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 Waldo Sigmond Bader, Sr

Waldo Sigmond Bader, Sr

Birth
Chalco, Sarpy County, Nebraska, USA
Death 4 Nov 1923 (aged 48)
Clinton, Custer County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Kingfisher, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 62718523 · View Source
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NOTE: Some records report Date of Death as: 10 June 1923

Married in Kingfisher County, 10/05/1901, BADER, W S and WADSWORTH, MARIE S

WALDO SIGMOND BADER. For more than a quarter of a century the late Waldo Sigmond Bader devoted his very considerable business abilities to advancing the economic interests of Oklahoma, particularly real estate. His last six years were spent in Clinton, where he owned much property and a general merchandise business which he operated so successfully that the entire community profited. During his lifetime, Mr. Bader had the cooperation of his wife, also an efficient business woman, with a wide understanding of finance and real estate. Since his death, Mrs. Bader administers the estate.

Waldo Sigmond Bader was born at Chalco, Sarpy County, Nebraska, January 28, 1875, son of Rudolph Zollinger and Elizabeth (Amburg) Bader, and one of a family of six brothers and two sisters. When he reached the age of twenty-two years, Mr. Bader came to Oklahoma, taking up a homestead near Putnam, on which he remained for several years. It was his steady ambition to become one of the large landowners of Oklahoma, an ambition which he began to realize by the purchase of several farms near Putnam, as well as in Kingfisher. Later he gave up farming and rented his land. His next enterprise was a general mercantile enterprise at Omega, which prospered under his management for six years. During this time Mr. Bader was continuing his real estate transactions, buying and selling property with shrewdness and discrimination. The heavy drain on his vitality resulting from this diversity of responsibility and effort injured his health. This he regained by traveling about the country, and settling for a time at Los Angeles, California, where his interest in real estate involved him again in the purchase of rental properties, now administered by Mrs. Bader. In June, 1913, he returned to Oklahoma and built a grain mill at Butler. Selling this at a substantial profit in 1917, Mr. Bader made yet another move, purchasing valuable property in Clinton and launching a merchandise business there. Six private homes, four pieces of business property and several vacant lots were among his acquisitions. This property, together with several hundred acres of farm land, is now under the management of Mrs. Bader, who resides at Clinton, and who gives her entire time to her real estate, which she so thoroughly understands that she manages it ably without legal or other advice. She owns three building lots adjacent to the new six story hotel. Her training for business was acquired during her girlhood and young womanhood, when she lived at home in Omega, for she served as assistant postmaster for eight years. She is therefore one of the few business women in Oklahoma with large and valuable property interests which she is able to handle with ability and acumen.

Waldo Sigmond Bader died at Clinton, Oklahoma, November 4, 1923, at the early age of forty-eight years. His wife and their four sons survive him and reside in Clinton: Waldo S., Jr., Hugo W., Johnnie E., and Edison F. Mr. Bader loved his family and sought every opportunity to make them comfortable and happy and to provide them with advantages of all kinds. He was in business affairs a man of lofty honor and unimpeachable integrity, but he was experienced and shrewd. Moreover, he was a good citizen and a friendly neighbor. Liked and respected by everyone, he contributed definitely to the general prosperity and left a gap not to be filled in the lives of his family and friends by his untimely death.
(Source: Oklahoma, A History of the State and Its People by Joseph B. Thoburn and Muriel H. Wright; Volume IV; Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc. New York, 1929; transcribed by Vicki Bryan)


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  • Maintained by: Mark Persons
  • Originally Created by: John Russell Pierson
  • Added: 9 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62718523
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Waldo Sigmond Bader, Sr (28 Jan 1875–4 Nov 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62718523, citing Kingfisher Cemetery, Kingfisher, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Mark Persons (contributor 47050163) .