NEGenWeb Project - Dawson County
Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940
EDWARDS, D GORDON: District Manager Light & Power Co; b Sumner, Neb June 2, 1894; s of C A Edwards-Vina Luhm; ed Kearney HS; KSTC; m Ethyl Arbuckle Sept 22, 1914 Gibbon (dec); s Robert F; d Dorothy (Mrs John G Schwind); m Ruby Owings July 31, 1938 Gothenburg; emp by P O in Kearney 18 mos then farmed in Buffalo Co 1914-17; 1917-19 civil engineer UP RR; 1919-21 in irrigation dept of Gothenburg Light & Power Co, 1921-23 irrigation supt, 1923-32 supt of construction; 1932 dist mgr; mbr legislative com of Neb St Irrigation Assn; AF&AM 249, past master; VP Kiwanis; past pres C of C; Meth Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Gothenburg.
EGGLESTON, LEONARD J: Merchant; b De Witt, Ia June 25, 1875; s of Charles A Eggleston-Ada B Pierce; ed De Witt Ia, HS; m Alyce E Nicholson Nov 10, 1909 Plankinton S D; s Charles Luverne, Thomas Gaylord; farmed with father in Ia until 1903; 1903-04 mgr Nye-Schnelder-Fowler Grain Co, De Witt Ia; 1904-08 with W H Mason, Clothier in Plankinton S D; 1933- with son Luverne owner & mgr Eggleston's Mens Wear, Cozad; mbr Plankinton S D sch bd 12 years, secy 4 1/2 years; S D Retail Clothiers Assn, pres 1 year, natl dir 1 year; pres & past secy Cozad Rotary; C of C; AF&AM, Plankinton S D; Lakeview Golf Club, secy; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, fishing, hunting; res Cozad.
EMERSON, RAYMOND: Funeral Director; b Brandon, Minn Sept 26, 1881; s of T A Emerson-Mary Bower; ed Douglas Co, Minn; U of Minn Bus Coll, Huntington Ind; Barnes Sch of Embalming, Chicago; m Murthey Goodwin Sept 28, 1904 Wolcottville Ind; s Wilbur R; reared on dairy farm in Minn, worked with father until 1902; worked in off CB&Q RR, Chicago 1 year; short time with Internatl Harvester Co; 1908-38 oprd furn bus, Lexington; 1905- funeral dir; Neb Funeral Dirs Assn, past pres; 1931 mbr Neb legislature; AF&AM 61, past master; R&SM; RAM; OES, past patron; IOOF, past noble grand, Dawson; C of C; Cosmopoliton Club; Meth Ch, treas; res Lexington.
FAGOT, GEORGE W: Farmer & Stockman; b Dawson Co, Neb July 14, 1889; s of Frank Fagot-Mary Jane Hanson; ed Dawson Co; Lexington HS; m Tena MacLean Nov 27, 1912 Lexington; s Vincent A, Harold J; d Maxine M; b & reared on farm; 1911 started farming on father's old tree claim, farmer & stockman since; has 160 A irrigated land, raises mostly corn & alfalfa, buys & feeds cattle, hogs, sheep, also int in dairying; has modern home with electric lights, running water & electric irrigation well; VP Dawson Co Farm Bur; mbr tenant purchase com of Dawson Co Farm Security Administration; 4-H leader several years; past trustee Cath Ch; hobby, landscaping; father b in France, came from Peoria Ill to Dawson Co 1873, homesteaded 80 A & tree claimed 80 A; mother came from Ia 1887; Mrs Fagot's father b in Scotland, homesteaded Dawson Co 1874, her mother came from Ia to Dawson Co 1872; res Lexington.
FOCHTMAN, LLOYD H: Physician & Surgeon; b Cozad, Neb Sept 26, 1890; s of John H Fochtman-Mary Agnes Weber; ed Cozad HS; St Marys Coll, St Mary's Kas; Creighton U, MD 1914; Phi Beta Pi; m Carolyn M Johnson June 10, 1935 Cozad; s Lloyd H, Jr; d Mary Agnes; interne St Joseph Hosp, Omaha 1914-15; 1915- prac med Cozad; staff mbr Good Samaritan Hosp, Kearney & Rest Cottage, Cozad; opr Cozad Pharmacy; int in Dawson Co farming; during World War July 3, 1917-June 30, 1919, 1st lt in med corps AEF; Amer Leg, org & first comm Dawson Co Post 77; 40 & 8, Grand Island; past pres Dawson Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; C of C; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, gardening; father prac med in Cozad 1884 until death 1926; mother tchr in Penn; res Cozad.
FORD, RALPH L: Pharmacist; b Cedar Rapids, Ia Aug 27, 1888; s of Joe L Ford-Elizabeth Churchill; ed Coon Rapids Ia HS; Fremont Coll of Pharm 1910; m Pearl J Bevis Apr 14, 1915 Cozad; d Marjorie E; 1907-10 clk J D Barnes Drug Store, Fullerton; 1910-11 with Faught's Pharm, Cozad; 1911- prop R L Ford Pharm, Rexall Store; reg pharm in Neb since 1910; Neb Pharm Assn; secy bd of edn 6 years; pres C of C 2 years, secy several years; past secy, past pres, ch mbr Cozad Rotary; AF&AM 188, past master; KT, North Platte; Tehama Shrine; Lakeview Golf Club; Chris Ch; hobbies, golf, bridge; res Cozad.
FREW, GEORGE: Farmer; b Dawson Co, Neb Oct 7, 1893; s of David Frew-Sarah Derickson; ed Dawson Co; m Elizabeth Ann Hoselton June 6, 1917 Kearney; s David C, Marion, Gordon D; d Leah M, Verna J, Lavon; 1917- farmer, Dawson Co, now resides 7 mi SE of Cozad, opr 320 A irrigated land, main crop wheat, some alfalfa; Dawson Co Farm Bur; past mbr sch bd; SS tchr; wife tchr in Dawson Co several years; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, travel, hunting; father b Scotland, came to US 1872; Dawson Co pioneer; res Cozad.
FROLKEY, F J: Lumber & Grain Dealer; b Vincennes, Ind Dec 22, 1860; s of Frank J Frolkey-Magdline Shasseree; ed Vincennes Ind; m Ida J Dailey Aug 28, 1922 Garfield Co; s Earl; d Clara (Mrs Claude V Lawson); worked in father's brick yard until 1881; 1881-82 farmed in Ill; 1882-94 homesteaded near Garfield, Lincoln Co; 1894-96 farmed, Brunswick Mo; 1896-97 worked for Hammond Packing Co, Hammond Ind; 1897 inspector in lbr bus, Ward Ark; 1898-1900 farmed and conducted cattle bus, Lincoln Co; 1900-03 in lbr bus, Boulder Colo; 1903-18 mgr Gilcrest Lbr Co, Eddyville; 1918 org & mgr Eddyville Lbr Co; 1909-farmer, stock feeder; 1908- org & mgr tele exchange; s Earl ptr in all bus since 1907; mbr town bd 10 years; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; pres C of C 12 years; Evang Ch, bd mbr; hobby, sports; father b in Prussia, Germany, came to US 1849, oprd brick yard Vincennes Ind; mother b in Alsace-Lorraine Germany, came to US 1847; res Eddyville.
GEORGE, FRED CHARLES: Merchant; b Kearney, Neb Jan 2, 1912; s of Sam George-Anna Khoury; ed Lexington HS; m Mary Elias July 24, 1934 Lexington; d Joanne Faye, Jean Raye; clk in father's store, Lexington until 1934; 1934- owner & mgr George Groc, Cozad; C of C; Lakeview Golf Club; St George Orthodox Ch, Kearney; hobby. golf; parents born Syria, Asia; came to Omaha 1902, Kearney 1910, Gothenburg 1912, oprd Boston Store in Gothenburg 1912-21; 1921-34 oprd groc, Lexington; res Cozad.
GERMAN, ERLING S: Farmer & Stockman; b Dawson Co, Neb Jan 25, 1901; s of George J German-Dora Jensen; ed Dawson CO; U of N sch of agr; m Doris Van Nortwick Nov 1921 Cozad; s Lee R, Calvin K; d Ruth Rosile, Dorothy Delina, Emma Jane; 1922- farmer, stockman Dawson Co, owner 240 A irrigated land with corn, alfalfa, sugar beets, potatoes main crops; feeds approximately 650 hogs & 450 cattle each year; shows horses & cattle at fairs; active in irrigation work in Dawson Co; pres Dawson Co Farm Bur; deacon Chris Ch; hobby, irrigation; father, farmer & stockman settled in Dawson Co 1865; res 4 1/2 mi NE Cozad.
GOOD, JESSE STEPHEN: Real Estate, Loan & Insurance Agent; b Sandwich, Ill Aug 11, 1869; s of Stephen W Good-Rosetta Hastie; ed Fairmont HS; m Ethel W Riggs (dec); s Robert R; d Dorothy (Mrs Ivan D Wood); m Hilda Berg Feb 1923 Cozad; 1877 came with parents from Ill to Fairmont, assisted on farm; 1887-89 in collection dept of Bank of Cozad; 1889-1929 oprd Good's Collection Agcy, Cozad; 1929- with son Robert in real est, loan, collection & ins bus, Cozad; owner Dawson & Custer Co farms; AF&AM, Cozad; Scot Rite, Hastings; IOOF; KP; Rotary; C of C; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Cozad.
GORUM, JOSEPH M: Farmer & Stockman; b Madison, Wis June 24, 1866; s of M S Gorum-Jane Burke; ed Saline Co; m E Madge Boales Mar 8, 1899 Saline Co; s Murvill J, Eugene M, Joseph Bernard; d Inez M (Mrs W C York), Irene Z (Mrs Edwin Owens); assisted father on farm until 1887, then farmed for self, homesteaded in Colo 1 year; 1889-93 mbr police force, opr teaming bus, Denver; 1893-1906 farmed, Saline Co; 1906- farmer near Cozad; now opr 360 A, 190 A irrigated, prin crops corn & alfalfa; 1926-27 oprd dairy farm with registered Jersey cows; won 1st & 2nd prizes for best 10 ear corn exhibit raised & shown by sons M J & E M at Natl Corn Show, Philadelphia; 9 years mbr sch bd; Chris Ch, trustee; hobby, farming; father b N Y, came to Saline Co 1870, pre-empted homestead; mother b Ireland; res 3 mi N Cozad.
GREENE, JOHN W: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Confidence, Ia. Nov 23, 1879; s of Oliver P Greene- Dorothy Emma Close; ed Gothenburg HS: m Cora M Jenkins Mar 23, 1902 Gothenburg (dec); s John W Jr; d Ila (dec 1918); Oi Mabel (Mrs. Raymond Sitorius), Irma Mae (Mrs Fingle Pearson); m Florence A Edwards Sept 11, 1933 Gothenburg; 1893 with parents came from Ia to Gothenburg; 1901 tchr, Dawson Co; 1902-04 farmer, Dawson Co; 1904-18 farmed, ranched in Lincoln
Co near Brady; 1918- in real est & ins bus, Gothenburg, maintains farm ints in Dawson & Lincoln Cos; pres bd of edn; past mbr city coun; AF&AM, past master; Scot Rite, 32o, Hastings; OES, worthy patron; past dir C of C; Country Club; Meth Ch, steward; Rep; hobbies, gardening, flowers; father farmer & stockman Dawson Co; res Gothenburg.
GUILFOYLE, THOMAS C: Superintendent Public Power Project; b Council Bluffs, Ia Dec 18, 1881; s of Thomas Guilfoyde-Ellen Walsh; ed Council Bluffs Ia; Western Ia Coll; m Mary O'Neill May 25, 1910 Eddyville; s William T, Michael J, Thomas P; d Rose Irene, Katherine E; 1903-06 air brake inspector UP RR, Council Bluffs Ia; 1906-07 air brake inspector CB&Q RR, Omaha; 1907-19 farmer, rancher, Dawson Co; 1919-33 auto dlr, Eddyville; 1927-35 mail carrier star route, Eddyville; 1935-38 with Dawson Co & state of Neb; 1938- project supt for Dawson Co Pub Power Dist; mayor 1919-38; past dir dist sch bd; C of C; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, fishing, hunting, baseball; off Lexington; res Eddyville.
GUSTAFSON, CARL: Lumber Dealer; b Sweden, Nov 26, 1891; s of Fredrick Gustafson-Hanna Nelson; ed Sweden; Boyles Bus Coll, Omaha 1915-16; m Tillie McCoy Aug 1, 1923 North Platte; d Marilyn Gladys; 1907 came to Amer, worked on ranch in Dawson Co 8 years; 1919-23 farmed at Torrington Wyo, owned 160 A irrigated land; 1923-31 Mgr Sheldon & Sheldon Lbr Co, Cozad; 1931- pres Gustafson Lbr Co; dir, First Fed Bldg & Loan Assn; city treas since 1933; active in BSA work; AF&AM 188; dir Rotary; C of C; past pres Lakeview Golf Club; Amer Leg, past post comm, serv ofcr since 1929; during World War 1916 enl in NNG, saw service Mexican border trouble 1916-17, ent World War service with 34th div, then AEF with 83rd div, 1st lt, disch Aug 1, 1919; Presby Ch, elder; Rep; hobbies, horses, golf, made hole-in-one Aug 30, 1931 at Brady Country Club tournament; res Cozad.
GUSTAFSON, EINAR: Mayor: b Sweden Feb 10, 1895; s of Fredreck Gustafson-Hannah Nelson; ed Sweden; m Vollga Carlson Sept 10, 1919 Gothenburg; s Carlton, Paul, Don; d Charlotte; 1908 came from Sweden to Gothenburg; worked on farm in Dawson Co; 1910-16, 1919-29 with Fredrick Carlson in meat market, Gothenburg; 1929- opr Union Market in Gothenburg, ptr of F H Miller; 1931-36 mbr city coun; mayor since 1936; with NNG during Mexican border trouble; during World War with 34th div; Amer Leg, past adj; AF&AM 249, master; Scot Rite, Hastings; C of C; Country Club; Bapt Ch; hobby, golf; res Gothenburg.
HAMPTON, GLEN GRIGSBY: Banker; b West Jersey, Ill Mar 20, 1883; s of William A Hampton-Emma C Grigsby; ed Alliance HS; m Lois L Ayres Apr 6, 1906 Fairbury; s William Ayers, Glen Grigsby Jr; d Catherine L; 1884 came to Neb, settled in Humphrey; 1896 moved to Alliance; 1902-10 asst cash First Natl Bank, Alliance; 1910-15 cash Gothenburg Natl Bank; 1915- VP & cash Gothenburg State Bank, successor to Gothenburg Natl Bank; 1923- int in farming & stock raising, Dawson & Lincoln Cos; 1925-35 city clk; mbr exec coun Neb Bankers Assn, pres group 5 in 1933-34; AF&AM 249; Country Club; C of C; Rep; hobbies, travel, golf, machine shop work; father phys, Hastings, banker, Alliance; res Gothenburg.
HART, CARRIE WARE: Homemaker; b Dawson Co, Neb June 23, 1876; d of James Ware-Frances Gilbert; ed Cozad HS; m Walter Everett Hart Apr 11, 1895 Cozad; s Jessie M, D Lane, Miles G, Walter R, James Ware, Elmer E, Herman B; d Helen E (Mrs Warren Wilkins); b on grandfather's homestead 2 1/2 mi NE of Cozad, 1st white child b in Cozad pct of Dawson Co; DAR: Meth Ch; Mr Hart came from Kearney Co to Cozad 1890, oprd plumbing, pump & windmill bus, traveling salesman 16 years, has been in ins bus in Cozad 20 years, now police judge & J P; grandfather, P S Gilbert homesteaded Dawson Co 1874; father homesteaded in Greeley Co after settling in Dawson Co, 1923 retd to Cozad where he was 1st city marshal, later carried mail, freighted from Cozad to Calloway & hauled mail from Cozad to Broken Bow; res Cozad.
HART, LANE: Farmer & Stockman: b Cozad, Neb July 14, 1898; s of Walter E Hart-Carrie F Ware; ed Cozad HS; U of N Sch of Agr, Curtis; m Carrie B Queale Jan 31, 1923 North Platte; s Harry Lane, Richard LaVerne; 1923- farmer, stock raiser, in ptrship with brother, Miles opr 800 A farm east of Cozad, nearly all irrigated; raises Spotted Poland China hogs, Hereford cattle for feeding, also dairy cattle, Belgian horses; prin crops corn & alfalfa; mbr sch bd; IOOF; Meth, Ch; res 2 1/2 mi NE Cozad.
HART,, MILES G: Farmer & Stockman; b Hastings, Neb July 13, 1900; s of Walter E Hart-Carrie Ware; ed Cozad HS; m Edith B Abercrombie May 31, 1919 North Platte; s Milton Miles; 1918-23 stockman, Dawson Co; raised purebred Hereford cattle, showed at co fairs; 1924-30 farmed N of Cozad; 1931- owner & opr 160 A irrigated land 5 mi E Cozad; with brother Lane D, as ptr, opr 800 A irrigated land, specializing in alfalfa & raising & dealing in Belgian horses; Presby Ch; hobby, horses; mother one of first white children b in Dawson Co; father b in Wis, now J P in Cozad, in ins bus 25 years; res Cozad.
HEBREW, MARSHALL E: Photographer; b Stockton, Kas Sept 29, 1892; s of Evan Hebrew-Flora Mellon; m Florence I Lee Dec 13, 1913 Stockton Kas; s Lyle Lee, Lawrence Kenneth, Carol Dean; 1912-15 asst in White's Studio, Stockton Kas; 1915-17 opr Hebrew Studio in Phillipsburg Kas; 1918-19 with Mullett Bros Photo Supplies, Kansas City Mo; 1919-27 oprd Hebrew Studio, Dodge City Kas; 1927-28 oprd studio in Longmont Colo; 1928- owner & opr Hebrew Studio, Lexington; 1929-31 pres Neb Master Photo Finishers; 1930-38 dir Mo Valley Photographers Assn; 1938- secy Neb Photographers Assn; AF&AM 222; IOOF; Rotary; C of C, dir & past pres 2 years; Lexington Rod & Gun Club; Presby Ch; Rep; res Lexington.
HECOX, REXFORD A: Dentist; b Dawson Co, Neb Apr 22, 1890; s of Fred G Hecox-Minnie Graves; ed Gothenburg HS; Creighton U, DDS 1912; m Margaret R Janssen Sept 1916 Gothenburg; s Donald R, Frederick W; d Orvene L; 1912-13 dentist with Dr J J MacMullen, Omaha; 1913- dentist, Cozad; has farm ints; in Dawson Co; NW Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; 9 years mbr bd of edn, pres 2 years; past dir C of C; AF&AM 188, past master; ch mbr & past pres Rotary; Lakeview Golf Club; Presby Ch, chmn bd of trustees & elder; hobbies, fishing, boating, golf; res Cozad.
HEDGLIN, BERT R: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Black Hawk Co, Ia Oct 29, 1872; s of Elias L Hedglin-Celia Green; ed Boelus HS; Union Coll; Lincoln Normal; m Minnie C Ayers June 1, 1898 Boelus; s Floyd H (dec May 31, 1918 in USS, Pres Lincoln sunk by German submarine); d Betty Claire (Mrs Lowell 13, Hulsebus); 1873 came to Neb with parents who homesteaded in Howard Co; 1894-98 tchr, Howard Co; 1898-99 bkpr Howard Bank, Boelus; 1900 for 8 mos P M Boelus resigned to accept position in Bank of Wolbach; 1901-03 asst cash & bkkpr Wolbach State Bank; 1903-30 bkkpr, cash Eddyville State Bank; 1930- in real estate & insurance bus, Eddyville; past mbr twn bd; past town clk several years; AF&AM 212; MWA; Comml Club; Evang Ch, secy of bd; Rep; hobby, fishing; father first P M Loup Fork, 1875; res Eddyville.
HELT, RAYMOND J: Superintendent of Schools; b Fremont, Neb Dec 4, 1902; s of Ashby M Helt-Bessie Wildman; ed Wayne HS; WSTC, BA 1926 mbr football, basketball & tennis teams; grad work U of Colo, 1929; m Frances E Edwards July 20, 1927 North Platte; s Robert J, Raymond A; 1921-22 coach & industrial arts tchr, Blair HS; 1922-23 coach & supt, Osmond HS; 1923-25 supt of schs, Ong; 1925- 28 asst coach & science tchr, Grand Island Sr HS; 1928-33 supt schs, St Edward; 1933- supt schs, Cozad; NEA, dept of supts; NSTA, past secy dist 4; Neb School Masters Club; pres Central Neb Schoolmen's Club; AF&AM 188; C of C; Lakeview Golf Club; Presby Ch, trustee; Rep; hobbies, woodwork, tennis; res Cozad.
HEUER, LOUIS FRED: Auto Dealer; b Custer Co, Neb Jan 3, 1900; s of Robert Gus Heuer-Maria Wistrick; ed Gothenburg; m Laura Rebecca Coke May 9, 1920 North Platte; s Kenneth Wayne; d Dorothy Caroline, Marian Elaine; 1915-21 mechanic for Morell & Romigh Ford dlrs, Gothenburg; 1921-24 mechanic Strahle Bros, Ford dlrs; 1924-29 service mgr, salesman Kelly Motor Co; 1929-30 ptr of Ely Trenholm, garage, Elm Creek; 1931-34 service mgr for Haight Motor Co, Gothenburg; 1934-36 ptr of Oscar Swanson, Ford dlr; 1937- owner & opr Gothenburg Motor Co, Ford dlr; 1938 also opr Ford agcy, Arnold; has farm ints near Sterling Colo; Neb & Natl Auto Dlrs Assn; Ford Dlrs Assn; 1936-38 dir Gothenburg C of C; past mbr vol fire dept; Country Club; Presby Ch; hobbies, fishing & boating; parents b in Ger-
many, farmed in Custer Co; res Gothenburg.
HEWITT, PHILO J: Postmaster; b Forreston, Ill Sept 22, 1870; s of Thomas J Hewitt-Fanny A Rockwood; ed Lexington HS; Northern Ill Normal & Comml Sch, Dixon Ill; m Isabel C Shepherd Sept 12, 1894 (dec); s Philo L, Lemuel F, Miner T; d Fannie I (Mrs C H Klingman), Lucy R (Mrs Walter W Hyslop), Jessie M (Mrs Merle R Earhart); m Lila B Turley July 26, 1938 Denver Colo; 1873 came to Plum Creek, now Lexington; 1893- bkkpr & clk First Natl Bank, Lexington; 1894 tchr, Dawson Co; 1895-97 farmed family homestead, Dawson Co; 1897-1911 estab & oprd harness & saddlery bus, Shepherd & Hewitt, Kearney 1 year; 1911-33 in real est, farm loan & ins bus; 1933- P M Lexington; mbr city coun 2 years; mbr sch bd 5 years; AF&AM 61, past master C of C; Presby Ch; Dem, 15 years chmn Central Com; hobbies, collecting firearms of which has collection ranging from Revolutionary War, raising & developing alfalfa hay; has helped make Dawson Co leader in alfalfa production; father was first master of AF&AM Blue Lodge, son, Philo L mbr same lodge; res Lexington.
HODGSON, RALPH E: Farmer & Stockman; b Dawson Co, Neb July 6 1891; s of James Warren Hodgson-Martha Sarah Pickerill; ed Dawson, Co; Lexington Bus Coll; m Mabel Amanda Cook Mar 20, 1912 Cozad; s Horace Ralph; d Dorothy Nina; 1910- ptr of brother, Lovell H, farmer, stockman in Dawson Co; opr 640 A, each ptr owns 160 A; prin crops corn, alfalfa, barley; raises cattle, hogs, purebred Percheron & Belgian horses, shows at county fairs & has shown at Amer Royal Stock Show at Kansas City; Percheron Soc of Amer; Belgian Registration Assn; VP Dawson Co Fair Assn; Lexington Co-op Oil Assn; Meth Ch, trustee; Rep; hobby, horses; parents came to Dawson Co 1879, father farmer, stockman, Dawson Co commr several years; res Lexington.
HOLMES, DONALD PIATT: Publisher; b Chicago, Ill Dec 11, 1903; s of James C Holmes-Emily Piatt; ed Gothenburg HS 1923; HS all-state half-back 1922; KSTC; Caledonian; mbr football team 1924; m Hazelle I Baker June 23, 1926 Berthoud Colo; s Don Piatt; 1908 came to Gothenburg with father who estab Gothenburg Times, 1925 pur Gothenburg Independent & consolidated with Times; 1923 after finishing HS worked in printing off of Gothenburg Times, then 1 year as opr Lexington Clipper; 1925 with Gothenburg Times; since father's death in 1936 has been publisher of Times with brother, Russell D partner; Country Club; C of C; Presby Ch; Dem; hobby, amateur radio, opr station W9EKP; res Gothenburg.
HOLMES, RUSSELL DECKER: Publisher; b Chicago, Ill Aug 20, 1896; s of James C Holmes-Emily Piatt; ed Gothenburg HS 1915; m Goldie M Sigler June 5, 1918 Gothenburg; s James Daniel; d Bertha Emily; 1908 came to Gothenburg with father who established Gothenburg Times, consolidated with Independent 1925; 1915- with Gothenburg Times, since father's death 1936 publishes paper with brother, Don P as ptr; Country Club; C of C; Presby Ch; Dem; res Gothenburg.
HOUSE, M E: Dentist; b Wauseon, O Jan 24, 1864; s of Jacob House-Alice Way; ed Wauseon 0; Kansas City Dental Coll, Kansas City, Mo; DDS 1882; grad work NY, Chicago & Kansas City, Mo; m Hattie Cole Jan 16, 1895 Lexington (dec Oct 28, 1931); 1883-85 dentist, Burlington Kas; 1886-89 dentist, Shelton; 1880- dentist, Lexington; AF&AM 61, Scot Rite Hastings; C of C; Presby Ch; Rep; res Lexington.
HYDE, MASON EGBERT: Farmer & Nurseryman; b Franklin Co, Neb Nov 16, 1884; s of Henry Egbert Hyde-Minnie Jane Norsworthy; ed Wilcox HS 1903; Franklin Acad 1905; Colo Coll, Colo Springs, debate team; capt track team; Delta Phi Theta; m Fanny Almena Blank June 19, 1912 Macon; s Henry Glenn, Mason Egbert Jr, d Rachel Elizabeth (Mrs Alvin Bringelson); 1906-07 tchr, Franklin Co; 1908-09 athletic coach & tchr, Franklin HS; 1909-11 cash, Macon State Bank also P M, Macon; 1911-12 asst cash, Farnam State Bank; 1912- farmer 3 3/4 mi SW Gothenburg; 1927- opr Gothenburg Nurseries on farm; opr service station on farm; during Mexican border trouble served 2 years NNG; during World War 1st sgt co L 5th Neb regiment; mbr several years exec bd of Neb St Grange, 9 years chmn; 1923-25, 1935-37 mbr Neb Legislature, fall 1935 mbr special session; AF&AM 249; Scot Rite, Hastings; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, hunting, reading, seed corn, trees, shrubbery; mother homesteaded 8 mi NE Gothenburg 1878, father homesteaded in Franklin Co 1877; res 3 3/4 mi SW Gothenburg.
JACOBSON, GUY KENNETH: President Mill & Elevator Co; b Lexington Neb Aug 15, 1897; s of John Jacobson-Katherine Sickles Lamma; ed Lexington HS; U of N; m Bernice Olive France Aug 7, 1923 Syracuse; s Jack France, Lee Dale; d Shirley Anne; 1917-19 Neb state corporation clk in state secy's off, Lincoln; 1919- with Lexington Mill & Elevator Co, acct in grain dept 1919-25, secy 1926-30; pres since 1930; Neb Grain Dlrs Assn; Neb Millers Assn, past dir; Omaha Grain Exchange; during World War mbr USSC, located Fort Omaha; Amer Leg, past comm; past secy C of C; Lexington Rod & Gun Club; Meth Ch; parents early Dawson Co settlers; hobbies, hunting, fishing, tennis; res Lexington.
JENNINGS, JOHN JAMES: Retired; b Waukon, Ia Aug 13, 1862; s of John Jennings-Hilah Haynes; ed Waukon Ia; m Jessie B Edwards May 16, 1883 Lansing Ia; s Glenn E, Clarence E; d Celia J (Mrs H A Lainson), Carrie W (Mrs Roger Williams); worked as tinner & in hdw store, Waukon Ia until 1890; 1890 came to Gothenburg with E J Spaulding & they established hdw bus which they oprd until 1938; have record of 49 years continuous oprn, 35 years in original bldg, 1935 constructed new bldg; past dir & past pres Neb Retail Hdw Dlrs Assn, att natl convs; past mbr city coun & sch bd; city clk 7 years, secy cemetery bd 22 years; AF&AM 249, past master; RAM; R&SM Lexington; Scot Rite, Hastings; Tangier Shrine; past pres Kiwanis; Gothenburg Country Club; C of C; past pres; Meth Ch; Rep: hobbies, hunting, fishing; res. Gothenburg.
JENSEN, ARTHUR: Manager MillIng Co; b Cozad, Neb Mar 26, 1906; s of Peter Jensen-Agusta Rasmussen; ed Cozad; m Florence Jacobsen Oct 6, 1926 Cozad; s Warren A, Willard P; 1923-29 mgr Cozad Livestock Shipping Assn; 1925-29 in hay bus in Cozad; 1929- mgr Cozad plant of Allied Mills Inc, Chicago; pres bd of edn; past pres, past secy C of C; past pres Rotary; KP; IOOF; Lakeview Golf Club; Presby Ch, trustee; Rep; hobbies, golf, hunting; father came from Denmark to Neb 1890, farmer, Dawson Co; Co assessor several years; res Cozad.
JOHNSON, FRANK M: Attorney; b Seward Co, Neb June 11, 1897; s of Louis N Johnson-Sarah E Stine; ed Cozad HS; U of N, LLB 1925; Acacia; Phi Delta Phi; m Arvilla M Johnson Aug 30, 1930 Lincoln; 1925 adm to bar; 1926- prac law, Lexington; 1927-28 secy to Gov Adam McMullen, Lincoln; Dawson Co, Western Neb & Neb St Bar Assns; U of N regent; AF&AM 188, Cozad; Scot Rite, Tehama Shrine, Hastings; pres Rotary; C of C; Lexington Rod & Gun Club; Uni Club, Lincoln; Rep, del to natl conv in Cleveland, 1924; hobbies, hunting, fishing, gardening, looking after farm; res Lexington.
JOHNSTON, ROSCOE C: Farmer; b McLean Co, Ill Apr 16, 1875; s of George S Johnston- Isabel Birney; ed Lexington HS; m Mary Wilder Feb 28 1901 Lexington; s Milton M; d Ruth (Mrs William Bluel), Adah (Mrs Fred Teets), Isabel (Mrs Lloyd Smith), Jane (Mrs Milton Iossi); 1898-1906 farmed rented farm in Dawson Co; 1906 pur 160 A land; 1912 pur father's home, 160 A; now has 280 A under irrigation, using both pump & ditch systems; prin crops corn, alfalfa; buys & feeds cattle; raises & feeds Duroc Jersey hogs; 1931 Master Farmer of Neb & eastern Colo; advocates building up land by crop rotation; booster for irrigation, has given talks to various farmers' meetings in central Neb; mbr sch bd 13 years; dir Lexington Livestock Shipping Assn; past mbr Kiwanis; trustee Lexington pct Comm Center; Meth Ch, bd mbr; Rep; hobby, livestock; Mrs. Johnston's hobby is fancy needlework; res 3 mi N Lexington.
KAIN, LLOYD: Publisher; b Wallace, Neb Nov 29, 1900; s of Aaron Kain-Nellie Farmer; ed Gothenburg HS; m Dorothy Rosenberg June 15, 1928 Grand Island; d Jeanne Marie; 1919-24 printer for Gothenburg Times; 1924-26 organizer for natl hdqrs of Amer Leg in Mo, 1 year with Los Angeles Examiner; 1927-33 salesman for DuPont Co; 1933-owner & publisher Lexington Clipper; 1937 pur Dawson Co Pioneer & consolidated with Clipper; during World War enl July 2, 1917, co L 134th inf, AEF, co C 112th field service batt, disch May 10, 1919; pres sch bd; NPA; IOOF; C of C; Amer Leg, past state vice-comm, past dist comm, past post comm at Lexington & Gothenburg; Rep; pres Founders Day for Neb; hobby,
Amer Leg work; off 116 E 6th; res 910 Washington, Lexington.
KALOUS, FRANK JR: Produce Dlr: b Czechoslovakia Dec 13, 1876; s of Frank Kalous Sr-Anna ___: ed Custer Co; m Minnie Radcliff June 9, 1906 Sumner; s Harold; d Geraldine Opal (Mrs Garland Potter); 1882 came to US with parents, resided in Stanton 3 yrs, then in Box Butte Co, then to Custer Co 1891 & farmed several years; 1900 came to Dawson Co, settled in Sumner; 1903-06 owned & oprd transfer line; 1907- produce dlr, Sumner; with son owns & opr Kay theatre; past mbr IOOF & MWA; past mbr village bd; Rep; hobby, travel; Mrs Kalous active in club work; hobby, flowers; res Sumner.
KITTENBRINK, BELLE RALSTON: Bank Director; b Belfast, Ireland June 3, 1875; d of John Ralston-Mary Askin; ed Dawson Co; Denver Bus Coll; m William Kittenbrink Sept 10, 1932 Gothenburg; 1884 with parents came from Ireland to Neb, homesteaded in Dawson Co; 1895-97 steno in law off, Denver; 1897-1900 Keith Co deputy clk; 1900-02 cash, State Bank of Maywood: 1902- 05 cash Gothenburg Natl Bank; 1905-26 cash First State Bank of Gothenburg, 1926-33 pres, 1933 dir; Dem; res Gothenburg.
KITTENBRINK, WILLIAM: Banker; Aurora, Ind Mar 27, 1878; s of John Henry Kittenbrink-___ Ferhback; ed Aurora Ind; m Belle M Ralston Sept 10, 1932 Gothenburg; 1901 came to Neb, became farmer & stockman in Dawson Co; raises Hereford cattle & grain crops; a promoter & dir of Thirty-mile Irrigation Canal; pres & dir of Six-mile Ditch; has 4 irrigation wells, 3200 A grazing land & 1000 A valley land under irrigation for farming; 1933- pres First State Bank, Gothenburg, C of C; Meth Ch, trustee; hobby, irrigation; parents b in Germany, settled In Ind; res Gothenburg.
KJAR, ALBERT A: Grain, Coal, Implement Dealer; b Dawson Co, Neb May 9, 1890; s of Christian A Kjar- Mary Ogarsolka; ed Lexington HS; U of N Sch of Agr 1911; m Veronica Stuart Apr 17, 1919 Lexington (dec); s Albert W; 1916- farmer, stockman Dawson Co; 1934- grain, feed, coal & farm impl bus, Lexington; dir & VP Platte Valley Pub Power & Irrigaion Dist; pres Dawson Co Public Power Dist; 1936- mayor; past mbr city coun; Natl Hay & Grain Assn; C of C, past pres 2 years; Rotary; Lexington Rod & Gun Club; KC, past state dep; Dem; hobbies, hunting, horseback riding; res Lexington.
KJAR, CARL W: Farmer; b Dawson Co, Neb Mar 22, 1888; s of Christian A Kjar-Mary Ogarsolka; ed Lexington HS; U of N Sch of Agr; Grand Island Bus Coll; m Clara L Duryea Sept 16, 1909 Lexington; s Robert V, Carl J, Paul F, Eugene E; d Rosalie (Mrs Orval Gifford), Margaret A, Patricia L; 1909 farmed in Dawson Co, raised purebred Shorthorn cattle 10 years; 1925- raises Holstein cattle; 1931 raises sugar beets; sons have shown cattle & have won several prizes in Dawson Co fairs; owner 240 A irrigated land, using wells; mbr dist 38 sch bd since 1910; Dawson Co dir & pres bd of dir Grand Island sugar beet dist; dir Natl Beet Growers Assn which covers 7 western beet growing states: Dawson Co Water Users Assn; chmn Lexington pct of Agr Conservation Com, KC, past grand knight, Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, baseball; res Lexington.
KJAR, HANS C: Farmer; b Dawson Co, Neb July 6, 1882; s of Christian C Kjar-Mary Ogorsolka; ed Dawson Co; m Agnes A Lauby July 26, 1905 Lexington; s William C, Arthur C, Henry C, Harold A; d Martha (Mrs Edwin Mazenac), Agnes, Evelyn; 1901- farmer, Dawson Co; owner 288 A, 144 A under irrigation, 80 A grazing land; prin crops corn & alfalfa, raised Hereford cattle until 1930; 1930 buyer, feeder, seller of cattle; 1930 estab Kjar Fur Farm, one of leading fox farms in US, raises approximately 400 black silver foxes a year; mbr advisory bd of M&M Fox Producers Assn; pres Neb Pur Breeders Assn; dir Dawson Co Water Assn; C of C; treas K C Ins Co, KC; Cath Ch, secy bd of trustees; Dem; hobbies, carpentry, woodwork; res 4 mi W Lexington.
KLEINHANS, CHARLES F: Publisher; b Clayton Co, Ia. Nov 26, 1867; s of Herman Kleinhans-Nettie Sterns; ed Clayton Ia HS; m Mary Gibbons Stevens June 28 1899 Cozad; 1884-85 clk First Natl Bank, Griswold Ia; 1885-88 comml photographer; 1888 printer in job shop, Beatrice; 1888-91 printer for Filley Review, Filley; 1891-97 city editor & mechanic Beatrice Daily Times; 1898 publisher Cozad Local, published weekly until 1924, semi-weekly since; also does comml photography; penmanship tchr Gage Co 4 years; IOOF past noble grand; C of C; Rep; Chris Ch; hobby, photography; father born Hanover, Germany, mother in Cincinnati; father chemist in Ia & Neb; res Cozad.
KLEINHANS, MARY S: Publisher; b Greenville N Y Apr 9, 1868; d of Jay Gibbons-Emily Lockwood; ed Greenville N Y HS; m Samuel I Stevens Apr 26, 1886 Greenville N Y (dec); s David F; d Elizabeth (Mrs Troy Berryman); m Charles F Kleinhans June 28, 1899 Cozad; 1889 came to Cozad; 1897 pur newspaper Cozad Messenger, changed name to Cozad Local, weekly paper; after husband's death published paper indep until marriage to Mr Kleinhans, now publish semi-weekly paper in partnership; active in type setting, gathering news 10 years; now edits one column; Woman's Club; OES; Rebekah; WCTU; Chris Sci Soc, hobbies, fancy work, sewing; res Cozad.
KLINE, BARTON LEE: Superintendent of Schools; b Whitehall, Mont Dec 27, 1902; s of Benjamin L Barton Kline-Esther Myrtle Coppernoll; ed Alliance HS 1920; Cotner Coll, BSc 1929; U of N, MA 1934; Pi Kappa Delta; Phi Delta Kappa; m Beth Doris Eaton Oct 31, 1920 Alliance; s Barton Leon, Donald Franklin; 1924-29 supt of schs & tchr, Pleasant Dale; 1929-34 supt of schs & tchr, Rosalie; 1934-38 supt of schs, Bridgeport; 1938- supt of schs, Gothenburg; life mbr NEA; NSTA: Neb School Masters Club; 4 years chmn Wyo-Braska area BSA; 1936 awarded Jr C of C key for services to Bridgeport comm; Kiwanis; Lions, Bridgeport; dir C of C; Country Club; author articles for ednl journals; has delivered several addresses for sch commencements, churches, natl holidays, PTA groups, tchrs insts, women's clubs, etc; Meth Ch; hobbies, fishing, stamp collectIng; res Gothenburg.
KNAPPLE, FRED L: Veterinarian; b Lexington, Neb May 27, 1895; s of George F Knapple-Sarah Frances Yoder; ed Lexington HS; Kansas City Veterinary Coll, DVM 1918; m Leota Beardslee Jan 1, 1919 Lexington; s Glenn F; d Virginia L, Lois E; 1919- veterinarian in Dawson & Gosper Cos; opr stock farm in Gosper Co; Neb St Veterinary Med Assn; C of C; AF&AM 61; IOOF; Rotary; during World War in 89th div co I 355th inf; Amer Leg; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, horses; father b in Germany, came to U S when 1 year old, to Neb 1883, farmer & stockman Gosper Co; res 5 mi S Lexington.
KNAUSS, CHARLES G: Farmer & Stockman; b Dawson Co, Neb July 14, 1890; s of Jacob C Knauss-Lydia E Shelly; ed Cozad HS; m Vernie M Harrington June 22, 1910 Dawson Co; s Harold L, Elwood H; d Marie (Mrs Cook), Claire (Mrs Kinnan); 1911-37 farmer, stockman Dawson Co; farmed approximately 480 A now irrigated, had 1100 A grazing land which son Harold now handles; 1937- ret; mbr bd of edn; pres Farmers Eleveator Co; dir C of C; AF&AM 188, past master; Scot Rite, Gothenburg; Chris Ch, deacon; Rep; parents came from Ill to Dawson Co 1886, father farmer & stockman; res Cozad.
KOCH, HOWARD FREDERICK: Real Estate & Insurance agent; b Philadelphia, Penn June 24, 1865; s of Charles William Frederick Koch-Ann Maria Cowgill; ed Philadelphia; m Nina Strever 1885 Plum Creek (dec); s Franklin Howard, Lewis; d Sara (Mrs Milo B Taylor); m Nettle May Thornton Dec 1914 Galesburg Ill; 1877 came to Dawson Co, where father had homesteaded 7 mi N Plum Creek 1876; worked with father on homestead: 1886-89 farmed father's homestead; 1889-1907 farmed near Cozad, ext wheat farmer, opr threshing mach; 1907- in real est & ins bus, Cozad; still has farm ints, in ptrship with son Franklin, who farms, raises hogs & Belgian horses; 6 years mayor Cozad; Chris Ch, trustee, choir leader 16 years; Dem; has taken 11 winter fishing trips to Fla with Sam Schooley; hobby, farming; res Cozad.
LABOUNTY, ALBERT: Merchant; b Gilman, Ill Oct 1, 1867; s of Peter LaBounty-Mary DeMarse; ed Ill; Neb; m Rillie Moffett Mar 6, 1890; Lawrence (dec Feb 20, 1920), s Alan, Marion; d Ethel (Mrs Harold Ealy), Virgie (Mrs C R Logan), Ina (Mrs Lloyd Slonecker); m Nora Crossgrove June 11, 1922 Farnam; 1889-93 farmer, Nuckolls Co; 1893-1901 farmed in Lincoln Co, near Farnam; 1901-05 oprd livery barn, Moorefield; 1905-10 oprd tele exch; 1908-17 owner & opr Farnam Tele Exchange; 1917- owner & opr A LaBounty Hdw, Farnam; 1915-17 mbr Neb legislature; mbr city coun several years; Comm Club; Dem; hobby, fishing; parents b in Can, 1878 came to Nelson, father farmer; res Farnam.
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