W. D. TATLOW. This gentleman has attained more than local renown as a legal practitioner, which fact may in a measure be attributed to his love for his profession. He has been a resident of Springfield since September 24, 1883, but was born in Palmyra, Marion County, Mo., June 29, 1865, his parents being J. B. and Irene (Pittman) Tatlow, the former of whom came to this State in an early day, the name being a familiar one in the northeast part of the State. J. B. Tatlow is now a resident of Springfield, and here he and his wife have a comfortable home. Six children were given to this worthy couple: William D.; Alfred P., an attorney of Springfield; J. B., who is a minister of the Christian Church at Ash Grove, Mo.; Ida and Julia. One child died in infancy. J. B. Tatlow is now living retired from the active duties of life and is in the enjoyment of a competency which his early industry earned. The family is of French descent and for many years after the first emigrant of that name came to this country, the family resided in Delaware. The early education of W. P. Tatlow, the immediate subject of this sketch, was obtained in the public schools of Springfield, and in 1888 he began the study of law in the county clerk's office where he remained for one year. In March, 1892, he was admitted to the bar of Missouri, and the same year entered upon the practice of his profession with Mr. Sebreem, the most of their attention being given to commercial law, in which they have met with remarkable success, and have acquired an enviable reputation. Mr. Tatlow has a promising future before him, and will without doubt become eminent in his profession. He is a young man of great public spirit, is a Democrat like his father, with whom he still makes his home, on Lincoln Street, and is unmarried.
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