A. Day was born in Brown County, Ohio, March
the age of seventeen he came to Butler County,
Nebraska, and two years
went to Deuel County, then a part of Cheyenne
received his education in the public scohols
of Ohio and aside from his
duties is interested in farming and stock
Day is a Democrat and served two terms as
County Clerk and Clerk of the
Court of Deuel County.
December, 1886, he homesteaded on the North
1897 he was married to Miss Viola Empson
of Vallonia, Jackson County,
Porter Deuel was born in Monroe County,
New York, December
was educated in public schools and attended
Lombard University, in
Illinois. He worked on his father's
farm until November 1859.
then moved to Nebraska.
became an agent for K.C. St. J & C.
B Railroad. When the B & M
was completed into Omaha, he became the
agent, until 1888.
them became the Omaha City Passenger Agent
for the Union Pacific Railroad.
He was with the Union Pacific Railroad
until 1896, when he resigned
and became Superintendent of the Burlington
Station in Omaha.
remained Superintendent until 1901 when
he was elected to the office
Registrar of Deeds.
was active in the social circles,
was prominent in the Masonic work
for over 50 years. He was
Master of the Nebraska Grand Lodge
in 1869. He attained the highest
degree of Masonry.
also belonged to other orders.
County is named in honor of Harry
Porter Deuel (1836-1914), a pioneer
citizen of Omaha,
Gordon Ewing Thompson of Big Springs,
Nebraska, was born August 26, 1847, in Mercer
County, Pennsylvania, son of Alexander and
Annie (Love) Thompson.
In 1878 he came to Bennett, Colorado,
and engaged in the sheep business.
In November, 1880, he went to Big Springs,
Nebraska, and from 1884 until 1887 settled
about five hundred people on government
land in Cheyenne, Keith, and Perkins
In 1884 he homsteaded the townsite of
Big Springs, Nebraska.
In later yers he has been engaged in
raising standard bred horses.
Mr. Thompson is a republican and served
as the second sheriff of Deuel County, 1896-1897.
Illustrated History of Nebraska - From
The Earliest Explorations to the Present
Time with Portraits, Maps, and Tables, Vol.
III - 1913