1918-22 teleg opr, C&NW RR at Wisner, 1922-29 agt at Cornlea, 1929 agt, Verdigre: treas bd of edn; chmn village bd; Business Men's Club; Luth Ch; Dem; hobby, fishing; off C&NW RR; res Verdigre.

   STEPP, PETER EDWARD: Editor & Publisher: b St Paul, Neb Oct 19, 1895; s of Anthony Stepp-Katherine Peatrowsky; ed St Paul HS 1913; Boyles Bus Coll, Omaha 1916-17; m Marie Skrivan May 4, 1914 Wolbach; s Robert Lee; d Leona, Arlene; 1909-14 in printing bus in middlewest & west; 1914-16 RFD carrier, owner Empress Theater, Wolbach, & publisher Wolbach Messenger; 1917-19 brakeman CB&Q RR, Lincoln: 1919-25 with St Paul Phonograph; 1925-26 teleg opr UP RR; 1926 publisher Bloomfield Monitor; NPA; Lions, pres; KC; Cath Ch; Rep; hobbies, photography, fishing, hunting; off Bloomfield Monitor; res Bloomfield.

   STEVENSON, CHARLES: Abstracter; b Center, Neb May 16, 1887; s of John Stevenson-Anna Hvamen; ed Center HS; Grand Island Bus Coll, 1903-06; m Myrtle Ellingson Dec 26, 1910 Bazile Mills; s Charles, John; d Evelyn (Mrs Lloyd Newmann); 1906-11 with Knox Co Abstract & Title Co; 1911-18 Knox Co dep register of deeds; 1918-21 Knox Co register of deeds; 1920- in abstract bus Stevenson Abstract Co, Center; 1917- village clk; during World war mbr HG; Comml Club; Luth Ch; Dem; hobby, fishing; off Stevenson Abstract Co; res Center.

   STINSON, ALLEN STAAK: County Judge; b Palo, 14 Aug 6, 1875; s of Truman C Stinson-Elizabeth L Neihardt; ed Creighton HS, Fremont Normal 1899; m Regula L Ulrich Aug 6, 1901 Bloomfield; s Wilbur A; d Crystall M (Mrs Von Rentzell), Winifred N (Mrs George Sweigard), Kathryn E. Metta May Ruth; as a boy walked 3 & 4 miles to attend sch; tchr 18 years; Knox Co dep clk 2 years; 1915-23 Knox Co supt of schs, stresses improved sanitary conditions; 1923-26 in merc bus, Niobrara; 1927-33 oprd Niobrara Tribune; 1933- Knox Co, judge; 1927-31 Neb Sen, introduced & aided passage of character edn law; mayor of Center 1926; mbr Niobrara sch bd several years; Comml Club Golf Club; AF&AM; hobbies, reading, chess; father homesteaded in Neb May 22, 1879, lived in dugout; off Courthouse; res Center.

   STINSON, KATHRYN ELIZABETH: Editor & Publisher; b Knox Co, Neb Jan 1, 1907; d of Allen S Stinson-Regula Lena Ulrich; ed Creighton HS 1924; U of N 1924-26; 1927- editor & publisher Niobrara Tribune; NPA; Comml Club; OES; RNA; Presby Ch; Dem; hobbies, stamp collecting & golf; off Niobrara Tribune; res Niobrara.

   THEISEN, FRANK FREDERICK: Dentist; b Willow Lake, S D Feb 2, 1893, s of Mathias C Theisen-Josephine Schmidt; ed St Ludgerus Acad, Creighton 1909; Creighton U, DDS 1917; Delta Sigma Delta, grand master; Omicron Kappa Epsilon; m Viola Muldoon June 25, 1924 Omaha; s John Frederick, James Joseph; 1917-19 with dental coll at Creighton U, Omaha; 1919- prac in Creighton; mbr city coun; past pres N Neb Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; Lions, pres, dist dep gov; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, fishing, flower gardening, electrical work; res Creighton.

   TORNHOLM, AXEL THEODORE: Dentist; b Page Co, Ia Dec 7, 1880; s of Swan J Tornholm-Christine ___; ed Shenandoah Ia HS 1902; Omaha Dental Coll 1906; Van Sant Bus Coll, Omaha 1907; m Edith Theresa Berg Aug 14, 1928 Omaha; d Amber Ruhel (Mrs Laurence Peterson); 1905-07 dentist, Omaha; 1908 prac, Wausa; mbr lib bd; Improvement Club; Luth Ch; Rep; hobbies, poultry raising, fishing, croquet; res Wausa.

   TURNER, WID L: Jeweler, Druggist & Banker; b Saline Co, Neb Feb 3, 1883; s of William L Turner-Margery Skiles; ed Creighton HS 1901; Omaha Coll of Pharm 1902-03; m Lydia Bonge Apr 17, 1918 Sioux City Ia; 1904-29 ptr W L Turner & Son, Creighton; 1929- owner W L Turner & Son; 1930- pres Amer Natl Bank of Creighton; pres Cemetery Assn; Lions; Rep; hobby, hunting; off & res Creighton.

   VAN HOFF, JOSEPH J: Superintendent of Schools; b Sedalia, Mo May 7, 1893; s of Frank Van Hoff-Jane O'Donnell; ed Sedalia Mo HS 1910; U of Mo 1910-12; State Tchrs Coll, Warrensburg Mo 1912-13: U of N, BA 1924, MA 1938; Phi Delta Kappa; m Florence Thull June 11, 1929 Omaha; d Ann; 1914-16 tchr, Knox Co; 1916-18 supt of schs, Center; 1918-30 supt of schs, Verdigre; 1930-34 with Thull Pharm, Omaha; 1935- supt of schs, Verdigre; NSTA; Improvement Club; Cath Ch; Dem; off & res Verdigre,

   VLCAN, VENCIL J: Lumber Dealer; b Monowi, Neb Sept 17, 1909; s of Frank A Vlcan-Carrie Masek; ed Monowi HS 1926; Norfolk Bus Coll 1928; 1928-30 bkkpr Ponca Valley State Bank, Monowi; 1930-32 state surveyor; 1932-38 emp by Lindas Lbr Co at Verdel, 1938- mgr; Cath Ch; res Verdel.

   WAGNER, EDWARD GEORGE: Farmer; b Knox Co, Neb May 30, 1888; s of Matt Wagner-Mary Sand; ed Knox Co; m Nellie Olson Jan 29, 1926 Verdigre; s Albert, Edward, James; 1915-22 farmed near Winnetoon; owner & opr approximately 200 A grain & pasture land; raises an average of 400 purebred Poland China hogs per year; raises cattle extensively; mbr bd of edn, dist 24, 2 terms; KC, grand knight; St Ludgers Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, baseball, hunting, fishing; parents took homestead in 1872 in Knox Co; res Winnetoon.

   WAKELEE, WALLACE FLOYD: Collector & Insurance Agent; b Keokuk Co, Ia Jan 24, 1889; s of Charles Harmon Wakelee-Chloe Squire; ed Creighton HS 1906; Grand Island Bus Coll 1906-07; m Myra R Goodlett Sept 28, 1910 Omaha; s Charles L, Lloyd M; 1921-34 Knox Co clk of dist court; 1910- in collection & ins bus, Creighton; Episc Ch; Rep; res Creighton.

   WAKELY, MYRON ALLEN: Rancher, Grain Dealer, Stockman; b Carson City, Mich May 7, 1881; s of John Quincy Wakely-Clara Avery; ed Madison Co; m Henrietta DeGroot Oct 11, 1905 Madison; s George Allen, Ralph Elmer; d Lena May (Mrs Harold Downey), Bessie Nadine; 1904- registered in standard jack & jennet orgn of Kas; one of



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   WESTERMANN, BERNARD FRANCIS: Clergyman; b West Point, Neb May 22, 1899; s of Anton Westermann-Anna Freitag; ed Conception Mo HS 1915; Conception Mo Coll 1915-20; St Johns U, Collegeville Minn, BA 1926; 1926 ordained priest; 1926-28 asst pastor St Josephs, Atkinson; 1928-29 asst pastor St Leonardo, Madison; 1929-33 asst pastor Sacred Heart Ch, Norfolk; 1983-34 assisted in various parishes in diocese; 1934-35 administrator St Johns Ch, Fordyce; 1935- pastor St Andrews, Bloomfield; off & res Bloomfield.

   WHISTLER, GEORGE OLIVER: Mortician; b Delphi, Ind Aug 16, 1872; s of Charles C Whistler-Katherine Snyder; ed Shelby Ia; Williams Inst of Mortuary Science, Kansas City Kas, 1909; m Elizabeth Boyer Pender June 2, 1902 Pender; d Onida; 1887-92 in U S army, 1890-91 in Sioux campaign; 1893-94 farmed, Shelby Ia; 1894-98 farmed, Thurston & Cuming Cos; 1899-1905 hdw & impl dlr, Pender; 1905-06 hdw dlr, Bloomfield; 1906- undertaker, hdw & furn dlr, Crofton; past chmn village bd, Crofton; Pender city clk; Neb Funeral Dirs Assn; AF&AM; Dem; off & res Crofton.

   WIEBELHAUS, JOSEPH: Naturologist & Physiotherapist; b Westphalla, Germany Aug 25, 1887; s of Anton Wiebelhaus-Josephine Muehlhaus; ed Germany; Naturopathic Coll, Essen Germany 1924; grad work Naturopathic Coll N Y 1928-30; m Mary Ann Henestebeck Feb 2, 1925 Germany; s Walter, Hubert; d Mary Jo; 1924-28 prac naturology, Westphalia Germany; 1930-33 prac, Hartington; 1933- owner & opr New Meridian Sanatorium, Crofton; contributes articles to Naturopath & Naturispath magazines; has done research work in biochemistry, manipulative treatments & colonic therapy; plans to visit Europe to present results of research work in various fields; during World War, enl in German army, corp machine gun corps, injured 3 times in action, awarded Iron Cross Crest, 1st & 2nd class, for single handed capture of 72 French soldiers June 9, 1918, was captured on same day & escaped; VFW; 1939 became Amer citizen: S D Naturopathic, Assn; Neb Naturopathic, Assn; Amer Naturopathic Assn; Natl Herbalist Assn; first king of Schuetzenfest Assn of Bow Valley, 1932; COF; St Rose Cath Ch; hobbies, travel, collecting rare books; res Crofton.

   WILLIAMS, MATTHEW C: Clothier; b Cuming Co, Neb Dec 6, 1889; s of Mathias C Williams-Minnie Stafford; ed Emerson HS; Springfield S D Normal; Debating Club; m Emma T Schroder, Montevideo Minn; s Leo, Raymond; d Betty Jeanne; tchr in Bijou Hills S D 1 year; farmed 2 years, Kimball S D; farmed near Montevideo Minn 1 year; farmed 2 years near Brunswick; emp by gen mdse store, Brunswick 2 years; emp by Johnson Clothing Store, Plainview 8 years; 1926- in clothing bus, Bloomfield; treas sch bd, Brunswick; pres Business Mens Club; past pres Lions; Plainview Country Club; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, golf, baseball; off & res Bloomfield.

   WINDOLPH, WILLIAM: Clergyman; b Grand Island, Neb Jan 23, 1875; s of John Windolph-Katharine Kellner; ed Hall Co; Mt St Marys Seminary 1994-99; 1899 ordained priest; 1899 asst pastor St Agnes Ch, South Omaha, 1900-01 asst pastor St Marys Cath Ch, West Point; 1901- pastor, St Ludgers, Creighton, & science teacher; in chg of St Ludgers parochial schs, Creighton; dean Creighton deanery; hobbies, math, science; res Creighton.

   WOLKE, AUGUST: Shoe Dealer; b Hanover, Germany Oct 14, 1879; s of Herman Wolke-Elizabeth Grahman; ed Germany; m Agnes Aschoff Apr 20, 1915 Randolph; s Gerard, Norbert; d Martha, Antoinette; 1894-96 appr in Germany; 1899-1901 with German standing army; 1901-04 in shoe bus in Osnabruck, Germany; 1904-06 farmed with brother in N D; 1905-07 resided at Syracuse; 1908-10 oprd shoe store, Crete; 1910-11 emp by shoe store, Randolph; 1911- in shoe bus in Crofton, retail & repair; C of C; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, gardening; res Crofton.

   WRIGHT, WILLIAM E: Physician & Surgeon; b Esbon, Kas Sept 27, 1896; s of Thomas J Wright-Mirtle Jeanette Mayfield; ed Esbon Kas HS 1914; U of Kas, 1919-21; U of N, BSc 1923, MD 1925; Phi Chi; m Claire Leone Reich May 29, 1925 Marysville Kas; s William E Jr, Thomas J; 1926-28 prac med, Soldier Summit Utah; 1928-32 prac med, Kennard; 1932- prac med, Creighton; during World War, enl Aug 1918 Fort Riley & Camp Funston Kas, mbr psychological bd, disch Feb 1919; Madison Six-Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Lions; Rep; hobby, hunting; res Creighton.



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