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Name McGeachin, William Rankin, 1882-1965
Born 11/03/1881
Birthplace Orleans, Nebraska
Father McGeachin, James, 1849-
Mother McGeachin, Janet (Lorimer)
Spouse McGeachin, Mary E. (Killian),
Children McGeachin, James Killian, 1910-2000
Allen, Mary Janet (McGeachin), 1914-1995
McGeachin, Robert Lorimer, 1917-2001
McKee, Elizabeth Ann "Betty" (McGeachin), 1920-2008
McGeachin, Thomas Killian, 1927-1993
Deceased 03/06/1965
Deceased where Lincoln, Nebraska

Associated Records

Image of RG0870.AM - RG0870 Culbertson, Alexander, 1809-1879

RG0870.AM - RG0870 Culbertson, Alexander, 1809-1879

This collection contains miscellaneous research correspondence written in 1918, 1941, and 1950-1951. The letters relate to Alexander Culbertson, to his life as a fur trader in Montana, and to his family. Bibliographical sources are given for further information about Culbertson. Correspondents include A.E. Sheldon, Hugh Butler, Charles Kessler, W.R. McGeachin and Ernest S. Griffith.

Image of RG0943.AM - RG0943 McGeachin, William Rankin, 1882-1965

RG0943.AM - RG0943 McGeachin, William Rankin, 1882-1965

The papers of William R. McGeachin, contained in three boxes, are arranged in five series: 1) General Correspondence, 1919-1964; 2) Correspondence Concerning Highway Beautification and Tree Planting, 1954-1967; 3) Diaries, 1934-1952; 4) Printed Matter; and 5) Miscellany. This collection relates to William Mcgeachin's efforts to promote tree planting and Highway beautification in Nebraska. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence arranged in two series. Series 1 is a file of general correspondence. Series 2 contains correspondence on the subjects of roadside improvement and tree planting which includes notes, reports, and other papers relating to the correspondence. Series 3 cons

RG0943.PH - Collection, Photograph

This collection relates to the public service, career, and family life of William Rankin McGeachin (1882-1965). McGeachin is noted for his support of highway beautification projects and legislation to restrict billboards along Nebraska's highways. This collection consists of four albums and one folder of photographs. The bulk of the photographs dates from the 1930s. Albums one and two include images of Civilian Conservation Corps camps. Throughout the albums are images of sports, such as football, golf, and track and field. Lincoln, Nebraska, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, events are represented in the snapshots. Vacation and family snapshots are also included.