Dr. Howard Benjamin Cross

Howard Benjamin Cross, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John K. Cross, of Waukomos, was born July 31, 1889, near Conway Springs, Kansas. In childhood he moved with his parents to Lamont, Oklahoma, where he later received his public school education. Later he entered the Tonkawa preparatory school. After graduation he taught two terms in a rural school near Lamont. In 1911 he entered the University of Oklahoma, from which he graduated in 1915, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Science. He taught biology in the Southwestern State Normal at Weatherford one year and zoölogy as assistant to Dr. Lane, University of Oklahoma, for three years. He was a graduate student at the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University, receiving the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the latter institution in June, 1921.

In 1918 he enlisted in the United States army and was sent to Baltimore to assist in the work of the Johns Hopkins Army Medical School.