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Biography of James Duncan Millar Crockett

James Duncan Millar Crockett. Modern business and industry have developed specialists in various lines, and one of the professions that had arisen to meet the increasing demands of business efficiency is that of public accountancy. One of the best known public accountants of the State of Kansas is J. D. M. Crockett, who had done much to organize and extend the field of public accountancy in this state. He is a member of the firm Crockett, Couchman & Company, certified public accountants, now having offices in New York, St. Louis, Kansas City and Topeka. Mr. Crockett was born near the Town of Pictou, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, July 2, 1868, next to the oldest in a family of eleven children, whose parents were Duncan Ross and Ellen (Robertson) Crockett. Both parents were born in Nova Scotia. Duncan Ross Crockett was born in 1843, had a thorough classical training, and on coming to the United States first located in Boston and then entered the Center Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church at Danville, Kentucky. On his admission to the ministry he was sent out to the Texas frontier during the early ’70s, and from 1878 to 1883 had a church in Canada. For the sake of his health he was advised to locate in Missouri, and he was pastor of several churches there, but died while pastor of the church at Ardmore, Indian Territory. His death occurred November 2, 1892. His widow, who was born in 1850, is now living with a son, also a minister, at Pleasant, Missouri. The first educational advantages enjoyed by James Duncan Millar Crockett were...

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