He was described by descendants as a "brilliant lawyer, a railroad attorney for several years, then retained by the Dougherty Oil Co at what seemed a fabulous salary for the period."
Residences & events:
4/25/1910 Oberlin City, Decatur Co, KS. Herbert was recorded in the census as a real estate lawyer at age 38. He had been married 9 years to Maud, 38, who had birthed 3 children, all surviving, Ethel F, 8, Mary E, 4, Robert E, 2.
1/19/1920 Kesler Ave, Bartlesville ward 3, Washington Co, OK was where the census taker found the family. Herbert O was 48 and a self employed lawyer for an oil company. Several neighbors were other oil company families as well as hospital employees. Maud was 47 and they had 3 children: Ethel, 18, Mary, 14, and Robert, 12.