|W. 0. MASHEK.|
W. 0. Mashek is the efficient manager of the Evanston
Lumber Company and under his direction a successful and growing
business is being conducted at Evanston, its development being due to
his keen discernment and unfaltering enterprise. He is a western
man by birth, training and preference and the spirit of western
enterprise finds exemplification in his career. He was born in Abie,
Butler county, Nebraska, April 4, 1885, a son of M. A. and Rosie (Jarosh) Mashek,
both of whom came to America from Bohemia. They cast in their lot
with the pioneer settlers of Nebraska, where they took up their
abode at an early day, and there the father engaged in farming and stock raising,
while subsequently he turned his attention to mercantile lines. He
still makes his home at Abie, Nebraska, and is now seventy years of age, while his wife
has reached the age of sixty-eight years. Their children are seven in
number, namely: A. D.; F. W., who is a resident of Norfolk,
Nebraska; George, living in Chapman, Nebraska; Edward, who makes his
home at Abie, Nebraska; Joe, a resident of Chapman, Nebraska; Ella,
living in Denver, Colorado; and W. 0., of this review.
In his boyhood days W. 0. Mashek attended the country school at Abie and, ambitious to secure a more advanced education, he afterward entered the State Normal at Wayne, Nebraska, from which he was graduated with the class of 1903. He then went to work as a clerk and was employed in his native state until the fall of 1913, when he removed to Wyoming with Evanston as his destination. Here he took charge of the lumber camps of the Evanston Lumber Company and in 1915 was advanced to the position of manager. He has been connected with the Evanston Lumber Company and with the Standard Lumber Company for a period of twelve years and is thoroughly familiar with every phase of the lumber trade. This wide knowledge and experience, combined with his enterprise and ambition, have constituted an important feature in the growth of the undertaking with which he is now associated.
In June, 1907, Mr. Mashek was united in marriage to Miss Metta Peepgras, of Octavia, Nebraska, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Peepgras, representing a well known pioneer family. Mr. and Mrs. Mashek now have three children: Evelyn, who was born in Octavia, Nebraska, in 1909; Eugene, born in Octavia, Nebraska, in 1910; and Gerald, in Green River, Wyoming, in 1914. The two older children are now in school in Evanston.
Mr. Mashek is a democrat in his political views but has never been an aspirant for office, preferring to concentrate his efforts and attention upon his business interests. Fraternally he is a Master Mason and is also connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. In his business career he has made steady advancement and as the architect of his fortunes has builded wisely and well.