NEGenWeb Project - Douglas County
Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940

 

Abbott - Baldrige Greenberg - Hibben Noyes - Pratt
Baldwin - Bradshaw Hickey - Jelen Prime - Ruf
Brandeis - Cheek Jensen - G. Kroeger Rumelhart - Skow
Chesire - E. Davis R. Kroeger - McCotter Skutt - Talbot
H. Davis - Epsen McCoun - Mehrens Talley - Welch
Epperson - Green Meile - Norton Wellman - Zuercher

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painting; m Katherine Krine July 3, 1896 Rochester N Y; s Edward Joseph, Robert Fredrich, Thomas Perry; appr in lithographing concern Rochester N Y; in engraving bus several years, later designer of lithography; 1910- owner & opr Epsen Lithographing Co, only one in middlewest, Omaha; mbr Natl Assn Label Mfrs, Omaha; Athletic Club; Kiwanis, KC; Cath Ch; hobbies, fishing, home; off 20th & Webster; res 408 N 39th, Omaha.

   EPPERSON, AMBROSE CLARENCE: Assistant US Attorney; b Adair, Ill Nov 18, 1870; s of John L Epperson-Sarah Catherine Rine; ed Fairfield HS; U of N, LLB 1891; m Blanche Haylett Feb 18, 1891 Willow Springs Mo; s Charles H; d Mildred (Mrs Irvin Gartrell), Kathryn (Mrs Evan L Jenkins); 1889 adm to bar; prac law prior to attending coll; 1891-1925 prac law, Clay Center; Clay Co atty 8 years; supreme court commr 3 1/2 years; 1925- asst US atty, Omaha; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; AF&AM, past grand master; Chris Ch; Rep, chmn State Com, Progressive branch 1912; hobby, flowers; off 306 P 0 Building; res 115 S 35th, Omaha.

   EPPLEY, EUGENE CHASE: Hotel Owner; b Akron, 0 Apr 8, 1884; s of Owen Eppley-Jessie C Phillips; ed Culver Ind Mil Acad 1901; Stanford U, 1902-03; Chi Psi, mbr exec coun; 1903 emp in McKinley Hotel, Canton 0; 1904 mgr Alace Hotel, Franklin Penn; 1905-06 mgr Hotel Rider, Cambridge Springs Penn; 1907-08 mgr Hotel West, Minneapolis Minn; 1909 owner & gen mgr Hotel Lima, 0; 1910 owner of hotels in 0, Ind, Ky & Ia; 1915- pres Eppley Hotel Co, largest individually oprd & controlled hotel chain in Amer & operating 20 hotels, with Sioux City Ia as hdqrs, 1921 moved hdqrs to Omaha; 1928-35 oprd Hotel William Penn & The Fort Pitt at Pittsburg Penn, Chicago Beach Hotel of Chicago & Seelbach Hotel, Louisville Ky; has oprd 44 hotels; nationally known as a creator of "bon vivant"; Nov 1933 apptd by Gov Ruby Laffoon of Ky as aide-de-camp on governor's staff as colonel; during World War 1917-18 natl fuel administrator for hotels & apt houses; Hotel Mens Mutual Benefit Assn of US & Canada, pres 3 terms; Northwestern Hotel Assn, past pres; Amer Hotel Assn, past dir; past dir C of C; Ak-Sar-Ben, 39th king in 1933; Omaha Club; Omaha Athletic Club; Omaha Field Club; Omaha Country Club; Greater Omaha Assn, one of founders, ch mbr & dir; 1926 recd Gold Cross of Social Welfare (French); BPOE; AF&AM, Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine; hobbies, amateur art collecting, travel, has owned Wright biplane since 1909, air travel enthusiast; off Logan Hotel; res Hotel Fontenelle, Omaha.

   EYRE, CHARLES ALBERT: Special Insurance Agent; b Gregory, Kas; s of Charles A Eyre-Susan Palmer; ed Superior HS; m Laura H Leach June 8, 1917 Kansas City Mo; s Phillip B; d Helen Jean; 1912 special agent for Provident Mutual Life Ins Co, Omaha; AF&AM, past master; Scot Rite; Rep; off 642 Insurance Bldg; res 5024 Davenport, Omaha.

   FERNALD, JOHN MILTON: General Manager Machine Co; b Newtonville, Mass Sept 22, 1891; s of George W Fernald-Josephtne Hammond; ed Newtonville Mass; special work in electrical engineering; m Lorain Short Sept 24, 1927 Chicago Ill; 1910-12 emp in electric engineering dept, testing underground system of Boston Elevated Railway; 1912-15 electrical engr for Metz Motor Co, Waltham Mass; 1915-17 sales engr for Philadelphia Penn mfrs of electrical safety switches & allied products, Washington D C; 1919-24 sales engr for Cutler-Hammer Mfg Co in New England sales territory; 1924-26 mgr of New England dist off for Cutler-Hammer Mfg Co; 1926-82 with Electrical Refrigeration Corp of Detroit Mich, now Nash-Kelvinator Co, 1926-28 asst to dir of comml refrigeration div, 1928-32 in chg of comml div, chmn of production com, chmn of comml engineering com; past mbr code authority for refrigeration industry under NRA; 1932- dir & gen mgr Baker Ice Machine Co, Inc, Omaha; during World War enl in US army, Co B 38th engrs in 1917, O/S June 1918-June 1919, disch as sgt 1919; Amer Leg; VFW; dir & past pres Omaha Mfrs Assn; 1926-32 chmn of industrial research com of refrigeration div of Natl Electric Mfrs Assn; Refrigerating Machinery Assn, mbr exec com, past VP, past pres at Washington D C; dir Omaha Industrial Development Corp; past pres Air Conditioning Coun of Omaha; past dir AIEE; Soc for the Advancement of Management, past pres; Air Conditioning Mfrs Assn of Washington D C, dir; Amer-Brazilian Assn of New York; mbr Neb delegation to New York Worlds Fair; Assoc Industries of Neb; C of C, dir, mbr of program, Industrial expansion & waterways coms; dir Rotary; mbr advisory bd RFC, Omaha; Omaha Country Club; Omaha Figure Skating Club; Omaha Auto Club; Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben; AF&AM 1; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; off 14th & Evans; res 515 S 52nd, Omaha.

   FICKES, JOSIAH BARTON: Dentist; b Orrstown, Penn Aug 7, 1877; s of David Demaree Fickes-Caroline Robinson; ed Iowa City Ia; U of Ia, DDS 1898; grad work under Dr James, Chicago 1911; grad work U of Ia 1902; m Elsie May Erickson Aug 24, 1928 Minneapolis Minn; d Caroline May; 1898-1902 dentist, Greeley Center; 1903 prac dentistry in New York City, Paris & London; 1904- dentist, Omaha, one of first tenants in City Natl Bank Bldg; formerly active in BSA work; Omaha Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; ch mbr Rotary; AF&AM; Scot & York Rites; Tangier Shrine; hobby, golf; off & res 3026 S 34th, Omaha.

   FIELD, CLIFTON RUSSELL: President Paper Co; b Council Bluffs, Ia Feb 27, 1881; s of Herbert Fitzhenry Field-Jennie Isabella Russell; ed Council Bluffs Ia; m Vera Walker Boyles Jan 31, 1917 Kansas City Mo; s James Russell; 1896-98 emp by David Bradley & Co, impl dlrs, Council Bluffs Ia; 1898-1900 with Perogoy & Moore Whol Tobacco Co, Council Bluffs Ia; 1900-16 with Carpenter Paper Co, Omaha; 1916- with John F Hamilton & Lee A Smith own & opr the Field-Hamilton-Smith Paper Co; C of C; AF&AM; hobby, travel; off 1114 Harney; res 5109 Webster, Omaha.

   FIELD, FRANK DECKER: Lumber Merchant; b Macon, Mo Mar 27, 1872; s of Amos Field-Olive Antonette Decker; ed St James Mil Acad, Macon Mo; Central HS, Omaha 1889; Dartmouth Coll, BSc 1891; Psi Upsilon; Casque & Gauntlet; m Mary Lillian Turner Feb 1, 1899 Kansas City Mo; d Jean (Mrs Samuel Faries), Lillian (Mrs Neil B Dieterich Jr); 1898- pres Omaha Hardwood Lbr Co; trustee Sioux Falls Coll; SA, dir & pres 1938; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; Natl Hardwood Lbr Assn; Ak-Sar-Ben; C of C, dir, mbr waterways com 12 years; pres Rotary; Dartmouth Alumni Assn; US C of C; Neb Good Roads Assn; First Bapt Ch, trustee; Rep; hobby, water travel; father (dec) lbr mcht; resident of Omaha 50 years; off 1144 N 11th; res 5416 Izard, Omaha.

   FIKE, JOHN RILEY: Attorney; b Newport, Neb Aug 26, 1899; s of James Allen Fike-Mary Belle Hawkins; ed Omaha Central HS; U of N, LLB 1924; past archon Phi Kappa Psi; Phi Delta Phi; m Isabel Pearsall Aug 4, 1926 Omaha; s Charles Pearsall; d Mary Isabel, Joan Marian; 1924- prac law with Wiel, Morsman & Maxwell; dir Neb Savings & Loan Assn; during World War lt 341st field arty, Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville Ky; Amer Leg post 1; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; C of C; Plymouth Congl Ch; Dem; hobby, hunting; off 520 Farnam Bldg; res 5115 Izard, Omaha.

   FINDLEY, DAVID PRESSLEY: Physician & Surgeon; b Chicago, Ill Sept 20, 1905; s of Palmer Findley-Lyda Hanna; ed Central HS Omaha 1923; U of Minn 1926; Jefferson Med Coll, Philadelphia, MD 1930; Beta Theta Pi; Nu Sigma Nu; m Lenore Hanson Apr 22, 1939 Oconomowoc, Wis; 1930-31 interne University Hosp, Ann Arbor Mich; 1931-33 interne N Y Womans Hosp; 1933-34 resident gynecologist, Bellevue Hosp, New York City; 1934-35 resident obstetrician Penn Hosp, Philadelphia; 1935-36 interne, McGill U; 1936- prac med, Omaha; instr of obstetrics & gynecology, U of N Coll of Med; Neb St & AMA; Central Assn of Obstetricians & Gynecologists; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, horseback riding; off 446 Aquila Court; res 903 S 57th, Omaha.

   FINDLEY, PALMER: Gynecologist & obstetrician; b Lewis, Ia Apr 22, 1868; s of David Findley-Martha Jane Barr; ed Atlantic Ia HS 1886; U of Ia, BSc 1890; Northwestern U, MD cum laude 1893; studied in Berlin, Vienna & Paris 1898-99; Nu Sigma Nu; Alpha Omega Alpha; Beta Theta Pi; m Lyda M. Hanna June 3, 1896; s Dr Thomas P, Dr David P, Charles H; d Mary Catherine (Mrs Fred Teigler); 1893-95 interne Cook Co Hosp, Chicago Ill; 1900-08 instr, Rush Med Coll, Chicago; 1908-20 prof of gynecology U of N Coll of Med, Omaha; 1908- prac gynecology & obstetrics, Omaha; author; Gynecological Diagnosis 1903; Gonorrhea of Women 1908; Diseases of Women 1913; The Story of Childbirth 1933; Priests of Lucina 1939; co-author; Abt's Pediatrics 1924; Sajor's Encyclopedia of Med, Obstetrics & Gynecology 1933; Obstetrics & Gynecology 1936; state chmn, Amer Soc for the Control of Cancer; Amer Assn of Obstetrics,

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Gynecology & Abdominal Surgery, past pres; 1931-32 chmn obstetric teaching, White House Conf on Child Welfare & Protection; FACS; mbr Central States Assn of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, past pres; past pres Neb St Med Assn; AMA; past VP, Amer Gynecological Soc; 1935 Pres Neb Writers Guild; Omaha Country Club; First Presby Ch; Indep; hobbies, golf, writing, travel; off 446 Aquila Court Bldg; res 3602 Lincoln Blvd, Omaha.

   FINLAYSON, KENNETH: Attorney; b Portree, Scotland Feb 15, 1888; s of John MacRae Finlayson-Ann Stuart Kelley; ed Inverness Acad; Skerry Coll, Glasgow Scotland; Omaha U, LLB 1913; m Laura W Waterman Oct 18, 1913 Omaha; 1913- prac law, Omaha; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; hobby, golf; Off 805 First National Bank Bldg; res 503 S Happy Hollow Blvd, Omaha.

   FISCHER, HERBERT WILLIAM: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb May 27, 1903; s of Harry Fischer-Clara Rostin; ed Omaha Central HS 1921; U of Omaha, BA, LLB 1925; Alpha Sigma Lambda, Lambda Phi; m Wilhelmina Fox June 26, 1937 Duluth Minn; s William Herbert; 1925- prac law, Omaha; 1929-38 secy U of Omaha Law Sch; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; past mbr Jr C of C; Ad-Sell League; Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben; Pres Omaha Soc of Magicians; AF&AM 25; Luth Ch, 1929-36 mbr ch coun, SS supt; tchr men's class, 1931-35 pres Luther League, 1923-32 state pres; Rep, mbr Douglas Co Central Com 1928; hobbies, magic, gardening, stamp collecting; off 1317 First National Bank Bldg; res 4963 Decatur, Omaha.

   FISCHER, MARGARET RUTH: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb Dec 17, 1906; d of Harry Fischer-Clara Rostin; ed Omaha Central HS; U of Omaha, BA 1928, LLB 1919; 1929 adm to Neb bar; 1929-38 prac law with father & brother; 1938- in law firm with brother; Women Lawyers of Omaha, pres 1931-33; Neb St Bar Assn; C of C, pres women's div 1936-37; Altruss Club, past treas & dir; Urban League Comm Center, pres since 1938; Kountze Memorial Luth Ch; hobbies, travel & books; off 1317 First National Bank Bldg; res 3606 Lafayette Ave, Omaha.

   FITCH, DAVID ATWOOD: Attorney; b Brunswick, Mo June 4, 882; s of William Fitch-Libbie Piper; ed Omaha Central HS; U of Omaha, LLB 1903; m Gertrude Stodden May 20, 1918 Omaha; s Robert Atwood, Earl Conley, Howard David, d Ruth (Mrs George Perkins); 1903 adm to Neb bar; 1903-06 prac law in T J Mahoney law off, Omaha; 1906-09 clk for Judge Charles Leslie, probate court, Douglas Co; 1909-12 adjuster, Travelers Ins Co, Omaha; 1912-15 mbr law firm Greene, Breckenridge, Gurley & Woodrough, Omaha; 1915-20 mbr law firm Gurley & Fitch; 1920-27 mbr law firm Gurley, Fitch & West; 1927- mbr law firm Brown, Fitch & West; past pres Omaha Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; mbr exec coun, past chmn integration com; Amer Bar Assn; C of C; Ak-Sar-Ben; hobbies, golf, fishing, hunting; off 1131 City National Bank Bldg; res 82nd & Jackson, Omaha.

   FITZGERALD, JAMES J., JR.: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb Aug 26, 1903; s of James J Fitzgerald-Katie A O'Rourke; ed St Bridget's parochial sch; Creighton Prep; Creighton U, BA 1926, LLB 1927, singles tennis champion; m Helen Robison June 3, 1933 Omaha; s Thomas R, James E, Robert H; d Elizabeth H; 1927- adm to Neb bar; prac law with Brogan, Ellick & Raymond, later Brogan, Ellick, Shoemaker & Fitzgerald, Omaha; 1939 firm became Ellick, Fitzgerald & Smith; past pres Omaha Barristers Club; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; mbr standing com on Amer citizenship, Amer Bar Assn; Neb chmn for Jr bar 1938; Jr C of C, dir 1933-38, chmn of bd 1935-36, pres 1936-37; dir Kiwanis Club; pres Young Business Men's Assn; Omaha Club; past pres Omaha Tennis Club; chmn Omaha Jr Davis cup squad of Amer Lawn Tennis Assn; Ak-Sar-Ben; dir YMCA; dir Douglas Co ARC; KC, 4o; St Margaret Marys Cath Ch; hobby, tennis; off 810 Insurance Bldg; res 652 N 59th, Omaha.

   FITZGERALD, JAMES JOSEPH: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb Mar 20, 1909; s of James M Fitzgerald-Mabel Garvey; ed Creighton Prep; Creighton U, BA, LLB 1932; Delta Theta Phi; 1932- prac law Omaha, Douglas Co dep atty; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C; dir Jr C of C; Omaha Athletic Club; Happy Hollow Country Club; Creighton U Alumni Assn; BPOE; FOE; KC; Cath Ch; pres Y D Club of Omaha; hobbies, golf, handball, hunting; off Courthouse; res 2744 45th Ave, Omaha.

   FITZGERALD, JAMES JOSEPH, SR.: Secretary & Treasurer Savings & Loan Association; b Cahir, Ireland Aug 29, 1869; s of William Fitzgerald-Anna Meagher; ed Cahir, Ireland; m Katie A O'Rourke Feb 12, 1901 Omaha; s James J Jr, William Francis; d Agnes Clare (Mrs Frank W Bemis); 1888-89 foreman in RR construction work, Michigan; 1889-98 head of shipping dept, Omaha Packing Co; 1898- secy-treas Comml Savings & Loan Assn, Omaha; 1st tax commr, South Omaha; 1909 apptd by Gov Shallenberger chmn of fire & police commissions; 1925- dir Livestock Natl Bank, Omaha; dir & treas Omaha Bridge Com; treas of Sen Burke's senatorial campaign com; C of C, mbr since 1910; Ad-Sell League; South Omaha Businessmen's Assn; Highland Park Improvement Club; Omaha Field Club; 1890-1920 mbr Natl Bowling Congress; BPOE 39; KC, grand knight 1928, ch mbr, mbr bldg com; Cath Ch; Dem, past chmn Central Com for South Omaha; hobbies, golf, travel, bowling; off 4824 S 24th; res 3721 S 25th, Omaha.

   FITZGERALD, JAMES M: District Judge; b Chicago, Ill Aug 7, 1874; s of John J Fitzgerald-Mary Murphy; ed Grafton Ill HS; U of Mich, LLB; Creighton U, BA 1906; Gamma Eta Gamma; m Mabel Garvey Jan, 1908 Omaha; s James Joseph, Jean; 1906-20 prac law, Omaha; 1920- dist judge, Omaha; past mbr C of C; Omaha Athletic Club; BPOE, past ofcr; ofcr in KC; hobbies, hunting, fishing, football; off Courthouse; res 2724 N 45th Ave. Omaha.

   FLANAGAN, EDWARD JOSEPH: Clergyman; b Roscommon, Ireland July 13, 1886; s of John Flanagan-Honora Larkin; ed Roscommon Ireland; Summerhill Coll, Sligo Ireland; Mt St Mary's Coll, Emmitsburg Md BA 1906, MA 1908, hon LLD 1938; St Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie N Y 1906-07; studied at Gregorian U, Rome Italy, 1907-08; Jesuit U Innsbruck Austria, 1909-12; ordained 1912; St Benedict's Coll, Atchison Kas, hon LLD 1939; 1912-13 assigned to St Patrick's Ch, O'Neill; 1913-16 asst pastor St Patrick's Ch, Omaha; Oct 24, 1937 made domestic prelate with title of Right Reverend Monsignor by Bishop Ryan of Omaha; emp in Cudahy's Packing Co, Omaha during part of ednl period; 1914-17 estab & opr Workingmen's Hotel Omaha, shelter for unemployed men; 1917- org & dir Boy's Town, village for homeless boys, Omaha; borrowed $90 & with five charges estab first Father Flanagan's Boys Home; village incorporated 1936, 160 A with fireproof bldgs, workshops, gymnasium, accredited grade & HS, P 0, farm, dairy herd & barn; 1936 MetroGoldwyn-Mayer filmed picture Boys Town with Spencer Tracy as Father Flanagan, & Mickey Rooney as youthful citizen of Boys Town; 1980 recd Amer Leg award as Omaha's First Citizen in outstanding social work; 1939 presented with first Annual Humanitarian award by Variety Club of Amer; instrumental in estab BSA movement, Omaha; past pres 10 years Omaha Welfare Ed; past mbr 4 years Cath Child Welfare Bur, Omaha diocese; mbr children's com, Natl Conf of Catholic Charities; St Vincent DePaul Soc, past chaplain Omaha coun 12 years; KC 652, 4o; FOE 38; Circus Saints & Sinners Club; Omaha Athletic Club; Highland Country Club; hobby, boys; off & res Boys Town.

   FLYNN, JOHN, SR: Merchant; b Co Sligo, Ireland Aug 8, 1857; s of James Flynn-Catherine Culkin; ed Lacharrow Ireland HS; m Hanna Begley May 10, 1877 South Omaha; s John, James; d Tracy (Mrs Leo Powers), Ruth (Mrs Thomas Dunbar), Inez, Dorothy (Mrs W L Barmettler), Helen; 1882- owner John Flynn Dry Goods Co, Omaha; Natl Assn of Retail Clothiers; Allied Clothiers Inc; South Omaha Mchts Assn, chmn com on conservation of flood waters; Fedn of Neb Retailers; FOE; KC; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Cath Ch; hobby, conservation of flood waters; off 4912 S 24th; res 3804 S 26th, Omaha.

   FODREA, PENN PARKER: Lodge Secretary; b West Point, Neb June 3, 1878; s of Nathan Fodrea-Kate Parker; ed Grand Island HS; m Blanche Watson Apr 18, 1899 Grand Island; d Nellie B (Mrs ___ Krebbs), Francis R (Mrs Frank Forrester), Maude G (Mrs John B Wangberg); 1898-1900 reporter. Grand Island Daily Independent; 1900-01 reporter, Omaha Bee News; 1902 chief clk in advertising dept, CB&Q RR, Chicago, 1903-06 advertising agt; 1907-08 in chg of advertisers copy service, The Railway Age, Chicago & New York City; 1909-11 editor Omaha Trade Exhibit; 1912-22 sales promotion & advertising mgr, Iten Biscuit Co, Omaha; 1923-24 sales promotion mgr, Fairmont Creamery Co, Omaha; 1925-29 sales promotion mgr Iten Biscuit Co; 1932- secy BPOE 39; founder Ad-Sell League, pres 1923; Omaha Advertising Club, pres 1921; Concord

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Club, pres 1920; Ak-Sar-Ben, mbr lot bd of councilors; C of C; BPOE, exalted ruler 1927-28; off Elks Club Bldg; res 5057 Blondo, Omaha.

   FOGARTY, EDWARD FRANCIS: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb Jan 5, 1898; s of Frank Fogarty-Elizabeth Costello; ed Creighton Prep; Creighton U, BA 1919, LLB 1924; Delta Theta Phi; m Margaret Donohoe Nov 30, 1935 Omaha; d Mary Elizabeth, Margaret Ellen; 1924 adm to Neb bar; 1924- prac law, Omaha; during World War enl Oct 1, 1918 in SATC, disch Dec 10, 1918; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; active in Comm Chest & Douglas Co ARC drives; KC 652, grand knight; Sacred Heart Cath Ch; off 640 Securities Bldg; res 1816 Wirt, Omaha.

   FOGARTY, FRANK PHILIP: Chamber of Commerce Commissioner; b Omaha Neb Jan 23, 1905; s of Frank Fogarty-Elizabeth Costello; ed Creighton Prep; Creighton U, BA 1926; capt varsity debate team & active on student publications; 1926-29 instr, coach of debate team & alumni secy, Creighton U; 1929-37 mgr of convs & publicity dept, Omaha C of C, 1937- commr; 1931-36 instr pub speaking, YMCA; pub speaker in Neb & Is; 1930- active in Comm Chest work, chmn of publicity during 3 drives; Natl Assn of Comml Orgn Secys; Ad-Sell League; past mbr & dir Omaha Advertising Club; secy Golden Spike Days; BSA, mbr bd of Covered Wagon area since 1935; Rotary; Happy Hollow Country Club; Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben & past mbr His Majesty's Coun; Omaha Athletic Club; Omaha Motor Club; assoc mbr Hotel Greeters of Amer; hobbies, sports, drama, theater; off WOW Bldg; res 5120 Cuming, Omaha.

   FOGELSTROM, ERNST LUTHER: Pharmacist; b Omaha, Neb Oct 7, 1886; s of Erick Alfred Fogelstrom-Ida Christina Larson; ed Omaha; Augustana Coll, Rock Island Ill, BA 1911; U of N, PhG 1915; m Edith Evelyn Ryding June 20, 1929 Kane Penn; s Everett Erick; d Evelyn Lucille; 1911-13 emp in drug store, Wahoo; 1916-21 emp by Saratoga Drug Co, Omaha; 1922- opr Kenwood Drug Co, Omaha; during World War served in X-ray dept base hosp, Camp Dodge; Amer Leg post 112; Trinity Luth Ch, past financial secytreas; hobby, stamp collecting; off 4521 N 30th; res 2885 Bauman Ave, Omaha.

   FORD, JOHN JR: Secretary Printing Co; b Earling, Ia Nov 16, 1892; s of John Paul Ford-Barbara Jane Laing; ed Denison Ia HS 1911; Boyles Bus Coll, Omaha; m Pearl Edith Wichael Oct 28, 1916 Manilla Ia; s John Philip; d Helen Claire; 1913-15 asst P M, Earling Ia; 1915-16 collector for Internatl Harvester Co, Council Bluffs Ia; 1916-20 in auto bus, Omaha; 1920-25 cash Peterson Lithographing & Printing Co of Omaha, 1925- secy & dir; dist gov & past VP Natl Stationers Assn; Kiwanis, chmn com providing shoes for underprivileged children; BSA, committeeman 1935; University Club, Lincoln; AF&AM 302; First Central Congl Ch; off 1311 Howard; res 2644 N 55th, Omaha.

   FORSYTH, LAWRENCE RAY: President Gas Products Co; b Griswold, Ia Mar 19, 1884; s of Henry Kirkpatrick Forsyth-Elizabeth Henderson; ed Griswold Ia HS 1901; Iowa St Coll; U of Ia; Drake U, Des Moines Ia 1907; m Maizie Egbert July 21, 1909 Avoca Ia; s Lawrence Ray Jr, Henry Kirk; 1906 adm to Ia bar; 1907-08 dep clk of dist court, 1908-13 clk of dist court, Atlantic Ia; 1913-15 priv law prac, Atlantic Ia; 1916-30 prac law, Hamburg Ia; 1925-26 Fremont Co atty, Hamburg Ia; 1929 adm to Neb bar; 1928- after father's death opr & mgr Omaha Blaugas Co; during World War enl Sept 10, 1918 5th Co, 3rd batt, OTS Camp Pike Ark, disch Dec 8, 1918; Amer Leg, org & first comm at Hamburg Ia, mbr post 1, Omaha; Liquefied Petroleum Gas Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben; C of C, Tribe of Yessir; Omaha Athletic Club; AF&AM, Hamburg Ia; RAM, past high priest at Atlantic Ia, past dep custodian Ia grand ch; KT, Shenandoah Ia; Tangier Shrine; Presby Ch; hobby, driving auto; off 4220 N 27th; res 3302 Dodge, Omaha.

   FOSTER, EDWIN RONALD: Merchant; b Valley, Neb June 15, 1903; s of John F Foster-Angie S King; ed Valley HS 1921; Boyles Bus Coll, Omaha 1922; m Frances Irene Clark June 18, 1924 Valley; s Malcolm Lysle; 1922- owner & opr groc, Valley; past VP C of C; mbr bd of edn since 1934, treas since 1936; mbr vol fire dept; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, gardening; father (dec Mar 1939) oprd meat market 35 years, added groc in 1922; res Valley.

   FOULKS, HARRY H: Funeral Director; b Chariton, Ia Sept 9, 1887; s of Jerome G Foulks-Ellen Willoughby; ed Chariton HS; Highland Park Coll, Des Moines Ia, 1906-07; to Eva Ashley Mar 17, 1915 Ames Ia; s Harry H Jr; 1907-18 asst mgr shoe dept, Harris-Emery Co, Des Moines Ia; 1919-23 salesman, Drexel Shoe Co, Omaha; 1923-26 emp by Crosby, Moore & Co, undertakers, Omaha; 1926- pres Glendale Mortuary; Omaha Funeral Dirs Assn; Young Business Mens Assn; Natl Exchange Club; OES, patron 1930; IOOF 394; AF&AM, worshipful master 1935; RAM; Scot Rite, 32o; OES, patron 1930*; hobbies, fishing, football; off 4643 Dodge; res 4648 Douglas, Omaha.
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   FOUTS, ROY W: Physician & Roentgenologist; b Davis Co, Ia May 10, 1885; s of Allan R Fouts-Elizabeth E Mitchell; ed Davis Co Ia; Southern Ia Normal, Bloomfield, scholarship student, ED 1902; Keokuk Ia Med Coll; U of Ill, MD 1909; U of N; Phi Chi, m Edna J Johnson Nov 15, 1903 Davis Co Ia; s Leon W, Lowell G; d Xenia A (Mrs Edwin G Kahn); 1902-04 tchr, Davis Co Ia; 1909-10 prac med, Olds Ia; 1910-19 prac med, Dawson; 1919-22 prac med, Falls City; 1922-36 head of X-ray & physical therapy dept, Lord Lister Hosp, Omaha; 1927- prac med, specialist in X-ray, diagnosis, treatment & gen consultation; 1937 certified as specialist by Amer Bd of Radiology; Asst prof & dir of dept of Med Economics & Legal Med, Creighton U; radiologist, Douglas Co Hosp; in chg X-ray dept, Nicholas Senn Hosp; past div surg C&NW RR; formerly in chg X-ray dept Evangelical Covenant Hosp; during World War enl in US army lot lt med corps, Camp Greenleaf, Fort Oglethorpe Ga, tchr of anatomy & supvr dog & cadaver surgery, in US Army Med Sch, Chattanooga Tenn, disch Dec 1918; past comm Amer Leg, Falls City; Douglas Co ARC; pres Omaha-Douglas Co Med Soc, past pres; Neb St Med Assn, 1937-38 pres & holder of certificate of honor; fellow AMA, del since 1922 & vice-speaker house of dels since 1938; Radiological Soc of N Amer; founder & past pres Amer Congress of Physical Therapy; Amer Medico-Legal Assn; Neb Workmens Compensation Court, mbr med advisory bd since 1929; past pres Omaha Exec Assn; past pres Cooperative Club; mbr Ak-Sar-Ben since 1923; Comm Chest; C of C; Omaha Athletic Club; Omaha Field Club; past secy Falls City Rotary; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine; BPOE 39; hobbies, hunting, fishing, golf; off 1007 Medical Arts Bldg; res 3836 Seward, Omaha.

   FOYE, WILLIAM JAMES: Lumber Merchant; b Mt Vernon, Wis Dec 6, 1867; s of Stephen A Foye-Hanna L Dillon; ed Mt Vernon Wis; Deming & Proctor Bus Coll, Madison Wis; m Mary McShane Oct 22, 1902 Omaha; d Marion, Alice (Mrs Richard Scott), Katherine (Mrs Jerry Pyper); 1884-86 clk in claim dept UP RR, Omaha; 1886-1902 mgr George A Hoagland Lbr Co, Omaha; 1902-05 sales mgr for W R Pickering Lbr Co, Kansas City Mo; 1905-12 mgr McShane Lbr Co, Omaha; 1912- owner & opr W J Foye Lbr Co, Omaha; 1906- secy & treas United Investment Co, Omaha; 1888 joined Omaha Guards, later Thurston Rifles, then Co L lot regiment NNG, resigned as capt 1897; in drilling contests of mil cos of US at Kansas City Mo was awarded medal as outstanding 1st sgt, Omaha won lot prize; in Memphis Tenn, Thurston Rifles won lot prize class A, 2nd place class B, 1st place class C, awarded $300 for best disciplined co; during Sp-Amer War enl Feb 16, 1898, disch Apr 22, 1898; during World War in Liberty Loan drive 1917; life mbr ARC; ch mbr Ak-Sar-Ben; ch mbr Omaha Country Club; past dir US Golf Assn & representative western dist; past dir Western Golf Assn; past pres TransMississippi Golf Assn; past pres Neb St Golf Assn; AF&AM, Scot Rite 32o; life mbr Tangier Shrine; BPOE; 39; Congl Ch; Rep; hobby, golf; off 711 Brandeis Theater Bldg; res 111 S 33rd, Omaha.

   FRADENBERG, JOSEPH B: Attorney; b St Joseph, Mo Aug 16, 1880; s of Joseph B Fradenberg-Lucy Ledgerwood; ed Omaha; U of N, LLB 1901; Phi Delta Phi; Chi Phi; m Cora L Hyer July 7, 1904 Omaha (dec); s William Joseph; d Elizabeth Lee (Mrs Robert A Frisch); 1901-18 mbr law firm Baldrige, DeBord & Fradenberg; 1918-25 mbr law firm Fradenberg, Van Orsdel & Matthews; 1925- prac law, Omaha; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C; pres Omaha Field Club 1924; AF&AM, 1907 master, 1921 grand master; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine, chief rabban; Trinity Cathedral Ch; hobbies, golf, reading; father (dec) paper ruler, resided in Omaha 25 years; off 820 City National Bank Bldg; res Regis Hotel, Omaha.

   FRASER, WILLIAM CHARLES: Attorney, b Walnut, Ia June 20, 1887; s of William E Fraser-Dora M Burton; ed Walnut Ia HS; Creighton U,

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LLB 1908; m Mabel Gray Sept 22, 1909 Omaha; s Robert Gray; d Dorothy F (Mrs Robert Samuel), Mary F (Mrs Joseph Madden), Barbara; 1908- mbr law firm Crofoot, Fraser, Connolly & Stryker, Omaha; 19167-19 law instr, Creighton U; mbr Omaha pub lib bd 1921; past pres Omaha coun BSA; mbr Neb St bd of bar examiners; mbr com to revise laws on procedure & Prac; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; pres Comm Chest 1932-33; VP & chmn exec com C of C; dir Omaha Athletic Club; past pres Neb Golf Assn; Omaha Country Club; Greater Omaha Com; Neb Com of 100; KC, grand knight 1917-18; chmn finance com St Margaret Marys Cath Ch; Rep, 1936- treas State Central Com; hobbies, golf, hunting; off Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 674 N 50th, Omaha.

   FREDRICKSEN, LAWRENCE BRAGH: Attorney; b Skorpinge, Denmark Oct 17, 1885; s of Soren Fredricksen-Bertha Bragh; ed gymnasium, Wettum, Denmark; Creighton U, 1919-22; m Olivia Larsen Sept 18, 1930 Reno Nev; 1922- prac law, Omaha; 1922 adm to prac law in supreme court of Neb; Neb St Bar Assn; Rep; hobby, collecting pipes; father (dec) sheriff of King's Bench, Denmark, knighted by King Christian X as Sir Soren in 1930; off 209 Patterson Bldg; res 3723 S 14th, Omaha.

   FREDRICKSON, EDWARD WILLIAM: Pharmacist; b Fremont, Neb Aug 12, 1892; s of Hans C Fredrickson-Christina Haman; ed Fremont HS 1910; Creighton U, PhG 1915; m Ruth H Waterhouse Jan 17, 1920 Weeping Water; s Philip E; d Joan Ruth; 1915 in drug bus, Fremont & Omaha; 1915-25 in drug bus, Fremont; 1925- in drug bus, Valley; during World War served in US army Sept 1917-June 1919, O/S in 89th div, St Mihiel & Meuse-Argonne; Amer Leg, post 58; Neb Pharm Assn; C of C; AF&AM 310; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, golf; brother was early state bicycle racing champion, brought first automobile to Nebraska; one of first state racing drivers; res Valley.

   FRENTRESS, HARLAN L: General Manager Telephone Co; b Greeley, Ia Mar 26, 1898; s of Albert E Frentress-Inez Hosier; ed Greeley Ia HS; Coe Coll, Cedar Rapids Ia; BSc 1921; grad, work U of Penn; m Eleanor Schatz Aug 20, 1923 West Union Ia; s Donald Bruce, Robert Dean; 1921 with Bell Tele Co, Penn; 1921-23 in comml dept Northwestern Bell Tele Co at Cedar Rapids Ia, 1923-25 dist supvr at Waterloo Ia, 1926-37 dist mgr at Omaha, 1937- gen & comml mgr; during World War in US army Camp Taylor, 2nd lt arty Fort Sheridan, disch Dec 1918; Amer Leg post 1; Ak-Sar-Ben, mbr His Majesty's Coun since 1933; C of C, mbr publicity com; p & dir Ad-Sell League; Rotary; Omaha Athletic Club; Presby Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off Telephone Bldg; res 2323 N 55th, Omaha.

   FROMKIN, MAX: Attorney; b Russia Apr 10, 1895; s of David B Fromkin-Sarah ___; ed New Haven Conn; Creighton U, grad 1921; m Sophye Weinstein Dec 26, 1922 Omaha; s M Robert; 1910-21 chief clk in passenger dept CB&Q RR, Omaha; 1921-27 prac law with late Judge A L Sutton, Omaha; 1927-34 assoc with Paul Sutton; 1934- law prac with Morgan & Sutton; during World War in ordnance dept, Camp Hancock, Ga; disch Mar 15, 1919; Amer Leg post 1; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; Jewish Comm Center; AF&AM 11; Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine; Rep; off Insurance Bldg; res 140 N 38th, Omaha.

   FROST, FRANK EDWARD: City Commissioner; b Omaha, Neb July 12, 1884; s of Harry Frost-Jane Clark; ed Omaha; m Fay Miller Sept 23, 1937, Omaha; 1903-04 with father in carriage & wagon making, Harry Frost & Son; 1904-06 steno, UP RR; 1906-09 with Swift & Co, first as clk, later timekeeper & paymaster; 1909-11 export beef man, Cudahy Packing Co, Chicago; 1911-14 cash & auditor, Armour & Co, New England territory; 1914-19 owner & opr Frost Wagon Co, Omaha; 1919-22 off mgr & asst sales mgr, Master Sales Co of Omaha; 1922- owner & opr battery & parts co, Frost Industries; 1933- city commr, in chg of 49 city parks; Better Omaha Club; Square & Compass Club; C of C; Omaha Exec Club; Kiwanis; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Shrine; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing, golf; off 2565 Leavenworth; res 2215 Howard, Omaha.

   FROST, FRANK LESLIE: Attorney; b Crescent, Ia July 12, 1898; s of Alex Frost-Caroline Omig; ed Crescent Ia HS; Hammil Bus Coll, Council Bluffs Ia; Alexander Hamilton Inst, New York City; U of Omaha; Lambda Phi; m Hazel I Fugate Sept 1, 1926 Omaha; s Jack Allen; d Carol Jean; 1914-23 office boy, head bkkpr, credit mgr, off mgr & asst sales mgr, Penn Consumers oil Co, Council Bluffs Ia; 1923 adm to Neb & Ia bars; 1923- prac law, Omaha, 1924-25 with Dist Judge Arthur C Thomsen, 1926-31 mbr law firm Frost & Nimtz, 1931- mbr law firm Frost, Hammes & Nimtz; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; Young Businessmens Club; Allied Bus Counsellors; Ak-Sar-Ben; YMCA; past pres Optimist Club; past pres Omaha Bus Leaders; IOOF; Maccabees; WOW; AF&AM sr warden; Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine; past patron OES; Square & Compass Club; First Chris Ch; hobby, work; off 628 Keeline Bldg; res 5015 Chicago, Omaha.

   FUHRER, CHARLES EARL: Vice-President & Territorial Manager; b La Harpe, Ill Oct 6, 1882; s of Jacob Fuhrer-Marthena Duncan; ed Crete HS; Doane Coll 1903-05; Delta Kappa Phi; m Bertha Bennett Nov 16, 1906 Crete; s Lynn Hadsel (dec); d Aceneth (Mrs Harold Trenchery), Frances Irene; 1885 came to Neb; 1904-06 with Fairmont Creamery at Crete, 1906-08 Concordia Kas, 1908-17 mgr at Grand Island, 1917-24 mgr at Columbus 0, 1924- gen territorial mgr at Omaha, 1929- VP & dir; Kiwanis; C of C; Happy Hollow Club; 1933-36 mbr state bd YMCA; AF&AM at Grand Island, master 1916; Scot Rite, life mbr at Columbus, 0; Tangier Shrine; R&SM, Columbus 0; Dundee Presby Ch, trustee; Rep; hobbies, gardening, woodworking; father (dec) farmed Saline Co 30 years; off 12th & Jones; res 666 N 56th, Omaha.

   FULTON, MARTHA THEODA: Educational Supervisor; b Cass Co, Ia; d of Abraham Fulton-Theoda Smart; ed Cass Co Ia; Grinnell Coll, Grinnell Ia, BA 1901; Radcliffe Coll. Cambridge Mass 1905-06; Columbia U, MA 1923; U of Chicago, U of Minn, U of Cal; 1901-11 HS prin, Wahpeton N D; 1911-13 instr State Sch of Science, Wahpeton N D; 1913-22 supt of schs, Wahpeton N D, only woman supt in N D at that time; 1923-33 dean of women, U of W Va, Morgantown; 1935- org & supvr adult edn & citizens ednl program, Omaha bd of edn, fed adult ednl program; during World War active in ARC work, recd certificate for services at Wahpeton, N D; NSTA; past mbr N D St Tchrs Assn; Adult Ednl Coun of Omaha; AAUW, past pres 2 years at Omaha, past state 1st VP, past pres in W Va; ch mbr Wahpeton N D PEO, mbr at Morgantown W Va; First Bapt Ch, past tchr of adult class; hobbies, driving auto & travel; off 606 City Hall; res 3303 Hamilton, Omaha.

   FURAY, GUY V: Vice-President Box Co; b Omaha, Neb Feb 2, 1982; s of John B Furay-Catherine McShane; ed Creighton prep; Creighton U, BA 1900; m Sarah Marguerite Whyte May 22, 1923 St Louis Mo; s Guy Jr; d Mary, Sarah M, Elizabeth Ann, Conal, Alice; 1900-06 chemist, Armour & Co, Omaha; 1906-13 with McShane Lbr Co, Dearborn Tex & Omaha; 1913-23 with W J Foye Lbr Co, Omaha; 1923-26 owner & opr Acme Box Co, Omaha; 1923- VP Omaha Box Co; during World War with RR administration at Atlanta Ga, in development of cross tie production; Omaha Athletic Club; BPOE; KC; Cath Ch; Rep; off 21st & H; res 1024 Mercer Blvd, Omaha.

   GAINES, FRANCIS S: Attorney; b Greenfield, Ia May 18, 1893; s of Frank H Gaines-Theresa Schleiter; ed Omaha HS; Yale U, LLB 1917; Alpha Delta Phi; Phi Delta Phi; m Delia Hudson Jan 16, 1936 Arizona; s Tyler B, Franklin Huson; d Mary Theresa; 1919- prac law, Omaha; during World War enl Sept 1917 in AS, disch Jan 1919; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting, tennis; off 1524 City National Bank Bldg; res 110th & Center, Omaha.

   GALLAGHER, MRS RACHEL KINCADE: Homemaker; b Fort Scott, Kas; d of George Percy Kincade-Emily Crow; ed Westport HS, Kansas City Mo; Smith Coll; m Paul C Gallagher Mar 24, 1915, Kansas City Me; d Jean Dudley (Mrs Edward Creighton Jr), Anne; 1922-24 secy of Art Inst of Omaha; 1919 pres Jr League; 1940 pres Civic Improvement Coun; mbr com for Cath Child Welfare 1938-40; Omaha Country Club; during World War worked in ARC med supplies div & in canteen corps; res 613 S 38th, Omaha.

   GANTZ, EVERETT ELLIS: Manufacturer; b Omaha, Neb Jan 2, 1898; s of Bert Ellis Gantz-Katie Et Carberry; ed Omaha; m Ruth M Elmborg Aug 12, 1920 Omaha, s Everett Ellis Jr; d Virginia Ruth; 1912-23 from errand boy through all depts Carpenter Paper Co Omaha; 1923-82 asst buyer; 1932 mgr Federal Envelope Mfg Co, Omaha; during World War enl in USN May 6, 1918 in land service of naval aviation, O/S 6 mos, at Panllias France, then Tunis Africa 6 weeks; Norfolk navy yards, disch 1st class seaman Feb 23, 1919; Omaha Mfrs Assn; C of C; Rotary; Ak-Sar-Ben; AF&AM 302;

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   GARDNER, JAMES SR: Owner of Coffee Co; b Chesapeake City, Md Feb 13, 1877; s of Phillip Edward Gardner-Mathilda Ross; ed Wilmington Del HS; m Minne Doedyne July 24, 1907 Omaha; s James Jr, Arnold; d Mathilda (Mrs Leonard Lewis); 1893-94 emp by A & P Tea Co at Wilmington Del, 1895-98 Philadelphia; 1898-1901 mgr tea dept Wm Butler Co, Philadelphia; 1901-03 mgr tea dept James Butler Co, Pittsburgh; 1903-05 mgr tea & coffee dept, H R Eagle Co, whol groc, Chicago; 1905-13 in sales dept Masterman Coffee Co Omaha, 1913-83 mgr, 1933- owner by decree of will of Mr Masterman (dec Mar 1933); Natl Coffee Roasters Assn; Natl Small Business Mens Assn; Northwestern Hotel Assn; Rotary; Omaha Athletic Club; YMCA; ARC; C of C; Comm Chest; Ak-Sar-Ben; Mens Club; Neb Crippled Childrens Soc; bd mbr Humane Soc; bd mbr President's Birthday Ball, Omaha; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine; North Presby Ch, mbr of session, hobbies, home & family; off 1409 Harney; res 7012 N 30th, Omaha.

   GARDNER, THOMAS ADRIAN: Dentist; b Ottumwa, Ia Mar 23, 1895; s of Alva Thomas Gardner-Laura J Klinker; ed Ottumwa Ia HS; U of Ia, BA 1922, DDS 1926, grad work 1931-32; Griffin Sch of Orthodontics, New York City 1934; Acacia; Xi Psi Phi; Kappa Omicron Upsilon; m Clarice Stella Donly Sept 20, 1930 Waterloo Ia; s Jerry Don; d Susan Alice; 1919-21 salesman for Pacific Mutual & other life Ins cos in Ottumwa Ia & Kansas City Mo; 1926-27 interne & asst demonstrator, U of Ia, Coll of Dentistry; 1927-29 dentist, Omaha, specialized in pedodontia; 1929-32 dir bur of dental hygiene, U of Ia; 1932- dentist, Omaha, specialist in orthodontics; has lectured to dentists of Neb & Ia St depts of health; contributor numerous scientific papers to Neb St & ADA; during World War enl in A S May 15, 1917, 1st OTC Fort Snelling Minn, commd 2nd lt, disch Jan 7, 1919; Omaha Dist Dental Soc, coun mbr, chmn pub relations com & leader of 2 study clubs in childrens dentistry; Neb St Dental Assn, past chmn mouth hygiene com; ADA, mbr dental health edn commission; Amer Soc for Promotion of Dentistry for Children, past pres Neb unit; C of C, mbr goodfellowship & health coms; dir Goodwill Industries; past VP Optimist Club; past pres Omaha Camera Club; Omaha Exec Assn; AF&AM 1; Scot Rite 32o; First Chris Ch, elder; hobbies, photography, woodwork, collection of antique lamps & furniture; off 1131 Medical Arts Bldg; res 4201 William, Omaha.

   GARRATTO, PAUL JEAN: Attorney; b Carlentini, Italy Aug 18, 1900; s of Alfred Garratto-Carmela Cammarats, ed Omaha Central HS; Creighton U, LLB 1923; mbr intra-mural basketball & baseball teams; Gamma Eta Gamma; m Giselda Laurenzana Dec 21, 1923 Chicago; 1922-24 prac law with Patti & Wear; 1924-26 prac law, Miami, Fla; 1926-34 mbr law firm Wear, Garratto, & Boland, Omaha; 1934- Douglas Co chief dep atty; during World War 1st lt ROTC, Creighton U; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; C of C, mbr municipal affairs com; Italian Comml Club, pres 1940; Order of Sons of Italy, venerable 1938-39; KC; St Margaret Mary's Cath Ch; hobbies, reading newspapers & periodicals, hunting; off Courthouse; res 6435 Prairie, Omaha.

   GEORGE, CHARLES CARLTON: President Real Estate Co; b Galesburg, Ill Mar 23, 1863; s of John Wesley George-Mary Elizabeth Younger; ed Knox Co Ill; Knox Coll, Galesburg Ill, BA 1885; Phi Delta Theta; m Idela Louise Hamlin Dec 14, 1905 Chicago; d Mary (Mrs Henry Stephen King); 1885 emp in Sears & Salmon real est off, Omaha; 1886 emp in Potter, Webster & Co ins off, Omaha; 1886-90 emp in Potter & Cobb real est off; 1890-1900 mbr Potter & George real est firm; 1900-21 with brother owner & opr J E George & Co; 1921- owner & opr since brother's death; with brother J E specialized in development of real est in Omaha for 30 years; 1910 helped org City Natl Bank Bldg Co & erected Omaha's 1st modern, re-enforced concrete off bldg, sold 1925; instrumental in development of Dundee, Happy Hollow & Fairacres residential sections; Omaha Natl Bank, dir; past pres Omaha Real Est Bd; org, ch mbr Omaha Council Club, now C of C, past pres 1918; US C of C, past dir 4 years; Ak-Sar-Ben, king 1925 & mbr since orgn; Comm Chest, dir 12 years; past trustee 12 years, Knox Coll, Galesburg Ill; Omaha Country Club, mbr 40 years; Trinity Cathedral Episc Ch, past vestryman; hobbies, travel, golf; off 933-41 Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 52.18 Chicago, Omaha.

   GEPPERT, RALPH CLINTON: Superintendent Neb Power Co; b Red Lake, S D Apr 24, 1890; s of Albert A Geppert-Emma Feist; ed Vermillion S D HS 1908; Leland Stanford U; m Nelle Shields Jan 20, 1915 San Francisco Cal; s Ralph, Robert, Richard, Lawrence; d Jean (Mrs Harold Stipp), Eleanor, Betty, Teresa; 1914-15 emp by Pacific Gas & Electric Co, San Francisco; 1919- with Neb Power Co at Omaha, 1930- gen supt; Natl Refrigeration Bur, chmn accident prevention com for Neb, Ia, Mo, Kas; VP Omaha Engrs Club; C of C; pres Continental Club; Omaha Urban League, dir & treas; Omaha Athletic Club; Council Bluffs Country Club; KC; Cath Ch; Rep; hobbies, family, mechanics; off Neb Power Co, 17th & Harney; res 3501 5th Ave, Council Bluffs Ia.

   GIFFORD, HAROLD JR: Physician & Ophthalmologist; b Omaha, Neb Jan 25, 1906; s of Dr Harold Gifford-Mary Louise Millard; ed Omaha HS; Shattuck Mil Acad, Faribault Minn; Cornell U; U of N, BSc 1929, MD 1931; Alpha Delta Phi; Alpha Omega Alpha; m Mary Louise Jonas Aug 11, 1936 Omaha; s Jonas; 1931 interne, Passavant Hosp, Chicago; 1932-33 interne, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston; 1934- prac med with Drs W H & H B Stokes; assoc prof U of N Coll of Med; Omaha-Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; Amer Acad of Ophthalmology; C of C; Country Club; Omaha Club; hobby, natural history; father (dec) eye, ear & nose specialist; off Medical Arts Bldg; res 323 S 51st Ave, Omaha.

   GILINSKY, S E: Wholesale Fruit & Vegetable Dealer; b Council Bluffs, Ia June 1, 1885; s of Barney Gilinsky-Lena Levy; ed Council Bluffs Ia HS 1902; m Minnie Zemuray Dec 26, 1917 New Orleans La; s Armand, Morton L; d Sara; 1902-07 emp in fruit picking, packing & selling bus, Cal & N Y; 1907 whol fruit & vegetable bus, Omaha, supvr of growing of fruits & vegetables for firm in Tex & Fla, also supvr of buying of fruits from Central Amer; AF&AM, Council Bluffs Ia; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; B'nal B'rith; Temple Israel; Rep; off 1013 Howard; res 604 S 37th, Omaha.

   GILL, GEORGE OTIS: Credit Manager; b Norcatur, Kas Oct 21, 1888; s of Frank McGill-Carrie Steber; ed Norcatur Kas HS; m Sadie E Greenway Aug 28, 1910 Danbury; s William F (dec), George Otis Jr; d Nadene E (Mrs Robert Kitchell), Betty E (Mrs Frank Carbaugh); 1905-16 with CB&Q RR, Kas & Neb; 1916-17 salesman Natl Refining Co, Hastings, 1917-19 credit mgr; 1919-20 with Kopack Bros, Omaha; 1920- credit mgr; Omaha World-Herald, 1940 representative of newspaper groups of western div at conv Toronto Canada; 1939-40 pres Omaha Assn of Credit Men; Ak-Sar-Ben; AF&AM; hobby, gardening; off World-Herald Bldg; res 6306 N 32nd, Omaha.

   GILLESPIE, HUGH FRANCIS: Professor of Law; b Pottsville, Penn May 27, 1887; s of Hugh F Gillespie-Ellen C Salmon; ed Lincoln HS 1905; Creighton U, BA 1909, MA 1911, LLB 1915 K of C fellow; Cath U of Amer, LLM 1917; Gamma Eta Gamma; m Helen E Mulvehille Sept 11, 1922 Omaha; s Hugh Francis III; d Mary Ellen, Kathleen, Eileen; 1909-11 supt of schs, Greeley; 1911- mbr arts faculty Creighton U, 1917- prof of law & secy coll of law faculty; author legal articles; Neb St Bar Assn; KC, dist dep 7 years, master 4o; Holy Cross Cath Ch; hobbies, coins, stamps; off Creighton U; res 4404 Woolworth, Omaha.

   GILLESPIE, LeROY ERSKINE: Treasurer Insurance Co; b Chase City, Va Dec 17, 1878; s of Hamilton Sawyer Gillespie-Mary Margaret McKnight; ed Central HS Omaha 1897; m Isabelle C Payne Aug 4, 1926 Omaha; 1897-1902 clk for UP RR,. Omaha; 1910-15 bkkpr Guarantee Mutual Life Co, 1915-20 auditor, 1920- treas, dir; C of C; ARC; Omaha Country Club; Omaha Athletic Club; AF&AM; Scot Rite, 32o; Shrine; Rep; hobby, golf; off Guarantee Mutual Life Bldg; res 131 S 39th, Omaha.

   GILLIN, JOHN JOSEPH JR: Manager Broadcasting Station; b Omaha, Neb Mar 1, 1905; s of John Joseph Gitlin Sr-Julia Roscup Kelly; ed St John's, Omaha 1919; Creighton Prep, 1923; Creighton U, BA 1927, LLB 1931; Alpha Sigma Nu; Delta Sigma Rho; Alpha Chi Kappa; Delta Kappa Delta; Delta Theta Phi; m Marjorie Paulsen Aug 7, 1930 Sioux City Ia; s John Joseph III; d Joan Marjorie; 1927-29 mgr Chicago off Natl Radio Advertising, Inc; 1929 midwestern state representative in Omaha for Kozak Inc of Batavia, N Y; 1929-31 part time announcer radio station WOW, 1931- announcer, program dir, comml dir, gen mgr; Sept 1920-June

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1925 mbr ROTC, apptd 2nd lt of inf Apr 1926, apptd 1st lt of inf Sept 1929, apptd capt, of inf res Sept 1932; Natl Broadcasters Assn, youngest dir 1934-37, exec VP 1937, dir representing 10th dist 1938-40; US Jr C of C, natl dir 1935-36, VP 1936-37, chmn natl radio com since 1937; Omaha Jr C of C, past pres; Ak-Sar-Ben; Omaha Advertising Club; Ad-Sell League; Neb St Bar Assn; Variety Club, dir; Omaha Field Club; Omaha Athletic Club; Carter Lake Improvement Club, dir; BPOE; hobbies, radio, law, golf, people; off Insurance Bldg; res 517 S 38th Ave, Omaha.

   GILMORE, PHILIP LAWRENCE: Industrial Chemist; b Omaha, Neb Oct 26, 1896; s of George Francis Gilmore-Annis Elliott; ed Omaha Central HS 1915; U of Ill, grad 1919; Phi Delta Theta; m Mildred Johnson Dec 23, 1922 Danville Ill; s Philip Lawrence Jr, John Harvey; d Annis; 1925- ptr in Industrial Chemical Lab, Omaha; Omaha Assn of Purchasing Agts; C of C; Kiwanis, secy-treas 1939; Omaha Athletic Club; BSA; First Presby Ch; off 1015 N 14th; res 5208 Cass, Omaha.

   GLASER, FRED: Owner of Food Products Co; b Bavaria, Germany Nov 12, 1895; s of John Glaser-Anna Karl; ed Germany; Central HS, night sch, Kansas City, Mo; m Veronica Szapieray Aug 20, 1918 St Joseph Mo; s Fred Henry; 1910 came to US, Kansas City Mo; 1910-11 & 1912-13 emp by Fowler Packing Co, Kansas City Mo; 1911-12 6 mos with Swift & Co, 4 mos with Armour & Co. & 2 mos with Neur Brothers, Kansas City Mo; 1913-15 with St Joseph Sausage Works, St Joseph Mo; 1915-17 with ptr estab Brendel & Glaser meat bus, Omaha; 1917-22 secy Omaha Sausage Co Inc; 1922 pur Omaha Sausage Co, Inc, dissolved corp & oprd until 1924; 1924- owner & opr Glaser's Provisions; 1937 estab another plant, Sioux City Ia; Natl Assn of Retail Grocers; Stockyards 400 Club; Inst of Amer Meat Packers; Omaha C of C, past mbr Sioux City Ia; Omaha Musik-Verein; Kiwanis; Omaha Field Club; Omaha Motor Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; Neb Good Roads Assn; BPOE; POE; Cath Ch; Rep; hobby, golf; off 5036 S 26th, Omaha; 1211 3rd, Sioux City Ia; res 3274 Francis, Omaha.

   GOLDBERG, RALPH D: Theater Owner; b Genoa, Neb July 20, 1898; s of Himon Goldberg-Esther Rachman; ed Omaha HS 1916; U of Chicago, capt debating team; m Hermine Terrault Aug 16, 1925 Denver; 1911-17 while in sch emp in theaters; 1918- owner 7 theaters; during World War 1918 enl in US army inf; Internatl Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; Variety Club; YMCA; Comml Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; hobbies, dogs, theaters, pictures; off State Theater; res 104 N 48th, Omaha..

   GOLDSTEIN, ABRAHAM: Merchant; b St Paul, Minn Dec 25, 1880; s of Ruben Goldstein-Esther ___; ed Omaha HS; m Anna Chapman Apr 28, 1903 Centerville Ia; s S Herman; d Rosaline (Mrs Louis Somberg); 1895-98 emp in gen store, Fairbury; 1898-1901 clk & buyer gen store, Clay Center; 1901-03 mgr gen store, Nebraska City; 1903-20 owner dry goods store, Centerville Ia;1920- owner Goldstein-Chapman Ladies Ready-to-Wear Store, Omaha; during World War in chg of speakers bur, Liberty Loan drives; past pres C of C, Centerville Ia; past dir Assoc Retailers of Omaha; Jewish Comm Center, treas 5 years; Highland Country Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; Temple of Israel, pres 2 years, dir 10 years; hobbies, golf, sports; off 116 S 16th; res 111 S 49th Ave, Omaha.

   GORDON, MORRIS ISAAC: Dentist; b Russia June 8, 1885; s of Jacob Gordon-Sarah Kahn; ed Omaha Central HS 1906; Creighton U, DDS 1910; grad work Northwestern U 1926; m Maybelle Mandelson Oct 15, 1912 Omaha; s Jerome Anson, Richard Mark; 1910- dentist, Omaha; pres Omaha Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; Amer Soc for the Promotion of Dentistry for Children; Omaha Motor Club; Variety Club; Highland Country Club; Comm Chest; Jewish Comm Center; past pres B'nai B'rith; AF&AM; Scot Rite 1; Shrine; Temple Israel; Rep; hobbies, golf, reading; off 516 Brandeis Theater Bldg; res 101 S 51st Ave, Omaha.

   GORDON, WILLIAM ALBERT: President Transportation Co; b Madison Co, Ia Mar 26, 1870; s of Samuel Irwin Gordon-Charlotta Sturman; ed Creston Ia 1883; Rohrbough Brothers Sch, Omaha 1885; m Orlie A Wolcott May 21, 1899 Omaha; d Ruth (Mrs Hawthorn Arey); 1883-85 emp by Omaha Bee; 1886-87 emp by A Hosps Co, Omaha; 1888-93 org & oprd Expressmans Delivery CO, 1893-98 pres; 1898-1910 pres Gordon Van Co; 1910- pres Gordon Storage Warehouses Inc; 1930- pres Gordon Oil Co; 1936- pres Highway Motor Freight Co; 1938 recd special honors & award as outstanding citizen & businessman in Omaha 50 years; 8 years Omaha police judge; C of C, dir & mbr transportation com; Tribe of Yessir; Neb Comml Truckers Assn; AF&AM 3; York Rite; Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters; Dundee Presby Ch, past bd mbr; hobby, saddle & Belgian draft horses; off 219 N 11th; res RFD 2 Bellevue Blvd, Omaha.

   GORE, FRANK MAUDLIN: Hotel Manager; b Ottawa, Kas Apr 28, 1884; s of Angus Gore-Laura Maudlin; ed Ottawa Kas; m Hazel Knox Dec 3, 1921 Ottumwa Ia; 1900-02 night clk, Burt Hotel, Shawnee Okla; 1902-03 clk Illinois Hotel, Oklahoma City; 1903 emp in Grand Avenue Hotel, Oklahoma City; 1904 owner Delmar Hotel, Sedalia Mo; 1905 & 1907-09 chief clk, Norwood Hotel, Shawnee Okla; 1906 clk in Threadgill Hotel, Oklahoma City; 1911, 1914-16, & 1919-21 chief clk, Plains Hotel, Cheyenne Wyo; 1912-13 asst mgr Alvarado Hotel, Albuquerque N M; 1917-19 asst mgr Castle Hotel, Omaha; 1922-26 asst mgr Henning Hotel, Casper Wyo; 1926-29 room clk, Albany Hotel, Denver; 1929-31 asst mgr Paxton Hotel, Omaha; 1931- mgr Conant-Sanford Hotel, Omaha; Hotel Greeters of Amer; Omaha & N W Hotel Assns; Rep; hobbies, photography, dogs; off & res Conant-Sanford Hotel, Omaha.

   GRAHAM, HAROLD WILSON: Realtor; b Omaha, Neb Aug 5, 1892; s of W T Graham-Elizabeth A Cunningham; ed Omaha Central HS 1910; U of N, BA 1915; Alpha Theta Chi; m Jessie McDonald June 16, 1928 Omaha; d Suzanne; 1915-Mar 1939 with father in real est bus, until father's death, Mar 1939- owner, W T Graham & Son, Realtors; during World War enl in US Army May 1918, 88th Inf, Camp Dodge Ia, 2nd lt, disch Nov 1918; Omaha Real Est Bd, mbr taxation COM; Natl Real Est Assn; Omaha Taxpayers Assn, dir; C Of C; Ak-Sar-Ben; Omaha Athletic Club; U of N Alumni Assn; Monday Musical Club; 12 years tenor soloist, All Saints Ch; First Central Congl Ch, tenor soloist 7 years; Rep; hobbies, golf, music; off 470 Brandeis Theater Bldg; res 5807 Pacific, Omaha.

   GRAHAM, HOWARD BROWNLEE: President lce Cream Co; b Gallion, Ohio Mar 9, 1870; s of John F Graham-Sarah Oburn; ed Gallion Ohio; Denver Colo; m Sara Gordon Beam 1890 (dec 1904); m Myrl Archer Clarke 1907 Hastings; (divorced); s Howard Archer; m Leona A Fletcher; 1886 lived with uncle at Atkinson; 1887 emp in Atkinson; 1889 lived in Ashland; 1889-92 owners buggy & carriage bus; 1892-95 appr in drug bus, Ashland; 1895-98 with L E Payton, Omaha; 1898-99 mgr drug store for L E Payton, Omaha; 1900-04 in ice cream & candy bus, Omaha, 1904 sold bus to Charles Harding; 1904-10 mgr ice cream bus; 1915- owner & opr Graham Ice Cream Co, Omaha; 1921 owner Norfolk lee Cream Co; 1926- owner ice cream plant at Fremont; 1932- owner & opr branch distribution plant at Wayne; 1935- opr bottling plant at Omaha factory; during construction of Omaha plant designed, built & patented first ice cream route wagon in US, recently has patented the Sun Burst inspector, used in inspection of bottled beverages; off 1510 Jones; res 3027 Farnam, Omaha.

   GRAHAM, VICTOR CUNNINGHAM: Secretary-Treasurer Savings & Loan Association; b Omaha, Neb July 14, 1896; s of Wilson T Graham-Elizabeth Cunningham; ed Omaha HS; U of N, BA 1919; Chi Phi; m Lyda Bliznak July 29, 1932 Chicago; 1919 HS math tchr, & later sect, Omaha; 1919-29 mortgage correspondent, Peters Trust Co, Omaha; 1929-30 secy, Omaha Stock Exchange; 1930-34 bus mgr Chicago hosp; 1934- org & secy-treas, First Fed Savings & Loan Assn, Omaha; during World War ofcr & in domestic service, US army & USN 1918-19; Amer Leg; C of C; Rotary; Congl Ch; off 1801 Farnam; res 6008 Western Ave, Omaha.

   GREEN, J HARVEY: Druggist; b Swan City, Neb Dec 2, 1871; 9 of Joseph E Green-Corrada J Walrath; ed DeWitt; as boy & young man assisted father in hdw bus, DeWitt; 1887-93 in drug store with Dr Lyman J Cross, DeWitt, also studied pharm; became registered pharm 1892; 1893-1901 pharm for John B Conti, Omaha; 1901 pharm with Norman A Kuhn Drug Store, Omaha; 1905- in retail drug bus, Omaha; during Sp-Amer War enl in USN May 10, 1901 hosp steward, chief petty ofcr hosp corps, stationed at hosp, Mare Island Cal, tsfrd to USN hosp, Cavite Philippines, tsfrd to USS Princeton 1901, 1903 tsfrd to USS Callao, acting med ofcr on gunboat; 1905, released from active service in Philippine Insurrection; Aug 1905 USWV; past pres Omaha Retail Druggists Assn; Neb Pharm Assn; NARD; C of C, Goodfellow
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