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Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940


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coun; during World War chmn of 4-min men; AF&AM 77, past master; KT, Superior; Tehama Shrine, Hastings; Presby Ch; Rep, past secy-treas & chmn Nuckolls Co Central Com, 4th cong]. dist, mbr State Central Com; hobbies, geology, hunting, fishing; res Nelson.

   INGRAM, JOSEPH E: Physician & Surgeon; b Republic City, Kas Apr 30, 1883; s of Joseph T Ingram-Alice C Kirby; ed Bloomington HS; Cotner Coll 1906-10; Eclectic Med Coll, Cincinnati O, MD 1915; grad work Chicago Polyclinic 1917; Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minn 1917; m Ada Blanche Sipes July 4, 1915 Lincoln; s Bernard E; d LaVerne Blanche, Virginia Lee; 1915-23 prac med, Harvard; 1923 prac med, Nelson; VP bd of edn; during World War in US army 1st lt med corps, 322nd sanitary train of 97th div; Amer Leg; Nuckolls Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; Neb St Eclectic Med Assn, past pres; Nail Eclectic Med Assn; AF&AM 77, past master; Scot Rite, Hastings; Chris Ch; Dem; hobby, flowers; res Nelson.

   JACKSON, GEORGE W: Retired; b Jo Daviess Co, Ill Apr 11, 1858; s of William Jackson-Elizabeth Beall; ed Ill; m Cora Hosking Nov 17, 1886 Elizabeth Ill; s Arthur Earl; d Winnie (Mrs Fred Kelly); 1869 teamster, Ill also drove stage coach over Continental Divide, Del Norte Colo several years; 1892-93 farmed in Gage Co; 1892-1904 farmer & raiser of purebred hogs & poultry; 1904-08 Nuckolls Co clk; 1908-25 in impl bus, Nelson; held 21 pub livestock sales; taught 4 singing schs 7 years, Nuckolls Co; 1907-25 secy, pres & dir Nuckolls Co Fair Assn; 1911-33 mbr Neb St Fair Bd of Mgrs, pres 1924; 1925-33 secy Neb St Fair bd, Lincoln; 6 years pres of Middlewest Circuit of State Fairs; 1936 asst mgr of livestock Texas Centennial, Dallas; 1913-19 mbr Neb legislature, speaker of house 1915 & 1917; VP Neb constitutional conv 1920; published History of World Fairs, Centennials & Expositions in 1937 & 1939; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, fairs & expositons; res Nelson.

   JOHNSTON, H CLYDE: Retired; b Boone, Ia July 26, 1874; s of Jacob S Johnston-Ophelia Speer; ed Superior HS 1891; m Margaret Hall Guthrie July 25, 1901 Superior; 1880 came with parents to Superior; 1891-1906 mgr store, J S Johnston & Son, Superior; 1910-14 oprd hdw bus, Johnston Bros, estab by uncles 1884; 1914-26 with Southern Neb Power Co, 1914-20 ptr of David Guthrie, 1920-26 secy-treas & gen mgr; 1926- ret; owner farm ints in western Kas & eastern Colo; C of C; Superior .Country Club, past pres; past noble grand IOOF; AF&AM 121, past master, RAM; KT, past eminent comm; ch mbr Tehama Shrine, was 1st del outside of Hastings to Imperial conclave at Des Moines Ia; Rep; hobby, travel; with wife made trip around world 1927, visited Alaska 1919, Bermuda 1923, Hawaii 1925, attended coronation of King George VI in England 1937; res 856 Idaho, Superior.

   JORDAN, ELWOOD: Grocer; b Jewell Co, Kas Apr 23, 1896; s of Augustus W Jordan-Aurilla Bunker; ed Mankato Kas HS 1915; m Lyle Hoag Aug 30, 1919 Manhattan Kas; s Renton; d Wanda Jean, Edith Joy; 1915-17 in contracting work, Kas; 1919-21 salesman for McCord-Kistler Whol Groc Co, Topeka Kas; 1921-22 salesman for Dayton Scale Co, Mankato Kas; 1922-26 with Perry- Kier Groc Co, Mankato Kas; 1926- groc, Superior; past mbr city coun; during World War Sept 1917 ent Co D 353rd Inf 89th div, with AEF 12 mos, sgt, disch June 1919; Amer Leg, Nuckolls Co comm; C of C, dir, pres retail div; AF&AM 121; off 426 Central; res 555 Commercial, Superior.

   KEIFER, J WARREN JR: Farmer & Stockman; b Springfield, O May 13, 1861; s of J Warren Keifer-Eliza Stout; ed Springfield, O; Wittenburg Coll, Springfield O; Antioch Coll, Yellow Springs O; Ohio St U; m Julia S Lowry Oct 20, 1886 Ripley O; s Joseph W, Oswin; d Lucy K (Mrs J E Bell), Margaret K (Mrs J E McLafferty); 1881-83 secy to father US congressman from Ohio & speaker house of representatives, Washington D C; 1883- farmer & stockraiser near Superior; 1907 mbr Neb legislature; 1907 J P in Bostwick twp; Mil Order of Loyal Legion of US; AF&AM 121; KT 27, past comm; Tehama Shrine; Scot Rite; Presby Ch, Superior; Rep; res Bostwick.

   KEIFER, OSWIN: Farmer & Stockman; b Bostwick, Neb July 26, 1893; s of J Warren Keifer Jr-Julia S Lowry; ed Lincoln HS; U of N, BSc 1915, lettered in basketball 1914-15; m Helen J Kendall July 19, 1919 Superior (dec): m Margaret Lang Mar 17, 1928 Wymore; s Oswin Jr, John Robert; 1915 farmer & stockman, Nuckolls Co, raises Hereford cattle & hogs; 1933-35 Nuckolls Co agrI extn agt; 1935- secy Republican River Pub Power & Irrigation Dist; 1923 mbr Neb legislature; 1928- treas sch bd; 1935- VP Neb Water Conservation Congress; 1936- secy-treas Nuckolls Co, Farm Bur; during World War enl as priv, headquarters Co, 110th engrs regiment, 35th div, 1 year with AEF, disch as lt; Amer Leg, past dist comm & past post comm; AF&AM 121; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, irrigation; res Bostwick.

   KIECHEL, DOANE F: County Judge; b Johnson, Neb June 16, 1900; s of Fred Kiechel-Alvina Donze; ed Johnson; Auburn HS 1917; U of N, LLB 1922, secy to dean of Coll of Law last 3 semesters; Phi Alpha Delta; Squires; m Mary Elizabeth Boyd June 16, 1923 Trenton; s Doane Frederick; d Barbara Donze, Donna Elizabeth; 1922 adm to Neb bar; 1922-24 prac law, Norfolk; 1924-26 mbr law firm Agee, Kiechei & Boyd, Superior; 1926-31 editor of Superior Express, mgr Express Printing Co; 1931-32 prac law, Superior; 1933- Nuckolls Co judge & prac law, Nelson; author of 2 volumes verse & prose; capt, judge advocate gen US army; during World War in Co C, SATC, Lincoln; Amer Leg, past co comm; secy-treas Nuckolls Co Bar Assn; past pres Neb Assn of Co Judges; past secy 7th Judicial Dist Bar Assn, mbr complaint com; Neb St Bar Assn; past pres South Central Neb Press Assn; past mbr NPA & Natl Editorial Assn; past dir U of N Alumni Assn; past mbr Kiwanis; MWA; Yeomen; AF&AM 121, past master; king, RAM; scribe past master R&SM; capt gen KT, Superior; Meth Ch, past pres Neb Meth lay conf; hobbies, writing, public speaking; res Nelson.

   KING, ORAN: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Superior, Neb July 28, 1904; s of Oran S King-May Watt; ed Superior HS 1922; U of N; m Erma Ferguson Apr 20, 1935 Omaha; 1922-29 with Ben Hill Clothing Store, Superior; 1929- in real est & ins bus, Superior; past secy South Platte United C of C 2 years; C of C, past secy 3 years; Superior Country Club: AF&AM 121, past master; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, football; father, real est & ins agt, came from Ill to Superior 1890; res Superior.

   KING, ROY: Jeweler & Optometrist; b West Branch, Ia Sept 21, 1876; s of Elwood D King-Sarah Jane Smith; ed Oskaloosa Kas HS; Laura Bradley Sch of Horology & Optometry, Peoria Ill, OD 1902; m Mabel M Gourlay Oct 10, 1906 Nelson; 1903-05 watchmaker for Knapp & Davies, Nelson; 1905-06 watchmaker for E A Elder, Hebron; 1906- owner & opr jewelry & optical bus, Roy King Jeweler & Optometrist, Superior; past mbr city coun; past city treas, Superior; Neb St Jeweler's Assn; Superior Country Club; C of C; AF&AM 121; Dem; hobby, gardening; off 337 Central; res 707 Commercial, Superior.

   LEIGH, EDWARD M: Dentist; b Dyersville, Ia Dec 24, 1899; s of Edward H Leigh-Effie Sperring; ed Grant River Ia HS; U of N, DDS 1923; Delta Sigma Delta; m Mildred A Lett Dec 1, 1933 Kearney; s Robert Edward; d Barbara Ann; 1923- dentist, Hardy; pres bd of edn; past city clk; past chmn village bd; active as speaker before civic groups.& veterans orgns; capt dental res corps, US army; during World War enl June 11, 1918 battery B 67th CAC, with AEF 6 mos, disch July 3, 1919; Amer Leg, service ofcr, past co, comm, past state chmn comm service com; Neb St & ADA; past pres Comm Club; Superior Golf Club; AF&AM 117, past master & past secy; Rep, mbr Nuckolls Co Central Com; hobbies, hunting, golf, operating small stock farm; res Hardy.

   LENTNER, MAX SANFORD: Veterinarian; b Ottumwa, Ia Feb 28, 1888; s of John J Lentner-Almira Kirkpatrick; ed Hedrick Ia, HS; Kansas City Veterinary Coll Kansas City Mo. DVM 1914; m Mary A Vakoc Oct 7, 1914 Center; s Eugene G; d Nadine A (Mrs Ronald Blackstone), Sybil J (Mrs Jean Jansen), Virginia L; 1907-11 livestock auctioneer, Ottumwa Ia; 1914-18 veterinarian, mgr Blue Cross Serum Co, Superior; 1925- veterinarian, Superior, also opr hosp for small animals; past mbr sch bd: past mayor, Superior 2 terms; Neb St Veterinary Med Assn; C of C; AF&AM 121; KT; Tehama Shrine; Rep; hobby, woodworking; off 154 E 5th; res 1255 Kansas Ave, Superior.

   LYNE, DON W: Farmer & Stockman; b Nuckolls Co, Neb Apr 10, 1894; s of Phillip T Lyne-Mary M Burcher; ed Superior HS 1914; m Hazel O Craig Nov 22, 1923 Mankato Kas; d Marjorie Ann; 1914- 17 & 1919- farmer & stockman Nuckolls Co; Nuckolls Co commr; during World War, Dec 1917- May 1919- unattached, corp, army arty park, AEF 1 year; Amer Leg, past post comm, past co comm, mgr Superior boxing team & mgr of team ent in annual Golden Gloves tournament; Neb Shorthorn Breeders Assn; Rep; hobbies, sports, hunting, fish-



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ing; father came to Nuckolls Co 1881, farmer, stockman, and Nuckolls Co assessor, now 91 years of age; res Superior.

   LYON, G NELSON: Real Estate, Loan & Insurance Agent; b Nelson, Neb Aug 7, 1885; s of George Lyon Jr-Mary J Harbine; ed Nelson; St Marys Kas Coll; Phillips-Exeter Acad N H; Harvard U, BA 1909, LLB 1912; Pi Eta; m Ethel G Fitzpatrick June 10, 1912 Brookline Mass; s G Nelson Jr, William J; d Mary Ethel (Mrs Raymond C McIllece), Kathrine Jane; 1912- mbr firm Lyon, Imler & Lyon, real est, ins, loans, & abstracting, org by father 1912 at Nelson, 1928 firm became Lyon, Imler & Myers after father's death; owner farm ints, active in livestock raising: 1914 adm to Neb bar; during World War, mbr Nuckolls Co draft bd; Neb St Bar Assn; C of C; KC; Cath Ch; Rep; hobbies, livestock, gardening; father came from St Joseph to Nuckolls Co 1884, in banking & real est, ins & loan bus; res Nelson.

   McCUTCHAN, W W: Secretary-Treasurer Insurance Co; b Vandeburg Co, Ind June 19, 1871; s of Reuben Paul McCutchan-Amanda C Johnson; ed Hall Co; Grand Island Bus Coll; m Mary Alice England Dec 27, 1891 Hall Co; s Irvin A, Walter R; d Gertrude A (Mrs Field McPherren), Mary B, (Mrs James Murphy), Alice (Mrs Morris Vinning) Blanche; 1878 came with parents to Hall Co; 1890-91 tchr near Aurora; 1891-98 HS prin, Phillips; 1898-1904 tchr, Hamilton Co; 1898-1906 farmer, Hamilton Co; 1905-07 farmer & sch tchr, Franklin Co; 1908-12 farmer near Superior; 1912-30 farmer & stockman near Nelson; 1930-34 Nuckolls Co commr; 1935 resided on west coast; 1936 secy-treas Nuckolls Co Farmers Mutual Ins Co; 1919- pres Farmers Union Elevator Assn; AF&AM 77; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, reading; res Nelson.

   McHENRY, WILLIAM A: Dentist; b Nelson, Neb Sept 5, 1886; s of W C McHenry-Ella ___; ed Nelson HS; U of N; Northwestern U, DDS; Xi Psi Phi; m Maude Adams Jan 1, 1908 Minden; d Willa (Mrs L Irons Jr), Irene Adams; pres bd of edn; past mbr city coun, past clk; past pres, past secy C of C; filled all offs of SW Neb Dist Dental Soc; Neb St Dental Assn; pres Nuckolls Co ARC; during World War mbr Nuckolls Co med advisory bd; MWA; BSA, sponsor; AF&AM; Presby Ch; hobby, study of human nature; res Nelson.

   McKEE, JOHN KNOX: Auctioneer; b Blanchard, Ia Jan 7, 1890; s of John A McKee-Martha Patterson; ed Atchison Co Mo; m Lottie Frances Touzalin May 19, 1914 Superior; s Gordon Knox, Delber Lee; d Elizabeth Jean; 1909-25 farmer & livestock dealer, Superior; 1925-39 estab & oprd community livestock sales bus, 2nd to be estab in state; 1939- owner livestock sales pavilion, Hebron; has int in sales pavilion, Hastings; Neb Interior Livestock Assn; Reformed Presby Ch; off Hebron Sales Pavilion; hobby, good livestock; res 363 Guthrie, Superior.

   McMAHON, CHARLES GILBERT: Surgeon; b Peabody, Mass 1880; s of Thomas McMahon-Anna Kelley; ed Adrian Minn HS; U of Minn, MD 1906; Nu Sigma Nu; m Grace Cooper Sept 18, 1907 Adrian Minn; d Hernia Wilhelmine (Mrs M B Johnson); 1906-07 interne St Barnabas Hosp, Minneapolis; 1907-10 asst surg Adams Hosp, Hibbing Minn; 1910-17 chief surg Tennessee Copper Co, Copperhill Tenn; 1917-21 asst chief surg, Miami Inspiration Hosp, Miami Ariz; 1921- prac surg, Superior; surg for CB&Q, C&NW, MoP, AT&SF RRs; Nuckolls Co Med Soc, pres; Neb St & AMA; FACS; Kiwanis; C of C; Cath Ch; Rep; off 448 Central Ave; res 1155 Idaho, Superior.

   MEGRUE, WAYNE S: Funeral Director & Mortician; b Harvard, Neb Oct 18, 1903; s of L A Megrue-Bertha Severson; ed Harvard HS 1922; Professional Embalming Sch, Cincinnati O 1930; Chicago Conservatory of Music; Cincinnati Conservatory of Music; m Zelma M Stiles Apr 1, 1928 Superior; 1922-28 appr to Paul R Alberding, funeral dir, Harvard; 1928- funeral dir & mortician, Superior; Neb St certified tchr of HS band & orchestra; dir Superior municipal band; 6th Neb Dist Funeral Dirs Assn; Neb & Kas Funeral Dirs Assns; Natl Funeral Dirs Assn; 1937-38 BSA scoutmaster troop 255; Superior Country Club; past pres Kiwanis, chmn BSA sponsorship com; Jr C of C, past pres; Sr C of C; Presby Ch, secy bd of trustees; Rep; hobby, music; res Superior.

   MENDELL, BERT C: Monument Dealer; b Tecumseh, Neb Apr 1, 1875; s of George H Mendell-Margaret B Miller; ed Hardy HS; Draughns Bus Coll, Kansas City Mo; m Josephine Day May 28, 1918 Superior; 1895-96 mgr Lathrop Gen Store, Hardy; 1897-1900 salesman for Warren & Whitney Monument Co, Superior; 1900- owner & mgr Superier Marble & Granite Works; owner farms in Neb & Kas; raises purebred Hereford cattle; mbr city coun 4 years; Memorial Craftsmen of Neb, past secy; C of C; Kiwanis, past dir; Chris Sci Ch, past reader 3 years; Rep, past pct committeeman; hobby, irrigation; off 312 Commercial; res 611 Kansas, Superior.

   MORRIS, LYLE C: Publisher; b Mankato, Kas Feb 1, 1906; s of Earl B Morris-Edith L Fry; ed Hardy HS; m Evelyn M Dobbs Sept 15, 1935 Lincoln; 1917-26 emp by Hardy Herald, 1926-29 printer; 1929-30 printer in Walther's Print Shop, North Platte; 1930-39 printer for Hardy Herald, 1939 publisher & managing editor; NPA; Amer Press Assn, Half-Century Club; Dem; hobbies, hunting, sports; mother owner Hardy Herald, pur 1917, estab by R K Hill 1879; res Hardy.

   MULLET, JOHN A: Hardware & Furniture Dealer & Undertaker; b North Liberty, Ind Nov 25, 1872; s of Jacob Mullet-Mary A Morrow; ed Ind & Kas; m Emma M Long Oct 26, 1899 Nelson; s Don L, Albert R, Wayne L; d Hazel A (Mrs Paul D Littrell); 1884-99 farmer, Jewell Co Kas; 1899 came to Superior; 1900-03 in groc bus, Superior; 1903- in furn & hdw bus, Superior, 1912- owner & opr undertaking bus; C of C; IOOF; Presby Ch; Dem; off 132 E 3rd; res 665 Central, Superior.

   MULLISON, JOHN H: President & General Manager of Power Company;. b Saratoga, Wyo Sept 5, 1891; s of John H Mullison-Christina Rudersdorf; ed Saratoga Wyo HS; U of Wyo BSc 1913; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; m Irene Hadel May 25, 1925 Hutchinson Kas; d Lurlyne Maud; 1913-14 jr engr Colorado Pub Service Co, Denver; 1914-17 jr engr for Toledo Edison Co, Toledo; 1916-18 asst supt city light & water co, Amarillo Tex; 1918-19 asst supt Lincoln Gas & Electric Co, Lincoln; 1920-30 supt United Water, Gas & Electric Co, Hutchinson Kas; 1930- gen mgr Southern Neb Power Co at Superior, 1937- pres & gen mgr; during World War in Co B, 1st engrs, Washington D C; Amer Leg; exec com Neb Electric Assn; AIEE; Kiwanis; past pres C of C; Superior Country Club, secy & treas; pres Superior Rod & Gun Club; Cath Ch: Rep; hobbies, fishing, golf; res 436 S Bloom, Superior.

   MYERS, ORVAL C: Postmaster; b Superior, Neb Nov 23, 1887; s of William A Myers-Martha Bosserman; ed Superior HS; LBC; m Kathrine A Lyon Dec 9, 1914 Fairbury; s Philip G, Richard L, John D; 1910-11 bkkpr for Bossemeyer Bros, Superior; 1912-16 Nuckolls Co treas; 1917-36 in ins, abstract & real est bus, Nelson; 1936- P M, Nelson; 1920- secy bd of edn; C of C, past secy; AF&AM 77, past secy; Dem, mbr Nuckolls Co Central Com; res Nelson.

   NELSON, HERBERT S: Secretary-Treasurer Loan & Savings Assn; b Concordia, Kas Nov 7, 1889; s of Andrew Nelson-Malinda E Terril;, ed Cloud Co Kas; Concordia Kas Normal & Bus Coll; m Ada B Henderson Dec 4, 1912 Wichita Kas; s Louis A; d Dorothy E, Avis Marie; 1911 came to Superior; 1911-12 steno, bkkpr & traveling salesman for Superior Alfalfa Products Co; 1912-13 clk for C&NW & AT&SF RRs, Superior; 1913-24 mgr Superior Milling Co; 1925- secy-treas Citizens Bldg, Loan & Savings Assn, Superior; 1925- in ins bus, Superior; 1918 an org Meyer Hydro-electric Power-Co, Oak, secy until 1924; mbr bd of edn; past mbr city coun 2 terms; Neb Assn of Ins Agts; Neb League of Savings & Loan Assns; US B & L League; past dir C of C; Superior Fishing Club; AF&AM 121, past master; KT; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off 328 Central; res 1053 Kansas, Superior.

   NEUENSWANDER, ALBERT B: Railway Agent; b Little River, Kas Jan 14, 1892; s of Jacob D Neuenswander-Cora Richardson; ed Neligh HS 1911; Boyles Bus Coll, Omaha 1913; m Lucile E Warner Sept 5, 1920 Oakdale; d Marion F, Joan C, Claudia R, Sue L; 1913- with C&NW RR, 1913-14 station helper at Bassett, 1914-17 teleg opr Neb div, 1919-25 teleg opr at Oakdale, 1925-31 passenger agt, Norfolk; 1931- station agent for C&NW & AT&SF RRs, Superior; during World War ent USN Oct 1917, teleg opr, bur of navigation, Washington D C & Paris, Brest & Poitiers France, disch Nov, 1919; Amer Leg, past post comm; ORT: C of C; Superior Country Club; Kiwanis, past pres; AF&AM, RAM at Neligh; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby,


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golf; off C&NW RR Depot; res 907 Dakota, Superior.

   NOREN, ED C: Chief Clerk of Cement Co; b Oak Hill, Kas Oct 8, 1889; s of Charles E Noren-Emily Hanson; ed Concordia Kas; Concordia Kas Bus Coll; m Leota L Pitman Nov 6, 1912 Concordia Kas; s Loren E, Robert E; d Donna Beth; 1911-13 steno for Corn Products Co, Superior; 1914-15 asst mgr Superior Modern Laundry; 1916-17 purchasing agt for alfalfa milling co, Hardin Mont; 1917- with Neb Cement Co of Superior, 1917-21 timekeeper, 1921- chief clk; mbr bd of edn, 6 years; Kiwanis, pres; C of C; Superior Rod & Gun Club; AF&AM 121; Bapt Ch, trustee & deacon; Rep; res Superior.

   NORGAARD, JAMES O: General Manager of Creamery; b Denmark Oct 16, 1893; s of Christian Norgaard-Maren Nielsen; ed Technical HS of Denmark; U of Wis; m Violet A M Rasmussen May 10, 1916 Harbor Beach Mich; s Ormond L, Harold J; 1914 came to U S; 1914-16 with West De Pere Co-op Creamery, West De Pere Wis; taught short time in U of Wis; 1918 helped org Farmers Union Co-op Creamery at Superior; 1918- gen mgr Neb Farmers Union Co-op Creamery, main office, Superior; dir Citizens Bldg, Loan & Savings Assn; dir Farmers Union Industries Mutual Ins Co of Omaha; owner Superior Finance Co; 1936 sent by Neb Farmers Union to study European co-op assns; dir Nall Dairy Union; during World War, 1918, govt butter inspector for USN; Farmers Union; pres Superior Country Club; Luth Ch; Dem; hobbies, golf, amateur moving pictures; off 2nd & Park; res 970 East 4th, Superior.

   PORTWOOD, JOHN E: Merchant; b Decatur, Ill Jan 20, 1880; s of David Portwood-Nancy J Culver; ed Shelby Co Ill, Clay & Nuckolls Cos; Nelson & Edgar HSs; 2 summers in tchrs normal schs; m Alice Orner June 25. 1905 Nelson; s Donald E, Joseph L; d Helen Gail, Hannah Doris; 1897-98 tchr, Nuckolls Co; 1898-1909 clk for William A Voigt, Gen Mdse, Nelson; 1909- ptr of brother Wilbur L in Portwood Co, gen merc bus, Nelson; owner farm ints in Neb, Kas & Colo; Fedn of Neb Retailers; Neb Retail Clothiers Assn; pres Nuckolls Co Fair Assn; past pres C of C; AF&AM 77; Dem, mbr Nuckolls Co Central Com; hobbies, travel, golf; res Nelson.

   RICE, JOHN DAVID: Superintendent of Schools; b Grand Island, Neb Jan 16, 1901; s of John D Rice-Carrie Louise Martin; ed Grand Island HS 1921; Grand Island Coll, BA 1924; Columbia U, MA 1930; Pi Kappa Delta; m Minnie Caress Aug 1, 1926 Grand Island; s John David Jr; 1924-28 supt of schs, Glenvil; 1928-31 supt of schs, Holbrook; 1931-38 supt of schs, Arapahoe; 1938- supt of schs, Superior; NSTA, past pres & past VP dist 5; past pres & past secy SW Neb Schoolmens Club; Southern Neb 4-Co Schoolmens Assn; Neb Schoolmasters Club; Assn of Supts & Prins of Neb; Assn of Neb Sch Bds & Execs; past pres Rotary, Arapahoe; Superior Country Club; Kiwanis: C of C; AF&AM 257; Bapt Ch; Rep; hobbies, sports, golf, tennis; res Superior.

   SCHAER, CARL C: Hotel Proprietor; b Superior, Neb June 15, 1884; s of C Schaer-Bertha Hohn; ed Superior HS; LBC; m Elizabeth Sanford June 1, 1910 Falls City; s Sanford F; 1902-13 mgr Union Hotel, Superior; 1913-17 in merc bus, Longmont Colo; 1917- mgr & prop Union Hotel, Superior; 1933-37 appraiser & field representative for HOLC; past mbr city coun 2 years; mayor 1 term, Superior, an org 1st golf course in Superior; ch mbr Northwestern Hotel Assn; C of C; Cath Ch; Dem; father came to Superior 1878 built Union Hotel 1880, also helped install & was part owner of 1st light plant & 1st tele co; res Superior.

   SCHERZINGER, FRANK A: Publisher; b Clarington, O Apr 7, 1865; s of John B Scherzinger-Rosa A Yost; ed Clarington O; m Bess H Bradley Nov 14 1894 Nelson; s Vic B; d Ruth I (Mrs Lawson J Wehrman); learned printing trade by working in off of Clarington Ohio Independent; 1884 came to Nelson; 1886- owner & publisher Nelson Gazette; mbr bd of edn; past mbr city coun; dir Nelson band 25 years; mbr NPA 40 years; proponent & chmn Pershing Memorial Commission; Nuckolls Co Fair Assn; secy C of C; Presby Ch, elder & choir dir; Rep, chmn Nuckolls Co Central Com; hobby, music; res Nelson.

   SCHROEDER, HOWARD F: Superintendent of Schools: b Dodge Co, Neb Dec 17, 1901; s of Henry Schroeder-Emma Schumacher; ed Hooper HS; U of N, BSc 1924, MA 1934; Acacia; Phi Delta Kappa; m Helen Josephine Kneeland Dec 23, 1928 Hastings; s Stephen Fredericke; d Sydney Kay; 1924-28 HS prin & coach, Ravenna; 1928-31 supt of schs, Kenesaw; 1931- supt of schs, Nelson; ofcl at football, basketball & track in HS & coll meets & games; NSTA; Neb Schoolmasters Club; NEA; past pres Southern Neb 4-Co Schoolmens Assn; pres Southern Neb Big Six Athletic Conf; Superior Golf Club; AF&AM 72, Hooper; Scot Rite, Hastings; Luth Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting, woodworking; res Nelson.

   SCROGGIN, BENJAMIN F: Bank President; b Logan Co, Ill Dec 25, 1862; s of Leonard K Scroggin-Lavina Buckles; ed Mt Pulaski Ill; m Arthilda C Gasaway Mar 1, 1887 Mt Pulaski Ill; s Grover G, John L; d Doris E (Mrs W A Schumacker); 1887 came to Neb; 1887-1903 farmer near Oak; 1898-1909 estab & oprd Scroggin & Co Bank at Oak, 1909 Inc, 1909- pres; 1887- owner farms in Nuckolls & Clay Cos, Canada, Minn, Ark, Kas & Ill; 1935- pres Security State Bank of Edgar; owner Oak Elevator Co; AF&AM 243, past master; Dem, del to natl conv in Denver 1908 when William Jennings Bryan was nominated for pres; hobby, fishing; res Oak.

   SCROGGIN, JOHN L: Bank Vice-President; b Nuckolls Co, Neb Nov 16, 1890; s of Benjamin F Scroggin-Arthilda C Gasaway; ed Oak HS: U of N; m Hazel Artha Jones June 14, 1915 Superior; d Janet Kathrine (Mrs Harold Crouch); 1906- with Scroggin & Co Bank of Oak, 1906-14 bkkpr, 1909- dir, 1914 cash, 1937- mgr; 1935- VP & dir Security State Bank of Edgar; 1922-25 opr comml radio broadcasting station KFEQ at Oak; 1925 moved station to St Joseph Mo, 1925-36 owner: owner farms in Nuckolls & Thayer Cos; mbr bd of edn; AF&AM 243, past master; Scot Rite; Tehama Shrine; Dem; hobbies, woodworking, radio; res Oak.

   SHAW, CLAUDE E: Insurance Agent; b Bloomington, Ill Sept 8, 1879; s of Eugene T Shaw-Katherine Fryer: ed Greenwood Ark; m Ella Guthrie May 9, 1900 Superior; 1898-1900 teleg opr MoP RR, Van Buren Ark, Claremore & Fort Gibson Okla, Indian Territory; 1900-03 teleg opr for Christy Grain Co, & AP opr, Guthrie Okla: 1903-24 in milling & grain bus, Superior; 1920 built concrete Superior Terminal Elevator, Superior; 1924- ins agt, Superior; past mbr city coun; 1934-35 pres C of C, 1939- secy; Kiwanis; Superior Country Club; Superior Rod & Gun Club; AF&AM 121; RAM; Dem; Nuckolls Co chmn of President's Birthday Ball; Nuckolls Co chmn Natl Foundation for Infantile Paralysis; Nuckolls Co campaign chmn for Sen George W Norris & Gov Cochran; off 328 Central; res 343 S Bloom, Superior.

   SHEETS, IRA: Lumber Dealer; b Madison Co, Ia Mar 28, 1870; s of William C Sheets-Sarah E Francis: ed Ia; m Una B Delay Mar 3, 1891 Gosper Co; s Emmett I; d Irma L (Mrs William C Fleming), Lola G (Mrs John Hurley); 1889 came in covered wagon from Ia to Neb: 1889-1900 farmed, Gosper Co; 1900-04 foreman, Furnas Co Livestock Co ranch; 1904-08 mgr Perry Lbr Co, Bartley: 1909-12 an org, pres & mgr Sheets Lbr Co, Beaver City, Hendley & Wilsonville, resided in Beaver City; estab lbr yard, Lebanon; 1917 an org & pres Valley Lbr Co, Danbury, Marion & later Padroni Colo & Superior; 1930 an org & pres Perry-Sheets Lbr Co, Holdrege, Loomis, Bertrand & Smithfield; 1935- mgr & pres Valley Lbr Co, Superior & Danbury: 1900- in real est bus; past mbr city coun & sch bd, Beaver City & Bartley; owner farm ints in Colo; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; past pres Holdrege C of C; past pres Superior C of C; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, building & stock farm; res Superior.

   SILVER, JOHN M: Owner Bottling Co; b Galveston, Ind Sept 17, 1869; s of George W Silver-Nancy H Kepner; ed Carroll Co Ind; Bunker Hill Ind HS; m Daisy V Conlee June 12, 1893 Beatrice; d Helen (Mrs Ancel Green), Elsie (Mrs Edward Frerichs); 1888-1908 with CB&Q RR, 1888-89 station agt & teleg opr at Sacramento, 1889-90 relief agt Wymore div, 1890-91 advance agt Wyo, div, 1891-98 relief agt Wymore div, 1893-95 station agt, 1895-1900 station agt at Hardy, 1900-08 station agt, Superior; 1908- owner, opr & pres Superior Coca-Cola Bottling Co, Inc; 1928 pres Citizens Building, Loan & Savings Assn; past mayor 1 year, Superior; past mbr city coun 2 years; past secy 5 years & past pres 3 years Neb Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages; pres 1917-18 Amer Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages; Assoc Industries of Neb, an org & past VP; an org Neb Mfrs Assn, past secy 22 years; dir Neb Good Roads Assn; past pres C of C, chmn good roads com 30 years; AF&AM 121; RAM; R&SM; KT, past eminent comm; Sesostris Shrine; OES; Presby Ch, trustee; Rep; hobby, good roads; off National & 2nd; res 833 Kansas, Superior.



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   SPOHN, GEORGE J: Farmer; b Cass Co, Neb Oct 27, 1860; s of Mathias Spohn-Theresa Nipp; ed Superior; priv sch, Rock Bluffs; m Mary Sturm Jan 15, 1894 Cass Co; s Don Valis; 1876 came to Nuckolls Co; 1878, 1880-81 sch tchr, Nuckolls Co & Superior; 1881-1902 farmed near Superior, still owns farm ints; 1885-90 P M, Superior; 1899 Neb sen; OES, ch mbr, past patron; AF&AM 121, past master; past grand high priest RAM; past comm KT; R&SM; Sesostris Shrine; Presby Ch; Dem, past chmn Nuckolls Co Central Com; res Superior.

   STAHL, BEN L: Manager Lumber Co; b Cambridge, Neb Feb 10, 1896; s of Abraham L Stahl-Lillian Loughridge; ed Cambridge HS; m Grace Butler Aug 10, 1921 Muscatine Ia; d Barbara Jeanne, Marilynn, Eleanor Louise; 1914-15 clk Cambridge Clothing Co; 1915 with Postum Cereal Co, Battle Creek Mich; 1915-16 tchr, Gosper Co; 1916-17 emp by Perry Lbr Co at Arapahoe, 1919-20 asst mgr, Holdrege; 1920- mgr Day & Frees Lbr & Coal Co, Nelson, 1931- secy Nuckolls Co B & L Assn; during World War Aug 1917, aviation branch of USN, disch July, 1919; Amer Leg, 2 terms Nuckolls Co comm, past post comm; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; AF&AM 77; Scot Rite 32o; Tehama Shrine, Hastings; Presby Ch; Rep, 1934- secy Nuckolls Co Central Com; res Nelson.

   STEPHENSON, RICHARD J: Grocer; b Geneva, Neb Feb 13, 1893; s of Earl E Stephenson-Anna E Fleming; ed Superior HS; m Olive S Black Mar 20, 1919 Superior; d Betty Ruth, Helen Marie; 1907- 11 with Longs Hdw Co, Superior; 1911- groc, Superior; past mbr city coun; pres bd of edn; dir Citizens Bldg, Loan & Savings Assn; C of C; Amer Leg; Cath Ch; off 136 E 4th; res 1313 Idaho, Superior.

   STUBBS, FRANK H: Attorney; b Chillicothe, Mo May 30, 1872; s of George B Stubbs-Sarah Evaline Hales; ed Chillicothe Mo HS 1890; studied law in off of Lewis A Chapman, Chillicothe Mo; m Avis I Long Sept 17, 1902 Superior; s Daniel, Marshall, Frank H; d Blanche J (Mrs Glen Blauvelt), Frances E (Mrs Hugh Hill); 1894 adm to Mo bar; prior to 1894 various occupations in Mo; 1897-1908 prac law & taught sch several mos, Superior; 1908-15 prac law, Kansas City Mo; 1918- prac law, Superior; 1926-30 Nuckolls Co atty; atty for UP, MoP, CB&Q, AT&SF, CRI&P & C&NW RRs; atty for Farmers State Bank of Superior, Farmers State Bank of Hardy, Southern Neb Power Co, Ideal Cement Co & Citizens Bldg, Loan & Savings Assn; owner farm ints in Nuckolls & Buffalo Cos, property in Superior; past mbr bd of edn & past mayor, Superior; past pres Nuckolls Co Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; C of C; Dem, past chmn Nuckolls Co Central Com; res Superior.

   TEMPLETON, W C: Publisher; b Nevada, Ia Dec 9, 1876; s of Thomas C Templeton-Sarah Tanner; ed Nevada Ia HS; m Pearl M Minor May 27, 1902 Fullerton; s Kenneth C, T Carroll, Glenn Merlyn; d Lois Ruth; 1893-94 printer Nevada Representative, Nevada Ia; 1894-95 printer for Nevada Ia Watchman & Nevada Journal; 1895-1902 printer & editor, Fullerton Post, 1902-04 publisher; 1904 publisher Belgrade Herald; 1905-07 gen foreman, Newman Grove Reporter; 1907 printer, Columbus Telegram; 1907-16 foreman O'Neill Independent; 1916-22 owner & publisher Page Reporter; 1922- 31 managing editor O'Neill Frontier; 1931-36 foreman Superior Journal, 1936- publisher; NPA; C of C; IOOF 87, past grand; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 231 Central; res 224 Collette, Superior.

   WORDEN, DORSEY: Farmer & Stockman; b Nuckolls Co, Neb Apr 1, 1887; s of Amariah H Worden-Ella Nash; ed Superior HS; m Erma Goodhue Mar 27, 1914 Superior; s Louis Goodhue; d Genevieve Goodhue; 1905- owner & opr 220 A modern farm near Superior; 1918- owner additional 80 A near Superior, land ints in Okla, Kas & Colo; dir sch bd 16 years; active in Republican River Pub Power & Irrigation Dist; PTA; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, irrigation; parents came in covered wagon from N Y to Neb 1870, homesteaded in Nuckolls Co, father farmer & stockman; res Superior.

   WORDEN, MRS ERMA GOODHUE: Homemaker; b Superior, Neb Jan 14, 1894; d of Louis Peter Goodhue-Mae Burdick; ed Superior HS 1912; U of N, Sch of Music, supvrs certificate 1913; "Tri-M's;" Amer Inst of Normal Methods, Northwestern U, 1914; m Dorsey Worden Mar 27, 1914 Superior; s Louis Goodhue; d Genevieve Goodhue; 1913-14 music supvr, Nelson HS; 1914- homemaker; ch mbr Amer Leg aux, Superior; mbr Superior Musical Assn 12 years, treas 2 years; PTA, mbr 8 years, past secy; pres Valley Home Womans Club; mbr Federated Womans Club; OES; Meth Ch, past organist 4 years; hobbies, reading, music, club work; father came to Superior 1877, before railroads were there, engaged in hotel bus; mother came 1892; res Superior.

   WORDEN, FRANK: Farmer & Stockman; b Nuckolls Co, Neb Dec 11, 1874; s of Amariah Worden-Ella Nash; ed Nuckolls Co; Superior HS 1894; m Edith Griffin Sept 25, 1901 Jewell Co Kas; d Wilma Grace (Mrs Ray M Ely); 1894-97 tchr, Nuckolls Co; 1897-1903 indep farmer on father's farm; 1903-04 owner & opr 160 A farm, Jewell Co Kas, 1904- owner & opr 760 A farm in Nuckolls Co, also stockfeeder; VP & dir Security State Bank of Superior; Indep; parents came from Ia to Nuckolls Co in 1870, father was farmer & stockman; res Superior.

   WORLEY, JOHN HOWARD: Hotel Manager; b Formoso, Kas Apr 30, 1907; s of Hugh J Worley-Millie Daniel; ed Formoso Kas HS 1924; Kas St Coll, BSc 1929; Phi Delta Kappa; m Meredith V Panton May 16, 1930 Oak Hill Kas; s Hugh Irving, James Lowell; 1929-30 tchr rural HS, Athens Kas; 1930-31 clk Vinita Hotel, Vinita Okla; 1931-35 clk Sunflower Hotel, Abilene Kas; 1935- mgr Nebraskan Hotel, Superior; VP Neb Hotel Assn; mbr Amer Hotel Assn; Northwestern Hotel Assn; Kiwanis, secy & treas; secy-treas C of C; Superior Country Club; Superior Rod & Gun Club; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, collecting stamps; res Nebraskan Hotel, Superior.

   ZULAUF, CLARENCE R: Furniture Dealer & Undertaker; b Stamford, Neb July 14, 1903; s of John M Zulauf-Pearl Minnix; ed Wilcox HS; Doane Coll; m Almira Hall July 1, 1928 Lincoln; s John Hall; 1921-23 with Wadlow Mortuary, Lincoln; 1924- opr hdw, furn & undertaking bus, Wilcox; 1938 dir Zulauf-Denny Funeral Home, Superior, also owner & opr Zulauf furn & major appliances bus; lic embalmer & funeral dir in Neb; VP Neb Retail Hdw Assn; Neb & Nail Funeral Dirs Assn; past pres Wilcox C of C; pres Superior C of C; Kiwanis; Superior Country Club; Superior Rod & Gun Club; IOOF; Meth Ch; off 401 Central; res Superior.





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