Re: Alva Crihfield, Genesco, KS
Not sure if this will help you or not, but found this in a book 'Kansas Illustriana' pub 1933
WILLIAM ARTHUR CRIHFIELD
William Arthur Crihfield, lumber merchant, was born in Brooksville, Kentucky, July 27, 1878, son of Samuel Arthur and Letitia Whiteman (Pinckard) Crihfield.
Samuel Arthur Crihfield was born in Germantown, Kentucky, September 1, 1849, and died in Geneseo, Kansas, December 13, 1919.He was a school teacher, and lawyer, and for some years was county attorney of Bracken County, Kentucky.He later became postmaster at Geneseo, and president of the Geneseo Town Company.His progenitor in America was a seafaring man from Holland, whose name was Scritchfild, the name being changed after his arrival in America to Crihfield.
Letitia Whiteman Pinckard was born in Camden Point, Missouri, December 26, 1855, and died at Geneseo, February 22, 1893.Her family came from Normandy, France, coming to England with William the Conqueror.
Educated in the public schools of Sterling and Geneseo, William Arthur Crihfield was graduated from Geneseo High School in 1895, and the following year attended Central Dansas Normal College at Great Bend.
On June 8, 1901, he was married to Alva Harley at Lawrence.She was born at Lyons, Kansas, December 3, 1876, and before her marriage was a high school teacher.Her father was English, a forty-niner, and an early Kansas settler.Her mother was Scotch-Irish, a teacher, and county superintendent of Rice County in 1879.There are two children, Opal, born October 12, 1903, who married Virgil L. Teeter; and W. Garnet, October 11, 1905.Opal is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Order of Eastern Star.W. Garnet was graduated from Kansas State Agricultural College in 1929, and is a member of the Order of Easter Star.