April 27, 1939
ON Friday last, Charles S. O. Crocket, founder and editor of the Campbellton Tribune. He was born in Chatham on April 16, 73 years ago, son of the late William LL.D. and Marion Caldwell Crocket, and was of Scotch descent on both sides of the family. His father came from Scotland many years ago and settled at Dalhousie, where he taught school in one of the first organized institutes of learning on the North Shore. He later became Chief Superintendent of Education in NB.
He was past president of the Caledonian Society of Restigouche Co. He entered the printing business in working with his brother the late James H. in Fredericton and was later acytive in Boston, Mass., Vancouver, BC., St. Stephen, and Saing John. before moving to Campbellton, where he founded the Tribune in 1905. He had extraordinary aptitude in his chosen business and used it well in seeking to better conditions in the community and the province.
Leaves his wife the former Miss Susan Clare of Pokiok, 3 sons Harold C. and William O.S. both of Campbellton and James H. of Fredericton, 3 daughters; Mrs. Frank W. Ferguson of West Bend, Wisc., Mrs. John Dawson and Miss Blanche both of Campbellton , 3 brothers; Justice O.S. of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, Ont., Dr. A. Pierce of Fredericton, Octavus of Moncton or Ottawa ? a sister Mrs. H.H. Smith of Montreal.