FINIS E. SADLER, M. D.
Vol. 3, p. 1104
The progresisve [sic] faculty possessed by some men stands as one of their dominating characteristics and gives to them a marked advantage in attaining distinct prestige in any line to which they may confine their efforts. Doctor Sadler is a substantial physician and surgeon of Coal County, Oklahoma, whither he removed from Wapanucka, then Indian Territory, in 1906. He has since been one of the most valued residents of Coalgate, where he has achieved prominence in both professional and municipal circles.
A native of the Lone Star State, Doctor Sadler was born in Fannin County, Texas, February 10, 1879, and he is a son of John W. and Isabel (MCGEE) Sadler. John W. Sadler is likewise a native of Texas and for many years past has been known as a prosperous farmer and rancher in Fannin County, that state. Of the children born to Mr. and Mrs. Sadler, H. E. and Roy are ranchers and stockmen in Fannin County; Lillie is the wife of Cowan LATTIE, cashier of the First National Bank of Dodd City, Texas; and Dr. Finis E. is the immediate subject of this sketch.
Doctor Sadler received his preliminary educational training in the common schools of Fannin County, Texas, subsequently attended high school at Bonham, that county, and he completed his literary education in Hawthorn College, at McKinney, Texas. Early deciding on the medical profession as his life work, he entered Central University, at Louisville, Kentucky, and there completed a special course on the diseases of children June 29, 1903. April 29, 1904 he was graduated in the Memphis Hospital Medical College, at Memphis, Tennessee, with the degree of Doctor of medicine, and June 30, 1904, he completed a special course in therapeutics and gynecology under Dr. Edward SPEIDEL of the faculty of Central University, Louisville, Kentucky. Being thus well equipped for his life work Doctor Sadler entered upon the active practice of his profession at Wapanucka, Indian Territory, in 1904, and removed thence to Coalgate, Indian Territory, in 1904, and removed thence to Coalgate, Oklahoma, in 1906. Here he has built up a splendid medical practice and for several years past has served most efficiently as local surgeon for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company. For five years he was city health officer of Coalgate, also the county physician for five years, and he is a valued member of the Coal County Medical Society, the Oklahoma State Medical Society, and the American Medical Association.
In 1906 was solemnized the marriage of Doctor Sadler to Miss Addie E. CALDWELL, of Sherman, Texas. This union has been prolific of three children, namely: Isabel, born in 1909; Doris, born in 1911; and Ewing Caldwell, born in 1913.
Doctor and Mrs. Sadler are devout members of the Presbyterian Church at Coalgate and in a fraternal way he is affiliated with the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks. Doctor Sadler is greatly interested in the general progress of his home community and at the present time is giving most efficient service as a member of the Coalgate Board of Education. As a man of refinement and culture, as well as unusual medical skill, his residence in Coalgate is much appreciate by his fellow citizens.
Transcribed by Lee Ann Collins, November 24, 1998