Newspaper editor, teacher. BornРMarch 15, 1852, Lexington, Ky. ParentsРMarcus Henderson and Matilda Washington (Chrisman) Cruikshank. MarriedРMary Rachel Smith, October 7, 1887. ChildrenРTwo. EducationРPeabody Institute, Talladega; Southwood Academy, and Synodical College, B.A.. Taught at Talladega; principal of State Institute for the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind for six years. Editor for Talladega Reporter, 1881-1883; admitted to the bar in 1882; appointed general administrator of Talladega County in 1883; bought an interest in and became editor of the Birmingham Chronicle; co-founder of the Evening Chronicle, 1889. Served as superintendent of the House folding room at the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C., 1890-1893; assistant postmaster in Birmingham, 1893-1897. Editor of the Birmingham Ledger, 1897-1918. Member of the Alabama Press Association, the Birmingham Press Club, and the Masonic order.  Died September 15, 1936.


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