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Biography of Patrick Cleburn Woodruff, M. D.

In the passing of Dr. Patrick Cleburn Woodruff the medical profession lost a representative member. For twelve years he resided in Stilwell and during that time endeared himself to every one in the community. A man of great charity, he served rich and poor alike and his sudden demise, on the 29th of December, 1914, came as a severe shock to his many friends. A native of Mississippi, Dr. Woodruff was born on the 31st of January, 1865, a son of T. P. and Elizabeth (Leatherwood) Woodruff, both natives of that state. In 1871 they removed to Paris, Texas, and resided there until 1898, when they located in Rogers, Arkansas. There the father engaged in the fruit growing business on a large scale and achieved gratifying success in that connection. They were among the representative and progressive citizens of Rogers, -where they lived until death. To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Woodruff eight children were born, of whom three girls and three boys are living. Patrick Cleburn Woodruff, whose name initiates this review, was the third in order of birth. In the acquirement of an education Patrick Cleburn Woodruff attended the public schools of Paris, Texas, and upon determining to enter the medical profession, he enrolled as a student in the Louisville Medical College, from which institution he was graduated with the M. D. degree in 1888. He then located at Mount Joy, Texas, where he established offices for the practice of his profession and remained six months, at the termination of which time he went to Roxton, practicing there until 1900. In that year he moved to...

Biography of Luther Kyle

Luther Kyle, attorney at law, whose practice has largely to do with land and mineral law gild who since the 1st of April 1920 has practiced in partnership with S. B. Dawes, under the firm style of Dawes & Kyle, was born in Carroll County, Tennessee, his parents being Erastus Robert and Angeline (Butler) Kyle, the former a farmer by occupation. In the acquirement of his education Luther Kyle attended the public schools and afterward became a student in the Southern Normal University at Huntington, Tennessee, where he was graduated as a member of the class of 1894. The succeeding two years were largely devoted to preparation for the bar and he was admitted to practice at Muskogee on the 1st of June, 1896. He then entered upon general practice and for two years was located in Tahlequah, while the succeeding five years were spent in Stilwell. On the expiration of that period he removed to Sallisaw, Oklahoma, where he followed his profession for fifteen years. On the 1st of April, 1920, he came to Muskogee and entered into his present partnership relation with S. B. Dawes, recognized as one of the prominent members of the Oklahoma bar. The firm of Dawes & Kyle has enjoyed an extensive practice, largely handling land and mineral cases and in these branches of the profession both partners are well versed. While at Sallisaw Mr. Kyle served as probate commissioner and referee in bankruptcy and was also master in chancery before statehood. In these connections he served for the United States in Sallisaw and at Tahlequah, continuing to preside over chancery courts until...

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