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


in Nebraska


Hamburg Ia HS; Gem City Bus Coll, Quincy Ill 1900; m Grace M Cooley Dec 29, 1900 Omaha; s Millard M, Wilbur G Jr, Darwin S; 1900-02 with father in lbr & coal bus at Hamburg Ia, 1902-09 ptr of father, M Liggett & Son; 1909-17 with father & brother Fredrick M owner & opr Liggett Lbr & Coal Co; 1917-24 owner & opr since father's death, also owner & opr Liggett Construction Co; 1924-26 pub acct, revised accounting system for York pub schs & York Mutual B & L Assn; 1926-28 mgr Farmers State Bank, York; 1929 supvr status of Mchts Bank, Utica; 1929-30 re-org Amer State Bank of York to Bank of Commerce; 1930-31 pres Bank of Commerce; 1931- ret; 1924-27 mbr bd of edn; 1901-09 city clk, Hamburg Ia; secy Hamburg Interstate Fair Assn 1905-06; past dir C of C; past comm SUV; past secy & dir York Baseball Club; past dir Neb St Baseball League; an org York Country Club; Omaha Athletic Club; AF&AM; RAM; R&SM; KT; Sesostris Shrine; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting, art, athletics, pen work; res 926 Burlington Ave, York.

   LINDSTROM, CARL ALBERT: Merchant; b Princeton, Ill Oct 21, 1879; s of Swan Lindstrom-Hannah Swanson; ed York Co; m Martha Barbee June 20, 1906 Gresham; s Stanton Albert (dec); d Fern Eleanor (dec), Carolyn L (Mrs O C Chapin), Gertrude A; 1898 with Diers Genl Store, 1919- owner & opr; ret mbr ch mbr & asst chief vol fire dept; 1931- mayor; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; Sesostris Shrine; Meth Ch mbr ofcl bd 35 years; Dem, past treas York Co Central Com; hobbies, golf, bowling, hunting, fishing; res Gresham.

   LORD, ROBERT F: Bank Cashier; b McCool Junction, Neb Nov 20, 1890; s of Robert Felsted Lord-Sarah E Wilcox; ed McCool Junction HS; m Gladys M Bellows Jan 30, 1915 Lincoln; s Dwight L, Roland R, Kenneth, Blaine R, Forrest R (dec 1920); d Dorothy L, Gladys M; 1907-12 bkkpr, Blue River Bank of McCool Junction, 1912- cash; 1912-35, 1937- village treas; 1930- mbr sch bd; mbr vol fire dept; past mbr twp bd; secy & treas McCool Opera House Assn since 1936; MWA; past mbr IOOF; past mbr BPOE; U B Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting, sports; off Blue River Bank; res McCool Junction.

   LORD, TELFER CROMWELL: Owner School Supply Co; b York Co, Neb July 14, 1886; s of Robert Felsted Lord-Sarah E Wilcox; ed McCool Junction; York Acad 1907; York Coll; m Bertha E Lantz Oct 4, 1908 McCool Junction; d Eleanor Charlotte (Mrs H L Kingsley); 1910-11 tchr & HS prin, Thayer; 1911-13 supt of schs, Marquette; 1913-14 supt of schs, Bradshaw; 1915-23 York Co supt of schs; 1917- owner & opr T C Lord Sch Supply Co, York; past pres & an org Neb St Assn of Co Supts; NSTA, past del to assembly; C of C; org York Country Club; AF&AM; RAM; KT; KP; 1st state VP BPOE, com mbr grand lodge, past dist dep to grand exalted ruler eastern Neb dist, past state chmn ritualistic com, past mbr credentials & resolutions coms, mbr benevolent & crippled children coms, past local exalted ruler, trustee; hobby, BPOE activities; off 114 1/2 W 6th; res 644 East 7th, York.

   LOTT, BRYAN F: Veterinarian; b Clay Co, Neb Sept 17, 1896; s of I N Lott-Lucretia Flansburg; ed Fairmont HS 1915; Ia St Coll, DVM 1931; pres student ch Amer Veterinary Med Assn; m Ruth Stapleton Oct 1, 1933 Concordia Kas; 1915-19 with brother purebred stockraiser; 1919-22 farmer, Colo; 1922 comml trucker; 1922-27 cared for & showed stock for purebred livestock raiser; 1931-32 veterinarian with Dr Campbell, McCook; 1932-37 veterinarian, Gresham; 1937 veterinarian, York; only lic veterinarian in York Co; Neb St & Amer Veterinary Med Assns; C of C; IOOF; BPOE; hobbies, raising purebred stock, travel; off & res 209 W 7th, York.

   McCLOUD, JAMES RALEIGH: Bank President; b York Co, Neb Dec 12, 1881; s of William E McCloud-Ann Sears; ed York HS 1901; m Nellie B Nobes Aug 10, 1909 Long Beach Cal; d Mildred J, Ann J; 1901-02 messenger & transit clk First Natl Bank of York estab 1882, 1902-05 bkkpr, 1905-09 asst cash; 1909-11 resided in Idaho; 1911-12 cash Farmers Natl Bank, York; 1912-37 cash First Natl Bank after consolidation with Farmers Natl Bank; 1937- pres First Natl Bank after death of brother Charles; 1913- pres First Natl Bank of Benedict; secy & treas First Natl Co of York; dir Security Mutual Life Ins Co, Lincoln; dir First Natl Bank of Bradshaw; pres of Farmers & Traders Bank of Waco; dir Bank of Lushton; dir Blue River Bank, McCool Junction; dir of Thayer Bank; dir & VP of Masonic Temple Co since orgn; past mbr bd of edn; trustee of York Coll; dir McCloud Hotel; dir & past pres C of C; past pres Rotary; org York Country Club; AF&AM; York Rite; RAM; KT; Sesostris Shrine; BPOE, ch mbr; KP Rep; hobby, athletics; off First National Bank; res 624 E 6th, York.

   McMULLEN, PHILLIP B: Agricultural Extension Agent; b Stella, Neb Aug 24, 1906; s of A R McMullen-Eleanor Tynan; ed Stella HS 1934; Park Coll, Parkville Mo; Kas St Coll, BSc 1929; Alpha Tau Omega; m Gertrude Smith June 13, 1931 Parkville Mo; agrl agt 6 mos for CRI&P RR; 1929-35 farmed near Stella; 1936- York Co agrl extn agt; past mbr Richardson Co sch bd dist 103; C of C; Natl Exchange Club; Presby Ch, supt of SS & chmn church coun, Stella; off Courthouse; res Parkview Apts, York.

   MALSTER, EMMET L: Water Works Manager; b Washington Co, O Sept 26, 1889; s of Alva L Malster-Mary Nixon; ed Waterford O HS 1907; m Clara C Pfeffer Apr 2, 1921 York; s Robert L; d Mary E, Virginia L, Martha J; 1907-10 with father farmed in O; 1910-15 worked in oil fields, Ohio & W Va; 1915-21 farmed near York; 1921-26 farmed near Eads Colo; 1926-28 supt York Water Co, 1928 mgr; C of C; Rotary; York Country Club; BPOE; AF&AM; KT; KP; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 604 Grant; res 69 Platte Ave, York.

   MANDEVILLE, LUKE LEO: Clergyman; b Elsie, Neb Sept 10, 1890; s of John S Mandeville-Julia Ryan; ed Elsie; Jacksonville Ill HS 1908; Routt Coll, Jacksonville Ill, BA 1912; St Bernard's Seminary, Rochester N Y 1916; ordained to priesthood June 13, 1916, St Louis Mo; grad work Cath U of Amer, Washington D C, PhD 1928; apptd domestic prelate by Pope Pius X Sept 1935; 1916-19 asst pastor, St Cecilia's Ch, Hastings; 1919-25 pastor St Mary's Ch, Valparaiso also pastor St Patrick's Ch mission, Agnew; 1928-32 in sch off, Lincoln; 1932-35 pastor St Josephs Ch, Auburn also St Bernard's mission, Julian; 1935- pastor St Joseph's Ch & pastor, instr & in off of supt, St Ursula's Acad, York, also pastor St Patrick's Ch mission, McCool Junction; during World War 4-min man; past mbr Kiwanis, Auburn; Rotary; BPOE, chaplain; KC, lecturer; Natl Cath Edn Assn; hobbies, gardening, baseball, golf; off & res 505 E Ave, York.

   MESERVE, HOMER OSCAR: Bank Cashier; b Yuma Co, Colo Oct 2, 1888; s of William Henry Harrison Meserve-Flora G Gross; ed Gage Co; Cortland HS 1907; LBC 1909; m Winifred Rothman Sept 3, 1917 Lincoln; s Homer Oscar Jr; d Virginia Ann; 1910-12 with Otoe Co Natl Bank, Nebraska City; 1913-16 with Bank of Panama, Lancaster Co; 1916-17 asst cash First State Bank, Alliance; 1917-18 cash Antioch State Bank, Antioch;, 1918- cash Bank of Lushton; mbr town bd; past mbr sch bd; AF&AM; past mbr BPOE; U B Ch; Rep, mbr York Co Central Com; hobbies, fishing, hunting, reading; res Lushton.

   MIDDLEBROOK, FRANK C: Merchant; b Humansville, Mo Feb 28, 1878; s of Horace Middlebrook-Elizabeth Holmes; ed Dunegan Springs Mo Training Sch 1900; m Ruby Clark June 22, 1910 Reserve Kas; s Robert C; d Alice Elizabeth, Margaret Jean; 1899-1901 tchr in rural schs, Mo; 1901-16 ptr in Horace O Middlebrook Gen Store, Robinson Kas; 1916- Middlebrook's Dept Store, York; Fedn of Neb Retailers; past pres & dir C of C; Uni Club, Lincoln; Country Club; AF&AM; KT; Scot Rite; Sesostris Shrine; KP; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, reading; off 700 Lincoln Ave; res 927 Beaver Ave, York.

   MISNER, ELROY R: Dentist; b Guthrie, Okla Aug 2, 1901; s of L R Misner-Daisy Mauk; ed York HS 1920; Creighton U, DDS 1927; Psi Omega; m Mamie Gilliland Aug 12, 1928 York; s Leroy Joe; d Betty Lou, Marilyn Mae; 1904 came with parents to Charleston, later to Henderson; 1927- dentist, Henderson; mbr town bd, 1931 & 1936-39; 1936- mbr sch bd, 1938-39 pres; Central Neb Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; 1936-37 pres Businessmens Club; Dem; hobbies, fishing, woodworking; res Henderson.

   MOLZAHN, ALBERT JOHN: Physician & Surgeon; b Fremont, Neb Nov 30, 1885; S of William Albert Molzahn-Anna ___; ed Sheridan Co; Fremont Normal, BSc 1907; George Washington U, MD 1911; U of Penn 1916; Mayo Clinic 1927-28; Chi Zeta Chi; m Marie Wagner Jan 16, 1932 Chicago; s Charles Calvin,



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Albert John, Norman Lee (dec); d Madeline Marie, Marion Opal; prior to 1904 lived with parent on ranch; 1911-12 interne Sibley & George Washington U Hosps; 1912-16 & 1922-27 prac med, Hay Springs; 1921-22 prac med, Hot Springs S D; 1929- prac med, Benedict; 1917-19 during World War capt med corps Walter Reed Hosp, now res ofcr; Amer Leg; York Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; life mbr Surgs Club, Rochester Minn; AF&AM; RAM; KT; IOOF; BPOE; hobbies, raising livestock, woodworking, leather work; parents settled on homestead in Sheridan Co in 1884; res Benedict.

   MONKMAN, ARTHUR COOKMAN: Clergyman; b Exline, Ia Oct 30, 1907; s of Rev Albert Monkman-Amy Martha Jane Claxton; ed Scotia HS 1925; Neb Wes, BA 1930; Garrett Biblical Inst, Evanston Ill, BTh 1932; 1930 became deacon, 1932 became elder & elec to Neb conf; Delta Omega Phi; m Adelaide Elizabeth Sandfort Sept 16, 1930 Lincoln; s John Stanley; d Mary Margaret; 1925-26 emp in store & on farm, Gordon; 1926-30 student pastor Goehner & Lincoln Heights; 1930-32 student pastor, Ill & Ind; 1932-36 pastor Meth Ch, Juniata & Kenesaw; 1936- pastor Meth Ch, Gresham; Epworth League, Hastings dist pres 1938-39; PTA, Benedict; hobbies, travel, music; father pastor Scotia 1922-25, Elm Creek since 1930; res Gresham.

   MOORE, PHILIP KEARNEY: Druggist; b Table Grove, Ill Sept 25,1870; s of Edward Moore-Marie Rolland; ed Grafton HS 1887; Northwestern U, dept of pharm 1893; m Stella Payne Dec 25, 1887 York Co; s Wade E; d Helen E (Mrs J E Towle); 1887- owner & opr drug store, Lushton; 1892 an org Bank of Lushton, cash 1 year, VP 1902, 1905, 1913-19; 1932- P M, Lushton; BPOE; past mbr AF&AM; father druggist Adams Co 1872; res Lushton.

   MORGAN, VINCENT J: Dentist; b Exeter, Neb July 17, 1895; s of John Morgan-Katherine Long; ed York HS 1915; Creighton U, DDS 1918; 1917 football capt & letterman; Delta Sigma Delta; m Bess Green July 5, 1922 York; s Phillip, Joe; 1917-20 during World War enl in med res, US army, disch 1920; 1918-19 instr, Creighton U; 1919- dentist, York; 1936 pres & 1935 secy Central Neb Dist Dental Soc; ADA; past pres Rotary; past dir Country Club; exalted ruler BPOE; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, fishing; off American State Bank Bldg; res 613 E 10th, York.

   MUMFORD, FRANK MORRIS: County Engineer & Surveyor; b Beatrice, Neb June 30, 1901; s of Frank W Mumford-Bertha Ann Hansberry; ed Beatrice HS 1918; U of N; U of Cal, CE 1923; Kappa Psi; m Dorothy Hope Sept 13, 1921 San Rafael Cal; d Barbara Ann Hope; 1923-25 rodman for SP RR, also in construction work, San Francisco & Los Angeles; 1925-31 with various construction cos in Cal; 1931-33 with Neb St highway dept in Beatrice; 1933-34 assignment ofcr Natl Re-employment Service, Lincoln; 1934-37 estab & oprd York Engineering Co; 1937-38 York Co surveyor & city engr; 1938 York Co engr & surveyor; during World War 2nd lt ORC, Lincoln; Amer Leg; Lincoln Engrs Club; Neb Engineering Soc; C of C; York Country Club; IOOF; Congl Ch; Rep; hobby, engineering work; off Courthouse; res York.

   MYERS, JOHN W: Real Estate & Livestock Dealer; b McDonald Co, Ill Oct 8, 1873; s of S A Myers-Eliza Kost; ed York Co; Benedict HS; York Coll, 1892-93; m Nettie A Grobe Feb 13, 1895 Benedict; s Dean W, J Dwight; d Lena (Mrs L N Graham), Alice (Mrs A Parks); 1876 came with father to York Co; 1895-97 farmed near Benedict; 1897-1910 in livestock bus, Benedict; 1910- owner & opr J W Myers Real Est & Livestock Co; 1932- RACC inspector; 1934-38 inspector for Emergency Crop & Feed Loan Assn, York; 1934-39 inspector, Lincoln PCA; past mbr sch bd, Benedict; past pres YMCA, York; past mbr York Country Club; BPOE; KP; Luth Evang Ch; Rep; hobby, livestock; off American State Bank Bldg; res 641 E 9th, York,

   NEVILLE, JOHN WILLIAM: Physician; b Lincoln, Neb Jan 17, 1895; s of J W Neville-Janette L Swann; ed Campbell; Hildreth HS 1913; U of N, BSc 1918, MD 1920; grad work Harvard U Med Sch 1928; Phi Chi; m Irene F Swearingen July 3, 1920 San Francisco; s John William; d Patricia Jane; 1920-22 interne San Francisco City & Co Hosps, house ofcr 8 mos; 1922 resident phys Cal Sanatorium, Belmont Cal; 1922-25 prac med, Stromsburg; 1925-32 prac med, Utica; 1932- prac med, York, 1937 built Clinic Bldg; 1937- prac med with Dr Frank Snyder; during World War enl in US army med res corps 1917-18; York Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; York Country Club; AF&AM; KP; off 1010 Lincoln Ave; res 632 E 6th, York.

   OLMSTED CLARKSON N: Osteopath; b Waco, Neb Feb 23, 1894; s of Francis A Olmsted-Carrie L Skaden; ed York HS 1913; Amer Sch of Osteopathy, Kirksville Mo 1917; Phi Delta Gamma; m Francis E McClelland June 6, 1916 Kirksville Mo; 1906 learned printing trade; 1917- prac osteopathy as ptr of Dr Kilgore, indep prac since Dr Kilgore's death, York; during World War 1918 in USN, training station, San Francisco; Amer Leg; Eastern & Central Neb Osteopathic Assns; Neb & Amer Osteopathic Assns; Comml Club; KP; AF&AM; off 421 Lincoln Ave; res 1303 Grant, York.

   PAINE, C L: Sales Supervisor; b Cook, Neb Oct 23, 1896; s of W L Paine-Emma Lyman; ed Cook HS 1913; m Lillie Schoene June 15, 1919 Tecumseh; s Glen (dec 1929), Robert S; while in HS emp by father in W L Paine Impl Co, Cook; 1913-15 with Thew & Love Electric Co, Omaha; 1915-16 did construction work for power cos; 1916-17 installed municipal light plant, Raymond; 1917-18 installed municipal light plants, Cortland & Firth; 1918 with father in impl bus, Cook, 1919 ptr in W L Paine & Son; 1921-26 water & light commr, DeWitt; 1926-28 supt of operations Ia-Neb Light & Power Co at Oakland Ia, later salesman at York, 1928- sales supvr, York dist; dir Rotary; 1937 VP Comml Club; AF&AM; KP; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, flower gardening; woodworking; res 810 E 8th, York.

   PARKS, JAMES A: Music Composer & Publisher; b Centre Co, Penn May 22, 1863; s of James L Parks-Mary Gilbert; ed Livonia Penn; Chicago Music Coll 1884-87; m Helena Knott Apr 18, 1890 York; s Robert (dec); d Helen (dec), Pauline Marie (Mrs C R Lambe); 1884-87 emp by Chicago Wood Finishing Co; 1887-89 in chg of voice dept Neb Conservatory. of Music, Lincoln; 1889-96 conducted music studio in York; 1896- owner & opr J A Parks Co, York; publications include many sheet music titles, more than 90 books, over 1,700 octave numbers used in all English speaking countries & by nearly every standard professional quartet, by choruses & choirs heard over leading US broadcast stations, also played as records, many compositions translated into foreign languages; owner select lib, composes many of his works at Skeeterhurst, summer home on priv lake; during World War wrote songs used by army song leaders & sung in front trenches; honored on 75th birthday May, 22, 1938 by special coast to coast radio program of his compositions presented by York Male Chorus, & sponsored by York Fine Arts Soc; past mbr Rotary; past mbr BPOE; TPA; KP: past mbr Izaak Walton; Neb Writers Guild; Rep; hobbies, fishing, baseball; off City National Bank Bldg; res 827 Iowa Ave, York.

   PATTERSON, HAROLD G: Dentist; b Staplehurst, Neb Oct 20, 1896; s of Mervin Patterson-Margaret Gregory; ed Clay Center HS 1915; Lincoln Dental Coll, DDS 1918; Xi Psi Phi; m Anna Mae Figi Mar 18, 1918 Counell Bluffs Ia; s Harold F; d Roberta Mae; 1918-19 prac dentistry with Dr C F Ladd, Lincoln; 1919-21 dentist, Shickley; 1921-22 prac dentistry with Dr Waldo Propst, Geneva; 1922 dentist, York; during World War mbr dental res corps, Lincoln; Amer Leg; Central Neb Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; C of C; York Country Club; chmn BSA com several years; AF&AM; OES; KP; Congl, Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 107 1/2 E 6th; res 923 E Ave, York.

   PETTEE, WARREN RUSSELL: Banker; b Hickman, Neb Nov 19, 1891; s of Addison Warren Pettee-Almira Bissett; ed Hickman; U of N, BSc 1915; m Mary Sams June 12, 1923 Shenandoan Penn; s Richard A, Warren Eugene; d Mary Ann; 1915-17 farmed near Lincoln; 1919-20 with Farmers Bank 6 mos, Nebraska City & with Natl Bank of Commerce 6 mos Lincoln, 4 mos with Farmers Bank, Crawford, later with Farmers Bank, Bennet; 1920- cash & dir Farmers & Traders Bank, Waco; 1922 mbr sch bd; past town bd mbr; mbr vol fire dept; 1917-19 during World War corp in US army 340th field arty 89th div, O/S 11 mos; Amer Leg, York; dir ARC, York ch; AF&AM; RAM, York; past noble grand IOOF; Meth Ch, secy; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off Farmers & Traders hunting; off Farmers & Traders Bank of Waco; res Waco.

   PITTMAN, JOHN W: Superintendent IOOF Home; b Corydon, Ind July 9, 1872; s of E J Pittman-Ann McBride;


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ed Cass Co; m Rose A Smith Jan 1894 Sterling; d Winona (Mrs C A Hansen), Pansy (Mrs J F Fickes); 1890-92 with father in Pittman & Son Hdw Co, Union; 1892 spent 8 mos with Farmers State Bank, Nebraska City; 1892-93 emp 6 mos by Rector & Wilhelmy Whol House, Omaha; 1893-97 farmer, Cass Co; 1897-1917 farmer, York Co; 1918- supt of IOOF Home, York; MWA; IOOF; Rep; hobby, horses; res 618 Kingsley Ave, York.

   RADEMACHER, FRANK A: Funeral Director & Furniture Dealer; b Crete, Neb Mar 31, 1882; s of Frank J Rademacher-Mary Pavlik; ed Crete HS 1900; Atchison Coll, Atchison Kas 1901-02; St Mary's Coll, St Marys Kas 1902-03; m Clara E Booth Apr 23, 1928 York; s Francis A, Richard E: d Mary Jean; 1903-10 & 1911-14 with father in furn bus, Crete: 1910-11 with father oprd Rademacher Furn Co, York; 1914-26 with father & brother Rudolph co-owner furn store, 1926- owner & opr furn bus, 1926 estab mortuary; Neb Funeral Dirs Assn; C of C; past mbr York Country Club; BPOE; past mbr KC; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, hunting, travel; off 710 Lincoln Ave; res 904 Iowa Ave, York.

   RAMSAY, ALBERT CRAWFORD: Clergyman; b Portland Mills, Ind Mar 31, 1890; s of Alexander E Ramsay-Martha J Dickson; ed Stafford Kas HS; Washburn Acad, Topeka Kas; Washburn Coll, BA 1906; McCormick Theological Seminary, BD 1911; m Olivia F Tate July 6, 1911 Lakin Kas; s Harold Sidney, Albert C Jr (dec 1917), James E; d Francis Lucille, Helen Tate; 1906-08 with Western Electric Co, Kansas City & Chicago; 1911-14 pastor Presby Ch, Mitchell; 1914-19 pastor New Hope Presby Ch, Coal City Ill; 1919-24 pastor First Presby Ch, Ashland Kas; 1924-33 pastor First Presby Ch, Fort Morgan Colo; 1933- pastor Presby Ch, York; 1931-32 moderator, Colo synod; mbr Neb synod, presbytery of Nebraska City; bd mbr YMCA; past chmn dist com BSA, mbr recreation com; past secy & treas York Co Coun of Christian Religion; past mbr Rotary; past mbr Lions, Colo; York Country Club; AF&AM; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting, golf; off & res 123 E 9th, York.

   RATHJEN, AUGUST: Lumber Dealer; b Butler Co, Neb July 4, 1886; s of John Rathjen-Augusta Prell; ed Butler Co; Grand Island Bus Coll 1905-06; m Amanda A Jones Sept 15, 1915 Seward; s John Wallace, Raymond Herman, Paul E; 1906 farmed with father in Butler Co; 1906-08 bkkpr & steno Bradford Lbr Co, Omaha; 1908-14 bkkpr Updike Lbr, Coal & Grain Co; 1914-18 with Albion Elevator Co; 1918-20 with Updike Grain Co; 1920- secy & treas Benedict Lbr & Fuel Co; chmn town bd; mayor of Benedict; past secy sch bd; chief vol fire dept since 1921; chmn bd of health; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; past secy B & Btr Club; Luth Ch; Dem; hobbies, tennis, fishing, hunting; off Benedict Lumber & Fuel Co; res Benedict.

   READ, WADE H: Insurance Agent; b York Co, Neb May 23, 1888; s of Joshua B Read-Alice D Rogers; ed York HS 1899; Northwestern U 1903-04; registered pharm 1904; m Anna Krabbe May 11, 1908 York; 1899-1902 & 1904-09 with Boyer Drug Store, York; 1904 became lic pharm, Neb; 1909-36 owner & opr Read Dry Goods Co, York; 1936- owner & opr gen ins off, York; during World War & since, mbr York Co ARC; Neb Assn of Ins Agts; 1912-27 dir C of C; past dir Rotary, pres 1924-25; past pres York Country Club, dir; 1915 exalted ruler BPOE; AF&AM; KT: Shrine; KP; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off American State Bank Bldg; res 719 Beaver Ave, York.

   RIDDELL, JOHN L: Assistant Attorney General; b Hubbell, Neb Sept 13, 1893; s of Fred A Riddell-Ella May Hilton; ed Beatrice HS 1909; U of N, LLB 1920; Delta Tau Delta; Phi Delta Phi; m Mary Helen Copsey June 26, 1926 Lincoln; 1919 freshman coach U of N; 1920- prac law, York; 1927-35 York Co atty: 1936-37 York Co judge; 1939- chief asst atty gen of Neb; during World War 1917-19 petty ofcr USN; vicecomm Amer Leg; York Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; past pres C of C, Natl Exchange Club; BPOE; AF&AM; Presby Ch, elder; Rep, vice-chmn State Central Com; natl committeeman Neb Rep Service League; pres Neb Founders Day 1937; hobbies, hunting, fishing, boys work; offs Chain Bldg, York & Capitol Bldg, Lincoln; res 625 E 7th, York.

   ROBERTS, EDWIN: Florist; b Liverpool, England Sept 11, 1903; s of David Roberts-Mary M Baggs; ed York HS 1922; m Alice L Bell Sept 14, 1927 York Co; d Alice Jean; 1922-27 with father in Roberts Floral Co, York, 1937- mgr & part owner since father's death; 1934- mbr city coun; Neb St Florists Soc; Soc of Amer Florists & Ornamental Horticulturists; YMCA, past bd mbr; C of C; AF&AM; BPOE; IOOF; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, golf, baseball; off W 18th & York Ave; res 1923 Lincoln Ave, York.

   ROGERS, ROY J: Commercial Manager; b Exeter, Neb Feb 7, 1885; s of M L Rogers-Nellie Waterbury; ed Exeter HS 1904; U of N 1904-05; m Nina I Johnson Feb 17, 1907 La Monte Mo; s Ray; d Shirley J Earlene M, Leta Mae, Margaret Jean; while in HS worked on farm & in local factory; 1905 farmer; 1905-06 studied switchboard construction & dynamo testing with Western Electric Co in Chicago, later with Bell Tele Co, Kansas City; 1906-08 wire chief Bell Tele Co at Sedalia Mo, 1908-09 supvr small exchange, La Monte Mo; 1909 with Bell Tele Co at Omaha, later Fairbury & Tecumseh; 1909-12 asst toll wire chief, Lincoln Tele & Teleg Co; 1912-15 farmer, Fort Scott Kas; 1915-17 with Lincoln Tele & Teleg Co at York, 1917-19 mgr at Friend, 1919-21 mgr Fairmont, 1921-26 wire chief at York, 1926- area comml mgr, York; C of C; SUV; AF&AM; Ch of Christ, VP of ch bd & elder; hobbies, flower gardening, poultry raising; res 813 Elmer Ave, York.

   ROMSDAL, MRS FREDERICK W: Homemaker; b York Co, Neb Dec 21, 1882; d of Oscar M Miller-Martha E Attwood; ed York Co; m Frederick W Romsdal May 2, 1900 Seward; s Cecil D, Alton E, John R, Frederick William Jr, Stanton D; 1900- homemaker; mbr bd of edn; Dem, twp committee woman; hobby, raising flowers; father born in O Mar 22, 1848 (dec Aug 26, 1929); 1851 with parents came to Ia; enl at age of 15 in 30th Ia vol inf, Union army, served 3 years & 9 mos, disch Washington D C, came to Neb 1870, homesteaded near York in 1871; mother (dec Sept 6, 1886) born in Ia Dec 14, 1845; came with husband to Neb 1870; res RFD 1, York.

   ROMSDAL, FREDERICK WILLIAM: Farmer & Stockman; b York Co, Neb Dec 11, 1878; s of John Romsdal-Mary S Danielson; ed York Co; York Coll 1898; m Lucy Belle Miller May 2, 1900 Seward; s Cecil D, Alton E, John R, Frederick William Jr, Stanton D; 1900-16 ptr of brother Phillip in farming & livestock feeding; 1916- owner & opr farm, also opr father's 180 A homestead; past twp clk; past road overseer, past twp assessor; past pres bd of edn; 9 years York Co supvr; past mbr MWA; U B Ch; Dem: hobby, baseball; father born in Alien, Norway June 13, 1845 (dec Nov 30, 1937), son of Ole Joran Romsdal; m Mary S Danielson Norway (dec Mar 20, 1902); m Mrs Martha A Engel 1903; came to Amer 1866 landed in Quebec, 1866-68 emp in Mich copper mines; 1868 left family in Chicago & was emp 1868-70 in Mont gold fields; July 1870 brought family to York Co & settled on homestead, 80 A patent signed by Pres U S Grant, preempted another 80 A, patent signed by Pres Rutherford B Hayes; homestead now oprd by son; mother born near Christiana Norway 1838; res RFD 1, York.

   ROTHMAN, LOUIS: Retired; b Abingdon, Ill May 31, 1864; s of John Rothman-Frances Bartel; ed Abingdon Ill; studied art with James J Bradbury, Hedding Coll, Abingdon Ill; m Trennie L Thamer 1889 York; s Charles; d Clara (Mrs O Sears), Winifred (Mrs Meserve); many years free lance interior decorater over US, has also done many oil paintings; past mbr BPOE; AF&AM; hobby, checkers; res 520 Iowa Ave, York.

   RUDDOCK, JAMES ARCHIE: Editor & Publisher; b Sergeant Bluff, Ia Sept 20, 1880; s of Thomas Henry Ruddock-Elvira Scovell; ed Gresham HS; m Ruth F Pogue Jan 4, 1905 Seward Co; s W Donald; 1896-1902 emp by Gresham Gazette; 1902-04 learned barber trade in Iowa; 1905-06 with CN&S RR; 1906-07 with Valparaiso Visitor; 1908-09 with David City Banner & Butler County Press; 1909 owner & opr Gresham Gazette; 1912- city clk; past twp clk 4 years; NPA; past mbr Royal Highlanders; Dem; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Gresham.

   RYSTROM, OSCAR A: Implement & Auto Dealer; b Stromsburg, Neb Nov 27, 1879; s of August Rystrom-Emma Fusby; ed Polk Co; York Coll 1901; LBC 1902; m Nettie Nelson June 12, 1907 Lincoln; d Genevieve; 1902-04 with Internatl Harvester Co, Lincoln & Council Bluffs; 1904-38 owner & opr Rystroms Impl Co at Stromsburg, 1907 took Reo auto agcy, 1908-16 Ford agcy, 1916- Dodge agency; 1907-23 oprd impl shop, Polk; 1911- impl & auto dlr, York; 1912-23 dlr at Benedict, also oprd shops at Hordville & Lushton; 1929-



Who's Who

mbr depositors com Amer State Bank; 1921- pres Farmers State Bank of Stromsburg, VP 1918-21; ch mbr Midwest Farm Impl Dlrs Assn, past bd mbr, past pres; bd mbr & pres Natl Impl Dlrs Assn; C of C, pres Stromsburg 1918-19, dir several years, bd mbr at York; past bd mbr YMCA; past pres Businessmens Club; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, travel, fishing; off 128 W 7th; res 202 College Ave, York.

   SANDALL, CHARLES E: Attorney; b York, Neb Jan 13, 1876; s of Andrew L Sandall-Matilda KaIiff; ed York Coll 1901; U of Mich, LLB 1904; pres Good Govt Club; mbr debate team; m Marie E Romsdal June 28, 1905 York; s Charles Edward Jr, John Chester, James Lawrence; d Mildred Marie (Mrs Homer A Scott), Ruth Eileen (Mrs Clyde E Bolton), Esther Del (Mrs Herman Frerichs), Marian Elizabeth (Mrs Leo Sonderegger), Jerrol Genieve; 1904- prac law, York; 1906-12 York Co atty; 1915-17 mbr Neb sen; 1918-19 mbr survey com Neb constitutional conv; 1925-26 mbr Neb supreme court commission; 1926-29 mbr York sch bd; 1930-35 US atty for Neb, Omaha; during World War, 4-min man, mbr coal conservation com & legal advisory bd, also in ARC & YMCA work; York Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C; state dir Neb Brewers & Beer Distributors Com; KP; BPOE; Rep, 1920 del-at-large to natl conv in Chicago, 1928 del-at-large to natl conv, Kansas City; hobby, work; Presby Ch; off First National Bank Bldg, Lincoln, & First National Bank Bldg, York; res York.

   SCHMIDT, PAUL GOTTHILT: Manager Lumber Co; b Altenburg, Mo Mar 25, 1885; s of Jacob W Schmidt- Wilhelmina Schmidt; ed Grand Island Bus Coll 1907; m Anna Panning July 27, 1912 Washington Co; s Erwin H; d Helen A; 1906-08 emp in gen merc store, Wittenberg Mo; 1908-11 resided in Beemer; 1911-18 owner & opr gen store, Thayer; 1919 carp; 1920-21 with Octavia Lbr & Grain Co; 1921 mgr Joyce Lbr Co, Thayer; 1915-27 mbr twp bd; 10 years treas village bd, past clk & mbr city coun; Luth Ch, 20 years clk; Rep; hobbies, gardening, baseball; res Thayer.

   SCHMITT, ADAM: Blacksmith; b Germany June 25, 1868; s of Valentine Schmitt-Barbara Kreer; ed Auen Germany; m Anna Kuhnl Dec 2, 1912 Gresham; s Walter; 1893 came to Amer; 1893 machinist Columbian Exposition Chicago, & with several machine cos; 1900-01 blacksmith for Schutt Improvement Co; 1903 emp at St Louis; 1904 blacksmith, St Louis Exposition also with C&NW RR, Johnston; 1904- owner & opr blacksmith shop, Gresham; 1907-17 oprd impl bus; mbr town bd; Loup Platte, Neb & Natl Blacksmiths Assns; IOOF; past mbr Royal Highlanders; past mbr Foresters of Amer; Presby Ch; hobby, machine work; res Gresham.

   SCHNEIDER, AUGUST: Retired; b Perry Co, Mo Aug 1, 1870; s of Charles F Schneider-Theresa Lauck; ed Perry Co Mo; m Caroline T Ritger June 3, 1895 York (dec 1933); d Charlotte Theresa; 1888-94 clk for brother Herman in store, Henderson, 1894-96 mgr branch store, Stockham; 1896-98 mgr W A Taylor Cash Store, Benedict; 1898-1938 owner & opr A Schneider Gen Store; an org Benedict Lbr & Fuel Co; past mbr village bd 14 years; BPOE, chmn of state crippled childrens com since 1927, chmn crippled children advisory com since 1937; hobby, crippled children's work & hunting; res Benedict.

   SCOTT, DAVID: Clergyman: b Ireland Jan 20, 1889; s of William Scott-AnnabelI Hutchinson; ed Lima N Y Seminary 1923; m Alice Hazel Wilcox July 1, 1914 Silver Creek N Y; d Annabell M, Martha C; prior to 1908 farmed in Ireland; 1908 came to Amer; 1908-11 & 1912-15 emp in knife factory, Franklinville N Y; 1911-12 learned barber trade; 1917-18 pastor, Valois N Y; 1923-24 pastor Meth Ch, Beemer; 1924-26 pastor, Oakdale; 1926-30 pastor, Meth Ch, Chambers; 1930-34 pastor, Elgin; 1934-37 pastor, Meadow Grove; 1937- pastor, Bradshaw; Meth Ch, chmn Epworth League; past mbr AF&AM; hobby, reading; res Bradshaw.'

   SENG, MRS NINA L: Homemaker; b McCool Junction, Neb Nov 13, 1888; d of Matt Howell-Rebecca Writesman; ed McCool Junction HS; York HS 1906; York Coll; m William L Seng Sept 6, 1911 McCool Junction; s Walter M; 1906-10 sch tchr, York Co; 1910-11 with McFadden & Williams Merc Co, McCool Junction; 1911-17 with Farmers & Mchts Bank, 1912-23 VP, 1923- pres; 5 years mbr sch bd, 3 years secy; Womans Club, past pres & reporter; past pres York Co Womans Club; DAR; Rebekah; RNA; past mbr NS&D of Neb; Rep, past chmn pageant com; Chris Sci Ch; hobby, genealogy; parents early Neb pioneers, father Rep, mbr Neb sen 1882-86; res McCool Junction.

   SENG, WILLIAM LEROY: Bank Cashier; b McCool Junction, Neb Sept 23, 1888; s of Walter W Seng-Katharine Kniess; ed McCool Junction HS 1904; m Nina L Howell Sept 6, 1911 McCool Junction; s Walter M; 1904 with Farmers & Mchts Bank, estab by father, 1905-11 asst cash, 1911- cash; past mbr town bd; mbr sch bd; past mbr C of C; IOOF; Chris Sci Ch; Dem; hobby, gardening; son Walter asst cash Farmers & Mchts Bank since 1938; off & res McCool Junction.

   SININGER, C A: Grain Dealer; b Narka, Kas Oct 10, 1880; s of Charles Fredrick Sininger-Mary Emaline Melvin; ed HS; m Birdie Helen Currie Nov 5, 1903 Bradshaw; s Frank Alton; d Mildred Jean (Mrs ___ Lloyd), Margaret Helen (Mrs ___ Wolfe); prior to 1902 worked on farm; 1902 came to Bradshaw & was emp by C A McCloud in grain bus; emp by J H Currie in grain bus 6 years, Sargent; now grain dlr, Bradshaw, 1935 built modern elevator, 1939 leased plant to H O Rasmussen Grain & Supply Co for 1 year; AF&AM; IOOF; hobby, guns, fishing; res Bradshaw.

   SLAGEL, LAMBERT LEWIS: Editor & Publisher; b Richardson Co, Neb Mar 19, 1876; s of Benjamin F Slagel-Sarah Isabelle Schock; ed Falls City; Falls City Bus Coll 1897; m Maggie E Pritts Dec 5, 1900 Angus; s Lamont L, Clayton V; d Cleo V (Mrs Don A Warner); 1897-1909 oprd Davenport Journal; 1908- owner & opr Blue Valley Journal, McCool Junction; 1910 mbr twp bd; 1914-17 secy & treas bd of edn; past village clk; past mbr vol fire dept; past mbr sch bd; 1897-1908 mbr city coun, Davenport; during World War HG, mbr bd of registration, also ARC & Liberty Bond coms; NPA; past mbr C of C; MWA; past dist dep grandmaster IOOF, secy 25 years; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res McCool Junction.

   SLAGEL, MRS MAGGIE ETTA: Homemaker; b Somerset, Penn Oct 12, 1876; d of John Pritts-Elizabeth Magdalene Critchfield; ed Angus; m Lambert Lewis Slagel Dec 5, 1900 Angus; s Lambert Lamont, Clayton V; d Cleo (Mrs Don A Warner) 1900- homemaker; past mbr RNA & Womans Club; past mbr Rebekah; Meth Ch; hobbies, fish, flowers; res McCool Junction.

   SMITH, EUGENE CLINTON: Editor & Publisher; b Omaha, Neb Jan 5, 1905; s of Milton E Smith-Suzanne Kenney; ed Omaha; South Omaha HS 1924; Creighton U 1926; Kappa Psi; m Gertrude A Schonberger Dec 29, 1927 Casselton, N D; s Buddy Reginald; d Eugenie; 1928-32 owner & opr Smith Pharm, Omaha & Yutan; 1926-28 traveling salesman for William S Merril Co; 1932-37 owner & opr Smith Press, Yutan; 1937- editor & publisher Henderson Review; past police magistrate, Yutan; NPA; past secy Comml Club; past mbr Neb Pharm Assn; past mbr Omaha Retail Drug Assn; res Henderson.

   SMITH, EZRA HAROLD: President Nursery Co; b Inland, Neb June 8, 1883; s of Neri Smith-Esther Fires; ed Clay Co; m Myrtle E Zook Oct 27, 1896 Harvard; s Leslie R; d Vivian (Mrs B A Johnson), Margaret, Frances, Sylvia; 1894 with C&NW RR at Inland & Havelock, 1894-95 night clk at Aurora, 1897 teleg opr 6 mos at Ravenna, later agt Cairo, 1898-1902 agt Palmer, 1902-09 agt at York; 1909-11 sales manager Harrison Nursery Co, 1911-29 secy, 1929- pres; 12 years mbr sch bd, 3 years pres & 9 years VP; past pres Neb St Horticultural Soc; past pres Western Nurserymens Assn; past pres C of C; past pres Rotary; York Country Club; treas ARC; past pres YMCA; past master AF&AM; RAM; KT; Shrine; OES; Chris Ch, chmn of bd, elder; hobby, fishing; off 1202 Grant Ave; res 805 Blackburn Ave, York.

   SMITH, MRS GERTRUDE A: Homemaker; b Perham, Minn Sept 9, 1906; d of Roman Schonberger-Amelia Wiese; ed Casselton N D HS; Interstate Bus Coll, Fargo N D; m Eugene C Smith Dec 29, 1927 Casselton N D; 1927- homemaker; past secy & past VP Nautilus Club, Yutan; secy Henderson Woman's Club; res Henderson.

   SMYERS, OTIS J: Jeweler; b Fairview, Mo Apr 2, 1893: s of Jacob Smyers-Mary Hart; ed Monroe HS 1912; m Madge Wenrick Apr 14, 1917; s Otis Jean; d Mary Lou; 1913-17 with Ollermann's Jewelry Store, Blair; 1918-30 owner & opr retail jewelry & repair store, Columbus;


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1930- owner & opr retail jewelry & repair shop, York; Neb St Horological Assn; C of C; AF&AM; Presby Ch; Dem; off York Theater Bldg; res 1221 Lincoln Ave, York.

   SPURLOCK, GEORGE M: Attorney; b Plattsmouth, Neb Apr 18, 1866; s of Burwell Spurlock-Isabella S Davis; ed Plattsmouth HS; Neb Conf Seminary, York; U of N; DePauw U, BCL 1892; Sigma Chi; Delta Chi; m Maybird Smith Nov 23, 1898 Maryville Mo; s Woodson, Burwell; 1892-1905 prac law, Plattsmouth; 1896-1900 Cass Co judge, Plattsmouth; 1901-05 mbr Neb legislature; 1905- prac law, York; 1919-31 city atty; VP First Trust Co; dir First Natl Bank; treas Mothers' Jewels Home; past pres sch bd 6 years; bd mbr, Neb Wes; York Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C; AF&AM; KT; Scot Rite; KP; IOOF; Rep; hobby, motor travel; off 32 First National Bank Bldg; res 506 College Ave, York.

   STIMSON, EDWIN LAWRENCE: Retired; b New York City, N Y Dec 15, 1867; s of Dr William Stimson-Jennie N Hudson; ed S C; m Bertha Estelle McClure Oct 8, 1890 Pawnee City; s Edwin Rex (dec 1926); d Bessie M (Mrs E J Taylor); 1884-86 with Benz Bros Carriage & Wagon Co & Robert Inglis Carriage Co, Pawnee City; 1886-88 with Melbourn Carriage Co, Denver Colo; 1883-1920 owner & opr Stimson Painting Co, Pawnee City; 1920-30 ptr of daughter Mrs E J Taylor in Keystone Creamery Co at York, 1930 sold to Fairmont Creamery Co, Omaha; 1930- ret; past mbr York city coun 10 years, Pawnee City 6 years; past mbr Neb St Creamery Assn; past mbr IOOF, Pawnee City; AF&AM; RAM; past mbr BPOE; past mbr MWA; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, chemistry; father (dec 1884) came to US 1863, grad of St George Med Coll, Ontario Canada & Buffalo N Y Med Coll, staff mbr N Y Eye & Ear Infirmary, moved to S D 1872 & Lexington Neb 1884; res 503 Thompson, York.

   STREAM, MAHLON BROWN: County Relief Director; b Madison Co, Ia July 22, 1873; s of Craven Stream-Harriet June Brown; ed Milford HS 1892; Western Normal, Shenandoah Ia, BA 1894; m Daisy M Baldwin June 6, 1900 Milford (dec 1937); d Myrtle (Mrs C D Bowen), Maybelle (Mrs B E Jones), Fanny (Mrs J R Warren); m Dorothy M James Feb 8, 1939 Lincoln; 1894-96 bkkpr for J J Dunnegan, Shenandoah Ia; 1896-1903 farmer, Seward Co; 1903-38 farmer, York Co near Waco; 1940- York Co relief dir; 1911-16 mbr York Co bd, 1935-40 chmn; 1917-19 mbr Neb legislature; past mbr town bd, Waco; past mbr sch bd, Seward Co; IOOF; MWA; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, travel; off Courthouse; res Waco.

   STROMAN, CHARLES F: Attorney; b Wolcottville, Ind June 10, 1878; s of Samuel Stroman-Catherine Bower; ed Ulysses HS 1889; U of N, BA 1893, LLB 1895; Phi Delta Phi; m Della White July 13, 1929 York; 1895 in law off Omaha 8 mos; 1896- prac law, York; 1931- York Co atty; York Co & Neb St Bar Assns; C of C; BPOE; KP; hobbies, fishing, hunting, whist; off 525 1/2 Lincoln Ave; res 315 E 4th, York.

   SWANSON, OSCAR VALDERMAN: Auto Dealer; b Gothenburg, Neb Nov 29, 1894; s of August Swanson-Marie Olson; ed Gothenburg HS 1914; KSTC, BA 1926; Xi Phi; Caledonian; m Elnora W Block July 27, 1924 Gothenburg; s August George, Paul Oscar; d Peggy Mae, Mary Elnora; 1916-23 auto dlr, Gothenburg; 1926-27 HS prin & science tchr, Maxwell; 1927-34 tchr of manual training & biology, Lexington; 1934-36 owner Ford agcy, Gothenburg; 1936- owner & opr Ford agcy, Swanson Motors, York, also distributor auto parts; past mbr NSTA & NEA; Natl Exchange Club; mbr retail com C of C; York Country Club; AF&AM, mbr 22 years; Scot Rite; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, tennis, golf; off 123 E 7th; res 723 E 6th, York.

   TAYLOR, EARL J: Creamery Manager; b Tobias, Neb Sept 20, 1890; s of William H Taylor-Lauretta Baker; ed Tobias HS 1907; U of N, BSc 1913; Sigma Phi Epsilon; m Bess M Stimson Aug 19, 1914 Pawnee City; s William H, Edwin L; d Barbara J; 1913-14 with Beatrice Cold Storage Co; 1914-15 HS tchr, O'Neill; 1915-18 HS tchr, York; 1918-29 with Keystone Creamery Co, 1929 sold to Fairmont Creamery Co; 1929- mgr; Neb Ice Cream Mfrs Assn; past bd mbr C of C; U of N Alumni Assn; Uni Club, Lincoln; dir York Country Club; AF&AM; KP; hobby, golf; off 601 Platte; res 420 College Ave, York.

   THOMPSON, EDGAR: County Judge; b Selma, O Jan 3, 1881; s of Elwood Thompson-Sarah Wiener; ed York Co; m Elsie Weir Oct 5, 1904 York; s Howard, Glen; prior to 1910 farmer, York Co; 1910-14 owner meat market also cattle raiser & feeder; 1914-35 opr ranch, Cherry Co; 1928-36 with York Livestock & Salesbarn; 1936- York Co judge; MWA; KP; Meth Ch; Indep; hobbies, livestock, Herefords; off Courthouse; res 720 Hutchins Ave, York.

   TOWNSEND, OWEN STUART: Physician & Surgeon; b Taylor Co, Ia Sept 26, 1875; s of William J W Townsend-Rosetta Brott; ed Platteville Ia; Stanberry Mo HS 1894; Rush Med Coll, Chicago MD 1897; grad work U of Southern Cal, 1913; grad work N Y Eye & Ear Infirmary 1929; m Minnie L Dixon Nov 19, 1903 Lushton; s Robert M, Loren R; 1897 prac med, Blockton Ia; 1901-02 prac med, Lushton; 1902 U B Ch med missionary, Canton China; 1903-08 prac med, Fairmont; 1909 lived in Oregon; 1910- prac med at York, 1914- eye, ear, nose & throat specialist; 1911-12 surg, Soldiers & Sailors Home, Grand Island; York Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; C of C; FOE; MWA; U B Ch; Rep; hobby, travel; off American National Bank; res 818 Iowa Ave, York.

   VOSS, FRED JR: Owner Bottling Co b Exira, Ia July 4, 1892; s of C J Voss-Louise Anderson; ed York; m Nellie Grace Foster June 22, 1919 York; 1906-17 clk in Otto Bros Gen Store, Charleston; 1907-12 with father on farm, York Co; 1912-13 with Fred Colton Groc Co, Exira Ia; 1914-19 in US army 2nd lt 127th field arty; 1919-27 with Keystone Creamery Co, York; 1924 pur int in Haag Bottling Co, 1927-28 mgr, 1928- owner & opr; also owns stock in Fairmont Creamery; 1933-37 drum maj Amer Leg drum & bugle corps; C of C; Neb Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages; past master AF&AM; past high priest RAM; Chris Sci Ch; Rep; hobbies, trees, shrubs & flowers; off 419-21 Grant Ave; res 1202 McKaig Ave, York.

   WARNER, FRANK W: Dentist; b Polk Co, Neb Feb 22, 1877; s of George U Warner-Rose Shrader; ed Polk Co; Lincoln Normal; Omaha Dental Coll, DDS 1903; m Hattie F Dickson Oct 12, 1904 York Co; s George W; 1903- prac dentistry, Gresham; past mayor; past mbr sch bd; IOOF; MWA; past mbr Royal Highlanders; Meth Ch, past SS supt 12 years, 1920 awarded gold cane for service; hobby, fishing; res Gresham.

   WEBSTER, CALVIN: Attorney; b Lincoln, Neb June 4, 1896; s of O W Webster-Anna Dull; ed Lincoln HS 1915; U of N, LLB 1926; Stanford U 1924-25; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi; m Frances Pratt Aug 25, 1921 Lincoln; s Thomas Calvin; d Frances Sayre; 1926-30 prac law, Aurora; 1930-34 prac law as ptr of C E Sandall, York; 1934- indep prac; 1932-33 city atty; dir, VP, gen counsel Meridian Finance, Inc; during World War 1917-19 2nd lt with 4th arty corps US army; Amer Leg; Disabled Emergency Ofcrs of World War; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C; past pres Natl Exchange Club; past exalted ruler BPOE; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, hunting; off First National Bank Bldg; res 320 West 9th, York.

   WEIDLER, D EBER: College President; b High Spire, Penn Nov 10, 1885; s of Rev Z A Weidler-L Alice Harp; ed Lykens Penn HS 1904; Lebanon Valley Coll, Annville Penn, BA 1909; Columbia U, MA 1922; m Aubrey Poling July 6, 1915 Anderson Ind; s David A; d Patricia L; 1909-12 tchr of math & Latin, Anderson Ind HS; 1912-21 prin Albert Acad, Freetown, Sierra Leone, British West Africa; 1922-23 HS prin, Elizabethville Penn; 1923-28 HS prin Anderson Ind; 1928-38 dir student teaching Ind Central Coll, Indianapolis Ind; 1938- pres York Coll; NEA; Indiana Schoolmens Club; Uni Club, Lincoln; mbr bd of Christian edn, Dayton O; U B Ch; hobby, collecting Africana; off York Coll; res 524 E 6th, York.

   WESTERVELT, WILLIAM HENRY: Grocer; b New York City, N Y Jan 5, 1876; s of George Westervelt-Catharine Mitchell; ed Tamora; m Myrtle G Brooks Mar 17, 1902 Waco; d Echo Eleanore (Mrs F L Karrer), Georgia W (Mrs L R Vincent); 1890-1902 emp on farm near Tamora; 1902-05 emp in Utica; 1905-09 indep farmer near Goehner: 1909 in hotel bus 7 mos, Utica; 1909-11 oprd billiard parlor, Ulysses; 1911 emp in Seward Co, also emp short time by Standard Oil Co, York; 1917 oprd cafe, Benedict; 1917-18 with CB&Q RR, Lincoln; owned & oprd dray line, Benedict; 8 years with Farmers Grain Assn; 1937- ptr of L Vincent in V & W Market; past mbr vol fire dept; served in Sp-Amer War; MWA: past mbr BPOE; past mbr IOOF; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, baseball, wrestling, sports; res Benedict.



Who's Who

   WHITE, MRS MINA S: Homemaker; b Washington Co, N Y May 31, 1856; d of Francis D Wray-Elsina M Rosey; ed Washington Co N Y; North Granville N Y Seminary 1873; m Wilton A White Oct 18, 1882 Fort Ann N Y; s L B, Langdon E, Lesley F (dec), Ray C (dec), Wilton A (dec); 1873 tchr, Hartford N Y; 1873-81 tchr, Washington Co N Y; 1881-82 tchr, Vt; 1882- homemaker; 1884 came to York Co; past mbr RNA; DAR; Womans Club; Meth Ch, pres womans SS class, past pres WHMS; hobby, church work; res McCool Junction.

   WHITEMORE, HARRY E: Farmer; b McCool Junction, Neb Feb 6, 1886; s of Melvin K Whitemore-Mary Ehrman; ed McCool Junction HS; York Coll; m Laura Pearl House Nov 27, 1907 Sutton; d Mona (Mrs N N Hall), Hester M; 1907- farmer near McCool Junction; 1910 farmed near Holyoke Colo 6 mos; past mbr twp bd 6 years; 1935-36 York Co supvr; 1937-38 York Co highway commr; past secy Farmers Union 16 years; MWA; Meth Ch, past SS supt 8 years; Rep; hobby, woodwork; parents came to McCool Junction 1874; res RFD 1, McCool Junction.

   WHITEMORE, MRS LAURA PEARL: Homemaker; b Ansley, Neb Mar 17, 1887; d of Levert House-Ella McGowan; ed Custer Co; Ansley HS 1905; Broken Bow Coll; m Harry E Whitemore Nov 27, 1907 Sutton; d Mona F (Mrs N N Hall), Hester M; 1903-05 while in HS emp in Stevens Gen Store, Ansley; 1905-06 lived with parents on farm near Grand Island; 1907- homemaker, McCool Junction; past secy & past VP Womans Club; RNA; Meth Ch, mbr ladies aid; Rep; hobby, reading; res RFD, McCool Junction.

   WIEDMAN, ALBERT B: Windmill Dealer and Well Driller; b Trotwood, O Dec 3, 1868; s of Charles Fredrick William Wiedman-Sonora Berry; ed Ohio & Chapman; m Nora Andrews Feb 21, 1892 McCool Junction; s Earl Vernon, Lyle A, Wilbur A, Orion W; d Lela (Mrs O W Taylor), Sonora (Mrs Roy Perkins), Lorena A (dec 1913); 1880 came with parents to Merrick Co; 1892-97 farmed near MeCool Junction; 1897-1903 teamster; 1903- in windmill, pump & well bus; 1898-1908 town marshal; 15 years mbr sch bd; 12 years mbr town bd; past mayor; trustee, cemetery assn; IOOF; Dem; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res, McCool Junction.

   WILLIAMS, EARL W: Merchant; b Maquoketa, Ia Nov 25, 1885; s of W K Williams-Lucy M Wall; ed York HS 1905; York Coll; U of N; Phi Kappa Psi; m Ruth Cox; d Lucy Jane, Joan; 1900-19 with father in clothing bus, W K Williams & Son; 1919- opr E W Williams Clothing Store since father's death; 1935-39 York Co supvr; 1939- mbr city coun; past mbr C of C; past mbr Country Club; AF&AM, worshipful master; past mbr BPOE; Congl Ch; wife mbr lib bd 22 Years, mbr sch bd, PEO; DAR; daughters mbrs of Delta Gamma at U of N, Lucy Jane grad 1939, Joan jr 1940; res 926 York Ave, York.

   WILLIAMS, GEORGE WASHINGTON: Farmer; b Berkeley Co, W Va Nov 4, 1869; s of William Washington Williams-Eva King; ed Butler & York Cos; m Florence Mattie Graham Mar 16, 1898 York Co; d Eva Grace (Mrs Harlan P Smith), Mary Esther (Mrs Roscoe S Stevens), Gladys I, Alma Louise; 1874 came from Ill to Butler Co; 1875- farmer, York Co; 1924-32 J P, Baker twp; 1936-37 assessor, Baker twp; Farmers Union; past noble grand IOOF; Chris Ch, elder; Rep, mbr York Co Central Com; hobby, reading; res RFD 3, York.

   WILLIAMS, PAUL THOMAS: Hotel Owner; b Vienna, Ill Dec 3, 1883; s of Luther M Williams-Elizabeth P Davis; ed Paducah Ky HS; South Brooklyn N Y HS, 1908-09; m Jessie I Luther Dec 27, 1927 York; 1901-02 sold nursery stock, western Ky; 1902-04 salesman for several cos, Seattle Wash; 1904-07 enl in US army with 108th Co CAC; 1907-11 city salesman for several cos & firms, New York City; 1910-20 with Dennison Mfg Co of Framingham Mass, 1911-20 salesman in S Amer; 1920-22 lived in western Ky recuperating from tropical fever; 1923 salesman in eastern Kas for Caradine Hat Co of St Louis, 1924-29 salesman in Neb, hdqrs in York; 1929-34 mgr Dean Hotel, York; 1930 with wife co-owner Dean Hotel 1934 renamed Hotel Williams; past pres post L of TPA, Neb St pres; C of C; York Country Club; past master AF&AM; past high priest RAM; R&SM; past mbr BPOE; KP; Congl Ch, pres of bd; Rep, secy York Co Central Com; hobbies, golf, music, fishing, hunting, sports; off & res Hotel Williams, York.

   WILLIAMSEN, ALBERT: Secretary & Treasurer of Nursery Co; b Merrick Co, Neb Feb 3, 1893; s of Swen Williamsen-Mary Petersen; ed Dannebrog HS; York Bus Coll 1915; m Luella Pearl Wells Sept 16, 1916 York; s Donald, Kenneth, Hubert; d Dola; prior to 1915 lived on farm, Merrick Co; 1915-18 with York Foundry & Engine Works; 1918 with Harrison Nursery; 1919-22 salesman for Harrison Nursery Co, 1922-28 field mgr & secy, 1928 secy & treas: during World War, July-Dec 1918 with US army, 155th spruce production div; Amer Leg; pres Neb Nursery Assn 1938; past pres C of C, past bd mbr; Country Club; sr steward AF&AM; KP; Chris Ch, clk; Rep; hobby, fishing; off 1302 Grant; res 125 S Delaware, York.

   WILTSE, EARLE WALDO: Superintendent of Schools; b Rulo, Neb Aug 26, 1900; s of George William Wiltse-Ina L Peden; ed Dawson HS 1918; Neb Wes, BA 1922; Columbia U, MA 1926; candidate for PhD, U of N: Theta Phi Sigma; Phi Delta Kappa; m Erma Louise Dragoo June 24, 1925 Dawson; s William E, Gary L; 1922-24 supt of schs, Burke S D; 1924-27 supt of schs, Adams; 1927-34 supt of schs, Franklin; 1934- supt of schs, York; 1928- instr in elementary edn, U of N, summer sessions; during World War, in SATC Lincoln, disch Dec 1918; NSTA, past pres dists 6 & 1; NEA; Amer Assn of Sch Administrators; C of C; Rotary; AF&AM; OES, past patron; Meth Ch, mbr ofcl bd; Rep; hobbies, fishing, writing; off York HS; res 713 E 6th, York:

   WOODS, EDWARD BAKER: Retired; b Carlinville, Ill Nov 26, 1861; s of George W Woods-Anna Jeanette Kerr; ed Carlinville Ill; Blackburn, Coll, Carlinville Ill: m Maude S Cooley July 22, 1927 Minneapolis, Minn; 1878 came to York; 1878-84 ptr of father in G W Woods & Sons; 1884-96 ptr of brother James in Woods Bros; 1896-1937 owner & opr E B Woods & Co; 1937- ret; an org C of C; hon mbr AF&AM: KT; RAM; BPOE; past mbr KP; Dem; hobbies, clothing business, travel; res 729 York Ave, York.

   YUNG, DAVID: Bank President; b, Washington Co, Wis Mar 12, 1870; s of John Yung-Friederika Hofer; ed Cedar Bluffs; Fremont Bus Coll 1889; m Louisa Lampert Aug 23, 1893 Cedar Bluffs; d Huldah (Mrs William Hunter); 1882 with parents came to Cedar Bluffs; 1889-92 emp by brother John in hdw store, Cedar Bluffs; 1892-1900 with Killian Bros, gen merc store, Cedar Bluffs; 1900-12 owner & opr Yungs Hdw, also impl dlr, Cedar Bluffs; 1912-15 owner & cash The Cadens State Bank; 1915-31 cash, Gresham State Bank, 1931- pres; Rebekah; AF&AM, RAM,OES; IOOF; Presby Ch; Rep; res Gresham.




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