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Roy T. Wildman. The assured status of Mr. Wildman as one of the representative members of the bar of Eastern Oklahoma is evidenced by the able administration which he is giving in the office of county attorney of Creek County, and he is one of the vital, progressive and popular citizens of Sapulpa, the judicial center and metropolis of the county mentioned.
Mr. Wildman was born at Fairfield, Jefferson County. Iowa, on the 18th of April, 1883, and is a son of Benjamin and Sarah (Taylor) Wildman, both of whom were born in Iowa. He was reared in Missouri, and she in Iowa. Benjamin Wildman became one of the representative citizens of Jefferson County, Iowa, in which state he continued his residence until 1900, since which time he and his wife have maintained their home at Neosho Falls, Kansas, and South Haven, Michigan, the major part of his active career having been one of close and effective association with the basic industries of agriculture and stock-growing, through the medium of which he has attained to definite independence and prosperity. He now gives his attention principally to contracting, and is one of the substantial business men of the city and county in which he has established his home. He is a republican in his political proclivities and both he and his wife are earnest members of the Christian Church.
The eldest in a family of three sons and two daughters, Roy T. Wildman found the period of his childhood and early youth compassed by the benignant influence of the home farm in Jefferson County, Iowa, and in the meanwhile he duly availed himself of the advantages of the public schools of his native county. He was about seventeen years of age at the time of the family removal to Woodson County, Kansas, in 1900, and he was graduated in the high school at Neosho Falls, that state, as a member of the class of 1903. In preparation for his chosen profession he then entered the law department of the University of Kansas, at Lawrence, and in this institution he was graduated in 1907, with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. His professional novitiate was served in Kansas, but in 1909 he came to Oklahoma and established himself in practice at Sapulpa, where his ability, energy and close application soon enabled him to develop a substantial law business. In 1911 he was chosen deputy county attorney, and the admirable record which he made in this subordinate position marked him as specially eligible for further advancement in the public service, with the result that in November, 1914, he was elected county attorney, an office in which he is giving a most effective administration and adding materially to his reputation as a resourceful trial lawyer. His political allegiance is given to the republican party, and he is one of its active and influential representatives in Creek County. He is affiliated with the Masonic fraternity, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and is an appreciative and popular member of the Creek County Bar Association.
In June, 1913, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Wildman to Miss Dora A. Jones, daughter of Oliver B. and Lucy Snow (Abbey) Jones, of Neosho Falls, Kansas, and the two children of this union are Evelyn Sarah and Roy T., Jr.