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

in Nebraska

Douglas

 

May 20, 1896 Gretna (dec Dec 23, 1897); d Nellie Cecilia (Mrs. Oscar Smith); m Katherine Carroll Feb 8, 1899 Omaha (dec Sept 18, 1926); s John Joseph; d Mary Virginia, (Sister Mary Justin, Order of St Francis), Margaret Rosa (Sister Mary Jarento, Order of St Francis), Annie (Mrs Harry Emmons), Lucy Agnes; 1873-1902 farmed with father on original homestead, Sarpy Co; 1902-10 farmed, Spencer; 1910-22 farmer, homesteader & stockraiser, Tripp Co S D; 1922-26 gardener, Pasadena Cal; 1926- ret, Omaha; has studied & collected state & county histories, author many articles on history, instrumental in promoting Ak-Sar-Ben dam, near state fisheries on the Platte river; ch mbr Neb Territorial Pioneers Assn; NS&D of Neb; past master & ofcr AOUW; hobbies, history, writing; res 3310 S 31st, Omaha.

   WELLMAN, FRANK A: Livestock Dealer; b Magnolia Ia Mar 1, 1874; s of Luke Wellman-Hulda Jarvis; ed Colfax Co; Howells HS 1890; Western Normal 1891; m Katherine Long 1902 West Point; s Rolland, Ralph R; prior to 1891 worked on farm; 1891-97 with Crowell Lbr & Grain Co; 1897-1906 emp by Joe Bliss Commission Co, Omaha; 1906-27 ptr of F C Bliss in Bliss & Wellman Livestock Commission Co; 1927- owner & opr F A Wellman & Sons Livestock Commission, Omaha; South Omaha Businessmens Assn; Stockyards 400 Club; Omaha Motor Club; Continental Club; C of C; Ad-Sell League, pres 1925; BPOE; AF&AM; Kountze Memorial Luth Ch, mbr bldg com; hobbies, 4-H Club work, stock shows, farms, breeding fine gaited horses; off Exchange Bldg; res 2302 S 33rd, Omaha.

   WELLMAN, ROLLAND F: Livestock Dealer; b Omaha, Neb Mar 29, 1904; s of Frank A Wellman-Katherine Long; ed Omaha Central HS; U of Ia; U of N; Sigma Phi Epsilon; m Margaret Stone, Omaha; d Marilyn Ann; 1927 ent bus with Bliss & Wellman Livestock Commission Co; 1927- mbr firm F A Wellman & Sons; 1939 recd US C of C Omaha award, meritorious service to city & state; originator baby beef auction, now largest in world; natl chmn farm youth com US Jr C of C; chmn Omaha & state 4- H coms Jr C of C since 1933; Omaha Livestock Exchange; 1939-40 pres Stockyards 400 Club; mbr show com Ak-Sar-Ben; 1932- dir Ad-Sell League; past chmn 4-H com & past dir, Kiwanis; Omaha Auto Club; Neb Good Roads Assn; AF&AM; Scot Rite, 32o; Tangier Shrine, past mbr patrol; hobbies, breeding, raising & showing Kentucky bred saddle horses; off 612 Exchange Bldg; res 4516 Walnut, Omaha.

   WELLS, ARTHUR REGISTER: Attorney; b Corning, Ia Dec 1, 1873; s of Arthur Lee Wells-Lucina Register; ed Princeton U, BA 1895; U of Ia Law Sch 1895 & 1896; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Beta Kappa; m Helen Wilson Apr 28, 1897 Corning Ia; s Theodore A; 1896 adm to Ia bar; 1896-1907 prac law, Corning Ia; 1907-13 atty for CB&Q RR, Omaha; 1913-32 ptr of John F Stout & Hallick F Rose law firm, Omaha; 1932- priv prac, Omaha; now ptr in Paul L Martin & Winthrop B Lane law firm, Omaha; mbr bd of edn & chmn com on tchrs & course of study 1917-20; during World War capt US army service corps 1918; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Omaha Club; AF&AM; Shrine; KT; First Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, hunting; off 524 Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 113 N Happy Hollow Blvd, Omaha.

   WELLS, MRS MAUDE: Teacher; b Central Falls, R I June 28, 1876; d of Frank W Bryant-Caroline Fletcher; ed San Francisco Col; Omaha Central HS; Creighton U; Omaha Municipal Coll; m Sept 1899; s Donald Carter; d Maude (Mrs Richard M Humphrey), Miriam (Mrs Ernest L Decker); 1903-08 tchr, Omaha schls; 1908-18 homemaker; 1918- tchr Omaha pub schs; Omaha Tchrs Forum, ch mbr & treas & pres; del to natl conv at San Francisco; NSTA; NEA; Presby Ch; hobbies, scrap books, stamps, wood carving; off Franklin School; res 4808 Dodge, Omaha.

   WELLS, RAINEY THORNTON: Attorney; b Callaway Co, Ky Dec 25, 1875; s of James K Polk Wells-Fannie Ann Thornton; ed Calloway Co Ky; Murray Ky HS; Murray Ky Male & Female Inst; Southern Normal U, Huntingdon Tenn; BAccts 1894, BE 1895, BSc 1895, BA 1896, MA 1897, LLB 1899; U of Ky, LLD 1927; m Tennie Daniel Dec 31, 1896 Murray Ky; s Otis Stum; d Laurine (Mrs Joe T Lovett), Genevieve (Mrs G W Banks); 1893-94 sch tchr, Calloway Co Ky; 1899-1901 tchr Kirksey Ky HS; 1902 tchr Southern Normal U, Huntingdon Tenn; 1902-06 mbr law firm Wells & Wells, Murray Ky; 1902-05 mbr Ky legislature; 1906-12 mbr law firm Coleman & Wells at Murray Ky, 1912-18 firm Wells & Keys; 1918-32 priv law prac, Murray Ky; 1920-26 state tax commr, Frankfort Ky; 1926-32 pres Murray Ky State Tchrs Coll; 1932- gen atty WOW Life Ins Soc; 1933-39 chmn law com Natl Fraternal Congress of Amer; 1914-26 trustee U of Ky; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Fraternal Soc Law Assn; Rotary; C of C; Omaha Athletic Club; Omaha Country Club; AF&AM 50; KT; Shrine; IOOF 2, Omaha; First Meth Ch; Dem, 1916 presidential elector for Ky; hobby, fox hunting; off 17th & Farnam; res 5215 Webster, Omaha.

   WELPTON, SHERMAN S JR: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb Mar 21, 1908; s of Sherman S Welpton-Jane H Tuttle; ed Omaha Central HS; U of N, LLB 1931; Phi Gamma Delta; Phi Delta Phi; m Dorothy V Felber Nov 7, 1931 Wayne; s Sherman S III, Douglas F; adm to Neb bar 1931; 1931- prac law, Omaha, 1937-40 mbr law firm Ramsey & Welpton, 1940- mbr law firm Ritchie, Swenson & Welpton; dir Child Welfare Assn; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Omaha Country Club; Omaha Club; AF&AM 269, sr deacon; First Central Congl Ch, deacon; Rep; hobbies, golf, hunting, fishing; off 824 First National Bank Bldg; res 4429 Woolworth Ave, Omaha.

   WELSH, JAMES LEROY: Grain Merchant; b Prairie Home, Neb Dec 28, 1889; s of James Homer Welsh-Harriet Garland; ed Prairie Home HS; LBC 1906; m Helen Smith Dec 25, 1913 Lincoln; s James Leroy Jr; 1906-11 in off work for H O Barber & Sons, Lincoln; 1911-17 grain-buyer & selector Omaha Elevator Co, Omaha; 1918- org & pres Butler Welsh Grain Co; elevator progressed from commission to terminal elevator bus, during World War enl US army 1917, 62nd balloon Co, disch Dec 1918; Amer Leg; 40 & 8; mbr & past 8 years several times dir Omaha Grain Exchange, 1939 pres; Natl Grain Dlrs Assn, Omaha representative natl grain trade coun; VP Ad-Sell League; C of C, mbr waterways & agrl coms; org Neb Grain Improvement Assn, mbr exec com since 1937; Chicago Bd of Trade; Omaha Athletic Club; Omaha Country Club; Uni Club, Lincoln; Ak-Sar-Ben; AF&AM 19; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; First Central Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, fishing, motor boating, travel; off 517 Grain Exchange; res 5305 Izard, Omaha.

   WENSTRAND, WILLIAM WALLACE: Attorney; b Colon, Neb Jan 8, 1891; s of Charles A Wenstrand-Emily Falk; ed Wahoo HS 1907; U of N, LLB 1913, class pres, capt cadet corps; Alpha Tau Omega; m Breta Diehl Feb 28, 1917 Stratton; s William (dec 1926); d Barbara, Jean (dec 1920); 1907-09 P O clk, Wahoo; 1913-14 prac law with O E Shelburn, Alma; also Harlan co dep atty & city clk of Alma; 1914 priv law prac, Wahoo; 1914-18 Saunders Co atty; 1918-22 in merc bus, Stratton, mbr village bd; 1922- prac law, Omaha; 1935- asst city atty, Omaha; 1939- city solicitor, Omaha; during World War federal food administrator Saunders Co & 4th congl dist; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; Ak-Sar- Ben; AF&AM 268, past master at Stratton; BPOE 39; First Central Congl Ch, deacon; Rep; off City Hall; res 319 S 51st, Omaha.

   WESSEL, JULIUS: Owner Sheet Metal Works; b Fontanelle, Neb Jan 20, 1888; s of Gottlieb Wessel-Marie Doht; ed Waverly & Lincoln; LBC; m Margaret Canavan Nov 7, 1936 South Sioux City; children by former marriage, s Ray, Robert; d Helen; 1905 emp by Lincoln Sheet Metal Works, Lincoln; 1906-10 emp in sheet metal estab, Bjornson & Haas, Omaha; 1910 with Griffin & Boheme Sheet Metal Works, St Paul Minn; 1911 emp by Bjornson & Haas, Omaha; 1912-18 ptr of Bjornson in Bjornson Sheet Metal Works of Omaha; 1918-20 farmed near Benson; 1920-21 farmer, Rock Springs Wyo; 1922- with Bjornson Sheet Metal Works of Omaha, 1922-23 supt, supvr sheet metal work in bldg Omaha Tech HS; 1923-28, Bjornson Sheet Metal & Ventilating Co Inc, VP & mgr, 1928-36 VP Bjornson & Wessel Co, 1936-39 pres; 1939- with son Ray, owner & opr Julius Wessel & Son, sheet metal, air conditioning, ventilating, furnace work; past instr sheet metal work, vocational training dept, Omaha schs; 1924-25 built sheet metal fabricating machines; 1930 apptd by architects John & Alan McDonald to inspect art memorials of eastern cities in preparation for construction 17,000 square feet of skylight for Joslyn Memorial, has reputation of being best skylight builder in middlewest; past mbr Ak-Sar-Ben; past mbr C of C; past mbr Omaha Exec Assn; AF&AM; Scot Rite, 32o; Tangier Shrine; BPOE 39; hobbies, travel, playing cards; off Farnam, at 40th; res 502 S 36th, Omaha.

   WEST, RALPH MILLARD: Attorney; b Albia, Ia July 25, 1886; s of Joel Wilcox West-Ida Sarah Cowles; ed

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Omaha Central HS 1903; Grinnell Ia Coll, BA 1907; Creighton U, LLB & MA 1910; m Mildred Warburton June 1, 1911 Grinnell Ia; 1910-18 prac law with Frank T Ransom, Omaha; 1918-27 mbr law firm W F Gurley & David A Pitch; 1927- mbr law firm Brown, Fitch & West, Omaha; mbr Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; pres of Omaha Club 1938; Ak-Sar-Ben; First Central Congl Ch; Rep; off 1130 City National Bank Bldg; res 5209 California, Omaha.

   WEST, ROYCE: Assistant to University President; b Redfield, Ia 1906; s of Dr Victor West-May Royce; ed Omaha Tech HS; U of N, BA 1927, MA 1928; Heidelberg U, Germany, PhD 1935; Phi Sigma Kappa; Sigma Upsilon; Sigma Delta Chi; Pi Gamma Mu; m Margaret Walker June 8, 1930 Gibbon; past editor U of N Alumni Magazine; s founder & later assoc editor Prairie Schooner; past tchr at Southwestern Coll, Winfield Kas; 1930-32 traveled thru central Europe; string correspondent for AP, London Times & The Springfield Republican; 1932- mbr U of Omaha faculty, prof of German & head of dept of foreign languages, also asst to uni pres, 1935-36 visiting lecturer Heidelberg U, Germany; 1935 awarded Oberlander Fellowship by Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation; author of many articles published in ednl periodicals; past trustee Omaha Comm Playhouse; Jr C of C, dir; hobbies, photography, woodworking; off U of Omaha; res 3920 Cuming, Omaha.

   WHARTON, GERALD A: President Lumber & Coal Co; b Aledo, Ill Mar 7, 1880; s of John C Wharton- Nannie Fitzgerald; ed Omaha Central HS; Princeton U, BA cum laude 1902; m Mabel Burgett Dec 17, 1928 Wapello Ia; s John Fitzgerald; d Neva Mae (Mrs Neva Mae Greenleaf); 1902-12 with Tibbs-Hutchings Whol Dry Goods Co, St Paul Minn; 1912-17 secy-treas Omaha Lbr & Coal Co, Omaha, 1917- pres; Omaha Lbr & Bldg Material Bur; Omaha Builders Exchange; assoc mbr Omaha Real Est Ed; C of C; trustee Masonic Home for Children; Optimist Club; BSA, active in Sea Scouts of Omaha; AF&AM 290; Scot Rite 32o; First Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, sailing, fishing; off 3928 Lake; res 3333 N 47th Ave, Omaha.

   WHERRY, WILLIAM P: Oculist & Aurist; b Omaha, Neb June 16, 1880; s of William Wherry-Alice Cliff; ed Omaha Central HS; U of N, MD 1903; Phi Rho Sigma; Alpha Omega Alpha; m Eugenia Van Epp Oct 25, 1904 Medina O; s Walter J, Robert; d Perdita Louise (Mrs Louis S Carr); 1903- prac med, as eye & ear specialist, Omaha; U of N, Coll of Med, prof & chmn of dept of otology, rhinology & laryngology; 190439 oculist & aurist for UP RR; 1932-37 oculist & aurist for C&NW RR; 1905-oculist & aurist for RR Employees Benefit Assn; staff mbr St Catherines Hosp, hon pres; staff mbr Evangelical Covenant Hosp, past pres; staff mbr Immanuel Hosp; Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc, pres 1917; Mo Valley Med Soc, pres 1931; Neb St Med Assn, 1908-25 librarian, chmn central com, com on pub health & med edn; AMA, chmn otolaryngology section 1934; Amer Acad of Ophtalmology & Oto- Laryngology; made life mbr 1940, secy instruction section 1920-26, 1st VP 1924, exec secy-treas since 1926, editor Transactions & Bulletin since 1930; Amer Bd of Otolaryngology, diplomats 1925, secy-treas since 1927; Amer Laryngological Assn, first VP 1936, active fellow since 1924; Advisory Bd for Med Specialties, VP since 1934; Coun on Med Edn, Neb del since 1936, VP; Omaha Midwest Clinical Soc, 1933- treas; ACS; hon mbr Pacific Coast Oto-Ophthalmological Soc, Kansas City Oto- Ophthalmological Soc, Amer Stomatological Soc; Amer Otological Soc; active fellow; Amer Laryngological, Rhinological & Otological Soc, fellow since 1924; C of C; Amer Editors & Authors Assn; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; Omaha Athletic Club; Amer Philatelic Soc, treas 1905-07; AF&AM 3, past master; Scot Rite 1; Tangier Shrine; Rep; hobby, stamp collecting; off 1500 Medical Arts Bldg; res 426 N Fairacres Road, Omaha.

   WHIPPLE, GLENN EDWIN: Veterinarian; b Ottawa, Kas Sept 3, 1886; s of Isaac Lutes Whipple-Indiana Lucy Davis; ed Olivet Kas; Kas St Coll, DVM 1911; mbr football team 1908-10, fullback; mbr basketball team 1910-11; mbr track team 1909; m Marjory Alsever Jan 27, 1917 Fort Dodge Ia; d Winifred Lois; 1911 Kas St veterinarian; 1911 assoc with serum plant, Kas St Coll, Manhattan; 1912- 14 veterinarian in meat inspection div, US Bur of Animal Industry, Omaha; 1914 field work in N D & S D for US bur of animal Industry; 1914 emp in tuberculosis testing, US bur of animal industry, South St Paul Minn; 1915 in foot & mouth disease control US bur of animal industry, Ill; 1916-18 in virus serum control work, US Bur of animal Industry at Kansas City Kas, Sioux City & Fort Dodge Ia; 1918- with Corn States Serum Co of Omaha, 1918-20 asst veterinarian, 1920- supt of production, 1928- VP; author of articles on effects of heat on phenolized hog cholera virus published in Journal of Amer Veterinary Med Assn; Neb & Amer Veterinary Med Assns; Omaha Athletic Club; AF&AM 184 past master; Scot Rite, Tangier Shrine; past patron OES; past assoc guardian Jobs Daughters; Dundee Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, sports, bowling; off 1124 Harney; res 731 N 57th Ave, Omaha.

   WHITACRE, MRS AZELMA I: Court Reporter; b Omaha, Neb June 6, 1896; d of Charles E Overman-Anna L Hovendick; ed Central HS, Omaha; m George A Whitacre Aug 24, 1935 Omaha; s William F Meehan Jr; 1914-29 secy to Amos Thomas & T J McGuire attys, Omaha; 1929-33 court reporter for dist judge Charles E Poster; 1934-39 gen court reporter; 1939- ofcl reporter for Judge Frank M Dineen; Neb & Natl Shorthand Reporters Assns; past pres Quota Club; 1936-39 dist gov; Ak-Sar-Ben; Woodmen Circle; OES; First Luth Ch; hobby, cooking; off Courthouse; res 4932 N 52nd, Omaha.

   WHITCOMB, MRS CHARLOTTE TOWNSEND: Homemaker; b Hastings, Neb Nov 5, 1889, d of William Benson Townsend-Caroline Johanne Dietchler; ed Barneston HS; Neb Wes, 1910; Neb Meth Hosp Training Sch for Nurses, Omaha 1914; m Dr Fred Fletcher Whitcomb Aug 15, 1924 Omaha; s Fred Fletcher Jr; 1917-24 dir of health edn Omaha pub schs, assisted in establishing Omaha free dental dispensary for children; dir of priv summer sch, grad course in health edn, Omaha; 1924-38 author of Our Health Habits, My Health Habits, Easy Work & Play in Health; 1931-32 dir womens div Omaha Comm Chest; 1932-36 South Side Social Settlement, bd mbr; 1933- secy Omaha Family Welfare Assn; during World War supvr enrollment of ARC nurses for foreign service; All Saints Episc Ch; Dem; res 702 N 56th, Omaha.

   WHITCOMB, FRED FLETCHER: Dentist; b York, Neb Nov 21, 1880; s of Elias Fletcher Whitcomb-Harriet Matilda Sheen; ed York HS 1901; Omaha Dental Coll, DDS 1904; Delta Sigma Delta; Omicron Kappa Upsilon; m Charlotte Isabelle Townsend Aug 15, 1924 Omaha; s Fred Fletcher Jr; 1904- dentist, Omaha; active in establishing Omaha free dental dispensary for children; during World War mbr examination bd from Omaha Dist Dental Soc; Omaha Dist Dental Soc, past pres; past pres Neb St Dental Assn; ADA; past pres Odontological Soc; past secy Amer Acad of Restorative Dentistry; Professional Men's Club of Omaha; C of C; AF&AM 288; York Rite; KT; Scot Rite, mbr natl court of Royal Order of Jesters; Tangier Shrine, representative to imperial coun, active in preparing & presenting resolution establishing Shriners Hosp for Crippled Children of N Amer in Portland Ore 1920; All Saints Episc Ch; Dem; hobbies, civic enterprises & work; off 926 Medical Arts Bldg; res 702 N 56th, Omaha.

   WHITE, HERBERT T: Attorney; b Lockwood, Neb Nov 21, 1897; s of Elmer O White-Mary Thoma; ed Grand Island HS; U of N, LLB 1918, pres sr class; mbr football team 1917; Phi Delta Phi; m Mary Stefan Sept 20, 1919 Omaha; 1918- prac law, Omaha; 1927 mbr Neb legislature; an org Natl Assn of State Legislators, del to conv Washington D C; Neb St Bar Assn; past pres Continental Club; Happy Hollow Country Club; Omaha N Club, dir; AF&AM 11, past master, treas; high priest RAM; 3rd guard, KT; capt of guard R&SM 1; past patron OES; pres Vamaflont Club; Rep, mbr State Central Com & secy 4 years; hobbies, golf, football; off 522 Insurance Bldg; res Wellington Hotel, Omaha.

   WHITE, MARGARET BURRILL: YWCA Secretary; b Waverly, Ia. Aug 16, 1889; d of George E White-Esther B Robbins; ed Northfield Seminary, East Northfield Mass; Grinnell Ia Coll, BA 1912; Natl YWCA Training Sch 1916-17; Columbia U, MA 1934; Phi Beta Kappa; 1912-14 tchr mission sch, Merziforen Turkey; 1914-19 various YWCA positions in US; 1919-25 gen secy YWCA at Istanbul Turkey, 1926-29 membership secy, Brooklyn N Y; 1929-30 advisor YWCA in Greece, hdqrs Athens; 1930-33 exec secy YWCA, Istanbul Turkey; 1935- gen secy YWCA, Omaha; Jan 1919 represented YWCA with Near East relief workers in Turkey; org city YWCA Istanbul Turkey, asst in war work program in 6 cities in Turkey & Syria; League of Women Voters; AAUW; Altrusa; Assn of YWCA Secys of North Amer; hobby, travel; off YWCA; res 4353 Dodge, Omaha.

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   WHITMORE, FREDERICK HARVEY: Insurance & Real Estate Agent; b Valley, Neb Nov 21, 1887; s of Frank Whitmore-Mary Gardner; ed Valley HS; m Lurah Harrier mar 29, 1906 Valley; d Helen, Mary Emma (Mrs Walter Allen), Florence (Mrs Richard Laverty); 1908-12 emp by Valley Stockyards & Grain Co, 1916-21 bkkpr; 1912-16 P M, Valley; 1927-36 editor & publisher Valley Enterprise; 1936- in gen ins & real est bus; mbr town bd 20 years; past mayor; C of C; 1927-36 mbr NPA; OES; AF&AM 310, Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; Rep; mbr Douglas Co Central Com 1 year; hobby, stamp collecting; father (dec) one of founders of Valley Stockyards Co; res Valley.

   WHITMORE, JESSE DWIGHT: President of Stockyards & Grain Co & Assistant Traffic Manager; b Valley, Neb May 15, 1884; s of William G Whitmore-Ida Jane Knowlton; ed Valley HS; U of N 1901-03; Sigma Chi; m Lida Edmiston Sept 11, 1907 Omaha; d Lida (Mrs Benjamin Crawford), Jane (Mrs William O Ligon), Peggy (Mrs Kent C Thompson); 1903-05 supt Valley Stockyards & Grain Co, Valley; 1905-13 gen mgr Union Stockyards Co, Grand Island; 1913- with UP RR at Omaha, 1913- 33 livestock agt, 1933-34 gen livestock agt, 1934- asst freight traffic mgr; 1914-15 pres Grand Island Stockyards Co; 1918- pres Valley Stockyards & Grain Co; dir bldg com of RR & City YMCA, Grand Island 2 years; trustee, Masonic Home, Plattsmouth since 1915; C of C, Omaha & Valley; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; AF&AM 33, worshipful master 1915; RAM, R&SM at Grand Island; Scot Rite 32o at Hastings; Red Cross of Constantine, presiding ofcr 1938; Couer d Lion conclave; off Union Pacific Bldg, Omaha; res Valley.

   WICE, DAVID H: Clergyman; b Petersburg, Va Feb 1, 1908; s of Henry Wice-Rose Cooper; ed Petersburg Va HS; Wash & Lee U. BA 1927; MA 1928; Hebrew Union Coll, rabbi; Phi Epsilon Pi; Pi Tau Pi; Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Sigma; Kappa Phi Kappa; m Sophie Salzer Feb 22, 1934, Cincinnati O; s David Henry; d Carol Ruth; 1933- rabbi, Temple Israel, Omaha; pres Family Welfare Assn; pres Coun of Social Agencies; ch pres Youth Guidance Coun; dir Fedn for Jewish Service; chmn Jewish philanthropies drive; B'nai B'rith; hobby, travel; res 3801 Jones, Omaha.

   WICKENDEN, MARGUERITE HELDISE: Private School Principal; b Ste Adele Province Quebec, Canada; d of Robert J Wickenden-Ada Ahier; ed Danbury Conn HS 1921; Adelphi Coll, BA 1925; McGill U Toronto, Ontario MA 1928; Yale U; U of Chicago; U of Colo; Northwestern U; Pi Lambda Theta; mbr glee club 3 years; secy French Club; pres Spanish Club; student coun representative; 1921-25 French tchr Adelphi Acad, Brooklyn N Y; summers 1925, 1926, 1927, & 1930 French tchr McGill U, Toronto Ontario; 1925-28 French tchr Williams Memorial Inst, New London Conn; 1928-31 French & Spanish tchr, Walnut Hill Sch, Natick Mass; 1931-36 French & Spanish tchr, Louisville Ky Collegiate Sch; 1936-87 counselor Chapin Hall, Northwestern U, Evanston, Ill; 1937- prin Brownell Hall, Omaha; traveled in Europe & Canada; AAUW, dir French & literature study groups; women's div C of C; Alliance Francaise; NSTA; North Central Tchrs Assn; Natl Assn of Prins of Priv Schs for Girls; pres Omaha Modern Language Assn; Spanish Club; mbr Civic Chorus Trinity Cathedral Episc Ch; Indep; hobby, fortune telling; father artist in Paris, London, Canada & New York; mother of French origin, came from Isle of Jersey England; off & res Brownell Hall, Omaha.

   WIEMER, PAUL N: Department Manager Wholesale Co; b Stromsburg, Neb May 15, 1885; s of N John Wiemer-Mathilda Borg; ed Omaha Central HS; m Esther Nelson May 20, 1909 Omaha; s Paul N Jr, Donald N; d Marion V; 1904- with Paxton & Gallagher Co, Omaha, now hdw dept mgr; past pres Omaha Sales Mgrs Assn; past pres Ad-Sell League; past pres 69 Dancing Club; past pres Noonday Club; pres Neb Paint Club; pres Neb Anti-Freeze Assn; Happy Hollow Country Club; AF&AM 32o; Shrine; First Bapt Ch, supt of SS 25 years, deacon; past pres Omaha Bapt Union & Omaha Coun of Churches; hobbies, golf, fishing; off 9th & Jones; res 113 S 52nd, Omaha.

   WILCOX, LeROY T: Assistant Freight Traffic Manager; b Chicago, Ill May 30, 1876; s of Marshall Wilcox-Jessie Paul; ed Chicago Ill; m Octavia Field (dec 1910); s Marshal LeRoy; d Octavia (Mrs C C Hetzler); m Alma Neal May 25, 1920 Chicago; 1891- 98 mail boy, later in gen freight off CRIP RR Chicago, 1898 chief clk in comml off, Kansas city; 1902-with UP RR, 1902-06 rate clk & export-import agt, 1906-07 rate, tariff & statistical clk in traffic div, 1907-18 traffic asst & interstate commerce atty, 1918-20 traffic asst central western region, also asst to commerce coun, 1920-27 asst to freight traffic mgr & supvr comml work, 1927- asst freight traffic mgr, Omaha; Assn of ICC Practitioners mbr since 1929; during World War in Depot Co, Chicago; Union League Club, Chicago; Traffic Club, Sioux City Ia & Bartlesville Okla; Omaha Athletic Club; C of C; AF&AM; York & Scot Rites; Shrine; KCCH; OES past patron; chmn finance com of vestry St Andrew's Episc Ch since 1936; hobby, Masonic drill teams directs Shrine & KT drill team; in local & natl events; off 1110 Union Pacific Bldg; res 5323 Western Ave, Omaha.

   WILES, THOMAS FRANCIS: Attorney; b Platsmouth, Neb July 28, 1870; s of Isaac Wiles-Nancy Elizabeth Linville; ed Plattsmouth HS; studied under Jesse L Root, prac law while in U of Omaha, LLB; m Gertrude May Fletcher June 25, 1902 Detroit Mich; s Harlan Fletcher, Richard Samuel; d Frances Gertrude (Mrs A R Kastman), Nancy Elizabeth; 1893-1904 prac law, Plattsmouth; 1904-08 emp by Midland Guarantee & Trust Co, also in priv law prac; 1908- atty for Occident B & L Assn; Omaha & Neb St Bat Assns; AF&AM; past comm KT; Shrine; hobby, studying law; father introduced bill which resulted in adoption of Great Seal of State of Neb Mar 1, 1867; off 322 S 18th; res 1114 S 32nd, Omaha.

   WILHELM, CHARLES MARCUS: President Furniture Co; b Springwater, N Y Nov 22, 1858; s of Benjamin F Wilhelm-___; ed HS; Genesee Wes Coll, Lime N Y; m Mary Eugenia Stocking Dec 7, 1882 Lawton Mich; s Frank Edward; d Esther W (Mrs Samuel L Cooper); pres C of C; bd mbr Metropolitan Utilities Dist, 18 years; pres Comm Chest 2 years; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; Omaha Athletic Club; Neb St Hist Soc; King of Ak-Sar-Ben 1931; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; First Presby Ch, trustee 15 years; off 414-18 S 16th; res 3623 Jackson, Omaha.

   WILHELMJ, CHARLES MARTEL: College Dean; b East St Louis, Ill Dec 17, 1896; s of Dr Charles Frederick Wilhelmj-Emma E Martel; ed East St Louis Ill HS 1915; St Louis U, BSc & MD 1922, MSc 1923; Phi Rho Sigma; Alpha Omega Alpha; Sigma Xi; m Irene Bergen Mar 17, 1919 East St Louis Ill; s Charles Jr; d Jean Marie; 1918-22 fellowship tchr in anatomy, St Louis U, 1924-25 instr in bacteriology & immunology; 1925-27 fellow in med, Mayo Clinic; 1927-30 assoc in div experimental surgery & pathology Mayo Foundation & mbr permanent staff Mayo Clinic, instr physiology U of Minn Coll of Med; 1930- prof of physiology Creighton U Coll of Med; 1939- dean; author 80 scientific papers on metabolism, digestion, physiology of the thyroid gland, experimental peptic ulcers & med history, published in med & scientific journals; Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; AMA; Neb Acad of Sciences; Amer Physiological Soc; AAAS; Soc for Experimental Biology & Med; Amer Assn for the History of Med; N Y Academy of Science; Alumni Assn of Mayo Clinic; Neb Nutrition Coun; hobbies, reading, symphonic music, biography & research; off Creighton Sch of Med; res 1714 S 91st, Omaha.

   WILKIE, HORACE HARRY: Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineer; b Belleville, Kas May 24, 1901; s of David James Wilkie-Flora Stephenson; ed Belleville Kas HS 1917; U of Kas, 1919; U of Commerce, Des Moines Ia; Utilities Engineering Inst, Chicago; m Gertrude Mae Childs June 30, 1925 Belleville Kas; s Gerald Warren, Donald Jean; prior to 1922 farmed near Belleville Kas; 1922-25 with chicken hatchery & parking station, Des Moines Ia; 1925-35 with parking station, Omaha; 1935-refrigeration & air conditioning engr, & in radio repair work, Omaha; Refrigeration Service Engineers Soc; Bapt Ch; hobbies, mechanical work, aviation; off 3923 Ames; res 6536 Spencer, Omaha.

   WILLHOFT, FRED HERMAN: Hardware Dealer; b Nebraska City, Neb Dec 24, 1887; s of Herman Willhoft-Mary Fitzecome; ed Nebraska City HS; m Mabel Johnson Feb 16, 1916 Omaha; s Jack Frederick; 1901-05 clk, Schwake Drug Store, Nebraska City; 1905-08 tinner for George Zeils, Nebraska City; 1908-14 tinner for William Fisher, Nebraska City; 1915-18 mgr tinning & plumbing, Oline Hansen & Co, Essex Ia; 1918-22 farmed in Douglas Co; 1922- owner & opr hdw store, Valley; mbr sch bd 1928-34, pres 1934; mayor; mbr town bd since 1936; water commr

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1925-28; Neb Retail Hdw Assn; 1937 chmn C of C; AF&AM 310; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing, bowling; mbr Stroupe Bowling Team in Elkhorn Valley League 1935-37; res Valley.

   WILLIAMS, GRANT W: Dentist; b Hope Co, Mo June 19, 1868; s of John Williams-Matilda Savernes; ed Winterset Ia HS 1885; Northwestern U, DDS 1906; m Georgia Van Deventer July 9, 1891 Omaha; s George Dale; 1906- dentist, Omaha; 1909-12 mbr & first dentist to serve on Omaha bd of edn, mbr tchrs com & chmn judicial com; 1910-11 chmn NSTA; 1912 introduced teaching of oral hygiene & helped estab first dental clinic for sch children; 1914-20 Pres Omaha Driving Club; an org Carter Lake Club, dir 1907-10; Omaha Dist Dental Soc; Neb St Dental Assn; ch mbr Omaha Athletic Club; Omaha Field Club; AF&AM 288; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; Meth Ch, dir, chmn music com 12 years, chmn ushers com 6 years; Rep; hobby, horses, owned & raised harness horses 20 years; off 728 Medical Arts Bldg; res 4208 Farnam, Omaha.

   WILLIAMS, GUY S: News Editor; b Phelps City, Mo July 19, 1892; s of Dr M J Williams-Etta May Tharp; ed Montgomery Co, Kas; Columbia U; m Hazel Catherine McCarty Oct 17, 1919 Coffeyville Kas; 1906-10 scrubbed type for Sentinel, Liberty Kas; 1910-12 reporter for Independence Kas Daily Reporter; 1912-13 reporter for Des Moines Ia Register; 1920- columnist of Rolling Along & news editor, Omaha World-Herald; during World War ent CMTC May 1917, in 8th machine gun batt, went O/S Feb 1918 with 3rd div, in France 16 mos; off Omaha World-Herald; res 5609 Jones, Omaha.

   WILLIAMS, LAURENS: Attorney; b Pottsville, Penn Dec 14, 1906; s of Henry L Williams-Marian Mortimer; ed Gothenburg HS 1924; active in football & debate; Hastings Coll, BA 1928, & grad Conservatory of Music; Cornell U, LLB 1931; Phi Kappa Tau; Delta Theta Phi; m Leone Maurer May 29, 1935 Omaha; s Henry Laurens IV; 1931- mbr law firm Montgomery, Hall & Young, later Hall, Young & Williams, now Young & Williams; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Omaha Club; Kiwanis; Jr C of C; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, reading, current events, fiction; off Omaha National Bank; res 5816 Briggs, Omaha.

   WILLSIE, PAUL A: Manufacturer; b Sioux City, Ia Dec 1, 1895; s of George E Willsie-Alta Lou Eckerson; ed Des Moines Ia HS 1915; m Grace M Armitage June 16, 1920 Detroit Mich; d Charlotte Jane, Sally Ann; during summers while in HS printer's devil, Des Moines Ia; timekeeper for construction crew CB&Q RR, Beardstown Ill; cost acct US Tire & Rubber Co & Cadillac Motor Co, Detroit Mich; 1920-24 in advertising dept Wingate Co, Des Moines Ia; 1925- pres, owner & opr Paul A Willsie Co Inc, Omaha, mfr of academic costumes; VP Paul A Willsie Co Inc, Mich; during World War in 16th engrs, Co B AEF 21 Mos; Amer Leg Post 1; VFW; Assoc Industries of Neb; Natl Guild of Academic Costumers; C of C; Rotary, pres 1938-39; Uni Club, Lincoln; pres 1937-38 Neb Soc for Crippled Children; Omaha Athletic Club; Happy Hollow Club; AF&AM, Des Moines Ia; RAM 14; R&SM 1; Rep; hobby, stamp collecting; off 206 S 10th; res 5224 Jones, Omaha.

   WILSON, ADDISON WHITE: Agency Manager Life Insurance Co; b Washington, Ia Apr 13, 1905; s of Owen Gregg Wilson-Martha White; ed West Des Moines Ia HS 1922; U of Chicago, PhB 1926; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Beta Kappa; m Daisy Rich Jan 14, 1928 Omaha; 1926- with Bankers Life Co of Des Moines Ia, 1926-29 salesman at Omaha, 1929-38 asst agcy mgr, 1938- agcy mgr; past pres Omaha Assn of Life Underwriters, natl committeeman 6 years; Natl Assn of Life Underwriters, past mbr natl coun; 1930- 1st Neb mbr Chartered Life Underwriters, natl dir 1938; C of C, mbr exec com ins div; Ad-Sell League;. Ak-Sar-Ben; Kiwanis; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; Amer Numismatic Assn; Trinity Episc Ch; hobbies, collecting coins, golf; off 605 Insurance Bldg; res 5021 Western Ave, Omaha.

   WILSON, DONALD J: Dermatologist; b Ashland, Neb Feb 21, 1899; s of Emory J Wilson-Evva Pauline Johnson; ed Ashland HS 1918; U of N, BA 1923; BSc 1924, MD 1925; 1930 N Y Post Grad Hosp of Columbia U; Alpha Kappa Kappa; m Bernice Zimmerman Apr 15, 1932 Omaha; s Donald Jay; 1922-25 tchr of Americanization subjects to foreign born adults while in med sch; 1925-26 Interne Meth Episc Hosp, Indianapolis Ind; 1926-30 prac med, Omaha; 1931- dermatologist; asst prof dermatology & syphilology, U of N Coll of Med; dermatologist Immanuel Deaconess Inst & Hosp & Luth Hosp; during World War in SATC Cotner Coll 1918; mbr state advisory bd Neb Tuberculosis Assn; mbr advisory bd Neb Soc for Crippled Children; mbr advisory bd Omaha Social Settlement; Omaha-Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn, mbr state venereal disease com; Omaha-Midwest Clinical Soc, chmn section of dermatology; AMA; Amer Acad of Dermatology & Syphilology; Amer Soc of Investigate Dermatology; Natl Geographic Soc; past pres Lions; Omaha Athletic Club; Omaha Motor Club; AF&AM 290; OES, worthy patron; moderator First Bapt Ch; Rep; hobbies, pub speaking, fishing; off 1113 Medical Arts Bldg; res 2886 Ida, Omaha.

   WILSON, HARRIET JESSICA: Interior Designer; b Winfield, Kas; d of David Wilson-Hattie Monforte; ed Winfield Kas HS; Southwestern Coll, Winfield Kas, BA 1919; U of Chicago summer 1921-22; U of Cal summer 1924; New York Sch of Fine & Applied Art 1927-28; studied in Paris & Italy 1928-1930; Past Pres Belles Lettres; 1919-23 math tchr, Marion Kas HS; 1923-27 geometry tchr, Hutchinson Kas HS; 1927-28 while in sch emp in McMillen's Inc & Elsie Cobb Wilson's Decorating Shops, N Y; 1930- Interior designer, Orchard & Wilhelm Co, Omaha; asst in plans for interior decoration of State Capitol & Raymond Hall at Lincoln, Joslyn Memorial at Omaha & many priv homes; AAUW; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, reading, athletics, travel; off Orchard & Wilhelm Co; res 4907 Davenport, Omaha.

   WILSON, HOWARD O: Bank Vice-President; b Newell, Ia Dec 7, 1875; s of Arthur D Wilson-Clara Wightman; ed Denison Ia HS 1894; Denison Ia Coll 1894-97; m Bettie Cullison Sept 9, 1900 Harlan Ia (dec 1934); s Floyd O, Harry H (dec); m Audrey Dowis Nov 28, 1937 Omaha; s John Wightman; 1900-10 homesteaded & ranched near Ainsworth; 1910-17 Brown Co, clk & clk of dist court; 1917- 20 cash Brown Co Bank, Long Pine; 1920- with Livestock Natl Bank at Omaha, inspector livestock loans, asst cash, cash, 1934- VP; SAR; AF&AM, Ainsworth; Unitarian Ch; Rep; hobbies, sports, fishing, hunting, baseball; off Live Stock National Bank; res 4656 Douglas, Omaha.

   WILSON, JOHN HOLMES: Manager Electric Co; b Lowrys, S C Oct 28, 1887; s of Joseph Henry Wilson-Theodosta Abell; ed Lowrys S C; Clemson S C Coll, BSc 1909; m Grace Burke Oct 26, 1914 St Louis Mo; d Grace Gertrude; 1909-12 in testing dept, designer apparatus, later comml engr Gen Electric Co at Schenectady N Y, 1912 6 mos comml engr at Chicago Ill, 1913-16 comml engr St Louis Mo, 1916-comml engr, 1923- mgr, Omaha; C of C; US C of C; past mbr Ad-Sell League; Omaha Athletic Club; Omaha Field Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; Uni Club, Lincoln; hobbies, golf, hunting, fishing; off 610 Electric Bldg; res 2421 Bauman, Omaha.

   WINTERS, SAMUEL LOUIS: Attorney; b Mount Pleasant, Ia Feb 19, 1872; s of John C Winters-Mary Ellen O'Hare; ed Mount Pleasant Ia HS 1890; Ia Wes, BA 1895; U of Ia, LLB 1897; Beta Theta Pi; m Ellen Hynes Feb 19, 1903 Omaha; s John R, Frank J; m Ella M Sullivan Apr 27, 1915 Omaha; s Henry C, Robert L; d Ellen Geraldine (Mrs Grace Lorretto); 1899- prac law, Omaha; 1905-15 asst & city atty, South Omaha; Omaha, Douglas Co & Neb St Bar Assns; BPOE 39; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, bowling; off 4811 1/2 S 24th; res 3514 Webster, Omaha.

   WOHLNER, ALBERT L: Grocer; b Poland Apr 15, 1895; s of Eli Wohlner-Corriene Liss; ed Council Bluffs HS; m Mollie Horivich Mar 4, 1923 Omaha; d Corrine, Phyllis; 1919-30 with S N Frohm in groc bus until ptr's death; 1930- owner & opr groc store, Omaha; 1938- org & pres Advance Bottling Co, helped org United Food Stores, Inc; during World War in Great Lakes naval training station, disch as seaman 1919; C of C; AF&AM 11; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; Beth-El Synagogue; hobby, golf; off 3225 California; res 1911 S 36th, Omaha.

   WOLF, AL D: Ballroom Manager; b Lincoln, Neb Jan 12, 1906; s of Jack Gregory Wolf-Jennie Foote; ed HS; m Margaret Lucille Lanyar Nov 24, 1925 Omaha; s Richard Milton; mgr Chermot Ballroom, Omaha; C of C; past pres Young Businessmen's Assn of Omaha; Ak-Sar-Ben; pres Neb ch Natl Aeronautics Assn, helped sponsor air races in Omaha; YMCA; Miller Park Presby Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res 4804 Saratoga, Omaha.

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   WOLFF, FREDERICK LAURENCE: Attorney; b Creston, Ia Aug 31, 1880; s of Frederick William Wolff- Rebecca Ann Kelsey; ed Creston Ia HS 1902; U of N, LLB; Theta Kappa Nu; Order of Coif; m Myrtle Meyer June 24. 1908 Neb; 1904 adm to Neb bar; 1904-27 priv law prac, Omaha; 1927 apptd judge of supreme court commission; 1931- priv law prac, Omaha; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Omaha pres SAR; SUV; C of C; Ak-Sar-Ben; YMCA; BPOE; Rep; hobby, genealogy; author Wolff Genealogy; great grandfather John Wolff born Aug 7, 1764 Revolutionary War veteran whose father John N Wolff enl with Penn troops in Canada against France; mother's great grandfather Timothy Kelsey Jr French & Indian War veteran killed in action 1781, her great-great-great-great-great grandfather William KeIsey born in England 1600, one of the founders of Hartford Conn 1636; off 618 Keeline Bldg; res Mt Vernon Apt 2, Omaha.

   WOOD, CLIFTON: President Coal Co; b La Monte, Mo Aug 7, 1876; s of Edward S Wood-Louise Fisher; ed LaMonte Mo; priv sch; m Pauline Van Camp June 6, 1910 Kansas City Mo; 1900-02 with Postal Teleg & Cable Co; 1902-18 with Central Coal & Coke Co at Kansas City Mo, 1918- pres, Omaha; during World War corporal in NG, Kansas City Mo; past mbr C of C; past mbr Ad-Sell League; past pres Omaha Coal Dlrs Assn; Omaha Athletic Club; AF&AM 228; Scot Rite; Shrine; Lowe Ave Presby Ch, past deacon; Dem; hobbies, golf, bowling; off 1501 Military Ave; res 617 S 51st, Omaha.

   WOODLAND, FRANK HYDE: Attorney; b Milwaukee, Wis Nov 17, 1876; s of Joshua J Woodland-Emma Ashdown; ed Omaha HS 1895; U of N, BA 1900; Delta Tau Delta; 1900-10 mbr law firm McDonald & Woodland, Omaha; 1910-14 mbr law firm Rich, Noland & Woodland, Omaha; 1914-24 mbr law firm Noland & Woodland, Omaha; 1924- priv law prac, Omaha; mbr bd of edn 1915 & 1916; Omaha, Douglas Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C; Ak-Sar-Ben; Omaha Club; Happy Hollow Club; AF&AM; Tangier Shrine; KT; Scot Rite; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, golf; off 1052 Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 2118 S 33rd, Omaha.

   WOODLAND, HERBERT C: President & General Manager Iron Co; b Milwaukee, Wis Apr 18, 1879; s of Joshua J Woodland-Emma L Ashdown; ed Omaha HS 1897; m Adell Layer Oct 21, 1903 Milwaukee; 1897-1903 off clk, Baum Iron Co of Kansas City, 1903-06 salesman at Omaha, 1906-39 sales mgr, 1939- pres & gen mgr; Happy Hollow Club; C of C; AF&AM; KT; Tangier Shrine; Hanscom Park Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, golf; father (dec) tobacco jobber, resident of Omaha 45 years; off 1222 Harney; res 2118 S 33rd, Omaha.

   WOODWARD, GEORGE WASHINGTON JR: Business Manager; b Persia, Ia July 8, 1907; s of George Washington Woodward-Dora Von Dollen; ed Neligh HS; U of N, LLB 1932; Delta Upsilon; Phi Delta Phi; m Inez Wickland Dec 1936 Central City; s William Von; 1932 adm to Neb bar; 1933 publisher Lordsburg Liberal, Lordsburg N M; 1933-35 compositor Omaha World-Herald; 1936- bus mgr Valley Enterprise; C of C; Omaha Jr C of C; BPOE 514; Royal Arcanum; Congl Ch; Dem; res Valley.

   WOODYARD, DON B: Store Manager; b Parkersburg, W Va June 13, 1895; s of Burdette Woodyard-Mollie Elizabeth King; ed Parkersburg W Va HS; m Selma Gertrude Carney Feb 17, 1917 Parkersburg W Va; 1914-16 emp by Rogers-Peet Co, New York City; 1917-24 gen mgr United Woolen Co at Parkersburg W Va, 1924-27 mgr at Dayton O; 1927-28 salesman J C Penney Co at Bedford Ind, 1928-29 asst mgr, 1929-30 asst mgr Rockford Ill, 1930-32 mgr at Bloomington Ind, 1932- mgr first super dept store in Penney chain, Omaha; VP Assoc Retailers of Omaha; C of C, 1939 chmn membership drive & oil expansion com; dir Ad-Sell League; cochmn of Ak-Sar-Ben special com on extn of Ak-Sar-Ben outstate activities; hobby, dept store management; off J C Penney Co; res 90th & Pacific, Omaha.

   WORTHING, WILLIAM EDWARD: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb July 28, 1909; s of Bowen B Worthing-Katherine Fitzgerald; ed Omaha HS 1927; Creighton U, PhB 1932, LLB 1934; lettered in basketball 3 years; football team capt 1931; 1933-35 credit mgr Miller-Knuth Chevrolet Co, Omaha; 1935-36 personnel dir 2nd Neb dist WPA; 1936- prac law, Omaha; 1935-37 mbr Neb legislature; Omaha Barristers Club; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; Omaha Field Club; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, sports; off 637 Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 2711 Dodge, Omaha.

   WRIGHT, CHARLES HENRY: Vice-President & Secretary of Grain Co; b Omaha, Neb Jan 2, 1878; s of Joel Hoxie Wright-Emma Thieven; ed Omaha; m Irene Cole Oct 1909 Omaha; m Audrey Gorrell Nov 11, 1926 Omaha; 1896-1912 emp by Omaha Elevator Co, Omaha; 1912- with NebIa Grain Co, 1920- VP & secy; Omaha Grain Exchange, pres 1921-22 & 1931; Omaha Club; Omaha Athletic Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; AF&AM 1; First Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, travel, reading; off 424 Grain Exchange; res 619 S 37th, Omaha.

   WRIGHT, CULLEN NORMAN: Lecturer; b Mills Co, Ia Nov 14, 1878; s of William Hervey Wright-Ellen Jane Clark; ed HS in Cal; Tabor Ia Coll 1895; Olivet Coll, Olivet Mich 1896-98; U of N, LLB 1903; m Minnie M Fink 1903 (dec 1916); s George Alden, Harry Cullen; d Mary Ellen (Mrs Robert Moulton Serr); m Nellie C Johnson Dec 5, 1918 Kansas City Mo (dec Oct 19, 1938); 1892-1901 farmed with father near Scottsbluff; ditch rider on Winters Creek Ditch 2 years & on Enterprise Irrigation Dist; 1903 adm to Neb bar; 1903-09 prac law, Gering & Scottsbluff; 1909-10 mgr Tri-State Irrigation Canal at Scottsbluff, 1910-25 pres; 1915-30 cattle & sheep feeder & raiser, Scotts Bluff & Morrill Cos, also developed land; 1930-34 pub relations man, Western Pub Service Co; 1934-35 field mgr Penn Mutual Life Ins Co, Grand Island; 1936- lecturer in all parts of US, Omaha; 1936 candidate for congress from 5th dist; past mbr Scottsbluff city coun; Neb St Bar Assn; C of C; ch mbr Rotary; Izaak Walton; BPOE; IOOF; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing, traveling; off & res 2750 Whitmore, Omaha.

   WRIGHT, FRED A: Attorney; b Washington Co, N Y Feb 11, 1869; s of William H Wright-Ellen J Clark; ed Glenwood Ia HS; read law in off of Theodore W Ivory, Glenwood Ia; Phi Delta Phi; m Elizabeth Royer Oct 29, 1899 Lincoln; s Charles R (dec), Floyd E, William H, Flavel A; d Dorothy, Elizabeth (Mrs Theodore M Ebers); 1892 homesteaded near Scottsbluff; May 1894 adm to Neb bar; 1894-1921 mbr law firm Wright, Mothersead & York, Scottsbluff; Scotts Bluff Co atty; 1921 mbr Sullivan Wright & Thummel law firm, later Smith, Schall, Wright & Sheehan; 1937- ptr in law firm Wright & Wright; 1930-32 judge 4th judicial dist of Neb; 1933-34 Omaha city atty; 1934-36 asst gen counsel FCA & mgr legal dept Fed Land Bank of Omaha; past atty for CB&Q RR & Farmers Canal Co; 4 years mbr Omaha bd of edn; past pres Scottsbluff bd of edn; Omaha Bar Assn; Neb St Bar Assn, pres 1923; Amer Bar Assn; Omaha Athletic Club; C of C; Neb Veteran Free Masons Assn; AF&AM 265, Scottsbluff; Unitarian Ch; Dem; off 900 First National Bank Bldg; res 136 S 38th, Omaha.

   WRIGHT, WILLIAM H: Attorney; b Scottsbluff, Neb Nov 27, 1902; s of Fred A Wright-Elizabeth Royer; ed Scotsbluff (sic) HS; U of N, LLB 1925; Phi Kappa Psi, pres 1923-24; Phi Delta Phi, pres 1924- 25; m Myldred Handy Oct 15, 1930 Scottsbluff; s Fiederick Allen; 1925-26 in legal dept CB&Q RR, Omaha; 1927-33 mbr law firm Wright & Wright, Scottsbluff; 1927-31 Scotts Bluff Co dep atty, 1931-32 city atty, Scottsbluff; 1933-34. asst atty gen of Neb, 1935-36 atty gen, Lincoln; 1937-ptr in law firm Wright & Wright, Omaha; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C; Kiwanis; Omaha Athletic Club; Happy Hollow Country Club; Uni Club, Lincoln; Episc Ch; Dem; hobbies, golf, hunting, fishing, wood carving; off 900 First National Bank Bldg; res 1515 S 83rd, Omaha.

   YANT, RAYMOND CLIFF: Engineer; b Minerva, O Oct 8, 1883; s of George W Yant-Addie Westfall; ed Keokuk Ia HS 1903; U of Ill, BSc 1907; Phi Delta Theta; m Josephine Blair Nov 25, 1909 Piper City Ill; s Richard S; d Odessa (Mrs Carl Shaffer); 1907- engaged in construction work, Omaha; 1910-20 opr stone quarries, Cass Co; 1924- pres Yant Construction Co, Omaha; contracts include 1000 mile Neb paving, Charles Bryan Bridge which won natl award for big bridge design, 100 bridges in Neb, Gothenburg Irrigation Project, much highway work in Kas, Ia, Colo, & S D, oprn several hundred gravel pits; Neb Good Roads Assn; ASCE; dir Amer Inst Civil Engrs; Neb ch Assoc Gen Contrs of Amer; Omaha Engrs Club, dir; Izaak Walton; C of C; AF&AM; Tangier Shrine; Scot Rite; Congl Ch; hobby, fishing; off 917 N 45th; res 107 S 55th, Omaha.

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   YEAGER, JOHN WALTER: District Judge; b Richland, Ind Mar 1, 1891; s of Wilhelm Carl Yeager-Laura Elizabeth Barton; ed Richland Ind HS 1910; Chicago-Kent Coll of Law, LLB 1913; Delta Theta Phi; m Lena E Deeg June 28, 1922 Denver Colo; s John Walter Jr; d Barbara May; 1913-14 prac law, Evansville Ind; 1914-15 farmed with father, Spencer Co Ind; 1915-18 prac law, Omaha; 1919-20 mbr legal dept Hartford Fire Ins Co, Omaha; 1920-21 prac law, Omaha; 1921-23 Douglas Co dep atty; 1923-33 Douglas Co chief dep atty; 1933- dist judge; during World War drafted June 1918, sent to Fort Riley, O/S Sept 1918 with 313th sanitary train 88th div, disch sgt 1st class Camp Dodge Ia June 1919; Amer Leg post 1, past judge advocate; VFW 251; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Omaha Concord Club; Happy Hollow Country Club; KP 1; IOOF 2; FOE 154; AF&AM 802; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; BPOE 39; Dundee Presby Ch; hobby, golf; off Courthouse; res 5012 Webster, Omaha.

   YORE, FRANK JAMES: Cashier Investment Co; b Chicago, Ill Apr 2, 1882; s of Lawrence A Yore-Annastacia Anderson; ed Chicago Ill; St Ignatius Coll; m Jeanette Anderson Apr 21, 1921 Omaha; step s Lee O Schneiderwind, William E Schneiderwind; step d Bertha (Mrs Bob O'Neill), Helen (Mrs Max Solko); 1897-1902 served Middle Div Elevator Co Chicago Bd of Trade; 1902-10 with Fyfe Manson; 1910-14 with Logan & Bryan; 1919- cash Winthrop Mitchell Co, brokers, Omaha; during Mexican border trouble enl Aug 1914 Co F 35th US Inf, hdqrs troop regimental supply sgt, active ofcr Mexican Punitive Grip; during World War commd 2nd lt US army, disch Dec 31, 1918 Camp Dodge Ia; Amer Leg post 1, vice comm 1932, mbr exec bd 3 years; pres Omaha Post 1 Bowling Club 7 years; 1939-40 pres Midwest Amer Leg Bowling Assn; BPOE 39; Cath Ch; Rep; hobbles, athletics, bowling; off 201 Farnam Bldg; res 2511 Marcy, Omaha.

   YORK, ROBERT W: Vice-President Trust Co; b Malone, N Y Mar 8, 1892; s of Charles Wesley York-Emma J Thompson; ed Oak Park Ill; Central Inst, Chicago Ill; m Erma M Jones July 3, 1919 Omaha; d Barbara, Jean; prior to 1915 in auto bus with Pullman Co, Chicago Ill; 1915-19 with F D Wead in real est bus, Omaha; 1919- with First Trust Co of Omaha, renamed The National Co, asst secy, secy- treas, VP, 1923- dir; during World War enl June 1918 in detached service US gen 21 corp, disch June 1919; Amer Leg post 1, ch mbr; Kiwanis; First Presby Ch, trustee; off 500 First National Bank Bldg; res 313 S 51st, Omaha.

   YOUNG, MRS MARY PADOU: Dean of Women; b Indianapolis, Ind; d of Paul Padou-Louise Baitz; ed Emmerick Manual Training HS; Indianapolis; Butler Coll, Indianapolis, BA 1918; Columbia U, MA 1927, grad work 1935-37, Grace Dodge fellowship 1936-37; Delta Delta Delta; Phi Delta Gamma; Kappa Delta Pi; Phi Kappa Phi; m Dr Dale S Young June 30, 1923 Indianapolis Ind (dec 1934); foster d Doris, Dorothy; 1918-25 tchr in elementary sch at Indianapolis Ind; tchr English & Spanish in Jr & Sr HS, Anderson Ind; also Spanish tchr in Arsenal Tech HS, Indianapolis; 1937- dean of women, Omaha U; AAUW; AAUP; Neb St Assn of Deans of Women; Natl Assn of Deans of Women; Natl Coun of English Tchrs; Altrusa; womens div C of C; Meth Ch; hobby, collecting lithographs & etchings; off Omaha U; res 5610 Howard, Omaha.

   ZACEK, THOMAS: Attorney; b West Point, Neb Jan 26, 1891; s of Mathias J Zacek-Anna Wanek; ed West Point HS 1907; U of N, BA 1911; mbr interclass athletic bd; played football 1907-11; U of Mich 1912-14; Acacia; m Hester Wyman May 11, 1918 Florence; s Richard Wyman; 1925 adm to Neb bar; 1911-12 supt of schs, Clarkson; 1914-16 supt of schs, Arcadia; 1916-18 supt of schs, Rising city; 1919-23 gen inspector Neb St dept of agr; 1923-25 with Horacek Investment Co, Omaha; 1925- prac law, Omaha; during World War enl May 1918 88th div, 4th OTC Camp Dodge Ia, comm 2nd lt of Inf, commanding ofcr Co 51, 13th brigade, 163rd depot brigade, disch Nov 1918; Amer Leg post 112, ch mbr post 1; Neb St Bar Assn; Fedn of Czech-Amer Socs of Neb; Sokol; AF&AM at Leigh; Scot Rite 1; Tangier Shrine; Rep, 1924-27 secy Douglas Co Central Com, mbr exec com 14 years; parents born in Bohemia, father came to US 1865, mother came 1867, settled Dodge Co, father del Dem natl conv Denver when William Jennings Bryan was nominated, later blacksmith at West Point; hobbies, stamp collecting, golf, fishing; off 505-06 Omaha Loan & Bldg Association Bldg; res 5810 Ohio, Omaha.

   ZALESKI, ANTHONY FRANCIS: Attorney; b Leavenworth, Kas June 3 1897; s of Anthony Zaleski-Teofila Kwarcinski; ed Atchison Kas HS 1915; St Benedicts Coll, Atchison Kas; Creighton U, BA 1923, LLB 1925; KSTC; U of Cracow & Warsaw Poland 1934; m Clara Florence Roadk June 8, 1926 Columbus; former tchr, Farwell; former tchr Creighton HS; tchr adult citizenship classes in YMCA & night schs in Omaha; 1925 adm to Neb bar & fed courts; first man of Polish descent to be adm to Neb bar; 1925-prac law with Joseph F Tvrdy, Omaha; 1929 apptd by Gov Weaver as Neb chmn of Pulaski Sesquicentennial Com; author article, Gen Pulaski, Hero of Two Continents, published in Congressional Record; writer for Chicago Worlds Fair publication on Poland's Contribution to 20th Century of Progress, also in Poland Magazine & Polish Amer Alliance Press; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; pres Polish Amer Coun, dist of Neb; Neb del World Conv of Poles living abroad, Warsaw Poland 1934; Rep; hobbies, handball, reading; Polish work; res 2729 S 24th, Omaha.

   ZERZAN, IRVING R: Secretary & Treasurer Insurance Co; b Omaha, Neb Dec 25, 1901; s of John W Zerzan-Josephine Fryauf; ed Omaha Commerce HS; m Esther M Hardy June 26, 1927 Omaha; s Richard Dale; 1917-18 clk for UP RR, Omaha; 1918-29 mgr B F Goodrich Co, Omaha; 1929-33 ins sales dept, Omaha Natl Co; 1933- secy-treas Omaha Ins Agcy Inc; 1933-34 org jr safety couns Omaha HS; contributor numerous safety articles for magazines; 1933 founder & pres Young Business Men's Assn; 1933 pres Omaha Table Tennis Assn; 1932- dir Omaha Tennis Club; 1931-38 dir Omaha YMCA, 1937-38 treas, 1934 chmn membership campaign, 1937 co-chmn financial campaign; 1936 pres Harrison PTA; 1929-32 mbr exec com Sight Saving Coun; 1935-36 org & pres Omaha Safety Coun; C of C, 1937 recd distinguished service award for leader in civic work; 1932- div chmn membrship & financial drives; 1932- div chmn membership & financial drives Comm Chest & Ak-Sar-Ben, 1935-Omaha Execs Assn; AF&AM 302; dir & treas Italian Interdenominational Gospel Mission Ch; First Meth Ch, 1921-23 pres men's largest Bible class in Omaha, 1921-22 mgr baseball & basketball teams, mbr ofcl bd; Rep; hobbies, tennis, photography, safety; parents came to Omaha 1878, father sign mfr; off 250 Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 5136 Decatur, Omaha.

   ZIEGLER, ISIDOR: Attorney; b St Louis, Mo Apr 30, 1876 s of Jacob Ziegler-Sally Friedman; ed Huntington, W Va HS; Uni, Petersburg Va; Harvard U; U of Mich, LLB 1899; m Pearl Kipper Jan 4, 1911 Chicago Ill; s Dewey K; d Louise (Mrs Leon R Gross); 1899 prac law 3 mos, Danville Ill; 1900- prac law, Omaha, 1900-20 with John C Cowin, 1920-25 with Frank Gaines, 1925- with I J Dunn; gen atty for Natl Amer Fire Ins Co; local atty for New Amsterdam Casualty Co, St Paul Mercury Indemnity Co; dir & gen atty Amer Comm Stores Corp; published Digest of Fire Ins Decisions of Neb 1920, Omaha, Douglas Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; AF&AM 354; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; past pres of Temple Israel; hobbies, sports; off 529 First National Bank Bldg; res 5502 Farnam, Omaha.

   ZIMMERMAN, EDWARD J: District Manager Distributing Co; b Gretna, Neb Dec 19, 1895; s of Hans J Zimmerman-Mary Petersen; ed Gretna HS; m Sara Heffley May 15, 1919 Omaha; 1913-17 emp in groc store, Gretna; 1917- with Proctor & Gamble Co of Omaha, 1917-22 salesman, 1922-31 supt, 1931- dist mgr Ia & Neb div; during World War enl Feb 1918, 338th field arty 89th div, O/S 9 mos, disch Jan 1919; Amer Leg post 1; C of C; hobby, hunting; off 1103 WOW Bldg; res 2302 Country Club Ave, Omaha.

   ZUERCHER, JOSEPH PAUL: Clergyman & University President; b Brodhead, Wis July 13, 1897; s of Charles Zuercher-Susan Schneider; ed Prairie du Chien Wis; Soc of Jesus 1915, Florissant Mo; St Louis IT, St Louis Mo; Gonzaga U, Spokane Wash, BA 1921, MA 1922; John Carroll U, Cleveland O 1931-32; 1922-25 instr St Francis S D Mission HS; 1925 org Camp De Smet near St Francis S D; 1928 ordained; 1929-31 dean of discipline St Mary's Coll, St Marys Kas; 1932-33 dean of residence & asst dean of Arts & Science Coll at Creighton U, 1933-37 dean, 1937- pres Creighton U; pres Neb Assn of Church Colls; C of C, chmn ednl com 1938-39; bobbies, hunting, fishing, dogs; off Creighton U, Administration Bldg; res Creighton U, Omaha.

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