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Biography of Martin S. McCreight, M. D.

Martin S. McCreight, M. D. A resident of Kansas since early boyhood, Doctor McCreight is one of the oldest business men and professional men of the City of Oskaloosa, where he began the practice of medicine and surgery over twenty years ago, and during the greater part of the time had also conducted a drug business and is vice president of the Jefferson County Bank. Doctor McCreight was born in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. February 19, 1870, and is of Scotch ancestry. His grandfather McCreight was a native Scotchman and on coming to America located in Pennsylvania. Johnston McCreight, father of Doctor McCreight, was born in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, in 1842, grew up and married there, and in 1879 came West to Kansas and located on a farm adjoining his present homestead, a mile north of Oskaloosa. He is still living in that community and had had a long and active career as a farmer. His farming interests include 300 acres. He is a democrat in politics and a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen. Johnston McCreight married Martha J. Lowman, who was born in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. in 1844. They had just two children, Doctor McCreight being the older. Thomas L., the other son. was born in 1873 and died at Oskaloosa in 1889, while attending the public schools. Doctor McCreight was also educated in the public schools of Oskaloosa, graduating from high school in the spring of 1889. He had already made proper consideration as to his future, and entering the pharmacy department of the University of Kansas he took the three years’ course and was...

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