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Transcribed by Mona Houser

Published by Nebraska Press Association, Lincoln, Nebraska 1940

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

TAYLOR, ISAAC R L: Postmaster; b Rock Island, Tex May 4, 1899; s of R L Taylor-Minnie Richardson; ed Columbus Tex HS 1916; m Ruby J Arbuckle Dec 31, 1926 Kearney; s Richard Lee; engaged in rice farming while in sch; 1919-21 with Texas Oil Co, Dallas, later Port Arthur; 1921-22 cotton & rice farmer, Garwood Tex; 1923-27 with Randall Oil Co, Gibbon; 1927-31 with Manhattan Oil Co which merged with Phillips Oil Co, Kearney; 1931-33 with Randall Oil Co, Gibbon; 1933- P M, Gibbon; during World War ent Tex NG & then US army. troop H 1st Tex cavalry, corp, disch Dec 1918; past service ofcr Amer Leg post 310; Neb ch. Natl Assn of P Ms; AF& AM 18°, Hastings; past mbr KP, past chancellor & through all chairs; Bapt Ch, deacon; hobbies, gardening, flowers, trees; res Gibbon.

TEMPLIN, EDGAR LAFAYETTE: Publisher; b Jonesboro, Tenn Nov 19. 1879; s of Eibert Templin-Malinda May; ed Jefferson Co; Omaha Comml Coll 1900-01; m Hazel Anna Reed Mar 10, 1909 Kearney; d Jeanne Louise; 1881 brought by parents to Nemaha Co later moving to Jefferson Co where father farmed; as a boy & young man assisted father with farming; 1900-01 during vacations emp in farm work & feeding cattle at Akron Ia; 1902 station helper UP RR, Spalding & Shelton, also studied teleg; 1902-03 mgr Postal Teleg offs, Lexington & Kearney; 1903 teleg opr, Postal Teleg Co main off, Omaha; 1904-09 teleg Western Union Teleg Co. main off, Omaha, assignments on Omaha Bee, Omaha World Herald & bd of trade; 1909-11 traffic chief Western Union Teleg Co main off, Omaha; 1911- ptr in publishing Shelton Clipper, which is in 63rd year of continuous publication & holder of Half Century Club certificate of Amer Press; past mbr village bd 7 years, past chmn 1 year; past mbr bd of edn 6 years, past pres 2 years; 1912- mbr vol fire dept; NPA, 3rd VP Lions; pres Shelton ch ARC; Valley View Golf Club; Presby Ch, clk of session 20 years; hobby, golf; res Shelton.

THORNTON, WALLACE G: Secretary Chamber of Commerce; b Neligh Neb June 20, 1892; s of Fred Thornton-Mary Serena Wilcox; ed Neligh HS 1910; m Carrie Delle Vesy Apr 8, 1916 Omaha; s Richard W; d Mary Elaine; 1911-14 with C&NW freight off, Fremont; 1914-18 in sales dept, Golden Rod Ice Cream Co, Fremont; 1918-20 in sales dept Sheridan Coal Co of Omaha, hdgrs Lincoln; 1920-26 asst secy Lincoln C of C; 1926- secy Kearney C of C; instrumental in completion & oprn of Hotel Fort Kearney, reorgn Buffalo Co Fair, bldg KSTC athletic field, development of Kearney parks & park system, bringing convs to Kearney; chman fuel distribution com, Lincoln during coal strike of 1919; dir & treas Buffalo Co Agri Assn; past pres Neb Assn of Comml Orgn Secys; treas Kearney SA band; treas Kearney BSA; secy Fort Kearney Memorial Assn; AF&AM, Scot Rite 32°; Meth Ch; hobbies, home, family, miniature RR; off Fort Kearney Hotel; res 2806 9th Ave, Kearney.

TOLLEFSEN, ALBERT B: Lumber Dealer; b Kearney, Neb Mar 3, 1889: s of O Emil Tollefsen-Clara J George; ed Kearney HS 1908; U of N, LLB 1911; m Vera D Fitzgerald June 21, 1915 Omaha (dec June 23. 1920); m Zoe C Greenough Dec 29, 1925 Omaha; s Albert B, Robert L, Edward D; 1925-35 with father in W L Stickel Lbr Co, 1935- pres of firm; prac law in Kearney 14 years; Buffalo Co atty 1915-19; mbr exec corn 3 terms, dir. past pres C of C; past pres Rotary; ch mbr Kearney Country Club; past exalted ruler BPOE 984; mbr advisory bd SA; Meth Ch; hobby, sports; off 2000 1st Ave; res 515 W 22nd, Kearney.

TOLLEFSEN, CLARENCE EMIL: Retired; b Cedar Creek, Neb Nov 4, 1880; s of O Emil Tollefsen-Clara George; ed Kearney; m Mable Donehower June 10, 1910 North Platte; s Emil Clair, Wilmer George; 1896-1909 emp by F H Gllchrist Lbr Co, Kearney; 1909-16 in lbr bus, Sutherland; 1916-21 in auto bus; 1921- ret, bus now oprd by sons; C of C; past mbr Rotary; Kearney Country Club; BPOE; Episc Ch; hobbies, fishing, golf; parents homesteaded in Buffalo Co 1877; res 423 W 27th, Kearney.

TOLLEFSEN, MRS ELSIE GREEN: Bookkeeper & Manager Ice & Cold Storage Company; b Kearney. Neb; d of Omer L Green-Grace Morgan; ed Kearney HS 1909; KSTC; m Harry R Tollefsen Aug 31, 1910 Kearney; s Gaylord E, Dr H Randall; 1924-29 in auto bus; 1931- owner, bkkpr & mgr Kearney Ice &, Cold Storage Co; Kearney Country Club; Episc Ch, choir mbr; hobbies, sports, swimming, music; off 1925 Ave A; res 704 W 22nd, Kearney.

TOLLEFSEN, EMIL C: Auto Dealer; b Sutherland, Neb June 25, 1912; s of Clarence E Tollefsen-Mable E Donehower; ed Kearney HS 1929; pres Jr & sr classes; mbr student advisory bd; Natl Honor Soc; Quill & Scroll; 1929- with father in Tollefsen Motor Co, now mgr; Neb Petroleum Marketers Inc; Neb Comml Truckers Assn; exec councilor Jr C of C; Sr C of C; UCT; mbr advisory coun DeMolay, Leg of Honor; Episc Ch; hobbies, reading, dancing, driving; off 25th & Central Ave; res 423 W 27th, Kearney.

TOLLEFSEN, GAYLORD EMIL: Department Manager Ice & Cold Storage Co; b Kearney, Neb Jan 28, 1913; s of Harry R Tollefsen-Elsie G Green; ed Kearney HS 1930; letterman in football, track & basketball; KSTC 1930-34; letterman in football & basketball; U of N, 1934-35; m Charlotte L Malowney June 3, 1935 Holdrege; with father in auto bus in Kearney until 1930; 1930- with father in Kearney Ice & Cold Storage bus, dept mgr; ARC swimming examiner; Neb Brewers & Beer Distributors Corn; Natl Assn of Ice Industries; Jr C of C; Sr C of C; Kearney Country Club; Cosmopolitan Club; past master councilor, DeMolay; Episc Ch; hobbies, golf, tennis; off 1925 Ave A; res 824 W 27th, Kearney.

TOLLEFSEN, HARRY R: Owner Ice & Cold Storage Plant; b Gibbon, Neb Apr 12, 1891; s of O Emil Tollefsen-Clara George; ed Kearney HS 1910; m Elsie Green Aug 31, 1910 Kearney; s Gaylord E, Dr H Randall; 1910-14 bkkpr Gilchrist Lbr Co, Kearney; 1914-26 ptr of brother Clarence Emil in Tollefsen Motor Co; 1926-29 owner & opr auto bus; 1931-owner & opr Kearney Ice & Cold Storage Co; C of C; Rotary; Country Club; past exalted ruler BPOE 984; hobbies, sports, golf; 704 W 22nd, Kearney.

TOLLEFSEN, WILMER G: Auto Dealer; b North Platte, Neb Apr 4, 1914; s of Clarence Emil Tollefsen-Mable E Donebower: ed Kearney HS 1931, pres jr class; mbr student advisory bd; Natl Honor Soc; Internatl Athletic Assn; 1931- in bus with father & brother; Jr C of C; Neb Petroleum Marketers Inc; UCT; Leg of Honor & past master of coun, DeMolay. mbr degree team 5 years; Episc Ch; hobbies, fishing, dancing, reading; off 2424 Central Ave; res 423 W 27th, Kearney.

TREADWAY, GERALD GEORGE: Owner Credit Co; b Rising City, Neb Oct 25. 1906; s of W A Treadway-Flora Selden; ed David City HS 1923; KSTC; m Hazel Trindle May 24, 1929 Kearney; s Donald; 1926-28 traveling credit mgr for Debus Bakery, Hastings; 1928-90 asst mgr Credit Bur, Hastings, Grand Island & North Platte; 1930- owner & opr Neb Credit Service, Kearney; Assoc Credit Burs of Neb, pres 1934 & 1935; Associated Credit Burs of Amer; pres Cosmopolitan Club; C of C; Country Club; past pres Grandview Golf Assn; BPOE 984, past chaplain 2 years; Meth Ch; hobby, golf; res 707 W 29th, Kearney.

TRITT, THOMAS GIBSON: Contractor; b West Liberty, Ill Nov 6, 1875; s of Joseph Martin Tritt-Mary Elizabeth Gibson; ed East Carondelet Ill; Buffalo Co; m Alice Owen Mar 26, 1902 Shelton; s William Theodore; d Thelma; 1879 brought by parents to Buffalo Co; 1891-98 farmed in Ill; 1898-1914 emp by brother in masonry & contracting work, later became ptr; 1914- opr indep masonry & contracting bus at Shelton, among completed projects are First State Bank, Cath Ch, Shelton sch bldg, Amos Garage, Tele Co Bldg; mbr town bd, 1917-25 & 1937-38 also instrumental in paving Shelton streets; mayor 1920-25 & 1937-38 also instrumental in installation of sewer system in Shelton; mbr vol fire dept since orgn 1904, past chief 16 years; Lions; Gibbon Golf Club; AF&AM 99; Meth Ch, mbr ofcl bd, SS supt several years; hobbies, golf, mountain trips, trout fishing; Mrs Tritt's father Joseph Owen settled W of Shelton 1861, mother Sarah Ann Oliver came to Shelton in 1860; res Shelton.

TSCHIDA, FRANCIS: Clergyman; b St Paul, Minn July 17, 1889; s of John M Tschida-Barbara Prix; ed St Agnes Parochial Sch, St Paul; The Josephinum, Columbus O; HS, 1907, Coll, BA, MA 1911; Seminary 1915; June 8, 1915 ordained by Bishop Hartley of Columbus O diocese; sang first Mass June 20, 1915 St Agnes' Ch, St Paul; 1915-22 pastor St Mary's Parish, Prairie Center; 1922-32 pastor All Souls Ch Bridgeport, also pastor St Mary's Ch, Dalton; 1932-38 pastor Sacred Heart Ch, Sutherland; 1938- pastor St James Parish, Kearney, also prin St James Parochial Sch; during World War assisted Buffalo Co coun of defense & Buffalo Co ARC; visiting chaplain State Tuberculosis Hosp & State Industrial Sch for Boys; chaplain Newman Club KSTC; instrumental in bldg Dalton rectory; mbr The Josephinum Alumni; past mbr Lions, Bridgeport; C of C; chaplain KC; St Vincent de Paul Soc; hobbies, gardening, reading, has large library; off & res 105 W 24th, Kearney.

TUNKS, EARL GRAY: Insurance, Loan & Real Estate Agent; b Kankakee, Ill June 14, 1885: s of Samuel Edgar Tunks-Josephine Kent; ed Kankakee Ill HS; m Belle Reddy June 2, 1909 Gibbon; s Lehan Kent; 1906-08 with Bell Tele Co, Geddes S D, also with Geddes Light & Power Co; 1908 installed light plant, Gibbon; 1909 mgr Gibbon Electric Light Co; 1910-14 in hdw bus, Ogallala; 1915-29 in real est & ins bus, Gibbon; 1929- in ins, loan & real est bus, Kearney; past town clk, Gibbon; past mbr town coun; C of C; AF&AM, past sr warden; Scot Rite 32°; Tehama Shrine; patron OES; past noble grand, now secy IOOF; BPOE 984; First Presby Ch, trustee; hobbies, fishing, hunting, golf; off Opera House Bldg; res 704 W 25th, Kearney.

TYE, JOSEPH C: Attorney; b Griswold, Ia Jan 2, 1904; s of Joseph F Tye-Etta U Jameson; ed Griswold Ia HS 1921; Grinnell Coll, Grinnell Ia; U of SD, LLB 1926; Phi Delta Phi; Kappa Sigma; m Opal M Graham June 24, 1926 Griswold Ia; s Joseph N, James S, Thomas W; 1926 adm to SD & Neb bars; 1926-27 prac law with Judge H M Sinclair, Kearney; 1927- with Homer, Worlock, Randall & Tye law firm, 1929 Mr Pratt ret, 1938 Mr Worlock & Mr Randall ent firm; 1933-39 city atty; Buffalo Co & Neb St Bar Assns; past mbr exec com C of C, chmn legislative corn; Jr C of C; past mbr Kiwanis; past master AF&AM 46; Presby Ch, trustee; hobby, fishing; res 1026 W 22nd. Kearney.

ULRICH, MARIA A: Farmer: b Green Bay, Wis; d of John I Ulrich-Euphrosina Karter; ed Elm Creek; Mar 1873 brought to Neb by parents who homesteaded at Elm Creek; family one of 8 in Elm Creek at that time; 1900-12 assisted mother in management & oprn of farm; 1912- owner & opr farm since mother's death; recalls early days of settlement of Elm Creek, prairie fires, grasshopper plagues, drouths & blizzards, movements of remaining Indians; past assoc matron OES; hobbies, flowers, gardening; parents came to Elm Creek from Kewanee Wis; Apr 1873 father (dec 1900) filed on tree claim, 1879 pur section of land, farmed & raised stock; res Elm Creek.

URWILLER, IRVIN GEORGE: Farmer & Stockman; b St Michael, Neb June 20, 1900; s of Samuel F Urwiller-Fredericka Link; ed Buffalo Co; m Bernice Wilks Aug 4, 1926 Buffalo Co; s Wayne Howard; d Vivian Elaine, Leola Mae; due to father's illness oprd & managed farm; 1923-26 also farmed 80 A indep; 1926- opr 620 A farm, feeding approximately 100 head of livestock annually; mbr sch bd; Farmers Union; Farmers Union Oil Co, Grand Island;. Buffalo Co Farm Bur; Buffalo Co Soil Conservation Com of AAA; AF&AM 289; Zion Evang Ch, secy-treas budget bd 10 years; hobby, hunting prairie chickens & ducks; res St Michael.

VANDEWERKER, FRANK C: General Contractor; b Buffalo Co, Neb Aug 1, 1887; s of C B Vandewerker-Addie M Crawford; ed Kearney HS; m Helen E Hughes Oct 28, 1909 Ravenna: s John V; d Marjorie Jane (Mrs E A Parsons). Janet R; carp with W F CrowsIey, Kearney until 1919: 1919- gen contr; mbr vol fire dept; C of C; Presby Ch; hobbies, football, driving; res 15 W 29th, Kearney.

VANDEWERKER, MRS. HELEN E: Homemaker; b Ravenna, Neb; d of John H. Hughes-Ella J ---; ed Ravenna HS; m Frank C Vandewerker Oct 28, 1909 Ravenna; s John V; d Marjorie Jane (Mrs E A Parsons), Janet R; 1909- homemaker; past pres city coun; mbr lib bd; Wornans Club; org & past pres first PTA of Kearney; mbr Neb Childrens Home Soc, Omaha 1918-19; att Rep confs past 20 years; Presby Ch; hobbies, reading, sewing; res 15 W 29th, Kearney.

VAN WYNGARDEN, JOHN: Farmer & Horse Breeder; b Pella, Ia Aug 26, 1878; s of John Van Wyngarden-Jennie Boat; ed Pella Ia; m Sara DeBoef June 4, -- Pella Ia; s George, Harold, Herbert, Clarence, Arthur; d Jeanette (Mrs Lawrence Wendt), Bernice (Mrs Ronald Hodgen), Marie (Mrs Lyle Nelson), Florence; 1894 became owner team purebred Percheron mares; 1894-32 in farming & livestock bus Pella Ia, later at Manson Ia; 1932- opr 200 A irrigated farm near Elm Creek, breeder & dealer in purebred Belgian & Percheron horses, some stock directly from France & Belgium; has exhibited at state fairs & stock in middle west & eastern states, owner of Major, Belgian stallion grand champion in 8 states 1919; during World War contributed Bantam rooster that brought $2500 at auction for benefit ARC, Manson Ia; Belgian Draft Horse Corp of Amer; Meth Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Elm Creek.

WALKER, MRS NETTIE BAYLEY: Merchant; b Gibbon, Neb; d of John M Bayler-Adeline A Adams; ed Gibbon HS; Glens Falls NY HS; Gibbon Bus Coll; m S A A Walker June 22, 1904 Gibbon (dec June 3, 1938); s Leroy Allan; d Blanche Adaline (dec 1938); assisted husband in opr of hdw bus until 1938; 1938- owner & opr hdw bus since husband's death; so far as known only woman in Neb who owns & oprs hdw store; has lived in same house since 1904; owns farms, raises hogs & cattle; past mbr lib bd; past matron OES, mbr Matrons Club; Dem, committeewoman Buffalo Co Central Com; Presby Ch; hobbies, travel, reading; parents mbrs of original Soldiers Free Homestead Colony settled in Gibbon Apr 7, 1871, father farmed until 1906; husband born Diamond, Ontario, Canada Mar 23, 1873; came to Gibbon 1894, grad Gibbon HS 1896; 1896 emp in L J Babcock Hdw Co, Gibbon, after 5 years pur store & continued bus 37 years; past mbr sch & lib bds; past AF&AM 185; Scot Rite; Presby Ch, elder & trustee, SS tchr years; res Gibbon.

WALKER, SAMUEL PARNHAM: Architect; b Newark-on-Trent, Nottingham England July 7, 1887; s of Samuel Walker-Elizabeth Cawthan Parnham; ed Newark-on-Trent England HS 1904; London Polytechnic Inst & Royal Inst of British Architects 1904-07; 1912-13 study of architecture in Europe; 1904-07 appr in off of Bailey & Wood, London, England; 1907-10 architect Newark-on-Trent England; 1910 architect in off of J H G Russell, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; 1911 architect Vancouver, British Columbia; 1912 architect with Perkins, Fellows & Hamilton, later with A S Alschuler, Chicago; 1913-17 architect with F A Henninger Omaha;.1918-21 architect with Geo L Fisher, Omaha; 1921-31 with Leo A Daly, architect; 1931-34 indep architect, Omaha; 1934-36 resident engr on various PWA projects; 1936- ptr, McClure & Walker architects, Kearney; projects include Burwell & Broken Bow schs, KSTC mens dormitory; Kearney & York swimming pools; Kearney Sonotorium; Kearney City Hall; Gosper Co Courthouse; firm holds merit of award The Annual 1939 given by Editorial Pool Data & Reference N Y, for outstanding editorial contribution; became naturalized Amer citizen at Fort Omaha June 8, 1918; during World War entered U S army Sept 5, 1917; one of first 12 inducted into service from Douglas Co; tsfrd from Camp Funston Kas to balloon sch engineering dept, Omaha; disch Camp AA Humphrey Va as sgt, Nov 27 1918; Amer Leg post 52; VP Neb Architects Assn; Rotary; Kearney Country Club; hobbies, golf, fishing, travel; off 211 1/2 Central; res 2721 5th Ave, Kearney.

WALLACE, BERT W: Owner Plumbing & Heating Co; b Kearney, Neb Mar 6, 1894; s of James A Wallace-Nellie See; ed Kearney HS; m Neva Pumphrey, Geneva (dec Feb 22, 1919); s Richard W, Dean W; d Marilyn (dec); m Martha Woodbury Sept 17, 1930 Little Brown Ch, Nashua Ia; s Harry W; while in HS worked for Charles Burke in plumbing bus, Kearney; 1914-15 mgr property of A P Nichols, Kansas City, Mo; 1916-17 with Charles Burke in plumbing bus, Kearney; 1917-32 with assocs pur & oprd Kearney Plumbing & Heating Co, also oprd branch at North Platte; 1932- owner & opr Kearney Plumbing & Heating Co; C of C; past pres Kiwanis; 1937 golf champion, Kearney Country Club; com mbr Drum & Bugle Corps; Meth Ch, steward; hobby, sports; off 10 E Railroad St; res 2120 4th Ave, Kearney.

WALLACE, MRS MARTHA WOODBURY: Homemaker; b Denver, Colo; d of Harry Owen Woodbury-Dakota Creek; ed Olathe Kas HS; Stephens Coll, Columbia Mo, AA 1924, winner of scholarship; secy to Dr Louise Dudley; Internatl Relations Club; Jr League of Women Voters; Hi Beta Steppo; Kas Club; VP of Civic Assn, chmn of legislature; U of Ia, BSc 1926, MA 1928, winner of scholarship 1925; Alpha Xi Delta; Pi Lambda Theta; Theta Tau Epsilon; Phi Theta Kappa; m Bert W Wallace Sept 17 1930 Nashua Ia; s Harry W; 1926 asst in elementary sch, U of Ia, 1926-28 instr; 1929-30 supvr 3rd & 4th grades KSTC; 1930- homemaker; mbr lib bd; past pres Kearney AAUW, past state fellowship chmn, state pres; PTA, past mbr state bd, past pres A O Thomas ch, past pres Jr HS ch, VP & past pres city coun; Neb League of Women Voters; Meth Ch, asst SS supt, pres Kearney Womens Rep Club; hobbies, collecting antiques, reading mysteries; res 2120 4th Ave, Kearney.

WALLACE, FRED S: Farmer; b Gibbon, Neb May 23, 1887; s of Charles W Wallace-Martha A Shafer; ed Shelton HS; KSTC 1908; m Mabel Gregg Apr 5, 1916 Kearney; d Doris Virginia, Geraldine Louise; 1908-10 tchr State Industrial Sch for Boys at Kearney, 1910-20 asst supt; 1920- farmer, using pump irrigation, major crops corn & potatoes, uses crop rotation system with sweet clover; past pres Buffalo Co Farm Bur; 1934- chmn Buffalo Co Corn-Hog Program; 1935 called to Washington D C to asst USDA in preparing program for Neb, 1935 apptd chmn for state bd of review; 1936- chmn Neb Agrl Conservation Program; AF&AM 46; hobbies, trees, home lawn, growing potatoes; father came from Penn to Ia when a boy after marriage came in covered wagon to Buffalo Co 1880, homesteaded near Gibbon, Buffalo Co supvr, farmer & stockman; off 208 Terminal Bldg, Lincoln; res Gibbon.

WARREN, EUGENE C: Retired; b Essex Co, NY Mar 29, 1869; s of Aaron Warren-Frances Russ; ed Essex Co, NY; Ulysses; m Emma Stonebarger Mar 3, 1891 Gibbon (dec ]920); s Clyde Earl; foster d Clare Laurene Parks (Mrs Oscar Hall); m Maude Murphy Dec 25, 1922 Rush Springs Okla; 1880 brought by parents to Ulysses where father farmed until 1882; 1882-84 assisted father with farming at Lowell; 1884-1921 farmed various farms near Shelton, owner 200 A, also built & oprd alfalfa mill, Shelton; 1921-37 owner & opr service station, garage, restaurant & refreshment pavilion; 1937- ret, manages property interests; when farming maintained race track for own pleasure & development of horses, at Crescent Stock farm; developed the famous trotter Heir Reaper 204 3/4, Kalamazoo Mich 1923, later exported to Germany & was biggest money winner in Germany first year raced there; also imported pedigreed & registered stallions from France & Belgium; charter mbr Modern Brotherhood; Meth Ch; hobby, fishing; res Shelton.

WEBBERT, HENRY A: Commercial Printer; b Dayton, O Feb 15, 1871; s of David Webbert-Mary Ann Arnold; ed HS; Kearney Bus Coll; m Hattie G Taylor Mar 22, 1893 Kearney; s David Arnold, Henry James; d Mary Louise; 1886 began learning printing bus; 1896- owner & opr job printing bus, Kearney; 9 years mbr city lib bd; past city treas; past mbr vol fire dept; secy treas first pub hosp in Kearney; census supvr 5th Neb dist, 1930; mbr Kearney C of C since orgn; past treas, Buffalo Co Fair Assn; AF&AM; York & Scot Rites; past comm KT; past high priest RAM; ch mbr Tehama Shrine. representative to imperial coun, Washington D C 1923; 26 years pres Masonic Temple Assn, Kearney. built two Masonic Temples; ch mbr BPOE 984; Neb St Vol Firemen's Assn, secy-treas 1920-30; hobbies, hunting, fishing, preservation of wild- life; off 2305 Central Ave; res 2300 Fifth Ave, Kearney.

WEBER, CARL HERMAN: Manufacturer; b Dettingen, Germany Feb 13. 1903; s of Carl Christian Weber-Barbara Gollmer; ed Esslingen Machinenban Sch Metzingen, Germany; m Lydia Reusch Oct 15. 1925 Abilene Kas; s Carl Robert; d Caroline; 1923 came to Amer; 1923-25 emp as machinist in Miller Machine Shop. Kearney; 1925-27 ptr in Miller Machine Shop; 1927- owner & opr Weber Machine & Mfg Co, Kearney, most completely equipped machine shop between Grand Island & Denver; during World War foreman in munition factory, Germany, 15 mos; C of C; BPOE; Luth Ch, 1934-36 mbr ofcl bd; hobby, hunting; off 2219 1st Ave; res 711 W 28th, Kearney.

WEBSTER, DILLO W: Owner Battery & Tire Shop; b Kearney, Neb Nov 19, 1896; s of George W Webster-Mattie B Wilson; ed Kearney HS 1915; KSTC; m N Romayne Port Nov 25, 1919 Denver; d Joan L, Joyce M; 1916-18 bkkpr & gen workman for Bodinson Hdw store, Kearney; 1918-22 farmed, Kimball Co; 1922-24 emp by brother S E Webster in battery bus, Kearney; 1924- owner & opr Websters Battery & Tire Service; 2nd oldest dlr in Willard batteries in Neb; C of C; Rotary, past dir; Kearney Country Club; AF&AM 46; Episc Ch; hobby, business; res 1028 W 23rd, Kearney.

WENZL, LEONARD: Agricultural Extension Agent; b Burchard, Neb Oct 23, 1906; s of F P WenzI-Jane Zajicek; ed Burchard; Plymouth HS 1925; U of N, BSc 1933; Colo St Coll, Fort Collins; m Alice K Sorson July, 1935 Scottsbluff; s John R, Donald G; d Joan; 1925-30 farmed, Gage Co; 1933 asst agrl agt Richardson, Gage, Scotts Bluff Cos; 1935 supvr 10 cos, fed Sugar Beet Program; 1935 Antelope Co agrl agt; 1936- Buffalo Co agrl agt; 1937 mgr state cornhusking contest near Kearney; Buffalo Co Fair Assn, com mbr; Jr C of C; Sr C of C; Meth Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting, collecting Indian relics; off Courthouse; res 417 W 28th, Kearney.

WHEATLEY, EBEN E: Auto Dealer; b Pioche, Nev Dec 19, 1893; s of William Wheatley-Katheryn Delaney; ed Pioche Nev HS; Los Angeles HS 1915; Jr Coll Los Angeles; U of Calif; Delta Upsilon; m Cordelia Colburn Sept 22, 1917 Sioux City Ia; d Mary Jane; 1918 owner & opr garage, Sioux City Ia; 1921-33 opr Ford Agcy, Gibbon; 1933-36 owner & opr Ford Agcy. Kearney; 1935- in auto bus, Kearney, also auto & furn loan & ins bus; lic timekeeper for boxing & wrestling; during World War Oct 1917 in U S army inf 91st div Camp Lewis, Washington, commd 2nd lt field arty, disch Camp Jackson SC 1918; Amer Leg post 52; Neb Auto Dlrs Assn; C of C; past mbr Rotary; past mbr Kearney Country Club; AF&AM, Gibbon; past mbr BPOE 984; judge of Golden Gloves Boxing Club; hobbies, golf, boxing, sports; off 23 W 25th; res 818 W 23rd, Kearney.

WHITE, CLAUDE: Produce Dealer; b Red Cloud, Neb July 13, 1906; s of Alfred Charles White-Ida Allsop; ed Gibbon HS 1924; ICS, radio course; m Leamae Deets Oct 18, 1925 Minden; s Gerald L; 1924-25 clk, Gibbon Drug Co; 1926- in produce bus, Gibbon; 1932- opr truck line from Omaha to Denver, has 7 trucks; also in radio bus; mbr sch bd 2 terms; Golf Club; MWA; past treas KP; Bapt Ch, past secy-treas SS; hobbies, golf, football; res Gibbon.

WILCOX, MALCOM BURR: Physician & Surgeon; b Vesta, Neb Sept 4, 1896; s of Rev Howard G Wilcox-Marie Burr; ed Davenport HS 1914; Taylor U, Upland Ind, BA 1918; U of N, 1918-20; Northwestern U, MD 1923; grad work U of Vienna, 1926-27; m Jane Lynch 1929 Kearney; s Roger; d Ruth; 1922-23 interne, Cook Co Hosp, Chicago; 1924-25 prac med, North Platte; 1925-29 prac med with Dr J B McPherson, eye, ear, nose & throat specialist, Hastings; 1929- eye, ear, nose & throat specialist, Holdrege; 1935- also prac, Kearney; mbr bd of edn; candidate for regent U of N 1938; during World War in SATC, U of N; Amer Leg post 66; past pres Phelps Co Med Soc; Neb Academy of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology; Neb St Med Assn, st chmn of com for prevention of blindness; fellow AMA; past pres Rotary; AF&AM; Meth Ch; hobbies, travel, photography; off 2113 1/2 Central Ave, Kearney, 410 1/2 East Ave, Holdrege; res 722 East Ave, Holdrege.

WILKIE FRANK JOHN: Dentist; b Nemaha Co, Neb Oct 3, 1883; s of Harvey J Wilkie-Julia Thompson; ed Nemaha Co; PSTC 1898-1900; Omaha Bus Coll 1903; Creighton U, DDS 1908, mbr first graduating class of dental Coll; m Nancy C Larson Dec 23, 1908 Omaha; d Helen Mae (Mrs Harry Hauschield); 1900-04 farmed near Talmage & Brock; 1908- prac dentistry, Ravenna; an org & pres Security State Bank, Ravenna; past mbr city coun; past mayor during time streets & sidewalks were modernized, sewerage system & lib built; during World War mbr coun of defense; Buffalo Co Dental Soc; Northwest Neb Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; C of C; Golf Club; AF&AM 289; Scot Rite; past mbr BPOE; past mbr KP; Prot; hobby, golf, past champion of Ravenna; parents homesteaded in Nemaha Co 1866; grandfather Civil War veteran; wife is cousin of Gov Nels Smith of Wyo; res 402 Buell Ave, Ravenna.

WILLIAMS, LEONARD PENN: Grocer; b Harlan, Ia Nov 23, 1899; s of Charles L Williams-Jessie Bell Penn; ed Red Oak Ia; Malvern Ia HS; m Erma M Allely Dec 23, 1922 Malvern Ia; 1916-19 in highway & road work, Mills Co Ia; 1919-21 mechanic, Cal: 1921-30 emp in egg dept, later mgr Malvern Ia Cold Storage Plant; 1930-34 ptr of L J Coates in O P Skaggs Groc, Kearney; 1932-35 with C A Brown owned & oprd store, Holdrege; 1933-34 with H J Makison owned & oprd store, Hastings; 1934- owner & opr O P Skaggs Groc, Kearney; 1935-39 owned & oprd another store, Kearney; Fedn of Neb Retailers; Natl Assn of Retail Grocers; chmn retail com, bd mbr C of C; dir & pres Rotary; AF&AM 46; mbr drug corps com, gen & finance coms Amer Leg; hobbies, lathe work, driving; off 2109 Central Ave; res 705 W 28th, Kearney.

WILLIAMS, WALTER JACKSON: Hatchery Owner; b Cedar Bluffs, Neb July 13, 1899; s of Charles S Williams-Jennie E Olsen; ed Wahoo HS 1916; U of N 1917, 1920-22; N Club; past pres Vikings; Acacia: m Lillian Fisher June 16, 1934 Marysville Kas; 1922-28 with Bankers Life Ins Co of Des Moines. Fremont; 1928-33 gen agt, southern half of Neb for Bankers Reserve Life Ins Co of Omaha; 1933-36 in hatchery & poultry bus, Cedar Bluffs; 1936- owner & opr Mid-State Hatchery, Ravenna; exhibitor of poultry over country, holder of world championship in White Plymouth Rocks, awarded at World Poultry Congress. Cleveland O. July 1939; 1933-35 mbr Neb legislature, 1935 in chg of investigation of state banking dept, 1935-37 campaign speaker for Dwight Griswold, candidate for governor; 1935 candidate for U S Congress; ent U S army for World War service Apr 16, 1917, AS in various camps in U S, commd 2nd lt, disch Dec 20, 1918; 1922-25 comm NNG Co, Fremont; Amer Leg; dir Neb Poultry Improvement Assn; pres Natl White Rock Club; Amer Poultry Assn; C of C; AF&AM; Rep, past mbr State Central Com; hobbies, poultry, athletics; off 408 Grand Ave; res 223 South Grand Ave, Ravenna.

WILSON, HARVEY M: County Judge; b Aledo, Ill Apr 13, 1900; s of Cary E Wilson-Mary M Miller; ed Axtell HS; Kearney HS 1919; KSTC; U of N, LLB 1924; m Dorothy Sommer Oct 27, 1932 Hastings; adm to Neb bar & fed dist court; 1925-27 prac law with Charles Chappell, Minden; 1927-37 atty, Kearney; 1937- Buffalo Co Judge; Buffalo Co & Neb St Bar Assns; C of C; past master AF&AM 46; IOOF 38, left supporter of vice grand; chaplain BPOE 984; Presby Ch trustee; off Courthouse; res 1005 W 21st, Kearney.

WILSON, S A: Department Manager of Printing Co; b Osceola, Ia Nov 7, 1884; s of John R Wilson-Hannah Hennessey; ed Osceola Ia; Simpson Coll, Indianola Ia; m Minnie Forney Feb 7, 1906 Osceola; d Dorotha (Mrs W S Wimberley); 1908-10 with Omaha Rubber Co; 1910-21 with Fairmont Creamery Co of Omaha, at Omaha, Grand Island, Buffalo N Y; 1921-26 secy-treas Thomas B McGowan Co, Grand Island; 1926-32 mgr Ravenna Creamery Co, Kearney; 1932-36 mgr own & father's ints, Osceola Ia; 1936- dept mgr Hub Printing Co, Kearney; mbr Grand Island sch bd 1923-26; secy Buffalo Co Fair Assn; past pres Kiwanis; chmn membership com C of C; secy UCT; AF&AM, past master; Scot Rite, 32° Tehama Shrine; secy Masonic Bldg Assn, Grand Island when new Masonic Temple built; Meth Ch; hobbies, studying, reading; off Hub Printing Co; res 2221 Ave A, Kearney.

WINSLADE, GEORGE D: Manager Milling Co; b Omaha, Neb Dec 23, 1878; s of John E Winslade-Elizabeth Wolfe; ed Omaha HS 1895; m Ethel C Shepard July 22, 1903 Council Bluffs Ia; s George E; d Abarilla, Elizabeth (Mrs -- Benson), Barbara Coe; 1895-1903 at first mail boy later receiving teller, Omaha National Bank; 1903 in off Ferguson Elevators, Hastings: 1904 pub acct for John M Gilchrist, Omaha; 1904-14 treas Updike Milling Co, Omaha; 1914-19 auditor for Wells, Abbott & Nieman Co, Schuyler; 1919-22 owner & opr milling equipment & machinery co, Omaha; 1922-23 salesman for Neb Consolidated Mills Co; 1923-- mgr Ravenna Mills; dir First Natl Bank of David City past 25 years; past mbr bd of edn 12 years, past pres 5 years; mbr city coun; during World War was one of 12 men in US selected for permanent YMCA work in Russia, declined offer but accepted appmt with Amer troops; past pres C of C; pres Rotary; Ravenna Golf Club; AF&AM 289; past master lodge 34 Schuyler; Scot Rite, Tangier Shrine, mbr hosp com since orgn; Congl Ch, deacon; hobbies, golf, welfare of crippled children; res Ravenna.

WITTERA, ANTHONY C: Abstractor and Insurance Agent; b Bruno, Neb June 4, 1887; s of Vaclav Wittera- Agnes Schmid; ed Bruno; Grand Island Bus Coll 1908; m Mary Frances Shonka Apr 28, 1914 Schuyler; d Mary Frances; 1908-09 steno & bkkpr for real est co, Sidney; 1909-14 steno, bkkpr & abstractor in law off of G W Wertz, Schuyler; 1914-15 abstractor in Hans Rohwer off; 1915-17 abstract & ins bus. Ainsworth; 1917- owner & opr Wittera Abstract & Ins off, Kearney; 10 years chmn good roads com, past pres & mbr exec com C of C; KC; St James Cath Ch; hobbies, lawn, gardening; off Andrews Bldg; res 501 W 24th, Kearney.

WOLF, JOHN DAVIS: Secretary and Treasurer Farm Loan Association; b Kearney, Neb Jan 23, 1898; s of John Wolf-Maggie Henderson; ed Kearney HS 1916; m Evelyn M Drake Dec 8, 1921, Kearney; s DeWayne, Robert; 1916-33 steno, cash Farmers State Bank, Kearney; 1923- secy-treas Natl Farm Loan Assn; past mbt city coun; past pres Cosmopolitan Club; past mbr exec com C of C; treas Zion Evang Luth Ch; hobbies, hunting, baseball; off 2119 Central Ave; res 215 W 29th, Kearney.

WOLFORD, CECIL MILTON: Farmer; b Kearney. Neb Jan 9, 1896; s of Joseph Wolford-Irma Moore; ed Malvern Ia HS, Kearney HS 1915; KSTC 1915-1917; m Olive Holllngsworth July 3, 1918 Kearney (dec Sept 1929); s Roy Vincent; d Wanda Maxine; m Leanda Munson Dee 20, 1930 Lincoln; s Wayne Elvin; 1917-18 emp by Mid-Motor Co Kearney. also farmed with father; 1918- opr 240 A farm; Buffalo Co Pub Power Dist; treas sch dist 36; past mbr twp election bd; during World War enl Sept 1918, mechanical training Kas St Agrl Coll Manhattan, disch Dec 1918; treas Buffalo Co Farm Bur; IOOF; Chris Ch, mbr ofcl bd; hobbies, fishing & travel; res Kearney.

WORLEY, CECIL R: Owner Memorial Cutting Co; b Overton, Neb 1, 1895; s of Duick B Worley Jr-Leona Belle Craven; ed Kearney HS 1916; certified pub acct from ICS; m Faye Clark Mar 5, 1917 Hastings; s Warren C; d Wynona Y; 1917-18 off mgr for 1733 Ranch, Kearney; 1918 traveling representative for Denzler-Manuel Furn Co, Kearney; 1919-22 with Dixon Stores, first musical instrument bus in North Platte; 1923- prop, Fels Memorial works, Kearney; Memorial Craftsmen of Neb; Memorial Craftsmen of Amer; hobbies, travel & nature study; grandfather, Duick B Worley Sr mbr Soldiers Colony which came to Gibbon Apr 26, 1871; pioneer educator at York & Peru; off 1818 Central Ave; res 1513 Ave C, Kearney.

WORT, D: Grain Dealer; b Woodstock, Ontario Canada ---; s of John Wort-Martha Teeple; ed Kearney HS; m Emma Jane Cheasbrough, 1891 Sharon Wis; d Weslie E (Mrs -- Wilder); as boy asstd father on farm, Buffalo Co; when 22 years o1d became Buffalo Co dep sheriff, later sheriff; 1890 became naturalized citizen; after term as sheriff ent grain bus at Buda; 1912-17 with Mr Minton oprd first auto sales bus in Kearney; 1917 pur & renovated Wort Apts, now opr; 4 times mayor of Kearney; receiver 8 years Kearney B & L Assn; Rotary, del to internatl conv at Vienna 1931; mbr G Kramer Running Team of vol fire dept, champion hose co of world, time 39 1/2 sec, record estab 1887; hobbies, flowers, baseball; wife mbr DAR; off 2313 Central; res 2202 Ave B, Kearney.

WORTHING, FLOYD SPRAGUE: Druggist & Postmaster; b Overton, Neb Aug 24, 1887; s of Harley T Worthing-Sarah E Goldsmith; ed Overton HS; Creighton U 1912; m Zora Helen Coleman May 27, 1912 Berlamont Mich; s Caleb Charles, Harley Winston; d Verla Ellen; 1904 with McCord Brady Whol Gro & Hdw, Omaha; 1905 mgr Wallace Hdw Store Sedgwick Colo; 1906-07 with SP RR Ontario Cal; 1908-10 with father in drug store, Overton; 1912-14 registered pharm, ptr of father in drug store, Overton; 1914- owner & opr drug store, Elm Creek; 1936- Elm Creek P M; Neb Pharm Assn; NARD; master AF&AM 133; Chris Ch; hobbies, golf, outdoor sports & tennis; res Elm Creek.

WRIGHT, EDWARD: Store Manager; b Fargo, N D May 12, 1903; s of E R Wrigot-Clara B Wooledge; ed Fargo N D HS 1921; U of Mich; N D State Coll, BSc 1925; m Mary E Shields May 3, 1933 Omaha; 1925-29 in comml dept Northwestern Bell Tele Co; 1929-30 clk, Gamble Store; 1930- mgr Gamble Store, Kearney; C of C; AF&AM; Tehama Shrine; Scot Rite 32°; Congl Ch; hobbies, swimming, hunting, tennis & kitten ball; res 2921 8th Ave, Kearney.

YANDA, MRS CAROLINE: Homemaker; b Germany; d of Jacob Godtel-Kathereen Stetlar; ed Clay Center; m George J Yanda May 23, 1900 Clay Center; s Louis E; assists husband with farming interests; hobby, flower gardening; res Ravenna.

YANDA, GEORGE J: Farmer & Stock Feeder; b Clay Co, Neb Feb 7, 1877; s of Albert Yanda-Mary Peshek; ed Clay Co; m Caroline Godtel May 23, 1900 Clay Center; s Louis E; 1900 pur 160 A for parents; 1903- farmer & stock feeder, now owns & opr 1875 A; mbr town bd; Royal Highlanders; past mbr KP; hobby, breaking horses; res Ravenna.

ZIMMERMAN, ALVAH GAGE: Owner Service Station; b Gibbon, Neb June 10, 1900; s of Richard P Zimmerman-Philepena Vohland; ed Gibbon HS 1917; m Nola Belle Bowen July 15, 1936 Oakdale; 1921-28 farmed; 1928 carp & builder with J A Johnson, Gibbon; 1929-31 with N Peterson Lbr Co; 1932 carp & builder with J A Johnson, Grand Rapids Minn; 1933- owner & opr service station, Gibbon; past mbr town bd; mbr bd of edn; dir & past pres Buffalo Co Pub Power dist; Lincoln Highway Assn; UCT; pres & chmn Business Mens Club; past chancellor comm KP 138; DOKK, Hastings; BPOE, Kearney; Meth Ch; hobbies, fishing & hunting; res Gibbon.

ZIMPFER, CHARLES L: Bank Cashier; b Ravenna, Neb Jan 9, 1894; s of Louis Zimpfer-Louise Kranter; ed Ravenna HS; m Fern Kelso Nov 9, 1927 Grand Island; d Nancy; 1910-35 with sister in groc bus, Ravenna; 1935- cash Ravenna Bank; past mbr city coun, 6 years; during World War entered U S army Oct 1918, 355th inf of 89th div 12 months O/S, in Saint Mihiel & Argonne offensives, disch May 1919; past comm Amer Leg post 332; past pres Buffalo Co Bankers Assn; Neb St & Amer Bankers Assns; bank mbr of FDIC; C of C; Ravenna Golf Club; AF&AM 289; Meth Ch; hobbies, fishing, golf; res 713 Verona, Ravenna.

ZWIENER, JOSEPH WILBERT: Farmer; b Pleasanton, Neb May 19, 1886; s of David Zwiener-Josefa Neugebeur; ed Buffalo Co; m Mary Madeline Paitz Sept 20, 1921 Prairie Center; s Bernard, Sylvester, Louis; d Bernice; at father's death 1905 with brother Rudolph became opr & mgr of home farm; now owner & opr 800 A, with brother Rudolph owns 2 other farms totaling 768 A; together own & opr 3000 A near Pleasanton, running approximately 250 cattle annually; dir Old Peake dist sch 32,. which both he and his children have att; past mbr & clk Rusco twp bdg years; Soil Conservation Corn; Farmers Union; Farm Bur; KC; Cath Ch. St Marys Parish; hobbies, raising cattle & livestock; parents Buffalo Co pioneers 1881, farmed near Pleasanton; res Pleasanton.

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