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


Dr. Charles Walter Ott, the leading dentist of Pittsburg, Kansas, has been established in his profession in this city longer than any other of his present fellow-practitioners, and has gained a wonderful reputation throughout the county for his skill and thorough and careful work. He is modern in all his methods, and to be up to date in the dental profession means as much as it does in the medical profession, for the two sciences have kept pace in their wonderful development of the past half century. Only the dentist of worth and skill can long hold the patronage of a large class of people, and no better acknowledgment of Dr. Ott's scientific workmanship can he made than to state the fact that he has been in successful practice in Pittsburg for nearly fifteen years, and that his patrons have returned again and again to him, many having come back to him even after they had moved away to other cities. His patients come from the better class of citizens, and he has enjoyed the respect and esteem of all, whether in his professional relations with people or in a social way.

Dr. Ott was born in Johnson county, Kansas, in 1866, being a son of William and Amy (Davis) Ott. His father is one of the oldest living pioneers of that county. He was a native of Pennsylvania, and came to the Sunflower state in 1857, when the Indians and buffaloes still made that country their haunts, and when the country was the scene of some of the most desperate and bloody border warfare known to the history of our republic. He has been a prosperous farmer throughout his career, and, with his wife, who was born in West Virginia, still lives in Johnson county.

Dr. Ott received his education in the public schools of Johnson county, after which he taught school for three years. He then followed out his determination to take up the dental profession, and for that purpose attended the Missouri Dental College in St. Louis, where he was graduated in 1890. In the same year he located and opened his office in Pittsburg, where he has continued to practice with increasing success to the present time. He is a member of the Kansas State Dental Association, and fraternally affiliates with the Masonic order and the Benevolent and Protective Order Elks.

Dr. Ott was married at Pittsburg, in 1895, to Miss Louise Lloyd, of that city, and they have two children, Geraldine and Marcella.

Dr. Ott is the patentee of a new device known as "Ott's Clothes Line Reel," which as a most practical as well as ingenious household necessity. It can be manufactured at such a low price that most any home can afford one. He expects to prosecute the manufacture and sale of the article throughout the United States and Canada.