Byron P. Demorest
Mr. Demorest was born at Blair, Nebraska in September, 1895, but spent part of his boyhood in Wyoming. He had lived in Omaha since the spring of 1908.
On June 1, 1910, he entered the employ of the Omaha Daily Journal Stockman as a messenger. In subsequent years he had served in virtually every capacity other than mechanical, from the office boy to market reported and editor.
On January 31, 1923, he married Minerva Heine, of Omaha. They have three children, Mr. William E. Winana, Jr., Dr. Byron H. Demorest, and Allan F. Demorest.
Mr. Demorest was one of the Midwest's foremost agricultural newspapermen, noted for his sincere devotion to the best interest of the farming and livestock business and his keen insight into the problems of the industry and of those who are engaged in it.
It was to him that the Nebraska Livestock Feeders Association awarded its first annual citation for outstanding service to the livestock industry. He was named to membership in the Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement the University of Nebraska. Mr. Demorest helped organize the annual Pasture-Forage Livestock Conference in Omaha. He was a member of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce and Omaha Stock Yards 400 Club.
He was a livestock market authority, recognized for his broad knowledge of livestock production in feeding, and was an ardent exponent of the free and open livestock market.