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



   SKUTT, VESTOR JOSEPH: Attorney; b Deadwood, S D Feb 24, 1902; s of Roy M Skutt-Catherine Gorman; ed Sturgis S D HS 1919; Creighton U. LLB 1923; Delta Theta Phi; m Angela Anderson June 8, 1926 Omaha; s Donald A, Thomas J; d Sally J; 1919-24 prac law, Omaha; 1924- with Mutual Benefit Health & Accident Assn & United Benefit Life Ins Co, atty & VP since 1935, Omaha, Neb St, Okla St & Tex St Bar Assns; Amer Bar Assn, chmn accident ins law com; past natl pres Creighton Alumni Assn; Amer Acad of Political Science; Ad-Sell League; chmn of legal com Health & Accident Underwriters Conf; Omaha Athletic Club; Happy Hollow Club; Cath Ch; Indep; hobbies, golf, horseback riding; off 300 Faidley Bldg; res 681 N 57th Ave, Omaha.

   SLATTERY, MRS BELLE: Co-owner Curtain Laundry; b Mound City, MO; d of Isaac Tyson-Mary Turner; ed Mound City Mo HS; U of N: Alpha Omicron Pi; m Henry Slattery June 5, 1919 Mound City Mo; s James; d Sarah; 1923- with US Awning Co, Omaha; 1927- co-owner, Dundee Curtain Laundry Co; C of C; U of N Alumni Assn: OES: Episc Ch; off & res 4604 Dodge, Omaha.

   SLATTERY, HENRY: Owner Curtain Laundry & Awning Cos: b Lincoln, Neb Nov 18, 1891; s of Charles Slattery-Blanche James; ed Lincoln HS 1908; U of N; m Belle Tyson June 5, 1919 Mound City Mo; s James; d Sarah; 1909-13 with CB&Q RR at Lincoln, 1913-16 Sheridan Wyo; 1916-17 homesteaded & did topography work, Clearmont Wyo; 1919-21 Sheridan Co dep treas & assessor Sheridan Wyo; 1921-23 with Sunderland Brothers Coal Co, Omaha; 1923-25 ptr in Amer Tent & Awning Co; 1925 owner US Awning Co; 1927- owner Dundee Curtain Laundry Co, Omaha; during World War 1st sgt CAC, Fort Crockett Galveston Tex 15 mos service; Amer Leg; Mo Valley Tent & Awning Mfrs Assn; C of C: Kiwanis; AF&AM 25; Episc Co, bd mbr; off & res 4604 Dodge, Omaha.

   SMITH, DANA TYRRELL: Assistant General Counsel; b Salt Lake City, Utah Dec 31, 1877; s of Amos Kendall Smith-Cordelia Allen; ed Salt Lake City Utah HS; U of the South, Sewanee Tenn, BA 1897, LLB 1899; Delta Tau Delta; m Grace Edholm Sept 2, 1921 Salt Lake City, Utah; s Dana T Jr; 1899-1912 prac law, Salt Lake City Utah; 1912-21 gen atty for LA&SL RR; 1921-28 asst gen atty OSL RR; 1928-37 asst commerce counsel for UP RR at Omaha, 1937- asst western gen counsel; C of C; Omaha Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; AF&AM, Scot Rite, & Shrine at Salt Lake City, past grand master of Utah; Scot Rite 33o; Episc Ch; Rep; off 1219 Union Pacific Bldg; res 5116 Capitol Ave, Omaha.

   SMITH, ETHELYN P: Bookkeeper; b Omaha, Neb Oct 27, 1886; d of Theron W Smith-Rose Ritter; ed Omaha Central HS; Omaha Comml Coll; 1906-08 bkkpr Milton Rogers Hdw Co; 1908-10 emp by Hayden Bros Dept Store; 1910-34 bkkpr, Omaha Printing Co; 1934-36 emp in novelty shop, Omaha; 1936- bkkpr off of Douglas Co clk, Omaha; womens div C of C, mbr bd of dir; Delphian, Kappa Kappa; Quota Club; Ladies of the GAR natl treas 3 years, natl press correspondent, asst natl Secy, natl jr VP, past state pres, past state secy & past state treas; pres, secy-treas Garfield Circle; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, cooking, GAR work; off Courthouse; res 1226 N 34th, Omaha.

   SMITH, FAY EMERSON: Vice-President Power Co; b Macedonia, Ia Mar 9, 1888; s of Henry Almond Smith-Ella Travis; ed Macedonia Ia HS; Ia St Coll, EE 1912; m Helen Osler Sept 4, 1916 Carson Ia (dec); d Lenore (Mrs Willard Neal), Josephine; m Helen DeVault Aug 14, 1926 Council Bluffs Ia; s John Howard: 1912-14 engr, Omaha Electric Light & Power Co; 1914-16 off mgr, Continental Gas & Electric Corp, Oakland Ia; 1916-18 off mgr, Continental Gas & Electric Corp, Plattsmouth; 1918-23 engr Neb Power Co, 1923-28 chief engr, 1928-36 chief engr & asst gen mgr, 1936-39 asst gen mgr, 1939- VP; AIEE; Omaha Engrs Club; C of C: Omaha Athletic Club; Happy Hallow Club; AF&AM 309; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, woodworking; off 17th & Harney; res 1409 S 84th, Omaha.

   SMITH, FLOYD M: Retired; b Council Bluffs, Ia Jan 10, 1874; s of M E Smith-Harriet Crittenden; ed Council Bluffs Ia; Phillips Acad, Andover Mass; m Anna Shiverick Sept 20, 1899 Omaha; s Floyd M Jr (dec), Monroe E, David S; d Eleanor (Mrs Nathan Mobley); 1889 moved with parents to Omaha; 1895-97 with father in M E Smith & Co, Omaha; 1897- secy-treas & later VP; 1923- ret; past dir Burgess Nash & Co, Omaha; All Saints Episc Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing, travel; res 5205 Cass, Omaha.

   SMITH, HARRY: President Investment Co; b Lexington, Neb July 4, 1889; s of Hanford Smith-Harriet McCan; ed Lexington HS; U of N 1910-13; Kappa Sigma; m Florence Banks Feb 28, 1914 Lexington; s Otis; d Virginia (Mrs Paul Wertz), Harriet, Janice; 1913-19 abstractor, Lexington; 1919-25 asst secy Peters Trust Co, Omaha; 1925- pres smith-Landeryou Co, Omaha; C of C; Happy Hollow Club; AF&AM 61, Lexington; OES; Ak-Sar-Ben; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting, golf; off Farnam Bldg, Omaha; res Ralston.

   SMITH, HARRY M: Vice-President Stock Co; b Valley, Neb May 28, 1887; s of Joe Smith-Addie Growcock; ed Valley HS; m Nettie Fouts Oct 3, 1906 Valley; s Everett, Verne; d Ethel (Mrs George Johnson); 1903-24 supt Valley Stockyards; 1924- VP & supt Valley Stockyards; 1922- owner Smith & Whitmore Rip Rap Co, Valley; C of C; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o, Tangier-Shrine; Meth Ch; Dem; off & res Valley.

   SMITH, MRS JEANETTE: Homemaker; b Wahoo, Neb Nov 30, 1884; d of Rev William Fletcher-Elizabeth Bain; ed Wahoo HS 1900; Bellevue Coll, BA 1905; grad nurse Presby Hosp, Chicago 1909; m Lewis E Smith Feb 2, 1911 Sacramento Cal; s Donald Chester, Laurence Nichols; d Janet Elizabeth, Margaret Alicia; 1909-10 priv nurse, Omaha: during World War head of ARC activities, Long Pine; 1911- homemaker; 1929-30 tchr adult edn dept, Omaha schs; 1925-26 pres Minne Lusa PTA; 1922 mbr PTA, Omaha, 1926-27 publicity chmn, 1927-28 pres of city coun; AAUW; 1938-39 active in family relations com work YWCA; active in Comm Chest since orgn, 1938 chmn of special com on leadership; ARC; OES, Long Pine; Trinity Cathedral Episc Ch; hobbies, feature writing. pub health & welfare ints, research, compilation statistical data Neb hist events; father org First Presby Ch in Wahoo, one of original stockholders & ofcr in First Natl Bank of Wahoo; res 2885 Vane, Omaha.

   SMITH, LEON OSMER: Assistant Superintendent of Schools; b Milledgeville, Ill Jan 17, 1889; s of George J Smith-Ida Wood; ed Paullina Ia HS; U of Ia. BA 1910, MA 1918, grad work; Phi Delta Kappa; m Maude Sumner June 12, 1912 Fairfield Ia; d Carol; 1910-12 supt of schs, Batavia Ia; 1912-14 supt of schs, Keosauqua Ia; 1914-17 supt of schs, Onawa Ia; 1918- asst supt of instruction, bd of edn, Omaha; staff mbr KSTC summer 1920, U of Mont summer 1922, U of Wyo summer 1923, U of Wash summer 1924, San Diego Cal St Tchrs Coll summers 1925-26; summers 1928-31 staff Creighton U; mbr extn div faculty U of Omaha since 1935; 1918 author Survey of High Sch Libraries of S D; with Dr H F Martin joint author Survey of Some Phase of Schs at Union Ia; author booklet 150 Questions on U S Constitution, also article Bldg A Log Cabin, published in Amer Home Magazine in 1934: book review editor Neb Educational Journal; NSTA, past mbr exec & legislative coms, mbr state reading circle bd; NEA; Amer Assn of Sch Administrators; past pres Neb Conf of Social Work; mbr Professional Men's Club of Omaha: VP Omaha Safety Coun; C of C, mbr fire prevention com: life mbr Ia St Hist Soc; Neb St Hist Soc; AF&AM; York Rite; KT; Unitarian Ch, past bd mbr; hobbies, collection of stamps, postmarks, old sch books & autographed books; off 610 City Hall; res 5606 Florence Blvd, Omaha.

   SMITH, LEWIS E: Grand Secretary of Lodge; b Pewaukee Wis Oct 6. 1875; s of George A Smith Sr-Alicia Chester; ed Long Pine HS 1891, m Jeanette Fletcher Feb 2, 1911 Sacramento Cal; s Donald Chester, Laurence Nichols; d Janet Elizabeth, Margaret Alicia; 1891-95 with Exchange Bank, Long Pine; 1895- 1922 ptr of father in groc firm, George A Smith & Son; 1921-22 grand master, 1922-25 dep grand secy AF&AM at Omaha, 1925- grand secy; 1913-14 grand master R&SM, 1925- grand recorder order of high priesthood; 1920-21 grand high priest RAM, 1925- grand secy; 1926- grand recorder KT, 1935-36 grand comm; 1927-28 pres Neb Veteran Free Masons Assn, secy since 1929; 1927 recd 33o; 1934-36 pres Masonic Relief Assn of US & Canada; 1910- trustee Neb Masonic Home, secy bd of trustees; grand lodge of Neb AF&AM first orgn inc by Neb territorial legislature 1858; 1855 first Masonic meeting held at Bellevue; 1912-13 grand patron OES; 1936 author Concise History of Masonry of Neb; dir many years, Child Welfare Assn of Omaha; chmn Long Pine town bd, past chmn widows pension fund; past mbr Long Pine



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sch bd; SUV; Royal Highlanders, mbr 35 years, dir 14 years; past pres Old Settlers Assn of Brown Co; 1893 an org Long Pine HS Alumnae Assn; Rep; hobbies, preservation of historic & beauty spots in Neb, aiding under-privileged & needy people, & gen welfare; Smith family among earliest settlers in Brown Co, located in Exeter 1877, moved to sod house 1883; off Masonic Temple Bldg; res 2885 Vane, Omaha.

   SMITH, LLOYD STANFORD: Insurance General Agent; b Lindsay, Ontario, Canada Feb 19, 1889; s of Richard S Smith-Melissa Fee; ed Oak Park Ill HS; Omaha HS; U of N; Phi Kappa Psi; m Helen Clarke June 1, 1920 Omaha; s Lloyd S Jr; d Jane Rogers; 1909-17 clk, later dept mgr Lininger Impl Co, Omaha; 1919-27 ptr of T H Maenner in real est & bldg bus, Omaha; 1927-34 agt at Omaha for Mutual Life Ins Co of New York; 1934- gen agt for Bankers Life Ins Co of Neb; during World War May 1917 commd 2nd lt inf ORC, Fort Snelling, later Camp Dodge Ia, 1st lt, capt Nov 1917, O/S with 88th div July 1918, maj Oct 1918, 88th div AEF, disch June 1919; Amer Leg, post 1; Neb Life Underwriters Assn; Neb Life Agcy Mgrs Assn; AF&AM 268; All Saints Episc Ch, vestryman; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 505 Farnam Bldg; res 680 N 58th, Omaha.

   SMITH, MRS MAUDE: Homemaker; b Cicero, Ind; d of Albert H Sumner-Carrie Lang; ed Ia St Coll; m Leon Osmer Smith June 12, 1912 Fairfield Ia; d Carol; past tchr Pleasant Plain Ia Acad & tchr pub sch music in Omaha schs; one of authors The Free-Lance Writer's Handbook; past book review editor Omaha Daily News & Omaha's Own Magazine; author of plays & a number of poems published in the Christian Science Monitor, Omaha World Herald, Independent Woman & several poetry magazines, other plays have been presented by amateurs at Omaha Tech HS, Omaha South HS, Omaha Comm Playhouse, Omaha Coll Club & U of Omaha 1939; contributor many special articles to newspapers & magazines; estab creative writers section of Omaha Coll Club; ch mbr of Prairie Playmakers of Omaha; mbr extn div faculty, Municipal U of Omaha; AAUW; hobbies, writing, oil painting; 1938 painting accepted in 5 states, exhibit at Joslyn Memorial, Omaha, remained on exhibit during 1939; res 5606 Florence Blvd, Omaha.

   SMITH, MYRON JAMES: Horse & Mule Dealer; b York Co, Neb Aug 14, 1876; s of Thomas W Smith-Francelia Lincoln; ed York Co; m Agnes J Finney Aug 20, 1898 Fairmont; s Wilber, Leonard Ervin, Joseph Wilton, Myron James Jr; 1900-14 in horse & mule bus, York; 1914-18 horse & mule dlr, Grand Island & Denver, contracted with French & Italian govt; 1918-20 contracted to furnish horses for US govt; 1920- mgr South Omaha Horse & Mule Commission Co; Congl Ch; Dem; father (dec) dir of First Natl Bank at York 30 years, dir Blue River Bank many years, also several other Neb banks; off 30th & L; res 3504 Woolworth, Omaha.

   SMITH, PENELOPE MARGARET: Teacher; b Co Wexford, Ireland Jan 4, 1865; d of Peter Smith-Mary Robb; ed PSTC; U of N 1923; summer 1927 studied French at Montreal Canada, 1880 came to U S; 1888 tchr PSTC; 1889 tchr, Omaha schs; summer of 1924 visited N C; 1930-31 traveled in Europe; summer of 1939 visited Denver, Salt Lake, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle & Victoria Canada; during World War in ARC work; AAUW; Inter-Club Coun; YWCA; United Presby Ch; hobbies, reading, book reviewing, travel; res 1914 Locust, Omaha.

   SMITH, RALPH M: Manager Finance Co; b Horton, Kas Feb 23, 1911; s of Joseph Smith-Ida Weber; ed Horton Kas; Creighton U, PhB 1933; m Agnes Tomes Oct 4, 1933 Omaha; s Micheal; d Margaret Ann; 1933-34 in insurance bus; 1934-86 case worker for Neb Relief Administration, Omaha; 1936- with State Finance Co of Omaha, 1936-38 field man, 1938- mgr; during World War 1st lt 54th inf, 7th corps area; Omaha Loan Assn; BPOE 39; St Johns Cath Ch; hobby, golf; off 323 Securities Bldg; res 2857 Davenport, Omaha.

   SMITH, ROBERT: Clerk of District Court; b Enniscorthy, Ireland Jan 1, 1867; s of Peter Smith-Mary Drummond; ed Omaha; m Edna Edson Apr 3, 1902 Omaha; s George Alvin, Edward Holyoke; d Caroline Elizabeth, Mary Drummond, Marjorie McCombie; prior to 1905 in groc bus, 1905-08 Douglas Co auditor; 1908- clk of dist court; June 20, 1929 adm to Neb bar; 1900-02 mbr bd of edn; during World War 4-min man, mbr dist exemption bd; mbr Family Welfare Assn, bd mbr; United Presby Ch; Rep, mbr State Central Com, del to natl conv, Chicago 1920; off Courthouse; res 1914 Locust, Omaha.

   SMITH, ROBERT A: President Medicinal Products Co; b London Ontario Canada Sept 28, 1865; s of James D Smith-Margaret Ferguson; ed London Ontario Canada HS; m Nellie Erwin Gray Apr 24, 1889 Peru Ind; d Kathryn Ellis; 1992-1936 supvr of agr & colonization for UP RR; 1936- pres Golden Youth Inc Omaha; BPOE 39; Presby Ch; Rep; off 360 Omaha National Bank Bldg; res Regis Hotel, Omaha.

   SMITH, SIDNEY W: Attorney. b Rockford, Ill July 20, 1875, a of Abraham E Smith-Frances Rice; ed Rockford Ill; U of Wis, LLB 1900; Psi Upsilon; Phi Delta Phi; m Angie Armstrong Shouse Oct 41 1911 Lexington Ky; 1897-99 US vice consul, Victoria British Columbia; 1900-08 mbr law firm Martin & Smith, Omaha; 1908-19 mbr law firm McGelton Gaines & Smith; 1919-27 mbr law firm McGelton & Smith; 1927 priv law prac, corp, probate, Ins & real est law; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C; BPOE; AF&AM; KT; Rep; off 1004 City National Bank bldg; res 5119 Izard, Omaha.

   SNYDER, KENNETH McGLAUGHLIN: Insurance Agent; b Council Bluffs, Ia Sept 6, 1894; s of Samuel B Snyder-Mary McGlaughlin; ed Council Bluffs Ia; U of N, BA 1915; Sigma Nu; m Helen, Curtis Oct. 23, 1920 Omaha; s Kenneth William; d Mary Frances, Helen Elizabeth; 1915-38 special agt for Northwestern Mutual Life Ins Co; 1938- gen agt at Omaha; chartered life underwriter; during World War 2nd lt, AS disch Feb 1919; C of C, mbr agrl speakers coms; Neb Life Underwriters Assn; Gen Agts & Mgrs Assn of Neb; AF&AM; Dundee Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, photography; father, ret atty, resided in Council Bluffs Ia 50 years; off 411 Barker Bldg; res 2310 N 56th, Omaha.

   SOLOMON, EDWIN: Assistant Bank Cashier; b Omaha, Neb May 20, 1900; s of Emmett Gamaliel Soloman-Emma Elizabeth Walker; ed Omaha Central HS 1918; m Ruthine Douglass Dec 20, 1919 Omaha; s Edwin Douglass; d Alice Gaynelle, Dorothy Mae; 1918- with First Natl Bank, Omaha, first as mail boy, worked in all depts, 1936- asst cashier; mbr Omaha Assn of Credit Men; Retail Credit Granters Assn; Ad-Sell League; C of C; Ak-Sar-Ben; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby, woodworking; off First National Bank; res 6909 Minne Lusa Blvd, Omaha.

   SOLOMON, EMMETT GAMALIEL: Assistant Trust Officer; b Omaha, Neb Apr 19, 1907; s of Emmett Gamaliel Solomon-Emma Walker; ed Omaha Central HS 1926; U of Wis, BA 1930; U of Wis, law sch; Delta Upsilon; Phi Delta Phi; Iron Cross; m Margaret Stafford Apr 28, 1934 Omaha; d Linda Sue; 1931- 37 asst in trust dept First Natl Bank of Omaha, 1937- asst trust ofcr; secy of Neb Corporate Fiduciary Assn; mbr advisory coms local ch of Amer Bankers Assn; maj in Comm Chest drive, 1st lt in US army field arty; Kiwanis, dir 1937-39, VP 1940; Jr C of C, dir 1934-35; First Central Congl Ch; hobby, sports; off First National Bank Bldg; res 661 J E George Blvd, Omaha.

   SOMERVILLE, ROBERT SHERMAN: Branch Manager insurance Co; b Centralia, Ill Nov 1, 1890; s of Charles S Somerville-Elizabeth A Bayly; ed Decatur Ill, Moberly Mo; m Gertrude L Thomas Sept 15, 1924 Omaha; 1903-04 emp by Wabash RR, Moberly Mo; 1904-09 clk for Sieby Hdw Co. Moberly Mo; 1909-15 in St Louis Mo sales div Berger Mfg Co of Canton O; 1915-18 salesman for Missouri Portland Cement Co, St Louis Mo; 1918-24 salesman & later branch mgr of Omaha & Minn for Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Co, Chicago; 1924-39 ptr of Thomas H Turk in Turk-Somerville Co, gen agts for several ins cos, 1939 bus sold to Employers Mutual Casualty Co of Omaha, 1939- branch mgr; C of C; pres Mutual Ins Assn of Omaha; Omaha Safety Coun; Omaha Athletic Club; AF&AM; Scot Rite 32o; KT; Tangier Shrine; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, work & statistics; off Union State Bank Bldg; res 821 N Happy Hollow Blvd, Omaha.

   SOUTHARD, CHARLES JEFFERSON: Attorney; b St Paul, Neb Oct 3, 1886; s of William R Southard-Teressa Pennington; ed St Paul HS; St Paul Bus Coll; U of Omaha, BA 1910; m Marie Murphy Apr 26, 1906 Omaha; s Robert E, William E; d Wilda (Mrs ___ Woodbury), Katheryn; 1910 adm to Neb bar; 1910-16 priv law prac, South Omaha; 1916-18 priv law prac, Grand Island; 1918-


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22 priv law prac, Omaha; 1922-27 mbr law firm Jamieson, O'Sullivan & Southard, South Omaha; 1927- mbr law firm O'Sullivan & Southard, Omaha; owner & opr of ranch in Garfield Co & farm in Howard Co; during World War 4-min man at Grand Island, chief clk of local registration bd 4, mbr coun of defense; past mbr exec com & past VP Omaha Bar Assn; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Cath Ch; Dem, past mbr Douglas Co Central Com; hobbies, fishing, hunting, golf; father homesteaded Howard Co 1874; off 636 Electric Bldg; res 2301 F. Omaha.

   SPEAR, WALLACE E: Banker; b Genoa, Neb Sept 5, 1896; s of Edward M Spear-Lucia Wilson; ed Genoa HS; U of N, LLB 1919; Alpha Theta Chi; Phi Delta Phi; m Lee Schurman June 8, 1922 Fremont; d Sara, Barbara; 1920-29 with Peters Trust Co, Omaha; 1929- with First Natl Bank, Omaha; during World War enl in USN, AS Miami Fla, disch 1919; C of C; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; Pro Tem Club; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off First National Bank; res 5312 Cuming, Omaha.

   SPEIR, ALLAN DALE: President Biscuit Co; b Kilmornack, Scotland June 8, 1882; s of James D Speir-Elizabeth Roy; ed Stanberry Mo HS; Northwestern Mo Normal, Stanberry Mo; m Gertrude Younn Sept 26, 1905 Hastings; 1900-10 salesman for Natl Biscuit Co, Hastings; 1910-33 sales mgr Iten Biscuit Co; 1933- org & pres Independent Biscuit Co; Kiwanis, pres; Ad-Sell League, pres; Ak-Sar-Ben; UCT; Omaha Exec Club; BPOE; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Shrine; hobbies, bowling, BPOE bowling team; off 4310 N 30th; res 676 N 56th, Omaha.

   SPIER, CLARENCE THOMPSON: Attorney; b Trenton, Mo Jan 26, 1894; s of William C Spier-Anna L Thompson; ed Columbia & St Joseph Mo; U of N, LLB 1916; Delta Upsilon; Phi Delta Phi; m Louise Coe Nov 29, 1919 Nebraska City; s William Coe, Robert Morton; adm to Neb bar 1916; 1916- prac law, Omaha; past Douglas Co dep atty; faculty mbr, U of N Coll of Med; during World War enl US army 1917, 22 mos O/S, 5 major engagements, disch 1919; Amer Leg; past pres Omaha Bar Assn, chmn inquiry com; 4th dist Neb St Bar Assn; Amer Bar Assn; C of C; Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben; Clarkson Memorial Hosp Assn; dir Omaha Country Club; trustee Eastern Star-Masonic Home for Children, Fremont; trustee The Creche, Omaha; AF&AM, past master; Scot Rite 32o; All Saints Episc Ch, mbr vestry; Rep, past vice-chmn Douglas Co Central Com; hobby, golf; off 720 Service Life Bldg; res 320 S 51st Ave, Omaha.

   SPITZNAGLE, STEPHEN A: Informational Representative; b Council Bluffs, Ia Mar 17, 1903; s of Stephan Spitznagle-Amanda Smith; ed St Peter's Parochial Sch, Council Bluffs Ia; Creighton Prep, Omaha; Creighton U, BA 1924; natl pres Alpha Sigma Nu; 1923-24 editor Creightonian; 1924-28 mbr World Herald editorial staff; 1928-29 publicity dir of Bozel Jacobs Inc; 1929 publicity dir Nebraska Diamond Jubilee; 1929-33 & 1936-38 owner Spitznagle Advertising & Publicity Agcy, Omaha; pub relations counsel, Cath diocese of Omaha & Omaha Comm Chest; Omaha concert mgr, Lawrence Tibbett, & Fritz Kreisler; represented Omaha Bar Assn for 2 judiciary campaigns; 1930 publicity dir for Natl Eucharistic Congress, Omaha; 1932 publicity dir for natl conf of Cath Charities, Omaha; 1933-36 managing editor & bus mgr The True Voice; 1938- informational representative unemployment compensation div of state labor dept; ch mbr Omaha Young Businessmens Club; KC 4o; Cath Ch; Dem; hobbies, golf, tennis, horseback riding; off State Capitol, Lincoln; res 2027 Dodge, Omaha.

   STANBERY, FRANK: Manager of Inspection Bureau; b Newport, Ky; s of Edward Stanbery-Emma Newell; ed Cincinnati O HS; Northwestern U, 1900-01; Phi Kappa Psi; m May Weakley Nov 6, 1909 Cincinnati O; d Roberta (Mrs Frank R Furbush); 1906-07 mgr Bradstreet Co, Waterloo Ia; 1908-18 mgr Ill inspection bur; 1919- mgr Neb inspection bur; C of C, mbr fire prevention com 10 years; Episc Ch; Indep; off Standard Oil Bldg; res 90th & Farnam, Omaha.

   STARRETT, SAM B JR: Insurance General Agent; b Central City, Neb Oct 25, 1889; s of Samuel B Starrett-Emma L Linderholm; ed Central City HS; Neb Wes 1908-09; U of N 1910-11; Beta Theta Pi; m Relta F Work Apr 5, 1912 Oroville Wash; d Geraldine E (Mrs Robert Ackerberg), Maurine E; 1911-25 VP & cash First Natl Bank, Oroville Wash; 1925- gen agt Guarantee Mutual Life Ins Co, Omaha; trustee Natl Life Underwriters Assn; C of C; pres Omaha Bus Leaders; dir Douglas Co ARC; Omaha Athletic Club; Omaha Exchange Club; First Central Congl Ch, trustee; Rep; father (dec) real est & ins dlr, resident of Central City 55 years; off 17th & Douglas; res 108 S 49th Ave, Omaha.

   STASTNY, MRS OLGA FRANCES: Physician & Surgeon; b Wilber, Neb Sept 13, 1878; d of Frank John Sadilek-Teresa Jurka; ed Wilber HS; U of N, MD 1913; mbr Uni Dramtic Club; grad work, Post Grad Coll of Med, New York City; Mary Thompson Hosp, Chicago; Prague & Berlin; Nu Sigma Phi, an org & 1st pres; Alpha Lambda Delta; m Charles J Stastny Oct 25, 1895 Wilber (dec Nov 19, 1907); s Robert Browning (dec); d Elsa Camilla (Mrs Ladislav Skocpol); 1913-14 interne New England Hosp for Women & Children, Boston Mass; 1914- prac med, Omaha; 1926-33 instr obstetrics & gynecology, U of N Coll of Med; phys for women, U of Omaha; during World War 1917-18 org Americanization dept of Neb coun of defense, 5 min speech was used as a model in US coun of defense work; 1918-19 anesthetist Amer Women's Hosps, France; 1919 awarded Medaille de Ia Reconnaissance by French govt, 1923 awarded Cross of St George by Grecian govt; 1922 recd special citation from Czechoslovakian Republic; 1931 awarded Noguchi Medal for work in preventative med 1924; del to Internatl Med Women's Assn conv, London England, 1931 Vienna Austria, 1934 Stockholm Sweden; 1923-24 supvr quarantine station in Greece for refugees from Anatolia, Asia Minor, after the Smyrna fire; 20 years dir Family Welfare Assn of Omaha; past mbr Assoc Charities of Omaha; Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Omaha Midwest Clinical Soc; past pres Neb branch Amer Med Women's Assn, past pres Neb branch, past natl treas; past natl health chmn B&PW, past Neb St chmn; past pres Womens Overseas Service League, past natl patriotic chmn; Neb St Czch Hist Soc; ARC; honored by Alpha Chi ch of Phi Delta Epsilon, Creighton U; mbr med res corps, US army; mbr of first com Neb Foundation of U of N, VP; trustee Doane Coll; ZCBJ; Altrusa; OES; mbr world service com YMCA; Unitarian Ch; Dem, 1928 alternate del to natl conv, Houston Tex, 1936 del Philadelphia Penn; hobbies, travel, dolls, shawls, glass; off & res 3619 Farnam, Omaha.

   STECHER, WALTER ROBERT: Advertising Manager; b Chicago, Ill July 17, 1898; s of Robert August Stecher-Marie Kuehnel; ed Lake View HS, Chicago; Metropolitan Bus Coll, Chicago; m Mary Ann Behr Sept 16, 1922 Chicago; s Walter Robert Jr; d Marion Sylvia; 1916-18 asst to account exec, Charles H Fuller Advertising Agcy; 1918-30 VP & New York off mgr Ford, Parson, Stecher, Inc; 1930-32 owner advertising & sales co; 1932-34 Ill representative of Amer Varnish Co; 1934-36 branch mgr O'Mara & Ormshee Inc, Atlanta Ga; 1937- natl advertising mgr, Omaha World-Herald; during World War in Co A 108th field signal batt, 33rd div, AEF, O/S May 1918-May 1919; C of C; Ad-Sell League; Concord Club; BPOE 39; AF&AM, New York City; Rep; hobbies, fishing, hunting, golf; off World-Herald Bldg; res 5151 Jones, Omaha.

   STEEL, HARRY ORED: Insurance General Agent; b Omaha, Neb Feb 8, 1885; s of John Steel-Hannah Pierson; ed Omaha Central HS; U of N; m Frances Weber Jan 26, 1911 Omaha; s Ned Harry; d Jane; 1905-10 with father who was gen agt for Northwestern Mutual Life Ins Co, Omaha; 1910- gen agt Union Central Life ins Co; during Sp-Amer War corp, Chickamauga Park Ga; Omaha Life Underwriters; Gen. Agts & Mgrs Assn of Neb; Omaha Athletic Club; Noonday Club; Happy Hollow Club; AF&AM 11, RAM; R&SM; KT; Tangier Shrine; BPOE 39; Rep; hobbies, golf, pocket billiards, swimming; off 1204 City National Bank Bldg; res 5202 Burt, Omaha.

   STENICKA, CHARLES E: Comptroller; b Prague, Bohemia Nov 3, 1873; s of Anton Stenicka-Rose Kremla; ed Prague Bohemia; Reichenburg Bohemia Comml Acad 1889; Boyles Bus Coll 1893; m Julia Urban Nov 11, 1894 Omaha; s Charles E Jr; d Julia (Mrs Vac Kosak), Helen (Mrs V L Odvarka), Mae (Mrs Jack Bittinger); 1891 came to US & to Omaha; 1891-98 in accounting dept Cudahy & Swift Packing Cos, Omaha; 1898-1911 bkkpr, mgr profit & loss dept E Schmit & Co, whol dry goods & notions, Omaha; 1911-17 bkkpr finance dept city of Omaha. 1917-24 head bkkpr & dep comptroller, 1924- comptroller; revised Omaha accounting



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system; advises other cities on finance problems & plans; during World War mgr Czech soldiers relief campaign & other Czech relief work; mbr Municipal Finance Ofcrs Assn; Triangle Club; Czech Fedn of CzechAmer goes; ch mbr Sokol; YMCA; St Wenceslaus Cath Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off City Hall; res 1412 S 13th, Omaha.

   STEVENS, TRUMAN E: President Water Softening Corp; b St Johnsbury, Vt July 15, 1861; s of James R Stevens-Susan Fields; ed St Johnsbury Vt; m Belle C Weeks Aug 2, 1882 St Johnsbury Vt; d Dorothy S (Mrs Ben B Wood Jr); 1880-84 emp in First Natl Bank, St Johnsbury Vt; 1884-85 receiving teller Omaha Natl Bank; 1885-87 teller Comml Natl Bank, Omaha; 1887-1906 org & cash Blair State Bank, also org & pres Arlington State Bank; 1906-09 mfr of horse collars, Omaha; 1909-15 in real est bus, Omaha; 1915-19 with Potash Reduction Co, largest single potash mfr in US; 1919-22 ret; 1922- receiver Refinite Corp, re-org, 1929- pres, Omaha; Amer Bankers Assn, past coun mbr; C of C; BPOE; AF&AM 10; Congl Ch; Rep; off 1023 Harney; res 3870 Harney, Apt 10, Omaha.

   STEWART, ARCHIBALD K: Clergyman; b Ireton, Ia May 25, 1901; s of Neil Stewart-Mary Karr; ed Ireton Ia HS; Tarkio Mo Coll, BA 1923; Pittsburg Xenia Theological Sem, ThB 1926, ThM 1926; Monmouth Ill Coll, DD 1939; m Mona Jean Sillars Jan 27, 1927 Berkeley Cal; s Neil Sillars; d Mary Margaret; 1926-34 pastor United Presby Ch, Culver City Cal; 1934- pastor United Presby Ch, Omaha; 1933 moderator of United Presby synod in Cal, 1939 Neb; 1938-39 pres Omaha Ministerial Assn; AF&AM, Tarkio Mo; hobby, golf; off 55th & Leavenworth; res 525 S 55th, Omaha.

   STEWART, J T II: Automobile Dealer; b Council Bluffs, Ia July 23, 1876; s of Joel L Stewart-Isabella Cory; ed Council Bluffs Ia HS; St Paul's Acad, Concord N H; Yale U; m Gertrude Kountze Jan 8, 1902 Omaha; s J T III, Gordon; d Jane (Mrs ___ Couch); 1895-1905 mgr of father's whol groc bus, Council Bluffs Ia; 1905-07 in groc bus, Omaha; 1908- in auto bus, Omaha, 1930- distributor Ford & Lincoln Zephyrs; org first flying sch Omaha Flying Co, in Omaha 1919; C of C, mbr traffic safety & aerial tsptn coms; during World War sgt HG Omaha Co C; pres & dir Omaha Auto Trade Assn 1913-37; past dir Natl Auto Dlrs Assn; past dir Omaha Country Club; VP Figure Skating Club of Omaha; booster for Ak-Sar-Ben Ice-Skating Rink; an org Club Newbranch; Episc Ch; Indep; hobbies, contract bridge, golf, ice skating; off 1918 Harney; res 423 S 39th, Omaha.

   STOEHR, WAYNE O: Attorney; b Moline, Ill Nov 26, 1902; s of Oliver Stoehr-Onieta Postom; ed Moline Ill HS 1920; Augustana Coll, Rock Island Ill 1921-23; U of N, LLB 1926; Pi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi; m Frances Burdette Taylor June 27, 1927 St Paul; s Taylor W; d Susan; 1929- prac law, Omaha; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; active in Comm Chest drives; 1926-29 mbr Omaha Retail Credit Mens Assn; AF&AM 302; Presby Ch; Dem; hobbies, golf, yard; off 1028 City National Bank Bldg; res 309 S 52nd, Omaha.

   STOFT, WILLIAM EDWARD: Orthodontist; b Omaha, Neb Jan 21, 1882; of John Stoft-Mary Koppenhaver; ed Omaha HS; Creighton U, DDS 1909; Internatl Sch of Orthodontists, Kansas City Mo; Delta Sigma Delta; m Grayce E Jackson July 2, 1929 Omaha; s William Edward Jr, Delmar Duane; 1905-06 worked in quicksilver mine in Cal; 1909-11 prac dentistry SE Alaska; 1911- dentist Omaha, specialist in orthodontics 25 years; Neb St & ADA; Amer See of Orthodontists, central section; hobby, golf; off 521 City National Bank Bldg; res 4952 Maple, Omaha.

   STOKES, HARRY BAYLISS: Physician & Surgeon; b London, England July 29, 1904; s of Herman B Stokes-Ellen Rebecca Hill; ed St Paul's, London England; Oxford U; U of Mich, MD 1929; Phi Rho Sigma; m Helen Crawford July 6, 1930 Warsaw N Y; d Susan Jeanette; came to Amer 1922; 1929-30 interne Rochester Gen Hosp, Rochester N Y; 1930-33 mbr ear, nose & throat interne staff Bellevue Hosp, New York City; 1933-35 priv med prac, Rochester N Y; 1935-36 priv med prac, Tucson Ariz; 1936- prac med with Dr Harold Gifford & brother William H Stokes; faculty mbr U of N Coll of Med; certified by Amer Ed of Otolaryngology 1933; fellow Amer Acad of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology 1934; Omaha Midwest Clinical Soc; Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb St & AMA; Omaha & Council Bluffs Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Soc; Omaha Club; C of C; Dem; hobby, photography; off 1620 Medical Arts Bldg; res 5641 Pacific, Omaha.

   STOKES, WILLIAM HERMAN: Oculist; b Mangalore, British Empire, India July 17, 1894; s of Herman B Stokes-Helen Rebecca Hill; ed gymnasium, Tubingen Germany; Heidelberg U, Germany; U of Mich, MD 1922; Phi Rho Sigma; Sigma Xi; m Margaret Ann Scott Sept 27, 1924 Lake City Mich; 1922-23 interne Uni Hosp, Ann Arbor Mich; 1923-25 sr instr ophthalmic surgery, U of Mich; 1925-30 priv prac in eye diseases, Dallas Tex; 1930-36 assoc prof ophthalmic surgery at U of N Coll of Med, 1937prof ophthalmic surgery & chmn of dept; 1903- with Dr Harold Gifford & brother Harry B Stokes, in priv prac in eye diseases, Omaha; certified by Amer Bd of Ophthalmology; author many articles pertaining to diseases of the eye in various med journals; staff mbr Meth & Clarkson Memorial Hosps, Omaha; oculist for CB&Q & C&NW RRs; during World War it in sanitary corps, AEF in France; Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; fellow AMA; Amer Acad of Ophthalmology; Amer Ophthalmological Soc; FACS; Omaha Country Club; C of C; AF&AM, Dallas Tex; Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine; Presby Ch; hobbies, art, paintings, photography; off 1620 Medical Arts Bldg; res 131 S 39th, Omaha.

   STONE, BERNARD R: Attorney; b Central City, Neb Feb 16, 1898; s of William M Stone-Elizabeth C Owens; ed Fremont HS; Fremont Normal; Creighton U, Coll of Law; hon mbr Gamma Eta Gamma; 1912 emp in groc store, Fremont, later delivered World-Herald & Omaha Bee; after leaving normal sch steno in law off short time, later auditor for Nye, Schneider, Fowler Grain Co; 1925 mbr Neb legislature; 1933 chmn Indep Voters League, leaders in civic reform & election of new Omaha city coun; 1934 city commr, supt fire protection & water supply dept; 1936- prac law, Omaha; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Cosmopolitan Club; C of C; Omaha Athletic Club; hobby, photography; off 450 Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 1714 Douglas, Omaha.

   STORM, HARRY EMMANUEL: Credit Manager; b Bancroft, Neb Dec 10, 1888; s of Carl Axel Storm-Clara Lindstrom; ed Oakland; Lincoln Acad 1908-10; m Ruth L Rosen Aug 20, 1914 Kalispell Mont; s Robert R; 1902-07 clerical work in various companies, Oakland; 1907-08 emp in Fergenson & McKinney Whol Clothing Co, St Louis Mo; 1910-14 bkkpr First Natl Bank of Oakland; 1914-18 asst cash First Natl Bank of Bonners Ferry Ida; 1918 asst cash Secys Natl Bank of Cheney Wash; 1918-19 asst cash First Natl Bank of Heppner Ore; 1919-21 cash First Natl Bank of Oakland; 1921-23 gen ins agt, Oakland; 1921-23 pres Oakland Park Assn, original promoter of park; 1923-24 cash, Loup City State Bank; 1924- credit mgr Fairmont Creamery, Omaha; C of C; Happy Hollow Club; Omaha Motor Club; Ad-Sell League; Ak-Sar-Ben; AF&AM 91; Dem; hobby, photography; off 12th & Jones; res 5608 Pierce, Omaha.

   STORZ, ADOLPH GOTTLIEB: Brewer; b Omaha, Neb Dec 31, 1884; s of Gottlieb Storz-Minnie Buck; ed Mich Mil Acad Pontiac Mich; Rohrbaugh Bus Coll, Omaha; m Mary Hayden Jan 27, 1909 Omaha; s Hayden; 1903-06 emp by Merchants Nat Bank, Omaha; 1906- with Storz Brewing Co of Omaha, 1915VP; C of C; Omaha Club; Omaha Athletic Club; Omaha Country Club; BPOE; Rep; hobby, show horses; father came to Amer in 1870, emp 2 years by William Lemp Brewing Co, St Louis Mo, 1872 estab Storz Brewing Co, Omaha; off 1819 N 16th; res 6625 Dodge, Omaha.

   STORZ, ARTHUR CHARLES: Brewer; b Omaha, Neb Jan 6, 1890; s of Gottlieb Storz-Minnie Buck; ed Omaha Central HS; Blees Mil Acad Macon Mo; m Margaret Hart June 10, 1919 Omaha; s Arthur C Jr, Robert Hart; d Monnie Marie; 1907- with Storz Brewing Co of Omaha, now VP, treas & sales mgr; during World War enl in US army 1918, stationed at Omaha & Champaign Ill in balloon & AS; Omaha Athletic Club; C of C; Dem; hobbies, hunting, fishing; father came from Germany to Amer 1870, 2 years emp by Lemp Brewing Co, St Louis Mo, 1872 estab Storz Brewing Co, Omaha; off 1819 N 16th; res 3620 Pacific, Omaha.

   STORZ, ROBERT H: Brewer; b Omaha Neb Mar 13, 1898; s of Gottlieb Storz-Minnie L Buck; ed Omaha HS; Milford Acad; m Mildred Todd June 29, 1920 Omaha; s Robert Todd; d Susan Elizabeth; 1917-25 asst cash Corn Exchange Natl Bank & Omaha Natl Bank; 1925-33 VP Northwestern Life Ins Co; 1933VP Storz Brew-


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ery, Omaha; 1933- VP Independent Realty Co; 1936- trustee Brownell Hall, 1939-40 treas & chmn finance com; dir Omaha Natl Bank; dir Amer Res Life Ins Co; VP & dir of Great Western Finance Co; during World War USN mosquito fleet Great Lakes naval station, navigation instr, disch Jan 1919; Amer Leg; Omaha Country Club; Omaha Club; Rotary; C of C, chmn industrial com; Omaha Mfrs Assn, pres 1939-40; Assoc Industries of Neb, dir; Neb Com of 100; All Saints Episc Ch; hobbies, fishing, hunting; off 1819 N 16th; res 207 N Fairacres Road, Omaha.

   STRINGER, EUGENE AUGUSTUS: Wholesale Lumber Dealer; b Hopkins, Mo Sept 19, 1886; s of Ruben Stringer-Lucy Jane Townsend; ed Beatrice HS; Boyles Bus Coll, Omaha 1904; m Madgeline Wilson Oct 1, 1912 Omaha; d Mary Jane (Mrs Gene Adams), Emogene (dec), Betty Lou; came from Mo to Beatrice 1889 in covered wagon; came to Omaha 1903; 1904-29 steno Neb Bridge Supply & Lbr Co of Omaha, also traffic mgr & secy, 1929- VP & gen mgr; dir Standard Fence Co, Lufkin Tex; dir Independent Lbr Co, Omaha; Neb Lbr Mchts Assn; Amer Wood Preservers Assn; Izaak Walton; C of C; Ak-Sar-Ben; Omaha Athletic Club; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Tangier Shrine; Pearl Meth Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing; off 40th & Leavenworth; res 6305 Florence Blvd, Omaha.

   STRINGER, NATHAN DUDLEY JR: District Sales Manager; b Osyka, Miss June 29, 1903; s of N D Stringer Sr-Lura Varnado; ed Franklinton La HS; Chicago Tech Inst; medical edn, USN 1919-21; m Ollie Mae Arrington June 4, 1929 Brookhaven Miss; s Nathan Dudley Jr; d Elizabeth Joan; 1915-18 retail clk Scott-Love Groc Co & Burriss Bros Limited, Franklinton La; 1921-24 construction supt & greens keeper Mexican Gulf Country Club, Pass Christian Miss; 1924-25 asst professional golfer & club maker Westward Ho Country Club, Melrose Park Ill; 1925-26 professional golfer Acacia Country Club, LaGrange Ill; 1926-28 professional golfer & club maker Medinah Country Club, Medinah Ill; 1928-29 jello booklet distributor for Posts Products Co, Chicago Ill; 1929-30 retail salesman for Posts Products Co in Chicago, 1930-31 Green Bay Wis, 1931-32 Sheboygan Wis, 1932 sr salesman in Wis & northern Mich, 1932-36 dist representative at Marshfield & Eau Claire Wis, supvr of personnel in upper Mich & western Wis & part of Minn territory, 1936-38 dist representative at Des Moines Ia for northern Mo & central Ia territory, 1938- dist sales mgr at Omaha for western Ia & southern S D; C of C; UCT; Happy Hollow Country Club; Hyperion Country Club, Des Moines Ia; AF&AM Bloomingdale Ill; First Bapt Ch; Indep; hobbies, fishing, hunting, golf; off 1021 WOW Bldg; res 111 S 50th, Omaha.

   STRYKER, HIRD: Attorney; b Omaha, Neb Apr 5, 1892; s of A F Stryker-Barbara Hird; ed South Omaha HS; U of N, mbr varsity basketball team; U of Chicago, PhB, JD; grad work Harvard U Law Sch; Phi Kappa Psi; Phi Delta Phi; m Ruth Estey Baume Jan 26, 1918 Galena Ill; s Hird Jr, James Baume; d Barbara Ruth; adm to Neb bar 1916; 1916- mbr law firm Crofoot, Fraser, Connolly, & Stryker, Omaha; one of original regents U of Omaha; during World War May 1917-Jan 1919, 338th field arty capt, France; 1919 Incorporator Amer Leg dept of Neb & Omaha post 1, post comm 1923; BSA, chmn circus & merit badge expositions Covered Wagon area since 1930; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; Meth Ch, mbr ofcl bd; Rep; off Omaha National Bank Bldg; res 521 S 53rd, Omaha.

   STRYKER, RAY FLOYD: Vice-President Fire Insurance Co; b Omaha, Neb Dec 2, 1900; s of William S Stryker-Lillian Rocheford; ed Omaha Central HS 1919; U of N, LLB 1923; Phi Delta Theta; Sigma Delta Phi; Kosmet Club; Innocents; m Lucile Morrison Nov 11, 1924 Omaha; s Ray F Jr, Robert M; 1923-29 mgr ins dept Byron Reed Co, Omaha; 1929-38 secy George & Co Ins, Omaha; 1938- VP Natl Amer Fire Ins Co, Omaha; pres Omaha Assn of Ins Agts 1933-39; dir U of N Alumni Assn; pres Jr C of C 1928-29; Cath Ch; Rep; off 1805 Douglas; res 4915 Underwood, Omaha.

   STUBBS, CLARENCE E: County Assistance Director; b York, Neb Mar 31, 1882; s of Dennis A Stubbs-Jeanette Downey; ed LBC; m Pearle B Terry Jan 24, 1936 Council Bluffs Ia; d Helen Mae; prior to 1905 worked on farm; 1906-16 emp by Martin & Cott Hat Co of Omaha, 1906-07 shipping clk; 1907-14 traveling representative; 1916-18 with Gate City Hat Co; 1918-25 traveling salesman for Parrot McCantyer Hat Co; 1925-27 field secy Assoc Retailers of Omaha; 1927-37 secy Omaha Retail Grocers Assn; 1937-38 with Better Bus Bur, 1938- with Douglas Co assistance bur; 1938 candidate; for state legislature; Optimist Club, past VP; past pres Gideons; C of C, Tribe of Yessir; past mbr YMCA; Ak-Sar- Ben, past secy of coun; BPOE Apollo Club, past pres; Meth Ch; Dem; hobbies, hunting, fishing, music, child welfare; off 1615 Harney; res 2621 Camden Ave, Omaha.

   STUHT, CLINTON BRIGGS: Real Estate Agent; b Omaha, Neb Apr 9, 1884; s of Ernest Stuht-Marie Madsen; ed Omaha HS; Washington St Prep 1902; Washington St Coll, BSc 1906; ch mbr Sigma Nu; m Hildred Churchill June 7, 1916 Omaha; s William; d Virginia Ellen, Baraba Ann, Mary Elizabeth, Sara Louise; 1906-10 priv secy for J J Browne, banker, Spokane Wash; 1910-12 VP of Browne Investment Co, Spokane Wash; 1912-23 in real est bus, C B Stuht Co, Omaha; 1923- org & sr ptr Stuht-Bedford Co; chmn city planning com Omaha Real Est Ed, pres 1923; VP Civic Improvement Coun since 1939; Natl Assn of Real Est Bds; ch mbr Amer Inst of Real Est Appraisers; Neb Real Est Assn; C of C, mbr municipal affairs & waterways coms; Rotary; Uni Club, Lincoln; Ak-Sar-Ben; AF&AM; Scot Rite, 32o; hobbies, fishing, sports; off 380 Aquila Court, 16th & Harney; res 4829 Farnam, Omaha.

   SUCHA, WILLIAM LOUIS: Surgeon; b Schuyler, Neb Mar 31, 1884; s of Frank Sucha-Mary Panos; ed Schuyler; Fremont Normal; BSc 1903; Creighton U, MD 1908, grad work Mercy Hosp, 1913-14; mbr football team 1906-07; Phi Rho Sigma; m Irene Muldoon June 1, 1909 Omaha; 1909-13 prac med, Orleans; 1914-18 surgeon, Hastings; 1919- prac general surgery, Omaha; head of orthopedic dept St Josephs & St Catherines Hops; orthopedic surg Douglas Co Hosp; 1921- prof orthopedic surgery, Creighton U; during World War with Neb base hosp 49, AEF, 1st lt, O/S July 6, 1918-July 9, 1919, camp hosp 26, St Ajnion France; Amer Leg post 1; VFW; Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; AMA; Amer Bd of Surgery; Omaha Field Club; BPOE 39; KC, Cath Ch; father (dec) Civil War veteran, farmer in Colfax Co 35 years; off Medical Arts Bldg; res 4107 Page, Omaha.

   SUMNICK, GUSTAVE: Farmer; b Schonlanke, Germany May 5, 1865; s of Michael Sumnick-Rose Stude; ed Schonlanke, Germany; m Mary Kannaway Mar 1892 Fremont; s Leo, William, Gustave Jr, John, Francis, Alfred; d Hazel, Rose, Helen, Katherine, Marie; 1884 came to USA; 1809- farmer, Douglas CO; treas sch dist 14 since 1917; entertained President Roosevelt at his home Sept 29, 1932; Douglas Co Farm Bureau; Dem; hobbies, world history, astronomy, horticulture; res Waterloo.

   SUNDERLAND, JOHN E: President Marble & Tile Co; b Omaha, Neb June 16, 1898; s of James A Sunderland-Alice L Edgerly; ed Omaha HS 1916; Dartmouth Coll, BA 1920, MSc 1921; Alpha Delta Phi; Phi Beta Kappa; m Julie E Bill June 6, 1925 Hartford Conn; s James A; d Marcia B; 1921- in marble plant, 1922-29 secy Sunderland Bros Co of Omaha, 1929- pres; firm supplied cut marble for Neb St Capitol, Douglas Co & Omaha bldgs, Denver Bankers Life Bldg at Des Moines Ia; mgr several farms in Ia & Neb; during World War 1918-22 naval res flying corps, Seattle Wash & San Diego Cal; C of C; Omaha Athletic Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; First Bapt Ch; hobbies, farm, purebred Shorthorns, sheep; off 609 N 49th; res 5421 Nicholas, Omaha.

   SURIS, MRS ALMA: Florist; b Omaha, Neb Jan 6, 1886; d of John Glandt-Mary Andreson; ed Omaha; m George Suris May 4, 1910 Omaha (dec 1910); 1910- opr florist bus since husband's death, Omaha; pres Omaha-Council Bluffs Florist Club; secy-treas FTDA; womens div C of C; B&PW Club; Altrusa Club; Ak-Sar-Ben; All Saints Episc Ch; hobbies, business, travel; off 1621 Farnam; res 722 N 56th, Omaha.

   SVOBODA, EDWARD RALPH: Attorney; b Howells, Neb Feb 8, 1901; s of Joseph Louis Svoboda-Mary M Misek; ed Abie; Omaha; Creighton Prep 1917; Creighton U, BA 1921, LLB 1923; Delta Theta Phi; Alpha Sigma Nu; m Anna May Bonness June 28, 1927 Omaha; s David Alan, James Frederick, Joseph Ferdinand; d Susannah May; 1923- mbr law firm Kennedy, Holland, DeLacy & McLaughlin, now Kennedy, Holland, DeLacy & Svoboda, Omaha; 1935 apptd dir of US Brush Co, Omaha; 1934-39 prof Omaha U Coll of Law;



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during World War, summer 1917 SATC instr camp, Fort Sheridan Ill; comdt Creighton U until Armistice; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; Omaha Club; Happy Hollow Club; C of C; hobby, golf; off 1501-15 City National Bank Bldg; res 903 Mercer Park Blvd, Omaha.

   SWAB, CHARLES MARION: Ophthalmologist; b Haddam, Kas Dec 10, 1890; s of Henry Theopholus Swab-Evelyn Richey; ed Washington Kas HS 1909; U of Kas 1910-11; Creighton U, MD 1916, MA 1931; U of Penn, Grad Sch of Med 1922, master of med science from Penn U 1934; studied in Europe 1930; Phi Rho Sigma; m Elizabeth Maria Moyer Nov 18, 1923 Womelsdorf Penn; d Betty Jean; 1916- 17 interne St Josephs Hosp, Omaha; 1919-21 gen prac, Union; 1922- prac ophthalmology, Omaha, 1924- prac with wife Dr Elizabeth Moyer Swab; 1922- instr Creighton U Coll of Med, 1930- assoc prof ophthalmology, prof ophthalmology & head of dept; during World War enl in US army Aug 1917, 1st it med corps, med OTC Fort Riley Kas, student ofcr, later dir ambulance cos, disch Jan 1919; Amer Leg; fellow AMA; Amer Ophthalmological Soc; Amer Acad of Ophthalmology & Oto-Laryngology; Omaha Douglas Co Med Soc; Elkhorn Valley Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; Omaha-Council Bluffs Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Soc; Sioux Valley Eye & Ear Acad; hon mbr Kansas City Soc of Ophthalmology & Oto-Laryngology; C of C; Ak-Sar-Ben; AF&AM, Haddam Kas; hobbies, travel, fishing; off 1316 Medical Arts Bldg; res 1211 North 53rd, Omaha.

   SWAB, MRS ELIZABETH: Opthalmologist; b Womelsdorf, Penn Nov 18, 1893; d of George Edwin Moyer-Laura Mary Stoudt; ed Womelsdorf Penn HS 1910; Womans Med Coll of Penn, Philadelphia, MD 1915; U of Penn Grad Sch of Med; 1921-22 grad work in ophthalmology; Zeta Phi; m Charles Marion Swab Nov 18, 1923 Womelsdorf Penn; d Betty Jean; 1915-16 interne Womans Hosp, Philadelphia Penn; 1916-17 asst pathologist Womans Hosp, Philadelphia; 1917 resident phys Howard A Kelly Hosp, Baltimore Md; 1919-21 with Drs C B Ingrams & F B Carey, Denver Colo, in priv prac, asst in gynecology, obstetrics & radiology, also gynecology instr U of Colo Med Sch; 1922-23 asst to Dr H H Briggs in ophthalmology, Ashville N C; 1924- with husband Charles Marion Swab in priv prac of ophthalmology, Omaha; 1924- instr ophthalmology, Creighton U Coll of Med, 1930-39 asst prof, 1940- assoc prof; Omaha Douglas Co, Med Soc; Neb St Med Assn; fellow AMA; Altrusa Club; Dundee Presby Ch; hobbies, gardening, sewing, reading, music, off 1316 Medical Arts Bldg; res 1211 N 53rd, Omaha.

   SWANSON, ARTHUR E: Vice-President Paint Co; b Omaha, Neb Sept 29, 1889; s of Charles W Swanson-Bertha Johnson; ed Omaha; Mozer-Lampman Bus Coll, Omaha; m Myrtle E Over Oct 1920 Lincoln; s Dale Arthur; d Shirley, Sherry; 1908-10 with Johnson Bros Construction Co, Omaha; 1910- 22 with Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co, Omaha; 1922- with Cook Paint & Varnish Co, 1930- VP, div mgr; C of C; Concord Club; Omaha Athletic Club; AF&AM 302; Scot Rite 1; Tangier Shrine; Chris Set Ch; Rep; hobbies, swimming, hunting, fishing, outdoors, farming; off 15th & Davenport; res 2323 N 53rd, Omaha.

   SWANSON, DUANE T: Attorney; b Hamburg, Ia Dec 9, 1905; s of Charles H Swanson-Anne Nielsen; ed Hamburg Ia HS; Gem City Bus Coll, Quincy Ill; Omaha U, LLB 1932; Lambda Phi; 1925-33 with CB&Q RR as clk in freight & passenger off, Centerville Ia, tsfrd to div supts off, secy to chief clk, tsfrd to Omaha passenger dept, then to law dept as steno & law clk; adm to Neb bar 1931; 1933-39 with law firm Frost, Hammes & Nimtz, Omaha; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; Swedish-Amer Progressive Club; Rep, candidate for railway commission 1936, elec 1938; hobbies, baseball, fishing, reading; father, Swedish & mother, Danish came to Amer 1880, located in Omaha; off 628 Keeline Bldg; res Rome Hotel, Omaha.

   SWANSON, JOHN ALBERT: Owner Blueprint Co; b Omaha, Neb Oct 11, 1893; s of Henry Swanson-Ida Erickerson; ed Omaha; YMCA night sch; m Anna Carolyn Edquist May 18, 1918 Omaha; s John Richard, Donald David; d Mary Ann; 1910-18 emp in engineering dept UP RR, Omaha; 1919-20 emp in Baker Duplicating Co, Omaha; 1920- owner & opr Standard Blueprint Co, Omaha; during World War 1918- 19 with Emergency Fleet Corp, Philadelphia Penn, head of reproduction unit; East Douglas Co Engineering Soc, treas; Neb Engineering Soc, dir; Square & Compass Club; Carter Lake Development Soc, VP; dir Izaak Walton; dir Omaha Skeet Club; C of C; Noon Day Club; AF&AM; Shrine; Luth Ch; Dem; hobby, outdoor life; off 1411 Harney; res 615 North Fairacres Road, Omaha.

   SWANSON, RALPH WILLIAM: President Petroleum Co; b Omaha, Neb Nov 26, 1899; s of Swan Swanson-Charlotte Widtfeldt; ed Omaha Central HS 1919; Creighton U 1924; m May Alice Anderson July 18, 1923 Omaha; s Byron Ralph; d Eleanor May; 1919-23 P O clk, Omaha; 1923-28 VP Western Service Co; 1929- pres Swanson Petroleum Co Inc, Omaha; Neb Petroleum Marketers Inc; pres Omaha Petroleum Club; Ad-Sell League; PTA; Kiwanis, pres 1938, lt gov div 5; Happy Hollow Club; BSA, chmn dist orgn & mbr extn com Covered Wagon Area; Luth Ch; Rep; hobby, big game hunting; father (dec) resident of Omaha 40 years; off 13th & Jones; res 2301 N 56th, Omaha.

   SWANSON, WILLIAM OTTO LILJENSTOLPE: Secretary-Treasurer Clothing Co; b Omaha, Neb Mar 21, 1891; s of Knuteson Liljenstolpe-Anna Marie Hadendahl; ed Omaha HS; Creighton U; m Christine J Swanson Sept 15, 1915 Omaha; s John William; d Ellen Marie; 1898 newsboy, Country Club caddy, sold candy & popcorn at Orpheum Theater, Omaha; 1905-15 messenger boy, later receiving teller,US Natl Bank, Omaha; 1915-18 special agt, Union Central Life Ins Co; 1918-29 haberdashery clk, 1929-secy-treas Neb Clothing Co; pres Utica Clothing Co. Des Moines; dir Employers Reinsurance Corp, Kansas City Mo; 1939 gen chmn Golden Spike Days; Instrumental in bringing Natl Flower Show to Omaha; chmn bus div, Comm Chest 2 campaigns; treas & dir Omaha Child Welfare Soc; natl dir Internatl Soc of Crippled Children; dir & mbr exec com Immanuel Deaconess Inst; trustee, Brownell Hall; 1937 decorated Order of Vasa, 1st class by King Gustav of Sweden; 1938 awarded the medal of King Gustav of Sweden in connection with activities of tercentennary of Swedish people in Amer; family knighted by Gustav III in early part of 18th century; dir Assoc Retailers of Omaha; Natl Retail Clothiers, Past VP; C of C, chmn publicity bur 7 years; 1st pres of re-organized Ad-Sell League 1931- 32; Omaha Club; Omaha Country Club; Omaha Athletic Club; Rotary; Alpha Phi Omega, natl honorary frat for BSA work; Ak-Sar-Ben, king 1938 & VP bd of govs since 1934; Noon Day Club, past pres & dir; mbr Natl Bd of Music Appreciation in Amer; Del Mar of Santa Monica Cal; Swedish Club, Chicago; Standard Club, Chicago; BPOE 39; AF&AM 9; KT; Scot Rite 32o; Tangier Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters; Augustana Luth Ch, chmn bd of trustees; 1912 mbr Neb St exec com Bull-Moose party & secy of Douglas Co com; hobbies, BSA work, civic work, reading, chess; off Nebraska Clothing Co; res 418 N 38th, Omaha.

   SWENSON, AXEL CARL RICHARD: Attorney; b Ramquilla Jonkoping, Sweden Feb 7, 1894; s of Karl Swenson-Inga Pettersdotter; ed Oakland HS 1910; U of N, BA 1919; U of Minn, LLB 1921; Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Sigma Rho; m Geneva Seeger Dec 28, 1918 Glenwood Ia; s John Richard, Edward William; d Winifred Inga; 1910-13 rural sch tchr, Oakland; 1916-17 HS tchr, Blair; 1921-22 tchr, Tech HS, Omaha; 1922-24 prac law with Hastings, Ritchie & Canaday, taught part time at Tech HS & evenings at Creighton U, Coll of Law; 1923- mbr law firm Ritchie, Canaday & Swenson, now Ritchie, Swenson & Welpton; 1937- Swedish Vice Consul Omaha area; 1937 made Knight of Order of Vasa by King of Sweden; 1934-36 city solicitor; during World War commd 2nd lt inf Fort Snelling, Sept 1917- 18 Camp Dodge Ia commd capt, Oct-Dec 1918 at Camp Cody; Omaha, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C; Lions; past pres Noon Day Club; Congl Ch; Dem; off 824 First National Bank Bldg; res 326 N 40th, Omaha.

   SWOBODA, HERMAN C: Florist; b Omaha, Neb Dec 13, 1901; S. of George Swoboda-Sophia Hushold; ed Omaha HS; Dartmouth Coll, BS 1924; Phi Gamma Delta; m Bernice Meierjurgen Mar 1925 Omaha; d Gretchen, Nancy; 1924- florist, Omaha, Omaha Exec Assn; Neb St Florist; Soc; dir FTDA; C of C; Rotary; BPOE; hobby, outdoor activities; off 1805 Farnam; res 5804 Florence Blvd, Omaha.

   SYLVESTER, B F: City Editor, b Turon, Kas Dec 13, 1887; s of A F Sylvester-Margaret Schmerker; ed Harry Kendall Acad, Muskogee Okla 1906; m Ruth Mills Nov 27, 1920 Omaha; s Benjamin Forrest, David Mills; d Kitty Mills; 1917- city editor Omaha World-Herald; off World-Herald Bldg; res 120th & Pacific, Omaha.

   TALBOT, RAYMOND ALFRED: Publisher; b Omaha, Neb Mar 4, 1891;


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