Circumstances of Death
Prohibition Agents Walter Truman 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 daily over an extended period of time, 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 February 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.