LEROY J. OLDAKER, D. D. S.
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 Adell Campbell, and to this union was born one child, James Phillip, now deceased. Doctor and Mrs. Oldaker are members of the Congregational church.
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.
Transcribed from History of Audubon County, Iowa Its People, Industries and Institutions With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families, by H. F. Andrews, editor, Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen & Company, 1915, pp. 387.