Transcribed from volume III, part 2 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 December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.


Oliver Quincy Claflin of Kansas City, Kan., is a young lawyer of fine ability who entered the profession well equipped for advancement. He is a native Kansan, having been born at Chanute, Neosho county, July 4, 1881, a son of Otis Claflin, who is now a druggist in Kansas City, Kan. The father was born at Haverhill, Mass., Feb. 29, 1848, and gave his services to the Union during the latter part of the great civil war. At the close of the war he came to Kansas and first located at Kiowa, later removed to Chanute, Girard, Ottawa and thence to Kansas City, Kan., in 1887. He married Mary Jane Blair, who was born in the Province of Quebec, Canada. She too is living. The Claflin family is an old and prominent one in Massachusetts history, one of its members having been Governor Claflin of that state, known as the war governor, who held that office during the Civil war. It is a Revolutionary family, also.

Oliver Q. Claflin was six years old when his parents removed to Kansas City, Kan., from Ottawa. He completed the sophomore year in the Kansas City, Kan., schools and in 1900 graduated from the high school of Kansas City, Mo. In the fall of 1900 he entered the University of Kansas in which he spent four years pursuing the study of pharmacy and law in addition to the regular course. He was graduated in the law department in 1904 with the degree of Doctor of Laws and won the Edward Thompson prize. He at once began the practice of his profession in Kansas City, Kan., where he has since continued. For one year he was the partner of T. A. Pollock after which for two years he was associated with the law firm of McFadden & Morris. Upon the death of Mr. Morris, in 1907, he became the partner of J. E. McFadden, with whom he is still associated.

Mr. Claflin was married Aug. 25, 1909, to Miss Dora Monahan, of Wyandotte county, Kansas, where she was born Dec. 27, 1884. Mr. Claflin has attained a prominent place in Masonry, having attained the Thirty-second Scottish Rite degree. He also associates fraternally with the Benevolent and Protective order of Elks. He is a member of the Wyanotte[sic] County Bar Association and of the Union Club.

Page 1167 from volume III, part 2 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 December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.

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BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES

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