Dr. M. T. Didlake biography

DR. M. T. DIDLAKE, Treasurer of White County, is a native of Clark County, Ky.; was born March 29, 1844, and is the son of Edmund H. and Mildred G. (Woodford) Didlake. The father was born in Clark County April 27, 1798, and died in Bloomington, Ill., August 28, 1875; the mother was born July 19, 1807, and died February 12, 1864. The family moved to Bloomington about the year 1851, and there our subject was reared. He finished his literary education with two years at the Wesleyan University, and at the age of twenty began the study of medicine with Dr. C. R. Parke, and the winter of 1865—66 attended the Chicago Medical College, and the next winter graduated. His first practice was in Augusta, Ark., but at the end of the eighteen months he removed to Stanford, Ill., where he practiced three years. In 1871, he located at Wolcott, this county [White]. In October, 1880, he was elected Treasurer of the county, taking possession of the office in September, 1881, and in the fall of 1882 he was re-elected. He was married in December, 1880, to Miss Litta H. Johnson, of Bloomington, Ill., was borne him one child, Roy P. The Doctor is a Democrat, and a Sir Knight of St. John Commandery, No. 24, at Logansport.

Source: [Anonymous], Counties of White and Pulaski, Indiana: Historical and Biographical (Chicago: F. A. Battey & Co., 1883), p. 219.