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



Athletic Club; Happy Hollow Club; Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben; Rotary; AF&AM 288; RAM 1; R&SM 1; past mbr BPOE; First Bapt Ch, chmn bd of trustees; Rep; off 300 Farnam Bldg; res 5404 Cuming, Omaha.

   PRIME, JAMES MARK: Dentist; b Nevada, Ia July 15, 1872; s of John Thomas Prime-Martha Ann Carr; ed Furnas Co; Dixon Ill Normal; Omaha Dental Coll 1888-89; Creighton U, hon DDS 1926; Delta Sigma Delta; m Pauline E Eychaner June 2, 1908 Tampa Fla; d Ann Patrice; 3 years dentistry appr under Dr A F Cogswell, traveling dentist; 1900 adm to prac of dentistry; 1900-15 dentist, Oxford; 1915 dentist, Omaha, 1915-17 with Dr William L Shearer, 1917- priv prac; has written more than 20 essays printed in med journals; presented address on Nature's Scheme in the Forms of Human Teeth at state meeting 1908, also conducted clinics on manipulation of different filling materials; 1920 & 1922 conducted clinics in gold foil; originated term "ear" on bicuspid; discoverer & tchr several anatomical characteristics & physiological functions of various parts of tooth crowns; discovered the admittedly most successful treatment yet known for prevention of dental decay; lecturer by request in approximately 35 states & Canada; invited to appear at Ia St Dental Assn programs 40 times; AAAS; Omaha Dist Dental Soc; Neb St Dental Assn, VP 1908, pres 1909-10; ADA; FACD; C of C; Ch of God; Dem; hobbies, good roads, science; off 1136 Medical Arts Bldg; res 1031 S 33rd, Omaha.

   PURNEY, JAMES FRANCIS: Dentist; b Sidney, Neb June 30, 1892; s of Emil J Purney-Ella Rachel DeLay; ed Rushville HS 1910; U of N, DDS 1917; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Delta Sigma Delta; m Florence Barney Nason Oct 30, 1918 Omaha; d Helen Clarissa, Ruth Frances; 1919- dentist, Omaha; during World War ent Aug 1917, O/S over 1 year; Amer Leg post 1; mbr Tri-City Dental Soc, secy, VP & pres; Eastern Neb Dist Dental Soc, secy 1 year; Neb St Dental Assn; Omaha Tennis Club; pres Omaha Stamp Club; Episc Ch; Rep; hobbies, stamp collecting, tennis, football; off 1218 Medical Arts Bldg; res 111 N Happy Hollow Blvd, Omaha.

   QUIGLEY, DANIEL THOMAS: Physician & Surgeon; b Edgerton, Wis June 27, 1876; s of Thomas Bartlett Quigley-Bessie Aurnin; ed Lennox S D HS 1896; Rush Med Coll, MD 1902; 1913-14 grad work U of Vienna 9 mos, Berlin, Paris, & London 3 mos; m Helen Seyferth June 15, 1904 North Platte; s Dr Thomas Bartlett; 1902-03 interne Englewood Hosp, Chicago; 1903-13 prac med & health commr, estab first hosp, North Platte; 1914- prac med, Omaha; 1915- faculty mbr U of N Coll of Med; 1920 estab first radium hosp in Amer; 1908 estab Neb St Health Ofcrs Assn, pres 3 years; author Conquest of Cancer, Notes on Vitamins & Diets, The Influence of Diet on the Future of Human Race; lecturer on cancer & radium; FACS; Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; past VP Neb St Med Assn, past chmn surgical section; AMA, founder Omaha Midwest Clinical. Soc; Amer Radium Soc, one of founders; past mbr Neb Health Ofcrs Assn; past mbr BPOE; off 721 Medical Arts Bldg; res 3801 Jones, Omaha.

   RAHEL, JOHN CLIFFORD: Investment Banker; b Paris, Ill Feb 19, 1894; s of John Fredrick Rahel-Alice Sims; ed Paris Ill HS 1912; U of Colo; U of Ill; Sigma Chi; m Jessie Brown Jan 2, 1917 Paris Ill; s Clifford R; d Virginia; 1916-20 emp in Omaha off of Merrill Cox Finance Co of Chicago; 1920-26 finance mgr Orchard Wilhelm Co, Omaha; 1926- with Wachob-Bender Corp, 1927- VP & secy-treas; past pres, past VP, past secy & past dir Neb Investment Bankers Assn; Rotary, mbr boys work com, chmn fireside group; C of C; Omaha Athletic Club; Omaha Country Club; past pres Triangle Club of Omaha; Neb Good Roads Assn dir; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, horseback riding; off 212 S 17th; res 90th & Farnam, Omaha.

   RAINBOLT, WYNN M: Real Estate & Loan Dealer; b Ames, Ia July 14, 1877; s of N A Rainbolt-Rachel Kingsbury; ed Philips Exeter Acad, Andover N H; Harvard U, BA 1900, attended law sch; Pi Eta; m Margaret Weills June 23, 1903 Norfolk; s Wynn M Jr, Dwane W; 1905-07 asst cash Norfolk Natl Bank; secy of Peters Trust Co when org, 1907-17 VP Peters Trust Co; 1920 pur int in Myers & Rainbolt Real Est Co, after death of Mr Myers in indep bus, Omaha; hobby, woodworking; off 513 Karbach Bldg; res 3108 N 58th, Omaha.

   RALPH, ROY ANDREWS: President Printing Co; b Omaha, Neb Oct 4. 1884; s of John Beck Ralph-Rose Andrews; ed Omaha Central HS 1905; m Bess Louise Rundall Apr 20, 1910 Evanston Ill; s John Rundall; d Virginia Louise (Mrs H Hassel Taylor); 1905-07 mbr surveying crew UP RR in western Neb; 1907-10 printing salesman, Omaha; 1910- pres & owner Ralph Printing Co, Omaha; C of C; Rotary; AF&AM; Tangier Shrine; First Presby Ch; hobby, fishing; off 613 S 19th Ave; res 817 S Happy Hollow Blvd, Omaha.

   RAMACCIOTI, ALBERT LOUIS: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb Mar 11, 1895; s of Hugo Louis Ramaccioti-Neffie Agnes Ronan; ed Omaha Central HS 1915; Notre Dame U 1915-17; Creighton U, LLB 1922; Gamma Eta Gamma; m Hazel G Fodge May 4, 1921 Omaha; s Robert Louis; d Patricia Ann; 1911-13 mgr circulation dept Ocean Park Journal, Santa Monica Cal; 1922 adm to Neb bar; 1922-27 mbr law firm Bogan, Ellick & Raymond, Omaha; 1927-30 ptr of A W Jefferis in law firm Jefferis & Ramaccioti; 1930- mbr law firm Reed, Ramaccioti, Robinson & Hruska; during World War enl 1917, first CTC Indianapolis Ind, lt hdqrs 84th div, 2nd lt, 1st lt, O/S July-Dec 1918, disch May 23, 1919; Amer Leg post 1; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Omaha Athletic Club; Cath Ch; Rep; off 912 First National Bank Bldg; res 672 N 58th, Omaha.

   RANDALL, CUTHBERT PAUL: Attorney; b Minneapolis, Minn Feb 6, 1901; s of Austin C Randall-Grace Davis; ed Minneapolis Minn HS; U of Minn, BA 1921; Harvard U, LLB 1925; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Beta Kappa; m Jenella Loye Oct 1, 1927 Minneapolis Minn; s Richard, Peter; d Jenell; 1925-27 mbr law firm Jamison, Stinchfield & Mackall, Minneapolis; 1927-35 mbr law firm Cobb, Wheelwright, Hoke & Benson, Minneapolis; 1935- atty in legal dept, Northwestern Bell Tele Co, Omaha; during World War in OTC, Fort Sheridan Ill; Omaha, Neb St, Minn St & Amer Bar Assns; Fed Communications Bar Assn; Pro Tem Club, secy; Ak-Sar-Ben; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; Izaak Walton; First Central Congl Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 1222 Telephone Bldg; res 121 S 51st, Omaha.

   RANKIN, FRED EUGENE: Insurance Agent; b Ottumwa, Ia Sept 3, 1891; s of Walter William Rankin-Anna J Younkin; ed Ottumwa Ia HS 1910; U of Chicago 1913-17; Delta Sigma Phi; m Enid Mary Manue Beaty Sept 2, 1918 Louisville Ky; d Patricia Louana; 1919-20 cost acct & off mgr Younglove Construction Co, Sioux City Ia; 1920-26 branch mgr Transcontinental Oil Co, Omaha; 1926-28 branch mgr Natl Surety Co, Omaha; 1928- in gen ins bus, Omaha; 1935-36 US army maj supvr CCC camps, Neb dist, maj field arty res corps since Feb 1932; during World War enl Dec 26, 1917 priv field arty, comm 2nd lt Aug 31, 1918, 1st lt 1919, att res OTS Camp Grant Ill, comm Camp Taylor Louisville Ky, hon grad field arty sch of fire, Fort Sill Okla; hon candidate third ROTC from U of Chicago; Amer Leg post 1; ROA; Mil Order of World War; Omaha Assn of Ins Agts; C of C; Ad-Sell League, past pres; Ak-Sar-Ben; Izaak Walton; Sound Govt League, past pres; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, handcraft, fishing; off 326 Securities Bldg; res 7019 N 24th, Omaha.

   RANNEY, CARLETON ALLEN JR: Division Superintendent; b Minneapolis, Minn Jan 2, 1915; s of Carleton A Ranney Sr-Blanche Stickney; ed Omaha HS 1933; capt Co A HS cadets 1932-33, pres French Club 1932-33; YMCA night sch, sales course 1936; 1932-33 emp in Omaha Central HS cafeteria, also salesman for Ranney Seed Co, Omaha; 1933 dispenser for Schwanger Ice Cream Co Omaha; 1933-35 truck driver Fairmont Creamery Co at Omaha, 1935 salesman, 1935-36 in clerical advertising dept, 1936-38 mgr retail outlets, 1938-39 asst to mgr at Jacksonville Fla; 1939- territory supt sales div, Omaha; 1936- part owner & dir Hollywood Ice Cream Stores, Neb & Ia; Jr C of C; AF&AM 268; First Central Congl Ch, 1932-33 pres Pep Class, 1939 tchr young peoples class; Rep; hobbies, golf, fishing, hunting; off 12th & Jones; res 5014 Cuming, Omaha.

   RAPP, ROBERT WILSON: Farmer; b Ord, Neb June 2, 1891; s of John W Rapp-Josephine Lehmer; ed South Omaha HS; m Lures Bell Adkins Aug 26, 1919 Waterloo; 1913- farmer, near Waterloo Douglas Co; during World War in 89th div 341st machine gun batt; O/S May 1918-June 1919, disch June 2, 1919; Amer Leg post 158, comm 1925-26; Douglas Co Farm Bureau; AF&AM 102; hobby, horses; father (dec) mgr Lee Livestock Commission Co 40 years; res Waterloo.



Who's Who

   RASMUSSEN, GEORGE: President Lumber Co; b Eagle Rock, Ida June 2, 1884; s of John Rasmussen-Caroline Petersen; ed Omaha HS; Boyles Bus Coll; m Irma Springer June 9, 1909 Omaha; s George; d Georgene (Mrs Werner P Jensen); 1888 came with parents to Omaha; 1898 office boy for one year in Omaha; 1899-1930 asst secy, later VP & gen mgr, Neb Bridge Supply & Lbr Co, Omaha; 1919- ptr of Axel T Hansen in Atlas Lbr Co, owners & oprs 13 retail lbr yards & 2 grain elevators in Neb & S D; past dir, VP & pres 2 years Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; C of C; Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben; Happy Hollow Country Club; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine; York Rite; KT; First Central Congl Ch, past mbr ofcl bd; hobby, golfing; off 712 Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 116 S 50th Ave, Omaha.

   RASMUSSEN, RALPH C: Hotel Manager; b Millard, Neb May 4, 1897; s of Hans J Rasmussen-Anna Sena Christiansen; ed Cedar Co; m Ethel L Kelsey Dec 24, 1920 Sterling Colo; 1912-18 farmed with father Cedar Co; 1920 emp by Great Western Sugar Co, Sterling, Colo; 1921-22 emp in construction later day clk of Graham Hotel, Sterling Colo; 1922-23 day clk Lincoln Hotel, Scottsbluff; 1923-28 day clk Wellington Hotel, Omaha; 1929-30 day clk President Hotel, Waterloo Ia; 1930-34 mgr hotel dept Elks Club, Omaha; 1934- mgr Hotel Hamilton; during World War enl in USN 1918, attached to USS Gen Goethels, disch Sept 1920; Amer Leg; Northwestern Hotel Assn; 1935- pres Neb-Ia Hotel Greeters Assn; 1939- mbr bd of govs of Hotel Greeters of Amer; 1939- pres Midwest Hotel Greeters Assn; C of C; Young Businessmens Assn; Episc Ch; Dem; hobbies, reading, football; off & res Hotel Hamilton, Omaha.

   RECTOR, G VIRGIL: Vice-President Creamery Co; b Tobias, Neb Sept 4, 1893; s of Edgar T Rector-Tessie Dixon; ed Omaha Central HS, lettered in football, basketball & track; Dartmouth, BSc 1916, lettered in track, capt of basketball team; Alpha Delta Phi; m Mary Clarke May 1918 York; s Edgar; d Virginia; 1917-38 dept mgr, 1939- VP, Fairmont Creamery, Omaha; during World War 1st lt Camp Dodge Ia, Camp Funston, disch Feb 1919; Country Club; C of C; Pro Tem Club; AF&AM, Sioux City Ia; Shrine; hobby, golf; off 12th & Jones; res 5214 Chicago, Omaha.

   REDICK, JOHN WOOD: President Grain Co; b Omaha, Neb June 26, 1884; s of Judge William A Redick-Mary Wood; ed Culver Mil Acad, Culver Ind 1903; life mbr Culver Legion; Williams Coll, Williamstown Mass, BA 1907; Theta Delta Chi; m Florence Heap 1910 Williamstown Mass (dec 1929); s John W Jr; m Neta Dunn Dec 22, 1939 Omaha; 1907-11 emp by Foster-Barker Ins Co, Omaha; 1911-24 org & mbr Merriam Commission Grain Co; 1924- owner, opr & pres John W Redick Co; 1937- pres Redick Corp; Neb St golf champion in 1915 & 1927; Omaha Grain Exchange; Omaha Country Club; Omaha Athletic Club; Lincoln Country Club; C of C; AF&AM, Williamstown Mass; hobbies, travel, horse back riding; off 637 Grain Exchange; res 6519 Underwood, Omaha.

   REED, ABRAHAM LINCOLN: Chairman Real Estate Co; b Omaha, Neb Sept 23, 1865; s of Byron Reed-Mary Melissa Perkins; ed Omaha Central HS; Racine Wis Coll, BSc 1886; m Thede Adeline Balch Oct 23, 1894 Omaha; d Elizabeth Balch (Mrs I W Carpenter Jr), Erna Marion (Mrs Phillip R Ayres), Thede (Mrs Thomas J Norris); 1886-87 with Garlish & Johnson, bankers; 1887- with Byron Reed Co, Omaha; only living mbr of exec com of 1898 Trans Mississippi & Internatl Exposition; secy-treas bldg com Douglas Hotel Co which built Fontenelle Hotel; an org & treas Omaha Grain Exchange; during World War treas ARC, hdgrs Omaha; C of, C, past com mbr; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; Wianno Club of Cape Cod; past mbr BPOE; trustee Trinity Episc Ch; Rep; hobby, golf; father (dec 1891) came to Omaha 1856, 1st real est man in Omaha, estab Byron Reed Co; off 720 Farnam Bldg; res 2320 N 56th, Omaha.

   REED, CHARLES S: Attorney; b Arnold, Neb June 4, 1896; s of Samuel H Reed-Alice Winwood; ed Arnold HS 1913; KSTC 1915; U of N, BA 1920, LLB 1921; Pi Kappa Phi; Phi Delta Phi; m Frances C Wahl Aug 18, 1928 Omaha; adm to prac law in Neb & fed courts; 1921 mbr Neb legislature; 1921-23 Neb asst atty gen; 1923- mbr law firm Reed, Ramacciotti, Robinson & Hruska, Omaha; during World War enl in US army, priv July 1917, served 2 years, O/S 10 mos France, disch 2nd lt of inf; Omaha Execs Assn; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C; Omaha Athletic Club; Happy Hollow Club; AF&AM; Tangier Shrine; Scot Rite; First Bapt Ch; Rep; off 912-918 First National Bank Bldg; res 9104 Hickory, Omaha.

   REED, GEORGE ANDREW: Implement Dealer, Farmer, & Manager Hybrid Corn Co; b Nora, Ill Mar 1, 1903; s of George W Reed-Tillie McCormick; ed Armour, S D HS, Ia St Coll, 1923-25, mbr freshman football team; El Paso; m Shirley Berry June 11, 1929 Dakota City; d Marion Irene, Betty Lou; 1925-31 helped mother on stock farm, Delmont S D; 1931-32 farmer, Saunders Co; 1932- farmer, Douglas Co; 1935- owner G A Reed Farm Equipment Co, Valley; 1936- dist mgr for eastern Neb, Natl Hybrid Corn Co, Anamosa Ia; 2 years twp supvr, Douglas Co S D; C of C; AF&AM 310; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, hunting; res Valley.

   REED, MRS MARY MELISSA: Homemaker; b Hudson, Mich July 3, 1845; d of B J Perkins-Rhoda Jane Frasher; ed Beals Sch, Omaha; m Byron Reed Apr 26, 1862, Omaha (dec 1891); s Abraham Lincoln; d Maria (Mrs Frank B Johnson); Episc Ch; husband came to Florence 1856, Omaha 1861; 1856-57 U S Marshal; mayor of Omaha 1 year; donated land for lib, Omaha; donated collection of coins & autographs; Byron Reed room of city lib; res 503 S 36th, Omaha.

   REED, MRS THEDE BALCH: Homemaker; b Omaha, Neb Jan 21, 1873; d of Edward E Balch-Elizabeth Stewart; ed Notre Dame Ind; St Mary's Acad; m A L Reed Oct 23, 1894 Omaha; d Elizabeth Balch (Mrs I W Carpenter Jr), Erna Marion (Mrs Phillip R Ayres), Thede (Mrs Thomas J Norris); bd mbr Child Saving Inst; Drama League; Tuesday Musical; one of founders Hattie B Munroe Home for Crippled Children; mbr bd of govs Mayflower Soc; 3rd VP Colonial Dames of Amer; Episc Ch; Rep; hobbies, motoring, collecting china; res 2320 N 56th, Omaha.

   REED, WILLIAM ELBRiDGE: Manager Livestock Commission Co; b Fulton, Ill May 10, 1872; s of William Reed-Anna Johnson; ed Cedar Falls Ia HS 1887; Capital City Comml Coll, Des Moines Ia; m Anna Estelle Smith Mar 25, 1896 Omaha; s William Barton; d Helen (Mrs C T McIntyre); summer 1888 steamboat clk on Mississippi River; 1891-1921 steno later bkkpr & cash then mgr Clay-Robinson & Co, Omaha; 1921- mgr John Clay & Co; 1900-01 estab & managed Clay-Robinson & Co, Sioux City Ia; 3 years pres Omaha Livestock Exchange, dir; past pres bd of edn, Omaha; during World War mbr exec com ARC, capt HG troop; C of C; past pres Rotary; mbr & past pres Omaha coun BSA; mbr advisory coun of Vols of Amer; past pres Omaha Social Settlement; dir Child Saving Inst; past trustee of Florence Home for the Aged; hobbies, sailing, boats; off 621-625 Exchange Bldg; res 5006 Chicago, Omaha.

   REID, RAYMOND W: President Photograph Studio; b Jefferson City, Mo July 3, 1898; s of William Reid-Mary Jones; ed Simpson HS, Jefferson City Mo; m Emogene Katherine Barr May 15, 1921 Omaha; 1925- owner Reid Photo Service, Omaha, largest whol photo finishing plant in Neb; during World War in 5th balloon squadron 16th Co in France 1 1/2 years in St Mihiel offensive Sept 12-16, 1918; Amer Leg; Omaha Better Bus Bur; C of C, mbr goodfellowship com; territorial VP midwest states div of Master Photo Finishers Assn of Amer; AF&AM; Meth Ch; hobby, hunting; res 2703 N 53rd, Omaha

   REIFSCHNEIDER, LELAND R: Partner in Paint & Glass Co; b Scribner, Neb May 2, 1900; s of John Reifschneider-Emma Steotzel; ed Omaha HS; m Ida May Marion Robertson Sept 8, 1924 Omaha; s Roland Gene, Robert Lee; 1911-13 carried Omaha Daily News; 1913-16 with North Omaha Dairy Farms; 1916-19 with Bauer Drug Store, Scribner; 1919-24 with Omaha Paint & Glass Co; 1924- co-ptr in Relfschneider Paint & Glass Co, Omaha; 1925-26 mbr special Police of Omaha; past mbr Square & Compass Club; past secy Omaha Hdw Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine, patrol; OES, past patron; Rep, mbr Douglas Co Central Com; hobbies, stamps, coins, miniature liquors; off 918 Dodge; res 3906 N 17th, Omaha.

   REIMERS, HERMAN ERNST: District Manager Wall Paper & Paint Co; b Vail, Ia Jan 14, 1884; s of Hans Johannes Reimers-Margaret Schinkel; ed Manning Ia HS; Highland Park Coll Des Moines Ia 1901-02; m Lottie E Ash Aug 8, 1925 Des Moines Ia;


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d Lucille; 1902-09 steno & bkkpr New York Wall Paper Co, Des Moines Ia; 1909-19 credit mgr Omaha Wall Paper Co; 1919-39 mgr Pan-Amer Wall Paper & Paint Co Omaha, 1939- dist mgr; C of C; Concord Club; AF&AM; Westminster Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, hunting; off 1312 Harney; res 4512 William, Omaha.

   REITZ, GEORGE RAY: Owner Sales Service Co; b Waverly, Neb Apr 10, 1890; s of Samuel Reitz-Mary Jane Malick; ed Waverly 1903; m Birdie Lehman June 10, 1909 Lincoln; s Frederick Boyd; d Dorothy Virginia; 1903-18 oprd farm during illness of father; 1918-21 secy & mgr Adams & Reitz Grain Co, Omaha; 1921- opr Blackstone Garages, Omaha; 1928- pres Assoc Garage Inc; 1929- owner & opr Reitz Sales Service Co; C of C; Omaha Execs Assn; Optimist Club; Dem; hobby, travel; off 1818 Douglas; res 5605 Harney, Omaha.

   REMINGTON, GEORGE ALFRED: Assistant General Freight & Passenger Agent; b De Pere Wis June 1, 1882; s of Alfred Remington-Winifred Roberts; ed De Pere Wis HS 1900; m Nellie Ely Leach June 21, 1905 Appleton Wis; 1900-03 clerical work for C&NW RR, Appleton Wis, 1903-06 cash at Marinette Wis, 1906-10 cash Appleton Wis, 1910-13 acct Omaha, 1913-17 chief clk, 1917-20 city freight agt, 1920-27 local freight agt, 1927-28 gen agt in freight dept, 1928- asst gen freight & passenger agt, Omaha; Omaha Athletic Club; C of C; Omaha Field Club; AF&AM; First Central Congl Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, bridge; off 814 Brandeis Theater Bldg; res 702 S 38th, Omaha.

   RENWALD, ROLAND T: Veterinarian; b Warsaw, Ill July 24, 1894; s of John H Renwald-Laura Mullikan; ed Montrose Ia HS 1917; Chicago Veterinary Coll, DVM 1916; m Alice Juber Dec 13, 1918 Omaha; d Carol Ann; 1916-17 & 1918-19 with USDA bur of animal husbandry; 1919-23 asst supt of by-products, Armour & Co, Omaha; 1923 with J M Rice org the Gland-O-Lac Co, 1923- supvr ednl work, research & diagnosis, also in chg of ednl work for dlrs in poultry field; during World War enl June 1917, 2nd lt veterinary corps, hdgrs Co 42nd div, disch May 1918; Soc of Amer Bacteriologists; Ak-Sar-Ben; Cath Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off 1818 Leavenworth; res 745 N 58th, Omaha.

   REYNOLDS, MRS HAZEL BEARD: Instructor; b Omaha, Neb Mar 6, 1886; d of Delos P Beard-Catherine Sidner; ed Omaha Central HS; priv music lessons; m Frank Harold Reynolds Apr 4, 1905 Omaha (dec); s Frank Harold, Robert; d Kathryn Helen (Mrs Norman Erskine), Mary Elizabeth (Mrs Richard K DeBusse), Jane Ruth (Mrs Herbert Mathis); tchr of piano until marriage; 1905- homemaker; 1919-29 organist for various Omaha Theaters, instr in pipe organ; 1930- instr in music dept of Omaha Tech HS; NSTA; Quota Club; OES; Florence Presby Ch, 1919- choir dir; Rep; hobby, reading; off Omaha Tech HS; res 8918 N 31st, Omaha.

   RHOADES, DEE JAY: President & General Manager Mortgage Corporation; b Fort Wayne, Ind Feb 21, 1889; s of Daniel J Rhoades-Rosetta Johnson; ed Fort Wayne Ind HS; U of Chicago night law 1907-09; m Adeline Puckett Apr 22, 1920 Council Bluffs Ia; s Daniel J; d Monrieve, Rosetta, Betty; 1903-09 emp by Amer Mortgage Bankers Assn, Chicago; 1909 sold mineral leases, Wyo; 1910-15 in merc bus, Stromsburg; 1916-17 in mortgage loan bus, Stromsburg; 1919-21 with Lion Bonding CO, Omaha, org Lion Accident & Casualty Co; 1921-30 org, pres & gen mgr Amer Mortgage & Finance Co; 1932- org, pres & gen mgr Amer Mortgage Corporation; has farming ints, lignite & asbestos int in Wyo; during World War jr lt AS, USN, Great Lakes, Seattle, Pensacola & Miami; Omaha Safety Coun; Omaha Auto, Club; AF&AM, Stromsburg; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; Presby Ch; Dem; hobbies, horses, riding, hunting; off 1715 Dodge; res 4436 Farnam, Omaha.

   RHOADS, RANDOLPH C: President Lumber Co; b Weatherby, Mo Dec 29, 1893; s of George W Rhoads-Mary E Harper; ed Weatherby Mo HS; Kidder Inst 1911; Kansas City Polytechnic Inst 1912; m Ruth Hamilton July 21, 1914 Gallatin Mo; d Margaret; 1913-19 in bus with father, Mound City Mo; 1919-27 secy C H Nold Co, St Joseph Mo; 1927-31 mgr Stephenson, Browne Lbr Co, Chickasha Okla; 1931 with Independent Lbr Co, Omaha, pres Rhoads Lbr Co, Savannah Mo; during World War ch mbr Co L Mo NG, active in ARC, Liberty Loan Drives, one of 2-min speakers; trustee Goodwill Industries; Ad-Sell League; C of C; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Meth Ch, steward; Dem; hobbies, baseball, golf, football; off 3915 Leavenworth; res 5404 Parker, Omaha.

   RHODES, A J: Attorney; b Lovington, Ill Jan 13, 1900; s of Arthur Rhodes-Anna E Sharp; ed Omaha Central HS; Creighton U, LLB 1922; Delta Theta Phi; m Lillian L Devry Nov 11, 1921 Glenwood Ia; s William John; d Jean Elaine, Betty Ann, Barbara Lou; adm to Neb bar 1922; 1922-29 mgr claim dept, US Fidelity & Guaranty Co of Baltimore Md, Omaha; 1929- atty in trust dept, Omaha Natl Bank; mbr governing bd & lot VP Omaha Safety Coun; during World War SATC, U of N; Amer Leg post 1; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; past pres Jr C of C; C of C; Young Businessmens Assn, past VP; Ad-Sell League; Ak-Sar-Ben; Meth Ch; off Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 3426 Hawthorne Ave, Omaha.

   RHODES, VARRO H: Attorney; b Nemaha Co, Neb Sept 22, 1907; s of Ephraim A Rhodes-Mae Harmon; ed Auburn HS; 1925-26 editor Auburn Sch News; ed of Scarlet & Green, sch annual; U of N, BA 1930; U of Mich, JD 1932, 1931-32 pres Lawyers Club, mbr editorial staff Mich Law Review 1931-32; Sigma Nu, past pres; Phi Delta Phi; Order of Coif; m Kathryn Ruegge Dec 15, 1933 Falls City; s Edward A; 1928-29 reader in philosophy dept U of N, 1929-30 asst in English history dept; 1932-38 mbr law firm Crossman, Munger & Barton, Omaha; 1938- mbr law firm Munger & Rhodes; chmn governmental affairs com Jr C of C; C of C; Omaha Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; DeMolay; Chris Ch; Rep; 1937 pres Abraham Lincoln Republicans; 1938 mbr advisory com of State Central Com; 1938 jr pres Nebraska Founders Day; 1935-38 mbr exec com Douglas Co Y R Club; hobbies, his son, walking; off 610 First National Bank; res 5805 Nicholas, Omaha.

   RIALE, MARY ELLEN: Retired; b Tipton, Ia Feb 3, 1869; d of Rev Joshua Riale-Lydia Jane Boyd; ed Penn St Normal; Coe Coll, Cedar Rapids Ia 1887; prior to 1890 emp in secretarial work for Kennedy & Learned Construction Co; 1915-30 one of original stockholders in Saunders System of Drive It Yourself 1934-37 in city recreation work; 1937- ret; past pres Mu Sigma Study Club, oldest women's study club in Omaha; past dir AAUW; past mbr Happy Hollow Club; YWCA; hobbies, music, painting, numerology, travel; res 3325 Fontenelle Blvd, Omaha.

   RICE, JOE M: Sales Manager; b Sioux City, Ia Aug 20, 1901; s of David Q Rice-Anna Richards; ed Sioux City Central HS 1919; U of Chicago; m Ruth Green Dec 26, 1923 Chicago; s Donald; d Adrienne; 1921-22 traveling salesman; 1923- with Gland-O-Lac Co, estab by Mr Rice & Dr R T Renwald in Omaha, 1932 brother Samuel became 3rd ptr; VP of Animal & Poultry Foundation of Amer; C of C; Ak-Sar-Ben; Highland Country Club; Neb Poultry Assn; Ad-Sell League; Jewish Comm Center; AF&AM 25; B'nai B'rith; Beth-El Synagogue, dir; hobby, athletics; off 1818 Leavenworth; res 4216 William, Omaha.

   RICE, PAUL EVERT: Dentist; b Valley, Neb Aug 20, 1897; s of William F Rice-Alice Hunter; ed Valley HS; Creighton U, DDS 1919; Delta Sigma Delta; m Thelma Roberts Aug 18, 1934 Rockport Mo; foster s Gene McDonald; d Madeleine Alice, Marion June; 1919 dentist, Lewellen, 1920 David City, 1921-29 Lynch, 1929-33 North Bend, 1933- dentist at Valley; 1924-26 secy sch bd, Lynch; during World War in SATC, Creighton U; Omaha Dist Dental Soc; Neb St & ADA; pres C of C; AF&AM 310; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, fishing; res Valley.

   RICE, SAMUEL A: Production & Research Director; b Sioux City, Ia Feb 26, 1897; s of David Z Rice-Anna Richards; ed Sioux City Ia Central HS 1914; Northwestern U, PhG 1917, PhC 1918; m Rose Brodkey Dec 29, 1919 Omaha; s Norman, Alan, David; d Marilyn; 1918-20 in chemical dept Cudahy Packing Co, Omaha; 1920-32 supvr chemical laboratory, Armour & Co; 1932- ptr in Gland-O-Lac Co, supvr production & research; during World War enl June 1918, 59th balloon Co, disch Dec 1918; Amer Leg post 1; Highland Country Club; Omaha ch Amer Chemical Soc, past pres, VP & secy; Jewish Comm Center; Ad-Sell League; BSA, committeeman troop 62; AF&AM 25; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; B'nai B'rith; Beth-El Synagogue; hobbies, photography, fishing; off 1818 Leavenworth; res 6016 Burt, Omaha.

   RICHARDSON, ALEXANDER HENDERSON: Retired; b Charles Town, W Va Aug 23, 1872; s of Charles Taylor Richardson-Jennie Love Forrest; ed Charles Town W Va Acad;



Who's Who

m Anna Bourke Nov 1, 1922 Washington D C; 1892-97 emp by C B Havens & Co, Omaha; 1897-1900 bkkpr for Standard Oil Co, St Paul Minn; 1900-05 with Standard Oil Co, Davenport Ia; 1905-06 with Standard Oil of Ind, Omaha; 1906-11 treas Standard Oil Co of N J; 1911-17 VP Standard Oil Co of Neb, 1917-37 pres; 1937- ret; dir Northwestern Bell Tele Co; dir Omaha L & B Assn; trustee Soc of Liberal Arts, Omaha; past pres Comm Chest, past chmn of drive; Omaha Club; Amer Leg, chmn of natl conv com; All Saints Episc Ch; Dem; hobby, English history; res 104 S 38th Ave, Omaha.

   RICHLING, THEODORE L: Attorney; b Spalding, Neb Oct 13, 1911; s of Theodore Richling-Magdelene Bloom; ed Spalding Acad; Creighton U, PhB 1935, LLB 1937; Delta Kappa Delta, pres 1934-37; Delta Theta Phi, VP 1936-37; mbr varsity football team 1932-35; Pres Panhellenic Coun 1936-37, mbr 1935-37; 1935-36 pres jr class, Ia sch; 1936-37 one of founders Creighton U Homecoming Student Rally & Dance; 1935-36 chmn of Law Day com; 1937 adm to Neb bar; 1937- atty, Omaha; Omaha Barristers Club, secy; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; mbr, secy-treas Creighton Club, Omaha; Ak-Sar-Ben; Neb Safety Coun; Laymans Retreat Assn; KC, 4o, advocate of 3o; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, orgn work, walking, hunting, cooking; parents homesteaded Knox Co 1868, home still known as Richling homestead; off 717 City National Bank Bldg; res 4308 Marcy, Omaha.

   RIDGE, RAY RANSOM: Bank Vice-President; b St Joseph, Mo Nov 28, 1894; s of R N Ridge-Hattie Myers; ed St Joseph HS 1912; Harvard U; m Lillian Hund Apr 21, 1923 St Joseph Mo; 1919-29 auditor, asst cash, cash & VP First Natl Bank, St Joseph; 1929- VP Omaha Natl Bank; during World War enl in US army 1917, 356th inf 89th div, 1 year O/S, disch June 1919; dir Robert Morris Assn; Omaha Country Club; Omaha Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; Rep; hobbies, hunting, travel; off Omaha National Bank; res 120 S 53rd, Omaha.

   RIHA, FRANK J: Printer; b Chamberlain, S D May 12, 1885; s of John Riha-Anna Kovarik; ed Omaha Central HS; m Hilda Carlson Oct 23, 1923 Council Bluffs Ia; s Frank J Jr, William R, Jack Edward; d Dorothy Ann; 1890 came with parents to Omaha; 1899 emp by Redfield Printing Co, later printer & type setter for Eggerss & O'Flyng; printer for A I Medlar, publisher Omaha Hotel Reporter; prior to 1907 worked for various newspapers in Neb & Ia; 1907-17 estab & oprd comml printing firm, Comstock & Riha, Omaha; 1917- owner & opr Riha Printing & Publishing Co, Omaha; 1921- owner The Progress of the West, weekly Czech Paper, changed name to Narodni Pokrok; 1931-34 chmn bd of co commrs; 1911 mbr Neb legislature; Sokol, 1907 mbr Amer team representing US at gymnastic tournament Prague; gym tchr, Omaha 16 years; Czech-Amer Soc, state pres; 1929 mbr Omaha free bridge com; FOE; IOOF; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; KP, past chancellor comm; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, gymnastics, camping, fishing, hunting; off 1417 S 13th; res 1465 S 14th, Omaha.

   RILEY, BRYAN MICHAEL: Physician; b Dawson, Neb Feb 7, 1874; s of Michael Riley-Bridget Ryan; ed Dawson HS; St Mary's Kas Coll, BA 1896, MD 1900; varsity football team, student tchr of boxing; Phi Rho Sigma; 1933-39 dean Creighton U, coll of med, prof emeritus; attendIng phys St Josephs & St Catherines Hosps; consulting Physician Douglas Co Hosp; 1900- prac med, Omaha; Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Amer Bd of Internal Med; ACP; Omaha Midwest Clinical Soc; Ak-Sar-Ben; Rep; hobby, athletics; father (dec) banker at Dawson 30 years; off 538 City National Bank Bldg; res 3564 Poppleton, Omaha.

   RINE, JOHN A: Judge of District Court; b Fremont, Neb Dec 23, 1878; s of Phillip Rine-Laura Wirminghaus; ed Fremont HS 1897; U of Mich, LLB 1900; m Mabel Christensen Aug 1917 Fremont; 1900-37 prac law, Omaha; 1937- judge of dist court; 1910-18 city atty, 1903-06 us referee in bankruptcy; C of C; AF&AM 1, Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; BPOE; Dem; hobby. nature; off Courthouse; res 5109 Nicholas, Omaha.

   RITCHIE, WILLIAM: Attorney; b Ravenswood, Ill July 28, 1886; s of William Ritchie-Charlotte E Congdon; ed Oak Park Ill HS 1904; U of N, LLB 1915; Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; m Eunice Arthur Apr 26 1916 Grand Island; 1904-05 sch tchr; Cheyenne Co; 1905-07 HS prin Lodgepole; 1907-09 Cheyenne Co supt of schs; 1913 org Tchrs Casualty Underwriters, Lincoln; 1915-17 prac law, Bridgeport; 1919- prac law, Omaha, mbr law firm Ritchie, Swenson & Welpton; chmn of bd United Utilities, Inc, 3rd largest tele system in US, with companies in Colo, Kas, Neb, Mo, Ark, Ind, Ohio, Penn & N J; dir United Tele Co of Harrisburg Penn, United Tele & Teleg Co of Indianapolis Ind, Interstate Tele Co of Warsaw Ind, Paxton & Vierling Iron Works of Omaha & Omaha Neon Sign Co; active in development of irrigation projects in Neb; secy & trustee Clarkson Memorial Hosp; during World War enl July 28, 1917, priv 6th Neb inf, lt 349th inf, capt 69th inf, disch Feb 4, 1919; Amer Leg, state comm 1921-22; Neb & Amer Bar Assns; secy Neb div Church Com for China Relief; Dem, del-at-large to natl conv 1940, 1912 del from 1st Neb dist to natl conv, 1914 chmn 1st dist congl com, chmn 6th dist congl com, 1916 mbr State Central Com 27th & 7th dists, 1916-24 state chmn Al Smith Clubs, 1928 candidate for natl committeeman, nominee for Neb gov 1932; hobby, travel; off 821-37 First National Bank Bldg; res ill S 49th Ave, Omaha.

   RIVETT, HARRY LOGAN: Merchant; b Lincoln, Neb Mar 19, 1883; s of James Rivett-Carrie L Logan; ed Lincoln HS 1901; U of N, BA 1905; m Frances Cutter Oct 15, 1910 Lincoln; d Frances (Mrs Wilcot Kinsel), Katherine, Marjorie; m Julia Bednar Feb 6, 1915 Omaha; 1905 emp by Foster Lbr Co, Lincoln; 1905-12 with C N Dietz Lbr Co, Omaha; 1912- Owner & opr Rivett Lbr & Coal Co of Omaha, 1931- pres, dir & opr lbr cos in Omaha, Blair, Waterloo, Peru, Humboldt, Pawnee City, Albion, Elgin, Sidney, Gering, Peetz Colo; Northwestern Coal Dlrs Assn, dir; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; Omaha Better Bus Bur; Assoc Retailers of Omaha; Ak-Sar-Ben; Ad-Sell League; YMCA; Uni Club, Lincoln; First Central Congl Ch; hobby, collecting minerals; off 4115 Lake; res 2433 Fontenelle Blvd, Omaha.

   ROBEN, WILLIAM: Credit Manager; b Omaha, Neb Apr 25, 1881; s of ___; ed Omaha; m Bertha Mildred Berka Feb, 1, 1913 Omaha; d Willa B (Mrs ___ Jensen), Virginia Zella; as young boy worked at tinners; trade & for Omaha Printing Co; 1898- messenger boy, later head of order writing dept, mgr claim dept, asst credit mgr, 1909- credit mgr-Swift & Co; pres Swift Employees; Credit Co-op Assn; Ak-Sar-Ben; Ad-Sell League; Stockyards 400 Club; Neb Good Roads Assn; Swift Get-Together Club; ARC; AF&AM 303; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, woodcraft; off Swift & Co; res 2536; N 53rd, Omaha.

   ROBERTS, HALBERT HARRIS: Manager Livestock Commission Co; b Ashland, Neb Nov 7, 1879; s of John Fitz Roberts-Sarah H Harris; ed Omaha HS; U of N, BA 1901; 1899-1901 editor The Nebraskan; Chi Phi; m Janet Marriott Sept 27, 1905 Omaha; d Jane (Mrs Don Prawit), Ruth (Mrs Carol Casey); 1901-1919 yard man & cattle salesman for Roberts Bros & Rose Co, 1920- mgr; 1937- VP First Fed Savings & Loan, Assn; 3 years Ak-Sar-Ben Livestock Show, com mbr; 5 years mbr Ad-Sell League, dir 1 year; Omaha Livestock Exchange, pres 1933, dir 1927-37; C of C; AF&AM 184, master 1912-13; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; All Saints Episc Ch; Dem; hobby, bridge; father estab Roberts Bros & Rose 1894; off 712 Exchange Bldg; res 5102 Webster, Omaha.

   ROBERTS, JAMES GORDON: General Manager of Dairy; b Lincoln, Neb July 20, 1909; s of James Russell Roberts-Clara West; ed Omaha Central HS; Lincoln HS; U of N, BA; Theta Chi; m Harriett Wille June22, 1933 Hiawatha Kas; d Diane; summer 1923 worked with milk in Omaha dairy ice box; summer 1925-29 mgr truck farm, did indep marketing; 1929 reporter on Neb State, Journal, Lincoln; 1932 wrote sales, material for Roberts Dairy, later advertising manager, 1939- VP & gen mgr, Omaha; Omaha Country Club; Omaha Athletic Club; Uni Club, Lincoln; Lions; hobby, sports; off 2901 Cuming; res 5007 Cass, Omaha.

   ROBERTSON, HUGH CARTER: Attorney; b Creston, Ia Aug 26, 1887; s of Bernard Nathan Robertson-Mary Edith Snively; ed Omaha HS 1904; U of N, BA 1909, circulation & bus mgr, Nebraskan; Creighton U, LLB 1911, MA 1912; 1908 awarded W J Bryan prize, 1909 Roscoe Pound prize, 1911 Callahan Co prize, 19091 Costigan Oratorical prize; Alpha Theta Chi; Phi Alpha Tau; s Carter; d Margaret Elaine, Shirley Edith; 1904-11 worked way thru HS & coll in freight claim dept, UP RR, Omaha; 1911 adm to Neb bar; 1911-17 & 1919-38 prac law with father Bernard N (dec 1938); 1938- priv law prac; 1936- atty for HOLC in Douglas, Sarpy & Washington Cos, 1934-35 asst dist counsel; 1935-36 asst state coun-


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sel during World War 1917-19 sgt 1st class med dept 89th & 10th divs, 30th field arty, disch Feb 11, 1919, in chg of entire 2nd Omaha draft to Camp Funston; Amer Leg post 1, 1919 first state secy & del to natl caucus St Louis Mo, 1920 del to natl conv at Cleveland O; Neb St Bar Assn; Ak-Sar-Ben; 1936-37 pres Omaha Unity Center; AF&AM; Dem; hobbies, fishing & photography; off 718 Keeline Bldg; res 2227 Howard, Omaha.

   ROBINSON, EDWARD TEMPLE: President of Real Estate Co & General Manager Seed Co; b Waterloo, Neb July 25, 1890; s of James C Robinson-Mary Temple; ed Waterloo HS; Bellevue Acad; Phillips, Andover Mass; U of N; Beta Theta Phi; m Agnes Rudberg Sept 29, 1920 Mankato Minn; s Edward Temple Jr; d Carol Jean; 1912-28 with father in seed bus, Waterloo, 1929- VP & gen mgr J C Robinson Seed Co, Waterloo, Rocky Ford Colo, Modesto Cal; 1928- pres J C Robinson Real Est Co; past mbr town bd; pres sch bd since 1930; during World War cadet Sch of Mil Aeronautics, Berkeley, Cal, March Field in Riverside Cal; 1929-33 pres growers group, Amer Seed Trade Assn, 1933 pres & mbr exec com since 1932; Douglas Co Fair Assn dir since 1929; pres Prospect Hill Cemetery Assn; Omaha Athletic Club; C of C, mbr agrl, pasture & forage coms; AF&AM 102; Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine; Presby Ch, trustee; Rep, committeeman since 1919; hobby, stamp collecting; res Waterloo.

   ROBINSON, MRS MARY TEMPLE: Homemaker; b Granville, N Y May 8, 1863; d of Luther Roswell Temple-Delia Smith; ed Troy Conf Acad, Poultney Vt; Vt Acad, Saxtons River Vt 1884; m James Chauncey Robinson Jan 11, 1888 Granville N Y; s Edward Temple, Lawrence Roswell; d Delia Mary, Grace Mirian (Mrs William A Batson, dec); 1888- homemaker; past pres Woman's Club; DAR, Fremont; OES; Presby Ch; Rep; husband estab seed bus in Waterloo 1888, 33o Mason, grand worthy patron OES 1925 & 1926; res Waterloo.

   ROESSIG, WALTER CLINTON: President Tent & Awning Co; b St Louts, Mo May 26, 1887; s of Max Albert Roessig-Anna Schwebel; ed Omaha; Boyles Bus Coll Omaha 1906; m Mary Magdelene Powers Sept 19, 1912 Council Bluffs Ia; s Allen William, Walter C Jr; 1906-11 emp by Omaha Mchts Express & Transfer Co; 1911-27 bkkpr & off mgr Scott Tent & Awning Co, later factory supt, Omaha; 1927- owner & opr tent, awning & canvas goods bus Walter C Roessig & Co; mgr freight offs C&NW, Wabash, IC & MoP RRs; past pres Omaha Concord Club; chmn goodfellowship com C of C; Ak-Sar-Ben; AF&AM 1; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 3305 Leavenworth; res 4260 Douglas, Omaha.

   ROGERS, ARTHUR EARL: President Livestock Commission Co; b Gibbon, Neb Jan 6, 1883; s of Robert Rogers-Alice Tibby; ed Omaha HS; Boyd Theater Sch of Bus; m Grace Conant Oct 20, 1909 Omaha; s John Arthur, Robert Conant, Romer Conant; d Mary Alice (Mrs Stephen J Harwood), Grace Margaret (Mrs Frank Kurtz); 1900-05 ranched in Neb; 1903- with Omaha Livestock Commission Co, 1916- pres; 20 years dir of Union Stockyards Co; owner farms in Sarpy & Dawson Cos; dir 25 years Omaha Livestock Exchange; Kiwanis; Omaha Field Club, mbr 37 years, dir 10 years; C of C; AF&AM; RAM; First Central Congl Ch; Rep; hobby, horses; off 426 E.change Bldg; res 1310 Turner Blvd, Omaha.

   ROHRER, ISAAC TRUMAN: Ice Cream Manufacturer; b Saline Co, Neb Nov 26, 1881; s of Jacob J Rohrer-Frances Amanda; ed Friend HS; U of N 1903-05; m Bertha Gilliland 1912 Omaha (dec); m Mayme Grann Oct 1919, Omaha; d Ethel Dorothy; 1905-06 in engineering dept, CB&Q RR; 1907-09 in engineering dept MoP RR, Idaho; 1910-15 order clk, Fairmont Creamery Co, Omaha; 1915- ptr of Henry Bleger, in South Omaha Ice Cream Co; dir South Omaha Mchts Assn; Kiwanis; Morning & Afternoon Club; AF&AM 184; Kountze Memorial Luth Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, fishing; off 4628 S 25th; res 3632 S 25th, Omaha.

   ROHWITZ, CALVIN JOHN: Assistant Freight Traffic Manager; b Downs, Kas Nov 2, 1874; s of Wenzel Rohwitz-Elizabeth Devorak; ed Atchison Kas; bus coll, Atchison Kas; m Ida Fusselman Oct 14, 1898 Atchison Kas; 1898-1903 check clk, yard clk, bill clk, gen warehouse foreman, city passenger agt & contracting agt for RR; 1903-05 joint city ticket agt for CB&Q & MKT RRs; 1905-11 traveling passenger agt for CB&Q RR at St Louts Mo; 1911-20 chief clk in gen passenger off; 1920-23 gen agt at Dallas Tex, 1923 passenger agt; 1926-33 gen passenger agt at Omaha; 1933-39 gen freight & passenger agt, 1939- asst freight traffic mgr; during World War supvr troop movements for RR; Traffic Club; Ad-Sell League; C of C, past dir, mbr transportation & publicity bur; Omaha Club; Omaha Athletic Club; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Shrine; KT; Bapt Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 10th & Farnam; res 3801 Jones, Omaha.

   ROMONEK, PHILIP LIPSEY: Physician & Surgeon; b Colna, Poland Jan 8, 1895; s of Jacob Romonek-Toby Gutentag; ed Omaha; Creighton U; Loyola U; Chicago Sch of Med, MD 1920; 1921-23 grad work in eye, ear, nose & throat with Dr J C Beck, North Chicago Ill Hosp; grad work at U of Ill, U of Prague & U of Vienna; m Lea Lipsey Sept 7, 1926 Lincoln; s Richard Lipsey; d Dorothy Lipsey; 1897 came with parents to Omaha; 1917-18 Interne Ford Hosp, Omaha; 1920-21 interne Sacred Heart Hosp, Spokane Wash; 1924- prac med, Omaha; instr in dept of rhinology, otology & laryngology, U of N Coll of Med; staff mbr dept of rhinology, otology & laryngology at Luth, Immanuel, St Josephs & Douglas Co Hosps; author Artificial & Pseudo-Voice Following Complete Laryngectomy, Laryngral Papillornatosts & other med articles; recd U of Prague testimonial for work done in anatomical dept; during World War mbr ROTC, Creighton U; Amer Leg; life mbr AMA of Vienna; Amer Acad of Rhinology, Otology & Laryngology; FACS; Omaha & Council Bluffs Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Soc, pres 1938-39; Neb Acad of Eye, Ear, Nose & Thoat Specialists; Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb State & AMA; Ad-Sell League; Highland Country Club; Variety Club; Midwestern Amateur Athletic Union, past pres; AF&AM 1; Scot Rite; off 1425 Medical Arts Bldg; res 5203 Cuming, Omaha.

   ROSENFELT, FLOYD ALVIN: Manager Life Insurance Co; b Firth, Neb June 5, 1898; s of Franklin Theodore Rosenfelt-Nellie Montefa; ed Cortland HS 1915; vocational training UP RR Co; m Charlotte F Gebris July 31, 1920 Omaha, 1915-16 emp by Plattner & Yale Windmill Mfg Co, Lincoln; 1917-21 machinist appr in Omaha shops, UP RR; 1921-25 machinist in locomotive dept, 1925-27 shop supvr, 1927-31 production supvr, gen supt of motive power off UP RR at Omaha, 1931-32 drop pit foreman, Laramie Wyo; 1932-36 salesman at Omaha for Equitable Life Ins Co of Ia, 1935-39 dist mgr; 1939- mgr at Omaha for Union Central Life Ins Co of Cincinnati O; during World War enl in USN May 1917, disch Jan 1919; Amer Leg post 1; Neb Life Underwriters Assn, dir; Omaha Athletic Club; C of C; pres optimist Club; AF&AM 281; All Saints Episc Ch; Rep; hobbies, golf, fishing, hunting; off City National Bank Bldg; res 3507 Jones, Omaha.

   ROSEWATER, STANLEY M: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb June 24, 1885; s of Andrew Rosewater-Frances Meinrath; ed Omaha Central HS 1903, mbr track, relay, bowling & debate teams; Mich U, LLB 1908, mbr glee & mandolin clubs, also varsity fencing team; Craftsmen; m Barbara Hamilton MacAlvay Oct 7, 1912 Lansing Mich; s Stanley MacAlvay; d Barbara MacAlvay; represented Railway Mail Assn, Swift & Co, ins cos & others many years; 1916- gen counsel Neb Mfrs Casualty Assn; specializes in corporation & ins prac, many test cases in ins, workmen's compensation, & laws affecting firemen; sr mbr law firm Rosewater, Mecham, Shackelford & Stoehr, Omaha, participated in cases of Howell-Bee Publishing Co, Omaha water rate & Russo-Swift & Co; represented Omaha firemen in Adams & Bishop cases estab precedent on certain firemen's wages, collected approximately $100,000; author articles for trade publications & papers delivered at convs; The Insurance Lawyer's Library; Liberalizing the Compensation Law Through Judicial Interpretation; insurance Disclosure; The Laborer is Worthy of His Hire; The Law & the Contractor; The Law & The Newspaper; The Bankruptcy Law & Credit Man; gave address The Compensation Law of Neb & The Practical Value of Latin to Business & Professional Men in 1915 for Central HS graduation; chmn first Constitution Day Celebration at Omaha Auditorium Sept 17, 1919; dir Omaha Civic League; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; mbr lay adjusters com Amer Bar Assn; pres Mich Alumni Assn, pres 6th dist 1928; C of C, dir & mbr exec com 1915, mbr fire prevention com; chmn com which org Uni Club, Omaha; dir Amer Ins Lawyers Assn; Omaha Club; Omaha Tennis Club; Professional Men's Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; BPOE; AF&AM; Scot Rite, 32o,



Who's Who

Shrine; OES; Unitarian Ch; Rep; hobbies, music, football, civic affairs, swimming, tennis, writing, reading, young people, contact with uni friends; father was chmn first electrical subway commission Distr of Columbia under US Pres Harrison, under Pres Diaz called to Mexico as supvr bldg of large canals; off 1028 City National Bank; res 105 S Happy Hollow Blvd, Omaha.

   ROSICKY, JOHN GARFIELD: President Printing Co; b Omaha, Neb Dec 1, 1881; s of John Rosicky-Mary Bayer; ed Omaha HS 1897; Case Sch of Applied Science, Cleveland O, 1899-1900; m Emily B Maystrick Apr 2, 1905 Omaha; s John, Fred G; d Mary (Mrs Wilson Bley), Emma; 1897-1910 with Neb Tele Co, now Northwestern Bell Tele Co, Omaha; 1911- with Natl Printing Co, Omaha; Omaha Mfrs Assn; Assoc Industries of Neb; C of C; Neb St Czech Hist Soc; ARC; Comm Chest; ZCBJ; Sokol; BPOE 39; off 406 S 12th; res 1702 S 11th, Omaha.

   ROSICKY, ROSE: Associate Editor; b Crete, Neb July 22, 1875; d of John Rosicky-Mary Bayer; ed Omaha; 1876 came with parents to Omaha; after leaving sch, ent newspaper bus of father, has also done translating from Bohemian to English, English to Bohemian; author & publisher in Bohemian & English languages of History of the Czechs in Neb; 1911- in newspaper bus, Natl Printing Co, editor Hospodar, Bohemian newspaper; during World War in canteen service, ARC, secy western dist The Bees, orgn which aided Czech soldiers; Neb St Hist Soc; Neb St Czech Hist Soc; Omaha Womens Press Club; JCD; Sokol; ZCBJ; Unitarian Ch; hobbies, fancy needlework, reading; father became newspaper editor 1876, pur paper 1877, published until 1900, estab Hospodar, Bohemian newspaper 1891, at head until 1910; off 406 S 12th; res 1766 S 9th, Omaha.

   ROSS, GEORGE IRWIN: Grocer; b Omaha, Neb Aug 6, 1891; s of Julius George Ross-Emma Aust; ed Omaha; m Ruth J Johnson Mar 23, 1911 Omaha (divorced); d Ruth Elizabeth; 1903-11 emp by John Petersen Groc, Omaha; 1911- owner & opr groc bus; 1928-32 mayonnaise mfr; past VP & advertising mgr Buy-Rite Stores; pres P & G Allied Grocers of Omaha; past mbr Rotary; Kiwanis; Omaha Retail Grocers Assn, past dir; AF&AM 3; Scot Rite 32o, 1; Tangier Shrine; Rep; hobbies, travel, fishing; 1862 mother came with parents from Davenport Ia to Omaha; off 4422 N 24th; res 6919 N 24th, Omaha.

   ROSS, MARGARET BENNETT: Homemaker; b Blenheim, Ontario, Canada Sept 6, 1887; d of John Bennett-Mary Ann Brown; ed Blenheim Canada; Ridgetown Ontario Canada; London Ontario Normal Canada; studied music at Toronto U, Canada; m Robert James Ross Dec 25, 1912 Blenheim Ontario Canada.; s Donald; d Margaret Ruth; 1905-06 sch tchr, Kent Co, Ontario Canada; 1906-11 sch tchr, Ontario Canada; 1912-18 homemaker at Winnipeg Canada, 1918-22 Niagara Falls Canada, 1922 Niagara Falls New York, 1922- Omaha; exhibited oil paintings with Omaha Coll Club, Grand Island & many other places; 1939 awarded blue ribbon for seashell exhibit, Hobby Show, Omaha, has traveled from coast to coast & in Canada; AAUW, 1935 chmn art section; Art Guild, treas, program leader; past chmn music section Coll Club, Omaha; Dundee Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, seashells, internatl relations, puppets, Indian relics; res 5011 Capitol Ave, Omaha.

   ROSS, ROBERT JAMES: Railway Agent; b Blenheim Ontario Canada May 17, 1882; s of George Ross-Sarah Jane Wiggins; ed Bleiheim Canada; Chatham Ontario Canada HS; Chatharn Ontario Bus Coll; m Margaret Bennett Dec 25, 1912 Blenheim Ontario Canada; s Donald; d Margaret Ruth; 1903-05 clk in First Natl Bank, Delray Mich; 1905-10 cash Amer Tele & Teleg Co, Chicago; 1910-12 travelIng freight agt for NYC RR at St Paul Minn; 1912-18 corn agt at Winnipeg Canada; 1918-22 traffic representative at Niagara Falls Canada, 1922- gen agt, Omaha; 1929 VP Omaha Traffic Club; 1939 pres Canadian Club of Omaha; C of C; AF&AM 1; Dundee Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, travel; off 921 City National Bank Bldg; res 5011 Capitol Ave, Omaha.

   ROSS, WINFIELD R: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb May 10, 1892; s of Charles Ross-Elizabeth Forgan; ed Blair HS; Creighton U, LLB; adm to Neb bar 1913; during World War ent US army Mar 11, 1918, disch Apr 19, 1919; Amer Leg; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Amer Title Assn; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; off 1010 Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 724 N 66th, Omaha.

   ROSSBACH, FREDERICK JOHN: Co-owner Building Material Co; b Marshalltown, Ia Dec 2, 1886; s of John Adam Rossbach-Katharine Mueller; ed Madison HS; Creighton U, ch mbr night law class; m Gertrude K Laux May 16, 1917 Omaha; s John Robert; d Mary Genevieve (Mrs John M McGowan), Fredericka Helene; 1906-13 emp by UP RR at Omaha, 1906-10 secy to asst gen mgr, 1910-13 asst to chief clk in off of VP; 1909- with Neb Stone Co; 1922- with brother owner & opr Rossbach Coal Co; 1923- with brother owner & opr Builders Material Co, Omaha; 1939- with brother owner & opr Cardinal Memorial Co, Omaha; during World War was in ordnance dept of US war dept, Washington D C; Assoc Retailers of Omaha; Omaha Coal Bur; BPOE; past mbr; KC; Holy Name Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, hunting, reading, sports; off 3851 Leavenworth; res 2734 N 45th Ave, Omaha.

   ROTH, GEORGE L: President Radio Shop; b Covington, Ky Nov 6, 1895; s of Joseph Roth-Katharine Hogan; ed North HS, Columbus O 1912; m Ester Drexel Mar 21, 1929 Omaha; s Kenneth; 1917 with Heaton Music Store, Columbus O; 1918 with Robins Piano Co, Columbus O; 1925 with Wurlitzer Gen Mdse Store at Cincinnati O, 1927 at Kansas City Mo; 1928- owner & opr Paramount Radio Shop, Omaha; C of C; Omaha Athletic Club; AF&AM; Scot Rite & Shrine, Columbus O; hobby, fishing, bowling; off 20th & Farnam; res 5502 Howard, Omaha.

   ROTH, JOHN HENRY JR: Packer; b Louisville Ky July 2, 1883; s of John Roth-Anna Trummer; ed St Josephs, Omaha; m Rosa Dower 1906 Omaha, (dec); d Henrietta (Mrs Clarence Buscher), Loretta; 1900- with father in packing bus, estab 1895, Omaha; Ak-Sar-Ben; KC; St Marys Cath Ch; off 43rd & T; res 4214 T, Omaha.

   ROWDEN, FREDERICK FRANKLIN: Advertising Manager; b Jerseyville, Ill Mar 22, 1903; s of Frank Rowden-Mary Heitzig; ed Jersey Ill Twp HS 1919; Washington U, 1919-21; m Regina O'Connor Aug 3, 1935 Missouri Valley Ia; 1921-22 emp by St Louis Mo branch of Columbia Graphophone Co; 1922-26 salesman for Pulitzer Publishing Co, publishers of St Louis Post-Dispatch, 1926-30 asst classified advertising mgr; 1930-33 classified advertising mgr Omaha World-Heraid Co, 1933 advertising mgr; Omaha. Advertising Club; Ad-Sell League; Omaha Retail Grocers Assn; Omaha Electric League; Omaha Field Club; C of C; Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben; Omaha Athletic Club; hobby, golf; off World-Herald; res Fontenelle Hotel, Omaha.

   ROWSEY, ELWOOD ANTHONY: Clergyman; b Buena Vista, Va Aug 5, 1898; s of Daniel Webster Rowsey-Dorothy Allen; ed Ashland Coll, Ashland O, BA; Ashland O Theological Seminary, DD; Auburn Theological Seminary, BTh; special work Toledo U; m Grace Ann Fudge June 30, 1920 West Alexandria O; s Elwood Amos; d Mary Louise; 1921-38 pastor First Westminster Presby Ch, Toledo O; 1938- pastor Dundee Presby Ch, Omaha; author, lecturer, magazine writer; listed in Who's Who in Amer, Who's Who in the Clergy & America's Young Men; Fellowship Club; Concord Club; Kiwanis; Ad-Sell League; Omaha Country Club; IOOF; AF&AM 32o; KP; Dundee Presby Ch; hobbies, birds, flowers, rocks; off 55th & Underwood; res 4915 California, Omaha.

   RUETH, FRED JOSEPH: President Ice & Cold Storage Co; b Petersburg, Neb Sept 27, 1887; s of John Rueth-Eva Kramer; ed Petersburg HS 1903; Omaha Comml Coll 1904-06; m Anna Way McCarthy Apr 14, 1909 Omaha (dec Dec 1938); s Fred W; 1906-08 in real est bus, Huron S D; 1908- ice-weigher, later foreman, supt of retail div, gen supt, secy-treas, VP, gen mgr, pres, 1929- gen mgr Omaha Ice & Cold Storage Co; Assoc Industries of Neb, dir; Neb Ice Assn, pres 1934-36; C of C; Ak-Sar-Ben; Omaha Athletic Club; hobby, travel, off Omaha Ice & Cold Storage, 423 Jones; res 5304 Nicholas, Omaha.

   RUF, LEE: Power Station Supertintendent; b Omaha, Neb Apr 22, 1879; s of Frank L Ruf-Emma Alice Walker; ed St John's Parochial Sch, Omaha; m Julia Matilda Hering July 1, 1915 Cleveland; 1900-03 apr machinist, Cudahy Packing Co, Omaha; 1903-05 machinist Gen Electric Co, Chicago; 1905-07 machinist General Electric Co, Omaha; 1907-17 master mechanic Omaha Electric Light & Power, Omaha; 1917-28 master mechanic & asst supt Neb Power Co, 1928- supt of power stations; 1905 supervised removal of light & power steam engines & replacement with


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