JOHN R. COREY.
John R. Corey is proprietor of the Hastings Bus & Transfer Line, in which connection he is conducting a substantial
business, his success being based upon close application, unfaltering energy and reliability. He was born in Titusville,
Pennsylvania, October 24, 1867, and is a son of M. V. and Sarah (Burgher) Corey. The father was engaged in the
implement and oil business when in the east and in the year 1876 he came with his family to Nebraska, settling
in Saline county, where he conducted an implement store, remaining in active business there until his death. His
wife has also passed away. In their family were seven children, five sons and two daughters.
The youngest son, John R. Corey, whose name introduces this review, obtained a public school education and afterward
continued with his father for some time, assisting him in the conduct of the implement business. He then went upon
the road as a traveling salesman, representing a dry goods house for a number of years. He started out independently
as partner in the Evans Bloom Cigar Company at Hastings, in which he owned a third interest for six years. He then
purchased the bus and transfer business on the 11th of July, 1914, and has since been at the head of an undertaking
conducted under the name of Hastings Bus & Transfer Line, in which connection he operates five taxis and also
has eighteen head of horses and various vehicles. He has all the equipment for the conduct of funerals, including
three hearses. He operates hotel busses and does baggage transfer work and furnishes employment at all times to
from twelve to fourteen men. His business has now grown to large proportions and is capably, systematically and
carefully conducted. Mr. Corey at all times endeavors to please his patrons and thus secures a gratifying patronage.
On the 24th of November, 1887, Mr. Corey was united in marriage to Miss Eda J. Goebring, her father being Jacob
Goebring, who settled in Clay county, Nebraska, in 1873 and became the proprietor of the first hotel in Harvard.
Both he and his wife have passed away. Mr. and Mrs. Corey have one son, John Raymond, who is nine years of age.
In religious faith Mr. Corey is an Episcopalian. His political allegiance is given to the democratic party and
he takes an active part in furthering its work and promoting its success. While he has never been a politician
in the sense of office seeking, he served by appointment on the staff of the governor with the rank of colonel.
Fraternally he is identified with the Elks, the Woodmen and the United Commercial Travelers and he belongs to the
Commercial Club. In manner he is social and genial and has the qualities which render him popular wherever he is
known, for he is always approachable and considerate of others. His business integrity and enterprise have also
won him high respect and he is justly accounted one of the representative residents of Hastings.
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Adams County, Nebraska
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