Who's who in Dixon County, Nebraska continued....
Rakow, Alford Franklin: Wholesale Tobacco Dealer; b Ponca, Neb July 24, 1903; s of August F Rakow-Mary Helvig; ed Ponca HS; m Vera Lundeen Jan 4, 1938 Ponca; 1920-31 clk, Rakow Gen Mdse Store, Ponca; 1931- with brother in jobbing bus; AF&AM 101; Scot Rite 32, Sioux City; Abu Bekr Shrine; English Luth Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Ponca.
Rakow, Herbert W: Mayor; b Ponca, Neb Feb 18, 1897; s of August F Rakow-Mary Helvig; ed Ponca; m Gladys Tidemann June 14, 1928 Coleridge; d Norma Jean, Ruth Ann; 1917-19 during World War with 69th heavy arty 36th brigade O/S July 1918-Mar 1919, disch Mar 1919; 1919 clk Mikesell Bros Mdse Store, Ponca; 1920-with brother in jobbing bus, tobacco & confectionary; 1934-mayor of Ponca; AF&AM 101; ScotRite 32; Abu Bekr Shrine; mbr Sioux City Chanters; Amer Leg 117; English Luth Ch; Rep; hobby, singing; res Ponca.
Richards, Roy C
Ryan, William Cornelius
Sar, Charles A
Scheffel, Alfred Bryan
Scheffel, Mrs. Gladys
Scheffell, Harry Edward
Scheffell, Mrs. Myrtle Virginia
Seely, Warren J
Shellington, Elbert Charles
Summers, Oliver William
Thomas, Nicholas Tippett
Townsend, Albert D
Troth, Roy Wilbuer
Truby, Edwin Louis
Turnquist, Carl A
Tuttle, Clarence Henry
Tuttle, Cloyd Irvin : Hardware Merchant; b Victor, Ia Mar 8, 1887; s of Henry Tuttle-Mary Houseman; ed Dixon Co; m Tillie Nelson Feb 24, 1915 Dixon; 1908-21 farmed in Dixon Co; 1921-23 owner meat market & groc, Dixon; 1924- owner retail hdw store; 1925-33 city coun mbr; 1933- city treas; Neb Retail Hdw Dirs Assn; Luth Ch; Rep; hobbies, hunting, fishing; res Dixon.
Ware, Harvi B : Secretary-Treasurer Federal Land Bank; b Amherst Co, VA June 26, 1880; s of Paul Ware-Eleanor Hudson; ed Amherst; m Gertrude Hutton Jan 3, 1906 Orchard; d Eleanor (Mrss E E Park); 1898-1901 clk W T Mays store, Lynchburg Va; 1901-02 clk Bridenbaugh Store, Coleridge; 1902-04 in real est off, Orchard; 1904-06 owner gen mdse store, Laurel; 1906-10 owner gen mdse store, Wakefield; 1910-16 owner store, Coleridge; 1916-28 cash & VP Farmers Natl Bank, Wakefield; 1928-38 in loan and ins bus; 1938- secy-treas Farm Loan Assn; 1916-32 sch bd mbr; 1916- treas Wakefield Cemetery Assn; 2nd VP Lions; AF&Am; Presby Ch, elder; Rep; father was Civil War soldier, farmed in Amherst Co Va, 50 years; res Wakefield.
Warner, Mrs. Belle Wheeler : Homemaker; b Allen, Neb May 31, 1894; d of James H. Wheeler-Celia Henningson; ed Allen HS; WSTC; m Harry Russell Warner Jan 5, 1916 Allen; s Ferris Wheeler, Jimmie Russell; d Gail Harriette; 1911-15 tchr Dixon Co; 1939 mbr Dixon Co Farm Bur; leader 4-H Club; leader extn-project work; Meth Ch; Rep; hobby needle work; father farmed in Dixon Co 35 years; res Allen.
Warner, Guy : Auto Dealer; b Allen, Neb Apr 9, 1890; s of Arthur Le Roy Warner-Esther A Green; ed Allen HS; m Muriel Hill Sept 20, 1913 Allen; 1912-17 owner lunch room, Allen; 1917-18 in U S Army during World War with 89th div depot brigade Camp Funston Kas, disch Nov 1918; 1919-owner Chevrolet garage; chmn FHA; 1934-36 village clk; 1938- mbr town bd; 1930-33 finance ofcr Amer Leg, 1939 del to state conv. Lincoln; 1934-36 chmn Jr Leg baseball team; treas C of C 1934; Lions; AF&AM 236; Luth Ch; Dem; hobby, hunting; father farmed in Dixon Co 50 years; res Allen.
Warner, Harry Russell : Farmer; b Homer, Neb Dec 28, 1893; s of George Warner-Margaret Ellen Leamer; ed Homer; m Belle Wheeler Jan 5, 1916 Allen; s Ferris Wheeler, Jimmie Russell; d Gail Harriette; 1916- farmer in Dixon Co; 1932-38 mbr sch bd; mbr Agrl Conservation Com; committeeman BSA troop 173; MWA; Meth Ch; Rep; father farmed in Dakota Co 25 years; res Allen.
Wellenstein, Carl Peter : Farmer; b Ponca, Neb Sept 21, 1900; s of Peter Wellenstein-Catherine Freres; ed Ponca HS; U of N; m Catherine Davey June 8, 1932 Ponca; d Helen Ann, Mary Catherine; 1924-farmer in Dixon Co; St Joseph's Cath Ch; Dem; hobby, raising livestock; father pioneer of Dixon Co, farmed 40 years; res Ponca.
Wellenstein, Peter : Farmer; b Dixon Co, Neb July 18, 1873; s of Nick Wellenstein-Margaret Kayl; ed Dixon Co; m Catherine Freres Feb 17, 1899; s Leo; Carl; d Lucille (Mrs Lawrence Murrey), Helen, Irene, Angeline; 1899-farmer in Dixon Co; 1899-dir sch dist 16; Cath Ch; res Ponca.
Wendte, Fred Herman : Owner Garage & Umplement Co; b Dixon Co, Neb June 22, 1882; s of Harry G Wendt - Marie-------; ed Dixon Co; m Martha Garbisch Apr 21, 1929 Newcastle; d Olga, Golda; 1900-14 farmed in Dixon Co; 1914-19 owner butcher shop, Newcastle; 1919- owner & manager Wendte & Murfin Impls & Garage, Newcastle1915- mbr town coun, dir sch bd; 1925- fire chief; 1937- treas Comml Club; secy-treas MWA; past noble grand IOOF 268; Luth Ch; res Newcastle.
Wharton, Elmer Charles : Farmer & Stockman; b Highmore, SD Oct 20, 1886; s of John Thomas Wharton-Belle McIver; ed Allen HS; m Bessie Kingston June 8, 1910 Pender; s Paul Charles, Howard James; d Eileen Elizabeth, Norma Ann, June Catherine; 1918- farmed in Dixon Co; 1910-12 owner groc store, South Sioux City; 1912-18 ptr in Will Connell groc & gen mdse store; 1925 mbr sch bd, 1925-26 pres sch bd, 1928- secy; 1911-18 die First Natl Bank; AF&AM 243; 1932-38 treas of coun English Luth Ch, secy 1926-30; pres 1930-32; 1939 Rep twp chmn; res Allen.
Wheeler, Jesse William : Farmer; b Allen, Neb Dec 27, 1877; s of Silas H Wheeler-Ann Pomeroy; ed Dixon Co HS; WSTC; m Addie P Pritchard Mar 2, 1900 Wayne; s Basil Dewey, Maurice Devore, James Russell, Sila Marvin, Loren William; d Louis Luella (Mrs Edward Sorenson), Addie Josephine (Mrs Merle Kimbell), Erma Dacotah (Mrs O Koester), Ruth Ione (Mrs Virgil Luhr), Hollis Marie, Betty Jean; 1900-04 farmed in Dixon Co; 1904-06 gen mdse store, Allen; 1906-08 with Powers Elevator Edgeley, ND; 1909 carp at Edgeley ND; 1909-farmer in Dixon Co; 1930- mbr sch bd; 1931-35 twp assessor Dixon Co; 1939 reviewer for Agri Conservation Com; 1934 Rep twp committeeman; 1936-37 secy Dixon Co Rep Central Com; IOOF; Meth Ch; father homesteaded 1872 in Dixon Co, farmed 30 years; res Allen.
Wilson, Clarke L : Publisher; b Cedar Falls, Ia Jan 2, 1893; s of George F Wilson- Effie I Burgess; ed Cedar Falls Tchrs Coll HS; Iowa St Tchrs Coll, BA 1917; Delta Sigma Rho; m Mabel E Miller July 4, 1922 West Liberty Ia; 1919-21 tchr in Ia; 1921-27 editor & publisher Review, Milford; 1927 printer Redwood City Cal; 1930- editor & publisher Republican, Wakefield; during World War with ordnance dept, O/S Aug 1918-Aug 1919; Amer Leg 81; comm 1937; 1936-37 pres Interstate Press Assn; 1936 pres Mortheast Neb Edit Assn; NPA; Lions; hobbies, huntinh, fishing; father was real est dir Cedar Falls Ia 56 years; res Wakefield.
Wolter, William H : Reired; b Dorchester, Ia Sept 3, 1874; s of William Wolter-Minnie Steckeberg; ed Dixon Co; Fremont Normal 1895; m Bertha Sukstorf Aug 2, 1923 Omaha; s Clarence William; d Gertrude (Mrs. William Klein), Verna Pauline; 1895-1905 farmed with father in Dixon Co; 1905-39 farmed indep, raised purebred livestock; 1927-33 dir Emauel Luth sch bd, Logan twp; Emanuel Luth Ch; Rep; hobby, hog raising; res Wakefield.
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