A Twentieth century history and biographical record of Crawford County, Kansas, by Home Authors; Illustrated. Published by Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, IL : 1905. 656 p. ill. Transcribed by staff and students at Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas.

1905 History of Crawford County Kansas


Arthur R. Getter, a leading farmer and stock-raiser of Grant township, on section 12, in Crawford township, is a resident of this county of twenty years' standing, and has not only gained a creditable share of worldly prosperity in his diligent endeavors, but has throughout this period enjoyed the high esteem and regard of his fellow citizens, among whom he has sojourned from his earliest manhood.

Mr. Getter was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, October 6, 1864, being a son of John N. and Phoebe (Schenck) Getter, natives of Ohio. His parents came to Kansas in 1886, and after living in Girard for seven years moved to Butler county, where they still reside and are among the highly esteemed inhabitants.

Mr. Getter was reared to manhood in Ohio, where he enjoyed a common school education, and at the age of twenty years, in 1884, he came to Crawford county, Kansas. During the first year he worked by the month on a farm, and then bought the place of one hundred and twenty acres where he now makes his home. He has placed all the improvements on this farm, and has made a model farmstead out of a prairie tract. His favorite stock is the Poland China hogs, and he has made this branch of his operations as well as his general farming pay good returns.

October 11, 1895, Mr. Getter married Miss Bertha Chamberlin, a daughter of Tertius and Susie (Johnston) Chamberlin, natives, respectively, of New York and Massachusetts, and now living in Butler county, Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. Getter have six children: Vera, aged nine years; Jacob L., eight; Emma, six; Phoebe, five; Ethel, three; and Phadra, one. Mr. Getter is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America at Girard. He is a Democrat in politics, and is now serving as school director.