Mr. Walbridge was united in marriage December 25th, 1856, to Miss Lavina C. Spink.
WILLIAM S. FOWLER was born in Circleville, Pickaway county, Ohio, February 28th, 1821. At the age of six years he moved with his parents to Lancaster, Ohio. When fourteen years of age his father died and he was bound apprentice in a boot and shoe shop for a period of five years. After completing his apprenticeship he remained and worked at the trade for nineteen years more. In 1854, he with his family, moved to Lincoln, Illinois, and later to Flager, Iowa. ln 1878 the Fowler family became residents of Burt county and resided for twenty-six years on the old homestead in Arizona township. Mr. Fowler passed from this life April 29th, 1904.
He was united in marriage to Miss Maria Beaver, October 15th, 1848.
CLIFFORD S. LAUGHLIN was born at Decatur, Nebraska, in 1870, where he resided until 1882, when he accompanied his parents to their farm ten miles north of Tekamah. In his early manhood he become interested in intellectual training and from 1889 to 1897 be taught in the public schools of this county and in the Tekamah City Schools. From 1898 until 1902 he served as County Superintendent of Public Instruction in Burt county and under his management the schools showed marked progress. At present he is junior member of the lumber, coal and implement firm of Schroeder & Laughlin of this city.
In November, 1897, Mr. Laughlin was united in marriage to Miss Alice Thomason, of Alta, Iowa, who was principal of the Tekamah City Schools also Superintendent of County Schools for one year.
CHRIS JOHNSON was born the 15th day of August, 1809, in the southern part of Denmark, where he attended the public schools until reaching the age of fourteen rears. He then entered a Business College