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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steam turbine generators, 1904 capacity 4100 kilowatts, 1940 120,000 kilowatts; author History of the Omaha Steam Electric Station 1939, collected photographs of all equipment installed since 1900; Omaha Engrs Club; ASME; ch mbr Omaha Field Club; AF&AM 11; York Rite, 32o; Tangier Shrine; Episc Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing, collecting migratory game birds & fish; father came to Omaha 1854 with ox team freighting outfit; off 4th & Jones; res 120 West Pacific, Omaha.

   RUMELHART, GUY L: Osteopath; b Mitchell, S D Sept 24, 1887; s of George Rumelhart-Ella Matteson; ed Albion HS 1906; Neb Wes, BA 1912; Amer Sch of Osteopathy, Kirksville, Mo, DO 1918; Phi Beta Sigma; Acacia; m Monna Lennaire Dec 31, 1919 Fullerton; s Robert Paul, George O; d Helen Marie; 1918- prac osteopathy, Omaha; during World War in USN, 17th regiment band, stationed at Great Lakes naval training station; Ak-Sar-Ben; Lions; YMCA; BPOE, mbr glee club, won 1st place natl conv 1939; AF&AM 89; Trinity Meth Ch, bd mbr; hobbies, golf, tennis; off 526 World-Herald Bldg; res 2564 Fowler Ave, Omaha.

   RUNYAN, ORVILLE: Dentist; b Mason City, Neb Jan 6, 1890; s of James Runyan-Ruth ___; ed Mason City; Grand Island; Creighton U, DDS 1914; Delta Sigma Delta; m Lola Robinson June 21, 1916 Stanton; s Robert; d Marjorie, Mary; 1914-17 dentist, Stanton; 1917- dentist, Omaha; US army dental res corps; Neb St Dental Assn; Omaha Field Club; C of C; past pres Concord Club; AF&AM; Scot Rite, 33o; Shrine; hobby, golf; off 617 City National Bank Bldg; res 2856 Bauman Ave, Omaha.

   RUSHTON, ARTHUR LYELL: Vice-President Creamery Co; b Fairmont, Neb Sept 28, 1894; s of Joseph Howard Rushton-Minnie Putt; ed Omaha Central HS 1913; U of N; Phi Delta Theta; Alpha Kappa Psi, ch mbr; m Dorothy Davies Oct 16, 1917 Utica; s Arthur Lyell Jr, John Davies; 1919- with Fairmont Creamery Co, 1919-20 secy to father, who was pres, 1920-21 in city sales dept, 1921- gen mgr, specialty dept, 1935- dir, 1933 VP; dir of Mid-Continent Air Lines since 1935; 1934-35 Pres Rapid Airlines Corp; has 550 hours solo flying; during World War sgt Layfette Ind QMC MTS, disch Dec 19, 1918; PTA; C of C, past chmn air transport div; Ak-Sar-Ben; Country Club; Presby Ch; hobby, aviation; off 12th & Jones; res 641 S 53rd, Omaha.

   RUSHTON, MRS NELL T: Homemaker; b Pancoastburg, Ohio Aug 5, 1892; d of William C Taylor-Alice M Scott; ed Columbus Ohio South HS; Ohio Wes U; Alethian Literary Club; m Howard Rushton Oct 24, 1914 Logan O; s Richard Wayne; d Marjorie Ellen; 1910-11 emp in Goldsmith Music Store, Columbus O; 1912 gave piano demonstrations & concerts, emp in piano dept Green Joyce Co, Columbus O; 1913 reporter for Journal Gazette, Logan O; 1914 with Green Joyce Co, Columbus O; 1914- homemaker, Omaha; 1919- bd mbr Omaha City Mission, past VP; 1927- bd mbr Visiting Nurses Assn, pres 1937-38; 1934- mbr Omaha Drama League, VP, pres 1936-37; bd mbr of Omaha Social Settlement, publicity chmn; bd mbr YWCA, Girl Res chmn; 1936- mbr bd of govs Comm Chest, 2nd VP 1938-39, 1935 dir womens campaign; bd mbr Monday Musical Club, pres; bd mbr Fortnightly Musical Club; 1938-40 bd mbr Morning Musical Club, ch mbr; Omaha ch BK PEO, mbr since 1929, VP 1931; during World War 1917-19 treas womens com coun of defense; 1918-20 in canteen service ARC, inspector warehouse service in knitting dept; 1918-10 mbr Omaha Motor Corps; 1939 pres Douglas Co ch ProAmerica; 1930- has given many organ recitals & dedicated several pipe organs; Dundee Dance Club; Tuesday Musical Club; Neb ch Amer Guild of Organists; Omaha Book Guild; First Meth Ch, pres ladies aid, organist since 1923, 1936- mbr natl com on worship & music; Rep, mbr Douglas Co Central Com; hobbies, character sketch writing, football, horseback riding; res 5205 Underwood, Omaha.

   RUTTER, THOMAS NIXON: Investment Broker; b Toronto, Canada May 28, 1869; s of Thomas Rutter-Sophia Nixon; ed Buffalo N Y & priv tutors; m Julia Dickinson Tarbell Feb 24, 1908 Wilmington Del; s Thomas Tarbell; d Emily (Mrs Philip B Willauer), Marjorie Frances (Mrs Maurice P Brogan); 1879 with parents came to Buffalo, N Y; 1886 messenger boy, Buffalo N Y; 1887-91 agt for Miller Coach, Baggage & Express Co, Buffalo & studied telegraphy; 1892-96 asst teleg editor Laffan News Bur of The New York Sun, New York City; 1897-1918 local mgr Price, McCormick & Co, investment brokers of New York City with branch offs Saratoga N Y, Scranton Pa, Baltimore Md & other places, later with investment brokerage offs Morehead & Co, Love & Co, Bachman & Co, Leavitt & Grant; 1918-22 mgr investment brokerage off Ware & Leland, Omaha; 1922-23 mgr investment brokerage off Jackson Brothers & Co; 1933- mgr investment brokerage off Winthrop, Mitchell & Co; market letter writer & analyst of accepted authority; mgr eastern US ints of The Automatic Car Annunciator Co of St Joseph Mo during expansion of bus; C of C; Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben; Omaha Athletic Club; AF&AM, All Saints Episc Ch; hobby, dancing; 7th Thomas Rutter in direct line of descent, son 8th Thomas Rutter; off 201 Farnam Bldg; res 3865 Dewey Ave, Omaha.

   RUZICKA, WILLIAM FRANK: Bank Cashier, b Linwood, Neb July 29, 1894; s of Frank Ruzicka-Mary Koutinek; ed Linwood HS; Fremont Normal; m Viva Shabata Oct 24, 1921 Wilber; s William F, Frederick T; d Wilavi; 1913-16 bkkpr Rock Co State Bank, Newport; 1916-27 bkkpr & VP First State Bank, North Bend; 1927-32 life ins & real est agt; 1932- cash Douglas Co Bank, Benson; during World War in evacuation ambulance Co 37 Brest France 1918, disch 1919; AF&AM 119, North Bend; Rep; hobby, stamp collecting; off Benson; res 118 S 51st Ave, Omaha.

   RYAN, BELLE M: Assistant to Superintendent; b Rochester, N Y; d of Joseph Ryan-Katherine Gray; ed Omaha HS; 6 years tchr in Omaha schs; 1920- asst to supt of schs, Omaha; author of ednl articles & series of texts, English for Use; lectured on ednl subjects 1936 summer session U of N; VP Omaha coun Campfire Girls; lay mbr Natl Assn of Grad Nurses; VP ARC; Altrusa, pres 1932; Neb Women's Ednl Club, pres 1926; NSTA, 1924 pres dist 2; NEA, secy dept of supts 1926; Omaha Soc of Fine Arts, assoc mbr; dir Comm Play House; hobbies, swimming, horseback riding; off 601 City Hall; res 2315 Harney, Omaha.

   RYAN, JAMES HUGH: Bishop & Educator; b Indianapolis, Ind Dec 15, 1886; s of John Marshall Ryan-Brigid Rogers; ed Duquesne U, Pittsburgh Penn; Mt St Marys Seminary of West Cincinnati; Amer Coll, Rome; Coll of Propaganda, Rome, STB 1906, STD 1909; Roman Acad, PhD 1908; Marquette U, LLD 1929; Manhattan Coll, 1931; Natl U of Ireland, hon LittD 1929; 1909 ordained priest; made monsignor 1927, protonotary apostolic 1929; titular Bishop of Modra 1933; 1935- Bishop of Omaha; 1911-21 psychology prof St Mary of the Woods Coll, Ind; 1922-26 philosophy instr, Cath U of Amer, Washington D C; 1926-28 assoc prof, 1929 Elizabeth Breckenridge Caldwell, prof of philosophy, rector emeritus; del to 6th Internatl Congress of Philosophy; author Director of Cath Colls & Schs 1921; An Introduction to Philosophy, 1924; The Encylicals of Pius XI, 1927; editor New Scholasticism; mbr editorial bd Speculum; British Inst Philosophical Studies Societe Thomiste; Assoc Societe Philosophique de Louvain, decorated Knight Comm Crown of Italy, 1930; Grand Cordon, Order of St Sava, Yugoslavia 1932; Chevalier Leg of Honor, France, 1934; Knight of Malta 1935; Grand Ofcr Crown of Italy, 1935; Comm Order of Palonia Restituta, 1936; trustee Cath U of Amer; Natl Cath Sch of Social Service; fellow mediaeval Acad of Amer, mbr exec coun; Amer Acad Arts & Sciences; Natl Geographic Soc; mbr Amer Philosophical Assn; Amer Cath Philosophical Assn; Amer Hist Assn; Amer Cath Hist Assn; Assn of Amer Colls; Assn of Colls & Secondary Schs of Middle States & Md; res 2507 Cass, Omaha.

   RYDMAN, GUSTAF A HJALMER: Plant Superintendent; b Malaskog, Province Smaland, Sweden May 14, 1886; s of Andrew Rydman-Anna Carlson; ed Switzer Sch, Kansas City, Mo; Spaulding Business Coll, Kansas City Mo; m Ada Cecilia Halsey July 31, 1911 Pasadena, Cal; s Gustaf Hjalmer Jr (dec 1925); Robert Halsey; 1889 came to US, Kansas City Mo; while in sch engaged in various occupations, cash & off boy; 1902-08 messenger boy in refinery, 1908-11 foreman refinery dept, 1911 div supt, 1912-15 asst plant supt, 1915-17 gen plant supt at Kansas City Kas, 1917-20 plant supt Compania Swift Internatl at La Plata Argentina South Amer, 1920 asst plant supt at Chicago, 1920-22 plant supt Cleveland O, 1922- plant supt at Omaha for Swift & Co; Swift Get-Together Club; 1923 helped org Packers & Stockyards Fire Prevention Com; C of C chmn, fire prevention com 1939; Ad-Sell League; Rotary, past dir; Town & Gown; Ak-Sar-Ben; Omaha Athletic Club; AF&AM, life mbr at Kansas City Mo; KT, RAM, Ararat Shrine at Kansas City Mo; Congl Ch; Rep; hobby, reading; off Swift & Co; res 111 S 49th Ave. Omaha.

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   SACHS, ADOLPH: Physician; b Cheyenne, Wyo Dec 31, 1885; s of M Sachs-Fannie Earth; ed Omaha Central HS; Creighton U, MD 1907; grad work, Berlin 1909-10. Vienna 1910-11 & 1913, also London England, Boston & New York; Phi Rho Sigma; Epsilon Pi; m Ruth Kneale May 1916 Los Angeles Cal; d Gwendolyn Ruth; prof of med Creighton U Coll of Med; head of med dept, St Joseph's Hosp; regent Creighton U; staff mbr St Josephs, St Catherines, Nicholas Senn & Douglas Co Hosps; 1907 Physician, Omaha Omaha Douglas Co, Med Soc, past pres; past pres Neb St Med Assn; AMA; ACP; Central Soc for Clinical Research; Amer Gastro-Enterological Soc; Internatl Soc of Gastro-Enterology; AAAS; Amer Heart Assn; past pres Omaha Midwest Clinical Soc; Assn For the Study of Internal Secretions; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; Omaha Athletic Club; Del Mar Club, Santa Monica Cal; hobby, research; off 527 City National Bank Bldg; res 5211 Underwood Ave, Omaha.

   SACHS, MRS RUTH KNEALE: Homemaker; b Lead, S D; d of Louis E Kneale-Edith Stuht; ed Lead S D; Pocatello Ida; Los Angeles Cal; Acad of Idaho; Van Sant Sch of Bus, Omaha; m Dr Adolph Sachs May 3, 1916 Los Angeles; d Gwendolyn Ruth; 1916- homemaker; 1929-30 womans chmn Comm Chest drive; 1923-36 secy Family Welfare Assn; 1935 chmn women's comm Natl Flower Show; 1928-35 secy & VP Friends of Brownell Hall; Twenty-Six Book Club; Art Club, U of Omaha; Morning Musicale Club; Tuesday Musical Club; Omaha Drama League; past pres Creighton U Woman's Club; past dir Omaha Comm Playhouse; during World War active in ARC work, now chmn personnel & publicity, mbr emergency unit, sewing & knitting for refugees; mbr womens auxiliaries Douglas Co Med Soc, Neb St Med Assn, & AMA; Doctors Wives Club, pres 1928,30; Creighton Circle; Womens Athletic Club, Los Angeles; All Saints Episc Ch; hobbies, music, art, collecting stamps & poetry, writing, book clubs; res 5211 Underwood Ave, Omaha.

   SAEGER, EDWARD FREDERICK: Bank Cashier; b Fremont, Neb May 1, 1897; s of William Saeger-Dora Kaufmann; ed Fremont Parochial Sch; St Johns Coll, Winfield Kas; Fremont Normal 1915; m Helen M Bobisud Jan 27, 1924 Glenwoodd Ia; s Dean Edward; 1915-17 asst cash, Citizens State Bank, Battle Creek, 1917-18 teller, Norfolk Natl Bank; 1919-30 asst cash, State Bank of Elkhorn; 1930- cash Farmers State Bank, Elkborn; mbr sch bd 1932-34; during World War enl May 31, 1918 417th service park unit 7th div AEF, MTC, O/S Nov 11, 1918-July 4, 1919, also with repair unit 306 Camp Holabird Md; Amer Leg post 58; treas Elkhorn Comml Club; Bethany Luth Ch; Rep; father (dec) cigar mfr in Fremont 40 years; res Elkhorn.

   SAFFORD, CHARLES HENRY: Farmer-Stockman; b Waterloo, Neb Aug 2, 1896; ed Waterloo HS; m Helen M Skelton Sept 18, 1934 Omaha; 1905- farmer, ptr of brother Frank, Douglas Co; 1938- VP Bank of Valley; OES, worthy patron since 1936; Douglas Co Ext Bur; AF&AM 102, sr deacon; Comm Presby Ch; res Waterloo.

   SAFFORD, FRANK EDWARD: Farmer & Stockman; b Waterloo, Neb Feb 28, 1892; s of Charles A Safford-Mary Thompson; ed Waterloo HS; U of N Sch of Agr,, m Naomi Warren Sept 1, 1920 Elkhorn; s Charles B, Warren E, Robert G, John Wesley; d Naomi Frances, Mary Lois; 1905- farmer, ptr of brother Charles, Douglas Co; dir sch dist 14 since 1937; Douglas Co Ext Bur; past dir Douglas Co Farm Bur; Meth Ch, past trustee; Rep; res Waterloo.

   SAGE, EARL CUDDINGTON: Physician; b South Omaha, Neb Mar 9, 1893; s of Wymann R Sage-Nellie Guthrie; ed South Omaha HS 1910; U of N, BSc 1914; Washington U, MD 1916; Phi Gamma Delta; Nu Sigma Nu; m Gertrude Stout Nov 1929 Omaha; s John Cuddington, Robert Stout; d Sally; 1916-18 in obstetrics dept Washington U; 1919-21 prac med with Dr Charles W Pollard, Omaha; 1921- prac med, Omaha; prof of obstetrics & gynecology U of N Coll of Med, Omaha; during World War enl 1918 in med corps 1st div, O/S, disch; pres Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc 1940; Neb St & AMA; certificate mbr Amer Ed of Obstetrics & Gynecology; C of C; Rotary; AF&AM 268; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, golf; off 1234 Medical Arts Bldg; res 5302 Izard, Omaha.

   SAMPLE, THOMAS EDWARD: Physician; b Jacksonville, Ill Apr 22, 1878; s of John SampIe-Sarah Schofield; ed Geneva HS 1897; U of N, MD 1904; m Fannie W Wright Apr 23, 1938 Omaha; s Thomas Edward; 1904-10 prac med, Crete; 1910-22 traveling salesman & real est agt, Fla; 1922- prac med, Omaha; Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; past mbr C of C; BPOE; Unitarian Ch; Dem; hobby, study of med; off 502 Paxton Block; res 818 S 37th Ave, Omaha.

   SAMUELSON, PAUL: Furniture Dealer; b Omaha, Neb Mar 26, 1897; s of Adolph Emanuel Samuelson-Augusta Engstrom; ed Comml HS, Omaha 1916; Omaha U; m Mary Burton Oct 10, 1923 Norborne, Mo; prior to 1917 worked for J H Swanson of Neb Clothing Co, Omaha; 1919-21 emp by Neb Clothing Co; 1921-27 in fruit brokerage bus with W A White Brokerage Co, Minneapolis Minn; 1927- with father in furn bus, Omaha; mbr Neb fish & game commission; during World War 1917-18 Louisville Ky, ambulance driver, tsfrd to Chillicothe O, served in France with rank of wagoner; Amer Leg; Omaha Country Club; Izaak Walton; Skeet Club; Noonday Club; Swedish-Amer Progressive Club; Lions; Ak-Sar-Ben; Omaha Athletic Club; BSA, commiteeman; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; Augustana Luth Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 4426 Dodge; res 2717 N 45th Ave, Omaha.

   SANDHAM, JOSIAH DOW: Architect; b Davenport, Ia Nov 11, 1880; son of John Sandham-Josephine Rockwood; ed Harlan Ia HS 1897; Rose Polytechnic Inst, Terre Haute Ind; Sigma Nu; m Ella Suydam June 20, 1911 St Paul Minn; s John Harvey, Edwin Cooper; 1902-03 gen draftsman for F E Wetherell, architect, Oskaloosa Ia; 1903-05 gen draftsman for Oliver O Smith, Des Moines Ia; 1905-21 gen draftsman & off mgr for Thomas R Kimball, architect of Omaha, 1909-21 asst supvr of all activities; 1921-28 ptr of Thomas R Kimball; 1928- ptr in firm Kimball, Steele & Sandham; Omaha Engrs Club; Amer Inst of Architects, pres Neb ch 2 years, secy 6 years; ch mbr Amer Interprofessional Inst; First Presby Ch, trustee 20 years; Rep; hobbies, anthropology & paleontology, fishing; off 2236 St Marys Ave; res 124 N 42nd, Omaha.

   SAROOIAN, HARRY H: Owner Cleaning Works; b Armenia Aug 27, 1895; s of John Sarooian-Druhi Magarian; ed Armenia; m Esther Bausch Apr 1925 ___ (dec); s Harry Donald; m Anna M Nelson Jan 28, 1934 Omaha; 1912 while in sch learned tailoring trade; 1913 came to US; 1913-17 emp in various positions; became Amer citizen Jan 1917, Deming N M; 1919-23 owner & opr Gate City Cleaning Works; 1923-30 owner & opr Sun Cleaners; 1931- owner & opr Puritan Cleaners, Omaha; during World War enl in US army Feb 1917, with AEF in France until Jan 1919, 127th field arty, disch Camp Dodge Ia; Amer Leg; VFW; Omaha & Council Bluffs Dry Cleaning & Laundry Assn; mbr Omaha Better Bus Bur; IOOF; AF&AM 281; RAM; R&SM 1; hobby, photography; off 4543 Military; res 4533 Military, Omaha.

   SAUNDERS, CHARLES DOUGLAS: Bank Vice-President; b Council Bluffs, Ia Aug 25, 1900; s of Charles G Saunders-Flora D Newkirk; ed Council Bluffs Ia HS 1918; mbr football & basketball teams; Northwestern U, BSc 1922; left end on football team, capt & forward on basketball team; Phi Delta Theta; Deru; m Mary K Derham June 25, 1925 Pocatello Ida; d Marion, Kathryn Sue; 1925-29 VP & cash First Natl Bank, Denison Ia; 1929-31 county bank interests through First Natl Bank, Omaha; 1932-36 asst to pres of First Natl Bank, 1935- VP; 1933- pres Washington Co Bank, Blair; during World War Sept 1918-Dec 1918 in SATC; C of C, mbr gen expansion com; Omaha Country Club; hobbies, fishing, hunting, football, basketball; off First National Bank; res 661 N 57th, Omaha.

   SAWTELL, MARY ELIZABETH: Manager Employment Service; b Taiku, Chosen, Asia Aug 29, 1908; d of Chase C Sawtell-Katherine McClung Vanderlippe; ed Omaha Central HS 1926; Lindenwood Coll, St Charles Mo, 33A 1929; New York U, New York City, MA 1931; Pi Gamma Mu; active in YWCA; bd mbr Omaha Youth Guidance Coun; mgr Omaha off of Neb St Employment Service; womens div C of D; Book Club; PEO, ch ES; hobbies, reading, collecting maps; parents past Presby missionaries in Asia; off 210 S 18th; res 4334 Lake, Omaha.

   SAWTELL, W A: Bank President; b Chicago, Ill Dec 19, 1888; s of Henry F Sawtell-Sophie Michel; ed Chicago; U of Ill, BSc 1910; Phi Kappa Sigma; Alpha Gamma Rho; m Helen Mary Fiegenbaum 1914 Chicago 111; s William A Jr, Stephen M; 1919-92

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VP Stockyards Natl Bank, St Paul; 1932- pres Stockyards Natl Bank, Omaha; during World War maj 148th field arty, with AEF O/S Feb 1918-June 1919; VFW; Res City Bankers Assn; Neb Bankers Assn; C of C, mbr natl affairs com; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; Omaha Athletic Club; AF&AM 191, master 1928; Congl Ch; off Exchange Bldg; res 670 N 58th, Omaha.

   SAWTELL, WAYNE E: Attorney; b Hartwick, Ia Oct 16, 1885; s of Frank A Sawtell-Maria A Jones; ed Des Moines Ia HS; Drake U, LLB 1910; m Florence H Kieth June 18, 1913 Council Bluffs Ia; d Jeannette Harwood, Eleanor Ann; 1910 secy 6 mos to US dist judge Smith McPherson, Red Oak, Ia; 1911-12 prac law, Council Bluffs Ia; 1912-13 prac law with Hubert Utterback, Des Moines Ia; 1913 prac law, Omaha, during World War examination judge; Douglas Co & Neb St Bar Assns; Concord Club; YMCA past com mbr; mbr exec com Omaha Coun of Churches; Lowe Ave Presby Ch, past elder, SS supt 5 years; Rep; hobby, swimming; off 203 Patterson Bldg; res 4123 LaFayette, Omaha.

   SAXTON, MRS BESSIE: WPA Director; b Kansas City, Mo; d of Frank Leslie Robertson-Emma Kate Guess; ed Omaha; Drake U, music; m Howard Saxton May 28, 1907 Omaha; s Delmar, Robert H, Charles E; d Dorothy M, Ruth E, Margaret P (Mrs Eugene C Knox); 1902-07 violin tchr, Anita Ia; 1905-06 violinist, Anita Ia Apera (sic) House; 1925-27 conducted The Saxton Family Orchestra, broadcast from first radio station, Omaha; 1907-09 violin tchr, Omaha; 1935- dist dir professional & service div, WPA, Omaha; mbr bd of edn, Omaha; past bd mbr Neb St PTA, past dist pres, org & past pres Omaha city coun; PEO; OES,B&PW; Omaha Womans Club; womens div C of C; Hanscom Park Garden Club; First Chris Ch, tchr womens class & mbr womens coun; Dem, pas VP Douglas Co Central Com; hobbies, gardening, travel, collecting rock specimens; off 2055 Harney; res 3136 Chicago, Omaha.

   SAXTON, HOWARD: Attorney; b Granville Center, Penn Dec 2, 1879; s of Delmar Saxton-Phebe Ann Dailey; ed Elmwood HS; U of N, LLB 1901; Columbia U, LLM 1904; George Washington U, MDip 1905, DCL 1906; Phi Delta Phi; Lambda Phi; m Bessie Robertson May 28, 1907 Omaha; s Delmar, Robert H, Charles E; d Dorothy M, Ruth E, Margaret P (Mrs Eugene C Knox); adm to Neb bar 1901; 1901 Dem candidate for Cass Co judge; 1902-03 mbr law firm James H VanDusen, Omaha; 1903-06 law clk govt depts, Washington D C; 1906-07 prac law, Omaha; 1907-16 prac law, Pender; 1908-14 Thurston Co atty; 1916-19 asst US dist atty for Neb, Omaha; with US dist atty prosecuted Wild Horse case in circuit court of appeals, also conducted litigation incident to World War; 1919-24 ptr of Howard Baldrige in firm, Baldrige & Saxton; 1919-24 prosecuted many actions for damages to farmers from alleged negligent construction of Elkhorn Valley drainage system of ditches; 1924-26 mbr law firm Saxton, Waldron, Hammes; 1926-30 mbr law firm Saxton & Hammes; 1930 prac law, Omaha; 1931 counsel in special cases for judicial dept & receivers of Neb St banks; participated in comml & bankruptcy suits, conducted main litigation in dist & supreme courts for recovery on Keystone Investment Co bonds issued by defunct Peters Trust Co; past atty, mbr 8 years, Thurston Co insanity commission; bd mbr & past pres Child Saving Inst; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Comml Law League of Amer; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; York Rite; KT; Tangier Shrine; OES; Chris Ch, trustee, deacon & past pres ofcl bd; Dem; hobbies, gardening, tree culture, horticulture, descendant of early Mass & New England colonists; off 524-34 Keeline Bldg; res 3136 Chicago, Omaha.

   SCHAD, MRS CORRINE: Owner Ribbon & Carbon Co; b Topeka, Kas; d of Thomas R Jones-Rachel Blyth; ed Kansas City Mo HS; m George H Schad ___ Red Oak Ia (dec 1915); d Dorothy Louise (Mrs Harold Olson); after marriage lived in Wichita Kas until 1915; 1915-18 saleswomen, Omaha; 1918- opr Schad Ribbon & Carbon Co, one of 8 women in US who is founder, originator, owner & opr own bus, dlr in off supplies, ch mbr Quota Club; C of C, ch mbr women's div; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, swimming, fishing, sewing, nature; off 506 World-Herald Bldg; res 5831 William, Omaha.

   SCHALL, WILLIAM A: Attorney; b Ia Dec 1, 1883; s of Albert Schall-Mary Hardy; ed Creighton U, ColIs of Med & Law; m Nelle Callahan Omaha; s William J, Robert, Richard, John; d Mary Inez, Mary-Louise, Catherine Vogel; 1907-28 mbr firm Smythe, Smith & Schall, later Smith, Schall & Howell; 1936 priv law prac, Omaha; C of C; hobby, children; off 1018 Redick Tower Bldg; res 508 N 38th, Omaha.

   SCHEFFLER, RUDOLPH: Baker; b Angerburg, Germany Sept 13, 1881; s of Frederick Scheffler-Wielhelmina Blar; ed Thiergarten Germany, East Prussia HS; m Marie Kowalkovski Nov 25, 1908 Thorn Germany, West Prussia; 1897-1900 appr baker, Angerburg Germany; 1900-01 baker for Oscar Slotzko, Thorn Germany; 1901-03 in German army; 1903-08 baker for Leo Yellhorn, & 1908-10 baker for Anton Kavmula, Thorn Germany; 1910-12 baker for Wagner Bakery, Omaha; 1912-14 baker, Mulligan Bakery; 1914- owner & opr Dundee Bakery; German Luth Ch; Dem; hobbies, reading, garden; off 5009 Underwood; res 6016 Western Ave, Omaha.

   SCHEIFFELE, ROLAND FRANKLIN: Dentist; b Havelock, Neb Aug 3, 1899; s of Charles Scheiffele-Dora Lister; ed Havelock; U of N, DDS 1923; Delta Sigma Delta; m LaVerne Zerbel Dec 24, 1919 Redfield S D; d Patricia Elaine, Gretchen Joan; 1923- dentist, Valley; past mbr sch bd; during World War inf Central OTS, Camp McArthur, Waco Tex; Amer Leg post 58; mgr Jr Leg baseball team 1936-39; pres Tri-Valley Dental Soc; Neb St Dental Assn; Davis Dental Study Club, Lincoln; C of C; AF&AM 310, worthy master 1931; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Valley.

   SCHIMMEL, EDWARD THEADORE: Hotel Manager; b Quincy, Ill Mar 26, 1907; s of Charles Schimmel-Mary Levinson; ed Galesburg HS; Omaha Central HS; Cornell U; Sigma Alpha Mu; m Julia Kinstler Oct 29, 1929 Glencoe Ill; s Edward Theadore Jr, Mark Kinstler; 1925-33 with father in operation of Blackstone Hotel, 1929 asst mgr, 1930-33 mgr & opr, 1933-36 mgr Hotel Custer, Galesburg Ill; 1936 mgr Hotel Walford, Danville Ill; 1937-39 asst mgr Cornhusker Hotel, Lincoln; 1939- mgr Blackstone Hotel, Omaha; Cornell Hotel Men's Assn; Northwestern Hotel Assn; Amer Hotel Assn; Hotel Greeters of Amer; C of C; Kiwanis; Highland Country Club; off & res Blackstone Hotel, Omaha.

   SCHMIDT, EDGAR CONRAD: Assistant to President of Railroad; b Dayton, O Sept 27, 1883; s of Conrad Schmidt-Mary Shunck; ed Dayton, O; Western Res U, Cleveland O 1903; Delta Upsilon; m Kate Hinnen Sept 12, 1912 Salt Lake City, Utah; while in sch emp in newspaper work Dayton & Cleveland O; 1903 emp in pub relations work for various magazines & newspapers Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Pasadena, & Omaha; 1909-10 political reporter Salt Lake City Utah Tribune, 1910-19 city editor; 1910 city statistician in chg of pub relations Salt Lake City; 1914 state printer & purchasing agt, Utah; 1914-20 mbr Utah St coun of defense & dep commr of comml economy in World War; 1920-23 gen mgr Mutual Creamery Co Salt Lake City, Utah; 1920-23; in chg of pub relations; 1925-27 estab & was gen mgr of Morning Sun, Pasadena Cal; 1927-29 mgr news bur UP RR, Los Angeles Cal; 1929-36 dir news service UP RR at Omaha, 1936- asst to pres, in charge of pub relations; promoter advertising & Publicity for economy & streamlined trains, Sun Valley Idaho Resort, Southern Utah natl & state parks, Golden Spike Days, motion picture Union Pacific, etc; mbr advisory com pub. relations of Assn of Amer RRs; mbr pub relations com of Western Assn of RRs; mbr publicity com C of C; Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben; Rotary; Omaha Athletic Club; AF&AM; BPOE; Luth Ch; hobbies, fishing, golf; off UP RR; res Ill S 49th Ave, Omaha.

   SCHROCK, ROBERT D: Orthopedic Specialist; b Delaware, O Aug 22, 1884; s of Dr William Henry Schrock-Nettie M Patterson; ed Decatur Ind HS 1901; Wabash Coll, Crawfordsville, Ind, BA 1905; Cornell U, MD 1912; interne & resident phys, N Y Hosp 1913-16; Phi Delta Theta; Mu Sigma Nu; Alpha Omega Alpha; m Elizabeth Winslow Wetherbee Aug 20, 1935 Newton Highlands Mass; s Robert D Jr; 1916-17 orthopedist Tuxedo Park N Y & Detroit Mich; 1917- prac in Omaha with Dr J P Lord, now Drs Lord, Schrock & Johnson, orthopedic specialists; 1935- prof orthopedic surgery, U of N Coll of Med; 1920- attending orthopedic surg Uni Hosp; staff mbr Bishop. Clarkson Memorial, Neb Meth, St Catherines & Immanuel Hosps; consulting orthopedic surg Douglas Co Hosp; attending orthopedic surg

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Who's Who

Hattie B Munroe Home for Convalescing Children; during World War with 4th French army corps, Chemin Des Dames evacuation hosp under Gen Gourard & Adolph Taufflieb. detached service, later base hosp 9, maj at Chateauroux France, special service in osteomyelitis with Dr George W Hawley & Dr Pedro Chutro of Buenos Aires, S Amer at Polyclinic Hosp, N Y, disch lt col; Omaha Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; 1935 chmn orthopedic section ACS; Western Surgical Assn; IC & CRI&P Railway Med Assns; Amer Assn of Railway Surgs; 1940 pres Amer Acad of Orthopedic Surgery; Amer Orthopedic Assn; Internatl Orthopedic Assn; hon mbr Kiwanis; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; AF&AM Decatur Ind; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; hobbies, golf, skating, football, gardening; off 831 Medical Arts Bldg; res 5202 Chicago, Omaha.

   SCHROEDER, JESSE L: Real Estate Dealer; b Omaha, Neb June 21, 1890; s of George Schroeder-Lulu Louise Rosenzweig; ed Omaha Central HS; m Mildred L Nordin Oct 27, 1921 Omaha; s J Richard; 1907-20 with US Supply Co; 1920- in real est bus, Omaha; property mgr & mortgage loan broker, Prudential Ins Co of Amer; property mgr HOLC; during World War enl 1918 in AS ground sch in Ill, 1st class priv, disch Dec 1918; Amer Leg post 1; Omaha Real Est Bd, pres 1934; Omaha Concord Club; Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben; C of C; AF&AM 25; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine 1; Indep; hobbies, fishing, football; off 1911 Harney; res 2047 N 54th, Omaha.

   SCHROEDER, WALTER E: Attorney; b Staunton, Ill Apr 17, 1909; s of Fred C Schroeder-Johannah Maxe; ed Staunton Ill HS; Omaha U, Collg Law; Lambda Phi; Sigma Pi; m Ellen Niles Dec 26, 1931 Fremont; s Douglas, David Lee; 1931- prac law, Omaha; 1935- asst Douglas Co atty, specialist in real property tax cases, tax foreclosures for attys off; 1936- special lecturer on taxation, U of Omaha Coll of Law; 2nd lt in US army field arty res since 1931; ROA; Omaha Barristers Club; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; AF&AM 3; RAM 1; hobbies, equitation, marksman-ship; off Courthouse; res Greyknoll, 74th & Pinkney, Omaha.

   SCONCE, ALVA CURTIS: Vice-President Lumber Co; b Adams, Neb Aug 14, 1889; s of William Logan Sconce-Maggie Bell Cole; ed Pender HS; Boyles Bus Coll, Omaha; m Ruby Laverne Moore June 1, 1914 Omaha; s Robert Wilson; d Arlene Ann, as boy & young man asstd father in farming & stockraising at Pender until 1910; 1910-11 farmed, Pender; 1911- off boy with Omaha Hardwood Lbr Co, 1915 secy, 1929- VP & gen mgr; chmn membership com Natl Hardwood Lbr Assn; Past dir 8 years Natl Whol Distributing Yard Assn; Lumberman's Club of Omaha; mbr C of C 25 years, past mbr various coms; mbr 25 years Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben, mbr membership com; Comm Chest; YMCA, past dir 12 years; past mbr Rotary; AF&AM; Immanuel Bapt Ch, mbr since 1913, past chmn bd of trustee, past chmn bd of deacons, past chmn finance com, past mbr Neb St Bapt conv; hobbies, travel, fishing, football; off 1144 N 11th; res 5102 Nicholas, Omaha.

   SCOTT, ALLEN C: Manufacturer; b Omaha, Neb Aug 16, 1882; s of William W Scott-Elizabeth Johnson; ed Omaha; m Gladys Thornton 1920 Kansas City Kas; d Jane Elizabeth (Mrs Robert Beek), Flora Cathrine, Niria; 1905- mgr & owner Scott Mfg Co, Omaha; invented airplane parachute in present use; during World War manufactured govt supplies; past pres C of C; past pres Omaha Mfrs Assn; 2 terms past pres Happy Hollow Club; 2 terms past pres Natl Canvas Goods Mfg Assn; Rotary; Omaha Athletic Club; Assoc Industries of Neb; AF&AM; KI; hobbies, fishing, golf; off 1501 Howard; res 5646 William, Omaha.

   SCOTT, WRAY M: Plumbing & Heating Contractor; b Omaha, Neb July 9, 1901; s of William J Scott-Harriet Jones; ed Omaha Central HS; m Helen Bolshaw June 4, 1921 Omaha; s Wray M II, Richard Thomas; d Elizabeth Jean, Jane Helen; 1924- owner & opr plumbing bus, Omaha; maj contracts Paxton Hotel, Eggers O'Flyng Bldg; U of N Coll of Med hosp bldg, Armour Packing Pork Block, Socony Vacuum Omaha Barge Terminal, Standard Oil Tank Farm at Council Bluffs Ia, Omaha Cold Storage Co; in Mexican border service after short training at Fort Logan Colo & Fort Bliss Tex; Amer Leg; past pres Omaha Master Plumbers Assn; past pres Neb Master Plumbers Assn; natl committeeman Heating & Piping Contractors Assn; mbr NRA natl code authority for heating & piping industry, past state chmn plumbing code; dir Omaha Small Businessmen's Assn; C of C; Ak-Sar-Ben; Omaha Athletic Club; Rotary; ARC; Omaha Builders Exchange; YMCA; AF&AM; BPOE; Dundee Presby Ch; hobby, books; off 2811 Dodge; res 5167 Jackson, Omaha.

   SCRIBNER, ARTHUR HALL: Railroad, Land & Tax Commissioner; b Portland, Oregon Mar 26, 1885; s of Arthur W Scribner-Kate Hall; ed Omaha HS; U of N, Law College, lettered in tennis; N Club; capt cadet corps; Phi Kappa Psi; m Helen A Ruff Feb 8, 1921 St Paul Minn; s Arthur William; d Barbara, Joan; 1906- with UP RR at Omaha; 1906-07 steno, 1907-09 tax agent, 1909-22 chief clerk of tax department, 1922-26 assistant tax commr, 1926-33 tax commr, 1933- land & tax commr; has lived in Nebraska since 1886; recognized as authority on gen state taxation; during World War It in field artillery, disch Dec 1918; Amer Leg; Omaha & Neb St Research Tax Orgns; Natl Tax Associations; Omaha Club; Omaha Tennis Club; Omaha Skating Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; hobbies, bridge, tennis, past tennis champion of Omaha; wife is very active in sports, is an expert skater & has been state tennis champion; off 1027 Union Pacific Bldg; res 418 S 41st, Omaha.

   SEARS, WILLIS GRATZ: District Judge; b Cleveland, O Aug 16, 1860; s of Stephen Speed Sears-Mary Wilson; ed Meadville Penn; U of Kas, 1884; m Belle V Hoadley May 1887 Turin Ia (dec May 1902); s Edward Allison, Sigsby S, Charles H; d Mable (Mrs Clifford Palin), Flora (Mrs Harry A Nelson); 1879-91 farmed with uncle in Burt Co; 1883 timekeeper for C&NW RR, laying first double track between Omaha & Chicago; 1884 6 mos editor Burt Co Herald, Tekamah; 1884-85 with N J Sheckel law off, Tekamah; 1885-88 gen law prac, Bancroft; 1888-95 prac law, Oakland; 1895-1901 Burt Co atty; 1901-05 prac law, Tekamah; 1904-23 4th judicial dist judge; 1923-30 mbr US congress; 1932 4th Judicial dist judge; 1901-05, mbr Neb legislature, speaker of house 1901-03; 1901-03 mayor of Tekamah, mbr Burt Co insanity bd, mbr sch bd; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; AF&AM 31; Scot Rite, 32o; Tangier Shrine, past representative to grand lodge; BPOE 39, past exalted ruler, chmn bldg com when present home was erected; hobby, trotting horses, his horses have won free-for-all in Ia St Fair at Des Moines & Neb St Fair at Lincoln; off Courthouse; res Stanford-Conant Hotel, Omaha.

   SEIG, GUSTAVE H: Attorney; b Hohensalze, Germany Dec 27, 1898; s of Herman Seig-Bertha Dobslaw; ed Chicago; U of Omaha; Creighton U 1925; m Cecile Perkins June 1, 1925 Loveland Ia; d Alice Cecile, Ruth Ann, Dorothy Mae; 1913-19 in legal dept RI RR, also chief clk in claim dept at Des Moines Ia; 1919-21 claim adjuster for UP RR at Columbus & Grand Island; 1921-29 in claim dept UP RR, Omaha; 1929-35 mbr law firm Brome, Thomas, Ramsey & McGuire, Omaha; 1935- priv law prac; during World War enl in US army May 10, 1917 Des Moines Ia, regimental sgt 43rd inf, disch Camp Logan Tex Feb 8, 1919; Amer Leg post 1; pres U of Omaha Alumni Assn; BPOE 39; AF&AM 3; Scot Rite 1; Dundee Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 518 Insurance Bldg; res 6116 Underwood Ave, Omaha.

   SERPAN, STANLEY: Editor; b Tis, Bohemia Dec 19, 1887; s of August Serpan-Frantiska Rezek; ed Bohemia; Omaha; m Emma Vlach Nov 12, 1910 Omaha; d Vera (Mrs Virgil Sharpe); 1912- editor of Bratrsky Vestnik; 1921-31 consul of Czechoslovak Republic; 1931- editor Hospodar, editor Sokol Vestnik; Sokol res, since 1921; player pres & mgr of Czech Dramatic Club; exec secy Czech Hist Soc of Neb; pres dist & Omaha Czech-Natl Alliance; Sokol; ZCBJ; Neb St Hist Soc; Fedn of Czech-Amer Socs; KP; hobby, books; res 711 Pine, Omaha.

   SETZ, LOUIS W: Attorney, b Oakland, Ia Aug 18, 1891; s of Felix Setz-Ethelinda Durham; ed Oakland HS 1910; Creighton U, LLB 1914; 1914- atty, Omaha; during World War Aug 1917 ent US army, 2nd lt 41st inf, disch Feb 1919; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; hobbies, golf, hunting; off 609 Keeling Bldg; res 544 S 25th Ave, Omaha.

   SEVERNS, JESSE W: Secretary Bond & Mortgage Corporation; b Taylor Co, Ia Dec 15, 1893; s of Albert E Severns-Ida Alice Raper; ed Geneva HS 1911; m Maude Clark Feb 20, 1915 Geneva; 1911-12 emp in City Natl Bank, Lincoln; 1913-24 teller Omaha Natl Bank; 1924-33 emp in

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Omaha B & L Assn; 1933- secy Neb Bond & Mortgage Co; Omaha Real Est Bd; Omaha Ins Brokers Assn; AF&AM 1; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing, yard, gardening, sports; off 424 Omaha National Bank Bldg; res. 519 S 82nd, Omaha.

   SHACKELFORD, HARRY WALTER: Attorney; b Hastings, Neb Mar 20, 1884; s of William T Shackelford-Katherine Ann Walter; ed Omaha HS; Creighton U, LLB 1910; m Thera A Yoder Aug 16, 1913 Lincoln; s George W; 1892 with parents came to Omaha in covered wagon; adm to Neb bar 1910; 1910-17 priv law prac, Omaha; 1919-22 atty for Omaha Livestock Exchange; 1922-26 mbr law firm Switzler, Ringer, Switzler & Shackelford; 1926-34 priv law prac; 1934- mbr law firm Rosewater, Mecham, Shackelford & Stoehr; during World War enl as cadet in Fort Omaha balloon sch Sept 1917, active duty Nov 1917, stationed San Antonio Tex, commd 2nd lt Sept 1918, comm 58th Balloon Co, O/S, disch Mar 1919; Amer Leg; past mbr exec bd Omaha Bar Assn; past chmn legal aid com Neb St Bar Assn; Amer Bar Assn; mbr advisory com on rules of prac & procedure; Neb St Hist Soc; Square & compass Club; AF&AM, 303, past treas; Scot Rite, 32o, Tangier Shrine; Meth Ch; Rep, 1939 del to state conv; hobby, travel; off 1028 City National Bank Bldg; res 9636 N 29th, Omaha.

   SHAW, LAWRENCE IAN: Attorney; b Osceola, Neb Feb 19, 1898; s of Lawrence M Shaw-Etta Moffett; ed Osceola HS, lettered in football 1917, pres sophomore class; U of Chicago 1919-20; U of N, LLB 1921; Sigma Alpha Epsilon, pres 1921; Phi Delta Phi; m Emma Ritchie Apr 25, 1928 Glendale Cal; d Fanny M, Madelon R; adm to Neb bar 1921; 1921-24 in legal dept Omaha-Council Bluffs Street Railway Co, Omaha; 1924-30 prac law, Omaha; 1930-33 asst US dist atty for Neb; 1933-36 prac law; 1936 asst gen counsel Northern Natural Gas Co; during World War naval res flying corps, San Diego Cal; Amer Leg post 1; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; C of C; past pres Jr C of C; Omaha Skeet Club; AF&AM 268, master 1939; Meth Ch; Rep; parents came to Osceola 1875, father phys; off Aquila Court; res 5316 Izard, Omaha.

   SHAW, MARK MILLER: Organization Secretary; b Decatur Co, Ia Mar 8, 1876; s of George W Shaw-Lydia Sawyer; ed Decatur Co Ia; Capital City & Highland Park Comml Colls, Des Moines Ia; m Harriett Paxton Dec 15, 1897 Garden Grove, Ia; d Margaret (Mrs H M Murdock), Elizabeth Esta (Mrs C E Randall); 1896-98 in loan & collection dept First Natl Bank Garden Grove Ia; 1898-1902 org & opr Farmers & Mchts Bank, Van Wert Ia; 1902-12 in farm loan, ins, & real est bus, Des Moines Ia; 1912-16 in land & loan bus, Cheyenne Wyo & Denver Colo; 1916-28 in ins & loan bus, Omaha; 1928- secy Greater Neb Club; Ad-Sell League; BPOE 39; hobby, bldg a better Neb; off 504 Merchants National Bank Bldg; res 2817 Woolworth Ave, Omaha.

   SHAWCROSS, MORRIS LEE: Secretary-Treasurer Stockyards Co; b Hastings, Neb Apr 26, 1887; s of James R Shawcross-Louisa Stump; ed Clay Co; m Matilda S Walthers July 21, 1908 Glenvil; d Carrie (Mrs Blaine Butters), Minnie (Mrs Wayne Baird); 1910-17 emp in acct dept UP RR; 1917-20 in accounting dept, Unton Stockyards Co; 1921- secy-treas Union Stockyards Co & South Omaha Terminal Railway Co, Omaha; Neb Progress Assn; C of C; Omaha Athletic Club; Concord Club; AF&AM 1; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; BPOE 39; Chris Sci Ch; Rep; hobby, model railroading; father resident of Hastings, Clay & Adams Cos since 1871; off Exchange Bldg; res 1114 S 79th, Omaha.

   SHEARER, WILLIAM LETE: Physician, Surgeon & Dentist; b Fennimore, Wis July 6, 1880; s of Edward John Shearer-Elizabeth Ward; ed Fennimore Wis; Omaha HS; U of Omaha, BA, BSc, DDS; Creighton U, MD; grad work 5 years in oral, plastic & gen surgery under Dr Truman W Brophy & Dr Nicholas Senn, Chicago; grad work London, England; hon mbr 32 state med & dental socs for scientific contributions; Alpha Omega Alpha; Phi Rho Sigma; m Katharine Wiley Oct 30, 1907 Wiley Wyo; s William Lete II; d Elizabeth Ruth (Mrs John M Gepson), Katharine Jane (Mrs Thomas P Patterson); 1890 came with parents in covered wagon to Ashland, later Omaha; past prof of oral surgery, coll of dentistry Creighton U; past regent U of Omaha, past trustee; mbr & past pres of staff Immanuel Hosp, staff mbr Uni, Clarkson Memorial & Neb Meth Hosps; prof of surgery & head of oral & plastic surgery U of N Coll of Med; faculty mbr the Internatl Post Grad Sch of Orthodontia, Kansas City Mo; med adviser Neb Soc for Crippled Children; past mbr Neb St bd of dental examiners; has cared for more than 2,500 children with cleft palate & cleft lip; designed universally used Shearer open face & Shearer chicken bill rongeur forceps; designed Shearer Maxillary Sinus Operation 1907; designed & made first alveolectomy & partial alveolectomy operation 1905; method advocated in Surgical Management of Morbid Processes of the Jaws & presented 1905, now used universally; Brophy greenstick fracture operation for correction of old & difficult clefts of hard palate; past chmn 2 years health com C of C, past dir & past mbr exec com, past mbr natl affairs com; FACS; FACD; Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; past pres Omaha Dist Dental Soc; past pres Neb St Dental Assn; ADA; mbr, one of founders & past pres Amer Assn of Oral & Plastic Surgs; mbr & one of founders Amer Ed of Plastic Surgery; mbr Amer Assn of Oral Surgeons & Exodentists; ch mbr Omaha Midwest Clinical Soc, asst dir surgical section; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; Douglas Co ARC; Rotary, mbr 25 years; Knight of Ak-Sar-Ben 38 years; AF&AM; York Rite; KT; Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine; First Central Congl Ch; Rep, mbr State Central Com; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off 1226 Medical Arts Bldg; res 3650 Burt, Omaha

   SHEEHAN, JOHN FRANCIS: Dentist; b Watervliet, N Y May 25, 1883; s of Daniel Sheehan-Mary Conroy; ed Watervliet N Y 1912; U of Ia, DDS 1916; Phi Kappa; AFI; m Christiana Leydecker Apr 14, 1917 Omaha; s John Francis; d Mary Elizabeth; m Madelein Richling Apr 7, 1934 Omaha; s Richard Joseph; d Karen Ann; 1916-19 dentist, Lamoni Ia; 1918- dentist, Omaha; editor of bulletins for Omaha-Douglas Co Med Soc & Omaha Dist Dental Soc; in chg of Omaha dist govt survey on dental health in schs 1932; editor of Journal of Neb St Dental Assn; pres Omaha Dist Dental Soc 1928; Neb St & ADA; Cath Ch; Rep; hobbles, writing, reading, travel, nature; off 701 City National Bank Bldg; res 1032 N 32nd, Omaha.

   SHEEHAN, THOMAS JAMES JR: Attorney; b Mt Carmel, O Apr 21, 1893; s of Thomas James Sheehan Sr-Elizabeth Hoey; ed Cincinnati O; St Xavier, Cincinnati O; Cincinnati O law sch, LLB 1914; m Elizabeth Cogan Nov 8, 1924 Omaha; s Thomas James III; d Elizabeth Patricia, Ann Elizabeth; adm to Ohio bar 1914; 1914-17 prac law, Cincinnati O; 1919 adm to Neb bar; 1919- prac law, Omaha; during World War ent US army May 6, 1917, 1st OTC, Fort Harrison Ind, commd 2nd lt, 83rd div, Camp Sherman O, various other camps, disch Jan 28, 1919; Amer Leg; past chief clk 6 years for US dist atty Cincinnati O; past Douglas Co dep atty; past mbr exec com Omaha Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn; Omaha Athletic Club; Happy Hollow Country Club; BPOE; KC, past faithful navigator 4o, past recording secy, archbishop elder coun, Cincinnati O; St Margaret Marys Cath Ch; Rep, chmn Douglas Co Central Com; hobby, golf; off 936 First National Bank Bldg; res 509 S 53rd, Omaha.

   SHER, PHILIP: Physician; b Pompian, Lithuania Oct 8, 1875; s of Louis Sher-Bertha Orleskensky; ed Telza Seminary, Lithuania; Baltimore U, MD; grad work New York Post Grad Med Sch & Hosp 1919; Phi Beta Upsilon; m Rebecca Saxe June 28, 1904 Philadelphia; s David; 1903- physician, Omaha; staff mbr Nicholas Senn Hosp; hon pres Coll of Jewish Studies; donor $100 annual prizes awarded to coll students for best essays on racial & religious mutual respect; 1910- has att juvenile court every Sat morning; med examiner ROTC, HS cadets past several years; del to Natl Prison Congress Oct 14-19, 1911; patron Smithsonian Institution; a founder of Jewish Free Loan Soc; Jewish Welfare Assn, hon pres; Jewish Comm Center, hon pres; hon pres City Talmud Torah; chmn & past mbr exec com Omaha Coun of Social Agencies; org Zionists of Amer 1898, hon pres Omaha dist; mbr natl coun JDC; contributor to Gems of the Bible; author Wisdom From The Bible & Talmud 1937; Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; Missouri Valley Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; B'nai B'rith; B'nai Israel Synagogue; hobby, helping others to health, happiness, prosperity; off 424 Brandeis Theater Bldg; res 118 S 51st, Omaha.

   SHERIDAN, H C: Sales Manager; b Sigourney, Ia Feb 20, 1892; s of Albert Sheridan-Nan Harrison; ed Sigourney Ia HS; Des Moines Ia Bus Coll; m Helen Hendricks Mar 30, 1917 Omaha; s Homer Jr, Jay Warren, Loyal; d Louise (Mrs Robert Houser), Jean; 1910-15 clk Omaha Cold Storage Co, 1915-20 traffic work; 1920- sales & production mgr Omaha Cold Storage Co; C of C;

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Omaha Athletic Club; Happy Hollow Country Club; Kountze Memorial Luth Ch; Rep; hobby, golf; off 801 Farnam; res 5224 52nd, Omaha.

   SHOEMAKER, EDWARD JOSEPH: Attorney; b Cheyenne, Wyo Dec 20, 1895; s of William Shoemaker-Mary Johnson; ed Sidney HS; U of N, LLB 1920; Delta Upsilon; Phi Delta Phi; m Willow O'Brien May 28, 1928 Omaha; d Willow; 1921- mbr law firm Brogan, Ellich & Raymond, Omaha; 1925-34 counsel for Omaha-Council Bluffs Street Railway Co; 1939- mbr law firm Gaines McLaughlin & Shoemaker, Omaha; during World War in US army 42nd (Rainbow) div 1st It, O/S Oct 1917-May 1919; Amer Leg post 1, judge advocate; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; C of C, chmn aerial transport com; dir Country Club; Pro Tem Club; AF&AM; hobby, golf; father (dec) with RR 30 years, Sidney, off City National Bank Bldg; res 5328 Nicholas, Omaha.

   SHOTWELL, ABEL VALE: Attorney; b Marengo, O Jan 7, 1883; s of Hudson Burr Shotwell-Emma J Noe; ed Marengo O HS 1900; Ohio Wes; Ohio St U, chmn sr social com, 1904 mgr of coll paper, The Lantern; Sigma Chi; m Hilda E Condron June 22, 1907 Omaha; s Hudsen Burr, Gordon Stewart; d Ruth (Mrs Clem Harrington), Anabel (Mrs Vern Alder); adm to Ohio bar 1904; 1905-11 mbr law firm Shotwell & Shotwell, Omaha; 1911-25 mbr law firm Lambert, Shotwell & Shotwell; 1925- mbr law firm Shotwell & Vance; 1919 Douglas Co atty, during Omaha riot; pres Omaha Bar Assn 1925, chmn com on unauthorized prac of law 2 years; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Ak-Sar-Ben; C of C; Omaha Country Club; Omaha Field Club; First Presby Ch; Rep, mbr Douglas Co Central Corn, mbr state exec com since 1924; hobbies, fishing, golf; off 1037 Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 3719 Mason, Omaha.

   SHOTWELL, ROSS LEE: Attorney; b Marengo, Ohio May 4, 1889; s of Hudson Burr Shotwell-Emma Jane Noe; ed Marengo Ohio 1908; Creighton U, LLB 1916; 1916- prac law, Omaha; Douglas Co dep atty; during World War enl 1918, balloon sch, 4th Co 3rd batt, 164 balloon div, disch Dec 1918; Amer Leg post 1; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; SAR; Meth Ch; Rep, head of orgn for Knox & Landon Campaigns; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 1043-44 Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 3519 N 16th, Omaha.

   SILVERMAN, HARRY: Attorney; b Des Moines, Ia Dec 25, 1892; s of Max Silverman-Ida Bernstein; ed Des Moines Ia HS 1910; Drake U, LLB 1915; m Ann Levey Dec 24, 1916 Omaha; s Robert Kenneth; d Marjorie Wilma; 1915-17 prac law, Mason City Ia; 1917- prac law, Omaha; 1918-20 secy to police & health dept; 1923-29 asst atty gen of Neb; adm & appeared before supreme court of US; gen counsel for Whol Adjusters Co, Omaha; counsel for H A Wolf Co; secy Jewish Comm Center, mbr exec com; active in Comm Chest drive; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; AF&AM 1; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; past pres & past secy B'nai B'rith; past pres Beth-El Synagogue; Rep; hobby, music; off 768 Brandeis Theater Bldg; res 2309 Country Club Ave, Omaha.

   SIMMONS, EUGENE EARL: Physician &Surgeon; b Worcester, Mass Mar 28, 1897; s of Hiram Eugene Simmons-Mabel Frances Stevens; ed Omaha Central HS 1915; U of Omaha, BSc 1919; U of Chicago; U of N, MD 1921; grad work Harvard U; Alpha Omega Alpha; Phi Rho Sigma; m Anetta Alice Muller Dec 24, 1924 Council Bluffs Ia; s Eugene Cecil; 1921-22 interne, Uni Hosp, Omaha; 1923-26 prac med with Dr Elmer E Porter, Omaha; 1926- priv med prac, specialist in internal med; during World War enl in USN May 26, 1918, hosp appr class, stationed at Omaha, disch Dec 1918; Amer Leg post 1; Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Omaha Athletic Club; AF&AM 288; Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine; Rep; hobbies, travel, amateur colored movies; off 826 Medical Arts Bldg; res 607 N 65th, Omaha.

   SIMON, LESTER: Co-Owner Meat Co; b Omaha, Neb Feb 17, 1907; s of Benjamin A Simon-Ethel Woolfson; ed Omaha; U of N; Creighton U; m Gertrude Siegel Aug 2, 1931 Davenport Ia; s Alan David, Frederick Joseph, Stephen Harley; 1926- first truck driver, later salesman, 1934- ptr of father in Table Supply Meat Co, Omaha; Highland Country Club; Omaha Auto Club; B'Nai B'rith; Beth-El Synagogue; Rep; hobby, golf; off 1211 Howard; res 5211 Western Ave, Omaha.

   SINNE, BERNARD: Clergyman; b Elsen, Westphalia, Germany Dec 9, 1877; s of Anton Sinne-Francisca Disselnmeyer; ed U of Bonn, U of Louvain, U of Freiburg, U of Innsbruck, Germany; ordained priest May 5, 1904 at Paderbonn Germany; 1925 made monsignor; 1904- pastor St Mary Magdalene's Ch, Omaha; Omaha Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; res 109 S 19th, Omaha.

   SKANS, GORDON ADOLPH: Presldent Furniture Co; b Jamestown, N Y Apr 24, 1889; s of Emil Skans-Minnie Josephine Johnson; ed Jamestown N Y; m Henrietta M Mass Mar 16, 1915 Council Bluffs Ia; d Caroline Josephine (Mrs Joseph G Sheppard); 1902-17 emp in furn factory at Jamestown N Y, studied material & construction; 1917-20 asst buyer Orchard-Wilhelm Co, Omaha; 1920-24 org, VP Skans Furn Co Inc, 1924- Pres; provides home councilor service in home furnishing; Natl Furniture Men's Assn; Assoc Retailers of Omaha; Omaha Assn of Retail Credit Men; Omaha Better Bus Bur; Ak-Sar-Ben; C of C; Kiwanis; Monday Club; Omaha Athletic Club; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; BPOE; Dundee Presby Ch; hobbies, fishing, golf, football; off 220-5-7-9 Farnam; res 4814 Harney, Omaha.

   SKILLMAN, LEE: President Sheet Metal Works; b Stafford, Kas Nov 4, 1886; s of Marcus A Skillman-Addie B Thatcher; ed Clinton Mo; Amer Correspondence Sch, sheet metal drafting; m Effie M Walker Apr 21, 1906 Kansas City Me; s Eugene N, Leo Roy, Jack; d Leona R (Mrs Jack Bittner), Alberta E (Mrs Bryan Frisbee), Edith M (Mrs Carl Baker), Mary Ann, Virginia Lee; m Florence B Rudat Aug 11, 1928 Omaha; 1900-01 coal mine teamster with father, Sedalia Mo; 1901-02 teamster with father in Dray Co Kansas City Mo; 1902-03 emp by uncle in sheet metal shop, Kansas City Mo; 1903-05 emp. in sheet metal shop Kornbroght Cornice Co, Kansas City Mo; 1905-09 emp in sheet metal shop of C A Paine in Kansas City Mo, 1906-08 foreman; 1908 in sheet metal trade, Denver Colo, 1908-12 in Mo, 1913 Omaha, 1913-18 foreman & supt in sheet metal work, Kansas City Mo; 1918-24 owner sheet metal bus, Kansas City Mo; 1924-32 foreman Djorson & Wessel Sheet Metal Works, Omaha; 1932 owner & opr Skillman Sheet Metal Works; Omaha Builders Exchange; AF&AM 630; IOOF; Bapt Ch; Dem; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 4109 Commercial Bldg; res 8124 N 29th, Omaha.

   SKLENICKA, EDWARD: Assistant City Attorney; b Caps, S D Sept 18, 1910; s of James Sklenicka-Caroline Panka; ed Omaha Tech HS; U of N, BA & LLB 1933; Phi Delta Phi; 1933 adm to Neb bar; 1933-35 mbr law firm Dorsey & Baldrige, Omaha; 1935-39 ptr in law firm Votava, McGroarty & Sklenicka; 1939- asst city atty; Omaha Barristers Club, pres 1938-39; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; Omaha Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; Ad-Sell League; Happy Hollow Club; KP, chancellor comm 1938; Presby Ch; Rep; Y R Club; hobbies, hunting, golf; father (dec) mcht in Omaha 8 years, formerly of Rescue, Neb; off City Hall; res 3215 Lafayette Ave, Omaha.

   SKOW, FREDERICK ARRON: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Omaha, Neb Nov 12, 1887; s of Nels A Skow-Marie Holmberg; ed Elba; St Paul Bus Coll; Nysted Sch of Bus & Foreign Languages, Nystead; m Eudora H Jepsen Sept 12, 1911 Elba; s Ned U; d Patricia Ann (dec); 1905 farmed, Howard Co; 1906 bkkpr Elba State Bank; 1907-08 asst bank cash, Scotia; 1909-10 cash St Libory State Bank; 1911-20 cash, Elba State Bank; 1920-24 with C C Hanson in real est & ins bus, Omaha; 1925-33 with Charles D Armstrong in real est & ins bus, Omaha, 1933- owner & opr Armstrong Realty Co; 1933 opr & mgr 2 large off bldgs for Ohio Natl Life Ins Co, Omaha, prin owner & mgr Western Ins Agcy, Omaha, Kiwanis; C of C; AF&AM 82, & York Rite, St Paul; Tangier Shrine; hobbies, sports, reading, travel; off 21Z Farm Credit Bldg; res 5113 Underwood.

   SKOW, OLE H: Vice-President Furniture Co; b Elba, Neb Nov 26, 1901; s of Nels A Skow-Marie Holmberg; ed Elba HS 1915; St Paul Coll; m. Blanche Irene Fletcher June 5, 1924 Omaha; s John Richard; d Barbara Mary; 1918-21 asst cash Farmers Bank, Burwell; 1921-26 teller First Natl Bank, Omaha; 1926- with Skans Furn Co, 1926-28 salesman, 1928-38 secy-treas, 1938- VP, Omaha; C of C; Blessed Sacrament Cath Ch; hobbies, baseball, football, golf, fishing; off 2205-7-9 Farnam; res 2734 Newport, Omaha.

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