Abbreviations used in Who's Who entries.
KALOUS, JOE: Contractor; b Sumner, Neb May 8, 1895; s of Frank Kalous-Mary Koureda; ed Sumner HS 1913; m Mable Evans May 28, 1928 (dec 1933); s Billie Frank; m Marjorie E Collett June 4, 1934 Beatrice; 1913-17 farmer; 1917 appr carp, Sumner; 1919-23 carp, Overton; 1923-28 gen foreman for Jess Barlow, Kearney, later foreman for W J Neal; 1928- owner & opt general contracting bus; during World War Sept-Dec 1918 was depot brig comm, disch Dec 1918; past comm Amer Leg; C of C; Cosmopolitan Club; Buffalo Co ARC; Meth Ch; res 426 E 25th, Kearney.
KALOUS, MRS MARJORIE E:: Homemaker; b Geneva, Neb Aug 13, 1905; d of Thomas E Collett-Lois E Bumgardner; ed Beatrice HS 1923: U of N; m Joe Kalous June 4, 1934 Beatrice; tchr Kearney schs 6 years; past mbt NSTA; past mbt NEA; PTA; past pres Amer Leg aux; Meth Ch, secy of junior work, Kearney dist WHMS; res 426 E 25th, Kearney.
KAMPTON, MAX NICHOLAS: Cafe Owner & Opr; b Tripolis, Greece Oct 15, 1902; s of Nicholas Kapotas-Kaliope Kokenos; ed Greece; m Ruth Chumbley May 25, 1931 Cheyenne Wyo; s Charles Max; 1916 came to Amer, visited sister Kansas City Mo; 1916-19 with brother-in-law in The Two Johns Candy Co Kansas City Mo; 1919 with UP RR, Kearney; 1919-23 emp in candy, confectionery, restaurant, flower bus, Los Angeles Cal; 1924-27 with various candy mfrs & confectioners, later with Tivoli Chocolate Shop; 1927-30 oprd College Sandwich Shop, Kearney; 1931-32 with Star Delicatessen Cheyenne Wyo; 1932- owner & opr Mary Ann's Café, Kearney; C of C; AHEPA; hobby, sports; off 2010 Central Ave; res 2018 Central Ave, Kearney.
KANNOW, PAUL H: Banker; b Bazile Mills, Neb May 3, 1895; s of Adolph A Kannow-Caroline B Saunders; ed Neb; Culbertson HS; Doane Coll; Alpha Omega; m Gertrude Phillips Sept 12, 1917 Friend; s Robert Phillips: d Kathryn Jean; 1914-29 cash, VP Bank of Keystone; 1929 estab Fort Kearney State Bank, now exec VP & cash; during World War, Sept 4, 1918 in base hosp med corps Camp Grant Ill, disch Apr 11, 1919; Amer Leg; Buffalo Co Bankers Assn; Neb & Amer Bankers Assn; treas C of C; Rotary; Kearney Country Club; BPOE 984; Presby Ch, trustee; hobbies, golf, travel; off Fort Kearney State Bank; res 944 W 24th, Kearney.
KAVANAGH, JOHN JAMES: Clergyman; b New York City N Y June 9, 1875; s of Thomas Kavanagh-Rose Anna Curley; ed Harlem, New York City; Fordham U, BA 1896; Saint Pauls Seminary, St Paul Minn 1904; ordained July 17, 1904 at Duchesne Coil, Omaha by Most Rev Richard Scannell, DD; sang first Mass at Saint Peters Ch, Omaha; 1904-06 asst pastor Saint Patricks Ch, Jackson; 1906-09 asst pastor St Marys Ch, Grand Island; 1909-10 asst pastor St Bridgets Ch, South Omaha; 1910-12 asst pastor Holy Rosary Ch, Alliance; 1912-13 asst pastor St Patricks Ch, Sidney; 1913 asst pastor St Patricks Ch, North Platte; 1913-21 pastor Our Lady of Good Counsel Ch, Gothenburg, built rectory in 1914; 1921-pastor of Church of the Immaculate Conception, Elm Creek; KC; hobby, reading; res Elm Creek.
KEBSCHULL, GUSTAVE OTTO: Clergy man; b Chicago, Ill Feb 2, 1901; s of Gustave Edward Kebschull-Adaline Misch; ed Luth Parochial Sch, Chicago; Concoordia Seminary, Springfiled Ill 1927; m Estellle Eickstaedt July 20, 1927 Chicago; s Marvin, Harvey, Lowell; ordained July 17, 1927 by Rev F C Streufert, secy of missions, Mo Synod of the Luth Ch, Chicago; 1927-30 pastor Reeder N D Luth Ch, also at De Sart & Bierman N D; 1930-36 pastor Eagle; 1936- pastor Bethlehem Luth Ch, Ravenna; mbr Mo synod; hobby, travel; res 801 Milan Ave, Ravenna.
KEENS, FRED GRANT: Insurance & Real Estate Agent; b Kearney, Neb Nov 20, 1876; s of Francis George Keens-Ella J Grant; ed Kearney; Shattuck Mil Acad, Faribault Minn; m Mabel A Nelson Nov 26, 1896 Salem Ore; s Frederick Nelson, Robert Oatridge, Francis George; d Dorothy (Mrs John Waldmann), Muriel Jane, Shirley Mae; 1891-97 in fruit growing bus for father, Orange Vale Caiif; 1897-1903 with Goodale Lbr Co, Salem Ore; 1904-06 with Eastern Lbr Co, Portland Ore; 1906-09 with Gilcrest Lbr Co, Kearney; 1909-12 custodian KSTC; 1912- mgr bus ints, Kearney; C of C; Episc Ch; hobby, traveling; father came from Eng, painter in Lincoln, came to Kearney 1871 on foot; in real est & ins bus; ret, moved to Calif 1910; dep clk & dep treas Buffalo Co; off Empress Bldg; res 416 W 28th, Kearney.
KELLEY, RALPH VERNON: Store Manager; b Peru, Ind July 25, 1897; s of Bruce Kelley-Alice Thorne; ed Amboy Ind HS; m Gwendolyn Haifley Feb 17, 1917 Bunker Hill Ind; s Victor; d Barbara; farmed with father until 1916; 1916-17 with Havre Mont Comml Co; 1918-28 in gen merc bus under name of Golden Rule Stores, opened first store at Big Sandy Mont & added 54 stores in Mont, Ore, ND & SD, Minn & Ia; 1928 disposed of int involving about one & one-half million dollars to J C Penney Co; 1929-34 owner & opr exclusive ladies ready-to-wear bus under name of Fashionette Shops, first store at St Cloud Minn and later 6 other stores in Minn; 1934 closed out last store; 1935-38 8 mos asst mgr Montgomery Ward Co, Fremont, later Fort Dodge Ia, Lincoln & Grand Island, Casper Wyo; 1939- mgr Montgomery Ward Co, Kearney; C of C; Kiwanis; AF&AM; BPOE; Meth Ch; hobby, work; res Fort Kearney Hotel, Kearney.
KENDALL, HERBERT W: Hatchery Owner; b Richmond, Ind Jan 25, 1886; s of Wilson Kendall-Martha Weisner; ed Richmond Ind HS 1904; U of Ind, BA 1908; med work 1908-09; Nu Sigma Nu; m Ruth Dryden July 20, 1910 Kearney; s John Dryden, Herbert Bruce; d Helen C (Mrs John P Jensen); 1909-11 traveling YMCA secy for Neb Colleges, Lincoln; 1911-16 YMCA secy. Fremont; 1916-17 YMCA secy Springfield Mo; 1918 on speaking tour for United War Work drive, Indiana; 1919-20 with Goodwill Industries post war welfare work, Boston & Pittsburgh; 1920-21 in state YMCA work hdqrs, Grand Island; 1922 pur old cotton mill site & bldgs & erected home & hatchery; 1922- owner & opr Kearney Hatchery; 1932 org Midwest Broadcasting Corp, brought KGFW from Ravenna to Kearney, station mgr I year; 1934- opr branch store & off Kearney; during World War, 1917-18 in YMCA work, stationed at Camp Stanley, San Antonio Tex; 1 year with French foyer du soldat on western front near Chalons France, awarded medal of recognition by French govt; Neb Poultry Improvement Assn; C of C; past mbr Rotary; past mbr Kiwanis; mbr ofcl bd Meth Ch, tchr Keystone SS class; hobbies, travel, home; off 22 W 22nd, res W Kearney, Kearney.
KEYES, DWIGHT W: Store Manager; b Ridgefield Park, N J Mar 22, 1907; s of John D Keyes-Grace E Vrooman; ed Katonah NY HS; 1926-28 with Wall Street news agency; 1928-29 desk sgt police dept, Katonah N Y; 1929-30 runner & salesman, Wall Street; 1930-35 salesman for J C Penney Co, Vincennes Ind; 1935-36 asst mgr Brown-McDonald Co, Kearney, later mgr, Ord; 1936- mgr Brown-McDonald Co, Kearney; Jr C of C; Sr C of C; past mbr Kiwanis; Rotary; Kearney Country Club; Cosmopolitan Club; BPOE 984; hobby, fishing; res Midway Hotel, Kearney.
KIBLER, MISS ADA N: Owner & Operator Mortgage Co & Insurance Agency; b Leigh. Neb; d of Charles W Kibler-May Walling; ed Kearney HS; KSTC 1914; U of N, BA 1918; Alpha Xi Delta; English Club; 1914-16 & 1918-38 with father in Kearney Land & Mortgage Co & Kibler Ins Agcy, 1925-38 ptr, 1938- owner &opr since father's death; Neb Assn of Ins Agts; ch mbr, first pres; Altrusa Club, treas since 1928; Buffalo Co ch ARC; Presby Ch; hobbies, books, reading, travel; father, Charles Willis Kibler, b Tipton Co, Ind Apr 24, 1869 died Sept 16, 1938; m May Walling Dec 23, 1891 Leigh; d Ada, Augusta (Mrs O E Turpin), Alta H; brought by parents to Neb 1873, father homesteaded in Platte Co; located at Leigh, later at Albion; 1903 org Kearney Land & Mortgage Co & Kibler Ins Agcy, which he oprd until his death; past mayor of Kearney; mbr city coun several years; ch mbr, past pres & dir C of C; ch mbr & past pres Rotary; 1929 pres Neb Real Est Assn; off 2209 Central Ave, res 210 W 25th, Kearney.
KIMLER, WARREN WILLIS: Merchant; b Platt Co. Ill Oct 31, 1896; s of Daniel Kimler-Rosie Henry; ed Atlanta Mo HS 1914; Central Bus Coll, Kansas City Mo 1915; m Bessie Farmer Nov 26, 1919 Macon Co Mo; worked on fathers farm until 1914; 1915-18 with Kansas City Hay Co, & various positions in Kansas City: 1919-20 asst to secy-treas Phys Supply Co, Kansas City; 1920-23 ptr of father-in-law in gen store; 1928-29 with Montgomery Ward Topeka Kas. tsfrd to Arkansas City Kas as asst mgr; 1929-30 mgr Montgomery Ward Store, Kearney; 1930-32 traveling representative for Gates Rubber Co, Kearney; 1932- owner & opt B & K Hosiery Shop, Kearney; during the World War Sept 1918 ent US army inf Camp McArthur Tex, Oct replacement draft, disch Dec 22, 1919 at Camp Grant Rockford Ill; Amer Leg post 52; C of C; AF&AM, Atlanta Mo; Chris Ch: hobby, business; res Kearney.
KING, H DWIGHT: Editor; b Glasco Kas July 14, 1905: s of Hubert F King-Caddie J Stoddard; ed Arkansas City Kas HS; Kas St Coll. BSc 1928; Sigma Delta Chi; while in HS emp by Arkansas City News, later with Arkansas City Traveler until 1924; during coll with Manhattan Mercury, later with Manhattan Morning Chronicle 5 mos in 1928; 1928-36 city editor Manhattan Mercury; 1936-38 editor & publisher Franklin Co Sentinel, Franklin; 1939- editor Kearney Daily Hub; NPA; C of C; Rotary, Kearney, past secy at Franklin; past dir at Manhattan Kas; Meth Ch; hobbies, travel, sports, football, baseball; off Kearney Daily Hub; res 2214 6th Ave, Kearney.
KIRK, IRA A: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Haneys Corner, Ind Oct 11, 1869; s of Thomas Kirk-Sarah A Blackwell; ed Gibbon HS; U B Coll; Zaonian; m Clara Robb Nov 22, 1897 Gibbon; d Esther (Mrs N R Lynn); 1885 came with parents to Gibbon, assisted father in lbr & coal bus; 1889-94 bkkpr First Natl Bank at Gibbon, 1902-18 cash Exchange Bank, 1918-19 pres; 1931- owner & opr real set & ins bus, Gibbon; past mbr village bd; past mbr town bd; mbr vol fire dept; past mbr sch bd, 25 years; mbr Neb St guaranty fund commission 1925-27; Neb Bankers Assn, past pres group 6; AF&AM, mbr 50 years; Scot Rite, Omaha; Tehama Shrine; res Gibbon.
KLEIN, ADOLPH: Elevator Owner & Livestock Dealer; b Pleasanton, Neb Mar 17, 1898; s of Charles Klein-Christina Mauler; ed Pleasanton HS; m Erma Vlach Feb 1938 Omaha; 1912-14 emp in farm work near Pleasanton, 1914-19 hog raiser; 1914 topped Omaha Market at $11.65, 2 care bringing $4000; 1919-21 farmed with brother near Pleasanton; 1922 pur feed yards, Pleasanton; 1922-36 cattle & hog feeder; 1936- owner & opr grain elevator; feeds approximately 3,500 hogs. & 2,500 cattle; mbr bd of edn at time of erection of modern sch bldg; during World War enl Sept 1918 in 2nd army training detachment, Manhattan Kas, disch Dec 1918; Amer Leg post 321; BPOE; hobby, livestock; res Pleasanton.
KLEIN, FRED C: Auto Dealer; b Grand Island, Neb Jan 3, 1891; s of Ernest Klein-Frederika Stallman; ed Hamilton Co; m Millie B Vavrina July 24, 1912 Grand Island; s Lester E, Harold E; d Ruby (dec); farmed with father until 1912; 1912-26 farmer, Shelton; 1922- auto dlr; 1926- owner Chevrolet agcy in Shelton; 1934- dir in Allis-Chalmers equipment also gas & oil distributor; Neb Auto Dlrs Assn; dir First State Bank of Shelton; past dir Farmers Elevator; past dir Sod Town Tele Co; mbr Bankers Life Ins Co, Lincoln; past dir sch bd dist 61; Neb Auto Dlrs Assn; dir Lions; mgr Shelton baseball club several years: elder Luth Ch, Cairo; hobbies, baseball, sports, hunting; res Shelton.
KNIGHT, MRS MAUDE S: Assistant Librarian; b Crete, Neb; d of George V Stevens-Jennie Chapman; ed Crete HS 1898: Doane Coll, 1900; KSTC, library course 1902; Alpha Delphian; m Percy Lee Knight Jan 17, 1900 Crete (dec); 1902-05 music tchr, Crete; 1905-09 music tchr, Weeping Water; 1909 lived in York; 1910-33 homemaker, Kearney; 1933- asst librarian, Kearney; secy lib bd; Neb Lib Assn; ALA; Presby Ch, choir dir; hobbies, music & dogs; res 1523 8th Ave Kearney.
KNOBEL, FRED: Farmer; b 0dessa, Neb Dec 4, 1886; s of Andrew Knobel-Katherine Hefty; ed Odessa; m Charlotte Sear Dec 15, 1912 Odessa; s Dale William; d June (Mrs LeWarren Carlson), Jean (Mrs Gordon Turner); as a youth assisted with mother's farm; 1906- farmer, Odessa; first rented land, during World War pur home place, now owner & opr 240 A; designed & drew plans for recent additions to Buffalo Co Fair bldgs; designed & landscaped bldg of modern bungalow home; Master Farmer 1929; mbr bd of edn 30 years; pres Buffalo Co Fair bd; past bd mbr Buffalo Co Farm Bur; Prot; hobbies, farming & home; res Odessa.
KNUTZEN, HENRY A: Contractor; b Kearney, Neb Apr 23, 1893; s of Walter Knutzen-Abelone Jensen; ed Kearney HS 1911; KSTC 1912-13; U of N, BSc 1917; Phi Gamma Delta; Sigma Tau; m Lenore Martin Aug 17, 1925 Omaha; s Walter Martin, John Henry; reared wife's nephew, Richard Klamer; 1919- since father's death opr contracting bus; has built many bus & pub bldgs & residences in Neb & Colo; during World War ent US army Apr 1917, field arty OTS, assigned to 333rd heavy field arty, stationed at various camps in US, commd capt, disch spring 1919; past comm Amer Leg post 52; bd mbr Neb eh of Assoc Gen Contrs of Amer: past pres C of C; past pres Rotary; Kearney Country Club; AF&AM York Rite 32° KT; Tehama Shrine; BPOE 984; junior warden St Lukes Episc Ch; off 19 W 24th, res 2107 7th Ave, Kearney.
KOZEL, EMIL FRED: Implement Dealer; b Lincoln, Neb Nov 11, 1876; s of Joseph Kozel-Anna Kuchera; ed Wilber; m Anna Karel April 21, 1903 Ravenna; as child brought by parents to Saline Co; first job feeding cattle for Carl Sogal, Wilber, $5 per month; 1891-1901 farmed with brothers at Ravenna; 1901 with brother Anton oprd meat market, Gibbon; 1902-03 in meat market bus, David City; 1903 oprd meat market, Humboldt; 1903-09 with William Karel impl bus, Ravenna; 1909-20 in impl, hdw & furn bus, Rockville; 1920 returned to Ravenna; 1931- in impl bus with A D Hanna, Ravenna; during World War was chmn coun of defense; 1910-20 Sherman Co supvr; 1921- mbr city coun; 1933- mayor of Ravenna; during incumbency as mbr of city coun & mayor Ravenna auditorium was complete, highway overpass & city park built; C of C; Rotary; past noble grand IOOF 265, Rockville; ZCBJ; Cath Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off 205 Grand Ave, res 912 Grand Ave, Ravenna.
KOZEL, LESTER V: Postmaster; b , Ravenna, Neb Dec 10, 1893; s of Anton Kozel-Millie Skochdopole; ed Ravenna HS 1913; capt football team 2 years, basketball capt 3 years, baseball capt 1 year; m VIastaa Fiala April 11, 1933 Ravenna; 1914-17, 1919-20 with Citizens State Bank, Ravenna; 1920-23 with A O Skochdopole in real est & ins bus; 1923-32 in clothing bus; 1932-35 appraiser for dist off HOLC, Grand Island; 1935-36 with Ravenna Bank; 1936- PM, Ravenna; during World War ent U S army June 1917, 34th. div 109th supply train sgt-maj 9 mos O/S, disch June 1919; ch mbr & past cormm 2 years post 332 Amer Leg; Neb ch Natl Assn of PMs; past secy C of C 10 years; past secy Kiwanis 2 years; AF&AM 289; Congl Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting, golf; Mrs. Kozel's father one of first homesteaders at Ravenna; res 1006 Alba, Ravenna.
KREWSON, ELWIN CLAYTON: Publisher; b Fort Wayne. Ind Aug 12, 1875; s of Orson C Krewson-Sarah Osborn; ed Gibbon HS 1895; m Vida Ellen Boyd June 4, 1902 Elm Creek; s Clayton Boyd; d Leta Clarissa. Della Calista (Mrs Al Crabb), Esther Elizabeth; 1880 brought by parents to Gibbon; 1896-1897 tchr, Buffalo Co; 1897 with the Amherst Alert; 1897-98 with Kearney Daily Hub; 1898 pur from S C Bassett, Buffalo Co Beacon plant, Gibbon; moved plant to Elm Creek & began publication of Elm Creek Beacon; 1898-owner & publisher Elm Creek Beacon; has leased paper to others for few years during entire 41 years; 1903-12 org & opr Elm Creek Tele Exchange which supplied tele service to Elm Creek & vicinity, disposed of ints in 1912; 1912-15 farmed Empire Ranch at Odessa & also farmed at Elwood; NPA; C of C; past master AF&AM 133; MWA; trustee Elm Creek Meth Ch; hobbies, pitching horseshoes, travel; Mrs. Krewson assoc with husband in publication of Elm Creek Beacon; mbr first graduating class of Elm Creek HS 1895, later taught sch near Elm Creek & in Phelps Co; mbr bd of edn 7 years; mbt Federated Womans Club; past matron OES; past supt primary dept Meth Ch 15 years; hobbies, yard, garden, travel; res No 1 Bellair Place, Elm Creek.
KROGER, HENRY CARL: Publisher; b Hanover, Germany Mar 31, 1887; s of Henry Carl Kroger-Wilhelmina Obrock; ed Bonn U, Germany; m Esther Stock Feb 25, 1915 Kearney; 1900 came to Philadelphia; 1901-03 copy boy on North American, Philadelphia; 1903-10 illustrator for Cincinnati O Times Star, Memphis Scimitar, St Louis Post Dispatch, Columbus O Dispatch, Cleveland O Plain Dealer, Cincinnati O Enquirer; 1910-11 studied art in Em'ope, Paris, Munich, later went to Africa, short time at Zanzibar, later with Cape Town Times; retd to Amer, refused assignment as consular clk at Tien Tsin China; 1912 illustrator for Culebra Cut, Panama Canal, also for Philadelphia North American; 1912-with Kearney Morning Times; 1914-39 with Kearney Daily Hub; 1939- publisher Kearney Daily News; during World War, ofcl interpreter assigned to balloon observation corps, uncalled; active in Liberty Loan drives; C of C; hobbies, paintIng, Cocker Spaniels; off Kearney Daily News; res 815 W 22nd, Kearney.
KYNDLE, JAMES G: Merchant; b Prague, Czechoslovakia Dec 8, 1892; s of James Kyndle-Katherine Horesovska; ed Prague; U of Prague; m Elizabeth Smaha Nov 17, 1924 Ravenna; 1909-11 tailor in Czechoslovakia; 1911 tailor in various cities of Germany; 1912-18 in Austrian army, on Russian front during World War, 1918-20 in Czechoslovakian army, commd 1st lt, disch July 1920; 1921 came to Amer; 1921- 27 ptr of Adolf Knotek in dry cleaning & tailoring bus, Ravenna; 1927-ptr in Joseph Smaha meat market & groc bus; past mbr sch bd; Fedn of Neb Retailers; C of C; trustee of Rotary; past mbr Golf Club; AF &AM 289; hon mbr Amer Leg; Congl Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting, collecting rocks; off 304 Grand; res 404 Milan, Ravenna.
LANCASTER, RALPH H: Agent for Refining Co; b Kearney, Neb May 16, 1902; s of Charles M Lancaster-Zada L Stoddard; ed Kearney HS; KSTC; U of N. Pershing Rifles, Comml Club; Theta Chi; m Bernice L Pumphrey Dec 12, 1929 Lincoln; s James Ralph, Charles William; 1923-24 bkkpr Chicago Lbr Co. Kearney; 1924-25 with Sinclair Refining Co. Kearney; 1927- agt for Sinclair Refining Co. opr service station & bulk plant; Kiwanis, dir and chmn program com; dir C of C; secy of vestry St Luke's Episc Ch; hobby, baseball; off 25th St and 9th Ave; res 2310 4th Ave, Kearney.
LANTZ, ALFORD C: Pharmacist; b Shenandoah, Ia Nov 6, 1882: s of L W Lantz-Ida M Moffett: ed Neb; Highland Park Coll, Des Moines Ia, PhG 1907: m Mamie Rose Moran Sept 2, 1909 Wayne; s Alford L, Francis M; d Clara M, Katherine J, Marcella M, Mildred A, Mary R; 1907-10 clk 1 1/2 years in Ia, 1 1/2 years Norfolk; 1910-17 in drug bus, Winside; 1917- in drug bus, Kearney; owner & opr 2 farms; Neb & Amer Pharm Assns; mbr exec com C of C: past mbr Rotary; past mbr BPOE 984; KC; St James Cath Ch; hobby, farming; off 2123 Central; res 524 W 26th, Kearney.
LARSON, LEONARD L: Superintendent of Schools; b Ewing, Neb Mar 2, 1906; s of John A Larson-Zella Angus; ed Ewing HS 1924; WSTC, BA 1929; U of N, MA 1926, grad work U of N; m Eunice Jorgensen April, 1927 O'Neill; s Leonard L, John A; d Patricia L, Joan F; 1929 English tchr & coach, Avoca schs; 1931-36 supt of schs Avoca, coach 1931-34; 1936-38 supt of schs, Syracuse; 1938- supt Ravenna schs; during five years coaching experience won dist tournament each year, was co tournament winner or runner-up, lost only one game; mbr lib bd; mbr& past pres Cass Co Schoolmens Assri; Assn of Supts & Prins of Neb; NSTA; C of C, past secy at Syracuse, mbr at Ravenna; Rotary; Golf Club; IOOF; Meth Ch, mbr ednl bd; hobbies, travel, reading; res Ravenna.
LAUGHLIN, JOSEPH WILSON: Physician & Surgeon; b Shenandoah. Ia July 27, 1885; s of Benjamin Joy Laughlin-Minnie Ellen Davis; ed sod sch house at Stop Table; Callaway HS; KSTC 1905-07; U of N. BSc 1911, MD 1913; Phi Rho Sigma, Sigma Xt; m Era Maud Shipley Oct 28, 1913 Callaway; s Joseph Frank, Joy Wendell. Earl LeRoy; 1889 brought by parents to Neb, assisted father with farming; 1913- prac med, Elm Creek; BuffalośCo phys 15 years; mbr Elm Creek bd of health several years; mbr bd of edn 24 years; during World War mbr council of defense, head of ARC; past pres Buffalo Co Med Sec; Neb St Med Assn; C of C; past master AF &AM 133, R&SM, RAM; KT; past patron OES; Meth Ch, SS tchr & trustee; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Elm Creek.
LEITHOFF, CHRIS JOHN: Implement Dealer; b Union Hill, N J Dec 11, 1885; s of Chris John Leithoff-Friedericka Lockenfritz; ed Mason Co Ill Browns Bus Coll, Peoria Ill; m Bess Campbell Jan 5, 1920 Columbus; s Jacky Dale; 1889 brought by parents to Ill, assisted father in farming; 1908-09 with brother in groc bus, London Mills Ill; 1913-19 auto salesman York, Aurora, Hastings & Kearney; 1919- owner & opr impl bus; mbr town bd since 1927, past chmn; past mayor, 2 years; Midwestern Farm Impl Dlrs Assn; AF&AM 99, mbr since 1928; German Luth Ch; hobbies, travel, shows; res Shelton.
LINK, WILLIAM JACOB: Farmer & Livestock Feeder; b Saint Michael, Neb Nov 2, 1900; s of Jacob Link-Katherine Rapp; ed Buffalo Co; Grand Island Bus Coll 1923; m Ruby Miller Aug 14, 1924 Buffalo Co; s Dale Ronald, Bruce William; d Sheila Lee; brought by parents to Buffalo Co 1880(sic), assisted father with farming; 1924- part owner & opt 580 A farm; mbr sch bd past 8 years; 4-H Club leader; active in Buffalo Co Farm Bur since orgn; past pres Farmers Union; an org & past secy-treas Buffalo Co Turkey Growers Assn; Evang Ch; Mrs Link ed Ravenna HS 1921; KSTC; Buffalo Co tchr; vice-chmn Buffalo Co Home Demonstration Coun, del to natl coun Lexington Ky 1938; leader extn club 8 years; Buffalo Co Farm Bur, bd mbr past 3 years; Buffalo Co chmn 4-H com; parents located near Gibbon 1870; res St Michael.
LITTLE, GEORGE R: Elevator Manager; b Milnersville, O Jan 1, 1878; s of A J Little-Jennie A Willis; ed Milnersville O; m Lizzie Pauline Anderson Oct 20, 1907 Belgrade; s James R; d Mary Eloise (Mrs John Hardon), Ruth Roberta; as young man assisted father on farm; 1896 in Mont short time; 1897-1902 emp by William Edmondson in livery & feed bus, St Edward; 1900-02 carp with Nick Bowater, St Edward; 1902-07 carp with John Kleas; 1907- mgr T B Hord Grain Elevator, Gibbon; past mbr Gibbon bd of edn; past mbr village bd; village clk past 8 years; past master AF&AM 149; Methi Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Gibbon.
LOCKHART, EMERY W: Carpenter & Contractor; b Wabash, Ind Mar 9, 1876; s of S T Lockhart-Mattle Garret; ed Ill; m Donna B Jaco Feb 10, 1897 Kenesaw; s Elbert D, Wallace D; d Marie (Mrs -- Johnson), Elnora L (Mrs -- Shiers), Marjorie (Mrs -- Cuddyback); 1893 came to Shelton with $12.17; 1894-97 sheep feeder for Swift & Co, Shelton; 1897-1919 pur father-in-law's homestead, farmed; 1919- carp & contr, Gibbon; has spent three summers as carp in Grand Rapids Minn; mayor, second term; mbr village bd 11 years; Meth Ch; hobby, travel; res Gibbon.
LOVE, J GILMORE: Funeral Director; b Pittsburgh, Penn Sept 7, 1897; s of John N Love-Margaret Thompson; ed Pittsburgh Penn HS; m Ruth Harrison Oct 3, 1923 Ravenna; s Russell; d Margaret; 1914 filing clk for Standard Scale & Supply Co, Pittsburgh Penn; 1915 with E E White Plumbing Co, Pittsburgh Penn; 1916-19 with Standard Steel Car Co, now Amer Rolling Mills, Butler Penn; 1919-23 lived in Ravenna; later with Henry Gaas & Co, furn & undertaking bus, Columbus; 1923-26 owner & opr furn & undertaking bus, Loup City; 1926- in furn & undertaking bus, Ravenna, in 1932 converted Security State Bank Bldg into one of most modern mortuaries in Neb; mbr bd of edn; Neb &Natl Funeral Dirs Assn; past pres C of C; AF&AM; IOOF; Meth Ch, SS tchr 8 years; hobby, travel; off 311 Grand; res 524 Grand, Ravenna.
LOWE, JOHN G: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Kearney, Neb Mar 5, 1902; s of John G Lowe-Grace D Smith; ed Kearney HS 1920; U of N; Phi Gamma Delta; m Ethel E Spencer June !9, 1930 Omaha; s John G III, Stephen S; t922-33 asst cash, VP Farmers State Bank, Kearney; 1933- with father in real est, loan & ins bus; Neb Assn of Personal Finance Cos; C of C; past mbr Rotary; Kearney Country Club; Episc Ch, treas; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res 810 W 27th, Kearney.
LUCAS, CHARLES: Physician & Surgeon; b Smithville, Ind Nov 19, 1866; s of Peter Lucas-Elizabeth Jane Floyd; ed Chariton Ia HS 1886; Omaha Med Coll, 1889-1890; Georgetown U, Washington D C, MD 1893; Columbian U, Washington D C; Chicago Polyclinic; m Lida Emma Campbell Sept 7, 1893 Garfield Neb; s Charles Sinclair: d Mary Gertrude (Mrs M E Charleston); 1880 brought by parents in covered wagon to Lucas Co Ia; 1886 came to Custer Co; 1886-1890 tchr in schs of Lincoln, Cheyenne & Custer Cos; 1891-95 clk in war dept, Washington D C; 1895-prac med Shelton; 1901-03 prac med, .Glenvil; 1912-38 local surg UP RR; 1912- mbr city bd of health; bd of edn, past mbr 9 years, past chrm; during World War commd lt med res corps, 1918; past pres Buffalo Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; mbr AF&AM 99; Meth Ch, trustee; hobbies, travel; res Shelton.
LUNGER, WALDRON J: Insurance & Real Estate Agent; b Butler, Neb Oct 6, 1883; s of George C Lunger-Ida Wilson; ed Buffalo Co; m Elizabeth F Tollefsen Jan 14, 1911 Kearney; d Clarabel (Mrs Donald Lewis), Lewise; 1901-02 tchr, Buffalo Co; 1903-04 supt & prin Pleasanton schs; 1905 with Bank of Bertrand; 1906-07 with G J Stewart Lbr Co, Chariton Ia; 1907-18 with Stickney Lbr Co; 1918-33 in plumbing bus. Kearney; 1934 in lbr country, Big Horn Mtns of Wyo; 1935- in ins & real est bus, Kearney; off Bodinson Bldg; res 2102 3rd Ave, Kearney.
LUNGER, WEAVER: Contractor & Farmer; b Gibbon, Neb Mar 23, 1890; s of George C Lunger-Ida Wilson; ed Gibbon Neb; KSTC 1908-09; m Ethel Mae Long Dec 25, 1910 Gibbon; d TheIma (Mrs Arnold Hagge); as young man assisted father in farming; 1911-19 indep farmer; 1919-23 specialized in growing potatoes; 1923- in farming, road construction & contracting bus, Gibbon; with son-in-law Arnold Hagge opr 1600 A ranch, Gibbon; Buffalo Co commr; mbr village bd; Buffalo Co Farm Bur; Neb Beet Growers Assn; Meth Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Gibbon.
LYNCH, DAVID A: Real Estate, Insurance & Loan Agent; b Champaign Co, Ill Feb 15, 1872; s of David Lynch-Katherine Murphy; ed Champaign Co, Ill; Tippecanoe Co, Ind; m Mary Ellen Finegan Feb 7, 1899 Harvard (dec Jan 12, 1933); d Frances Mary (Mrs Edwin Miles), Rose Elizabeth; as boy asstd father with farm; 1899-1905 farmer, Hamilton & Clay Cos; 1905 in flour & feed bus, York: 1906 in real est, ins & loan bus, York; 1907-15 in real est, ins & loan bus, Gibbon; 1915-17 traveling representative for various ins cos with hdqrs Hastings, 1918-19 hdqrs Fremont; 1919-22 in real est, ins, loan bus Kearney; 1922-23 cash Farmers & Mchts Bank, Elm Creek; 1923- in real est, ins & loan bus, Kearney: past mbr Gibbon & Elm Creek city couns; KC, past grand knight; St James Cath Ch, past trustee; hobby, reading; off Empress Theater Bldg; res 506 W 22nd, Kearney.
LYNN, NEVINS ROBERT: Theater Manager; b Oakford, Ill May 31, 1908; s of Robert Tilten Lynn-Rosa McCauley; ed Atterbury Ill; Petersburg Ill HS; Rock Island Ill HS; m Esther Kirk Nov 10, I935 Kearney; 1926 while in sch, usher at Fort Theater, Rock Island Ill; 1926-28 with Publix Theaters Corp at Fort & Spencer Theaters, Rock Island Ill & Leclair Theater at Moline Ill; 1928-31 mgr Spencer Theater, Rock Island Ill: 1931 mgr Empress Theater, Kearney; 1931-33 house mgr Paramount Theater, Omaha; 1933-39 mgr Empress Theater, Kearney; 1933- mgr World Theater, Kearney; C of C; Cosmopolitan Club; Kearney Country Club; AF&AM; Prot; hobbies, golf, hunting; off World Theater; res 2309 5th Ave, Kearney.
McCLURE, HUGH MONTGOMERY: Architect; b Bladen, Neb Aug 27, 1889; s of Hugh Marshall McClure-Nellie Maria Haines; ed Kearney HS; KSTC; Stout Polytechnic Inst, Menomonie Wis 1917; m Margaret Irene Dickerson Jan 15, 1920 Evanston Ill; s Hugh Montgomery III, Marshall Dickerson; 1919-20 designed & supervised construction of residence, work in & near Kearney; 1929-36 indep architect, Kearney; projects included Pierce Warehouse, Anderson Mortuary, Prentiss Scott, Henry Kroger & Fred Nye residences, also Kenwood elementary sch bldg, plans & pictures of which were selected for publication by Natl Sch Bd Journal annual bldg number 1936; 1928 awarded gold medal & life membership by Bldg Age & Natl Builder in natl small house competition; 1936-sr ptr in architectural firm McClure & Walker, Kearney; projects of firm include Burwell & Broken Bow schs, KSTC mens dormitory, Kearney & York swimming pools, Kearney city hall, Gosper Co courthouse, Kearney Sonotorium; firm holds merit of award given by Editorial Pool Data & Reference Annual, NY 1939 for outstanding editorial contribution; past dir Neb Architects Assn; during World War entered U S army April 1918 stationed at Camp Dodge Ia, O/S 14 mos in France with AEF, left service as sgt, acting master eng, in reconnaissance div of 313th pioneer engineer regiment, gassed in service, disch June 16, 1919; Amer Leg post 52; VFW; past dir Neb Architects Assn; Frontier Rangers; Fort Kearney Memorial Assn; C of C; Kiwanis; AF&AM; RAM; KT; Presby Ch; hobbies, sketching, water color painting; father of Scottish descent came from Co Antrim Ireland to Amer 1875, located in N Y, later in Ill & finally Blue Hill 1882; 1890-1904 in impl bus, Blue Hill; mother direct descendant of Stephen Hopkins, one of signers of Declaration of Independence; res Kearney.
McCONNELL, MACK A: Potato Grower; b Trenton, Neb Oct 16, 1909; s of Mack C McConnell-Sadie I Paddock; ed Gibbon HS 1927; U of N; U of Ga; while in sch helped father on farm; with brother mgr of farm since father's death; Neb Certified Potato Growers Co-op; hobby golf; res Gibbon.
McCONNELL, MARK E: Potato Grower; b Trenton, Neb Dec 6, 1903; s of Mack C McConnell-Sadie I Paddock; ed Gibbon HS 1922; U of N; Delta Sigma Lambda; m Viola G Reynolds Mar 20, 1932 Grand Island; s Gary E, Mark C; d Mariene; while in sch assisted father on farm; with brother mgr of farm since father's death; mbr sch bd; Buffalo Co Pub Power Project, dir since 1935; Neb Certified Potato Growers Co-op; past master AF&AM; ch mbr Hastings DeMolay, demitted Kearney; res Gibbon.
McCREADY, FREDERICK W: Life Insurance General Agent; b Rolfe, Ia Apr 3, 1876; s of William Mc-Cready-Mary E Doane; ed Spearfish S D; m Edith E Reedy Sept 20, 1900 Ravenna; 1895-99 tchr, S D & Wyo; 1900-05 with CB&Q RR, hdqrs Alliance; 1906-16 in real est & ins bus, Denver; 1916- gen agt for Union Central Life Ins Co, Kearney; past pres Kearney Life Underwriters Assn; Rotary; C of C; Kearney Country Club; AF&AM; Presby Ch; hobby, golf; off Bodinson Bldg; res 2100 8th Ave, Kearney.
McCUTCHEON, JAMES THEODORE: Manager Cold Storage Co; b Centerville, Ia July 21, 1893; s of Martin McCutcheon-Melinda Leek; ed Centerville Ia; m Ula Grace Dooley Aug 20, 1917 Jerome Ia; d Lavelle, Vernelle; 1908-10 emp by S P Pond Produce Co of Keokuk Ia at branch, Centerville Ia; 1910-12 emp in Iowa Produce Co, Ottumwa Ia at Centerville branch, 1912 mgr of branch; 1913-15 dept mgr Anderson Produce Co, unit of Swift & Co. Centerville Ia; 1915-18 & 1918-21 mgr S W Mahan Produce Co, Sigourney Ia; 1921-with Omaha Cold Storage Co, 2 years as foreman of Omaha poultry dept and later installing of branches in Neb; 1927- mgr Ravenna plant of Omaha Cold Storage Co; during World War stationed at recruiting station, Syracuse N Y, disch July 1918; Amer Leg; Neb Poultry & Egg Assn; C of C; Congl Ch; res 619 Grand Ave, Ravenna.
McDERMOTT, ED P: Attorney; b Shelton, Neb Dec 6, 1890; s of Edward J McDermott-Mary Lacey; ed Shelton HS; Creighton U. LLB 1910; m Madge A Michael June 22, 1920 Oakland, Cal; 1910-14 Buffalo Co atty; 1916-18 prac law, Kearney; 1918-23 Kearney city atty; 1923- prac law Kearney; one of orgs Amer Leg, Kearney, past comm & ch mbr, 1919-21 first natl committeeman, mbr bonus bill corn, spoke before ways & means corn in U S house of representatives; 1921 nominated Earl Cline of Lincoln as natl comm; Buffalo Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C; BPOE 984; KC; St James Cath Ch; Dem, 1916 candidate for congress 6th dist; hobbies, golf, bucking horses; res Kearney.
McGREGOR, D EARL: President & Manager Telephone Co; b Alburgh, Vt Aug 4, 1893; s of Duncan McGregor-Mary Gibson; ed Chazy N Y HS; Automatic Electric Tele Mfg Co, Chicago; m Bernice Walker July 27, 1929 Fremont (dec); s Duncan B; m Lillian Miller Aug 26, 1936 Lincoln; 1910 emp by uncle in lbr mill, Quebec Canada; 1912-14 with father went west, emp as lineman, Estevan Saskatchewan; 1914-18 obtained & managed govt tele system at Saskatchewan, Canada; 1918 with Manitoba govt tele system at Portage, La Preire, tsfrd to Russell as mgr then to Minedosa & later to Swan River until Dec 1919; 1919-20 with Automatic Electric Tele Mfg Co, Chicago 4 mos; 1920-25 Neb salesman at Grand Island for Kellogg Switchboard & Supply Co of Chicago; 1923 pur int in Farmers Home Tele Co, Gibbon & Shelton, 1925 pur Arcadia Tele Co; Sept 1925 became mgr of Arcadia Tele Co & Farmers Home Tele Co, Gibbon; 1927 pur int in Ansley Tele Co; 1928 consolidated 3 cos into Neb Central Tele Co, 1928-& gen mgr; 1927-39 mgr tele co at Sargent; 1934- owner & opr Comstock Tele Exchange; 1928- owner & opr 500 A farm; past chmn village bd 2 years; dis & past pres Neb Tele Assn; mbr financial com of Platte Valley Water Protective Assn; past treas & bd mbr Gibbon Co-op Canning Co; an org Co-op Poultry Market Assn, Gibbon; Lions; Business Mens Club, Gibbon & Comstock; AF&AM Gibbon & Hastings; Presby Ch, elder; hobby, farming, held the 1st sorghum hand topping contest on his farm Nov 1938; res Gibbon.
McKEE, J GUY: Jeweler; b Hall Co, May 20, 1886; s of William I McKee-Mary Guy; ed Lexington HS;U of N; appr Jeweler, Lexington; m Etta Mae Yetter July 9, 1912 Lexington; s Jack Y; d Mary J; 1909-23 owner & opr jewelry bus Lexington; sold bus to brother; 1923- owner & opr jewelry bus, Kearney; C of C, past mbr Lexington; past mbr Kearney Country Club; past mbr Kiwanis; AF&AM 61, Lexington; KT; past mbr BPOE 984; Episc Ch; hobby, developing new building material 3 times stronger than adobe with appearance of cement but-lighter in weight, 100% fireproof, can be used in any construction work, made from silica, soil, or clay, probable name McKee Benticreat; res 921 W 21st, Kearney.
McLEAN, ROBERT F: Physician, Surgeon & Pharmacist; b Thorndale, Ontario Canada May 10, 1889; s of Henry Stuart McLean-Mary Elizabeth Frichleton; ed St Marys HS. Ontario 1903; Western Med Coll, U of Western Ontario, MD 1906; m Ellen B Merryfield Aug 10. 1908 London Ontario; s Harry M; d M Maxine. Madelyn (Mrs -- Fraser); interne at St Joseph Hosp, London Ontario; 1906- prac med, Gibbon; 1907- owner & opr drug store, Gibbon; Buffalo Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; AF&AM 189; Scot Rite; Tehama Shrine; KP; res Gibbon.
McMULLEN, LaVERNE TILLMAN: Publisher; b Cairo, Neb Oct 17, 1907; s of Robert McMullen-Isabell May Turley; ed Gibbon HS 1925; U of N; m Margaret Myrle Ice Oct 17, 1931 Omaha; s Gailen. Gary; as boy & young man farmed with father; 1928-37 emp by Gibbon Reporter; 1937-owner & publisher Gibbon Reporter; mbr bd of edn; mbr vol fire dept; NPA; Business Mens Club; KP; Presby Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Gibbon.
MACOUREK, JOSEPH: Clergyman; b Tronbky, Moravia Oct 5, 1867; s of Melchior Macourek-Frances Hlavka; ed Coll of Prerau; St Troud Belgium, Amer Coll, Louvain Belgium; June 29, 1892 ordained to priesthood, 1892 incardinated to diocese of Omaha, apptd pastor at Creighton with missions at Pierce &Verdigre; after mastering Bohemian, English, French, German & Polish languages assigned missions at Bloomfield, Osmond, Lynch &Spencer; first 2 missions on RR others reached by team, trip to Spencer, 85 miles west of Creighton, took 14 hours; moved from Creighton to Verdigre, built modern parsonage, built church in Pierce; tsfrd to St Paul with a Bohemian mission; after 4 years went to Ravenna att St Wenceslaus & St Joseph missions in Schneider twp 12 years, then gave up missions, retained Ravenna; hobbies, collecting coins, collecting stamps, woodcarving, clocks, paintings; res 515 Sicily, Ravenna.
MANTOR, LYLE E: Educator; b Algona, Ia may 25, 1896; s of edwin L Mantor-Laura Batterson; ed Ia St Tchrs Coll, Cedar Falls, BA 1922; U of Ia, MA 1925, PhD 1934; Roberts fellow in history, Columbia U 1926-27; Delta Sigma Rho; m Hazel Stuart 1921; 1914-18 tchr, Ia; 1921-24 supt of schs, Sioux Center Ia; 1924-25 supt of schs, Wapello Ia; 1927- head of social science dept, KSTC; author History of Fort Kearny, published 1939; during World War ent U S army Feb 1918, 32nd engrs, 10 mos O/S, served at Argonne, disch May 1919; NEA; Amer Historical Assn; Natl Coun for Social Studies; past pres Rotary; AF&AM; Meth Ch; hobby, fishing; off KSTC; res 722 W 28th, Kearney
MARTIN, DAVID THOMAS: Manager Lumber Co; b Kearney, Neb July 9, 1907; s of Lawrence David Martin-Clara Edgar; ed Kearney HS 1925; Dartmouth Coll 1925-28; 1930 special study of illuminating engineering in lab of Gen Electric Co Cleveland O; Alpha Chi Rho; m Margaret Taylor June 27, 1931 Taylorvllle Ill; s David Keith; d Patricia; as boy in HS had Omaha Bee & Omaha World Herald newspaper routes; 1928-30 with Interstate Pub Service Co, Indianapolis Ind; 1930-32 illuminating engr with Central Ill Pub Service Co, Beardstown, later Springfield; 1932- mgr L D Martin Lbr Co, Kearney; Neb Lumber Mchts Assn; past pres Jr C of C; Sr C of C; Presby Ch, past pres bd of trustees; hobbies, reading, hunting, tennis; Mrs Martin daughter of John W Taylor; ed Skidmore Coll, Saratoga Springs N Y; Sarbonne, Paris France; Grenoble U, Grenoble France; res 901 W 21st, Kearney.
MATTSON, HERMAN G: Postmaster; b Goteberg, Sweden Oct 19, 1897; s of Herman Mattson-Ida Persson; ed Kearney HS; m Viola Dodd Mar 19, 1920 Grand Island; s Duane H; d LaRue Gene; 1919-21 farmed on homestead, Douglas Wyo; 1921-25 with father in printing & decorating bus, Kearney; 1926-27 farmed near Kearney; 1927-33 Kearney merchant policeman, Buffalo Co constable; 1933-35 acting P M; 1935- P M; mbr vol fire dept; during World War enl Mar 30, 1917 inf & arty Co L 4th Neb, tsfrd to battery E 127th field arty, tsfrd to hdqrs dept, 59th field arty brigade O/S, disch 1919; 1923- mbr NNG, capt since 1936; Natl Rifle Assn; Amer Leg; VFW; Neb ch Natl Assn of P Ms; ARC, advance first aid instr & mbr fire prevention com; mbr BSA corn; AP&AM 46; BPOE 984; First Luth Ch, bd mbr; hobbies, fishing, hunting, golf, sports, collecting gems; res 2212 9th Ave, Kearney.
MATTSON, IVAN H: Photographer; b Goteborg, Sweden Jan 7, 1895; s of Herman Mattson-Ida Persson; ed Sweden; Kearney HS 1914; KSTC 1914-15; m Ebba Olson Aug 21, 1929 Kearney; reared cousin, Robert Young; 1905 came with parents to Kearney; while in sch emp in Anderson Photographic Studio, Kearney & after leaving sch emp in Anderson Studio until 1920; 1920- owner & opr Mattson Studio, Kearney; past mbr city coun 8 years; 1939- mayor; 1935 senator representing Buffalo, Sherman & Kearney Cos in Neb legislature, chmn municipal affairs corn; 13 years mbr NNG, first sgt; treas Neb St Photographers Assn; C of C; Cosmopolitan Club; Kearney Country Club; rnbr Kearney Drama League 15 years; First Luth Ch, bd mbr; hobbies, dramatics, athletics; off 2203 Central Ave; res 2215 8th Ave, Kearney.
MERCER, HOWARD R: Farmer & Turkey Raiser; b New Waterford, O May 7, 1892; s of Thomas A Mercer-Clara Abeicht; ed New Waterford O HS; Salem O Bus Coll; m Theda Miller June 18, 1913 Morganville Kas; s Raymond M; d Margaret L; as young man farmed with father in O; 1911-12 emp on farm Clifton Kas; 1912-13 farmed, Salem Ore; 1913 farmed in Kas; 1913-22 oprd rented farm, Gibbon; 1922-owner & opr farm, Gibbon, raises hogs & feeds cattle; 1935- turkey raiser; past mbr twp bd; past mbr sch bd; past mbr lib bd; pres Gibbon Turkey Growers Assn; pres Neb. St Turkey Growers Assn; mbr Northwestern Turkey Growers Assn, Salt Lake City Utah; past dir Neb Beet Growers Assn; Farm Bur; hobbies gold fish, lily pools; res Gibbon.
METTENBRINK, ALBERT HENRY: Manager Lumber Co; b Grand Island, Neb Jan 16, 1898; s of Fred Mettenbrink-Anna Duenermann; ed Grand Island; m Cecella Byrnes: July 5, 1927 Albion; s Joseph LeRoy; d Elizabeth Ann; while in sch assisted father on farm, after leaving sch emp in farm & dairy work 1 year; 1918 emp by Brown Fruit Co, Grand lsland; 1919-22 yard foreman Chicago Lbr Co, Grand Island: 1922-27 mgr Chicago Lbr Co yard & hdw store, Spalding; 1927- mgr Chicago Lbr Co, Kearney; instrumental in development of Cedar Valley Highway; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; Natl Retail Lbr Dlrs Assn; chmn of agrl corn, C of C; past secy Spalding Comm Club; Kearney Country Club; Luth Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off 1922 Central Ave; res 909 W 21st, Kearney.
MILAM, HERBERT EDWARD: Owner Electric Co; b Macon Co, Mo Aug 13, 1891; s of S R Milam-Alice Dunn; ed Macon Co Mo; m Rhode Parr June 28, 1928 Fort Collins Colo; 1910-11 emp in Bleese Carriage Factory, Macon Mo; 1912-13 farmed, Macon Mo; 1914-17 emp by Kearney Water & Electric Powers Co; 1917 with Alliance city electric dept; 1919-21 owner electrical bus, Alliance; 1921 with I S Baker Electrical contr, Sterling Colo: 1922-24 with Colo Power Co, Salida Colo; 1924- owner & opr electrical contracting bus, Kearney; during World War ent U S army Nov 1917, stationed at Kelly Field San Antonio Tex, 662nd aero squadron, disch Apr 4, 1919; Amer Leg post 52; BPOE 984; Bapt Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res 1319 4th Ave, Kearney.
MILLER, A HOWARD: Farmer; b Elm Creek, Neb Apr 11, 1874; s of George Miller-Angeline B Cohoon; ed Wood River HS; Rohrbaugh Bus Coll, Omaha; m May Barnick Jan 14, 1903 Overton; s Ray F, Alvie H, George W, James L; d Doris C (Mrs -- Widner); farmed with father while in sch; 1896-1906 emp in mine at Cripple Creek Colo; 1907- farmer, Elm Creek; past mbr twp bd; past mbs sch bd; secy Neb State Hist Soc; C of C; hobby, collection of Indian relics, has collection of 190 guns & Indian relics, arrow heads, tomahawks & Indian clothes from early days of Neb; res Elm Creek.
MILLER, DANIEL H: Factory Branch Manager; b Washington, Ill Feb 10, 1869; s of Martin Miller-Wilhelmina Dehner; ed Kearney HS; m Maybell A Nye Sept 5, 1905 Kearney; s Mahlon, Daniel H Jr; d Emily (dec); 1882 came with parents to Kearney, assisted father on farm until 1889; 1889-93 emp in banking institution of C O Norton, Kearney; 1893-97 emp at Neb St Industrial Sch for Boys, Kearney; 1898-1902 field man for Fremont Creamery Co; 1902-04 field man for Beatrice Creamery Co, Lincoln; 1905-10 field man for Harding Creamery Co, Omaha; 1910-31 in concrete mixer mfg bus, Kearney; 1931-37 ret, mgr bus ints; 1937- mgr factory branch Peerless Pump div of Food Machine Corp, Kearney; one of first to introduce farm hand-operated cream separators to Neb, sold the second hand-operated cream separator in Buffalo Co; 1927 introduced into Buffalo Co first direct connected electric turbine pump used for irrigation; C of C, org; past mgr Kearney municipal band; hobby, sports; off 2223 1st Ave; res 2208 4th Ave, Kearney.
MILLER, JAMES CHARLES: Salesman; b Scott Co, Ia July 30, 1868; s of James E Miller-Ann Jane Duncan; ed Buffalo Co; m Monnie Leona Bourne Dec 25, 1900 Kearney; s Perry Evender; d Louise (Mrs F C Swindell), Mable (Mrs Frank L Sievers); 1873 brought by parents to Buffalo Co, father farmed & raised livestock; as boy assisted father, later indep farmer; 1905-08 owner Poole State Bank; 1908 disposed of banking int; 1908-12 in sales dept, Oliver Typewriter Co, Kearney; 1912 field representative for Grand Island Bus Coll; 1913- agt for Corona Typewriter Co, hdqrs Kearney; 1913-27 dist agt for Franklin Life Ins Co of Springfield Ill; 1907 clk in Neb St sen; past mbr, past chmn finance com city coun; C of C, mbr 30 years; past secy Tri-Co BSA orgn 3 years; Presby Ch, many years tchr boys SS class; past supt & secy Buffalo Co SS Assn; Dem, committeeman 1st pct of 3rd ward; hobby, work with young people; res 304 W 26th, Kearney.
MILLER, OSCAR LUDWIG: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Ann Arbor, Mich Sept 6, 1868; s of John G Miller-Anna Mary Stuber; ed Flint Mich; Ravenna; m Nellie Kean Mar 26, 1891 Grand Island; s Roland J, Glenn E, Oscar L Jr; d Enid Lucille; 1880 came with parents to Ravenna where father farmed; 1890 sold books in Buffalo Co short time; 1890-91 learned tinners trade with C F Gardner, Omaha, earned $3.50 per week; 1891-94 tinner, H H Rankin Hdw Co, Ravenna; 1894 passenger brakeman CB&Q RR, Ravenna; 1894-98 tinner with Ed Cronau, Ravenna; 1898-1916 owner & opr hdw bus Ravenna, 1899 added furn & undertaking, 1912 built Miller Block; 1916-in real est & ins bus; owner & opr farm near Ravenna; one of suburban sections of Ravenna called the Miller Addition; past city assessor 2 terms; chmn lib bd, mbr com responsible for bldg new pub lib; past chancellor comm, past dist grand chancellor KP, mbr since 1898; ch mbr & past noble grand IOOF 347, past dep grand master dist 54; ch mbr Royal Highlanders, held all offs, 3 times dist del to grand lodge; mbr Ravenna Meth Ch since 1892, SS supt 25 years, mbr ofcl bd since 1895; Ravenna.
MILLHOUSE, CHARLES E: County Treasurer; b Sumner, Neb Mar 30, 1882; s of John H Millhouse-Julia F Johnson; ed Sumner HS 1889; Neb Wes; U of N; studied watchmaking, Peoria Ill 1903-05; m Maune Maddox Nov 8, 1906 Miller (dec); s Winston M (dec); 1905-08 owner & opr watchmaking & repair store, Lexington; 1908-35 cash Bank of Miller; 1935- Buffalo Co treas; C of C; past mbr Rotary; BPOE 984; hobby, reading; off courthouse; res Midway Hotel, Kearney.
MINGUS, MRS CLARINE MAE: Homemaker; b Edgar, Neb; d of P L Saum-Mabel Miller; ed Litchfield HS 1925; KSTC; m Clark J Mingus May 2, 1930 Holdrege; foster s John Sanborn; d Carolyn; tchr 5 years, Sherman Co; 1930- homemaker; pres Buffalo Co Fedn of Womens Clubs; Ravenna Womans Club, past pres 2 years; Meth Ch, pres ladies aid; Presby Ch, past SS tchr, choir mbr, Litchfield; pres Rep Womans Club of Ravenna; hobbies. home & children, scrapbook; res 622 Alba Ave, Ravenna.
MINGUS CLARK J: Lawyer; b Ravenna, Neb Jan 1, 1897; s of Ordell Purdy Mingus-Ida May Way; ed Ravenna HS 1916; Neb Wes 1916-17; U of N 1917-18; Washington D C Sch of Drafting 1919-20; Creighton U 1921-24; Pi Kappa Phi; m Clarine Mae Saum May 2, 1930 Holdrege; foster s John Sanborn; d Carolyn; 1920-21 yardmaster clk CStP&M RR, Janesville Wis; 1924-25 traveled with mother; 1925-30 farmed at Ravenna, managed fathers farming int; 1930 adm to Neb bar; 1930-31 prac law with Robert P Starr, Ravenna; 1932- prac law, Ravenna; 1931 candidate for Neb legislature; Buffalo Co & Neb St Bar Assns; C of C; Meth Ch, mbr choir several years; Rep, dist committeeman past 8 years; hobby, writing; off 300 Grand Ave; res 622 Alba Ave, Ravenna.
MINOR, WARD WILLIAM: Attorney; b Fairfield, Neb Sept 3, 1906; s of Worth L Minor-Sadie Ward; ed Fairfield; Kearney HS; U of N, LLB 1930; Sigma Chi; m Virginia O'Connor Dec 30, 1933 Kearney; 1930- atty with firm Minor & Minor, Kearney; Buffalo Co & Neb St Bar Assns; Kearney Country Club; past exalted ruler BPOE 984; past grand knight KC; St James Cath Ch; Dem; past pres Y D Club of Buffalo Co; hobby, golf; off Opera House Bldg; res Midway Hotel, Kearney.
MINOR, WORTH LESTER: Attorney; b Tiskilwa, Ill Mar 19, 1878; s of Worth William Minor-Mary Barnhard; ed Orion Ill HS; Heddlng Coll, Abingdon Ill; Collegiate Normal, Geneseo Ill; U of N, LLB 1901; m Sadie Ward Oct, 1901 Ulysses; s Ward William; 1901 adm to Neb bar; 1901-22 arty, Fairfield; 1922- atty, Kearney; Buffalo Co & Neb St Bar Assns; Cath Ch; off Opera House Bldg; res 2708 9th Ave, Kearney.
MITCHELL, MRS. J FRANCES: Homemaker; b Hastings, Neb Oct 29, 1902; d of William T Peterson-Prudence Reynolds; ed Hastings HS 1920; Hastings Coll; Neb Wes; U of Southern Cal; KSTC; Theta Psi Beta; Alpha Delta Omega; m George E Mitchell May 17, 1924 Phillipsburg, Kas; s William Stanley; d Barbara Ann; ]923-29 tchr of music, latin & French in Elm Creek schs; 1929- homemaker; Womans Club; past pres Buffalo Co Fedn of Womens Clubs; past chmn tuberculosis seal sales; RNA; OES; Meth Ch, choir leader, hobbies, assisting children in stamps & coin collections; res Elm Creek.
MOORE, HAROLD NELSON: Optometrist; b Holdrege, Neb Aug 31, 1890; s of Charles A Moore-Laura P Banning; ed Phelps Co; Preston Ia; Kearney HS; Omaha Optical & Horological Sch 1912-13; m Bessie E Lawson June 19, 1912 Kearney; d Frances B (Mrs Ralph Granere); 1909 emp in Empire Store, Kearney; 1910-11 appr in Jewelry & optical store of C A Hazlett, Kearney; 1913 became registered optometrist in Neb; 1913-14 emp by S A Fess, Jeweler & optician, Kearney; 1914-17 Watchmaker & optometrist for Gildner Bros; 1917-24 watchmaker & optometrist with C A Hazlett; 1925-27 watchmaker & optometrist with J G McKee; 1927 with C C Lewis Jewelry Co, Glendale Caiif; 1927- optometrist, Kearney; Neb Assn of Optometrists; Amer Optometric Assn; C of C; AF&AM; Meth Ch; hobby, enjoying life; off Empress Theater Bldg; res 2712 Central Ave, Kearney.
MORROW, CARL STRAIN: Insurance & Real Estate Agent; b Kearney, Neb Aug 2, 1902; s of Welby S Morrow-Mary Olive Strain; ed Pueblo, Colo HS 1921; KSTC; U of N; Sigma Nu; m Hazel Panek June 3, 1934 : Kearney; s John Carroll, Gordon S; d Janet M; 1922- real est & ins bus in Kearney Land & Mortgage Co; dir & past pres Neb Assn of Ins Agts; C of C; Cosmopolitan Club, past dist gov, past pres; Kearney Country Club; past master councilor of DeMolay; Presby Ch; Rep, past treas Buffalo Co Central Com; hobbies; football, sports & drama league; res 2811 9th Ave, Kearney.
MORROW, WELBY S: Dentist; b Johnston Co, Ia Sept 27, 1869; s of Thomas A Morrow-Helen Adams; ed Sheldon Ia HS; Western Normal Coll .Shenandoah Ia; U of Ia; Western Dental Coll, Kansas City, DDS 1896; Mary Olive Strain Oct 19, 1898, Cleghorn Ia; s Carolis S, Homer D; d Olive I; 1896-1900 prac dentistry in Marcus Ia, later in Glenwood Ia; 1900-02 prac dentistry, Pueblo Colo; prac dentistry Kearney; AF&AM 52; Presby Ch; hobbies, gardening & travel; off Olsen Bldg; res 2214 2nd Ave, Kearney.
MOTSICK, JAMES LOUIS: Pharmacist; b Buffalo Co, Neb Jan 8, 1885; s of James Motsick-Katy Duhacek; ed Ravenna; Omaha Coll of Pharm, PhG 1904; m Olive B Watts Feb 19, 1908 Grand Island; 1904-15 pharm for :C N Davenport drug store, Ravenna; 1915- owner & opr Rexall Drug Store, Ravenna; past mbr city coun; Neb Pharm Assn; NARD; past pres C of C; Rotary; IOOF; hobby, travel; off Grand Ave; res 516 Verona, Ravenna.
MUELLER, FRED A: State Senator; b Germany June 14, 1881; s of Ludwig C Mueller-Ida *-------; m Anna Schipman 1905 Grand Island; (dec 1918); s Erick H; d Elsie, Helen, Ruth; prior to 1909 on farm; 1919-20 in banking bus, Pleasanton; 1920-28 state agt for Hedwall-Sundberg Ins Co of Minneapolis; 1926- with son in auto bus, Kearney; past mbr sch bd; past Buffalo Co commr; mbr city coun 3 terms, pres 1 year; 1929-1931 and 1933 state representative from east half of Buffalo Co; 1937 asst secy of first unicameral legislature, 1938 again elec mbr of legislature representing Buffalo & Sherman Cos; past secy-treas Buffalo Co Fair Assn; Luth Ch; Rep; res Kearney. [* Fred Mueller's mother was Ida Kupferschmidt, according to his baptism record in Germany.]
MUELLER, FREDERIC SIMON: Auto Dealer b Omaha, Neb Jan 26, 1895; Julius Mueller-Mary Wiese; ed Blair HS 1914; m Claire Kathleen Matthews June 16, 1920 Omaha; d Mary Ann, Claire Kathleen; 1914-18 amp; 1919-21 cash & later in sales dept; factory branch Ford Motor Co, Omaha; 1921-24 in real est bus, Omaha; 1924-35 owner & opr Ford Agcy, 1935- owner & opr Ford Kearney; one of youngest in age & oldest in point of service with Motor Co in Neb; during the World War enl Dec 12, 1917 in 340th aero squadron, Mitchell Field Long disch Dec 12, 1918; Amer Leg, post 52; Ford Dealers Assn; Neb Auto Dlrs Assn; dir C of C; Kearney Country Club; BPOE 984; Congl Ch; hobby, travel; off 2020 1st Ave, res 417 W 25th, Kearney.
MUNRO, GEORGE ALLAN: Attorney; b Milford, Neb Oct 15, 1898; s of George A Munro-Agnes Blair; ed Columbus; Ainsworth HS; Colo Coll, Colo Springs; U of Colo, LLB 1928; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Alpha Delta; m Alta Corn Aug 7, 1922 Yankton S D; s Robert; d Nancy, Jane; 1919-20 with L J Hiatt Co. real est, Omaha; 1920-24 traveling representative for Loose-Wiles Biscuit Co, Omaha; 1924-25 with Fremont Gas Co; 1928 adm to Neb bar, & to prac in U S dist court, also to prac before U S treasury dept; 1928- atty, Kearney; past JP; city atty; past scoutmaster BSA; Buffalo Co & Neb St Bar Assns; dir C of C; during World War enl in U S army Jan 1918 in A S, stationed Berkeley Field. later Mather Field, Calif. disch Nov 1918; past adjt, past comm, now mbr exec corn post 52 Amer Leg; AF&AM, Boulder Colo; Rep; Presby Ch; past trustee, past elder; hobby, hunting; off Farm State Bank Bldg; res 422 W 27th Kearney.
MUNSON, IRVING F: Manager Paint Company; b Kearney Co, Neb Aug 28, 1899; s of Henry Munson-Hilma Anderson; ed Kearney HS; KSTC; m HiIda C Carlson May 25, 1924 Smith Center Kas; s Milford I; d Marcia L; 1921-26 farmed father's farm, Kearney Co; 1926-27 carp, Kearney; 1927- clk & later mgr Van Sickle Paint & Glass Co, Kearney; C of C; Meth Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res 409 W 30th, Kearney.
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