Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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C. A. Wilkin

C. A. WILKIN, a well known lawyer of Labette county, Kansas, is also engaged in the abstract business in Oswego and Parsons, and during his residence in the county has always lived in the former city. He has been located in this county since March 6, 1870, and has a good clientage.

Mr. Wilkin was born in Edgar county, Illinois, in 1854, and removed to Kansas when he was fourteen years old, - first locating at Fort Scott and afterward settling in Oswego. He studied law under the direction of Hon. David Kelso, then of Oswego, now of Leavenworth, Kansas, and was admitted to the bar in 1878. He immediately entered upon the practice of his profession, in partnership with Jesse Brockway. He was subsequently associated with F. A. Bettis for a few years, and then with J. S. Waters. In 1873 the firm of C. A. Wilkin & Company, abstracters and title examiners, was established. The firm has two offices, - one in Oswego and another at Parsons, - and possesses the only complete set of abstract books in the county. As before mentioned, Mr. Wilkin has always resided in Oswego, where he still practices law, in addition to the abstract business. He has been very successful in both branches of his work, and is one of the substantial citizens of the city.

Mr. Wilkin was united in marriage, in 1883, with Francis Tiffany, by whom he has three children, as follows: Maggie, Josie; and Fred. Fraternally, he is a member of Adams Lodge, A. F. & A. M., No. 63; Oswego Chapter, R. A. M., No. 15; and of the Knight Templar Commandery, in which he has served as eminent commander for three years. He is also a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen. In politics, he is a Republican.