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Walter T. Creviston

Name:  Walter Truman Creviston

Date of Birth:  1897

Date of Death:  07/30/1931

Location of Death:  Lyons, Kansas









Prohibition Agents Walter Creviston, W. D. McCrabb and W. H. Eastland  were looking for stills in three separate counties (San Hills Territory) in western Kansas.   The agents worked 8-16 hours each day over an extended period, with the daily temperatures unusually hot. Agent Creviston died from overexertion and heat stroke as the result of his official duties.


Agent Creviston joined the Bureau of Prohibition on 2/15/1929, and served in offices at Topeka and Wichita, KS.  He carried badge #121. Previously, he was a police officer and assistant chief of police in Manhattan, KS. Agent Creviston proudly served in the U. S. Army from 1918-1919.


Agent Creviston was born in Manhattan, KS.  He was survived by his wife, Inez and their son, Lee James.