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Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940

Who's Who


   KNOCHE, LOUIE: Farmer; b Gage Co, Neb Aug 21, 1877; s of Otto Knoche-Charlotte Lomker; ed Jefferson Co; m Sophia Germer Feb 19, 1903 Plymouth; s Martin H, Ervin; d Thekla (Mrs Harvey), Malinda; farmed with father until 1901; 1901- indep farmer E of Plymouth, now owner & opr 160 A of land, also raises hogs & cattle; 1912-27 dir Farmers State Bank of Plymouth. 1927-30 pres; Immanuel Luth Ch; Rep; hobby, raising, feeding cattle; res Plymouth.

   KOEPFF, ALBERT WILLIAM: Editor & Publisher; b Beatrice, Neb Oct 6, 1889; s of Gottlieb Koepff- Wilhelmine Weingart; ed Beatrice HS; U of Kas 1916-17; NY U; at age of 10 carried papers for Beatrice Evening Times, 70c per week; one of 5 carriers of Beatrice Daily Sun when estab 1902; 1905-07 printer's devil Beatrice Sun; 1907-08 Simplex type setting machineman for Beatrice Sun, 1909-16 linotype opr & sports reporter; 1917-18 with Hebron Register-Champion; summer 1919 with Long Branch, N J Daily Record; 1919-20 emp in Jersey City NJ & NY printing offs; 1920-22 linotype opr & reporter Long Branch NJ Daily Record; 1923-26 linotype opr & printer for Daily Princetonian, Princeton U N J; 1927- owner & opr Daykin Herald; 1931-33 part time reporter Fairbury Journal; NPA; Daykin Comm Club; during World War, June 24, 1918-July 1, 1919 mbr SC, Fort Leavenworth Kas, Camp Meade Md & Camp Vail N J; 1928- post historian Amer Leg, Fairbury; AF&AM; Meth Ch;. Rep; hobby, stamp collecting; res Daykin.

   KOEPFF, LEWIS JOHN: Editor & Publisher; b Beatrice, Neb Jan 23, 1887; s of Gottlieb Koepff- Wilhelmine Weingart; ed Beatrice HS; m Mildred Edna Hermle June 15, 1909 Beatrice; s Robert Edward; d Phyllis Mae; 1901-02 with Beatrice Weekly Democrat; 1902-19 first mailing clk, bkkpr, circulation mgr & worker in mechanical dept of Beatrice Sun; 1919- owner & publisher Plymouth News; past mayor; past city clk; past secy Comml Club; NPA; Friedens Evang Reformed Ch; Rep; hobby, reading; res Plymouth.

   KOEPFF, ROBERT EDWARD: Editor & Publisher; b Beatrice, Neb June 21, 1916; s of Lewis Koepf- Mildred Edna Hermle; ed Plymouth HS 1933; with father publishes Plymouth News; 1936- owner & publisher Tobias Times; mbr vol fire dept; Comml Club; NPA; Plymouth Band; Frieden's Evang Reformed Ch; Rep; hobbies, automobiles, collecting Lincoln pennies; res Plymouth.

   KOPPERT, PHILLIP: Merchant & City Clerk; b Waldorf, Germany Jan 11, 1896; s of John Koppert- Margaret Schuh; ed Waldorf Germany; Elmhurst Ill Coll 1917; m Selma Lanz Nov 21, 1920 Plymouth; s Gilbert P; d Florine; 1910 settled in Plymouth; 1910-13 farmed, Jefferson Co; 1918-20 farmed, Holyoke Colo; 1920-22 in tire bus in Plymouth & Friend; 1922- owner Koppert Harness, Shoe & Liquor Bus, Plymouth; 1933- city clk; one term mbr sch bd, J P one term; secy cemetery bd; Comml Club; past mbr Evang Ch bd; hobbies, reading, debate; off & res Plymouth.

   KRAUSE, PAUL CARL: Garage Owner; b Gladstone, Neb Oct 1, 1891; s of John Krause-Emillie



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Werner; ed Jefferson Co; m Alma A Peterson May 16, 1910 Fairbury; s Paul Carl Jr; d Anna Louise; prior to 1910 with father on farm; 1911-15 farmed in Jefferson Co; 1915-18 emp by Ray Bothwell in garage, Reynolds; 1918 oprd tele off, Reynolds; 1919-26 owner & opr auto repair shop, Reynolds; 1926- owner & opr Krause Garage & Filling Station, also lunch room since 1939; past mbr sch bd; village clk; mbr vol fire dept; Blue Valley Credit Assn; Evang Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; parents came from Germany to Amer in 1871, settled in Jefferson Co near Gladstone 1879, lived here until death; res Reynolds.

   KUDRNA, EMIL JOHN: Branch Manager Wholesale Grocery; b Colfax Co, Neb June 19, 1902; s of Alois Kudrna-Marie Panek; ed Clarkson HS 1920; LBC 1921; m Adaline Greenburg Mar 10, 1924 Council Bluffs Ia; 1921-25 with Grainger Bros, Lincoln; 1925-30 mgr Weiler Store, Dunbar; 1930-34 traveling representative for Grainger Bros, Lincoln; 1934- mgr Grainger Bros, Fairbury branch; C of C, dir; Rotary; Fairbury Country Club; res 909 E, Fairbury.

   LAMBERT, CLAUDE L: Owner Laundry & Cleaning Establishment; b Endicott, Neb July 29, 1893; s of Chester T Lambert-Lucy E LeRoy; ed Fairbury; m Ida Rump Jan 7, 1914 Fairbury; 1911-15 with Hub Clothing Co, also with Frank E Tincher, clothier, Fairbury; 1915-35 org & opr own cleaning & dyeing estab, Fairbury; 1935 merged with Fairbury Laundry, became owner of Lambert's Launderers & Cleaners; 1937 helped org Fairbury Comm Chest; pres Fairbury C of C; past pres Rotary; past pres Booster's Club; ch mbr & past pres Country Club; BPOE, past exalted ruler; past pres Neb Assn of Cleaners & Dyers; Natl Assn of Dyers & Cleaners Assn; Cath Ch; res 1017 F, Fairbury.

   LEA, WILLIAM E: Miller & Baker; b Blue Rapids, Kas Apr 1, 1868; s of William H Lea-Emma K Thompson; ed Blue Rapids Kas; Kas St Coll, Manhattan; Alpha Beta; m Virginia Fish Aug 20, 1890 Marysville Kas; s Vernon E, Chester W, Frank S, Stanley G; d Marie V (Mrs G W Sutherland); 1890-91 farmed, Marshall Co Kas; 1891-95 emp by McHale Milling Co, Blue Rapids, Kas; 1895-98 with Perry-Hutchinson Milling Co, Fairbury; 1911 pur int in Fairbury Mill & Elevator Co, 1920 assumed full control, renamed Lea Milling Co; 1929 estab Lea Baking Co; pres cemetery assn; Rotary; C of C, past dir, past VP; past mbr Country Club; BPOE, past mbr; Rep; res 102 5th, Fairbury.

   LEACH, CORL A: Publisher & Editor; b Fairbury, Neb Aug 25, 1907; s of Corl E Leach-Emilie Segelke; ed Fairbury HS 1924; U of Mo 1927; m Oma Harris Oct 6, 1928 Fairbury; s Robert Harris, Warren Kent; in boyhood became ptr of father in breeding Nubian goats, bus started by grandfather in 1912; 1925 father pur Milk Goat Journal; 1925-27 worked with father on Dairy Goat Journal & other publications; 1928- editor & publisher Dairy Goat Journal, Fairbury, ptr of father & Bart E Strand; publication said to have larger circulation than any other dairy goat magazine in world, subscribers in almost every country; youngest judge ever emp by major fairs, 1917-21 judged at British Columbia provincial exposition, largest goat show in world with 398 entries; has judged in every part of U S; author of books & magazine articles, one article on goat dairying, published in British Goat Soc yearbook 1939; past scoutmaster of troop to which he belonged as a boy; C of C; Amer Dairy Science Assn; Amer Goat Soc; Internatl Dairy Goat Record Assn; associate mbr British Goat Soc; Eastridge Country Club; Chris Ch; hobbies photography, hunting, fishing; off 1506 G; res 1124 F. Fairbury.

   LEACH, CORL EBER: Dentist; b Humphrey, Neb July 8, 1882; s of Riley Nathan Leach-Mary Emma Linn; ed Humphrey HS 1900; Omaha Dental Coll, DDS; Northwestern U, Chicago; m Emilie Segelke Sept 18, 1906 Columbus; s Corl Aubrey, Chas Willard; d Miriam Joy; 1900 worked on farm; 1904-05 dentist, Sargent; 1905-06 dentist, Columbus; 1906-35 dentist, Fairbury; 1935-36 salesman of dental supplies; 1937- dentist, Fairbury; 1925-28 estab & oprd Dairy Goat Journal, Fairbury; 1928-37 asst editor & publisher; past pres C of C; MWA; First Chris Ch; hobbies, dairy goats, scrapbook; off Steele Bldg. res 1312 6th, Fairbury.

   LEASK, WILLIAM HARRISON: YMCA Secretary; b Cleveland, O Nov 6, 1888; s of Harry Leask-Emily Shaw; ed Bath Me; m Muriel E Kiddoo, Wichita Kas; s William H Jr, Richard H; 1907-08 with Kimball Bros Whol Co, Bath Me; 1908-10 asst boys secy, YMCA, Trenton N J; 1910-20 boys secy YMCA, Wichita Kas; 1920-24 engaged in priv bus enterprise; 1924- Jefferson Co secy YMCA, Fairbury; VP Rotary; C of C; Fairbury & Jefferson Co ministerial assns; secy-treas W Central & SW area YMCA Employed Ofcrs Conf; pres Neb YMCA Employed Ofcrs Conf. Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, tennis sports; off First Natl Bank Bldg; res 1107 F, Fairbury.

   LEE, JESS SIMPSON: Store Manager; b Sioux City, Ia Dec 6, 1893; s of Rev John T Lee-Mary Fisher; ed Sutherland Ia; m Frances Mosiman Aug 4, 1915 Superior; s John Edward; 1911-12 with Hested Store, Fairbury; 1912-18 mgr Hested Store, Superior; 1918-25 supt & buyer for Hested Stores; 1925- VP, gen mgr & buyer Hested Stores Co; dir First Natl Bank, Fairbury; C of C; AF&AM; RAM; Rotary; Country Club; dir Comm Chest; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, outdoor sports; off 315 5th; res 1229 D, Fairbury.

   LEROY, GLENN RAYMOND: Jeweler, b Fairbury, Neb Oct 3, 1888; s of John LeRoy-Jala Raymond White; ed Fairbury HS 1905; U of N, BSc 1911; Sigma Chi; m Irene Lou Bailey May 6, 1919 Fairbury; 1912-31 with LeRoy Jewelry Store at Fairbury, 1931- owner & mgr; during World War, ent USN Apr 1, 1918 ensign, disch May 1919; Amer Leg; pres C of C 1924; Kiwanis, past prep; AF&AM, RAM; BPOE, past exalted ruler; Country Club; hobbies, golf, gardening; res 1223 H, Fairbury.

   LIVINGSTON, LEROY: Merchant; b Fairbury, Neb Mar 21, 1888; s of Daniel William Livingston-May Pickett; ed Fairbury HS 1908; m Lucy Leigh Nuckolls Nov 26, 1914 Fairbury; d Alice Mae (Mrs Arthur L Bailey); 1904-28 emp by Uhley & Diller Clothing Store at Fairbury; 1928 with Dale Gates pur int in store, in 1934 became owner, pres of bus; chmn mchts com C of C; Rotary; Country Club; AF&AM; Meth Ch; res 1201 G, Fairbury.

   LUCE, ROSCOE PAUL: Physician; b Union, Neb Mar 2, 1900; s of Samuel Niel Luce-Rosa Matilda Arn; ed Alma HS 1918; U of N, BSc, MD; Phi Beta Pi; m Loneta Nadine Klavon Jan 6, 1928 Logan Ia; d Marilyn Lenore, Carolyn, Sandra Lorraine; 1927-29 interne Uni Hosp, Omaha; 1929-31 instr in internal med, U of Mich; 1931- prac in Fairbury; with Dr J Harold Lynch owner & opr Fairbury hosp: asst div surg CRI&P RR; 1918 during World War in SATC; Amer Leg; Jefferson Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; past chmn boys & girls com Ia-Neb dist Kiwanis; C of C; ofcr BPOE; AF&AM; past scoutmaster BSA; First Chris Ch; hobbies, collecting rocks, books, stamps; off Lynch Clinic; res 1200 H, Fairbury.

   LYNCH, J HAROLD: Physician & Surgeon; b Flint, Mich Oct 30, 1902; s of Albert Lynch-Marian Frazer; ed Fairbury HS; U of N, BA 1922; U of Penn, MD 1925; Kappa Sigma; Nu Sigma Nu; m Evelyn Foote June 2, 1931 Hastings; s Richard H, Robert D; 1925-28 interne Episc Hosp, Philadelphia; 1928-32 prac with father until latter's death, continued to opr Fairbury Hosp, org by father 1905; 1931- org & opr of Lynch Clinic; Jefferson Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; FACS; Amer Assn of Railway Surgs; C of C; Kiwanis; BPOE; Meth Ch; hobby, photography; res 723 5th, Fairbury.

   McCLELLAND, GEORGE D: Clergyman; b Hot Springs, Ark Aug 30, 1908; s of W H McClelland-Estella Calloway; ed Marshall & Gilmer Tex; Coll of Marshall, Tex; Baylor U, Waco Tex, BA 1929; Southwestern Bapt Theological Seminary, Fort Worth Tex, MTh 1932; Alpha Kappa Delta; Pi Gamma Mu; m Margaret Tyrrell Sept 7, 1933 Mobile Ala; d Margaret Anne; 1927 ordained First Bapt Ch, Marshall Tex; 1928-33 pastor First Bapt Ch, Branchville Tex; 1928 associational missionary, Robertson Co Bapt Assn, Tex; 1931-33 pastor Katy Tex; 1933-36 pastor First Bapt Ch, Bapt encampment, Palacios, Tex; 1936- pastor First Bapt Ch, Fairbury; editor InterChurch Messenger, Fairbury; Neb Bapt permanent coun; Ia-Neb bd of missionary promotion; conv preacher Neb Bapt conv, Grand Island, 1939; AF&AM 1114, Fort Worth Tex; C of C; Fairbury Ministerial Assn; hobbies, fishing & hunting; res 514 F, Fairbury.

   McCREIGHT, RUSSELL W: County Superintendent of Schools; b Fairbury, Neb Feb 28, 1911; s of J B McCreight-Cennie Clausson; ed Jefferson Co; PSTC, BA 1937: Alpha Mu Omega; m Frances M Patterson Aug 15, 1938 Fairbury; 1928-30 tchr, Thayer Co; 1930-32 tchr, Jefferson Co; 1932-36 tchr, Diller Jr HS; 1936-38 tchr, Diller HS; 1938- Jefferson Co supt of schs; C of C; NSTA; vice-chmn bd of dirs Jefferson Co YMCA; mbr boys & girls com Ki-


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wanis; AF&AM; Meth Ch, bd mbr; hobbies, auto mechanics, woodworking; off Courthouse; res 920 E, Fairbury.

   MEISENBACH, GEORGE WASHINGTON: Physician & Surgeon; b Mendota, Ill Apr 14, 1876; s of Danel Meisenbach-Mary Roth; ed Wilber HS; Rush Med Coll, MD 1900; m Adela Hayden June 19, 1901, Wilber; s Daniel H; 1894-96 studied med under Dr D F Dodson, Wilber; 1901- prac med, Plymouth; past mbr town bd; past mayor; AF&AM; Jefferson Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; Meth Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Plymouth.

   METCALF, ERNEST ELMER: Veterinarian; b Mills Co, Ia July 15, 1869; s of Thomas Metcalf-Amanda Stroud; ed Elk Creek; Carthage Mo; m Carrie Price, Adams; s Lloyd I, Elmer L; d May, Doris, (Mrs John Chiler), Eunice (Mrs George Bahrt), Louise (Mrs Ed Hohn); 1881-89 prac with father, Carthage, Mo; 1889-92 blacksmith, Adams; 1892-1907 veterinarian, Adams; 1907- veterinary prac, Plymouth; 1909-17 in auto bus; 1930- owner & opr drug bus; mbr sch bd 11 years; mbr town bd; Rep; hobbies, woodwork, fishing, hunting; res Plymouth.

   MILLER, MRS SCOTT A: Clubwoman; b Jefferson Co, Neb Feb 6, 1898; d of Otto Willems-Anna Marie Ommen; ed Diller HS 1916, valedictorian; PSTC 1917; m Scott A Miller Sept 3, 1919 Lincoln; s Scott Allan Jr, Richard Clark; d Marilyn Ann, Gloria Joyce; 1916-20 tchr, rural sch, Steele City; 1920 homemaker; Diller Woman's Club, past pres 3 terms; VP 1932-33, pres 1933-34, Jefferson Co Federated Women's Clubs, past pres 1933-34; NFWC fourth dist chmn press & publicity 1934-38, dist chmn rural clubs 1934, VP 1936-38, pres 1938-40, mbr state bd 1938-40; Amer Leg aux, Steele City; VFW aux, Fairbury; mbr Jefferson Co bd YWCA; correspondent for WorldHerald; 1st VP Diller Lib Assn; active in management of historical parades, conductor special programs & all church activities; tchr Women's Bible class Congl Ch, also dir church plays; Rep; hobbies, reading, journalism, writing & presenting pageants; travel, collecting autographs, has one by Richard Halliburton; res Diller.

   MOON, CHARLES R: Monument Dealer; b Fairbury, Neb Aug 13, 1896; s of Frank A Moon-Mabel E Petitt; ed Fairbury HS 1916; Alexander Hamilton Inst; m Nelle Wenke Nov 17, 1920 Sturgis, S D; d Marion Alma, Marjorie Anne; during World War May 11, 1917 ent med dept U S Army, stationed Fort Crook, commd sgt tsfrd to Fort Meade S D later sgt 1st class 31st engineers Fort Leavenworth Kas; O/S tsfrd to 1st engineers 1st div AEF, disch Feb 1919 Fort Dodge Ia; 1919- in monument bus with father, Fairbury; VP & dir Cornhusker Electric Co; pres Rulo-Rocky Mtn Highway Assn; dir Sunshine Highway Assn; past pres Jr C of C; past pres Sr C of C, dir; past dir Kiwanis; past secy-treas & state representative Memorial Craftsmen of Neb; dir Memorial Craftsmen of Amer; AF&AM: Scot Rite; Tehama Shrine; BPOE; Camera Club; past pres Country Club; Amer Leg, VFW; treas Episc Ch; Dem; past chmn Jefferson Co Central Com; hobbies, fishing, photography; off 613-15 4th; res 815 E, Fairbury.

   MOON, FRANK A: Postmaster; b Scranton, Penn Mar 21, 1870; s of George H Moon-Alma F Hall: ed Soldiers & Orphans Sch, Mansfield Penn 1876-86; m Mabel Emma Pettitt Nov 20, 1894 Fairbury; s Charles Ray; 1887 emp on farm in southern N Y; 1888-89 carp appr, Carbondale Penn; 1889-90 emp by Northern Central RR on freight transfer platform, 1890-91 brakeman, Elmira N Y: 1891-92 brakeman, Lehigh Valley RR, Buffalo N Y; 1892-96 brakeman CRI&P RR, hdqrs Fairbury; 1896-1901 conductor CRI&P RR, Fairbury; 1901-07 conductor in Okla, Ore & Wash; 1907-19 ptr in Petitt & Moon Monument Co; 1919- opr Moon & Son Monument Co, Fairbury; 1934- P M Fairbury; 1919-23 mayor; 1931-34 mbr sch bd; past pres Rotary; pres C of C; past pres Country Club; 1914-15 exalted ruler BPOE, dist dep grand exalted ruler 1919: hobbies, fishing, golf, motoring, travel; off PO; res 802 6th, Fairbury.

   MOORE, CLYDE R: Publisher & Editor; b Tecumseh, Kas Dec 10, 1906; s of Edgar C Moore-Mary Collins; ed Nehawka HS 1921; Morningside Coll, 1921-23; Neb Wes, BA 1925; Beta Kappa; m Anna McAlister July 10, 1931 Fairbury; d Mary Eleanor, Barbara Ann; 1928- with Fairbury News, 1934 editor & mgr; Jan 1, 1939 pur int in the News; past dir C of C; past pres Rotary; NPA; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, sports; off Fairbury News; res 925 H, Fairbury.

   MORGAN, ISAAC NEWELL: Osteopath; b Hiawatha, Kas Nov 26, 1894; s of Reese Bowen Morgan- Catherine Reese; ed Hiawatha Kas Acad; Ottawa Kas U, BSc 1918; U of Kas premedic course 1918; Kirksville Mo Coll of Osteopathy, DO 1931: m Alcie Eliza Jones Oct 8, 1919 Hiawatha Kas; s Christopher Newell, Rolland Reese; d Geraldine Elizabeth; 1919-27 farmed in Brown Co Kas; 1931-32 prac with Dr H C Salmen, Tecumseh; June 1932- prac osteopathy, Steele City; 1936- owner & opr Morgan Hosp; during World War 1918-19 in 23rd recruit co Jefferson Barracks Mo, in base hosp, 152nd brigade, Camp Upton L I, NY, 9th machine gun OTC, Camp Hancock, Ga; Amer Leg; Eastern Neb Osteopathic Assn; Neb Osteopathic Assn; Osteopathic Hosp Assn of Neb; Natl Osteopathic Hosp Assn; Natl Osteopathic Assn; KP; Presby Ch; hobby, deer hunting; res Steele City.

   MORTON, JOHN CALVIN: Retired; b Barren Co, Ky Jan 8, 1855; s of Elijah Morton-Nancy G Crain; ed Pike Co Ind; m Phoebe Jane Wadley Oct 12, 1879 Pike Co Ind; s William H, James E; d Clara A (Mrs L S Hiatt), Nora F (Mrs L G Atherton), Ethel S (Mrs Emery Orth), Lillian E (Mrs G Q Runkel); 1875- 77 farmed in Pike Co Ind; 1877-80 in post, rail & fence bus, Ind; 1880 farmed in Ind; 1880-1921 farmed in Jefferson Co; 1921- ret; dir sch bd dist 9 24 years; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishIng, gardening; res Plymouth.

   MUDGE, WILLIE EDWIN: Retired; b Atlantic Ocean aboard SS Webster Apr 23, 1855; s of W E Mudge-Elizabeth Hampton; ed Pawnee City; m Elizabeth Mathias July 4, 1881 Fairbury; s Ray; d Muriel J (Mrs Harry Wells), Ethel F (Mrs Robert L Wells); 1881 pur land & farmed until 1909; 1909 upon retirement owned a 360 A farm in Gage Co, was farmer & cattle feeder; past mbr sch bd 14 years; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, collecting relics, history; 1855 parents came from England to Amer; res Diller.

   NELSON, LUTHER M: Banker; b Henry Co, Ind Sept 29, 1860; s of Joseph R Nelson-Sarah C Huff; ed Fairbury; m Hattie E Cooper Sept 29, 1886 Henry Co Ind; 1875-77 emp by Fairbury Gazette; 1877-79 Jefferson Co dep clk; 1879-1881 with C F Steele Furn Co; 1881-86 emp by Hansen Bros Hdw, Hubbell, also P M; 1886-1930 with Harbine Bank of Fairbury, bkkpr, asst cash, became pres 1923, 1930 consolidated with First Natl Bank of Fairbury; 1930- VP First National Bank; Rotary, treas; past mbr C of C; First Chris Ch; Rep; off First Natl Bank; res 720 5th, Fairbury.

   NIDER, JOHN MARION: Bank President; b Jefferson Co, Neb Oct 24, 1894; s of John Nider-Eldora Fitzland Harvey; ed Fairbury HS 1916; m Esther Rebecca Gretzinger May 21, 1938 Marysville Kas; 1915-17 farmed with father, Jefferson Co; 1918-24 farmed indep in Jefferson Co; 1924-28 held various jobs in Jansen; 1928- pres State Bank of Jansen; 1938-39 treas village bd; 1931- treas sch bd; several years mbr Jansen band; Neb St Bankers Assn; during World War ent U S army Dec 7, 1917 O/S with 8th construction co AS, attached to 2nd Co 2nd batt 164th depot brigade in England, disch Dec 24, 1918; Amer Leg; VFW; BPOE; AF&AM; Country Club; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, stamp collecting, golf, hunting, fishing; off State Bank of Jansen; res Jansen.

   NUCKOLLS, HAROLD L: Funeral Director; b Fairbury, Neb Jan 15, 1901; s of L L Nuckolls-Alice Duke; ed Fairbury HS 1918; m Pauline Cramb June 22, 1926 Fairbury; s Billy C; d Marjorie Leigh; 1918 appr of the late H A Richardson, owner of Richardson Mortuary; 1922 became lic mortician, lic in Neb & Kas, 1922-29 emp by H A Richardson; 1929-34 part owner Richardson Mortuary; 1934- owner & opr of Nuckolls Funeral Home; Kas Funeral Dirs Assn; dir Dist 3 Neb Funeral Dirs Assn; past exalted ruler BPOE; KP; AF&AM; RAM; dir C of C; past dir Rotary; Country Club; Meth Ch; hobby, hunting; res 927 E, Fairbury.

   PATTERSON, GEORGE W: Grain Buyer; b Rochelle, Ill June 4, 1877; s of Alexander Patterson-Jennie Baird; ed Steele City; farmed with father until latter's death 1900; 1907 pur farm from father's est; 1907-19 oprd farm; 1919- grain buyer, Steele City: 1930-39 Jefferson Co commr; past mbr village bd; past assessor Newton pct: Comml Club; KP; res Steele City.

   PRESTON, FREDERICK HASTINGS: Feed Manufacturer; b Burchard, Neb July 29, 1892; s of Junius Upson Preston-Isabelle Alice Aitken; ed Pawnee Co; Pawnee City Acad; m Albine C Kamen Apr 23, 1913 Pawnee



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City; s Frederick Hastings, Howard Charles, Harold Eugene; d Ruth Marie, Carol Jean; m Mary N Newcomb, Pawnee City; s James Newcomb; d Mary Constance; helped parents & neighbors on farms until 1912; 1912-26 farmed in Pawnee Co, raised purebred Duroc Jersey hogs & Holstein cattle; 1926-30 traveled for Acme Mfg Co, Forest Park Ill; 1930-35 dist sales mgr Gooch Milling & Elevator Co; 1935 org Fairbury Mills Co, Inc & became pres & gen mgr; active in Jefferson Co 4-H Club work; VP C of C, chmn agrl com; Rotary, dir; Presby Ch, elder & clk of sessions; father came from Ill to Pawnee Co in 1880; mother came from Edinburgh Scotland & with her mother settled in Pawnee Co 1885; res 783 J Fairbury.

   RAIN, FRANK MERRELL: County Attorney; b Fairbury, Neb Aug 22, 1909; s of Frank Lewis Rain-Madge Merrell; ed Fairbury HS 1926; Halls Prep Sch, Columbia Mo; U S Naval Acad; U of N, LLB 1933; U of Colo; Phi Gamma Delta; Phi Delta Phi; m Ruth R Ridnour Aug 4, 1935 Lead, S D; d Sharon Katherine; 1933-38 with father in law firm Rain & Rain, Fairbury; 1938- Jefferson Co atty; 1937-38 city atty; Jefferson Co & Neb St Bar Assns; 1937 pres Fairbury State League Baseball Club; C of C; Comm Chest; past pres Country Club; past exalted ruler BPOE; Rep; hobbles, hunting, fishing, golf; off 412 1/2 E; res 912 4th, Fairbury.

   RILEY, HUGH B: Auto Dealer; b Dawson, Neb Nov 8, 1902; s of Martin V Riley-Katherine C O'Grady; ed Dawson HS; Creighton U, 1925; U of N 1925; m Maree McGerr Nov 15, 1930 Lincoln; s William Hugh, Daniel: d Katherine; 1925-32 with O'Shea Rogers Motor Co, Lincoln; 1932- owner & opr H B Riley Motor Co, Fairbury, 1937 helped org Comm Chest, 1st campaign mgr; dir, past pres C of C; dir, past VP Kiwanis; dir Country Club; Neb Auto Dlrs Assn; BPOE; honorary mbr VFW; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbles, hunting, reading, golf; res 1007 C, Fairbury.

   RILEY, IVAN C: Bank Cashier; b Webster Co, Neb Mar 27, 1900; s of John 0 Riley-Catherine R Morton; ed Hastings HS; Hastings Coll 1918; m Helene Mead May 17, 1922 Alma; d Bettie Mead; 1915-18 with First Natl Bank, Hastings; 1918-38 with State Bank of Hastings & Hastings Natl Bank as bkkpr, teller, asst cash & cash; 1938- cash & dir First Natl Bank of Fairbury; 1918 during World War with Hastings unit SATC; 1920 joined NNG, as enl man 3 years & ofcr 15 years, Co G 134th inf, Hastings; capt U S NG, 1928; att OTS, Fort Benning Ga; Amer Leg; past mbr Hastings C of C; dir Fairbury C of C; past pres Lions Club, Hastings; dir Country Club; KP; DOKK; AF&AM; Scot Rite, Tehama Shrine; First Baptist Ch; Dem; hobby, military training & activities; off First Natl Bank; res 1009 6th, Fairbury.

   ROBINSON, RALPH MARION: Owner Ice Cream Co; b Clarks, Neb Dec 1, 1883; s of Dr Emmet L Robinson-Anna Harris; ed Central City; U of N, 1907: Ia St Coll, 1911; m Margaret Porter Oct 20, 1909 Central City; s Robert W, Richard E; d Dorothy Jean (Mrs T R Tippen); 1908-17 owner & opr Robinson Ice Cream Co, Central City; 1917-18 owner Robinson Auto Co; 1919-21 traveled for Seward Creamery Co; 1921- owner & opr Robinson Ice Cream House, Fairbury; also in dairy bus; Rotary; C of C; BPOE; Country Club; Presby Ch, past trustee; res 809 4th, Fairbury.

   ROSENER, ALFRED LOUIS: Garage Owner; b Gladstone, Neb May 24, 1905; s of Ernest W Rosener-Ida C Rosener; ed Daykin; m Doris Greenwood Aug 11, 1928 Beatrice; s Robert Dale, Jackie Dean, Darrel Gene; 1925-31 mgr & opr Rosener Bros Garage; 1931- owner & mgr Rosener Motor Co; co-owner 640 A farm near Daykin since 1927; Comml Club; St John's Luth Ch; hobbies, travel, hunting; res Daykin.

   ROSENER, ERNEST WILLIAM: Garage Owner; b Levesen, Germany July 21, 1868; s of Frederick Rosener-Phillipena Kramer; ed Leveson Germany; m Ida C Rosener Nov 13, 1899 Gladstone; s Fred William (dec); Alfred Louis; 1895 came to Gladstone; 1895-1909 farmed; 1909-18 farmed & sold autos near Powell; co-owner of 640 A farm; 1918- in garage bus in Daykin; 1924-31 mbr city coun; past dir Jefferson Co Bank; past dir Farmers Elevator Co Daykin; mbr Comm Club, 14 years: St John's Luth Ch; hobby, travel; res Daykin.

   SCHMITT, RALPH DAROLD: Garage Operator; b Jefferson Co, Neb June 22, 1901; s of Harry R Schmitt-Emma Powell; ed Daykin HS; auto sch, Omaha; m Elfreda Gertrude Boese Sept 22, 1921 Daykin; s Harold Lloyd: 1914-26 in garage bus; 1926- in garage & impl bus; 1927- mbr town bd & town clk; Comm Club; ARC; Indep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Daykin.

   SCHMITT, SIDNEY W: Garage operator; b Jefferson Co, Neb Nov 23, 1902; s of Harry R Schmitt-Emma Powell; ed Jefferson Co; m Amy S Sinn Aug 29, 1923 Fairbury; d Belva Loraine; worked with father on farm & in garage at Daykin until 1921; 1921- in garage & impl bus, Daykin; 1927- also in oil bus; 1935-37 mbr sch bd; Comm Club; ARC: AF&AM; Dem; hobbies, hunting, fishing, aviation, has held priv pilot's license since 1930, 28 hours in air; res Daykin.

   SCOTT, WALTER EVERETT: Superintendent of Schools; b Clay Center, Kas May 29, 1884: s of William E Scott-Clara E Foote; ed Kas Wes Acad & Bus Coll, Salina; Fort Hays Kas Normal, BSc 1916; U of N, MA 1932; Chicago U; Phi Delta Kappa; m Anna M Jensen Mar 8, 1911 Oakley Kas; s Robert Lee; d Esther E (Mrs Harold Bell), Louise L (Mrs Harold Luttman), Marie M (Mrs Edward Carmichael); 1905-06 bkkpr Chapman Lbr Co, Claflin Kas; 1907-13 wheat farmer in Thomas & Logan Cos, Kas; 1916-18 supt Sharon Springs Kas schs; 1918-19 supt Hanover Kas schs; 1919-26 prin Fairbury HS: 1926 supt Fairbury schs; Neb Schoolmasters Club: Amer Assn of School Administrators; Neb Assn of School Supts & Prins; NSTA; NEA; C of C; ch mbr & past pres Kiwanis; dir YMCA; AF&AM; Meth Ch; hobbies, woodcraft, carpentry; res 1023 8th, Fairbury.

   SHUPE, LESTER: Physician & Surgeon; b Swanton, Neb Feb 2, 1907; s of R C Shupe-Lenore Johnson; ed Boulder Colo HS 1925; Park Coll, Parkville Mo, BA 1929; Western Res U MD 1932; Alpha Kappa Kappa; m: Helen Margaret Brennan, May 1, 1934 Erie Penn; s Robert Lester; d Mary Helen; interne St Vincent's Charity Hosp, Cleveland O; 1935- with Dr. J Harold Lynch & Dr Roscoe P Luce; in Lynch Clinic, Fairbury; Jefferson Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; C of C; BPOE; elder Presby Ch; hobbies, hunting, travel; off 620 5th; res 1117 E, Fairbury.

   SIMPSON, JOHN: Windmill Manufacturer; b Burlington, Ia Oct 13, 1862; s of John Simpson-Anna Harriet; ed Burlington Ia; m Dora Heath May 10, 1894 Washington Kas; d Charlotte May (Mrs C G Henney); 1876-79 appr machinist Murray Iron Works Co, Burlington Ia; 1879-93 traveled & worked in various parts of U S; 1893 came from Dallas Tex to Fairbury, emp by S A Seymour; 1894 succeeded Mr Seymour in machine, shop & foundry bus; 1895 manufactured first windmill, now one of largest windmill manufacturers in U S opr under name of Fairbury Windmill Co; 1901-02 mbr city coun; 1905-09 Jefferson Co treas; Rotary; C of C; AF&AM: RAM; KT; Sesostris Shrine; IOOF; First Chris Ch: Dem; hobbles, fishing, hunting; off 209 F; res 811 5th, Fairbury.

   SIMPSON, LEWIS CECIL: InsuranceAgent; b Atchison Co, Mo Mar 9, 1898; s of James Albert Simpson-Bertha A Hall; ed Hebron; Fairbury HS 1915; Fairbury Bus Coll; m Frances Amelia Sasse Dec 6, 1919 Hastings; s Kenneth Hall: 1916-17 secy to supt of State Hosp, Hastings,: 1917-18 acet, State Hosp; June 1918 ent U S army during World War, disch Jan 1919; 1919-21 installed new system for clinical records, HastingsState Hosp, also Ingleside PM; 1921-26 ptr of father in groc, Fairbury; 1927-29 cash Fairbury light & waterdept; 1929 ent Bachoritch & Yeakle Ins Agency; now owner & mgr Simpson Agcy, gen ins bus; 1925-29 cityclk; secy Fairbury Assn of ins Agts; past pres Neb Assn of Ins Agts; past comm Amer Leg; C of C; past pres Kiwanis; Country Club; esteemed lecturing knight BPOE; past chmn, past financial secy finance com Meth Ch; hobbies, golf, stamp collecting, woodwork, arts, dramatics; off 515 5th; res 1203 6th, Fairbury.

   SINKEY, LLOYD F: Superintendent of Schools; b Hartington, Neb Feb 7, 1909; s of Martin L Sinkey- Rose Soucek; ed Hartington HS 1927; U of Southern Cal; Yankton Coll, SD, BA 1931; WSTC 1932-33; coaching course, Denver; U of N; m Goldie Olson June 27, 1933 Hartington; 1931-32 bkkpr for Nedrow Oil Co, Hartington; 1933-35 coach & prin, Merriman schs; 1935-36 coach & prin, Diller; 1937- supt Diller schs; past secy-treas Cherry Co Activities Assn; past dir sectional speech contest dist 1; past dir pioneer conf music contest; past dir pioneer conf track: meet; Jefferson Co Tchrs Assn, past pres; NSTA; Yankton Y Club; AF&AM: Congl Ch; hobbies, athletics, fishing, literature; res Diller.


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   SKULTETY, GEORGE A: County Attorney; b North Bend, Neb Apr 16, 1907; s of Andrew Skultety- Catherine Figel; ed North Bend HS; Creighton U; BA, 1929; LLB 1931; m Lucile Costello Jan 29, 1986 Fairbury; 1932- law prac, Fairbury, 1935 in Hartigan & Skultety; 1935- Jefferson Co atty; dir C of C; dir Rotary; Country Club; BPOE, exalted ruler; Jefferson Co & Neb St Bar Assns; Cath Ch; Dem; First National Bank Bldg; res 806 7th, Fairbury.

   SPEIR, MORRIS: General Manager Windmill Co; b St Louis, Mo Nov 2, 1900; s of David M Speir-Mary E Streett; ed St Louis Mo; Rubicam Bus Coll, St Louis Mo; coll prep course Amer Correspondence Sch; bus management La Salle Extn U; Kappa Chi Kappa; m Helen F Eads May 4, 1927 Fairbury; d Meredyth Elaine, Sylvia Ann; 1914-18 emp in Bruner Barber Shop, St Louis Mo, bootblack & newsboy while in night sch; 1915-21 steno & law student with John H Bruning, patent atty; 1921-26 owner & opr real est & loan bus; 1926-27 with Interstate Machinery & Supply Co, Omaha; 1927-35 salesman, secy-treas Fairbury Windmill Co, 1935- gen mgr; ch mbr & org Jr Citizen's Club, now Jr C of C, in St Louis Mo; first pres & org Jr C of C, Fairbury; dir Sr C of C; past pres Kiwanis; past dir comm chest; past dir YMCA; Uni Club, Lincoln; IOOF; AF&AM, RAM, York Rite; KT, asst ambassador Sesostris Shrine; 1935 first chmn Jefferson Co YD Club; hobby, moving pictures; off 209 F; res 921 9th, Fairbury.

   SPENCE, MRS LILLIE I: Register of Deeds; b Thompson, Neb; d of I N Thompson-Julia A Haworth; ed Jefferson Co; Friends Acad, Tonganoxie Kas; m Peter Spence Jan 29, 1902 Fairbury; s Raymond G; d Thelma I; 1887-89 tchr, Jefferson Co; 1888-90 in off of Jefferson Co clk; 1890-1902 bkkpr Jenkins Dry Goods Store, Fairbury; 1914-15 mgr dry goods store, Daykin; 1915-26 saleswoman in various bus houses, Fairbury; 1926- Jefferson Co register of deeds; Woman's Club; OES; WRC; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, collecting historical data; off Courthouse; res 615 H, Fairbury.

   STEINER, JOHN DEIDRICHT: Elevator Manager; b Carlisle, Penn Dec 22, 1885; s of Isaac D Steiner- Rebecca Jane Waggoner; ed Gage Co; LBC; 1907-10 barber in Omaha & Odell; 1910-11 homesteaded, Laird Colo; 1911-13 worked for tele cos in Neb, Tex, Okla & Kas; 1913-16 farmed near Diller; 1915- 32 oprd threshing rigs at Diller: 1916-17 with CB&Q RR, Alliance; 1917-23 with CRI&P RR, Chicago; 1923-24 in whol fruit & vegetable bus, Diller; 1924- with Diller Farmers Elevator, 1931 mgr; 1935- mayor; AF&AM 206, past master; Comml Club; Rep; hobbies, horticulture, travel, has visited 40 states & Honolulu; res Diller.

   STEVENSON, MERLE Q: Clergyman; b Cedar Rapids, Ia Mar 30, 1892; s of Elmer B Stevenson-Ella Hull; ed Park Coll Acad, Parkville Mo; BA 1915; McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago; U of Chicago; m Hortense Salsbury Aug 31, 1917 Parkville Mo; s James Dwight; d Grace Beatrice, Barbara Merle; 1918 ordained by presbytery of Kansas ,City, Mo; 1918-19 pastor First Presby Ch, Pinckneyville, Ill & Galum Presby Ch; 1919-24 missionary in Paoting Fu, China; 1925-28 pastor Trinity Presby Ch, Kansas City, Mo; 1928-38 pastor First Presby Ch, Chillicothe Mo; 1938 pastor First Presby Ch, Fairbury; 1929-38 stated clk of presbytery, Kirksville Mo; 1937 moderator of synod of Mo; 1938- chmn of com of Christian edn, presbytery of Nebraska City, also mbr com Christian edn, synod of Neb; C of C; secy Fairbury Ministerial Assn; res 715 6th, Fairbury.

   STEWART, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: Secretary & Manager Lbr Co; b Glasgow, Scotland Sept 16, 1865; s of William Stewart-Elizabeth Cameron; ed Cedar Rapids Ia; Jefferson Co; m Zettie Blair Oct 26, 1886 Fairbury; s Norval B, William J. Corwin L; d Elizabeth (Mrs Jessie Thrasher), Vada (Mrs R E Weir); 1868 with parents came to Cedar Rapids Ia; 1874 came to Jefferson Co; 1886-1909 farmer, carp, contr & builder, Jefferson Co; 1909-11 mgr Powell Lbr Co, Powell; 1911-18 ptr in gen mdse bus, Stewart & Ware, Powell; 1918- secy-mgr Daykin Lbr Co; also int in farming, Jefferson Co; mbr town bd; mbr sch bd 19 years; 1899-1900 assessor Meridian pct; MWA; Comm Club, past pres; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn: Natl Retail Lbr Dlrs Assn: hobbies, sports, travel; res Daykin.

   STULTS, CLAUDE M: Clergyman; b Mt Pulaski, Ill May 29, 1896; s of George Alvin Stults-Jane Miller; ed Mi Pulaski Ill; Johnson Bible Coll, Kimberlin Heights Tenn, BA 1926; Phillips U, Enid Okla, MA 1938; m Edith Quinn June 6, 1923 Union City, Tenn; d Jane Foster; 1917-19 during World War trained at Great Lakes Ill, served on USS Leviathan; boatswain's mate 2nd class; 1923-25 preached for Tenn Chris Missionary Soc, Huntington Tenn; 1926-28 pastor First Chris Ch, Pineville Ky, also tchr Pineville HS; 1928-29 pastor First Chris Ch, Leesburg Fla, tchr Leesburg HS; 1929-33 pastor First Chris Ch, Eustis Fla; 1934-37 pastor First Chris Ch, Lincoln Ill; 1938- pastor First Chris Ch, Fairbury: past mbr IOOF; Kiwanis; Fairbury Ministerial Assn; past mbr KP; VFW. Amer Leg; hobby, floriculture; res 712 5th, Fairbury.

   THORNTON, J LYNDON: Legislator; b Clay Co, Kas Jan 14, 1886; s of John Thornton-Elizabeth Pyle; ed Fairbury HS; m Elseyne Marcell Apr 17, 1907 Highland Kas; s John L, Robert B; d Marseyne (Mrs Fred Henmen), Phyllis Lynn; 1903-24 clk in PO, Fairbury, 1924-34 P M; 1934-36 traveled on west coast: 1936-38 retired, res Fairbury, also traveled; 1938- elec senator to unicameral legislature of Neb; 1905-23 secy local civil service bd for Fairbury dist; 1920-40 bd of dirs ARC; 1930-36 mbr bd of dirs YMCA; 1934-35 mbr city coun, Fairbury; 1929 pres C of C; past VP Kiwanis; 1928-34 mbr bd of dirs DeMolay; AF&AM 35, past high priest RAM 44, 1933-40 secy & recorder York Rite 29; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res 1107 H, Fairbury.

   TRAUM, ROY M: Mortician; b Fairbury, Neb Jan 21, 1895; s of Henry Traum-Mary Foreman; ed Fairbury; m Rachel L Bower Apr 7, 1924 Washington Kas; d Jo Ann; appr under C W Rose in funeral home & pur int in establishment; 1927- owner & opr Traum Funeral Home; lic embalmer in Neb & Kas; during World War O/S 10 mos with 89th mil police co; in army of occupation in Germany after war, disch June 1919; Amer Leg; VFW; Neb Funeral Dirs Assn; Kiwanis; C of C; Eastridge Golf Club; IOOF, past grand, past secy; KP; Meth Ch; hobby, golf; off & res 803 E 4th, Fairbury.

   VIERS, SILAS BELDEN: Veterinarian; b Webster Co, Neb Nov 12, 1887; s of Silas Barsley Viers-Alice Geer; ed Smith Co, Kas; St Joseph Mo Veterinary Coll, DVM 1914; m Ina May Drake Apr 15, 1914 Red Cloud; s Serenus Belden; d Rachael Sylvia; 1906-10 farmed in Clay Co S D; 1914- veterinarian, Diller; 1917-19 during World War was 2nd lt in OTS, Fort Oglethorpe Ga, veterinarian Camp Funston Kas, attache purchasing bd, bought horses & mules, attache health dept Waco Tex; 1920- mbr sch bd, pres 16 years, mbr town bd; Comml Club; Neb St & Amer Vetinary Med Assns; VFW; past master AF&AM; IOOF; treas Meth Ch; Dem; hobby, woodwork; off & res Diller.

   WAGGONER, CALVIN LUTHER: Funeral Director & Hardware Dealer; b Carlisle, Penn July 25; 1879; s of Alfred Waggoner-Amanda L Weaver; ed Diller; LBC; m Orpha B Bell Mar 5, 1913 Diller; s Keith; d Vivian Maxine; 1905-06 with Steele Furn Co, Fairbury; 1906-07 bkkpr Price-Moore Co. Kansas City Mo; 1907- ptr Waggoner Bros, Diller; Comml Club; AF&AM 206; pres Prot Orphans Home Diller; hobbies, baseball, trap shooting, 1924-34 held central zone championship; 1927 won championship Reese trophy; 1937 made highest trap shooting score in U S: res Diller.

   WAGGONER, CHARLES EDGAR: Funeral Director & Hardware Dealer; b Carlisle, Penn Oct 19, 1876; s of Alfred Waggoner-Amanda L Weaver; ed Diller; LBC 1896-97; m Clare B Robertson June 1, 1904 Diller; s Lynn Laverne; 1892-96 & 1898-1906 farmed near Diller; 1906-07 mgr Farmers Elevator, Diller; 1907- ptr Waggoner Bros, Diller; Comml Club; AF&AM 206; MWA; KP; Neb Funeral Dirs Assn; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, trap shooting, fishing, baseball; res Diller.

   WALSH, MARK JOHN: Hotel Manager; b Wymore, Neb Mar 2, 1913; s of James W Walsh-Mary Agnes Williams; ed St Joseph's HS, Cairo Ill 1930; St Mary's Kas Coll 1930-31; St Benedict's Coll, Atchison Kas 1931-32; U of Notre Dame, BSc 1935; m Katherine Bernice Kiler May 25, 1936 Beatrice; s Mark James, Gregory Owens; 1928-31 emp in Holliday Hotel, Cairo Ill; 1932-35 during coll vacations auditor Paddock Hotel, Beatrice; 1935-36 off mgr Paddock Hotel, Beatrice; 1936-39 mgr Mary-Etta Hotel, Fairbury; Neb Hotel Assn; Comm Chest; C of C; Kiwanis; Country Club; BPOE; Cath Ch; hobby, motion picture cameras; off & res Mary-Etta Hotel, Fairbury.

   WARREN, FRANK EDGAR: Farmer; b Minonk, Ill Aug 5, 1875; s of George S Warren-Hattie McClary; ed Reynolds; Beatrice Bus & Normal



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Sch; LBC; m Hattye Rogers Feb 8, 1905 Reynolds; 1898-1900 with brother farmed in Jefferson Co; 1900-13 supvr fathers farm ints, Jefferson Co; 1905-10 owner & opr Warren Elevator, Reynolds, 1911-13 resided in Southern Cal; 1913- mgr farm ints, Fairbury; mbr sch bd 18 years; mbr town bd 8 years; past mbr Kiwanis; past mbr C of C; AF&AM, past master; trustee past deacon, past treas, First Bapt Ch; Rep; hobbies, reading, fishing; res 611 7th, Fairbury.

   WEBLEMOE, ROY MARTIN: President Electric Company; b Mandahl, Norway Dec 31, 1886; s of John O Weblemoe-Inger Mary Leland; ed Freeborn Co Minn; Waldorf Coll, Forest City Ia 1909; St Ansgar Ia Seminary; m Hannah Louise Tosdal June 24, 1914 Northwood Ia; s George Tosdal, James Leland, Roy Howard; d Margaret Magdalene; 1911-19 gen contr, Northwood Ia & Forest City Ia; 1919-22 org & opr Medford Minn Washed Sand & Gravel Corp; 1922-25 ptr Weblemoe & Book, FaribauIt Minn; 1925-38 owner & opr R M Weblemoe Co Inc, hdqrs in Fairbury, 1938- owner & opr of do after corp discontinued: 1919 added electric service & holdings inc into Fairbury-Gladstone Light & Power Co 1925, later merged with Jansen Light & Power Co & Cornhusker Electric Co & named Cornhusker Electric Co of which he became pres & mgr; 1939 sold to city of Fairbury; 1930-31 pres C of C, helped road bldg program, begun during previous administration, mbr good roads com which has obtained viaducts to span RRs in Fairbury, & rebuilt Jefferson Co Fair Grounds; Jefferson Co chmn FERA, CWA coms; Rotary; trustee Neb Children's Home Soc; dir Neb Safety Coun; Country Club; Luth; Indep; hobby, chess; off First Natl Bank Bldg; res 1018 H, Fairbury.

   WEERTS, EDWIN H: Secretary Chamber of Commerce; b Diller, Neb Aug 25, 1912; s of John P Weerts- Folena F Lottman; ed Fairbury HS 1930; Northwestern U; m Ione Belle McCallum Dec 14, 1935 Grand Island; during final year of HS emp by credit bur in Fairbury; Aug 1930 helped org Beatrice Credit Bur, remained until Oct 1932; 1932- owner & opr Fairbury Credit Bur; Aug 1936- secy Fairbury C of C; 1937- secy Comm Chest; 1934- special agt N Y Life Ins Co; VP, past secy Neb Assn of Comml Orgn Secys; Natl Retail Credit Assn; Assoc Credit Burs of America; mbr exec com YMCA; past secy Kiwanis; BPOE; Country Club; Luth Ch; hobbies, hunting & golf; off LeRoy Bldg; res 1501 G, Fairbury.

   WELLS, FRANKLIN STEWART: Farmer; b Putnam Co, 0 Jan 7, 1865; s of John Thomas Wells-Christena Banks; ed Putnam Co 0; Jefferson Co; Endicott HS 1886; m Estella May Beach Sept 2, 1886 Stratton; s Earl Glenn, Frank Beach (dec 1911); d Opal (Mrs Frank Zabel), Ella (Mrs Edmund Dysart), Mabel (Mrs R H Montgomery), Mildred (Mrs William Kleinemeir), Dorcas; 1987-1904 farmed near Endicott; 1904-farmer near Fairbury; 1919- pres Farmers Union Elevator, Fairbury; past dir Farmers Union Creamery; 7 years assessor in two pets; mbr sch bds 25 years, 1924- pres dist 49; 16 years mbr state legislature; 1923-36 & 1935-37 in Neb senate during last bicameral & first unicameral sessions; 1927 drew bill to authorize bldg of highway No 4; 1933 chmn finance com, instrumental in reducing property tax to lowest point in 25 years; 1936 introduced bill that installed ports of entry; 1937 introduced bill regulating mutual hail ins cos; MWA; 10 years elder Chris Ch, Bower; Dem; hobby, dairy cattle, gardening; res Fairbury.

   WESSNER, MILTON CALVIN: Farmer; b Hamburg, Penn Jan 21, 1887; s of Edwin W Wessner-Fianna Seidel; ed Berks Co, Penn; m Anna Louise Henry Dec 10, 1913 Daykin; s Edwin Benjamin; d Evelyn Irene (Mrs Lawrence Jarchow); 1907 came to Jefferson Co, emp by B F Henry, William Fox & Charles Henry on farms; 1914- indep farmer near Daykin, raises cattle & hogs; dir Jefferson Co Bank since 1928, VP since 1930; mbr pct com AAA; mbr sch bd 20 years; Comm Club; St John's Luth Ch, trustee; Dem; hobby, travel; res RFD 1, Daykin.

   WIEMERS, HENRY CLARENCE: Farmer & Stockbreeder; b Nemaha Co, Neb Jan 22, 1895; s of Seede Frank Wiemers-Gretje Rademacker; ed Jefferson Co; m Pauline Christine Renz Dec 12, 1917 Diller; d Geraldine Mae; 1914 pur first registered Chester White hog & specialized in raising them 20 years; during that time won approximately 1,000 ribbons in dist & state fairs in corn belt states; has shipped hogs to 19 states; 1933 pur first registered Hereford cattle from A J Way of eastern Ia, specializes in this breed; 1935- raises Suffolk sheep for mutton; 1937 pur Karakul sheep from six best herds in U S, each year raises approximately 45 lambs to sell to breeders, sheep raised principally for making Persian coats; opr 480 A of farm land, owns 160 A; specializes in raising seeds Sooner milo, Early Kalo, Early Atlas sorgo, Atlas sorgo, sudan, Early Fortune & Club Mariout barley; dir & VP Chester White Hog Record Assn of New Sharon Ia; dir Suffolk Sheep Record Assn, Chicago; dir Karakul Sheep Record Assn, Chicago; St Paul's Luth Ch; hobby, travel; off & res Diller.

   WILLIAMS, JULIUS: Owner Livestock Co; b Auburn, Neb Aug 22, 1895; s of George Williams-Martha Meyers; ed Bostwick; Boyles Bus Coll, Omaha; m Gladys Yohn Feb 22, 1922 Superior; d Doloris, Evon, Beverly Ann; 1919-21 owner & opr City Cleaning Plant, Burkburnett Tex; 1922-34 farmed, Jewell Co Kas; 1934-36 owned & oprd John Walker Sale Barn, Fairbury; 1936- rebuilt & org under name of Fairbury Livestock Co; C of C; Neb St Livestock Assn; Chris Ch: Dem; hobby, fishing; res 1111 G, Fairbury.

   WOODS, WILLIAM LINE: Farmer & Stockbreeder; b Cumberland Co, Penn Oct 11, 1870; s of William Woods-Arabella Line; ed Cumberland Co, Penn; Jefferson Co; m Adeline A Handshew Oct 6, 1896 Jefferson Co; s Claude McKinley, Roe J (dec 1913); d Ethel May (Mrs J F Sannman); 1891-94 did farm work, Jefferson Co; 1894- indep farmer; 1919-31 Jefferson Co commr; mbr dist 60 sch bd 25 years; Steele City Men's Club; elder Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, comm affairs; res Steele City.

   YEAKLE, HOMER SIMPSON: Mayor & Implement Dealer; b Johnson Co, Neb Jan 14, 1885; s of Isaac H Yeakle-Harriet Jane Wood; ed Nemaha Co; Fairbury HS 1906; U of N, 1906-07; m Frances Isabelle Bonawitz (dec); s Lynn Homer; d Gwen Frances; m Irene, Clare Hughes Nov 16, 1921 Fairbury; step-d Wilma Merle Vaughn; 1909-11 sch tchr, Jefferson Co; 1911-19 farmed; 1919-38 Part owner McGee-Bachoritch Ins Agcy, Fairbury, later Bachoritch-Yeakle Co; 1939- with son-in-law Carl Jensen owner J L London & Son Impl Bus, now Yeakle & Jensen Impl Co, exec representative International Harvester Co, Fairbury & vicinity; 2 years mbr bd of edn; Apr 11, 1939- mayor; dir & past pres C of C; Kiwanis; past exalted ruler BPOE; OES; AF&AM, RAM; treas First Meth Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing & travel; father came from Franklin Co, Penn & settled in Johnson Co 1881; res 1009 5th, Fairbury.

   YOUNG, DWIGHT B: County Sheriff; b Pickaway, W Va Jan 3, 1887; s of John C Young-Mattie A Johnson; ed Pickaway W Va; Pontiac Ill; m Gracie B Dugger Feb 12, 1917 Fairbury; s John A; d May Jane, Patricia Ann; 1908-09 with Pontiac, Ill Shoe Mfg Co; 1900-12 with McDonnel-Young Dept Store, Fairbury; 1912-14 traveling representative in Neb for Pontiac Ill Shoe Mfg Co; 1914-32 owner Buick Agcy, Fairbury; 1934-38 owner Chrysler-Plymouth Agcy, Fairbury; 1939- Jefferson Co Sheriff; C of C; past mbr Rotary; past mbr BPOE; Country Club, ch mbr; Neb St Sheriffs & Peace Ofcrs Assn; Bapt Ch; Dem; off Courthouse; res 802 8th, Fairbury.


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