Page 477, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


Christopher Leonidas Aikman was born at London, Ky., October 22, 1865, and is a son of William A. and Martha A. Aikman. He located at Towanda, Butler county, Kansas, with his parents in 1871, and attended country scchool,[sic] and school at Augusta and El Dorado for a number of years, and afterwards he attended Fort Scott Normal College, Fort Scott, Kans.

Mr. Aikman taught school for a number of years at Towanda, Haverhill, Rosalia and White Station. He was admitted to practice law in 1889. For two years he was a partner in the practice of law with the late Major Kilgore at El Dorado. Afterwards he became a partner with Judge G. P. Aikman, when in 1905, the partnership was dissolved by the election of G. P. Aikman to the office of district judge of the Thirteenth judicial district.

In 1905 C. L. Aikman was elected county attorney of Butler county, and was renominated for the same office in 1907 without opposition and was reelected. In 1912 Mr. Aikman was again nominated without opposition for the office of county attorney, but he declined to make the race. In 1915, he and his brother, Judge G. P. Aikman, again formed a partnership in the practice of law. Their practice is second to none at El Dorado, and they enjoy a large practice in different parts of the State. Besides being a lawyer, Mr. Aikman is a lover of thoroughbred Jersey cattle and has some of the best to be found anywhere.

Mr. Aikman was married to Anna D. Gilbert December 31, 1894, at Nevada, Mo.

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