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Transcribed by Mona Houser

Published by Nebraska Press Association, Lincoln, Nebraska 1940

Biographical Articles:
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Abbreviations used in Who's Who entries.

ALEXANDER, WILLIAM MARION: Manager Telephone Co; b Elba, Neb 24, 1902; s of George Alexander-Aura Bell Whitney; ed St Paul HS 1921 Hastings Coll 1922-24; m Lucy Christensen July 25, 1925, Golden, Colo; s William; during HS & 1922 emp in Moravec Drug Store, St Paul; while in coll emp in maintenance dept UP RR during vacations; 1924 repairman Northwestern Bell Tele Co Broken Bow; 1924-25 installer Mountain States Tele & Teleg Co, Denver; 1925 comml clk Northwestern Bell Tele Co at Minden, 1925-27 & 1933-34 in McCook, 1928-29 at Grand Island, 1929-30 wire chief at Wood River, 1931-32 wire chief at Oxford, 1934-35 at Sidney, 1935 at St Paul, later comml clk at Grand Island; 1936-mgr at Ravenna; pres C of C; secy Rotary; ch mbt DeMolay, Grand Island; Presby Ch; hobbies: fishing & hunting; off 106 West Genoa; res 610 Alba, Ravenna.

ALLEN, HAROLD RICHARD: Store Manager; b Mahaska, Kas Feb 24,1914;s of Ray Richard Allen-Bessie King; ed Fairbury HS 1931; m Harriette Messenger June 21, 1938 Fairbury; 1931-36 salesman & floorman for Grainger Brothers, Fairbury; 1936-37 with Bucks Booterie, Fairbury; 1937-38 with Bucks Booterie, Fremont; 1938- mgr Bucks Booterie, Kearney; Jr C of C; Sr C of C; past mbr DeMolay, past master at Fairbury, past state master councilor; BPOE 984; Presby Ch; hobbies, baseball, swimming & tennis; off 2218 Central; res 1704 5th Ave, Kearney.

AMOS, W. EVERETT: Mortician; b Washington Co, O Oct 4, 1882; s of George Amos-Mary Bowen; ed Monroe Co O; Cincinnati Coll of Embalming 1918; m Elena Buck April 10, 1908 Shelton; 1895-97 delivery boy, Martinsville W Va: 1897-1900 drove teams in oil fields, W Va; 1900-02 emp in sash & door factory, Cleveland O; 1902-04 farmhand, Shelton; 1904-14 in livery bus; 1914-17 in garage bus, Shelton; built new garage 1917; 1915-mortician, Shelton; 1917-owner & opr Ford agcy, Shelton Cafe. Texaco & Sinclair Service Stations, Amos Oil Co; mayor; city water commr 2 years, received credit for building new sewerage system; past mbr city bd, one of those responsible for city park; Northwestern Dist Funeral Dirs Assn; Neb Funeral Dirs Assn; dir Lions; AF&AM 99; Tehama Shrine; Scot Rite 32°; IOOF; Meth Ch; hobbies, work & flowers; res Shelton.

ANDERSEN, DAN C: Laundry Owner; b Denmark Nov 23, 1878; s of J C Andersen-Dagmar Fredricksen; ed Denmark; m Emma EipperIey July 27, Oregon, Mo; s Rupert A; 1893 came to Amer; 1893-97 with Creamery Packing Co, Kansas City, Mo; 1897-1906 in laundry bus as stationary steam engr; 1906-31 washer and engr for Kearney laundry; 1931-owner & opt Buffalo Laundry & Cleaners; has patented several devices including an automatic machine for mfg raised doughnuts, also Time Keeper, developed in Buffalo Laundry, Kearney; first model built 8 years ago still in operation; this machine has for its purpose the conservation of time & can be adapted to candy, baking, tire & rubber, dairy & dyeing industries; past master AF&AM: IOOF; hobby, experiments with inventions; off 312 East Railroad; res 2102 Ave, Kearney.

ANDERSEN, RUPERT: Co-Owner of Laundry; b Fremont, Neb Dec 17, 1903; s of Dan C Andersen-Emma Eipperley; ed Wymore; Kearney HS 1921; KSTC; m Marjorie Eastabrook June 1935, Franklin; d Marilyn Joyce; opt rug cleaning plant, also mfr of rag & rubber rugs until 1921; 1921-26 with Kearney Laundry; 1928-30 with Weber Machine Works; 1930- mgr service dept Kearney Plumbing Co; 1931- with father in Buffalo Laundry & Cleaners; one of inventors of automatic doughnut machine used in mfr of raised doughnuts; DeMolay, Legion of Honor, past master councilor; hobby, working on new inventions; off 312 East Railroad; res 1202 Ave D, Kearney.

ANDERSON, ALFRED THEODORE: Photographer; b Engelholm, Sweden July 17, 1865; s of August Anderson-Ingar Timmansdotter; ed Woodhull, Ill; Kearney; m Alma Matilda Wick-strom Sept 11, 1892 Phelps Co; d Ruth Matilda, Miriam Estelle (Mrs M H Worlock), Elizabeth Theodora (Mrs Hans Jorgen Uldall); came with parents to Amer 1867, to Neb 1875, assisted father as wagonmaker; 1881-84 appr to J A Stridborg photographer at Kearney; 1884-86 ptr of J A Stridborg; 1886- owner & opr J A Stridborg bus; 1924-25 photographer in Spain; has awards from various state & natl exhibits; past mbr bd of edn 5 years; past secy Neb St Photographers Assn; C of C; Bapt Ch, deacon, past trustee; hobbies, workshop, tools: off 14 W 22nd; res 918 W 22nd, Kearney.

ANDERSON, HARRY: Jeweler; b in sod house at Hildreth, Neb March 21, 1894; s of Chris Anderson-Anna M Lorenson; ed Norman HS; LBC 1919-21; training in watchmaking, Hastings 1922; m Anna Abel Feb 9, 1918 Manhattan, Kas; s Norris, Lyall; d Joyce, Reva, Judith Ann; when 6 years old brought to farm near Norman; 1923 emp at Hastings; 1924 emp by Gildner Bros, Kearney; 1925- owner & opr jewelry store, Kearney; during World War ent army in 1917, 314th motor supply train, 15 months in hosp at Camp Funston & Fort Riley Kas where a mastoid resulted in streptococcus infection & amputation of one leg, disch 1919; hobby, working around home; res Kearney.

ANDERSON, IRA C: Funeral Director; b Gothenburg, Neb Aug 24, 1883; s of William Glover Anderson-Harriet Elizabeth Munns; ed Cozad; Fremont Normal; m Ada Roseline Mercer Aug 24, 1912 Kearney (dec Dec 20, 1915); d Margaret Elizabeth (Mrs Leon Wondra); m Wilma Ruth Crossley June 19, 1924 Kearney; 1907-14 with William Robertson, later with A L Davis in undertaking, furn, & hdw bus, Cozad; 1914-19 in furn & undertaking bus, Wood River; 1919 with Orchard & Wilhelm Furn & Dept Store, Omaha; 1920- in undertaking bus, Kearney; past pres group 4 Neb Funeral Dirs Assn; Natl Funeral Dirs Assn; Natl Selected Morticians; dir C of C; past pres Kiwanis; past chaplain BPOE; UCT; AF&AM; RAM; R&SM; OES; KT; IOOF; Meth Ch. hobby, photography; parents Neb pioneers, father located at Coyote (now Darr) in 70's, engaged in railroading, later foreman 96 Ranch at Gothenburg; wife's father gen contr, Kearney, 1872; wife att U of N, U of Chicago, BA 1912; Phi Beta Kappa; tchr Hamilton, Mont, Kearney HS; chmn bd of dirs Kearney Fedn of Women's Club: B&PW; Rebekah; OES; off 2421 Ave A; res 825 W 23rd, Kearney.

APEL, CHARLES EDWARD BRISCO: Educator; b Baltimore, Md Apr 27, 1892; s of John T Apel-Emma Virginia Waltemeyer; ed Baltimore Md; Western Md Preparatory Sch; Wesley Coil, Grand Forks N D, BA 1925; U of N D, Grand Forks, BSc 1925, MSC 1926; grad fellowship U of Pittsburgh 1939-40; Pi Omega Pi; Delta Delta Lambda: m Grace Turner May 29, 1930 Mitchell; s Charles Turner, Francis Earl; 1916-21 with Baltimore Life Ins Co, Md; 1923-26 Meth pastor while student at U of N D; 1926-28 supt of schs Pisek, N D, served pulpits on Sunday wherever requested; 1928- head of comml dept, KSTC; 1936-39 supervised checking contest papers in state & dist comml contests in Neb also prepared statistical reports; 1931-39 prepared bookkeping test material for Neb comml contests; publications: 1933 A Mock Trail published in The Balance Sheet; 1936 Pity the Poor Teacher published in Gregg News Letter; 1938 Curriculum for a Small HS published in Bus Edn World: 1938 A Study of Comml Depts in Tchr Colls (mimeographed); has appeared on comml edn programs & on radio with original skits; inventor card game High Twelve or Who's Elected, combination of bridge & pinochle; selected by U of N D as one of most successful grads; NSTA; NEA; Amer Accounting Assri; NatI Comml Tehrs Fedn: secy-treas Neb Intercollegiate Athletic Assn: chmn Coll Athletic Bd; sponsor Tironian Club; C of C; AF&AM; Meth Ch; hobby, chess; off & res 814 W 27th. Kearney.

ARBUCKLE, COLONEL ROY: Farmer & Stockman; b Gibbon, Neb Sept 28, 1894; s of Franeis Marion Arbuckle-Lodema Thomas; ed Kearney HS 1912; KSTC 1912-14; m Ruth M Fester June 1, 1917 Kearney; d Arlene, Ardith; 1913- farmer & stockman; 1915-20 besides farming, ptr in firm of Henline & Arbuckle, ext feeders of cattle & livestock; owner & opt 380 A irrigated & 280 A non-irrigated land; 1937 Neb St cornhusking contest in conjunction with U of N Coll of Agr held on Arbuckle farm, att by approximately 30 thousand people; 4-H Club leader; past mbr sch bd; Rural Electrification Administration, bd mbr 2 years; Farm Bur; First Chris Ch; hobby. fishing; res RFD 1, Kearney.

ARNOLD, EDWARD BURCHELL: Insurance & Real Estate Agent; b Pana, Iii Dec 30, 1875; s of William Henry Arnold-Rhoda Burcheil; ed Fulton, Mo; Phelps Co; Up-to-Date Bus Coll, Kearney; m Mary Louise Sward June 23, 1901 Kearney; s Earl Edward; 1883 brought by parents to Phelps Co, assisted father on farm; 1899-1907 with Kearney Steam Laundry; 1908-17 in laundry bus, Aurora; 1917-9 foreman Columbus Steam Laundry; 1919-36 night man with KSTC; 1919- in real est & ins bus; mbr IOOF 28 years; First Meth Ch; mbr ofcl bd, steward & class secy: hobby, hunting; off 212 Fed Annex: Bldg; res 410 W 26th, Kearney.

ARTMAN, WALTER H: Pharmacist; b Larkinburg, Kas Oct 23. 1895; s of John S Artman-Eva Baker; ed Denison Kas HS 1911; Kas St Coll 1916; Sch of Pharm, Wichita Kas 1924; m Mary Springer July 6, 1917 Manhattan Kas; s Allan A, John C; d Mary Lou: reg pharm in Kas & Neb; 1924 pharm, Denison Kas; 1929 mgr & opr ABC Drug Co, Marysville, Kas; 1937- mgr ABC Drug Store Kearney; during World War, 1917 adjt gen dept Camp Funston Kas, tsfrd to Fort Riley Kas, disch 1919; Neb & Kas Pharm Assns; C of C; Rotary; Marysville Kas Country Club; Presby Ch; hobbies, sports, baseball; res 712 W 23rd, Kearney.

ASHBURN, HARRY BROWN: Secretary - Treasurer Roller Mills; b Omaha, Neb June 21, 1875; s of Dillon Prosser Ashburn-Emily Amanda Brown; ed Gibbon HS 1890; Conn Brothers Priv Sch, Gibbon; m Emma Keechler June 1, 1907 Gibbon; s Joseph Nelson, Nell Prosser; 1893 with father Neb Dairy Exhibit, Chicago World's Fair; 1895-1902 & 1905 with I N Davis Milling Co. Gibbon; 1902-04 with W H Buck Lbr Co, Gibbon; 1906 with Creamery Package Mfg Co Omaha; 1907-09 with Bradford-Kennedy Lbr Co Omaha; 1909-14 mgr lbr yard of Imperial Elevator :Co of Minneapolis Minn at Maxbass N D; 1915- with brother in Gibbon Roller Mills at Gibbon, 1919- secy-treas; past mbr Gibbon twp bd, past city treas Maxbass N D; Prot; hobby, hunting; parents mbrs of original Soldiers Free Homestead Colony settling in Gibbon in 1871; father estab 2nd creamery in Neb; past pres Neb Dairymen's Assn; with old Pacific Express Co, Omaha two years; mbr Neb legislature defeated William F Cody "Buffalo Bill" at elections; also in grain bus; past Gibbon P M; res Gibbon.

ASHBURN, JOSEPH NELSON: President Roller Mills; b Trumbull Co, O Sept 7, 1869; s of Dillon Prosser Ashburn-Emily Amanda Brown; ed Gibbon HS 1888, second class to grad; priv sch of U B Ch; m Hattie B McConnaughey June 28, 1899 Gibbon; s Harry Arthur; d Bernice Lilllan (Mrs. Leon Mires), Constance Dorothy Edith Lura (Mrs Walter C Roberts); 1871 came with parents to Neb asstd father in creamery bus; 1893 assisted father in Neb dairy .exhibit, Chicago Worlds Fair, short time traveling representative for impl co; 1894-98 with M H Noble Merc, Drug & Groc Store Gibbon; 1899 with W H Buck Lbr Co, Gibbon; 1899-1907 with Beatrice Creamery Co, Fremont & Lincoln; 1907-10 with Bradford-Kennedy Lbr Co of Omaha Coeur d'Alene Ida; 1910 with Krotter Lbr Co, Stuart; 1911-13 with W H Buck Lbr Co, Gibbon; 1913 pur half interest in original Gibbon Roller Mills (one of two oldest mills state, estab 1873); 1914- owner Gibbon Roller Mills, 1919 inc, 1920 built & began operation of new mill 300 barrel 24 hour capacity; during World War oprd mill under government control; past pres Neb Assn; Millers Natl Fedn; past master AF&AM 189; holder of oldest membership in lodge; Scot Rite 32 degree; Prot; hobby, travel; parents mbrs of original Soldiers Free Homestead Colony of 80 families, Gibbon, 1871; father estab 2nd creamery in Neb; past pres Neb Dairymen's Assn; with old Pacific Express Co Omaha 2 years; mbr Neb legislature defeating William T Cody, Buffalo Bill, at elections; in chg of Neb dairy Bill, at elections (sic); past Gibbon P M; Gibbon.

ASHTON, EDNA B:Homemaker; b SheIton, Neb Sept 19, 1886; d of WalterJohn Steven-Annie M Henninger; ed Shelton HS 1904; U of N 1910; Delta Delta Delta; m Walter S Ashton Nov 26, 1912 Shelton; s Walter S; PEO; hobby, family; res Shelton.

ASHTON, JAMES T, SR.: Farmer; b New York City, N Y, Jan 1, 1869; s of James T Ashton-Mary L Stevens; ed Bryan O HS; Mich St Agrl Coll; m Jessie E Underwood Feb 10, 1892 Kearney; s Oliver C, Walter F, James T, Jr; d Flora L, Mildred Mae (Mrs Howard W Boden); came from Ohio to Shelton in 1888, cattle feeder & bkkpr for L P Southworth until 1890; 1890- owner & opr farm SheIton; during World War active in Liberty Loan & Thrift Stamp drives; 1930-31 chmn village coun; past mbr sch bd; Royal Highlanders, mbr 35 years; past mbr BPOE, Grand Island; past mbr KP; hobby, livestock; res RFD 1, Shelton.

ASHTON, WALTER S: Farmer & Stock Raiser; b Bryan, O Mar 33, 1873; s of James T Ashton-Mary L Stevens; ed Bryan, O HS; Mich St Agrl Coll; m Edna B Steven Nov 26, 1912 Shelton; s Walter S; after leaving sch went to Toledo O learned hdw bus with Boswick-Braun & Co; 1894 in Shelton for short time, then retd to O; 1896- farmer & livestock raiser, Shelton; had first comml field of alfalfa, introduced sweet clover for soil building purposes in this part of the country; past mbr village bd; past mbr sch bd; ch mbr vol fire dept; during World War active in Liberty Loan drives; past mbr KP; past mbr BPOE, Grand Island; Presby Ch; hobby, travel; res Shelton.

BACON, JOE J: Pharmacist; b Ravenna, Neb Nov 17, 1895; s of John W Bacon-Mary M Boyd; ed Ravenna HS 1914; Babcock Sch of Pharm, Des Moines Ia 1919; m Jessie B Humpal Sept 8, 1919 Ravenna; s Joe C; d Shirley M; 1912-14 emp in Ravenna drug store while in HS; 1919-20 pharm, Ravenna; 1929- owner & opr drug store, Ravenna; Neb Pharm Assn; past master AF&AM 289; worthy patron OES; Congl Ch; hobby, yard work; res Ravenna.

BARLOW, ANDREW C: Potato Grower; b Lebanon, Mo Jan 14, 1884; s of Robert Barlow-Sarah Randolph; ed Lebanon Mo; m Bertha M Lawler July 8,1908 Kearney; d Lucile S (Mrs ---Flitton); assisted father on farm while in sch; 1904-17 owner & opr barber shop, Kearney; 1917- potato grower, second man in North Platte valley to grow potatoes commercially; 1924-comml potato grower at Gibbon, the potato center of Neb; IOOF at Kearney, has held all offs; hobbies, potato growing, fishing, hunting; res Gibbon.

BARNEY, FINIS M: Jeweler & Optometrist; b Roanake, Ill Aug 11, 1864; s of Calvin E Barney-Eliza Ann Morrison; ed Roanoke Ill & Pekin Ill HS; optometry course 1901; 1884 clk in Kearney groc store, also worked as carp; 1889-92 homesteaded father's tree claim, Custer Co; 1892-owner & opr jewelry store, since 1901 prac optometry; has interesting relics from all over the world, also collection of Indian & Eskimo work; 1909- owner farm near Gering; author Electricity & Matter, published in Elm Creek Beacon Feb 28, 1936; 1886-87 mbr vol fire dept; past mbr Neb St Jewelers Assn; treas Business Mens Club; hobby, electricity; has genealogy of family from first Edward Barney, England 1580; first Amer ancestor Jacob Barney Sr 1601-73; among ancestors Jonathan Barney served in French & Indian Wars 1758-61, Abiel B Barney in French & Indian Wars 1760, 1778 & Revolutionary War, father Calvin E Barney in Civil War 1861-65, owned sheep ranch in Custer Co; res Elm Creek.

BARNEY, RALPH M: Abstractor & Real Estate Agent; b Kearney, Neb Mar 29, 1888; s of Walter W Barney-Anna T Thornton; ed Kearney HS 1906; m Bethine E West Apr 19, 1914 Indianapolis, Ind; s Warren R, William G; d Emma Jane, Betty; 1906- with father in abstract & real est bus, Kearney; youngest mbr city coun 1915-16; one of oldest mbrs of Neb Title Assn, twice past pres, past secy & treas, many times past dist VP & past dir; Amer Title Assn; C of C; past mbr Rotary; AF&AM, Scot Rite, Tehama Shrine; BPOE; Uni Club, Lincoln; Midwest Magical Soc; Episc Ch; hobbies, magic, airplanes; off 2025 Central Ave; res 511 W 22nd, Kearney.

BARRY, RALPH EDWARD: Attorney; b Kearney, Neb Jan 26, 1905; s of William Barry-Nettle Blackburn; ed Kearney HS 1924; U of Southern Cal; KSTC; U of N, LLB 1929; 1929-prac law, Kearney; J P; Buffalo Co Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; hobby, fishing; off Opera House bldg, res 3314 Central Ave, Kearney.

BAUMAN, EMIL K: Dentist; b Gothenburg, Neb July 26, 1902; s of E F G Bauman-Kate Hoffman; ed Gothenburg HS 1920; U of N, DDS 1924; Delta Sigma Delta; m Edna K King July 5, 1925 Lincoln; s Karl E; d Kay E; 1924- prac dentistry, Ravenna; mbr sch bd; mbr city park bd; Buffalo Co Dental Soc; NW Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; secy-treas C of C; Ravenna Golf Club; past ofcr IOOF; sr warden AF&AM 289; hobbies, golf, hunting; off 314 1/2 Grand, res 916 Alba, Ravenna.

BAUMGARTNER, MARTIN: Merchant; b Columbus, Neb July 24, 1893; s of Martin Baumgartner-Ursula Marty; ed Columbus; m Evelyn O Frakes Sept 20, 1916 Kearney; s Albert Martin; d Imogene Ursula, Evelyn Adeline; 1911-13 emp by L W Snow, later by Speice & Bower Co Book Store, Columbus; 1915 with ptr pur Kearney News & Stationery Co, mgr 1915-19; 1919-21 ptr in Scottsbluff News & Stationery Co & ptr in Sheridan Variety Store, Sheridan Wyo; changed ail stores into variety stores; 1921 sold ints to ptr; 1921-23 travelling sales representative in nortllern Ia for Blackwell Wielandy Co of St Louis Mo; 1923- owner & opr Kearney News & Stationery Co, now Baumgartners Variety Store; 1930- owner store at Lexington; also with brother in bus, Scottsbluff; owner bus bldg in Kearney; past VP Rotary Club, mbr since 1924; C of C; Kearney Country Club; bd mbr & elder, German Luth Ch; hobby, golf; res 510 W 24th, Kearney.

BAYLEY, LESTER WILLIAM: Retired; b Waymart, Penn May 13, 1864; s of John M Bayley-Adeline A Adams; ed dist 1, first pub sch in Buffalo Co, also dist 22; m Clara Stonebarger Mar 14, 1889 Shelton, celebrated golden wedding 1999; s Thaddeus Everett, Harvey J, Ray A, Charles (dec); d Bessie L (Mrs Roy Mansfield), Bernice (Mrs Roy Bradstrum); 1871 brought by parents to Gibbon; assisted father in farming, later farmed indep; 1937-retired; so far as known he & wife have lived in Buffalo Co longer than any other couple; remembers movement of Indians over old .Cal trails, buffalo roaming through father's farm; past town clk 2 years; past mbr dist sch bd, 17 years; mbr AF&AM since 1887, holder 50 year badge & Jordan medal; att first religious service conducted by Rev J N Allen on open prairie at Gibbon Apr 9, 1871; hobby, travel; father came to Neb in 1857 remained one year at Table Rock, retd to Penn, 1871 retd to Gibbon as mbr of Soldiers Free Homestead Colony; wife's parents Daniel Stonebarger-Elizabeth Richardson came to Shelton in 1871, father engaged in farming; res Gibbon.

BEGHTOL, MRS MARJORIE CARTER: Owner & Operator Printing Co; b Hooker Co, Neb July 24, 1910; d of Dr L A Carter-Lola Wells: ed O'Neill HS 1928; U of N; m Vance Beghtol Mar 26, 1931 O'Neill (dec); s Carter Vance; d Barbara Anne; 1930 emp by J B McPherson, Hastings; 1931-32 lived in New York; 1933 pur Kearney Tribune at Kearney & changed name to Platte Valley Tribune; 1935-38 with husband published paper, 1938-39 mgr after husband's death, sold 1939; 1939- mgr & opt job printing; past mbr NPA; B&PW; League of Women Voters; PTA; Presby Ch, ladies aux; hobby, reading; off 2025 Central; res 2118 1st Ave, Kearney.

BESHORE, CHARLES S:Owner & Operator Printing Co; b Hooker Co, Neb July 24, 1910; d of Dr L A Carter-Lola Wells: ed O'Neill HS 1928; U of N; m Vance Beghtol Mar 26, 1931 O'Neill (dec); s Carter Vance; d Barbara Anne; 1930 emp by J B McPherson, Hastings; 1931-32 lived in New York; 1933 pur Kearney Tribune at Kearney & changed name to Platte Valley Tribune; 1935-38 with husband published paper, 1938-39 mgr after husband's death, sold 1939; 1939- mgr & opt job printing; past mbr NPA; B&PW; League of Women Voters; PTA; Presby Ch, ladies aux; hobby, reading; off 2025 Central; res 2118 1st Ave, Kearney.

BESHORE, PAUL S: Co-Owner Radio Co; b Aurora, Neb Oct 31, 1914; s of Andrew S Beshore-Nannie R Burrus; ed Kearney HS 1932; KSTC 1937-38; 1932-34 radio man, H W Swan Furn store; 1933 estab own bus in basement of home. making & selling blueprint plans for small 4-wheel car; fall of 1933 began making small radios, Tinytone; 1936 began work on plans for Midget Motor, electric instead of motor type scooter; 1938 placed on market 30 models including two, three & four wheel types; also mfr electric outboard motors, motor bicycle attachments & special machinery for photo-engraving industry, holds patents on electric etcher, combination plate making machine; 1939- owner & opr printing, lithography & engraving plant; C of C; Kearney Country Club; Meth Ch; hobbies, bus, golf, airplanes; res 2823 Central Ave, Kearney.

BESHORE, WOODROW P: Co-Owner Radio Co; b Pleasanton, Neb Mar 5, 1918; s of Andrew S Beshore-Nannie R Burrus; ed Kearney HS 1935; U of Pittsburgh; Penn St Coll; Nittanylion; with brother Paul in engineering & machine design until 1935; while attending sch, chemist for Talon Inc, Erie Penn, machine opr in laundry, also typist & compensation claim examiner for govt: 1938- with brothers in Tinytone Radio Co; Jr C of C; Kearney Country Club; Meth Ch: hobbies, bus, airplanes; res 2823 Central Ave, Kearney.

BESSIE, C ALBERT: Wholesale Hay Dealer; b Kearney, Neb Nov 25, 1885; s of Charles D Bessie-Ella Bonnelle; ed Kearney HS; m Fredalene Maddux June 7, 1909 Kearney; d Eleanor (Mrs James V Carper). Mary (Mrs Merle Burcham) 1903-10 collector, later lineman, wire chief & mgr Neb Tele Co, Kearney; 1910-with father in hay bus; past mbr bd of edn, instrumental in completion & furnishing of Jr HS; past mbr city court, was chmn of water com & helped formulate plans of present water system; past chmn traffic com, C of C; AF&AM; past exalted ruler, past trustee, past dist dep grand exalted ruler BPOE 984; Presby Ch; hobby, travel; father homesteaded in Buffalo Co 1876; later estab & opr first CB&Q RR grain elevator at Kearney, also in hay bus; father & son in hay bus Kearney 50 years; res 622 W 25th, Kearney.

BIERMAN, CLARENCE R:Insurance Agent; b Hastings, Neb Sept 12, 1907; s of John H Bierman-Theresa Lau; ed Adams Co; Hastings Coll, BSc 1929, letterman in track, 1928-29 mbr relay team; Georgia Sch of Technology, Atlanta 1929-30: m Martha Stoldorf July 4, 1937 Smith Center Kas; as boy assisted father on farm; 1930-31 with Goodyear Rubber Co, Omaha; 1931-36 in sales dept Central Power Co, Hastings; 1936-38 mgr Gas Appliance Co store, Oxford; 1938-39 mgr K K Co, dlrs in electrical & gas appliances; 1939-agt for Monarch Life Ins Co; 1924 mbr state champion 4-H Club dairy judging team, which placed 4th in competition with 28 states at Dairy Sitow, Syracuse N Y; past dir Hastings Jr C of C; Kearney Jr C of C; Sr C of CF BPOE, Hastings; Presby Ch; hobby, sports; off 10 E 22nd; res 604 W 26th, Kearney.

BINKLEY, WARREN JAY: Commercial Manager Radio Station; b Omaha, Neb May 14, 1905; s of Harry J Binkley-Donalda Fenton; ed McClelland Ia HS; Harvard U, 1933; m Elsie V Peterson Sept 20, 1934 Papillion; s John M; d Donalda Ruth; 1921 messenger for Amer State Bank, Omaha; 1923-33 farmed near Council Bluffs Ia; 1934 bkkpr for Auto Equipment Co Omaha, 1935-36 gen mgr; 1936-37 in advertising dept, Omaha Bee News; Aug 1937 sales representative WAAW; Sept 1937-39 representative Vincent Edwards Advertising Co, N Y; 1939- comml mgr radio station KGFW; Jr C of C; Sr C of C; Kiwanis; Meth Ch; hobbies, golf, swimming; res 611 W 27th, Kearney.

BJORNSTAD, ALF OLSEN: Merchant Tailor; b Oslo, Norway June 9, 1874; s of August Bjornstad- Andrea Andersen; ed Oslo, Norway; m Sophie Ella Harris Aug 20, 1901 Brooklyn N Y; 1888-90 appr in fathers tailoring shopp; 1890-93 tailor in Fifth Avenue shops, New York City: 1893-1900 tailor & designer in France, Germany, England, Sweden & Norway; 1900-05 tailor in New York City; 1905-08 owner tailoring bus New York City; 1908-21 owner & opr tailoring bus, Lexington; 1921- owner & opr Bjornstads Tailoring, Kearney; naturalized Amer citizen; Neb Assn of Cleaners & Dyers; C of C; past mbr Kiwanis; Meth Ch; mbr ofcl bd, past choir mbr 25 years; hobbies, croquet, music; off Fort Kearney Hotel bldg; res 810 W 23rd, Kearney.

BLACKLEDGE, HOBERT L: Attorney; b Red Cloud, Neb Aug 18, 1900; s of Lewis H Blackledge-Margaret E Lawrence; ed Red Cloud HS 1918; U of N, LLB 1925; Kappa Sigma; Phi Delta Phi; m Helen Negley Oct 1, 1930 Council Bluffs Ia; 1925-29 atty, Grand Island; 1929- ayty, Kearney; 1928 Grand Island city atty; Buffalo Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; during World War, ent SATC inf Sept 1918 Lincoln, disch Dec 1918; Amer Leg; C of C; Kearney Country Club; chmn advisory coun UCT; past exalted ruler BPOE; AF&AM, Red Cloud; Scot Rite 14°; U of N Alumni Assn; Episc Ch, past state pres Y D Club; hobby, golf; off Fort Kearney State Bank bldg; res 2920 7th Ave, Kearney.

BOASEN, JOHN J: Insurance Agent; b Omaha, Neb Jan 18, 1882; s of Peter C Boasen-Margaret A Corbid; ed Kearney Co; Hastings Bus Coll; m Ethel M Craig Aug 10, 1935 Hastings; asstd father on farm until 1905; 1905-09 clk in various stores & in groc & whol fruit house, Minden; 1909- with Bankers Life Ins Co of Neb, 1915-20 special agt, 1920- gen agt in chg of 10 cos, Kearney; helped org Neb Life Underwriters Assri, past pres; C of C; ch mbr Cosmopolitan Club; BPOE; past mbr KP, Mlnden, has held all offs; Presby Ch; hobbies, life ins, baseball, football, hunting; off Opera House Block; res 414 W 27th, Kearney.

BODINSON, FRANK A: Hardware Dealer; b Galva, I11 Jan 7, 1874; s of C F Bodlnson-Loulsa Dolgran; ed Kearney; m Florence Edwards June 1901 Hiawatha Kas (dec); 1898-1904 salesman for Simmons Hdw, St Louis Mo; 1904-27 salesman for Faeth Co, hdw & equipment: 1927-32 oprd C F Bodlnson & Co, Kearney; 1932 pur store, 1932- opr Bodinson Hdw Store; Neb Retail Hdw Assn, mbr 25 year club; C of C; past dir 6 years Rotary; Kearney Country Club; treas 4 years BPOE; hobby, travel; off 2120 Central Ave; res Fort Kearney Hotel, Kearney.

BODINSON, WALDO F: Store Manager; b Soderhamn, Sweden Jan 14, 1898; s of P V Bodinson-Alma ed Sweden; KSTC; m Mary E Sorensen Sept 15, 1923 Julesburg Colo; d Virginia Emma Louise; 1913-17 with Bodinson Hdw Store, Kearney; 1917- bkkpr, now mgr F A Bodinson Hdw Store; Neb Retail Hdw Assn; mbr retail com, past dlr C of C; AF&AM 46; hobbies, fishing, hunting, collecting stamps & coins; off 2120 Central Ave; res 821 W 29th, Kearney.

BOGGS, W PAGE: Dentist; b McLean, Neb Aug 29, 1906; s of Isaac N Boggs-Ina L Stevens; ed O'Neill; Broken Bow HS; U of N, DDS 1933; Omicron Kappa Upsilon; Delta Sigma Delta; m Pauline G Pennington Aug 31, 1925 Omaha; 1933- dentist, Kearney; Buffalo Co Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; mbr exec coun Jr C of C; UCT; Chris Ch; hobbies, hunting, guns; off & rese 2424 B, Kearney.

BOWER, VERN R: Mortician & Funeral Director; b Ulysses, Neb Mar 7, 1888; s of A G Bower-Clara L ---; ed Kearney HS; Kearney Bus Coll; Eccles Embalming Sch, Philadelphia Penn; m Mabel A Wallace Dec 12, 1908 Kearney; d Ardis (Mrs -- Needham), Betty Jane (Mrs -- Humphrey); after graduation assoc with father until his retirement 1936; 1936- owner & opr Bower Funeral Home, Kearney; mbr vol fire dept; during World War mbr Buffalo Co draft bd; Dist, Neb & Natl Funeral Dirs Assns; C of C; bd mbr Rotary; Kearney Country Club; BPOE 984; AF&AM 46; IOOF; Meth Ch; hobbies, building rock gardens, raising fish & growing flowers; res 114 W 22nd, Kearney.

BOWKER, J SHERMAN: City Water Commissioner; b Mason City, Neb Jan 17, 1839; s of Elsworth Bowker-Rosa B Mercer; ed Kearney HS: m Sylvia C Levers Dec 24, 1908 in Ohio; d Ethel B (dec); farmed with father until 1918; 1918-20 with tractor co at Kearney; 1920-23 owner & opt tractor shop; 1923- water commr; Amer Water Works Assn; past mbr C of C; BPOE 984; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off Farmers Bank bldg; res 2011 1/2 Central, Kearney.

BOYD, JAMES A: Retired; b Morrison, Ill Apr 14, 1858; s of John Boyd-Isabella Archibald; ed Morrison Ill HS; m May R Robertson Sept 1885 Exeter (dec July 1936); s James W; as boy assisted father with farm & dairy; 1889 with First Natl Bank, Kearney; 1890-1926 cash Farmers State Bank; 1926- ret; past mbr 5 years city coun; Neb St bd of agr, mbr 17 years, mbr bd of mgrs 6 years; C of C; Kearney Country Club; ch mbr, past trustee, past treas BPOE; hobbies, fishing, golf; off 2119 Central Ave; res 2110 5th Ave, Kearney.

BREDENBERG, EARL EVERETT: General Manager Auto Co; b Malmo, Neb Oct 6, 1895; s of Edward J Bredenberg-Nora A Helsing; ed Malmo; Wahoo HS; Fremont Coll of Pharm 1913; m Eunice B Berry Nov 14, 1922 Lincoln; s James Edward; registered pharm in Neb since 1913; while in HS emp in Helsing & Helsing Drug Co, Wahoo; 1913-15 pharm for Dundee Pharm, Omaha; 1915-16 pharm for George Barbee Drug Store, Syracuse; 1919 opr & mgr drug stores at Funk & Norman for C J Lienhart of Hastings; 1920-22 pharm for Unitt-Docekal Drug Co, Omaha; 1922 with J T R Nash. Ford dir, Minden; 1923 sales mgr Grand Island Buick Co; 1923-26 sales mgr Hastings Chevrolet Sales Co; 1926 traveling representative for Durant Motor Co. hdqrs Des Moines Ia; 1927-33 with C J Lienhart estab Leinhart-Bredenberg Chevrolet Co, Kearney; 1933-brother Richard E, pur Lienhart & opr Bredenberg Chevrolet Co; 1933- with W S Stanford owner & opr Bredenberg Motor Co, Broken Bow; 1934- owner & opr Bredenberg Chevrolet Co, Ravenna; 1936-39 with F D Neligh owned & oprd Bredenberg Auto Co at Cozad, 1939- indep owner & opr; owner & opr farm S W of Kearney; past mbr city coun; mbr state advisory bd auto dlrs licensing bur; during World War, ent U S army Nov 1917 med corps in off of camp surg, Camp Dodge Ia, first class sgt, disch Dec 1918; helped prepare report on influenza epidemic in camp; Neb Auto Dlrs Assn; mbr Gen Motors dlrs coun, only mbr in central U S; dir C of C; past mbr Kiwanis; BPOE; KP; Episc Ch; hobbies, travel, farming; 16 W 25th; res 809 W 21st, Kearney.

BREDENBERG, RICHARD EMERY: Manager Auto Co; b Malmo, Neb Dec 21, 1897; s of Edward J Bredenberg-Nora A Helsing; ed Malmo; Wahoo HS; Bryant & Stratton Comml Coll, Chicago; 1922-23; m Lillian E Morin Aug 18, 1928 Hastings; s Richard Emery Jr; 1915-18 with Helsing & Helsing Drug Co, Wahoo; 1920-21 wheat raiser, Ree Heights, S D; 1922 with Biggerstaff Brothers Furn & Undertaking Co, Wahoo; 1923-32 parts dept mgr Hastings Chevrolet Co; 1932 parts dept mgr Lienhart Bredenberg Chevrolet Co, Kearney; 1933- ptr in Bredenberg Chevrolet Co, formerly Lienhart-Bredenberg Co; during World War, ent U S army Nov 1918; C of C; Cosmopolitan Club; Wild Life Club; Kearney Country Club; BPOE; KP; hobby, bowling, golf; off 16 W 251h, rese 920 W 24th. Kearney.

BROWN, ALVIN HAROLD: Owner Transfer & Storage Co; b Eddyville, Neb Nov 19, 1908; s of John Brown-Hannah Brandt; ed Lomax; Eddyville HS; Kearney HS 1927; m Edna Fleming Feb 10, 1932 Kearney; 1927-32 with father in Brown Transfer & Storage Co at Kearney, 1938- mgr since father's retirement; offs in Kearney, North Platte, Grand Island, Omaha, Lincoln, Scottsbluff; Neb Comml Truckers Assn; Amer Trucking Assn; Jr C of C; Sr C of C; U S C of C; BPOE, chmn house com; Chris Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off 1923 Ave A; res 305 W 30th, Kearney.

BROWN, HUGH R: Commercial Printer; b Kearney, Neb Apr 17, 1899; s of Mentor A Brown-Sophie G Schmidt; ed Kearney; m Dora Stenehjem Sept 9, 1921 Spring Grove, Minn; d Dorothy Jeane, Patsy Mae; former publisher Kearney Daily Hub; off Hub Printing Co; res 2701 Central Ave, Kearney.

BURNER, WILLIAM EDWARD: College Professor; b Red Cloud, Neb Feb 15. 1897; s of W S Bruner-Ermina Groat; ed Red Cloud HS; U of N, BSc 1921, MA 1922, PhD 1929; Sigma Xi; m Bertha Marie Dedrick Mar 25, 1921 Lincoln (dec Jan 1935); d Mildred Elizabeth, Bonnie Jeanne; m Ruth A Ahlstrom Aug 1937 Portland Ore; 1914-16 tchr, Lincoln Co; 1916-17 tchr. Webster Co; 1922-26 botany instr, U of Okla; 1926-29 botany instr, U of N; 1929-30 head of botany dept, Baker U, Baldwin Kas; 1930-32 head of biology dept, Baker U; 1932- head of biology dept KSTC; Botanical Soc of Amer; Ecological Soc of Amer; Amer Soc of Plant Taxonomists; Natl Assn of Biology Tchrs; NSTA; NEA; Neb Academy of Sciences; res 320 No 22nd, Kearney.

BUCK, WILLIS HERBERT: Retired; b Northfield. Vt Aug 11, 1858; s of Bradley Buck-Polly Hopkins; ed Northfield Vt; m Flora Maggie Woodruff June 12, 1889 Chippewa Falls Wis; celebrated golden wedding June 12. 1939; s James Bradley (dec); d Ella Bernice (Mrs George DeWolf, dec). Florence Beryl; as young man assisted father on Vt farm; 1881-86 with uncle on farm, Chippewa Falls Wis; 1887-1921 lbr dlr, Gibbon; 1921-36 ret from lbr bus & devoted time to farming & other ints; 1936- ret from active bus; past mbr bd of edn many years; past mbr village bd; formerly active in Lincoln Highway Assn; Comml Club; Cemetery Assn; Rep; Presby Ch; hobby, reading; Mrs Buck came to Gibbon in 1889; res Gibbon.

BUEHLER, EMIL F: Farmer; b Boone, Ia May 25, 1880; s of Andrew Buehler-Augusta Mattern; ed Buffalo Co; Luth parochial sch; m Luena Thiede July 24, 1918 Buffalo Co; s Harland (dec); d Norma; brought to Amherst by parents 1891 & as young man assisted father on farm; 1903-07 amp in gen merc store of Pierce & Smith, later Pierce & Gibson & then Gibson & Co, Miller; 1908-18 mgr home farm; 1918- owner & opr 304 A farm near Amherst; dir Amherst Indep Tele Co; past Scott twp chmn AAA program; past mbr Amherst town bd; past J P; past road overseer; past twp assessor; dir sch dist 102; formerly active in Farmers Union; treas Luth Ch; hobby, home; res Amherst.

BURKE, ARTHUR EDEN: Director Demonstration School; b Garrett. Ill Nov 13. 1892; s of William B Burke-Mandana Reeves; ed Bloomington Ind HS; U of Ind, BA 1914, MSc 1926; grad work U of N & U of Ind; Phi Delta Kappa; m Verdia Bender Aug 22. 1917 Bloomington Ind; d Elizabeth Huntington (Mrs Elmer Sears); 1914-15 tchr of English & German, Van Buren Ind; 1915-16 tchr of English & history. Bloomington Ind HS; 1916-18 prin Lancaster twp sch, Huntington Co Ind; 1918-19 supt of schs. Shabbona Ill;1919-20 supt of schs, Herscher Ill; 1920-27 tchr of English & history, Logansport Ind; 1927- tchr KSTC, prin A O Thomas HS until 1938; 1938- dir of the A O Thomas Demonstration Sch, Kearney; NSTA; NEA, past pres Kearney Coll unit; past pres, past VP Kiwanis. Kearney & Logansport Ind; C of C; Chris Ch, elder & SS supt; hobby, basketball; res 802 W 25th, Kearney.

BURKERD, JESSIE M FRAZELL: Librarian; b Monmouth, Ill; d of George B Frazell-Anna S Snell; ed Shelton HS 1903; m Clyde S Burkerd Nov 2, 1904 Shelton (dec); s George W; d Genevieve; 1920- librarian, Shelton; Neb Lib Assn; ARC, during World War served for ARC; past mbr Twentieth Century Club; OES; Math Ch, SS tchr & bd mbr; hobbies. reading, art; res Shelton.

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