Samuel E. Bartlett

SAMUEL E. BARTLETT, lawyer, of Ellsworth, Kansas, was born on a farm near Wellington in Sumner County, Kansas, January 18, 1882, a son of Samuel Coan Bartlett and Mary Catherine (Wheeler) Bartlett. He is a graduate of the Sumner County High School in 1901, and a graduate of the University of Kansas in 1905, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts and in 1908 with the degree of Bachelor of Laws.

Mr. Bartlett was admitted to the bar in 1908 and began the practice of law at Ellsworth. He was appointed city attorney of Ellsworth in 1909, which position he has since held. He was elected county attorney of Ellsworth County in 1910 and was twice re-elected. He is engaged exclusively in the practice of law.

In 1911 Mr. Bartlett married Miss Frances Brewster, daughter of Samuel W. and Hattie (Mills) Brewster, the former an attorney at Chanute, Kansas. Both Mrs Bartlett and her father are also graduates of the University of Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett have two children, Samuel Brewster, born July 8, 1913, and Mary Frances, born July 2, 1914.

Mr. Bartlett is a member of the Green Chapter of the legal fraternity of Phi Delta Phi; a Master Mason and past master of his lodge at Ellsworth; and an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Ellsworth.

Samuel C. Bartlett, the father of the Kansas lawyer, is a native of North Guilford, Connecticut, the home of the Bartletts in this country for several generations subsequent to their coming to New England from England in the days of the Puritan immigration Mrs. Bartlett is a direct lineal descendant of Elder Brewster of the Mayflower.


A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, copyright 1918; transcribed 1997.
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