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.

Rawlings, Thomas

Richards, Roy C

Ring, Lenus

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

Shrader, Clarence

Summers, Oliver William

Swanson, Oscar

Taylor, Gay

Thomas, Nicholas Tippett

Townsend, Albert D

Troth, Roy Wilbuer

Truby, Edwin Louis

Tuning, David

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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WHO'S WHO in Dixon County, Nebraska
From the WHO'S WHO in NEBRASKA, published by Nebraska Press Association. Lincoln, Nebraska 1940.

Many thanks to Mr. Alan Beermann, Executive Director of the Nebraska Press Association and American Press Advertising service for permission to transcribe this wonderful piece of Dixon county history for all to enjoy.
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Transcribed by Sherri Brakenhoff, Colfax County, Nebraska coord.