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By Luther B. Hill, A. B., With the Assistance of Local Authorities, Volume II, Illustrated, The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago / New York, 1910, Page 258-259

Dr. Charles E. Sanderson, one of the principal physicians of Council Hill, Oklahoma, was born in Polk county, Missouri, a son of John A. and Sophronia A. (Clark) Sanderson, natives of Alabama. John A. Sanderson and his wife were married in Alabama in 1851, and in 1867-68 removed to Missouri, locating in Polk county, where he engaged in farming, which he continued until June 1, 1873, when he was murdered without provocation by a half-blood Indian, leaving a widow and five children, namely: Mary (deceased), wife of S. P. Corn; George, of Los Angeles, California; John, of Ridge Farm, Illinois; Jennie, wife of James S. Tuckness of Schofield, Missouri; and Charles E. Mrs. Sanderson died in 1904.

Charles E. Sanderson received his education in the public schools of Polk county, Missouri, and when twenty-four years of age entered Barnes Medical College of St. Louis. He spent two terms there, and in 1897 graduated from a medical college in Memphis, Tennessee. He first located in Slagle, Polk county, Missouri, for the practice of his profession, and remained there five years; after spending six years in Brighton he removed to his present location, under date of May 22, 1907. Although Dr. Sanderson has been a resident of Council Hill for only a short time, he is well established and has built up a good practice, having won the confidence and esteem of all. He carries on general practice and covers a territory radiating some six miles from Council Hill in all directions. Like most other professional and business men of the section, Dr. Sanderson is not entirely dependent upon his profession for a livelihood, but owns a farm which has some of the best land in the county.

Politically Dr. Sanderson is a Democrat, with modern principles and ideas. He is a member of Council Hill Lodge Number 228, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He stands well in the community and has many firm friends.

Dr. Sanderson married, in Polk County, Missouri, Laura McWhinney, whose parents were of Scotch and German descent. She has two sisters living, Alice, wife of George Burnett, of Chicago, and Grace, wife of John O. Farmer, of Willard, Missouri. Dr. and Mrs. Sanderson have two children, Mary and Grace.

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