Grover Cleveland Wamsley. Present county attorney of Caddo
County, Oklahoma, is a resident of Anadarko, his professional
headquarters being in the courthouse. The Wamsleys are descended from
an old line of English lawyers, representatives of the name in
America having coming hither in colonial times, locating in Virginia.
West Virginia, October 8, 1884, occurred the birth of Grover C.
Wamsley, who is a son of Stuart M. and Mary E. (Crickard) Wamsley,
both of whom are now living, their home being in Jefferson Township,
Caddo County, this state. The father was born near Huttonsville, West
Virginia, in 1860, and he was a pioneer settler in Yukon, Canadian
County, Oklahoma, whither he removed in 1893. In 1901 he took up a
homestead in Jefferson Township, Caddo County, and there is following
his occupation of farmer and stockman. Mrs. Wamsley was born near
Huttonsville, West Virginia, in 1862, and she and her husband became
of eight children, of whom the subject of this sketch is the oldest.
Elmer, second son, is a farmer in Grady County, Oklahoma; Agnes
married William Martinseau, editor of the Livestock News, at Oklahoma
City; Teresa and Hope are both popular and successful teachers in
Caddo County; Rose is a pupil in St. Mary’s Academy, in Oklahoma
City; Lina died at the age of eleven years.
As a boy Grover C.
Wamsley attended the country schools near Huttonsville, West
Virginia, and near Yukon, Oklahoma, and subsequently he was a student
in the Yukon High School, this state. He was graduated in the Central
State Normal School of Oklahoma, in 1907, and shortly thereafter
entered the University of Michigan, in the law department of which
noted institution he was graduated, in 1910, with the degree of
Bachelor of Laws. He entered upon the active practice of his
profession in Anadarko in January, 1911, and here he has met with
unqualified success as a general practitioner. He is a democrat in
his political affiliations and November 6, 1914, he was honored by
his fellow men with election to the office of county attorney. He has
filled this office with the utmost efficiency since January 1, 1915,
and he is well known throughout this section of the state as a loyal
and public-spirited citizen, who has at heart the best interests of
his home community.
In August, 1913, in
this city, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Wamsley to Miss Nettie
Daniels, a daughter of W. H. Daniels, a prominent carpenter and
builder in Anadarko. Mrs. Wamsley has long been prominent in
educational work in this section of the state and since 1911 has
served as county superintendent of schools for Caddo County; her term
of office expires July 1, 1915. Mr. and Mrs. Wamsley have no
In a fraternal way
Mr. Wamsley is a member of Anadarko Lodge, No. 21, Ancient, Free and
Accepted Masons; and of the Odd Fellows order. As a man Mr. Wamsley
is thoroughly conscientious, of undoubted integrity, affable and
courteous in manner, and he has a host of friends.