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N - O - P - Q - R - S

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.

NAPPER, STUART EDWARD: Bookkeeper; b Kearney, Neb Apr 6. 1903; s of Richard L Napper-Katherine Jarvis; ed Kearney HS; KSTC; while in sch emp by Kearney Plumbing & Heating Co, after leaving sch bkkpr; mbr city coun since 1935; C of C; ch mbr Jr C of C; BPOE; past dist secy & treas, past dist gov, Cosmopolitan Club; hon mbr Neb Policemen's Assn; ch mbr Fort Kearney Wildlife Club; UCT; BPOE 984; past treas AF&AM 46; RAM, ch mbr, past master councilor; DeMolay, past secy advisory bd; Episc Ch; hobby, swimming; off 10 E Railroad; res 2117 1st Ave, Kearney.

NELSON, ANDERS W: High School Principal; b Kearney, Neb Oct 5, 1891; s of Andrew Nelson-Anna S Anderson; ed Holdrege; Luther Coll, Greeley Colo; U of Colo, MA 1933; U of Southern Cal; Columbia U; m Marguerite Mattson 1922 Kearney (dec); s Eugene B; d Lorraine P; m Lois G Jackman July 1928 Lincoln; d Harriett K, Miriam P; 1920-21 prin, coach & tchr, Cottage Grove Ore; 1921-26 tchr, Kearney HS; 1926-prin Kearney Junior HS; during World War enl Sept 1917 in 164th inf depot brigade at Camp Funston Kas, tsfrd to Augusta Ga OTC; comm 2nd lt, disch Nov 1918; past comm Amer Leg post 52; Kearney Ednl Assn; NSTA; NEA; Neb Schoolmasters Club; C of C; Cosmopolitan Club; past troop comm BSA; Luth Ch, bd mbr & SS supt; hobbies, outdoor sports, art, painting; res 306 W 26th, Kcarncy.

NELSON, WILBER W: Oil Dealer; b Philadelphia, Mo Oct 21, 1887; s of George H Nelson-Maggie Claggett; ed Mo; m Nellie R Stevenson Sept 17, 1905 Philadelphia Mo (dec); s Robert J, Wilber F; d Gladys Irene; m Hazel Schutts July 17, 1926 Grand Island; until 1906 assisted father on farm; 1906-08 homesteaded in Mont; 1908-12 in Mo; 1912-17 farmed in Mont; 1917-37 farmed near Gibbon; 1937- owner & opr service station; mbr village bd; KP; IOOF; Presby Ch; res Gibbon.

NICHOLS, DEAN GERSTUNG: Educator; b Burlington. Kas June 18. 1899; s of George Truman Nichols-Minnie Gerstung; ed Arkansas City Kas HS 1917; Oberlin Coll 1918-20; Denver U 1921; Coll of Speech Arts, Denver 1921-23; U of Wyo. BA 1928. MA 1931, held Agnes M Wergeland scholarship in history & was monitor of Sherwood Hall, Episc Sch for Boys, Laramie; grad work U of Colo 1933, U of Washington 1934, U of Mich 1935, PhD 1938; held teaching fellowship in dept of speech; summer of 1937 did research work in Denver Colo Public Library & Colo Hist Museum on history of pioneer theaters in Denver; Phi Kappa Phi; Kappa Delta Pi; m Eileen O'Mara June 11, 1929 Laramie Wyo; s George Truman II; 1920-21 while in Denver U emp by Denver Tramway Co; 1922-23 played bit parts with Wilkes Stock Co at Denham Theater, Denver; 1923-25 rural sch tchr, Campbell Co Wyo; 1925-27 prin grade sch, Cumberland Wyo; 1928-36 head of history dept & dir of dramatics, Pendleton Ore HS; 1938-39 instr of speech & dramatics KSTC; 1939- head of fine arts dept KSTC; during World War mbr SATC, Oberlin O Coll; NSTA; NEA; Natl Assn of Tchrs of Speech; past vestryman Ch of the Redeemer, Pendleton Ore; Prot Episc Ch; hobby, dramatics; res 2721 9th Ave, Kearney.

NORRIS, JOSEPH ALBERT: Retired; b Mercer Co, Ill Jan 28. 1860; s of George Washington Norris-Sarah Ann Wagner; ed Ashland; m Frances Irene Tower 1880 Ashland; d Clara, Zelda; 1869 family homesteaded near Ashland; as young man assisted father in farming; 1880-84 farmed near Ashland; 1885-1920 owner & opr farm in Phelps Co, raised & fed livestock; 1920- ret; leased farm, retaining int in oprn; past twp treas; AF&AM 133; KT; Tehama Shrine; Chris Ch, elder since 1885; hobbies, yard, garden, trees; res Elm Creek.

O'BRIAN, MRS MARY EARLEY: Librarian; b Scio, N Y; d of Thomas Batman Earley-Louise Ara Anna Brewster; ed Ill; St Louis Mo; m John Theron O'Brian Oct, 1893 Kearney; s Brian; 1886 came to Kearney Co where father farmed; 1887 came to Kearney; 1920- librarian Kearney pub lib; spent three years in Columbia (sic), South America; Neb Library Assn; ALA; Womans Club; past mbr Shakespeare Club; hobby, watching people; off 104 W 21st; res 2100 4th Ave, Kearney.

O'CONNOR, PATRICK: Farmer; b Cong, Co Mayo, Ireland Mar 17, 1879; s of Michael O'Connor-Mary Kyne; ed St Michael; m Anna Ann Hulme June 26, 1912 Grand Island; s Darrel Dwain Francis; d Blanche Cynthia (Mrs Joseph F Hervert), Gladys Goldie (Mrs Milem Knotek), Shirley Ann; brought by parents to Amer in 1884 & located at St Michael; assisted father on farm, later indep farmer & rancher; past mbr sch bd; St Marys Parish Cath Ch; hobby, dancing; father farmer & rancher; res St Michael.

OLDFATHER, HAROLD: Manager Loan & Finance Co; b Brady, Neb Feb 17, 1904, s of Charles E Oldfather-Sarah M Scott; ed Brady HS 1922; U of N; m Marcia H Hazlett Jan 3, 1927 Kearney: s Charles E, Richard H, Alen M; 1923-27 owner & opr filling stations, Brady & Maxwell; 1927-29 owner & opr Ford Agcy, Brady & Maxwell; 1930- owner & mgr Kearney Loan & Finance Co; Neb Assn of Personal Finance Cos; C of C, mbr various corns; Kearney Country Club; Presby Ch; hobby, hunting; off 2119 1/2 Central; res 2112 2nd Ave, Kearney.

OLIVER, WILLIAM EUGENE: Farmer; b Shelton, Neb Sept 1, 1875: s of Ephraim Oliver-Dorothy Fieldgrove; ed Shelton HS; m Effie M Barrett Feb 25, 1903 Shelton; s Raymond G, Donald A, Robert W; d Grace A, Helen C (Mrs -- Conroy); 1903-10 farmed on fathers & other rented farms; 1910- owner & opr 503 A farm, cattle raiser & feeder; mbr cemetery bd; past mbr sch bd dist 22; past mbr IOGT; UB Ch, bd mbr; hobby, hunting; res RFD 1, Shelton.

OLSEN, ARTHUR EMIL: Dentist; b Akron, Colo June 6, 1890; s of James Olsen-Christina Larsen; ed Bennet; Western Union Coll, LeMars Ia; Lincoln Dental Coll, DDS 1917; Xi Psi Phi; m Beulah Lunger May 23, 1918 Gibbon: s Erwin A; d Doris B; 1892 brought by family to Neb; 1917- prac dentistry, Gibbon; mbr bd of edn; past mbr park bd; during World War enl in med res US army Feb 1918 stationed at Camp Travis, San. Antonio Tex, dental infirmary 1, commd lt, disch Dec 14, 1918; past comm Amer Leg Bradley Buck post, ch mbr, holder 4 star membership; Buffalo Co Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; Business Mens Club; Golf Club; AF&AM 189: Presby Ch, trustee; hobbies, hunting, fishing, golf; res Gibbon.

OLSEN, OTTO C: Educator: b Lilly1, Mich Oct 21, 1887; ed Lilly, Manistee & Jennings Mich HS; Augustana Acad, Rock Island Ill; KSTC, BA 1919; Stout Inst, Menomonie Wis BSc 1931; U of Mo, Ma 1935; m Lydia Wetterburg (dec 1915); s Leland S; d Ardis W; m Alice Nicholas Dec 25, 1929 Mason City; 1900-08 worked in planing mill, Jennings Mich; 1915-18 tchr & supt of schs, Wauneta; 1919- tchr & asst in dept of industrial edn, KSTC Kearney; called for World War service, unable to respond because of influenza, meanwhile Armistice was signed; NSTA: Neb St Industrial Tchrs Assn; Natl Assn of Industrial Arts Tchrs Trainers; NEA; past mbr Kiwanis; First Luth Ch, deacon 21 years: hobbies, hunting, fishing; res 925 W 21st, Kearney. 1Lilly once a lumber town in Newago Co, Mich, but has now disappeared.

OWEN, CALVIN G: Newspaper Advertising Manager; b Thermopolis. Wyo Aug 6, 1908; s of A L Owen-Edith Griffeth; ed Thermopolis Wyo HS; bus mgr HS paper & annual; U of Wyo; 1 year asst bus mgr, 1 year bus mgr The Branding Iron; bus mgr Wyo annual; mbr swimming team; Alpha Tau Omega; m Irene Marble Dec 21, 1935 Cheyenne Wyo; s John Roger; 1933-35 advertising mgr Laramie Wyo Republican Boomerang; 1935-38 in advertising dept Wyo St Tribune & Leader, Cheyenne; 1938 in advertising dept Fremont Guide; 1939- advertising mgr Kearney Daily Hub; NPA; mbr publicity com, Kiwanis; Jr C of C; Sr C of C; Presby Ch; hobbies, fishing, swimming; off Kearney Daily Hub; res 810 W 29th, Kearney.

PECKMAN, CLAYTON A: Auto Dealer; b Kearney, Neb Dec 21, 1898; s of Thomas Peckman-Carrie Morehead; ed Kearney HS 1917; m Meredith Brigham Sept 3, 1919 Kearney; d Marjorie J, Katheryn V; while in sch worked for E J Woolworth in alfalfa mill, Kearney; 1918 bkkpr in City Natl Bank; 1918-23 bkkpr for Brigham Groc Co; 1924 owner sporting goods store; 1925 ptr of father-in-law A E Brigham in auto bus; 1929- owner & opr Kearney Buick Co, now oldest auto agcy in Kearney; during World War Sept 1918 ent SATC, local unit, disch Dec 1918; Amer Leg 52; Neb Auto Dlrs Assn; dir C of C; Kearney Country Club, past pres, bd mbr; AF&AM, Scot Rite; hobbies, hunting, fishing, golf; off 24 W 21st; res 417 W 21st, Kearney.

PESEK, JOHN: Wrestler; b Ravenna, Neb Oct 4, 1896; s of Martin Pesek-Anna Ruziska; ed Ravenna; m Myrl Mahoney Feb 14, 1921 Ravenna; s Mickey, JarLie, Steve; d Elizabeth, Virginia, Katherine, Mary Lee; owner & opr 800 A which includes farming land, game reservation, grayhound racing track & breeding kennels; has stable of approximately 100 head & races greyhounds at tracks over U S; professional wrestler for 20 years, has won decisions over Joe Stecker, Jim Londos, Vladkl Zybsko, Stanley Zybsko, Ray Steele & others; has not lost a wrestling match in 14 years; 1929 toured Australia, won Australian light heavyweight, junior heavyweight & heavyweight championships, did not lose a fall or decision in 37 consecutive matches; recognized as worlds champion wrestler by Mid-west Wrestling Assn & by Natl Wrestling Assn; Natl Coursing Assn; hobbies, fishing, out-door life, game & animals; res Ravenna.

PETERSON, GEORGE: Cafe Owner; b Vahlia, Gortinias, Greece Mar 12, 1895; s of Peter Petropoulos1-Nicoleta Sietos; ed Greece; night sch in Milwaukee, Wis; m Veneta Papapavlou July 6, 1924 Fremont; s Peter, John; 1912 came to Amer; 1912-13 emp in Milwaukee, first in leather goods factory, later with RR, then in packing house, starting wage $6 per week; 1913 came to Lincoln; 1913-14 emp by UP RR in construction dept, bldg double track between Lodge Pole Neb & Pine Bluffs Wyo; 1914 in maintenance dept CB&Q RR, Hastings; 1914-15 emp in Siegel Cafe, Hastings, learned cooking, became night cook; 1915 with restaurants in North Platte & Lincoln; 1916-21 ptr & opt Calumet Cafe, Lexington; 1922 opr Sidney Cafe, Creston Ia; 1922-owner & opr Central Cafe, Kearney; Natl Restaurant Assn; C of C; UCT; past pres AHEPA; BPOE 984; mbr ofcl bldg corn Greek Orthodox Ch, Grand Island; Episc Ch Kearney; hobby, making friends; off 2021 Central Ave; res 122 E 27th, Kearney.
1Petropoulos later changed to Peterson.

PETERSON, MYERS: Grocer; b Hazard, Neb Aug 15, 1881; s of Hans Peterson-Katherina Klindt; ed Sherman Co; St Paul Bus Coll 1906; m Della Grace Schoonover June 23 1909 Hastings; foster d Dorothy; reared niece Kathleen (Mrs Bud Bower); as boy assisted father with farming; 1906-07 steno for UP RR Green River Wyo; 1907 emp in hdw store, Hazard; 1907-32 owner & opr gen merc store; 1932- owner & opr groc & market, Kearney; also owns apartment house; 1935- mbr city coun, mbr finance & purchasing coms; hobby, soft ball; 35 years ardent baseball fan, past 7 years sponsor of Kearney champion softball team; res 2923 Ave A, Kearney.

PETERSON, WILLIAM: Tea Room Owner; b Detroit, Mich May 1, 1911; s of Peter Petropoulos1-Nicoleta Sietos; ed Greece; m Helene Mirras July 2, 1936 Huron S D; d Mary W; 1927-30 emp by steamship agcy in Greece, conductor 1 1/2 years 1930-36 worked in Central Cafe, Kearney; 1936- owner & opr Blue Parrot Cafe now Tasty Tea Room, Kearney; Jr C of C; Sr C of C; AF&AM; Natl Restaurant Assn; Kearney Club AHEPA; hobbies, fishing, golf, family; off 2300 Central; res 107 E 27th, Kearney.
1Petropoulos later changed to Peterson.

PETTETT R: Farmer; b Elm Creek, Neb Sept 21. 1892; s of W C Pettett-Anna B McConell; ed Elm Creek HS; m Lillie V Carlson Sept 21, 1913 Holdrege; s Paige G; 1913-19 oprd rented farm near Elm Creek; 1919- owner & opr farm N of Elm Creek; awarded ribbons for hay, Poultry & corn at fairs; past mbr sch bd; past mbr twp bd; C of C; past chmn agr com; formerly active in 4-H club work; past mbr BPOE 984; Meth Ch; hobbies, travel, fishing; wife past mbr RNA, past mbr; ARC; secy-treas Westside Project Club; Meth Ch, ladies aid, missionary soc; res Elm Creek.

PFEIFER, ROBERT FREDERICK: District Manager Power Co; b Leavenworth, Kas July 18, 1882; s of John Conrad Pfelffer-Barbara Schermann; ed Leavenworth Kas HS; Leavenworth Kas Bus Coll; m Hazel Burnadeen Fritts Aug 12, 1912 Grand Island; 1901-06 filing clk, later chief clk Leavenworth, Kas & Western RR, Leavenworth, Kas; 1906 billing clk for StL&SW RR, Pine Bluff Ark; 1906 asst rate clk in claim dept AT&SF RR, Topeka, Kas; 1907 in interline accts dept Short Line RR, Salt Lake City Utah; 1907 in off of U S Smelting Co at West Jordan, now Bingham Utah; 1907 freight agt for Nevada Northern RR, Ely Nev; 1908-10 chief clk in freight dept UP RR, Grand Island; 1910-15 auditor Grand Island Electric Co, now part of Central Power Co; 1915-17 gen supt Central Power Co at Grand Island, 1917- dist mgr; past pres Kearney Retail Assn; past pres Kiwanis; past pres C of C; hobby, reading; off 2219 Central Ave; res 102 W 29th, Kearney.

PHILLIPS, ALFRED: Farmer; b Pembrokeshire, Wales Sept 11, 1863; s of Thomas Phillips-Phoebe Voyle; ed Pembrokeshire Wales; m Margaret James April 1887 Narberth Wales (dec Nov 17, 1931); s Gilbert, Vincent; d Phoebe Ann (Mrs Louis Stamp), Katie; asst on father's dairy farm, Pembrokeshire Wales; 1889; came with family to Yutan; 1889-1910 farmed at Yutan; 1919-23 with sons farmed in Boise valley, Idaho; 1923-33 with son farmed near Elm Creek, lived in Kearney; 1933- opr farm near Elm Creek; Meth Ch; hobby, reading; res Elm Creek.

PIERCE, JOSEPH OTIS: Owner Produce Co; b Colona, Ill Feb 9, 1875; s of James Preston Pierce-Lizzie R Grice; ed Cambridge, Ill; Kearney; m Lillian B Hooper Oct 16, 1909 Grand Island; d Josephine Eleanor (Mrs Lloyd Aabel); 1887 came with parents to Elm Creek; while in sch emp in Midway Bottling Works, Kearney; 1897-1906 with Colo Tele Co, now Mountain States Tele & Teleg Co, Denver; 1907 in junk bus, Grand Island; 1908- in junk bus, Kearney, also handles hides & fur; later added poultry & egg bus; family one of oldest continuously in bus in Kearney; C of C; past mbr Rotary; AF&AM, York Rite, ET; Episc Ch; hobby, business; wife born on present site of Grand Island P O; father was in hotel bus, Elm Creek, & Kearney; res 821 W 24th. Kearney.

POWELL, RICHARD W: Educator; b Linneus, Mo Aug 9, 1885; s of William Bradley Powell-Marian V Moore; ed Linneus Mo HS 1908; State Tchrs Coll, Kirksville Mo, BSc 1918; U of Chicago, MA 1930; m Gail Fox Sept 26, 1913 Kirksville Mo; 1908-09 tchr in Huntington Ark schs; 1909-10 sch tchr Linn Co, Mo; 1910-17 supt of schs, Hurdland Mo; 1917-19 supt of Linneus Mo schs; 1919-20 supt of schs, Bethany Mo; 1920- dir rural edn & rural tchr training, KSTC; 1920- supvr rural & village schs affiliated with KSTC for observation in practice teaching by coll students; 1925-26 co inst lecturer for S D; summer session 1927 guest instr State Tchrs Coll, Aberdeen S D; summer session 1938 guest instr Western State Tchrs Coll, Kalamazoo Mich; several times speaker at NSTA convs; has farming ints in Mo & at Kearney; NSTA, mbr 20 years, past pres rural section dist 4; NEA, mbr 20 years; IOOF; First Bapt Ch, trustee, deacon; hobby, outdoor spots; res 822 W 21st, Kearney.

PROCHASKA, JERRY D: Oil Dealer; b Ravenna, Neb Aug 12, 1898; s of Martin J Prochaska-Mattie Skochdopole; ed Ravenna HS; m Edna Cederquist Nov 4, 1928 Seward; s Loyle D; 1919 fireman for GN RR, Montana 6 mos; 1919-20 emp by tractor co Canada; 1920-21 with Monarch Construction Co, S D; 1921-23 in dairy bus; 1923-28 opr service station, distributor for Standard Oil Co, Ravenna; 1928-32 agt & distributor, Manhattan Oil Co & Indep Oil Co when they merged forming Phillips Petroleum Co; 1932- agt & distributor for Phillips Petroleum Co, Kearney; chmn Buffalo Co com Amer Petroleum Industries; good roads corn C of C; Kiwanis; past councilor UCT; AF&AM 289, past master; Tehama Shrine, Scot Rite, Hastings; BPOE 984; hobbies, fishing, hunting, baseball; off 23 E 25th; res 1124 W 22nd, Kearney.

PROUTY, MRS MARTHA L: Homemaker b Gibbon, Neb Feb 29, 1876; d of Samuel C Bassett-Lucia M Baker; ed Gibbon HS 1892; U of N, BSc 1897; m George L Prouty Nov 30. 1898 Gibbon; s Carroll H, G Wayne, Henry H, Marion P; d Helen L. Barbara B; past pres lib bd, secy 15 years; past secy sch bd; registrar of local vital statistics 13 years; secy Soldiers Free Homestead Colony Assn; mbr Twentieth Century Club 36 years, has held all offs; hobbies, reading, politics; res Shelton.

QUIGGLE, HARLAN GREEN: Railroad Man; b Eagle Grove. Ia Aug 22. 1886; s of Louis Cline Quiggle-Mary Ann Wheeler; ed Lake City Iai m Frances Kalous Aug 6, 1906 Eddyville; s Lynne Cline, Harlan Gerald, Doyle Frank; 1890-1902 call boy, C&NW RR, Lake City Ia; 1902 brakeman C&NW RR, Sioux City Ia; 1903-09 with UP RR train service; 1910-27 with UP RR. as freight brakeman, freight conductor, then passenger conductor between Omaha & North Platte; 1928- in UP RR yard service, Kearney; owner & opr Park Side Shoppe; 1924-25 on 2 year leave of absence from UP RR, chief of police, Kearney; 1934- mbr park bd, instrumental in making extensive improvements & additions to Harmon Park; ch mbr Grand Island ORC, chief conductor 7 years, mbr grievance chmn 6 years, del to grand conv Jacksonville Fla 1911, Detroit Mich 1913; C of C; Kiwanis; IOOF; has visited every state in Union, by train or auto; Bapt Ch; hobbies, football, fishing; father taught first pub sch in Polk Co Ia, later with RR; off & res 3021 5th Ave, Kearney.

QUINTON, DAN: City Commissioner; b Easington, England Mar 28, 1874; s of Thomas Quinton-Laura Tennyson; ed England; ICS contracting course; m Lydia May Stephenson May 6, 1906 Kearney; s David; d Kathleen O S (Mrs F L Mastin), Mary B, Jeanette (Mrs M Mercer); 1890-95 building appr, England; 1895-1902 emp by 2 construction cos; 1902-05 in construction work, Albion; 1905 owner & opr photography bus, Kearney; 1906-11 with E J Scott Bros, contrs, 1911-19 mgr of bus after retirement of E J Scott; 1919-33 in highway construction work; 1933- Kearney street commr; past mbr Neb ch, Assoc Gen Contrs of Amer; past mbr C of C; AF&AM 32°; York Rite, KT; Tehama Shrine; past mbr BPOE 984; past mbr Kearney Country Club; vestryman Episc Ch; res 102 W 30th, Kearney.

RAASCH, FRANK OTTO: Dentist; b Kearney, Neb April 9, 1899; s of Frank Otto Raasch-Matilda Steinberg; ed Kearney HS 1917; KSTC 1918; Creighton U, DDS 1925; Delta Sigma Delta; m Edith E Peterson June 30, 1936 Bay City Mich; s Frank Otto III; d Karen Edith; 1918-21 emp by UP RR electrical dept of Omaha shops, traveled over UP system servicing electrical equipment; 1925-27 with Dr E A Meservey prac dentistry, Kearney; 1927- indep prac of dentistry, Kearney; past mbr city coun 4 terms; capt reserve U S army; past pres NW Neb dist Dental Assn; ADA; Central Neb Stamp Club; master AF&AM 46, past comm; KT; Tehama Shrine; Presby Ch, elder; hobbies, photography, collecting postage stamps; off 2218 1/2 Central Ave; res 2116 Ave D, Kearney.

RAGAINS, CHARLES D: Loan Correspondent and Property Manager; b Gibbon, Neb Feb 17, 1898; s of William S Ragains-Jennie Cleland; ed Riverdale; Kearney HS 1916; m Lela Hammond June 16, 1920 Dexter Ia; while in HS emp in Kearney Canning Co, 1916 mgr; 1917-18 mgr Tipton Ia Canning Co; 1918-29 in real est & loan bus, Ragains & Son, Kearney; 1929 pur father's int, cont real est & loan bus; also does work for FHA & HOLC in central Neb; C of C; Kearney Country Club; Meth Ch; hobby, golf; off Fort Kearney State Bank Bldg; res 515 W 23rd, Kearney.

RANDALL, EVERETT L: Attorney; b Gibbon, Neb Feb 17, 1891; s of John Beatty Randall-Elma Biddlecom; ed Gibbon HS 1901; KSTC 1912; U of N, BA 1917, LLB 1919; m Elaine Sullivan July 14, 1929 Kearney; d Jane K, Nancy Lea; 1912-14 supt of schs, Bladen; 1919-22 prac law, Lincoln; 1922- prac law, Kearney; during World War ent U S army May 1918 field arty, Camp Dodge Ia, ofcrs sch of fire, Camp Zachary Taylor Ky, finished sch in Aug at Camp Jackson S C, Oct 1918 sent to Fort Sill, Aug 1918 commd 2nd lt. disch Dec 1918; past comm & past finance ofcr Amer Leg 52, holder 20 year card, past finance ofcr post 3 Lincoln; Buffalo Co, Neb-St & Amer Bar Assns; chmn of exec com & past pres C of C; past pres, dir & past pres, Rotary; Kearney Country Club; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32°; Sesostris Shrine; hobby, duck hunting; off Pratt Bldg; res 905 W 21st, Kearney.

REED, CLIFFORD CLINTON: Publisher; b Shelton, Neb July 19, 1889; s of Frank D Reed-Hattie Mae McKnight; ed Shelion HS 1907; m Cecelia C Weiland Dec 27, 1919 Kearney; s Clifford C; d Harriet Ann; 1907-10 clk in P O, Shelton; 1910 printer for father, owner of newspaper, SheIton Clipper; 1911- with brother-in-law publisher Shelton Clipper since father's death; Shelton Clipper in 63rd year of publication & mbr Amer Press Half Century Club; village clk, third term; mbr vol fire dept past 30 years; NPA; Lions; mbr exec com BSA troop 182; hobby, repairing bicycles for neighborhood children; father was Shelton PM 1898-1910; pur Shelton Clipper in 1884; pres NPA 1906; estab high standard for paper & was foremost among journalists of state; res Shelton.

REED, ELDRIDGE GERRY: Attorney; b Warren Co, Ia Sept 11, 1890; s of William Reed-Sarah Jane Blankenship; ed Warren Co Ia; Guide Rock HS; Creighton U, LLB 1916; m Vern Irene Dunbar Nov 27, 1913 Tilden; s Byron Wendell; d Doris, Margaret (Mrs Lloyd Fleming); 1 year tchr Warren Co Ia; I year tchr Webster Co; I year supt of schs Miller; field man for Occidental B & L Assn, Omaha; traveling representative for Nash-Finch Whol Groc Co, Kearney; 1920- atty; past city atty; 8 years Buffalo Co atty; past pres Buffalo Co Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; past dir C of C; past pres Cosmopolitan Club; high priest RAM, prelate KT; I00F; steward & lay representative Meth Ch; hobbies, travel, fishing, hunting; off Farmers State Bank Bldg; res 1914 7th Ave, Kearney.

REEVE, CLARA SOTA: Merchant; b St Paul, Minn; d of Anthony Reeve-Martha Godley; when an infant family moved to Burlington Ia where father farmed until 1880; 1880 came to Buffalo Co where father farmed until his death 1882; mother & children continued to opr farm; Nov 26, 1891- owner & opr merc bus, oldest bus establishment in Elm Creek; started with small capital in rented bldg, during period of years acquired ownership 3 bus bldgs; also owner & opr farms & city property; Meth Ch; hobby, looking after property & farm, lawn, flowers, business; res Elm Creek.

RENTFROW, RHEA RENA: Librarian; b Loup City, Neb; d of Milton Rentfrow-Sarah Ida Gillespie; ed Sherman Co; St Paul Normal & Bus Coll; KSTC, HS, tchrs life certificate 1925, BSc 1929; LSC 1938; tchr Sherman Co schs 12 years; math tchr Jr & Sr HS Columbus 10 years; tchr in grade schs, Loup City 2 years; 1939-librarian, Ravenna pub lib; past mbr NSTA; past mbr NEA; Unity Club, Loup City; Womens Club; past mbr Columbus Music Club; past organist & choir mbr; past SS tchr Federated Ch of Columbus; Presby Ch at Austin past SS tchr; hobbies, art & music; res 424 Alba, Ravenna.

REYNOLDS, ARTHUR T: Banker; b Madison Co, Neb Feb 8, 1877; s of David F Reynolds-Emma Twiss; ed sod sch in Madison Co; Madison HS; Fremont Normal, 1895-96; PSTC 1897; m Emma Walther Apr 27, 1916 Omaha; d Norma Emma, Betty Lou; 1897-99 tchr near Leigh; 1899-1901 organizer of insurance & fraternal lodges for Amer Order of Protection of Lincoln, 1899 in Colo & Neb towns, 1900-01 in towns of Mont also Wyo & Neb; 1902-03 with A U Danns Farmers State Bank, North Loup; 1903-08 org, opr& cash First Farmers State Bank of Amherst, 1908 bank converted into First Natl Bank of Amherst of which he is still cash; int in ins, real est, farm management & administration of estates; mbr sch bd; mbt Neb Bankers Assn 30 years; Amer Bankers Assri; ch mbr BPOE, Kearney; Prot; hobby, auto trips; res Amherst.

RICHTER, FRED CORNELIUS: Service Station Manager; b Kearney, Neb June 8, 1895; s of Frank Richter-Catherine Altmier; ed Buffalo Co; Kearney HS 1916; m Sylvia Lashley Sept 14, 1920 Kearney; s Gerold; 1916-18 emp at Eck's Paint Co, Kearney; 1918-22 with Patterson Motor Co; 1922-26 service station agt for Standard Oil Co; 1936- mgr service station; C of C; ch mbr & past pres Cosmopolitan Club; past grand knight KC; trustee St James Cath Ch; hobbies, fishing & hunting; off 24th & Central Ave; res 207 W 24th, Kearney.

RISHEL, WARREN C: Implement Dealer; b Tecumseh Neb July l, 1881; s of George P Rishel-Lottie Skinner; ed Frontier Co; m Etta Hill June 22, 1904 Stockville; s Gerald (dec), Marshall; 1900-02 scl tchr Frontier & Lincoln Cos; 1903 came to Kearney; 1905-12 elevator mgr for Trans-Mississippi Grain Co, Elm Creek; 1912- in implement bus, Internatl Harvester Co dir, Elm Creek; past mbr town bd; past mbr bd of edn; dir municipal band; secy C of C; Chris Ch, elder many years; res Elm Creek.

ROBERTS, CARL M: Merchant; b Brookings, Ark Sept-18, 1910; s of A B Roberts-Bessie May Bradshaw; ed Waskom Tex HS 1929; North Tex St Tchrs Coll, BSc 1934; Pi Phi Pi; m June M Neslund Aug 13, 1939 Cozad; 1929-34 emp in shoe store while in coll; 1934 tchr Garden City Tex, prin grammar sch 3 months; 1935- ptr of C H Marting in Roberts Famous Shoe Store Kearney; examines feet of sch children; Jr C of C; Sr C of C; Kiwanis; Country Club; BSA, asst scoutmaster; IOOF 38; Meth Ch; hobbies, hunting, golf, tennis & old shoe fund, has boys gather old shoes in return for passes to show, distributes shoes to SA & needy; res Kearney.

ROBINSON, JAY: Farmer & Stock Feeder; b Galesburg, Ill June 18, 1889; s of Joseph Robinson-Margaret Clark; ed Buffalo Co; U of N, 1909-11; m Leota O'Dell June 1922 North Platte; d Eleanor Lee; 1891 brought by parents to Sherman Co where father farmed; 1894 family moved to Buffalo Co; 1920- owner & opr 320 A farm; past twp clk; mbt sch bd past 20 years; twp chmn Soil Conservation Com of AAA; secy Farmers Union; AF&AM 289; Prot; hobby, travel; res Poole.

ROSE, WALLACE E: Physician & Surgeon; b Big Bend, Wis Oct 30, 1877; s of Harvey E Rose-Hulda B Putnam; ed Kenesaw HS; Neb Wes, mbr Wes quartet, toured country 10 years for Rochester Lyceum, N Y; U of Ill, MD 1909; Phi Beta Pi; Alpha Omega Alpha; m Alma I Taylor Sept 15, 1921 Omaha; s Wallace E Jr; d Marilyn; 1909-10 interne Passavant Memorial Hosp, Chicago; 1910-16 prac med Vandadia Ill; 1916- prac med, Kearney; city phys 8 years; staff mbr Good Samaritan Hosp; during World War ent med OTC Fort Riley Kas Aug 1917 field hosp, 1st O/S with 6th div mobilized at Camp Wadsworth S C, 1 year in foreign service, released from service June 24, 1919; ent NNG 1927 commd capt until 1936 when cornmd mai; surg 35th div 110th quartermaster reg; past comm Amer Leg post 52; VFW; past pres Buffalo Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Assn of Military Surgs of U S; ch mbr, mbr 13 years Kiwanis; C of C; Kearney Country Club; past exalted ruler BPOE 984; formerly active in AF& AM, KT, Shrine; hobby, golf; off 2115 1/2 Central Ave; res 811 W 27th, Kearney.

ROSS, W MARSHALL: Farmer; b Indianapolis, Ind Nov 14, 1873; s of William Benton Ross-Sarah Samantha McClain; ed KSTC; m Mable E Reedy Sept 20, 1900 Ravenna; s John W, Richard R, Elton S; d Marcia; 1887-97 mgr fathers farm; 1897-1902 owner & opr farm; 1902-11 oprd rented farm; 1911-12 asst cash & bkkpr Ravenna bank; 1912-14 owner & cash Amherst bank; 1914 cash & bkkpr Gibbon bank; 1915- owner & opr ranch, Gibbon, farms & raises sheep; mayor 1927-29; past mbr town bd; past mbr sch bd; past mbr park bd 6 years; 1930- pres of Northwestern Wool Marketing Assn, editor Wool Growers News 6 years; each Monday gave 15 minute radio program on sheep raising over KMBC Kansas City 3 years; 1894-95 awarded gold medal in editorial contest at time of organizing wool growers assn; pres Neb Sheep Breeders Assn; past mbr Kearney Country Club; AF&AM 189; Scot Rite 32°; Tehama Shrine; past mbr IOOF; Bapt Ch, bd mbr, tchr young peoples SS class 30 years; hobbies, raising Hampshire sheep & saddle horses; res Gibbon.

ROUSCH, ORVAL O: Service Station & Garage Owner; b Grand Island, Neb Sept 12, 1897; s of Ed Roush-Minnie Dennis; ed Grand Island; m Josephine Peters Oct 1, 1924 Grand Island; s Orval D, Everette Dale, Virgil Lee; d Edith Mae, Betty Joe; 1912-17 with Dolan Whol Fruit Co, Grand Island; 1917-22 with Brown Whol Fruit Co; 1922-27 owner & opr whol & retail fruit bus; 1923-27 owner & opr 2 groc stores; 1927-29 farmed, St Paul; 1929-30 in hatchery bus, Hastings; 1930- owner & opr service station, garage & tourist camp, Shelton, 1930-34 in hatchery bus; 1937-38 impl dlr, Deere line; Lions; Prot; Mrs Roush assoc with husband in bus, does crocheting, specializes in bed spreads & table covers; res Shelton.

RUTER, DETLEV WILLIAM: Merchant; b Kearney, Neb Aug 8, 1878; s of Detlev M Ruter-Dora M --; ed Kearney HS; m Jeanette K Kent Sept 19, 1909 Iowa Falls Ia; 1893 clk & later mgr Crocker Finch & Co Clothing Store; 1912- ptr of wife in ladies ready-to-wear store The Fashion; C of C; ch mbr Kearney Country Club; ch mbr BPOE 984: AF&AM 46, 32°; Scot Rite; Tehama Shrine; Episc Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing, football & collecting dimes, res 2218 9th Ave, Kearney.

RYAN, CALVIN TAYLOR: Educator; b Bishopville, Md Jan 1, 1888; s of David D Ryan-Katherine Timmons; ed Bishopville Md; Washington Coll, Chestertown Md, BA 1911, MA 1914; George Washington U, 1915-18; Harvard U, EdM 1922; U of Va; Mt Vernon Literary Soc; Sigma Delta Chi; Sigma Tau Delta; Pi Kappa Delta; m Marie Bristowe June 23, 1920 Cambridge, Mass; d Zelda Jeanne; 1905-07 tchr Showell Md; 1911-12 prin Cape Charles Va HS; 1912-13 tchr of history & English, Bridgeport W Va HS; 1913-15 English & history tchr Washington Coll, Chestertown Md; 1915-18 head of English dept, Alexander Va HS; 1919 tchr in Strayer's Bus Coll, Washington D C; 1922-28 head of English dept & tchr of journalism Ia Wes,. Mt Pleasant Ia; was correspondent for Des Moines Register & ofcI book reviewer for Des Moines Sunday Register; 1928-39 head of English dept, KSTC; 1939- head of language dept & tchr of Journalism, KSTC; contributor of articles to various ednl & literary publications; during World War, ent U S army Jan 11, 1918 chief surg off Washington D C, tsfrd to photographic div of A S in various camps disch Dec 18, 1918; Mt Pleasant Ia Amer Leg, past editor ofcl publication; AAUP; NEA; AF&AM, KT; Meth Ch, in 10th year of radio broadcasting internatl SS lesson each Sunday morning; hobbies, gardening, fishing; off KSTC; res 819 W 24th. Kearney.

SCARBOROUGH, CLARANCE C: Merchant; b Howard Co, Neb June 28, 1900; s of Thomas Scarborough-Kittie Gage; ed Howard Co; m Ethel A Stone Nov 22, 1922 Grand Island; s Byron A; while in sch assisted father on farm; 1918-23 carp, St Paul; 1923-27 farmed near St Paul; 1927-29 carp with brother William, St Paul; 1930-32 emp by brother Ira in gen store, Elm Creek; 1932- ptr of brother, owner & opr stores, Gibbon & Elm Creek; mbr village bd past 4 years; past mbr sch bd; Golf Club; Business Mens Club; past mbr KP; hobbies, coins & fishing; res Gibbon.

SCHATZ, CLARENCE JACOB: Commercial Manager Power Co; b Hastings. Neb July 10, 1897; s of Jacob Schatz-Louisa Spillman; ed Hastings HS 1917; m Mildred L Kidd Oct 14, 1922 Hastings; d Nancy Fae, Helen Lucille; 1917 with Kearney Morning Times 1917-18 with Veith Clothing Co, Hastings; 1918, 1919-23 with First Natl Bank, Hastings; 1924-25 in sales & collection dept Central Power Co, Hastings; 1926-29 in sales dept, Central Power Co at Kearney, 1930- comml mgr; during World War, June 1, 1918 enl in USN, O/S 5 mos, stationed Lorient, France, mine sweeping base, communication off, released from service Jan 23, 1919; Jan 23, 1919-Sept 30, 1921 mbr naval reserve, disch Sept 30, 1921; mbr of exec corn post 52 Amer Leg, pres Amer Leg Jr Drum Corps; post 759 VFW; General Electric Sales Mgrs Club; 2 years dir C of C; VP Rotary; UCT; AF&AM 32°, Scot Rit6, Tehama Shrine; BPOE; Hastings Meth Ch, past secy SS bd; hobbies, home landscaping, boys work; off 2219 Central Ave; res 617 W 24th, Kearney.

SCHRACK, WARD B: Merchant; b Alma Neb May 12, 1895; s of W E Shrack-Anna Clement; ed Alma HS; Boyles Bus Coll, Omaha; m Gladys Ennis Oct 11, 1915 McCook; s Ward B Jr; d Gwendolyn E, Norma Jean; emp by C&NW RR; 1916-19 teleg opr CB&Q RR, McCook; 1919-25 ptr of father in confectionery bus, Holdrege; 1925-27 owner & opr Sandwich Shop, Kearney; 1927 traded shop for potato chip bus, 1927- opr; one of inventors of automatic machine used in mfr of raised doughnuts, inc as Ruwardan Co, Kearney; past mbr C of C; past mbr Kiwanis; AF&AM 46, worshipful master 2 terms, past master, grand custodian, Kearney; past mbr advisory coun, DeMolay; past mbr KP; past mbr IOOF; hobbies, doughnut machine, work & bus; res 3014 4th Ave, Kearney.

SCHULTZ, DALE LAVERNE: Hardware Dealer; b Kenesaw, Neb Feb 13, 1911; s of Ezra E Schultz-Ona S. Blythe; ed Hastings HS 1928; Hastings Coll; Hastings Bus Coll; m Elizabeth A Reed June 12, 1935 Hastings; 1927-34 clk in Mead's Cash Groc, Hastings; 1934-35 profit clk for Nash-Finch Whol Groc, Hastings; 1935-38 salesman for Lienhart Motor Co; 1938- owner & opr Schultz Hdw Store, Kearney; C of C; Kiwanis; St Luke's Ch; hobbies, travel, fishing, hunting; res 2002 Central Ave, Kearney.

SCOTT, C PRENTICE: Merchant; b David City, Neb May 9, 1896; s of Fred C Scott-Ella Prentice; ed David City; Kearney HS; m Beulah Jane Henline June 25, 1919 Kearney; s Franklin Henline; after finishing sch work with father in furn bus, Kearney; 1936- mgr bus since fathers retirement; during World War enl Oct 3, 1917 in 89th div 355th inf hdqrs co, I year O/S, at Lucy sector, Meuse Argonne, disch June 2, 1919; Amer Leg post 52, mbr 20 years; VFW; active in Amer Leg Junior Drum Corps; C of C; AF&AM, 32°; York Rite; Tehama Shrine; Meth Ch; hobby, boys work; res 2222 5th Ave, Kearney.

SCOTT, FRED CREE: Retired; b Pleasanton, Ia Dec 5, 1861; s of Josiah Scott-Mary Bowman; ed Middletown Ind; Anamosa Ia; Bryant & Stratton Comml Coll, Chicago 1881-82; m Ella E Prentice Sept 1890 Anamosa Ia; s Cree Prentice; d Ruth (Mrs Richard Torpin), Mary (Mrs David Erickson); 1875 came with parents to Anamosa Ia, father in hdw bus; asstd father in bus until 1883; 1883 traveling representative for Naugautauck Cutlery Co of Naugautack Mass, hdqrs Chicago; 1887-1904 in hdw bus, David City, built & opr 2nd indep tele co in Neb; 1906-36 in furn bus, Kearney; 1936- ret; C of C; past grand IOOF David City, mbr 50 years; Meth Ch; hobby, travel; res 324 W 25th, Kearney.

SHANNON, JOHN M: Farmer; b Worcester, Mass May 17, 1882; s of Michael Shannon-Margaret Callahan; ed Buffalo Co; Grand Island Bus Coll; m Margaret E Hayes Nov 19, 1934 Stockton Kas; came with parents to Neb in 1883; 1912-16 emp in UP RR shops, Grand Island, later at North Platte; 1917-28 farmed on fathers old farm; 1928-31 hay dir Elm Creek; 1931- farmer on fathers place; chmn Buffalo Co bd of supvrs past 4 years; past mbr sch bd dist 63; past mbr AOUW; Chris Ch; hobby, hunting; res Elm Creek.

SIDES, WILSON W: Farmer & Manufacturer; b Lowell, Neb July 24, 1897; s of LeRoy Sides-Sofia Manda Schultz; ed Santa Barbara Calif; Lowell HS; m Fredia Mahoney Apr 10, 1922 Lowell; s LeRoy J, Richard R, Donald; d Dorothy C; 1915-17 went to Council Bluffs, Chicago, Washington DC; 1919-22 emp in gen research & engineering work for Moore, Hubble & Co; 1920 invented hydraulic transmission, formed com of Kearney men to finance invention; 1922-24 emp as mechanic & did research work; 1924-26 invented & worked on reamer grinding machine which he sold; 1926- owner & opr farm, Lowell, also works on pumps for irrigation purposes; hobby, work with machinery; res Lowell.

SIDNER, SEYMOUR S JR: Attorney; b Fremont, Neb Dec 15, 1910; s of Seymour S Sidner Sr-Myrtle I Cramer; ed Fremont HS 1928; Midland Coll, Fremont; Coe Coll, Cedar Rapids Ia. BA 1932; U of N, LLB 1936; Phi Kappa Tau; Phi Delta Phi; Order of Coif; m Jeannette I Dunbar June 30, 1935 Omaha; s Seymour S III; 1936- prac law with Blackledge Law Off, Kearney; Buffalo Co & Neb St Bar Assns; mbr exec bd Jr C of C; Sr C of C; IOOF; 1928-29 boys secy of YMCA, Fremont; chmn bd of trustees Presby Ch; hobbies, boys welfare work, singing, sports; off Fort Kearney State Bank; res 28 W 28th, Kearney.

SIDWELL, LORANCE T: Hospital Superintendent; b Chicago, Ill May 19, 1883; s of Alfred T Sidwell-Margaret Martin; ed Omaha HS 1902, cadet maj; U of N, BSc 1906, MD 1908, pres jr class 1905; Phi Rho Sigma; m Florence Miller Dec 7, 1911 Omaha; s Samuel Miller; d Margaret E (Mrs -- Reilly); interne Feeble Minded Inst, Glenwood Ia, staff mbr .until 1917; 1917 staff mbr State Hosp, Ingleside; 1918 asst supt State Hosp, Lincoln; 1918-23 supt Neb St Tuberculosis Hosp, Kearney; 1923-27 Neb St Institution for Feeble Minded, Beatrice; 1927- supt Neb St Tuberculosis Hosp, Kearney; Buffalo Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; past pres Rotary; C of C; past exalted ruler BPOE 984; Presby Ch; hobbies, travel, reading, photography; off & res State Hosp Kearney.

SKOCHDOPOLE, ALBERT O: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Ravenna, Neb Dec 12, 1893; s of Ernest Skochdopole-Barbara Kozel; ed Ravenna HS 1913; m Doris H Druliner June 27, 1923 Grand Island; s Robert, Richard; 1913-20 with State Bank of Ravenna; 1920-24 with Lester V Kozel in real est & ins bus, Ravenna; 1924- owner & opr real est & ins bus; lic real est broker in Neb; city treas; treas sch dist 69; during World War enl June 16, 1917 with hdqrs co 6th Neb inf stationed at Camp Deming N M, O/S more than I year; disch Aug 26, 1918 as 2nd lt, final disch July 31, 1919; past adjt, past comm, Amer Leg post 332, service ofcr; Neb Assn of Ins Agents; past secy, past pres C of C; AF&AM 289; Congl Ch; hobbies, fishing & hunting; off 310 Grand Ave, res 701 Padua Ave, Ravenna.

SLATTERY, MARTIN: Postmaster; b Shelton, Neb March 10, 1882; s of Martin Slattery-Margaret Markle; ed Shelton HS 1899; Gibbon Bus Coll; m Neil Campbell June 12, 1914 Omaha; 1899-1901 farmed; 1902-04 dlr in horses; 1904-05 baritone player in band of Ringling Bros Circus; 1905-07 fireman UP RR Cheyenne Wyo; 1908-14 owner & opr saloon, Shelton; 1914-20 mgr wrestler John Pesek; 1915-38 owner & opr real est & ins bus, Mrs. Slattery mgr until 1938; 1936- Shelton P M; during World War, rejected, later accepted but not called; 1930-38 Buffalo Co commr, chmn last 4 years; past village clk; Lions; AF&AM 99; Presby Ch; hobby, golf; parents came from Penn to Neb 1866 with RR; father helped org Buffalo Co, appt 1st clk of co by Gov Butler; featured as Patrick Walsh in old silent picture Iron Horse with Bill Cody; res Shelton.

SLAVETINSKY, FRANK: Sheet Metal Worker; b Zasmuky, Czechoslovakia Nov 16, 1884; s of Louis Slavetinsky-Mary Zavadil; ed Czechoslovakia; 1899-1902 appr in sheet metal trade, at night sch; m Vlasta Hach Aug 21, 1909 Ravenna; reared wife's cousin, Norbert G Benesh, MD; 1902-04 in sheet metal trade with Knap Bros, Kolin Czechoslovakia; 1904-06 physical instr Bohemian Sokol New York City; 1906-09 physical instr SokoI lodges over Neb, Kas & Okla, hdqrs Omaha; 1909 instr of Sokol, Ravenna; 1909- in sheet metal bus; mbr city coun; during World War 1st lt HG, mil instr; C of C; pres Sokol, Ravenna; WOW, Omaha; past pres Ravenna lodge Zizkuv Dub; ZCBJ, past secy.3 terms, past pres 2 terms; past mbr KP Omaha & Ravenna; hobbies, gardening, raising gold fish, fishing & hunting; res 623 Grand Ave, Ravenna.

SMAHA, JOSEPH II: Merchant; b Czechoslovakia Nov 25, 1863; s of Joseph Smaha-Frances Hinam; ed Czechoslovakia; m Lucie Slavik Aug 19, 1882 Omaha; s John III, E W, Adolf (dec); d Minnie, Blanche, Elizabeth, Eldine; as a boy helped father on farm in Czechoslovakia; 1878 came to Amer, worked on farms to learn English, later helper in lbr yard Omaha; 1880 in butcher trade; 1886- owner & opr meat market, Ravenna; 1917-22 with son co-owner meat market, York; only one of 4 Ravenna oldtimers still in business; 1912 with son & two daughters made trip through entire Europe; was in Omaha in early days when approximately 500 Indians were camping there; first chmn fire com of vol fire dept; mbr village bd when waterworks were built; KP; MWA; AF&AM; Congl Ch; hobbies, fishing & hunting; res Ravenna.

SMAHA, JOSEPH III: Clerk; b Omaha, Neb Dec 9, 1883; s of Joseph Smaha-Lucie Slavik; ed Ravenna HS; m Bertha Jelinek June 4. 1912 Ravenna; s Jack W; d LaVerne J, Josephine O, Bette L; 1899-1912 learned meat trade with father in meat market; 1912-17 owner & opr father's former bus; 1917-22 with father co-owner meat market, York; 1922-26 ptr of brother in market until brother's death in 1926 Fullerton, 1926-35 owner & opr of market; 1935-with father in meat bus, Ravenna; mbr Ravenna band; Neb Food Retailers Assn; past mbr Lions, Fullerton; past mbr Rotary, York; past KP; AF&AM; Congl Ch; hobbies, golf, music & band; off 304 Grand; res 614 Sicily, Ravenna.

SMITH, MRS BLANCHE LEE: Clubwoman; b Shelton, Neb; d of Mark George Lee-Alice E Williamson; ed Shelton HS; U of N, 1895-96; Palladian; m George W Smith Oct 10, 1900 Shelton; s Edwin Lee, George W; d Bernadine A (Mrs A N Sullivan), Eleanore E (Mrs James Logan Godfry); after leaving sch was with father in Meisners Bank until marriage in 1900; regent DAR, has held all offs; Daughters of 1812; Daughters of the Amer Colonists; Amer Leg aux; past bd mbt Girl Scouts; Womans Club, mbr 15 years, in all offs except pres; mbr PEO, has held all offs; League of Women Voters, Grand Island; Ladies Aid, Presby Ch; hobbies, weaving, education, reading, collecting miniature elephants; father was first sch tchr of Buffalo Co dist 1 & second P M; res Shelton.

SMITH, DONALD C: Manager Lumber & Hardware Co; b Shelton, Neb July 18, 1907; s of Scott E Smith-Katherine Forsythe; ed Shelton HS 1924; m Ramona Hebbell June 6, 1927 Omaha; s Don Ramon; d Diane; 1924- with father & two brothers in lbr & hdw bus, Shelton; past mbr village coun; Neb Lumber Mchts Assn; pres Lions; AF&AM 99; Leiderkranz; Presby Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Shelton.

SMITH, GEORGE WASHINGTON: Pharmacist; b Cass Co, Ia Feb 22, 1876; s of Dr Edwin L Smith-Caroline Kitson; ed Shelton HS 1891; U of Ill, PhG 1897; m Blanche Lee Oct 10, 1900 Shelton; s Edwin L, George W Jr; d Bernadine (Mrs A N Sullivan), Eleanore (Mrs James Logan Godfry); 1897- owner & opr drug store, Shelton; promoter of local library, first pres lib bd 1914; 1913-22 treas sch bd; org, first pres 1913 Shelton HS Alumni Assn; Presby Ch; hobby, education; res Shelton.

SMITH, HAROLD V: Physician; b Belgrade, Neb Sept 18, 1900; s of Charles H Smith-Alice M Kliese; ed Belgrade HS; Neb Wes, BA 1922; Northwestern U, MD, MSc 1936; Theta Phi Sigma; Alpha Omega Alpha; Phi Kappa Phi; Pi Kappa Epsilon; Sigman Xi; 1922-1926 prin & coach Crawford HS; 1926-30 tchr & asst coach Kearney HS; also owner & opr Kearney Creamery; 1936-37 interne Michael Reese Hosp, Chicago; 1937- prac med, Kearney; secy of staff, Good Samaritan Hosp; Buffalo Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; C of C; Cosmopolitan Club; Uni Club, Lincoln; Meth Ch; hobbies, golf, fishing, tennis; off 230 1/2 Central Ave; res 2111 3rd Ave, Kearney.

SMITH, PARKER: Retired Clergyman & Farmer; b Plainfield, Ia Sept 1, 1872; s of William C Smith-Mary A Munson; ed Plainfield Ia HS: Southern U, Scotlandville La; m Stella Irene Pierson Nov 1896, Horton Ia; foster d Evelyn L (Mrs -- Pierson); 1895-99 after death of parents was mgr of farm. also pub speaker; 1899 ordained in Bapt Ch; 1899-1903 pastor Sioux City Ia; 1903-06 pastor First Bapt Ch. LeMars Ia: 1906-11 pastor First Bapt Ch, Wayne; 1912-23 substitute preacher Bapt Chs in Neb, Ia & S D; 1923-26 pastor Bapt Ch, Tekamah; 1926-27 owner & opr store, Ravenna; 1927-35 pastor, Broken Bow; 1935- ret from ministry; 1935- farmer; AF&AM 148, Burke S D; hobby, hunting; res Ravenna.

SODERSTROM, RALPH E: Merchant; b Shelton, Neb Oct 3, 1884; s of Charles J Soderstrom-Ida Gustafson; ed Buffalo Co; Grand Island Bus Coll; m Marie Miller Dec 5, 1919 Grand Island; d Patricia (dec), Nancy Ann (dec); while in sch assisted father on farm; 1905-10 clk Hodge & Co Groc Store, Shel-ton; 1910-25 ptr in Gumprecht Bros store, Shelton; 1926- owner one-third int in gro & hdw store, Shelton; 1935-36 mbr Neb legislature; past mbr sch bd; during World War drafted & called but never in camp; Neb Retail Hdw Assn; AF&AM 99; Presby Ch, bd mbr; hobbies, fishing, hunting, sports; res Shelton.

SOUDERS, WILLIAM TUCKER: Investment Broker; b Frankfort, Kas May 30, 1884; s of William L Souders-Amy E Hone; ed Frankfort Kas HS; m Sarah M Sampson Apr 10, 1910 Seward; 1898-1900 clk in father's dry goods store, Frankfort Kas: :1900-10 salesman for G Sidenberg & Co, dry goods, in New York City; 1910-19 in dry goods bus, Seward; 1919-29 owner & opr 2 dept stores, Kearney; 1929- in investment bus; past mayor Seward; past chmn park bd, Kearney 12 years; during World War sold War Saving Stamps, recd award from U S treas dept: past pres C of C, Seward; past pres Kearney C of C; past pres Rotary, 12 years secy; past mbr Kearney Country Club; Fort Kearney Memorial Assn, one of mbrs who pur old Fort Kearney site; hobby, parks; off 2100 Central; res 703 W 26th, Kearney.

SPOONER, ROY NATHAN: Clergyman; b Tomah, Wis Apr 23, 1886;s of William Henry Spooner-Martha McMullen; ed Tomah Wis HS 1906; Ripon Coll, Ripon Wis 1906-08; Amity Coll, College Springs Ia, BA. 1910; letterman 2 years; Neb Wes DD 1932; Theta Phi; m Mayna Pearl Beckwith Nov 22, 1910 College Springs Ia; s Leoran Charles; d Arlouine Lucille (Mrs A Clifford Anderson), Mary Louise; 1910 adm to conf on trial; 1910-12 pastor Macksburg Ia; 1912 ordained deacon; 1912-14 pastor Kent Ia; 1914 ordained elder; 1914-16 pastor, Lorimor Ia; 1916-18 pastor, Pleasantville Ia; 1919-24 pastor, Melcher Ia; 1924-28 pastor, Valentine; 1928-33 pastor First Meth Ch, Scottsbluff; 1933-39 sup Lincoln dist of Meth Ch; 1939- pastor First Meth Ch, Kearney; mbr exec bds Neb Wes, Wesley Foundation, Bryan Memorial Hosp; 1925-31 dean of NW dist Epworth League Inst; 1932 elec to Sch of Internatl Relations, Haverford Coll, Philadelphia; during World War enl in U S army Oct 4, 1918 trained for chaplaincy Louisville Ky, cornmd 1st lt & chaplain 85th inf 18th div camp Travis Tex, later 19th inf, base hosp chaplain Camp Travis Tex, disch July 29, 1919; holder of silver cbevron; ch mbr Amer Leg, San Antonio; ch mbr Neb Pastors' Convocation; C of C; past pres Lions, Scottsbluff; Cosmopolitan Club; AF&AM; Meth Ch, past mbr Des Moines conf, mbr Neb conf since 1924; hobbies, yard, garden; res 216 W 22nd, Kearney.

STARK, GOLDIE P: County Superintendent of Schools; b Farnam, Neb Oct 11. 1892; d of John Stark-Christie Harrop; ed Eustis HS 1913; KSTC BA 1937; Xi Phi; 1908-12 sch tchr; 1918 in auditing off Lincoln Tele & Teleg Co, Lincoln; 1918-23 Frontier Co supt of schs; 1923-35 tchr demonstration schs in rural dept KSTC; 1925-26 tchr, Lexington Jr HS; 1936-39 prin Odessa HS; 1939- Buffalo Co supt of schs; NSTA, pres of rural section dist 4, mbr del assembly 1937-38; NEA; pres B&PW; Altrusa Club; WCTU; Evang Ch; hobbies, music, boys & girls clubs; off Courthouse; res 1406 8th Ave, Kearney.

STAUBITZ, ERNEST H: Owner Farm Equipment Co; b Buffalo, N Y June 11, 1893; s of Charles F Staubitz-Anna M Bork; ed Buffalo N Y; KSTC; m Frances Hazel Runcorn July 31, 1923 Kearney; d Jane Elizabeth, Frances Joanne; 1914- in off work & salesman for Patterson .& Co, farm equipment, pur int in bus, now owner & opr; mbr exec com & past pres Midwest Farm Implement Dlrs Assn; C of C, past pres; dir Rotary; dir Buffalo Co Fair Assn; Kearney Country Club; Episc Ch; hobbies, golf, travel; off 2025 1st Ave; res 2310 6th Ave, Kearney.

STEARNS, LESTER MILES: Physician & Surgeon; b Chicago, Ill Nov 16, 1883; s of Marcus C Stearns-Nina L Miles; ed Chicago; Lewis Inst of Chicago; U of Ill, MD 1905; grad work U of Vienna, Austria 1909; Alpha Omega Alpha; Alpha Kappa Kappa; m Rosina D Alspaugh June 20, 1906 Orland Ind; d Frances, Susanne; 1905-07 interne, Chicago West Side Hosp; 1907-08 prac med, Oak Park Ill; 1904-08 instr in anatomy. U of Ill; 1908- prac med. Kearney; phys Neb State Tuberculosis Hosp, Kearney, three years; past city phys; past Buffalo Co coroner; past mbr Kearney bd of health; 1938 pres, now staff mbr Good Samaritan Hosp, Kearney; past pres Buffalo Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; FACS; C of C; AF&AM, 32° Scot Rite; York Rite; Tehama Shrine; RAM, past high priest 3 years; KT; senior warden St Lukes Episc Ch; hobbies, medical & other photography, stamp collecting; off World Theatre Bldg; res 502 W 271h, Kearney.

STIBAL, JERROLD FRANK: Physician & Surgeon; b Lidgerwood. N D Apr 9, 1903; s of Joseph Stibal-Catherine Budge; ed Lidgerwood HS 1921; U of N. BSc 1927, MD 1929; m Anne Simmonds Nov 26. 1926 Council Bluffs Ia; d Betty Ann; 1921-23 tchr Lidgerwood N D; 1929-30 interne Highland Park Gert Hosp, Highland Park Mich; 1930-34 prac med, Marion Mich; 1935- prac med, Gibbon; Business Mens Club; Golf Club; Presby Ch; hobbies, fishing. golf; res Gibbon.

STOEGER, MRS LIZZIE: Homemaker; b Germany; d of William Feldmayer- --; ed Buffalo Co; m John Stoeger Jan 17, 1897 St Michael (dec 1935); s infant son (dec), Richard (dec), Adam, Leo, Charles, Walter, Harvey; d Gladys Marie; brought by parents to Buffalo Co 1882; 1935-owner & opt 2500 A farm near St Michael since husbands death; Buffalo Co Womans Project Clubs; Re-bekah; hobbies, needlework, fancywork; father (dec Jan 1, 1906) was born in Wurtemberg Germany 1832, came to Amer prior to Civil War, vol 39th O inf; husband born in Terre Haute Ind Oct 25. 1858 (dec June 17, 1935); came from Ill to BoeIus 1879, as a boy sheep herder on present site of Cairo; first farmed with father, later indep farmer near St Michael; res St Michael.

STOUT, HUMBERT G: Professor of Education; b Cloverdale, Kas Jan 3, 1888; s of George Washington Stout-Amanda Berlein; ed Cloverdale Kas; Lane U Acad, Lecompton Kas; York Acad; York Coll; Neb Wes, BA 1914; ;U of N, MA 1925; U of Chicago; U of Southern Calif; Psi Chi; Phi Delta Kappa; m Cora Edith Austin Aug 10, 1910 York; d Roberta Charlene; 1903 in wire mill CF&I Co steel plant, Pueblo Colo; 1905-06 tchr, Jefferson Co; 1907-08 prin Harbine schs; 1909-12 prin, Sumner schs; 1912-13 supt of schs, Callaway; 1913-18 supt of schs, Overton; 1918-24 supt of schs, St Paul; 1924-28 supt of schs, Ashland; summers 1923-28 tchr of math, KSTC; 1928- prof of edn, KSTC; 1937- chmn dept of edn, KSTC; chmn exec corn KSTC July to Oct 1936; has taught in Dawson & Howard Co insts; during World War 4-min man, mbr HG at St Paul; Neb Schoolmasters Club; Amer Acad of Political & Social Science; assocúPsychological Assn; NSTA, past VP dist 4, 3 times del from dists 2 & 4 to del assembly; author of articles published in NEA Journal & Journal of Ednl Research; author of Variations of Normal Children; C of C; Kearney Country Club; York Rite, past mbr RAM, past capt at Hastings; past mbr KT; Meth Ch, past mbr ofcl bd, SS tchr many years; hobby, golf; off KSTC; res 2612 7th Ave, Kearney.

STUBBLEFIELD, MRS ADELAIDE: Homemaker; b Shelton, Neb; d of William H Haug-Katherine Vohland; ed Shelion HS; Neb Wes; m Dale D Stubblefield Aug 12, 1925 Shelion; s Robert Dale; d Jeanne Katheryn; 1925- homemaker; leader 4-H Club, mbr Buffalo Co bd; song leader & past pres Neighborhood Project Club; Meth Ch, supt jr dept & SS tchr, mbr ladies aid; hobby, work with young people; res RFD, Shelton.

STUBBLEFIELD, DALE D: Farmer & Potato Grower; b Shelton, Neb Oct 15, 1898; s of Robert N Stubblefield-Lora E Thatcher; ed Shelton HS, 1918; U of N; m Adelaide Haug Aug 12, 1925 Shelton; s Robert Dale; d Jeanne Kathryn; farmed with father while going to school; 1919-farmer, sells potato seed, sacks & Pioneer Hybrid seed corn; Farm Bur; Soil Conservation Com; Meth Ch, bd mbr; hobbies, hunting, fishing; lumber in front part of house occupied by Mr & Mrs Stubblefield said to have been hauled from Omaha by ox team, nails are square and made of raw iron; res RFD, Shelton.

SWAN, HAROLD WINFRED: Furniture Dealer; b Humboldt, Neb Oct 4, 1893; s of John W Swan-Hattie M McKim; ed Clinton Mo HS; Neb Wes, BA 1916; m Lillian P Volk June 20, 1917 David City; s Harold E, Norris V; d Elaine Louise; 1919-20 asst cash Amer State Bank, Kearney: 1920-22 clk in hdw store, Up-land; 1922-25 opr furn store, Kearney; 1925- owner & opr Swan's Furn Store; dir C of C; Natl Retail Furn Assri; Fed of Neb Retailers; Kearney Country Club; AF&AM; Meth Ch; hobbies, travel, family; off 2206- 8 Central Ave; res 717 W 22nd, Kearney.

SWENSON, JOHN: Farmer & Stockman; b Sartoria1 Neb Oct 14, 1896; s of John Swenson-Miranda Powers; ed Lincoln; U of N Sch of Agr; m Cora Ferrel Dec 16, 1920 Boise Idaho; d Coralie; with father, farmer & stock raiser until 1920; 1921-24 asst cash Security State Bank, Arnold; 1923- after father's death mgr & opr of farming, ranching & stock raising ints; Amer Hereford Assn; past dir Buffalo Co Farm Bur; AF&AM; OES; Episc Ch; Rep. local conmitteeman; hobby, livestock; father (dec 1923) came from Sweden to Amer, served in Civil War, homesteaded near Kearney 1873, later acquired land at Taylorville, which name he changed to Sartoria; Mrs Swenson ed Hay Springs HS; past dir sch bd; mbr OES; Federated Womens Clubs at Arnold & Pleasanton; mbr Chris Ch; her parents Jerry Ferrell-Julia Moulton located in Hay Springs; father owner & opr furn & undertaking bus 25 years; res Pleasanton.
1Sartoria seven miles W of Pleasanton; PO discontinued 1924.

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