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.
At Huttonsville, 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 the parents 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 children.
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.