NEGenWeb Project - Lincoln County
Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940
INCOLN County, the home of the buffalo and the hunting ground of the Pawnee and Sioux Indians, is located in the Great Plains area and is the third largest county in the state of Nebraska. Known at one time as Shorter County, it comprised most of the western part of Nebraska and extended into Colorado and Wyoming. In fact no definite boundaries were ever established.
The first white man to explore this region was Coronado, a Spanish cavalier, who came through in 1541. Then Perre and Paul Mallett explored the valley of the Platte in June 1739 and came as far as the forks of the North and South Platte rivers, about three miles east of North Platte.
Major S. H. Long in 1819 followed the Platte to its source and in 1825, six years later, William H. Ashley, a soldier and fur trader from St. Louis, spent part of the winter at the forks of the river, the only place where fuel could be obtained. He found a band of Pawnee Indians here under the leadership of Chief Two Ax, and many pleasant days were spent preparing for the winter hunting and getting the lay of the country.
Having obtained all the information he considered necessary, Mr. Ashley decided to leave late in January and prepared to get ready for the journey up the south fork. When Two Ax was informed of the plans, he went to Ashley and told him he could not go for four days as his men were about to make a surround. Mr. Ashley, a military man, knew the ways of the Indians and decided that it would be best to stay. He and his men saw one of those wonderful spectacles of the plains, a buffalo surround.
The Indians left camp a few at a time and in two or three hours they had a solid mass of buffalo encircled. The circumference of the circle was about six miles. Then at a signal from the chief, passed on by the hunting party, all the hunters charged at once.
In a short while the field looked like an immense slaughter pen. Floundering on the ground and mortally wounded with arrows protruding from their sides, were fully fourteen hundred buffalo. The brave who had killed the most buffalo was the hero of the hour. He was acclaimed on all sides while the awkward youth who had scored lowest of all was the butt of jokes from the young squaws.
Ashley and his party then departed without molestation and continued their way to the mountains. It might also be said that it was through Ashley's influence that the first wagon train left St. Louis in 1830 and passed through Lincoln County.
In 1842 John Charles Fremont, soldier and explorer, passed through this county. He found some trappers located about fifteen miles east of the fork of the river on an island. The leader of the party was a man named Brady, so Fremont called the island "Brady's Island" and marked it so on his map.
Traveling west, Fremont camped on a small creek just south of North Platte, which now bears his name. As the date was July 4, his men fired a salute with a small cannon.
In 1847 the Mormons, under the leadership of Brigham Young went up the north side of the North Platte river and camped just north of where the city of North Platte now stands. They then continued on their way to Salt Lake. On Nov. 18, 1938 the Lincoln County Historical Society together with the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association erected a bronze and concrete marker on this camp site.
In 1849 gold was discovered in California and thousands from the east passed through the Platte valley on their way to the gold fields. At this time cholera was serious and from five to ten people from each train were buried at each stop along the road. Still the migration continued and this trail finally became known as the Oregon Trail. This trail is appropriately marked in Lincoln County by five bronze and three granite markers.
The first permanent residence or trading post in Lincoln County was made at Cottonwood Springs in 1858 by Ike E. Boyer, his brother Nelson Boyer, and his wife, and a Frenchman named Robideau. They did a flourishing business with the Indians. In December 1858 a child was born to Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Boyer and was named Felix.
News of Mr. Boyer's trading post spread far and wide and in 1859 William Bishop built the second house in Cottonwood Springs. He was aided by two Frenchmen, Vilantry and Gardipi. Mr. Boyer resented their coming and tried to have them locate farther west, but Mr. Bishop was determined to locate there and after he had built his store, the two men formed a friendship which lasted until death. Later Mr. Bishop located farther west and after the railroad was built, returned to Nebraska City.
In 1860 Mr. Charles McDonald located at Cottonwood Springs, built the third house or trading post and continued in this business until the town of North Platte was established. He then moved to North Platte and operated a store and a bank known as the Bank of Charles McDonald. It is now the McDonald State Bank.
On Sept. 27, 1863 at Cottonwood Springs, Fort McKean was established, but the name was later changed to Post of Cottonwood Springs and on Feb. 20, 1866 was again changed to Fort McPherson. As this fort was on the Oregon Trail and the Pony Express routes, the garrison was kept busy looking after Indians and providing an escort to trackmen building the Union Pacific railroad. Fort McPherson became important as campaigns against the Indians were handled from here. The fort was abandoned Jan. 5, 1887. It was at Fort McPherson that William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody first came into prominence. He acted as a government scout and pony express rider.
In 1869 Indians were so bad that General Carr determined to punish the Sioux who had been so troublesome in the Republican valley. With Buffalo Bill as scout, they found the Indians crossing over to the Platte valley and in the ensuing fight, more than six hundred braves were killed. This broke the Sioux power and was the last large fight in this part of the country.
On Jan. 12, 1872, Grand Duke Alexis of Russia arrived in North Platte for a buffalo hunt and was received by General Sheridan and Captain Hays. The hunting party under Buffalo Bill and Captain Eagan with a company of cavalry left for Red Willow creek where Buffalo Bill had located buffalo. It was on this creek that the Grand Duke killed his first buffalo and after the hunt the Indians showed him their skill with bows and arrows.
Buffalo Bill participated in many campaigns against the Indians and later made his home at North Platte, where he had large land holdings. His Scout Rest Ranch was located about two miles northwest of North Platte and his cattle range was on the Dismal river. It was at North Platte where his popular Wild West Show originated.
On Oct. 1, 1866, Lincoln County was organized at Cottonwood Springs. It took in most of the western part of Nebraska and parts of Colorado and Wyoming. The first county officers were W. M. Himnan, judge; Chas. McDonald, clerk; O. O. Austin, sheriff; H. Morgan, treasurer, and A. J. Miller, commissioner.
The first school was taught during the summer of 1868 in a log cabin. Theodore Clark was the first teacher and Miss Mary Hubbart, who later became Mrs. P. J. Gilman, was the second teacher.
In October 1868, W. S. Peniston was awarded the contract for the first county jail at a cost of $2,500 and in 1876 the first courthouse was finished.
In November 1866 the Union Pacific railroad was completed to North Platte and on Nov. 12, 1867 the county seat and all records were transferred to the town of North Platte. The first meeting was held at the house of W. M. Hinman on Nov. 16, 1867.
Lincoln County continued to grow as a cattle country and both irrigated and dry farms did well. Stock raising was and still is the major industry. Many large and fine herds still graze on the wonderful sand hill grass.
John Bratt was one of the earliest men in the cattle business and his range reached eighty to one hundred miles from North Platte. It was he who organized the Stock Growers Association in Nebraska and Wyoming.
In September 1867, the Indian Chiefs were all called together to meet at North Platte where they were met by the commissioners appointed by the government to enter into a treaty with them. The commissioners were General Sherman, General Harvey and John P. Sanborne. A. treaty of peace was entered upon. A great Indian village dotted the prairie where the present city jail now stands.
In 1921 a new courthouse, one of the best buildings in Lincoln County, was built. However, the project was not completed without graft and several officers served prison sentences. However, this was soon forgotten and for the next twelve years under able officers, the county made rapid progress. New roads were established and graded and the wooden bridges across the Platte rivers were replaced with steel and concrete constructions. A new jail was built in 1933. Everything was paid for without a bonded indebtedness.
The county has several irrigation projects and in 1934 the Platte Valley Public Power and Irrigation District built several large reservoirs for power and irrigation purposes. In 1937 the TnCounty project was organized and both of these companies will water thousands of acres in western and central Nebraska. Now, in 1939 the Tn-County is building the second largest earthen dam in the world across the North Platte river, north of Ogallala.
ADAMS, J STERLING: Funeral Director; b Seward, Neb Aug 12, 1908; s of Orlando Adams-Lena Wilson; ed North Platte HS; Worsham Coll of Embalming, Chicago; m Ruth D Walsh Oct 26, 1932 Scottsbluff; 1927-31 with Johnson Drug Co, North Platte; 1931-32 with Kellam & Kellam Drug, Torrington, Wyo; 1933-34 with W R Maloney Undertaking & Furn Co, North Platte; 1934-1939 ptr Hutchins-Adams Funeral Home, North Platte; 1939- owner-mgr Adams Funeral Home, North Platte; brother Wilson T, connected with firm; Neb St & Natl Funeral Dirs Assns; AF&AM; Pioneer Ad Club, past dir; C of C; Lincoln Co Wildlife Club; Episc Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing, gardening; off 515 E 5th; res 521 E 5th, North Platte.
ALLEN, LEN NEWTON: Hotel Owner; b Webster Co, Ky July 27, 1893; s of Thomas H Allen-Ida Ann Hearin; ed Springfield Mo HS; m Genevieve Aneita Reynolds July 25, 1918 Kansas City Mo; s Eugene Thomas, Len William; d Dorothy Ann, Mary Aneita; 1911-12 with U P RR at Rock River Wyo; 1912-15 house salesman Love-Warren-Monroe Dry Goods Co, Tacoma Wash: 1915-25 travelling
salesman Fitts-Smith Dry Goods Co, Kansas City MO; 1925 owner & opr Springfield Mo Hotel; 1926 owner Yale OkIa hotel; 1927- owner & opr McCabe Hotel & Coffee Shop, North Platte: during World War with USN mine force 10 mos, served 7 mos in Scotland; Amer Leg; VFW, 40 & 8: Neb Hotel Assn; Northwestern & Amer Hotel Assns; C of C; Pioneer Ad Club; Rotary; AF&AM; BPOE; off McCabe Hotel; res 1216 W 4th, North Platte.
ALLEN, WALTER HOWARD: Store Manager; b New York City June 12, 1897; s of Smith N Allen-Ida A Bishop; ed Brooklyn Evening HS; Kansas City Jr CoIl; m Beatrice Webb July 10, 1920 Kansas City Mo; s William H; d Beatrice L; 1913-30 stock elk, dept mgr, asst buyer, buyer Natl Cloak & Suit Co. New York; 1930 asst mgr Montgomery Ward & Co. Nebraska City; 1930-32 mgr, Beatrice; 193233 mgr, Dodge City Kas, 1933-35 mgr, Kearney; 1935-37 mgr, Fairbury; 1937- mgr, North Platte; during World War in Battery D 70th arty, AEF 23 mos sgt; C of C; res commission US field arty; Heroes of 76; Sojourners; VFW; Amer Leg; AF&AM; Ararat Shrine, Kansas City; Chris Ch; Rep; hobby, reading; off 421 N Dewey; res 310 S Willow, North Platte.
ANDERSON, JOEL: Physician & Surgeon; b Finland May 11, 1884: s of Anders Saaksjarvi-Majalisa Virth; ed Finland; Bethel Acad, St Paul; Creighton U; Chicago Polyclinic; Chicago Post Grad Hosp, MD; m Bertha Katherine Larson July 1. 1914 Omaha; s Gustave T, Thorwald Robert; d Helen Mae: 1915 interne in Minn; 1916 prac in Gothenburg; 1927- in gen prac, North Platte; past mbr bd of trustees Bethel Inst, St Paul; past pres Lincoln Co Med Soc & Dawson Co Med Soc; past pres 11th dist Neb St Med See; AMA; staff mbr St Mary's & Gen Heaps; lic to prac in Wash, Cal, Mich, Neb; C of C; pres Kiwanis; past grand & past chief patriarch IOOF, pres dist assembly; AF&AM; Shrine; Scot Rite; Bapt Ch; Rep; hobbies, reading, golf, sports; off 416 1/2 N Dewey; res 702 W 4th, North Platte.
ANTONIDES, FLORENCE AMY: High School Principal; b Hardy, Ia Apr 8 1883; d of Daniel Joline Antonides-Phoebe Ann Depew; ed Wallace; KSTC HS; KSTC, BSc 1935; U of N; Columbia U; U of Cal; Delta Kappa - Gamma: 1889 came to Neb with parents; 1901-05 rural tchr in Lincoln Co; 1905-17 tchr, North Platte elementary schs; 1913-14 asst, biology laboratory KSTC; 1917-22 prin, North Platte Jr HS; 1922- normal training instr North Platte HS; 1933- asst prin North Platte HS; mbr HS activities bd since 1929, sponsor HS Girl Reserves, has sponsored HS classes; English tchr in adult night sch in North Platte 1 term; 1933 North Platte HS annual dedicated to her; mbr recreation bd WPA; in chg of NYA students in HS; mbr exec bd dist 4 NSTA, past pres normal training section; past st treas Neb Womans Ednl Club & past prea dist 4; ch mbr, past VP & past pres B&PW. North Platte del to natl conv in Des Moines Ia 1927; DAR regent 2 years: ch A K, PEO; OES; chmn Jr ARC during World War; Meth Ch: hobbies, reading, horse back riding; father was mcht in Wallace & North Platte; mother was Ill sch tchr before marriage; off North Platte HS; res 1003 W 6th, North Platte.
APPLEGATE, LINCOLN C: Farmer & Stockraiser; b Marion Co, la Aug 14, 1866; s of G W Applegate-Mary J Palm; m Emily Richards Nov 24, 1897 Cheyenne Wyo; s Harvey J.. Clarence, Woodrow, Walter; d Mary, Laura, Ellen, Elizabeth, Jeanett; 1886 came to Neb & settled near Sutherland; 1886- farmer & stockraiser, raised Angus cattle; owns 15,000 A of Lincoln Co land, including first homestead; has voted in same pct 53 years; hobby, keeping lawn & flowers; res Sutherland.
BAKER, MARVEL L: Animal Husbandman: b Coles Co, Ill Jan 3, 1895; s of I W Baker-Ella C Anderson; ed Mattoon Ill HS; Kas St Coll, BSc & MSc 1924; Ia St Coll; Phi Kappa Phi; Pi Kappa Delta; Alpha Zeta; Gamma Sigma Delta; m Florence C Wortham June 30, 1919 Coles Co Ill; s Montee R, John N; d Dorothy C, Frances M; 1913-15 tchr, Coles Co schs; 1915-17 farmed, Coles Co III; 1919-21 farmed in S W Kas; 1924-28 in chg livestock work, Neb Sch of Agr in Curtis; 1928-30 cash Security State Bank, Curtis; 1930- animal husbandman U of N substation in North Platte; mbr Amer Soc of Animal Production; hon mbr Neb Stockgrowers Assn; Rotary; AF&AM; Pioneer Ad Club; Presby Ch; Rep; during World War in 130th & 61st inf May 11, 1917-June 20, 1919, commd 2nd lt AEF, O/S May 1918- May 1919; off & res U of N experimental substation, North Platte.
BARE, IRA L: Retired; b Mt Union, Penn Nov 24, 1860; s of Peter M Bare-Catherine Spanogle; ed Mt Union, Penn; m Mollie Thompson Mar 14, 1888 North Platte (dec); s Leslie S; d Geraldine (Mrs W H Munger); printer's devil, emp on various newspapers in Penn as printer, 1881 settled in North Platte; 1881-85 printer Western Nebraskan & other newspapers; 1885 estab Lincoln Co Tribune, ptr L A Stevens; 1887 pur Stevens int, opr Lincoln Co Tribune as semiweekly, sold paper 1920; 1921-22 secy C of C; columnist for North Platte Daily Telegraph several years; 1910-12 receiver for US land off North Platte; 1903- dir Mutual B & L Assn, VP since 1934; past pres Lincoln Hist Soc; helped develop Lincoln Co & North Platte in past 50 years; past pres Rotary; chmn agrl com C of C; Episc Ch; Rep; hobbies, gardening, trout fishing; res 514 W 4th, North Platte.
BASKINS, CONRAD LESLIE: Attorney; b North Platte Neb Jan 30, 1889; s of Charles W Baskins-Florence R Ranch; ed North Platte HS; Bucknell U, BA 1910, MA 1912, mbr football team 4 years; U of N, LLB 1913; m Leah E Jenkins Dec 31, 1913 Sunbury Penn; s Charles W, Robert L; adm to Neb bar June 1913: 1914- prac law, North Platte; mbr of firm Beeler, Crosby & Baskins since 1919; city atty 4 years; firm represents McDonald State Bank, drainage dist 1 of Lincoln Co Platte Valley Pub Power & Irrigation Dist; mbr Lincoln Co Bar Assn; past pres Western Neb Bar Assn; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; mbr sch bd 4 years; city coun 2 years; during World War in field arty, OTS Camp Taylor Ky; C of C; IOOF; past chancellor KP; past exalted ruler BPOE, past state pres; Dem; off 116 E 5th; res 216 W 1st, North Platte.
BEATTY, ROBERT H: Attorney; b Brady, Neb July 29, 1887; s of William Beatty-Mary E Burke; ed U of N, LLB 1912; Order of Coif; m Ethel A Brown July 8, 1917 Lexington; d Margaret Jane, Mildred Louise; 1912 adm to bar; 1916- prac law in North Platte, first with Wilcox & Halligan; July 1919 org Halligan, Beatty & Halligan; Jan 1937 org Beatty, Maupin, Murphy & Davis; Lincoln Co Bar Assn; past VP Neb St Bar Assn, chmn com on judicial selection; Western Neb & Amer Bar Assns; during World War in OTC Taylor Ky 1917-18; Amer Leg: C of C; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Tehama Shrine; MWA; KP; Country Club; Presby Ch; Dem; hobbies, golf, fishing, hunting. Father born in Ireland, came to Canada 1873, to Neb in 1875, was Lincoln Co cattleman; apptd Col by Pies Wilson. Off Beatty Bldg; res 703 West 3rd, North Platte.
BONNER, ADELBERT: Violinist: b North Platte, Neb Jan 7, 1891; s of' John Nelson Bonner-Etta Stebbins: ed North Platte HS; Neb U Sch of Music, BMus; m Barbara Burt Mar 28, 1918 Seward: violin priv tchr; asst instr North Platte HS; during World War enl June 24, 1918 non commd instr in casual detachment of med ofcrs training camp Fort Riley Kas, disch Dec 31, 1918; Lincoln Symphony: Amer Fedn of Musicians; AF&AM; hobbies, reading, walking, study of rail transportation: res 705 West 5th, North Platte.
BONNER, MRS ETTA STEBBINS: Musician & Clubwoman; b St Joseph, Mo Sept 28, 1861; d of Luden Stebbins-Elizabeth Perry Walsh; ed Pittsfield Ill HS; m John Nelson Bonner June 27, 1883 North Platte (dec); s Carl Stebbins, Adelbert Lester; d Elizabeth (Mrs W H Cramer, dec), Clarissa Helen (Mrs. Thorval L Berg); July 16, 1873 came to North Platte, then a village; 1880-83 tchr, Lincoln Co & North Platte; piano tchr many years in North Platte; 1896-99 secy sch bd; Goddess of Liberty in 1876 during North Platte Centennial celebration of signing of Declaration of Independence, daughter Helen was goddess in 1926, 50 years later; 1901 del to natl conv Grand Internatl aux B of L E in Milwaukee, ch mbr & past pres North Platte aux; 1923 del to natl conv of DAR, ch mbr, past secy & past historian; 1929 natl convention del Amer War Mothers Louisville Ky, past pres, past state chaplain, past state corresponding secy; past pres WRC, mbr 42 years; past pianist & past marshal OES; was 1st organist in Meth Ch; mbr Chris Sci Ch; Dem: hobbies, reading, music; husband, was locomotive engineer for U P RR. Father was farmer & rancher in Lincoln Co. mbr legislature in 1898; res 705 W 5th, North Platte.
BOOTH, CLARENCE M: Dry Cleaner: b Broken Bow, Neb Aug 15, 1898, s of Charles W Booth-May Gundy: ed Broken Bow HS; m Florence M Steen July 13, 1920 Primghar Ia; worked in clothing store while in
HS; rwy mail elk on CB&Q BR short time; 1919-20 clk Woods Bros Clothing Store, Broken Bow; 1921 with E C Everetts Cleaning Plant; 1921- owner Model Cleaners & Hatters, North Platte, specializes in household fabrics; past secy & past pres Neb Assn of Cleaners & Dyers; has att every state meeting since 1923, also 9 natl meetings; past pres Rotary; past dir Pioneer Ad Club; Meth Ch; hobbies, woodwork, pets; off 208 E 6th; res 808 Tabor, North Platte.
BOWERS, HAROLD FRANKLIN: Pharmacist; b Omaha, Neb Aug. 4, 1902; s of Frank H Bowers-Ruth Ann Upson; ed Diller; U of N, PhG 1927; adm to prac pharmacy in Neb & Colo; Kappa Psi; m Rose Marie Fellers Oct 2, 1930 Palisade; s Harold Burns, William Wesley, James Herbert; 1928-36 emp in L U Dambach Drug Store, Palisade; 1937- owner & opr drug store, Sutherland; Neb & Colo St Pharm Assns; NARD; Control Club; Lincoln County Wildlife Club; AF&AM; reserve marine, 5th corps area; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, collecting coins; res Sutherland.
BOWMAN, JABIE LEASON: Auto Dealer; b Logan, Ia July 25, 1895; s of Jabie I Bowman-Sarah B Jenkins; ed Custer Co; m Cora H O'Connor Feb 11, 1923 Julesburg Colo; d Lucile B, Mildred L; 1910 farmed with father, Custer Co; 1918 moved to North Platte; emp UP RR; 1922 with Midwest Refining Co, Casper Wyo; 1932- owner & opr auto bus North Platte; dir Neb Auto Dlr Assn; VP North Platte Auto Dlr Assn; Natl Auto Dlr Assn; C of C; BPOE; Bapt Ch; hobbies, sports, hunting, fishing; off 309 E 4th; res 418 S Cottonwood, North Platte.
BRAHAM, WILLIAM J: Superintendent of Schools; b Mercer, Penn; s of S R Braham-Mary B Whittaker; ed Walnut Hill Penn HS; Penn St Normal; Grove City Penn Coll; Columbia U; U of Chicago; U of Southern Cal; Harvard U; U of N, BA & MA; m Delpha C Campbell May 25, 1910 Grove City Penn; s Dale W; d Lois (Mrs John A B Simpson); 1903-08 tchr in Mercer Co Penn; 1909-10 prin Blairsville Penn HS; 1910-11 Prin, Hebron HS; 1911-12 supt, Sidney schs; 1922- supt North Platte schs; 1926 exec secy Neb HS Activities Assn; past pres dlst 4 NSTA, 1937 exec secy; past pres Neb Schoolmasters Club; NBA; C of C; Assn of Sch Administrators of Amer; Presby Ch; hobbies, sports & golf, won Neb Schoolmasters tournaments in Kearney 1929; off 323 Dewey; tea 116 S Vine, North Platte.
BROCK, HENRY CLAY: Dentist; b Fairbury, Neb Sept 20, 1876; s of Robert Brock-Margaret Towers; ed Fairbury HS; Northwestern U, DDS 1898; Delta Sigma Delta, past grand master Neb aux; m Alice Groff June 22, 1899 Fairbury (born Gage Co homestead); s Henry Clay Jr; 1898-1904 Fairbury dentist; 1904- prac in North Platte; org Lincoln Co Dental Soc, past pres & secy; past pres N W Dist Dental Soc; coun mbr Neb St Dental Assn; ADA; past mbr city coun; 5 years mbr, past secy Neb at bd of dental examiners; mbr C of C 35 years; past master AF&AM; past comm & high priest Palestine Comm; Episc Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; father born on Canada farm now site of Toronto, butcher & stockbuyer in Fairbury 1869; off 6 Tramp Bldg; tea 514 W 2nd, North Platte.
BROWNFIELD, EARL: County Treasurer; b Urbana, Ill Apr 24, 1882; s of William Browufield-Lora Savage; ed Ill; Grand Island Bus Coll; m Cora Crick June 12, 1907 Sutherland; 1904-06 with Amer Beet Sugar Co, Grand Island; 1906-07 with UP RR; 1907-31 bkkpr & cash Bank of Lincoln Co Hershey; 1932- Lincoln Co treas; past mbr Hershey sch bd; past mbr village bd; C of C; BPOB; AF&AM; IOOF; Neb Co Treasurers Assn; Dem; off Courthouse; res 302 S Ash, North Platte.
BROWNFIELD, I D; Postmaster; b York, Neb Apr 19, 1884; s of W L Brownfield-Lora H Blrod; ed Wallace; Mo Auction Sch 1917; m Loretta Louise Murphy June 14, 1922 North Platte; 1884 moved to Wallace; 1897-1935 farmer & stockman near Hershey; 1917-35 auctioneer; 1924-35 with firm of Brownfield-Fowler, dlrs in livestock; 1935- PM; Control Club; Dem;. hobbies, saddle & driving horses; res Hershey.
BROWNFIELD, LORETTA LOUISE: Homemaker; b North Platte, Neb Jan 17, 1888; d of John B Murphy-Fannie Kennedy; ed North Platte HS 1907; KSTC 1909; m I D Brownfield June 14, 1922 North Platte; 1907-16 tchr in Lincoln Co schs; 1916-22 librarian in North Platte pub lib; since marriage has lived in Hershey & is now secy sch bd; past pres Neb St Lib Assn; past pres Womans Club; guardian Camp Fire Girls; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbles, reading, collection of china & glassware; res Hershey.
BURKE, FRED L: Insurance Adjuster; b Arapahoe, Neb Aug 6, 1885; s of William L Burke-Julia Bremer; ed Arapahoe HS; m Christine Schmer Nov 12, 1921 North Platte; 1909-29 in real est bus in Maywood; opr livery barn, Maywood & Curtis 4 years; owner & opr Rushville Flour Mill 2 years; 1920-30 credit mgr North Platte Chevrolet Co; 1930- owner & opr Livestock Auction Market, ins adjuster; 1934- trustee in bankruptcy; mbr bd dir Interior Neb Livestock Auction Assn; past secy S W Neb Dist Fair Assn; first secy McCook-Maywood-North Platte Highway Assn; hobbies, fishing, hunting; parents came to Neb In early 1880's, father in real est bus & farmed 11 1/2 years near Arapahoe; off Pawnee Hotel; res 2006 B 4th, North Platte.
CALLENDER, BURTIS O: Oil Dealer; b Ind Apr 7; 1875; s of David N Callender-Mary A Rickley; ed Gandy; Pawnee City; LEC; m Minnie B Crawford Nov 28. 1903 Grand Island; s Walter, Richard, Bernard; d Alberta (Mrs William Davis); 1893 farmed with father near Stapleton; 1903 owner garage, Gaudy; 1905 mgr lbr co, Stapleton; 1907 owner lbr bus, Keystone; 1925- owner-mgr gangs North Platte; past mbr Neb Indep Oil Dlr Assn; past sheriff Logan Co; mbr sch bd since 1932; past dir C of C; AF&AM, master; IOOF; Presby Ch; Dem; hobbies, hunting, baseball; res 1805 N Jeffers, North Platte
CAMBLIN, EVELYN MAC DONALD: Music Teacher; b Parsons, Kas Aug 27, 1909; d of E A MacDonald- Caroline Virginia Hall; ed Omaha Tech HS; Omaha U, BA 1936; KSTC; Gamma Sigma Omicron; m O F Camblin Dec 14, 1935 Julesburg Colo; d Mary Carolyn; 1931-32 music supvr Haigler; 1932-35 music supvr, Brady schs; 1935-36 music supvr, Talmage; 1936- instr voice & woodwind instruments in North Platte; articles Food for Thought and Musicians published in The School Musician & Is America Starving Musically? in Rhythm; 1927 represented Omaha in natl music supvrs band, Springfield Ill; was given autographed baton by Sousa; student dir Omaha U band; dir Lincoln Co rural schs chorus since 1932; composer Wenco March, played 1st time by Central & Tech HS bands of Omaha in Diamond Jubilee Parade; dir Presby sr youth choir, jr youth choir, church orchestra; mbr OBS; Rebekah; Monday Musicale; hobbies, dolls, music; husband with Platte Valley Pub Power & Irrigation dist, is mbr IOOF, AF&AM, former baseball player Western League; off 709 S Sycamore; res 709 S Sycamore, North Platte.
CARR, EDWARD E: Attorney; b Palmyra, Neb May 7, 1891; s of O J Carr-Mary B McBride; ed Beaver City HS; U of N, LLB; Acacia; Delta Sigma Rho; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Alpha Phi; Ivy Day- orator; m Cerise Murrish June 27, 1923 Hastings; s James B; d Virginia Mae; during World War joined US army in 1917, disch Dec 1918, lt in A S & recd certificate of honor from Air League; 1919 ent law prac in North Platte with Hoagland & Hoagland; 1920 with Hoagland-Carr law firm; 1931- mbr Hoagland, Carr & Hoagland; past pres Neb St Assn of Sch Bds & Execs; C of C; Lincoln Co & Neb St Bar Assns; pres North Platte sch bd; past pres Rotary; Natl Geographic Soc; IOOF; BPOB; mbr Red Cross of Constantine; past master AF&AM; past high priest RAM; past grand comm KT; York Rite; Tehama Shrine; Lodge of Perfection; Amer Leg; Meth Ch; Rep; off 503 1/2 Dewey; res 320 S Vine, North Platte.
CASTLE, JENNINGS Y: Bank Cashier; b Wahoo, Neb Dec 5, 1896; s of Frank A Castle-Jeanette Young Steen; ed Boise Ida HS; Doane Coll; m Mabel L Johnson Nov 11, 1922 Seward; s Conan J; d Joan A; during World War was 2nd It in field arty; Amer Leg; 1919-28 bkkpr, asst cash & cash Grant Co Bank, Ashby; 1928-36 Neb state bank examiner; 1936- cash McDonald State Bank, North Platte; owns ranch in Grant & Cherry Cos; pres C of C; committeeman BSA; treas & dir Kiwanis; Country Club; trustee Presby Ch; Indep; hobbies, golf, ranching; off McDonald State Bank; res 121 S Ash, North Platte.
CHAMBERS, HARMON A: Pharmacist; b Pawnee City. Neb Mar 4, 1889; s of Charles W Chambers-Ida Jane Kenner; ed Table Rock HS; U of N; m Fern M Coates May 24, 1916 North Platte; s Robert H; d Mary Jane; 1909 with Owl Pharm, Beatrice; 1911 passed pharmacy exam; 1912-13 with Huntsman Drug, Hebron; 1914-15 with Iowa Drug Store; 1916 with Neely Drug Store,
Gering; 1917 estab Chambers Drug Store, Keystone; 1921 estab Chambers Drug, Sutherland; 1926- owner & mgr drug store in North Platte; C of C; past pres Rotary; Neb St Pharm Assn; Rep; hobby, writing; res 1221 W 4th, North Platte.
CHURCH, MRS ANNIE M: Retired; b Welsh Run, Penn Oct 23, 1856; d of Adam Ferguson-Ellen Mary Shannon; ed Mercersburg Penn Acad; Wilson Coll, Chambersburg Penn; Womans Med Coil of Chicago, MD 1882; m A H Church Oct 23, 1877 North Platte; d Joybelle (Mrs S B Parr); 1882-96 prac med in North Platte; past treas dept of Neb WRC 110, treas 12 years; asst librarian in North Platte 8 years; has written hist sketch of early days in North Platte, copies of which are filed in Memorial Continental Hall, Washington D C & Neb Soc of DAR filing & lending bur, Lincoln; 1887-89 asst to husband who edited Western Nebraskan, husband also apptd 1st judge in 13th judicial dist by Gov John Thayer; contributor to North Platte papers since 1877; during World War was mbr Canteen Co D of ARC; past pros PEO; Womans Club; Episc Ch; hobby, reading; res 414 W 3rd, North Platte.
CLINTON, CHARLES S; Jeweler; b Grand Rapids, Mich Feb 18, 1865; s of Joseph S Clinton-Louise Bliss; ed Mich: m Augusta D Kuesterer Aug 30, 1888 Grand Rapids Mich; s Phillip C; d Irma (Mrs Arthur McNamara), Hildegarde (Mrs Dean Richardson); 1877 paper carrier, Grand Rapids Mich; 1879 with A Preuser Jewelry Store, Grand Rapids; 1884 with Louie Thoelecke Jewelry Store, North Platte; 1885 rancher near North Platte; 1866 estab Bench, Ivan & Van Derail Men's Furnishing Store, North Platte; 1886- owner jewelry store; Past mbr vol fire dept; C of C; past pres Neb State Jewelers Assn; Neb Assn of Optometrists; past mbr Kiwanis; BPOE; AF&AM; Scot Rite 320; Shrine; jr warden Episc Ch; Rep; hobbies, sports, baseball; res 204 W 4th, North Platte.
CLOTHIER, HOWARD E: Auto Dealer; b Tryon, Neb Sept 9, 1901; s of Silas E Ciothier-Jennie F Daly; ed North Platte; Tryon; Omaha Central HS; Omaha Tech HS; m Pearls L McConnell Apr 8, 1927 Gandy; d Sharron W; 1921-23 shipping clk Omaha Sch Supply Co; 1925-27 with Gray Cab Co. North Platte; 1927-32 co-owner Valley Motor Co. McCook; 1932-33 in ins bus, North Platte; Aug 1933-Apr 1939 asst mgr J Bowman Auto Co, North Platte; 1939- Pontiac dir, Clothier Motor Co, North Platte; helped org Pioneer Ad Club, pres & lot secy; C of C; Lincoln Co Wildlife Club; mgr North Platte Baseball Club, afifiiated with Neb Indep League in 1935-36; AF&AM; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing, baseball; off 107 N Jeffers; res 400 E 3rd, North Platte.
COATES, ELMER: Lumber Dealer; b Excelsior Mills, Wis Dec 17, 1867; s of Henry F Coates-Nancy A Conner; ed Excelsior Mills KS; m Almetta Bowman Dec 25, 1892 Wood River; s Ralph W, Elmer T; d Fern H (Mrs H A Chambers, Wilma L (Mrs George Mullin); 1884 came to Neb & worked on ranch; 1885-87 emp W L McGee Hdw Co, North Platte; 1887-1904 with C F Iddings Lbr Co, North Platte; 1904-10 auditor & mgr Rogers Lbr Co of Minneapolis, located in York; 1910 pur lbr yard in Ohiowa & sold in 1914; pur lbr bus in North Platte with A A Tanner, firm Coates Lbr & Coal Co until 1925; with Walrath-Sherwood Lbr Co until 1930; Mr Hoppe pur int & firm incorporated in 1930 as Coates-Hoppe Lbr Co. now secy-treas & mgr; past dir Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; past pres C of C; 19 years mbr Rotary, past pres & del to internatl conv 1927 at Ostend Belgium, toured Europe as mbr internatl relations corn; BPOE; AF&AM; York Rite; Sesostris Shrine; past patron OES; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, gardening; father born in Toronto Canada, was farmer & lumber dir; off 301 W Front; res 321 S Sycamore, North Platte.
COCHRAN, GEORGE BYRON: Cattle Feeder; b Big Spring, Neb Feb 13, 1895; s of George M Cochran-Jennie B Plummer; ed Lewellen; U of N Sch of Agr, Lincoln 1912-16; m Helene Shoup Aug 24, 1917 Chattanooga Tenn; s George; d Beldora, Sue Ann, Jane; 1919-20 emp by Armour & Co. Alliance; 1920- farmer & cattle feeder, Lincoln Co near Sutherland; during World War enl 1917, co C, 6th Neb regiment Camp Cody, Deming N M 10 mos; bayonet instr at Atlanta Ga; Amer Leg post 208; Neb Stockgrowers Assn; AF&AM 299; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Sutherland.
COHAGEN, CHARLES M: Owner Transfer Firm; b North Platte, Neb July 25, 1898; s of T M Cohagen-Christina Leuthen; ed North Platte; m Zeima Feather Apr 20, 1920 Brady; s Darwin Dale; 1915 with Northwestern Bell Tele Co, North Platte, appr repairman; 1917 carp appr Clyde MeMichael, contr; 1921 carp, Cohagen-Barraclough gen contrs; 1925 with father in tsfr & storage bus, estab 1896; 1928 with brother W W, pur int in tsfr & storage co from estate; 1932- owner of firm, pur brother's int; apptd Neb Consist Truckers Assn 1938; C of C; BPOE; Mayflower Warehousemans Assn; LOOM; German Lath Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res 119 S Chestnut, North Platte.
COKER, WALTER: Merchant; b Montfort Wis Oct 17, 1871; s of John Coker-Adelaide Calame; ed North Platte HS; in Eva L Peyton Dec 27, 1899 Gordon; s Mainard; d Lucille (Mrs Berton Shoup); 1883 father homesteaded N of Sutherland; 1890-96 worked on John Bratt Ranch; 1896-99 resided in Gordon, delivered cattle to Pine Ridge Indian reservation; 1899-1913 in hay bus, Sutherland; 1913-30 in gen mdse bus with brother Edwin; 1931- mcht, Sutherland; AF&AM 299; Sutherland Comml Club; sch bd; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, stock, horses; res Sutherland,
COLLETT, WILLIAM O: Bank Cashier; b Luttrell, Ten July 3, 1890; s of Andrew J Collett-Alice Parker; ed Maynardville Penn HS; Maynardville Coil; LBC 1914; m Ferne Johnson Sept 10, 1936 Kearney; 1908-12 tchr Woracks Chapel in Cedar Ford Tenn; 1912-15 emp on farm near Bladen; 1915-17 emp in gem store in Blaclen; 191718 with State Bank of Bladen; enl in USN during World War Feb 6, 1918, disch Mar 1919: in US naval reserve until 1922; Amer Leg; 1919-27 asst cash State Bank of Bladen; 1927-29 special agt for Neb guaranty fund commission, bank receivership div; 1929- cash & exec ofcr Bank of Brady, real est & ins agt; Neb St & Amer Bankers Assns; pres sch bd; treas city coun; past chair Commi Club; Gothenburg Country Club; Lincoln Co Wildlife Club; AF&AM 319; Scot Rite 32°, Hastings; Tehama Shrine; past patron Bladen OES; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, baseball, hunting, fishing; res Brady.
COTTERELL, ROY F; Insurance Agent; b Seward, Neb Apr 25, 1869; s of Frederick J Cotterell-Mary Eva Wilcox; ed SD; m Laura Ethel Thorp Dec 1, 1907 Lead S D; 1904 with M J Wertheimer & Brother gen mdse, Deadwood S D; 1905 with Hearst Mere Co, Lead S D; 1908 pur gen store Cottonwood SD; 1910 asst mgr Wilcox Dept Store, North Platte; 1924 pur Wilcox Dept Store, co-owner with W J O'Connor in O'Connor-Cotterell Dry Goods CO; 1926 sold int to O'Connor & lived in Colo 8 inos, later travelled for Chicago firm; 1927 became representative Universal Finance Corporation, in chg branch off in North Platte; 1933- ptr with R D Rasmusson, Cotterell-Rasmusson, pur ins bus of Bratt-Goodman-Buckley firm; Neb Assn of Insurance Agts; Neb Assn of Personal Loan & Finance Cos; past VP C of C; chmn advisory bd SA; Comm Chest dir: past pres Kiwanis; past lt gov Kiwanis; Episc Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing; off Dickey Bldg; res 615 S Pine, North Platte.
COURSEY, CECIL CALVERT: Architect; b Topeka, Kas July 12, 1898: s of Fred W Coursey-Neilie J Onion; ed Topeka Kas HS; Commi Art Sch Chicago; Amer Sch of Art, Chicago; m Lena Keiser Nov 22, 1921 Alliance; d Betty Jane, Marjorie Ann; 1921 emp in shops of AT&SF RR Topeka Kas; 1915-17 appr draftsman Richard E Schmidt-Carden & Martin, Chicago; 1917-19 draftsman Inland Steel Ce, Harborn Ind; 1919-20 locomotive fireman CR &Q RR, Alliance; 1920-22 architectural draftsman Kas state architects off in Topeka; 1922 architectural draftsman inspector AT&SF; draftsman 1 1/2 years W M Bowman Co. Denver; architectural supt 6 mos Masonic temple in Troy Kas; 1924-29 architectural draftsman & supvr, Amarillo Tex; 1929- architect in western Neb with offs in North Platte; designed Paramount Theater, St Mllrys Hosp, Lincoln Co Courthouse & co jail, Chappell lib, St Josephs Hosp nurses home in Alliance, Maloney Funeral Home, St Patricks Ch in Paxton; designed Alliance Times Bldg & the remodeled Perkin Co HS; 1935- FHA inspector; during World War in USN; mbr Amer Leg; 40 & 8; Neb Architects Assn; Amer Inst of Architects; exec com UCT; C of C; Rotary: BPOE; AF&AM; hobby, fishing; off Neville Bldg; res 710 E 2nd, North Platte.
COX, JAMES E: Funeral Director; b Arcadia, Ia Dec 23, 1885; s of Joshua Cox-Ellen Crowell; ed Sutherland HS; Worsham Sch of Embalming & Sanitary Science, Chicago; m Zetta A Perdue Sept 23, 1914 Council Bluffs Ia; 1905-20 railway mail clk Omaha to Cheyenne
Wyo on UP RR, lived in Council Bluffs; 1920-29 with W R Maloney Co of North Platte, furn & undertaking; 1929- VP, mgr Maloney-Cox & Kuhn's Funeral Chapel; firm is mbr of Nstl Selected Morticians; Nati Funeral Dir Assn; C of C; AF&AM; RAM; Rotary; Pioneer Ad Club; Rep; bobby, fishing; father was farmer in Iowa, settled in Sutherland 1896; off 102 N Dewey; res 102 N Dewey. North Platte.
CROSBY, MRS. CORA BERKEY: Clubwoman; b Davenport, Neb; d of James M Berkey-Anna Olson; ed Davenport HS; U of N, BA 1908; m Mainard E Crosby Oct 2, 1909 Davenport; a Robert B, Horace E; d Ann; rural sch tchr in Thayer Co before att uni, after graduation was English tchr in Holdrege HS; org first North Platte Camp Fire Girls, guardian of 3 groups, chmn Camp Fire Girls coun which sponsored drive to build lodge; past sponsor of Girl Reserves; addresses groups of HS students; mbr SA bd; mbr ABC bd; mbr Travel & Study Club; lecturer & past pres PTA; past pres PEO; ch mbr Altrusa, past pres; ch mbr & org Federated Wornens Club, past pres; org & sponsor 2 years of Jr Womans Club; Presby Ch, SS tchr womens class; hobby, giving book reviews; res 615 W 5th, North Platte.
CROSBY, MAINARD E: Attorney; b Hastings, Neb Sept 26, 1884; s of Ellery A Crosby-Lucy A Powers; ed Sutherland US; U of N, BA & LLB 1908; Phi Delta Phi; m Cora M Berkey Oct 2, 1909 Davenport; s Robert B, Horace E; d Ann; 1902-24 tchr in Bayard; 1908 adm to Neb bar, estab prac North Platte; 1913-19 mbr firm Beeler & Crosby; 1919- mbr firm Beeler-Crosby & Baskins; past McPherson Co atty; past mbr North Platte City coun; past city atty; 1923-27 mayor; dir North Platte Mutual B & L Assn; atty Platte Valley Pub Power & Irrigation Dist; Western Neb Dist Bar Assn; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; past dir C of C; past master AF&AM; RAM; BPOE; Country Club; Presby Ch, elder; Rep; hobbles, hunting, golf; off 116 E 5th; res 615 W 5th, North Platte.
CROSBY, ROBERT B: Attorney; b North Platte, Neb Mar 26, 1911; s of Mainard E Crosby-Cora May Berkey; ed North Platte HS; Hastings Coll; U of Minn, BA 1931; Harvard Law Coll, LLB 1935; Gamma Gamma Gamma; Phi Kappa Delta; Ely Law Club; m Elizabeth Daisy Ehler Nov 29, 1934 Cambridge Mass; s Robert Mainard; 1936-37 prae with Henry J Real, Omaha; 1937- prac in North Platte, firm of Beeler, Crosby & Baskins; Western Neb, Lincoln Co & Neb St Bar Assns; dir C of C; dir Kiwanis; past pres Pioneer Ad Club; pres Lincoln Co Health Assn; Country Club; Tennis Club; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, tennis, fishing, hunting; off 116 E 5th; res 621 W 5th, North Platte.
CUMMING, WILLIAM W: Dispatcher; b Boone Co, Ia, July 30, 1876; s of William W Cumming-Sarah J Main; ed Boone Co Ia; m Nellie Morgan Dec 6, 1900 Boone Ia; s Wallace Chester; 1893-99 teleg opr C&NW RR, Moingona Ia; 1899 UP ER teleg opr in Sidney, Pine Bluffs Wyo & North Platte; 1906- UP RE train dispatcher, North Platte; Amer Train Dispatchers Assn; dir Mutual B & L Assn since 1917; mbr city coun sInce 1924; chum. airport commission; IOOF; dir Kiwanis Club; Meth Ch, trustee; Dem; hobby, aviation; res 818 E 5th, North Platte.
DAVIS, HENDRYX EUGENE: Co-owner Hotel; b Excelsior Springs, Mo Oct 17, 1898; s of Austin E Davis-Cora King; ed Excelsior Springs HS; William Jewell Coil, Liberty Mo; m Elizabeth Black June 30, 1920 Excelsior Springs; s Hendryx E Jr; 1917 clk Elms Hotel, Excelsior Springs; 1922 clk Hill Hotel, Omaha; 1923 asst mgr Hotel Rome, Omaha; 1930 mgr Hotel Capital, Lincoln; 1930 asst mgr Hotel Rome, Omaha; 1932 auditor Hotel Pawnee, North Platte; 1935 acquired half int in Hotel Pawnee thru will of William Jensen, mgr since; past dir C of C; pres Jensen Hotel Co of North Platte; Neb, Northwest & Amer Hotel Assns; BPOE; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, tennis, sports; off & res Hotel Pawnee, North Platte.
DAVIS, LOWELL CLARKE: Attorney; b Fort Morgan, Colo Feb 27, 1909; s of George C Davis-Clarissa B Brewer; ed Casper Wyo HS; U of N, BA 1931, LLB 1933; Sigma Delta Chi; Alpha Sigma Phi; Phi Delta Phi; m Virginia Pollard Apr 13, 1935 Nehawka; 1983 adm to Neb bar; 193336 prac legal dept of New Amsterdam Casualty Co, Omaha; 1935-37 prac with Halligan Beatty & Hailigan, North Platte; 1937- prac with firm Beatty, Maupin, Murphy & Davis; Lincoln Co Bar Assn, pres; mbr Western Neb & Neb St Bar Assns; Country Club; Pioneer Ad Club; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, golf, horseback riding; off Beatty Bldg; res 112 N Ash, North Platte.
DEAKINS, WILLIAM D JR: Attorney; b Paducak, Ky Nov 28, 1909; s of W D Deakins Sr-Dorothy Miller; ed North Platte HS; U of N, LLB; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi; 1936 ent prac North Platte; 1937prac with George B Dent Zr; 1939- with Dent-Deakins law firm; city atty North Platte 2 terms; 1937-38 special asst counsel for Neb atty-gen in Neb-Wyo water litigation; Western Neb & Neb St Bar Assns; C of C; leading knight BPOE; Meth Ch; pres Lincoln Co YD Club; hobby, golf; res 618 W 5th, North Platte.
DEDMORE, C O: Photographer; b Fairmont, Neb Nov 13, 1888; s of Elias D Dedmore-Phoebe Merrell; ed Fairmont; m Ida Hodges July 15, 1912 Joliet Ill; 1908-17 street car opr Joliet Ill; opr studio while emp by street car co; comml photog Joliet Iii, opr studio in Deming N M; 1919- owner & mgr Dedmore Studio, North Platte; mbr vol fire dept; Pioneer Ad Club, dir: MWA; Lincoln County Wildlife Club; North Platte Garden Club; Rep; hobbies, fancy woodwork, fishing, hunting; off 516 Dewey; res 221 S Oak, North Platte.
DENT, GEORGE B SR: Physician & Surgeon; b St Marys Co, Md Sept 13, 1868; s of Robert M Dent-Catherine Higdon; ed Maryland; George Washington U, Washington D C 1395; Baltimore U Sch of Med. MD 1898; FACS 1921; Tri-St Coll, Angola Ind; m Marie Townsend July 21, 1900 North Platte; s Townsend E; George B Jr; 1885-95 tchr Md schs, prin Hyattsvilie HS 1 year; 1898- prac North Platte, specialist in surg over 20 years; Lincoln Co phys 15 years; city phys several years; past pres Lincoln Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; mbr staff North Platte Gen Hosp; ch mbr BPOE; ch mbr Country Club; during World War on draft bd; Rep; hobby, reading; off 112 N Dewey; res 315 S Sycamore,. North Platte.
DENT, GEORGE B JR: Attorney, b North Platte, Neb Jan 20, 1905; s of Dr George B Dent-Mary Townsend; ed North Platte 1923; U of N 1923-25; George Washington U, Washington D C 1926-30; Phi Delta Theta; m Marie Applegate Nov 20, 1938 Kimball; 1930- prac, North Platte; 1937- mayor North Platte; 1934-35 pres C of C; exalted ruler BPOE 1935-36; Western, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Rep; hobby, hunting; off Maloney Bldg; res 216 S Elm, North Platte.
DICKEY, EDMUND H: Dry Cleaner; b Towanda, Kas Jan 3, 1875; s of John Harvey Dickey-Ella Imogene Keene; ed Eldorado Kas; m Nellie E Covell Nov 17, 1897 North Platte; s Walter. Edmund, Robert Covell; 1894-1906 farmer & rancher, Lincoln Co; 1906-07 coal & feed dir, North Platte; 1907-11 whol & retail ice cream dlr; baker & confectioner; 1911 opr two motion picture theaters in Kearney; Aug 13, 1912- prop Dickey's Laundry & Dry Cleaners Co; mbr Neb-Ia Laundry Owners Assn; mbr sch bd 10 years, pres 2 years; past dir C of C; past dir Country Club; BPOE; Episc Ch, past mbr vestry; Rep; hobbies, golf, bowling; res 821 E 3rd, North Platte.
DIEDRICHS, SAMUEL S: Attorney; b Rio Grande, O Sept 7, 1900; s of William Diedrlchs-Laura Stephenson; ed Maxwell HS; U of N, LLB 1930; Delta Theta Phi; m Lorine Ericson Dec 6, 1935 Newcastle Wyo; d Destine, Jeanine; followed harvest & worked for construction firm, did sugar beet work & various jobs until grad from uni; adm to Neb bar 1930; 1931-33 prac law in Lincoln; Sept 1933- prac in North Platte; Jan 1935- Lincoln Co atty ; mbr Lincoln Co. Western Neb & Neb St Bar Assns; C of C; Dem; hobbies, hunting, landscape gardening; father homesteaded on ranch near Maxwell 1884, father came to Amer from Germany in 1867; mother's English ancestors settled in Va before Revolutionary War; off Courthouse; tea S Jeffers, North Platte,
DISCOE, HARLEN A: Clerk of District Court; b Lincoln Co, Neb Nov 10, 1904; s of Henry D Discoe-Minnie B Rose; ad Brady; Colo St Tchrs Coil, Greeley; Phi Delta Pt; m Marian E Cross June 2, 1935 Benedict; d Marilyn Kay; 1929-35 farmed in Lincoln Co; June 1935-Oct 1935 field supvr for AAA; Oct 1935-Jan 1936 enumerator in govt survey of bus, North Platte; June 1936-Mar 1938 opr of groc in Brady; Mar 1938- clk of dist court, North Platte; C of C; IOOF, past chaplain, conductor to noble grand; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, outdoor life, collecting relics; parents settled on Lincoln Co ranch, once a station on Pony Express route; off Courthouse; res 211 Lincoln Ave, North Platte.
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