Sandor J. Vigg. A leading member of the legal fraternity of Woods County, Sandor J. Vigg has been a resident of Alva during the entire period of his professional career. Coming here in 1908, he soon attracted to himself a clientèle of the most desirable kind, and having displayed his ability and learning was called upon to serve in offices of public trust, the duties of which he discharged with a fidelity that placed him in the confidence of his fellow-citizens.
Mr. Vigg was born July 22, 1879, in Austria-Hungary, and is a son of Georgia and Elizabeth (Berekszazi) Vigg. The father was born in 1852, in the same country, and was a small farmer in his native land, where the family had lived for generations. He could not see any promising future before him in Austria, and accordingly, in 1891, came to the United States, of the opportunities of which land he had heard so much. He was without capital, but located on a farm in Barber County, Kansas, where through economy and thrift, united with tireless labor, he managed to secure a small property, and in 1897 moved to Woods County and settled on Government land, twelve and one-half miles northwest of Alva. Here he has since developed into a successful farmer, and his career is one worthy of emulation by the youth of the land, and worthy of the respect of all who admire self-made manhood. Mr. Vigg was married in 1876 to Miss Elizabeth Berekszazi, who was born in 1852 in the same locality as her husband, and they became the parents of four sons and three daughters, as follows: Sandor J., of this notice; Mary K., educated at Northwestern State Normal, of Alva, married in 1912, Charles Duncan, a native of New Jersey and a successful merchant at Culver City, California, and has one child, Eugene; Julia, educated at Oklahoma Northwestern Normal School, taught in the public schools of Woods County, but now resides at Los Angeles, California; and three sons and one daughter, who are deceased.
Sandor J. Vigg received his early education in the schools of his native land and was twelve years of age when he emigrated to the United States with his parents. Later he went to the public schools of Barber County, Kansas, and completed his preparatory studies in the Oklahoma Northwestern Normal School, at Alva, where he was graduated in the class of 1906. At that time he entered upon the study of law, in the legal department of the University of Kansas, and graduated therefrom in 1908, with the degree of Bachelor of Laws, and June 4th of that year was admitted to the bar of Oklahoma, after successfully passing an examination before the Supreme Court. Mr. Vigg took up his professional duties at Alva, where he opened an office and continued in a general practice until 1910, when he was elected prosecuting attorney of Woods County. His services were of an eminently satisfactory nature, and in 1912 he received the re-election. Mr. Vigg is a republican and takes a keen interest in the success of his party. Fraternally, he is connected with the local lodges of the Masons, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the Modern Woodmen of America. Every movement which promises to be of benefit to his community may rely upon his hearty support and co-operation.
On June 25, 1910, at Cherokee, Oklahoma, Mr. Vigg was married to Miss Nettie A. Paul, daughter of Otto and Callie (Davis) Paul, natives of Franklin, Indiana. Mrs. Vigg was born in June, 1884, at Franklin, Indiana, and graduated from the Oklahoma Northwestern Normal School in 1908, and before her marriage was for four years a teacher in the Cherokee High School. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Vigg: Harriet, born September 15, 1911; Paul, born January 14, 1914; and Karl, born October 25, 1915. He was appointed county attorney of Woods County, Oklahoma, in October, 1915, to fill a vacancy occasioned by the removal of the regularly elected county attorney of said county.