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

in Nebraska



HS; St Francis Coll, Syracuse N Y;1916; St Anthony's Coll; Rensselaer N Y; Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst Troy N Y 1917-20; 1920- supt of Father Flanagan's Boys Home; Boys Town, Omaha; 1920-22 supt The German Home, Omaha; mgr many boys tours; supvr welfare dept of Boys Town many years, in chg of accepting & placing of boys, purchasing agt & gen supvr; 1934-38 P M, Boy's Town; Neb Conf for Social Work; Ak-Sar-Ben; Circus Saints & Sinners Club; mbr Cath Child Welfare Bd; FOE 88; KC 652; Cath Ch; hobby, sports; off & res Boys Town, Omaha.

   NOYES, HALSEY COY: Farmer & Dairyman; b Douglas Co, Neb Jan 14, 1897; s of Carlton B Noyes-Eunice Coy; ed Waterloo HS; Doane Coll; U of N, BSc 1919; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Alpha Zeta; m Wilhelmine Holstein June 23, 1921 Millard; s Carlton Holstein, Donald Halsey; d Virginia Carol; 1920-35 with father in dairy & farming, Waterloo; 1935- mgr Edgewater Dairy & Farms, Waterloo; treas & past dir sch dist 4; Neb Guernsey Breeders Assn, past pres & dir since 1927; AF&AM 102, worshipful master 1930; OES, past worthy patron; Presby Ch, elder since 1935; Rep; hobby, raising purebred cattle; father (dec) farmer, Douglas Co 57 years; res Waterloo.

   NOYES, LAWRENCE CARLTON: Farmer & Dairyman; b Douglas Co, Neb June 17, 1898; s of Carlton B Noyes-Eunice Coy; ed Waterloo; Doane Coll; U of N, BSc 1920; Gamma Sigma Delta; m Ione Gardner Apr 20, 1927 Omaha; s Clark Batcheller; 1920- ptr, Noyes Bros Edgewater Dairy & Farms; dir Douglas Co Soil Conservation Com; pres Douglas County Ext Service; Neb Guernsey Breeders Assn; AF&AM 102, past worshipful master; Presby Ch, treas since 1920; Rep; hobby, raising purebred cattle; res Waterloo.

   NYE, GERALD FRANK: Attorney; b Plainview, Neb June 10, 1896; s of Frank H Nye-Ellen Lerum; ed Plainview HS 1915; U of Mich, BA; U of Chicago, JD; Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; m Hildreth E Smith Dec 30, 1920 Plainview; s William F; 1922- prac law, Omaha; during World War enl Mar 1918 in naval aviation, seaman, disch Dec 1918; Amer Leg post 1; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; hobbies hunting, fine cattle, photography; off 618 Union State Bank Bldg; res 5401 Nicholas, Omaha.

   O'BRIEN, JOHN E: Druggist & Chemist; b Des Moines, Ia July 18, 1888; s of Dennis O'Brien-Mary Ellen Fleming, ed Assumption Coll, Sandwich Ontario Canada; Drake U, PhC 1906; m Anna T Hombach Sept 19, 1916 Council Bluffs Ia; 1906-10 asst prof of chemistry, Drake U; 1910-11 instr & prof of chemistry, Creighton U, Coll of Pharm, 1911-17 prof of chemistry & dean; 1917-19 in potash bus, Antioch; 1920- druggist, Omaha; 1936 recd award for outstanding druggist in Neb; dir St James Orphanage; pres Neb Pharm Assn 1916; chmn natl pharm week com, mbr recipe book com, bd of revision natl formulary, Amer Pharm Assn; C of C; Co-operative Club; Omaha Exec Club; St Cecelias Cath Ch; hobby, collecting mortars & pharmacy books; off 170 Douglas; res 3004 Davenport, Omaha.

   O'BRIEN, RICHARD EMMETT: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb June 20, 1914; s of Dennis Emmett O'Brien-Huldah Wallace; ed Holy Name HS; U of Omaha, BA 1934; student coun, student bd of publication, Panhellenic Coun; Creighton U, LLB 1937; Theta Phi Delta, pres 1933; Gamma Eta Gamma; m Marjorie Ruth Morearty Mar 18, 1939 Dawson; 1937- mbr law firm O'Brien & Powers; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Jr C of C; Young Businessmen's Assn; Loyal Club; Neb Good Roads Assn; Clifton Hill Improvement Assn; KC; Cath Ch; Dem; mbr exec com of Y D Club; hobby, golf; paternal grandfather Patrick O'Brien born Co Clare, Ireland; off 204 Patterson Bldg; res 2740 N 47th Ave, Omaha.

   O'BRIEN, THOMAS J JR: President Auto Co; b Omaha, Neb Apr 5, 1907; s of Thomas J O'Brien Sr-Helen McGuire; ed Creighton Prep; Creighton U; m Helen Lea Feb 12, 1934 Butte Mont; s Thomas J; d Mary Lee; with father mbr firm Thomas J O'Brien Sr & Co of Omaha, 1929-36 VP, 1936- after death of father, pres; C of C; Omaha Country Club; Omaha Athletic Club; Comm Chest; KC; Cath Ch; father came to Omaha 1885, owner & opr Henshaw Hotel 1891-1921; 1914 with Burt Murphy org auto firm Murphy & O'Brien, 1929 became Thomas J O'Brien & Co; off 28th & Harney; res 1110 S 91st Ave, Omaha.

   OCHSENBEIN, FRED: Manager Insurance Co; b Omaha, Neb Dec 16, 1889; s of George W Ochsenbein-Betty Anderson; ed 1910-13 St Louis, special technical training; d Sarah Katherine (Mrs Leo Hunt); 1903-17 with the DuPont Powder Co; 1919- in ins bus, Omaha; during World War enl 1917 at Omaha, grad sch of aeronautics, Berkeley Cal, 1917, 1918 sent to March Field, Riverside Cal; Amer Leg, 4 star mbr; Army Ordnance Assn of Washington D C; C of C, mbr goodfellowship com; Uni Club, Lincoln; Ad-Sell League; Omaha Engineers Club; AF&AM 25; RAM 1; father early Neb settler, worked for UP RR, frequently visited by Indians; off 880 Insurance Bldg; res 9125 Walnut, Omaha.

   O'CONNOR, RICHARD ALPHONSUS: Attorney; b Neola, Ia Feb 6, 1905; s of Michael O'Connor-Mary Doyle; ed Neola Ia; Creighton U, LLB 1927; Gamma Eta Gamma, 1937- state alumni pres; adm to Neb, Ia & fed bars 1927; 1927- prac law, Omaha; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Omaha Athletic Club; KC 652; Cath Ch; Dem, 1936- mbr exec com of Neb St Central Com; 1932-36 dist chmn 2nd dist Y D Club, 1938 candidate for pres; hobbies, sports, politics; off 400 Brandeis Theater Bldg; res 3202 Harney, Omaha.

   O'CONNOR, THOMAS JOHN: Register of Deeds; b Omaha, Neb Apr 27, 1884; s of Patrick O'Connor-Mary Knight; ed Omaha; Creighton U 1900-01; m Kathryn Nora Grace Oct 7, 1913 Omaha; s James Thomas; d Patricia; 1901-07 in tsptn & travel dept, Armour & Co; 1907-10 rate clk, MoP RR; 1910-11 dep state oil inspector; 1912-16 clk of Omaha police court; 1917-18 city clk, Omaha; 1919-30 owner & opr whol tire, radio & battery bus, Standard Tire & Supply Co; 1930-31 dep city comptroller; 1932 register of deeds; Ak-Sar-Ben; FOE; KC; Cath Ch; hobby, football; off Courthouse; res 6712 Minne Lusa Blvd, Omaha.

   OFFUTT, CASPER Y: Trust Officer; b Omaha, Neb Oct 30, 1893; s of Charles Lemuel Offutt-Bertha Yost; ed Omaha Central HS 1910; Lawrenceville Prep Sch, Lawrenceville N J; Yale U, BA 1915; Harvard U, LLB 1920; Alpha Delta Phi; Phi Beta Kappa; m Mary Longmaid Nov 2, 1921 Bryn Mawr, Penn; s Casper Y Jr, John L; d Janet Esterbrook; in diplomatic service US dept of state, first secy at US Embassy, Santiago, Chile, first secy charge d'affaires, U S legation, Panama; trust ofcr US Natl Bank, Omaha; treas & chmn budget com Omaha Comm Chest; trustee Forest Lawn Cemetery Assn; trustee Orthopedic Assn; Omaha Country Club; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Omaha Club; Pro-Tem Club; hobby, tennis; off United States National Bank; res 109 N 54th, Omaha.

   OFFUTT, MRS MARY LONGMAID: Homemaker; b Helena, Mont June 11, 1894; d of John Henry Longmaid-Jeannett Hardy Esterbrook; ed Helena Mont; Bryn Mawr, Penn; nurses training Penn Hosp; m Casper Yost Offutt Nov 2, 1921 Bryn Mawr Penn; s Casper Yost Jr, John Longmaid; d Mary Esterbrook; 1915-16 in ARC work; 1916-17 asst to head of Lower Shiply Sch, Bryn Mawr Penn; 1917-18 nurses training Penn Hosp; 1918-21 med social service work, Halmeman Hosp, Philadelphia Penn; 1921 homemaker; during World War in med social work; 2nd VP Visiting Nurses Assn, Omaha; natl pres of Maternal Health League; Comm Chest; bd mbr YWCA; Country Club; Omaha Club; Jr League; trustee Brownell Hall; bd mbr Friends of Brownell Hall; pres Wednesday Book Club; Episc Ch; hobbies, gardening, ice skating, riding; res 109 N 54th, Omaha.

   O'HARA, HENRY A: Public Accountant; b Burlington, Ia Dec 3, 1883; s of William H O'Hara-Lydia Barker; ed Chicago; Cedar Rapids Ia HS 1903; m Bertha E Heffernan Dec 26, 1912 Akron O; s Robert T; 1904-10 with CB&Q RR at Omaha, 1910-13 traveling auditor; 1918-16 gen aduitor (sic) Rapid City, Black Hills & Western RR; 1916-18 gen auditor Detroit, Bay City & Western RR; 1918-25 mbr John M Gilchrist accounting firm, Omaha, 1920-25 supvr of auditors; 1925-33 gen auditor for Eppley Hotels, later secy-treas; 1933- org & opr Frost, Condon & O'Hara accts, Omaha; during World War chief clk, off of regional dir of RRs, Detroit Mich; C of C; Omaha Athletic Club; Omaha Exec Assn; Omaha Motor Club; BPOE; hobby, fishing; off 626 Union State Bank Bldg; res 2221 N 53rd, Omaha,

   OLSON, A B: Vice-President Insurance Co; b Monmouth, Ill Nov 24, 1883; s of J S Olson-Anna Levine; ed Ill; m Minnie Tait Feb 23, 1910 Croydon Ind; 1896-99 appr machinist Fairbanks Morse Co at Beloit Wis, 1899-1902 salesman; 1902-12 salesman & sales mgr Lininger Impl Co, Omaha; 1912-15 sales mgr Interstate Engine & Tractor Co, Waterloo Ia; 1916-17 agt Bankers Life Ins Co of



Who's Who

Neb, 1917-27 gen agt, 1927-35 agcy mgr home off, Lincoln; 1925-37 agcy mgr Guarantee Mutual Life Co at Omaha, 1937- agcy VP, dir, mbr exec com; trustee, Neb Childrens Home Soc; during World War drafted but not called; Natl Assn of Life Underwriters; vice-chmn Life Ins Sales Research Bur; Omaha Athletic Club; Happy Hollow Country Club; C of C; Uni Club, Lincoln; AF&AM; Scot Rite; First Presby Ch, trustee; Rep; off Guarantee Mutual Life Bldg; res 308 S 53rd, Omaha.

   ORGAN, J RICHARD: General Counsel; b Neola, Ia Jan 16, 1883; s of John P Organ-Rose Brown; ed Neola & Council Bluffs Ia; Creighton U, LLB 1906; m Vera Searle Nov 18, 1915 Des Moines Ia; 1906-28 prac law SW Ia; 1928 mbr legal dept Ia-Neb Light & Power Co; 1930 Ia atty for Northern Natural Gas Co, 1931- gen atty, 1936- gen counsel; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Des Moines Club; Omaha Athletic Club; Uni Club, Lincoln; hobby, duck hunting; off Aquila Court; res 5312 Izard, Omaha.

   O'SULLIVAN, EUGENE DANIEL: Attorney; b Kent, Kas May 31, 1883; s of John E O'Sullivan-Josephine Kluh; ed Kent Kas; Christian Brothers Coll, St Joseph Mo 1903; St Benedicts Coll, Atchison Kas 1906; Creighton U, LLB 1910 cum laude, mbr debate team; m Ellen Katherine Lovely June 12, 1918 Omaha; s Eugene D Jr; d Mary Ann; 1910 adm to Neb bar; 1910-11 mbr law firm Crane & Boucher, Omaha; 1912-22 mbr law firm Jamieson & O'Sullivan, South Omaha; 1922-27 mbr law firm Jamieson, O'Sullivan & Southard; 1927- mbr law firm O'Sullivan & Southard, Omaha; 1918-19 Douglas Co dep atty; assoc counsel Omaha Housing Authority, state & fed; past worthy pres POE 154; BPOE 39; KC; Cath Ch; Dem, 2nd congl dist del to natl conv N Y 1934, Houston Tex 1928, Chicago 1932; 1924 nominated Charles W Bryan for U S pres at N Y conv; 1928 nominated Gilbert M Hitchcock for U S pres at Houston conv; 1934 candidate for Neb gov & US sen; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 636 Electric Bldg; res 3833 S 24th, Omaha.

   OVERHOLSER, MRS GENEVA: Homemaker; b St Louis, Mo Oct 18, 1898; d of Albert M Sturdevant-Nona Bryson; ed St Louis Mo HS; Washington U, 1917-18; Cornell Coll, Mt Vernon Ia, BA 1921; m Craig Lothian Overholser Jan 9. 1924 St Louis Mo; d Mary Lothian, Martha Jean; 1922 case worker for Provident Assn, St Louis MO; 1923 church secy Maple Ave Meth Ch, St Louis Mo; 1939 pres of Womens Inter-Club Coun; ARC; Comm Chest; League of Women Voters; dir YWCA, pres 1936 & 1937, 1938 del to Columbus O conv; AAUW, dir 1932-39; PEO; First Meth Ch, coun of church women, chmn comm issues; Rep; hobby, art; res 1111 Ridgewood Ave, Omaha.

   OWENS, ROSE MAY: Lodge Secretary; b MoshervilIe, Mich; d of James Owens-Nellie Welch; ed Mosherville Mich; Fenton Mich Normal Sch; 5 years with Bloomington State Bank; emp in off of clk of dist court; 1912 Franklin Co dep clk; assisted father in cattle bus, Franklin Co; 1912 grand warden & assoc grand conductress OES; 1915 pres PEO; 1916- grand secy OES; 6 years chmn bd trustees supply dept PEO, 1935 treas; secy-treas Masonic-Eastern Star Home for Children, Fremont; Lowe Ave Presby Ch; hobbies, small toys & puzzles of mechanical type; father was early pioneer in Franklin Co; off Masonic Temple; res 520 S 31st, Omaha.

   PALMATIER, WILLIAM E: Retired; b Coldwater, Mich Sept 1, 1863; s of Joseph Palmatier-Eunice Thompson; ed Coldwater Mich HS; comml coll, Chicago 1885; m Inez May Haskell Oct 10, 1894 Omaha; 1886 emp by Judge Charles Ogden; 1887 emp by H W Austin, founder of Oak Park, Chicago; 1892-1909 with McCormick Harvesting Machine Co, Omaha; 1909 ent Bradstreet Comml Agency; 1913 ent Mchts Natl Bank, Omaha; 1916 with mgr of Omaha Alfalfa Milling Co; 1916-37 org & mgr, later pres Provident Loan Soc; 1937- ret; C of C; Omaha Country Club; Omaha Athletic Club; helped org Omaha Field Club 1900; AF&AM; hobbies, golf, hunting, fishing; res 672 N 56th, Omaha.

   PALMER, MRS ALMA: Homemaker; Omaha, Neb Dec 15, 1863; d of Sven Johan Peterson-Matilda Sophia Lundin; ed Omaha; Council Bluffs; Louisville; m Emil Frederick Palmer Sept 14, 1884 Council Bluffs Ia (dec Mar 19, 1917); s Harry Oscar, Arthur Lundin; when a child spoke better Sioux, Cheyenne & Pawnee Indian language than English; in early childhood on Ponca Creek saw beginning of UP RR, father & uncle having part in its building; 1875 went with mother, brother & sister on trip via UP RR to San Francisco; 1876-1910 at Louisville with parents, assisted in gen store, later assisted husband in general store; 1910-15 traveled for health in Ore & Cal; 1915- resides with sons, Omaha; hobbies, flowers, Franciscan missions in Cal; husband was a pioneer mcht & civic leader in Louisville; parents conducted Scandinavian Hotel, a refuge for all Scandinavian settlers in Omaha; res Hamilton Hotel, Omaha.

   PALMER, ARTHUR LUNDIN: Attorney; b Louisville, Neb Jan 1, 1888; s of Emil Frederick Palmer-Alma Peterson; ed Louisville HS 1905; Neb Wes 1905-06 & 1907-08; U of N, BA 1910; Harvard U, LLB 1913; Phi Kappa Tau; Beta Theta Pi; 1906-07 in USN; 1907-08 asst in English dept at Neb Wes; 1908-09 during summers boss canvas-man, Western Redpath Chautauqua System; 1909-10 asst in English dept, U of N; 1913-14 traveling tutor in England & Europe; 1912-13 uni proctor, Harvard; 1911-14 settlement work at Hale House in Jewish, Irish & Italian neighborhoods in Boston, during summers conducted Camp Hale, a boys camp on Squam Lake N H; 1914- in law prac, Omaha; 1914-23 mbr firm of Palmer, Taylor & Palmer, 1923- mbr firm of Palmer & Palmer; past trustee & law lecturer, U of Omaha; 1915-25 instr in Amer Inst of Banking; during World War 1918 enl in USN, served in law dept & exec off of commandant, 9th, 10th & 11th naval dists; 1917-18 secy Fed Fuel Administration of Neb; 1917- with brother owner & opr farms in Cass & Lancaster Cos; 1919-29 atty for Federal Reserve Bank, Royal Swedish Vice Consul, Prudential Insurance Co, natl banks & natl bank receivers; 1925- aviator, active in promoting aviation in Neb; 1930- writer of fiction & special articles for newspapers & periodicals; Neb St Bar Assn; AF&AM 112; First Unitarian Ch, 1921-22 secy of Unitarian Campaign Inc of Boston, during summers conducted ednl insts at Star Island, Isles of Shoals N H & Andover Mass, lectured as field org; hobbies, aviation, linguistics, reads, writes & speaks Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, French & other languages; long distance ocean swimming, holds several medals in mile ocean rough water swim races; res Hamilton Hotel, Omaha,

   PALMER, HARRY OSCAR: Attorney; b Louisville, Neb June 10. 1886; s of Emil Frederick Palmer-Alma Peterson; ed Louisville HS 1902; Neb Wes Acad 1906; Neb Wes BA 1908; Harvard U, LLB 1912; editor Harvard Law Review 1910-12; Phi Kappa Tau; Phi Kappa Phi; Lambda Phi; 1908-09 during summers cash for Western Redpath Chautauqua system; 1904-08 assistant instr & reader of English, German, & French, Neb Wes; 1907-08 publisher of Nebraska Wesleyan; summer 1907 foreman of scrap dept CB&Q RR, Havelock; 1908-12 newspaper reporter for Lincoln, Omaha & eastern metropolitan dailies; 1912-13 prac law with Francis A Brogan, Omaha; 1911-14 in settlement work at Hale House in Jewish, Irish, & Italian neighborhoods in Boston; during summers conducted Camp Hale, boy's camp on Squam Lake in N H; 1915-25 ednl dir of Amer Inst of Banking; 1922-24 lecturer on pleading & practice, Omaha U Coll of Law; during World War 1917-18 secy Neb War Savings campaign; national speaker with Frank A Vanderlip natl dir of war savings; reader of foreign language papers for natl coun of defense; enl 1917, corp 1918, inf sgt Camp Lewis; 1918 1st lt, capt & maj judge advocate gen dept; asst exec ofcr interstaff corps, liaison commanding ofcr of enlisted detachment judge advocate gen's off; aide to Gen Enoch H Crowder & Gen Samuel T Ansell, judge advocate of Siberian & China expeditions; asst judge advocate of Philippine dept at Manila; judge advocate on US army tspts in Japanese ports; reads, writes & speaks modern Greek, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, French, Albanian, & other languages; 1917- with brother owner & opr farms in Cass & Lancaster Cos; 1919-29 atty for Fed Res Bank, Royal Swedish Vice Consul, Prudential Ins Co, natl banks & natl bank receivers; 1930- writer of fiction & special articles for newspapers & periodicals; 1914-23 mbr law firm of Palmer, Taylor & Palmer; 1923- mbr law firm of Palmer & Palmer, Omaha; AF&AM 268; OES 94; Neb St Bar Assn; First Unitarian Ch; Rep, 1930 primary candidate for gov of Neb; 1932 nominee & candidate for chief justice of supreme court of Neb; 1936 primary candidate for U S sen; 1928-30 Douglas Co Rep, chmn Central Com; hobbies, aviation, ocean swimming, field investigation of midwestern snake life & its relation to agriculture, linguistics; res Hotel Hamilton, Omaha.

   PALMER, JESS P: Attorney; b Bedford, Ia Mar 10, 1878; s of Horace Palmer-Lucy Jackson; ed Baldwin Wallace Acad, Berea O; Oberlin, O, Coll; U of Mich, LLB 1905; m Ella


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Gurmee Nov 7, 1908 Waukegan Ill; d Mary Louise (Mrs ___ Sheldon); 1905- prac law, Omaha; 1915 mbr Neb legislature, prepared & obtained passage of laws which estab Omaha municipal court law to regulate loan sharks; Neb Bankers Assn atty during guarantee of bank deposits; during World War mgr civilian branch, Douglas Co dept of justice; Douglas Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; SAR; Mayflower Soc; AF&AM; BPOE; First Central Congl Ch; Rep; hobby, farming; off 511 Keeline Bldg; res 127 S 41st, Omaha.

   PALMER, LESTER MURTON: Municipal Court Judge; b Omaha, Neb June 27, 1900; s of G W Palmer-Hilma Bloom; ed Omaha Central HS 1919; Creighton U, LLB 1926; Delta Theta Phi; 1926-28 prac law with McGilton, Van Orsdel & Gaines at Omaha; 1929- judge of municipal court; 1923-29 radio announcer WOW; composed Ak-Sar-Ben theme song, also Memory Sand, Truly I Do, Lonesome Moon, Won't You Believe in Me, Dreaming of You; composed songs for Omaha U, Creighton U, & South Omaha HS; Omaha, Douglas Co & Neb St Bar Assns; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine, mbr of Chanters; BPOE 39; Augustana Luth Ch; Rep; hobbies, swimming, golf, music; father (dec) residence of Omaha 50 years; off City Hall; res 5210 Western Ave, Omaha.

   PALRANG, MAURICE HENRY: Football Coach; b Boston, Mass Nov 30, 1906; s of Arthur M Palrang-Lucy Callahan; ed Regis HS, Denver Colo 1925; Regis Coll, Denver, PhB 1930; Creighton U, MSc 1934; m Jean Bellinger June 4, 1931 Fort Lyon Colo; s Arthur M; 1927 made debut in professional baseball as pitcher for Pocatello in Utah-Idaho league; 1928 pitcher for Des Moines of Western League, coach of Regis Coll baseball team, Denver; 1929 coach baseball team of Regis Coll, mgr Norton Kas baseball team; 1930-34 asst coach & Spanish instr Creighton Prep, Omaha; 1934 head coach Creighton Prep, & chemistry instr Creighton U; 1939- head coach Creighton U; 1934 champion Inter-state League, Neb St champion & city champion; baseball season 1935 co-champions of city league; 1935 inter-city, interstate, regional & state champions, city co-champlons, ent state quarterfinals Amer Leg Jr baseball competition; 1936 inter-state league & dist champions, semi-finals Amer Leg Jr baseball; city, state, regional & all-western champions; 1937 co-champions city HS league, lost in semifinals of Neb St Amer Leg competition; 1938 won city tournament, lost semi-finals state tournament; in Amer Legion Jr baseball, city, dist, state, regional & natl champions; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off Creighton U; res 2542 California, Omaha.

   PAPINEAU, GEORGE ALBERT: Hotel Manager; b Broken Bow, Neb July 12, 1891; s of George Phillip Papineau-Mattie Simms; ed Broken Bow; m Marion G Graham Sept 10, 1910 Omaha; s Jack Grant; 1908-11 emp by Capitol & Lincoln Hotels, Lincoln; 1911-15 room clk Hotel Paxton, Omaha; 1915-18 room clk Sanford Hotel; 1918-21 mgr Gidney Hotel, Independence Ia; 1921-25 mgr Hilton Hotel, Beloit Wis; 1925-35 asst gen mgr Bass Hotels, hdqrs Des Moines Ia; 1935- mgr & co-owner Hotel Castle, Omaha; past pres Hotel Greeters of Amer; mbr Northwestern & Amer Hotel Assns; past mbr Rotary; Lions; C of C; AF&AM 11; Scot Rite 32o; hobbies, fishing, hunting, golf; off & res 620 S 16th, Hotel Castle, Omaha.

   PARDEE, GEORGE CLARKE: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb Oct 21, 1901; s of Wilford M Pardee-Helena C Dunn; ed Omaha HS, col HS regiment, class pres, mbr debate team; U of Omaha; U of N, LLB; mbr debate team; mbr editorial bd Neb Law Bulletin; Acacia; Phi Delta Phi; m Cleo E Ogden Mar 14, 1928 Omaha; 1926- gen law prac, Omaha; 4 years asst pub defender Douglas Co; instr U of Omaha Coll of Law; instr comml law, Amer Inst of Banking; pres Omaha Barristers Club; Omaha Bar Assn, treas; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; pres U of Omaha Alumni Assn; AF&AM 1; 1st master councilor DeMolay in Neb; Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off 450 Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 5612 Western Ave, Omaha.

   PARSONS, ANTONY: Physician & Surgeon; b Omaha, Neb Mar 21, 1877; s of Andrew John Parsons-Martha Elizabeth Svard; ed Douglas Co; Fremont Normal; Grand Island Coll; Creighton U, MD 1910; 1912 studied at London Sch of Tropical Med under Sir Patrick Manson, founder; m Laura Schavland Dec 16, 1911 Newman Grove; d Helen Laurenze (Mrs Charles L Marsh); 1912 med missionary for Amer Bapt Missionary Soc, Belgian Congo, West Africa; 1913 prac med, Uehling; 1914- prac med, Valley; mbr sch bd since 1914; Omaha-Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; C of C; Bapt Ch; hobby, collecting geological fossils; father (dec) Douglas Co farmer many years; res Valley.

   PATTERSON, THOMAS EDWARD: Vice-President Life Insurance Co; b Mount Vernon, N Y June 2, 1867; s of John Patterson-Elizabeth ___; m Lalla Sibley 1893 Chattanooga Tenn; s Carroll Edward (dec); d Marie (Mrs Guernsey Wilbourne); m Clyde Cooper Porter 1927 Omaha; step s Ira Webster Porter; step d Anna Porter (Mrs Wilbur Haynes); 6 years treas Hamilton Co Tenn; VP of WOW Life Ins Soc; during Sp-Amer War lt col 2nd Tenn inf, provost marshal gen, 2nd army corps, Camp Meade Penn, mbr staff of Gens Graham & Young, commanded Co in Tenn mil forces, Fort Anderson, Coal Creek Tenn during mining troubles 1892-93; during World War 1918-19 in war risk ins bus, Washington D C; C of C, mbr exec com of ins div & mbr mil com; Omaha Country Club; WOW; AF&AM; Shrine; First Meth Ch, mbr ofcl bd; off Insurance Bldg; res 422 N 31st, Omaha.

   PATTERSON, WILLIAM FRANCIS: Insurance Agent; b Springfield, Mo Apr 5, 1897; s of David Allen Patterson-Alice Lucinda Sims; ed Springfield Mo HS 1915; Springfield Mo Bus Coll; m Ruth A Shattuck June 15, 1920 Springfield Mo; s Elmer; 1915-16 emp in statistical dept of Frisco RR, Springfield Mo; 1916-18 & 1919-20 cash Keet-Rountree Whol Dry Goods Co, Springfield Mo; 1920-30 in ins bus, Springfield Mo; 1930-33 mgr ins dept of US Natl Co. Omaha; 1933- in gen ins bus, Omaha; during World War enl in US army June 1918 39th Co, ordnance dept U S army, disch Apr 1919, AEF June 1918-Mar 31, 1919; Amer Leg post 1, historian, past vice-comm, mbr exec com; 40 & 8, past correspondent; C of C; Ak-Sar-Ben; Square & Compass Club; Sojourners; AF&AM 271 Springfield Mo; Scot Rite; First Bapt Ch; Rep; hobby, fishing; off 1017 First National Bank Bldg; res 3123 Willit, Omaha.

   PATTON, ED D: Owner Music Co; b Council Bluffs, Ia Nov 24, 1889; s of Ed Dewitt Patton-Josephine Kelzer; ed Omaha Central HS; Music Club; m Emily Capron Sept 1, 1914 Omaha; s Henry; d Ann Elizabeth, Mary Josephine; 1906-15 with A Hospe, Omaha; 1915- owner & opr music store, Omaha; AF&AM; Chris Sci Ch; hobby, music; off 1919 Farnam; res 4813 Capitol, Omaha.

   PATTON, FRANK CARGILL: Lodge Inspector General; b Harrisville, Penn Dec 18, 1871; s of William D Patton-Mary Lorraine Tidball; ed Osage City Kas HS; m Mamie Fisher Mar 22, 1898 Fremont; d Frances (Mrs Ralph H Campbell); 1885-89 bkkpr in gen store, Osage City Kas; 1888-91 in accounting dept of State Journal Co, Lincoln; 1891-97 bkkpr & cash H T Clarke Drug Co; 1897-1931 bkkpr, cash, treas, VP Richardson Drug Co, Omaha; 1931-36 P M, Omaha; trustee & VP Forest Lawn Cemetery Assn; mbr Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben 40 years; AF&AM 11; York Rite; Scot Rite 33o, 1917 Sovereign Grand Inspector Gen in Neb, Grand Prior of Supreme Coun, pres & org Ednl Welfare Assn; KT; Tangier Shrine; Presby Ch; father (dec) Presby minister 60 years, at time of death dean of Omaha presbytery; off Scot Rite Cathedral; res 320 S 52nd, Omaha.

   PATTON, JAMES M: Attorney; b Knoxville, Ill Dec 2, 1880; s of John J Patton-Clara L Taylor; ed Knoxville Ill HS 1900; Knox Coll, BA 1906, U of N, LLB 1909, Omaha ch N Club; Delta Chi; m Margareta Busch June 15, 1914 Omaha; 1909- atty, Omaha, instr of bus law Omaha South HS; NSTA; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; Highland Park Improvement Club; chmn Omaha Welfare Bd; Ak-Sar-Ben; AF&AM 184, past master; past patron OES; pres Masonic Temple Craft, South Omaha; Wheeler Memorial Presby Ch, elder; hobby, travel; off 1028-40 City National Bank; res 3628 S 26th, Omaha

   PAXTON, MRS ELIZABETH ALLEN: Homemaker; b Central City, Colo Oct 18, 1880; d of William Flanders Allen-Alice Ada Cleaveland; ed Omaha HS; Lasell Seminary, now Lasell Jr Coll, Auburndale Mass; m James Love Paxton Oct 21, 1903 Omaha; s James Love Jr; d Elizabeth Katherine; 1903- homemaker; dir of Paxton-Mitchell Co; ch mbr Tuesday Musical Club; active in Comm Chest many years; during World War in ARC work; mbr Girl Scout coun 1928-35; YWCA, dir 5 years; Colonial Dames of Amer, dir; All Saints Episc Ch; Dem; hobby, music; father (dec) gen agt in Omaha for Mutual Life Ins Co of New York; res 105 N 55th, Omaha.



Who's Who

   PAXTON, JAMES LOVE: President Foundry Co; b Montgomery Co, Mo July 19, 1862; s of James Love Paxton-Penelope Fike; ed Montgomery Co Mo; Wellsville Mo; m Elizabeth Allen Oct 21, 1903 Omaha; s James Love Jr; d Elizabeth Katherine; prior to 1883 in printing bus, Fort Worth Tex; 1883 & 1884-93 with Transfer Stock Yards, Council Bluffs Ia; 1884 timekeeper Union Stock Yards at South Omaha, 1893-1907 gen supt; 1907- founder & pres Paxton-Mitchell Co, Omaha; pres Paxton-Eckman Chemical Co; owner of several farms in Ia & ranch in Neb; dir Brownell Hall several years; mbr bd of govs of Ak-Sar-Ben 5 years; past pres of Neb Mfrs Assn; C of C; Omaha Country Club, an org; Omaha Club, pres 1929; Omaha Athletic Club; an org Omaha Field Club; BPOE 39, pres 1929, AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; York Rite, Tangier Shrine; All Saints Episc Ch, sr warden; Dem; hobby, fishing; res 105 N 55th, Omaha.

   PAYNE, HAROLD CARNABY: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Omaha, Neb Sept 7, 1901; s of Henry Bascom Payne-Sarah Carnaby; ed Omaha Central HS 1920; U of N; Haverford Coll, Penn; Phi Delta Theta; m Nell Peabody June 14, 1924 Kansas City Mo; d Betty Ann; 1923-32 secy Payne & Sons Co of Omaha, 1923-32 secy, 1932- VP & treas; opr Wellington Hotel, Omaha; Omaha Real Est Bd; Omaha Assn of Bldg Owners & Mgrs; Omaha Hotel Assn; Omaha Ins Assn; C of C; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing, boating, ice skating; off 226 Barker Bldg; res 323 S 50th Ave, Omaha.

   PAYNE, HENRY BASCOM: Real Estate & Insurance Agent; b Amboy, Ill Jan 14, 1867; s of Charles Henry Payne-Ann Reed; ed Ill; Coe Coll, Cedar Rapids Ia; Alpha Nu; m Sarah Carnaby July 15, 1897 Omaha; s Harold Carnaby, John Howard (dec June 3, 1932); d Dorothy Elizabeth (Mrs L C Hawley); 1894-99 emp by brother in real est bus; 1899 estab Payne, Bostwick Real Est Co, later Edward M Slater became ptr, 1921-23 oprd as Payne & Carnaby, 1923- Payne & Sons, after death of son Howard, oprd co with son Harold; with Mr Slater several years oprd Flat Iron Bldg & Wellington Hotels; Omaha Hotel Assn; Omaha Real Est Ed; C of C; AF&AM 1; Scot Rite & other Masonic bodies; First Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, gardening; off 226 Barker Bldg; res 323 S 50th Ave, Omaha.

   PAYNE, WILFRED: Professor; b Milwaukee, Wis Nov 5, 1897; s of Dr Charles A Payne-Carrie Hart; ed Milwaukee Wis HS; U of Wis, BA 1922. MSc 1923, PhD 1930; grad work U of Cal, 2 years; m Helen Catherine Pander Aug 18, 1924 Berkeley Cal; s Stephen; 1922-23 fellow U of Wis; 1923-25 fellow U of Cal; 1925-30 philosophy instr at U of Wis, 1930-31 lecturer in philosophy; 1931- prof of philosophy, U of Omaha; author magazine articles, public addresses & two text books in field of logic; Professional Men's Club; AAUP; Amer Philosophical Assn; hobbies, canoeing, classical music; off U of Omaha; res 5510 Howard, Omaha.

   PAYNTER, FLOYD LEE: Dentist; b Omaha, Neb Mar 22, 1898; s of Winfield Scott Paynter-Ida Fay Lee; ed Omaha Central HS, won 11 athletic awards; U of N; Creighton U, DDS, 1925, played football & basketball; Omaha U, BA 1935, MA 1940; Delta Upsilon; Xi Psi Phi; m Norma Muriel Mach Dec 28, 1926 Omaha; s Richard Allyn; d Dorothy Lee, Marilyn Jean; 1925- dentist, Omaha; Neb St Dental Assn; Optimist Club; Square & Compass Club; AF&AM 32o; York Rite; RAM; KT; Shrine; Chanter; Amer Leg, ofcl quartet, male quartet; NNG, capt, med detachment; hobbies, handball, horticulture; off 340 Medical Arts Bldg; res 810 Ridgewood Ave, Omaha.

   PEDERSEN, HENRY FREDERICK: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb June 14, 1900; s of John C Pedersen-Anna C Pedersen; ed Omaha Central HS 1919; Omaha U, LLB 1929; Lambda Phi; m Jessie Gough Oct 16, 1922 Wenatchee Wash; s John Charles, Henry Frederich Jr; 1929- prac law, Omaha; gen counsel for Danish Old Peoples Home; Omaha, Douglas Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Co-operative Club; BPOE 39; AF&AM 11; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine patrol; Trinity Cathedral Episc Ch; Rep, del to state conv several years; hobby, hunting; father (dec) res of Omaha 60 years; off Patterson Block; res 5709 Marcy, Omaha.

   PEGLER, FLOYD SHERMAN: Vice-President Dairy Co; b Palmyra, Neb Dec 16, 1893; s of Henry J Pegler-Estella Parker; ed Palmyra HS 1910; U of N, BA 1918; Neb Wes; Pi Kappa Phi; Alpha Kappa Psi; m Myrtle Golda Haggerty June 10, 1919 Lincoln; s Fred Sherman, Floyd Duane; d Mary Jeanette, Harriet Ann; 1919-25 branch off mgr Roberts Dairy Co Lincoln, 1925- branch mgr Omaha, 1922 elec secy & dir, 1923-27 treas, 1928- VP; during World War enl in U S army at Nebraska City June 27, 1918, stationed Fort Riley Kas, sgt in med corps, first aid & hosp management training course 6 mos at Mayo Clinic, disch Dec 24, 1918; Amer Leg post 1; Internatl Assn of Milk Dlrs; Natl Small Businessmen's Assn; Ad-Sell League; C of C; Rotary; Ak-Sar-Ben; Omaha Field Club; AF&AM 302; Scot RiteFirst Meth Ch; hobbies, gardening; flowers, bowling, golf, hunting; off 2901 Cuming; res 6725 N 31st Ave, Omaha.

   PETER, CARL J: Attorney; b Rock Island, Ill Mar 13, 1906; s of Valentine Joseph Peter-Margaret Reese; ed Omaha; Creighton Prep; Creighton U, LLB 1929; bus mgr The Blue Jay, year book 1928; mbr debate team; 1926 & 1938 priv study of Internatl law Berlin, Germany; Alpha Sigma Nu; m Anna Marie Schinker Sept 24, 1929 Omaha; s Carl J Jr, James Bernard, Val J II; 1929 adm to Neb bar; 1929-33 priv law prac, Omaha; 1933- mbr law firm Peter & Dalton, Omaha; dir & secy Tribune Publishing Co; dir & VP Interstate Printing Co; dir Peoples Gas Co; dir German Old Peoples Home Assn; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; Jr C of C, chmn political com; German-Amer Indep Citizens League of Neb; Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben; KC, past mbr agrl com; Holy Cross Cath Ch; hobbies, music, piano; off 536 First National Bank Bldg; res 4559 Walnut, Omaha.

   PETER, VALENTINE JOSEPH: Publisher; b Steinbach, Lower Franconia Bavaria, Germany Apr 24, 1875, s of George Peter-Katherine Walzenbach; ed Germany; m Margaret Reese Apr 26, 1905 Rock Island Ill; s Carl J, Theodore Val, Bernard George, Arno Ernest, Ray Albert, William A, Eugene Walter, Paul Frederick; d Theresa Katherine, Anna Loretta, Margaret Joan, Dorothea Josephine; May 26, 1889 arrived at Baltimore, Md located in Rock Island Ill; became naturalized citizen July 22, 1891; 1899-1902 printer, Rock Island Ill; 1902 pur Volkszeitung; 1907 came to Omaha, pur German weekly newspapers, Westliche Presse, Omaha Tribune, Neb Tribune, Post-Tribune, first published Westliche Presse, then Westliche Presse & Omaha Tribune, consolidated 3 Tribunes under name of Westliche Post & Omaha Tribune published until 1912; Mar 14, 1912- publisher Tagliche Omaha Tribune, later adding Sonntagsblatt der Taglichen Omaha Tribune; also publishes Der Landmann, agrl weekly Omaha; Tagliche Volkszeitung, St Paul Minn; Sunday St Paul Volkszeitung; Die Welt-Post, Lincoln, ofcl organ of German-Russians of Amer; Kansas City Presse & St Joseph Volksblatt at Kansas City Mo; Colo Herald, Denver Colo; Katholisches Wohenblatt, Chicago; Toledo O Express; Buffalo Volksfreund, Volksblatt-Rundschau & Sonntagsblatt des Buffalo Volksfreund, Buffalo N Y; Daily & Sunday Baltimore Correspondent, Baltimore Md; pres Interstate Printing Co; correspondent of German Consulate Gen in Chicago for Neb, S D, N D; 1920 estab steamship agcy Val J Peter Travel Bur of Omaha, 1927 Kansas City Mo, Denver & Baltimore; 1932-36 US marshall for Neb; 1936 mbr Neb Monument Commission for monuments of James Sterling Morton & William Jennings Bryan in Hall of Fame, Statuary Hall, Washington D C; during World War Tribune editorial translated & used by US treasury dept in foreign language press in US for sale of Liberty Bonds; C of C, chmn publicity div of fire prevention com, mbr agrl com; dir Omaha ARC; pres German-Amer Citizens League of Neb; pres German-Amer Soc of Omaha; Rotary; pres Omaha Musik-Verein; KC; BPOE; Rep; hobbies, work, study, travel; off 1307-09 Howard; res 809 Pine, Omaha.

   PETERS, GEORGE ALOYSIUS: Purchaser for Electric Co; b Omaha, Neb Apr 9, 1888; s of Aloysius Joseph Peters-Mary Caroline Koesters; ed Omaha HS; Creighton U, BA 1908; 1908-16 traveling auditor from Omaha & later from Chicago off CB&Q RR; 1916-17, cash & auditor Rome Hotel, Omaha; 1917-20 in depot quartermaster off, chief clk finance dept, 7th Corps Area Omaha; 1920-21 off mgr Alamito Dairy, Omaha; 1921- in purchasing dept Western Electric Co, Omaha; 1918- BSA scoutmaster, committeeman, chmn bd of review; Omaha Assn of Purchasing Agts; KC, comptroller 4o, recording secy 3o; St Peters Cath Ch; choir dir since 1922; hobbies, woodworking, BSA work; off 910 N 43rd Ave; res 1019 S 33rd, Omaha.

   PETERSEN, DEAN HAROLD: Manager Lumber Co; b Hampton, Neb Jan 26, 1904; s of Nels Petersen-


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Metho Madsen; ed Hampton HS; Dana Coll; U of N 1925-26; Delta Sigma Phi; m Marion Lehmer Jan 29, 1926 Glenwood Ia; s Dean Lehmer Jr; d Nancy Louise; 1926-31 yard mgr N Petersen Lbr Co, Hampton; 1931-35 yard mgr Citizens Lbr & Supply Co, Carleton; 1935- yard mgr D R Phelps Lbr & Coal Co, Valley; past mbr town bd; VP sch bd 1936-39; mbr vol fire dept; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; C of C; BSA scoutmaster; AF&AM 310; Luth Ch; Rep; res Valley.

   PETERSEN, HARRY: Hardware Dealer; b Omaha, Neb July 1 1888; s of Samuel Edward Petersen-Minnie ___; ed Omaha; m Grace Elizabeth Hixon June 18, 1919 Omaha; d Marian Anita, Dorothy Elizabeth; 1902-07 section laborer UP RR, 1907-09 machinists helper in shops, Omaha; 1909-11 appr cabinet maker with McKeen Motor Car Works; 1911-12 carp work; 1912-30 oiler, later electric switchboard opr, CB&QRR; 1930-32 plant electrician, Neb Power Co; 1932- owner & opr hdw store; past pres Omaha Retail Hdw Assn; hobbies, home workshop, bldg & repairing; off 2416 Ames; 6315 Lafayette, Omaha.

   PETERSON, CHARLES: President Stone Co; b Randolph, Kas May 29, 1878; s of Nels Peterson-Sarah ___; ed grade sch; m Esther M Swanson Nov 14, 1906 Omaha; s Carl Raymond; d Frances Bernice; pres Ideal Cement Stone Co, Omaha; mbr Natl Concrete Masonry Assn; First Covenant Ch; hobby, bowling; off 31st & Spaulding; res 316 N 36th Ave, Omaha.

   PETERSON, CHARLES EDWARD: Vice-President & Treasurer Real Estate Co; b Omaha, Neb Dec 21, 1895; s of Christian A Peterson-Katie Gillen; ed Omaha HS 1915; U of N 1915-17; Phi Delta Theta; bus mgr Cornhusker; m Betty Huffman May 23, 1922 Omaha; s Charles Edward Jr; d Marilyn; 1919-24 with Tukey & Sons, Omaha; 1924-34 property mgr Byron Reed Co, 1934- VP & treas; VP & treas Farnam Realty Co; during World War ensign in USN, Annapolis, USS Mongolia, att Harvard radio sch, disch May 25, 1919; Bldg Owners & Management Assn; C of C, mbr municipal affairs com; Rotary; Omaha Athletic Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; Holy Cross Cath Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 7th floor Farnam Bldg; res 5225 Jones, Omaha.

   PETERSON, CHARLES J: Merchant; b Fremont, Neb Mar 29, 1893; s of Julius Charles Peterson-Mary Harrup; ed Fremont & Benson; m Anna K Johnson July 3, 1915 Omaha; 1907-09 emp in freight claim dept, CB&Q RR; 1909-10 asst window trimmer, J L Brandeis Co, Omaha; 1910-24 emp by Vacek Dept Store, South Omaha; 1924-31 owner 1/3 int in store, Omaha; 1931- owner & opr Peterson Family Store, South Omaha; past VP South Omaha Mchts Assn; pres Mchts & Professional Mens Club of South Omaha; Interstate Mchts Coun; Kiwanis; AF&AM 290; York Rite; Kountze Memorial Luth Ch; Rep; hobbies, work, travel; off 4835 S 24th; res 3319 Hickory, Omaha.

   PETERSON, HENRY: Farmer; b Valley, Neb July 27, 1883; s of Carl Peterson-Anna Pearson; ed Valley; m Lydia Peterson Aug 17, 1922 Valley; d Irene (Mrs James Freeman, dec); 1904- farmer, Douglas Co; Soil Conservation Com; Farmers Elevator; Bapt Ch, trustee; Rep; father (dec) came from Sweden 1882 to Douglas Co, farmed 25 years; res Valley.

   PETRIE, ARTEMUS TRUMAN: House Mover; b Logan, Ia Apr 5, 1879; s of Orren Jacob Petrie-Eliza Jane Cress; ed Central HS, Omaha; m Lillian Cameron Paul Apr 8, 1903 Omaha; s Harry Paul, Charles Truman; 1887 came with parents to Omaha; 1898-1918 foreman & supvr for father in house moving & shoring bus, Omaha, 1918-30 ptr of father in O J Petrie & Son, 1930- owner & opr bus; AF&AM 11; Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine; OES; Rep; hobby, reading; res 3616 Howard, Omaha.

   PEYCHE, TRACY JOHN: Vice-President & General Counsel Telephone Co; b Warren, Vt Apr 3, 1893; s of John Peyche-Harriet Moore; ed Randolph Vt HS; Carleton Coll, Northfield Minn, BA 1918; U of Minn, LLB 1921; Acacia; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; Order of Coif; m Elizabeth Montgomery June 30, 1921 Minneapolis Minn; s John; d Mary; 1921-83 prac law, Minneapolis; 1933- atty for Northwestern Bell Tele Co at Omaha, 1938- VP & gen counsel; during World War in OTC; Omaha, Neb St, Minn St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C; Ad-Sell League; Ak-Sar-Ben; AF&AM 176; First Central Congl Ch, chmn bd of trustees; hobby, golf; off 1222 Telephone Bldg; res 5521 Harney, Omaha.

   PFEIFFER, OTTO: Association General Manager; b Omaha, Neb Apr 28, 1883; s of Jacob Henry Pfeiffer-Mary Fink; ed Douglas Co; m Frances Blazek Mar 11, 1903 Omaha; s Russell (dec), George, Russell, Otto Jr; d Grace, Gladys (Mrs ___Johnson); 1904- owner farm near Elkhorn; 1932-35 pres Neb-Ia Milk Assn, 1935- gen mgr; past mbr 22 years dist 10 sch bd, Elkhorn; mbr past 20 years Douglas Co Agrl Soc; 2 years pres Northeast Circuit Fair Assn; pres Neb Assn of Fair Mgrs; dir Natl Co-op Milk Producers Fedn; C of C; KP; AF&AM 102; Luth Ch; Rep; hobby, farm interests; father veteran florist of Omaha; off 2506 Dodge, Omaha; res Elkhorn.

   PIERCE, ROBERT EARL: Vice-President & Secretary Petroleum Co; b Beresford, S D Aug 18, 1891; s of James S Pierce-Margaret Morris; ed Le Mars Ia HS; Morningside Coll 1910-11; Mozer-Lampman Bus Coll; m Elsie Plumb Oct 10, 1914 Sioux City Ia; d Helen Marie; 1913-15 pub acct for M D Thomas, Omaha; 1915-32 secy Penn Consumers Oil Co; 1932- VP & secy Quaker Petroleum Co, Omaha; C of C; Omaha Field club; Ak-Sar-Ben; 1923-30 mbr Council Bluffs Ia Rotary, secy 1927-28; AF&AM 7, Council Bluffs Ia; RAM; Broadway Meth Ch; hobbies, fishing, golf; off 1444 S 20th; res 6614 Underwood Ave, Omaha.

   PIERPOINT, WALTER LAWRENCE: Association President; b Sistersville, W Va Dec 13, 1880; s of J S Pierpoint-Mary R Lazear; ed Marietta O Acad & Coll, BA 1900, LLD 1938; Alpha Tau Omega; Phi Beta Kappa; m Lou O Silvers Dec 25, 1902 Butler Mo; d Evelyn; 1900-01 in whol drug & dry goods bus, Denver; 1901-03 in gen mdse bus, Roncerverte W Va; 1903-06 in gen mdse store, Grand Island; 1906-13 promoted retail selling campaigns at Wichita Kas, 1913-32 Omaha; 1932 pres & gen mgr Assn of Omaha Taxpayers Inc; 1929-34 mbr bd of edn, pres 1931; mbr bd of govs, & trustee Comm Chest; chmn parade com Omaha Diamond Jubilee Celebration 1929; C of C, pres 1932; Rotary, pres 1927; Amer Acad of Political & Social Science; BPOE, past exalted ruler; First Central Congl Ch, trustee; off 468 Brandeis Bldg; res 5501 Harney, Omaha.

   PILCHER, EVERETT CHARLES: Attorney; b Blair, Neb Mar 22 1906; s of Charles L Pilcher-Jennie Stewart; ed Blair HS 1923; Omaha U, LLB 1932; Lambda Phi; m Katherine Cook June 17, 1938 Omaha; d Donna May; 1931 adm to, Neb bar; 1932- prac law, Omaha; dir & atty, Natl Finance Health & Accident Assn, dir & atty for Inland Investments Inc, atty for Omaha Winsett System Co, E P Boyer & Rivett Lbr & Coal Cos, Allison Insulation Co; Omaha Barristers Club; Omaha, Douglas Co, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Jr C fo (sic) C; AF&AM 302; Scot Rite 32o; OES; First Chris Ch; hobby, golf; off 412 City National Bank Bldg; res 1709 N 50th, Omaha.

   PILLEY, FRANK: Owner of Produce & Creamery Plants; b Lincoln, Neb July 21, 1876; s of Mark A Pilley-Elizabeth M Mansfield; ed Neb, Ia, Mo & Minn; m Marie F Nelson July 24, 1900 Thayer; s Frank E, Mark A; d Myrna E; 1888-90 soap wrapper, D C Spencer Co, Lincoln; 1890-94 color card painter, Lincoln Paint & Color Co, Lincoln; 1894-96 with Eldredge & Gilbert Egg & Poultry Co at York, 1897-99 foreman; 1896-97 egg candler for Haskely & Bosworth, Lincoln; 1899-1906 foreman produce dept Armour & Co of South Omaha, 1906-11 manager; 1911-16 ptr in D C Eldrege & Charles Harding Creamery, Clay Center; 1916-27 mgr Harding Cream Co & Titman Egg Co. Kansas City Mo; 1928-29 supt western territory for Central Distributors Inc, New York; 1929-32 supt central west territory, Borden Produce Co; 1932-35 with Borden Cheese & Produce Co; 1936-37 with Borden Co; 1937- owner & opr produce bus in Mo, Kas, Neb, Ia, S D & Minn; pres Amer Butter Inst; dir Inst Amer Poultry Industries; dir Natl Dairy Coun; Omaha Athletic Club; Omaha Field Club; Royal Highlanders; AF&AM 32o; Shrine; hobbies, patents, golf, billards; off 9th & Dodge; res 634 S 58th, Omaha.

   PLESKACH, JAMES F: Store Manager; b Czechoslovakia June 25, 1899; s of Frank J Pleskach-Marie Simon; ed Omaha; m Albina I Hodek Aug 14, 1919 Omaha; s James F Jr; 1914-16 emp by F P Kirkendall Shoe Co, Omaha; 1916-17 mgr groc store, Loma; 1917-18 owner & opr gen mdse store; 1918-22 clk, 1922-23 asst mgr G R Kinney Shoe Co at Omaha, 1923- mgr at Council Bluffs Ia, later in Omaha, 1933- mgr South Omaha store; South Omaha Retail Mchts Assn; Business & Social Club; Cath Workmen; Cath Ch; hobbies, gardening, flowers; off 4808 S 24th; res 4502 Shirley, Omaha.

   POLIAN, HAROLD OLIVER: Treasurer Investment Co; b Omaha, Neb Oct 14, 1893; s of John Albert Polian-



Who's Who

Ida Brandt; ed Omaha South HS 1912; Creighton U Coll of Law 1912-15; Delta Theta Phi; m Gladys Lucille Fessenden Jan 27, 1921 St Joseph Mo; d Virginia Avalon, Maxine Lenore; 1915-17 with Livestock Natl Bank of Omaha, promoted to teller discount dept; 1919-27 bond salesman with Peters Trust Co, Omaha; 1927- treas of Smith Landeryou Investment Co; during World War 1917-19 in USN, radio div, 1st class radio electrician; Amer Leg post 1; Happy Hollow Club; Omaha Athletic Club; Omaha Stamp Club; Trans-Mississippi Philatelic Soc; Central Presby Ch; Dem; hobby, stamp collecting; off 210 Farnam Bldg; res 2527 Country Club Ave, Omaha.

   POLLARD, CHARLES WHITNEY: Obstetrician & Gynecologist; b Albany, N Y Mar 6, 1871; s of Cyrus Wallace Pollard-Judith Folger; ed Woburn Mass; Dartmouth Coll, BA 1895; Columbia U, MD 1899; Alpha Delta Phi; Omega Club; hon mbr Nu Sigma Nu, U of N; m Gertrude Badger Nov 28, 1899 Braintree Mass (dec Jan 6, 1903); s Joseph Greeley, Wallace Campbell; d Gertrude (Mrs Ross Van Gieson); m Helen Reed Cole June 28, 1907 Des Moines Ia; 1899-1900 interne St Lukes Hosp, New York City; 1900- prac med, Omaha, specialist in obstetrics & gynecology; prof emeritus of gynecology, U of N Coll of Med; staff mbr Immanuel Hosp, Omaha; pres elect Omaha Midwest Clinical Soc; past pres Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; past pres Uni Club, Omaha; past pres Omaha Club; C of C, bd mbr; Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben; Douglas Co ARC; AF &AM; First Congl Ch; hobbies, carpentry, photography; off 621 Medical Arts Bldg, Omaha; res Peru.

   PORTER, DWIGHT ERNEST: High School Principal; b Fairmont, Neb May 7, 1880; s of Stephen James Porter-Lizzie Aravesta Jameson; ed Kingfisher Okla Acad 1898; Kingfisher Okla Coll, BA 1902; 1901-02 state coll tennis champion singles & doubles; grad work U of Chicago, U of Mich & U of Wis; Phi Delta Kappa; m Gertrude C Johnson Dec 26, 1911 New Harmony Ind; s Dwight Johnson; d Jean Louise (Mrs Robert McFall Jones); 1903-04 prin Woodward Okla schs; 1904-05 prin Southwest Acad, Hastings Okla; 1905-15 head of math dept & asst prin Oklahoma City Central HS; 1916-17 Prin Shawnee Okla HS; 1917- prin Omaha Tech HS; 1903-06 singles tennis champion of Okla; Omaha Sch Forum; Neb Schoolmasters Club; NEA; ALA; dir Douglas Co ARC; dir YMCA; AF&AM, Hastings Okla; First Central Congl Ch; hobby, golf; off Tech HS; res 2715 N 47th Ave, Omaha.

   POTTER, A CUTHBERT: Investment Banker; b Omaha, Neb May 25, 1890; s of Philip Potter-Fanny May Clark; ed Omaha Central HS; Union Coll, Schenectady N Y, BSc 1910; Chi Psi; m Bernice W Sweatt Sept 14, 1934 Minneapolis Minn; d Diane; 1910-12 sales representative for Natl Fur & Tanning Co, Omaha; 1912-19 with Burns-Brinker & Co, Omaha; 1919- ptr in Burns-Potter & Co, investment bankers; during World War enl in US army May 1917, O/S with 337th field arty, capt battery C, AEF Aug 1918-Feb 1919, disch Feb 1, 1919; Amer Leg post 1; C of C; Assoc Retailers of Omaha; Omaha Better Bus Bur; Ak-Sar-Ben; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; Trinity Cathedral Episc Ch; Rep; hobby, tennis; off 17th & Douglas; res 407 N Elmwood, Omaha.

   POWERS, JOSEPH FRANCIS: Attorney; b Renville Co, Minn Mar 12, 1878; s of William Powers-Agnes Daly; ed Browns Valley Minn HS; studied law under R T Daly, Renville Co Minn; Omaha Comml Coll 1899; Creighton night law sch, 1916-20 won scholarship 1916-17, class leader 2 years; m Sue Morearty July 16, 1930 Omaha; d Susan Jane; 1894-96 sch tchr, Renville Co Minn; 1897 farmed, Colfax Co; 1898 emp on Trans-Mississippi Exposition, Omaha; 1899-1901 emp by Cox, Jones & Cox Livestock Commission Co, South Omaha; 1901-02 owner & opr Powers Stationery Store; 1902-03 secy for Frances C Dahlman, mgr of Flato Commission Co, later mayor of Omaha; 1903-04 off mgr, Knollin Commission Co; 1904-10 owner & opr St Francis Transfer & Storage Co, San Francisco Cal, in earthquake & fire Apr 18, 1906; 1910 in filing dept of CRI&P RR, Chicago; 1910-20 off mgr, William R Smith & Son Commission Co; 1920 traveled for Amer Law Book Co, Ind & Utah; 1920- prac law, Omaha, 1922-37 ptr of Dennis E O'Brien in O'Brien & Powers, 1937- priv law prac; MWA; KC; Our Lady of Lourdes Cath Ch, hobby, outdoors; off 204 Patterson Bldg; res 2806 S 33rd, Omaha.

   POWERS, LEON WALTER: General Agent & Counsel; b Webster Co Ia June 12, 1888; s of Walter Powers-Catherine McIntyre; ed Fort Dodge Ia HS 1908; U of Ia, BA 1912; U of Chicago, JD 1914; Delta Chi; m Marie Lally June 28, 1916 Denison Ia; s James Perry, Walter; d Mary Catherine, Patricia Ann; 1914 clk in law off of Felsenthal, Beckwith, Spanglar & Wilson, Chicago Ill; 1914-16 with Judge J P Conner, Denison la; 1915-24 ptr in law firm Connor & Powers, Denison Ia; 1919-23 mbr Ia legislature; 1924-34 priv law prac, Denison Ia; 1934-36 mbr Ia supreme court; 1936- gen counsel for FCA; 1937- gen agt & chmn of bd Fed Land Bank of Omaha, Fed Intermediate Credit Bank, Omaha Bank for Co-operatives; Production Credit Corporation of Omaha; mbr lib bd; C of C; Omaha Athletic Club; Uni Club, Lincoln; Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, fishing; off Farm Credit Bldg; res Omaha Athletic Club, Omaha.

   POYNTER, CHARLES WILLIAM McCORKLE: College Dean; b Eureka, Ill July 16, 1875; s of William Amos Poynter-Maria J McCorkle; ed Albion HS 1892; U of N, MD 1902, BSc 1906; Alpha Theta Chi; ch mbr Acacia; ch mbr Phi Rho Sigma; Alpha Omega Alpha; Sigma Xi; m Clara E Axtell Sept 3, 1907 Nashville Tenn; d Helen Josephine; 1892-93 & 1895-96 tchr, Boone Co; 1902-12 prac med, Lincoln; 1912- chmn anatomy dept, U of N Coll of Med at Omaha, 1929- dean; Omaha-Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; Amer Assn of Anatomists; Amer Assn of Anthro-Pologists; fellow AAAS; Anatomical Soc of Great Britain & Ireland; pres-elect Assn of Amer Med Colls; mbr exec com Omaha; Douglas Co Health Coun; twice pres Omaha Coun of Social Agencies; past mbr C of C; AF&AM 54; Scot Rite 18o; Episc Ch; Dem; hobby, anthropology; off U of N, Coll of Med; res 1306 S 35th Ave, Omaha.

   PRATER, BANUS HUTSON: Civil Engineer; b Bingham, Ill Nov 11, 1881; s of Lyman Allen Prater-Sarah Jane Crouch; ed Decatur Ill HS 1899; U Of Ill, BSc 1903; Sigma Nu; m Daisy Fern Lovett July 13, 1905 Decatur Ill; d Phyllis Virginia (Mrs Robert Bruce Porter); during summer vacations while in coll emp by IC RR, shops of Ill Steel Co in Chicago, contracting dept of Amer Bridge Co, Chicago; 1903-04 surveying instr, U of Ill; 1904-06 transit man in govt work surveys Panama Canal Zone; 1906-09 draftsman & later off engr OSL RR at Salt Lake City, 1919-25 engr in maintenance of way at Pocatello Idaho, 1925-28 chief engr, Salt Lake City; 1928-31 asst chief engr UPRR at Salt Lake City, 1931-37 dist engr, 1937- chief engr, Omaha; certified engr in Neb, Utah, Ore, & Wash; Amer Railway Engineering Assn; C of C; Ak-Sar-Ben; Uni Club, Salt Lake City, Utah; AF&AM & Shrine Salt Lake City, Utah; Rep; hobbies, railroading & engineering; off Union Pacific Bldg; res 18th & Dodge, Omaha.

   PRATT, GEORGE WESLEY: Attorney; b Thayer Co, Neb Sept 20, 1889, s of George T Pratt-Belle M Williams; ed Winterset Ia HS 1909; Northwestern U 1911; Creighton U, LLB 1914; Gamma Eta Gamma; m Edith Norris Oct 20, 1915 Omaha; d Virginia Lee, Jean Gordon; 1914- prac law, Omaha; 1914-17 mbr law firm Pratt & Day, 1917-23 mbr law firm Sullivan, Rait & Pratt; 1923- with Paul L Hoffman; 1918-22 Neb. asst atty gen, handling Omaha bus; 1937- mbr sch bd, pres 1940; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C; Lions; Omaha Club; AF&AM 1, past master Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; First Meth Ch bd mbr; off 419 Omaha National Bank; res 5123 Underwood Ave, Omaha.

   PRATT, NELSON CROOKS: Attorney; b Belleville, W Va July 24, 1862; s of George O Pratt-Sally Nesmith; ed Walnut Ill HS; Northern Ill Coll, Fulton Ill, BA 1886; m Sadie Henderson Dec 26, 1888 Fullerton; d Minnie Grace (Mrs Albert A Held); 1887-90 prin Genoa schs; 1889 adm to Neb bar; 1890-95 prac law, Albion; 1895 prac law, Omaha; atty for MWA 39 years; atty for Guarantee Mutual Life Ins Co of Omaha 10 years; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C; AF&AM 1; First Meth Ch trustee many years; hobbies, ins law; off 954 Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 139 N 35th, Omaha.

   PRATT, R ELWOOD: Treasurer & General Manager Insurance Co; b, Chicago, Ill Feb 20, 1893; s of Clayton A Pratt-Alida M Ellwood; ed Chicago; Omaha Central HS 1910; m Hazel E Lyon May 27, 1915 Omaha; s William E; 1910-22 traveling salesman for coal & bldg material co; 1923-28 mgr underwriting dept, Travelers Health Assn of Omaha, 1928- treas & gen mgr; past pres Internatl Fedn of Comml Travelers Ins Cos; state chmn TPA; C of C; past pres Omaha Advertising Club, Omaha.


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