Reuben F. Crick, county attorney of Pratt county, was born on a farm in Clarion county, Pennsylvania, Jan. 4, 1866, son of Henry A. and Elizabeth (Latshaw) Crick, both natives of Clarion county, the former born in 1838 and the latter in 1839. Both the paternal and maternal grandparents of Mr. Crick were likewise natives of that same county and were respectively of German and of Scotch-German ancestry. Henry A. Crick served as a gallant defender of the Union in Company E, Seventy-eighth Pennsylvania infantry, with which he served until mustered out, at Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 11, 1865. After the war he returned to Clarion county, Pennsylvania, and resumed his vocation of farming. To him and his wife were born five sons: Reuben F.; Edward M., born in 1867, is in railroad service in Colorado; Carlton B., born in 1869, is a postoffice clerk at Iola, Kan.; Henry A., Jr., born in 1876, resides with his parents at Pueblo, Col.; and John C. Fremont died at the age of two years.
Reuben F. Crick accompanied his parents to Kansas, in 1881, the family locating on a farm in Cowley county, where they remained two years, subsequently removing to Barber county. In 1884 the father took up government land in Pratt county, whither the family removed and remained until 1898, when the father disposed of his land there, and now resides at Pueblo, Col. Mr. Crick attended the public schools of Clarion county, Pennsylvania, and also an academy there, prior to the family's removal to Kansas. In this state he attended Southwestern College, at Winfield. He alternately farmed and taught school until 1896, when he was elected county superintendent of schools of Pratt county, serving two consecutive terms, his election in each case being as the candidate of the People's party. He had been reading law in the meantime, since 1894, under the able direction of John Q. Thompson, now assistant attorney-general of the United States, at Washington, D. C. He was admitted to the bar in 1899 and later became a partner of his former preceptor at Pratt, Kan. From the first he was successful in his profession. In 1906 he was elected county attorney of Pratt county on the Democratic ticket and was reëlected to the office in 1910, proving a most capable and efficient official in that service.
Mr. Crick and Miss Ore E. Wonder were united in marriage Sept. 4, 1888. She is a daughter of Rev. Benjamin F. and Mary J. Wonder, the former of whom was a pioneer Methodist minister in central Kansas. He died in Pratt, in 1899, and was survived by his wife until 1905, when she, too, passed away. To Mr. and Mrs. Crick have been born five daughters: Alice Myrtle was born Dec. 8, 1890, and died June 5, 1909, in the bloom of young womanhood, while a student at Southwestern College, Winfield, Kan.; Frances Gertrude, born July 13, 1892, is a graduate of the Pratt High School; Inez Roberta, born March 11, 1900; Mary Irene, born Jan. 17, 1902; and Ruby Elizabeth, born Nov. 10, 1903. As a lawyer Mr. Crick is one of the strongest of the Pratt county bar. His fraternal affiliations are with the Masonic order, and he and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.Pages 981-982 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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