Who's Who in Nebraska - Douglas County


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


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

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grad; grad work Guild-Evans Sch, Boston Mass; m H Malcolm Baldrige Nov 30, 1921 Omaha; s H Malcolm Jr, Robert Connell; d Letitia Katherine; past pres Junior League; bd mbr ARC; dep commr Omaha Girl Scouts; Christ Child Bd; St Cecelia's Cath Ch; res 124 S 39th, Omaha.

   BALDWIN, MRS OPAL H: Homemaker; b Logan, Ia Nov 15, 1903; d of I E Hunt-Nellie Clark; ed Lincoin HS; U of Idaho, BM 1926, 1925 editor of music dept annual & composed Alma Mater song, recd 1st prize; participated in musical activities; U of Omaha 1921-22 & 1930-31: Creighton U 1933-36; Pi Beta Phi, VP 1925-26, Gamma Sigma Omicron, pledge sponsor; m William Hale Baldwin Sept 10, 1927 Omaha; 1926-27 HS English tchr, music tchr in grades, Bancroft; 1927- homemaker, Omaha; 1931-32, 1936-39 took trips to Mexico City; AAUW, 1939- 3rd VP & editor of Bulletin, mbr sextette; 1930-38 active in Comm Chest; Spanish Club; PEO; Presby Ch; Indep; hobbies, music, Spanish, taking motion pictures, travel; res 3415 Lafayette, Omaha

   BALDWIN, WILLIAM ARTHUR: Owner Insurance Agency; b Chardon, O Sept 19, 1872; s of William B Baldwin-Louise A Shaw; ed Olivet S D HS; Wessington Springs S D Seminary 1892; Omaha Comml Coll 1896; m Elizabeth M Bratt Aug 14, 1901 North Platte; d Jessie L (Mrs Ross H Matson), Grace E (Mrs Harold Pedley), Helen Harriet (Mrs Willis W Stork); 1892-94 rural sch tchr & farm worker; 1896-99 ptr in real est & ins bus, Omaha; 1899-1937 mgr Glen Falls N Y Ins Co, Omaha; 1937- owner & opr ins agcy; C of C, mbr fire prevention com; Ad-Sell League; BPOE; mbr Ak-Sar-Ben many years; hobbies, gardening; flowers, bowling, has had bowling team 20 years; off 525 Farnam Bldg; res 3220 Woolworth Ave, Omaha.

   BARBER, ADELBERT D: Manager Electrical Co; b Colfax Co, Neb June 12, 1884; s of Elmer D Barber-Helen M Hutton; ed Kansas City Central HS; Uni Med Coll, Kansas City; Esculabean; m Celeste Hardin Dec 25, 1906 Kansas City Mo; s Paul B, Charles H, Robert; d Dorothy L (Mrs E P Archer), Helen L (Mrs Joe Leistner); 1905- with Graybar Electric Co, 1905-24 in Kansas City Mo, 1924- mgr. Omaha; Omaha Electric League; C of C; Lions; past mbr Omaha Field Club; past mbr Omaha Athletic lub; Neb Childrens Home Soc, dir, past pres 2 years, past VP 2 years; Bapt Ch, secy bd of trustees; Dem; hobbies, fishing, hiking, auto driving; off 1120 Capitol; res 4822 Underwood, Omaha.

   BARBER, PETER THADDEUS: Dentist; b Clayton Co, Ia Jan 23, 1872; s of William Clayton Barber-Izora C Hutchins; ed Chadron HS & Acad; Chicago Coll of Dental Surgery, DDS; Delta Sigma Delta; Square & Compass Club; m Mary Ellen Mason June 11, 1893 Chadron; s Peter Thaddeus Jr, Harry De Los; d Mildred P (Mrs Clinton Raymond Hamilton), Dorothy M (Mrs Glen N Van EPPS); 1880-92 dentist under Neb appr act, adm to prac 1895; 1895-1901 dentist, Chadron; 1905 asst prof of prosthetic dentistry & crown & bridge work, Creighton U, 1906-08 asst prof of operative dentistry; 1908- dentist, Omaha; during World War mbr examining bd; life mbr Woodbury Study Club; past pres Tri-Co Dental Soc; past pres Eastern Neb Dist Dental Soc; pres Neb St Dental Assn 1911; ADA; past pres Omaha; Odontological Soc; past pres Waiters Prosphylactic Club; ARC; Professional Men's Club; Lions; C of C; Ad-Sell League; Natl Geographic Soc; Carter Lake Club; MWA; AF&AM, Tangier Shrine; Lowe Ave Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, farming; off 208 Barker Bldg; res 4162 Davenport Omaha.

   BARBER, WILLIS JACOB: Assistant General Manager Utilities District; b Lisburn, Penn May 15, 1886; s of George C Barber-Minnie E Willis; ed Omaha HS; m Laurretta Grace Byrnes Feb 22, 1911 Omaha; s Willis Thomas, David Francis; D (sic) Catherine Ann; 1900-05 water inspector, bkkpr for Omaha Water Co, 1905-17 purchasing agt, asst supt; 1917-20 supt Municipal Ice Plant, Omaha 1920-39 asst to gen mgr, in chg of purchases & sales, Metropolitan Utilities Dist, 1939- asst gen mgr; C of C; Ak-Sar- Ben; Omaha Athletic Club; KC; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; father resident of Reno Nev 15 years; off Utilities District Bldg; res 3619 California, Omaha.

   BARKER, JOSEPH: President Insurance Co; b Omaha, Neb Feb 19, 1877; s of Joseph Barker-Eliza E Patrick; ed St Paul HS; Concord N H HS 1896; m Elizabeth A Peck Oct 31, 1899 Omaha; s Joseph Jr; d Elizabeth (Mrs Irvin J Bussing), Virginia (Mrs William Cochran), Jane; 1896-97 clk for CB&Q RR, Omaha: 1897-1907 contacting freight agt for CM&StP RR, Omaha; 1907-08 in ins bus, Omaha; 1908- pres Foster-Barker Ins Co, Omaha; mbr Omaha Assn of Local Ins Agts; Neb Assn of Ins Agts; Natl Assn of Life Underwriters; Ins Fedn of Neb, past pres; past dir Omaha Country Club; past dir Omaha Club; C of C, past dir; AF&AM 3, Scot Rite; KT; Tangier Shrine, past potentate; BPOE 39; St Barnabas Episc Ch; hobby, bridge; off 209 S 19th; res 340 S 37th, Omaha.

   BARR, LESTER ORLANDO: General Manager Packing Co; b Waverly, Mo Apr 21, 1878; s of David Alexander Barr-Harriett Gantier; ed Waverly Mo HS 1886; Central Coll, Fayette Mo 1888; m Toledo Thiele Nov 18, 1931 Chicago; 1888-99 with father in gen mdse store, Waverly Mo; 1899- with Swift & Co, Omaha, 1899-1900 clk Kas City Mo, 1900-03 foreman smoked meat dept Kansas City Kas, 1903-05 supt smoked meat dept East St Louis Ill, 1905-06 asst in off of gen supt, Chicago, 1906-07 traveling inspector, Chicago, 1907-12 mgr provision dept Kansas City Kas, 1912 in Canadian advisory dept of gen off, Chicago, 1912-19 gen mgr Winnipeg Swift Canadian Co, 1919-28 gen mgr Swift Internatl at Buenos Aires Argentina, 1928 special work at Chicago, 1928- gen mgr, Omaha; Union Rendering Co, pres; dir Omaha Mfrs Assn; C of C; dir; Ad-Sell League, dir; Omaha Country Club; Omaha Athletic Club; Rotary; Ak-Sar-Ben; hobbies, golf, work; off 27th & Q; res 18th & Douglas, Omaha.

   BARR, WILLIAM MILTON: Chief Chemical & Metallurgical Engineer; b West Union, Ia Aug 26, 1878; s of Robinson Aleander Barr-Nancy Fenner Slocum; ed Britt Ia HS 1894; U of Ia, BSc 1902; Grinnell Coll, MA 1904; U of Penn, Harrison fellow in chemistry, PhD 1908; Phi Gamma Delta; Sigma Xi; m Anna Lyndall Mar 23, 1909 St Louis Mo; s William Milton III; 1902-05 chemistry instr, Grinnell Coll, Grinnell Ia; 1905-06 asst instr, U of Penn; 1906-07 chemist US geological survey, Iowa City Ia; 1908 & 1912-13 mfg research chemist with Mallinckrodt Chemical Works, St Louis Mo; 1909-11 prof of engineering chemistry, Ia St Coll, Ames; 1911-12 supt Andrews Chemical Works, Davenport Ia; 1913-16 mgr eastern plant Mallinckrodt Chemical Works, Jersey City N J; 1916- with UP RR, first consulting chemist later chief chemical & metallurgical engr, has chg of labs, water supply, inspection & tests of materials, & specifications for materials; author papers on water treatment, corrosion in locomotive boilers, engine failures & materials, use of alloy steels in locomotives; Omaha Engrs Club, pres; VP Amer Soc for Testing Materials, mbr exec com; Amer Chemical See; ASCE; Amer Railway Engineering Assn; C of C; Omaha Club; AF&AM 286; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, fishing; off 504 UP headquarters; res 120 S 51st, Omaha.

   BARRY, CHARLES EDWARD: General Manager Food Products Co; b Omaha, Neb Aug 3, 1876; s of Thomas F Barry-Margaret Sheahan; ed Creighton U HS 1892; Creighton U, BA 1896; m Mary Ellen McGuckin June 18, 1902 Council Bluffs Ia; d Josephine (Mrs Hal Berner), Lucile; 1897-1901 call boy & in freight off, MOP RR; 1901-05 emp in freight off UP RR, Omaha; 1905-06 in auditing dept, WOW, Omaha; 1909-14 in auditing dept, Pacific Fruit Express Co; 1914-18 traffic mgr, Uncle Sam Breakfast Food Co, Omaha, 1918- gen mgr; past pres Kiwanis; C of C; Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben; KC 4o; Cath Ch; hobby, football; res 633 6th Ave, Council Bluffs.

   BARTH, JOHN WILFRED: Actuary; b Mt Savage, Md Nov 18, 1880; s of George G Barth-Mary A Logsdon; ed Mt Savage Md 1894; priv instruction 1895-1901; m Winnifred Dustin Feb 6, 1909 Lincoln; d Frances Bonnie (Mrs Don W McMaster); 1894-96 did enameling in brick yard; 1896-1901 appr in machine shop, Mt Savage Md; 1901-12 actuary with WOW, Omaha; 1913 in state ins dept; 1914-21 actuarial consultant; 1916- actuary & mbr pub relations dept Guarantee mutual Life Co, Omaha; C of C; Ad-Sell League; Kiwanis; Ak-Sar-Ben; Happy Hollow Country Club; SUV; WOW; Woodmen Circle; AF&AM, Scot Rite, Shrine; hobbies, flowers, book collection; off Guarantee Mutual Life Bldg; res 5015 California, Omaha.

   BARTON, JOHN LESLIE: Attorney; b Sundance, Wyo May 7, 1892; s of George Barton-Mary A Nefsy; ed Crook Co Wyo; Creighton U HS 1912; Spearfish S D, Normal; U of N, LLB 1918; Delta Chi; m Jessie May Hotchkiss Apr 15, 1918 Lincoln; s John Raymond; d Jane Elizabeth; 1918 adm to Neb bar, state & fed



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courts; 3 mos 1918, mbr legal firm, Morsman, Maxwell & Crossman, Omaha; 1919-20 prac law with Alvin F Johnson, Omaha; 1920-38 mbr legal firm Crossman, Munger & Barton; 1938- mbr legal firm Crossman & Barton; during World War enl May 1918 OTC Camp Dodge Ia; commd 2nd lt 19th div inf 38th regiment Aug 1918, disch Dec 1918; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Internatl Assn of Ins Counsel, chmn Neb mbrship com; C of C; mbr Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben, His Majesty's Coun; Omaha Country Club; Dundee Presby Ch; hobbies, golf, football; off 1010 National Bank Bldg; res 5616 Jones, Omaha.

   BARTON, MRS MYRON H: Homemaker; b Sloan, Ia Sept 10, 1909; d of Joseph H Archer-Elnora Hudgel; ed Sloan Ia HS 1925; U of S D, BFA 1935; Columbia Conservatory of Music; Pi Beta Phi; Mu Phi Epsilon; m Myron H Barton May 30, 1936 Vermilion S D; AAUW, chmn music section 1938, secy-treas & publicity chmn fine arts section, 1939; res 137 N 33rd, Omaha.

   BASINGER, WILLIAM STARR: Passenger Traffic Manager; b Savannah, Ga Aug 28, 1872; s of William S Basinger-Margaret Amelia Garnett; ed Savannah Ga HS; U of Ga, MA 1890; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; 1891 clk Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis RR, Kasas (sic) City; 1891- passenger traffic mgr, UP RR; during World War asst dir of traffic, US RR administration, Washington D C; C of C; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; Chicago Athletic Club; U of Ga Alumni Assn; Indep; Episc Ch; hobbies, railroading, reading; father (dec) lawyer Savannah Ga 50 years; off UP RR Bldg; res Omaha Club, Omaha.

   BATES, FORD: Industrial Sales Manager & Electrical Engineer; b Springfield, Neb May 18, 1892; s of Louis A Bates-Julia Frank; ed Springfield HS 1909; U of N, BSc 1915; m Ethel King Oct 14, 1917 Lincoln; d Barbara Josephine, Marjorie Ethel, Elizabeth Yvette; 1913-16 emp by Lincoln Traction Co, Lincoln; 1916-18 emp by Columbus Light, Heat & Power Co; 1919- engr, Neb Power Co, later mgr industrial sales dept; during World War enl in radio div of US army SC Sept 21, 1918, disch Dec 18, 1918; Amer Leg post 1; Omaha Engrs Club; Missouri Valley Electric Assn, past chmn; power sales com; C of C, past chmn mbrship coun good fellowship com; Lions; Ak-Sar-Ben, ch mbr of coun; Ad-Sell League, pres 1932 & 1933; Comm Chest, past chmn bus solicitation div; Omaha Auto Club; YMCA; Natl Rifle Assn; Amer Philatelic Assn; AF&AM 268; RAM at Columbus; KT, Tangier Shrine; hobbies, stamp collecting, astronomy; father came with parents from Ill to Sarpy Co 1869, educated Bellevue Coll & one of early graduates of PSTC, past pres Neb Territorial Pioneers Assn; Neb St Hist Soc; helped org town of Springfield, where he was in drug bus; off 723 Electric Bldg; res 2430 Ida, Omaha.

   BATTIN, JOHN WILSON: Municipal Court Judge; b Albany, N Y Feb 6, 1868; s of Isaac Battin-Nancy Wilson; ed Albany N Y HS; Cornell U, PhD; Omaha Law Sch; Delta Upsilon; m Lila J Lathrop Mar 28, 1907 Grand Rapids Mich; 1893 adm to Neb bar; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; Cornell Club of Omaha; SAR; AF&AM 1; BPOE; hobbies, lawn, gardening, history & geography of Neb; off City Hall; res 3556 Woolworth Ave, Omaha.

   BAUMAN, OTTO JOSEPH: County Treasurer; b Omaha, Neb Apr 29, 1873; s of Joseph Bauman-Wilma Mertens; ed Omaha Central HS 1890; m May Waterman Davison Oct 11, 1924 Omaha; step d Mrs Fredric Martins, Jr. Mrs Chauncey Abbott IV; 1891-97 cash German Savings Bank, Omaha; 1897-1917 with Peters Trust Co, also South Omaha Bank & in ins bus; 1917-23 Douglas Co dept treas; 1923- Douglas Co treas; treas Omaha Municipal U; mbr bd of edn; mbr metropolitan utilities dist; Omaha Athletic Club; Omaha Country Club; BPOE 39; Luth Ch; hobbies, golf & football; off Courthouse; res 4808 Dodge, Omaha.

   BEAL, HENRY JAY: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb Apr 15, 1886; s of Henry H Beal-Mary Paulson; ed Omaha; Creighton U 1912-16; m Lillian Winkler Feb 14, 1905 Papillion; 1916-18 priv law prac, Omaha; 1918-22 Douglas Co dep atty; 1922-34 Douglas Co atty; 1934- priv law prac, Omaha; published first criminal form book in state 1925; revised form still being used; Douglas Co & Neb St Bar Assn, pres 2 years Neb Assn of Co Attys; org AFL, Omaha; AF&AM 184; Tangier Shrine, patrol; BPOE 39, Luth Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing, golf; off 1037 Omaha National Bank Bldg; res Ralston.

   BEARD, ROBERT NEWHALL: President Wallpaper & Paint Co; b Omaha, Neb Apr 22, 1872; s of Thomas J Beard-Sarah De Soden; ed Omaha; 1884-1905 emp by father in retail wallpaper & decorating bus, estab 1866; 1890-1905 learned paint & paper trade; 1905-17 mgr after co entered whol bus; 1917- owner & opr, pres, Beard Wallpaper & Paint Co Inc Omaha; Missouri River Whol Wallpaper Assn; past mbr Izaak Walton; C of C; past mbr Kiwanis; BPOE; Dem; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 1209-11 Harney; res 608 S 57th, Omaha.

   BEASLEY, MRS CLARA BURNETT: Homemaker; b Glasco, Kas Sept. 5, 1890; d of Lewis Cass Burnett-Olive Johnson; ed Glasco Kas HS 1910; Lindsborg, Kas; U of Kas; U of Colo; bus Coll at Tampa Fla & Denver, Colo; m Oscar H Beasley May 27, 1921 Denver Colo; s Oscar H; d Mildred B; 1914-15 tchr, Ellsworth Kas; 1916-17 tchr, Ellsworth Kas & Denver Colo; 1919-21 with York Ice Machine Co & Amer Sugar Co, Denver; during World War active in ARC; Omaha Coll Club; OES; Chris Sci Ch; Dem; hobby, painting; res 5640 Williams, Omaha.

   BEATON, CHARLES DeMARS: Secretary-Treasurer Drug Co; b Omaha, Neb Oct 12, 1914; s of Charles D Beaton-Hattie E Wurster; ed Omaha HS; Phillips Exeter Acad, Exeter N H; Creighton U, PhG 1936; pres Pan-Hellenic Coun; Phi Delta Chi; Alpha Sigma Nu; m Eileen Dixon Nov 20, 1987 Omaha; s Charles DeMars III; 1936- secy-treas Beaton Drug CO, Omaha; Neb Pharm Assn; Ak-Sar-Ben; Jr C of C; off 1601 Farnam; res 5009 Burt, Omaha.

   BEATTY, WALTER: Florist; b Litchfield, Neb Apr 29, 1896; s of Sam Beatty-Ella Pendergast; ed Pleasanton HS 1913; York Bus Coll 1915-16; past mbr Square & Compass Club; Auto, Tractor & Airplane Sch, Sioux City Ia 1918; m Olga Dorothia Jacobson Aug 6, 1925 Omaha; s Donald Lloyd; d Mildred Ann; 1916 farmed with father, Buffalo Co: 1916-18 farmed indep; 1919-20 elevator man. Fontenelle Hotel, Omaha, real est agt; 1920-21 pur int in Page Landscape Architect bus; 1921 emp by Hess & Swoboda; 1921-22 emp by Wilcox Floral CO, council Bluffs Ia; 1922-24 emp by Corn State Serum Co, Omaha; 1924-26 mgr greenhouse, Forrest Lawn Cemetery; 1926- owner & opr Walter Beatty Florists, Omaha, past pres & past secy Omaha-Council Bluffs Florists Assn; Neb St Florists Soc; past mbr Soc Amer Florists & Ornamental Horticulturists; C of C; Lions; WOW; BPOE; AF&AM Scot Rite; Miller Park Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting, taxidermy, mountain climbing; off 4401 Dodge; res 3054 Belvidere Blvd, Omaha.

   BEBER, SAM: Attorney; b Minsk Russia Sept 27, 1901; s of Israel Reber-Rosa GreengIass; ed Central HS Omaha 1919; Creighton U 1923; m Helen Ickes Aug 2, 1925 Omaha; s Harley H; d Jane, Joan, 1923- prac law Omaha; Beth-El Synagogue; Rep; hobby, club work; off 200 Union National Bank Bldg; res 5311 Nicholas, Omaha.

   BECK, FREDERICK OSWALD: Physician. & Surgeon; b Cedar Rapids; Ia Nov 12, 1879; s of Emil Oswald Beck-Emma Engel; ed Waverly Ia HS; Northwestern U, PhG 1899; U of Ill, MD 1905; grad work N Y 1928; Phi Beta Phi; m Amy L Record Apr 2, 1912 San Francisco; 1904-05 interne West Side Hosp, Chicago; 1905-10 prac med, Cary Ill; 1910- prac med, Omaha, staff mbr Nicholas Senn Hosp; surg of stockyards; Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; C Of C; Family Welfare Assn, past pres; BPOE; All Saints Episc Ch; Rep; hobby, travel; off Livestock National Bank Bldg; res 3709 S 25th, Omaha,

   BECKMAN, MISS EDITH: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb Nov 3, 1896; d of Joseph Beckman-Ida M Kleffner; ed St Peter's Parochial Sch; St Berchman's Acad; U of Omaha; tchr classical music; secy to John C Wharton, studied law in his off; 1925 adm to Neb bar; 1925- atty, Omaha; apptd by Gov Cochran mbr state legislature special session; 1st Douglas Co, woman to serve in state legislature; 1st Omaha woman atty to have case in supreme court; Women Lawyers of Omaha, 1 of 3 founders; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns: past pres women's div C of C; B&PW, Omaha; mbr Neb Territorial Pioneers Assn; secy-treas; St Peter's Cath Ch; hobbies, motor travel, reading; off 201 Keeline Bldg; res 814 S 29th, Omaha.

   BECKMAN, GEORGE HENRY: Owner of Garage: b Versailles, Mo Sept 9, 1892; s of Henry F Beckman-Margaret Postel; ed Versailles Mo HS 1907; Barnett Mo U, BA 1911; m, Josephine H Hills June 1, 1931 Omaha; d Jean Margaret, Alyce Jane; 1911-16 citrus fruit farmer, Tex; 1916 collector of accounts, Omaha World


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Herald; 1916-18 bkkpr Bankers Realty Investment Co; 1919-33 bkkpr Central Garage, Omaha; 1933- owner & opr garage incorporated under name of Paxton Garage Co; during World War enl July 8, 1918, training at Camp Dodge Ia, 89th div, 19th, Co inf, permanent camp utility off, disch corp Mar 16, 1919; Amer Leg post 1; Rotary; AF&AM, RAM 7, R&SM 1, KT, Tangier Shrine; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 1318 Harney; res 5605 Harney, Omaha.

   BEDNAR, MRS BRITANNIA: Educator; b Mooreshill, Ind; d of William Turpen Daughters-Sarah Elmira Heaton; ed Bronson Kas; U of Ida; Y W C A pres 1899; U of N, BA 1905, grad work 1909-10, dept of edn scholarship; Kaufmann scholarship U of Ida; founder Phi Omega Pi, natl treas 1931-33; Alpha Kappa Delta; m James E Bednar June 16, 1910 Lincoln; s James E Jr, Bryce Renwick; sch tchr 4 years, Wash & Ida; 1910- homemaker; World Center for Women's Archives; Natl Cathedral Assn; Neb Women's Participation New York World's Fair, advisory com; AAUW, pres Omaha branch 1924-26, councilor 1926-27; YWCA; mbr exec bd 1931-35; Omaha Social Settlement, bd mbr 1929; Camp Fire Girls, mbr Omaha coun 1926-30, VP 1928-30, Omaha mother & daughter com chmn 1927-30, Morning Musicale; Needlework Guild; Dundee Woman's Club; Phi Gamma Delta Mother's Club; Omaha del from 7 natl womens orgns to Conf on Cause & Cure of War, Washington D C 1932; U of Omaha, regents 1933-41; OES, chmn of trustees of ednl fund 1932-35; Congl Ch; hobbies, study of internatl relations; res 117 South 51st Ave, Omaha.

   BEDNAR, JAMES E: Attorney; b Wymore, Neb Sept 28, 1882; s of Albert Bednar-Johanna Peroutka; ed Wymore HS 1903; U of N, BA 1907, LLB 1910; mbr debate team 1907; Delta Chi; Phi Alpha Tau; Delta Sigma Rho; m Britannia Daughters June 16, 1910 Lincoln; s James Edmund Jr, Bryce Renwick; 1910- prac law, Omaha; past dep atty Douglas Co; instr in domestic relations & ptrship, U of Omaha law sch; during World War govt appeal agt, 4-min man; Omaha, Douglas Co & Neb St Bar Assns; C of C; Town & Gown Club; Hole-in-One Club; Happy Hollow Club; AF&AM, 33o, Tangier Shrine; OES, past grand patron; first past assoc supreme guardian Job's Daughters; First Central Congl Ch; hobby, golf; father farmer & cabinet maker; off 605 Farnam Bldg; res 117 S 51st Ave, Omaha.

   BEKINS, JOHN: Retired; b Beaverdam, Mich Mar 12, 1868; s of Sjoerd Bekins-Tiertje Bercompas; ed Beaverdam Mich; bus coll Grand Rapids Mich; m Dena Prange Feb 13, 1896 Holland; s Melvin, Jaul; 1885-86 emp in dept store, Grand Rapids Mich; 1886-1890 teaming bus Worden Furniture Co, Grand Rapids; 1890 emp by Lincoln Transfer Co, Lincoln; 1890-1903 with brothers, Martin & Take, in trucking bus, Bekins Van Line, Sioux City Ia; 1893 sold int in Sioux City bus to brother; 1893-95 ptr of brother Martin in Bekins Van & Storage Co, Omaha, 1895-1922 owner & opr; 1922 ret; past mbr bd of edu 8 years; past trustee U of Omaha; past mbr C of C; past mbr Rotary; past mbr Omaha Athletic Club; past mbr Seymour Lake Country Club; past mbr Ak-Sar-Ben; Chris Set Ch; Rep; hobby, travel; off 806 S 16th, res Commodore Hotel, Omaha.

   BEKINS, MELVIN: General Manager Van & Storage Co; b Omaha. Neb Dec 5, 1896; s of John Bekins-Dena Prange; ed Omaha Central HS; U of Omaha prep; Principia, St Louis 1917; U of N, BA 1921, lettered in basketball & baseball, capt of baseball team 1920-21; Delta Tau Delta; m Katharyn Howey May 25, 1922 Beatrice; s Frederick Melvin; d Marcia Katharyn; 1921- gen mgr Bekins Omaha Van & Storage Co, Omaha; Yellow Cab & Baggage Co; Neb Savings & Loan Assn; dir Omaha Industrial Development Assn, Pro Tem Club; joined BSA 1909, past pres Covered Wagon area coun; during World War enl Aug 1918 QMC Omaha, priv, disch Dec 1918; Amer Leg; past chmn of round table Omaha Warehouse Men's Assn; past chmn Neb Transfer & Warehouse Men's Assn; Natl Furn & Warehouse Men's Assn, past dir, past chmn exec com; Amer Warehouse Men's Assn, past dir; past dir Allied Van Lines; past pres & chmn budget com 5 years Comm Chest; past dir Rotary; past dir C of C; Omaha Country club; Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben, past councilor; Cornhusker Motor Club; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine; hobbies, BSA work, golf; off 806 S 16th, res 302 S 53rd, Omaha.

   BELL, FRANK CRABLE: Wholesale Grain Dealer; b York, Neb July 13, 1888; s of John Edgar Bell-Elizabeth Glen; ed Auburn HS: York Bus Coll 1908-09; m Gertrude Krause June 18, 1913 Omaha; d Betty Jane; 1909-28 steno & bkkpr, Updike Grain Co, Omaha, 1912-28 mgr consignment dept; 1928 ptr of James Trimble in whol grain bus; past dir Omaha Grain Exchange, 1st VP; past mbr C of C; Omaha Athletic Club, dir, AF&AM; First Presby Ch; hobbies; gardening & landscaping; off 631 Grain Exchange; res 5604 Farnam, Omaha.

   BENNETT, ABRAM ELTING: Physician; b Alliance, Neb Jan 12, 1898; s of Charles Elting Bennett-Bertha Kinsey; ed Alliance HS 1915; U of N, BSc 1919, MD 1921; recd Alpha Omega Alpha scholarship; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Phi Rho Sigma; during World War in SATC, disch Dec 1918; m Evelyn Rose Langfang Sept 20, 1923 Philadelphia; s Foster Elting; d Barbara Ann, Evelyn Jean; interne Philadelphia Gen Hosp, Philadelphia orthopedic & Neurology Hosp; honor man in interne competitive examinations 1922; Phipps Clinic, Johns Hopkins U; Natl Bd Med Examiners diploma 1923; 1924 prac med, Omaha; consulting neurologist, C&NW RR, State Orthopedic Hosp at Lincoln & State Hosp for the Insane, Lincoln, Lincoln; asst prof of neurology & psychiatry, U of N Coll of Med, org & dir fever therapy research dept: neuropsychiatrist-in-chief of Clarkson Memorial Hosp, Omaha; assoc editor Journal of Diseases of the Nervous System; author of more than 50 research articles pertaining to nervous & mental diseases; author of Psychiatric Nursing Technique; Central Soc for Clinical Research; only Neb mbr Amer Neurological Assn; Central Neuropsychiatric Assn; Amer Psychiatric Assn; Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Omaha Midwest Clinical Soc; Amer Bd of Neurology & Psychiatry, assoc examiner; mbr mbrship com graduate faculty U of N; U of N Coll of Med Alumni, secy; listed in Who's Who among Phys & Surgs; Omaha Athletic Club; AF&AM; Episc Ch; Rep; hobbies, research, collecting old sheet music, fishing, hunting; off 607 Medical Arts Bldg; res 5406 Izard, Omaha.

   BENNEWITZ, JOHN A: Assistant General Counsel for Railroad Co; b, Lafayette, Ind July 10, 1882; s of Nicholas B Rennewitz-Caroline G Smith; ed Grand Island; Creighton U, BA 1901, MA 1904; Georgetown Sch of Law, Washington D C, LLB 1904; m Mary T Moore July 16, 1919 Omaha; d Mary Charlotte, Sylvia Marie; 1901-02 instr Gonzaga Coll, Washington D C; 1904 adm to Neb bar: 1902-05 reporter for Washington Times & 1st secy for Sen Hitchcock of Neb; 1905 reporter for World Herald, Omaha; 1906-12 priv law prac & prof of law, Creighton U, Omaha; 1912- in legal dept UP RR, Omaha, asst western gen counsel; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assn; C of C; off 1219 Union Pacific Bldg; res 711 N 36th, Omaha.

   BENOLKEN, IRVING W: Vice-President Printing Co; b Omaha, Neb Sept 11, 1894; s of Herman W Benolken-Annie Savage; ed Omaha HS; Penn Acad of Fine Arts; m Lenore Ethel Williams June 1, 1918 Omaha; s Arthur William; 1919-20 in priv bus; 1921- VP Klopp Printing. & Lithographing Co, Omaha; during World War 1st lt 351st inf 88th div, Camp Dodge Ia, CIS Aug 2, 1918-Aug 1919, head of dept of portrait painting AEF Uni, Beaune, France; Amer Leg post 1, past mbr exec com; 40 & 8, past state correspondent; mbr exec bd Neb Childrens Home Soc 6 Years; Quad Club; Omaha Advertising Club; Lions, pres 1935-36; Omaha Athletic Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; Professional Mens Club; AF&AM 268, Master 1939; Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine; Episc Ch; Rep; hobbies, books, painting, photography, gardening; off 10th & Douglas; res 5415 Western Ave, Omaha.

   BERGMAN, JOHN LAWRENCE: President & General Manager of Concrete Stone Co; b Omaha, Neb Apr 28, 1899; s of John Sam Bergman-Julia Bergquist; ed Omaha Tech HS 1916; m Myrtle Ann Hypse Oct 13, 1922 Wakefield; s John Lawrence; d La Verne, Joanne; 1917-19 bkkpr First Natl Bank, Omaha; 1919 bkkpr Omaha Concrete Stone Co, 1920-27 salesman, 1927-32 secy, 1932- pres & gen mgr; Concord Club; AF&AM 25; ABC club; off 4121 N 28th Ave; res 4219 Woolworth Ave, Omaha.

   BERGMAN, LEONARD BROR: Vice-President & General Manager of Foundry; b Nyland, Sweden Apr 13, 1890; s of Nils Bergman-Anna Sundberg; ed technical HS, Nyland Sweden; Omaha; grad mechanical engr, ICS, Scranton Penn; Square & Compass Club; d Virginia (Mrs Eugene Vincent Jr); m Lorene Young Apr 15, 1937 Fremont; foster s Patrick Walter; May 15, 1907 came to Omaha; 1907-11 appren Paxton Vierling Iron Works in Omaha, 1911-17 foreman, 1917-19 supt; 1918- ptr in Oehrle & Bergman Pattern Works.



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Omaha; 1919- with John Hinkens owner & opr Omaha Semi-Steel Foundry Co; 1936- Douglas Co commr, chmn finance corn, instrumental in installing centralized pur dept, refinanced co, placed it on cash & carry basis, now installing modernized accounting system; C of C, mbr mfrs com, & Tribe of Yessir; Omaha Mrfs (sic) Assn; Natl Foundry Men's Assn, first lt chemical warfare US army; Natl Sojourners; Natl Heroes; ARC; Optimist Club; Greater Omaha Assn of Purchasing Agts; Stockyards 400 Club; SE Progressive Improvement Club of Omaha; Loyal Club; Neb Safety Coun; Neb Good Roads, Assn; Natl Small Businessmens Assns; Omaha Field Club; Vikings; Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben; Ex-Service Mens League; Vinton Comml Club; Omaha Council of Whisker Club; Ad-Sell League; Omaha Motor Club, dir; PTA, TPA; Omaha Athletic Club; Comm Chest; Better Omaha Club; Noonday Club; Uni Club, Lincoln; Swedish-Amer Progressive Club; Sixty-Six Dancing Club; Happy Hollow Club; YMCA; Townsend Club; BPOE 39; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; York Rite, Tangier Shrine; Kountze Memorial Luth Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 1915 N 11th; res Logan Hotel, Omaha.

   BERRYMAN, ALICE DAVIS: Piano Teacher; b North Platte, Neb; d of G Warren Davis-Alice Clark; ed South HS; student of piano & French in Paris; piano with Wager Swayne, theory composition-orchestration, harmony, counterpoint with Emile Schwartz of the Paris Conservatoire, later studied with Rudolph Ganz in Switzerland, N Y & Denver; m Cecil Wells Berryman Dec 16, 1916 Omaha; s Edward Davis, Warren Leigh, Rudolph Barton; made debut in New York City Oct 15, 1915 at Princess Theater; tchr of piano, Omaha; writer for Musical Observer, N Y & Music News, Chicago, Compositions for Piano & Voice; ARC; Clef Club; Omaha Music Tchrs Assn; Neb Music Tchrs Assn; PEO; Presby Ch; Dem; hobby, mountain climbing; res 5018 Izard, Omaha.

   BERRYMAN, CECIL WELLS: Pianist & Writer; b Central City, Neb Apr 21, 1888; s of Edward P Berryman-Daisy Wells; ed Omaha Central HS; studied piano & composition in Paris 1910; m Alice Virginia Davis Dec 16, 1916 Omaha; s Edward, Warren, Rudolph; 1927-30 head of piano & theory & history of music, Omaha Conservatory piano tchr Omaha U; composed song The Daisy; Settle Scherzo published in Amer Anthology; songs for schs; articles in Etude; recitals in several states; composes concerto for piano & symphony orchestra; composed Sonata violin & piano; has performed with an Omaha Symphony Orchestra; Omaha Music Tchrs Assn; Neb Music Tchrs Assn.; dir of Berryman Piano Conservatory, Omaha; Presby Ch; Dem; hobbies, mountain climbing; reading; off 214 Baldridge Bldg; res 5018 Izard, Omaha.

   BEST, R RUSSELL: Surgeon; b Omaha, Neb Aug 24, 1897; s of Frank C Best-Bertha Moore; ed Omaha Central HS 1916; U of N, BSc 1920; Harvard U, MD 1922; 1929-31 studied in London England, Edinburgh Scotland, Vienna Austria & Duesseldorf Germany; Delta Tau Delta; Nu Sigma Nu; m Jane Johnson June 14, 1923 Cleveland O; s Robert A, Thomas R; 1922-27 surgical asst, Cleveland O & Omaha; 1927-29 prac med, Omaha; 1931- prac med, Omaha, specialist in abdominal surgery & proctology; assoc prof of surg & asst prof of anatomy, U of N Coll of Med; Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; ACS; Western Surgical Assn; Amer Ed of Surgery; Amer Proctologic Soc; Amer Assn of Anatomists; Internatl Soc of Gastro-Enterology; C of C; Comity Club; Continental Club; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; Episc Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing, golf; off 527 Medical Arts Bldg; res 507 S 38th, Omaha.

   BETTS, CHARLES M: Wholesale Grocer; b Danbury, Conn Feb 5, 1879; s of Harmen H Betts-Sarah ___; ed East Norwalk Conn HS 1895; m Kate Gilinsky Nov 27, 1924 Omaha; 1895-1900 shipping clk for mfg co, South Norwalk Conn; 1900-03 receiving clk, McCord-Brady Co Omaha, 1903-07 shipping clk, 1907-16 salesman, 1916-30 buyer; 1980-34 gen mgr Omaha Fixture & Supply Co; 1934 owner & opr C M Betts Groc Co; Omaha, Council Bluffs Retail Grocers Assns; Neb Food Retailers Assn; Comm Chest; dir C of C; past chmn mbrship com; Congl Ch; hobby, travel; off 806 S 16th; res 810 S 56th, Omaha.

   BETTS, VELVA F: Claim examiner; b Plattsmouth, Neb Oct 11, 1904; d of William H Betts-Lena Behrns; ed Omaha Central HS 1922; U of Omaha; 1923-30 steno, Physicians Casualty Assn, 1930 claim examiner; womens div C of C, past dir, past VP; Sr C of C; mbr fire prevention & aerial transportation coms; Altrusa; Omaha Field Club; YWCA; hobbies, golf, skating, horseback ridIng; off 400 First National Bank Bldg; res 4902 Capitol, Omaha.

   BIART, RANDALL CHARLES: Director Childrens Home Society; b Omaha, Neb Feb 26, 1897; s of Dr Charles Biart-Charlotte ___; ed Omaha, Bellevue; Bellevue Coll; U of Kas 1917; m Mable Zimmerman Sept 7, 1927 Omaha; s Paul Henry; d Gwendolyn Marie, Patricia Josephine, Barbara Adele, Florence Jeanette; 1917-18 asst claim mgr M E Smith Co, Omaha; 1919-20 asst in linen dept Brandeis Store, Omaha; 1920-21 emp by Skinner Packing Co; 1921-27 mgr efficiency dept Armour & Co, Omaha; 1927-30 with Eugene Strahl estab Sarpy Co Agriculturist, Bellevue; 1930-33 with Charles E Hall published Nebraska's Own Magazine, Omaha's Own Magazine; editor Neb Truck Owner; inaugurated & prepared Crow's Nest broadcasts; 1933-34 state dir FERA, org 93 cos into separate relief agencies & org statewide nursing service, first ext pub health program developed in Neb, statewide nutrition service, dir of selection for CCC & dir transient service & CWS; 1934-35 directed & outlined first plans of urban rehabilitation program; 1936- dir Neb Children's Home Soc; during World War ent US army 1918, SC, disch Nov 18, 1918; Amer Leg, chmn of Americanism, service ofcr, twice comm, past post adjt, past chmn comm service; WOW, financial secy; BSA, mbr field commission, Covered Wagon coun; Neb Conf for Social Work; Natl Coun for Social Work Omaha Youth Guidance; Bellevue Athletic Club, past publicity chmn; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, welfare work, children; Off 3549 Fontenelle Blvd; res 18th & Franklin, Bellevue.

   BIEGER, EMMETT JAMES: Hotel Manager; b St Louis, Mo Sept 4, 1901; s of Fred Bieger-Julia Burns; ed St Louis parochial schs; m Mabel Menges Apr 30, 1927 St Louis Mo; s Emmett James Jr; d Marilyn Ann; 1917-22 with Missouri Athletic Club; 1922-29 room clk, Melbourne Hotel in St Louis, 1927- 29 asst mgr; 1929- asst mgr Hotel Statler, St Louis; 1938- with Affiliated Natl Hotels, mgr Buccaneer Hotel, Galveston, Tex; Sept 1938- mgr Paxton Hotel, Omaha; Omaha, Neb & Amer Hotel Assns; Hotel Greeters of Amer; C of C; Concord Club; past mbr Kiwanis, St Louis; KC; Cath Ch; hobbies, children & home; off Paxton Hotel; res 14th & Farnam, Omaha.

   BIGELOW, ANSON HARDIN: Attorney; b Iroquois Co, Ill Aug 23, 1867; s of Anson H Bigelow-Mary Brazeil; ed Omaha HS 1884; U of N, BSc 1887, assoc editor & editor-in-chief The Hesperian; Creighton U, LLB 1912; m Margaret J Hynes Jan 1, 1891 Omaha (killed in 1913 tornado); d Amy (Mrs W I Holmes), Mary Claire (dec 1910), E Lucille (Mrs L A Paige); m R Eleanor Albers Randall Apr 5, 1937 Hiawatha Kas; 1884-85 tchr, Scotia; 1888-90 tchr at Greeley, editor & publisher Greeley News; 1890 journal clk in house of representatives, Lincoln; 1890 state secy & estab state hdqrs Knights of Labor, Omaha; 1890-92 publisher Labor Wave; 1892-93 supt of schs, Aurora; 1893-96 supt of schs, Minden; 1896-1900 supt, Falls City; 1900-04 supt, Le Mars 1904-11 supt, Lead S D; 1910-11 mbr state legislature, S D; 1912- prac law, Omaha; 1916-26 labor atty; 1921-24 in law firm with Frank A Peterson & Gerald LaViolette, Omaha; 1911 author Elements of Business Arithmetic; mbr Neb St Bar Assn; state professional tchrs examining bd, chmn 1897-1900; mbr Constitutional Conv of Neb 1920-21; Natl Lawyers Guild; past mbr NPA; past mbr Natl Edit Assn; past mbr Natl Assn of Sch Supts; secy West Lawn Mausoleum Assn; past mbr C of C; past mbr KP; past mbr BPOE; past mbr MWA; First Presby Ch; Indep; hobby, West Lawn Mausoleum; off 921-22 First National Bank Bldg; res 3020 Martin Ave, Omaha.

   BIHLER, ERNEST: Photographer; b Omaha, Neb Sept 27, 1894; s of Eberhart Bihler-Natalie Buck; ed Omaha Central HS 1913; m Lillian Dickman Aug 22, 1917 Omaha; s Ernest Jr; worked way thru sch after father's death in 1902; when 10 years old sold groceries to buy camera; 1912 bkkpr for Hayden Bros, Omaha; 1913 comml photographer for L R Bostwick, also Lumiere Studio, Omaha; 1914-19 staff photographer Omaha Daily News; 1919- comml photographer, owner Ernest Bihler Co; during World War commd lt in photographic div SC; Photographers Assn of Amer, dir; C of C; past pres, treas & secy Concord Club; Wildlife Fedn of Neb, secy; dir Izaak Walton Gun Club,


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AF&AM; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine, patrol, Royal Order of Jesters; Luth Ch; hobby, conservation & preservation of wildlife, trap shooting; off 217-221 Leflang Bldg; res 1903 Emmet, Omaha.

   BISGARD, J DEWEY: Surgeon; b Harlan, Ia Apr 17, 1898; s of James Bisgard-Mary Martensen; ed Harlan Ia HS 1916; U of N, BA 1920; Harvard U, MD 1922; Beta Theta Pi; Nu Sigma Nu; Sigma Xi; m Mary Elizabeth Dowling Jan 5, 1925 San Francisco; d Mary Elizabeth, Karen Blair; 1922-25 interne, Mass Gen Hosp, Boston; 1930-31 resident surg, U of Chicago Clinic; 1932-33 instr dept of surgery, U of Mich; 1933- prac surgery, Omaha; 1933-38 instr in surgery, U of N, 1939- asst prof; author of many med publications of clinical & experimental work; Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Amer Bd of Surgery; Amer surgical Assn; Amer Assn for Traumatic Surgery; Amer Assn for Thoracic surgery; Central Soc for Clinical Research; Western Surgical Assn; Omaha Athletic Club; AF&AM; off 1418 Medical Arts Bldg; res 5606 Farnam, Omaha.

   BISHOP, ROBERT L: Branch Manager Motor Co; b Springfield, Mo June 9, 1897; s of William Marion Bishop-Mary L Riggins; ed Springfield Mo HS, m Leni Rowley July 3, 1917 Springfield Mo; d Mavis H, Beverly J, Marilyn J, Margaret A; 1915-16 in accounting dept Frisco RR Co, Springfield Mo, 1916-17 in storehouse dept; 1917-18 in freight dept Terminal Railway, St Louis Mo; 1918- with Ford Motor Co, first in accounting dept Henry Ford Hosp, Detroit Mich, later inspector of materials & specifications of Dearborn plant, cost accounting Kansas City Mo branch, asst stock supt, plant supt, asst mgr then asst mgr Buffalo N Y branch, now branch mgr of Omaha; C of C; open Foram; Ak-Sar- Ben; Omaha Athletic Club; hobby, vocational work with young men in sales & administration fields; off 16th & Cuming; res 304 S 51st, Omaha.

   BLAZER, EUGENE N: Attorney; b St Joseph, Mo Oct 8, 1888; s of Louis Blazer-Esther Rosenbluth; ed St Joseph Mo HS 1906; U of Mo, BA 1910; U of Chicago, JD 1913; 1913 adm to Mo bar; 1913-14 atty for Legal Aid Bur, Kansas City MO; 1914 adm to Neb bar; 1914-17, 1919- prac law, Omaha; Neb counsel, Amer Soc of Composers, Authors & Publishers; atty & resident agt, Tri-States Theater Corp; counsel, Central States Theater Corp; local atty, for RKO Radio Pictures, Inc; Columbia Pictures Corp, United Artists Corp, Universal Film Exchanges, Inc; Amer Leg post 1; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; mbr natl advisory com Alumni Foundation U of Chicago; AF&AM, Scot Rite; Shrine; Temple Israel Synagogue, secy; Dem; hobbies, music, playing piano; off 301 Electric Bldg; res Mercer Apts, Omaha.

   BLISS, RODNEY W JR: Associate General Insurance Agent; b Omaha, Neb Oct 27, 1912; s of Dr Rodney W Bliss Sr-Clara Jane Dimmick; ed Omaha HS; Cornell U, 1930-33, mbr student coun; Sphinx Head Soc; runner-up in natl inter-collegiate golf tournament; Chi Pal; 1934-89 special agt, New England Mutual Life Ins Co, Omaha; 1939- assoc gen agt. Guarantee Mutual Life Ins Co, Omaha; 1937 treas Neb Life Underwriters Assn; Gen Agts & Mgrs Assn of Neb; 1934-38 dir Jr C of C; Happy Hollow Club; First Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, golf; 1932, 1933, 1936, 1937 st golf champion; 1933 runner-up in Western Amateur Golf Assn; 1934 2nd low amateur in natl open golf tournament, 1934 quarter finalist; 1934 Neb open golf champion; 1935 medalist & runner-up in Western Amateur Golf Assn; off 1805 Douglas; res 3606 Lincoln Blvd, Omaha.

   BLISS, RODNEY WALDO: University Professor; b York, Neb Aug 9, 1878; s of David Cleveland Bliss-Sophia Hart; ed York; Minden HS 1894; U of N, BSc 1901; Delta Upsilon; mbr varsity baseball team 1898-1900; Innocents; mbr athletic bd; Rush Med Coll, Chicago, MD 1904; Nu Sigma Nu; grad work Harvard Med Sch 1915; m Clara Jane Dimmick Apr 25, 1907 Oak Park Ill; s Rodney W Jr; d Jane (Mrs Charles H Mee), Esther (Mrs Gordon Rainy); 1904-06 interne Cook Co & St Luke's Hosps, Chicago; 1906- prac med, Omaha; 1906 staff mbr U of N Coll of Med; prof & chmn dept of internal med; staff mbr Uni, Neb Meth & Douglas Co Hosps; past pres Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; ACP; Amer Bd of Internal Med; pres Omaha Midwest Clinical Soc; Omaha Country Club; AF&AM; Presby Ch; hobby, golf; off 1120 Medical Arts Bldg; res 8606 Lincoln Blvd, Omaha.

   BLOOM, ALFORD: President Manufacturing Co; b Sweden Aug 6, 1863; s of Nels Blomster-Mary Pearson; ed technical HS, Sweden: m Augusta Erickson Aug 6, 1887 Omaha; s Albin Williams; d Ann (Mrs Bernard Johnston), Ellen (Mrs Charles W Keller); 1878-85 cabinet maker, Stockholm Sweden; 1886 came from Sweden to Omaha; 1893- owner & opr planing mill, Gate City Wood Work in Omaha, 1900 Inc as Alford Bloom Co; during World War active in Liberty Loan & ARC drivers; celebrated 50th wedding anniversary Aug 6, 1937; past pres Noonday Club; past dir C of C; 1937 with wife donor of auditorium, Alford Bloom Hall; mbr Emmanuel Deaconess Inst, estab 1887, oldest in years & service; Augustant Luth Ch, trustee; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 1502 California; res 5001 Izard, Omaha.

   BLOOM, ALVIN FREDERICK: Vice-President & Treasurer Monument Co; b Red Oak, Ia Feb 9, 1885; s of J F Bloom-Emma F Anderson; ed Omaha HS; m Irene M Tetard June 12 1912 Omaha; d Marjorie Aileen, Louise Irene, Marie Fredericka; 1902-04 clk, CB&Q RR; 1904-07 steno & clk, Omaha Bee News; 1907-11 with father in monument bus, J F Bloom & Co, 1911-33 secy-treas, 1933- VP & treas; past treas & past pres Neb Mfgs Assn; 1923 pres Omaha Mfgrs Assn; C of C; mbr mfgs coun; Rotary, secy 1927-30, pres 1930-31; BPOE 39; AF&AM 3; Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 1702 Cuming; res 148 Carter Lake Club, Omaha.

   BOASBERG, WILLIAM: Owner of Cleaning Establishment; b St Louis, Mo Oct 18, 1890; s of Emmanuel Boasberg-Flora Kirschbaum; ed Minneapolis Minn; m Nell Levin May 23, 1927 Omaha; s Leonard; 1910-12 emp by tannery, Louisville Ky; 1912-14 news agt, Canadian Pacific RR, Winnipeg Manitoba; 1914-16 agt. Amer Railways, Duluth Minn & Omaha; 1916-17 salesman for ready made furs; 1919- owner & opr Live Wire Cleaners, Omaha; during World War enl in US army arty 1917, Camp. Funston Kas, disch June 1919; C of C; Ak-Sar-Ben; Beth-El Synagogue; hobby, fishing; off 5005 Underwood; res 715 N 58th, Omaha.

   BOCK, WILLIAM EDWARD: General Passenger Agent; RR Co; b Council Bluffs, Ia June 8, 1878; s of John C Bock-Caroline Krueger; ed Council Bluffs Ia HS; m Irene Myers Aug 7, 1901 Council Bluffs Ia; s Albert Elihu, Louis Edward; 1895-97 steno & clk for supt of UP RR, North Platte; 1897- gen agt passenger dept CM&STP RR, Omaha; editor Bok Travel Agcy, founded 1906; Trans-Missouri Passenger Assn, past pres; C of C; Rotary; AF&AM; Ak-Sar-Ben; Dem; hobby, music; father (ret) tailor, resided in Council Bluffs Ia 70 years; off 1611 Farnam; res 5407 Western Ave, Omaha.

   BOCKES, THOMAS WILLIS: Attorney; b Central City, Neb Mar 20, 1885; s of George D Bockes-Ada Howe; ed Central City HS; U of N, LLB 1908; Phi Delta Phi; Order of Coif; m Doris L Corn June 27, 1925 Fremont; s Thomas G; d Suzann, Patricia; 1908-11 prac law, Lincoln; 1911-18 prac law, Central City; 1918-33 asst gen atty for UP RR, 1933-36 gen atty, 1936 asst western gen counsel, 1936- gen solicitor; Omaha, Douglas Co & Neb St Bar Assns; Comm Chest, bd of govs; C of C; mbr natl affairs com; Omaha Athletic Club; U of N Alumni Assn; AF&AM 36, Scot Rite 32o; father (dec) resident of Central City 40 years; off UP RR Bldg; res 5624 Leavenworth, Omaha.

   BOGGAN, JOHN JOSEPH: Operator Oil Station; b Enniscorthy, Ireland June 2, 1884; s of Laurence Boggan-Elizabeth Herron; ed Glenbrien Ireland HS; m Pearl Jeannette Alcorn Sept, 1917 Blair; d Jeanne; 1895-1901 clk in whol groc bus, Dublin Ireland; 1902-18 farmer, County Wexford, Ireland; 1913 6 mos in foundry work, Canada; 1913-15 in whol hdw dept, Paxton & Gallagher Co; 1919 in assembly plant Ford Motor Co, Omaha; 1917-20 salesman for Kopac Bros Omaha; 1920-22 salesman US Oil Works, Omaha; 1922- opr service station, Elkhorn; 1931- opr Pearl One-Stop Service Station, Waterloo; 1931- opr elevator, Elkhorn; 1927-34 mayor; Farm Bur; Comm Club, pres, 1939; Valley Comml Club; AF&AM 102, Waterloo; Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; res Elkhorn.

   BOHAC, LYMAN LEWIS: Dentist; b Elm Creek, Neb Apr 11, 1899; s of Anthony Bohac-Matilda Dermody; ed Aberdeen S D HS 1917; Industrial Coll, Aberdeen S D; Creighton U, DDS 1925; grad work, Northwestern U; Xi Pal Phi; m Marguerite Price July 30, 1925 Omaha; 1925- prac dentistry, Omaha; during World War enl June 1917 in USN, gunner machinist battleship Kentucky, disch Jan 3, 1919; Amer Leg; 40 & 8; Omaha Dist Dental Soc, past VP & pres; Neb St Dental Assn, dist del; ADA; Creighton U Dental Coll Alumni Assn pres; Jr C of C; Lions; Young, Business Men's Assn; Omaha Athletic Club; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies,



Who's Who

hunting, fishing, movies; off 932 Medical Arts Bldg/; res 2043 N 52st, Omaha.

BOLAND, GEORGE BERNARD: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb Aug 15, 1897; s of Peter G H Boland-Alice V Cure; ed Creighton Prep 1916; Creighton U, BA 1920, LLB 1923; Delta Theta Phi; m Helen Forster July 7, 1920 Omaha; 1912-16 while in prep sch; copy boy in advertising & circulation depts, Omaha World Herald; 1916-23 while in coll emp by Fairmont Creamery; 1923-34 mbr law firm, Wear-Moriarty, Omaha; 1934- mbr law firm Wear, Boland & Nye; during World War in OTC Fort Sheridan Ill, commd 2nd lt field arty, trsfrd to Camp Zachery Taylor Ky, disch Dec 1918; Amer Leg.; 40 & 8; Omaha Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Happy Hollow Club; Omaha Athletic Club; Ducks Unlimited; BPOE; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 618 Union State Bank Bldg; res 518 S 56th, Omaha.

   BOND, HOWARD H: Dentist; b Ashville, O Mar 18, 1897; s of Harry J Bond-Luella Bond; ed Ashville O HS; Creighton Dental Coll, DDS; Omicron Kappa Upsilon; Xi Psi Phi; m Gretchen Gooding June 16, 1923 Omaha; d Barbara, Janet, Sally; 1923- dentist, Omaha; during World War enl July 1918, disch May 1919; Amer Leg; 40 & 8; Neb St Dental Assn; Kiwanis; AF&AM; hobby, fishing; off 2405 Ames Ave; res 3035 Whitmore, Omaha.

   BONGARDT, CHARLES FRANCIS: Professor of Law; b Omaha, Neb Feb 21, 1896; s of Frank Bongardt-Frances Siber; ed Creighton U HS 1914; Creighton U, BA 1920, LLB 1922, MA 1925; Catholic U of Amer, LLM 1928; Delta Theta Phi; Alpha Sigma Nu, natl pres 1926 & 1927; m Benita McCrann June 3 1925 Petersburg; d Benita Anthony; 1923- law prof, Creighton U; lecturer & author legal & political subjects; during World War enl in 1st OTC Fort Snelling Minn May 14, 1917, assigned 17th field arty, 2nd lt 2nd div; sailed for France Dec 12 1917, engaged in Belleau Wood, Vaux Soissons, Champagne-Mont Blanc, St Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne; 1st lt Sept 1918-July 1919 army of occupation, disch Aug 25 1919- (sic), Des Moines Ia; commd capt field arty res, serving until 1929, recd distinguished service cross July 1918, 2 croix de guerre's Nov 1918; Amer Leg post 1, past mbr exec com 1935-36; Neb St Bar Assn, mbr speakers bur 1938, mbr legal edn & judicial administration coms 1938-39, special advisory com to Neb supreme court on procedural reform; 1939, mbr judicial selection com 1939-40; Amer Bar Assn, mbr Neb special com in field of judicial administration 1938 & 1939; mbr Creighton U athletic bd since 1923; C of C, ch mbr edn com; KC; Cath Ch, hobby, literature; off Creighton U, Law School; res 1633 Country Club Ave, Omaha.

   BOQUET, ALBERT W: President & General Manager Transfer Co; b Fargo, N D July 9, 1882; s of James William Boquet-Martha A Taylor; ed Omaha; m Erna Schultz Mar 19, 1901 Plattsmouth; s William Rudolph; 1900-04 emp by Amer Railway Express Co, Omaha; 1904-17 bkkpr for Metz Bros Brewing Co, Omaha; 1917 pres & gen mgr On Time Transfer Co; org 1st motor freight service between Omaha & Chicago; Western Trunk Line Common Carrier, dir; Omaha Traffic Club; C of C, mbr transport com; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine; Kountze Memorial Ch; Dem; father (dec) Omaha resident 70 years; off 1802 Izard; res 2636 Country Club Blvd, Omaha.

   BORGLUM, AUGUST MOTHE: Music Critic & Teacher; b Bear Lake, Idaho Apr 29, 1867; s of Dr James Miller Borglum-Ida Michaelson; ed Fremont; St Mary's Coll, Kas; Creighton U 1885; studied music, London England 1898-99, 1900 Paris France; m Lucy Alice Vignal Oct 20, 1900 Paris France (dec 1933); s George Paul; 1885-86 newspaper delivery service, Los Angeles Cal; 1886-96 steno & bkkpr for various firms, last position steno in off of chief engr, UP RR, Omaha; 1901- music critic, Omaha World Herald, priv music tchr; many former pupils now distinguished musicians; 1928 consular agt for France; decorated by French govt Oct 1935 & awarded Palmes D'Officier D'Academie; Omaha Clef Club; Omaha Music Tchrs Assn; French Alliance; Dem; hobby, music; Mrs. Borglum was active in orphanage work during World War, instrumental in placing French orphans in Omaha, secured more than $30,000 for French orphans; off & res 2661 Douglas, Omaha.

   BOSANEK, FRANK E: Grocer; b Omaha, Neb Nov 28, 1901; s of Frank Bosanek-Mary Hazuka; ed Creighton HS; m Agnes Helen Shramek Feb 14, 1926 Omaha; s Frank; d Lorraine; 1918-19 clerical work Live Stock Natl Bank, South Omaha; 1919-22 truck driver for Armour & Co, South Omaha; 1922 owner & opr retail groc & meat bus, Omaha; past pres Omaha Retail Grocers Assn, VP; South Omaha Mchts Assn; VP Fedn of Neb Retailers; C of C; mbr spekers (sic) bur Comm Chest drives; Kiwanis; South Omaha Cath Sokols; Czech Fedn; past grand knight, KC; past pres Cath Charities; Cath Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing, raising flowers; off 5140 S 24th, res RFD 5, Sarpy Co.

   BOSTWICK, LOUIS RAY: Photographer; b Mattoon, Ill May 11, 1868; s of Charles B Bostwick-Cynthia Ann Patrick; ed Mattoon Ill HS; Whipple Acad, Jacksonville Ill; Ill Coll, Jacksonville, grad 1890; 1890-91 in off of Evening Times, Denver; 1891-93 in circulation dept, Republican, Denver; 1893- 98 agt for Chicago Tribune, Times Herald, Chicago; 1898-1900 emp in photography dept, New York World, New York City; 1900-07 staff photographer, Bee Publishing Co, Omaha; 1907- owner & opr photography bus, Louis R Bostwick, Comml Photography, Omaha; Photographers Assn of Amer; Omaha Exec Assn; C of C; Rep; hobby, photography; father editor Mattoon Ill Gazette & secy to J G Cannon, Ill congressman; mother grad of Greencastle Uni, Ind & editorial writer, oprd Gazette while husband acted as secy to Congressman; off 781 Brandeis Theater Bldg; res Wellington Hotel, Omaha.

   BOUQUET, FRANCIS LESTER: Professor of Church History; b St Louis, Mo Oct 4 1899; s Eugene Francis Bouquet-Mary Elizabeth McCandless; ed Central HS, Kansas City MO; Park Coll, Parkville Mo, BA 1921, DD 1934; San Francisco Theological Seminary, BD 1924, ThM 1927; Temple Uni Sch of Theology; 1988; Pi Kappa Delta; Alpha Phi Omega; Zeta Kappa Epsilon; m Esther Rosella Johnson Sept 19, 1923 Kansas City Mo; s Francis Lester, Daniel Johnson; d Maryanna Ruth; ordained Presby minister 1924; 1924-26 pastor Enterprise Ore; 1926-34 pastor Parkville Mo; 1929-84 assoc prof of Bible, Park Coll; 1934- prof of church history Presby Theological Seminary, Omaha; during World War 1918 priv US army, disch 1918; Amer Leg post 1, Omaha; Mississippii (sic) Valley Hist Assn; fellow AAAS; Amer Soc of Church History; has traveled thru Europe, Canada & Alaska; hobbies, cathedral lore, Christian Art; off 3305 N 21st; res 1905 Lothrop, Omaha.

   BOYLE, BERNARD JOSEPH: Attorney: b Darlington, Wis Oct 29, 1894; s of John J Boyle-Rose Anne Gallagher; ed Darlington Wis HS 1912; Creighton U; Omaha Coll of Law 1925: m Maude Mae Smith Jan 16, 1915 Omaha; s Joseph Gene; d Aileen Jane; 1912-13 tchr Lafayette Co Wis; 1913-16 emp by J L Brandeis & Sons, Omaha; 1916-20 emp by Selden Breck Construction Co, Omaha; 1920-27 asst supt Armour & Co, South Omaha; 1925 adm to Neb bar; 1927-33 asst city atty; 1933-87 mbr law firm Johnson Gross & Crawford, Omaha; 1937- ptr of brother, Hugh J in law firm Boyle & Boyle, Omaha; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; Cath Ch; Dem; past mbr state exec com; hobbies, football & baseball, off 411 Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 1506 S 25th Ave, Omaha.

   BOYLES, VIVIAN WARREN: Business College President; b Clay City, Ill Dec 5, 1881; s of Elijah W Boyles-Cornelia Canby; ed Clay City Ill HS 1899; Barnes Comml Coll, St Louis Mo 1900; m Lulu Hadley May 14, 1914 Omaha; 1901-09 instr Boyles Bus Coll of Omaha, 1900-35 secy, 1935- pres; 1934- 39 dir Travelers Health Assn, 1939- VP; C of C; Rotary; pres, SAR state, Omaha ch; AF&AM 1; past pres Unitarian Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, reading; off 1805 Harney; res 396 S 57th, Omaha

   BRADSHAW, DE EMMETT: President Life Insurance Co; b Izard Co, Ark Jan 5, 1869; s of David Carroll Bradshaw-Emily Frances Meredith; ed Ark; LaCross Collegiate Acad, Ark; Natl Normal U, Lebanon O, BSc; Arkansas Law Sch, Little Rock Ark, LLB; m Nellie Shorthill Mar 26. 1895 Little Rock Ark; s De Emmett Jr (dec July 1, 1916); d Melba (Mrs John B Dawson), Ellen Frances (Mrs Mason S Zerbe); prior to graduation from law sch adm to Ark bar with privilege of prac before supreme court; prac law at Little Rock Ark 16 years, specialized in ins law; 1899-1916 dir WOW, 1916-32 gen atty, 1932 pres, Omaha; dir Neb Power Co & Omaha Natl Bank; regent Municipal U of Omaha; King of Ak-Sar-Ben 1935, mbr bd of govs since 1935; Natl Fraternal Congress; Comm Chest; Neb Tuberculosis Assn; past secy Peoples Savings Bank, City Realty Co & Ark Abstract Co, Little Rock Ark; dir Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; Omaha Athletic Club; C of C; Greater Oma-


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