NEGenWeb Project - Dawson County
Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940
LOUTZENHEISER, EDWIN J: Banker; b Chelsea, Ia June 4, 1882; s of William R Loutzenheiser-Martha. B Clem; ed Chelsea Ia; Cedar Rapids Ia Bus Coll; m Anna Wicklund Nov 25, 1910 Gothenburg; s Edwin J Jr, Thomas B; d June Bernice (Mrs Rex Tinsman), Carolyn B, Marian A; 1902-03 asst cash, Chelsea Ia State Bank; 1903-06 asst cash First Natl Bank, Chelsea Ia; 1906-09 cash Gothenburg Natl Bank; 1909-15 VP; 1915- VP Gothenburg State Bank, successor to Gothenburg Natl Bank; during World War NNG 1st sgr; served in Mex border trouble 1916; 1918-20 mayor; an org, 1st chmn lib bd; chmn Gothenburg ch ARC; AF&AM 249, past master, past venerable master; Scot Rite & Tehama Shrine, Hastings; C of C; ch mbr & past pres Kiwanis; Country Club; Meth Ch, SS supt, trustee; 14 years chmn Dawson Co Rep Central Com; hobby, hunting; res Gothenburg.
MCGUIRE, PAUL: Auto Dealer; b Wood River, Neb Dec 17, 1898; s of Patrick W McGuire-Katherine O'Neill; ed Wood River HS; m Lois C Shick June 1, 1921 Wood River; s Robert J; d Alice Pauline, Jane Marie, Kay Ann; 1914-20 orchestra mbr, Wood River; 1919-23 opr Ford agcy, in ptrship with brother, Wood River; 1933- owner & mgr Ford acy, Lexington; 1938- ptr in McGuire-Souder Motor Co, North Platte; Natl Auto Dlrs Assn; Wood River village bd, past mbr; dir C of C; Rotary; Lexington Rod & Gun Club; Cath Ch; hobby, hunting; res Lexington.
MCKEE, ORA L: Optometrist; b Dawson Co, Neb May 25, 1895; s of William I McKee-Minnie Perkie; ed Lexington HS; Needles Coll of Optometry, Kansas City Mo, OD 1917; m Helen Steward Dec 7, 1920 Lexington; 1919-25 optometrist for brother, J G McKee, Lexington; 1925- in optical & jewelry bus, Lexington; Neb Assn of Optometrists, 3rd VP, past 2nd VP; Amer Optometric Assn; AF&AM 61, RAM, R&SM, Lexington; Rotary; C of C; Amer Leg, past comm; Lexington Rod & Gun Club; during World War enl May 1917, in co E 147th inf, AEF 10 mos, line sgt, disch Sept 1919; hobby, hunting; off 5th & Washington; res 211 West 8th, Lexington.
MATZ, GUSTAVUS A: Executive; b Portsmouth, O Dec 30, 1863; s of John Matz-Dora T Eckle; ed Ohio; m Minnie Slattery Feb 1890 Harrisonville O (dec); d Ethel (Mrs Lloyd Andeson), Lillian (Mrs Archie Smith); m Mary Jua Ashby Feb 22 1912 Minden; d Doris Virginia; 1884 came to Dawson Co & worked on cattle ranch on Loup River until 1886; 8 mos foreman Gen Dillworth Ranch, SE Lexington; 1 1/2 years opr sale barn, Plum Creek; 1890-94 stockman N of Cozad; 1894-95 with Seattle Coal & Iron Co, Portland Ore; 1895- in cattle bus, Dawson Co, raises Hereford cattle, horses & mules; opr 2 ranches each of 2560 A in Custer & Dawson Cos, also 800 A stock farm near Cozad & other rented farms; 1930- pres First Natl Bank, Cozad; MWA; IOOF; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, stock bus; father was carp, mason, contr in New England states; res Cozad.
MEAD, EARL C: Farmer; b North Henderson, Ill Aug 6, 1899; s of Harry C Mead-Mary H Slade; ed Cozad HS; U of N; m Ethel M Gibson Dec 25, 1918 Cozad; s Clifford L; d Margaret L; 1903 came to Cozad with parents after HS graduation farmed 3 mi N of Cozad until 1935; 1935- farmer NW of Cozad, prin crops alfalfa, corn, wheat, owns 600 A, 500 A irrigated; dir & pres Cozad Co-op Oil Co; secy Cozad Irrigation Ditch Co, Meth Ch, trustee; hobby, hybrid seed corn; res 4 mi NW Cozad.
MENKE, MARION: Farmer & Stockman; b Lexington, Neb Jan. 26, 1904; s of Fred A Menke-Marian Gunn; ed Lexington; m Helen M Strauss Sept 10, 1924 Denver; d Marian Kathryn; Patsy Ann; farmed as ptr of father 3 years began farming in Dawson Co with 320 A irrigated land, now owns 800 A under irrigation, 1280 A grazing land in Dawson Co; prin crops corn & alfalfa; handles approximately 800 Hereford cattle a year; raises, buys, feeds hogs, enters cattle in co fair; pres Farmers Co-op Oil Assn of Lexington; Neb Stockgrower's Assn; past mbr exec com of Neb St Irrigation Assn; chmn of Plum Creekers Lexington Rod & Gun Club; 1928 chmn bldg com Buffalo Grove Presby Ch mbr bd of trustees & chmn 1924-39; hobbies, irrigation, sports; parents came to Plum Creek, (now Lexington) in 1882; pur land from UP RR father farmer & pioneer in irrigation in Dawson Co; res 8 mi NW Lexington.
MILLER, GLENN E: Superintendent of Schools; b Ravenna, Neb May 28, 1894; s of Oscar L Miller-Nellie Kean; ed Ravenna HS; U of N, BA 1916, MA 1929; U of Washington; Phi Delta Kappa; m Nina Hull Aug 12, 1921 Newell S D; s Eugene Arundel; d Millicent Nina; 1916-17 prin Beaver City HS; 1919-20 traveling salesman for Neb Consolidated Mills, in Western Neb, eastern Wyo & Black Hills; 1921 tchr, Greeley Colo HS; 1921-24 prin Ravenna HS, 1924-1934 supt; 1934-35 prac law, Ravenna; 1935- supt schs in Lexington; during World War Aug 25, 1917 to June 25, 1919 2nd ROTC Fort Snelling Minn, 10th inf Fort Harrison Ind, 142nd inf Camp Boyd Tex, AEF 10 mos, recd French war medal Croix de Guerre; Amer Leg, post 111, past comm post 332; Neb St Bar Assn; NSTA, past pres dist 4, past mbr exec com; NEA; AF&AM, Scot Rite; Shrine; OES, past patron; C of C; Rotary; Presby Ch Rep; hobby, farming; res Lexington.
MONTGOMERY, JAMES B: Farmer & Stockman; b Mt Pleasant, Ia June 20, 1884; s of John R Montgomery-Rose Haines; ed Henry Co Ia; m Mabel Louise Burdeau Jan 8, 1908 Lexington; s Donald B; d Helen Elizabeth (Mrs William Johnson); reared on father's farm in Ia; 1903-05 with Weed Lbr Co, Cal; 1906-08 oprd rented farm, Dawson Co; 1908- farmer, stockman near Cozad; prin crops corn & alfalfa; raises hogs & cattle for market; owns 280 A valley land, 100 A of which is irrigated; 320 A grazing land, also leases 320 A grazing land; son, Donald B is ptr; past mbr sch bd; Dem; hobby, fishing; res 4 mi N Cozad.
MORGAN, JOSEPH W: Oil Dealer; b Washington, Ind Apr 15, 1890; s of Valentine E Morgan-Mary Miles; ed Dawson Co; m Stella A Shaw June 24, 1915 Kearney; s Roland J, Merle S; d Barbara, Jane; 1909-13 mechanic in Bancroft Garage, Lexington: 1913-30 owner & mgr Morgan Motor Co, Dodge & Buick dlrs, Lexington; 1926- mgr Lexington Co-op Oil Co; 1930- owner & mgr Morgan Oil Co. Lexington, Super Service station; Neb Indep Oil Dlrs Assn; dir Dawson Co Fair Assn; mbr city coun; past pres C of C; past secy Country Club; dir Lincoln Highway Memorial Assn; Neb Safety Coun; Lexington Rod & Gun Club; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Lexington.
MORGAN, STELLA SHAW: Homemaker; b Lexington, Neb May 23, 1892; d of Herbert C Shaw-Theresa Koehn; ed Lexington HS; Lexington Bus Coll: m Joseph W Morgan June 24, 1915 Kearney; s Roland J, Merle S; d Barbara Jane; 1911-13 bkkpr, steno & collector J S Bancroft Motor Co, Lexington; 1913-30 collector, bkkpr, steno Morgan Motor Co: 1930- collector, Morgan Oil Co; past pres bd of edn; B&PW, past pres: 1938 chmn dist 1 of Neb; past treas, past VP Woman's Club; Presby Ch, mbr choir; hobby, music; res Lexington.
NEFF, HELEN CARSON: Homemaker; b Colorado Springs, Colo Nov 6, 1899; d of J P Carson-Eva L LaRue; ed Lincoln HS; U of N; m Milton H Neff Aug 31, 1922 Lincoln; d Dorothy Helen, Doris Jeanne; 1917-18 tchr, Dundy Co: 1918-19 tchr Morrill. Co; 1921-23 grad tchr, Lexington; past pres Woman's Club 2 years, chmn Internatl relations dept 2 years, leader home dept 2 years, 6th dist chmn of juniors 2 years, Dawson Co pres 1 year; Amer Leg aux, past pres, 5 years child welfare chmn; Lexington Mothers Club; chmn Christmas Seal drive several years; ARC, ch chmn 2 years; ch chmn of volunteer service 10 years; leader of 4-H Club; Meth Ch, Missionary Soc & Ladies Aid, Kearney dist secy of Wesleyan Service Guild 4 years, SS supt of primary dept several years, past 10 years supt beginners dept, 2 years gen supt of Meth daily vacation Bible sch, 2 years dept supt of union daily vacation Bible sch; res Lexington.
NEIL, ELMER F: Farmer & Stockman; b Gentry Co, Mo Dec 27, 1873; s of Lloyd N Neil-Sarah E Jolly; ed Lexington HS; Grand Island Coll; m Ethel J Grafton Oct 20, 1898 Lexington; s Harley G, Noel J, Wayne F; farmed in ptrship with father & 2 brothers until father's death in 1921 then with brothers until 1927; 1927- farmed 560 A, some irrigated, raises Hereford Cattle, Hampshire & Spotted Poland China Hogs, alfalfa, Corn; Master Farmer of Neb & Colo 1930; mbr sch bd many years; mbr Neb legislature 1931-33; pres Dawson Co Farm Bur 10 years; pres Lexington Co-op Oil Assn 6 years; Meth Ch, dir; parents came from Mo to Neb 1884, father farmer & stockman, Dawson Co treas 4 years; res 10 mi SE Cozad.
NEIL, LEO: Farmer & Stockman; b Dawson Co, Neb Oct 1, 1889; s of Lloyd N Neil-Sarah Jolly; ed Dawson Co; Lexington Bus Coll; m Eulah Jordan Sept 1, 1920 Crown Point Ind: s Norval V; 1911-18 oprd 60 A citrus fruit farm, Florida; 1918- farmer, stockman, Dawson Co; treas sch bd; dir Lexington Co-op Oil Assn; dir
Thirty Mi Canal Assn; Master Farmer 1933; Rotary; AF&AM 61; Meth Ch; hobby, traveling; parents came from Mo to Dawson Co 1884, father farmer & stockman, Dawson Co treas 4 years; res 10 mi SW Lexington.
NESLUND, JOHN WALLACE: Physician & Surgeon; b Henry Co, Ill June 19, 1882; s of Andrew O Neslund-Carrie Wexell; ed Galva Ill HS; Mendota Coll, Mendota Ill, BA 1907; Cotner U, MD 1915; m Grace Dickinson Dec 31, 1907 Davenport Ia (dec Apr 1, 1924); m Grace T Walford June 19, 1925 Burwell; s Doyle Jo; d June M; ordained to Chris Ch ministry at Davenport Ia 1909; 1908-15 held pastorates at Alexis & Rock Falls Ill, at Cozad, Brock, Nebraska City & Valparaiso; 1915- phys & surg, Cozad; 1919-24 municipal judge, Cozad; Neb St & AMA; Chris Ch; hobby, music; res Cozad.
OLSSON JOSEPH L: Optometrist; b Lexington, Neb Jan 6, 1900; s of Peter Olsson-Hilda Anderson; ed Lexington HS; Northern Ill Coll of optometry, Chicago, OD 1927; m Vere Rosenberg Sept 1927 Lexington; 1920-21 steno for Lexington Mill & Elevator Co; 1922-23 tchr, Moffat Co Colo; 1923-26 with George Lincoln tailoring bus, Lexington; 1927- optometrist, Lexington; Neb Assn of optometrists Inc; city clk since 1930; mbr lib bd; AF&AM 61, past master; C of C; Amer Leg, past adj; during World. War, in SATC Des Moines Coll; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, gardening; res Lexington.
OMAN, LESTER E: Oil Dealer; b Custer Co, Neb June 12, 1901; s of William Oman-Minnie Huffman; ed Dawson Co; Gothenburg HS; m Elizabeth G Jefferson Oct 4, 1922 Gothenburg; spent boyhood on farm, after finishing sch was farmer & stockman in Dawson Co until 1928; 1928- owner & mgr Oman Service Station, Gothenburg; AF&AM 249, Jr warden; C of C; Country Club; First Bapt Ch; hobbles, hunting; boating, golf, fishing; parents b in Sweden, came to US 1869, to Custer Co 1890; res Gothenburg.
PARKER, SAMUEL: Banker; b Allegheny, Penn Mar 5, 1863; s of Samuel Parker-Sarah Ridge; ed Allegheny Penn; Duff's Bus Coll, Pittsburgh, Penn; m Minnie Tufts Apr 12, 1893 Dawson Co; d Janet (Mrs C B Parker), Margaret (Mrs John Rowland), Louise Lintner; before coming west held various positions in printing off, RR off, on steamboat & as messenger at Pittsburgh Exposition; 1884 came to Neb, homesteaded near Farnam; 1887-89 worked on horse ranch in Lincoln Co; 1889-91 oprd newspaper in Farnam; 1891-97 farmed; 1897-1904 grain dlr; 1904 estab Farnam Bank, cash until 1919; 1919- pres Farnam Bank; sch bd dir 32 years; mbr village bd 4 years; IOOF; Comm Club; hobby, fishing; father b in Ireland, was bldg contr in Penn, mother b in N Y & of Irish descent; res Farnam.
PERRY, ROSCOE S: Lumber Dealer; b Danvers, Ill Nov 24, 1888; s of Samuel Perry-Elizabeth Ann Rudkin; ed Bloomington Ill HS; Western Mil Acad, Alton Ill; m Genevieve Parkhurst June 25, 1913 Lincoln; s Samuel Huntington; d Elizabeth Ann; 1911-13, 1917-18 mgr Mutual Grain Co, Indianapolis Ind; 1913-17 co-ptr & opr Perry & Simpson Grain Co, St Joseph Ill; 1919-25 underwriter for Union Auto Ins Co, Lincoln; 1925-28 owner & mgr R S Perry Lbr & Coal Co, Lincoln; 1929- gen mgr, ptr of P D Caldwell of Lincoln in Perry-Caldwell Lbr Co, Cozad; has farm ints in Dawson Co; chmn Cozad Municipal Light Plant; dir First Fed S & L Assn; AF&AM 188, Scot Rite, Sesostris Shrine at Lincoln; Rotary, past pres; C of C, past pres; Amer Leg; during World War in USN, enl June 1918 disch Feb 1919, Great Lakes Training Station, transportation dept; hobbies, fishing, hunting, farming; res Cozad.
POTTER, BIRD S: Druggist; b Gothenburg, Neb Sept 16, 1888; s of W R Potter-Christian Ann Good; ed Gothenburg HS; Creighton U, PhG 1909; m Hazel M Strahle June 10, 1914 Gothenburg; s Paul E, William C; 1909-11 emp as pharm in Council Bluffs Ia & Gothenburg; 1911 pur drug bus in Gothenburg, owner & mgr since; past pres Neb St Pharm Assn, mbr exec bd; past mbr examining bd; NARD; past pres bd of edn; past pres, ch mbr & one of 1st dirs C of C; pres lib bd; Master Mcht 1935; AF&AM 249, Scot Rite, Tehama Shrine, Hastings; Country Club; Presby Ch; hobby, travel; parents b in Penn, 1884 came to Neb, father farmer & stockman in Dawson Co; res Gothenburg.
PRASCH, RAY E: Machinist, b Lexington, Neb Jan 16, 1907; s of Charles A Prasch-Ellen M Hanson; ed Lexington HS; U of N; Delta Tau Delta; m Evelyn Crosier Sept 3, 1930 Stapleton; d Marlene J; 1929-35 with Safeway Stores, located at North Platte, Aurora, York & Lexington; 1935- part owner of groc bus Prasch Bros in Lexington; Rotary; C of C; Lexington Rod & Gun Club; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, hunting, fishing, golf, horseback riding res Lexington.
PYLE, BERT WILLIAM: Physician & Surgeon; b Kewanee, Ill 1903; s of John H Pyle-Margaret B Dorrance; ed Pawnee City HS; U of N, BSc 1925, MD 1928; Omega Beta Pi; Phi Chi; m Florence Frahm 1929 Lincoln; s Bert William Jr; d Joan Carolyn; 1928- Gothenburg; Neb St & AMA; UP surg; pres Gothenburg C of C; Kiwanis; AF&AM, master; Rep; Presby Ch; hobbles, golf, breeding Amer saddle horses; off Potter Bldg; res 1421 Lake Street, Gothenburg.
RASMUSSEN, THEODORE F S: Manager Elevator Co; b Denmark Jan 20, 1867; s of Frederick Rasmussen- Theresia Weigandt; ed Lake Forest Ill HS; m Christiana Christensen Oct 10, 1892 Cozad; s Fred A, Lloyd N; 1867 came with parents to Amer. father farmed in Ill; 1882 moved to Dawson Co, father farmed; 1886-87 worked for Lexington Mill & Elevator Co; 1887-1900 farmer, stockman; 1900-03 mgr Peve Grain Co, Cozad; 1903-11 farmer, stockman; 1906 one of org of Farmers Elevator Co, Cozad, secy short time, gen mgr since 1908; 1930- dir & VP First Natl Bank of Cozad; IOOF 55, past noble grand; Presby Ch; res Cozad.
REEVES, ALFRED EDWIN: Physician & Surgeon; b Clay Co, Ia Mar 18, 1881; s of Nelson G Reeves-Jessie Rose; ed Ridgeway Mo HS; Emsworth Med Coll, St Joseph Mo, MD 1904; m Maude Taylor June 7, 1905 Curtis; s Richard Edwin; d Lorraine Betty; interne at Emsworth Hosp, St Joseph Mo 1903; 1904- phys & surg, Farnam; 1925 estab Reeves Memorial Hosp, Farnam; mbr sch bd several years; past pres Dawson Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; AF&AM 168; IOOF, past noble grand; pres Comm Club; Amer Leg, post comm; during World War Apr 7, 1917-Aug 26 1919, capt in med corps, mbr AEF 11 mos; Rep; hobby, hunting; res Farnam.
REUTLINGER, ROY RALPH: Machinist; b Clay Center, Neb Oct 23, 1895; s of Fredrick Reutlinger- Matilda Cape; ed Grand Island HS; m Anna Jane Rhodes May 31, 1918 Hastings; s LeRoy Robert, Richard David; d Bobette; 1913-15 with Kaufmann's Store, Grand Island; 1915-19 with Kaufmann & Wernert Store, Kearney; 1919-22 ptr, Kaufmann & Reutlinger Co, Greybull Wyo; 1922-30 mgr L R Brininger Co, Alliance; 1930-35 with Kaufmann Store, Grand Island; 1935- ptr & mgr Reutlinger's 5c & 10c Store, Lexington; past pres Lions, Alliance; AF&AM, Greybull Wyo, past venerable master at Alliance, Scot Rite at Alliance; C of C, past dir; Rotary; Amer Leg, comm Lexington, past comm Alliance; during World War in Co B 222nd FSB 8 mos; Meth Ch; hobby, woodwork; res Lexington.
REYNOLDS, G VERE: Dentist; b Rapid City, S D July 31, 1895; s of Ernest L Reynolds-Mary L Redington; ed Spencer HS; U of N, DDS 1923; Xi Psi Phi; m Ruby M O'Donnell Dec 26, 1922 Omaha; s James Vere; d Marjorie Ruth; 1917-22 bkkpr for CStPM&O RR; 1923- dentist, Lexington; past pres NW Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; past mbr bd of edn; past pres C of C; Rotary; AF&AM 61, past master; Lexington Rod & Gun Club; Amer Leg; during World War, May 21, 1917-Dec 4, 1918 post hosp Fort Logan Colo, then central OTC, Camp Grant Ill; Meth Ch, steward; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing, golf; res Lexington.
RICKEL, LENA BLANCHARD: Newspaper Reporter; b Augusta, Me Nov 18, 1892; d of James E Blanchard-Adeline Owen; ed Cony HS Augusta Me; Colby Coll, Waterville Me, BA 1915 cum laude; Columbia U; Delta Delta Delta; m Harry E Rickel Feb 1, 1920 Augusta Me; d Ruth Owen; 1915-16 language instr in Berwick Acad, Me; 1916-17 industrial secy YWCA, Jersey City N J; 1917-20 translator in foreign language dept of Natl City Bank, NY; 1920- homemaker, Cozad; 1928- reporter for Cozad Local, writes articles for Sun; mbr lib bd; OES, past matron; pres Woman's Club; chmn Cozad branch ARC; chaplain Amer Leg aux; secy Priscilla Club; First Bapt Ch; hobbies, reading, writing; Mr Rickel is in oil & tire bus, World War veteran; Amer Leg; 1630 ancestors came to US from France; father treas of Kennebec Co Me, mother HS tchr & clk of probate court, Augusta Me; res Cozad.
ROBERTS, ATHEA HINE: Music Teacher; b Holyoke, Colo July 17, 1891; d of Merritt Hine-Carrie Quinby; ed Lexington HS; m John H Roberts Mar 7, 1917 Lexington; s
James Freeman; has been giving private piano instruction in Lexington many years; pipe organist for Presby Ch; past pres PEO; past Pres Woman's Club; mbr bd of edn; mbr lib bd; res 305 W 8th, Lexington.
ROBERTS, JOHN H: Banker; b Dawson Co, Neb Nov 23, 1887; s of James T Roberts-Maria Hawarth; ed Lexington HS; m Athea Hine Mar 7, 1917 Lexington; s James F; 1906-07 tchr, Dawson Co; 1907-16 with Dawson Co Natl Bank; 1916 with A E Grantham, Peter Jensen, I W Olive org Farmers State Bank, was asst cash until 1928, VP until 1933, pres since; 1930 with A E Grantham & others org Overton Natl Bank, pres since 1933; 1927-37 local secy-treas Dawson Co Natl Farm Loan Assn; bank is mbr Fed Reserve System; Neb St Bankers Assn; Amer Bankers Assn; past city treas; AF&AM 61, RAM; R&SM; C of C; Lexington Rod & Gun Club, helped org; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, outdoor life; parents came to Dawson Co 1877, father rancher & farmer; res Lexington.
ROSENBERG, CLAUDE C: Merchant; b Washington, Ill Apr 14, 1874; s of Frank J Rosenberg-Anna Case; ed Lexington HS; Neb Wes; m Esther G Erion Aug 7, 1898 Omaha; s Roy D; d Clare (Mrs Harold H Banks), Marjorie (Mrs Claude H Gunn); 1893-95 tchr, Dawson Cc; 1895-98 with Shook Mfg Co, Omaha; 1899- in hdw & impl bus, Lexington; in ptrship with brother owns MidWay Service Station, Mid-Way Supply Co, Rosenberg Lbr Co; Neb Hdw Dlrs Assn; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; dir & past pres Neb Petroleum Marketers Inc; past dir C of C; Lexington Rod & Gun Club; hobbies, golf, horseback riding; off 506 N Washington; res 111 West 11th, Lexington.
ROSENBERG, KEITH: Oil Dealer; b Lexington, Neb Apr 1, 1907; s of R E Rosenberg-Mildred Crane; ed Lexington HS; U of N; Phi Delta Theta; m Ruth Landers Aug 11, 1928 Pueblo Colo; s Donald Frank; 1926-28 with Wilson Hardwood Lbr Co, Los Angeles Calif 6 mos, then oprd Rubaiyat Ball Room at Huntington Park Calif; 1928-29 with Rosenberg Hdw & Furn Co, Lexington; 1929-30 with radio & refrigerator bus of Rosenberg Co, Lexington; 1930- owner Mid-Way Oil Bus, Super Service Sta, Lexington; pres C of C; active in Dawson Co Fair Assn work; Neb Indep Oil Dealers' Assn; Rotary; Lexington Rod & Gun Club; Lakeview Golf Club; hobby, amateur radio, opr station W9EWJ; off Washington & Hiway 30; res 1109 N Jackson, Lexington.
ROSENBERG, RALPH E: Merchant; b Ill May 24, 1881; s of Dr Frank J Rosenberg-Anna M Case; ed Lexington HS; U of N; m Mildred E Crane Feb 26, 1901 Lexington;. s Keith; d Dorothy (Mrs Lloyd Kain); 1901 in ptrship with brother, C C estab Rosenberg Hdw Co, Lexington; now also operating Rosenberg Lbr Co & Mid-Way Service Co; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; Neb Hdw Dlrs Assn; Neb Petroleum Marketers Assn Inc; C of C, past dir; Meth Ch, past trustee; Rep; res Lexington.
ROWLAND, JOHN A: Bank Cashier; b Frontier Co, Neb Sept 21, 1895; s of James M Rowland-Minnie L Flint; ed Farnam. HS; U of N; Alpha Sigma Phi; m Margarette D Parker Aug 22, 1923 Farnam; s John Parker; d Patricia Ann, Barbara Jean; 1914-17 tchr, Frontier Cc; 1919- cash Farnam Bank; pres sch bd; treas & dir Dawson Co Pub Power Dist; dir & treas Farnam Coop Oil Co; U of N Alumni Assn; Comm Club; chmn road com; IOOF, past noble grand; Amer Leg, service ofcr, past post comm & past co comm; during World War enl May 3, 1917 in 1st Neb field hosp, Lincoln later assigned to Rainbow div of 42nd AEF 16 mos, disch May 7, 1917; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; parents early Saline Co settlers, father homesteaded in Frontier Co; res Farnam.
SARNES, LOWELL L: Farmer & Stockman; b Saline Co, Neb May 18, 1905; s of LeRoy Sarnes-Lucy Kelley; ed Lexington HS; m Frances Clara Anderson Oct 12, 1926 Lexington; s Donald LeRoy; d Delma Jean; 1922-24 parts man for Ford Motor Co & clk for Kutz Clothing Co, Lexington; 1924-26 farmed with father, Dawson Co; 1926- farmer, stockman in Dawson Co; owns 160 A valley land, irrigated, raises mostly corn & alfalfa; buys Hereford calves & feeds until yearlings, approximately 650 a year; Farm Bur Bd mbr; Lexington Co-op Oil Assn; Lexington Livestock Shipping Assn; Neb Stockgrowers Assn; Neb Hist Soc; Rotary; Lexington Rod & Gun Club; C of C; Meth Ch, past SS supt, bd mbr; Rep; hobbies, archeology, fishing; res 1 mi N Lexington.
SCHMEECKLE, FREDRICK JOHN: Farmer & Stockman; b Gosper Co, Neb July 30, 1882; s of Gotlob Fredrick Schmeeckle-Caroline Vogel; ed Gosper Co; Boyles Bus Coll, Omaha; m Louise C Hofer May 6, 1909 Eustis; s Dean M, Harold D; d Dorothy V; spent boyhood on father's farm; 1905 began farming for self in Frontier Co while living across road in Gosper Co; 1916- farmer, Dawson Co; now owns 160 A irrigated land, also owns 100 A farm land, 750 A grazing land; main crops corn, wheat, alfalfa; formerly raised cattle, now buys & feeds; also raises hogs & some horses; 2 years dir Thirty Mile Canal; Dawson Co Farm Bur; mbr sch bd 20 years; Dawson Co representative of agrl exbibit at state fair last 16 years; has won prizes for cattle & hogs at Internatl Livestock Show at Chicago, Ak-Sar-Ben in Omaha & at Natl Western Livestock Show at Denver, 1938 had grand champion carload of swine; hobbies, experimenting with crops & grasses, exhibiting at fairs; parents b in Germany, father came to US 1878, mother in 1879; res Cozad.
SCHOOLEY, S W: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Vinton Co, O Apr 14, 1852; s of John Schooley-Amanda Walker; ed Malta Bend Mo; m Ella J Thornton Aug 23, 1892 Buffalo Co; 1876 came in covered wagon to Cozad; worked in printing off 3 years, oprd real estate off 1 year, oprd sheep ranch 5 years; 1885-99 in drug bus; was P M of Cozad 4 years during Pres Cleveland's first administration; 1914- in real est & ins bus, Cozad; prac law in Cozad 3 years, city atty 1 year, police judge 2 years; past mbr city coun; mbr sch board many years; pres Cozad Mutual Tele Co 10 years; IOOF, mbr 62 years, vice grand, noble grand; past mbr KP; Ch of Christ, served as elder, deacon, clk, secy, treas, now trustee; Dem; hobby, fishing; res Cozad.
SCUDDER, LEROY GUY: Stockman; b Hall Co, Neb Sept 23, 1889; s of Benjamin Franklin Scudder-Flora Burger; ed Doniphan HS; Neb Wes; U of N; m Frances Gertrude Otto Nov 9, 1913 Malcolm; s Franklin Ernest; d Frances Flora, Doris Lucille, Gertrude Ruth, Willa Virginia; 1910-18 in grain & livestock bus with father, Doniphan; 1918-23 in livestock bus, Doniphan; 1923- in livestock bus in Dawson Co, buys & feeds cattle, handles horses & hogs also; 1925- in grain bus in Sumner; Neb Stockgrowers Assn; Natl Livestock Assn; mbr bd of edn; SW Neb Tennis Assn, dir; AF&AM, Doniphan; C of C; hobby, tennis; has been active in tennis in Neb last 36 years, state singles champion 1910 & SW Neb champion 1910 & 1911; with daughter Frances won Dawson Co doubles championship 1936; daughters Frances & Willa were 1939 SW Neb woman's doubles champions; res Sumner.
SHOLUND, AXEL F: Furniture Dealer & Funeral Director; b Dawson Co, Neb Feb 2, 1885; s of G M Sholund-Mary C Peterson; ed Dawson Co; m Mabel Olson Nov 25, 1914 Gothenburg; s Edgar Roy; d Carolyn C; 1904-07 emp by Frank Lundin in harness shop, Gothenburg; 1907-26 ptr of brother in Sholund Bros, harness & shoes; 1926- in furn & undertaking bus; lic funeral dir; Neb Funeral Dir Assn; 7 years mbr bd of edn; mbr city coun 4 years; Kiwanis, past pres, del to natl conv at Boston; Country Club; C of C, past dir; Free Mission Ch; hobbies, hunting & fishing; parents b in Sweden, came to Dawson Co 1883, homesteaded & farmed; res Gothenburg.
SIGLER, DANIEL MURPHY: Veterinarian; b Smithsburg, Md June 28, 1866; s of Daniel Murphy Sigler-Catherine Hertman; ed Smithsburg Md HS; m Bertha Van Hausen Feb 21, 1892 Schuyler; s Kimber C; d Goldie M (Mrs Russell D Holmes); father was blacksmith in Smithsberg Md, Civil war veteran; 1882 came from Md to Neb, first emp on ranch near Schuyler 2 years; 1884-88 owner & opr Siglers Feed & Sale Barn, Schuyler, learned veterinary bus under Dr A G Bernard who had offices in sale barn; 1888-97 oprd farm near Silver Creek, prac veterinary med; 1897- veterinarian, Gothenburg, prac in Dawson, Lincoln, Custer, Frontier & Gosper Cos, became lic veterinarian 1897; owns farm in Custer Co, ranch in Lincoln Co; Kiwanis; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, children; res Gothenburg.
SMITH, ELBERT H: Attorney; b Lexington, Neb Aug 2, 1909; s of Robert B Smith-Erba Hoehn; ed Lexington HS; U of N, LLB, BA 1933; mbr U of N baseball wrestling teams; Pi Kappa Alpha; Phi Delta Phi; m Alma L Hubbard Aug 28, 1931 Hill City Kas; s Elbert Bruce; d Genevieve; 1933 adm to bar; 1933-35 prac law with W A Stewart Jr
in Lexington; 1935- Dawson Co atty; Western Neb & Neb St Bar Assns; mgr Lexington Baseball Club; NNG, Co C, 110th quartermaster regiment; C of C; Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, baseball; res Lexington.
SPAULDING, EDWIN J: Retired; b Waukon, Ia July 28, 1862; s of Gilman Spaulding-Celia J Waterman; ed Waukon Ia; m Martha M Rowe Aug 17, 1885 Waukon Ia; s Earle R; d Caryl (Mrs Arthur H Williams); 1879-82 emp by woolen mill, Village Creek Ia; 1883-90 in retail lbr bus, Waukon Ia; 1890 came to Gothenburg & with Mr Jennings estab Jennings & Spaulding Hdw, which they oprd 48 1/2 years; sold bus in 1938, ret; has farm ints in Dawson Co; past mbr city coun & bd of edn; dir First State Bank of Gothenburg 30 years; 1926-38 secy-treas Thirty Mile Canal Co; AF&AM 249, 1st master; HAM, R&SM at Lexington; KT at North Platte; Scot Rite & Tangier Shrine, Omaha; OES; past pres Kiwanis; Country Club; Meth Ch, treas 34 years; Rep; hobby, travel; res Gothenburg.
STEBBINS, WILLIS MERRILL: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Wattsberg, Penn Jan 20, 1863; s of John C Stebbins-Polly J Swetland; ed Sherman N Y Union Acad; m Avis A Wilcox Jan 1, 1891 Hastings; s Guy Laverne (dec); Willis Irl, Virge Wilcox; d Verne (dec), Alice Stebbins (Mrs Bowen); taught sch in NY 2 years; 1884 located on homestead & tree claim 2 mi E of present site of Farnam, spent 51/2 years on homestead & while there taught sch in Dawson & Lincoln Cos 2 winters; 1889-1909 in hdw & impl bus in Gothenburg; 1909-14 in real est & ins bus; 1914-27 in impl bus; 1927-31 state treas; 1931- in real est, ins & collection bus, Gothenburg; 1911-13 & 1915 mbr Neb legislature; past mbr sch bd; past mbr city coun; represented Dawson Co in constitutional conv 1919-20; 55 years active farming, 50 years in bus, Gothenburg; AF&AM 249; KT, North Platte, Scot Rite & Tangier Shrine Omaha; Kiwanis; C of C; Country Club; Meth Ch, trustee; Rep; is direct descendent of Rowland Stebbins who came to Mass from Eng 1634 & settled at Springfield & Northampton Mass; parents were farmers at Sherman NY; res Gothenburg.
STEVENS, DAVID FORSYTHE: Editor; b Cozad, Neb Jan 12, 1897; s of Samuel Stevens-Mary Gibbons; ed Cozad HS; m Genevieve Grace Allen June 18, 1919 Denver; s David Forsythe, Allen Charles, Samuel Joseph; 1911-18 worked in printing off of Cozad Local while attending sch; 1919- editor Cozad Local; 1931-33 past master AF&AM; Scot Rite; Lakeview Golf Club; C of C; Rotary; Amer Leg, post comm twice, co comm 3 years mbr state publication com; 40 & 8; during World War, enl in med corps of US army, tsfd to hdqrs co, in chg of finger print dept Fort Logan Colo, disch Apr 5, 1919; res Cozad.
STEVENSON, EARLE CLEMENT: Physician & Surgeon; b Greenwood, Neb June 9, 1878; s of James Clement Stevenson-Edna Abbott; ed Greenwood HS; Neb Wes, BSc 1899; U of N, MA 1903; George Washington U, Washington DC, MD 1906; m Roberta Helen Russell Sept 12, 1906 Fairbury: s Robert Earle, Arthur Clement; d Carol Roberta, Shirley Elaine; served interneship at George Washington U Hosp; 1907- phys & surg, Gothenburg; Dawson Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; city phys; 6 years mbr bd of edn; AF&AM 249; Kiwanis, past pres; C of C; Country Club; Amer Leg; during World War cap I in med corps, MOTC, co 54 Fort Riley Kas; Meth Ch, trustee; Rep; hobbies, golf, baseball, football, mbr Neb Wes football team 4 years, mbr football team at George Washington U 4 years, baseball team 4 years, capt; res Gothenburg.
STEWART, WILLIAM A JR: Attorney; b Lexington, Neb Apr 2, 1904; s of W A Stewart Sr-Jennie G Appleton HS (sic); U of N 1927; Phi Delta Theta; m Margaret Jeffrey June 6, 1926 Concordia Kas; s William A III; d Margaret Jane; 1927 adm to bar; 1927-32 prac law with father in Lexington; 1932- indep prac of law; also maintains law office in Gothenburg; Western Neb Bar Assn, past pres; Neb St Bar Assn; mbr bd of edn: dir Dawson Co Irrigation Co; AF&AM 61; RAM; C of C; Uni Club, Lincoln; Lexington Rod & Gun Club; Presby Ch; Rep, past mbr Neb St YR Club; hobbies, fishing, tennis; res Lexington.
STICKELMAN, ERNEST C: Livestock Dealer; b Siam, Ia Mar 4, 1884; s of Elliot E Stickelman-Joann Bradley; ed Taylor Co Ia; m Blanche E Cunning Dec 7, 1904 Siam Ia; s Roy E, Ray Y, J Marvin, John M, Joseph R; d Velma B; farmed with father until 1904; 1905 began as auctioneer in SW Ia & NW Mo, active in this until 1931; has auctioneered in 17 states, purebred livestock & farm sales, real est, mdse, etc; 1907-31 oprd interior livestock market in Clarinda & Yorktown Ia; 1913-18 oprd farms in SW Ia, was active in raising purebred Hereford & Jersey cattle, purebred Duroc Jersey hogs, Belgian & Arabian horses; past dir Page Co Farm Bur & Farmers Co-op Union; past mbr fair & sch bds in Ia; 1931 moved to Gothenburg estab interior livestock commission market, has hog & cattle sales each Saturday, also has horse & mule sales; auctioneers farm & ranch sales in Neb; five sons with him in business; ch mbr Dawson Co Fair bd: dir Neb St Interior Livestock Marketers Assn, mbr legislative committee; Kiwanis; C of C., Chris Ch; Rep; hobby, horses; res Gothenburg.
STUCKEY, G E: Rancher; b Dawson Co, Neb Feb 13, 1876; s of H C Stuckey-Ida A Boblits; ed Lexington HS; m Marjorie Campbell Oct 3 1904 Broken Bow (dec); m Gertrude Memmott June 23, 1918 Lexington; s James E, Robert C, John C, Dean T, David L; d Helen (Mrs Harold Barrett); 1896-97 ranched with father; 1897-1920 ranched with brother, R F, oprd 4500 A ranch in Custer Co, 3500 A in Dawson Co & 640 A farm land; raised, bought, fed first, mixed breeds of cattle, later Herefords, also raised hogs; 1920- opr Lazy R Ranch of 4000 A in Dawson Co, 3400 ranch land, 640 A farm land under irrigation; ranch was named Lazy S by father because brand S is lying on side; past 7 or 8 years has been buying principally Texas yearlings from Panhandle & feeding on ranch; dir Lexington State Bank & Eddyville State Bank; MWA; C of C; past dir Kiwanis; Presby Ch, trustee & dir Young Peoples Conference Grounds; Rep; hobby, herding cattle with horse; res 1 mi N Lexington.
SUTTON, ADDISON E; Auto Dealer; b Elm Creek, Neb May 6, 1902; s of E L Sutton-Sadie A Beecroft; ed Elm Creek HS; U of N; Innocents; Phi Delta Theta; m Ruth Stuart July 14, 1925 Council Bluffs Ia; s Stuart Edward, Addison Carl; 1920-29 with father in Ford agcy, Elm Creek; 1929- owner & mgr Sutton Chevrolet Co, Lexington, also Oldsmobile dlr; Neb Auto Dlrs Assn; AF&AM 61; Uni Club, Lincoln; C of C; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, fishing; res Lexington.
SVOBODA ESTHER EDWARDS: Dentist; b Cozad, Neb July 15, 1902; d of Luther Edwards-Hannah Skade; ed Cozad HS; U of N, DDS 1926; Sigma Xi; m Fred J Svoboda June 1, 1927 Hebron; d Shirley Ann, Andrea Esther, Ellen Joy; 1919-21 tchr, Cozad: 1926-27 dentist, Omaha; 1927- dentist, Cozad; has done research work on development of teeth in animals from embryological to adult stage, taught anatomy class U of N; co-author with Dr F J Svoboda of various articles published in dental journals; assisted with clinics in Omaha & Chicago; NW Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; Meth Ch; hobbies, dress designing, hunting, fishing, reading, travel; res Cozad.
SVOBODA, FRED J: Dentist; b Omaha, Neb Nov 8, 1903; s of J J Svoboda-Anna Opocensky; ed Central HS, Omaha; U of N, DDS 1927; Sigma Xi; Delta Sigma Delta; m Esther E Edwards June 1, 1927 Hebron; d Shirley Ann, Andrea Esther, Ellen Joy; while at U of N worked 2 summers as foreman for IC RR, Council Bluffs Ia; 1927- dentist, with Dr Esther E Svoboda, Cozad; NW Dist Dental Soc; Neb St Dental Assn; mbr legislative staff & clinical staffs; co-author of articles, technical & clinical data & research information for Oral Hygiene; held clinics for NW Dist Dental Soc & Neb St & ADA in Denver, & for Chicago Dental Soc in Chicago; C of C; Rotary; sch bd mbr 6 years, secy 2 years; Meth Ch, bd mbr; hobbies, fishing, hunting, writing, reading; res Cozad.
SWANSON, KARL AUGUST: Oil Dealer; b Gothenburg, Neb Jan 17, 1893; s of August Swanson-Lottie Olson; ed Gothenburg HS; m Anne V Mundell Aug 25, 1920 Lexington; d Jeanne Marie; 1909-15 worked in groc store, Gothenburg; 1915-16 oprd Royal Candy Kitchen; 1916-17 emp by W J Mintser, in cafe & candy kitchen, Cozad; 1919-20 with Oscar Swanson & Fred Berger in auto bus, Gothenburg; 1920-22 agt for Sinclair Oil Co; 1922-26 with ABA Oil Co; 1926- in gas & oil business, Gothenburg; during World War with 127th field arty hdqrs co, Camp Co, O/S Sept 1918-Jan 1919, ordnance sgt; Amer Leg post comm 2 terms; Natl Dixie Distributors Inc; AF&AM 249, RAM, Hastings; Kiwanis; C of C, past secy & past pres; past pres Country Club; Rep; hobbies, hunting, golf; parents b in Sweden, father came to US 1886, oprd woodwork & blacksmith establishement (sic),
Gothenburg; mother came to US 1886, settled & was married in Gothenburg; res Gothenburg.
SWINK, CLAUDE E: Manager Milling Co; b Rocky Ford, Colo May 31, 1887; s of Lewis Swink-Lina Snowden: ed Rocky Ford Colo HS; Colo St Agr Coll, Fort Collins Colo; Alpha Kappa Epsilon; m Irene Vosler July 24, 1908 Denver; d Lucille (Mrs Leigh Raetz); 1906-08 mgr & secy Swink Milling & Grain Co, Rocky Ford Colo; 1908-22 with Amer Crystal Sugar Co of Grand Island, located at Rocky Ford & Lamar Colo, after 1 year in off was field man for co in Arkansas Valley dist of Colo; 1922- with Denver Alfalfa Milling & Products Co at Lamar & Greeley Colo, 1933 came to Cozad as gen mgr: pres First Fed L & S Assn of Dawson Co; past pres Rotary; C of C: Presby Ch, elder; Rep; Lakeview Golf Club hobby, golf; family Colo pioneers 1872, grandfather founder of Watermelon Day at Rocky Ford Colo, father farmer & stockman in Arkansas Valley of Colo: res Cozad.
TAYLOR, CLYDE H: Publisher; b Elm Creek, Neb Aug 10, 1887; s of John D Taylor-Daisy Losee; ed Overton HS 1917; m Marguerite A Gullion May 16, 1917 Lexington; s Dale A, Clyde H Jr; 1915-17 printer's devil, Overton Herald; 1917-19 with newspapers in Ia & Neb, 1 year on Custer County Chief in Broken Row, 6 mos on Lexington Clipper; 1919-21 leased Overton Herald, 1921 pur paper, was owner & publisher until 1938; 1938 moved paper to Lexington, changed name to Dawson County Herald, publisher since; owned Loomis Sentinel & Sumner News several years; 1926 won prizes for best all around weekly newspaper in Neb in towns of 1000 or less & for best front page in 1927-28; past pres Loup Valley Press Assn; NPA; treas Neb St Water Conservation Congress; AF&AM 267, past master; IOOF, past noble grand; Cosmopolitan Club; Lexington Rod & Gun Club; C of C; Chris Ch; Rep past Overton pct ofcr; hobby, sports; off 415 N Washington; res 109 W 13th, Lexington.
THOMPSON, DWIGHT L: Dentist; b Senecaville, O Sept 27, 1877; s of Jacob Thompson-Harriet E Parry; ed Corning Acad, Corning la; U of Ia, Chicago Coll of Dental Surgery DDS 1900; Delta Sigma Delta; grad work in dental clinic Denver; m Rose E Sturdevant Sept 30, 1903 Atkinson; s Burton T, Gerald N; d Lucile (Mrs Robert Rude); 1900-04 dentist, Atkinson; 1904- dentist, Gothenburg; 35 years in one occupation, longer than any other individual in Gothenburg; active in farming in Dawson Co several years; several years mbr bd of edn; Neb St Dental Assn; AF&AM 249; C of C; Meth Ch, bd mbr; Rep; hobby, travel; res Gothenburg.
THOMPSON, WILLIAM T: Bank Cashier; b Gibson Station, Okla June 7, 1888; s of William T Thompson Sr-Mary Couch; ed Noble Okla; Hills Business Coll, Okla City Okla; m Agnes Faught 1914 Cozad (dec 1923); m Irene Brown 1925 Fairmont (dec 1928); s Paul K, Ted W; d Maxine; 1907-09 tchr, Cleveland Co Okla: 1913-16 asst cash Guaranty State Bank, Robstown Tex; 1918-19 asst cash, Farmers State Bank Cozad; 1919-29 cash; 1930- cash, managing ofcr First Natl Bank, Cozad; 1912-13 secy & treas Robstown Gin Co, Tex; AF&AM 188, past master; Scot Rite; IOOF; past pres Rotary; C of C; Lakeview Golf Club; Dem, 1928 del to natl conv Houston Tex; Chris Ch; hobby, golf; res Cozad.
WALLACE, CLAY A: Farmer; b Livingston Co, Ill Feb 4, 1874; s of Henry M Wallace-Margaret Scott; ed Ill; Furnas Co; Dawson Co; m Alice Wright Aug 31, 1910 Quinn S D; s Niles D; d Frances (Mrs Donald Griffith), Winnifred, Ruth; b and reared on farm, worked with father until 1895; 1895- farmer, Dawson Co, started as renter, now owns 1340 A, 960 A grazing land, 380 A valley land, under ditch irrigation; raised wheat & corn until irrigation, all corn & alfalfa since; has always been in livestock bus, raising hogs & buying & feeding Hereford catle; mbr sch bd 4 years; Lexington Livestock Shipping Assn; Dawson Co Fair Assn; Lexington Co-op Oil Assn; Dawson Co Farm Bur; leader of first calf club of Dawson Co; Presby Ch, elder 35 years; Dem; Mrs Wallace grad PSTC; tchr Lexington HS 4 years; past Dawson Co chmn womens project work; Home Demonstration Coun; PEO, past pres; DAR; Presby Ch, SS tchr; 1881 parents came to Wayne Co, father P M 8 years; res 4 mi NW Lexington.
WALLACE, WILLIAM THOMPSON: Stockraiser; b Livingston Co Ill May 23, 1880; s of Henry M Wallace- Margaret Scott; ed Orleans; Lexington HS; Omaha Comml Coll; m Zylphis S Squier June 17, 1903 Lexington; 1898-1900 yard man for Chicago Lbr Co, Lexington; 1900-29 yardman for George A Hoagland Lbr Co, Lexington, 1900-02 mgr, 1902-06 mgr at Rogers, 1906-29 mgr, Cozad; 1929-31 asst mgr Perry Caldwell Lbr Co; 1931- raising & feeding stock; 1st mayor of Cozad; past mbr city coun; city clk several years; past mbr lib bd; 1st chmn & ch mbr Comml Club, now C of C; several years pres Chautauqua Bd; AF&AM 188; Meth Ch; Dem; father Ill farmer, came to Orleans Neb 1884; hobby, cattle feeding; res 3 mi N 1/2 mi W Cozad.
WARNEMUNDE, FRED C: Insurance, Real Estate & Loan Agent; b Germany Mar 13, 1891; s of Fred Warnemunde-Ida Sellman; ed Wayne Co; Fremont Normal 1912; m Olga Rohwer Dec 2, 1914 Rushville; s Fred C Jr; d Ruth, Helen M; 1893 came with parents to US, lived in Dodge Co, 1 year, later in Cuming & Wayne Cos; 1912-15 with Nye-Schneider-Fowler Co, Fremont; 1915-18 with F H Gilcrest Lbr Co, Oconto; 1918-19 cash Oconto State Bank; 1919-21 asst cash Lexington State Bank; 1921- in real est, loan & ins bus, Lexington; mbr sch bd 4 years; 1921-26 mbr city coun; 1924-26 mayor; IOOF; AF&AM 61, past master RAM; high priest R&SM; KT at Kearney; Tehama Shrine; MWA; C of C, past dir; Presby Ch, mbr session bd 10 years; Rep; res Lexington.
WEST, ELIZABETH H: Lumber, Coal & Grain Dealer; b Chicago, Ill; d of Eric G West-lngar Benson; ed Gothenburg HS; Boyles Bus Coll, Omaha; after finishing bus coll worked for father; since his death 1929 with sisters Jennie & Rose co-owner E G West Co, Geo E Macarthy mgr of co; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; mbr lib bd; secy ARC; past pres PEO, state chmn welfare & trust fund, 1938-39 B&PW; Altrusa Club, North Platte; Womans Club, Christmas Seal chmn; Country Club; Rep; hobby, civic affairs; parents b in Sweden, came to US, setled (sic) in Chicago, father bldg contr, foreman of Lincoln Park in Chicago; 1882 came to Neb & estab firm of E G West, Gothenburg; 1st lbr dlr & first bus in present town of Gothenburg; built first comml bldg in town, hdw bus, built home & brought family from Chicago 1883; built first elevator, was mbr town & sch bds; gave land for E G West Park; res Gothenburg.
WIDNEY, GEORGE C: Osteopath: b LaHarpe, Ill June 19, 1894; s of R L Widney-Mary L Coulson; ed LaHarpe Ill HS; Culver Mil Acad, Ind; Lombard Coll; U of Ill Amer Sch of Osteopathy, Kirksville Mo, DO 1916; grad work Chicago Laboratory of Surgical Technique: Chicago Post Grad Sch; Denver Polyclinic; grad work, Kirksvile (sic) Coll of Osteopathy, Kirksville Mo; Chi Delta; m Grace E Roderick May 25, 1915 LaBelle Mo; s George C Jr, Roderick K; 1916 asst to Dr George Piercy, Superior; 1916- osteopath, Lexington; 1929-34 oprd Lexington South Hosp; 1934 built & now opr Widney Clinic & Hosp in Lexington with staff of 4 resident physicians; Neb & Amer Osteopathic Assns; mbr Neb bd of osteopathic examiners; Amer Coll of Osteopathic Surgeons; lib bd, mbr 8 years, pres 3 years; mbr bd of edn 6 years, VP 3 years; AF&AM 61; RAM; R&SM; Rotary; C of C; Uni Club, Lincoln; Presby Ch; Dem; hobbies, fishing res Lexington.
WILLIAMS, HENRY LAURENS: Bank President b Gilberton, Penn Mar 12, 1879; s of Henry Laurens Williams-Catharine Ann Phillips; ed Pottsville Penn HS; m Marian Bertha Mortimer Sept 27, 1905 Pottsville Penn; s Henry Laurens III, Mortimer Phillips, Robert Mortimer; spent boyhood in Pottsville; worked at RR construction in east until coming to Neb 1900; 1900- mgr 96 ranches owned by father near Gothenburg, ranches now owned by Mr Williams, a sister & a brother; 1913 entered banking bus as dir of Gothenburg Natl Bank which became Gothenburg State Bank in 1915; 1915- pres Gothenburg State Bank; helped organize Platte Valley Pub Power & Irrigation Dist, pres until 1937; mbr city coun; mbr Neb Water Commission appointed by Governors Bryan & Cochran in connection with disputes between Wyo & Neb; dir Hastings Coll; Neb Stockgrowers Assn; past pres C of C ch mbr County Club; Presby Ch, elder 26 years; hobby civic developments; res Gothenburg.
WOOD, JOHN W: Owner Service Station; b McCook, Neb Sept 22, 1894; s of William Wood-Adella Lindley; ed McCook; m Florence E McCarty Nov 16, 1921 McCook; d Darlene, Thelma, Carolyn, Dorothy Ann; 1910-11 fireman for CB&Q RR, McCook; 6 mos CB&Q RR fireman LaCrosse Wis, Div, 6 mos fireman at Alliance; 1914-17 foreman of bridges for McCook Cement Stone Co; after disch from USN retd to McCook, opened
service station which he oprd until 1923; 1923-27 in tire bus; 1927-35 in tire bus in Lexington; 1935- owner & opr Super Service station, Woods Master Service; C of C; Amer Leg; during World War, enl in USN Mar 12, 1917, on USS Frederick, made 22 trips across Atlantic, engineer on captain's speed boat, also on USS Frederick when it broke all speed records, leaving NY April 11, 1919 reaching Brest France Apr 22, unloading supplies & taking aboard 69 ofcrs & 1542 men then getting under way to N Y in 3 hours 45 minutes after landing & carrying vanguard of 32nd div, Les Terribles, as they were named by French, total-trip taking 22 days; Meth Ch; hobbies, fishing, speed boating, outing, takes fishing trips to Oregon, Wash, Wyo, Minn & owns speedboat; father was engineer for CB&Q RR & helped build RR thru western Neb, one of first to retire; res Lexington.
WORTHING, BEN G: Postmaster; b Overton, Neb June 29, 1885; s of Harley T Worthing-Sarah Goldsmith; ed Overton HS; Creighton U, PhG, 1905; Northern Ill Optical Sch, Chicago, OD 1917; m Dora E Thompson June 17, 1907 Lexington; s Ben E; 1905-07 pharm for father, Overton; 1907-18 pharm & mgr various drug stores in Neb; 1918-35 in drug bus in Overton,, also optometrist; 1935- P M Overton; IOOF; Comm Club; Dem; hobby, golf; parents came from Wis 1881, father grocer & druggist in Overton, was state representative also mayor of Overton several terms; res Overton.
WYCOFF, RAY S: Physician & Surgeon; b Adams Co, Ia Dec 2, 1889; s of John E Wycoff-Nellie Sheppard; ed Greenfield Ia HS; Simpson Coll, Indianola Ia, BA 1914; U of Ia, MD 1919; m Ima L Ruby June 3, 1917 Indianola Ia: s Raymond Ellery (dec), Keith Hamlin; d Ruby Frances; 1914-15 athletic coach & science tchr, Webster City Ia HS; served interneship at U of Ia; 1919-21 phys & surg, Wapello Ia; phys in chg of Hyder Memoral Hospital, maintained by Congl Board of Home Missions at Humacao, Puerto Rico; 1924- phys & surg, Lexington; staff mbr Lexington Comm Hosp; past pres Dawson Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn, pres 10th dist; fellow in AMA; C of C; Meth Ch; hobby, stamp collecting, anthropology; res Lexington.
YOUNG, CLIFFORD T: Bank President; b Dawson Co, Neb Sept 1, 1890; s of W E Young-Mariam Rosencrants; ed Cozad HS; LBC; m Edna V Robertson Dec 14, 1912 Cozad; s William E; d Dorothy (Mrs Curtis Richie); 1907-10 bkkpr First Natl Bank of Cozad; 1910-12 asst cash Oconto State Bank; 1912 farmer, stockman, lives on father's tree claim, farms approximately 400 A; 1933- pres Cozad State Bank; 1938 pres Neb St Irrigation Assn; president South Side Irrigation Co; AF&AM, Gothenburg; C of C; Dem; hobby, irrigation; parents pioneers in Dawson Co, father homesteaded 1878, mother 1880, brother lives on homestead, father was co treas of Dawson Co; res 3 mi SE Cozad.
YOUNG, MARK D: Owner Telephone Co; b Odell, Neb Feb 22, 1892; s of Jacob H Young-Ida L Feese; ed Odell HS; m Cressie Julia Aikin May 17, 1917 Franklin; s Neil Norman; d Madge Marie, Inez Maxine; 1912-13 dist mgr Miss Valley Tel Co, Carthage Ill; 1913-27 owner & mgr Republican Valley Tele Co, Franklin; 1927-31 dist mgr Continental Tele Co, Alma; 1931-33 plant supt Continental Tele Co, Kearney; 1933- owner, pres & gen mgr Cozad Mutual Tele Co; 1930 pres Alma C of C; 1938- mayor of Cozad; past mbr sch bd; past dir Neb Tele Assn; AF&AM 188; Meth Ch, mbr finance com; hobby, woodwork; res Cozad.
YOUNGS, ELMER E: Retired; b Lafayette Co, Mo Jan 16, 1869; s of Joseph L Youngs-Lavina Stahl; ed Lafayette Co Mo; Lafayette Coll, Higginsville Mo; Spaulding Commercial Coll, Kansas City Mo 1889; m Nellie Tyree March 10, 1897 Mayview Mo; 1889-97 farmed in Mo; 1897-1906 ranched in Phelps Co; 1906- rancher, Dawson Co; 1906 pur 320 A later increased to 800 A valley land; oprd ranch, bred & fed Herefords; was one of largest feeders of cattle in Neb; showed bulls at Natl Western Livestock Show, Denver 23 consecutive years; won grand championship for car loads of breeding bulls; also championship for yearlings; 11 years won from 1st to 4th in open class for bulls at Denver show; 14 consecutive years was 1st all Neb bull exhibits; sold home farm 480 A Dec 1938, gave possession Mar 1, 1939, still owns 320 A under pump irrigation, leased; 1939- resides in new home in Lexington; mbr of governors of US Livestock Breeders Assn; mbr Farm Bur 10 years, Dawson Co pres, 2 years state pres; interested in all civic & political affairs, but never candidate for office; planted 40,000 forest trees on land, 95% growing; hobbies, Hereford cattle, trees; wife's hobby is flowers; res Lexington.
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