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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built; life mbr Kiwanis & C of C; Omaha Auto Club, past pres 7 years; ch mbr Ak-Sar-Ben; Wheeler Memorial Presby Ch, elder; off Exchange Bldg; res 4311 S 22nd, Omaha.

   CHESIRE, ROBERT L: Attorney; b Amamosa, Ia Feb 10, 1906; s of Charles M Chesire-Mary O'Toole; ed Anamosa Ia HS; Columbia U, 1923 & 1924; Creighton U, 1926-28; U of Ia LLB 1928-31; Phi Alpha Delta; m Mary Healy May 5, 1934 Omaha; s Barry, Charles; 1931-33 mbr law firm Chesire & Horrabin, Ottumwa Ia; 1933-38 atty for Fed Land Bank, Omaha; 1938- atty Fed Intermediate Credit Bank & Production Credit Corp, Omaha; past treas of 2nd Judicial Dist Bar Assn of Ia; Neb St Bar Assn; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, football; off Farm Credit Bldg; res 2826 S 21st, Omaha.

   CHEW, JOHN LAWRENCE: Attorney; b Adair, Ia Feb 6, 1897; s of William F Chew-Patience Jane Lawrence; ed Adair Ia HS 1916; Simpson Coll, Indinanola Ia; Creighton U, 1923; m Esther Peddicord Feb 1, 1921 Perry Ia; s Robert W; 1919 org & opr Walnut Grove Hog Remedy Co, Anita Ia; 1920 opr chain of drug stores in northern Ia; 1921 farmed, Kimball Co, & read law in Kimball Co atty's off; 1923 adm to bar; 1922-24 with John E Wharton law firm, Omaha; 1923-30 opr collection dept J L Brandeis & Sons, Omaha; 1924-29 with John L Webster, Omaha; 1925-30 owner & opr Retail Credit Men's Assn, Omaha; 1930-34 mbr law firm Rosewater, Mecham, Burton, Hasselquist & Chew, Omaha; 1934-37 mbr firm Dorsey, Baldrige & Chew; 1937- prac law, Omaha; 1931- owner & opr 3 farms Dallas Co Ia; AF&AM, 26, Shrine, Scot Rite; hobbies, fishing, hunting, sports; off 538 Insurance Bldg; res 528 S 52nd, Omaha.

   CHILDE, CYRIL EDWARD: Transportation Counsel; b Lincoln, Neb July 19, 1887; s of Edward Payson Childe-Lucy Mitchell; ed Palisade; Creighton U; m Laurella Marion Jamieson May 31, 1911 Omaha; s John Edward, James Gavin; d Laurell; 1900-06 with CB&Q RR, Neb & Kas; 1906-12 traffic mgr & asst sales mgr Sunderland Bros Co; 1912-13 asst mgr traffic bur, Omaha C of C, 1914-18 commr traffic bur, Sioux City Ia; 1918-34 comm C of C traffic bur, Omaha; 1934- law prac, Omaha tsptn counsel; pres Natl Industrial Traffic League; mbr Omaha regional traffic com, US RR commission; chmn traffic com, Mississippi Valley Industrial Traffic Assn; C of C; during World War 4-min man, Omaha & Sioux City Ia; Rep; hobbies, music, collecting phonograph records, walking; off 924 WOW Bldg; res Ill N 54th, Omaha.

   CHINLUND, EMIL GOTTFRIED: Clergyman; b Chicago, Ill Jan 18, 1872; s of Charles Gustaf Chinlund-Wilhelmina Nelson; ed Chicago; Augustana Coll, BA; Augustana Theological Seminary, Rock Island Ill, STD; m Alma Swenson Oct 30, 1901 Chicago; foster d Ethel Evelyn; 1900-07 pastor, First Luth Ch, Lincoln; 1907-16 pastor First Luth Ch, Red Wing Minn; 1916-20 pastor, Immanual Luth Ch, Omaha 1920- dir Immanuel Deaconess Inst, Omaha; has served on following bds; Augustans, Book Concern, Rock Island Ill, Minn Coll at Minneapolis, Luther Coll at Wahoo, Neb Hosp Service, Omaha; pres Omaha Ministerial Union, Omaha Hosp Coun; Luth Ministerial Assn; fellow Amer Coll of Hosp Administration; C of C; Fellowship Club; Noon Day Club; listed in "Who's Who in Amer," Rep; hobbies, music, travel; off 34th & Fowler; res 4707 N 34th, Omaha.

   CHRISTENSON, HAROLD: Funeral Director; b Chicago, Ill Sept 19, 1902; s of Mons Christenson-Ricky Bartol; ed Chicago; Omaha HS; Williams Inst of Embalming, Kansas City Kas; m Edith Haynes Oct 30, 1927 Omaha; d Jane, Bette, Nancy; 1927- with Haynes Funeral Home, Omaha; Omaha Funeral Dirs Assn, secy; Neb & Natl Funeral Dirs Assins; Kiwanis dir; Ak-Sar-Ben; O Kountze Memorial Ch; hobby, golf; father mechanical dentist & resident of Omaha 22 years; off 3920 N 24th; res 6608 Minne Lusa Blvd, Omaha.

   CHRISTENSON, WALTER EUGENE: Associate Editor; b Burt Co, Neb Aug 19, 1899; s of Andrew Christenson-Bingta Johnson; ed Oakland HS; U of N, BA 1919; Phi Kappa Psi; m Doris Thetge Jan 4, 1925 Missoula Mont; s Douglas A; 1919-21 asst prof of journalism, U of Mont, Missoula Mont; 1921-28 publisher & editor The New Northwest, Missoula Mont; 1928-36 reporter for Omaha World Herald, 1935-39 managing editor, 1939- assoc editor; during World War coast arty of US army, 1918-19; Amer Leg post 1; C of C; Happy Hollow Country Club; hobby, golf; off 720 World Herald Bldg; res 6214 Fort, Omaha.

   CHRISTIE, BURTON WHITFORD: Physician & Surgeon; b Creston, Ia Aug 22, 1877; s of William Henry Christie-Sarah Mariah Whitford; ed Central HS Omaha 1895; U of N, BSc 1899; tennis champion 1899; Omaha Med Coll, MD 1902; grad work Harvard U 1914-16; Phi Kappa Psi; Theta Nu Epsilon; ch mbr Phi Rho Sigma; m Florence Gridley June 21, 1902 Omaha (dec); s Harlan Page, Billie Burton; d Barbara Whitford; Florence Devalon; m Emma B Thomas June 30, 1938 San Francisco Cal; 1902-09 prac med with father Dr William Henry Christie; 1909- indep med prac after death of father, Omaha; 1902-27 assoc prof of pediatrics U of N Coll of Med; 1925- mbr first foreign clinical tour made by Amer doctors; during Sp-Amer War corp Co M, 2nd Neb vol inf, Camp Chickamauga Ga, disch 1898; pres 1813, mbr coun until 1918 Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc, mbr legislative com 1924-30; Neb St & Amer Med Assns; mbr Inter-collegiate Post-Grad Assembly 1925; past mbr C of C 25 years, 1913-23 chmn health & hosp com, 3 years mbr exec com; Rotary mbr 25 years; Omaha Field Club mbr 30 years; Omaha Country Club; AF&AM 11; bowled with Clarkson Bowling League; hobbies, golf, baseball, football, has att practically all football games played by U of N since 1896; off 208 Barker Bldg; res 5514 Harney, Omaha.

   CINEK, LOUIS HARRY: Coal & Feed Merchant; b Redwillow Co, Neb May 11, 1894; s of Vaclav J Cinek-Julia Mezik; ed South Omaha HS 1911; m Olga Smolik June 20, 1917 Omaha; 1901 with parents moved from McCook to South Omaha; 1911-13 salesman for father in flour & feed bus, Omaha; 1913-14 journal clk, city clks off, Omaha; 1914-19 mgr of flour & feed bus after father's death; 1918 on homestead Douglas Wyo 3 mos; 1919-22 owner & opr flour & feed bus, Omaha, 1922- added coal bus; during World War ent US army 1918, MTD, Lincoln, disch Nov 1918; Amer Leg post 331, past comm; 40 & 8, past chef de gare; past chancellor KP 2; pres South Omaha Teljed Sokol; mbr South Omaha Businessmen's Assn; Ak-Sar-Ben; AF&AM 184; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbles, civic & fraternal activities; res 5212 S 24th, Omaha.

   CLAASSEN, CORNELIUS JANSEN: President Farm Management Co; b Gage Co, Neb May 6, 1883; s of Aaron E Claassen-Anna Jansen; ed Beatrice HS 1900; Haverford Coll, Penn 1907; Beta Rho Sigma; m Gertrude Margarette Jansen Oct 7, 1909 Winnepeg, Canada; s Randolph Martin; d Gertrude Ruth (Mrs Stanley L Furber), Kathryn Ann (dec), Barbara; 1907-09 cash State Bank of Jansen; 1909-11 asst secy, Peters Trust Co of Omaha, 1909-29 VP & secy; 1920-29 VP Peters Natl Bank; 1929- pres Farmers Natl Co of Omaha; author Making Farms Pay; contributor to Business Week, Nation's Business, Forbes, Rotarian, Country Home, American Legion Magazine & others; legislative sponsor, & author state law creating trust cos in Neb; 1919-21 alumni trustee, Haverford Coll; 1923-29 chmn publicity com Neb Bankers Assn; Mortgage Bankers Assn of Amer, 1929-30 mbr bd of govs; 1926-27 pres Neb Mortgage Bankers Assn; 1919-28 trustee Bluffton Coll, Bluffton Ohio; 1939- mbr bd of govs Natl Farm Chemurgic Coun, Cleveland; 1939- Neb Com of 100; 1929-30 dir YMCA, Omaha; Neb Tuberculosis Assn, treas & dir; Omaha Club; Rotary; C of C, mbr natl affairs & agrl coms; First Presby Ch; Douglas Co Rep Central Com, treas 1924-25; hobbies, swimming, skating; off Brandeis Theater Bldg; res 1325 S 35th, Omaha.

   CLAPPER, JOHN: Sales Manager; b Des Moines, Ia July 15, 1878; s of Moses Clapper-Susan Johnson; ed bus coll; m Kerstene P Peterson May 1906 Council Bluffs Ia; s John Clapper Jr, James Howard; d Eleanor (Mrs ___ Hoffman), Mary Jean (Mrs ___ Martin); 1902-08 traveling representative; 1908- with John Deere Plow Co, Omaha, 1914- sales mgr; Omaha Sales Mgrs Assn; C of C; Ak-Sar-Ben, vice-chmn agrl com, chmn exec com; AF&AM 56, York; BPOE; First Presby Ch; Rep; father (dec) farmer in Polk Co 15 years; off 912 Howard; res 5103 Cass, Omaha.

   CLARK, GENEIVE WORTHINGTON: History Teacher; b Ogle Co, Ill; d of George Edwin Clark-Alivilda Worthington; ed Rockford Ill HS; U of Mich, BA & MA; grad work Oberlin Coll; U of Omaha; Chi Theta Psi; tchr in S D 1 year, 2 years in Ia; 1920- English & history instr in Omaha Central HS, originator & supvr of projects which include 900 models used to vitalize history, ednl motion pictures made & shown in U S; NSTA; AAUW; DAR; Wellesley Coll Assn of Oma-



Who's Who

ha; Unitarian Ch; hobbies, projects, internatl affairs, music, travel; off Central HS; res Princeton Apts, 19th & Dodge, Omaha.

   CLARK, MILDRED JOHNSON: Physician; b Omaha, Neb July 3, 1899; d of Dr Gideon Johnson-Dr Alice Enright; ed Omaha Central HS; U of N, MD 1924; Achoth; Nu Sigma Phi; m Dr George Leonard Clark June 5, 1924 Omaha; d Helen Louise, Janet Margaret; interne, New England Hosp for Women & Children, Boston; 1925- prac med, Omaha; Douglas Co juvenile court phys; YWCA phys; Maternal Health League phys; clinical asst in obstetrics, U of N Coll of Med; assisting phys, Child Saving Inst; Amer Med Womens Assn, pres branch 6; Quota Club; Inter-Club Coun of Omaha; PTA; Meth Ch; hobbies, reading, flowers, pets; off & res 1817 Vinton, Omaha.

   CLARK, WILBER DALE: Banker; b Fillmore, Mo Apr 26, 1892; s of Samuel Wilton Clark-Catherine Laney Sayres; ed Joseph Mo; m Ethel Johnston Aug 31, 1915 St Joseph Mo; s Russell Dale, Walter William; d Jessie Ethel; 1908-13 bkkpr, First Natl Bank, St Joseph, Mo; 1913-15 asst cash First Natl Bank, Tarkio MO; 1915-19 cashier Stockyards Natl Bank, Denver Colo; 1919-29 asst cash & VP Omaha Natl Bank, 1929- pres; Omaha Safe Deposit co, pres; Nebraska Bond & Mortgage Corp, VP; C&NW RR Ca, dir; Omaha Agcy RACC, chmn advisory com, 1932; Omaha branch Fed Res Bank of Kansas City, dir 1936-39; Uni of Omaha, pres bd of regents; Nebraska Meth Hosp, trustee; Assoc Hosp Service of Neb, dir; US dept of commerce, mbr bus advisory coun since 1938; Neb Wes, past regent; past pres C of C; US C of C, dir 1935-37; Comm Chest, past pres; BPOE; AF&AM 268; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; First Meth Ch; Rep; res 225 S 55th, Omaha.

   CLARKE, MRS ALENE: Homemaker; b Milford, Conn Apr 15, 1889; d of Charles R Ayres-Carolyn I Smith; ed Bridgeport Conn HS; Smith Coll, Northampton Mass, BA 1913; m Alfred Henry Clarke Apr 24, 1916 Bridgeport Conn; s Dexter A; mbr Campfire Ed; Instrumental in establishing Harriet Harding Camp for Girls; Visiting Nurse Assn of Omaha, treas; active in Comm Chest work; past mbr League of Women Voters; Smith Coll Club of Omaha; Book Club; First Congl Ch, mbr women's Orgn; Rep; hobbies, golf, bridge, reading; res 112 S 54th, Omaha.

   CLARKE, ALFRED HENRY: Branch Manager Manufacturing Co; b Tacoma, Wash Sept 7, 1888; s of David Dexter Clarke-Sarah Eleanor Huntington; ed Portland Ore HS; Amherst Coll, BA 1911; mass Inst of Technology, BSc 1915; Beta Theta Pi; m Alene Ayres Apr 24, 1916 Bridgeport Conn; s Dexter Ayres; 1906-1915 during coll vacations, civil engr in Ore, Cal & Montana; 1915-19 secy to pres, Bemis Brother Bag Co of Boston, 1919-21 asst to chief engr, St Louis, 1921-23, supt, 1923-32 sales mgr, 1932- Omaha branch mgr; pres Omaha Industrial Development Corp; Past chmn industrial div, Comm Chest; past pres Omaha Club; C of C; Omaha Athletic Club; Omaha Country Club; YMCA, dir; Corp Mass St Guard 1916-18; First Central Congl Ch, past chmn bd of trustees 2 years; Rep; hobby, golf; off 614 S 11th; res 112 S 54th, Omaha.

   CLARKE, FLOYD SWEETLAND: Physician; b Le Mars, Ia Aug 4, 1875; s of Frederick Howard Clarke-Fidelia Alice Sweetland; ed Le Mars Ia HS; Cornell Coll, Mt Vernon Ia; U of Penn, MD 1900; 1920 studied Pediatrics in Vienna; m Emma Louise Cannon June 21, 1905 Sussex, N J; d Marion Frances (Mrs Gale Spain), Margaret Elizabeth (Mrs William B Garrett); 1900-02 interne Blockley Hosp, Philadelphia; 1903-13 prac med, Le Mars Ia; 1913-15 specialist in pediatrics New York City; 1915- pediatrician, Omaha; 1919- prof & head of pediatrics dept, Creighton U; Omaha Douglas Co Infantile Paralysis Ed; Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; Elkhorn Valley Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn, chmn convalescent serum com; AMA; Amer Acad of Pediatrics; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, trout fishing; off 314 Medical Arts Bldg; res 5120 Chicago, Omaha.

   CLARKE, MRS GRACE: Homemaker; b Central City, Colo; d of William F Allen-Alice Cleveland; ed Omaha; Lasell Sem, Auburndale Mass 1895; m Henry T Clarke Jr Sept 25, 1901 Omaha; s Allen Gordon, William Cleaveland, Henry Tefft Ill; 1901- homemaker; during World War active in womens war activities & ARC; Colonial Dames of Amer, past mbr various coms; formerly active in Comm Chest & welfare work; 4th queen of Ak-Sar-Ben; hobbies, home & family; res 3903 Dewey Ave, Omaha.

   CLARKE, HENRY TEFFT JR: Retired; b Bellevue, Neb Aug 4, 1875; s of Henry Tefft Clarke-Martha Fielding; ed Omaha HS 1892; Williams Coll, Williamstown Mass, 1892-94 mbr baseball team, pitcher; Chicago U, PhB 1896, PhG 1897, mbr of first full 4 year class, capt & pitcher baseball team 1897, mbr football team, pres glee club; U of Mich, LLB 1899, pitcher & baseball coach first year, head baseball coach last year; Sigma Phi; Owl & Serpent; m Grace Louise Allen Sept 25, 1901 Omaha; s Allen Gordon, William Cleaveland, Henry Tefft III; adm to Ill bar 1899, Neb bar 1900; 1900-07 ptr of Frank Crawford in legal firm Crawford & Clarke, Omaha; 1905 representative in Neb legislature; 1907 sponsored first Neb child labor law & terminal tax law, placing RR taxation on fair basis; 1908-17 Neb railway commr; 1917-21 atty & traffic mgr Omaha Grain Exchange; 1921- mgr own affairs; Omaha Club; hobbies, travel, hunting, fishing; father came to Bellevue 1855, first master Mason in Neb; res 3903 Dewey Ave, Omaha.

   CLARKE, LOUIS SAMUEL: President Investment Co; b Waterford, Penn May 29, 1880; s of William E Clarke-Adelaide Brotherton; ed Omaha HS 1898; m Mona Kloke Sept 17, 1907 Omaha; s Robert Louis; 1898-1911 livestock buyer, Omaha Packing Co; 1911- Pres Kloke investment Co, Omaha; org Domestic Allotment Plan of USDA 1931; past pres Omaha Country Club; C of C; Episc Ch; Rep; hobby, gardening; father (dec) whol mcht in Omaha 11 years; off Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 717 Hackberry Road, Fairacres, Omaha.

   CLAYTON, FREDERICK WILLIAM: Clergyman; b Durham Co, England Feb 22, 1885; s of Titus Clayton-Elizabeth Hepburn; ed Boys Model Sch, Durham England; St Augustine's Coll, Canterbury, England; 1914 came to Canada, ordained to Episc ministry; 1914-18 missionary, diocese of Algoma, Ontario Canada; 1918-21 assoc rector St Simon's Ch Toronto Canada; 1922-25 rector, St Andrew's Ch, Princess Anne Md; 1925-27 pres Tabor Coll, Tabor Ia; 1927- rector All Saints Episc Ch; Omaha; twice diocesan dep to gen conv of Episc Ch; past pres Omaha lib bd; mbr unemployment compensation commission, state of Neb; past chmn arbitration proceedings between typographical union & Omaha newspapers; past pres Fellowship Club; past pres Professional Mens Club; AF&AM, Princess Anne Md; Scot Rite; Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters; Omaha Club; Omaha, Country Club; hobbies, reading, travel, has made seven trips to England; off 506 S 26th; res Hotel Blackstone, Omaha.

   CLEARY, GEORGE J: Attorney; b Kearney, Neb Oct 16, 1896; s of James A Cleary-Bridget T Hurley; ed Kearney HS 1914; KSTC; Creighton U, LLB 1918; Delta Theta Phi; m Dorothy L LaBrie May 1, 1923 Omaha; s John E; d Margaret Ann; 1918-19 in USN; 1920- head of legal dept Mutual Benefit Health & Accident Assn, VP since 1934; United Benefit Life Ins Co, home off coun; Omaha Athletic Club; Happy Hollow Golf Club; KC; off 16th & Douglas; res 5205 Jones, Omaha.

   CLOUGH, IVAN H: Secretary-Treasurer Manufacturing Co; b Dodge Co, Neb June 13, 1895; s of Edwin D Clough-Clara M Havens; ed Nickerson; Fremont Normal 1914; m Laura A Roxbury Oct 8, 1915 Council Bluffs Ia; d Evelyn F; 1914-16 farmer, Dodge Co; 1916-23 mgr Farmers Union Co-op Assn, Ames; 1923-25 emp by Sunderland Bros Co, Omaha; 1925- salesman, Gate City Iron Works of Omaha, 1926 ptr & asst mgr, 1931 co inc, 1931- secy treas; Assoc Industries of Neb; Amer Steel Warehouse Assn, VP Missouri River ch; past pres Omaha Exec Club, Ad-Sell League; Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben; C of C; AF&AM 288; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 11th & Seward; res 676 N 59th, Omaha.

   CLOYD, AUGUSTUS D: Medical Director; b Fayette, Mo Feb 17, 1860; s of John Wesley Cloyd-EIiza Jane Basye; ed Howard Co Mo; Central Coll, Fayette Mo; Washington U MD 1896; m Nina E Smith Apr 14, 1896 St Louis Mo (dec); s Dr A David; 1886-98 prac med, Shubert, 1898- med dir WOW; staff mbr U of N Coll of Med 12 years; only living founder Neb Tuberculosis Assn; Omaha-Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Omaha Midwest Clinical Soc; past pres med section, Natl Fraternal Congress of Amer, Natl Assn of Genealogists; Omaha Club; Omaha Athletic Club; C of C; Ak-Sar-Ben; Happy Hollow Club; SAR; AF&AM; York Rite; KT; First Bapt Ch, deacon; hobby, genealogical record & med research; off Insurance Bldg; res 5104 Cuming, Omaha.

   COAD, ARTHUR LAWRENCE: Bank President; b Cheyenne, Wyo June 19, 1882; s of John Frances Coad-


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Ellen Marie Leahy; ed Omaha HS; Creighton U; U of N 1905; m May Sullivan Apr 14, 1920 Omaha; d Katherine Ann; 1905-07 farmer, Fremont; 1907-11 assisted father & uncle as mgr of farms & ranches in Neb & Wyo, bred Percheron horses; 1911-13 developed irrigation project, Eddy Co, N M; 1913-15 sheep & cattle rancher, Laramie Co, Wyo; 1915-17 VP Henry State Bank; 1917-18 asst cash, Packers Natl Bank of Omaha, 1919- asst cash, later cash & now pres; pres Cross S Ranch, Crystal City Tev (sic); pres Clarke Land & Development Co, Carlsbad N M; treas Coad Real Est Co, Omaha; during World War enl Aug 1918 OTC Louisville Ky, disch June 1919; Amer Bankers Assn, past VP, for Neb; Neb Bankers Assn, mbr exec coun 3 terms; Amer Inst of Banking, dir 5 years; Omaha Clearing House Assn, past pres; Neb Com of 100; chmn of com & org 1st Omaha 4-H Club 1927; past dir South Omaha Mchts Assn; Neb Com of 100; Comm Chest; C of C; Stockyards 400 Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; U of N & Creighton U Alumni Assns; Catholic Charities, chmn; Friends of St James Orphanage, Omaha, chmn; hobby, agriculture; off Packers National Bank; res 315 S 54th, Omaha.

   COADY, MARGUERITE S: Homemaker; b Hartington, Neb Feb 21, 1902; d of N Y Ottelle-Anna Schrempp; ed Seneca Kas HS; m Raymond Patrick Coady June 25, 1923 Omaha; s Charles Cromer; after finishing sch, saleswoman with Thomas Kilpatrick Co, Omaha; 1920 clk, decorator & model Fields Specialty Shop & Gimble's, Milwaukee Wis; later demonstrator in drug & jewelry depts Burgess-Nash, Omaha; also show-room model; voted best model in midwest; thru personal study has developed outstanding charm, fashion, & modeling sch; promoted, cast & decorated many shows; 1936 Miss Omaha; model, demonstrator & charm educator N Y, Chicago, & other eastern cities; 1939 featured in Amer Magazine; women's div C of C; St Peter's Cath Ch, Omaha; hobbies, rearing & educating son, collecting matches, makes screens of match covers, menus & cards, plays piano, singing, reading, cooking, horseback riding; res 2955 Pacific Ave, Omaha.

   COATES, CHARLES THOMPSON: Vice President & Secretary-Treasurer, Stockyards & Grain Co; b Manchester, England Apr 19, 1883; s of Charles William Coates-Sarah Potter; ed Manchester England HS; m Helen Clark May 25, 1937 Kansas City Mo; d Louise Ann; 1914-17 steno for UP RR, Grand Island; 1919- VP & secy-treas Valley Stockyards & Grain Co; during World War in 163rd depot brigade, Camp Dodge Ia Aug 1918-Mar 1919; Amer Leg post 58, past comm & past adjt; AF&AM 310, secy 3 years; Episc Ch; Rep; hobbies, livestock feeding & farming; res Valley.

   COCKLE, ALBERT L: Printer; b Grant, Neb Nov 25, 1890; s of George Cockle-Annie Lincoln; ed Grant; Doane Coll Acad; Neb Wes, BA 1915; Alpha Omega; Orophilian; m Eda Marquardt Aug 13, 1917 Council Bluffs Ia; s George John; d Mary Anna; 1917-18 ptr of Tryon, in Omaha Typesetting Co; 1919- opr Cockle Printing Co, specialist in legal work; 1927 adm to Neb bar; during World War enl July 1917 ensign USN, disch 1919; C of C, mbr publicity com; Rotary; AF&AM 303; Congl Ch; hobby, tennis; off 1313 Howard; res 109 S 32nd Ave, Omaha.

   COCKRELL, MRS RUTH: Homemaker; b Iowa City, Ia Oct 17, 1904; d of Perry Eugene McClenehan-Alta A Birdsall; ed Des Moines U & U of Ia; U of Wis, BA 1926; past pres Delta Zeta; m Harry Hamilton Cockrell July 10, 1937 Iowa City Ia; 1926-28 tchr home economics, Montezuma Ia; 1928-37 tchr home economics in 5th & 6th grades, supvr food work in Jr HS, Davenport Ia; 1937- homemaker; Comm Chest, capt 1939; AAUW, chmn ednl section; hobbies, weaving, handcraft, travel; res 4915 Dodge, Omaha.

   COHEN, HERMAN: Meat Packer; b Keshinev, Russia Dec 23, 1893; s of Solomon Cohen-Mary Borodino; ed Torrington Wyo; studied violin under Henry Cox; m Rosalie Leivoici Jan 29, 1921 Omaha; s Arthur, Donald, Sheldon; d Florence; during early years of life farmed in Wyo; 1925- meat packer, Omaha; during World War enl in US army 44th engrs Torrington Wyo, 45th div train inspector, 12 mos in France, disch as 1st class priv 1919; Bnai B'rith; hobbies, music, violin, played in old Omaha Symphony Orchestra; off 5102 S 26th; res 101 S 53rd, Omaha.

   COHN, LOYAL BRANDIES: Hotel Owner; b Omaha, Neb Oct 6, 1892; s of Herman Cohn-Sarah Brandies; ed Omaha; U of Mich 1916; studied in Switzerland, France, & Germany; m Lorene Rosenstock July 8, 1924 Omaha; 1916- mgr & owner Loyal Hotel, estab by father 1908, Omaha; 1920-25 pres Interstate Advertising Co; 1929-35 owner Nichol Mfg Co, Omaha; during World War enl in US army Inf; Omaha Hotel Assn; C of C; B'nai B'rith; Highland Country Club; hobbies, golf, hunting, fishing, gen sports; off & res Hotel Loyal, Omaha.

   COLE, MAYNARD COPELAND: Secretary & Assistant Treasurer Sash Door Co; b Norton, Mass Oct 5, 1877; s of Ansel O Cole-Martha Louise Copeland; ed Clinton Ia HS; Northwestern U, BSc 1900; dir of glee club; Beta Theta Pi, secy 1899-1900; Phi Beta Kappa; m Florence Edith Moody Apr 15, 1903 Omaha; d Helen Copeland (Mrs Dan S Egbert), Gertrude (dec), Florence Moody (dec); 1900-10 in clerical work for M A Disbrow & Co, 1910-15 off mgr, 1915-25 secy, 1925- secy & asst treas, Omaha; 1923-39 first secy Neb Mayflower Soc; 1905-31 mbr C of C; Comm Chest; Uni Club, Omaha; 1921- secy of vestry of Trinity Cathedral Episc Ch; hobbies, travel, motoring; off 1201 Nicholas; res 5116 Cuming, Omaha.

   COLEMAN, THOMAS BERNARD: Manager Plate Glass Co; b Falls City, Neb Jan 11, 1876; s of Thomas C Coleman-Annie Ryan; ed Falls City HS 1892; m Margaret T Cassidy Oct 16, 1903 Omaha (dec 1937); s Thomas B Jr; d Marian; 1892-1900 in retail drug bus, Omaha; 1900- with Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co of Omaha, 1901-02 retail clk, 1902-03 city salesman, 1903-10 traveling salesman, 1910-14 mgr paint dept, 1914-24 asst mgr, 1924- mgr; dir Neb Power Co; past pres Internatl Sales Mgrs Assn; past pres Omaha Mfrs Assn; past dir Neb Mfrs Assn; past pres Neb Paint Club; an org Omaha Advertising Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; C of C, past dir, past mbr exec com; Omaha Club; KC; Cath Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off 14th & Jones; res St Regis Apts, Omaha.

   COLLINS, CHARLES JAMES: Assistant Passenger Traffic Manager; b Columbus, O May 26, 1887; s of Walter Collins-Elizabeth E Culley; ed Columbus O HS; Ohio St U 1907-08; m Oliva Milne May 26, 1910 Columbus O; s Mac Gillavray; d Ruth Stuart; 1908-09 ticket seller, Union Depot Co, Columbus O; 1909-10 asst ticket agt, Penn RR, Columbus O; 1910-13 city passenger sgt, Penn RR, Columbus O, 1913-15 traveling passenger agt, UP RR, Cincinnati O; 1915-16 chief clk, UP RR, Cleveland O; 1916-17 traveling agt, C&NW-UP RR dept of tours, Cincinnati O; 1917-18 Chicago representative, C&NW-UP RR dept of tours, Chicago Ill; 1920 gen agt, C&NW RR, Cleveland O; 1920-26 mgr C&NW- UP RR dept of tours, Chicago Ill; 1926-27 gen passenger agt UP, Portland Ore; 1927-30 gen passenger agt UP RR, Omaha; 1931- asst passenger traffic mgr, UP RR, Omaha; during World War 1918-20 in bur of service US RR administration; C of C; Omaha Country Club; Rotary; AF&AM Worthington O; Scot Rite, 32o Columbus O; Tangier Shrine; off UP Bldg; res 304 S 51st Ave, Omaha.

   COLLINS, GERALD EVERETT: Attorney; b Fort Crook, Neb Oct 11, 1903; s of Harvey Collins-Daisy E Crocker; ed Papillion HS; Creighton U 1922-24; U of N, LLB 1926; Delta Theta Phi; Theta Chi; m Thelma Secord Oct 10, 1928 Omaha; 1926 prac law, Papillion; 1927- prac law with Judge Collins, South Omaha; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; Family Welfare Assn, dir; Ad-Sell League; C of C, mbr municipal affairs com; Omaha Athletic Club; Neb Good Roads Assn; Kiwanis; South Omaha Mchts Assn, pres; past pres & assoc mbr Professional Men's Club; U of N Alumni Assn; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, swimming; off Livestock National Bank Bldg; res 4691 Pine, Omaha.

   COMBS, TINLEY L: Jeweler; b Fairfield, Ia Sept 8, 1870; s of Andrew J Combs-Mary Elizabeth Robinson; ed Silver Creek; Neb Central Coll; m Mary Florence Winter Sept 8, 1927 Omaha; s C Morlyn, Elton Trager; 1888-93 emp by Summers & Co, jewelers, Omaha; 1893- owner T L Combs & Son, jewelers, Omaha; past pres Amer Natl Retail Jewelers Assn, regional VP; C of C, mbr exec corn; Ak-Sar-Ben, mbr since orgn; DeMolay, mbr Neb grand coun 1925-35; pres bd Omaha Masonic Home for Children, pres of bd since 1919; ch mbr OES; BPOE 39; AF&AM; past wise master Scot Rite, 33o since 1915, past secy; Tangier Shrine, past potentate; KCCH past master; hobby, fraternal work; off 1617 Harney; res 219 N 48th, Omaha.



Who's Who

   COMSTOCK, WILLIAM: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb May 21, 1909; s of John P Comstock-Louise Davis; ed Omaha Central HS; lettered in tennis; U of N, BA 1932, LLB 1935; mbr publications bd 2 years, pres sophomore class; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Delta Theta; 1935- prac law with Dana Van Dusen, Omaha; 1935- instr bus law, U of Omaha; capt inf ORC; Omaha, Douglas Co & Neb St Bar Assns; Jr C of C; AF&AM; Miller Park Presby Ch, deacon, past treas; Rep; dist Pres Neb Y R Club, mbr exec com; Douglas Co Y R Club; hobbies, books, hunting, fishing; father (dec) grain commr, resident of Omaha 35 years; off Metropolitan Utilities Bldg; res 2874 Mary, Omaha.

   CONANT, HARLEY: President Hotel Co; b Cherokee, Ia July 11, 1876; s of George Calvin Conant-Mary Helen Batterson; ed Lancaster Co; m Ellen Metcalfe June 8, 1927 Omaha; 1889-1910 branch mbr McReynolds & Co, grain dlrs, Kansas City & Omaha; 1910- in hotel bus, Omaha, pres Conant Hotel Co; first owner hotel of 60 rooms, later owner & opr many years Congress, Sanford, Henshaw & Conant Hotels, sold all except Sanford, renamed Conant-Sanford; during Sp-Amer War enl Apr 1898 Co G 2nd Neb volunteers, disch sgt Oct 1898; pres Omaha Hotel Assn; past pres Neb Hotel Assn; Amer Hotel Assn; dir Neb Power Co; C of C, past mbr exec com; Omaha Country Club; Omaha Athletic Club; off & res Conant-Sanford Hotel, Omaha.

   CONNERS, ALBERT M: Secretary, Sales Manager & Director Milling Co; b Chicago, Ill Jan 29, 1880; s of Andrew W Connor (sic)-Desdemona Sperry; ed Chicago; m Lulu Hinton Mar 23, 1907 Omaha; s Andrew Hinton; d Desdemona, Helen; 1900-06 traveling auditor, Western Trunk Lines, Chicago; 1906-09 chief clk, CGW RR, Omaha; 1909-12 with Maney Mill Co, Omaha; 1912-17 secy Grand Island Comml Club; 1917- secy, sales mgr Maney Mill Co, dir since 1921; Omaha C of C; Omaha Field Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; past secy Grand Island BPOE; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine; Rep; hobby, golf; off 2463 S 27th Ave; res 5161 Jones, Omaha.

   CONNOLLY, CORNELIUS F: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb Jan 19, 1892; s of James J Connolly-Rose Ann Smith; Creighton Prep 1908; Creighton U, LLB 1915; m Nelle J Coulton Aug 30, 1916 Omaha; s Cornelius F, David W; d Rosemary C, Margaret Helen, Jeanne Frances; 1908-11 emp by UP RR; 1915-18 prac law, Omaha; 1918- in law firm Crofoot-Fraser-Connolly & Stryker; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Cath Ch; Dem; off 687 Omaha National Bank; res 6803 Minne Lusa Blvd, Omaha.

   CONNORS, EDWARD J: Assistant to Railway President; b Albany, N Y May 4, 1892; s of James J Connors-Anna E McManus; ed Albany N Y HS 1907; m Cornelia E Krueger Nov 26, 1918 Albany N Y; s Edward K; 1907-17 yardmaster NYC RR, Utica N Y; 1917-19 wage schedule expert, US RR, Washington D C; 1920-22 labor relations expert, US RR labor bd, Chicago Ill, 1923- asst to pres UP RR; Union League, Chicago; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; C of C; Omaha Athletic Club; Ak-Sar-Ben, councilor; father ret, resident Albany N Y; off Union Pacific Bldg, res 103 S 51st, Omaha.

   COOK, EDMUND LINN: Bank President; b Murray, Ky Sept 20, 1884; s of Edmund James Cook-Susan Jane Lassiter; ed Murray Ky HS 1900; Southern Normal, Huntington Tenn; m Nell Doss Jan 25, 1916 Farmington Mo; emp by Mayfield Med Co, Mayfield Ky; 1902-06 emp in credit & collections dept, Mayfield Ky Woolen Mills; 1906-08 traveled in Mexico, Canada, Hawaiian Islands; 1908-18 cash, Bank of Trenton Mo; 1918-21 cash, Farmers & Mchts Bank, Flat River Mo; 1921-32 VP & secy De Soto Trust Co De Soto Mo, state bank examiner & liquidator, Mo; 1933- VP & gen mgr Douglas Co Bank of Omaha; past pres De Soto, Mo, Comml Club; treas Benson Comml Club; AF&AM; RAM, De Soto MO; R&SM, Bonne Terre MO; OES, De Soto Mo; hobby, enjoying friends; off 6108 Military Ave; res 2923 N 58th, Omaha.

   COOKE, OSCAR OLIVER: Branch Manager Manufacturing Co; b Cowley Co, Kas Mar 8, 1901; s of Riley Herbert Cooks-Fannie Viola Palmer; ed Lyon Co Kas; Emporia Kas Bus Coll, 1918; m Ada Luella Williams Dec 17, 1920 Emporia Kas; s Oscar Melvin; d Evelyn Marie, Irene Beatrice, Betty Louise; 1920-26 farmer, Emporia Kas; 1926-30 impl dlr, Emporia Kas; 1930-36 salesman for Allis Chalmers Mfg Co at Emporia Kas, 1937-38 sales mgr at Omaha, 1938- branch mgr; Farm Equipment Club, pres; C of C; Omaha Athletic Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; Omaha Aeronautical Assn; Aeronautical Assn of Neb; Natl Aeronautic Assn; hobbies, hunting, aviation, lic pilot 8 years; off 9th & Farnam; res 2512 N 51st Ave, Omaha.

   COOPER, JOHN W: Attorney; b Hartford, Ind Oct 17, 1877; s of Thomas Nelson Cooper-Mary Pugsley Espey; ed Rising Sun Ind; 1899 adm to Kas bar; 1899-1902 prac law, Kingman Kas; 1902- prac law, Omaha; 1919-31 state sen, pres pro-tem of senate, 1929-31; author, Habitual Criminal Law of Neb 1923- Neb Boundary Commission, secy; Omaha, Douglas Co & Neb St Bar Assns; Ak-Sar-Ben; IOOF past noble grand; AF&AM 1, past worshipful master; Scot Rite 33o since 1923; Tangier Shrine; KP 1, past chancellor comm; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, travel, reading; off Patterson Block; res 924 S 25th Ave, Omaha.

   COOPER, SAMUEL LUNDEEN: Merchant; b Edgeworth, Penn Jan 24, 1893; s of Samuel G Cooper-Segred Lundeen; ed Hills Sch, Pottstown, Penn; Princeton U 1914; m Esther Eugenia Wilhelm Jan 31, 1920 Omaha; s Samuel Wilhelm; d Rosemary; 1914-17 foreman, Crucible Steel Co of Amer, Penn; 1919-26 with Cooper-Claypool & Co, Pittsburgh; 1926- with Orchard Wilhelm Co, Omaha; during World War enl Apr 1917 in USN, disch Jan 1919; past pres & past dir Assoc Retailers, of Omaha; C of C, dir; Omaha Better Bus Bur, dir; Child Welfare Assn, dir; Omaha Athletic Club; Omaha Country Club; Episc Ch; Rep; hobby, gardening; off 416 S 16th; res 3607 Jackson, Omaha.

   CORZINE, ELMER LEWIS: Treasurer & General Manager Furniture Co; b Union Co, Ill Apr 16, 1896; s of James Alvin Corzine-Elnora Ford; ed Anna Ill HS 1915; Southern Ill Normal, Carbondale Ill, 1916-17; m May Zanton May 15, 1924 Omaha; s Richard Louis, John Alvin; d Joan May; 1920-24 furniture salesman in Western territory; 1924-26 treas Corte-Aldhon-Hunte Furn Co, Omaha; 1926-treas & gen mgr Corte Corzine Furn Co; treas Harney & Howard Drug Stores; treas Whol Furn Co Omaha; during World War ensign in USN reserve, Great Lakes naval training station, disch June 1919; Amer Leg post 1; Neb Retail Furn Dlrs Assn; Ad-Sell League; Kiwanis; Omaha Field Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; AF&AM 3; First Central Congl Ch; hobbies, golf, bowling; off 415 S 16th; res 2032 N 55th, Omaha.

   COTTER, WILLIAM THOMAS: Branch Manager Manufacturing Co; b Chicago Ill Jan 27, 1878; s of Dennis Thomas Cotter-Mary Green; ed Chicago HS; La Salle Extn U, Chicago; m Louise Josephine Keeley Apr 26, 1904 Chicago; d Dorothy (Mrs Hugh Fogarty); 1899-1904 clk for Crane Co of Chicago, 1904-12 salesman, 1912-22 mgr at Davenport, 1922- mgr, Omaha; during Sp-Amer War in 2nd Ill vol inf in Cuba; USWV; VFW; Omaha Athletic Club; C of C; Ak-Sar-Ben; KC; Cath Ch; off 10th & Harney; res 115 N 38th Ave, Omaha.

   COVINGTON, WILLIAM S: Manager Power Machinery Co; b Bowling Green, KY Oct 4, 1897; s of Joseph G Covington-Eleanor Kennedy; ed Battle Creek Mich HS; Cornell U; John Marshall Law Sch, Chicago Ill, LLB 1922; Sigma Phi; m Elizabeth Morse Oct 4, 1924 Chicago Ill; s William S Jr; d Lynn, Elizabeth; 1919 foreman Lackawanna Steel Co, Buffalo N Y; 1920-26 salesman for E H Rollins & Sons, Chicago; 1926-27 engr Fairbanks Morse & Co, Beloit Wis, 1927-30 Chicago salesman, 1930-32 Special representative Washington D C, later branch mgr Seattle Wash, 1935- branch mgr, Omaha; 1939 secy-treas Modern Engineering Co, Chicago; during World War enl May 1918 Camp Mead Md comm 2nd lt machine gun co, Camp Hancock Ga, later 17th div Camp Beauregard Alexandria La, 51st machine gun batt, disch Mar 1919, Camp Taylor Ky; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; YMCA; dir Salesmanager's Assn; C of C; Con Chest; AF&AM 268, Scot Rite 32o; Trinity Cathedral Episc Ch, vestryman; Indep; hobbies, golf, swimming, hunting, fishing; off 9th & Harney; res 5209 Burt, Omaha.

   COWDERY, BENJAMIN HALE: Treasurer Publishing Co; b Omaha, Neb Nov 27, 1908; s of Frank P Cowdery-Bess Hungate; ed Omaha Central HS 1927; U of N 1927-30; m Peggy Doorly July 6, 1935 Omaha; d Cynthia; 1927-30 in installation dept Western Electric Co, Lincoln & Omaha; 1931-34 salesman for New York Life Ins Co, Omaha; 1934-36 salesman classified dept, Omaha World-Herald, 1935-37 reporter & picture editor; 1937-39 purchasing agt World Publishing Co of Omaha, 1939-treas; Jr C of C; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; All Saints Episc Ch; hobbies, home, golf; off World Herald Bldg; res 201 S Elmwood Road, Omaha.


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   COX, CHARLES FRANCIS: Vice-President Radio Shop; b Omaha, Neb Mar 18, 1879; s of John R Cox-Charlotte Redmon; ed Omaha HS; m Mae King June 7, 1905 Pender; s Arthur; d Catherine; 1910-12, 1915-27 with David Cole in The King Cole Co; 1912-15 with Mickel Brothers Co; 1929-31 emp by Omaha Fixture & Supply Co; 1931- VP Paramount Radio Shop; Ad-Sell League; First Meth Ch; Indep; father (dec) resided in Omaha 30 years; res 4925 Chicago, Omaha.

   COX, WILLIAM ADAM: Dentist; b Mt Vernon, O Oct 14, 1877; s of William D Cox-Mary W Alter; ed Lincoln HS 1897; Northwestern U, DDS 1903; Delta Sigma Delta; m Louise T Lund Sept 2, 1933 Omaha; 1903-18 dentist, South Omaha; 1918- dentist, Omaha; Neb st bd of dental examiners, mbr 5 years; past pres Omaha Dist Dental Soc; Odontological Dental Soc, pres; Optimist Club; AF&AM 288; Rep; hobbies, golf, bowling, stamp collecting; off 514 WorldHerald Bldg; res Hamilton Hotel, Omaha.

   COY, HARLAN: Seed Merchant; b Waterloo, Neb Oct 11, 1902; s of Harry G Coy-Louise Emerson; ed Waterloo HS; U of N, BA 1924, LLB 1924; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Beta Kappa; 1924- ptr in Cornhusker Hybrid Co, Waterloo; 1936- ptr in Chauncy P Coy & Son, Whol Seed Co; 1933-36 mbr sch bd; 1926-30 mbr town bd; Western Seedsmen's Assn; Amer Seed Trade Assn; Omaha Athletic Club; Omaha Club; AF&AM 102; Dem; res Waterloo.

   CRANNY, JESSE DANIEL: Attorney; b Vail, Ia Oct 23, 1890; s of John Cranny-Margaret Downey; ed Vail Ia HS 1906; Creighton U, LLB 1919; Gamma Eta Gamma; m Agnes Marie Gentelman June 6, 1923 Omaha; d Mary Patricia, Margaret Jean; 1907-17 city passenger agt C&NW RR, Omaha; 1919- prac law, ptr of John P Moore, Omaha; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; C of C; Happy Hollow Club; KC; Dem; hobby, golf; off 412 Farnam Bldg; res 663 N 59th, Omaha.

   CRAWFORD, BRYCE JR: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb May 14, 1889; s of Judge Bryce Crawford-Nancy Love; ed Omaha HS; U of N, LLB 1922; Phi Kappa Psi; Phi Delta Phi; m Mary Brundage May 2, 1925 Tecumseh; s Bryce III; d Ann Brundage; 1922-24 prac law with Brown & Ramsey; 1924-32 Douglas Co dept atty; 1932-38 prac law with Johnson, Gross & Crawford; 1939- prac law with Gross & Crawford; during World War in naval aviation, Seattle, San Diego & Pensacola Fla, disch Dec 10, 1918; Omaha Douglas Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Omaha Athletic Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; U of N Alumni Assn; hobbies, golf, hunting; off 730 Farm Credit Bldg; res 5023 California, Omaha.

   CREAL, WALTER HERBERT: Secretary-Treasurer Theater Corporation; b Lincoln, Neb Mar 30, 1900; s of William H Creal-Gertrude C Lucas; ed Lincoln HS 1918; 1918-19 clerical work in City Natl Bank, Lincoln; 1920-25 mgr Suburban Theater, Omaha; 1925- mgr Beacon Theater; 1936- secy-treas Omaha Theater Owners & Mgrs Assn; 1925- secy Motion Picture Theater Owners Assn of Neb & Western Ia; 1928 secy-treas Omaha Suburban Theaters Orgn; dir Ames Ave-N 30th Comml Club; Chris Ch; Dem; hobbies, horse racing, travel; off Beacon Theater; res 2615 Fowler Ave, Omaha.

   CROFOOT, EDWARD B: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb Dec 26, 1897; s of L F Crofoot-Mary N Nash; ed Creighton Prep; U of N, LLB 1926; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; Order of Coif; m Josephine Ellick Apr 20, 1929 Omaha; d Mary Nash; 1926- prac law with Crofoot-Fraser-Connolly & Stryker Omaha; 1927 state legislator; 1933 Douglas dep co atty; during World War enl Oct 1917, 2nd lt SC aviation section, disch Jan 1919; Douglas Co & Neb St Bar Assns; C of C; Cath Ch; Rep, del to state conv; hobbies, golf, photography; off 637 Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 139 N 66th, Omaha.

   CROFOOT, LODOWICK FITCH: Attorney; b Pontiac, Mich Oct 9, 1865; s of Michael E Crofoot-Annie E Fitch; ed Pontiac Mich HS; U of Mich, LLB 1888; Phi Delta Phi; m Mary Nash June 1896 Omaha; s Edward B; d Virginia (Mrs Orville Hewett); 1890-94 prac law with Breckenridge & Breckenridge Omaha; 1888-89 prac law with Charlton, Crofoot & Hall; 1895-1910 prac law with Edgar Scott; 1910- prac law with Crofoot, Fraser, Scott & Connolly, Omaha; pres & dir E W Nash Co; pres Hawkeye Portland Cement Co; Omaha Douglas Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; Rep; hobby, sailing; off Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 412 N Elmwood Road, Omaha.

   CROSBY, LEO JAY: Abstractor; b St Johns, Ariz Mar 3, 1884; s of Joseph Crosby-Emily Maude Johnson; ed Salt Lake City Utah; Brigham Young Acad, Beaver Utah 1897-1901; 1913-16 studied law under Frank C Yates, Omaha; m Hazel Drake July 27, 1933 Omaha; 1901-06 tinner & clk in hdw store, Salt Lake City; 1906-09 emp in various positions, Salt Lake City Utah; 1912-13 file clk WOW, Omaha; 1919-22 abstractor in Kerr Title Guarantee & Abstract Co; 1922- owner A opr Leo J Crosby Co; 1916 with bus assoc, Capt Yates called to Mexican border, lt in Co D 4th Neb inf, Llano Grande, Tex; during World War capt Co D Neb inf, Camp Cody, N M, tsfrd 127th field arty, O/S 6 mos, disch Apr 1, 1919; 1929-39 comm Amer Leg post 1; 40 & 8; VFW; apptd col field arty June 18, 1925; Mil Order of World War, pres; Nebr Dept ROA, pres, Natl VP; past pres Neb Title Assn; C of C; Rotary; Natl Sojourners, regional representative; AF&AM 302; RAM; Scot Rite, El Maida Shrine; Rep; hobby, ROA; off 538 First National Bank Bldg; res 1902 N 54th, Omaha.

   CROSBY, WILLIS CARREY: Mortician; b Clarksville, Ia Mar 22, 1883; s of Willis Crosby-Katherine Elizabeth Cannon; ed Omaha HS; m Jennie Hazen Aug 17, 1903 Omaha; s Edward Dodder; m Charlotte Wagner Nov 6, 1911 Lincoln; 1893-95 emp by Mangum Printing Co, Omaha; 1895-1906 with Burkett & Dodder, undertakers, Omaha; lic embalmer since 1902; 1907-23 owner & opr funeral home, Omaha; 1924-28 with Hoffman-Crosby Mortuary, Omaha; 1928-36 owner & opr Crosby Mortuary, Inc, Omaha; 1935- with Crosby, Carlson, Meyer Mortuary, Omaha; 1910-17 Douglas Co coroner; Neb & Natl Funeral Dirs Assns; Omaha Athletic Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; C of C; Concord Club; AF&AM 1; Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine, patrol; hobby, fishing; father (dec) came to Neb 1884; off 32nd Ave & Farnam; res 4808 Dodge, Omaha.

   CROSS, ALBERT JOHN FOY: Director of Instruction & Curriculum; b Burt Co, Neb Sept 4, 1908; s of Samuel Xenophon Cross-Myrtle Gregoire; ed Wayne HS 1924; WSTC, BA 1928, BSc 1930, BFA 1930; U of N, MA 1931, PhD, MSc 1936; Phi Delta Kappa; Psi Chi; m Una Schrumpf Nov 18, 1928 Kansas City Mo; s William Foy, Robert John; d Marolyn Joan; 1928-31 science tchr, Tekamah HS; 1931-33 sch supvr, Superior; 1933-85 assoc dir extn div U of N Tchrs Coll; 1935- dir of instruction & curriculum bd of edn, city of Omaha; among publications are A New Challenge to Education, A New Approach to the Teaching of Language, Preparation & Use of Classroom Tests, Guidance & Youth Education, The Trends in Commercial Education, Science in the Public School, Safety Education in the Public School, Trends in Adult Education, Curriculum Planning in Adult Education, Practice Effect on Standard Intelligence Tests, The Effect of Debate on Public Opinion, The Epileptic in Sch, & others; NSTA, pres dist 2, 1940; Amer Assn of Sch Administrators; Neb Schoolmasters Club; NEA; Amer Psychological Assn; Mid-west Psychological Assn; mbr Congress on Edn for Democracy; Jr C of C, dir 3 years, chmn Americanism & governmental affairs & Know Omaha coms; mbr natl speakers bur & natl com on economic edn US Jr C of C; 1935 co-founder & mbr sponsors court Gateways to Life; mbr state Hi-Y com since 1937; Continental Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing, music, writing, photography; off 602 City Hall; res 5021 Cuming, Omaha.

   CROSSMAN, RAYMOND McCAGUE: Attorney; b Atkinson, Neb Jan 5, 1887; s of Arthur C Crossman-Clara S Hart; ed Atkinson HS; Bellevue Coll, BSc 1908; U of Mich, LLB & JD 1911; m Leila M Ostenberg Apr 15, 1914 Mead; s Raymond M Jr; d Margaret Joan; 1911 adm to Neb bar; 1911- mbr law firm Crossman & Barton, Omaha; pres Omaha Bar Assn 1936-37; past treas & mbr exec coun Neb St Bar Assn; mbr com on state legislation Amer Bar Assn; mbr Internatl Assn of Ins Counsel; Kiwanis, pres 1933, gov Neb-Ia dist 1923, Internatl pres 1930-31; chmn natl affairs com C of C; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; Lawyers Club, Ann Arbor Mich; AF&AM 1; Dundee Presby Ch, past trustee; Rep, mbr Douglas Co Central Com; hobbies, baseball, football; off 1010, First National Bank Bldg; res 536 S 52nd, Omaha.

   CROXSON, FORREST NEWTON: Manager of Insurance Firm; b Koleen, Ind Dec 10, 1876; s of William Henry Croxson-Evelyn Mitchell; ed Little Rock Ark; m Kathryn Carpenter Sept 19, 1906 Arkadelphia Ark; d Jane (Mrs Howard Douglas); 1888-1908 credit mgr, M M Cohen,



Who's Who

Co, Little Rock Ark: 1908-12 agt for Equitable Life Assurance Soc, Little Rock Ark; 1912-17 supvr, City of St Louis Equitable Life Assurance Soc, Omaha; 1917-19 mgr Southern Ill Equitable Life Assurance Soc; 1919- agcy mgr Neb Equitable Life Assurance Soc, Omaha; during World War in 26th div AEF, regimental secy YMCA, O/S June 1918-Feb 1, 1919; Neb Life Underwriters Assn; Life Ins Mgrs Assn of Neb; past dir C of C; Omaha Athletic Club; Omaha Country Club; past pres Ad-Sell League; 2 years chmn of bus section, Comm Chest; AF&AM, Little Rock Ark; Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters; BPOE past exalted ruler; father resident Little Rock Ark 30 years, descendent early settlers of Va; hobby, golf; off Insurance Bldg; res Blackstone Hotel, Omaha.

   CURTIS, FRED P: President Sand & Gravel Corporation; b Council Bluffs, Ia Aug 19, 1898; s of Horatio F Curtis-Jennie E Priday; ed San Diego Army & Navy Acad; Occidental Coll, Los Angeles, BA 1921; Phi Gamma Delta; m Helen Sunderland Apr 3, 1924 Omaha; d Jean, Barbara Ann, Mary Helen; 1921-22 emp by Southern Cal Tele Co; 1922-34 purchasing agt, secy & VP, 1935- dir & pres Lyman-Richey Sand & Gravel Corp, Omaha; dir & VP Ready Mixed Concrete Co, Omaha; during World War 2nd It in inf, unattached 1918; Natl Sand & Gravel Assn, dir; First Bapt Ch, trustee; hobbies, fishing, mountain trips; off 1119 Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 5420 Nicholas, Omaha.

   CURTIS, HORATIO FARNHAM: Retired; b Erie Co, Penn Mar 18, 1864; s of Lorenzo Curtis-Jane Lewis; ed Erie Co Penn; m Susie Carr May 20, 1885 Erie Co Penn (dec 1891); s Lewis Carr; d Vera Belle (dec 1896); s Jennie E Priday June 7, 1892 Euclid O; s Fred P, Norman R (dec 1899); worked with father on farm, Erie Co Penn until 1884; 1884-98 teleg opr & station agt for Nickleplate RR, Penn & O; 1898-1911 gen freight agt Nickleplate RR, Omaha; 1911-35 pres Lyman-Richey Sand & Gravel Co, Omaha; 1935- ret; past mbr Old Time Telegraphers & Hist Assn; past mbr C of C; past mbr Omaha Club; past mbr Rotary; First Bapt Ch; Rep; hobbies, reading, pictures, photographs; off 1119 Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 4812 Underwood Ave, Omaha.

   CUTLER, HUGH TOWNER: Chief Clerk in Sheriff's Office; b Rapid City, S D Nov 19, 1886; s of Charles Johnson Cutler-Susan C Towner; ed Modale Ia; Boyles Bus Coll, Omaha; m Leah Harriet Mandeberg June 2, 1909, Omaha; 1904 came from Ia to Omaha; 1905-18 chief clk & teller, United States Natl Bank, Omaha; 1918-29 off mgr & VP United States Trust Co, Omaha; 1929- org & secy United Securities Co, Omaha; 1939- chief clk in sheriff's off; Neb Sheriffs & Peace Ofcrs Assn; Ak-Sar-Ben, ch mbr His Majesty's coun, mbr until 1936; Lions, secy & past treas 12 years; AF&AM; Tangier Shrine, recorder; Scot Rite 33o; impresario, Royal Order of Jesters; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off Courthouse; res 418 S 38th Ave, Omaha.

   DALTON, JOHN P: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb June 1, 1907; s of Patrick J Dalton-Anna McCormick; ed Omaha; Creighton U prep sch; Creighton U, BA & LLB 1930; U of Ia; Delta Theta Phi; adm to Neb Bar 1930; 1930-33 priv law prac, Omaha; 1933- mbr law firm Peter & Dalton; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; St Cecilia's Cathedral; hobbies, farming, outdoor life; off 536 First National Bank Bldg; res 119 S 37th, Omaha.

   DANIEL, HERBERT SPENCER: Manager Loan Agency; b Norfolk, Neb Feb 15, 1880; s of David R Daniel-Nancy Kyner; ed Norfolk; U of Va, LL13 1901; Mu Pi Lambda; m Pansey Williams June 16, 1916 Omaha; s Robert Joseph; 1901-32 prac law, Omaha; 1920-21 P M, Omaha; 1933- mgr Omaha Loan Agcy, RFC; bankruptcy referee 2 years; during World War in chg of div for alien property custodian, Washington D C; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; Rotary; C of C, mbr agrl com; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; Omaha Athletic Club; BPOE 39, exalted ruler; AF&AM 1, Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine; off 507 Medical Arts Bldg; res 82 & Leavenworth, Omaha.

   DARNER, CLYDE OTIS: Bank Cashier; b Overton, Neb Dec 22, 1894; s of George W Darner-Susie Swift; ed Overton HS 1911; Cotner Coll BA 1916; U of N; Alpha Sigma Phi; m Edna Ranney June 4, 1917 Red Cloud; s Robert Dayton, Richard Ranney; as young man asstd father in gen mdse bus, Overton; during coll vacations emp as mail boy, later chief clk in Natl Bank of Commerce, Lincoln; 1919-21 with father org, opr & cash Farmers State Bank of Unadilla; 1921- emp in Omaha Natl Bank, 1924-37 asst cash, 1937-cash; during World War ent US army Oct 5, 1917, Camp Funston Kas, ambulance Co 356, 314th sanitary train, 89th div, O/S 1 year, St Mihiel & Argonne sectors, disch June 4, 1919; Amer Leg; VFW; Optimist Club, pres 1937; Ad-Sell League; Child Saving Inst, treas & bd mbr; Neb Humane Soc, treas & bd mbr; Neb & Amer Bankers Assns; C of C; Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben; Square & Compass Club, past pres; AF&AM; Scot Rite, 32o, minister of state; KCCH; Tangier Shrine, capt of chanters; BPOE 39; First Chris Ch, treas & mbr ofcl bd; hobbies, fishing, travel; off Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 2031 N 55th, Omaha.

   DAUGHERTY, FRANK J: Vice-President & Sales Manager; b Omaha, Neb July 15, 1888; s of James T Daugherty-Laura Black; ed Omaha Comml Coll 1904; m Mabel Lane Dec 21, 1911 Chillicothe Mo; s Richard E; 1904-09 order clk for Lee Glass Andreason Whol Hdw Co; 1909-11 traveling salesman for Norvell-Shapleigh Whol Hdw Co, St Louis Mo; 1911-20 travelIng salesman for Richard Wilcox Mfg Co of Aurora Ill, 1920-34 branch off mgr; 1934- VP & sales mgr Gate City Iron Works, Omaha; 1934- pres Lincoln Steel Works, Lincoln; owner & opr several farms, raises livestock; VP Omaha Mfrs Assn; C of C, mbr trade trip com; YMCA, mbr since 1906; Omaha Field Club; AF&AM; Pearl Memorial Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, work; off 11th & Seward; res 2415 Kansas Ave, Omaha.

   DAVIDSON, JAMES EDWARD: President Power Co; b Flint, Mich Nov 10, 1879; s of Wilbur Fisk Davidson-Margareta Page Turner; m Edith Lisle Stokes Apr 15, 1903 Philadelphia Penn; s James Edward Jr, John Stokes; d Dorothy Burnham (Mrs Thomas B Coleman Jr); pres Neb Power Co, Omaha; dir Occidental B & L Assn, Union Stock Yards Co, South Omaha Terminal RR, CGW RR Co; trustee, Father Flanagan's Boys Home; 1930-36 pres bd of regents Municipal U of Omaha; during World War state dir ARC personnel bur, mbr exec com War Savings Stamp campaign, mbr 1st & 2nd Liberty Loan coms; mbr exec com Neb Com of 100; mbr mil affairs com C of C; court of honor BSA; mbr exec com Greater Omaha Assn, chmn 1938-89; VP Edison Electric Inst, mbr of operating, prize awards & natl sales coms; 1936-39 pres Assn of Edison Illuminating Cos, mbr exec com; Natl Electric Light Assn, pres 1925-26, past chmn comml natl section, past pres New England & Neb sections; past pres Vt Electric Assn; past pres NW Light & Power Assn; chmn exec com Natl Electric Refrigeration Bur; pres Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben, 29th king 1923; elected Omaha's First Citizen 1929; AIEE; Newcomen Soc of England; Omaha Club; Omaha Field Club; Omaha Athletic Club; Omaha Country Club; Highland Country Club; Stockyards 400 Club; Ad-Sell League; Rotary; BPOE; IOOF; Joseph Warren Camp, Heroes of '76; AF&AM; Tangier Shrine, past potentate; Trinity Cathedral Episc Ch, vestryman; hobbies, golf, fishing, hunting; off 811 Electric Bldg; res 617 S 37th, Omaha.

   DAVIS, CHARLES L: Dentist; b Morrill, Kas Aug 31, 1882; s of William Davis-Susan Slifer; ed Morrill Kas HS 1900; McPherson Kas Coll, BSc 11904; Western Dental Coll, Kansas City Mo, DDS 1907; Internatl Sch of Orthodontia; Xi Psi Phi; m Lula L Lichty Mar 15, 1909 Morrill Kas; d Marjorie L (Mrs John Day Jr); 1907-17 dentist, Morrill Kas; 1917- dentist, Omaha, specialist in pedodontia; past pres Omaha Dist Dental Soc; past pres Tri-City Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; Amer Acad of Pedodontology; Rotary; First Central Congl Ch, trustee 3 years; Rep; hobbies, golf, fishing, football; off 1332 Medical Arts Bldg; res 418 S 38th Ave, Omaha.

   DAVIS, EDWIN: Physician & Surgeon; b Lake City, Fla Dec 13, 1888; s of Ellery Williams Davis-Annie Turner Wright; ed Lincoln; Omaha Central HS 1905; U of N, BA; Johns Hopkins U, MD 1912; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi; Alpha Omega Alpha; Phi Rho Sigma; m Dorothy Balback Sept 20, 1921 Omaha; s Edwin Jr, Neal; d Willa J; 1912-15 interne & resident surg Union Protestant Infirmary, Baltimore; 1915-18 resident urologist, Johns Hopkins Hosp, Baltimore; 1919- prac med, Omaha; staff mbr Uni & Clarkson Hosps; 1919- prof of urology, U of N Coll of Med; during World War lt in med corps, base hosp 49, O/S, disch Apr 1919; Amer Leg; Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Amer Urological Assn; Amer Assn of Genito-Urinary Surgs; hobbies, fishing, hunting, raising mushrooms; off 1436 Medical Arts Bldg; res 312 N 54th, Omaha.

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