Maj. William B. Streett, one of the oldest and most prominent attorneys of Lake Village, Chicot County, was born in
Baltimore, Md., in 1837, and is a son of William and Eliza (Crook) Streett. The father was a prominent man in Baltimore,
engaged in a mercantile business, and represented his district through two terms in the Legislature. They are the parents of
five children, only two of whom are now living, viz.: Mary (Mrs. J. T. Royston, who resides in New York), and the subject
of this sketch.
The subject of this sketch was reared in Baltimore, and educated at St. Mary's College, Baltimore, where he graduated in
1856. In 1857 he moved to Arkansas, and finished reading law under Gen. G. D. Ryston, of Washington, Hempstead
County, Ark., being admitted in 1858 to practice by Judge Scott, of the Supreme Court, and in a short time located in this
place. Here he has since resided, except for a period of about three years, in the city of Memphis.
In 1861 he joined the Confederate army as a private, was in many of the prominent battles, and, in 1863, was promoted to
the rank of major, on the staff of Gen. Hawthorn. At the close of the war he returned home and resumed the practice of
law, and also engaged extensively in planting, and his efforts were crowned with success, both as a lawyer and a planter.
In 1865 he married Miss Julia Reid, of Louisiana, an only daughter of William and Jane Reid, and they are the parents of
three sons: William R., Garland G., and Bruce D. Street, all of whom are energetic and reliable young men, and worthy in
every way of their father. Mrs. Streett is a member of the Episcopal Church, and Mr. Street belongs to the Catholic
Church. He is interested in planting, in connection with his law practice, and owns some valuable real estate.