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


Who's Who

asst cash First Natl Bank, McCook, 1938- cash; Neb St & Amer Bankers Assns; C of C; AF&AM; Congl Ch: Dem; hobby, golf; res 1007 West 1st, McCook.

   LARMON, ROLLAND: Banker; b Pomeroy, Ia July 31, 1898; s of E B Larmon-Alberta Ebersole; ed Oxford HS; U of N 1918; m Lola Hensley Aug 24, 1919 Oxford; s Harold E; 1916-19 bkkpr Security State Bank, Oxford; 1919-23 asst cash Wilsonville State Bank, Wilsonville; 1923-32 asst cash First Natl Bank of McCook, 1932-38 cash, 1938 pres; city treas; dir, past pres C of C; dir YMCA; past master AF&AM; Amer Leg; treas Congl Ch; Rep; off First Natl Bank; res 205 East K, McCook.

   LEININGER, EARL FRANCIS: Physician & Surgeon; b Greeley, Neb Oct 22, 1897; s of Phillip H Leininger-Delia M Grady; ed Sargent HS; U of N, BSc 1921, MD 1923; Omega Beta Pi; Phi Chi; m Eda Jane Corley July 8, 1923 McCook; d Marcia Suzanne; 1923 interne Wise Memorial Hosp, Omaha; 1923-24 prac in McCook; 1924-28 prac in Atwood Kas; 1928- gen prac in McCook; staff mbr St Catherine's Hosp; past secy S W Neb Dist Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; during World War at Camp, MacArthur OTS, Waco Tex; C of C; BPOE; AF&AM; Episc Ch; off Penney Bldg; res 1212 West 1st, McCook.

   McCANN, RICHARD HOWE: School Principal; b Beatrice, Neb Nov 11, 1902; s of Joseph H McCann-Laura Howe; ed Beatrice HS; Cotner Coll, BA 1924; 1919-29 state HS debate champion, state coll debate champion 1921 & 1924; editor student paper Cotner Collegian; U of N Coll of Law 1922-23, MA 1936: Phi Lambda Epsilon; Pi Kappa Delta; Acacia; m Viola Black Sept 1, 1925 Lincoln; 1924-25 prin Brock HS; 1925- prin of McCook Jr HS; pres pub safety coun: pres BSA coun; gives 200 lectures each year to HS groups, clubs, co tchrs institutes & convs in Neb & Kas; served 5 years as 1st VP of Neb congress PTA; past pres dist 5, NSTA, past chmn Neb com on edn of exceptional children; past pres SW Neb Schoolmens Club; past exalted ruler BPOE, mbr crippled childrens com; Rotary; First Chris Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting, camping; off Jr HS; res 1405 West 2nd, McCook.

   McCARL, CHARLES ELWOOD: Attorney; b McCook, Neb June 9, 1909; s of Thomas E McCarl-Catherine Andrews; ed McCook HS; McCook Jr Coll, 1927-28; U of N, BA 1931, LLB 1933; Delta Upsilon; Phi Delta Phi; Kosmet Klub, mbr Great Cathedral Choir, Lincoln 1929-33; 1933 adm to bar to prac in all state courts in Neb, also to prac in fed dist courts; 1933- prac in McCook: Jan 5, 1939 became mbr firm Butler, James & McCarl; 1935- Redwillow Co atty; 1936-37 secy & treas 14th Judicial Dist Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; Jr C of C; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, tennis, swimming, music; off 301% Main; res 1406 West 2nd, McCook.

   McMILLEN, MRS A: Pbamacist; b Exeter, Ont Canada May 18, 1867: d of A McConnell-Mary M Shaw: ed Canada; m A McMillen Feb 20, 1889 McCook (dec Jan 11, 1922); s Cecil (dec Mar 23, 1934); d Hazel (dec); Mr McMillen estab drug store 1885, Mrs McMillen has continued as active mgr since his death; 1935 gave jr coll to McCook as a memorial to son Cecil; Pleasure Hour Club; Top Notch Club; Dinner Club; Congl Ch; Rep; hobby, boosting Jr coll; father came to McCook in 1883; res 306 East 2nd, McCook.

   MARSH, CARL F: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Hitchcock Co, Neb May 1, 1889; s of F C Marsh-Nancy I Dexter; ed Hitchcock Co; La Salle Extn U; m Margaret E Cundall May 21, 1910 Atwood Kas; s C Frederick; d Nan Elizabeth; 1907 with Benedict-Hall real est off in Trenton; 1911-20 opr indep real est bus in Trenton; 1920- in real est bus in McCook; 1934 apptd WPA land appraiser for Neb, began, with South Omaha bridge, then went to Sutherland project at Columbus, Genoa project, Tri-Co, North & Middle Loup projects, supervised pur of approximately 6 million dollars worth of right of way; C of C; past mbr IOOF; AF&AM: 1928 Rep del to natl conv, 1932 del to conv in Chicago; Meth Ch; hobby, fishing; off Marsh Bldg; res N Main, McCook.

   MERRELL, MAX: Hotel Owner; b Diller, Neb July 7. 1889; s of S R Merrell-Allie Shields; ed Fairbury HS; U of N; U of Mich, LLB; Phi Delta Theta; m Hazel Poland Oct 24, 1918 Junction City Kas; s Scott; 1913 with Dwight Bell in law firm, San Diego Cal; 1915-17 prac in Fairbury; 1917 in US N; 1918-22 mgr Gillette Hotel, Manhattan Kas; 1922-35 mgr Keystone Hotel, McCook; 1925-30 opr Parkson Hotel, Okmulgee Okla; 1930-32 opr Holliday Hotel, Cairo Ill; 1932- opr Keystone Hotel, McCook; C of C; Neb Hotel Assn; Amer Hotel Assn; past mbr Rotary; past mbr Kiwanis; BPOE; AF&AM; MWA; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Keystone Hotel.

   MITCHELL, DANIEL L: Bank Cashier; b Harrison Co, Ind Mar 5, 1896; s of George W Mitchell-Kate Frank; ed Maywood HS; LBC; m Florence M Cochran Sept 2, 1926 Wilsonville; 1912-20 famed in Lincoln Co; 1920-21 bkkpr State Bank of Bartley, 1921-37 asst cash, 1937- cash; came to Neb when 4 years old to live with aunt & uncle Mr & Mrs Edward Brown, early settlers on homestead in Lincoln Co; has farm ints in Frontier Co; secy AF&AM; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, gardening; off & res Bartley.

   MORLAN, MRS MARY E: Homemaker; b Tioga Co, Penn Aug 4, 1848; d of Evan Evans-Margaret Williams; ed HS in Wis; Acad of Wis; m W S Morlan Jan 10, 1874 North Platte (dec 1915); 1872 Mrs Morlan came to live in North Platte; 1873 tchr in North Platte schs; 1874 moved to Arapahoe, 1892 moved to McCook, has lived in same house 47 years; past mbr Shakespeare Club; ch mbr Federated Womens Club; Rep; hobbies, reading, writing; res 802 Main, McCook.

   MORRIS, JOHN G: Lumber Dealer; b McCook, Neb Feb 22, 1897; s of John Morris-Edith Nowell; ed McCook HS; m Bernice Lundberg May 10, 1921 McCook; s Gene G; d Bernice Jacqueline; 1916-21 with CB&Q RR shops in McCook; 1921-24 owner & opr of elevator in Heartwell; 1924-25 with Bullard Lbr Co, pur in 1935 by McCook Lbr Co: 1935- with McCook Lbr Co, 1937- mgr; during World War ent USN June 1918, aviation service, disch Apr 1919; C of C; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn & Mountain States Lbr Dlrs Assns; pres Rotary, past dir; AF&AM; RAM; BPOE; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, bunting; off McCook Lbr Co; res 406 4th East, McCook.

   MOSS, GEORGE F: Bank Cashier; b Fenton, Ill Nov 18, 1892; s of George H Moss-Mary Cronkite; ed Miltonvale Kas HS; Gem City Bus Coll, Quincy Ill; m Collie Kramer Dec 10, 1915 McCook; s Jack G, Robert H; 1912-16 bkkpr McCook Natl Bank, 1916-28 asst cash, 1928- cash & dir; 1915-30 city clk; 1930-32 mayor, city treas; has farm ints in Redwillow & Hitchcock Cos; C of C; Rotary; BPOE; past master 2 years AF&AM; past high priest 2 years RAM: R&SM; KT; OES; off 220 Main; res 201 Main, McCook.

   NORRIS, GEORGE WILLIAM: US Senator; b Sandusky Co, 0 July 11, 1861; s of Chauncey Norris-Mary Mook; ed Baldwin U, Ohio; Normal Sch, Northern Ind; Valparaiso Ind, LLB; m Pluma Lashley 1890 (dec 1901); d Hazel (Mrs John P Robertson), Marian (Mrs Harvey F Nelson), Gertrude (Mrs Gordon R Rath); m Ella Leonard 1903; 1883 adm to bar; 3 terms prosecuting atty; 1895-1902 Judge 14th Neb dist; 1903-13 mbr 58th to 62nd congresses, 5th Neb dist; 1913- US senator; led fight in house of representatives which overthrew Cannonism; father of 20th amendment to constitution; obtained enactment of Anti-Injunction Act, Tenn Valley Authority Act 1933, author of Rural Electrification Act 1936; author Neb constitutional amendment of 1934, providing for unicameral legislature; 1932 chmn Natl Progressive League, Roosevelt for pres; Rep; res McCook.

   NOYES, CLYDE CLAYBAUGH: Agrlcultural Extension Agent; b Valley, Neb Nov 19, 1911; s of Edward Porter Noyes-Mary Louise Claybaugh; ed Valley HS; Doane Coll 1928-29; U of N, BSc 1932; Alpha Zeta; m Lucille Sarah Hile Nov 1, 1936 Franklin; s Clyde Raymond; d Cynthia Sue; worked on father's farm until graduation from coll; 1933 in testing dept Ia-Neb Non-Stock Coop Milk Marketing Assn; 1933 tchr of vocational agr, Fairbury HS; 1934 asst Frontier Co agrl agt, Stockville; 1934 with Travelers Ins Co, agrl work in N E Neb; 1935-June 1938 Dundy Co agrl agt; 1938- Redwillow Co agrl agt, McCook; Neb Assn of Co Agrl Agts; chmn agrl com C of C; Meth Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing; parents oprd dairy farm in Douglas Co; off Courthouse; res 1001 East let, McCook.

   O'BRIEN, CHARLES JOHN: Building & Savings Firm Director; b Utica, NY Feb 2, 1869; s of John O'Brien-Ellen J Morris; ed Utica, NY HS; m Veronica King June 28, 1892 Dawson; s John J, James T, Joseph; d Helen M (Mrs John L McCloskey); 1888-1891 clk, J C Allen & Co of McCook; 1891-94 clk with H Lawler & clk, Lowman & Son; 1894-1907 clk, C L DeGroff & Co; 1907 helped org McCook Natl Bank; 1907-28 cash McCook Natl Bank, 1928- pres & dir; dir McCook Co-op Bldg & Savings Assn; KC; C of C; active in orgn McCook baseball club in Neb St


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League; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, baseball & golf; off McCook Natl Bank: res 512 East 4th, McCook.

   OGIER, ROBERT EDWIN: Service Station Owner; b North Platte, Neb May 10, 1908; s of N E Ogier-Raie Garman; ed North Platte HS; U of N, BA 1929; Phi Gamma Delta; during vacation while in uni, salesman in Hendy-Ogier Auto Co, North Platte; 1929-32 in designing & architectural work, N Y City; 1932-34 salesman Hendy-Ogier Auto Co, North Platte; 1934- owner & mgr Ogier's Service Stations, established 1927 by brother Ray; mbr city coun; VP Jr C of C; Rotary; AF&AM, North Platte; off 323 Main; res 312 1st East, McCook.

   PADE, JEAN G: Funeral Director; b McCook, Neb Nov 4, 1896; s of Henry G Pade-Matilda Schroder; ed McCook HS; U of N, 1915-16; U of Okla 1917; Worsham Sch of Embalming, Chicago; Williams Inst of Embalming, Kansas City Kas; m Grace Matson Apr 1926 Colby Kas; s Eugene C; 1919 with uncle Herman in Pade Furn & Carpet Co, McCook; 1932- owner & mgr Pade-Herman Funeral Home & J G Pade Furn Co; during World War joined U S army 1918, disch 1919 at base hosp, detached service laboratory; C of C; past mbr BPOE; past noble grand IOOF 10 years; AF&AM; KT: Meth Ch; hobby, travel; off J G Pade Furn Co; res 908 1st East, McCook.

   PARMENTER, ELZA W: Dentist; b Kenesaw, Neb Sept 17, 1884; s of William Z Parmenter-Martha E Stauffer; ed Kenesaw HS; U of N Coll of Agr: Lincoln Dental Coll, DDS 1909: XI Psi Phi; m Doris E Russell Feb 17, 1926 Denver Colo; d Blaine Winifred; lived on farm with parents until graduation; 1909-12 dentist in Kenesaw; 1912- prac in McCook, staff mbr St Catherine's Hosp; past mbr city coun; past pres S W Neb Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; helped org Country Club; VP Rotary; AF&AM; RAM; R&SM; KT; Tehama Shrine; AOUW; hobbies, hunting, fishing, golf; archcry; off 122 1/2 Main; res 1202 tat East, McCook.

   PENNELL, FRED A: Retired: b Tama, Ia Dec 18, 1867; s of Lewis H Pennell-Mary Ellen Bailey; ed Tama HS; m Jennie Smith 1891 Ainsworth; d Leah Isabelle (Mrs E F Leary); 1884-85 with Ainsworth Journal; 1886-89 courthouse reporter for Ainsworth Journal, also Brown Co dep clk & later co clk; 1889 abstractor with A Altschur in Ainsworth; 1892-97 bkkpr & asst cash, 1897-1920 cash First Natl Bank, McCook; 1920-32 owner & opr Ford Agency; 1932 sold agcy & ret; pres of McCook Co-op Bldg & Savings Assn; dir First Natl Bank; past mbr city coun: past pres & past treas C of C; ch mbr Rotary; Prot; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off First Natl Bank; res 608 1st East, McCook.

   PETERSEN, EDWARD F: Laundry Owner; b Chicago, Ill Jan 21, 1885: s of Martin Petersen-Marian Falstaff; ed Denver Colo HS; m Christiana F Jansen Aug 22, 1917 Denver; s Edward J, Kenneth F; 1908 appr Western Steam Laundry, Denver; 1917 foreman Elite Laundry, Colorado Springs Colo; 1920- owner & mgr Ideal Laundry & Dry Cleanerg, McCook; past pres Neb Laundry Owners Assn; Amer Inst of Laundering; past dir C of C; mbr city coun 6 years, pres 4 years; put pres Assoc Charities: past chmn Redwillow Co FERA; past mbr Rotary; past exalted ruler BPOE; AF&AM; RAM; R&SM; Rep; hobby, community service; res 1109 East 1st, McCook.

   REAL, FRANK: Owner Elevator Co; b Princeville, Ill Mar 3, 1868; s of John J Real-Sarah Hennessey; ed Forrest Ill HS; m Eloise Laugeman Apr 27, 1910 Springfield Ill; d Julia (Mrs J G Colgan). Margaret (Mrs L E Hoots), Eloise (Mrs H J Skidmore), Willa (Mrs Neal Bailey), Frances, Florence; 1886-91 with father on farm near Perry; 1892-98 bkkpr & grain buyer for E E McCann Grain Co in Perry; 1897 pur int of E E McCann & became mgr; 1898 sold int to H H Easterday Co: 1899 retd to McCook & became mgr Easterday int; 1905 pur elevators in Kenesaw Neb & Traer Kas; 1906 pur J M Sewell int in Sewell, Real, Easterday Co at McCook & Perry; 1908 pur elevators at Trenton & Heartwell; 1938 pur Easterday int, owner & opr of all elevators pur since 1899; mayor 3 terms; past mbr city coun; ch mbr & dir C of C; Neb State treas BPOE 11 years, sponsor & org of crippled childrens com 1922, speaker in interest of work, affiliated since 1936 with state welfare dept; dir Neb Soc for Crippled Children; Rotary; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, crippled childrens work, agriculture; off Real Grain Co; res 610 1st East, McCook.

   REED, ROLAND RAY: Physician & Surgeon; b Blair, Neb Aug 20, 1886; s of Obedo Reed-Emma J Thorndike; ed Randolph HS; U of N, MD; Phi Rho Sigma; m Helen F Keagy June 15, 1910 Lincoln; s Roland R Jr; d Doris Jean; Interne Wise Memorial Hosp of Omaha; 1910- prac in McCook; staff mbr St Catherine's Hosp, past staff pres; CB&Q RR Surgeon; past city phys; during World War enl Sept 1917, O/S with 6th ammunition train & field hosp 40, disch June 19, 1919; past secy & past pres S W Neb Med Soc; past pres & past secy Redwillow Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; past mbr C of C; ch mbr Rotary, 2nd pres; AF&AM; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, fishing; off 301 1/2 Main; res 1106 1st East, McCook.

   REID, MARION C: Grocer; b Boone Co, Ia May 24, 1896; s of A F Reid-Blanche Ousley; ed Newton Kas HS; U of Kas; Chi Phi; m Louise Steinkirchner Feb 6, 1922 Newton Kas; 1915 tchr, Lost Springs Kas; during World War joined U S army 1917, O/S 18 mos, disch 1919; 1920 salesman, Concordia Kas Merc Co; 1923-28 salesman for Sprague-Warner Whol Co of Chicago; 1928-35 with F T Moore in White House Groc, McCook; 1935 pur Moore int; 1935- owner & opr White House Groc; past mbr Neb Food Dlrs Assn; C of C; Amer Leg; VFW; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, fishing; off 310 Main; res 310 1/2 Main, McCook.

   REITER, JOE: Owner Grain Elevator; b Redwillow Co, Neb Nov 9, 1886; s of John Reiter-Rose Hahn; ed Redwillow Co; 1905-06 with father in paint factory; 1907-08 in carp work; 1909 emp in Farmers Elevalor & Lbr Yard, Indianola; 1910-12 mgr Duff Grain Co, Red Willow; 1913-15 mgr Koehler-Twidale Grain Co, Indianola: 1916 did electrical work; 1917 mgr Farmers Equity Grain Co, Indianola; 1918-19 mgr William McCallum Grain Co; 1926- owner & mgr elevator, Indianola; past city clk; Neb Grain Dlrs Assn; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, band & orchestra, hunting, fishing; res Indianola.

   REYNOLDS, MRS KATIE M: County Treasurer; b Oxford, Neb Nov 16, 1885; d of William B Johnson-Isabelle Banta; ed Holdrege HS 1904: m Stephen A Campbell June 1905; s Harold Campbell; m Milton C Reynolds Aug 1911 McCook; s Mannie Reynolds; d Elaine Reynolds; 1904-07 tchr, Phelps Co schs; 1909-11 mgr tele co, Culbertson; 1928-31 asst to Redwillow Co dep treas; 1931-35 Redwillow Co dep treas; 1935- Redwillow Co treas; OES; ARC; Bapt Ch, SS supt; hobbies, church work, reading; father was Civil War veteran, parents homesteaded N of Oxford; off Courthouse; res 105 West G, McCook.

   REYNOLDS, MANNIE: Tire Dealer; b Culbertson, Neb Nov 29, 1911; s of Milton C Reynolds-Katie M Johnson; ed Holdrege HS; McCook Jr Coll; U of WYO; m Ardis L Waugh June 24, 1934 McCook; 1933-34 tchr in McCook & coach, Jr Coll; 1935- with B F Goodrich Co of Omaha, 1936- mgr Goodrich Tire Store, MeCook: winner trip to World Series 1938, awarded by company for exceeding sales quota; past mbr Kiwanis; whol com C of C: Bapt Ch; Dem; hobby, sports; off 312 Main; res 405 East I, McCook.

   REYNOLDS, WILLIAM A: Secretary & Treasurer Farm Loan Assn; b Ponca, Neb Sept 12, 1880; s of Andrew Reynolds-Mary Robinson; ed Ponca HS; WSTC; m Mary Foley June 12, 1918 Indianola; s William E; 1900-06 clk Dixon Bank, Norfolk Natl Bank & cash Tamora Bank; 1907-33 cash Farmers State Bank, Indianola; 1918-37 secy Farm Loan Assn; 1937- secy-treas McCook Farm Loan Assn; mbr Indianola sch bd 18 years; 1913-15 mbr state legislature; past mayor, past city clk, past city treas & past mbr city coun of Indianola; McCook C of C; AF&AM. Parents came from Penn & settled in Dixon Co 1870; off Pringle Bldg, McCook, res Indianola.

   RITCHIE, CHARLES DAVID: Attorney; b North Bend, Neb Aug 24, 1879; s of David Ritchie-Nellie Boe; ed North Bend HS; Fremont Normal; U of N, BA 1903, LLB 1905; Chi Phi; Phi Delta Phi; Order of Coif; ch mbr Innocents; m Lila Le Gore June 10, 1908 Lincoln; s Robert Charles; 1905-09 with W S Morlan in prac at McCook; 1909-18 prac with firm of Ritchie-Wolff; 1918- in indep prac; past city atty 2 terms; past Redwillow Co atty 2 terms; past mbr sch bd 3 terms; 1st secy 14th Judicial Dist Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; C of C; past pres Kiwanis; past mbr KP; past mbr AF &AM; past trustee Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, woodwork, gardening; off 201 1/2 Main; res 1008 jai East, McCook.

   ROSEBUSH, MRS MINERVA FAUS: Homemaker; b Ida Co, Ia Dec 3, 1877; d of Thomas Ware Faus-Delilah Beishline; ed Cherokee Ia; m Harford N Rosebush Oct 18, 1894 Cherokee Ia; s Robert Faus, Edward



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F (dec); d Florence Marie (Mrs Carl Marsh, dec), Merle Vivian; since 1906 a resident of McCook, active in civic & welfare work; has assisted in art dept of Redwillow Co Fair many years; past worthy matron OES, 10 years att Neb grand ch, gen grand ch conv Denver 1928, Indianapolis 1937; DAR; ARC; Assoc Charities; YWCA; Womans Club; PTA; Matinee Music Club; Memorial Meth Ch. past steward 20 Years, supt jr dept SS many years; hobbies, needlework. china painting, readings; parents born in Penn, moved to Ia 1874, father was contr, lived in Cherokee Ia until 1906. Mother tchr in Penn & in first sch of Griggs twp Ida Co Ia; res 1902 Main, McCook.

   SADLER, EDWARD C: Merchant; b Council Bluffs Ia Feb 14, 1886; s of E R Sadler-Fannie Brenizer; ed Lincoln; m Gertrude Rider June 21, 1920 McCook; s Robert; 1902-12 with Wis Furn & Coffin GO, appr in Lincoln, advanced to casket maker; 1912-16 casket maker with Omaha Casket Co; 1916-18 supt Neb Casket Co, Lincoln; 1918 with father in cigar store, McCook; 1919-21 mgr Natl Variety Store; 1922-30 clk W B Mills Hdw Co; 1931- owner Phelps Candy Shop, changed name to Sadler Candy Shop, now dlr in candy, magazines & tobacco; C of C; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, fishing; off 412 Main; res 320 West 1st, McCook

   SCHEIDT, FRED: Assistant Manager Gas Company; b Russia, Oct 3, 1893; s of Peter Scheidt-Pauline Sinner; ed Culbertson; York Comml Coll; m Sarah Glantz Dec 25, 1915 Trenton; s Kenneth Harley, Robert Frederick; with parents came from Russia to Greeley Colo then Culbertson; 1915-16 fireman CB&Q RR, McCook div; 1916-17, 1919-22 farmed in Hitchcock Co; 1918 star route mail carrier Culbertson to Hayes Center; 1922-26 train messenger, Amer Rwy Express; off in McCook; 1925- with citizens Gas Co as service man, meter reader, repairman, 1937- asst mgr; chmn publicity com, Kiwanis; mbr retail com C of C; Country Club; hobbies, woodworking, golf, archery; off 109 Main; res 1106 4th West, McCook.

   SCHENCK, HAL F: Clergyman: b Mays Landing, N J Aug 12, 1887; s of William S Schenck-Rachel Bounds; ed Mays Landing N J HS; Princeton U, BA, 1911, MA 1912, BD 1913; m Rebecca White May 3, 1920 Baltimore Md; s John C; d Virginia Lee; 1913-15 Pastor Meth Ch in Natl Park N Y; 1915-18 Meth pastor West Philadelphia Penn; 1919-22 pastor Lakeville 0, 1922-25 Brock Neb, 1925-28 Friend; 1928-30 Sidney, 1930-35 Fremont, 1935- McCook; lecturer in various civic orgns, religious groups & schs, has given many HS commencement addresses & conducts evangelistic meetings throughout western Neb; during World War was chaplain U S N yards 1 year in Philadelphia; Pres Ministerial Assn of McCook; Neb Meth conf relations com; chmn of ednl com Kiwanis; chmn resolutions com C of C; hobby, hunting; Mrs Schenck active in administrator in Youth Coun work; off Meth Ch; res 707 1st East, McCook.

   SENGPIEHL, ARTHUR P: Clergyman; b Gardner Kas Dec 25. 1899; s of John Ernest Sergpiehl (sic)-Caroline Warielosky; ed Washburn Mo US: U of Ill; Northeastern State Tchrs Coll, Tahlequah Okla; William Jewell Coll, Liberty Mo, BA; Moody Bible Inst of Chicago; Northern Bapt Seminary, Chicago; U of Des Moines; STB, DD; m Ann Marie Andersen May 28, 1924 Dannebrog; s William Robert, Phillip Paul Marvin; 1919 prin rur schs near Bartlesville Okla; 1920 began study for ministry; 1923 pastor Calvary Bapt Ch. Muskegon Mich; 1930-38 pastor Hamilton MO; 1938-39 pastor Chambers: 1939- pastor Baptist Ch, McCook; while in Moody Bible Inst was asst supt of Moody Gospel Mission in Chicago; past chaplain CMTC; chaplain U S reserve army 6 years; chaplain Mo & Kas CCC: evangelist & author of Trends Toward Chaos, Trends Toward Revival; C of C; hobby, evangelistic work; Mrs Sengpiehl also graduate Moody Bible Inst & Northern Bapt Seminary; res 505 1st West, McCook.

   SHEDD, JESSE EDWIN: Superintendent of Schools; b Cherokee Ia Apr 2, 1895; s of Hiram P Shedd-Elizabeth Pendleton; ed Cedar Falls Ia HS; Iowa St Tchrs Coll, Cedar Falls; BA 1918; U of Ia, MA 1934; Theta Alpha Phi; m Dottie M Snell June 5, 1928 Cambridge; s Paul Spencer; 1917-18 asst prin & athletic coach Ia St Tchrs Coll HS, Cedar Falls; 1919-23 rancher in northern Minn, also rur sch tchr 1 year; 1923-25 HS prin Bronson Ia; 1925-29 HS prin & athletic coach in Cambridge; 1929-34 supt city schs, Cambridge; Sept-Dec 1934 prin McCook HS; Jan 1935- supt McCook city schs; pres McCook Jr Coll; past pres dist 6; mbr state exec com, past VP, NSTA; Neb Schoolmasters Club; secy lib bd: during World War in US naval reserve, enl May 31, 1918 commd ensign; Amer Leg; past dir C of C; past pres Rotary; VP, ARC; AF&AM; Meth Ch, mbr of bd; Rep; hobbies, reading, story collecting; off High School Bldg; res 1205 1st West, McCook.

   SHORES, WARD A: Auto Supply Dealer; b Seward Co, Neb Aug 17, 1893; s of C S Shores-Mary Van Kirk; ed Utica HS; U of N, BA; m Martha Carothers Aug 14, 1934 Omaha; d Martha Jean; 1917 in U S army during World War, 1st lt in chemical warfare service, also instr, disch 1919; 1919 homesteaded in Wyo; 1921 supt of Thayer schs; 1923 supt Bartley schs; 1929 with two brothers estab auto supply house; 1937 pur int of brothers, owner & mgr since, also owns Auto Supply Co of Ogallala; past mbr NSTA; past mbr whol com C of C: past to comm Amer Leg, AF&AM, OES; Presby Ch; Rep; off 222 West B; res 604 West 2nd, McCook.

   SIGWING, ALBERT: Equity Exchange Manager; b Rawlins Co, Kas Mar 7, 1890: a of George W Sigwing-Nancy Ann Shafer; ed Grand Island Bus Coll; m Iva Wagy Jan 3, 1916 McCook; s Orville, Harold; 1907- 08 farmed with father near McCook; 1910-16 farmed & worked with transfer co in McCook; 1916-18 clk McCook Equity Exchange, 1918- mgr: ch mbr, past secy Kiwanis; past dir Consumers Co-op Assn of N Kansas City Mo; Natl Farmers Equity Union; C of C; Meth Ch: Rep: hobby, Kiwanis work; res 405 East 5th, McCook.

   SKALLA, CHARLES: City Clark; b Sudetenland Sept 13, 1877; s of Bernard Skalla-Pauline Tropsch; ed Sudetenland & Redwillow Co; 1893-1907 farmed with father in Redwillow Co; 1907-11 Redwillow Co clk; 1912-17 sold ins; 1918-35 ticket agt CB&Q RR; 1935 apptd city clk; 1935- city clk by election; MWA; KC; Cath Ch; Rep; father came to Redwillow Co 1889; res 703 West 2nd, McCook,

   SLABY, MILLICENT M: Librarian; b Iowa City, Ia: d of Albert Slaby-Anna DeVorski: ed McCook HS PSTC; Chicago Kindergarten Coll; library extn course, Seattle Wash: 1893 came to McCook; 1908-28 tchr, McCook, Cleveland 0 & Seattle Wash; 1928- librarian McCook pub lib; past mbr NEA; AAUW; Federated Womens Club; League of Western Writers; hobby, writing poetry; res 812 Main, McCook.

   SLAUTER, LLOYD: Baker; b Decatur Co, Ia July 27, 1891; s of D R Slauter-Martha Schaffner; ed Decatur Co Ia; m Emma B Smith Sept 10 1913 North Platte; 1911-12 learned baker's trade in Shenandoah Ia; 1912-17 baker in Omaha, North Platte, Atkinson, Aurora, Dunlap Ia & Shenandoah Ia: 1917-21 with Failick Bakery, McCook; Mar 1921- owner & opr Slauter's Bakery, McCook; Neb Master Bakers Assn, past dist VP; BPOE, past trustee; UCT; C of C; Country Club; Bapt Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res 212 1/2 Main, McCook.

   SMITH, FRED C: Civil Engineer; b Superior, Neb Dec 24, 1892; s of Edward J Smith-Mary E Campbell; ed Superior HS; U of N; Leland Stanford U; to Edith E McKeown July 21 1923 Kansas City Mo; s Robert Edward; d Elizabeth Mary; 1915 resident engineer with E M Stevens Engineering Co, Kansas City Mo, located Superior; 1916-19 minor engineering positions & management of farm ints; 1920-21 project engineer Neb St dept of public works; 1922-24 project engineer Ill State div of highways; 1926-26 project engineer Neb State dept public works; 1927- dist engineer Neb State dept of roads & Irrigation, in chg of all construction & maintenance of highways in 13 cos of S W Neb; AF&AM, Superior; Scot Rite & Ainad Shrine, East St Louis; C of C; Meth Ch; off Fed Bldg; res 909 East 3rd, McCook.

   SOMERVILLE, RUSSELL BROOKS: Postmaster; b Milan, Mo Dec 30, 1896; s of James M Somerville- Emma J ___; ed McCook HS; Western State Coll, Gunnison Colo; Temple Bar Coll, Missoula Mont, MSc; m Bertha M Haug Jun, 21, 1921 Boulder Colo; s John Russell; d Virginia Ruth, Elizabeth Ann; 1916 tchr near McCook; 1916-18 rancher in Colo; May 31, 1918 ent U S N during World War, served 6 mos in Mediterranean Sea, trained in San Francisco, disch Aug 5, 1919; vice-comm 9th dist Amer Leg, past post comm; 1919-20 rancher in Colo; 1921-22 rural tchr in Colo; 1925-34 supt Redwillow Co schs, McCook; June 1934- P M; past pres Neb ch of Natl Assn of P Ms; past pres S W Neb Tchrs Assn; C of C; 8 years pres Redwillow ch ARC; past pres Kiwanis; past master AF&AM; high priest RAM; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, hunting, fishing, football; off P 0; res 904 East 2nd, McCook.


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   SPENCER, AUGUST EUGENE: Attorney; b Dwight, Ill Oct 22. 1895; s of Melvin N Spencer-Sarah Burkart; ed Maywood HS; Neb Sch of Agr, Curtis; Neb Wes, BA 1921; U of N, LLB 1924; Phi Alpha Delta; Delta Theta Phi; m Eva L Watts July 29, 1923, Loup City; adm to Neb bar 1924: 1924-30 prac in Hayes Center; 1926-30 Hayes Co atty; 1930- prac in Indianola; 1931-35 Redwillow Co atty; 1935- also opr law off in McCook; 1935- owner McCook Credit Assn, ch of natl orgn & mbr Assoc Credit Burs of Neb, Natl Retail Credit Assn & Natl Consumers Credit Reporting Corp; 14th Judicial & Neb Sr Bar Assns; during World War ent Dec 2, 1917 in U S army, 3rd regular div AEF Apr 1919, disch Sept 1919: past co comm Amer Leg: mbr AEF of 1917, mbr 2nd AEF in Paris 1927, mbr 3rd AEF tour of Europe following N Y Amer Leg conv: McCook C of C; Indianola Comml Club, past pres; mbr Unitarian Ch of Lincoln: Rep: hobbies, raising German Dachschunds & garden flowers. Mrs Spencer recd BA from Neb Wes 1921, was adm to bar 1929 & became ptr of husband, accompanied Mr Spencer on last two AEF trips; off Indianola & 420 1/2 Main, McCook; res Indianola.

   STAYNER, LAWRENCE W: Business College Owner; b Jones Co, Ia Aug 30, 1863; s of Cyrus Stayner-Sarah Scriven: ed Clay Co: bus coll, Holdrege 1889; m Wilhelmina Sepmeyer Aug 1889 Lawrence (dec Nov 5, 1895): s Floyd; d Fay (Mr. M L Poteet); m Mrs Mae E Clary June 22, 1901 McCook; came to Clay Co 1872 in covered wagon; learned printing trade & shorthand by reading; 1885-88 steno & clk for UP RR, Laramie Wyo 6 mos: comml steno & clk in Laramie; July-Sept 1888 steno & clk CStP&M RR Omaha; steno & printer 3 mos for E M Correll of Hebron Journal; 1888-90 private secy to Alex Campbell, supt CB&Q RR; 1890-1906 asst trainmaster; 1907-11 court reporter under Judge R C Orr, McCook; 1890 estab McCook Bus Coll, opr night sch until 1912; 1912- owner & mgr McCook Bus Coll; also oldest fire ins agt in McCook & writer for 3 cos; author of Stayner's Shorthand Instructor; 1938 invented new method for teaching streamlined shorthand, uses no text books & no rules, has kept daily diary since 1887 all written in shorthand, featured in Ripley's Believe It Or Not; enl as drummer boy in 1st regulars, Co B NNG July 29, 1881; KP; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, recording facts; father homesteaded in Clay Co 1872 & was first business man in Edgar; off 201 1/2 Main; res 501 East 2nd, McCook.

   STEVENS, R G: Beverage Dealer: b Omaha, Neb Mar 18, 1895; s of H H Stevens-Carrie Koopman; ed Omaha HS; m Ruth Ebert Aug 18, 1921 Colo Springs; s Ralph Dudley; 1911-16 off boy & mail clk in Omaha Elevator, 1917 advanced to asst cash; 1917 off mgr Carlisle Grain Co; 1917 grain buyer for Leopold Briggs Grain Co in Ia, Neb & Colo; 1919 moved to McCook, estab Burlington Produce Co; 1920- owner & opr McCook Whol Groc Co; 1925 name changed to Rasse Whol Groc, mgr McCook branch; 1928- owner & opr L S MeCarty Bottling Works, renamed MeCook Bottling Works, 1936 became Stevens Dr Pepper Bottling works, renamed McCook Bottling Works, 1936 became Stevens Dr Pepper Bottling Co; 1930 added 7-Up; 1937-38 pres Neb Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages; past dir Whol & Retail Liquor Dlrs of Neb; secy & treas Neb Dr Pepper Bottlers Assn; VP Rocky Mountain Dr Pepper; pres C of C; dir Rotary; during World War enl 1918, 341st machine gun Co 89th div, 15 mos O/S, disch 1919; pres C of C; dir Rotary; past bd mbr YMCA; BPOE; pres Country Club; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, hunting; res 1304 West 1st, McCook.

   STEWART, HARRY D: Train Dispatcher; b Cincinnati, 0 Feb 8, 1878; s of C W Stewart-Sarah Everson; ed Alma HS; m Edna May Yarger Aug 26, 1906 McCook; d Dorothy; 1894-96 helper, Alma Roller Mills; 1896-97 farmed with father; 1997-98 CB&Q RR teleg opr at Alma, Sept 1898-99 teleg opr various points in Neb, 1899-1901 agt at Naponee; 1901-02 teleg opr at McCook, Dec 1902- train dispatcher; secy bd of edn; CB&Q RR Veterans Assn; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, reading, fishing; res 562 4th East, McCook.

   STOKES, MRS MAUDE REED: Homemaker; b Culbertson, Neb Sept 19, 1880; d of James Wood-Vina Beckstead; ed McCook HS 1898; m Walter Stokes Sept 19, 1900 McCook; after marriage estab home in McCook; 20 years mbr lib bd, pres 12 years; ch mbr, past pres & helped org Womans Club; past secy & past VP 5th dist NFWC; past pres Delphian Soc; 28 years mbr Research Literary Club, past pres; ch mbr BPO Does; ch mbr & past grand chief of state of Neb, Pythian Sisters, supreme representative of U S 2 terms; gives book reviews & readings to club & ch groups; Rep, has attended state & natl convs; hobby, flower gardening: parents came to Neb 1878, settled in Culbertson before RR built, father was Hitchcock Co treas; Res 710 2nd East, McCook.

   STRUNK, MRS ARLENE ALLEN: Homemaker; b Toledo, Ill Sept 28, 1892; d of James Payne Allen-Stella M Stillman; ed McCook HS; m Harry D Strunk June 4, 1912 McCook; s Allen Duane; d Shirley Margaret; 1913-26 hand compositor, linotype opr. bkkpr & reporter for Strunk papers, Redwillow Co Gazette, semi-weekly, & McCook Daily Gazette since 1924; 1926- relief worker in business off of Gazette; June 1937-June 1939 DAR regent, recd award for outstanding work in state, bldg museum in S W Neb located in Kelley Park, McCook; past matron OES; Congl Ch, Dorcas Soc; hobby, genealogy; father was CB&Q RR station agt in southwestern Neb; res 1112 Main, McCook.

   STRUNK, HARRY D: Editor & Publisher; b Pawnee City, Neb Dec 2, 1892; s of Albert D Strunk-Amanda Kenney; ed Pawnee City HS; m Arlene Allen June 4, 1912 McCook; s Allen Duane; d Shirley Margaret; 1905-07 appr Pawnee Press & Pawnee Republican, Pawnee City; 1908-10 emp by various newspapers & printers; Fairbury News, Fairbury Gazette, Fairbury Journal, Hammond Printing Shop, Springer Job Shop in Beatrice; published Pawnee Press, mgr & publisher Powhattan Kas News, Printer Holton Kas Times; foreman Norton Kas Daily Telegram; published Franklin Co Tribune & Franklin News; 1910-11 printer McCook Tribune; 1911 with B H Steward org & oprd job printing shop in McCook; 1911 estab Redwillow Co Gazette, published until June 11, 1924, then estab McCook Daily Gazette, absorbed McCook Tribune & South Side Sentinel 1936; NPA; Inland Daily Press; C of C; VP McCook BSA coun BPOE; Congl Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off Gazette Bldg; res 1112 Main, McCook.

   SUESS, LOUIS: Merchant; b Decorah, Ia Apr 1, 1870; s of William Suess-Katherine Barth; ed Lancaster Co; German Acad, Crete; McCook Bus Coll; m Ethel M Oyster Sept 25, 1902 McCook; d Gertrude (Mrs Sheldon Strumbald), Martha, Elinore, (Mrs John T Harris); 1874 came to Neb; 1888-90 clk for Joseph Menard Co, gen mdse, McCook; 1890-92 with J C Allen in gen mdse; 1892, C L DeGroff & Amos Welter pur Allen int, store mgr; 1898 pur Amos Weller int; 1928 pur DeGroff int, owner & mgr since; mbr sch bd 11 years; 1930 named one of 10 Master Mchts of Neb; past dir Fedn of Neb Retailers; past pres C of C; past pres Rotary; Neb St Hist Soc; AF&AM; York Rite; KT; Shrine; Congl Ch; Rep, past ward chmn Redwillow Co Central Com; hobbies, livestock, agriculture; res 906 1st East, McCook.

   SUGHROUE, EDWARD: Farmer; b Stephenson Co, Ill Feb 14, 1871; s of T J Sughroue-Alice Doren; ed Ill; Rockford Bus Coll, Rockford Ill; m Barbara Tines May 1, 1895 Indianola (dec 1931); s Paul, Clarence, Frank, Timothy, Martin, John, Leo; d Mary (Mrs A R Rothmyer), Alice (Mrs E S Thomas), Nellie; 1892 owner & opr farm near Indianola; 1892-94 sch tchr near Indianola; past dir sch bd; past pres & mgr Bartley Tele Co; 1909 clec Redwillow Co commr: 1916 candidate for state railway commr; past treas Progressive party 1916; 1919 mbr state constitutional conv; Mar 1917 org first farm loan man in Indianola; 1917- pres Fed Farm Loan Assn of Indianola, affiliated with 8th Fed Land Bank dist consisting of Neb, Ia, S D & Wyo; Mar 1934 org McCook Credit Assn including Redwillow, Furnas. Gosper, Hitchcock, Hayes, Dundy & Chase Cos, 1934- pres of Assn; 1920- pres Indianola & Bartley Equity Exchanges; Maccabees; MWA; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, charity work; off & res Indianola.

   SUTTON, HAROLD P: Jeweler; b Ainsworth, Neb Apr 29, 1888; s of Harvey P Sutton-Eliza B Munson; ed McCook HS; U of N; McCormick Med Coll, Chicago OD; m Gladys F Fuller Nov 10, 1919 McCook; s Harvey P; d Lois, Suzanne; 1908- with father H P Sutton in jewelry bus; during World War enl Sept 1917, 2nd lt of AS, disch Dec 12, 1918; Amer Leg; Neb St Jewelers Assn; Neb Assn of Optometrists Inc; C of C; Farm Bur; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Shrine; KP; BPOE; Prot; Rep; off 216 Main; res 803 Main, McCook.

   SUTTON, HARVEY P: Jeweler: b Naples, N Y July 17, 1860; s of Joel C Sutton-Sarah Robinson; ed Mich; m Eliza B Munson Aug 4, 1886 Ainsworth; s Harold P; d Velma L (Mrs George Kisevalter Jr); 1884-89 estab & oprd jewelry store, Ainsworth; Apr 1889- owner & opr H P Sutton & Co Jewelry Store, Mc-



Who's Who

Cook; 1889-1924 McCook CB&Q band master, band played at Trans-Mississippi Exposition in Omaha 1898-99, took first place in Denver Festival of Mountain & Plain; past mbr city coun; past bd mbr C of C; past mbr Neb Assn of Optometrists Inc; Neb St Jewelers Assn; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Shrine; KP; IOOF; FOE; BPOE, life mbr; Prot; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting, music; res 602 Main, McCook.

   SWANSON, WILBER KAY: Owner Sign Co: b North Platte, Neb Nov 1, 1903; s of S W Swanson-Lillian Kay; ed North Platte HS; U of N, BSc; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Delta Sigma Pi; m Myrle Chambers Nov 1, 1929 McCook: a Richard Kay (dec 1935); 1922-26 while in sch worked as indep sign painter; 1927 display artist, Lincoln Theater Corp; 1928 with McAleer Poster Service of Chicago, lettering artist; Nov 1928- owner & mgr Swanson Sign Co, McCook; past VP, past dir C of C; past mbr Kiwanis; U of N Alumni Assn; BPOE: pres Mens Club; Episc Ch, vestryman; hobby. sketching; off 208 1st East; res 1108 East 1st, McCook.

   TROSPER, EMMETT L: County Sheriff; b Jasper, Ind Jan 23, 1894; s of George Trosper-Melta Lansford; ed Boyles Bus Coll, Omaha; finger print course Omaha U extn div; m Gladys Rozell July 10, 1919 Denver; s Richard Emmett; d Lois Jean; 1916 farmed near Indianola; during World War 1917-18 in US army CD F 355th inf 89th div, disch June 1919; Amer Leg; VFW; 1919-24 famed near Indianola; 1924-29 ownsr & opr barber shop, Kit Carson Colo; 1929-34 famed near Indianola: 1935- Redwillow Co sheriff; mbr pub relations com C of C; chmn Redwillow Co bd of health; Neb Sheriffs & Peace Ofcrs Assn; AF&AM; Congl Ch: Rep; hobbies, finger print study, fishing; off Courthouse; res 105 West E, McCook.

   TROSPER, MRS GLADYS: Homemaker; b Indianola, Neb; d of John Rosell-Isabel Sargent; ed Indianola HS; Neb Wes; U of Colo; m Emmet L Trosper July 10, 1919 Denver; s Richard Emmett; d Lois Jean; 1917 dental asst, Omaha; 1917-25 tchr near Center Point; 1923-24 tchr near Indianola; 1925-26 tchr, Kit Carson Colo; 1927-28 tchr, Arena Colo; 1929-33 prop Gladys' Gift Shop, McCook; chmn pub affairs com B&PW Club; past pres Project Club, McCook; VP 5th dist NFWC, past pres & publicity chmn; past pres Federated Womans Club of Indianola; past mbr & past pres PTA; AAUW; Dinner Club; Pinochle Club of Indianola; OES: Congl Ch; Dem; hobbies, writing, participating in contests, 1936 winner of press contest for best news items regarding NFWC; res 106 West E, McCook.

   VOLENTINE, MYATT WESLEY: Auto Dealer; b Broken Arrow, Okla Sept 25, 1907; s of M 0 Volentine-Ethel Myatt; ed Jonesboro Ark HS; m Genevieve Bell Nov 10, 1935 McCook; d Royce, Elaine; 1926 estab Chevrolet Garage & Agcy in Wauneta; 1928 estab Chevrolet Garage & Agcy, Imperial; 1929 estab Chevrolet Garage & Agcy, Palisade; 1930 sold Wauneta & Palisade Agencies; 1932- in used car bus, McCook; 1933- owner & opr Ford Agcy, McCook; C of C; Rotary; Neb Auto Dlrs Assn; Meth Ch; Dem; res 110 East M, McCook.

   WAITE, HAROLD P: Executive; b Swanton, Vt Sept 28, 1855; s of Pomeroy Waite-Avis Niles; ed Bradford Ia Acad; m Jessie B Randolph Dec 10, 1885 Cambridge; d Edna, Edith (Mrs A L Kee); 1867 moved to Ia, sch tchr in winter, carp in summer; 1879 came to Neb did bldg construction work near Cambridge & Wilsonville until 1881; 1880 freighted flour from Wilsonville to Deadwood S D; 1881-84 with construction dept of CB&Q RR when road went thru Red Cloud to Denver, erected depots, section houses & all bldgs necessary to RR, also worked on cutoff Kenesaw to Oxford; 1884-88 gen bldg contr in Cambridge; 1888-96 gen bldg contr in McCook, built Congl Ch 1893; 1896-1911 owner & mgr H P Waite Hdw CO, McCook, firm now Jennings & Hoyt, still owns bldg; VP & dir First Natl Back of McCook; dir Co-op Bldg & Savings Assn; past dir C of C; Dec 1879 killed 5 buffalo in Colo hunt, still has hide of first one shot; owns 80 A under irrigation in Hitchcock Co, 880 A ranch & farm in Trego Co Kas; considers Republican valley one of best in Neb; BPOE; Rep; res 602 1st East, McCook.

   WEIBEL, ALTON HOMER: Managing Editor; b DeWitt, Neb Dec 16, 1903; s of Elmer E Weibel-E Pauline Wilson; ed Paxton HS; Boyles Bus Coll, Omaha; U of N; m Marian Bums Oct 10, 1927 McCook; s Garey Burns; 1921-26 with Neb St Journal of Lincoln as reporter & asst city editor, 1923-26 city editor; 1926-31 managing editor McCook Dally Gazette; 1931-36 in chg editorial dept Alliance Times Herald; 1936- managing editor & asst mgr of McCook Dally Gazette; 1934- mbr state bd of editors, Jr C of C, 1938 chmn of state com on publicity, past dir in McCook & past secy at Alliance; dir Rotary; Country Club; First Congl Ch; hobbies, golf, photography; off McCook Daily Gazette; res 1107 West 1st, McCook.

   WILLIS, JAMES MEDFORD: Physician & Surgeon; b Orrick, Mo Jan 19, 1881; s of John F Willis-Nanny Petty; ed Andrew Co Mo HS; Central Med Coll, St Joseph Mo, MD 1903; Interne St Joseph's Hosp, St Joseph Mo: m Ethelyn M Keaton Aug 20, 1902 St Joseph Mo; d Lucille L, Alma F (Mrs Joseph Stephens); 1904-05 prac in Colon, 1905-07 in Shubert, 1907-13 Marsland, 1913-15 Alliance, 1915-21 Arapahoe; 1921- prac in McCook; 1921 estab Willis Clinic, specializes in surgery; staff mbr St Catherine's Hosp; Redwillow Co Med Soc; past pres Republican Valley Med Soc; mbr cancer com & past VP Neb St Med Assn; AMA; advisory com of state bd of counselors Amer Coll of Surgeons, fellow; mbr of bd & past pres C of C; 1928 first pres Kiwanis; Meth Ch; past chmn Dem Central Com; hobby, breeding saddle horses; off 114 East C; res 114 1/2 East C, McCook.

   WOLFE, ASA A: County Superintendent of Schools; b Wellfleet, Neb Aug 11, 1889; s of Silas C Wolfe-Sarah C Puckett; ed Indianola HS; Doane Coll; PSTC; U of Ia, 1923-24; U of Besancon France; BDI, BA, MA: Phi Delta Kappa; m Alice Mae Thomas Aug 28, 1917 Indianola; s John Allen, Charles Robert; d Mildred Louise, Marjorie Kate, Ina Mae; 1912 tchr, Keith Co; 1913 supt of Cowles schs; 1916-17, 1919-23 supt Riverton Ia schs; 1924-27 supt Greene Ia schs; 1927-82 supt Kanawha Ia schs; 1932-34 farmed new Indianola; May 22, 1934 apptd supt Redwillow Co schs; Nov 1934- Redwillow Co supt by election; 1917 during World War in Co C 355th inf batt sgt major, disch 1919; C of C; Kiwanis; NSTA; Neb St Co Supts Assn; AF&AM; Congl Ch; Dem; off Courthouse; res 411 East 2nd, McCook.

   WOOD, ARTHUR B: Bank President; b Blanchard, Ia Nov 7. 1877; s of James Wood-Vina Beckstead; ed McCook HS; m Maude Doan Oct 1, 1900 McCook (dec June 12, 1924); s James H; d Louise (Mrs Daniel D Smith); m Jeanette Dutton Sept 29, 1925 McCook; came with parents in covered wagon to Culbertson before RR came thru; 1891-1906 off boy, steno, freight clk, night agt, mgr supply dept under A Campbell of CB&Q RR at McCook; 1906-10 with NP RR, mgr supply dept at Missoula & Livingston Mont; 1910-12 famed in Redwillow Co; 1912-17 Redwillow Co treas; 1917-37 cash State Bank of Bartley; 1937- pres State Bank of Bartley; has farm & livestock ints in Redwillow & Frontier Cos; treas AF&AM; RAM; R&SM; KT; Tehama Shrine; OES; Rep; hobby, livestock feeding; off & res Bartley.

   WOOD, MRS VINA: Homemaker; b Fremont Co, Ia Dec 2, 1851; d of Simon Beckstead-Mary Elizabeth Calkens: ed Hamburg Ia HS; m James Wood Jan 11, 1872 Fremont Co Ia; s A B Wood; d Maude Reed (Mrs Walter Stokes); m J Byron Jennings Oct 13, 1884 McCook; s L W Jennings; lived in Ia until 1881 then settled in Culbertson before RR was built & before McCook was a town; 1879 traveled in covered wagon from Ia to Colo, 3 mos required for trip; there were no roads, many wild horses & buffalo; Mr Wood was Hitchcock Co treas; after his death Mrs Wood was dressmaker several years; after second marriage moved to McCook; has farm ints in Redwillow Co; past mbr Womans Club; Congl Ch; hobbies, flower gardening, quitting; father born in Canada, farmed in Ia for time; res 510 East 2nd, McCook.


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