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Posted by: Mary (ID *****2615) Date: February 01, 2008 at 14:44:42
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Fred Girard Dewey

Fred Girard Dewey, one of Coleridge's leading physicians, was born December 3, 1880, in Fairbank, Iowa. He is the son of Joseph Frank Dewey and Esther Mary (Thompson) Dewey, the latter born at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin in 1856. His father was born in Ohio, in 1851, and was a jeweler, by trade. His ancestry is traceable to Tom Dewey, who came to America in 1600; he died in Sioux City, Iowa, May 3, 1928.

Upon completion of his high school work in Moville, Iowa, in 1898, Fred Dewey attended the University of Illinois. There he received his degree, Doctor of Medicine in 1906. He is a member of Alpha Kappa Kappa, and Alpha Omega Alpha.

He was united in marriage with Faye Leone Hampton on August 6, 1908, in Cassopolis, Michigan. Mrs. Dewey was born in Creighton, Nebraska, July 3, 1887, and traced her ancestry to Joseph Reed who was in the Revolutionary War. Their children are: Reed Hampton, born November 26, 1911. and Barbara Louise, born November 20, 1916.

Mr. Dewey practiced medicine at Moville, Iowa, for three years, was a doctor at Hartington, Nebraska, nine months and then moved to Coleridge, where he is now a physician. He is affiliated with the Congregational Church and the Republican party.

He holds membership in the county, state and American medical associations, is a member of the Missouri Valley Medical Society, and is a member of the Masonic order. He is a member of the Red Cross, the Booster Club and the school board in Coleridge. Reading is Mr. Dewey's favorite recreation. Residence: Coleridge.


Wilbur E. Dewey

A native of Burt County, Nebraska, born May 29, 1886, Wilbur E. Dewey is the son of James Edward and Cora A. (Davis) Dewey. His father, a building contractor, was born at Muscatine, Iowa, May 12, 1858, and is still living. He is the son of an English father, born in Indiana, and an Irish mother who came to America at the age of 16. Cora (Davis) Dewey was born in Burt County, November 18, 1863. Her father was of German descent, born in Ohio, and her mother was French, brought to America when a baby.

Mr. Dewey was educated in the public schools, and attended business college. He was a bookkeeper on the Burlington Railroad in 1904, and bookkeeper and collector for L. Fleseher 1905-06. In 1907 he entered the employ of the H. E. Frederickson Auto Company as a mechanic. In March, 1908, he entered the motorcycle and bicycle business for himself, and continued until August 1, 1918, when he entered the general garage business. In April, 1921, he entered the automobile sales business as direct dealer for the Chevrolet automobile. He is president of the Dewey Chevrolet Company, and president of the Omaha Auto Dealers Parts Company.

On March 10, 1921, he was married to Virginia Katherine Kalteier at Omaha. Mrs. Dewey was born at Omaha, April 9, 1897. Mr. Dewey has one child by a former marriage, Jack Edward, born January 11, 1918.

Mr. Dewey is a Democrat. He was mechanical instructor of motorcycles at Ft. Omaha, in 1918. He is a member of the Omaha Auto Trade Association and of the National Auto Dealers Association. He belongs to the Ad-Sell League, and is a Mason. His sports are hunting and fishing, and him hobby is mechanics. Residence: Omaha.

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