Transcribed from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.


Edgar Bennett, a successful and prominent attorney of Washington, is a native son of Kansas. He was born in Washington county, March 10, 1873, and is a son of J. W. and E. J. (Eves) Bennett, both natives of Kentucky. They came to Kansas in 1868 and settled in Washington county, at that time on the frontier of the great West. Here they took a homestead and engaged in farming and stock raising, and the parents still live on the original place which they homesteaded at that time.

Edgar Bennett is the elder of a family of two children. He was reared on the farm and attended the country schools. After completing the prescribed course there he taught school in the rural districts of Washington county, and in this way paid his own way through college. He never did like farming, and in early life determined to study law, but his father did not favor the boy's ambition to become a lawyer and, therefore, gave him no assistance in attaining that end. However, he continued to work hard and obtained a good education and in the fall of 1893 entered the law department of Kansas University, where he was graduated in the class of 1895 with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. In August, 1905, he located in Washington, Kan., where he at once began the practice of his profession, and where he has resided to the present time. Mr. Bennett has an extensive practice throughout northern Kansas and is recognized as one of the capable lawyers of the State.

He was united in marriage, in December, 1896, to Miss Elmer F., daughter of W. H. Emery, of Washington, Kan. Mrs. Bennett is also a native of Kansas and was born in Washington county, where she was reared and educated. She is a graduate of the Washington High School. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett have one child, Chilon Bennett, who is now a student in the Washington High School.

Mr. Bennett is a member of the State Bar Association and has taken an active part in politics. He has attended several State conventions as a delegate, and his political views are Democratic. He is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias, the Modern Woodmen of America and the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and is the general attorney for the State of Kansas for the latter organization.

Pages 485 from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.

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VOLUME I

TITLE PAGE / LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
INTRODUCTION

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I

VOLUME II

TITLE PAGE / LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

J | K | L | Mc | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

VOLUME III

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z


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