Leroy J. Oldaker, now a well known dentist of Exira, who, in a comparatively brief period, has built up a large
and flourishing practice in Exira and surrounding country, was born on June 24, 1873, in Johnson county, Iowa,
son of James W. and Adelaide (Crosby) Oldaker, and received his elementary education in the public schools of that
county. After finishing the course prescribed in the common schools, he took a course in the academy at Iowa City,
after which he decided to take up dentistry, with which end in view he matriculated for the professional course
in the Iowa State University, and was a student in this institution when the Spanish-American War broke out. He
enlisted for service in Company D, Fiftieth Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, on June 23, 1898, and was mustered
out of the service in November of the same year. Returning to college, he completed his course and was graduated
in 1900, immediately thereafter beginning the active practice of his profession in Exira.
On July 13, 1904, Dr. Leroy J. Oldaker was married to Maude Campbell, daughter of Silas and Edell Campbell, and
to this union was born one child, James Phillip, now deceased. Doctor and Mrs. Oldaker are members of the Congregational
Doctor Oldaker is a Republican and is one of the leaders of his party in this county. He has served as mayor of
Exira and also as a member of the city council, and discharged the important duties of these offices to the entire
satisfaction of his fellow townsmen. Doctor Oldaker is a Mason of high degree and is a member of the Ancient Arabic
Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, at Des Moines. He also is a member of the Knights of Pythias.
History of Audubon County, Iowa
Its People, Industries and Instutions
H. F. Andrews, Editor
B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc.
Indianapolis - 1915
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