A B CROCKETT
A practitioner at the bar of Brown county, now living in Horton, Mr. Crockett is a native of Ohio, his birth having occurred near Green Springs, Seneca county, August 24, 1864. The Crocketts are of Scotch lineage and Josiah Crockett, the father of our subject, was born in Maine, whence he removed with his family to Ohio when a lad of eleven years. Having arrived at years of maturity he married Miss Harriet Beymer, a daughter of Arthur Beymer. His father was a farmer by occupation and during the Civil war aided in the defense of the Union. but was killed in an accident in Ohio when fifty-eight years of age. He held membership in the Methodist church. His widow still survives him and is a resident of the Buckeye state. In the family of this worthy couple were five children, four sons and a daughter, namely: Stella, Elbert, James, Arthur B. and Walter.
Mr. Crockett was early trained to habits of industry and economy and taught to realize the value of a good education. He attended the public schools near his home and at the Clyde high school, and was graduated in the Adelbert College in Cleveland, Ohio. He entered upon the practice of law in Toledo, and with a comprehensive knowledge of the science of jurisprudence he has won a creditable position in the ranks of the legal fraternity in northeastern Kansas. He located in Horton on the 4th of April, 1888, and has since been recognized as a lawyer of ability, whose years of experience and uninterrupted devotion to his profession have won him a place in the front ranks of Brown county's leading attorneys.
Mr. Crockett was married, in Toledo, Ohio, on the 25th of September 1889, to Miss Myra Almond, a daughter of Thomas Almond, who died in Tennessee. The lady was reared and educated in Clyde, Ohio, and is a woman of culture and education, whose many excellencies of character have gained her warm regard. They have one daughter, Emily Irene, now a little maiden of three summers. In his political views Mr. Crockett is a Republican and is recognized as a leading and influential representative of the party, whose conventions he frequently attends as a delegate. Socially he is connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and he and his wife are consistent members of the Presbyterian church, in which Mrs. Crockett is an indefatigable worker. As a citizen Mr. Crockett is public-spirited, manifesting a commendable interest in everything that tends to promote the welfare of the community. His personal characteristics are such as to gain to him the regard of all classes and he is known as a loyal citizen and a reliable friend.
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